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RPi-Minecraft
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to set up a Minecraft machine on the Pi 3 from scratch.

How to Build a Minecraft Server with Raspberry Pi 3

The beauty of the Raspberry Pi 3 is that you can tinker and do fun stuff to your heart’s content. This tiny $35 computer lets you do anything. The Pi I have runs Raspbian for other uses. I keep several micro SD cards, each with different applications and swap them to get more out of the same Pi....
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Radio Free Linux

Do a web search for "Linux radio station", and the pickings are slim indeed, with most sites promoting instead ham radio software or streaming audio players, and a handful devoted to setting up a streaming web radio station—including one such optimistic article in Linux Journal some 15 years ago (...
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OpenSUSE 42.2 Merges Best Features of Enterprise, Community Models

In the world of Linux distributions, users are often faced with the option of choosing an enterprise-grade distribution or a community distribution. With the openSUSE Leap approach, SUSE is attempting to merge the best of both the enterprise and community models into a new type of Linux...
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Raspberry Pi 3
This series will provide tips and instructions for starting your own Raspberry Pi project.

5 Fun Raspberry Pi Projects: Getting Started

Nearly five years after the first Raspberry Pi boards shipped, the device continues to far surpass its expected popularity, spreading well beyond its originally intended purpose as an educational tool. Though creator Eben Upton originally hoped to sell at most 10,000 boards, more than 10 million...
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OwnTracks
With OwnTracks, you can choose when and how to distribute your location information.

Keep Your Location Data Private with OwnTracks

Modern mobile phones have some very sophisticated methods of finding their location. With OwnTracks, you can distribute that information in any way you see fit. The OwnTracks project recommends that you run your own private server and not use any public server. This way, you are the one choosing...
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Social Media’s Dial-Up Ancestor: The Bulletin Board System

To understand how the Internet became a medium for social life, you have to widen your view beyond networking technology and peer into the makeshift laboratories of microcomputer hobbyists of the 1970s and 1980s. That’s where many of the technical structures and cultural practices that we now...
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Build a VR App in 15 Minutes with Linux

In 15 minutes, you can develop a virtual reality application and run it in a web browser, on a VR headset, or with Google Daydream. The key is A-Frame, an open source toolkit built by the Mozilla VR Team. Test it Open this link using Chrome or Firefox on your mobile phone. Put your phone into ...
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First 64-Bit Orange Pi Slips in Under $20

The open spec Orange Pi PC 2 runs Linux or Android on a quad-core -A53 Allwinner H5 SoC, and offers GbE, a 40-pin RPi interface, and three USB host ports.Shenzhen Xunlong is keeping up its prolific pace in spinning off new Allwinner SoCs into open source SBCs, and now it has released its first 64-...
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5 Reasons to Opt for a Linux Rolling Distro vs. a Standard Release

There are a lot of reasons I recommend Ubuntu to Linux newbies. It’s well supported, reasonably stable, and easy to use. But I prefer to roll with Arch Linux myself. It has several compelling attributes, but one of its biggest pluses is that Arch is a rolling-release distribution. What? If you’re...
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The Best Linux Distros of 2016

2015 was a very important year for Linux, both in the enterprise as well as in the consumer space. As a Linux user since 2005, I can see that the operating system has come a long way in the past 10 years. And, 2016 is going to be even more exciting. In this article, I have picked some of the best...
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