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Robotics powered by Raspberry Pi, running on Ubuntu Touch

Project MrRobot is an Ubuntu Mobile app with voice, touch and shake control to interact with the (arduino based) Rapiro robot, running on a Raspberry Pi.

Happy 24th birthday, Linux kernel

Can you believe Linux is celebrating 24 years already? It was on this day, August 25, back in 1991 when a young Linus Torvalds made his now-legendary announcement on the comp.os.minix newsgroup: Hello everybody out there using minix - read more

How to set up a system status page of your infrastructure

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Aug 25, 2015 9:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
If you are a system administrator who is responsible for critical IT infrastructure or services of your organization, you will understand the importance of effective communication in your day-to-day tasks. Suppose your production storage server is on fire. You want your entire team on the same page in order to resolve the issue as fast […]Continue reading...

Is Linux Right For You?

Not everyone should opt for Linux -- for many users, remaining with Windows or OSX is the better choice.

Another KDE success story - the Incubator - Part 4

To wrap up the KDE Incubator success stories, here's a bit from the Kdenlive folks. Kdenlive, one of the rare free-as-in-speech video editors, started its life more than 12 years ago using KDE3 libraries. At that time, it was mostly the effort of a single person—coding, fixing bugs, publishing releases, managing the website...

Introducing MrRobot, Ubuntu Touch App Enabled Robotics Powered by Raspberry Pi

Today we have the great pleasure of introducing you to a brand-new project developed during the Ubuntu ShenZhen hackathon by Joseph Wang. It is called MrRobot, just like the TV show we taked about in a couple of articles.

CrunchBang++ 1.0 Screenshot Tour

CrunchBang++ 1.0 is available. CrunchBang++ is an open source and completely free [of cost (#!++ does include several of Debian's non-free packages as well as the non-free repository)] computer operating system, designed as a continuation of the CrunchBang Linux distribution, based on newer Debian 8 (Jessie) packages and built around the minimal and lightweight Openbox window manager. CrunchBang++ is also known as CBPP or #!++ or CrunchBang Plus Plus.

GStreamer 1.6 Open Source Multimedia Backend Gets Closer to Release, Here's What's New

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 25, 2015 5:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The hard working team of developers behind the powerful GStreamer open-source multimedia backend published details about the new features coming to GStreamer 1.6, a major release of the acclaimed software.

News: Linux Top 3: Sabayon Linux Embraces Docker, Q4OS Updates and PC-BSD 10.2

Sabayon gets 'Dockerized'

Watch: Ubuntu MATE 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Running on Banana Pi BPI-M1

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 25, 2015 3:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
We've seen them all, Ubuntu running on virtually anything, Ubuntu powering all sorts of devices, from mobile phones to embedded and industrial PCs. Today, we want to show you Ubuntu MATE 15.04 running on Banana Pi BPI-M1.

GoBang Linux 2.04.2 Screenshot Tour

GoBang Linux 2.04.2 is available. Gobang is a light and fast operating system based on Ubuntu repositories. The default environment is built on the Openbox window manager. G.B.L allows you to easily and quickly customize your system to suit your needs. ISO images are not issued regularly and contain alternate installation CDs. The idea to create GoBang OS was born out of the need for rapid, lightweight operating system that aims to provide an alternative look at the OS.The system allows a large amount of software installations, and complete control over the appearance. The GoBang Project aims nature of information and education.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 Images to Arrive on Wednesday for Meizu MX4 and Nexus Devices

Canonical's Lukasz Zemczak has sent in his daily report informing us all about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers in prepration for the major OTA-6 software update for the mobile operating system.

Read along and participate in The Open Organization book club

I'd like to invite you to join us for a virtual book club to discuss open leadership, organizational management, and other ideas from The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance by Jim Whitehurst. Starting on August 31, we'll discuss the book chapter by chapter, for seven weeks, one chapter per week.

Here's How to Watch Hulu Movies and TV Shows on Ubuntu Linux

IT expert Nathan Haines published a tutorial instructing users of the Ubuntu Linux operating system about how to watch movies and TV shows on the American streaming service Hulu. If you're using Ubuntu Linux and want to watch TV shows and movies on the Hulu platform, you must add the third-party HAL PPA using the first command listed below, and then install the HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) software using the second command.

Reports from mid-cycle meetups, NFV at scale, and more OpenStack news

  •; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Aug 24, 2015 10:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Cloud
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud?

SteamOS Brewmaster 2.30 Brings a New Linux Kernel and Autorepair Service

Valve is working on SteamOS version based on Debian 8, and it's making good progress with it. The operating system is still considered a Beta, and it's not ready for prime time, especially since developers are still making important upgrades.

Mageia 5 - So Much Better Than Last Time

My last review of Mageia was given the title "gone in 60 seconds" partly because that is as much time as I was prepared to give it. This time things went so much better although for a brief period I was left in complete silence

Intel aims “5Ă—5″ at gap between NUC and Mini-ITX

Intel showed off a 147 x 140mm “5?5″ SBC form-factor slotted between NUC and Mini-ITX, designed for socketable, LGA-based Intel Celeron and Core processors. Spurred on by the success of its reference design for 102 x 102mm (4.0 x 4.0-inch) NUC (Next Unit of Computing) mini-PCs, many of which run Linux, Intel showed off a […]

Canonical Kills Desktop Ubuntu Software Center, Focuses on Mobile Apps

Ubuntu Linux developers plan to focus efforts on transactionally updated software in Snappy Core, shifting away from the Ubuntu Software Center in Canonical's open source OS.

My Network Go-Bag

I often get teased for taking so much tech hardware with me on trips—right up until the Wi-Fi at the hotel, conference center or rented house fails. I'm currently on vacation with my family and some of our friends from Florida, and our rental home has a faulty Wi-Fi router. Thankfully, I have a bag full of goodies for just this occasion.

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