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Are textbooks in or out? The state of open educational resources

1 hour 19 min ago
Open education is a hot topic in both the K-12 and higher education spaces due to a number of factors, including the desire to make education more affordable.read more

Machine Learning Everywhere

2 hours 28 min ago
The field of statistics typically has had a bad reputation. It's seenas difficult, boring and even a bit useless. Many of my friends hadto take statistics courses in graduate school, so that they couldanalyze and report on their research. To many of them, the classeswere a form of nerdy, boring torture.

Using certbot to secure your personal site

3 hours 36 min ago
Introducing an amazing simple command line tool called certbot that generates a trusted SSL certificate for your personal website.

Open Source Networking: Disruptive Innovation Ready for Prime Time

4 hours 45 min ago
Innovations are much more interesting than inventions.  The “laser” is a classic invention and “FedEx” is a classic innovation.  Successful innovation disrupts entire industries and ecosystems as we’ve seen with Uber, AirBnB, and Amazon to name just a few.   The entire global telecommunication industry is at the dawn of a new era of innovation.  Innovations should be the rising tide in which everybody wins except what’s referred to as “laggards.”   Who are the laggards going to be in this new era of open communications?  You don’t want to be one.

How does the PocketCHIP compare to the Raspberry Pi?

5 hours 54 min ago
When the Raspberry Pi hit the tech scene, it made a huge impact. It wasn't the first tiny computer, by any means—the Chumby, the PogoPlug, and other hackable systems on chips preceded it—but there hadn't been anything quite so intentionally open and affordable as the Pi. You didn't have to hack the Pi, you just put an OS on an SD card, booted, and you were running an open source computer. The computer you were running only used a dozen watts of power, and it wasn't encased in a bulky plastic body that would end up in the landfill when you decided to upgrade.read more

3 mind mapping tools in Fedora

7 hours 2 min ago
In a previous Magazine article, we covered tracking your time and tasks. In that article we mentioned some mind mapping tools. Now we’ll cover three mind mapping apps you can use in Fedora. You can use these tools to generate and manipulate maps that show... Continue Reading →

How to perform pattern search in files using Grep

8 hours 11 min ago
This article focuses on some advanced features of the grep command like case insensitive search, displaying certain non-matched lines with line containing matched string, print matched strings in grep, and to display the position of a match in grep.

New OpenStack Ocata stabilizes popular open-source cloud

9 hours 20 min ago
Instead of new features, this latest OpenStack release focuses on improving stability and performance.

Vanguard CIO: Why we’re on a journey to evolve to a microservices architecture

10 hours 28 min ago
Why Vanguard is evolving its legacy monolithic applications to a microservices-style architecture

ReactOS 0.5 Open Source Windows-Compatible OS to Offer Windows Vista-Like Style

11 hours 37 min ago
ReactOS 0.4.4 arrived last week as the latest maintenance update to the stable 0.4 series of the open source Windows-compatible operating system, bringing better rendering for many applications and initial printing support.

Tiny, rugged, fanless mini-PC runs Linux on quad-core Bay Trail

12 hours 45 min ago
ADL Embedded Solutions unveiled a tiny rugged mini-PC with quad- or dual-core Atom E3800 SoCs, HD video, 2x GbE, wide DC input, and -40 to 70°C temps. A couple of months ago, San Diego-based ADL Embedded Solutions unveiled a compact ADLE3800SEC single-board computer, featuring quad- and dual-core Atom E3800 processors.......

SnoozeTabs and Pulse: New Experiments Coming to Firefox Test Pilot

13 hours 54 min ago
Since launching the new Firefox Test Pilot program in May 2016, we’ve debuted several experiments with the goal of finding browser features that users love and incorporating them into future versions of Firefox. Today, we’re continuing our efforts toward creating a more modern and better performing Firefox with two new Test Pilot experiments.

