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A first look at Google's Science Journal app

1 hour 15 min ago
Google recently announced the release of its Science Journal app, a tool intended to "inspire future makers and scientists." All you need to get started is an Android phone—it will make use of the sensors on your phone and offers a digital science notebook to record your findings. The app is free and slated to be released open source later this summer.read more

COMs run Android on quad- or octa-core Samsung SoCs

2 hours 12 min ago
Boardcon announced a pair of 70 x 58mm COMs that run Android on Samsung’s quad-core, Cortex-A9 S5P4418 and octa-core, Cortex-A53 S5P6818 SoCs. The MINI4418 and MINI6818 computer-on-modules are “compatible” with each other, as well as with Boardcon’s earlier MINI3288, which is based on the quad-core, Cortex-A17 Rockchip RK3288. The new COMs instead tap two Samsung […]

Container technologies in Fedora: systemd-nspawn

3 hours 9 min ago
Welcome to the “Container technologies in Fedora” series! This is the first article in a series of articles that will explain how you can use the various container technologies available in Fedora. This first article will deal with systemd-nspawn. What... Continue Reading →

No means no: Windows 10 nagware's red X will stop update -- Microsoft

4 hours 7 min ago
Clicking on pop-up's close icon will postpone upgrade, Redmond exec promisesMicrosoft will change the controversial way it has been force-feeding people Windows 10 upgrades.…

Red Hat Summit: Improving Productivity Through Collaboration

5 hours 4 min ago
Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst is what some people might call, a history buff. At the Red Hat Summit 2016 event in San Francisco today, Whitehurst delivered his latest history lesson, telling the keynote audience that open collaboration is the key to improving productivity.

GnuCash 2.6.13 Open-Source Accounting Software Released, Over 20 Issues Resolved

6 hours 1 min ago
The GnuCash development team has released yet another maintenance release of their open-source and cross-platform GnuCash 2.6 accounting software.

DDoS Attack Powered by 25,000 CCTV Cameras

6 hours 58 min ago
Security researchers have revealed a unique new DDoS attack launched against a small business, which was powered entirely by thousands of compromised CCTV units. Sucuri founder Daniel Cid explained in a blog post that 25,513 IP addresses were spotted, with a plurality in Taiwan (24%), the US (12%) and Indonesia (9%) – although they spread out over 105 countries in total.

Make Peace With Your Processes: Part 4

7 hours 55 min ago
The principle of basing as much as possible on Unix-like systems around files is a well-advised approach. It could be said that this principle also extends to the Process Table, which I have discussed in previous articles in this series. Consider, for example, the treasure trove of gems to be found if you delve deeply into the “procfs” pseudo-filesystem, located in root level “/proc” on your filesystem.

Canonical Is Considering Dropping Support for 32-bit PCs After Ubuntu 18.10

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 06:58:33 AM
Canonical's Dimitri John Ledkov laid down an example draft plan on how Canonical will deal with 32-bit (i386) support for upcoming Ubuntu Linux releases.

How to install Backdrop CMS with Nginx on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 06:01:22 AM
In this tutorial we are going to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to install Backdrop CMS with Nginx on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS.Backdrop CMS is an open-source and easy to use Content Management System used to build attractive and professional websites.

Red Hat Doubles Down on Containers, Takes a Swipe at CloudFoundry

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 05:04:11 AM
On the first day of the Red Hat Summit, Linux vendor Red Hat makes some incremental container announcements and belittles its CloudFoundry competitors

Sabayon 16.07 Ships with Linux Kernel 4.6.3, Introduces the First LXQt Flavor

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 04:07:00 AM
The developers of the Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux computer operating system have had the great pleasure of announcing the general availability of new respin ISO images for the month of July 2016.

Expansive Mini-ITX board runs Linux on Skylake

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 03:09:49 AM
Axiomtek’s “MANO0500” Mini-ITX board supports 6th Gen Intel Core, Pentium, and Celeron CPUs, and offers three SATA, two GbE, and mini-PCIe with SIM. Mini-ITX boards are typically among the first form-factors to support new Intel Core chips along with COM Express modules. We’re not sure why Axiomtek, one of the more prolific of embedded vendors, […]

An Everyday Linux User Review Of Peppermint OS 7

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 02:12:38 AM
This is probably one of the best Linux distributions I have reviewed in the past 12 months. Based on Ubuntu 16.04, Peppermint mixes the LXDE and XFCE desktop components to provide a speedy yet functional desktop, provides great integration between the web and desktop applications and the theming is excellent.

