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Raspberry Pi CM3 carrier has an Artik MCU for offline Bluetooth

8 hours 30 min ago
Resin.io’s fleet-oriented “Fin” carrier runs its Docker-friendly ResinOS and Resin.io IoT framework on a Raspberry Pi Compute Module. It offers RPi 3 like ports, plus a mini-PCIe slot and an Artik 020 MCU for offline Bluetooth links. Resin.io, the company behind the Linux/Javascript-based Resin.io IoT framework for deploying applications as Docker containers, as well as […]

Ubuntu 18.10 Will Boot Faster, Thanks to LZ4 Initramfs Compression

9 hours 38 min ago
If you plan on upgrading to the forthcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system this spring, chances are your computer will boot a little faster thanks to the implementation of a stronger compression algorithm for the initial ramdisk.

Docker Turns 5

10 hours 47 min ago
In March 2013, Solomon Hykes first introduced the world to a new generation of LInux containers that he dubbed - Docker. Over the last five years, Docker as a technology and as a company has remade both itself and the software industry.

Migrating to Linux: Installing Software

11 hours 56 min ago
With all the attention you are seeing on Linux and its use on the Internet and in devices like Arduino, Beagle, and Raspberry Pi boards and more, perhaps you are thinking it's time to try it out. This series will help you successfully make the transition to Linux.

Open source version of webOS launches with smart device focus

13 hours 4 min ago
LG has released webOS Open Source Edition, expanding its HTML5-savvy Linux distro beyond its smart TVs and fridges to a larger “smart devices” market. In collaboration with the South Korean government, consumer electronics giant LG announced the release of webOS Open Source Edition, an open source version of its well-traveled, web-oriented Linux distro.

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS New Features Recap

14 hours 13 min ago
With the first beta release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS available and the stable released planned on 26 April 2018, now is a great time to take a closer look at what you can expect to see in the latest version of Canonical’s Linux distribution.

Can we build a social network that serves users rather than advertisers?

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 21:02
Today, open source software is far-reaching and has played a key role driving innovation in our digital economy. The world is undergoing radical change at a rapid pace. People in all parts of the world need a purpose-built, neutral, and transparent online platform to meet the challenges of our time.And open principles might just be the way to get us there. What would happen if we married digital innovation with social innovation using open-focused thinking?

Samsung Announces Galaxy Tab Active2, a Rugged Android Tablet for Mobile Workers

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 19:54
Samsung announced today the Galaxy Tab Active2 rugged Android tablet designed for mobile workers conducting business outdoors in industrial locations, under harsh weather, and other difficult conditions.

MIPI-CSI camera kit runs Linux on Apollo Lake

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 18:45
Congatec’s rugged, Linux-driven “Conga-CAM-KIT/MIPI” camera kit combines its Intel Apollo Lake based Conga-PA5 SBC with a MIPI-CSI 2 camera from Leopard Imaging and other components. Congatec announced a Conga-CAM-KIT/MIPI camera kit, also referred to as the MIPI-CSI 2 Smart Camera Kit. The kit runs a Yocto Project based Linux distribution on Congatec’s Conga-PA5......

Mozilla's opt-out Firefox DNS privacy test sparks, er, privacy outcry

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 17:37
Mozilla's plan to test a more secure method for resolving internet domain names – known as Trusted Recursive Resolver (TRR) via DNS over HTTPs (DoH) – in Firefox Nightly builds has met with objections from its user community due to privacy concerns.

GNOME 3.28 released & coming to Fedora 28

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 16:28
Last week, The GNOME project announced the release of GNOME 3.28. This major release of the GNOME desktop is the default desktop environment in the upcoming release of Fedora 28 Workstation. 3.28 includes a wide range of enhancements, including updates... Continue Reading →

What’s New in ArchLabs 2018.03

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 15:19
ArchLabs 2018.03 is the latest release of Linux distribution based on Arch Linux featuring the Openbox window manager as the primary desktop interface. The project’s latest release ArchLabs 2018.03 brings a few fixes and improvements and improve the user.

How 11 open source projects got their names

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 14:11
What is the meaning of "life"?Well, it's the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, of course. So, what is the meaning of "open source life"? Leo Babauta, writing for LifeHack, says:read more

Google Patches All Intel Chromebooks Against Spectre Variant 2 with Chrome OS 65

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 13:02
Google released a new stable version of its Linux-based Chrome OS operating system for Chromebooks, build 65.0.3325.167 (Platform version: 10323.58.0/1) bringing the Meltdown and Spectre mitigations to more devices and a bunch of other improvements.

How to Install DokuWiki with Apache on Debian 9

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:53
DokuWiki is a free open source wiki application written completely in the PHP programming language and often deployed in Linux under Apache/Nginx web servers and PHP. This tutorial I will show you how to install and configure the latest version DokuWiki CMS platform on Debian 9.2 release, in order to create online documentation websites.

Digital asset management for an open movie project

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:45
When it comes to frontend creative software for multimedia projects, Blender and Audacity tend to get the most attention, mainly because they are easy for beginners to use. But when you use them to produce a large multimedia project, like our animated open movie project Lunatics!, you quickly run into problems with the backend infrastructure.read more

VMWare's Dirk Hohndel on Linux and Open Source Software

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 09:36
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Ask the same question about Linux and open source software and the answer is clear — but still a surprise to some.

Feed the dog and close the door with an open source home automation system

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 08:28
As voice assistants, smart bulbs, and other devices increasingly become household staples, more people than ever are bringing smart technology into their homes. But the bewildering assortment of products on the market can present challenges: Remembering which app to use and trying to link things together with automation can get complicated quickly. In this article, I’ll show you a few ways I used an open source home automation platform, Home Assistant, to bring all my devices together.read more

How to install Chevereto Image Hosting on Ubuntu 16.04

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 07:19
Chevereto is a free, open source and easy to use image hosting script written in PHP language that allows you to create your own image hosting website. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install and configure Chevereto using Apache, PHP and MariaDB on Ubuntu 16.04 server.

Dry – An Interactive CLI Manager For Docker Containers

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 06:10
2DayGeek: A command line Docker manager & monitoring tool for Linux.