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Get a Preview of Apache IoT Projects at Upcoming ApacheCon

2 hours 38 min ago
The countdown until ApacheCon North America has begun. The blockbuster event will be in Miami this year and runs May 16-18. The Apache community is made up of many niche communities and ApacheCon offers something for all of them. Here, Roman Shaposhnik, Director of Open Source, Pivotal Inc., who is heading the Apache IoT track at the ApacheCon conference, gave us a sneak peek of what the Apache Internet of Things community can look forward to at the event.

Download Files with Wget on the Linux Shell - Explanation and Examples

3 hours 52 min ago
Are you a Linux newbie? Are you looking for a command line tool that can help you download files from the Web? If your answer to both these questions is yes, then you've come to the right place, as in this tutorial, we will discuss the basic usage of the WGET command line utility.

How to set up a mail server with PostfixAdmin on CentOS 7

5 hours 7 min ago
In this article, we will show you how to setup and configure a mail server with PostfixAdmin, Postfix, Dovecot and SQLite on a CentOS VPS. PostfixAdmin is a PHP-based web front-end that allows you to manage virtual domains and users for a Postfix mail transport agent. This guide should work on other Linux VPS systems as well but was tested and written for a CentOS 7 VPS.

Best Linux Distros for Gaming in 2017

6 hours 21 min ago
An up-to-date roundup of the best Linux distros for gaming in 2017.

An Simple Way to Access/Setup Google Drive in Linux

7 hours 35 min ago
Linux users can easily access/setup google drive in Linux completely free of cost through the Nautilus file manager.

Qiana Studio Complete Multimedia Production

8 hours 50 min ago
Qiana Studio is a Ubuntu and Linux Mint based system for multimedia productions. It comes with many powerful tools and applications that make it a media creation powerhouse. The developers seek to make a lightweight - but powerful A/V-distro basing on Linux Mint! Let us take a look at this distro if it's worth your time

How to get started learning to program

10 hours 4 min ago
There's a lot of buzz lately about learning to program.read more

How to Install Deb Package in Arch Linux

11 hours 18 min ago
If you have a need to install Deb packages in Arch Linux, here we outline three ways that you can install the application.

EdgeX Foundry Promises IoT Security and More

12 hours 33 min ago
The Linux Foundation has launched EdgeX Foundry as an all encompassing IoT solution.

How to Install and Run Full Android OS Natively on Linux PC

13 hours 47 min ago
It is now possible to install and run full Android OS on your Linux computer (without dual booting), thanks to open source project android-x86.

Keybase on Fedora: crypto for everyone

15 hours 1 min ago
Keybase is a service that makes a security web of trust usable for everyone. It uses encryption to provide secure communications — including chat, file sharing, and publishing documents. But it extends encryption into a social context, like Github or Gitlab... Continue Reading →

MKVToolNix 11.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulation Tool Released with New Features

16 hours 16 min ago
MKVToolNix developer Moritz Bunkus proudly announced the release and immediate availability for download of MKVToolNix 11.0.0 "Alive" open-source MKV (Matroska) manipulation utility.

Preparing Data for Machine Learning

17 hours 30 min ago
When I go to Amazon.com, the online store often recommends productsI should buy. I know I'm not alone in thinking that theserecommendations can be rather spooky - often they're for productsI've already bought elsewhere or that I was thinking of buying.How does Amazon do it?

Martin Casado at ONS: Making SDN Real

18 hours 44 min ago
Software Defined Networking (SDN) has evolved significantly since the concept began to be considered in the 1990s, and Martin Casado, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz, used his keynote at the Open Networking Summit to talk about how he’s seen SDN change over the past 10 years.

How to Safely and Securely Back Up Your Linux Workstation

19 hours 59 min ago
Even seasoned system administrators can overlook Linux workstation backups or do them in a haphazard, unsafe manner. At a minimum, you should set up encrypted workstation backups to external storage. But it’s also nice to use zero-knowledge backup tools for off-site/cloud backups for more peace of mind.

Tiny COM opens up Qualcomms wearables SoC

Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:17:18 AM
Intrinsyc‘s 31.5 x 15mm “Open?Q 2100 SOM” and Nano-ITX dev kit for wearables run Android 7.0 or Android Wear on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC, which runs on most Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches, among other wearables, is now open to a wider audience of developers.

OpenELEC 8.0.2 Embedded Linux Entertainment OS Is Out with Mesa 17.0.4, More

Wednesday 26th of April 2017 05:02:58 AM
The OpenELEC 8.0 open-source embedded Linux entertainment operating system received its second maintenance update, versioned 8.0.2, which fixes various issues reported by users lately and updates some core components.

Turn on / off Linux servers with IFTTT button

Wednesday 26th of April 2017 03:48:37 AM
IFTTT stands for "If This Then That" and currently allows me to power on and off my Linux servers. Below i'll lay out exactly how I accomplished this.

