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Open source OSes for the Internet of Things

3 hours 47 min ago

 hackerboards: Previous posts in this IoT series have examined frameworks, development hardware, privacy/security issues, and smart hubs. But it all starts with the OS.

Setting Up Web-Based Guacamole Tool to Access Remote Linux/Windows Machines

4 hours 47 min ago

In this article we will introduce you to guacamole, a remote desktop gateway powered by Tomcat that only needs to be installed on a central server.

Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty Zapus" Now Tracks Linux Kernel 4.9, Could Ship Kernel 4.10

6 hours 47 min ago

we'd like to inform our Ubuntu Linux users about the fact that the Ubuntu Kernel Team is currently tracking early Release Candidate versions of the upcoming Linux 4.9 kernel for Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus)

NetBSD 7.0.2 Operating System Officially Released, Available for Download Now

7 hours 47 min ago

After spending six months in development, the NetBSD 7.0.2 release is now available for those running NetBSD 7.0 or NetBSD 7.0.1,

AMD Rolls Out AMDGPU-PRO 16.40 Driver for Ubuntu and Red Hat Enterprise Linux

8 hours 47 min ago

Designed for newer AMD Radeon GPUs, the AMDGPU-PRO 16.40 driver comes two and a half months after the release of the AMDGPU-PRO 16.30 update,

Configuring WINE with Winetricks

9 hours 47 min ago

If winecfg is a screwdriver, winetricks is a power drill.

Ubuntu Snappy Core 16 Release Candidate 2 Out Now with Raspberry Pi 3 Fixes

11 hours 47 min ago

Snappy developer Michael Vogt informed us about the release of the RC2 milestone.

Docker 1.12.3 App Container Engine Updates Buildtags for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ARMhf

12 hours 47 min ago

Docker 1.12.3 updates the new Swarm Mode feature introduced in the Docker 1.12 series by improving the conversion of restart-policy

OpenStack Building the Cloud for the Next 50 Years (and Beyond)

13 hours 47 min ago

VIDEO: Two OpenStack Foundation executives talk about what has gone wrong, what has gone right and what's next for the open-source cloud.

Five 3D printing projects for Halloween

Friday 28th of October 2016 02:00:00 AM

Learn how to make these five 3D printed Halloween decorations that show varied printing techniques.

How OpenStack mentoring breaks down cultural barriers

Thursday 27th of October 2016 10:00:00 PM

Victoria Martinez de la Cruz is no stranger to OpenStack's mentorship opportunities.

How to Sort Output of 'ls' Command By Last Modified Date and Time

Thursday 27th of October 2016 08:00:00 PM

 tecmint: In this brief ls command guide, we will look at how to sort the output of ls command by last modification time (date and time).

SafeEyes - An Useful Linux Utility That Prevents Eye Strain

Thursday 27th of October 2016 07:00:00 PM

SafeEyes is a simple Linux utility that protect you from Eye Strain by reminding or forcing you to take breaks after a particular period of time.

2 Linux clients for Microsoft's OneDrive. Yes, they work, but...

Thursday 27th of October 2016 06:00:00 PM

DarkDuck: There is another cloud storage from a global company.

pcDuino goes quad-core, swaps Arduino for Raspberry Pi compatibility

Thursday 27th of October 2016 05:00:00 PM

LinkSprite's $25, 64 x 50mm "pcDuino4 Nano" SBC is a re-spin of FriendlyARM's NanoPi M1, offering a quad-core H3, Raspberry Pi expansion, and 3x USB ports.

13 IT leaders confess their scary stories and deep, dark fears

Thursday 27th of October 2016 04:00:00 PM

 EnterprisersProject: 13 scary stories that all IT leaders can relate to.

ARM/FPGA module runs Linux on Arria 10 SoC

Thursday 27th of October 2016 03:00:00 PM

 hackerboards: iWave's rugged, Linux-friendly, 95 x 75mm "Arria 10 SoC Module" expands upon the dual-core, ARM/FPGA SoC from Altera with DDR4 and 24 transceivers.

Using WINE Prefixes

Thursday 27th of October 2016 02:00:00 PM

It's probably best to think of WINE prefixes sort of like virtual machines.

