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July 17, 2014
OSCON Kids Day is an entire day of workshops July 20, 2014 for school aged children interested in learning more about computer programming. Workshops will include Java, Python, Scratch, Minecraft Modding, Arduino, and more. Recommended ages for the workshops are 6 and up, depending on your child's skills and abilities.
Firefox OS has unlocked the mobile ecosystem and is quickly expanding across a broad range of devices and product categories in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Just one year after the first devices were launched, Firefox OS is now … Continue reading
One of the fundamental tenets of the open source movement is the freely available access of knowledge. There has been a growing scene of educators, institutions, and organizations that see open access to knowledge as not being limited to that of source code. For several groups and universities this has been a focal point for the future of worldwide education. read more
It's easy to get kids interested in technology when the technology is fun! And the options out there for fun outlets for kids to learn is growing every day. From building robots to programming games to building your own electronics, the line between play and learning is steadily blurring, and what's more, many of these platforms are built on open source.read more
Chrome Remote Desktop Sharing feature in UbuntuIn this tutorial I will introduce you with the Chrome remote Desktop sharing feature. This is an alternate as similar to team-viewer type property for sharing the screen with remote clients. It seems to be very useful for remote desktop control features. I will install the webplugin in Ubuntu 14.04.
Google's Android is a great little operating system for mobile and low-powered devices, but even though it has open source roots, most Android apps are not open source.
Intel announced an updated, slightly larger “Galileo Gen 2″ version of its Arduino-compatible Galileo SBC, and expects to start shipping it in August. Intel unveiled the original Galileo SBC last October, and said it would donate 50,000 Galileo SBCs to 1,000 universities worldwide over the next 18 months. The $60 Galileo SBC is the low-end […]
Docker, FESco Election, Android App for Flock, Flock Video Volunteers, and Release Naming (5tFTW 2014-07-15)
Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to follow it all. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just […]
An MIT spinoff has launched an Indiegogo campaign for a $499, Linux-based “Jibo” robot billed as a social, self-learning companion for families. Like SoftBank’s Aldeberan-built Pepper, the Jibo bot runs on Linux and is designed to communicate and interact with people in a social, human-like manner. While the $1,930 Pepper is dubbed an “emotional” robot, […]
Barely 90 days after Red Hat acquired Inktank, a major new release of Inktank Ceph Enterprise debuts.Red Hat today announced the Inktank Ceph Enterprise 1.2 storage platform, the first Ceph Enterprise release since Red Hat acquired Inktank.
What's in a name? Quite a bit, actually. To ensure compatibility between products sharing the same name, it[he]#039[/he]s important that users can expect a core set of features to be consistent across different distributions. This is especially true with large projects like OpenStack which are made up of many interlocking components.
Morning! We begin today with some big news folks. It looks like both Torchlight & Torchlight II are due to be released on Steam for Linux.
A security firm has criticised Android's all-or-nothing permission approach, arguing it unnecessarily creates extra privacy risks for businesses and consumers. Users are obliged to accept a entire laundry list of requested permissions before they can download an Android app. Disagreement on any point means that the software package can't be downloaded.
July 16, 2014
For those of us veterans in the open source software (OSS) community, certain technologies come along in our lifetime that revolutionise how we consume and manage our technology utilisation. During the early 2000s the concept of high availiability (HA) and clustering allowed Linux to really stack up in the datacentre.
Via’s “Viega” is an IP65-ruggedized, 10.1-inch tablet that runs Android 4.2 on a Via dual-core SoC, providing 9-hour battery life and optional 3G and GPS. Via Technologies is getting into the rugged Android tablet market. The Viega tablet runs a fairly modern Android 4.2 build, and is designed for the showroom floor, warehouse, construction site, and other enterprise-level mobile computing environments, says Via.
How to install GlusterFS with a replicated volume over 2 nodes on Ubuntu 14.04In this tutorial I will explain GlusterFS configuration in Ubuntu 14.04. GlusterFS is an open source distributed file system which provides easy replication over multiple storage nodes. Gluster File System is a distributed filesystem allowing you to create a single volume of storage which spans multiple disks, multiple machines and even multiple data centres.
"You should be able to use the Web without fear that a criminal or state-sponsored actor is exploiting software bugs to infect your computer, steal secrets, or monitor your communications," writes Google security researcher Chris Evans. To help make that a reality, Google has put together a new team of researchers whose sole purpose is to find security flaws in software—any software—that's used on the Internet.