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4 tips for teaching electronics to kids

Saturday 27th of August 2016 02:00:00 AM

Oyvind Nydal Dahl has dedicated himself to teaching electronics to beginners, both kids and adults.

Open source drone controller has an FPGA-enhanced brain

Friday 26th of August 2016 10:00:00 PM

Aerotenna has launched an open source, $499 OcPoc drone flight controller that runs Linux on an Altera Cyclone V ARM/FPGA SoC.

LinuxCon: Tracing Linux's Roots, Mapping Its Future

Friday 26th of August 2016 09:03:00 PM

Starting in 2017, LinuxCon will be renamed the Open Source Summit

How to Install nginx and google pagespeed on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus)

Friday 26th of August 2016 08:00:00 PM

This tutorial shows how to build a nginx .deb package for Ubuntu 16.04 from source that has Google PageSpeed module compiled in.

Microsoft at LinuxCon: Building Open Source Cred One Conference at a Time

Friday 26th of August 2016 07:00:00 PM

To say that Microsoft and open source have a rocky history would be an understatement.

Calamares 2.4 Universal Installer Framework Polishes Existing Functionality

Friday 26th of August 2016 06:00:00 PM

Calamares 2.4 adds a new module called netinstall to allow the choice of installing various packages during installation

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Beta Adds NVDIMM Support, Improves Security

Friday 26th of August 2016 05:00:00 PM

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Beta brings lots of improvements and innovations, support for new hardware devices, and improves the overall security of the Linux kernel-based operating system

Linus Torvalds says first Linux release wasn't public

Friday 26th of August 2016 04:00:00 PM

This week at LinuxCon NA, Linus Torvalds talked about the email he sent 25 years ago to announce Linux.

The 25 biggest events in Linux's 25-year history

Friday 26th of August 2016 03:00:00 PM

A year by year summary of the most significant events in Linux's history to date.

How To Completely Disable Mouse Acceleration

Friday 26th of August 2016 02:00:00 PM

WebUpd8: Mouse acceleration makes the pointer movement depend on the speed with which you move the mouse, accelerating as you move it faster.

Getting Started with Apache ModSecurity on Debian and Ubuntu

Friday 26th of August 2016 01:00:00 PM

ModSecurity is a Web Application Firewall: a program that can be used to inspect information as it passes through your web server,

MultiTail : Monitor Multiple Files Simultaneously in a Single Linux Terminal

Friday 26th of August 2016 12:00:00 PM

MultiTail is an open source ncurses utility that can be used to display multiple logfiles to standard output in a single window

The Sad State of Docker

Friday 26th of August 2016 11:00:00 AM

I am very disappointed lately how Docker handled the 1.12 release.

25 Years of Linux: What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been

Friday 26th of August 2016 06:00:00 AM

LinuxInsider: Today the Linux community is estimated to be upwards of 86 million users strong.

Linus on Linux's 25th birthday

Friday 26th of August 2016 02:00:00 AM

ZDnet: Linus Torvalds describes Linux's secret origins.

How Core Infrastructure Initiative Aims to Secure the Internet

Thursday 25th of August 2016 10:00:00 PM

VIDEO: Nicko van Someren, CTO of the Linux Foundation, discusses how the CII is moving forward to make open-source software more secure.

How Cloud Native Computing Is Evolving

Thursday 25th of August 2016 09:00:00 PM

eWEEK: The path to cloud native computing isn't just about using containers and microservices.

Jay Beale: Linux Security and Remembering Bastille Linux

Thursday 25th of August 2016 08:00:00 PM

"Secure by design" doesn't mean that Linux users should take a carefree approach to security.

25 things to love about Linux

Thursday 25th of August 2016 07:00:00 PM

Opensource.com readers respond to the question: "What do you love about Linux?"

Automotive security: How safe is a next-generation car?

Thursday 25th of August 2016 06:00:00 PM

The vehicles we drive are becoming increasingly connected through a variety of technologies.

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How Google Does Open Source

Marc Merlin has been working as an engineer at Google since 2002 and has seen (and done) a lot of open source and Linux work during that time. Speaking at the LinuxCon North America event this week, Merlin provided a standing room only audience with an overview how Google uses and contributes to open source. "Google wouldn't be around today without open source software," Merlin said. Read more

High-end music player has a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian inside

Bryston has launched a high-end, compact “BDP-π” digital music player built on a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian, plus a HifiBerry “Digi+” audio HAT add-on. Bryston’s new Raspberry Pi-based BDP-π digital music player costs a hefty $1,295. Yet that’s less than half the cost of the highly acclaimed Bryston BDP-2 player, while offering many of these same features and much of the same high-end sound quality. The BDP-π is faster and more capable than the BDP-1, says the company. Read more

Leftovers: Gaming (Mighty No. 9 and Wine)

  • “Mighty No. 9” Mac & Linux Versions Released on Steam
    The creators of the Kickstarter-funded video game, Mighty No. 9, announced on Thursday they released the Mac and Linux versions of the game. This announcement comes just a little over two months after the game was delivered to North American and Asian backers via PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The team revealed that both Mac and Linux versions are now available on Steam.
  • Mac and Linux Versions of Mighty No. 9 Released
  • The Wine Stable Release 1.8.4 Is Now Available
    The Wine team released today fifth stable release of 1.8 branch of Wine. Version 1.8.4 has many small changes including 50 bugfixes. This stable release contains bugfixes, new cards were added to GPU description table, new features are included in development releases from 1.9 branch.

Android Leftovers

  • iPhones are much more likely to 'fail' than Androids
    Apple's once glittering reputation for quality took quite a few hits during the last few years, especially when it comes to iOS, the software that runs on iPhones. In some cases, recurrent software bugs have plagued users with issues such as the inability to use Wi-Fi, frequent crashes, and ridiculously short battery life. This week reports surfaced about a hardware flaw that makes some iPhone 6 screens inoperable. (Apple hasn't confirmed any related problems.) It's hard to tell how widespread some of these issues are, but a new report from a company that monitors smartphone quality suggests iPhones are far more likely to "fail" or suffer serious glitches than Android phones. The Blancco Technology Group says it collected performance data from millions of mobile phones during the second quarter of 2016, and it found that iPhones had an overall failure rate of 58 percent, compared to just 35 percent failure for Android devices. The term "failure" doesn’t necessarily mean that the phone has become a brick, according to Blancco. Instead, it means the device or software running on the device suffered some serious problem.
  • Maru OS is now open source (Turns Android phones into Linux desktops)
    Maru OS is a software project that lets you plug an Android phone into an external display to run desktop Linux software. First unveiled earlier this year, the software is very much a work-in-progress. Initially it only supported one phone: the Google Nexus 5. But things could get a lot more interesting soon, because the developer behind Maru OS has finished open sourcing the project and a group of developers are planning to start porting the software to run on additional devices.
  • Maru OS wants to turn your phone into a desktop with its latest open source build
    Not to be confused with Maru the adorable YouTube cat, Maru OS, the bite-sized Android add-on that turns your phone into a desktop, just went open source. Maru OS doesn’t change much about the way your phone operates on its own, but once you connect a desktop monitor via a slimport cable, Maru really comes to life. When connected to a display, Maru OS allows you to run a desktop Linux environment straight from your phone. Your phone is still a phone, it’ll take calls, send texts and do everything else it normally does, even while it’s connected to a desktop monitor running Linux on the side. It’s an interesting concept, but it’s still very much a work in progress. Today’s announcement could help move things along for Maru.