Alpine Linux 3.4.5 Released with Linux Kernel 4.4.27 LTS, Latest Security Fixes

Thursday 27th of October 2016 01:00:00 PM

Alpine Linux 3.4.5 is now available as the most up-to-date version of the GNU/Linux distribution based on musl libc and BusyBox,

More in Tux Machines

Ubuntu 16.10 review: Convergence is in a holding pattern; consistency’s here instead

There's plenty in Ubuntu 16.10 that makes it worth the upgrade, though nothing about Canonical's latest release is groundbreaking. This less experimental but worthwhile update continues to refine and bug-fix what at this point has become the fastest, stablest, least-likely-to-completely-change-between-point releases of the three major "modern" Linux desktops. Still, while the Unity 7.5 desktop offers stability and speed today, it's not long for this world. Ubuntu 16.10 is the seventh release since the fabled Unity 8 and its accompanying Mir display server were announced. Yet in Ubuntu 16.10, there's still no Unity 8 nor Mir. Read more

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 OpenGL/Vulkan/OpenCL Linux Performance

Earlier this week NVIDIA began shipping the GeForce GTX 1050 graphics cards and our first review is of a Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Mini. A GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Linux review is still coming up plus some other articles looking at performance-per-Watt and other interesting areas for these low-cost Pascal-based GPUs. Here are results of the latest NVIDIA Linux performance compared to the latest open-source AMD Linux driver with various Radeon GPUs. Read more

What you can learn from GitHub's top 10 open source projects

Open source dominates big data. So much so, in fact, that Cloudera co-founder Mike Olson has declared, "No dominant platform-level software infrastructure has emerged in the last ten years in closed-source, proprietary form." He's right, as the vast majority of our best big data infrastructure (Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, MongoDB, etc.) is open source. Read more


  • Managing OpenStack with Open Source Tools
    Day 2 operations are still dominated by manual and custom individual scripts devised by system administrators. Automation is needed by enterprises. Based on the above analysis, Ansible is a leading open source project with a high number contributions and a diverse community of contributions. Thus Ansible is a well supported and popular open source tool to orchestrate and manage OpenStack.
  • Databricks Weaves Deep Learning into Cloud-Based Spark Platform
    Databricks, a company founded by the creators of the popular open-source Big Data processing engine Apache Spark, is a firm that we've been paying close attention to here at OStatic. We're fans of the company's online courses on Spark, and we recently caught up with Kavitha Mariappan, who is Vice President of Marketing at the company, for a guest post on open source tools and data science. Now, Databricks has announced the addition of deep learning support to its cloud-based Apache Spark platform. The company says this enhancement adds GPU support and integrates popular deep learning libraries to the Databricks' big data platform, extending its capabilities to enable the rapid development of deep learning models. "Data scientists looking to combine deep learning with big data -- whether it's recognizing handwriting, translating speech between languages, or distinguishing between malignant and benign tumors -- can now utilize Databricks for every stage of their workflow, from data wrangling to model tuning," the company reports, adding "Databricks is the first to integrate these diverse workloads in a fast, secure, and easy-to-use Apache Spark platform in the cloud."
  • OpenStack Building the Cloud for the Next 50 Years (and Beyond)
    Two OpenStack Foundation executives talk about what has gone wrong, what has gone right and what's next for the open-source cloud. BARCELONA, Spain—When OpenStack got started in 2010, it was a relatively small effort with only two companies involved. Over the last six years, that situation has changed dramatically with OpenStack now powering telecom, retail and scientific cloud computing platforms for some of the largest organizations in the world.
  • The Myth of the Root Cause: How Complex Web Systems Fail
    Complex systems are intrinsically hazardous systems. While most web systems fortunately don’t put our lives at risk, failures can have serious consequences. Thus, we put countermeasures in place — backup systems, monitoring, DDoS protection, playbooks, GameDay exercises, etc. These measures are intended to provide a series of overlapping protections. Most failure trajectories are successfully blocked by these defenses, or by the system operators themselves.
  • How to assess the benefits of SDN in your network
    Software-defined networking has matured from a science experiment into deployable, enterprise-ready technology in the last several years, with vendors from Big Switch Networks and Pica8 to Hewlett Packard Enterprise and VMware offering services for different use cases. Still, Nemertes Research's 2016 Cloud and Data Center Benchmark survey found a little more than 9% of organizations now deploying SDN in production.