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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.

Backup files on Linux with FreeFileSync

  • linuxaria.com; By linuxaria (Posted by linuxaria on Jan 19, 2015 1:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
As a Linux user, you always want to keep your files and folders up to date, and this is especially true in those situations where you can create a backup. This is why you have to use a tool that automatically syncs the content of two folders in order to keep them up to date. FreeFileSync is a utility that fits the bill quite nicely, since it automates the aforementioned process and makes it easy for you to compare as well as synchronize the content of any two different or similar files that are located on your computer or network.

Keep your Diary on Linux with RedNoteBook

  • linuxaria.com; By linuxaria (Posted by linuxaria on Jan 19, 2015 12:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Documenting processes and systems or just keeping a diary of the daily happenings are things that many computer users are doing very often. RedNotebook is a professional application that allows you to create a log or journal of all those tasks as well as document issues with your network. The app can be seen as a professional journal for IT experts, although it can also be used by home users as well.

Fedora 22 Schedule (3x), Elections, and the state of Schrodingers Cat

Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything that goes on. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week.

Adobe's Photoshop Ditched for Krita at French University Due to Lack of Support

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jan 19, 2015 10:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Krita is considered to be a digital painting application, but it's best described as a raster graphics editor. No matter what you call it, the Paris 8 University has decided to drop Adobe's Photoshop and to adopt Krita instead.

Install CachetHQ on Debian 7 VPS

This tutorial shows you how to install CachetHQ on a Debian 7 (Wheezy) VPS with MariaDB, PHP-FPM and Nginx. CachetHQ makes it simple to create a status page for your application, service or network and it’s based on Laravel 4.2 framework.

Installation of Wesnoth strategy game from source on Ubuntu 14.04 Linux

In this config we are going to compile and install the Wesnoth 1.12 on Ubuntu 14.04 Linux. Wesnoth is a free single-player or multiplayer turn-based strategy game.

6 Invaluable Assembly Books

Assembly language is infrequently used by programmers nowadays, but there are still good reasons to learn the language. It is the most powerful computer programming language available. Whilst assembly language shares very little with high level languages (such as Java, C#, Python etc), and assembly languages for different CPU architectures often have little in common, it gives programmers the insight required to write effective code in high-level languages. Assembly language is also used primarily for direct hardware manipulation, access to specialized processor instructions, or to address critical performance issues. Assembly is excellent for speed optimization.

How to install Munin on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

Munin is an open source system monitoring, network monitoring and infrastructure monitoring application written in Perl, used to monitor the performance of your server, applications and more. Munin uses the RRDtool to create graphs which are accessible over a web browser.

Alachisoft Open Sources NCache Storage Tool for .NET Apps

California-based Alachisoft has open sourced NCache, a distributed cache for .Net and Java applications. Another software platform entered the open source fold this week with Alachisoft's announcement that NCache is available on GitHub, creating new opportunities for developers working on .NET and Java apps that require high-performance distributed caches and in-memory storage.

Uninstalling Steam for Linux Can rm -rf Your /home Folder`

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jan 18, 2015 11:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Users have found out that Steam for Linux is capable of deleting the entire home directory under certain circumstances, which would present a major problem for users.

UberStudent 4.1 Screenshot Tour

I'm delighted to announce the release of UberStudent 4.1 'Epicurus'. UberStudent is a Linux distribution for everyone, especially higher education and advanced secondary students, people who teach them, and their schools. It is designed for Linux beginners while being equally satisfying to advanced users. System: Ubuntu 14.04 long-term support release base (with updates applied up to Jan 15, 2015), Supported until April 2019. What's New? All known installation and other bugs have been fixed; robust EFI support; much faster boot time; cleaner, faster code throughout; UberStudent Panel Changer to switch between a traditional two-panel desktop (like GNOME 2) and a one-panel desktop.

Filtering IMAP mail with imapfilter

  • Raymii.org; By Remy van Elst (Posted by relst on Jan 18, 2015 7:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
I have several email accounts at different providers. Most of them don't offer filtering capabilites like Sieve, or only their own non exportable rule system (Google Apps). My mail client of choice, Thunderbird, has filtering capabilities but my phone has not and I don't want to leave my machine running Thunderbird all the time since it gets quite slow with huge mailboxes. Imapfilter is a mail filtering utility written in Lua which connects to one or more IMAP accounts and filters on the server using IMAP queries. It is a lightweight command line utility, the configuration can be versioned and is simple text and it is very fast.

Linus Torvalds and the cults of niceness and diversity

Linus is in the headlines again, this time he’s in hot water for not being “nice” enough. He’s also had to explain himself regarding “diversity” in open source, etc. in a statement he sent to Ars Technica.

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