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Dell doubles down on high-end Ubuntu Linux laptops

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 09:15:24 AM
Developers know Dell has a great Ubuntu Linux powered programmer[he]#039[/he]s laptop, the XPS 13. Few people know that Dell also offers Ubuntu on its high-end Precision mobile workstation line.

What If Mesos Metrics Collection Was a Snap?

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 07:55:20 AM
Roger Ignazio, tech lead at Mesosphere, introduces the Snap plugin for Apache Mesos at MesosCon Asia 2016. Snap is an open telemetry framework that simplifies the collection, processing, and publishing of system data through a single API. It collects hundreds of metrics from Mesos masters and agents and helps you can make sense of this mass of data so that you can monitor your cluster operations.

3.5-inch Skylake SBC offers 4x SATA, 4x PCIe, and 5x USB 3.0

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 06:35:17 AM
ADL’s Linux-friendly, 3.5-inch “ADLQ170HDS” SBC offers Intel’s 6th Gen Core CPUs with extended temp support and plenty of of SATA 3, PCIe, and USB 3.0. ADL Embedded Solutions announced a 3.5-inch “ADLQ170HDS” SBC, joining other ADL 3.5-inch entries such as the Intel Atom E3800-based ADLE3800HD. This time Intel’s 6th Gen “Skylake-U” Core CPUs are on […]

Litebook Launches Cheap, Chromebook-Like Linux Laptop Powered by elementary OS

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 05:15:13 AM
Litebook, a small hardware manufacturer that we never heard of, has recently released a new Linux-powered laptop that's cheap, slim, fast, elegant, light, and designed to rival Chromebooks.

Improved container support, PTG recap, and more OpenStack news

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 03:55:10 AM
Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. From news sites to developer blogs, there's a lot being written about OpenStack every week. Here are a few highlights.

Low-cost COM/baseboard combo taps power-sipping -A5 SoC

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 02:35:07 AM
MYIR’s SODIMM-style, 200-pin MYC-JA5D2X module has the same 67.6 x 45mm dimensions as its MYC-JA5D4X computer-on-module, and similarly runs Linux on an Cortex-A5 based Atmel SAMA5 SoC. Instead of tapping the SAMA5D42 or SAMA5D44, however, the MYC-JA5D2X moves to the newer, more power efficient SAMA5D2.

Get the most out of GNOME notifications

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 01:26:29 AM
For many users, GNOME 3, also known as Gnome Shell, is the definitive desktop interface. It[he]#8217[/he]s clean and simple, without too many twinkles or distractions. That said, this article describes some tricks to change the GNOME notifications experience.

CRUX-Based Kwort 4.3.2 Linux OS Is Out with GTK3 Support, Improved Look and Feel

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 12:17:52 AM
David Cortarello from the Kwort project, a GNU/Linux distribution that's fast, lightweight, modern, and based on CRUX Linux, announced the availability of the second point release to the Kwort 4.3 stable series.

Understanding 7z command switches - part I

Monday 6th of March 2017 11:09:15 PM
7z is no doubt a feature-rich and powerful archiver (claimed to offer the highest compression ratio). Here at HowtoForge, we have already discussed how you can install and use it. But the discussion was limited to basic features that you can access using the 'function letters' the tool provides.

The Companies That Support Linux and Open Source: VMware

Monday 6th of March 2017 10:00:38 PM
VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility and has been active in open source development for many years.

MontaVista updates CGX Linux distro for 5G and IoT

Monday 6th of March 2017 08:52:01 PM
MontaVista has upgraded its Yocto Project based Carrier Grade eXpress embedded Linux distro to add 5G, IoT, and NFV technology. Cavium-owned MontaVista Software has advanced its Carrier Grade eXpress (CGX) Linux development platform to version 2.2 with features aimed at 5G, NFV, and IoT.

Using proprietary services to develop open source software

Monday 6th of March 2017 07:05:37 PM
It is now pretty well accepted that open source is a superior way of producing software. Almost everyone is doing open source these days. In particular, the ability for users to look under the hood and make changes results in tools that are better adapted to their workflows. It reduces the cost and risk of finding yourself locked in with a vendor in an unbalanced relationship. It contributes to a virtuous circle of continuous improvement, blurring the lines between consumers and producers. It enables everyone to remix and invent new things. It adds up to the common human knowledge.read more

CoreFreq – A Powerful CPU monitoring Tool for Linux Systems

Monday 6th of March 2017 05:56:59 PM
CoreFreq is a CPU monitoring software, especially designed for the 64-bits Processors.

