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Reddit: Hacking a gps to get into root, customize it to be a mini tablet?

Thursday 1st of January 2015 10:06:59 PM

So I have an old garmin nuvi 850 gps. I'd love to be able to hack it to customize it to do pretty much whatever. The ultimate goal would be to be able to use it as a monitor with my raspberry pi if possible, but if I can't do that, I'm sure more cool things are possible. I've found that garmin nuvi uses a linux based os, and they distribute it online to be able to be modified. I have no idea where to start to learn to modify a linux distro, let alone how to put this onto my garmin. This might be a longshot, but would anyone be able to lead me in the right direction here?

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Phoronix: Significant Performance Improvements For RadeonSI LLVM With New Patches

Thursday 1st of January 2015 08:56:44 PM
Tom Stellard is looking to kick things off well in 2015 for the open-source AMD GPU LLVM back-end with some new patches to boost the performance...

LXer: Want to have your server pwned? Easy: Run PHP

Thursday 1st of January 2015 08:49:15 PM
Over three-quarters of all installs are insecure, research showsMore than 78 per cent of all PHP installations are running with at least one known security vulnerability, a researcher has found.…

LXer: The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 13.2 (GNOME)

Thursday 1st of January 2015 06:54:53 PM
This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 13.2 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e.that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

TuxMachines: Android KitKat x86 Updated With Linux 3.18, Better Suspend/Resume

Thursday 1st of January 2015 06:37:40 PM

Android 4.4 "KitKat" has been ported to Intel/AMD x86 processors for a while in stable form while kicking off the New Year is the second stable release of Android-x86 4.4

Android-x86 4.4-r2 is the second stable update to KitKat for Intel/AMD processors. This update has various x86-specific improvements targeted for tablets and netbooks.

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TuxMachines: Data reveals Chrome OS might have been a roaring success in December

Thursday 1st of January 2015 06:26:49 PM

Stats published earlier today by analytics company NetApplications suggests that Google's operating system, Chrome OS, might have a bumper month thanks possibly to Christmas sales.

Data compiled for the month of December 2014 shows that Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 suffered significant dips while Windows XP and OSes classified as "Other" have increased significantly.

Context: A Theory to Explain Why December was a Disaster for Windows 8*

December Was a Disaster for Windows 8.x...Why Aren't We Hearing about It?

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Phoronix: All Of Samsung's 2015 Smart TVs To Be Powered By Tizen

Thursday 1st of January 2015 06:13:36 PM
Samsung Electronics announced today, one week prior to the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, that all of their Smart TVs this year will be powered by the Linux-based Tizen operating system...

TuxMachines: 2015: Open Source Has Won, But It Isn't Finished

Thursday 1st of January 2015 06:08:13 PM

At the beginning of a new year, it's traditional to look back over the last 12 months. But as far as this column is concerned, it's easy to summarise what happened then: open source has won. Let's take it from the top:

Supercomputers. Linux is so dominant on the Top 500 Supercomputers lists it is almost embarrassing. The November 2014 figures show that 485 of the top 500 systems were running some form of Linux; Windows runs on just one. Things are even more impressive if you look at the numbers of cores involved. Here, Linux is to be found on 22,851,693 of them, while Windows is on just 30,720; what that means is that not only does Linux dominate, it is particularly strong on the bigger systems.

Cloud computing. The Linux Foundation produced an interesting report last year, which looked at the use of Linux in the cloud by large companies. It found that 75% of them use Linux as their primary platform there, against just 23% that use Windows. It's hard to translate that into market share, since the mix between cloud and non-cloud needs to be factored in; however, given the current popularity of cloud computing, it's safe to say that the use of Linux is high and increasing. Indeed, the same survey found Linux deployments in the cloud have increased from 65% to 79%, while those for Windows have fallen from 45% to 36%. Of course, some may not regard the Linux Foundation as totaly disinterested here, but even allowing for that, and for statistical uncertainties, it's pretty clear which direction things are moving in.

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Reddit: Command Line for SSH Tunnel

Thursday 1st of January 2015 05:15:20 PM

I'm using the below guide to create ssh tunnel and it works but no i so wanted that the ssh tunnel and torrent client would work on same machine is this possible if yes whats the command line equivalent.

For Example - my machine is 192.168.1.110 , what should be the command ?

http://collaboradev.com/2011/08/03/browsing-the-web-through-an-ssh-tunnel-putty-firefox/

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Reddit: Help with wireless driver

Thursday 1st of January 2015 04:37:51 PM

So I have the linksys ae1200 and there are no linux drivers to downlad help.

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Phoronix: FreeBSD Ports 2015Q1 To Bring Many Changes

Thursday 1st of January 2015 04:27:12 PM
The 2015Q1 quarterly snapshot for FreeBSD Ports was branched today...

