Open source provides the framework for collaborating on projects with other engineers and hobbyists.
Essentially, open source is all about making the physical object or the software coding as easy to remix and reproduce as possible without limitations.
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We actually do not need another operating system. We need somebody that can legally write an operating system that can run Windows software. An operating system that is more stable than Windows. Linux...
My word what a lot of effort just to try Linux. The easy way is to simply go to the Linux Mint site. Download the latest version. Flash it on to a USB stick. Plug the USB stick into a PC. Boot from it...
Linux actually started as a project by Linus Torvalds in 1991 based on Unix, thought then by Linus as probably won't run on anything more than a AT-386 PC.
With others joining in development followed...
@TucoSoCal- I suggest using Ubuntu 18.10 or Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
I clicked on the link to the Distro you recommended " I recommend starting out with this common beginner distro, known as Ubuntu, but this process should work with any VDI file on this site if you’re feeling...
If you like to use and manage Linux via its command-line interface or do any shell or bash scripting, you should know how the file and folder system in a typical Linux Operating system works.
It is becoming vital for engineers to know what is Linux and how to test it as secondary operating system, before they do serious programming in it. In short, this article shows engineers how to install and use Linux via VirtualBox in 10 minutes.
Listening to spacecraft from my back garden ... and being able to access other people's antenna in their back gardens around the world, means we can hear satellites for most of their journey as they circle the globe.
Owning their own CNC machine is probably out of scope for your average engineer. Norbert decided that wasn’t right.
I am Electronic Hobbyist and Professional Educator. I will use this DSO for my Youtube channel videos with RS Logo. I am making video on Aeromodelling, Embedded System and IoT based opensource projects. I will also going to make review video of DSO.
How do companies monetise products based on open-source building blocks, and how does open source itself hark back to the 19th century?
Open source innovation is becoming the norm, but what is it?