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Module runs Linux on new octa-core RZ/G1H SoC, has nano-ITX carrier

Tuesday 18th of April 2017 10:10:43 AM
iWave’s rugged “iW-RainboW-G21M-Q7” COM debuts the octa-core Renesas RZ/G1H, and adds 2GB DDR3, 4GB eMMC, and support for GbE, SATA 3.1, USB 3.0, and PCIe. iWave’s Qseven 2.0 form-factor iW-RainboW-G21M-Q7 computer-on-module, also referred to as the “RZ/G1H SOM,” appears to be the first embedded board showcasing the recently announced, octa-core RZ/G1H SoC from Renesas.

FFmpeg 3.3 "Hilbert" Open-Source Multimedia Framework Is Out, Here Is What's New

Tuesday 18th of April 2017 08:56:23 AM
The FFmpeg project proudly announced the release of a new series of their freely distributed collection of libraries and tools to process multimedia content, FFmpeg 3.3, which has been dubbed as "Hilbert."

Appeals court revives Apple’s patented “rubber banding” tech because of one small tweak

Tuesday 18th of April 2017 07:42:03 AM
In 2013, the US Patent and Trademark Office's reexamination unit rejected all claims of Apple's '915 patent. A patent appeal board upheld the cancelation, leaving Apple to turn to the Federal Circuit, which has ultimate jurisdiction. On Friday, a panel of Federal Circuit judges sided with the patent office on some of the claims, but revived three others.

Twistlock 2.0 Improves Container Security and Compliance

Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:27:43 AM
Twistlock adds new Compliance Explorer and Runtime Radar features, helping organizations to better understand and control container deployments.

How to draw primitive shapes with BRL-CAD

Tuesday 18th of April 2017 03:17:21 AM
A primitive is a basic shape that has a unique polynomial equation within a CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software package used for geometric modeling of more complex shapes. Examples include an ellipse, a sphere, a torus, a square, and in our case a heart-shaped primitive with a sextic equation (a polynomial, which has six roots).read more

i3 A Tiling Window Manager For Advanced Users

Tuesday 18th of April 2017 01:22:59 AM
?i3wm is a window manager tiling tool for Linux and some BSD derivatives. It is designed with in mind for advanced users and alike, maybe for enthusiast too if you think you are tough and ready. i3wm is a great tool and a solution if you have a low resource system or maybe like me; want more space for the everyday task.

What Makes Up a Kubernetes Cluster?

Monday 17th of April 2017 11:28:37 PM
In our first three installments in this series, we learned what Kubernetes is, why it[he]#039[/he]s a good choice for your datacenter, and how it was descended from the secret Google Borg project. Now we[he]#039[/he]re going to learn what makes up a Kubernetes cluster.A Kubernetes cluster is made of a master node and a set of worker nodes. In a production environment these run in a distributed setup on multiple nodes. For testing purposes, all the components can run on the same node (physical or virtual) by using minikube.

Will Razer Ever Wake Up and Smell the Roses?

Monday 17th of April 2017 09:34:15 PM
Take Razer Inc. A successful PC gaming company that produces impressive laptops, tablets, keyboards, mice, wearables and accessories. Devices which are extremely popular with gamers. With good reason, it’s generally great hardware. Their slogan is “For Gamers. By Gamers”. Alongside their Windows gaming focus they have also supported Mac OS X for years. Not Linux gamers though. Not a sniff. Razer doesn’t want to embrace Linux. There’s no official support, and nothing on the horizon.

PDF Split And Merge 'PDFSAM' Does Exactly What It Says

Monday 17th of April 2017 07:39:53 PM
?Everyday PDF related work comes across students and professionals. I myself comes several times in need to open a PDF file on my PC. We all have a default reader mostly pre installed in our PC which does the work of read, print but times comes when we require to modify, cut or separate some pages from a whole PDF file and a normal file is unable to fulfill this purpose.

Taskwarrior-Web : A Web Interface for Taskwarrior todo Application

Monday 17th of April 2017 05:45:31 PM
Taskwarrior-Web is a lightweight, Sinatra-based web interface for the wonderful Taskwarrior todo application which was written in ruby.

Automate podcast publishing with Python

Monday 17th of April 2017 03:51:09 PM
I have a podcast on which I chat with both Red Hat colleagues and a variety of industry experts on topics from cloud to DevOps to containers to IoT to open source. Over time, I've gotten the recording and editing process pretty streamlined. When it comes to the mechanics of actually putting the podcast online, however, there are a lot of fussy little steps that need to be followed precisely.read more

It’s Windows Time in Linux Land Again

Monday 17th of April 2017 01:56:47 PM
Using Windows. What a horrible thing to ask a Linux user to do.

