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April 26, 2014
Sitting incongruously among the hangars and laboratories of NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley is the squat facade of an old McDonald's. You won't get a burger there, though-its cash registers and soft-serve machines have given way to old tape drives and modern computers run by a rogue team of hacker engineers who've rechristened the place McMoon's. These self-described techno-archaeologists have been on a mission to recover and digitize forgotten photos taken in the ‘60s by a quintet of scuttled lunar satellites.
Raspberry Pi has a competitor, Banana Pi which is a new single-board computer that is powered by a much faster processor and more RAM.
As LG’s WebOS-based Smart TV earns a rave review, Linux.com examines how LG quickly merged its TV platform into WebOS with a little help from Yocto.........not only has WebOS emerged as a potent contender for Internet TV, but LG has begun to release portions of the platform as open source.
Quest of Dungeons is a turn based dungeon crawler game featuring a good old 16-bit retro artistic look. I had a chance to not only test the game and video it for you, but to let you know the developer needs Linux testers.
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we look at the French government's open source aspirations, open source seeds, and more.
Earlier this month Canonical released a new, long term support, version of its popular operating system (OS), Ubuntu. Nicknamed Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 14.04 comes pre-installed with tons of great software, but even more is available through the handy Ubuntu Software Center which users will find in the applications launcher. Popular video game Minecraft is also available for install on Ubuntu 14.04.
As we have reported before about Epic Games adding in Linux support for Unreal Engine 4.1+ it is now a reality. Unreal Engine 4.1 has been released!
April 25, 2014
This week, we explore whether big data could be the cloud's killer app, Salesforce platform reaches 1.5 million developers, and why you need a definitive cloud strategy.
Infinitely Virtual has introduced new high-end cloud-hosting plans designed for academic institutions.
The Unreal engine is one of the most prolific pieces of technology used in the gaming industry, and the fact that the developers from Epic have just added official support for SteamOS and Linux is actually one of the biggest leaps for the open source platform since the release of Steam.
A new Kickstarter project aims to fund a 3.5-inch SBC-sized baseboard that adapts a BeagleBone Black and/or Raspberry Pi for use in real-world applications. Oregon-based APlus Mobile came up with the idea for the MotherBone PiOne when trying to add peripherals to the Linux-ready BeagleBone Black and Raspberry Pi Model B single board computers.
Calibre, an eBook reader, editor, and library management software, is now at version 1.34 and features a number of important changes and improvements.
Valve just released an update for its Steam desktop client. This update addresses bugs and stability improvements across all platforms, and includes support for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Gamers in Linux now can select a voice input device when using “Big Picture” mode.
Ikey Doherty is probably one of the most tech-smart people I know. Fact is, Ikey is much like that guy you hear about on the news, the guy that can hear a string of four digit numbers and tell you the sum of them in a couple of seconds. Now, I don’t know if Ikey is capable of that feat, but I do know what he can do.
The command line in Linux is probably one of the scariest experience for a newcomer there is. I remember spending hours back in the day trying to decode an error message in my terminal. However, it was completely worth it. If I had to pick only one reason for a newcomer to learn to deal […]Continue reading...The post How to manage your music library from the command line on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to manage VMs with OpenStack command line toolsHow to view or edit pdf/image metadata from command line on LinuxHow to identify video formats from command line on LinuxHow to download YouTube playlist in LinuxHow to download webcomics from the command line on Linux