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Raspberry Pi motion detection

1 hour 22 min ago
Use the Raspberry Pi camera to detect motion and take a photo of the cause for home security or time-lapse photography

Linux Terminal: speedtest_cli checks your real bandwidth speed.

2 hours 19 min ago
What’s your upload and download speed at home (or in your office) ?Are you really sure that you get what do you pay for to your ISP ?To test the speed of our internet connection There are several internet services such as SpeedTest a web service that is available both from Web browsers and mobile application.Now you can easily check it also with speedtest_cli a command line interface for testing internet bandwidth using speedtest.net. In this way you can do the test also on servers that don’t have a Browser or a graphical interface.

Storage, chip slingers pledge allegiance to Linux, open source

3 hours 17 min ago
As LinuxCon 2014 kicks off this week in Chicago, the Linux Foundation has announced that it has won new support from across the technology industry, including several hardware companies. The nonprofit organization said on Wednesday that SanDisk, Seagate, and Western Digital have become Linux Foundation members, all three of which are interested in using Linux and open-source software to power storage systems.

Firefox adds preliminary support for casting to Chromecast

4 hours 14 min ago
Mozilla is in the process of adding the ability to “cast” videos from Firefox to Chromecast devices, and you can try it now if you have the right hardware. As announced in a post on Google+ post by Mozilla developer Lucas Rocha, “Chromecast support is now enabled in Firefox for Android’s Nightly build.” To check this out, I downloaded the latest Firefox Nightly, installed it on my Nexus 10, and tested it with my Chromecast. It worked… although, it has some rough edges right now.

Linus Torvalds still wants the Linux desktop

5 hours 11 min ago
Linux runs everything, everywhere, but Linus Torvalds still wants it to rule on one place it doesn't: The desktop.

How Perception Will Kill Windows Phone

6 hours 8 min ago
While it's obvious that Windows Phone is stuck as a distant third in the smart phone ecosystem race, it's equally clear that the biggest danger to the platform isn't failure, but rather the perception of failure. And in a market in which the distant number two player, Apple, can do no wrong, Microsoft faces an uphill battle that it may never win.

LaKademy 2014 - KDE Latin America Summit

7 hours 5 min ago
Two years have passed since the reality of the first Latin American meeting of KDE contributors in 2012 in Porto Alegre, capital of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Now we are proud to announce that the second LaKademy will be held August 27th to 30th in São Paulo, Brazil, at one of the most important and prestigious universities in the world—the University of São Paulo.

diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

8 hours 2 min ago
One problem with Linux has been its implementation of system calls. As Andy Lutomirski pointed out recently, it's very messy. Even identifying which system calls were implemented for which architectures, he said, was very difficult, as was identifying the mapping between a call's name and its number, and mapping between call argument registers and system call arguments..

Linux Foundation says many Linux admins and engineers are certifiable

9 hours 6 sec ago
The Linux Foundation on Wednesday introduced two new certification programs aimed at connecting employers with qualified Linux administrators and engineers. "The supply of labor has been far outpaced by the demand for Linux," said Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin.

How To Install ownCloud 7 Server and Client on OpenSuse 13.1

9 hours 57 min ago
This document describes how to install and configure ownCloud 7 on OpenSuse 13.1. I will also connect to the ownCloud Server's data with OpenSuse 13.1 Desktop, Ubuntu 14.04 desktop and windows 7 machine. ownCloud provides access to your data through a web interface or WebDAV while providing a platform to easily view, sync and share across devices—all under your control. ownCloud’s open architecture is extensible via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins and works with any storage.

Wide-temperature SBCs tap quad-core Atom E3800 SoCs

10 hours 54 min ago
Commell’s three extended-temperature SBCs deliver Intel’s quad-core Atom E3800 and Celeron SoCs on Mini-ITX, Pico-ITX, and 3.5-inch form-factors.

Linux Foundation introduces new Linux certifications

11 hours 51 min ago
So, you say you've got Linux chops but no way to prove it to the HR department standing between you and a job? The Linux Foundation has a certification for you.?

Bitter tablets

Thursday 21st of August 2014 06:18:35 AM
I have children. My children go to school. The schools that my children go to teach ICT. To do so, they need computers. At two of those schools, there’s currently a drive to fund a bunch of iPads. Currently, said schools use a mix of desktop and laptop computers, and each has access to a bunch of interesting software tools that we parents can also get to play around with remotely in some cases. Granted, when one of my children comes home and asks if we can get a copy of said program for home it gets a bit awkward, not least when I check the prices, but there’s something useful, I think, about continuing to develop and teach keyboard and mouse skills.

