Our research center plans to purchase a decent (expensive) Dell Precision 7810/7910 workstation with Thunderbolt PCIe card for future upgrades with an external GPU. However, I found the card is not compatible with the Ubuntu 14.04 that Dell can install at purchase. Has anyone make a Thunderbolt PCIe card work properly on more recent kernel? If not, any plan from the Linux community to support this card for connecting external GPUs in the near future? Thanks!submitted by /u/i2000s
Just a few moments ago, Softpedia was informed by budgie-remix developers David Mohammed and Udara Madubhashana that their GNU/Linux distribution built around the Budgie desktop environment is now an official Ubuntu flavor.
opensource.com: A Mozilla contributor shares her big list of resources for finding good bugs in open source projects.
This is our first dispatch from the front lines: Washington DC. And I am not speaking of the election front lines, but of the Linux front. Linux Journal has come to SUSECon this year to, among other things, gauge the state of the world concerning all things open source. To plagiarize every president at the start of every state of the union address, the state of Linux is strong!
Especially so if the “state of SUSE” is any indicator. Suse revenues and total billings have increased 18% this year, 24% in the US. More interestingly, and perhaps more indicative of the global, tidal-wave sized trend, their number of $1 million++ contracts signed this year grew 22% while the dollar value of those deals grew a staggering 65%. So SUSE has signed more larger contracts for more, much larger deployments than ever before.
- Sony's Xperia X “Concept for Android” gives a sneak peek at upcoming Nougat features
- Nougat has been installed on just 0.3 per cent of Android devices
- Sony's 'Concept for Android' brings Nougat to the Xperia X
- Android 7.0 Nougat smartphone rollouts begin as LG updates G5
- Fix for critical Android rooting bug is a no-show in November patch release [Ed: Dan Goodin continues to rely on silly branding of LOCALLY-exploitable bugs to write this]
- Over 318,000 Android Users Affected by Auto-Downloading Malvertising Attack [Ed: No, this is not a security issue but a case of users installing bad software only to suffer from it]
- Samsung's unwinnable Android AI dilemma [Ed: The anti-Linux writers try to create a rift where there is none]
Android 7.1 feature spotlight: A closer look at seamless updates, partition changes, and new fastboot commands
During the I/O 2016 Keynote presentation, and again at the October 4th Pixel announcement, Google made brief references to newly added support for seamless updates in Nougat. To make this work, many changes had to be made to the structure of Android and its assorted system partitions. As a result, there have also been some changes to the fastboot utility many of us use when new factory images become available. This post covers a few of the technical details and also demonstrates some of the ways to use the new features.
Android Auto is now available for all drivers and cars
Android Auto, Google’s in-car software, has been upgraded to allow anyone with an Android phone to access the features, regardless of which model of car they drive.
The system was launched in 2014 with the goal of better integrating phones and cars, giving drivers an easier way to access information. Since the launch, more than 200 car models have launched with support for Android Auto, from the likes of Audi, Fiat and Land Rover. However, the software was only compatible in new cars, with touchscreen capability.
“Android Extensions” could be Google’s plan to make Android updates suck less
Finally, a whopping two-and-a-half months after the release of Android 7.0 Nougat, the Android 7.0 Compatibility Definition Document (CDD) has been published. The CDD is Google's list of rules for Android OEMs that want to ship devices with the Google Play Store and other Google apps. While Android is open source, most of Google's apps are not, and licensing Google's apps means agreeing to a contract called the Mobile Application Distribution Agreement (MADA) and passing Google's "compatibility" tests, which ensure the device can properly run Android apps.
Connect Tech’s “Rudi” mini-PC runs Ubuntu on an Nvidia Jetson TX1 COM with 4GB LPDDR4, eMMC and mSATA, 5x USB, 2x GbE, mini-PCIe, and -20 to 80°C support.
Like many recent embedded computers. Connect Tech’s 135 x 105 x 50mm Rudi Embedded System fudges the line between mini-PC and a full-fledged industrial PC. Aimed at “deployable computer vision and deep learning applications,” the system ships with a Linux For Tegra R24.2 distribution based on 64-bit Ubuntu 16.04 pre-installed on 16GB of eMMC. Like Connect Tech’s Rosie embedded computer, the Rudi runs Nvidia’s quad-core, 64-bit Tegra TX1 SoC on Nvidia’s Jetson TX1 computer-on-module.
There are new smartphones hitting the market constantly, but which is the best to pick up when you’re trying to save a buck or two? We’ve seen some great launches this summer and we’re only expecting more over the coming months, but for now, let’s go over the best affordable Android smartphones you can go pick up today…
Reddit: [IDEA] Create a choose your own adventure text-based game you play from the console which teaches you Linux.
Movement: cd, pushd, popd, symlinking (directories)
Search: find, grep, egrep
Inventory transport/management: cp, mv, symlinking, rm
Inventory protection: chmod, chown
Communicate: vi, emacs, cat, echo, touch, IO redirection
Fighting: rm, watch
Basically, the "game" would run as a daemon or process and monitor for the accomplishment of certain milestones and present challenges to the user to overcome by using Linux commands.
Thoughts? Has this already been done?submitted by /u/Temujin_123
Open source won, but what are the consequences of ignoring free software philosophy and ideals?