F&S announced a COM that runs Linux on Freescale’s Cortex-A7 based i.MX6 UltraLite SoC, and offers dual Ethernet, WiFi, and an industrial temperature range.
Since May, when Freescale unveiled its new, Cortex-A7 based i.MX6 UltraLite SoC, we’ve seen several announcements of computer-on-module products that incorporate the new, more power-efficient processor. These include two products from TechNexion — an EDM form-factor COM and a module fits in an Intel Edison socket — plus an SODIMM-style COM from iWave Systems. Now, F&S Elektronik Systeme has announced that it is adding an i.MX6 UltraLite-based “efus-A7UL” module to its “efus” COM family.
How Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Can Prove Useful for Enterprise WiFi
I personally recommend Ubuntu 15.04 but you may choose some other enterprise distro such as RHEL 7.1 or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.
That’s okay, but if you follow my recommendation and choose Vivid Vervet instead, the discussion above would help you.
Arch Linux 2015.09.01 Is Now Available for Download
The first day of a month is an important day for all Arch Linux users, as a new ISO image is being generated with all the updated packages released during the month that passed.
The Wacom Linux Driver Continues To Be Improved, New Features In Linux 4.3
Jiri Kosina sent in his pull requests for code he maintains within the mainline Linux kernel, with one of the notable subsystems being the HID updates.
Most notable to the HID feature updates for Linux 4.3 are yet more Wacom driver improvements, which are a mention for almost every kernel cycle. Wacom highlights for Linux 4.3 include support for the Express Key Remote and various bug-fixes and feature work.
Google, Microsoft Create Alliance for Open Media
The founding members are Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel Corporation, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix. The goal is to "create a new, open royalty-free video codec specification based on the contributions of members, along with binding specifications for media format, content encryption and adaptive streaming." The word open is used many times in the announcement, but only once with source. Is "open" the same thing as "open source?" Roy Schestowitz at Tuxmachines.org doesn't think so. He organized the news of the AOM under the title "OpenWashing (Fake FOSS)."
Also: Comments on the Alliance for Open Media, or, "Oh Man, What a Day"Mozilla's mobile misstep puts the Web at risk
Munich Linux councillor: 'We didn't propose a switch back to Windows'
ONE OF THE CITY COUNCILLORS behind the alleged "Bring Back Windows" letter to Munich City officials has told The INQUIRER that she has no desire to see the city migrate back to Microsoft.
Munich spurned Windows for its own version of Linux, known as Limux, and recent reports suggested it is once again getting high-level calls to trash the experiment and get back to the old days.
The story, which has been circulating for the past week or so, is based on a memo sent by two councillors from the city which appeared to request consideration of a return to Windows.
LLVM 3.7.0 Officially Released
LLVM 3.7 along with sub-projects like Clang 3.7.0 have been officially released this afternoon.
Hans Wennborg announced 3.7.0 a few minutes ago on the mailing list. "This release contains the work of the LLVM community over the past six months: full OpenMP 3.1 support (behind a flag), the On Request Compilation (ORC) JIT API, a new backend for Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF), Control Flow Integrity checking, as well as improved optimizations, new Clang warnings, many bug fixes, and more."