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Linux-based 3DR drone features GoPro camera tricks

3DR launched a Linux-based “Solo” quadcopter starting at $1,000 that can beam HD video to a mobile app and take follow-me and selfie videos with GoPro cams. The Solo quadcopter is 3DR’s first Linux Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), and the first drone to directly control GoPro cameras and live-stream HD video to mobile devices, says […]

Scientific Linux 7.1 Screencast

Scientific Linux 7.1 x86_64 released." This release delivers a number of changes, including: "abrt - removed the recommendation to open an upstream support case; Anaconda - modified the installclass library so that it correctly identifies Scientific Linux; DHCP - changed to remove upstream's bug report URL; GRUB - this package has been modified to recognize the Scientific Linux Secure Boot key; Apache httpd - changed the default index.html to remove upstream's branding; ipa - changed package requirements to remove upstream's branding; Linux kernel - this package has been modified to recognize the Scientific Linux Secure Boot key.

Layered compositing in Kdenlive

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 14, 2015 7:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Kdenlive features an advanced overlay system by default. In fact, it's almost—but not quite—nodal. Node compositing is found in dedicated compositing software like Blender and Natron. And that's by default, for free. read more

Toutou 6.0 Screencast

The latest release of Toutou, SlaXen 6.0 RCX, offers users Openbox 3.5.2 and a new side panel for quickly launching new applications. Though SlaXen 6.0 does not offer a default web browser, there are six different browsers available to the user at install time. SlaXen 6.0 ships with mtPaint, Foxit Reader, AbiWord and Gnumeric. Additional software can be acquired from available PET packages.

Installation Steps of OpenCart 2.0 on CentOS 7

  •; By Pradeep Kumar (Posted by linuxtechi on Apr 14, 2015 5:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
OpenCart is a Open source e-commerce software that allows us to build or create our own online store free of cost

Raspberry Pi gains an E-paper display

A Kickstarter project is pitching a HAT add-on for the Raspberry Pi that provides a 2.7-inch E-paper display, as well as a battery backed real time clock. For educators, one of the coolest things about the Raspberry Pi is the HDMI port, which let you easily plug in to a monitor. But for embedded gizmos, […]

Are Chromebooks suitable for users who aren't developers?

In today's open source roundup: Are Chromebooks a good option for users who aren't developers? Plus: DistroWatch reviews SuperX 3.0. And Ultimate Edition 4.4 has been released.

How to monitor OpenVZ limits with vzwatchd on Debian and Ubuntu

Vzwatchd is an OpenVZ monitoring daemon that informs the server administrator by email when a limit of the container is reached. OpenVZ is a Linux Kernel virtualisation technology that is often used by Web Hosting services, it is the free core of the commercial virtuozzo virtualisation application. OpenVZ is a lightweight virtualisation which has less overhead then KVM or XEN, it is more like a Linux LXC jail but with advanced limit options to define how many ressources a virtual machine may use and it has support for filesystem quota.

9 reasons to use KDE

I really like the command line interface (CLI) in Linux. It bestows great power upon its users, and I spend a good deal of time availing myself of those powers. And yet without the GUI desktop I would still be limited. It is through the combination of the GUI and the command line that I find the power of Linux to be more fully realized. read more

Radio 4 and Dr K on programming languages: Full of Java Kool-Aid

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Apr 14, 2015 12:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Hit and miss? Or on the money? Speak your brains Poll Radio 4 has dipped a toe into Lake Geek with a five part series looking at computer languages. Or more accurately the history and reputation of four computer languages: Fortran, Cobol, Basic and Java.…

Desktop Linux Made Easy

Ask any casual Linux enthusiast whether Linux is easy to use and they'll tell you once installed, it's very simple to navigate. The problem with the Linux desktop in 2015 isn't how easy the desktop environment(s) are to work with, but whether the applications provided are easy enough for the average user at a workstation.

New Tech Trash to the Landfill

We’re talking about thousands of dollars worth of stuff that the kids we serve can use. So why don’t they do the right thing and donate this merchandise to organizations such as ours instead of throwing it away? Because they don’t want to do the paperwork. It’s the way business is done. That’s fine and I understand. But that doesn’t make it suck any less.

Scientific Linux 7.1 Screencast

Scientific Linux 7.1 has been released. SL 7.1 now includes easy access to the ZFS on Linux yum repos. With SL 7.1 OpenAFS has been updated to version 1.6.11 the latest upstream stable.

The makerspace is the next open source frontier

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 14, 2015 8:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Welcome back, folks, to our third installment of my Six Degrees column. Thanks for the wondrous support over the past two installments. As always, keep your feedback flowing in the comments and feel free to drop me an email if you have topics you would like me to delve into. For this month's column, I want to dig into what I consider to be an important topic: how open source can provide the guardrails for a new generation of innovators. read more

HP: We're not leaving the public cloud

Several days after HP seemed to announce that it was going to stop offering public cloud services, the company is now stating that it will continue to offer its OpenStack-powered Helion public cloud.

Wordpress: An Installation Guide for Ubuntu Linux (LAMP) and Windows (WAMP)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 13, 2015 8:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Wordpress is a free and open source blogging tool and CMS used by millions of people in the world. Its simplicity, power and flexibility places it as a top choice for people to use and developers to recommend. It has come a long way from its release in May, 2013. It consists of tons of themes, plugins and features that help the user to obtain speed, security and reliability.

Search Engine with Apache Nutch, MongoDB and Elasticsearch

  • AOssama; By Ahmed Ossama (Posted by aossama on Apr 13, 2015 7:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Apache
This post describes how to build a search engine with Apache Nutch and use MongoDB as the data-store, then index the crawled data using ElasticSearch and finally visualize the indexed data with Kibana.

Non-Linux FOSS: .NET?

No, really! While on a normal day, the word "Microsoft" can be used as an antonym for "Open", the world of .NET seems to be going legitimately open source.

WordPress Plugin ‘Simple Ads Manager’ Exploit

Simple Ads Manager is a plugin that we’d evaluated about a year ago. It was deactivated, but we’d failed to remove it from the server after we’d determined that it wouldn’t meet our needs. Bad move. The cracker/hackers had found it.

Linux 4.0 released

  • Linux Kernel mailing list; By Linus Torvalds (Posted by bob on Apr 13, 2015 4:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Kernel
It definitely matches the "v4.0 is supposed to be a _stable_ release", and very much not about new experimental features etc. I'm personally so much happier with time-based releases than the bad old days when we had feature-based releases.

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