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Linus Torvalds Outs Linux Kernel 4.10 Release Candidate 6, the Biggest So Far

If last week's fifth RC was relatively normal and kept small, the Linux kernel 4.10 Release Candidate 6 snapshot appears to be much bigger because of a flood of patches that landed on Friday and this weekend. This makes today's RC release the biggest so far for the Linux 4.10 series. As for the...
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TrentaOS
Jack Wallen takes look below the surface of the lovely -- alpha stage -- TrentaOS.

TrentaOS Is an Elegant Desktop Linux with a Few Rough Edges

It appears we have another Linux desktop renaissance on our hands. Back in the late 1990s, it seemed like everyone was creating a new Linux distribution—each with its own unique take on the platform—until there were so many to choose from, one never knew where to begin. This time around, we have a...
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5 Highly Promising Terminal Emulators

The terminal emulator is a venerable but essential tool for computer users. The reason why Linux offers so much power is due to the command line. The Linux shell can do so much, and this power can be accessed on the desktop by using a terminal emulator. There are so many available for Linux that...
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Brent Roman
Brent Roman describes the Linux-controlled Environmental Sampler Processor, which performs chemical and genetic assays on water samples and transmits the results back to shore.

Trimming Power on Remote IoT Projects

At last October’s Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Brent Roman, an embedded software engineer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), described the two decade-long evolution of MBARI’s Linux-controlled Environmental Sampler Processor (ESP). Roman’s lessons in reducing power...
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Tracking Environmental Data with TPS and Keen.IO

About the Application Keen.IO is a cloud platform that provides data collection and analysis services via the REST API. Keen offers SDKs for many programming languages, including browser-side JavaScript and Node.js. In this tutorial we used Tibbit #30 (ambient humidity and temperature meter)...
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GPIO: Displaying currency exchange rate on 7-segment indicators

About the Application This tutorial is dedicated to the control of 7-segment LED indicators by means of a single Tibbit #00_1 and several shift register ICs (daisy-chained together). 7-segment indicators are reliable and cheap LED devices which can display decimal digits and some characters. Every...
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Two-way Control with Web and Button

About the Application You can expand the functionality of the prev app if you add a hardware button control. Pressing the button will also toggle the state of the GPIO line (LED, relay,...) which is reflected in the LED state displayed in the browser window. What you need Besides the hardware used...
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LED Control From the Web Browser

About the Application This is a simple application which enables the control of a GPIO line via a web browser. To toggle the line HIGH/LOW, click on a rectangle. This app can be used to control a relay Tibbit, a LED Tibbit, or some other "output" Tibbit. The app utilizes a popular socket.io...
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Jack Wallen considers which Linux distributions are best designed for new users coming from different environments.

Best Linux Distributions for New Users

Ah, the age-old question...one that holds far more importance than simply pointing out which Linux distribution is a fan-favorite. Why is that? Let me set the stage: You have a user—one who has, most likely, spent the majority of their time in front of either a Windows or Mac machine—and they’ve...
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Ubuntu-Based Ultimate Edition 5.0 Gamers Distribution Is Out for Linux Gaming

It's been almost three months since we last heard something from TheeMahn, the developer of the Ultimate Edition (formerly Ubuntu Ultimate Edition) operating system, a fork of Ubuntu and Linux Mint, but we've been tipped by one of our readers about the availability of Ultimate Edition 5.0 Gamers....
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