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Tiny Core 6.1 Raspberry Pi Edition Comes with Linux Kernel 3.18.10 LTS

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Linux

Béla Markus has announced the immediate availability of piCore 6.1, a special edition of the Tiny Core Linux operating system specifically designed for the Raspberry Pi single-board computer (SBC).

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Meet Nova OS, Cuba's National Ubuntu-Based Linux Operating System

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OS
Ubuntu

It was recently brought to our attention that there's a Linux kernel-based operating system out there developed in Havana, Cuba by students at the University of Computer Sciences and sponsored by the Cuban government.

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Is Google the New Microsoft?

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Google

Yeah, Google. The company that’s popularized two Linux distributions — or at least, two operating systems using the Linux kernel. The company that’s given consumers free use of Docs and Drive, and which owns and operates the servers where tens of millions of people store their photos and music — and for free unless they like music too much and need extra storage. Google, which through its browser gave Linux users the gift of Netflix — something of a trojan gift, to be sure, but a valuable gift just the same.

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Official Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" ISO Images Are Out

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Linux

The Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" ISO images for both the Cinnamon and MATE flavors have been released, although the official announcement hasn't been made available just yet.

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Buying a Meizu MX4 with Android to Flash Ubuntu Is Not a Good Idea

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Ubuntu

Now that Ubuntu for phones has also landed on the Meizu MX4 a lot of people might want it, but it's difficult to get. Some people might get the idea of buying a regular Meizu MX4 with Flyme OS, but they wouldn't be able to get Ubuntu on that device or at least not in a safe way.

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NVIDIA SHIELD ANDROID TV REVIEW

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Reviews

Some of its biggest selling points include 4K and NVIDIA Grid support. If you love gaming, have a powerful rig with a robust NVIDIA GPU, and want to enjoy one of the best in class Android TV experiences, then the NVIDIA Shield Android TV is a sure bet. If you’re more of a casual gamer, then there are less expensive options, but if you want to have something that packs a wallop, streams your games, and is quite future proof, then we highly recommend it. Further, we’ve given it our highly coveted Editor’s Choice Award for being a rock solid Android TV device!

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Samsung Galaxy S6 -- Android at its finest [Review]

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Android
Reviews

Once again, consumers in the market for a new Android phone have tough decisions to make. While hardcore Android purists will understandably opt for the Nexus 6 to get fast updates and greater tinker capabilities, the Galaxy S6 is the better choice for all others. It is a more well-rounded experience.

Samsung has crafted a phone that is not only a piece of art, but is a comfortable size and has superior security with biometrics. The fingerprint reader is more important than having the ability to run custom ROMS. In 2015, there is no excuse for any flagship smartphone to ship without a fingerprint scanner.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is Android at its finest. Highly recommended.

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today's leftovers

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Misc
  • 12 hot application container startups

    And where there is a hot new technology, there are of course hot startups.

  • RadeonSI Gallium3D Gets New OpenGL 4 Bits

    David Airlie landed some of the OpenGL 4.x code he's been playing with for AMD's RadeonSI Gallium3D driver on the HD 7000 series GPUs and newer.

  • Looks as if Wily got Plasma 5.3.1.
  • Riak KV, Basho and Kolab

    As I have mentioned in earlier blog entries, Kolab Enteprise has gained data loss prevention (DLP) functionality this year that goes above and beyond what one tends to find in other groupware products. Kolab's DLP is not just a back-up system that copies mails and other objects to disk for later restore, it actually creates a history of every groupware object in real-time that can later be examined and restored from. This will eventually lead to some very interesting business intelligent features.

  • Debian-Based Linux Distro SparkyLinux 4.0 Is Out Now. Installation Guide [With Screenshots]

    SparkyLinux 4.0 is new release of this Debian based operating system, it is created on the testing branch of Debian and comes with multiple desktop environments. Its lightweight linux distro and this latest release comes with Linux kernel 4.0.5. The new release is available with KDE, Xfce, MATE, LXDE, and LXQt desktop environments.

  • Red Hat Summit Highlights Docker, RHEL 7.2 Roadmap and More

    This year's Red Hat Summit brought together the company's executives, customers and partners from June 23 to 26 to discuss technology trends and product innovation. A key theme this year was Docker container technology, with Red Hat announcing its Atomic Enterprise Platform and the OpenShift Enterprise 3 platform. Atomic Enterprise brings an enterprise-grade supported host platform for the deployment and orchestration for Docker containers, while OpenShift is a platform-as-a-service offering targeting developers building, managing and deploying containers. At the conference, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst emphasized that open-source technology's value isn't just about licensed code, but about collaboration and communities. No Red Hat Summit event would be complete without at least one session on the roadmap for the core Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) platform, and the 2015 event was no exception. The next major update for the platform, RHEL 7.2, will include new performance capabilities for virtualization, security and networking. Here's a look at highlights from the event.

