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Linksys router with Linux

Yes, the WRT160NL is powered by Linux and has a prominent picture of Tux on the packaging.

Oddly, it lists as requirements either Windows or Mac OS X. Inside the package is an installation disc that will work for either OS. There are no instructions for Linux.

I attempted to install the router via Windows. The installation failed. In the end I installed the device by powering off my modem, router, and computer, then powering them back on, in that order, with a two minute interval in-between. The router can then be configured via its web interface at http://192.168.1.1, username "admin", password "admin".

I have been using the router for about 10 days now. It performs well and seems to be a little faster than my older Netgear router.

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Pico-ITX SBC runs Ubuntu on Braswell

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Shuttleworth Foundation/Mozilla Foundation Overlap

  • Helen Turvey Joins the Mozilla Foundation Board of Directors
    Today, we’re welcoming Helen Turvey as a new member of the Mozilla Foundation Board of Directors. Helen is the CEO of the Shuttleworth Foundation. Her focus on philanthropy and openness throughout her career makes her a great addition to our Board. Throughout 2016, we have been focused on board development for both the Mozilla Foundation and the Mozilla Corporation boards of directors. Our recruiting efforts for board members has been geared towards building a diverse group of people who embody the values and mission that bring Mozilla to life. After extensive conversations, it is clear that Helen brings the experience, expertise and approach that we seek for the Mozilla Foundation Board.
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Ubuntu Leftovers

  • Mesa 12.0.4 Promises 15% Performance Boost for Radeon Users on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    The Mesa problem in Ubuntu Linux is about to be resolved very soon, after the game developers behind the UK-based Feral Interactive video game publishing company urged Canonical to update the software to a most recent version. The Mesa 3D Graphics Library is a unique open-source implementation of the OpenGL graphics API for Linux-based operating systems, and it includes drivers for Intel, Radeon, and Nvidia graphics cards. But it looks like Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) was shipping with a pretty old version of Mesa.
  • Canonical to sue cloud provider over Ubuntu images
    Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution, has said it plans to sue an European cloud provider for distributing unofficial images of its cloud distribution despite several warnings. The company offers certified cloud images of Ubuntu that are guaranteed to run on specific cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure or Google. Performance is optimised and integrated with underlying cloud requirements, with input from the host's cloud engineers.