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Cortex-A9 Sitara EVM gains Android KitKat BSP

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 09:52:29 AM
Adeneo has released an Android KitKat 4.4.4 BSP for the TI Sitara AM437x EVM kit in both a free binary version and a commercial version with source code. Adeneo Embedded’s Android 4.4.4 “KitKat” Reference Board Support Package is designed for use with the Texas Instruments AM437x EVM (TMDXEVM437X EVM). The EVM kit was announced last […]

John Oliver takes on patent trolls in this hilarious segment

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 08:55:18 AM
If you’re creating a new technology or have a business idea beware. Patent trolls are everywhere.

How to set up a RAID 5 array in Windows 8 and Linux

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 07:58:07 AM
Of all the RAID levels that consumers are likely to use on their home systems, RAID 5 is one of the more exotic choices. While RAID 0 and 1 are pretty straightforward, RAID 5 is a little more complex.

Ubuntu 15.04 will ship with Canonical's own browser

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 07:00:56 AM
In today's open source roundup: Canonical's browser will be in Ubuntu 15.04. Plus: Should a newbie programmer switch to Ubuntu from Windows? And an Ubuntu user switches to Kubuntu.

Korora 21 MATE Screencast and Screenshots

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 06:03:45 AM
Korora 21 MATE has been released. Korora was born out of a desire to make Linux easier for new users, while still being useful for experts. Korora is a Fedora Remix, meaning it ships packages from the default Fedora repositories but also a number of other packages (often ones that Fedora cannot ship directly).

Get 10 Awesome Games for Linux, Windows, and Mac in the Trinity 2 Bundle Sale

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 05:06:34 AM
Yes, that's right, the Trinity Bundle game sale from Bundle Stars is back and it includes no more than 10 awesome games for your GNU/Linux distribution, as well as for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Fedora 22 goes beta

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 04:09:23 AM
The next version, or should we say three versions, of Red Hat's community Linux, Fedora, are now in beta.

Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Now Works on Raspberry Pi 2

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 03:12:12 AM
Ubuntu MATE 15.04 is now available for Raspberry Pi 2, which means that users can download it and use it just like any other OS for this platform.

How to reinstall Grub on Arch Linux

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 02:15:01 AM
One of the most unpleasant situations in life is when we have to restore the Grub bootloader in order to be able to boot our Arch Linux again.

Open source, IoT-ready Udoo hacker SBC starts at $49

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 01:17:50 AM
The open source, IoT-focused Udoo Neo SBC has won Kickstarter funding. The Neo runs Android or Linux on an i.MX6 SoloX, and has WiFi, BT, and Arduino hooks. Seco’s Udoo project unveiled the Udoo Neo single board computer in prototype form in early March.

Machine Dreams: HP, the memristor, and Linux

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 12:20:39 AM
To rescue its struggling business, Hewlett-Packard is making a long-shot bid to change the fundamentals of how computers work.

"No Reboot" Kernel Patching - And Why You Should Care

Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 11:23:28 PM
As Linux version 4.0 was released on 15 April, one of the most discussed new features to be included in this release is "no reboot" kernel patching.

Half-Life 2: Update Is Now Available on Linux - Video and Gallery

Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 10:26:17 PM
Half-Life 2: Update, a community-made mod of Valve's acclaimed Half-Life 2 first-person shooter video game, the sequel to Half-Life, is now available on Steam for Linux.

76 Everyday Linux User Guides For Beginners

Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 09:29:06 PM
I have written dozens of user guides over the years and this article lists 76 of these guides showing how to create media, backup systems, dual boot, install Linux, customise Linux and do stuff with the Raspberry PI.

Is OpenOffice Dying?

Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 03:48:39 PM
In September 2014, rumors were flying that Apache OpenOffice was floundering and might soon merge with OpenOffice. The rumors were denied, but revived in March 2015 when Jonathan Corbett used development activity statistics to show that OpenOffice was seriously short of developers, and had corporate support only from IBM. Now, OpenOffice's most recent report to the Apache Foundation appears to reinforce these previous reports, and then some.

Busting 6 myths about DevOps

Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 02:51:28 PM
Just as with any transformational and disruptive movement, DevOps can be misunderstood or mischaracterized. Here are some of the top DevOps myths.read more

Fedora @ HackRU Spring 2015

Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 01:54:17 PM
Fedora attended HackRU spring 2015, a hackathon centered around students. Hackathons are events where developers from surrounding areas or even across the world gather to create cool projects over a period of time, usually a weekend. HackRU was held on... Continue Reading →

LinuxFest Northwest Ready to Roll

Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 12:57:06 PM
LinuxFest Northwest — just south of the border (the Canadian one, that is) — is like Old Man River: It just keeps rolling along. Shows come and go, they grow and move, but the oldest community-run expo has put down some solid roots at Bellingham Technical College. The show has grown over the years, and so has the college. With recent improvements over the last few years, LFNW has grown to be a top-notch destination for speakers, exhibitors and attendees, with around 80 presentations being part and parcel of LFNW’s weekend fare.

The Fighting Unicorns charge into robotics competition with open source edge

Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 11:59:55 AM
When I think of open source, I think of FIRST.FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is training the next generation of open source contributors through a program called FRC, or FIRST Robotics Competition. FRC challenges teams to build a robot in six weeks that can compete in a competition. This year the challenge is called Recycle Rush. The goal is to stack plastic totes and recycling bins on scoring platforms to score points. The team with the higher score wins.But, FIRST is about more than winning. It's also about more than robots. It's really about friendly competition and learning technical skills.read more

Linux-friendly TI SoC takes on FPGAs in DAQ apps

Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 11:02:44 AM
TI’s Linux-ready 66AK2L06 SoC for high-speed data acquisition apps features dual Cortex-A15 cores, four DSPs, a digital front end, and a JESD204B interface. The 66AK2L06 system-on-chip is the latest salvo by Texas Instruments in a long-running campaign to demonstrate that DSP-based SoCs can more efficiently and easily perform tasks typically done with FPGAs and ASICs. […]

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World’s smallest i.MX6 module has onboard WiFi, eMMC

Variscite unveiled a 50 x 20mm “DART-MX6″ module that runs Linux or Android on the Freescale i.MX6, with up to 64GB eMMC flash and -40 to 85°C support. Variscite’s claim that the 50 x 20mm DART-MX6 is the world’s smallest computer-on-module based on Freescale’s i.MX6 system-on-chip appears to be a valid one. It beats the smallest ones we’ve seen to date: TechNexion’s 40 x 36mm PICO-IMX6, and Solid-Run’s 47 x 30mm microSOM i4. It’s also just a hair larger than Variscite’s own 52 x 17mm DART-4460, which is based on a dual-core TI OMAP4460 SoC, and Gumstix’s slightly larger 58 x 17mm Overo modules, which use TI Sitara AM37xx SoCs. Read more

BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition review

The BQ Aquaris e4.5 Ubuntu Edition is not the debut Canonical must have envisaged for Ubuntu Phone, in the early days of the platform’s development. It’s a perfectly functional smartphone for the most part, and we like the concept of scopes, but the hardware is humdrum, performance is sluggish, and the software running on it is rough and ready, and full of holes. We’ll be tracking the progress of Ubuntu Phone with interest – it surely must get better than this – but this first device is one to write off to experience. Read more