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LXer: Avalue debuts Braswellian COMs and an SBC

Friday 3rd of July 2015 06:30:02 AM
Avalue unveiled three Linux-friendly embedded boards based on Intel’s 14nm Braswell SoCs: a Qseven COM, a COM Express Type 6 COM, and a 5.25-inch SBC. Avalue has launched an EQM-BSW Qseven computer-on-module, an ESM-BSW COM Express Type 6 Compact module, and an EBM-BSW 5.25-inch SBC based on Intel’s new Pentium- and Celeron-branded Braswell processors. In recent weeks, the Braswell SoCs have also shown up on COM Express modules from Adlink, MSC, Nexcom, and Portwell, on a Qseven COM from Congatec, and on a 3.5-inch SBC from Nexcom. Last week we rounded up a dozen Mini-ITX boards that all use the Braswell chips.

LXer: Confirmed stupid: A patent on firewalls, circa 2000

Friday 3rd of July 2015 02:41:18 AM
Last month, the EFF faced down a lawsuit claiming that one of its "Stupid Patent of the Month" blog posts illegally defamed the inventor, a patent lawyer named Scott Horstemeyer. Days after the lawsuit became public, it was dropped.

TuxMachines: Learn OpenStack with Linux Foundation Instructor Tim Serewicz

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 04:50:43 PM

When Tim Serewicz started teaching Linux system administration classes at IBM, his boss thought Linux was “just a fad." Serewicz has since made a full-time career out of teaching admins the latest technologies in the ever-evolving and growing Linux ecosystem. He has taught at IBM, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, and Red Hat and now teaches OpenStack and Linux performance and tuning courses for Linux Foundation Training.

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TuxMachines: BQ Aquaris E5: An Ubuntu Edition Phone that severely disappoints

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 04:42:57 PM

I can't begin to tell you how saddened I am that I've had to write this. I wanted the Ubuntu Phone to completely blow me away and pull me from the Android platform with ease and grace. Instead, it solidified my opinion that jumping into the ring with Android and Apple is a fight that most aren't really ready to take up.

Please, Canonical, go back to the drawing board and return with a UI that makes sense... or simply return all of your focus on what you do best and leave the mobile platform to Google and Apple.

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Linux.com: What You Need to Know About Fedora’s Switch From Yum to DNF

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 04:40:51 PM

If you’re a fan of Fedora, and you’ve upgraded to release 22, you might have noticed a major change under the hood. The familiar (and long-standing) Yum package manager is gone. In its place is the much more powerful and intelligent Dandified Yum (DNF).

Phoronix: 6-Way File-System Comparison On The Linux 4.1 Kernel

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 04:40:01 PM
With the Linux 4.1 kernel having recently been released, I decided to conduct a fresh round of file-system comparisons on this new kernel using a solid-state drive. The file-systems tested in this article were the in-tree EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, F2FS, ReiserFS, and NILFS2 file-systems while a follow-up article will take a look at the out-of-tree contenders like Reiser4 and ZFS atop Linux 4.1.

Reddit: GNOME Photos - Future Plans

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 04:32:10 PM
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LXer: Steam for Linux Usage Continues Its Downward Spiral in June

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 04:12:17 PM
The Steam for Linux platform got a great start, but for some strange reason the number of users has constantly been decreasing for the past few months and it looks like it's not stopping, although the rate seems to be changing.

Reddit: KDE Ships KDE Applications 15.04.3

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 10:51:59 PM

LXer: Latest Windows 10 Build Has Some Cool Linux Features

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 10:38:24 PM
Windows 10 is about to launch in less than a month, and it's going to be a very interesting release. We had a chance to play with the latest build, and at least a couple of things have jumped out that you could say are flattering towards Linux..

Phoronix: KDE Applications 15.04.3 Fixes Bugs

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 10:28:48 PM
Hot off the release of KDE Plasma 5.3.2, the KDE development community has announced the release of Applications 15.04.3...

Reddit: MP3 Players & Netgear WiFi USB

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 10:26:01 PM

Does anyone know if my Netgear USB WiFi Dongle will work with Ubuntu?

Also, I just bought a cheap basic MP3 player for the gym, will that work with Linux and let me transfer MP3's to it?

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