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Retrogaming with Linux

Sunday 14th of September 2014 11:40:53 PM
This is the first in a series of articles about gaming within Linux. The article provides an overview of GOG and shows how to install and use Linux and Windows games and how to set up controllers to play those games.

How to capture TCP SYN, ACK and FIN packets with tcpdump

Sunday 14th of September 2014 09:46:31 PM
As a de-facto packet capture tool, tcpdump provides flexible packet filtering capabilities. The libpcap packet capture engine which tcpdump is based upon supports standard packet filtering rules such as 5-tuple packet header (source/destination IP addresses/ports and IP protocol type) filtering.

Top 5 articles of the week: Learning Linux, cloud courses, and Drupal distros

Sunday 14th of September 2014 07:52:09 PM
Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you the best of last week's open source news and stories on 5 articles of the week#5. Three Drupal education distros reviewedread more

New “Do-it-yourself” Era in Network Equipment

Sunday 14th of September 2014 05:57:47 PM
SK Telecom will develop in-house the open-source and x86 server-based network switch. Once the network switch is developed by early next year and in place in the company’s data centers, it is expected to open a new “do-it-yourself” era for network equipment.

Mozilla Looking to Go Cross Platform for Development

Sunday 14th of September 2014 03:27:42 PM
Developers today more often then not require multiple tools to build for desktop and mobile web applications. It's a challenge that Mozilla is aiming to solve with a new cross-platform web development add-on. The new Firefox Tools Adaptor will now enable a developer to leverage the developer tools in Firefox for applications that will run on multiple platforms. The new plugin extends the reach of Firefox's developers tools beyond the Firefox browser for the desktop and Android, to apps that will run on Chrome as well as Safari in IOS.

Before Apple Watch: the timely history of the smartwatch

Sunday 14th of September 2014 06:37:45 AM
Smartwatches have been the next big thing since 1982. But 2015 is going to be different: when the Apple Watch drops early next year it's going to start a whole new wave of wearable tech. And if that doesn't? Well, we've got smartwatches to look forward to from pretty much everyone else.

A high-performance file system

Sunday 14th of September 2014 02:27:46 AM
Here is one way to administer your petabyte supercomputer.

CLion: A New Cross Platform C/C++ IDE

Sunday 14th of September 2014 12:11:34 AM
CLion provides intelligent support for the C/C++ programming languages and is "seamlessly integrated" with the well-known CMake build system. As readers will know, CMake is a family of tools designed to build, test, and package as it controls the software compilation process using simple platform and compiler independent configuration files.

Make Downloading Files Effortless

Saturday 13th of September 2014 10:17:12 PM
A download manager is computer software that is dedicated to the task of downloading files, optimizing bandwidth usage, and operating in a more organized way.

How to Build a Linux Media Server

Saturday 13th of September 2014 08:22:50 PM
Just about any Linux makes an excellent media server because it's lightweight and stable, so you can use whatever flavor you're most comfortable with. Any Ubuntu variant (Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, and so on) is exceptionally nice to set up as a media server because they make it easy to get restricted codecs. I have Xubuntu running on a ZaReason MediaBox. This is a simple system for playing movies and music. It is not a DVR (digital video recorder), and it doesn't need a TV tuner because I don't have any broadcast TV. No cable, satellite, nor over-the-air even. Don't want it and don't miss it. But if that's something you want you may have it, because Linux wants us to be happy.

Mirantis releases Mirantis OpenStack Express 2.0

Saturday 13th of September 2014 06:28:28 PM
Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack provider, today announced the launch of Mirantis OpenStack Express 2.0. The on-demand offering now enables enterprises to deploy the most current OpenStack edition, OpenStack Icehouse, in a robust, easy-to-use, enterprise-grade cloud service.

Minecraft up for sale, GOG from the command line, and more

Saturday 13th of September 2014 04:34:06 PM
Open source games roundupWeek of August 7 - September 13, 2014In this week's edition of our open source games news roundup, we take a look at the big Minecraft news, download some GOG games from the command line, and Hack 'n' more

Jeff Hoogland Leaves Bodhi

Saturday 13th of September 2014 02:39:44 PM
Jeff Hoogland, the lead developer of Bodhi Linux, said in a blog post on Friday that “for a variety of reasons,” he is stepping down from the leadership of his “labor of love.”Bodhi Linux, based on Ubuntu, is a lightweight distro leveraging the Enlightenment Desktop. A note on the Bodhi Linux web page says, “We regret to inform you Bodhi Linux is no longer being maintained,” and has a link to Hoogland’s blog page.

Comcast Continues To Pretend To Support Net Neutrality With Misleading Claims

Saturday 13th of September 2014 12:45:22 PM
We've mentioned in the past how Comcast has been pretending to support net neutrality, with ad campaigns stating that it does -- clearly in an attempt to confuse the public. Yesterday, Comcast even put a thing on its own front page claiming that the company is "committed to an open Internet and Net Neutrality."

Stepping Down from Bodhi Linux Lead

Saturday 13th of September 2014 10:51:00 AM
I am sure anyone who has been following the Bodhi project has taken note that the 3.0.0 release timeline has not happened as expected. Due to a variety of reasons I would like to announce today that I will no longer be actively developing Bodhi Linux.

Robot OS to support Linux and Android on Snapdragon

Saturday 13th of September 2014 08:46:58 AM
The OSRF plans to add ARM support to the Robot Operating System (ROS), starting with the Snapdragon 600 running Linux in Q4, followed by Android in 2015.

FUDCon LATAM, Activity Days, and Restructuring Fedora Leadership

Saturday 13th of September 2014 07:59:38 AM
Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to follow it all. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each.

Cortex-A5 SBC offers mainline Linux support

Saturday 13th of September 2014 07:12:18 AM
Emtrion’s new SBC uses Atmel’s Cortex-A5-based ATSAMA5D36 SoC and offers HDMI, 2x Ethernet, a battery charger, -40 to 85°C operation, and draws less than 300mA.

Rising Angels: Reborn Available On Linux & It's Free

Saturday 13th of September 2014 06:24:58 AM
Rising Angels: Reborn is now available for free on Linux and promises to be an interesting sci-fi adventure.

Fully Automatic Wireless Hacking Station on Raspberry Pi

Saturday 13th of September 2014 05:37:38 AM
This article describes a working all-in-one standalone mobile wireless attack station that can perform Man-In-The-Middle (MITM) type attacks on clients automatically and without any internet access or other external connectivity or influence. Once running, the device will attempt to solicit connections from nearby wireless devices using airbase-ng. The software runs on a Raspberry Pi (or any sane Linux distribution) and is described for testing and research purposes.

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