How China Mobile Is Using Linux and Open Source

15 hours 3 min ago
China Mobile is one of the biggest telecom companies in the world, with more than 800 million users in China -- all of whom are served with open source technologies. During the 2016 Mobile World Congress, China Mobile declared that the operational support system running their massive network would be based on open source software. China Mobile is not alone; many major networking vendors are moving to open source technologies.

LibreELEC 8.0.0 Officially Released for Raspberry Pi SBCs with Kodi 17 "Krypton"

Thursday 23rd of February 2017 07:16:25 AM
The development team behind the open-source LibreELEC operating system for Raspberry Pi and other embedded devices proudly announced today the release and general availability of LibreELEC 8.0.0.

FLOSS Weekly 422: Arduino Update

Thursday 23rd of February 2017 06:07:48 AM
This week's guest, Kathy Giori, manages Arduino's US business operations, establishes strategic partnerships, engages in Maker community and open source software events, looks for ways to boost Arduino education and training, and volunteers for workshops and hackathons.

Linux Kernel 4.10 Released -- Happy Anniversary!

Thursday 23rd of February 2017 04:59:11 AM
Kernel 4.10 has the honor of being christened the "Anniversary Edition" by Linus Torvalds. I[he]#039[/he]m guessing this is because of the recent 25th anniversary of the release of Linux 0.01. Admittedly, it is a bit late for that (the anniversary was back in September); however, Linus had not named any of the recent releases for the occasion, opting instead for naming them after several deranged animals.

New OpenStack Ocata stabilizes popular open-source cloud

Thursday 23rd of February 2017 03:50:34 AM
Usually, it would be another couple of months before the open-source OpenStack Foundation cloud released a new version of its cloud software. This time around the OpenStack community released the latest version, Ocata, on a one-time, shorter cycle. This release is focused on improving stability, scalability, and performance of the core compute and networking services.

The Perfect Server CentOS 7.3 with Apache, Postfix, Dovecot, Pure-FTPD, BIND and ISPConfig 3.1

Thursday 23rd of February 2017 02:41:57 AM
This tutorial shows how to install ISPConfig 3.1 on a CentOS 7.3 (64Bit) server. ISPConfig 3 is a web hosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, Mailman, and many more.

Rewriting the history of free software and computer graphics

Thursday 23rd of February 2017 01:33:19 AM
Do you remember those days in the early nineties when most screensavers were showing flying 3D metallic logotypes? Did you have one?read more

OpenStack Ocata Improves Cloud Usability and Federation

Thursday 23rd of February 2017 12:24:42 AM
The 15th release of the open-source OpenStack cloud platform is now available, with better container services integration, improved cloud federation and an enhanced dashboard.

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Fedora 26 Linux Has Been Delayed by a Week, Should Now Land on June 13, 2017

It would appear that the upcoming Fedora 26 Linux operating system has been quietly delayed by a week, and it now looks like the final release will hit the streets on June 13, 2017. Read more

Debian Project Releases Major Kernel Update for Jessie to Fix 14 Vulnerabilities

The Debian Project, through Salvatore Bonaccorso, announced the availability of a new kernel security update for the Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" operating system series that addresses a total of 14 vulnerabilities discovered recently and patched upstream. Read more

Recent open source hardware trends, from SBCs to servers

At ELC Europe, Intel MinnowBoard SBC evangelist John Hawley surveyed open hardware trends, and their impact on OS-enabled device and system development. When you mention open source hardware, people typically think about community-backed hacker boards. However, the open hardware movement is growing on many fronts, including medical devices, rocketry and satellites, 3D printers, cameras, VR gear, and even laptops and servers. At the Embedded Linux Conference Europe in October, John “Warthog9” Hawley, Intel’s evangelist for the MinnowBoard SBC, surveyed the key open hardware trends he saw in 2016. The full video, “Survey of Open Hardware 2016,” can be seen below. Read more Also in: Open Source Hardware: From SBCs to Servers