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|Story||Linux-friendly i.MX6 SBC is loaded with I/O, supports PoE||Rianne Schestowitz||25/04/2015 - 9:46pm|
|Story||LibreOffice 4.3.7 Open Source Office Suite Released with Over 100 Bug Fixes||Rianne Schestowitz||25/04/2015 - 5:53pm|
|Story||today's howtos||Roy Schestowitz||25/04/2015 - 8:23am|
|Story||Leftovers: Software||Roy Schestowitz||25/04/2015 - 8:23am|
|Story||Leftovers: Gaming||Roy Schestowitz||25/04/2015 - 8:22am|
|Story||Android Leftovers||Roy Schestowitz||25/04/2015 - 8:22am|
|Story||The Turing Phone Is Super Durable and Ultra Secure||Roy Schestowitz||25/04/2015 - 8:18am|
|Story||GNU/Linux Share of Global Page-Views Reaches New High||Roy Schestowitz||25/04/2015 - 7:50am|
|Story||Linux Kernel 4.0 Update Kit Now Available for Black Lab Linux 6.5, Ubuntu 15.04||Rianne Schestowitz||25/04/2015 - 7:46am|
|Story||Storage VP: Red Hat Gluster, Ceph see faster start than Linux||Roy Schestowitz||25/04/2015 - 7:46am|
Gateworks’s latest Ventana SBC runs Linux, OpenWRT, and Android on an i.MX6 SoC, and offers A/V, serial, and mini-PCIe I/O, plus wide temperature operation.
The Ventana GW5220 is nearly identical to the Ventana GW5200 SBC announced in 2013, “but only supports PCIe signaling on one mIni-PCIe slot and adds SPI support,” says Gateworks. Like the other Ventana SBCs, including the recent, higher-end Ventana GW5520, the new GW5220 supports -40 to 85°C temperatures, and runs OpenWrt, OpenEmbedded/Yocto, or Android on a Freescale i.MX6 SoC. Like the GW5200, it supports the dual-core i.MX6 Dual version at 800MHz, and measures 100 x 70mm.
The following tutorial will teach you how to install the Ubuntu 15.04 operating system on your personal computer. Dubbed Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 15.04 arrived on April 23, 2015, and is the 22nd release of Ubuntu, the world's most popular Linux distribution.
Portus listens to the notifications sent by the Docker registry and uses them to populate its own database.
Using this data Portus can be used to navigate through all the namespaces and the repositories that have been pushed to the registry.
A new version of the famous eBook editor and viewer Calibre has been released, and it's packed with a ton of fixes for various issues, small or important.
First beta of syslog-ng 3.7 released with Java and Python support, interactive configuration debugger
The first beta of syslog-ng 3.7 was released last week. The highlights of this release include Java and Python support merged from the syslog-ng incubator and an interactive syslog-ng.conf debugger. Other features include batched event sending to riemann, IPv6 netmask filter, and the HOSTID and UNIQID macros. For a complete list of changes, check https://github.com/balabit/syslog-ng/releases/tag/syslog-ng-3.7.0beta1
Valve already announced that it's launching a $50 (€46) device called Steam Link that will help users stream games from one computer to the TV, but that's already possible with Raspberry Pi.
Valve wants to take over the living room, and one way of doing that is by providing users with a simple, clear way of streaming their games from the PC to the TV. Sure enough, this can be done easily with an HDMI cable or by moving the PC closer to the TV, but who wants to have all that mess lying around.
Some of you might have already heard about Supergiant Games because they are also responsible for the excellent Bastion, which is one of the first games to make an appearance on Linux, from the new generation of high-quality titles. Transistor is built in the same vein as Bastion, but it's rather different in many respects.
Parcel is a Cyberpunk puzzle game from Polar Bunny Ltd that kept our flesk pretty hooked, and less than a month later it has come out of Early access.
I know, I used that terrible free to play term in a title again didn’t I! They are doing it in an odd way too, with only one map playable unless you buy DLC.
I tested some early builds for the game last year, and it showed promised, but I'm not sure entirely what to think about it right now. Personally, I prefer the Civilization games, but it's still early days yet for Demise Of Nations: Rome.
Ever since my "tiny $20 tablet" project (see my Open-Source Classroom column in the March 2015 issue), I've been looking for more and more cool things to do with cheap Android devices. Although the few obvious ones like XBMC or Plex remotes work well, I've recently found that having Android devices around the house means I can gain back an old-school ability that went out of style in the late 1980s—namely, an intercom system.
There's a wild prank hidden in Google Maps that insults Apple in the most childishly inappropriate way
Rawalpindi is a vibrant Pakistani city known for its bazaars, ancient ruins, and array of religious shrines. But if you pay it a visit on Google Maps, you're going to notice something very unusual on the outskirts of the city — the Android "droid" mascot urinating on the Apple logo.
