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Linux Shutdown Command

In this tutorial, we will show you how to use the shutdown utility through practical examples and detailed explanations of the most common shutdown options. The shutdown command brings the system down in a secure way. When the shutdown is initiated, all logged-in users and processes are notified...
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GStreamer CI Support for Embedded Devices

Embedded devices are a popular deployment target for GStreamer yet they are not tested on the project's Continuous Integration (CI) system. Here's a look at work done to introduce a Raspberry Pi for automated on-board testing using Jenkins, LAVA, and more. By Omar Akkila, Software Engineer at...
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Interning at an Open Source Consultancy

At the start of 2018 in January, Omar Akkila joined Collabora, an open source software consultancy, as a Software Engineer Intern with the Multimedia team. The four-month internship was a highly rewarding experience, allowing him to gain valuable insight into how Linux runs “under the hood”. By...
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Upstream Linux Support for New NXP i.MX 8

The i.MX 6 platform has for the past few years enjoyed a large effort to add upstream support to Linux and surrounding projects. Now it is at the point where nothing is really missing any more. Improvements are still being made, to the graphics driver for i.MX 6, but functionally it is complete....
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Linux od Command Tutorial for Beginners (6 Examples)

There may be times when while working on the Linux command line, you might want to display/convert content in a file in/to a form other than its original form, like decimal or octal. Gladly, there's an inbuilt command line tool that you can use in situations like these. It's called od, and in this...
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A New Era for Linux's Low-Level Graphics

The latest enhancements to the DRM subsystem have made mainline Linux much more attractive, making drivers easier to write, applications portable, and a much more friendly and collaborative community than we've ever had. By Daniel Stone, Graphics Lead at Collabora. Over the past couple of years,...
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Choosing Project Names: 4 Key Considerations

Names set expectations. Your project's name should showcase its functionality in the ecosystem and explain to users what your story is. In the crowded open source software world, it's important not to get entangled with other projects out there. Taking a little extra time now, before sending out...
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Find Large Files in Linux

In today’s tutorial we are going to show you how to find large files in Linux. One of the most common things you will do as a Linux system administrator is finding unneeded large files that consume disk space, and removing them to free up space for applications that actually need it. Let’s dive in...
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Xen Project Contributor Spotlight: Kevin Tian

The Xen Project is comprised of a diverse set of member companies and contributors that are committed to the growth and success of the Xen Project Hypervisor. The Xen Project Hypervisor is a staple technology for server and cloud vendors, and is gaining traction in the embedded, security and...
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5 Open Source Technology Trends for 2018

Technology is evolving faster than the speed of light. Well, not quite, but you get the picture. Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, OpenStack, progressive web apps – they are all set to make an impact this year. You might be accustomed to navigating your forex trading platform or building a...
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