9 Ways to Harden Your Linux Workstation After Distro Installation

Monday 17th of April 2017 12:02:25 PM
So far in this series, we’ve walked through security considerations for your SysAdmin workstation from choosing the right hardware and Linux distribution, to setting up a secure pre-boot environment and distro installation. Now it’s time to cover post-installation hardening.

How to boot an earlier kernel on Fedora

Monday 17th of April 2017 10:08:03 AM
Fedora regularly offers an updated stable kernel for its users. This is just one of many reasons Fedora is a way to get the newest technology now. On rare occasions, though, a new kernel can bring an issue with it. You... Continue Reading →

Canonical sharpens post-Unity axe for 80-plus Ubuntu spinners

Monday 17th of April 2017 08:13:41 AM
Shuttleworth returns as CEO. More than 80 Canonical workers are facing the axe as founder Mark Shuttleworth has takes back the role of chief executive officer.

Red Hats Ansible 2.3 DevOps tool released

Monday 17th of April 2017 06:19:19 AM
Red Hat is steering its DevOps program into network management. Like most DevOps programs, Red Hat's Ansible doesn't require your IT staff to be coding wizards. It's meant to make server and cloud deployment and configuration easy.

DNS record will help prevent unauthorized SSL certificates

Monday 17th of April 2017 04:24:57 AM
In a few months, publicly trusted certificate authorities will have to start honoring a special Domain Name System (DNS) record that allows domain owners to specify who is allowed to issue SSL certificates for their domains.

Top 5: Linux on a Chromebook, building DNS servers, VoIP on Raspberry Pi, and more

Monday 17th of April 2017 02:30:35 AM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight putting Linux on a Chromebook, building your own DNS name servers, creating a VoIP (voice over IP) solution on a Raspberry Pi, comparing Python and Ruby for web development, and the top five programming languages for DevOps.

How to Install and Use MySQL Workbench As Your Database GUI

Monday 17th of April 2017 12:36:13 AM
This article will walk you through the installation of MySQL Workbench as well as the steps necessary on your MySQL servers to enable connection from the new tool. I’ll be demonstrating this on a Ubuntu 16.10 desktop connecting to a Ubuntu 16.04 server.

Canonical Founder Mark Shuttleworth to Return as CEO, Jane Silber Stepping Down

Sunday 16th of April 2017 10:41:51 PM
Canonical CEO Jane Silber Steps announced that she's stepping down, passing the role of chief executive officer to Mark Shuttleworth.

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QNX 7 Can Be Fitted With A Qt5 Desktop

  • QNX 7 Can Be Fitted With A Qt5 Desktop
    While QNX remains targeted as an operating system for mobile/embedded solutions, a BlackBerry developer in his spare time has fitted QNX 7 with a Qt5 desktop. QNX 6 and prior had a desktop option, but was removed in QNX 7, which was released this past March. QNX 7.0 also brought support for 64-bit (and maintaining 32-bit) Intel x86 and ARM platforms along with C++14 support. For those wanting to experiment with QNX 7, a BlackBerry kernel developer has been working on making this operating system more desktop friendly.
  • Building a BlackBerry QNX 7 Desktop
    Having Qt allowed me to port one of my favourite applications, SpeedCrunch. It was a simple matter of running ‘qmake’ followed by ‘make’. Next, I ported the QTermWidget library so that I could have terminal windows.

Kernel Space/Linux

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  • State of Sway April 2017
    Development on Sway continues. I thought we would have slowed down a lot more by now, but every release still comes with new features - Sway 0.12 added redshift support and binary space partitioning layouts. Sway 0.13.0 is coming soon and includes, among other things, nvidia proprietary driver support. We already have some interesting features slated for Sway 0.14.0, too! Today Sway has 21,446 lines of C (and 4,261 lines of header files) written by 81 authors across 2,263 commits. These were written through 653 pull requests and 529 issues. Sway packages are available today in the official repos of pretty much every distribution except for Debian derivatives, and a PPA is available for those guys.

Supporting Burning Platforms

  • Surface revenue does a U-boat, and dives

    Revenue generated by Microsoft's Surface hardware during the March quarter was down 26% from the same period the year before, the company said yesterday as it briefed Wall Street.

    For the quarter, Surface produced $831 million, some $285 million less than the March quarter of 2016, for the largest year-over-year dollar decline ever.

  • Acer said to me: "do not use our products with Linux. Find another manufacturer"
    Last year, I bought an Acer notebook and it came with Windows 10. As I didn't want spyware neither bloatware, I got Linux installed and asked for a refund of the OEM license. After a little of talking, they were wanting to charge me US$100 (to remove the license, which I already had wiped, as I got FDE Linux installed) to refund US$70 of the OEM license. This year, wondering to buy a new Acer notebook, I asked them again if they would refund me the OEM license without all the hassle (as they did pay me the US$70, without me having to pay the US$100).

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