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Story Red Hat News Roy Schestowitz 06/12/2016 - 11:44am
Story 7 cool little open source projects that stood out in 2016 Roy Schestowitz 06/12/2016 - 10:02am
Story RaspArch, the Arch Linux Remix for Raspberry Pi 3 SBCs, Now Shipping with Yaourt Roy Schestowitz 06/12/2016 - 9:40am
Story Gentoo-Based Porteus Kiosk 4.2 Released with Linux Kernel 4.4.36, Firefox 45.5.1 Roy Schestowitz 06/12/2016 - 9:38am
Story Games for GNU/Linux Roy Schestowitz 06/12/2016 - 9:33am
Story NuTyX 8.2.91 available with cards 2.1.100 Roy Schestowitz 06/12/2016 - 9:21am
Story Red Hat brings full JBoss software stack to OpenShift Roy Schestowitz 06/12/2016 - 9:16am
Story Longer Fedora Cycles, 2017 Predictions, New Bodhi Guide Roy Schestowitz 06/12/2016 - 9:10am
Story Best KDE/Plasma distro of 2016 Roy Schestowitz 06/12/2016 - 9:05am
Story Android and Google Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 06/12/2016 - 7:44am

today's leftovers

Red Hat News

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

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Tiny i.MX6 COM has a trim little carrier too

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E-Con’s Linux-ready “eSOMiMX6-micro” COM offers an i.MX6 SoC, optional WiFi/BT and GbE, and a 54 x 20mm footprint. Its “Meissa-I” carrier is only 80 x 40mm.

In 2014, we called the E-Con Systems eSOMiMX6 computer-on-module “tiny” because it used the 70 x 45mm “μQseven” form-factor to expand upon the i.MX6 SoC. Now E-Con has bested that with a eSOMiMX6-micro model that similarly supports NXP’s 800MHz, dual or quad-core i.MX6, but with an even smaller 54 x 20mm (1,080 sq. mm) footprint. This doesn’t quite match Variscite’s 50 x 20mm (1,000 sq. mm) DART-MX6, but it beats out others including Mistral’s 44 x 26mm (1,144 sq. mm) Nano SOM.

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Linux Mint 18.1 'Serena' BETA Ubuntu-based operating system now available for download

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Feeling fatigued by Windows 10 and its constant updates and privacy concerns? Can't afford one of those beautiful new MacBook Pro laptops? Don't forget, Linux-based desktop operating systems are just a free download away, folks!

If you do decide to jump on the open source bandwagon, a good place to start is Linux Mint. Both the Mate and Cinnamon desktop environments should prove familiar to Windows converts, and since it is based on Ubuntu, there is a ton of compatible packages. Today, the first beta of Linux Mint 18.1 'Serena' becomes available for download.

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openSUSE Tumbleweed Now Powered by Linux Kernel 4.8.10, VirtualBox 5.1.10 Lands

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SUSE

Today, December 1, 2016, openSUSE Project's Douglas DeMaio gladly informed the community of the openSUSE Tumbleweed operating system about the updated packages that landed in the repositories.

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Devuan GNU/Linux Continues Its Vision of Providing Debian Without Systemd

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GNU
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Debian

It appears that the developers behind the Debian-based Devuan GNU/Linux operating system continue to pursue their vision of providing a libre Debian fork without the systemd init system.

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Also: Devuan 1.0 Jessie beta 2: That’s Debian Jessie minus systemd

3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC hands you a sixpack of USB 3.0

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Portwell’s 3.5-inch “PEB-2773” SBC features dual- or quad-core Atom E3900 SoCs, wide-range power, industrial temperature support, and six USB 3.0 ports.

Portwell’s PEB-2773 extends the 14nm-fabricated Atom E3900 (“Apollo Lake”) system-on-chips in the 3.5-inch SBC form factor. Other 3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBCs include Advantech’s MIO-5350 and PCM-9366, as well as Aaeon’s GENE-APL5 and Avalue’s ECM-APL and Litemax’s AECX-APL0.

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Leftovers: Software

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  • Ardour 5.5 released

    Ardour 5.5 is now available, with a variety of new features and many notable and not-so-notable fixes. Among the notable new features are support for VST 2.4 plugins on OS X, the ability to have MIDI input follow MIDI track selection, support for Steinberg CC121, Avid Artist & Artist Mix Control surfaces, "fanning out" of instrument outputs to new tracks/busses and the often requested ability to do horizontal zoom via vertical dragging on the rulers. There are also the usual always-ongoing improvements to scripting and OSC support.

  • Ardour 5.5 Digital Audio Workstation Released
  • Kodi 17 "Krypton" Beta 6 Improves Support for ASS Subtitles, Fixes Memory Leaks

    The development cycle of the upcoming Kodi 17 "Krypton" media center continues, and a new Beta release has been announced on November 30, 2016, which attempts to address even more bugs and issues reported by users.

