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Dronecode: Linux is taking to the air

With Linux running self-driving cars, DVRs, and home automation systems, it was only a matter of time before Linux would come to drones. Or, who says penguins can't fly! :-)

A catchup of technologies in the last decade

I am writing a "technology catchup" post, hoping that it may be useful for some people, who want to know what has happened in the technologies in the last decade or so.

Front and back-end developers should make friends

Natalie Kozlowski is a front-end web developer at CodeGuard. She's a self-taught coder who embraces open source and will be giving a talk about how to interact with your front-end developers at this year's All Things Open conference in Raleigh. In this interview, I caught up with Natalie prior to the conference. I learned more about her background, like how she earned a degree in Professional Writing, what led her to her current job as a front-end developer, and how she applies the open source way to her job. read more

3.8 Raspberry Pi Linux Computers Sold - Oh My!

  • InternetNews.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 13, 2014 4:50 PM EDT)
  • Groups: ARM
I own three Raspberry Pi's (two B's and one B+) and many people I know also own one or more Pis. All those Pi add up and now the Raspberry Pi Foundation says that it has sold 3.8 million units.

Making the case for OpenStack, mentoring, and more

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 13, 2014 3:53 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

Open source “Dronecode” UAV platform project launches

The Linux Foundation launched a collaborative “Dronecode Project” aimed at creating a shared open source platform for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The not-for-profit Linux Foundation announced the Dronecode Project at its Embedded Linux Conference Europe in Düsseldorf today. Among the collaborative project’s first members is 3D Robotics, which is contributing technology from its widely used […]

What's in a name in open source?

What does community mean to you? Community is an overloaded word, it can mean anything. Community can mean just people who use your product. Or maybe it's those who build your product, or maybe it's the business partners who are using it. Or maybe it's those who are blogging about it. read more

Mojang's Scrolls Now Has An Experimental Linux Build

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Oct 13, 2014 1:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Scrolls is the next game from Minecraft studio Mojang that promised Linux support back in 2012. Two years later they have just pushed out an experimental Linux build.

NVIDIA Brings GPU Acceleration Support for PhysX on Linux

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 13, 2014 12:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
NVIDIA has just announced that GPU acceleration support has been added on the Linux platform for PhysX, the complex physics simulation developed by the company.

How to monitor and troubleshoot a Linux server using sysdig

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you need to track system calls made and received by a process? You'll probably think of strace, and you are right. What tool would you use to monitor raw network traffic from the command line? If you thought about tcpdump, you made an excellent choice […]Continue reading... The post How to monitor and troubleshoot a Linux server using sysdig appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to configure Nagios for audio alerts and mobile notifications How to monitor common services with Nagios How to set up MailScanner, Clam Antivirus and SpamAssassin in CentOS mail server How to set up Nagios Remote Plugin Executor (NRPE) in Linux How to harden Apache web server with mod_security and mod_evasive on CentOS

Debian leader says users can continue with SysVinit

  • iTWire; By Sam Varghese (Posted by linuxwriter on Oct 13, 2014 10:10 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian
Users of Debian GNU/Linux will be able to continue using SysVinit as their init system, despite the project having switched to systemd as the default, according to the leader of the Debian project.

GALPon MiniNo 2014 PicarOS Screenshot Tour

Once again we have prepared for you a new PicarOS release with features that will please everyone. This year we have focused on making life a little more comfortable for our colleagues, K12 teachers, in addition to adjusting programs to this level and prepare them for using in the classroom or at home. We have prepared some extremely easy scripts (Menu - Minino Tools - Computer Room) used to install PicarOS in a computer room. They configure the network (computer name, give a static IP, Internet), Epoptes (to control all PCs in the class), a shared folder (Samba) and set up a program that synchronizes all the classroom with a pair of clicks. No system administration knowledge is needed for do this. New desktop environment (Menu - Minino Tools - Desktop Style) designed specifically for interactive whiteboards.

Oracle hires former SAP exec for cloudy push

  • The Register; By Paul Kunert (Posted by bob on Oct 13, 2014 7:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud, Oracle
'We know Larry said cloud was gibberish, and insane, and idiotic, but...' Oracle has bagged itself a global head to manage the cloudy portfolio just a week after chief techie and erstwhile CEO Larry Ellison talked up the bets the company is placing behind the as-a-service model.…

4MLinux 10.0 Screenshot Tour

4MLinux 10.0 'Allinone' edition final released. The status of the 4MLinux 10.0 series has been changed to stable. The final release has all the features included in 4MLinux 10.0 'Rescue', 'Media', 'Server' and 'Game' editions. Two major changes in user space: support for touchscreens has been added (they can be calibrated via the xinput calibrator) and support for webcams has been improved (more info available on the 4MLinux blog). The size of the final ISO image is now much bigger because it includes optional software (drivers and development packages).

Rebellion sees Chromium reverse plans to dump EXT filesystem

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Oct 13, 2014 3:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
EXT 2, 3 and 4 binned on removable media in Google's latest OS The Chromium project has decided that the EXT family of filesystems are surplus to requirements.… and then they changed their minds...

LXer Weekly Roundup for 12-Oct-2014



LXer Feature: 12-Oct-2014

In this week's Roundup we have Samsung paying M$ a Billion dollars a year for Android patents, The world of kernel development gets emotional, LibreOffice at 4 years old and much more. Enjoy!

How to detect DVD writer’s device name and its writing speed from the command line on Linux

Most consumer PCs and laptops nowadays come with a DVD writer. In Linux, optical drives such as CD/DVD drives are assigned device names by the kernel based on udev rules at the time of booting. There are several ways to detect the writer's device name and its writing speed.

5 Games Console Emulators For Linux

Here is a list of 5 great games console emulators for Linux for the Atari 2600, SInclair Spectrum, Megadrive, NES and Gameboy Advance.

An Everyday Linux User Review Of SparkyLinux Gameover Edition

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Oct 12, 2014 8:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
SparkyLinux Gameover Edition is 4 gigabytes worth of gaming fun with emulators for most of the best consoles from the past 30 years, Steam for modern games and PlayOnLinux for playing Windows games.

Compact Text Editors Great for Remote Editing and Much More

All of these text editors are console based applications which make them ideal for editing files on remote machines. Textadept also provides a graphical user interface, but remains fast and minimalist.

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