New story! Release of Xcom 2, Elliot Quest, the Mesa graphics library, and more open gaming news

  •; By Shaun Gillies (Posted by bob on Feb 14, 2016 8:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Games, Linux
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition we take a look at the release of Xcom 2, Elliot Quest, the Mesa graphics library, and more.

New story! Why Wired’s ad-free subscription option is a very good idea

Ad blockers have been a thorn in the side of publishers for quite a long time, and the situation is getting worse as more and more readers use them. Wired has decided to offer an ad-free version of its site for what amounts to $1 per week, while still offering a free version supported by ads.

New story! Embedded 14nm Atom x5-E8000 debuts on Congatec boards

Intel released several new 14nm Atom SoCs, including an embedded, quad-core x5-E8000 part with 5W TDP, now available in four Congatec boards. Intel released the Atom x5-E8000, the first truly embedded system-on-chip using its 14nm Airmont architecture.

New story! Our Linux-powered robotic future, data overload and management, and more news

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 14, 2016 2:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the Linux powered robo-drones, open source software for data overload and data management, and more.

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New story! Got tearing with proprietary NVIDIA? Try this.

If you're using a reasonably modern NVIDIA graphics card on your Linux box with the proprietary driver, there's a fair chance you may encounter that nasty thing called 'screen tearing'. There is a little setting worth trying in NVIDIA's blob driver called 'ForceCompositionPipeline' that can severely reduce tearing to a minimum, perhaps even completely. Here's how to do it.

New story! ‘Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace’ Turns 20, Opera Fetches $1.2 Billion & More…

The last time I used Opera on a regular basis was back in the day when Netscape 4X was long in the tooth, Netscape 6 was a disaster and Internet Explorer was…well, Internet Explorer. Opera was $50 for the ad free version, or free for those who didn't mind a few ads. I didn't mind because I could ignore them. It stayed on my computer until Mozilla came along, then it disappeared from my radar. Something tells me that my experience wasn't uncommon.

New story! Top Android apps for your Raspberry Pi

Download the most useful tools for your Pi onto the device you carry the most

New story! Share your love for free software

  •; By Sandro Santos Andrade (Posted by bob on Feb 13, 2016 6:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, KDE
KDE loves free software. Yes, we love Free Software and this readily means that we love technology, people, social equanimity, and the various meanings one may take on for the word “freedom”. We care about it and we all want to bear witness of the growth and consolidation of new projects, and the progress of elder ones into full-fledged solutions driven by healthy and thriving communities.

New story! Poll: You Say, ‘Ship Ubuntu Tablets by the Boatload’

On Monday when we ran Christine Hall’s opinion piece on why she thought the upcoming Ubuntu tablet could change the future of mobile computing, we included a poll which asked, “If the price is right, will you be considering buying a Ubuntu tablet when they’re released in March?” Guess what? Well over half of you said you’re ready to break out your credit card and make a purchase.

New story! RebeccaBlackOS Review

  • Software Repo; By Devon Bundy (Posted by RaynoVox on Feb 13, 2016 2:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
RebeccaBlackOS 2016-02-08 is a Linux distribution based on Debian Testing. The distribution boasts being one of the only distributions to run Wayland on a live medium.

New story! Maru os takes convergence in a different direction

There are several attempts at turning a mobile phone into a viable computer. Ubuntu Convergence and Mircosoft's Continuum are the main ones in this field, but not the only. Maru OS is taking the idea in a different direction.

New story! Distro Wars: It's All Linux

This is likely a topic covered plenty of times, and as such I won't make this a too in-depth article, but I feel it's something always worth reiterating and remembering that no matter what distribution of Linux (or GNU/Linux if you prefer) you use... it's all Linux.

New story! How to install Sylius on Debian 8

In this tutorial, we will explain how to install Sylius on a Debian 8 VPS with MariaDB, PHP-FPM and Nginx. Sylius is a modern e-commerce application build on top of Symfony 2 components.

New story! Monitor Server Logs in Real-Time with "" Tool is a small simple but effective application build on top of Node.js and, which allows to monitor Linux servers log files in real time through web interface screen widgets.

New story! Maru, the Debian for Android Project, Goes Open Source

The Maru project promises to bring an Android-based one for the phone that transforms into a Debian-based operating system when connected to a PC. Its developer has just announced that he's making the entire project open source.

