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TuxMachines: Rugged 3.5-inch SBC runs Linux or Android on i.MX6

Friday 26th of August 2016 07:08:05 PM

Logic Supply has introduced a “ICM-3011” 3.5-inch board with a dual-core i.MX6, wide-range power input, and extended temperature support.

Like the recent Pico-ITX form factor ICM-2010 SBC that’s also available in an ICS-2010 mini-PC, the ICM-3011 was built by Taipei-based Embux, and is being distributed and supported by Logic Supply. Like the ICM-2010, the $253 ICM-3011 runs on the 1GHz, dual-core DualLite version of NXP’s Cortex-A9-based i.MX6 SoC. It similarly is supported by images for Android 5.0.2 “Lollipop,” Yocto “Daisy” Linux 1.6.2, or Ubuntu Linux 12.04.

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Reddit: Kicking off The Maru OS Project!

Friday 26th of August 2016 07:01:33 PM

TuxMachines: Qt 5 based Colorpick

Friday 26th of August 2016 06:57:43 PM

Colorpick is one of my little side-projects. It is a tool to select colors. It comes with a screen color picker and the ability to check two colors contrast well enough to be used as foreground and background colors of a text.

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LXer: First FSFE Summit Will Focus on Social Issues and Strategies

Friday 26th of August 2016 06:25:57 PM
Free Software advocates from all over Europe will be meeting in Berlin Sept. 2-4 at the first ever Free Software Foundation Europe's summit.

TuxMachines: An Everyday Linux User Review Of Antergos Linux

Friday 26th of August 2016 06:24:09 PM

So Antergos was recommended to me by a number of people and I have to say that the experience was decent.

It isn't difficult to install Antergos but if you have a slow internet connection then you have to be a bit patient.

Most things worked ok and hardware support was fine across the board.

The Steam thing I put down to something that the Steam developers need to resolve. Come up with a better installer.

Would Antergos make my top five now that I have tried it? I would say no to that. It isn't as good as Manjaro and that is the best distribution to pitch it against because they are both based on Arch. Manjaro has a more polished look and feel.

Nevertheless Antergos is a good distribution and well worth a try.

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TuxMachines: 1.5m US iPhone users are about to switch to Android

Friday 26th of August 2016 06:21:38 PM

If we take ComScore figures for January 2016 we see that around 198.5 million people in the US own smartphones. 52.8 percent of these use Android and 43.6 percent use iPhones, ComScore claims.

If we use ComScore’s figures as base we can make some estimates based on Fluent’s research. Fluent believes 29 percent of all iPhone users will definitely buy a new phone this year, and while 87 percent of them will stick with Apple (21.8 million), 6 percent will switch to Android. This suggests that around 1.5 million US iPhone users will make this switch.

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Phoronix: KDE Connect 1.0 Released For Device/Phone Communication

Friday 26th of August 2016 05:26:51 PM
KDE Connect is the interesting project for integrating notifications and more from your phone or other mobile device onto the KDE desktop. With KDE Connect you can receive smartphone notifications on your computer as well as using your phone as a remote control to the desktop...

Reddit: A Linux Birthday wish from Bogdan Botezatu!

Friday 26th of August 2016 05:17:35 PM

LXer: Preserving languages and cultures in India: The birth of the Tulu Wikipedia

Friday 26th of August 2016 05:11:37 PM
After eight years of effort and outreach, the Tulu language Wikipedia has gone live. Wikimedia contributors play a key role in preserving languages and cultures, and tools like the Wikimedia Incubator help new projects like the Tulu Wikipedia get started.read more

Reddit: KDE 5.7 vs Gnome 3.20

Friday 26th of August 2016 04:30:32 PM

What people do prefer of these two nowadays and why?

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LXer: LinuxConsole 2.5 Screenshot Tour

Friday 26th of August 2016 03:57:17 PM
This release is designed to be used with children - it's easy to install on old computers with the included Windows Installer. A lot of games and music software are available for use. Both releases boot with BusyBox 1.24.2. Core software and libraries are stored on a Squashfs file system.

Phoronix: RadeonSI OpenGL Performance Has Evolved A Lot Since Early 2015

Friday 26th of August 2016 03:42:54 PM
Yesterday I posted some benchmarks showing how the AMDGPU / R9 Fury performance has jumped up in the past few months just since the April release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For those wondering how the open-source AMD OpenGL performance has evolved over the longer term, I took a Radeon R9 270X graphics card and re-did tests going back to Ubuntu 15.04 for looking at the RadeonSI Gallium3D performance for the past year and a half.

Reddit: running Office on Linux

Friday 26th of August 2016 03:30:51 PM

Hey all, I'd like to hear any experiences and suggestions on running microsoft office on Linux. I've read a lot of useful links on Wine, CrossOver, and virtual machines/emulators but what I need now is to hear personal experiences and point of views. I'm a student and it's extremely important to run to run Office 2010 for school and for work. Thanks!

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Reddit: GPL defense issues

Friday 26th of August 2016 03:25:10 PM

Reddit: help deploying small ISO to lots of PCs

Friday 26th of August 2016 03:12:37 PM

Keep in mind i know very, VERY little about linux. Try to keep answers as ELI5 as possible.

Okay so i've created a porteus kiosk ISO using the installation wizard and now i need to deploy it to a fleet of tiny netbooks that have been collecting dust for the last few years. The way I'm currently installing the ISO is by booting to the GParted OS via Hirens, then using the DD command to write the iso to the HDD.

My question is: how can i make this process quicker and possibly less involved so my lower level tech can help me with the process? I'm thinking there might be a live OS out there that would boot faster than Gparted. I also tried to script the command so my tech could just double click a file but there is no output so i can't tell if it runs or not. Lastly would it be possible to create a script that wipes the disk then writes the ISO to disk? Currently when i write the ISO it keeps the partition structure as is, not sure if that will cause issues down the road.

Basically i'm open to any ideas that may expedite this task.

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