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In this article, we are going to take a trip back in time to see where the seed of Linux was planted?—?namely via the Unix systems of the early 1970s & how it has progressed through the modern day.
As members of the maker community, we are always looking for creative ways to use hardware and software. This time, Patrick Lima and I decided we wanted to expand the Raspberry Pi's ports using an Arduino board, so we could access more functionality and ports and add a layer of protection to the device. There are a lot of ways to use this setup, such as building a solar panel that follows the sun, a home weather station, joystick interaction, and more.
Unix and Unix-like operating systems are a family of computer operating systems that derive from the original Unix System from Bell Labs which can be traced back to 1965. Linux is the most popular variant and there comes in a number of different distributions.Linux is nothing but a UNIX clone which is written Linus Torvalds from scratch with the help of some hackers across the globe.
This article is part of a special series of 24 days of Linux desktops. Take a step back in time with Window Maker, which implements the old Unix NeXTSTEP environment for today's users.
Not ready for production yet, warns team, as it expands ZFS support
Canonical is expanding Ubuntu's support for ZFS, an advanced file system originally developed by Sun Microsystems.…
With Microsoft cutting off support for Windows 7, the Linux desktop may finally get its day in the sun. But are Linux companies ready to take advantage of their opportunity?
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look open source projects from Mozilla, a tool for analyzing Flash files, an open source alternative to GPS, and more!
As computing ecosystems become more complex, monitoring and
analyzing those often disconnected moving parts becomes increasingly
Vincross has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a modular “MIND Kit” robotics kit ranging from $89 for the Linux-driven, quad -A53 compute unit to $799 for a complete kit with servo controller, motors, battery, bases, sensors, lidar, and a mic array. Vincross, which was founded in 2014 by Tsinghua University AI scientist Tianqi Sun, went […]
News briefs for January 18, 2019.
No matter how much of a cliché it may be, making New Year's Resolutions is hard to resist. There's something about the calendar flipping to a new year that causes even the most curmudgeonly, set-in-their-ways people to take stock of the year ending and make plans for improvements during the next trip around the sun.
To that end, here are my five resolutions for 2019. Some relate to my job and wider life, others to my place in the community, and I think each one will make the world a better place. Feel free to put any or all of these on your list of plans for 2019.
The name may not be a familiar one to everyone, but Eren Niazi can be credited with laying the foundation and paving the way to the many software-defined and cloud-centric technologies in use today.
Find out how to reconnect to Slack over IRC using a Bitlbee libpurple
Susan Landau, was a former distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems and is now a professor at Tufts. I had an opportunity to check in with her?at a recent event in Washington, D.C.
Which makes lots of sysadmins' fave tracing tool cool for Linux
Oracle appears to have open-sourced DTrace, the system instrumentation tool that Sun Microsystems created in the early 2000s and which has been beloved of many-a-sysadmin ever since.…
Today is "I Love Free Software Day"! We're celebrating by shining a spotlight on our contributors and on our collaboration with other FOSS communities...
Danese Cooper is one of open source's strongest advocates, credited with advancing the open sourcing of technology at major companies including Sun Microsystems, Intel, and now PayPal, where she has served as head of open source since 2014.
Officially, Oracle hasn't said a thing. Unofficially, if you count the cars in Oracle's Santa Clara office, you'll find hundreds of spots that were occupied last week now empty. As many as 2,500 Oracle, former Sun, employees have been laid off. Good bye, SPARC. Good bye, Solaris. Your day is done.
For some people, the darkness of the recent eclipse set off a light bulb. As millions of people saw the sun blotted out by the moon, many of them realized they're interested in astronomy more generally. Those people are in luck. A Python library called Astroplan can help them plan their observations.
Java Enterprise Edition could be leaving the tight control of Oracle and moving to an Open Source Foundation (maybe).
The 2017 edition of Akademy was held in Almería, Spain. Starting officially on the 22nd of July and ending on the 27th, the weekend was dedicated to talks, as is customary. The rest of the following week, from Monday to Thursday, was dedicated to workshops and BoFs...
During the first day at the Akademy, everything went according to plan and nearly everything was on time. Kudos to the organisers.
The weather was balmy at the beginning of the day and, although Aleix Pol said it was not hotter than a hot day in Barcelona, many of the Scandinavian and Scottish attendees were visibly wilting under the sun. Fortunately for them, the venue is equipped with air-conditioning...
In this article you will find the examples of how to run remote ssh command in Linux to Show result locally.
If you were waiting for an Solaris 12 release, don't bother, there isn't one coming anytime soon
Full compilation of the information required to understand a network monitor. What, why, when, how and where.
There have been stories recently that Munich, which has been using Linux for years, is considering switching to Windows 10. Who started these stories? Accenture, a Microsoft partner.
In 2016, I adopted my first carnivorous plants, a Venus Fly Trap and a Pitcher Plant, which my Facebook friends named Gordon and Bananarama, respectively. I quickly discovered that the health of Gordon and Bananarama was closely connected to the environment I provided as much as to their ability to catch the occasional bug and get energy from the sun.
Join us at MozFest 2016 this weekend: Fri 28 – Sun 30th October 2016 Now in its seventh year, MozFest is the world’s go-to event for the free and open Internet movement. Part meeting place for like-minded individuals keen to … Read more
Now in its seventh year, MozFest is the world’s go-to event for the free and open Internet movement. Part meeting place for like-minded individuals keen to share ideas; part playground for Web enthusiasts, MozFest is a buzzy hive of activity.