New story! LibreOffice 5.1 Looks Better and Plays Nicer with Other Office Apps

LibreOffice 5.1, the latest release of the open source office productivity suite from the Document Foundation, brings interface and compatibility updates.

New story! Modernizing the US Air Force, Linux tools, Cluster computing with Raspberry Pi, and more

In this week's Top 5 articles of the week, we highlight open source software to modernize a US Air Force command center, Linux monitoring tools, Cluster computing with Raspberry Pi and Kubernetes, a My Linux Story, and who uses Virtual Machines? Top 5 articles of the week 5. Have you ever used a virtual machine? read more

New story! Linux Commands to manage Local Accounts – useradd, usermod, chage & passwd

  •; By Pradeep Kumar (Posted by linuxtechi on Feb 12, 2016 9:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
User administration is one of the important task of Linux system administrator. Local accounts or users in Linux like operating system is managed by useradd, usermod, userdel, chage and passwd commands.

New story! Three tools to scan a Linux server for Malware and Rootkits

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 12, 2016 7:49 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Servers connected to the internet are seeing a constant level of attacks and scans all day. While a firewall and regular system updates are a good first defense to keep the system safe, you should also check regularly that no attacker got in. The tools described in this tutorial are made for these sanity checks, they scan for malware, viruses and rootkits.

New story! ST releases free Linux IDE for its STM32 MCUs

STMicroelectronics released free Linux dev tools for its 32-bit STM32 MCUs, including the STM32CubeMX config/init tool and the Eclipse-based SWSTM32 IDE. The 32-bit microcontroller world is starting to open up to Linux. This week the leading ARM Cortex-M vendor, STMicroelectronics (ST), released a free Linux desktop version of its development software for its line of […]

New story! Canonical Will Be Present at MWC 2016 to Showcase Its Ubuntu Convergence

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 12, 2016 5:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2016 is nearly upon us, and one of the biggest attraction there will be, of course, Canonical's latest Ubuntu convergence features.

New story! The talk about Vulkan at FOSDEM by Jason Ekstrand from Intel now has a video up

For those wanting to listen to the actual talk Jason Ekstrand from Intel did about Vulkan you can now watch the video.

New story! Is the vinyl LP an open music format?

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 12, 2016 3:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This is my first article for a new column here on about music from an open point of view. Some things I won't be doing: I won't be concentrating solely on music released under an open license. I won't be writing (much) about making one's own music. I won't be writing (much) about music theory or professional matters, or probably really very much of anything of interest to professional musicians. read more

New story! US Air Force's Secure LPS (Lightweight Portable Security) Linux OS Gets Updated

Lightweight Portable Security (LPS), a thin Linux kernel-based operating system that creates a secure end node from trusted media on almost any PC, has been updated recently to version 1.6.4.

New story! 100 ways to master the command line -- Part 1

  • Linux User Developer – the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on Feb 12, 2016 12:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer, GNU, Linux
Conquer the command line with these essential terminal tips for controlling Linux

New story! GPG: Using Your Key

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Feb 12, 2016 11:49 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Welcome back to the GPG series, where we explore how to make use of GPG with other applications to secure and protect your data. In the first installment, we covered the functions of GPG. You learned about integrity, non-repudiation and... Continue Reading →

New story! Should you get rid of your smartphone?

We all know how useful smartphones are most of the time, but what do you do when your phone becomes an addiction? That happened to one woman, and she finally decided to get rid of her smartphone altogether.

New story! Sharing the free software love #ilovefs

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 12, 2016 9:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I like to think of every day on as I love Free Software Day, but we couldn't miss celebrating the official I love Free Software Day 2016, too. Granted, the official day to say "thank you" is on February 14th, so we're showing our love a little early to make sure you don't miss it. read more

New story! New Qualcomm Snapdragons target wearables and more

Qualcomm unveiled a Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip for wearables, plus a 14nm octacore Snapdragon 625, and 28nm Snapdragon 435 and 425 SoCs. Only a few years ago, announcements of new Qualcomm Snapdragon announcements were somewhat tangential to embedded Linux and Android developers. Increasingly, however, Snapdragons are appearing on embedded SBCs and COMs and finding their way […]

New story! Handheld Emulation: Achievement Unlocked!

I love video game emulation. My favorite games were produced in the 1980s and 1990s, so if I want to play them, I almost always have to emulate the old systems. There is usually a legal concern about ROM files for games, even if you own the original cartridges, so I'm not going to tell you where to find ROMs to download or anything like that.

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