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Linux Journal - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:00

Back when I started to use the Internet in 1988, there was a simple way to get answers to your technical questions. You would go onto "Netnews", also known as Usenet, and you would post your question to one of the forums. There were forums, or "newsgroups", on nearly every possible topic, from programming languages to religions to humor. more>>

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Non-Linux FOSS: Remember Burning ISOs?

Linux Journal - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:38

I was chatting with a Windows-using friend recently, and he wanted to try Linux on one of his older computers. I always like those sorts of conversations, and so I kept chatting, walking him through setting up Unetbootin to create a USB installer and so on and so on. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to get the USB drive to boot. more>>

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Integrating Trac, Jenkins and Cobbler—Customizing Linux Operating Systems for Organizational Needs

Linux Journal - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:55

Organizations supporting Linux operating systems commonly have a need to build customized software to add or replace packages on production systems. This need comes from timing and policy differences between customers and the upstream distribution maintainers. more>>

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EdgeRouter Lite

Linux Journal - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:18

In the September 2014 issue, I mentioned my new router, and I got a lot of e-mail messages asking about how well it works. I can say without hesitation it's the nicest router I've ever owned. And, it was less than $100! more>>

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Montréal-Python 49: Kaleidoscopic Lunette

Montreal Python - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 23:00

For the the begining of fall, we are proposing subjects ranging from open data, to SciPy and Django, walking by Docker and finally Go-lang. What a program for one evening.

Before that we'll have Rory presenting the module of the month pyp and Brice Salmon will come present how E-180 is using Python.

Please, also, don't hesitate, if you have anything to announce or present, just come, we are always happy to give you your chance !

As usual, the evening will continue with our friends at the Benelux, it's your chance to meet the Python Community in Montreal.

Flash Presentations (5-10 minutes each):
  • Rory Geoghegan: Module of the month: pyp

  • Patrick Picher: Python and E-180 - Brain dates for learning humans

E-180 est une entreprise sociale montréalaise qui se spécialise dans la création d’outils web et mobile de jumelage, connectant des gens aux intérêts similaires intéressés à apprendre les uns des autres, en personne et un-à-un. Cette courte présentation a pour but de montrer ce que nous faisons ainsi que de balayer notre stack technologique utilisant, entre autres, le langage Python

Main Presentations:
  • Guillaume Pratte: "Les efforts d'importation des données ouvertes de la Ville de Montréal"

The city of Montreal recently authorized the entry of its open data into OpenStreetMap. The challenge is the data is in mutliple formats (ShapeFile, KML, even CSV). This presentation goes through the process of converting the data to a format appropriate for OpenStreetMap using Python.

  • Eleyine Zarour: "Automating microscopy data analysis using Django and Scipy"

Eleyine will be demonstrating how she used Django coupled with Scipy to automate microscopy data analysis tasks during her undergraduate research project in biology.

  • Rory Geoghegan and Luis Rojas: How to get your python services running in docker

  • Alexandre Bourget: Golang for Pythonistas

When:

Monday, the 20th of October 2014

Where:

UQÀM, Pavillion PK

145, avenue du Président-Kennedy

Room PK-1140

Schedule:
  • 6:00pm — Doors open
  • 6:30pm — Presentations start
  • 7:30pm — Break
  • 7:45pm — Second round of presentations
  • 9:00pm — One free beer offered at Bénélux just across the street
We’d like to thank our sponsors for their continuous support:
  • UQÀM
  • Bénélux
  • w.illi.am/
  • Outbox
  • Savoir-Faire Linux
  • Caravan
  • iWeb
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Vagrant

Linux Journal - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 16:54

How many times you have been hit by unit tests failing because of environment differences between you and other team members? How easy is it to build your project and have it ready for development? Vagrant provides a method for creating repeatable development environments across a range of operating systems for solving these problems. more>>

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What's Happening above Your Head?

Linux Journal - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 14:39

In the past, I've covered various astronomy packages that help you explore the universe of deep space. But, space starts a lot closer to home. It actually begins a few hundred miles above your head. There are lots of things in orbit right above you. more>>

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The Cow Says, Have Fun!