LXer: Checking up on 2014s crowdfunded Linux and Android devices

Thursday 1st of January 2015 03:03:50 PM
What became of the crowdfunded projects we covered in 2014? Two earned more than $2 million each, about a third went unfunded, and half had shipping delays. Ten years ago if somebody were to tell you you’d soon be able to collect thousands and even millions of dollars for your product idea simply by posting a summary and some pictures on a web page, you might have been inclined to check their meds. Then Kickstarter launched in 2009, and small-scale investing changed forever.

Phoronix: Android KitKat x86 Updated With Linux 3.18, Better Suspend/Resume

Thursday 1st of January 2015 03:01:34 PM
Android 4.4 "KitKat" has been ported to Intel/AMD x86 processors for a while in stable form while kicking off the New Year is the second stable release of Android-x86 4.4..

TuxMachines: ZevenOS 6.0 – Goodbye Edition

Thursday 1st of January 2015 02:45:56 PM

I am proud to announce the release of ZevenOS 6.0 – Goodbye Edition.
Goodbye Edition therefore because its released at the end of this year and will be the last ZevenOS Version for a long long time.
This release is based upon Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and will be supported for 5.0 years.

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TuxMachines: Checking up on 2014’s crowdfunded Linux and Android devices

Thursday 1st of January 2015 02:44:01 PM

What became of the crowdfunded projects we covered in 2014? Two earned more than $2 million each, about a third went unfunded, and half had shipping delays.

Ten years ago if somebody were to tell you you’d soon be able to collect thousands and even millions of dollars for your product idea simply by posting a summary and some pictures on a web page, you might have been inclined to check their meds. Then Kickstarter launched in 2009, and small-scale investing changed forever.

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Reddit: Tried and tested triple boot guide?

Thursday 1st of January 2015 02:26:29 PM

Hey guys

I've been looking about online and on YouTube to see the steps to triple boot osx win7 and Ubuntu on an iMac but a lot of the guides seem to contradict each other or leave out steps

Has anyone here successfully triple booted on an iMac or know of a good step by step guide that you know for sure is legit?

Thanks in advance

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Phoronix: New ARM Boards, Kernel Improvements Won Over December

Thursday 1st of January 2015 02:07:37 PM
While in the past few days have been many year-end recaps, here's our monthly look at the most popular Phoronix content over the past month for those that may have missed a few days of reading due to the holidays...

TuxMachines: uGet Review – Probably the Best Download Manager on Linux

Thursday 1st of January 2015 01:31:19 PM

Download managers are not something new for Linux users, but it's true that apps with nice GUIs and lots of options are. uGet is definitely one of the most interesting download managers for the Linux platform and we'll now take a closer look at it.

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TuxMachines: These Are the Essential Apps for Tweaking Ubuntu and Unity

Thursday 1st of January 2015 01:28:00 PM

Ubuntu can be easily tweaked and it's not all that difficult to make some visual changes to it. People think that Unity is not all that flexible, but that's definitely not the case and users need just two apps to make all the changes they want.

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More in Tux Machines

today's howtos

Leftovers: Gaming

  • Dying Light Action Survival Game Coming to Steam January 27
    Dying Light, a modern first-person survival horror game set in a world hit by plague, is now available for pre-purchase on Steam and will be available for download on January 27.
  • Dying Light FPS Has Been Confirmed for Linux, Zombies Galore
    Techland is preparing to launch Dying Light, a new FPS with amazing graphics and hordes of zombies. The developer has revealed that it will also have a Linux version, right from the start.
  • Dying Light Is Now Confirmed For Linux, Bring It On Techland
    Dying Light is now confirmed for Linux thanks to the announcement from the developers on the Steam store itself. The Linux icons show up on the store pages, and the game even has a steam coming soon banner on the home-page. Time to get seriously excited.
  • Star Traders: 4X Empires Strategy Game Now On Linux
  • 5 reasons Valve's Steam Machine dream is still very alive
    Steam Machines? More like has-been machines, am I right? Actually, no: while many people are giving Valve's PC-console-hybrids the cold shoulder, this gamer reckons they'll be worth the wait. I realise that I'm part of a shrinking group still backing Valve's SteamOS-powered Linux boxes, and it's not difficult to see why the hype around them has all but evaporated. Several controller-related delays, U-turns by seemingly committed hardware partners and a lack of news from the top has made many think that Valve is blowing hot air.

Android Leftovers

Tizen Samsung Z1, made in India and soon to be available in Bangladesh

As we have reported Samsung has been sending the parts for its Samsung Z1 SM-Z130H/DS to be assembled at its Noida plant in India, which has the capacity to produce over 4 million handsets per month. The Samsung Z1 was launched in India as the first Tizen based commercial handset at a competitive price of 5,700 INR. Read more