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‘Show-and-Tell’ Cool Maker Projects on Hangouts

Show-and-Tell Maker Movement

Wow! This live Hangout show looks a lot like a DIY version of one of the morning shows on over-the-air TV — and if there’s any doubt that the maker movement thrives on open source, the first guest’s project is all about Python and Arduino. Be sure to check out the cool Star Trek […]

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Jay Beale: Linux Security and Remembering Bastille Linux

Jay Beale Linux security

“Secure by design” doesn’t mean that Linux users should take a carefree approach to security. On the Internet, somebody’s always hiding behind the firewall trying to pick the lock.

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Security expert and co-creator of the Linux-hardening (and now Unix-hardening) project Bastille Linux. That’s Jay Beale. He’s […]

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Reviving Old Macs Using Linux

These days, thanks to Apple’s move to Intel about a decade back, bringing new life to an old Mac by installing your favorite Linux distro is just as easy as it is with a standard PC, as you will see in this video.

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All Macintosh computers from […]

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Open Invention Network Helps Rid FOSS of Patent Lawsuits

Software patents - Open Invention Network OIN

Software patent issues aren’t in the news as much now as they were only a few years back, partly due to the Supreme Court’s 2014 Alice v. CLS decision. Another reason is the patent pool the Open Invention Network has amassed to discourage patent trolls.

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How to Install Ubuntu on a Chromebook Pixel

Chromebook Pixel with Ubuntu

Chromebooks are really nice laptops, except for one tiny problem which is…well, Chrome OS. This week, our contributing video editor found an easy to follow step-by-step guide for installing Ubuntu on a Chromebook Pixel. Problem solved.

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The Chromebook Pixel of 2013 is a lovely computer. Want to […]

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$5 Omega2 SBC Beats $300K Stretch Goal

Omega2 SBC

The Omega2 is a quarter of the size of a credit card with a 580MH processor, 64MB RAM, 16MB flash, built-in Wi-Fi, a $5 price and with Linux preinstalled. What’s not to like about that?

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The most exciting developments in maker movement electronics is happening with low-cost […]

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How FOSS Influences All Aspects of Our Culture

Paul Jones talks FOSS

In this fascinating interview, UNC’s professor Paul Jones explains that the concept of “free and open source” was a part of our culture long before there were computers, or even electronic technology, and that it’s actually a rich part of our heritage. As for FOSS, he makes the case that it’s now an ingrained […]

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Airbnb’s Brenden Matthews on Hadoop

Hadoop on Mesos

Want to learn more about big data? This video by Brenden Matthews on running Hadoop on Mesos will be a good start.

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Apache Hadoop is open source software for handling large data sets using distributed computing. This engaging video by Airbnb engineer Brenden Matthews explains Hadoop in […]

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