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[#] Fri Aug 25 2017 02:46:28 EDT from rss

Subject: Stop Over-REACTing to the Facebook Patent License

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The practical result of the Apache Foundation’s decision is unclear. Category X licensed code cannot be included in an Apache Foundation repository. (That category also includes licenses like GPL.) Apache’s re-classification doesn’t mean anyone is restricted from using ReactJS?—?it just can’t be committed in an Apache project. It’s not even clear that an Apache project cannot contain a dependency on BSD+Patents licensed code.

[#] Fri Aug 25 2017 04:06:35 EDT from rss

Subject: Adlink gear to showcase VMWare’s Liota based IoT framework

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Adlink will offer the new VMware Pulse IoT Center service and Linux-friendly Liota (Little IoT Agent) to Adlink customers as pre-integrated solutions. VMWare, which is primarily known as a virtualization software vendor, stepped into the IoT market last year by announcing a vendor-neutral, open source Liota (Little IoT Agent) SDK for building secure IoT gateway […]

[#] Fri Aug 25 2017 05:38:06 EDT from rss

Subject: Splitting and Re-Assembling Files in Linux

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We'll learn how to use csplit, split, and cat to chop up and then put files back together. These work on any file type: text, image, audio, .iso, you name it.

[#] Fri Aug 25 2017 06:57:36 EDT from rss

Subject: Patrick McHardy and copyright profiteering

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Many in the open source community have expressed concern about the activities of Patrick McHardy in enforcing the GNU General Public License (GPL) against Linux distributors. Below are answers to common questions, based on public information related to his activities, and some of the legal principles that underlie open source compliance enforcement.

[#] Fri Aug 25 2017 08:29:59 EDT from rss

Subject: Demand for Open Source Skills Continues to Grow

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Open source skills have been in high demand for a number of years, as open source continues to displace proprietary software in both data centers and in development houses. Salaries for those with open source skills tend to be higher as well. Career website Dice's annual salary survey -- a separate survey from this -- indicates that Linux professionals command an annual salary of over $100,000 while other tech professionals take in an average of $92,000.

[#] Fri Aug 25 2017 09:47:15 EDT from rss

Subject: Thin Mini-ITX board dishes up 15W Skylake-U chips

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The AIMB-232 can run Linux or Windows Embedded on Intel’s 2.0GHz Celeron 3955U, the 2.2GHz Celeron 3965U, the 2.3GHz Core i3-6100U, the 2.4GHz Core i5 6300U, or the 2.6GHz Core i7 6600U. The block diagram also suggests support for Intel’s 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” processors, but this is not mentioned elsewhere.

[#] Fri Aug 25 2017 11:49:16 EDT from rss

Subject: Happy anniversary, Linux: A look back at where it all began

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I first installed Linux in 1993. I ran MS-DOS at the time, but I really liked the Unix systems in our campus computer lab, where I spent much of my time as an undergraduate university student. When I heard about Linux, a free version of Unix that I could run on my 386 computer at home, I immediately wanted to try it out. My first Linux distribution was Softlanding Linux System (SLS) 1.03, with Linux kernel 0.99 alpha patch level more

[#] Fri Aug 25 2017 13:37:01 EDT from rss

Subject: Mozilla ponders making telemetry opt-out, 'cos hardly anyone opted in

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Browser-maker wants to compile global top 100 sites list, promises to protect privacyMozilla may require users to opt-out of sending telemetry from its Firefox browser because so few have opted in that it's hard for developers to get a good sample of what causes problems.…

[#] Fri Aug 25 2017 15:39:00 EDT from rss

Subject: Asus Tinker Board

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Asus published their first beta Android release (version for the Tinker Board back in April. It was an important step for this single board computer, as Android is a hugely popular operating system with a phenomenal range of open source and proprietary software available. While the initial release was withdrawn from Asus’s support website, Asus followed up the initial release with some minor updates (versions and boasting some fairly modest improvements.

