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Three more Apollo Lake COMs support Qseven and COM Express

Sunday 13th of November 2016 05:04:06 AM
Advantech unveiled Intel Apollo Lake based modules with Qseven, COM Express Compact Type 6, and Mini Type 10 form factors. Advantech’s first three “Apollo Lake” computer-on-modules were part of a massive product announcement of products built around Intel’s new 14nm Atom E3900, Celeron N3350, and Pentium N4200 SoCs.

SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 2 arrives

Sunday 13th of November 2016 03:09:44 AM
SUSE has long been a business Linux for business. With the arrival of SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLES) 12 Service Pack 2 , the first major update since last year, SUSE is staying the corporate Linux course.

Mesa 13.0.1 to Add Up to 30% Performance Increase for Intel ANV Vulkan Driver

Sunday 13th of November 2016 01:15:22 AM
Collabora's Emil Velikov announced the availability of the Release Candidate (RC) development snapshot of the upcoming first point release of the Mesa 13.0.0 3D Graphics Library.

9 rules for the proper care and feeding of communities and carnivorous plants

Saturday 12th of November 2016 11:21:00 PM
In 2016, I adopted my first carnivorous plants, a Venus Fly Trap and a Pitcher Plant, which my Facebook friends named Gordon and Bananarama, respectively. I quickly discovered that the health of Gordon and Bananarama was closely connected to the environment I provided as much as to their ability to catch the occasional bug and get energy from the more

This Week in Open Source News: Open Cloud Report, No Dirty Cow Patch for Android, & More

Saturday 12th of November 2016 09:26:38 PM
This week in Linux and OSS news, The Linux Foundation's annual Guide to the Open Cloud lists top open source cloud projects? and trends, no Dirty Cow bug patch for Android this month, and more! Stay informed and engaged in open source news with this weekly digest!

US government launches open source hub, a new container security project, and more news

Saturday 12th of November 2016 07:32:16 PM
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the US government making its open source code public, a new container security project, Mozilla's latest browser project, and more.Open source news roundup for October 30-November 12, 2016read more

KDE Neon Offers a Near-Perfect Desktop on a Solid Platform

Saturday 12th of November 2016 05:37:54 PM
KDE Neon takes the stability of Ubuntu 16.04 and applies a cutting-edge release of the KDE desktop to create an absolutely beautiful experience that will appeal to those looking for the best of both worlds.

Sync your Fitbit on Linux with Galileo

Saturday 12th of November 2016 03:43:32 PM
If you have a Fitbit fitness device and wish to sync your device using the wireless dongle on your Linux machine, the good news is it is possible with the Bluetooth-based Fitbit devices, thanks to a small Python utility called Galileo. Note: you will need a bit of terminal-foo, but to be honest, I found the little program just as reliable if not more reliable and hassle-free than the official Fitbit apps on Android and Windows! In this short article we'll look at how to get it.

US Government Opens Access to Federal Source Code with

Saturday 12th of November 2016 01:49:10 PM
In March of this year, the Obama administration created a draft for Federal Source Code policy to support improved access to custom software code. After soliciting comments from public,  the administration announced the Federal Source Code policy in August. One of the core features of the policy was the adoption of an open source development model:

Oracle Linux 7.3 Now Available with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4

Saturday 12th of November 2016 11:54:48 AM
After last week's release of Red Hat's RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) 7.3 operating system, now Oracle is proud to announce the general availability of its Oracle Linux 7.3 distribution for 64-bit (x86_64) servers.

Top 5: Vims 25th year, dashboard tools for visualizing data, and more

Saturday 12th of November 2016 10:00:26 AM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight Vim's 25th year, dashboard tools for visualizing data, thoughts on free software philosophy and ideals, an update on Raspberry Pi Foundation's mission and projects, and security challenges for microservices.

Can Linux containers save IoT from a security meltdown?

Saturday 12th of November 2016 08:06:04 AM
In this final IoT series post, Canonical and champion Linux container technology as a solution to IoT security and interoperability challenges. ? An Open Source Perspective on the Internet of Things Part 6: Can Linux containers save IoT from a security meltdown? ? Despite growing security threats, the Internet of Things hype shows no […]

Getting MPDroid working with an Archphile-based box

Saturday 12th of November 2016 06:11:42 AM
I have mentioned before that my music player connected to my home stereo is MPD (Music Player Daemon). Briefly, this is because I run it on a small, dedicated computer called a more

Running a Gluster Cluster on the Raspberry Pi with Docker

Saturday 12th of November 2016 04:17:20 AM
This blog post will explain how to run Gluster on a two-node Raspberry Pi cluster from a Docker container.

Wine 1.9.23 Adds Support for Myst V: End of Ages, Improves Unreal Engine 4 Games

Saturday 12th of November 2016 02:22:58 AM
Just a few moments ago, the team behind the popular Wine open-source and free implementation of Windows on Unix announced the availability of the Wine 1.9.23 development release.

How to monitor progress of Linux commands using PV and Progress utilities

Saturday 12th of November 2016 12:51:28 AM
Consider a scenario wherein you have just started copying a very large file from your pen drive to your Linux system through the command line. Given that the file in question is heavy, you know the process will take time, and so you start doing some other work.

Wim Coekaerts Returns to Oracle

Friday 11th of November 2016 11:19:59 PM
After only eight months on the job, Wim Coekaerts, affectionately known to some as Mr. Linux, has left Microsoft to return to his old haunt, that being Oracle.

720MHz OpenWrt modules offer dual-band WiFi

Friday 11th of November 2016 10:05:39 PM
8devices has launched two OpenWrt-ready “Rambutan” COMS and a dev kit based on Qualcomm’s 720MHz, dual-band WiFi QCA9550 and QCA9557 SoCs. 8devices, which is known for its Carambola computer-on-modules and COM-like WeIO SBC, both of which run OpenWrt Linux on a Qualcomm Atheros AR9331 WiFi SoC, has launched two more advanced OpenWrt WiFi modules. The […]

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