There were a wide range of organizations participating in the GSoC (Google Summer of Code) program and there were some projects that appealed me. Although I wasn’t as familiar with openSUSE as I was with other organizations, there were weighty reasons to choose applying to work with openSUSE at OSEM:
I am in the process of uploading new ISO images for Slackware Live Edition based on the liveslak 1.0.1 scripts and using Slackware-current dated “Fri May 27 23:08:17 UTC 2016”. This version of Slackware-current has several significant changes and fixes, compared to the snapshot I used for the liveslak-1.0.0 based ISO images.
QNAP Systems, Inc. has announced today a partnership with Canonical. The partnership will provide an advanced platform for the development of services and applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) using both Ubuntu and QTS operating systems. Canonical and QNAP will cooperate to provide, promote, and enable the creation of an ecosystem of IoT applications across home, SMB, and enterprises.
We're in the midst of a new economic and technological era, something people often refer to as "The Fourth Industrial Revolution"—or "Industry 4.0" for short. Smart, connected, and responsive technologies are merging with environments that are becoming more data-rich, and, as a result, digital disruption to more traditional business models is becoming the norm, not the exception.
A decade ago, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst predicted that open source tools and platforms would become pervasive in IT. Fast-forward to today, and that prediction has come true, with profound implications for the employment market.
A new open source development board has been created by Swedish electric car start-up Uniti which offers an Arduino compatible board which has been specifically designed for controlling three-phase motors.
On the other hand, Raspberry Pi finds its use in complex applications where you feel the need to use a computer. Consider using Raspberry Pi if you are making a complicated robot, looking to learn to hack, dealing with intricate calculations, needing more processing power etc.
Gorgeous deepin 15.2 Linux OS Adopts New Launcher Interface, Intuitive Search
deepin Linux maintainer Melody Zou announced today the release of deepin 15.2, the second major update to the stable series of the Ubuntu-based computer operating system.
Ubuntu Touch OTA-11 Launches Today for All Ubuntu Phones, and the Ubuntu Tablet
Just a few moments ago, Canonical's Łukasz Zemczak sent a quick email to the Ubuntu Phone mailing list to inform the community that the OTA-11 update for Ubuntu-powered devices has been approved for landing.
Open source Micro:bit SBC now available for pre-order
The BBC Micro:bit SBC, which has already been given out free to a million U.K. school kids, is now available for pre-order from several online resellers.
BBC.com reported this morning that the tiny Micro:bit microcontroller board, which “is already being delivered, free, to one million Year 7 children in schools across the UK,” is now “going on sale to the general public.”
But there’s a catch: U.K distributor Premier Farnell, which has been licensed by the BBC to manufacture the Micro:bit boards (and which also makes SBCs for Raspberry Pi Foundation), currently is only accepting orders for “Micro:bit Go” kits, and only in quantities of 90 or more, priced at £12.29 per kit.