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The current state of video editing for Linux

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 20, 2015 1:09 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
I often ask myself what the current state of video editing is for free and open source software (FOSS). Here are my thoughts. read more

BeagleBone SBC beefs up Lego Mindstorms EV3

An “EVB” Kickstarter project replaces the Lego Mindstorms EV3 robot’s ARM9 brick with a BeagleBone Black, adding performance, expandability, and sensors. Lego’s EV3 brick When Lego added a Linux-based “Brick” computer to its modular, open source Lego Mindstorms robot platform, we were psyched, but were also somewhat disappointed it was only a modest ARM9-based device. […]

The year in open hardware computers

The popularity of open source software, and Linux in particular, continues to amaze. It might be the Linux driven website serving up this article, that open source browser you are using, or that Android driven phone it runs on, but by now you know that open source software is a part of your everyday life. So, what about open source hardware? read more

Saying Goodbye to Java the Hard Way

  • FOSS Force; By Ken Starks (Posted by brideoflinux on Jan 20, 2015 10:17 AM EDT)
“I’m sorry there kiddo. You can’t watch a lot of videos or use your school’s website because they depend on Flash. I’m also sorry that you can’t play on miniclip.com or use some of your apps. Java doesn’t work on your computer. But hey…ain’t using Linux great anyway? Make sure to tell all your friends how great Linux is.”

Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 RC2 Reloaded

Today I am pleased to share what I have been referring to as a "Reloaded" version of work on this third major release. To cut right to the chase I would like to share download links for the "Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 RC2 Reloaded" release.

AliyaLinux 2015-01-12 Xfce Screenshot Tour

AliyaLinux 2015-01-12 Xfce is available. AliyaLinux is an elegant Debian Testing based live Linux distribution easy to use for newcomers to Linux from Windows environment. AliyaLinux has all necessary applications preinstalled for you to deal with daily tasks without having to look for additional software. When you need more applications, games or tools, you can install them through Synaptic Package Manager and PlayOnLinux.

How to apply image effects to pictures on Raspberry Pi

Like a common pocket camera which has a built-in function to add various effects on captured photos, Raspberry Pi camera board ("raspi cam") can actually do the same. With the help of raspistill camera control options, we can add the image effects function like we have in a pocket camera. There are three comman-line applications...

Microsoft Can’t Sell Laptops or Phones

Indeed, all of the OEMs showed up for the Christmas shopping rush will bells on, with Asus and HP offering Windows laptops for $199, about the same as a Chromebook. Which begs the question: If Microsoft can’t give Windows away for free on the laptop, how long will it be able to continue selling it on the desktop?

Linux Games: Natural Selection 2

For a very long time I wanted an FPS that manages to blend seamlessly the FPS and RTS genre, and this is how I got into Natural Selection 2. This is a multiplayer oriented game where you can take the role of either humans or aliens as you try to survive and lead your race to victory.

KDE Commit-Digest for 16th November 2014

  • KDE.news; By Marta Rybczy?ska (Posted by bob on Jan 19, 2015 11:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Developer, KDE
In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Gwenview gains "Recent Files" option; Cantor sees multiple backends; KLetters ported to Qt5/KF5 and much more.

Ideal Backups with zbackup

Data is growing both in volume and importance. As time goes on, the amount of data that we need to store is growing, and the data itself is becoming more and more critical for organizations. It is becoming increasingly important to be able to back up and restore this information quickly and reliably. Using cloud-based systems spreads out the data over many servers and locations.

OpenStack as a social contract, what's new in Nova, and more

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 19, 2015 9:37 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. read more

Fake Linux fork pokes fun at feminism and diversity

In today's open source roundup: A fake Linux fork mocks feminism and diversity. Plus: How to customize Xfce, and MakuluLinux 2.0 Cinnamon released.

5 favorite Raspberry Pi and Ardunio projects

It has never been a better time to understand the components that fit together to make the hardware we use work. To do that, lets look at my five favorite open hardware projects. First, what do I mean by open hardware? I mean that the components that make up a device are available for the user to see. No secret formulas. The ingredients are completely transparent, and if you chose, you can source the raw parts and assemble them yourself. You can also learn from the process of assembly and with a team spirit share any problems encountered, then improving the formula of the device. For example, you could suggest better parts or improve the code to make it run faster. read more

Security problems need to be made public: Linus Torvalds

The creator of the Linux kernel and Git has said that security issues should be publicly disclosed, not swept under the rug where vendors can leave them unsolved for years.

Edu * Ro Beta 1 Screenshot Tour

Edu * Ro Beta 1 is available. Edu * Ro is an operative system assembled under the Linux computer operating system and built up especially for didactics. This operating system, compounded on the Debian distribution frame, contains a variety of free educational programs: from primary school to higher education, as well as various utility programs. Dedicated applications for mathematics, physics, chemistry, geography, biology, statistics, electronics, graphics, office, music, audio and video editing, programming are rounded by a virtual Phet laboratory, a virtual microscope, robotics laboratory and various other online applications. One special section allows teachers to create different publications, both for the students convenience and further on-line publication.

Will Google Glass 2.0 be the next iPod?

There have been quite a few reports in the media announcing the end of Google Glass. Some journalists have even written what amounts to obituaries for the much-maligned Glass technology. But is Google Glass really going away? I think not and in this column I’ll tell you why Glass 2.0 just might be the next iPod.

Big data, big growth

  • Linux User & Developer - the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on Jan 19, 2015 3:54 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
Open source NoSQL companies are making headlines for investment figures, but they’re offering knowledge and building communities too

The TrackingPoint 338TP, the Linux rifle that's accurate up to a mile

  • ZDNet; By sjvn (Posted by sjvn on Jan 19, 2015 2:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
You'll find Linux everywhere, including in the most accurate rifles in the world.

Cinnamon 2.6 to Get Systemd Support

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jan 19, 2015 1:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Linux Mint developers are not only working on the next iteration of the operating system, they are also trying to improve upon the Cinnamon desktop environment, which is also built by them.

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