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Vulkan API progress, new games for Linux, and more gaming news

Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at the progress around the 3D graphics and compute API Vulkan, Ubuntu developers improving Nvidia drivers, new games out for Linux, and more. Open gaming roundup for August 9 - 15, 2015 read more

SUSE brings its management software to the cloud

Want to manage your SUSE Linux servers whether they're on x86 servers, mainframes, and/or the cloud? You can do that now.

Canonical Is Not Moving Ubuntu Touch to Ubuntu 15.10 Any Time Soon

The Ubuntu Touch platform is currently stable and based on Ubuntu 15.04, but there are a few development branches out there. One of those branches is using Ubuntu 15.10 as a base, but it turns out that Canonical has no plans to move to that platform any time soon.

Top 5: LibreOffice, Dolphin, Docker, Linux and more

In this week's Top 5, our readers loved stories about LibreOffice 5, Priyanka Nag' My Linux Story, a tutorial for the KDE file manager Dolphin, patent trolls, and our interview with Jerome Petazzoni of Docker.

Android based IR gizmo creates touch enabled TVs

Touchjet’s Android-based, quad-core “Touchjet Wave” media player attaches to the top of your TV and IR scans your gestures to approximate touch control.

Sick of Windows spying on you? Go Linux

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Aug 14, 2015 8:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux, Microsoft
With Windows 10 snooping on your every keystroke, it's time to consider an alternative: the Linux desktop.

Learn Linux, 101: A roadmap for LPIC-1

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux (Posted by bob on Aug 14, 2015 6:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM, Linux, LPI
Use this roadmap to find IBM developerWorks articles that will help you learn and review basic Linux tasks. And if you're also pursuing professional certification as a Linux system administrator, these articles can help you study for the Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC) exam 101 and exam 102. This roadmap is organized according to the 43 objectives in the 101 and 102 exams, which you are required to pass for LPI level 1 certification.

Founder of Open Source Hardware Association shares her story

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 14, 2015 5:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
Alicia Gibb has a passion for hardware hacking—she founded and is currently running the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA). Also a member of the ADA Initiative Board, Defensive Patent License Board, and the Open Source Ecology Board, she got her start as a technologist from a combination of backgrounds: informatics and library science. Alicia formerly worked as a researcher and prototyper at Bug Labs where she ran the academic research program and the R&D lab. Her work is fascinating and she graciously agreed to this interview. read more

Mycroft Is an AI for Your Home Powered by Raspberry Pi 2 and Ubuntu Snappy

Mycroft is what you would describe as a house computer, a device connected to your house, which acts like a virtual artificial intelligence. In this case, it's a clever mini PC named Mycroft, which is based on Raspberry Pi 2 and runs Ubuntu Snappy Core.

How to migrate MySQL to MariaDB on Linux

Since the Oracle's acquisition of MySQL, a lot of MySQL developers and users moved away from MySQL due to Oracle's more closed-door stance on MySQL development and maintenance. The community-driven outcome of such movement is a fork of MySQL, called MariaDB. Led by original MySQL developers, the development of MariaDB follows the open-source philosophy and...

How to Install and Configure MongoDB on Ubuntu 14.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 14, 2015 2:30 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
MongoDB is a NoSQL database that offers a high performance, high availability, and automatic scaling enterprise database. Data is stored in a "document" structure in JSON format (in MongoDB called BSON). MongoDB was first introduced in 2009 and is currently developed by the company MongoDB Inc. This tutorials shows the installation and configuration of MongoDB on Ubuntu 14.04.

F23 NetworkManager Test Day August 20th!

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Aug 14, 2015 1:33 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Fedora 23 is scheduled to be released at the end of the October. Among many other improvements, this release will include a new version of NetworkManager, a service that manages network connectivity. We’ve been busy fixing bugs and adding functionality,... Continue Reading →

A beautiful, super-thin laptop that makes Fedora shine

  •; By Anderson Silva (Posted by seatex on Aug 14, 2015 12:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Fedora, Mobile
Back in March, I was in the market for a new laptop, and like many Linux-educated professionals I felt tempted to purchase one of the lighter Apple laptops on the market back then (including the recently-announced Macbook). To be completely honest, I even ordered one of them, and I was planning on installing Fedora on it (as I have on past Apple laptops).

The very day my new Apple computer arrived, ASUS tweeted an interesting image. The company claimed it had an ultrabook that was even thinner than the recently announced Macbook. That ultrabook was the ASUS Zenbook UX305.

Good News, Bad News for Canonical & More…

Canonical is banking on the solution being the Snappy package manager, which includes all of an app’s dependencies in a single compressed package, “so in theory, there should be no compatibility problems.”

Waving the open source flag in Austrailia

Aimee Maree Forsstrom is an early open source advocate, who has worked in IT since 2000 building new code management practices for government and enterprise. Forsstrom is a current board member of OSIA (Open Source Industry Australia). She will be speaking at LinuxCon North America, with her talk titled Waving the open source flag in government—the highs, lows, and community code. We caught up with her, to talk about her work, bringing open source to governments. And, also, about her upcoming talk at LinuxCon, why open source code requires a community approach, and which challenges this brings. read more

Learn Linux, 101: Hard disk layout

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux (Posted by bob on Aug 14, 2015 9:44 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Learn how to design a partition layout for disks on a Linux system. Use the material in this tutorial to study for the Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1: Linux Server Professional Certification exam 101, or to learn for fun.

Firefox 41 Beta Greatly Improves AdBlock Plus Memory Consumption and Image Decoding

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Aug 14, 2015 8:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mozilla has already announced the launch of Firefox 41 Beta and opened up the final cycle to the upcoming version of the famous web browser.

Rugged box-PC runs Linux on new quad-core Via Eden CPU

Via announced a compact, rugged, fanless box-PC based on an unpublicized 1.2GHz quad-core Eden X4 CPU, with numerous I/O and wireless options, including 3G. At 151 x 110 x 48mm (5.9 x 4.3 x 1.9 inches), the “AMOS-3005? is nearly identical in size and appearance to the company’s earlier AMOS-850 system. But unlike the earlier model’s i.MX6 ARM core, the AMOS-3005 is built with Via’s new 1.2GHz Eden X4 CPU, a quad-core spin of the x86-compatible Eden X2. The AMOS-3005 supports a fairly wide operating temperature of -10 to 60°C, and can run from between 9 and 36V DC input.

Install PencilBlue on a Debian 8 VPS

In this blog post we will show you how to install PencilBlue CMS on a Debian 8 VPS with the latest version of Nginx. PencilBlue is an open source content management system built on Node.js.

diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

Linus Torvalds reported on some GCC compiler warnings that he felt were unnecessary, and he gave his opinion on how they should work instead. Specifically, GCC 5.1 would issue a warning against using a switch statement with a boolean variable, presumably because a boolean would be better handled by a simple if statement.

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