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How to Control a CNC Machine from your Linux Desktop

Sat, 2016-06-18 19:14
The availability of fairly affordable CNC machines and replacement controller boards with fast microcontrollers and network connectivity makes it a great time to get into CNC. Many options are available including basing your CNC on a 3040 from China or using open source software and open hardware to run the show...

3D printed human hands, open source course materials, and more news

Sat, 2016-06-18 17:19
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at 3D-printed lattice for cell culture, open source materials for college courses, and more!Open source news roundup for June 12-18, 2016read more

Proofreading for illusions with grep and AWK

Sat, 2016-06-18 15:25
Lexical illusions are very hard to find when proofreading. The most common lexical illusion is a duplicated word, as in this well-known example: "A lexical illusion: many people are not aware that the the brain will automatically ignore a second instance of the word 'the' when it starts a new line." But if you let grep and AWK do the proofreading — problem solved!

The Giant Zero, Part 0.x

Sat, 2016-06-18 09:53
This is my October 2007 "SuitWatch" newsletter for Linux Journal. I believe it's the first place I floated the "giant zero" metaphor for the Internet, which I've made a bit of a thing about since then.

Robolinux 8.5 Screenshot Tour

Sat, 2016-06-18 08:27
Robolinux is extremely pleased and excited to announce its new upgraded Robolinux 8.5 'Raptor' Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce and LXDE with 32-bit and 64-bit variants. Undoubtedly the biggest news is that all 16 Robolinux 7 and 8 Live editions now come with a free OS installer and can be downloaded for free on SourceForge. There is no more charge for our OS installer which was how we funded third-party Linux application developers. Gaming enthusiasts will be thrilled because we added Steam to 8.5. We also updated Stealth VM and the Robolinux C Drive to VM for Windows XP, 7 and 10 so it works with VirtualBox 5.0.

The XPS 13 DE: Dell continues to build a reliable Linux lineage

Sat, 2016-06-18 07:02
Hardware that ships with Linux installed isn't as rare as it used to be. System 76, Purism, ZaReason, and others have been cranking out hardware with Linux pre-installed for quite a while now. But while those of us who use Linux may know these companies, there's only one household name that currently ships laptops with Linux installed—Dell.

How to Install PostgreSQL and phpPgAdmin on OpenSUSE Leap 42.1

Sat, 2016-06-18 05:36
PostgreSQL (most people call it Postgres) is an advanced object-relational database management system (ORDBMS). Postgres is an open source database server with more than 18 years of active development which makes Postgres the best choice for enterprise-class applications. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Postgres on your own server with OpenSUSE Leap as operating system. Then I will install phpPgAdmin so we can manage our Postgres database from the web browser.

Canonical Goes Snap Happy, Nextcloud 9 Released & More…

Sat, 2016-06-18 04:10
Also included: Two distros with new releases, Fedora 24 due on Tuesday and Ammon, Idaho thinks out-of-the-box.

Git 2.9 Released

Sat, 2016-06-18 02:44
A new version of Git was released this week, bringing anumber of improvements that will be a welcome sight to softwaredevelopers.

Pico-ITX board and six others gain wide operating temps

Sat, 2016-06-18 01:47
Aaeon has added extended temperature support to seven embedded boards, including a “PICO-BT01” Pico-ITX SBC with Bay Trail CPUs and optional add-on boards. Aaeon has added wider temperature range options to a number of its embedded SBCs and COMs. Most of these boards originally came out before LinuxGizmos (now HackerBoards) was launched in early 2013. […]

Fedora 24 feature: Upgrading with the Software app

Fri, 2016-06-17 22:33
Shortly after the Fedora 24 release, you can upgrade to the newest Fedora Workstation using the built-in Software app (gnome-software). The Software app has always provided the ability to process updates. But to upgrade to the latest Fedora — for example, Fedora 22 to... Continue Reading →

How a student in India got started with open source

Fri, 2016-06-17 21:36
Many of us aspire to contribute to open source projects, but only a few are able to actually do it. We're all perennially short of time, and we're always prioritizing. But how do the people who actually contribute to projects find time? What is it that they know and others don't?read more

Open Source Agriculture

Fri, 2016-06-17 20:39
An open source tool, the Food Computer, is being developed at MIT that can be used to create, save, and share climates for growing crops, maximized for nutrition, yield and taste, regardless of location or season.

Canonical's and Red Hat's Shameful War Against One Another... and Against the Already-Marginalised Linux Media

Fri, 2016-06-17 19:41
In an effort to trip each other up and in order to become the ‘industry standard’, Canonical and Red Hat hurt each other and alienate the media (what’s left of it)

How to reset lost root password on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux

Fri, 2016-06-17 18:44
This guide will provide you with an information on how to reset lost root ( administrator ) password on Ubuntu 16.04. This guide assumes that you have a actual physical access to your Ubuntu 16.04 Linux box.

AUSTRUMI 3.4.3 Screenshot Tour

Fri, 2016-06-17 17:47
AUSTRUMI 3.4.3 has been released. AUSTRUMI (Austrum Latvijas Linukss) is a bootable live Linux distribution based on Slackware Linux. It requires limited system resources and can run on any Intel-compatible system with a CD-ROM installed. The entire operating system and all of the applications run from RAM, making AUSTRUMI a fast system and allowing the boot medium to be removed after the operating system starts.

OnePlus 3 to Become an Unofficial Ubuntu Phone, Development Will Start Soon

Fri, 2016-06-17 16:50
We had a quick chat today with Marius Gripsgård from UBports.com about an upcoming port to OnePlus 3.