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OpenGL 4.5 Released With New Features

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 06:00:00 PM

Phoronix: Well, the next-gen OpenGL didn't end up being OpenGL 5.0 but is being billed as OpenGL 4.5

Linux Security Threats on the Rise

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 05:00:00 PM

LinuxJournal: One of the many benefits cited by enterprises bringing in Linux is the security and the resultant "cost of ownership" benefits that come from, among many other things, not having to deal with security-related issues and attacks.

Solar plant monitoring system taps Raspberry Pi

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 04:00:00 PM

 LinuxGizmos: Storm Energy has upgraded its "SunSniffer" solar plant monitoring system to a Linux-based platform running on a Raspberry Pi

Hidden Linux Benefits, Clear Linux Challenges

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 03:00:00 PM

 Datamation: I have tried and enjoyed a number of great Linux distributions over the years.

LibreOffice might be coming to Android

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 02:00:00 PM

 ITworld: The sooner LibreOffice is released for Android, the bette

How to remove file metadata on Linux

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 01:00:00 PM

 xmodulo: A typical data file often has associated "metadata" which is descriptive information about the file, represented in the form of a set of name-value pairs.

Acer's new Chromebook 13 offers a high-resolution screen and all-day battery life

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 12:00:00 PM

The Verge: The first Chromebook with Nvidia's Tegra K1 processor promises to outgun and outlast the competition

Pineapple Hacking Device Resembles a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 11:00:00 AM

eWEEK: A Linux powered WiFi hacking device that could be hidden in what appears to be a standard carbon monoxide detector casing was demoed at Defcon.

Linux Top 3: Knoppix 7.4, Android x86 4.4 and the Debian Desktop Debate

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 06:00:00 AM

LinuxPlanet: Google Android handset owners have had access to the new KitKat release, aka Android 4.4, for the better part of 2014.

Geek of the Week: Jean Paoli, president of Microsoft Open Technologies

Monday 11th of August 2014 10:00:00 PM

Geekwire: There was a time when Microsoft and “open technologies” were diametrically opposed

Flock Day 3: Fedora Infrastructure (To Infinity and Beyond!)

Monday 11th of August 2014 09:00:00 PM

Fedora Magazine: The most visible product of the Fedora community is the Fedora distribution itself.

How to fix your Internet connection in Ubuntu Linux

Monday 11th of August 2014 08:00:00 PM

PCWorld: Luckily, you won’t have to pull up the terminal and type any arcane commands to make your Internet connection work.

PlayOnLinux reached to version 4.2.4, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint via PPA

Monday 11th of August 2014 07:00:00 PM

noobslab: PlayOnLinux is a piece of software which allows you to easily install and use numerous apps and games designed to run with Microsoft Windows.

How to Back Up and Migrate Your Linux Configuration Files

Monday 11th of August 2014 06:00:00 PM

HowToGeek: Linux applications store their settings in hidden folders inside each user account’s home folder.

Why am I prevented from creating additional partitions on my Linux PC?

Monday 11th of August 2014 05:00:00 PM

MakeUseOf: I can not create a new partition after splitting from the existing one. I get an error saying “No more than 4 primary partitions”.

NoSQL MongoDB Storage Vendor Compose Integrates ElasticSearch

Monday 11th of August 2014 04:00:00 PM

 The VAR Guy: The company formerly known as MongoHQ has changed its name to Compose and integrated the open source ElasticSearch data analytics engine into its MongoDB storage platform.

Finally! Get Netflix to work in Ubuntu 14.04 (and Linux) the super easy way!

Monday 11th of August 2014 03:00:00 PM

 TechDriveIn: Though there are ways to make Netflix work in Ubuntu 14.04, this must be the easiest.

Exciting New Terminal Emulators

Monday 11th of August 2014 02:00:00 PM

 LinuxLinks: Even though Terminator meets all my needs, I am always on the look out for new terminal emulators that might offer a different way of working.

Autonomous Android smartwatch ships

Monday 11th of August 2014 01:00:00 PM

 LinuxGizmos: Neptune's Android 4.1-based "Pine" smartwatch is shipping to Kickstarter backers with a dual-core Snapdragon, 2.4-inch screen, telephony, and dual cameras.

Should Xfce or GNOME be the default desktop in Debian Jessie?

Monday 11th of August 2014 12:00:00 PM

 ITworld: Debian is the great grand-daddy of Linux distributions and it remains a popular choice among Linux users.

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How to set up Raspberry Pi, the little computer you can cook into DIY tech projects

You don't need an electrical engineering degree to build a robot army. With the $35 Raspberry Pi B+, you can create robots and connected devices on the cheap, with little more than an Internet connection and a bunch of spare time. The Raspberry Pi is a computer about the size of a credit card. The darling of the do-it-yourself electronics crowd, the Pi was originally designed to teach kids computer and programming skills without the need for expensive computer labs. People have used Raspberry Pis for everything from robots to cheap home media centers. The Pi sports USB ports, HDMI video, and a host of other peripherals. The latest version, the B+, sports 512MB of RAM and uses a MicroSD card instead of a full-size card. Read more

LibreOffice Ported To 64-bit ARM (AArch64)

As more and more open-source programs get brought up for 64-bit ARM, LibreOffice is the latest to receive such AArch64 enablement. As of today in LibreOffice Git is the initial AArch64 support. Over one thousand new lines of code were added to LibreOffice by Red Hat's Stephan Bergmann for allowing the open-source office suite to build on the ARMv8 64-bit architecture. LibreOffice already runs on many CPU architectures from x86 to Alpha and SPARC with ARM64 just being the latest. Read more

SUSE's Flavio Castelli on Docker's Rise Among Linux Distros

Docker has only gained traction since its launch a little over a year ago as more companies join the community's efforts on a regular basis. On July 30, the first official Docker build for openSUSE was released, making this distribution the latest among many to join the fray. I connected with Flavio Castelli, a senior software engineer at SUSE, who works extensively on SUSE Linux Enterprise and has played a major role in bringing official Docker support to openSUSE. In this interview, he discuses the importance of bringing Docker to each Linux distribution, the future of Docker on SUSE Linux Enterprise, and other interesting developments in the Docker ecosystem. Read more

A New AMD Catalyst Linux Driver Unofficially Surfaces

A German web-site is hosting a yet to be officially released Catalyst Linux driver. As pointed out in our forums there is a new Catalyst Linux driver version that's being hosted by This driver is marked Catalyst 14.201.1008 and was uploaded today for Linux along with Windows. While this driver should work for any supported hardware (Radeon HD 5000 series and newer), it's labeled The driver version number is higher than the previous publicly released Catalyst Linux build available from AMD's web-site. Read more