Tiny, Rugged IoT Gateways Offer 10-Year Linux Support | Linux.com

Moxa announced a line of rugged, compact “UC 2100” IoT gateways that run 10-year available Moxa Industrial Linux and optional ThingsPro Gateway middleware on a Cortex-A8 SoC. Moxa announced the UC-2100 Series industrial IoT gateways along with its new UC 3100 and UC 5100 Series, but it offered details only on the UC-2100. All three series ...

Private Internet Access goes Open Source

  Today marks the start of an exciting shift over here at Private Internet Access. As long-time supporters of the Free and Open Source Software community, we have started the process of open sourcing our software, and over the next six months we will be releasing the source code for all our client-side applications, as well ...

SuiteCRM 7.10 released

SalesAgility announces the release of open source Enterprise CRM, SuiteCRM.  The release include many new features and enhancement some of which include: A new REST API Survey Management Confirmed Opt-In 2 Factor Authentication Improved Alerts Functionality Improved Password Management Fail2Ban Logging Integration Release notes at: https://suitecrm.com/wiki/index.php/Release_notes_7.10.0 Full story at: https://suitecrm.com/suitecrm-7-10-released/

Learn to code with Thonny — a Python IDE for beginners

Fedora Magazine makes the case for the Thonny IDE for learning Python… Thonny is a beginner-friendly Python IDE, developed in University of Tartu, Estonia, which takes a different approach as its debugger is designed specifically for learning and teaching programming. Although Thonny is suitable for even total beginners, this post is meant for readers who have at least ...

KDE Receives 200,000 USD Donation from the Pineapple Fund

The Pineapple Fund continues its open source advocacy with a generous domain to KDE: “KDE is immensely grateful for this donation. We would like to express our deeply felt appreciation towards the Pineapple Fund for their generosity” said Lydia Pinscher, President of KDE e.V.. “We will use the funds to further our cause to make Free Software ...

Defense Department (Re)Launches Open Source Software Portal

NextGov reports that the US Defence Department has launched a new portal for open source collaboration: The Defense Department launched the Code.mil website on Tuesday, a new, streamlined portal for its similarly named Code.mil initiative, a collaborative approach to meeting the government’s open source policy. The new website was designed to give a more straightforward user experience. ...

Xubuntu 18.04 community wallpaper

  We’re on our way to the 18.04 LTS release and it’s time for another community wallpaper contest! How to participate? For a chance to win, submit your submission at contest.xubuntu.org. Important dates Start of submissions: Immediately Submission deadline: March 15th, 2018 Announcement of selections: Late March All dates are in UTC. Contest terms All submissions must adhere to the Terms and Guidelines, including specifics ...

We’re still learning from this failed blockchain experiment

The past six months have seen cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum go from rounding errors in the global economy to center stage at mainstream banking conferences. Much of the current fervor concerns the skyrocketing valuations of cryptocurrencies and tokens, and using them as an investment. All this has an interesting backstory—one with roots in ...

Red Hat Container Development Kit (CDK) With Nested KVM

Why If you are like me, you probably prefer to install new and exploratory software in a fresh virtual machine (VM) or container to insulate your laptop/desktop from software pollution (TM). Red Hat Container Development Kit (CDK) relies on virtualization to create a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) virtual machine to run OpenShift (based on Kubernetes). ...

VLC 3.0 Vetinari Release Brings Video LAN Back to VLC

The VideoLAN Organization announces the release of VLAN version 3.0.0 (aka: Vetinari) a major release of the always excellent video player.  This release brings forward a number of important features that reflect the increased and changing ways the we use video but also shows how ahead of its time VLC has been for streaming video ...

Mycroft Mark 1 giveaway announcement

It’s a big year for Mycroft AI, makers of the privacy-centric voice assistant. The company announced a new model, the Mark II, last month and continues to build its open source platform. To celebrate, we’re giving away a Mycroft Mark 1, the Raspberry Pi and Arduino-based device that started it all. The Mark 1’s long list ...

The New KDE Slimbook II: A sleek and powerful Plasma-based Ultrabook

There is a new KDE Slimbook on sale today. The KDE Slimbook II is svelte and smart on the outside, but powerful and fast on the inside. It comes with a choice of a 2.5 GHz Intel i5 (Turbo Boost to 3.1 GHz) with 3M Cache or a 2.7 GHz Intel i7 (3.5 GHz Turbo Boost) ...

MATE 1.20 Released

After 11 months of development the MATE Desktop team are pleased as punch to announce the release of MATE Desktop 1.20. We’d like to thank every MATE contributor for their help making this release possible. What’s new in MATE 1.20 The theme for this release has been stabilising the MATE Desktop by replacing deprecated code and modernising large sections ...

Elastic Release ELK 6.2

The Elastic Team has announced the release of version 6.2 of their popular search, logging and reporting suite.  This update includes ELK (ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana) but also includes Elastic’s related applications such as X-Pack and Beats. Some of the changes and improvements that caught our attention were: Elastic APM for performance monitoring of Python and Node apps Java 9 Support Well ...

Mozilla Announces “Project Things” – An open framework for connecting your IoT things.

Last year, we said that Mozilla is working to create a framework of software and services that can bridge the communication gap between connected devices. Today, we are pleased to announce that anyone can now build their own Things Gateway to control their connected device directly from the web. We kicked off “Project Things”, with the ...

Plasma 5.12 is out, and it is faster, stabler, and has more features than ever

Although performance and stability have been the prime goals for this version of Plasma, some of the new features include spring-loaded folder views, improved Wayland support, interactive notifications, and more. Plasma 5.12 LTS is the second long-term support release from the Plasma 5 team. Developers have been working hard, focusing on speed and stability for this ...