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Aura from Entroware Is a Mini-PC Beast That Ships with Ubuntu MATE 15.04

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Hardware
Ubuntu

Aura from Entroware is new mini-PC powered by some very powerful hardware and shipping with either Ubuntu 15.04 or Ubuntu MATE 15.04.

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Running Linux On The Intel Compute Stick

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Linux
Hardware

The Intel Compute Stick has begun shipping, a tiny device that plugs into any HDMI TV or monitor and turns it into a fully-functioning computer. This low-power PC ships with Windows 8.1 or Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, though at the moment the Windows version is first to market with the Ubuntu Compute Stick not widely shipping until June. I have an Intel Compute Stick at Phoronix for testing.

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Research community looks to SDN to help distribute data from the Large Hadron Collider

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Interviews
OSS
Sci/Tech

There is one project called the LHC Open Network Environment (LHCONE) that was originally conceived to help with operations that involved multiple centers. To understand this, though, I have to explain the structure of the data and computing facilities.

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NASA Space App Challenger Runs Yocto on an Intel Edison-Based Nanosat

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Linux

NASA has long had an interest in Linux and other open source technologies, and has used Linux in a variety of systems, including the R2 humanoid robot now at work at the International Space Station. With its International NASA Space App Challenge, the space agency is tapping into the maker gestalt to come up with new ideas, as well as inspire future space engineers. In this year's two-day Space App Challenge hackathon, which ran April 10-11 in 133 cities around the world, NASA greeted participants with over 25 challenges split into Earth, Outer Space, Humans, and Robotics categories.

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How to Find the Best Open Source Project to Work On

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OSS

In my last article for Linux.com, I explored a few ways newcomers to open source projects can get started. While there are many resources to explore open source project communities, choosing which project to contribute to can still be a quite daunting task. You could go searching in the more than 23 million repositories on GitHub, the world’s largest source code hosting platform. But there are better ways. This article is meant to be a short guide to help novice open source practitioners more easily identify the first project they’d like to contribute to.

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Dell Is Telling Customers to Try a New OS, Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Dell has been moving a lot of interesting moves lately and it's focusing on the Linux side of the business, which can only be a good thing for the open source platform.

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Linux 4.1 Kernel Benchmarks With An Intel Core i7 IVB System

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Graphics/Benchmarks

Yesterday I ran some fresh tests of Intel Ivy Bridge on the latest Mesa Git code to see if the performance has changed much recently for the slightly-older generation of Intel HD Graphics. Today I've done some similar tests in kernel-space with the Linux 4.1 kernel.

I ran benchmarks from the same Core i7 3770K system while testing the vanilla Linux 3.19, 4.0, and 4.1 Git kernels and running various graphics tests to see if there's been any recent i915 DRM kernel changes affecting the Ivy Bridge graphics performance.

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Lenovo Announces The Lenovo Cast, A $49 Miracast-Based Android To TV Screen Mirroring Puck

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Android

Unlike the Chromecast, which uses Google's proprietary casting technology, Lenovo Cast is built on Miracast and DLNA, the standards that are available in most modern Android devices (sometimes under the Miracast option and other times under Wireless Display). It completely mirrors your phone or tablet's display, acting like a wireless HDMI connection between them and the TV. On the downside, if your device's screen turns off you'll see nothing on the TV, but on the upside, Miracast is less reliant on WiFi networks so it should work where the Chromecast usually stumbles like hotel rooms for example.

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Watch the Old and Amazing Ubuntu TV in Action - Video

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu TV was one of the early attempts from Canonical to branch out on other platforms, and it showed great promise, but it didn't get anywhere. The project is currently shelved, but it's interesting to see that Canonical was thinking about convergence long before they started to publicize it.

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Debian 8.1 Jessie Is Being Released Next Weekend

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Debian

Debian 8.1 is planned for release on next Saturday.

Debian developers are aiming to have Debian 8.1, the first point release to "Jessie", out on 6 June.

Adam Barratt confirmed the imminent Debian 8.1 plans via this mailing list post from Sunday.

