Hypervisor comeback, Linus says no and reads email, and more industry trends

As part of my role as a senior product marketing manager at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and industry trends for product marketers, managers, and other influencers. Here are five of my and their favorite articles from that update.

Source: LXer – Hypervisor comeback, Linus says no and reads email, and more industry trends

Modular, open source automation controller runs on Raspberry Pi CM3

A modular, open-spec “YABA DesktopBox” controller and IoT gateway has launched on Indiegogo with an RPi CM3 based control board and an Arduino based analog and digital I/O board. A USB 3.1 backplane supports LVDS/EtherCAT and I2C buses. A startup called YABA (Yet Another Backplane Architecture) based in Italy and Latvia has gone to Indiegogo […]

Source: LXer – Modular, open source automation controller runs on Raspberry Pi CM3

How to create a user in Ubuntu/Debian: ‘useradd’ command usage, a beginner’s guide

The ‘useradd’ command in linux is a popular tool used to create or add user accounts.Much like the command ‘usermod’, the ‘useradd’ command affects many files when it is invoked to create a new user account, namely, /etc/shadow, /etc/passwd, /etc/gshadow , /etc/login.defs, /etc/group

Source: LXer – How to create a user in Ubuntu/Debian: ‘useradd’ command usage, a beginner’s guide

How To Set Upstream Branch on Git

When cloning a Git repository or creating new feature branches, you will have to set upstream branches in order to work properly. But what are upstream branches? Upstream branches are closely associated with remote branches. Upstream branches define the branch tracked on the remote repository by your local remote branch (also called the remote tracking branch)…

Source: LXer – How To Set Upstream Branch on Git

FFmpeg: Extract Audio From Video In Original Format Or Converting It To MP3 Or Ogg Vorbis

This article explains how to use FFmpeg to extract the audio stream from a video, either without re-encoding (keeping the original format), or converting the resulting audio file to CBR (constant bitrate) or VBR (variable bitrate) MP3 or Ogg Vorbis.

Source: LXer – FFmpeg: Extract Audio From Video In Original Format Or Converting It To MP3 Or Ogg Vorbis

Fields, records, and variables in awk

Awk comes in several varieties: There is the original awk, written in 1977 at AT&T Bell Laboratories, and several reimplementations, such as mawk, nawk, and the one that ships with most Linux distributions, GNU awk, or gawk. On most Linux distributions, awk and gawk are synonyms referring to GNU awk, and typing either invokes the same awk command. See the GNU awk user’s guide for the full history of awk and gawk.read more

Source: LXer – Fields, records, and variables in awk

Cloning a MAC address to bypass a captive portal

If you ever attach to a WiFi system outside your home or office, you often see a portal page. This page may ask you to accept terms of service or some other agreement to get access. But what happens when you can’t connect through this kind of portal? This article shows you how to use […]

Source: LXer – Cloning a MAC address to bypass a captive portal