    Arriving a month after the fifth Beta development release, Kodi 17 Beta 6 fixes a total of 20 problems, including a possible EPG lock up, a memory leak with ASS subtitles, as well as several regular ones across all supported platforms, multiple issue in the CMake build system, and a potential memory leak in the image handling functionality.

  • MKVToolNix 9.6.0 MKV Manipulation Tool Adds Support for HDMV TextST Subtitles

    The last day of November 2016 brought us a new maintenance release of the popular, free, open-source, and cross-platform MKVToolNix MKV (Matroska) manipulation tool, version 9.6.0.

    Dubbed "Slave To Your Mind," MKVToolNix 9.6.0 is here one and a half months after the 9.5.0 milestone, but it doesn't look like it's a major version. In fact, there are only eight changes implemented in MKVToolNix 9.6.0, and among the most important ones, there's a fix for an endless loop issue in the mkvmerge component when appending files.

Games for GNU/Linux

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Linux Graphics

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux
  • Amlogic Meson VPU DRM Driver In The Works

    A new DRM driver is being baked for supporting the video processing unit for Amlogic Meson SoCs.

  • Plans Emerge For Releasing Mesa 13.1

    Mesa release manager Emil Velikov has laid out his draft of a release schedule for the next major Mesa release.

    Emil has proposed that Mesa 13.1 be officially released around 3 February, but for that to happen the feature freeze and RC1 would be on 13 January followed by weekly release candidates until declaring it ready. This proposed Mesa 13.1 release schedule was laid out today on Mesa-dev.

  • Multiseat systems and the NVIDIA binary driver

    Ever since our school switched to Fedora on the desktop, I’ve either used the onboard Intel graphics or AMD Radeon cards, since both are supported out of the box in Fedora. With our multiseat systems, we now need three external video cards on top of the onboard graphics on each system, so we’ve bought a large number of Radeon cards over the last few years.

11 wonderful wearable open source projects

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LEDs are on everything, and almost everyone you know has at least tried a FitBit or similar device, whereas Google Glass didn't really take off. Despite several years of growth, whether wearable electronics are a fad, or here to keep growing from fun to truly functional is too early to tell. Judge for yourself—read through a few of our favorite wearable projects from 2016. You might even get inspired to start creating.

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Fedora 25 GNOME 3 screenshots

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Red Hat

Fedora 25 is the latest edition of the Linux distribution published by the Fedora Project, which is sponsored by Red Hat, Inc. The Fedora Project supports many desktop environments, including Cinnamon, GNOME 3, KDE, LXDE, MATE and Xfce, but the main edition uses the GNOME 3 desktop environment in its default configuration.

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Also: Fedora 25 Cinnamon screenshots

Fedora 25 KDE screenshots

European Parliament: EUR 1.9M for EU-FOSSA follow-up

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OSS

The European Parliament today approved a EUR 1.9 million budget for the follow-up to the European Commission’s ‘EU Free and Open Source Software Auditing’ project (EU-FOSSA). The next version of the code audit project is to add bug bounties.

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Servers/Networks

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  • OpenHPC Pedal Put To The Compute Metal

    The ultimate success of any platform depends on the seamless integration of diverse components into a synergistic whole – well, as much as is possible in the real world – while at the same time being flexible enough to allow for components to be swapped out and replaced by others to suit personal preferences.

  • Docker for AWS Public Beta

    Today, we’re announcing that Docker for AWS is graduating to public beta, just in time for AWS re:Invent. Docker for AWS is a great way for ops to setup and maintain secure and scalable Docker deployments on AWS.

  • Amazon Lightsail: The private server killer

    Hosting companies, and their virtualized descendants -- virtual private server companies such as Bluehost, Digital Ocean, and Linode -- provide remote servers for developers, websites, and businesses needing other internet services. They continue to be very popular with small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) that can't afford or don't need a data center or public cloud services.

  • Trouble in paradise: Is the open-source community planning a revolt against Amazon?

    Things just keep looking up for Amazon. Attendance at this year’s AWS re:Invent conference broke the record; enterprise giants like McDonald’s are singing its praises on the keynote stage; and it has announced roughly 1,000 upcoming features and updates. And yet some foresee adversity ahead from both users and ecosystem players.

    Stu Miniman (@stu), co-host of theCUBE*, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, described the conference and Amazon’s announcements as “an embarrassment of riches.” With difficulty, he picked a handful of favorites, among them Greengrass.

    “Greengrass is how Amazon is taking their server-less architecture, really Lambda, and they’re taking it beyond the cloud,” he said. He explained that this technology has huge promise for IoT, which still struggles with the physics of moving data around. “They talked about the ‘snowball edge,’ which is going to allow me to have kind of compute and storage down at that edge,” he stated.

Comma.ai: Car AI Liberated

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Comcast Becomes the First Cable Company to Join ONOS & CORD

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