Meanwhile, Debian 9.0 "Stretch" remains under development as the next major version of the operating system.

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Can Open-Source 3D Printing Make Custom Prostheses Affordable?

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OSS

One exciting thing about 3D-printed prostheses is that the designs are all freely available open source and constantly evolving. Holmes-Siedle is particularly interested in tensioning, and the fishing wire that acts as tendons in the prosthetic hands. He made some changes to the basic design of Joe’s hand and within minutes of sharing his new designs online, other volunteers around the world were printing, testing and giving feedback on the adjustment. He’s now working on a new revision based on what he’s learned.

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Using Raspberry Pi to get teens involved in open source

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Linux
OSS

At the end of last month, I had the unique opportunity to participate with a few of my work colleagues on the US2020 RTP STEM EXPO. About 500 students from North Carolina interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) showed up to the event. My colleagues and I gathered around a couple of tables and chatted with students, teachers, administrators, and parents about open source, open hardware, and programming.

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Jolla Pushes BRICS Partnerships To Target Android In Emerging Markets

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Android
Linux

Finnish mobile upstart Jolla, whose linux-based Sailfish OS is marketed as a more flexible alternative to the dominant platforms of Android and iOS, is stepping up its push to win friends and influence mobile users in the BRICS cluster of emerging markets — ahead of the release of Sailfish 2.0 this summer, which will be the first version of its OS that OEMs can license.

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What Are The Chances for an Ubuntu IPO?

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Ubuntu

At the recent OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, Mark Shuttleworth announced that he was debating an initial public offering for Canonical Software, Ubuntu's commercial division. The news was interpreted as a sign of success in many circles, but whether making Canonical a public company would be a wise move seems doubtful at best.

As reported by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, Canonical has been considering the idea for several months, but has not yet made a definite decision. Yet the idea has been raised because of the success of Canonical's OpenStack consulting division, which has apparently become the first Canonical venture to become profitable, and includes partnerships with Microsoft and VMWare. "We now have a story that the market will understand," Shuttleworth is reported as saying.

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Beware Red Hat interviews: you'll pay for coffee, lunch and fuel

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Red Hat

Want a job at Red Hat? If so, prepare to buy your interviewer coffee, lunch and maybe even the petrol needed to drive to the coffee shop.

That's what happened to the company's CEO Jim Whitehurst when he was interviewed by his predecessor Matthew Szulik.

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Also: Red Hat Extends Enterprise Management for OpenStack with CloudForms 3.2

New Red Hat Cloud Suite for Applications Offers Open Source Integrated IaaS and PaaS Solution

Chapeau 22RC Is Fedora 22 on Steroids - Screenshot Tour

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Linux
Red Hat

Chapeau is a Linux distribution based on the Fedora workstation edition, and its developers are working to release a new version that is based on the latest Fedora 22 that was just released.

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Companies should be on the hunt for gremlins in the open-source machine

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OSS

Open-source software makes the computer code at its heart publicly accessible. This in turn means that anyone can update it or change it to suit their own needs. Closed-source, or proprietary software, remains the property of its original authors, who are the only ones legally allowed to copy or modify it. So Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is a closed-source product, but if you are reading this article on Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you are making use of an open-source product. The authors of those browsers have made the source code available to you, and – if you were so inclined – you could view the code, copy it, learn from it, alter it and share it. But read to the end before you dive in.

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exiii Japan releases Open Source files for amazing 3D printed HACKberry Bionic Hand

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OSS

Exiii, which consists of graduates from Sony’s manufacturing industry including Gentu Kondo, Hiroshi Yamaura, Tetsuya Konishi and by Akira Morikawa – have concluded the first iteration of their Open Source HACKberry bionic hand and have just released all of the design files online for others to use in creating their own bionic hands using a 3D printer and some basic hardware components - including an existing smartphone for the onboard computer.

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HP Laptops with Ubuntu 14.04 Available for Purchase Now, £100 Cash Back Limited Offer

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Ubuntu

HP Laptops with Ubuntu 14.04 Available for Purchase Now, £100 Cash Back Limited Offer

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