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Rugged carrier serves rugged COM Express modules

Wednesday 22nd of October 2014 11:49:45 AM
MEN Micro announced a rugged, industrial temperature “XC15? carrier board for its Linux-ready Rugged COM Express modules, including a Core-i7 CB70C COM. For years, MEN Micro, which offers a wide variety of embedded systems and components, focused its computer-on-module efforts on its Linux-ready “Embedded System Module” (ESM) form-factor. The company still sells several dozen ESM, ESMini, and ESMexpress variants, but more recently has launched a new line of COM Express modules it dubs Rugged COM Express. Now, the company has a carrier board that is just as tough as its new modules.

Redditor swarmed after asking a question about systemd

Wednesday 22nd of October 2014 10:52:34 AM
In today's open source roundup: A thread about systemd on Reddit turns into a train wreck. Plus: A game is removed from Steam after the developer threatens Gabe Newell, and a review of SparkyLinux 3.5 by DistroWatch.

Mirantis Secures $100 Million for OpenStack Cloud Development

Wednesday 22nd of October 2014 09:55:23 AM
Mirantis has secured $100 million in series B funding to support its open source, vendor-neutral OpenStack cloud-computing products.

Stick computer runs on quad-core Atom

Wednesday 22nd of October 2014 08:58:12 AM
Shenzhen Apec Electronics has launched a $110, Android stick computer built around a quad-core Intel Atom Z3735 SoC with 1-2GB of RAM and 16-32GB storage. The market is awash in under-$100 HDMI dongle devices that run Android on ARM Cortex processors. Now, Intel’s Atom is getting the same treatment, although at a higher price.

How to install Tomcat in Ubuntu 14.04

Wednesday 22nd of October 2014 08:01:01 AM
This document describes how to install Tomcat in Ubuntu 14.04. Apache Tomcat (or simply Tomcat, formerly also Jakarta Tomcat) is an open source web server and servlet container developed by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Tomcat implements the Java Servlet and the JavaServer Pages (JSP) specifications from Sun Microsystems, and provides a "pure Java" HTTP web server environment for Java code to run in.

Civilization: Beyond Earth Linux Release Date Cleared Up

Wednesday 22nd of October 2014 07:03:50 AM
Civilization: Beyond Earth is coming to Linux and the Linux release has been cleared up a bit in terms of when we can expect it.

Microsoft Promises Docker Open Source App Virtualization on Windows

Wednesday 22nd of October 2014 06:06:39 AM
Microsoft has announced plans to port the open source Docker containerized virtualization platform to Windows Server and the Azure cloud. Open source developers can be sure the software they're writing is a hit when even Microsoft (MSFT) wants a piece of the action. That's exactly what's happening with Docker, the containerized virtualization platform for running cloud apps, which will now be supported in Windows Server and the Azure cloud.

Why Android users should be thrilled about Apple Pay

Wednesday 22nd of October 2014 05:09:28 AM
In today's Android roundup: Apple Pay might get Android users more purchasing privacy. Plus: How to switch from iOS to Android, and Google updates Google Play Music.

Hey Apple, we're gonna tailor Swift as open source - indie devs throw down gauntlet

Wednesday 22nd of October 2014 04:12:17 AM
A group of independent developers have launched a project to develop a free, open source implementation of Apple's Swift programming language.…

RIPS - Static Source Code Analysis For PHP Vulnerabilities

Wednesday 22nd of October 2014 03:15:06 AM
RIPS is a tool written in PHP to find vulnerabilities using static source code analysis for PHP web applications. By tokenizing and parsing all source code files RIPS is able to transform PHP source code into a program model and to detect sensitive sinks (potentially vulnerable functions) that can be tainted by user input (influenced by a malicious user) during the program flow. Besides the structured output of found vulnerabilities RIPS also offers an integrated code audit framework for further manual analysis.

5 open access journals for open source enthusiasts

Wednesday 22nd of October 2014 02:17:55 AM
The ever rising cost of academic journals is a major burden for researchers. Academic libraries cannot always keep up with increases in subscription fees causing libraries to drop journals from their collection. This makes it harder for students and professors to quickly and easily access the information they need. Inter-library loan requests are an option but they do take time. Even if it only takes a few days to fill an inter-library loan request, that is still time wasted for a researcher that has a deadline. While there is no single, quick fix to the problem with the academic journal prices, there is a movement applying the open source way to academic research in an attempt to solve the problem—the open access movement.

News: Ubuntu Past (Warty), Present (Utopic) and Future (Vivid)

Wednesday 22nd of October 2014 01:20:44 AM
The Ubuntu 4.10 release debuted on October 20, 2004. At the time the goal of the project was to succeed where Debian was failing, namely offering users the promise of a steady release cadence.

What should they call Ubuntu 15.04?

Wednesday 22nd of October 2014 12:23:33 AM
In this week's news, Munich is not switching back to Windows, will Gnome make a comeback and the all important question, what should they call Ubuntu 15.04?

Ubuntu Touch RTM Update Is Out, Has Better Performance and Beautiful New Indicators

Tuesday 21st of October 2014 11:26:22 PM
A new Ubuntu Touch RTM update has been released by Canonical and it makes the operating system a lot more stable and snappier, among other changes.

Google Chromebook quietly takes aim at the enterprise

Tuesday 21st of October 2014 10:29:11 PM
When Google introduced Chromebook for Work recently, it very likely made the Chromebook even more attractive to frugal enterprises. While the price tag has always been a draw, having administrative control should appeal to IT and could facilitate more Chromebook use in the enterprise in the future.

Mirantis Raises $100M for OpenStack Cloud Efforts

Tuesday 21st of October 2014 09:32:00 PM
Armed with its latest funding round, OpenStack specialist Mirantis is positioning itself for an IPO in 2016.

How OpenStack powers the research at CERN

Tuesday 21st of October 2014 08:34:49 PM
OpenStack has been in a production environment at CERN for more than a year. One of the people that has been key to implementing the OpenStack infrastructure is Tim Bell. He is responsible for the CERN IT Operating Systems and Infrastructure group which provides a set of services to CERN users from email, web, operating systems, and the Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud based on OpenStack.We had a chance to interview Bell in advance of the OpenStack Summit Paris 2014 where he will deliver two talks. The first session is about cloud federation while the second session is about multi-cell OpenStack.read more

What is a good command-line calculator on Linux

Tuesday 21st of October 2014 07:37:38 PM
Every modern Linux desktop distribution comes with a default GUI-based calculator app. On the other hand, if your workspace is full of terminal windows, and you would rather crunch some numbers within one of those terminals quickly, you are probably looking for a command-line calculator. In this category, GNU bc (short for "basic calculator") is […]Continue reading...The post What is a good command-line calculator on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to look up dictionary via command line on Linux How to speed up directory navigation in a Linux terminal How to access Linux command cheat sheets from the command line What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins

What would you print with a 3D printer?

Tuesday 21st of October 2014 06:40:27 PM
3D printing is all the rage. 3D printing changes lives. 3D printing is fun and amazing!I saw for myself this past spring when we held our first Open Hardware Day at Opensource.com. Here, we're printing a gear.read more

UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan

Tuesday 21st of October 2014 05:43:16 PM
'Veteran Unix Admins' fear desktop emphasis is betraying open sourceA group of “Veteran Unix Admins” reckons too much input from GNOME devs is dumbing down Debian, and in response, is floating the idea of a fork.…

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