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Rugged, Linux-friendly SBCs tap Atoms of today and yesterday

Thursday 17th of November 2016 12:20:26 AM
WinSystems unveiled the first PC/104 SBC to use Apollo Lake SoCs, featuring PCIe/104 OneBank and dual GbE, and launched an EBX SBC based on Bay Trail Atoms. WinSystems announced the PC/104 form factor PX1-C415 and EBX-style EBC-C413 — two SBCs featuring Intel Atoms from the current, 14nm “Apollo Lake” Atom-E3900 generation and the 22nm “Bay Trail” Atom E3800 generation, respectively.

Microsoft Steps Up Its Commitment to Open Source

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 11:11:49 PM
Today The Linux Foundation is announcing that we’ve welcomed Microsoft as a Platinum member.

How to use plugins (add-ons) in ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 10:03:12 PM
ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors allows users to edit text documents, spreadsheets and presentations offline by providing access to the web-based ONLYOFFICE portals for an efficient remote team collaboration. This tutorial describes how to add one of the available plugins to ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors and start using it.

Why design and marketing matter and what to do about it

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 08:54:35 PM
I love when technical conferences remember to include talks by the non-technical, for the non-technical. I've worked on documentation for open source projects for longer than I can remember, and it's not always easy to find a great talk about how to contribute to open source in non-technical ways.Rachel Nabors started off the second morning of All Things Open with a great talk about the need for designers in open more

Looks like mech combat game 'Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps' is coming to Linux

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 07:45:58 PM
The developer of mech combat game 'Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps' has tweeted out that they are testing a Linux version, and it's looking good.

Pico-ITX and Thin Mini-ITX SBCs run Linux on Apollo Lake

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 06:37:21 PM
Congatec’s “Conga-PA5” (Pico-ITX) and “Conga-IA5” (Thin Mini-ITX) SBCs feature Apollo Lake SoCs, -40 to 85°C operation, and Linux and Android support. The list of single board computers supporting Intel’s 14nm-fabricated “Apollo Lake” Atom E3900, Pentium N4200, and Celeron N3350 SoCs has grown longer with a pair of Congatec entries. The Conga-PA5 goes up against Advantech’s […]

How to play Minecraft in Fedora

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 05:28:44 PM
Few games are as notorious as the block-breaking sandbox game, Minecraft. Listed as the second best-selling video game of all-time with over 107.8 million copies sold to date, Minecraft is as popular with children as it is adults. It supports... Continue Reading →

How to Download videos from YouTube and other websites (support around 800+ websites) in Linux

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 04:20:07 PM
YouTube-dl command is One of the easiest way to download videos from YouTube and other websites (support around 800+ websites) in Linux.

Secret Back Door in Some U.S. Phones Sent Data to China, Analysts Say

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 03:11:30 PM
Security contractors recently discovered preinstalled software in some Android phones that monitors where users go, whom they talk to and what they write in text messages.

openSUSE Leap 42.2 Officially Released, Includes GNOME 3.20 & KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 02:02:53 PM
The openSUSE Project announced the release of the openSUSE Leap 42.2 operating system for personal computers.

IoT gateway runs Linux on Quark, expands with Arduino shields

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 11:50:21 AM
Siemens’s first IoT gateway runs Linux on an Intel Quark and offers Arduino shield compatibility and connectivity to the company’s MindSphere cloud. The Simatic IOT2000 gateway is designed for “collecting, processing and transferring data in the production environment,” says German industrial giant Siemens. The company’s first Internet of Things gateway joins a number of Intel […]

Software Defined Networking Fundamentals Part 1: Intro to Networking Planes

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 10:41:44 AM
Join us in this three-part weekly blog series to get a sneak peek at The Linux Foundation's Software Defined Networking Fundamentals (LFS265) self-paced, online course.

Reading the Crystal Ball on Tech Under Trump

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 09:33:07 AM
The truth is, there's much more that we don't know about the incoming administration's planned policies than we do know. It's a certainty, however, that this will be no normal presidency and that change will be in the works across nearly all industries, including tech. We also know that the signs aren't particularly auspicious for the tech sector right now.

The Samsung Android tablet that will never access the Internet

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 08:24:29 AM
That left a tablet as the only viable candidate, but my HP (formerly Palm) TouchPad is still kicking, and I don’t want to deal with all the privacy issues that comes with using an Android or iOS tablet.

What's In Store for Cloud Computing, Apache CloudStack in 2017?

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 07:15:52 AM
Cloud computing is on the rise. Gartner predicts that by the year 2020, “a corporate ‘no-cloud’ policy will be as rare as a ‘no Internet’ policy is today.”

KDE Frameworks 5.28.0 Released with Numerous KWayland Improvements, More

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 06:07:15 AM
With a three-day delay, the KDE Framework 5.28.0 collection of add-on libraries for the Qt 5 GUI (Graphical User Interface) toolkit used in the latest KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment, arrived today.

Linux hardware support, Creative Commons translation, and more open source news

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 04:58:38 AM
The world of open source software is a busy place. Sometimes keeping up with all of the news, announcements, and cool things to be discovered can be difficult. Here's a look at some of what we're reading today.

Major Linux security hole gapes open

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 03:50:01 AM
The security hole this time is with how almost all Linux distributions implement Linux Unified Key Setup-on-disk-format (LUKS). LUKS is the standard mechanism for implementing Linux hard disk encryption. LUKS is often put into action with Cryptsetup. It's in Cryptsetup default configuration file that the problem lies and it's a nasty one.

DoS technique lets a single laptop take down an enterprise firewall

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 02:41:24 AM
At a time when the size of distributed denial-of-service attacks has reached unprecedented levels, researchers have found a new attack technique in the wild that allows a single laptop to take down high-bandwidth enterprise firewalls.

Springdale Linux 7.3 Final Available

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 01:32:47 AM
7.3 Final Available. After small tweak/fixes 7.3 is now live and the default 7 release.

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The Libreboot C201 from Minifree is really really really ridiculously open source

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