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Attack of the Drones

With the price and size of computer hardware steadily decreasing, it's becoming more viable to use embedded Linux systems to control small robots and drones. There are plenty of projects for Raspberry Pi, but not everyone wants to build a drone from scratch. That's why enthusiasts will be pleased to hear about the new drones from Parrot.

Dime-sized IoT COM runs Linux or Android on i.MX6

Freescale’s dime sized “SCM-i.MX6D” module runs Linux or Android on an 800MHz i.MX6 Dual SoC, includes a PMIC and up to 2GB of RAM, and targets IoT apps.

Installing and Using the Scientific Software GNU Octave on Ubuntu 15.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jun 23, 2015 10:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNU, Linux, Ubuntu
GNU Octave is a scientific application that uses a Matlab like interpreted high level language for numerical computations and simulations. It offers functions to solve linear and nonlinear problems, can plot the results as graphics and offers capabilitis for data manipulatio and visualisation.

Screen Capture Made Easy with these Dedicated Tools

Linux has a good selection of open source dedicated screenshot programs, both graphical and console based. For a feature-rich dedicated screenshot utility, look no further than Shutter. This tool is a superb example of a small open source tool. But there are some great alternatives too.

Could This Be The Age Of Enlightenment

I have spent a number of weeks since Bodhi 3.0 was released trying it out and writing customisation guides. I have been pleasantly surprised by the sheer number of options available. Is this the age of Enlightenment? Maybe but maybe not.

Fedora 20 "Heisenbug" Reached End of Life, Please Upgrade to Fedora 22 Linux

We are sorry to inform all users of the Fedora 20 Linux operating system that today, June 23, was the last day when the distribution, dubbed "Heisenbug," received security patches and software updates.

Red Hat and Samsung Partner for Mobile App Development

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 23, 2015 6:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
Red Hat today announced a new mobile-development technology and partnership with Samsung at the Red Hat Summit here.

Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations held in front of a computer. First spotted by open source developers, the Chromium browser – the open source basis for Google’s Chrome – began remotely installing audio-snooping code that was capable of listening to users.

OS Security: Windows and Linux/UNIX

Security in OSes is a fairly hot topic in our modern, connected world. We don't want unauthorized people gaining access to our systems and making our computers do terrible things. Surprisingly, OS security boils down to one simple concept: Does the user have permission to do an action? So, how does the modern OS handle granting and denying permission?

Physics Analysis Workstation

CERN is the European Laboratory for Particle Physics. It has been in the news quite a bit lately with the discovery of the Higgs Boson at the Large Hadron Collider. Something that many people may not know is that it also has a long tradition of developing software for scientific use.

Glorious Ubuntu Convergence Demonstrated with the Notes App

The Ubuntu platform is moving towards its convergence goal, and the developers are getting closer to it. Applications like Ubuntu Notes show just how close the mobile and desktop platforms are, in terms of the underlying code and design.

Redirect or block traffic based on country geographical location using Apache mod_geoip

  •; By (Posted by linuxer on Jun 23, 2015 12:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Apache, Linux
In this config you will learn how to block or redirect web traffic based on the visitor's country geographical location using Apache's geoip mod.

Linux Foundation Invests $452,000 in Open-Source Security Projects

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 23, 2015 11:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
I'll be a dedicated CII resource and have a day-to-day focus on the project," Ratliff told eWEEK. "CII is a large, multi-million dollar initiative that requires full-time leadership to move beyond point fixes toward holistic solutions for open-source security."

Ubuntu 15.04: evolution continues

Everyone knows the distribution that I am going to review today. It is one of the most famous distributions in the world, leader of the Distrowatch chart and base for many forks and spins.

Canonical releases new versions of Ubuntu family distributions every 6 months. Ubuntu 15.04 was released in April 2015.

Teaching Linux to Speak

MaryTTS is an amazing app. In no time David was able to show me how to get it to work on my individual computer and not have to go online to use it. Trouble is…it’s a total mind-bash to someone who isn’t comfortable at the command line or to editing exotic text files. To the novice, or even some power users, getting MaryTTS to run on presents some daunting challenges. And that’s a shame because MaryTTS is more than likely the tool a speechless world is waiting for. Solid, dependable and free.

Linux kernel 4.0 for the Raspberry Pi default firmware branch

The default firmware branch of the very popular mini computer; the Raspberry Pi has now been updated to use the 4.0 kernel. The newer kernel tree does support more devices, like WiFi, DVB and USB devices.

Unicode 8.0 Coming to Fedora 23 Linux This Fall

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 23, 2015 7:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
A new Fedora 23 proposal has been submitted, which includes details about the implementation of the recently released Unicode 8.0 standard in the upcoming Linux distribution.

Inside the Open Container Project: How Docker plans to unite the container market

Linux Foundation-led effort promises a single spec for all DockerCon 2015 For a while, it looked as though software containers were heading for the kind of standards squabble that has plagued the tech industry too often in its history.…

GNOME's Evince Document Viewer Will Support Highlight Annotations in GNOME 3.18

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 23, 2015 4:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
The development cycle of the upcoming GNOME 3.18 desktop environment continues these days with the third milestone, dubbed 3.17.3, for which many of the GNOME's core components have been updated, including the Evince.

Rugged vehicle PC offers power protection, wireless options

Aaeon’s rugged, Linux-ready “Boxer” PC for vehicles offers a 4th Gen Core CPU, dual GbE and four 10/100 PoE LAN ports, mini-PCIe expansion, and a SIM slot. The Boxer-6301VS Embedded Box PC joins the aging, Atom D510 based AEV-6312 as Aaeon’s only other in-vehicle computer. There will soon be more, however, as Aaeon says it […]

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