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Classifier – A Tool to Organize Files in Your Directory Instantly
Classifier is a simple python script which helps us to organize the files in standard directory automatically.

Monday Witness: It's Time to Reconize a Civil Right Not to be Connected
Along with death and taxes, two things appear inevitable. The first is that wireless connectivity will not only be built into everything we can imagine, but into everything we can't as well. The buyer should have the right to decide whether to be connected or not.

Slaying Monoliths at Netflix with Node.js
The growing number of Netflix subscribers -- nearing 85 million at the time of this Node.js Interactive talk -- has generated a number of scaling challenges for the company. In his talk, Yunong Xiao, Principal Software Engineer at Netflix, describes these challenges and explains how the company went from delivering content to a global audience on an ever-growing number of platforms, to supporting all modern browsers, gaming consoles, smart TVs, and beyond. He also looks at how this led to radically modifying their delivery framework to make it more flexible and resilient.

Grasp R Programming with Open-Source Books
The R language (and open-source software) is the de facto standard among statisticians for the development of statistical software, and is widely used for statistical software development and data analysis. R is a modern implementation of S, one of several statistical programming languages designed at Bell Laboratories.

Linux Action Show ends after 10-year run
With Jupiter Broadcasting’s announcement that it is shutting down the Linux Action Show podcast, Bryan Lunduke, who co-created the show, looks back at its origin and its impact.

FreeRTOS-based remote I/O module links to IBM Bluemix and Watson IoT
Artila’s “RIO-2010BM” remote digital I/O device runs FreeRTOS on a Cortex-M3, offers isolated inputs, and supports IBM’s Bluemix and Watson IoT platforms. Like Artila Electronics’ RIO-2015PG, the RIO-2010BM is a remote I/O module that runs FreeRTOS on an MCU, and offers isolated digital I/O. The device is designed specifically for transmitting Modbus/TCP remote data to […]

GnuCash 2.6.16 Free Accounting Software Adds HiDPI Improvements, Bug Fixes
The development team behind the GnuCash open-source and cross-platform accounting software announced the release and immediate availability of the sixteenth maintenance update to the 2.6 stable series.

Symfony 3 - A clear and concise set of tutorials
Symfony is a open source professional PHP framework for creating web projects and this set of tutorials will equip you with the skills you would need to create high quality, easy to maintain web apps from start to finish.It is practical taking you from zero (environment setup using a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 or Docker to get started quickly) to finish building a web site for a freelancer with a blog and contact form. First covering all of the core concepts that make up a project and then restructuring the code to be maintainable.

How to Calculate Flash Storage TCO
Across a wide range of consumer devices, from cameras to smartphones to laptops, flash storage has become the de facto standard for digital data storage.

pvcreate error: Device /dev/xyz not found (or ignored by filtering).
Solution for pvcreate error: Device /dev/xyz not found (or ignored by filtering). Troubleshooting steps and resolution for this error.

Linux Kernels 4.10.6, 4.9.18 LTS and 4.4.57 LTS Released with Updated Drivers
Greg Kroah-Hartman announced today the general availability of new maintenance update for the long-term supported Linux 4.4 and 4.9 kernel series, as well as the latest Linux 4.10 kernel.

Four Things a New Linux User Should Know
When you move from "that other operating system" to Linux, you're going to find that in most ways you'll be in familiar territory. However, that's not always the case. We sometimes do things a little differently around here.

ARM boosts Big.Little with DynamIQ, and launches Linux dev kit
ARM unveiled a more flexible version of its Big.Little multi-core scheme called DynamIQ, and launched an Embedded Linux Education Kit based on the Udoo Neo. ARM Ltd. announced a more advanced version of its Big.Little heterogeneous multi-processing technology for balancing core loads on multi-core Cortex-A SoCs.

PeaZip 6.4 Open-Source Archiver Brings Support for P7ZIP 16.02, Tabbed Browsing
The development team behind the open-source and multi-platform PeaZip archiver manager utility announced the release of PeaZip 6.4.0, an important update that brings new features and lots of improvements.

Non-Linux FOSS: Don't Drink the Apple Kool-Aid; Brew Your Own!
Some tools that I use on the command line are so basic andso ingrained in my day-to-day actions that it's weird when they're notavailable. This often happens to me on OS X. I love that OS X has UNIXunderpinnings. I love that the terminal window is areal terminalwindow and works like a terminal window should work.

8 Practical Examples of Linux Xargs Command for Beginners
The Linux xargs command may not be a hugely popular command line tool, but this doesn't take away the fact that it's extremely useful, especially when combined with other commands like find and grep. If you are new to xargs, and want to understand its usage, you'll be glad to know that's exactly what we'll be doing here.

Skylake industrial PC is tray cool
Janz Tec’s “Falcon Active” gives you a choice of Mini-ITX SBCs based on 6th Gen Core CPUs, and offers optimized cooling and optional hot-swap SATA. Janz Tec announced an industrial PC due in the second quarter that provides a choice of Mini-ITX mainboards running Intel’s 6th Generation “Skylake” or 7th Gen (“Kaby Lake”) Core processors. […]

LibreELEC 8.0.1 Is Out Based on Kodi 17.1, Adds Support for Raspberry Pi Zero W
LibreELEC developers announced the release and general availability of the first maintenance update to the major LibreELEC 8.0 stable series of the Linux-based operating system built around the Kodi open-source media center.

How To Perform linux kernel upgrade in 5 easy steps
Performing an linux kernel upgrade offers new features and improvements. Here is a quick way to perform Linux kernel upgrade.

Using vi-mode in your shell
As a participant in the greater open source community, and more specifically as a member of the Fedora Project, I have the opportunity to meet with many people and talk about all kinds of interesting technical topics. One of my favorites is the "command line," or shell, because learning about how people use the shell proficiently can give you an insight into how they think, what kind of workflows they favor, and to some extent what makes them tick.read more