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TuxMachines: i.MX6 hacker board features M.2 and wide-range power

19 hours 6 min ago

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.

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LXer: CPU Pinning and NUMA Topology on RDO Kilo upgraded via qemu-kvm-ev-2.1.2 on CentOS 7.1

19 hours 12 min ago
Recent build on CentOS 7.X qemu-kvm-ev-2.1.2-23.el7.1 enables CPU Pinning and NUMA Topology for RDO Kilo on CentOS 7.1. Qemu-kvm upgrade is supposed to be done as post installation procedure.Final target is to perform launching nova instance with CPU pinning on on i7 4790 Haswell CPU box.

TuxMachines: IBM Promises Apache Spark for Linux on Z Systems

19 hours 50 min ago

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.

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Reddit: Taking my CEH exam tomorrow and more scared than my wedding day by a long shot.

Thursday 30th of July 2015 01:28:21 AM

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!

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Reddit: Tips for how to plan an open source event

Thursday 30th of July 2015 01:26:23 AM

Reddit: Purism seems bad, and Intel TPM is everywhere. What free hardware options do we have?

Thursday 30th of July 2015 01:21:36 AM

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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Phoronix: Mir-On-X11, Latency Drops & Other Changes Coming To Mir 0.15

Thursday 30th of July 2015 01:18:56 AM
While Mir 0.14 just recently appeared in Ubuntu 15.10's archive followed by Ubuntu 15.04, Mir 0.15 is already under heavy development...

LXer: ROSA R6 "Desktop Fresh" Screencast and Screenshots

Thursday 30th of July 2015 01:16:22 AM
The ROSA company gladly presents ROSA Desktop Fresh R6, the number 6 in the "R" lineup of the free ROSA distros with the KDE desktop as a main graphical environment.As always, the distro presents a vast collection of games and emulators and the Steam platform package along with standard suite of audio and video communications software including the newest version of Skype. All modern video formats are supported. The distribution includes the fresh LibreOffice version, the full TeX suite for true nerds as well, along with best Linux desktop publishing, text editing and polygraphy WYSISYG software. The LAMP/C++/… environment packages are waiting to be installed by true hackers.

Reddit: Doge Linux

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 09:53:48 PM

TuxMachines: Carrier adds Arduino and MCU hooks to Zynq ARM/FPGA COM

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 09:52:23 PM

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.

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LXer: The Penguin or the Egg: How To Increase Adoption Of Desktop Linux

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 09:27:38 PM
Dual-booting Windows and Linux really sucks. It’s not because I hate Windows, either. It’s because I feel it should be unnecessary. It’s a half-measure that allows a lot of Linux users to play games or get things done.

Phoronix: Linux 4.2 May Finish Fixing Up Radeon Audio Support

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 09:22:09 PM
Since the Linux 4.0 kernel there has been DisplayPort audio support for the open-source Radeon driver. That DP audio handling came after a big rework to the audio code in the Radeon DRM kernel driver. A half-year later it looks like all the audio code is now cleaned up and ready... As Public Cloud OS Instances Grow, So Do Security Admin Challenges

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 09:12:20 PM

Moving apps to the public cloud? Better double-check security.

TuxMachines: The road to LibreOffice 5.0

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 05:52:56 PM

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.

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Lubuntu 15.10 Alpha 2 Is Ready for Download, Still Using the LXDE Desktop Environment

The development team behind Lubuntu, an open-source and freely distributed flavor of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system, announced a few minutes ago the release of the second Alpha build for the upcoming Lubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) distribution. Read more

Ubuntu Kylin 15.10 Alpha 2 Is Out for Testing with Linux Kernel 4.1, More

The development team behind the Ubuntu Kylin computer operating system have announced earlier today the immediate availability for download and testing of the second Alpha build of the upcoming Ubuntu Kylin 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) distro. Read more

Linux-powered smart sniper rifle can be hacked

Two years ago, TrackingPoint burst on to the scene with a Linux-powered smart sniper rifle that took the guesswork out of killshots. Now, however, a pair of hackers have figured out how to make it miss every single time. Read more

5 heroes of the Linux world

Linux and open source is driven by passionate people who write best-of-breed software and then release the code to the public so anyone can use it, without any strings attached. (Well, there is one string attached and that’s licence.) Who are these people? These heroes of the Linux world, whose work affects all of us every day. Allow me to introduce you. Read more