hackerboards: Movidius unveiled a "Fathom" USB stick and software framework for accelerating neural networking processing on embedded and mobile devices.
Cumulus Networks Founder Rebases Networking Linux
In an exclusive video interview with Enterprise Networking Planet, Rivers details why he decided to transition into the new role and what it means for the company. He also provides some insight into what's next on the product roadmap, including a new version of Cumulus Linux. The new Cumulus Linux 3 is a rebasing to the latest Debian Linux release, with the addition of the Btrfs filesystem providing powerful snapshotting and rollback capabilities.
- OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Is Soon Switching To GCC 6, Lands Mesa 11.2.1 & Linux 4.5.2
Tumbleweed updates Kernel, Mesa, gstreamer
After an entire full rebuild last week, openSUSE Tumbleweed is shifting its focus to another area.
Tumbleweed is planning to switch the compiler to GCC 6, and if all goes well, according to Dominique Leuenberger, it might be available in a few weeks, but will certainly trigger another full rebuild.
- Average Analyst Rating for Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
Lubuntu 16.04 LTS - See What's New
Lubuntu 16.04 LTS was officially released as part of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Official Flavors. This release ships with the latest build of LXDE Desktop Environment and powered by long-term suported of Linux kernel Series 4.4.
- The Linux Embedded Development Environment launches
More Direct Rendering Manager Code Gets Aligned For Linux 4.7
Several Git branches were pulled in the past few hours into DRM-Next as preparation work for having the Direct Rendering Manager feature updates ready for the Linux 4.7 merge window later this month.
Wayland 1.11 Alpha Released
The first alpha is now available of Wayland 1.11 along with the adjoining Weston 1.11 reference compositor. This also marks the feature freeze for the Wayland/Weston 1.11 series.
- IWOCL 2016 Slides Posted To Learn More About The Latest OpenCL Tech
Benchmarks Of A ~$90 Android Chinese Netbook With Wondermedia SOC
For those curious about the performance out of the sub-$100 USD "Chinese netbooks" using the low-priced Wondermedia SoCs, here are some benchmarks.
- Could Android eventually reach 100 percent market share?
- The best customizable Android Wear watch faces
- Google Patches 40 Android Flaws in May Update
Planned Death [Ed: Pieter Hintjens has terminal cancer]
A planned death is not a moment in time, like a car accident or a fatal stroke. It is a process. A social process that involves hundreds of people, each doing their part, grieving their loss, accepting their own mortality.
Zebra Technologies' RhoMobile App Development Platform Goes Open Source
...its enterprise and consumer mobile app development platform, is now released to open source under the MIT License.
- What makes React so special?
How to identify small problems for big team wins
Every software project has moments where they have "a bit of spinach in their teeth"—that is, a simple problem that they just can't see.
To address this, Deb Nicholson started SpinachCon, an informal workshop that brings free and open source software projects and volunteers together to identify and fix little problems that can pose big obstacles.
- RightScale Announces Docker Container Management
NoSQL Databases, Explained: How They Help Solve the Data Storage Deluge
NoSQL databases have emerged as a key tool for organizations battling the data deluge. What does NoSQL actually mean, and which advantages does it deliver for data storage needs? Here's everything you need to know about NoSQL.
For starters, let's make clear that NoSQL is not a specific database product. It's a term that refers to a general category of database, which different vendors have implemented in different ways.
Document Foundation Kicks Off Month of LibreOffice Campaign, Awards Contributors
Softpedia has been informed by The Document Foundation's Mike Saunders about a new campaign which aims to credit every single contributor to the open-source LibreOffice office suite.
Dubbed Month of LibreOffice, the new campaign kicks off on the first day of May 2016, awarding some of the LibreOffice contributors with a barnstar via a special wiki page. The campaign has just started, so you won't see many entries there, as they need to be added by members of The Document Foundation in time, depending on the task they did.
- Commercial software chokkas with ancient brutal open source vulns [Ed: Black Duck a parasite]
OpenBSD Foundation Announces Gold Sponsor
Not only is it great to hear that companies are giving back to the project, but also that OpenBSD was nominated by DDG users. A big thanks to them and their community!
An Open Source Lead Tester
[Matthew] is working on an Open Source Lead Tester for his entry into the 2016 Hackaday Prize.
Ubuntu is a tricky distribution. As much as I love it on my home server, my desktop is a different ballgame. In my experience, releases between LTS versions have many new technologies that may or may not survive in the next LTS. There were many technologies or features that Canonical thought were ambitious -- HUD, experimenting with menus, online dash search, Ubuntu Software Center, etc. -- but they were abandoned. So, if I were to use Ubuntu on my desktop, I would still choose LTS.
I started using Drupal because I needed an open source content management system (CMS) to use in several community projects. One of the projects I was involved with was just getting started and had narrowed its CMS selection down to either Drupal or Joomla. At the time I was using a different framework, but I had considered Drupal in the past and knew that I liked it a lot better than Joomla. I convinced them to go with the new Drupal 6 release and converted all of my other projects for consistency. I started working with Drush because I wanted a unified mechanism to work with local and remote sites. My first major contribution to Drush was site aliases and sql-sync in Drush 3.
The technology industry is changing fast – much faster than we've seen in the past – due to the proliferation of high quality, free and open source software, said Stephen O'Grady, co-founder and principal analyst at RedMonk, in his keynote talk at Collaboration Summit in March. Developers have access to open source technologies without asking for permission.
TuxMachines: After three years of Linux, Munich reveals draft of crunch report that could decide its open source future
As for the implications of this interim report, Matthias Kirschner, president of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE), said its assessment of Accenture's findings is that the problems don't lie with the PC clients themselves but with the way they are managed and their associated backend infrastructure.
"The study does not mention any concrete problems with the PC clients (neither GNU/Linux nor proprietary). It highlights, that IT security, especially at the client level, is perceived as bad for getting things done.
xmodulo: A bar graph is a plot which visualizes data values using proportional-size bars.
Humble Eye Candy Bundle Brings Five Beautiful Games to Your Linux Gaming Rig
Dear Linux gamers, we have the great pleasure to inform you today about a new games bundle from the famous Humble Bundle initiative, which includes five beautiful games for your GNU/Linux gaming rig.
Anima Gate of Memories is an awesome looking third person action RPG coming to Linux in June
I have to say I had not heard of Anima Gate of Memories until today thanks to our Discord chat. I've checked it out and I think it looks awesome.
Losing my mind to stress in the Darkest Dungeon, some thoughts on this brutal Linux game
I was sent a key to Darkest Dungeon by the developer as I was itching to give it a go. I've been playing quite a bit of it and found out just how brutal it is.
Linux now has a proper Golf simulator! Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf sees a day-1 release
Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf has just launched with full Linux support and it actually looks pretty good.
I find golf games to be incredibly boring myself, it's one of the few things I actually prefer to just go out with a few friends and play for real. I doubt everyone has a golf course within walking distance though, so like everything it will have plenty of fans.
- Void 21, a procedurally generated, arcade style, fast-paced runner and shooter now on Linux, it's fun