Flash ROMs with a Raspberry Pi

Monday 6th of March 2017 04:48:22 PM
I previously wrote a series of articles about my experience flashinga ThinkPad X60 laptop with Libreboot. After that, the Libreboot projectexpanded its hardware support to include the ThinkPad X200 series,so I decided to upgrade. The main challenge with switching over to theX200 was that unlike the X60, you can't perform the initial Librebootflash with software.

Top 4 JavaScipt code editors

Monday 6th of March 2017 03:39:45 PM
JavaScript is everywhere, and its ubiquitous presence on the web is undeniable. Every app uses it in one form or another. And any developer who is serious about the web should learn JavaScript. If you already know it, be sure to continue learning new frameworks, libraries, and tools, because JavaScript is a living, evolving language.read more

IBM Expands Quantum Computing Efforts

Monday 6th of March 2017 02:31:08 PM
IBM is opening up its publicly accessible Quantum Computing effort further, with new APIs and an SDK that enables users to make use of the cloud and the python programming language to access a five qubit system.

Litebook launches $249 Linux laptop

Monday 6th of March 2017 01:22:31 PM
Like a Chromebook for Linux users on a budget, the notebook includes a full HD 14.1-inch display and 512GB of storage, and comes in three color choices.

Wireshark 2.2.5 Is Out as the World’s Most Popular Network Protocol Analyzer

Monday 6th of March 2017 11:28:09 AM
While Wireshark manages to keep its title as the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer, the development team always tries to improve the application by fixing major security issues and enhancing the protocol support.

Top 20 Most Popular Programming Languages in 2017

Monday 6th of March 2017 09:33:47 AM
TIOBE has been maintaining a popularity index of programming languages since 2001, monitoring multiple channels and job boards for the latest trends in the programming industry. Here is the list of the most popular programming languages in 2017 based on research data as of February 2017:

What's new in the Skype for Linux beta

Monday 6th of March 2017 07:39:25 AM
The alpha had enabled you to make video calls to other Linux and Chromebook Skype users, but that was it. This new version let me call cell phones and landline phones with no trouble. The video calls were more troublesome.

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It is entirely possible to use open source in a highly regulated environment such as air traffic control, says Dr Gerolf Ziegenhain, Head of Linux Competence & Service Centre (LCSC) in Mainz (Germany). Open source service providers can shield an organisation from the wide variety of development processes in the open source community. Read more

today's leftovers

  • DRM display resource leasing (kernel side)
    So, you've got a fine head-mounted display and want to explore the delights of virtual reality. Right now, on Linux, that means getting the window system to cooperate because the window system is the DRM master and holds sole access to all display resources. So, you plug in your device, play with RandR to get it displaying bits from the window system and then carefully configure your VR application to use the whole monitor area and hope that the desktop will actually grant you the boon of page flipping so that you will get reasonable performance and maybe not even experience tearing. Results so far have been mixed, and depend on a lot of pieces working in ways that aren't exactly how they were designed to work.
  • GUADEC accommodation
    At this year’s GUADEC in Manchester we have rooms available for you right at the venue in lovely modern student townhouses. As I write this there are still some available to book along with your registration. In a couple of days we have to a final numbers to the University for how many rooms we want, so it would help us out if all the folk who want a room there could register and book one now if you haven’t already done so! We’ll have some available for later booking but we have to pay up front for them now so we can’t reserve too many.
  • Kickstarter for Niryo One, open source 6-axis 3D printed robotic arm, doubles campaign goal
    A Kickstarter campaign for the Niryo One, an open source 3D printed 6-axis robotic arm, has more than doubled its €20,000 target after just a couple of days. The 3D printed robot is powered by Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Robot Operating System.
  • Linux Action Show to End Eleven Year Run at LFNW
    Jupiter Broadcasting’s long-running podcast, Linux Action Show, will soon be signing off the air…er, fiber cable, for the last time. The show first streamed on June 10, 2006 and was hosted by “Linux Tycoon” Bryan Lunduke and Jupiter Broadcasting founder Chris Fisher. Lunduke left the show in 2012, replaced by Matt Hartley, who served as co-host for about three years. The show is currently hosted by Fisher and Noah Chelliah, president of Altispeed, an open source technology company located in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

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