SolidRun has revamped its line of sandwich-style, community-backed HummingBoard single board computers, adding a new high-end HummingBoard Edge model. Like the other HummingBoards, it runs Linux on swappable “MicroSOM” computer-on-modules running various Cortex-A9 based Freescale i.MX6 SoCs. SolidRun’s open-spec HummingBoard placed 21st out of 53 Linux- and/or Android-friendly hacker SBCs in our recent SBC reader survey.
Expanding the z Systems ecosystem means data scientists can use Apache Spark’s common programming framework and get the full use of the mainframe’s advanced analytics capabilities - without having to get sidelined by any specific format for data.
Any last minute advice before I take my CEH exam? I've spent 2 years, studying any resource I could find. I work as a network/computer/security technician. (2years) I've dropped $500 and I just can't afford to fail. I've also got a 3K pay raise if I pass. Wish me luck if you don't have advice. T-15 hours. Thanks!submitted by xemik
Purism was covered yesterday in a thread where it was discussed how it doesn't make much progress in the free hardware area, despite big claims. Since it embraces Intel, TPM prevents any sort of Coreboot support. And obviously open firmware is crucial in any free hardware project.
What options do we have? We seem to be going backwards. Many people, me included, are using old laptops like Thinkpad x200 or MacBook 2,1 to be able to run without any binary blobs. But it doesn't seem sustainable in the long run. It is quite frustrating.
Right now, there are only 2 options:
- Niche stuff like Novena
- Some Chromebooks, particularly Rockchip offerings
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Avnet released a carrier board for its Linux-driven, FPGA-enabled MicroZed COMs featuring an Arduino shield interface and hooks to an optional MCU board.
The MicroZed Carrier Card Kit for Arduino extends Avnet’s SBC-like MicroZed computer-on-module with Arduino and MCU expansion. The $89 kit is designed for Internet of Things applications such as industrial control, remote sensing, and embedded vision.
Moving apps to the public cloud? Better double-check security.
LibreOffice 5.0 will be announced next Wednesday – August 5, 2015 – at noon UTC. It is our tenth major release, and the first of the third stage of LibreOffice development. To show the impressive amount of new features added to LibreOffice since version 3.3, released in January 2011, we have compiled a summary of all previous announcements.