Development Release: Semplice Linux 7 Preview

Eugenio Paolantonio has announced the availability of the first development build of Semplice Linux 7, a lightweight, Debian-based distribution that ships with a desktop environment called “Vera” built on top of the Openbox window manager: “It’s my pleasure to announce the immediate release of Semplice 7-preview, code-named ‘Comfortably…. 22 total views, 6 views today

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Devuan — forking Debian without systemd

Devuan (pronounced “Dev One”) aims to be a base distribution whose mission is protect the freedom of its community of users and developers. Its priority is to enable diversity, interoperability and backward compatibility for existing Debian users and downstream distributions willing to preserve Init freedom. 14 total views, 5 views today

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Program Arduino on your Raspberry Pi

You can interface a Raspberry Pi with Arduino components – now learn how to program them from the Pi and control robots like the Makeblock. Learning to code is one of the best things about owning a Raspberry Pi for a lot of people. Python and C are easy enough to start with on the […]

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Inside Cisco's OpenStack Cloud Strategy

Cisco first got involved with the open-source OpenStack cloud platform in 2011 with the Bexar release and initially was focused mostly on networking. Over the last several years, Cisco’s OpenStack involvement and product portfolio have grown beyond just networking. In a video interview with eWEEK, Lew Tucker, vice president and CTO of Cloud Computing at […]

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Preview: Office for Android tablets is like Office for iPad, but on Android

Google’s Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps are a lot of things—they’re fast, they’re convenient, and they’re available on both iOS and Android—but you couldn’t call them “powerful.” Even the Web versions of Google’s productivity software are pretty basic compared with the feature-stuffed behemoth that is Microsoft Office, and the mobile apps are minimalist by comparison. […]

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The new food revolution is open

See how these groups are joining forces: Open Food Network, Farm Hack, Open Source Beehives, Open Source Seed Initiative, and Growstuff.”He who receives ideas from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine receives light without darkening me.” —Thomas Jefferson We can’t get around it, so we’ll say […]

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November’s “Stupid Patent of the Month,” brought to you by Penn State

Three months ago, the Electronic Frontier Foundation inaugurated a monthly tradition in which they wrote about a “Stupid Patent of the Month.” The first patent they publicized was basically a description of a doctor’s “computer-secretary.” Since then, they’ve highlighted a vague software patent owned by a serial litigant, a patent on filming a yoga class, […]

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How to back up a Debian system using backupninja

Prudence or experience by disaster can teach every sysadmin the importance of taking frequent system backups. You can do so by writing good old shell scripts, or using one (or more) of the many backup tools available for the job. Thus the more tools you become acquainted with, the better informed decisions you will make […]

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