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The knitting printer and more art with open source

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 03:50
For several years, linux.conf.au, a week-long conference (held this year from January 22-26), has held "miniconfs" offering space for tech community niche groups to share their inventions and ideas. In 2018, 12 miniconfs were held on the first two days of the conference, and the Art + Tech miniconf took the concept to the next level with an entire day of 11 talks about making art with tech, as well as an art exhibition head during the conference.read more

Real-time Linux based automation controller supports up to 16 I/O modules

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 02:07
Opto 22 announced its first Linux-based automation controller: a rugged “Groov EPIC” system that runs real-time Linux on a quad-core ARM SoC, and supports process and machine control, SCADA/RTU, and industrial IoT edge gateway applications. Increasingly, industrial equipment manufacturers must not only compete on features, but also meet their clients’ need to attract the best […]

Top 5: SpaceX, drone projects, vi tips, and more

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 00:24
Since Valentine's Day was earlier this week, I thought we'd focus on love. There's plenty to love in this week's top 5, so let's take a look. And before you go, be sure to enter to win a Mycroft Mark 1 voice assistant.read more

Q4OS Makes Linux Easy for Everyone

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 22:41
Modern Linux distributions tend to target a variety of users. Some claim to offer a flavor of the open source platform that anyone can use. And, I’ve seen some such claims succeed with aplomb, while others fall flat. Q4OS is one of those odd distributions that doesn’t bother to make such a claim but pulls off the feat anyway.

Web Server Setup Series - Fix CWP Errors & Warnings To Improve Server Security

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 20:58
?Welcome to the second part of the web server setup series. In this part, I'll show you how to fix CWP (CentOS web panel) errors and warnings, create new user accounts, create hosting packages, and create FTP account. So let's start.

Listen to the new Fedora podcast

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 19:15
The Fedora Marketing Team is proud to announce the Fedora Podcast. This ongoing series will feature interviews and talks with people who make the Fedora community awesome. These folks work on new technologies found in Fedora. Or they produce the... Continue Reading →

diff -u: Automated Bug Reporting

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 17:32
Bug reports are good. Anyone with a reproducible crash should submit a bugreport on the linux-kernel mailing list. The developers will appreciate it,and you'll be helping make Linux better!

Linux stat Command Tutorial for Beginners (5 Examples)

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 16:12
Sometimes, while working on the command line in Linux, you need to know more about a file. For example, you may want information like file's size, inode number, access permissions, time of last access or modification, and more. You'll be glad to know that there exists a command line utility stat that provides all this information in one go.

What is a Linux 'oops'?

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:52
The Linux kernel is watching out for you, and when it detects something on the system violated the kernel's rules about proper behavior, it will shut the system down and issue an "oops."

Why Red Hat Invested $250M in CoreOS to Advance Kubernetes

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 08:10
Red Hat already had a leading Kubernetes distribution with OpenShift, but now it has so much more.

LMMS Guide Part 1: Creating Simple Melodies Using Sounds And Instruments

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 06:50
LMMS stands for Linux Multimedia Studio. It is a very good open-source program that is used to create music tracks using sound files, predefined instruments, and sound effects. LMMS has versions for Windows and macOS in addition to Linux. Their website, of course, lists all of their features offered to users. This article will attempt to provide practical guides and tips for composing songs using LMMS.

How to create slides with Emacs Org mode and Reveal.js

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 05:30
Over the last year or so, I've started to get heavily back into using Emacs and the Org mode package (for taking notes, organizing yourself, and more). I've also started dipping my toes back into the water of giving short presentations. I've been wondering how to combine Emacs with giving talks.You're probably asking What does presenting have to do with a text editor? Quite a bit, actually!read more

Apache CloudStack, KDE Plasma Update, Kubernetes Engine

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 04:10
News briefs for February 14, 2018.

Network Time Protocol: Install NTP server on Linux machines

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 02:50
NTP or Network Time Protocol is a very important service that is used to keep the system time accurate. NTP service is used to synchronize time on all local servers with respect to a designated server called, NTP server. That NTP server itself syncs time from a public NTP server.

Canonical Wants to Collect Some Data from Ubuntu Users to Improve New Releases

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 01:29
Canonical's Director of Ubuntu Desktop Will Cooke announced today that the company wants to implement some data collecting mechanism in future releases of Ubuntu Linux to improve the things that matter most to users.

Understanding SELinux labels for container runtimes

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 00:09
I've just started to deal with some software that is containerized via Docker, and which is ordinarily only ever run on Ubuntu. Naturally this means nobody ever put any thought into how it will interact with SELinux.

DNS and DHCP with Dnsmasq

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 22:49
Last week, we learned a batch of tips and tricks for Dnsmasq. Today, we're going more in-depth into configuring DNS and DHCP, including entering DHCP hostnames automatically into DNS, and assigning static IP addresses from DHCP.

Samsung Halts Android 8.0 Oreo Rollouts for Galaxy S8 Due to Unexpected Reboots

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:29
Samsung stopped the distribution of the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system update for its Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones due to unexpected reboots reported by several users.

Container security fundamentals: 5 things to know

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 20:09
As containers continue their march into the IT mainstream, leaders will be increasingly pressed for assurances that containers are ready for prime time. And one of the big fear factors that skeptics may cite is a familiar one: Security. Need to know the core facts about container security? IT leaders and security pros share advice.

FOSS Project Spotlight: LinuxBoot

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 18:49
Linux as firmware. The more things change, the more they stay the same. That may sound cliché, but it's still as true for the firmware that boots your operating system as it was in 2001 when Linux Journal first published Eric Biederman's "About LinuxBIOS". LinuxBoot is the latest incarnation of an idea that has persisted for around two decades now: use Linux as your bootstrap.