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?submitted by redditor-for-2-hours
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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.
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.
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.
- Microsoft’s Attacks on Android and GNU/Linux Not Over Yet, But They Are Definitely Failing
- The Threat of Mono is Not Entirely Over Yet
- Binary ‘Security’ Vastly Inferior to Free Software Patching
- Black Duck Debunked Again, Data Asserted Invalid
- EPO Under Fire From European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW)
- EPO Staff Protests to Continue in the New Year, Techrights to Release New Material
- Links 31/12/2014: GNU/Linux in Xiaomi Laptops, Chromebooks Runs GNU/Linux in Browser
- Links 30/12/2014: Linux 3.19 RC2 Released While Torvalds Turns 45
- Our Richard Stallman Interviews in 2012-2014
- Freedom in your computer and in the net – New Talk by Richard Stallman
- User Liberation: Watch and share the FSF’s new video
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 ?inthesum
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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.
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.
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 advancesubmitted by zigglezip
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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.
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.