How to Install Nginx with PHP and MySQL (LEMP Stack) on CentOS 7.2

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 01:15:27 AM
Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on a CentOS 7.2 server with PHP support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL (Mariadb) support.

Android apps could turn Chromebooks into MacBook killers

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 12:18:16 AM
Also in today's open source roundup: One Android user finally gives up on Sony, and is rooting an Android phone still worth doing?

ODPi Advances Hadoop Standards with Open Source Runtime Specification

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 11:21:05 PM
The ODPi's Hadoop runtime specification for big data apps has been adopted by data analytics vendors, which simplifies the open source big data ecosystem.

SolydXK 201606 KDE Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 10:23:54 PM
It is time again for the new SolydXK ISO images. These are some of the changes: Firefox ESR is now used from the Debian repository instead of custom built and installed from the SolydXK repository; you can now use custom mount points in the live installer, double click on a partition to select a pre-defined mount point or write your custom mount point; improved command handling of SolydXK applications for the Enthusiast's editions; SolydX RPi has been built from scratch and is based on Raspbian.

How to install Nginx, MongoDB, NodeJS and host MeteorJS applications on an Ubuntu VPS

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 09:26:43 PM
In this tutorial we are going to show you the steps required to bootstrap an environment to host your Meteor JS applications. More specifically, the tutorial explains how to install Nginx, MongoDB, NodeJS and host MeteorJS applications on an Ubuntu VPS. We are using one of our Ubuntu 16.04 managed virtual servers, though it should work on any other Ubuntu or Debian based system.

Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon and MATE Editions Are Now Available for Download

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 08:29:32 PM
At a first glance, it would seem that Linux Mint project leader Clement Lefebvre has approved the ISO images earlier today for landing.

More in Tux Machines

AMD and Linux

  • The Updated AMD Polaris Firmware Blobs Needed For RX 480 Support Land
    One day ahead of the Radeon RX 480 "Polaris" launch, the necessary firmware updates for the production graphics card support have landed in linux-firmware.git.
  • AMD RX 480 released, AMD will possibly open up Radeon Software
    The next generation of AMD GPU's have launched, and it begins with the AMD RX 480. Benchmarks are now out there along with plenty of info. I don't have the card myself as I have no contacts at AMD, but luckily Phoronix managed to bag a card and he's done plenty of testing as you can imagine. I will be referencing the green site due to other sites obviously focusing on Windows.

Leftovers: Gaming

Fedora: The Latest

  • Container technologies in Fedora: systemd-nspawn
    Welcome to the “Container technologies in Fedora” series! This is the first article in a series of articles that will explain how you can use the various container technologies available in Fedora. This first article will deal with systemd-nspawn.
  • Fedora 24 upgrade
    Fedora 24 was released last week, so of course I had to upgrade my machines. As has become the norm, there weren’t any serious issues, but I hit a few annoyances this time around. The first was due to packages in the RPMFusion repos not being signed. This isn’t Fedora’s fault, as RPMFusion is a completely separate project. And it was temporary: by the time I upgraded my laptop on Sunday night, the packages had all been signed.
  • Fedora Flock 2016
    I’ve been working on a shirt design for this year’s Fedora Flock in Krakow, Poland and figured that I’d share what I’ve put together! I’m also including some of my earlier attempts at the design as well to show my thought process as well. Ps. for those who may not be familiar with landmarks and iconic images of Krakow (and yes, I too am one of you too… much research was needed!) here’s a list of some of the imagery that I tied to incorporate in the designs.
  • A F24 user story
    Honestly, nothing from the features in the announcement of the Fedora 24 release didn't manage to excite me intro upgrading my desktop from an old, out-of-support Fedora. It's main task is to edit digital photography and for some years a Linux solution is decent at it.
  • PHP version 7.0 in Fedora 25
    FESCO have approved, for Fedora 25 the upgrade from PHP 5.6 to PHP 7.0.
  • How to install Nvidia Drivers in Fedora 24
  • Zodbot… upgraded
    We have upgraded our beloved evil super villain IRC bot on freenode from an old version of supybot-gribble to a new shiny version of limnoria ( https://github.com/ProgVal/Limnoria ). This doesn’t change much in the interface, but it does mean we are using something that is maintained and gets updates and is a good deal more secure. If you notice problems please do let us know with a Fedora Infrastructure ticket.
  • GSoC - Journey So Far ( Badges, Milestones and more..)
    2 days ago, I woke up to a mail from Google saying that I passed the mid term evaluations of GSoC and could continue working towards my final evaluation. "What a wonderful way to kick start a day, I thought".

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