Linux Journal - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:52

Sometimes, when the clock hits 3:00am, and you've been in the server room since 9 o'clock the previous day, you start to get a little batty. That's the only explanation I have for programs like cowsay in Linux. Still, I'm glad they're there, because life wouldn't be nearly as fun without them. Here's a quick list of silly Linux programs off the top of my head. more>>

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Call for Speakers for MP-49: Kaleidoscopic Lunette

Montreal Python - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:00

We are proud to announce our next monthly event, Montréal-Python 49: Kaleidoscopic Lunette, on the 20th of October at 6:30pm at UQAM.

We especially love to hear from new speakers. If you haven't given a talk at Montréal-Python before, a 5 or 10 minute lightning talk would be a great start, but we also have slots for 20 to 40 minutes talks!

If you have an idea for a talk, send us a title, the length of your talk and a short description to mtlpyteam@googlegroups.com.

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SUSE, MariaDB and IBM team up to tame Big Data

Linux Journal - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 15:23

SUSE and MariaDB (the company formerly known as SkySQL!) officially teamed up today, joining forces with IBM Power Systems, in a partnership that promises to expand the Linux application ecosystem. According to sources at SUSE, customers will now be able to run a wider variety of applications on Power8, increasing both flexibility and choice while working within existing IT infrastructure. more>>

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diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

Linux Journal - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 13:19

Kernel configuration has become more and more complex through the years with the proliferation of new drivers, new hardware and specific behaviors that might be needed for particular uses. It has reached about 3,000 config options, and that number will only increase. more>>

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Android Candy: Goodbye RDP, Hello Chrome Remote Desktop!

Linux Journal - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 13:47

Controlling a remote computer is something you're all familiar with. Whether that means RDP to your corporate Windows Server (we don't judge), Apple Remote Desktop (which is really VNC) to your OS X machine or VNC/X11/etc. into your GUI Linux machine, it's always a pain in the rear. more>>

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Learn GNU/Linux the Fun Way

Linux Journal - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 16:37

Sometimes a gift just falls in your lap. This month, it came in the form of an e-mail out of the blue from Jared Nielsen, one of two brothers (the other is J.R. Nielsen) who created The Hello World Program, "an educational web series making computer science fun and accessible to all". more>>

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October 2014 Issue of Linux Journal: Embedded

Linux Journal - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:00
Linux Inside! Linux Inside!

Linux inside, Linux inside, every single one of us has Linux inside! more>>

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Encrypt Your Dog (Mutt and GPG)

Linux Journal - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 15:15

I have been focusing a lot on security and privacy issues in this year's columns so far, but I realize some of you may expect a different kind of topic from me (or maybe are just tired of all this security talk). Well, you are in luck. more>>

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New Products

Linux Journal - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 14:49

Please send information about releases of Linux-related products to newproducts@linuxjournal.com or New Products c/o Linux Journal, PO Box 980985, Houston, TX 77098. Submissions are edited for length and content.

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DevOps for Dummies

Linux Journal - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:00
We have a free eBook available for you to download today: DevOps for Dummies. more>>
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Practical Tiny Core in the Fire Service

Linux Journal - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 16:14

I'm sure many of you have at least heard of Tiny Core Linux—legends of how small it is, how little it takes it to run a system with it and even now how it's been ported to run on Raspberry Pi. It's an esoteric minimalist distribution. more>>

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Open Axiom

Linux Journal - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 15:56

Several computer algebra systems are available to Linux users. I even have looked at a few of them in this column, but for this issue, I discuss OpenAxiom. OpenAxiom actually is a fork of Axiom. Axiom originally was developed at IBM under the name ScratchPad. Development started in 1971, so Axiom is as old as I am, and almost as smart. more>>

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Is the Private Cloud a Real Cloud?

Linux Journal - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:03

Consider this traditional scenario: in today's competitive world, dynamic business requirements need flexible and rapid provisioning of IT resources. Along with flexibility, traditional IT environments need new resources to support the dynamic workloads of applications. more>>

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