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Debian-Based Q4OS 2.2.1 "Scorpion" Linux OS Ships with LXQt Alongside Trinity

Wed, 2016-09-21 10:57
The Q4OS development team informs Softpedia about the immediate availability of an updated version of their work-in-progress Q4OS 2.0 "Scorpion" GNU/Linux operating system.

Android takes on Apple's tvOS with open-source Poplar developer board

Wed, 2016-09-21 09:43
Poplar's schematics have been published by Tocoding, meaning hardware makers can fashion their own media boards based on the design.

Tails 2.6 Anonymous Linux Live CD Is Out, Brings Tor 0.2.8.7 and Tor Browser 6.0.5

Wed, 2016-09-21 08:28
Just a few moment ago, the Tails development team proudly announced the official and general availability of the Tails 2.6 anonymous Live CD Linux operating system based on the latest Debian technologies.

Open source machine vision board and robot run Linux and Arduino

Wed, 2016-09-21 07:14
Hicat’s open source, “Livera” machine vision board runs Linux on an ARM9 Hi3518 camera SoC, and Arduino on an Atmel 32u4 MCU, and has an optional robot kit. A startup called Team Hicat has gone to Kickstarter to launch a Hicat Livera machine vision development board and robot kit that runs both Linux and Arduino. […]

Slackware-Based Absolute 14.2 Linux OS Arrives with Up-to-Date Components

Wed, 2016-09-21 06:00
Absolute Linux developer Paul Sherman announced the release of version 14.2 of his Slackware-based GNU/Linux operating system for personal computers and laptops.

The end of Moore’s Law and the expansion of Linux

Wed, 2016-09-21 04:42
As many organizations are finding out, open-source computing is a game-changer. Many businesses now rely on open-source tools to lower costs, increase flexibility and freedom, and enhance security and accountability.

Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Zorin OS 12 Linux Enters Beta with Many New Features

Wed, 2016-09-21 03:11
The developers of the Zorin OS Linux operating system designed specifically for Windows users who want to migrate to an open source and free OS on their PCs, announced the release of Zorin OS 12 Beta.

How a free mobile app fights Ebola and other global epidemics

Wed, 2016-09-21 02:14
The enormity and severity of the West African Ebola epidemic that began in 2014 is hard to fathom. The outbreak resulted in more than 11,000 deaths, and hundreds of thousands of people affected by loss. Providing adequate care for any medical condition depends on information, but even more so when dealing with an epidemic that is as severe, dangerous, and fast-moving as Ebola.

Get Started Writing Web Apps with Node.js: Using the All Powerful NPM

Wed, 2016-09-21 01:16
In a previous article, I provided a quick introduction to Node.js and explained what it is, what it does, and how you can get started using it. I mentioned a few modules that can help you get things done, and they all -- pug, ejs, and express -- are external modules that will need to be installed using Node.js's npm tool.

Wine Staging 1.9.19 Implements CIF Reader, Active Setup Download Functionality

Wed, 2016-09-21 00:19
A new version of the Wine Staging software for running various Windows apps and games on your Linux box has been released, 1.9.19, with various new features and improvements.

Install Icinga 2 on Ubuntu 16.04

Tue, 2016-09-20 23:22
Icinga 2 is an open source network monitoring system which checks the availability of your network resources, notifies users of outages, and generates performance data for reporting.

21 Open Source Projects for IoT

Tue, 2016-09-20 22:25
The Internet of Things market is fragmented, amorphous, and continually changing, and its very nature requires more than the usual attention to interoperability. It’s not surprising then, that open source has done quite well here -- customers are hesitant to bet their IoT future on a proprietary platform that may fade or become difficult to customize and interconnect.

Multiple USB Writing on Linux

Tue, 2016-09-20 21:28
This quick tutorial will deal with the tasks of writing an ISO file on multiple USB pen drives, and writing multiple ISO files into one USB pen drive. These are two different tasks that require the utilization of different tools, but I thought it would be a good idea to cover them both in one article.

Latest Firefox Expands Multi-Process Support and Delivers New Features for Desktop and Android

Tue, 2016-09-20 20:30
With the change of the season, we’ve worked hard to release a new version of Firefox that delivers the best possible experience across desktop and Android. Expanding Multiprocess Support Last month, we began rolling out the most significant update in … Continue reading

GNU Emacs 25.1 Text Editor Arrives with Enhanced Network Security Features

Tue, 2016-09-20 18:58
Nicolas Petton had the great pleasure of announcing this past weekend the release and immediate availability for download of the GNU Emacs 25.1 open-source text editor software.

Dig into DNS: Part 3

Tue, 2016-09-20 18:01
In the first and second articles in this series, I introduced the powerful dig utility and its uses in performing DNS lookups along with a few time-saving examples of to put it into practice. In this part, I’ll look at my favorite dig utility feature -- which is definitely the “trace” option. For those unfamiliar with this process, let’s slowly run through it.

Star Trek: inspiring people and their tech since 1964

Tue, 2016-09-20 17:04
Star Trek has inspired fans, technologies, and careers ever since its creation in 1964 by Gene Roddenberry.read more

How to uninstall obsolete dependent packages

Tue, 2016-09-20 16:07
If your system is not fresh and you installed and removed a good dozen different applications using Synaptic or any other package manager, it is more likely than not that you have not removed all the obsolete dependent packages.

Dear younger self, here are four tips for reaching your goals

Tue, 2016-09-20 15:10
Dear younger me,I am writing to you from 10 years in the future.Over the next ten years, you'll find that you love computers, but there's a barrier to you starting a career based on this thing you love. You will trip over an oversupply of information from online publications, e-books, and tutorials promising to teach you X language and Y framework, and falter from a lack of direction. So, here are a few pointers from your future self.Do daily low-level programming exercises. They are your bread and butter, stick with them.read more

Oracle pledges continued support for Java and NetBeans

Tue, 2016-09-20 14:12
Java experts have questioned Oracle[he]#039[/he]s support for Java, but Oracle swears it[he]#039[/he]s fully behind Java Enterprise Edition and NetBeans.

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