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Raspberry Pi analog input board has weather station option

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-05-25 23:28

RasPi.TV has Kickstartered a $12 “RasPiO Analog Zero” Raspberry Pi add-on board the size of an Raspberry Pi Zero. It offers eight 10-bit analog inputs.

The RasPiO Analog Zero has surpassed its Kickstarter goals, and is available through May 31 starting at 8 Pounds ($12). Designed for reading up to eight analog sensors simultaneously on a Raspberry Pi, the add-on board is matched to the size of the 65 x 30mm Raspberry Pi Zero. However, it plugs into any Pi with a 40-pin expansion connector, and can work with older 26-pin Pi models with the help of an adapter.

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GhostBSD 10.3 Development Continues, Now with UEFI Support for 64-bit Platforms

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-05-25 23:27

Today, May 25, 2016, GhostBSD maintainer Eric Turgeon announced the general availability of the second Alpha release of the upcoming GhostBSD 10.3 operating system.

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Samsung still undecided on their Android Wear future

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-05-25 23:22

Yesterday the Internet lit up like a Christmas tree with the news that Samsung was no longer going to use Android Wear for any of its Smartwatches, but it seems that might not be quite the case. The report from Fast Company cited some Samsung executives confirming that Samsung was not looking into developing any further Android Wear products. Now, In a statement provided to the Engadget website Samsung states: “We disagree with Fast Company’s interpretation. Samsung has not made any announcement concerning Android Wear and we have not changed our commitment to any of our platforms.”

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Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition review

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-05-25 23:20

The Meizu Pro 5 is the latest flagship smartphone to run on Canonical’s Ubuntu operating system. Ubuntu is designed to work across all device types – including mobile, tablets, convertibles and desktops – using a common core code. This is similar to Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile.

However, unlike Microsoft’s code, Ubuntu is totally open source and has largely been developed and improved by the desktop OS’s millions-strong user base. This means the OS is capable of evolving and changing at a great pace and has update cycles that would make most sysadmins weep.

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How to Create a Local Red Hat Repository

LXer - Wed, 2016-05-25 23:11
There are many reasons you may want a local Red Hat Enterprise Linux repository. Bandwidth is a major factor as downloading updates from the Internet can be time and bandwidth consuming. Whatever your reason, this tutorial will walk you through the process of getting your local repository setup.

Whatever Happened To Ubuntu Light?

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-05-25 23:08

Amidst the onslaught of Intel-based netbooks in the late 2000s was a custom instant-on OS from Canonical. Ubuntu Light was to be a proverbial glint of free software at the end of a tunnel crowded by clones.

It was a way for OEMs to add extra value to their Windows devices and differentiate themselves from competitors.

It was a way for users to dip their toes into Ubuntu rather than drown at the deep end.

And yet…you are probably having a hard time recalling it.

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7 Essential Skill-Building Courses for the Open Source Jobs Market

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-05-25 23:02

Dice and The Linux Foundation recently released an updated Open Source Jobs Report that examines trends in open source recruiting and job seeking. The report clearly shows that open source professionals are in demand and that those with open source experience have a strong advantage when seeking jobs in the tech industry. Additionally, 87 percent of hiring managers say it’s hard to find open source talent.

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Everything you need to know about Linux Commands

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-05-25 23:00

It won't be long after starting to use Linux that you ask a question and the answer begins with, "Open a terminal and..." At this point, you may be thrown into an alien environment with typed Linux commands instead of cheery-looking icons. But the terminal is not alien, it's just different.

You are used to a GUI now, but you had to learn that, and the same applies to the command line. This raises an obvious question: "I already know how to use a windowed desktop, why must I learn something different?"

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Red Hat Expands Ansible With Broader Container, Microsoft Support

LinuxToday - Wed, 2016-05-25 23:00

eWEEK: The open-source DevOps automation technology takes a step forward with enhanced support for containers and Microsoft technologies.

Red Hat: The Answer is always the same: Layers of Security

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-05-25 22:56

There is a common misperception that now that containers support seccomp we no longer need SELinux to help protect our systems. WRONG. The big weakness in containers is the container possesses the ability to interact with the host kernel and the host file systems. Securing the container processes is all about shrinking the attack surface on the host OS and more specifically on the host kernel.

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Google to bring official Android support to the Raspberry Pi 3

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-05-25 22:54

The Raspberry Pi 3 is not hurting for operating system choices. The tiny ARM computer is supported by several Linux distributions and even has a version of Windows 10 IoT core available. Now, it looks like the Pi is about to get official support for one of the most popular operating systems out there: Android. In Google's Android Open Source Project (AOSP) repository, a new device tree recently popped up for the Raspberry Pi 3.

Raspberry Pis, if you're not aware, are cheap, credit card-sized, single board ARM computers with a focus on education and open source software. Hardware hackers and DIYers love the Pi due to its open nature, small size, and plethora of ports and software.

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CentOS Linux 6.8 Officially Released, Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-05-25 22:46

CentOS developer and maintainer Johnny Hughes today, May 25, 2016, had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the CentOS Linux 6.8 operating system.

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Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Switches to GTK3, Adopts Snap Packages for the MATE Desktop

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-05-25 22:45

Softpedia was informed a few moments ago by Martin Wimpress about the development plan for the next major release of the Ubuntu MATE computer operating system.

Also: Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Moving To GTK3

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