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Reddit: Looking for some input on an linux/android project.

Friday 19th of September 2014 12:13:36 AM

A couple days ago I came across a Raspberri Pi web server guide and thought it looked neat. Especially since I've really been wanting to get back into programming.

Building off this idea I also found a quick how-to on cluster computing (part 2)

Now at the moment I can't do any of this because of a lack of funds. What I do have is 2 Galaxy S3s. Both have broken screens so right now I'm waiting to get an OTG and HDMI cable for them. I wasn't lucky enough to get ADB access. I have a few ideas on how to get control of them but for right now it's the waiting game. In the meantime I have a Moto xt926 running a web server through Android and seems to work fine.

For the linux magic itself, I haven't really decided how I want to go about doing this. I'm worried about not being able to get the servers to talk to the internet. WiFi is likely going to be a problem. I may be fine running it through a vm, I'll have to test that with the Moto later. Ubuntu's Nexus 7 installer may be something worth looking into as well.

So what I'm looking for is anyone who has attempted anything similar. How did it go for you? Even if not any input would be appreciated!

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TuxMachines: today's howtos

Thursday 18th of September 2014 11:42:23 PM

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Thursday 18th of September 2014 11:41:59 PM

TuxMachines: Fedora 21 Alpha to release on Tuesday

Thursday 18th of September 2014 11:21:26 PM

Today the Fedora Engineering Steering Commitee held a “Go/No Go” meeting regarding the Fedora 21 alpha, and it was agreed that the current release candidates for Fedora 21 met the release criteria. With this decision, this means that Fedora 21 will be released on Tuesday September 23, 2014.

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Reddit: Ubuntu Touch/Phone Reaches Its First RTM Image

Thursday 18th of September 2014 11:19:45 PM

LXer: Give new life to old phones and tablets with these tips!

Thursday 18th of September 2014 11:18:34 PM
If you're like me (and you're a Linux Journal reader, so you may actuallybe like me), you probably rotate through your cell phones and/or tabletsevery couple years. These little devices are so convenient and havebeen consistently dropping in price, while their power continues to go up,so you may have a few older devices sitting in a drawer.

Phoronix: X.Org Women Outreach Program Only Turns Up Two Applicants So Far

Thursday 18th of September 2014 11:16:59 PM
Earlier this month it was announced that the X.Org Foundation would participate in the next FOSS Outreach Program for Women (OPW) organized by the GNOME Foundation. This program is very controversial but one thing is for sure: there isn't much interest from women in getting involved with X.Org...

TuxMachines: How to get iOS 8’s best new features on Android even before iPhone users get them

Thursday 18th of September 2014 10:55:42 PM

When CEO Tim Cook and his fellow Apple executives unveils iOS 8’s great new features on stage during their WWDC 2014 keynote presentation back in June, the most dramatic audience response might have come when the crew unveiled iOS 8’s new Continuity features. With this great new functionality, iOS devices and Mac computers will be more closely connected than ever, able to quickly and easily exchange files and other data. Better still, iOS device notifications appear on a user’s connected Mac, and messages can even be sent and received right from within OS X.

But there’s a catch: despite the fact that Apple released iOS 8 to the public on Wednesday, none of this awesome new functionality is available to iPhone and iPad users yet. If you have an Android smartphone or tablet, however, all of these great features and more are already available thanks to a single fantastic app.

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TuxMachines: Linux-based pedalboard features 100+ virtual effects

Thursday 18th of September 2014 10:47:31 PM

A Kickstarter project called “MOD Duo” is an open source Linux music pedalboard with Arduino hooks and virtual pedals for 100-plus guitar and voice effects.

The MOD Duo is billed as “the first multipurpose pedal.” The Linux-based device will be supported with an app platform, letting you create virtual pedal effects, and other audio apps, as well as download those created by other musicians in the “MOD community.” You can create digital effects plug-ins using the open source LV2 standard, then replay dozens of pedals during recording or performances. Effects include guitar distortions, vocoders for voice, recording apps, and more.

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Phoronix: Fedora 21 Alpha Finally Coming Next Week

Thursday 18th of September 2014 10:46:11 PM
The alpha release of Fedora 21 is finally happening next week! Fedora 21 Alpha was originally scheduled to ship in early August...

LXer: Try Minetest an open source voxel sandbox game in Fedora

Thursday 18th of September 2014 10:21:23 PM
In light of recent events it might be worth for fans of Minecraft to try out Minetest or it’s fork Voxelands. Both are open source, infinite voxel sandbox games that are currently available for Fedora. Minetest is currently being developed on and is fairly simplistic without adding mods, it does have the main game mechanics of gathering resources, crafting and building structures. There are a range of Mods available to add functionality as well as texture packs to customise your experience. Minetest is available now in Fedora from the Software application, or using the command line yum install minetest.

LXer: Ubuntu Touch RTM Officially Released - Screenshot Tour

Thursday 18th of September 2014 09:24:12 PM
Canonical has just published the first Ubuntu Touch RTM version for their new operating system, as the company is getting closer to the release of the OS on the open market.

LXer: Connect to WiFi network from command line in Linux

Thursday 18th of September 2014 08:27:01 PM
How many of you failed to connect to WiFi network in Linux? Did you bumped into issues like the followings in different forums, discussion page, blogs? I am sure everyone did at some point. This guide will take you through the steps for connecting to a WPA/WPA2 WiFi network from command line. It is useful when you've lost GUI or you'r GNOME, KDE desktop crashed and all you got is our old friend Command Line.

LXer: Techland's Chrome Engine 6 Officially Supports Linux, Hellraid & Dying Light Possible For Linux

Thursday 18th of September 2014 07:29:50 PM
This may not be news for our readers who have been around for a while, but Techland's Chrome Engine 6 actually supports Linux.

LinuxToday: TrueCrypt Getting a New Life

Thursday 18th of September 2014 07:00:00 PM

eSecurityPlanet: TrueCrypt will stay alive, thanks to devotees who are forking the encryption program's code. 'Cleaned up' code will get a new name, CipherShed, and a different open source license.

LXer: Learn Ubuntu - The Unity Launcher

Thursday 18th of September 2014 06:32:39 PM
In the lead up to Ubuntu 14.10's release this is the first part in a series of articles showing how to use the Unity desktop environment and how to do the basics with Ubuntu. It highlights how to use the launcher, how to add and remove icons, what the different colours, arrows and effects mean and how to tweak the launcher to resize icons and hide the launcher when not in use.

Phoronix: Intel P-State vs. CPUFreq Benchmarks On The i7-5960X

Thursday 18th of September 2014 06:10:00 PM
Continuing in our recent CPUFreq vs. P-State scaling driver benchmarks, here's some tests from the eight-core Core i7 5960X Haswell-E system as we test the two CPU frequency scaling drivers and their different governors.

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