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How to install Redis on Ubuntu Linux

3 hours 6 min ago
Redis is open source software used as a database and cache that sits in memory, allowing for exceptional performance. When you're ready to give this lightning fast program a try, the developers recommend installing Redis on a Linux system, and what better candidate than Ubuntu Linux?

Get started with Fossil, an alternative to Git

4 hours 48 min ago
As any programmer knows, there are many reasons it[he]#039[/he]s vital to keep track of code changes. Sometimes you just want a history of how your project started and evolved, as a matter of curiosity or education. Other times, you want to enable other coders to contribute to your project, and you need a reliable way to merge disparate parts. And more critically, sometimes an adjustment you make to fix one problem breaks something else that was working.

India takes aim at Alibaba with new round of Chinese app bans

6 hours 31 min ago
43 apps axed, including those helping buyers and sellers of digital tat bazaar. India has banned another 43 apps from operating in its territory.…

LibreOffice 7.1 Office Suite Enters Beta, Promises a Plethora of Improvements

8 hours 14 min ago
The Document Foundation announced today the general availability for public testing of the beta milestone of the upcoming LibreOffice 7.1 office suite series, due for release in early February 2021.

Got something to say? How to get started writing

9 hours 57 min ago
Well, I suppose after all this talk of how to find your story and then write your story, I should make a post about how to do just that. I[he]#039[/he]ve broken it down into three sections: how to find your story, how to write your story, and how to share it and get it published.

Communication by example: Which methods do high-performing open source communities use?

Wednesday 25th of November 2020 05:30:44 AM
“Good words are worth much, and cost little.” George Herbert Although effective communication is an essential life skill, it is the most critical element in any business [2]. Lack of accurate communication is the common cause of any organization’s issues, causing conflicts, reducing client relationships, team effectiveness, and profitability [2].

Looking forward to Linux network configuration in the initial ramdisk (initrd)

Wednesday 25th of November 2020 03:47:49 AM
One of the tasks that the initrd might be responsible for is network configuration.

Terminal Vitality

Wednesday 25th of November 2020 02:04:53 AM
Ever since Douglas Engelbart flipped over a trackball and discovered a mouse, our interactions with computers have shifted from linguistics to hieroglyphics. That is, instead of typing commands at a prompt in what we now call a Command Line Interface (CLI), we click little icons and drag them to other little icons to guide our machines to perform the tasks we desire. 

How to stack columns

Wednesday 25th of November 2020 12:21:57 AM
How to use the cut command to convert a "columnated" table into a straight up-and-down one.

Portwell and Congatec spin Elkhart Lake modules in multiple form factors

Tuesday 24th of November 2020 10:39:01 PM
Portwell unveiled a “PQ7-M109” Qseven module with Intel’s Atom x-6000. Congatec recently announced x6000 modules in Qseven (Conga-QA7), SMARC, (Conga-SA7), Mini Type 10 (Conga-MA7), and Compact Type 6 (Conga-TCA7) form factors. Portwell has announced the PQ7-M109, its first product based on Intel’s 10nm fabricated Elkhart Lake family of low-power system-on-chips, which includes several Atom x-6000, […]

How to Install Gibbon LMS on Ubuntu 20.04

Tuesday 24th of November 2020 08:56:06 PM
Gibbon is a free and open-source school management system specially designed for teachers, students, parents and leaders. It helps teachers to find, contact and help their students.

Linus Torvalds would like to use an M1 Mac for Linux, but…

Tuesday 24th of November 2020 07:13:11 PM
Yes, Torvalds said he[he]#039[/he]d love to have one of the new M1-powered Apple laptops, but it won[he]#039[/he]t run Linux and, in an exclusive interview he explains why getting Linux to run well on it isn[he]#039[/he]t worth the trouble.

How to Install Arch Linux Beginner's Guide

Tuesday 24th of November 2020 05:30:15 PM
This beginner's guide explains the steps on how to install Arch Linux - in the easiest and friendly way.

How to create a Cloudwatch Event Rule in AWS

Tuesday 24th of November 2020 03:47:19 PM
A near-real-time stream of system events that describe changes in AWS resources is delivered by CloudWatch Events. We can create a rule that matches events and route them to one or more target functions.

Build a motion detection system with a Raspberry Pi

Tuesday 24th of November 2020 02:04:24 PM
If you want a home security system to tell you if someone is lurking around your property, you don[he]#039[/he]t need an expensive, proprietary solution from a third-party vendor. You can set up your own system using a Raspberry Pi, a passive infrared (PIR) motion sensor, and an LTE modem that will send SMS messages whenever it detects movement.

Raspberry Pi automation add-on offers ADCs, DIDO, and UPS

Tuesday 24th of November 2020 12:21:28 PM
Edgedevices.io’s second-gen “Pi-oT 2” Raspberry Pi automation add-on offers 8x ADCs, 6x digital outputs, and Ethernet plus options including a 2-hour UPS, RS485, 4x 24V digital inputs, and a 12-24VDC input. Last year, Cleveland-based Pi-oT, now called Edgedevices.io, launched a Kickstarter campaign for a Pi-oT industrial controller add-on for the Raspberry Pi that is housed […]

How to use Bash file test operators in Linux

Tuesday 24th of November 2020 10:38:32 AM
File Test Operators are used in Linux to check and verify attributes of files like ownership or if they are a symlink. In this article, you will learn to test files using the if statement followed by some important test operators in Linux.

Create a machine learning model with Bash

Tuesday 24th of November 2020 08:55:36 AM
Machine learning is a powerful computing capability for predicting or forecasting things that conventional algorithms find challenging. The machine learning journey begins with collecting and preparing data—a lot of it—then it builds mathematical models based on that data. While multiple tools can be used for these tasks, I like to use the shell.

Linux-driven module and starter kit tap Renesas RZ/G2

Tuesday 24th of November 2020 07:12:41 AM
TQ’s “TQMaRZG2x” module runs Linux on a dual- to octa-core, Cortex-A57 and -A53 based RZ/G2 processor with up to 8GB LPDDR4 and 64GB eMMC plus an optional dev kit and -40 to 85°C support. When reporting on the SMARC 2.0 SoM collaboration between Renesas and RelySys last week featuring Renesas’ scalable, 64-bit RZ/G2 processor, we […]

Synchronize Files Between Multiple Systems With Syncthing In Linux

Tuesday 24th of November 2020 05:29:45 AM
This guide explains what is Syncthing, how to install Syncthing on Linux, how to synchronize files between multiple Linux systems.