  • Samsung aligns with Red Hat mobility platform

    Many Samsung customers still struggle to bring their businesses to the mobility space, according to Robin Bienfait, chief executive innovation officer for Samsung Business Services.

    “Leveraging the platform that Red Hat offers will allow us to bring that back end to the end user in the mobility domain,” she told theCUBE cohost Stu Miniman during Red Hat Summit 2015.

  • Round-up: 12 Braswell-based Mini-ITX boards

    In recent weeks Aewin, ASRock, BCM, BioStar, ECS, and MSI have collectively announced a dozen Braswell based Mini-ITX boards that are all able to run Linux.

Leftovers: Software

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today's howtos

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HowTos
  • Scripting in Scribus
  • Monitor Server Resources with Collectd-web and Apache CGI in Linux
  • Install Novius OS on a CentOS 7 VPS
  • That heisenbug in touchpad KCM is fixed

    KDE touchpad configuration module supports both Libinput touchpad driver and Synaptics driver. Newer versions of distros like Fedora 22 comes with both libinput and synaptics drivers installed, where libinput driver is chosen by default for touchpads. Some users wanted to use synaptics driver and tweak all options exported by it using the touchpad KDE control module. To do so, simply uninstall the libinput driver (xorg-x11-drv-libinput) and touchpad kcm uses synaptics driver which makes all the kcm options tweak-able. Some of those users reported that after uninstalling libinput driver but keeping synaptics driver (xorg-x11-drv-synaptics), touchpad KCM displayed the error message “No touchpad found” and no options were editable as reported in this bug.

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Android Leftovers

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Android

New ARM SoCs & Boards Supported By The Linux 4.2 Kernel

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Linux

As usual, the Linux 4.2 kernel is bringing more improvements for ARM, including support for new SoCs and boards.

Highlights for the ARM Linux 4.2 merge window include:

- SMP support for the Allwinner A23 SoC with the SunXI code and SMP support for the Broadcom BCM63138.
- Big endian support in Socpga.
- Initial support for the Freescale I.MX7D. The dual-core i.MX7 has two Cortex-A7 cores up to 1.0GHz, Cortex-M4 up to 256MHz, LPDDR2/LPDDR3 support, dual Gigabit Ethernet, and one PCI Express lane. The i.MX7 series is primarily aimed at "Internet of Things" devices.
- Initial support for the ZTE ZX296702 SoC with dual-core Cortex-A9 processor and ARM Mali 400 graphics.
- NVIDIA Tegra HDA support.

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Node.js and Docker realigned

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Server
OSS

It’s not really a surprise, but after just over six months since the “forking” of both Node.js and Docker, the two different projects have ended up back in some sort of alignment. For Node.js, it was the reunification with io.js under the Node.js Foundation, which was officially launched under the Linux Foundation’s umbrella. The Node.js and io.js technical development is now driven by a technical committee and hopefully this will all work out well for all.

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Linux 4.2 Advertises GFS2 Performance Improvements

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Linux

For those using the Global File System 2 (GFS2) for Linux clusters, the Linux 4.2 kernel is slated to offer better performance.

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Also: Linux 4.2 Will Bring LIBNVDIMM Support For Non-Volatile Memory Devices

Will I Have the Latest Software Versions in Ubuntu with Snappy?

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Ubuntu

I don't know about you, but I like my Linux distribution of choice to have the latest software versions installed, always. I like to know that I am using an up-to-date operating system. Is that so hard? Apparently yes, if you're using Ubuntu.

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Italian makers unveil the Felfil, an open source 3d printing filament extruder

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OSS

Among other interesting parts of the open source project - which has been released under the Creative Commons license for non-commercial use and can be downloaded over at Felfil.com - is that the design team has incorporated a number of commonly found objects into their final design. Among others include a bicycle chain and a windshield wiper motor. The decision to use these found parts certainly falls in line with the team’s dedication towards “giving new life to unused components”.

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Manjaro Linux Cinnamon 0.8.13 Officially Released with the Cinnamon 2.6 Desktop

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Linux

Ringo de Kroon, Manajaro community support and IRC manager, had the great pleasure of announcing a few minutes ago the immediate availability for download of the Manjaro Linux Cinnamon 0.8.13 distribution.

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24-hours with the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition: I’m going to need some time to adjust

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Reviews
Ubuntu

On first impressions, it feels more similar to Amazon’s Fire Phone than a straightforward Android phone in the way it presents information. I’m interested to see how the scopes work out over time though, so check back for a full review in the coming weeks.

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