Sick of all the Apple Watch news today? You're in luck, because we have something completely different for you. An image of an Android mascot, also known as an Android bot or Bugdroid, peeing on an Apple logo has been discovered on Google Maps.
Google and Apple have always had their differences, but a new Easter egg inside Google Maps has just taken their rivalry to a whole new level. As spotted by Team Android, if you head to these coordinates with the regular Map view enabled, you'll see Google's iconic Android mascot taking a leak on the Apple logo. At the moment, it's unclear who created this little piece of mischief and whether Google is taking action. But if this hidden message is any indication, it was snuck through by a member of the public using Google's Map Maker service, rather than a Google employee. Regardless, it's a crazy (and pretty hilarious) addition that's sure to rile some of the employees in Cupertino. Shots fired!
Four models from Sony’s 2015 Android TV-powered 4K television range are now available for pre-order, with shipping to begin in May.
The Japanese electronics giant unveiled its 4K TV lineup for 2015 at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, but kept pricing and release information to itself, only saying the new sets would be available sometime in the spring. Those details are finally here and the TVs themselves aren’t far off.
That Google is working on iOS support for Android Wear is nearly undeniable at this point, but even more evidence has surfaced in case you aren’t a believer. We peeked inside the latest Android Wear update APK to see what hidden bits were swarming about, and we came across some very interesting references.
A few weeks ago, an Android 5.1.1 update mysteriously appeared alongside an update for Google’s Android SDK. Earlier this week, Google finally confirmed the Nexus Android 5.1.1 release with an update for its Nexus Player. With an Android 5.1.1 update now on the minds of Nexus users, particularly Nexus 5 users dealing with Android 5.0 Lollipop problems, we want to take a look at what we expect from the Nexus 5 Android 5.1 release from Google.
The OpenMandriva Community today announced OpenMandriva Lx 3 Alpha. Version 3 will bring some exciting new features including hints of Plasma 5. The Debian Project today asked for help with Debian LTS for Wheezy and Jessie. The Gentoo Project today announced Git changes and blogger Fitzcarraldo shared his experiences installing Gentoo on his new laptop. And for something a bit different, Martin Grässlin today posted from Plasma running under Wayland.
Release day is a nerve-wracking time for several teams. Happily we’ve done it a few times now*, so we have a rough idea of how the process should go.
Debian/jessie AKA Debian 8.0 includes a bunch of packages for people interested in digital forensics.
A “Domino.IO” Kickstarter project offers an Atheros AR9331 module running OpenWRT Linux, plus two tiny baseboards, one of which is Arduino Yun compatible.
To stand out from the growing number of OpenWRT Linux-based computer-on-modules and tiny, com-LIKE single board computers running Qualcomm’s WiFi-ready Atheros AR9331 system-on-chip, startups are now offering entire modular kit families based on an AR9331. Last month, we saw an Onion OmegaKickstarter project, which has since been funded, based on an AR9331 COM with stackable expansion modules. Now a Hong Kong based startup called Domino.IO has gone on Kickstarter to sell its own kit that expands on a Domino Core COM with Domino Pi and Domino Qi expansion boards, as well as smaller I/O modules that enable further customization.
Variscite unveiled a 50 x 20mm “DART-MX6″ module that runs Linux or Android on the Freescale i.MX6, with up to 64GB eMMC flash and -40 to 85°C support.
Variscite’s claim that the 50 x 20mm DART-MX6 is the world’s smallest computer-on-module based on Freescale’s i.MX6 system-on-chip appears to be a valid one. It beats the smallest ones we’ve seen to date: TechNexion’s 40 x 36mm PICO-IMX6, and Solid-Run’s 47 x 30mm microSOM i4. It’s also just a hair larger than Variscite’s own 52 x 17mm DART-4460, which is based on a dual-core TI OMAP4460 SoC, and Gumstix’s slightly larger 58 x 17mm Overo modules, which use TI Sitara AM37xx SoCs.
The BQ Aquaris e4.5 Ubuntu Edition is not the debut Canonical must have envisaged for Ubuntu Phone, in the early days of the platform’s development.
It’s a perfectly functional smartphone for the most part, and we like the concept of scopes, but the hardware is humdrum, performance is sluggish, and the software running on it is rough and ready, and full of holes.
We’ll be tracking the progress of Ubuntu Phone with interest – it surely must get better than this – but this first device is one to write off to experience.
The OpenMandriva Community has been working hard, and after a long period of development and fixes, we’re happy to announce the alpha release of OpenMandriva Lx 3 (Einsteinium)! If you’re eager to jump in and try some of the new features from this release, you can download OpenMandriva Lx 3 Alpha at the following links:
GNOME 3.18 is already in the works and developers need to push their first development versions of this new branch soon. This mean that we'll be able to test some very new packages next week.