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Our Linux-powered robotic future, data overload and management, and more news

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 14, 2016 2:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the Linux powered robo-drones, open source software for data overload and data management, and more.

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Got tearing with proprietary NVIDIA? Try this.

If you're using a reasonably modern NVIDIA graphics card on your Linux box with the proprietary driver, there's a fair chance you may encounter that nasty thing called 'screen tearing'. There is a little setting worth trying in NVIDIA's blob driver called 'ForceCompositionPipeline' that can severely reduce tearing to a minimum, perhaps even completely. Here's how to do it.

‘Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace’ Turns 20, Opera Fetches $1.2 Billion & More…

The last time I used Opera on a regular basis was back in the day when Netscape 4X was long in the tooth, Netscape 6 was a disaster and Internet Explorer was…well, Internet Explorer. Opera was $50 for the ad free version, or free for those who didn't mind a few ads. I didn't mind because I could ignore them. It stayed on my computer until Mozilla came along, then it disappeared from my radar. Something tells me that my experience wasn't uncommon.

Top Android apps for your Raspberry Pi

Download the most useful tools for your Pi onto the device you carry the most

Share your love for free software

  •; By Sandro Santos Andrade (Posted by bob on Feb 13, 2016 6:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, KDE
KDE loves free software. Yes, we love Free Software and this readily means that we love technology, people, social equanimity, and the various meanings one may take on for the word “freedom”. We care about it and we all want to bear witness of the growth and consolidation of new projects, and the progress of elder ones into full-fledged solutions driven by healthy and thriving communities.

Poll: You Say, ‘Ship Ubuntu Tablets by the Boatload’

On Monday when we ran Christine Hall’s opinion piece on why she thought the upcoming Ubuntu tablet could change the future of mobile computing, we included a poll which asked, “If the price is right, will you be considering buying a Ubuntu tablet when they’re released in March?” Guess what? Well over half of you said you’re ready to break out your credit card and make a purchase.

RebeccaBlackOS Review

  • Software Repo; By Devon Bundy (Posted by RaynoVox on Feb 13, 2016 2:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
RebeccaBlackOS 2016-02-08 is a Linux distribution based on Debian Testing. The distribution boasts being one of the only distributions to run Wayland on a live medium.

Maru os takes convergence in a different direction

There are several attempts at turning a mobile phone into a viable computer. Ubuntu Convergence and Mircosoft's Continuum are the main ones in this field, but not the only. Maru OS is taking the idea in a different direction.

Distro Wars: It's All Linux

This is likely a topic covered plenty of times, and as such I won't make this a too in-depth article, but I feel it's something always worth reiterating and remembering that no matter what distribution of Linux (or GNU/Linux if you prefer) you use... it's all Linux.

How to install Sylius on Debian 8

In this tutorial, we will explain how to install Sylius on a Debian 8 VPS with MariaDB, PHP-FPM and Nginx. Sylius is a modern e-commerce application build on top of Symfony 2 components.

Monitor Server Logs in Real-Time with "" Tool is a small simple but effective application build on top of Node.js and, which allows to monitor Linux servers log files in real time through web interface screen widgets.

Maru, the Debian for Android Project, Goes Open Source

The Maru project promises to bring an Android-based one for the phone that transforms into a Debian-based operating system when connected to a PC. Its developer has just announced that he's making the entire project open source.

LibreOffice 5.1 Looks Better and Plays Nicer with Other Office Apps

LibreOffice 5.1, the latest release of the open source office productivity suite from the Document Foundation, brings interface and compatibility updates.

Modernizing the US Air Force, Linux tools, Cluster computing with Raspberry Pi, and more

In this week's Top 5 articles of the week, we highlight open source software to modernize a US Air Force command center, Linux monitoring tools, Cluster computing with Raspberry Pi and Kubernetes, a My Linux Story, and who uses Virtual Machines? Top 5 articles of the week 5. Have you ever used a virtual machine? read more

Linux Commands to manage Local Accounts – useradd, usermod, chage & passwd

  •; By Pradeep Kumar (Posted by linuxtechi on Feb 12, 2016 9:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
User administration is one of the important task of Linux system administrator. Local accounts or users in Linux like operating system is managed by useradd, usermod, userdel, chage and passwd commands.

Three tools to scan a Linux server for Malware and Rootkits

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 12, 2016 7:49 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Servers connected to the internet are seeing a constant level of attacks and scans all day. While a firewall and regular system updates are a good first defense to keep the system safe, you should also check regularly that no attacker got in. The tools described in this tutorial are made for these sanity checks, they scan for malware, viruses and rootkits.

ST releases free Linux IDE for its STM32 MCUs

STMicroelectronics released free Linux dev tools for its 32-bit STM32 MCUs, including the STM32CubeMX config/init tool and the Eclipse-based SWSTM32 IDE. The 32-bit microcontroller world is starting to open up to Linux. This week the leading ARM Cortex-M vendor, STMicroelectronics (ST), released a free Linux desktop version of its development software for its line of […]

Canonical Will Be Present at MWC 2016 to Showcase Its Ubuntu Convergence

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 12, 2016 5:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2016 is nearly upon us, and one of the biggest attraction there will be, of course, Canonical's latest Ubuntu convergence features.

The talk about Vulkan at FOSDEM by Jason Ekstrand from Intel now has a video up

For those wanting to listen to the actual talk Jason Ekstrand from Intel did about Vulkan you can now watch the video.

Is the vinyl LP an open music format?

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 12, 2016 3:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This is my first article for a new column here on about music from an open point of view. Some things I won't be doing: I won't be concentrating solely on music released under an open license. I won't be writing (much) about making one's own music. I won't be writing (much) about music theory or professional matters, or probably really very much of anything of interest to professional musicians. read more

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