Certification Program for sysadmin training announced by The Linux Foundation

Thursday 21st of August 2014 05:21:24 AM
Groundbreaking program provides virtual examination and accreditation for Linux Foundation Certified System Administrators and Engineers

Using Clocker and Apache Brooklyn to build a Docker cloud

Thursday 21st of August 2014 04:24:13 AM
With the growing potential of Docker, it's becoming clear that the future of at least some of the data center is going to be containerized. But there are still challenges in getting containerized applications deployed and managed across real and virtual hardware.read more

Release 4.14 - KDE Applications get better and better

Thursday 21st of August 2014 03:27:02 AM
The KDE Community has announced the latest major updates to KDE Applications delivering primarily improvements and bugfixes. Plasma Workspaces and the KDE Development Platform are frozen and receiving only long term support; those teams are focused on the transition to Plasma 5 and Frameworks 5.

U.S. Digital Services and Playbook:

Thursday 21st of August 2014 02:29:51 AM
About this time last year, I laid out some trends I saw for the coming year in government take up of open source software. Looking back now, it appears those trends are not only here to stay, they are accelerating and are more important than ever.

Why do so many Linux users hate Oracle?

Thursday 21st of August 2014 01:32:40 AM
In today's open source roundup: Many Linux users dislike and distrust Oracle. Plus: Munich may not be dumping Linux after all, and how to encrypt your email in Linux

Linux Foundation Debuts Linux Certification Effort

Thursday 21st of August 2014 12:45:20 AM
Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, told eWEEK that for years his organization has been providing the Linux community with training, tutorials, mentoring programs and other educational outreach efforts. In fact, it was back in 2009 that the Linux Foundation first began its formal training programs. At the time, the Linux Foundation was not interested in doing any formal certification, but times have now changed.

Setup FTP server using VsFtp and Configure Secure FTP connections on Ubuntu 14.04 Server

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 11:58:00 PM
vsftpd is a GPL licensed FTP server for UNIX systems, including Linux. It is secure and extremely fast. It is stable. Don't take my word for it, though. Below, we will see evidence supporting all three assertions. We will also see a list of a few important sites which are happily using vsftpd. This demonstrates vsftpd is a mature and trusted solution.

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Leaked images of Elephone P1000 – The OnePlus Killer loaded with CyanogenMod

Gizchina yesterday received leaked images from what they call “a high level employee at Elephone”. The images are of Elephone’s newest device the P1000 which is remarkably similar to the OnePlus One. Now it is no secret that companies within China quickly copied and cloned the OnePlus one on other devices but (if the images and specs) are true than this will be the most all-round and highest-spec clone to become available. Read more

Exclusive: Elephone P1000, Snapdragon 801, 2K and CyanogenMod!

Elephone, most known for their every expanding range of Mediatek phones and as being one of the first manufacturers in China to offer an Android 4.4 Kitkat update, are preparing a 2014 Flagship killer of their own. The Elephone P1000 will be the most exciting Elephone smartphone to date with features we have not seen from the company so far. The P1000 will boast a 2.5Ghz Snapdragon 801 processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB RAM and 32GB of on board memory. This compared to their current phones is an amazing achievement! Read more

Ken Starks to Keynote At Ohio LinuxFest

As most FOSS Force readers probably already know, Ken’s articles here and on his own Blog of Helios are only a small part of what he does. He’s one of those too rare people who works to make a difference in this world and he does so by leveraging the power of Linux and free and open source software for the greater good. As the founder of the Reglue project (originally called Helios), he’s responsible for putting refurbished computers in the hands of financially challenged students in and around the Austin, Texas area where he resides. Over the years there have been thousands of these students and many of them, given Reglue computers while in middle or high school, have gone on to not only earn undergraduate degrees, but to attend graduate school as well — often studying computer science. Read more

Mesa 10.3 release candidate 1

Mesa 10.3 release candidate 1 is now available for testing. The current plan is to have an additional release candidate each Friday until the eventual 10.3 release, (Ian can follow up to state what the planned date is for that). The tag in the git repository for Mesa 10.3-rc1 is 'mesa-10.3-rc1'. I have also pushed a tag '10.3-branchpoint' to mark the point where master and 10.3 diverge. This should make git-describe a bit more useful. As a reminder, with the 10.3 branch now created, patches nominated with: CC: will now be candidates only for the new 10.3 branch. To nominate patches for the older 10.2 branch as well, please use: CC: "10.2 10.3" The expectation is that the 10.2 branch will remain alive with bi-weekly releases until after 10.3.1 release. Mesa 10.3 release candidate 1 is available for download from ftp://freedesktop.org/pub/mesa/10.3 Read more