Beginning in 2011, Red Hat began providing assistance to the fledgling Fedora ARM distribution. I was Red Hat’s project manager for this initiative. Back then it was a humble secondary architecture under the stewardship of Seneca College. Seneca was working on an OS distribution for the Raspberry Pi, a promising educational tool. Red Hat partnered with Seneca, provided resources to advance development and helped build a community, the open source way. Though Linux had been used on ARM for many years, kernel ports tended to exist in different source trees. Likewise, many userspace packages had been written without multi-core, thread-safe ARM code, so there was a lot of work to be done.
Canonical, the parent company of Ubuntu, for long pursued a single dream — that of acheiving a unified family of experiences on smartphones, tablets, PCs, and TVs through one operating system and one interface, Unity, which will adopt to the connected device. As Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical and Ubuntu’s founder said at last year’s OSCon, “Convergence is the core story. Each device is great, but they should be part of one family. On any device you’ll know what you’re doing. One device should be able to give you all the experiences you can get from any one of them.”
I want to put a Linux on a EEpc 901. It has to be easy to use (for my dad), mainly Browser, emails and the occasional pdf and photo to look at. The eee pc has a 4GB main SSD and a 8GB for /home. I would prefer vanilla Ubuntu, but it's quite heavy and full of stuff I don't need.
What would you suggest?
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So I'd like to use a server to host my personal netflix, with videos that I've uploaded that any browser can decode and play, any suggestions on what software I would use? Server resources are irrelevant.
Edit: To be clear, I'd like this to work just like netflix, I log in and am presented with the offerings available on the server, regardless of the platform, is this possible?submitted by FlabGab
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Like many of the great games programmers from the 1980s, when open source software entrepreneur Freddy Mahhumane describes his background formal education doesn’t really play much of a part in it.
“I wasn’t good at much at school,” he says, “Except for computers and programming.”
Born in Mpumalanga, Mahhumane moved to Gauteng at the age of six and lived variously in Kempton Park and Thembisa while he was growing up. Sitting in front of a group of business hopefuls at the inaugural Startup Grind Johannesburg, he sounds almost embarrassed by the trappings of success.
Once in a while someone points out a POSIX violation in Linux. Often the answer is to fix the violation, but sometimes Linus Torvalds decides that the POSIX behavior is broken, in which case they keep the Linux behavior, but they might build an additional POSIX compatibility layer, even if that layer is slower and less efficient.
Today in Linux news, Oracle Linux 7 was released today. Softpedia.com reports that Tails now features a "Windows 8 camouflage mode." MakeUseOf.com has five reasons to love Deepin and LinuxUser & Developer has a review of the Banana Pi. This and more in tonight's Linux news review.
Hello folks, I'm just trying to set up a small NAS with an RPi and I ran into a problem toward the end. This is the walkthrough I was following, and after a bit of troubleshooting, I'm all the way to the part where he says to "mount the 'exported' paths by saying sudo mount <IP address>:/media/audvid /home/shrik/Music" I'm a bit confused about which IP address goes in. Is that the IP of the RPi Nas on the LAN or is it the client IP I want to be able to access the NAS? Also, what is the goal of mounting this, and after doing it correctly, should I be able to point a client's Windows Explorer to the RPi's IP and see all of the available files? Thanks for the help!submitted by jonlucc
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