[#] Fri Aug 25 2017 17:25:45 EDT from rss

Subject: Google Chrome Vs. Chromium

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?Google Chrome is currently the most popular browser on desktop PCs. It has over 54% of desktop users usually in the Windows world choosing it over the other browsers. Here in the Linux world, Google Chrome is not the most popular as most distros prefer to ship other web browsers. The most popular of these is Firefox whilst others prefer Chromium. Chromium for all intents and purposes is very identical to Google Chrome. They share everything from looks to extensions, engine, and features. So why don’t they (Linux distros) just ship with Google Chrome? What are the differences between Google Chrome and Chromium?

[#] Fri Aug 25 2017 19:27:45 EDT from rss

Subject: OpenGarages encourages open innovation for automobiles

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Practically since the invention of the automobile, people have been customizing their vehicles. From the fade-away fenders of the 1930s, to the hot rods and muscle cars of the 1950s and 1970s, and on to the "Pimp My Ride" era of the 2000s, people have always expressed their individualism through their more

[#] Fri Aug 25 2017 21:14:31 EDT from rss

Subject: 'fdisk' Command To Manage Disk Partitions In Linux

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?Fdisk?(fixed disk or format disk) is a text-based command-line utility for viewing and managing hard disk partitions on Linux. Using fdisk you can view, create, resize, delete, change, copy and move partitions.

[#] Fri Aug 25 2017 23:16:30 EDT from rss

Subject: Harvey: Hurricane Preparation Tips for Data Center Managers

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As Hurricane Harvey bears down on the Texas coast, expected to make landfall around Corpus Christi either tonight or Saturday morning as a dangerous Category 3 storm, the men and women who work in data centers in the area are undoubtedly earning overtime as they prepare for the storm’s onslaught. Keeping data centers operational during natural disasters can be critical to the health and safety of the affected area’s residents, as they supply the lines of communications for many first responders and provide access to valuable information about weather conditions and the state of the area’s infrastructure.

[#] Sat Aug 26 2017 01:03:16 EDT from rss

Subject: How to Install OrientDB NoSQL Database on CentOS 7

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OrientDB is a free and open source NoSQL database management system. Unlike relational database management systems which store the data in a relational tabular form, NoSQL stores data in other than the tabular form which can be document form or Graph form. This tutorial shows you how to install OrientDB on CentOS 7.

[#] Sat Aug 26 2017 03:05:45 EDT from rss

Subject: How To Check Apache Web Server Uptime In Linux

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Two easy ways to check Apache web server uptime in Linux.

[#] Sat Aug 26 2017 04:54:09 EDT from rss

Subject: Top 5: A powerful sysadmin tool, deploying serverless apps with Ansible, and more

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In this week's top 5, we take a look at the Foreman sysadmin tool, tips for building more open startups, an open source game jam, and more

[#] Sat Aug 26 2017 06:46:03 EDT from rss

Subject: 12 reasons to learn Apple

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There are lots of reasons why you might want to learn how to build apps using Apple’s open-source Swift language, including ease of use, security and speed.

[#] Sat Aug 26 2017 08:37:49 EDT from rss

Subject: Tiny hacker board features dual Ethernet and a $13.90 price

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The open spec, 60 x 45mm “Orange Pi R1” runs Linux or Android on a quad -A7 Allwinner H2 and features WiFi, USB OTG, and dual 10/100 Ethernet ports. Shenzhen Xunlong appears to be increasingly focusing its Orange Pi line of open spec development boards on small-footprint SBCs aimed more at IoT than multimedia applications. […]

[#] Sat Aug 26 2017 10:29:53 EDT from rss

Subject: Guide to Linux App Is a Handy Tool for Every Level of Linux User

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Remember when you first started out with Linux? Depending on the environment you’re coming from, the learning curve can be somewhat challenging. Because of that (and many other differences from other platforms), new users (and some already skilled users) need a bit of help now and then. This particular article is about an Android app. because this particular app happens to be geared toward helping users learn Linux.

[#] Sat Aug 26 2017 12:32:56 EDT from rss

Subject: 5 of the Best Linux Distros in 2017

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It’s not easy picking a Linux distribution. While there isn’t truly a one-size-fits-all solution, here are 5 of the best Linux distros to try in 2017.

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