Over the past few months software developer Morgan Phillips has begun to teach herself how the Linux kernel works by studying text books. But instead of taking notes, she weaves the new terminology and ideas she learns into poetry about system architecture and programming concepts.
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are increasing in their popularity. We've seen first hand how much people want to be able to access and learn new information on their own schedule. For example, our Introduction to Linux MOOC, hosted by edX, has received more than 150,000 registrations, and it doesn't even start until August 1.
Sam Lanning is a computer science student at Oxford University and a sponsored member of the AllSeen Alliance. Sponsored members are reserved for organizations such as non-profits, associations or academic institutions and can be admitted by a majority AllSeen board vote.
A few months ago I met with Twitter to discuss adding Apache Mesos into the CloudOpen and LinuxCon fold. Apache Mesos is the cornerstone of Twitter’s elastic compute infrastructure and fits perfectly into these events. Our aim is to bring the developers and users of these projects together with other...
Imagination Technologies has launched a campaign to turn the 30-year-old MIPS architecture into an Internet of Things platform.
Bill Traynor first got hooked on embedded Linux development when a friend who maintained Hitachi's SH architecture helped him install Linux on his Sega Dreamcast. From there he developed a hobby of installing Linux on various gaming consoles, toys, and handheld devices.
Servo motors are great for creating a DIY pan-and-tilt camera system, for moving panels through a limited distance in a model aircraft where the wind might provide resistance to that movement, and in many cases in robotics where you might need to rotate something to a specific angle. In this tutorial, we'll cover how to connect and control a servo motor with a BeagleBone black running Linux.
Software engineer Thomas Gibbons remembers from an early age working with his father to set up mail servers in their home in Kidderminster, England. His dad, Christopher Gibbons, a British Telecom engineer, was always eager to teach him about things he expressed interested in, including Linux.
If your GRUB 2 bootloader gets borked, use these tricks to rescue your system.