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A beginner's guide to collecting and mapping Twitter data using R

Wed, 2017-06-21 04:25
When I started learning R, I also needed to learn how to collect Twitter data and map it for research purposes. Despite the wealth of information on the internet about this topic, I found it difficult to understand what was involved in collecting and mapping Twitter data. Not only was I was a novice to R, but I was also unfamiliar with the technical terms in the various tutorials. Despite these barriers, I was successful! In this tutorial, I will break down how to collect Twitter data and display it on a map in a way that even novice coders can understand.read more

Using open source tools to play Dungeons and Dragons

Wed, 2017-06-21 03:00
I have two active role-playing gaming (RPG) sessions going all the time. One is a traditional face-to-face game, and we play at my kitchen table. The other is played online via Google Hangouts and a website, Roll20.net.read more

Firefox Focus New to Android, blocks annoying ads and protects your privacy

Wed, 2017-06-21 01:34
Last year, we introduced Firefox Focus, a new browser for the iPhone and iPad, designed to be fast, simple and always private. A lot has happened since November; and more … Read moreThe post Firefox Focus New to Android, blocks annoying ads and protects your privacy appeared first on The Mozilla Blog.

Escuelas Linux 5.4 Educational Distribution Officially Released, Based on Bodhi

Wed, 2017-06-21 00:08
If you can't get enough educational-oriented GNU/Linux distributions, here's another one for you, Escuelas Linux 5.4, an open-source computer operating system based on Bodhi Linux and designed for deployment in schools.

The Perfect Server - Debian 9 (Stretch) with Apache, BIND, Dovecot, PureFTPD and ISPConfig 3.1

Tue, 2017-06-20 22:42
This tutorial shows how to prepare a Debian 9 server (with Apache2, BIND, Dovecot) for the installation of ISPConfig 3.1. The web hosting control panel ISPConfig 3 allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, Dovecot IMAP/POP3 server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

Intel pulls the plug on its Joule, Edison, and Galileo boards

Tue, 2017-06-20 21:16
Intel is discontinuing its Linux-ready, Atom-based Intel Joule and Intel Edison modules, as well as its Quark-driven Galileo Gen 2 SBC. Just as we were publishing the survey results for our 2017 hacker board survey, which showed increased interest in x86 based Linux hacker boards, Hackaday published a report that brought to light Intel documents […]

Time to Patch: 'Stack Clash' Vulnerability Affects Wide Range of Unix-like OSes

Tue, 2017-06-20 19:51
There's a new exploit in town that affects a variety of Unix-like operating systems, including Linux, OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD and Solaris running on 32-bit and 64-bit x86. According to Qualys, which discovered the flaw, other operating systems and architectures may also be vulnerable as well, but haven't been researched yet. Evidently the exploit was discovered back in May but wasn't made public until Monday to enable devs and vendors time to develop patches, which are now available

Canonical Wants to Add Hardware Accelerated Video Playback by Default to Ubuntu

Tue, 2017-06-20 18:22
In his latest report, Canonical's Will Cooke reports on the efforts the Ubuntu Desktop team is making to enable hardware-accelerated video playback for the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) by default.

Run OpenShift Locally with Minishift

Tue, 2017-06-20 16:56
OpenShift Origin is a distribution of Kubernetes optimized for continuous application development and multi-tenant deployment. OpenShift adds developer and free operations-centric tools on top of Kubernetes. This helps small and large teams rapidly develop applications, scale and deploy easily, and maintain... Continue Reading →

Linus Torvalds and Greg Kroah-Hartman both have new Linux in mind

Tue, 2017-06-20 15:30
4.12 might emerge next week, 4.14 dubbed next LTS releaseLinux lords Linus Torvalds and Greg Kroah-Hartman have clarified Linux's short term future.…

Leaders are more powerful than they think

Tue, 2017-06-20 14:04
I've noticed something interesting about the people whose names appear at the top of reporting structures in open organizations:They tend to underestimate their influence.Exhibit A: I was sitting across from the director of my department, asking for his thoughts on a new quarterly recognition program I was hoping we'd implement as a way of enhancing associate engagement. "And the prize could be lunch with you!" I exclaimed.My director met me with silence and a skeptical look before stating bluntly, "That is not a prize."read more

How to Run remote ssh command in Linux to Show result locally.

Tue, 2017-06-20 12:38
In this article you will find the examples of how to run remote ssh command in Linux to Show result locally.

2017 hacker board survey: Raspberry Pi still rules, but x86 SBCs make gains

Tue, 2017-06-20 11:13
The results are in: The Raspberry Pi 3 is the most desired maker SBC by a 4-to-1 margin. In other trends: x86 SBCs and Linux/Arduino hybrids get a boost. More than ever, it’s a Raspberry Pi world, and other Linux hacker boards are just living in it. Our 2017 hacker board survey gives the Raspberry […]

5 of the Best Journal Apps for Linux

Tue, 2017-06-20 09:47
Whether you’re keeping a journal for fun or a more practical reason, it can be valuable. These journal apps for Linux make journaling a breeze.

Ubuntu 17.10 to Improve Secure Boot for Booting Windows from GRUB, Enable PIE

Tue, 2017-06-20 08:21
Canonical's Steve Langasek presented the first edition of the Ubuntu Foundations Team weekly newsletter with some exciting information about the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system.

How to install Linux on a Chromebook (and why you should)

Tue, 2017-06-20 06:55
Chromebooks are one of the most secure devices you can give a non-technical end user, and at a price point few can argue with, but that security comes with a privacy trade off: you have to trust Google, which is part of the NSA's Prism programme, with your data in the cloud.

New SparkyLinux Tool Notifies Users About New Updates Right on Their Desktops

Tue, 2017-06-20 05:30
Users of the Debian-based SparkyLinux operating system have a new tool to play with, namely an in-house built utility that notifies them when new updates are available for their systems.

Open Source Summit Bring Diverse Voices to Keynote Lineup

Tue, 2017-06-20 04:04
As Jim Zemlin announced at last year[he]#039[/he]s LinuxCon in Toronto, the event is now called Open Source Summit. The event now combines LinuxCon, ContainerCon, and CloudOpen conferences along with two new conferences: Open Community Conference and Diversity Empowerment Summit. And, this year, the OSSummit will take place between September 11-14 in Los Angeles, CA.  

Debian 9 Linux has arrived

Tue, 2017-06-20 02:38
Debian, one of the main Linux distributions, has just released its latest major update.

3 great reasons to embrace rejection

Tue, 2017-06-20 01:12
I worked professionally as a software developer for nine years before I committed any code to open source. It wasn't that I didn't want to participate. Rather, my self-doubt and fear of rejection stopped me from contributing.read more