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Everything I know about open source I learned from SpaceX

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:31
You probably heard, but the private rocket company SpaceX did a thing last week. And while it was really cool to watch live video from a freakin' rocket on my pocket computer, that's not all there is to it. As I thought about the Falcon Heavy launch, I realized it contains a lot of lessons from my experience in open source projects.read more

How to Monitor Linux Systems Performance with iostat command

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:11
iostat command is used to monitor CPU utilization and I/O (input /output) statistics of all the disks and file systems.

How Bug Bounties Improve Software Security

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:51
Bugs exist in software. That's a fact, not a controversial statement. The challenge (and controversy) lies in how different organizations find the bugs in their software.One way for organizations to find bugs is with a bug bounty program.

ZFS for Linux

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 07:31
Presenting the Solaris ZFS filesystem, as implemented in Linux FUSE, nativekernel modules and the Antergos Linux installer. ZFS remains one of the most technically advanced and feature-complete filesystems since it appeared in October 2005. Code for Sun's original Zettabyte File System was released under the CDDL open-source license, and it has since become a standard component of FreeBSD

Windows Subsystem for Linux: A Bridge Between Two Platforms

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 06:11
Windows 10 accounts for roughly 42 percent of market share, according to the latest figures from StatCounter. It’s also the the most commonly used platform by developers, followed by Linux. That’s a huge market.

The most popular Linux desktop programs are...

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 04:51
The most recent Linux Questions poll results are in, and the the winners of this popular desktop Linux survey have been revealed, with many expected winners and at least one big Microsoft surprise.

How to Install LibreOffice 6.0 on Ubuntu or Linux Mint

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 03:31
LibreOffice 6.0 is the most significant update ever to the open-source office suite used by millions of computer users worldwide, and it's easy to install on the popular Ubuntu and Linux Mint operating systems.

Add-on board brings BACnet building control to the Raspberry Pi

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 02:11
Contemporary Controls is launching a “BASpi” Raspberry Pi add on that supports the BACnet building control standard and Sedona Framework, and provides 6x relay outputs and 6x inputs, including analog, temp, contact closure, pulse, and resistance inputs.

KDE Plasma Linux Desktop Is No Longer Vulnerable to USB Attacks, Update Now

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 00:51
The KDE Project released a new major version of their widely-used Plasma desktop environment for GNU/Linux distributions, a release that adds numerous new features and fixes security vulnerabilities.

IoT prototyping board for Raspberry Pi has a mobile/cloud IFTTT app

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 23:31
GraspIO’s “Cloudio” IoT prototyping add-on board for the Raspberry Pi includes a 1-inch OLED display, sensors, 6x I/Os, and a servo, and is controlled using a mobile/cloud-based drag-and-drop app with IFTTT and voice support. Bangalore (Bengaluru), India based GraspIO (Grasp IO Innovations) has partnered with Premier Farnell to manufacturer and distribute its new Cloudio prototyping […]

An open source Instagram desktop photo uploader

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 22:11
One of my tasks at my new communications job is to re-activate and improve our social media channels. I've used Twitter and Facebook for many years, so that was easy. Now, I need to work on Instagram.read more

How to Install BookStack on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 20:51
BookStack is an open source platform to create documentation/wiki content for your project. Your project documentation/wiki gets stored on BookStack as a 'Book', followed by 'Chapter' and 'Pages'. In this tutorial, I will show you step-by-step how to install and configure BookStack on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Canonical Invites Ubuntu Linux Users to Test Video Playback in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 19:31
Daniel Van Vugt, a member of the Ubuntu desktop team, is inviting users running the development release of the upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system to test and give feedback on the video playback performance.

LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of PCLinuxOS

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 18:11
I have reviewed a very good Linux distribution that I first used full-time as opposed to just playing around with it 8 years ago. You could say that I was suckled on it so to speak. What attracted me to PCLinuxOS distribution was mainly how simple to use it was. They released a new ISO to download in November so I decided to give this release a go.

8 open source drone projects

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 16:51
Editor's note: This article was originally published in December 2016 and has been updated to include additional information.Over the past few years, interest in civilian, military, and commercial drones has grown rapidly, which has also driven the maker community's interest in open source drone projects.read more

Reference guide to Linux Directory structure

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 15:31
When we install a Linux distribution we see that a number of directories are created. These created directories may be same or partially different on various Linux distributions. You might know about the directory...

Linux 4.15, MATE 1.20, Plasma 5.12, LibreOffice, VLC, Nextcloud, & Mycroft | This Week in Linux 20

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 14:11
VIDEO: This Week in Linux is BACK! On Episode 20, we discussed Linux 4.15, MATE 1.20, Plasma 5.12, LibreOffice, VLC, Nextcloud, Mycroft, openSUSE, Rocket League & so much more.

Are you an open-sorcerer or free software warrior? Let us do battle

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:51
Quickly now, before the suits show upOpen Source Insider The Open Source Initiative, a non-profit that advocates for open-source software and coined the term, celebrates its 20th anniversary this month. It's difficult to conceive of where the internet, indeed the world, would be today were it not for open-source software and, perhaps more importantly, the free software movement that preceded it and continues to promote free software today.…

Heptio's Craig McLuckie On Kubernetes Orchestration's Start at Google

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:31
I think one of the things that was clear to us right from the get go is that for it to really succeed and achieve its full potential it had to be legitimately open. It couldn't be something where we inside Google just held on to every line of control, because ultimately that would limit its applicability to its use on Google. For it to become something that was widely and richly embraced by the community, it had to be a legitimately open technology.

MX Linux 17: An upgraded distro made for beginners

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:10
There are tons of operating systems coming out all the time, from free laptop systems like EasyPeasy to Manjaro, Mandriva, and Kubuntu. But all of them have their share of kinks.read more

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