If you cycled the clock back about 15 years and surveyed the prevailing beliefs about open source technology at the time, you would find nowhere near the volume of welcome for it that we see today. As a classic example, The Register reported all the way back in 2001 that former CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer made the following famous statement in a Chicago Sun-Times interview: "Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches."
Looking for replacing Nagios? Are you assessing Nagios for your it monitoring? Then, I strongly recommend you to read this article
In the early days of Linux it was possible to do high-quality audio recording, but it was often difficult to set up. Then Ubuntu Studio made it a lot easier.
Back in 2000-2002, after studying B2B marketing, I started to work at an engineering office. Aside from marketing and sales stuff, I was in charge of optimizing the number of workstations and licenses to match our real needs and cut costs.
We had many expensive CAD workstations that were mainly running Unix at the time, from vendors such as SGI, IBM, and Sun, with costly CATIA, Euclid, and Unigraphics software.
It seems like only yesterday that I read Jeff Bonwick's blog entry
"ZFS: The Last Word in Filesystems". It was Halloween of 2005 that
ZFS was fully integrated into Sun Microsystem's Solaris, and the filesystem
was very well received. For the readers not familiar with ZFS, it is a
combined all-purpose filesystem and volume manager.
After reading the news about Ian Murdock’s death and the follow-up mournings of the greater Debian community I remembered that I actually met him, talked to him, and even email-interviewed him in 2006.
The news of Murdock’s death was first made public in a blog post on the Docker website. When the page became unreachable at approximately 4:20 p.m. EST, there was a glimmer of hope that perhaps the report had been an error, as the post made no mention of a cause death, nor did it reference disturbing tweets on Murdock’s Twitter account on Monday. However, the page was back online by a little after 5:00 p.m.
-"Whose turn is it to prep the JavaCar demo?" I asked my colleague. As I suspected, the answer was "Yours!"
However, I wasn't too disappointed, as I was happy to show off what my team at Sun Microsystems Labs had built. Our JavaCar was well ahead of its time—a vehicle testbed for in-car networking, telematics, and infotainment, all before those concepts existed in the mainstream.
Several years ago, when I was working on my Master's degree in Library Science, I took a course on Unix (Solaris) system administration. The course was supposed to involve setting up a web server on a Sun workstation, starting with a fresh, bare-metal install of the Solaris operating system and building things up from there.
No more support for bedridden Sun hardware going forward
Following years of waning popularity, the Debian GNU/Linux Project has dropped support for the Sparc architecture, effective immediately.…
This is unfortunate, even if it was somewhat expected: the Supreme Court has now rejected Google's request to hear its appeal over the appeals court decision that overturned a lower court ruling on the copyrightability of APIs. The lower court decision, by Judge William Alsup (who learned to code Java to understand the issues), noted that APIs were not copyrightable, as they were mere methods, which are not subject to copyright.
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected Google's appeal of the Google-Oracle API copyright dispute. The high court's move lets stand an appellate court's decision that application programming interfaces (APIs) are subject to copyright protections. Here is how we described the issue in our earlier coverage:
Devs told to move to Android Studio
Google has decided Android Studio is all you need to make apps, and by the end of the year will no longer support the venerable but popular Eclipse IDE.…
The Justice Department is weighing in on the hot-button intellectual property dispute between Google and Oracle, telling the Supreme Court that APIs are protected by copyright.
The Obama administration's position means it is siding with Oracle and a federal appeals court that said application programming interfaces are subject to copyright protections. The high court in January asked for the government's views on the closely watched case.
The dispute centers on Google copying names, declarations, and header lines of the Java APIs in Android.
Open source overlords need a break too... but devs told to keep on testing
Work/life balance is important. But important enough to slow development of a tool on which a fair slab of the world relies every day?…
After helping to put the dot in .com by building and configuring enterprise class solutions with WorldCom as a Sun hardware and software engineer, Jason Smith went on to AAAS (The American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the publishers of the journal Science) to direct the technical needs of the education directorate.
I can’t recall the exact time I learned about open source software, but I can certainly narrow down the place. I quickly realized how transformative it could be. In 1996, I was sitting in the tech support department of a large ISP that provided hosting and connectivity to the Fortune 1000. Most of our servers ran Solaris, floppy disks arrived via snail mail, and we applied security updates manually adhering to a regime of updates and invoices prescribed by Sun Microsystems. It was a huge change from my university career of dumb terminals and mainframes.
There was great news and there was awful news in the world of Linux and open-source software during 2014.
This is the first part of KDE & Freedom, a series of interviews with people who use and contribute to FOSS in their everyday lives. Please consider donating to the KDE End of Year 2014 Fundraiser. We need your help!
Let's start with some homework. Go to Google (or Bing) and search
for "privacy is dead, get over it". I first heard this from Bill
Joy, cofounder of Sun Microsystems, but it's attributed to a number of
tech folk, and there's an element of truth to it. Put something on-line
and it's in the wild, however much you'd prefer to keep it under
This document describes how to install Tomcat in Ubuntu 14.04. Apache Tomcat (or simply Tomcat, formerly also Jakarta Tomcat) is an open source web server and servlet container developed by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Tomcat implements the Java Servlet and the JavaServer Pages (JSP) specifications from Sun Microsystems, and provides a "pure Java" HTTP web server environment for Java code to run in.
Remember when Sun Microsystems proclaimed that "the network is the computer"? Many people guffawed at that proclamation. What was once a clever slogan is now a reality thanks to the proliferation of web-based applications.
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