Ubuntu Phone security updates end in June, app store closing

Wednesday 26th of April 2017 02:34:17 AM
Canonical moves quickly to end support for Ubuntu phones and tablets, and it will shutter the app store at the end of 2017.

Running Kodi on the Asus Tinker Board

Wednesday 26th of April 2017 01:19:57 AM
This walk-through explains how to install FTMC, a fork of Kodi, on the Tinker Board under Android. FTMC is notable for providing hardware acceleration and supporting more features on Rockchip mainstream chips, including the RK3288 System on Chip found on the Tinker Board. There’s quite a few steps to get FTMC up and running here, but it’s worth it!

More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: OSS

  • Codesmith Students Garner National Praise for Open-Source Contributions
    Reactide is an Integrated Development Environment built for React, which intends to make React development easier for Software Engineers. The project has been widely praised, amassing over 6,000 stars on GitHub.
  • Airbnb’s new open source library lets you design with React and render to Sketch
    Today, Airbnb’s design team open sourced its internal library for writing React components that easily render directly to Sketch. Instead of trying to get Sketch to export to code, the Airbnb team spent its time on the opposite — putting the paintbrush in the hands of the engineer.
  • [Older] Telecoms copying cloud providers make beeline for open source, say analysts
    The supersonic growth of Amazon Web Services and other cloud providers in the past few years owes much to open-source communities that fed them cutting-edge tech free-of-charge. Now telecom is mimicking this strategy through involvement with the Linux Foundation, according to Scott Raynovich (@rayno) (pictured, right), guest host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio.
  • Get a Preview of Apache IoT Projects at Upcoming ApacheCon
    The countdown until ApacheCon North America has begun. The blockbuster event will be in Miami this year and runs May 16-18. The Apache community is made up of many niche communities and ApacheCon offers something for all of them. Here, Roman Shaposhnik, Director of Open Source, Pivotal Inc., who is heading the Apache IoT track at the ApacheCon conference, gave us a sneak peek of what the Apache Internet of Things community can look forward to at the event.
  • Free Webinar on Starting a Collaborative Open Source Project
  • Oracle draws curtains on OmniOS
    With its openly stated operational remit of ‘aggressive acquisitions’ (albeit positively aggressive), Oracle is (very) arguably a firm known for buying, swallowing, acquiring those companies it decides to consume.
  • Partners Healthcare, Persistent Systems to develop open-source platform
  • Libreboot Applies to Rejoin GNU
    Last week we reported that after reorganization, Libreboot was considering rejoining GNU and was seeking input from its community to determine the amount of support it had for such a move. From reading the comments posted both on our article on FOSS Force and on Libreboot’s website, it comes as no surprise that the project’s core members feel they have the necessary consesus to proceed. Last night, FOSS Force received an email — sent jointly to us and Phoronix — letting us know of the decision. Rather than repeat what’s already been written and said on the subject (for that, follow the first link above), we’re publishing a slightly edited version of the email, which will pretty much bring everyone up to date on the situation.

Security updates and no more patches from grsecurity (without a fee)

  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • GrSecurity Kernel Patches Will No Longer Be Free To The Public
    The GrSecurity initiative that hosts various out-of-tree patches to the mainline Linux kernel in order to enhance the security will no longer be available to non-paying users. GrSecurity has been around for the better part of two decades and going back to the 2.4 kernel days. In 2015 the stable GrSecurity patches became available to only commercial customers while the testing patches had still been public. That's now changing with all GrSecurity users needing to be customers.
  • Passing the Baton: FAQ
    This change is effective today, April 26th 2017. Public test patches have been removed from the download area. 4.9 was specifically chosen as the last public release as being the latest upstream LTS kernel will help ease the community transition.
  • grsecurity - Passing the Baton
    Anyone here use grsecurity and have any thoughts about this?

Microsoft-Connected Forrester and Black Duck Continue to Smear FOSS

More Coverage of Kali Linux 2017.1 Release

  • Kali Linux 2017.1 Security OS Brings Wireless Injection Attacks to 802.11 AC
    Offensive Security, the developers of the BackTrack-derived Kali Linux open-source, security-oriented operating system announced the availability of the Kali Linux 2017.1 rolling release. Since Kali Linux become a rolling distro, the importance of such updated images was never the same, but Kali Linux 2017.1 appears to be a major release of the ethical hacking distro, adding a bunch of exciting new features and improvements to the Debian-based operating system.
  • Kali Linux 2017.1 Released With New Features | Download ISO Files And Torrents Here
    Offensive Security has updated the Kali Linux images with new features and changes. Termed Kali Linux 2017.1, this release comes with support for wireless injection attacks to 802.11ac and Nvidia CUDA GPU. You can simply update your existing installation by running few commands if you don’t wish to download the updated images from Kali repos.