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Who Needs the Internet of Things?

Tue, 2016-09-13 21:52
This week, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced it has sold more than 10 million Raspberry Pi boards and celebrated the milestone by releasing a new Raspberry Pi Starter Kit. While many of these Linux-driven hacker boards were used for the foundation’s original purpose -- creating a low-cost computer for computer education -- a large percentage have been sold to hobbyists and commercial developers working on Internet of Things (IoT) projects ranging from home automation to industrial sensor networks.

Distraction-free writing on Linux using FocusWriter

Tue, 2016-09-13 20:54
Regardless of the profession you are in, there are broadly two things that define how productive you are: your knowledge of the subject, and how effectively you carry out your tasks. If your work involves computers and you are into writing, it's worth knowing that there exist several applications that offer distraction-free writing environment. In this article, we will discuss one such application - dubbed FocusWriter - that's available not only for Linux, but for Windows and Mac OS as well.

Dig Into DNS: Part 2

Tue, 2016-09-13 19:57
In the first article in this series, I provided an introduction to the powerful dig utility and its uses in performing DNS lookups. For those who haven't used the command before, these articles will give a useful overview of its features and capabilities. This time, I’ll explain how dig syntax differs from other packages and offer some time-saving examples.

Oracle's NetBeans Headed to The Apache Software Foundation

Tue, 2016-09-13 19:00
It wasn't going to go to Eclipse right?

Traditional marketing is dead

Tue, 2016-09-13 15:14
The power of partners is incalculable. Again and again, open source communities prove that to all of us at Red Hat. The more smart people you assemble as you undertake an important endeavor, the more effective, flexible, and innovative the solutions you'll discover.And yet that's not how the marketing business has traditionally worked.read more

PostgreSQL 9.5: A quick start on Fedora 24

Tue, 2016-09-13 14:17
PostgreSQL is one of the most popular object-relational database management system (shortened to ORDBMS) and is 100% open-source. It is not purely about relations anymore: PostgreSQL is more and more about NoSQL as well. The following article is a short tutorial to... Continue Reading →

Join Canonical in London for a Technical Introduction to Ubuntu Core and Snaps

Tue, 2016-09-13 12:57
Canonical is very serious about its innovative Snappy technologies in Ubuntu, and they would like you to join them for a technical introduction to Ubuntu Snappy Core operating system and Snaps.

Debian Stable 8.5: Like Ubuntu's early days

Tue, 2016-09-13 12:00
Debian Stable 8.5 is reminiscent of Ubuntu’s early days. It’s stable and fast, but just a wee bit stale.

elementary OS 0.4 Loki Screencast and Screenshots

Tue, 2016-09-13 11:02
After a little over a year of development, elementary is proud to announce the stable release of elementary OS Loki. Loki is the newest version of elementary OS, a design-oriented and open source Linux-based operating system for desktops and laptops. It succeeds Freya which was released in April of 2015.

Let's Encrypt Aiming to Encrypt the Web

Tue, 2016-09-13 10:05
VIDEO: Josh Aas, executive director of the Internet Security Research Group, discusses Let's Encrypt's mission and the technology that enables it.

Two critical bugs and more malicious apps make for a bad week for Android

Tue, 2016-09-13 09:08
The vulnerabilities, which are similar in severity to the Stagefright family of bugs disclosed last year, have been fixed in updates Google began distributing Tuesday. A large percentage of Android phones, however, aren't eligible to receive the fixes. Even those that do qualify don't receive them immediately (the September updates are currently not available as over-the-air downloads for either of the Nexus 5X devices in my household). That gives attackers crude blueprints for exploiting vulnerabilities that remain unpatched on millions of devices.

OpenDayLight Boron Set to Stabilize Open-Source SDN

Tue, 2016-09-13 08:11
The open-source OpenDayLight Software Defined Networking (SDN) project is set to debut its fifth release this week, code named Boron. The Boron release follows the Beryllium update which debuted in February.

Linus Torvalds reveals his favorite programming laptop

Tue, 2016-09-13 07:14
It[he]#039[/he]s the Dell XPS 13 Developer Editon, here[he]#039[/he]s why.

The end of design summits, launching a server with Ansible, and more OpenStack news

Tue, 2016-09-13 06:17
Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. There is a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack. Here's a sampling from some of our favorites.

Install GitBucket on Ubuntu 16.04

Tue, 2016-09-13 05:19
In this article, we will explain how to install GitBucket on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS with Nginx as a reverse proxy. GitBucket is a Git platform powered by Scala with Github API compatibility. Some of the main features include public and private Git repositories, plug-in system, wiki, online editor, notifications …etc.

iMX6-based IoT module gains an easily customizable carrier board

Tue, 2016-09-13 04:22
Gumstix unveiled a baseboard for TechNexion’s Linux-friendly, i.MX6-based, Pico-IM6X COM that can be customized with its Geppetto design service. Gumstix continues its Geppetto tour of major IoT-oriented ARM computer-on-modules with a customizable “PICO-IMX6 Development Board” designed to actualize the TechNexion PICO-IMX6 module.