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|Story||RaspEX Linux Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Supports the Raspberry Pi Touch Display||Rianne Schestowitz||27/06/2016 - 10:30pm|
|Story||today's leftovers||Roy Schestowitz||27/06/2016 - 10:29pm|
|Story||today's howtos||Roy Schestowitz||27/06/2016 - 10:28pm|
|Story||96Boards SBC showcases Mediatek’s deca-core Helio X20||Rianne Schestowitz||27/06/2016 - 10:27pm|
|Story||Red Hat Financial News||Roy Schestowitz||27/06/2016 - 10:26pm|
|Story||Leftovers: OSS and Sharing||Roy Schestowitz||27/06/2016 - 10:25pm|
|Story||Openwashing||Roy Schestowitz||27/06/2016 - 10:24pm|
|Story||Security Leftovers||Roy Schestowitz||27/06/2016 - 10:22pm|
|Story||Canonical Patches Seven Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 16.04, Update Now||Rianne Schestowitz||27/06/2016 - 10:16pm|
|Story||Docker 1.12 Linux Container Engine Promises Built-in Orchestration Capabilities||Rianne Schestowitz||27/06/2016 - 10:14pm|
Distributing desktop applications for Linux has long been a headache, in large part because apps have to be repackaged for each Linux distribution. And while an app-containerization technology like Docker makes it easier to bundle and distribute apps, it wasn't really designed for distributing desktop applications.
Subuser is a new application-packaging system that allows Dockerized desktop apps to be run as if they were regular Linux applications. It provides just enough permissions to allow the Dockerized app to interact with the local system -- for instance, to work with the X11 display server -- while still keeping it locked down.
There are times I wonder how the auto industry has managed to fall so far behind in the realm of technology. Only within the past year or so have we seen the rise of commercially available wireless options in mass production vehicles. Take a look at the standard options for mobile displays within car dashboards and you will see nothing to truly impress you. Consider that a low-spec smartphone is more impressive (and offers far more features and services) than does that console of a high-end automobile.
Recently I rented a Jeep Cherokee Limited edition, that included a touch-screen console with what was supposed to have all the bells and whistles. That touch screen wound up to be less-than user-friendly, not even remotely yielding to what I what I wanted it to do, and served little purpose other than to navigate my wife and I through Miami, Florida, listen to music, and view the rear-facing camera for backing up. The in-console display had serious issues connecting to any smartphone we had, so music was limited to satellite.
In the past, only companies with the deepest pockets were able to benefit from gathering data from distributed devices to drive better decision making and realize additional revenue. Today, the economics of the IoT architecture--the hardware, the ubiquitous nature of connectivity, big data and analysis, and customer expectations are dramatically expanding the scope of IoT and making it possible for every enterprise--and not just consumers--to benefit.
.NET Core and ASP.NET Core v1.0 released [Ed: The word "Core" in .NET Core serves to remind us that .NET is proprietary, open core, not Open Source. Just an openwashing campaign.]
Details on .NET Core Availability on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift [Ed: One of the loudest people to promote the fiction of .NET as "Open Source" is now a Microsoft employee, de Icaza]
Microsoft releases .NET Core 1.0, complete with Red Hat Linux support [Ed: Saying "Red Hat support" does not make something FOSS. Oracle DBs too have "Red Hat support". That's Linuxwashing, exploiting the brand.]
Microsoft's open source .NET Core and ASP.NET Core hit 1.0 [Ed: Microsoft understands by now that putting the words "Linux" or "Ubuntu" or "Red Hat" in headlines about .NET or Vista 10 helps mislead, openwash]
Microsoft Says It's in Love With Linux. Now It's Finally Proving It [Ed: totally nonsense, where to begin? Microsoft hates Linux; they’re still suing with patents and lobbying against Linux.]
.NET Core 1.0 released, now officially supported by Red Hat [Ed: Thankfully, a lot of the latest openwashing of .NET and Microsoft comes only from Microsoft boosters, others not fooled.]
This past weekend, the developers behind the openSUSE-based GeckoLinux computer operating system have announced the release of updated Rolling Editions, version 421.160623.0.
Being the first time we write here about GeckoLinux, we would like to inform our readers that it's a versatile GNU/Linux distributions distributed in many flavors that are split into two main editions, Rolling Editions, based on openSUSE Tumbleweed and Static Editions, based on openSUSE Leap.
Red Hat on Monday launched a new version of its JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, designed to help enterprises move existing applications to the cloud.
The openSUSE Conference ended today and people who were not able to travel to Bavaria for the conference can view most of the conference on the openSUSETV channel on YouTube.
The number of users of openSUSE, the community GNU/Linux distribution supported by the Germany SUSE Linux company, has grown, with an average of 400,000 DVD images being downloaded each month.
Many companies benefit from open source, and countless companies have opted to open source components of their infrastructure (or even their bread and butter) in an effort to give back. However, there are a lot of misconceptions about what happens when you open up your business' code and workflows to the public, and as companies delve into how to apply open principles within their organization, it's easy to get lost in the weeds. Here are some common misconceptions about what happens when you open source your code.
Open source software that is to succeed in this new world is going to have to be better than anything else. You can't sell just openness anymore; it is added value, not a unique selling point. Open source software now has to sell user experience. In a way it is a simpler metric, and probably one that is going to change open source forever—for the better.
In this article, I review some of the top open source business intelligence (BI) and reporting tools. In economies where the role of big data and open data are ever-increasing, where do we turn in order to have our data analysed and presented in a precise and readable format? This list covers tools which help to solve this problem. Two years ago I wrote about the top three. In this article, I will expand that list with a few more tools that were suggested by our readers.
Note that this list is not exhaustive, and it is a mix of both business intelligence and reporting tools.
The folks at MediaTek in Hsinchu announced the Helio X20 Development Board today as the first development board using a tri-cluster, deca-core design.
As implied by the name, this developer board is using the Helio X20 SoC, which features a tri-cluster CPU architecture and ten processing cores: two Cortex-A72 at 2.3GHz, four Cortex-A53 cores @ 2.0GHz, and four Cortex-A53 cores at 1.4GHz. Depending upon system load, the relevant/needed cores will power up. The X20 uses ARM's Mali graphics, supports 2 x LPDDR3 POP memory, and has integrated 802.11ac WiFi.
Speech recognition software technology provider Sensory is offering TrulyHandsfree SDK to embed voice enabled functions in your embedded systems software. TrulyHandsfree SDK supports fixed triggers, user enrolled triggers and commands phrase spotting technology.
The fact that you can not use an SSD storage device with the Raspberry Pi is a huge drawback. Devices that use the Raspberry pie consume a lot of storage. Devices like drones etc could use the onboard SSD storage. Too bad that the Raspberry pi 3 does not support it. But no worries have you head of the MinnowMax Turbot board?
It should come as no surprise that open source training and hiring is typically predicated on what skills are trending in tech. As an example, Big Data, cloud and security are three of the most in-demand skillsets today, which explains why more and more open source professionals look to develop these particular skillsets and why these professionals are amongst the most sought after. One skillset that employers have not found as useful as professionals is container management.
Unfortunately, I’m not able to attend DockerCon US this year, but I will be keeping up with the announcements. As part of the Docker Captains program, I was given a preview of Docker 1.12 including the new Swarm integration which is Docker’s native clustering/orchestration solution (also known as SwarmKit, but that’s really the repo/library name). And it’s certainly a big change. In this post I’ll try to highlight the changes and why they’re important.
Apache Spark has been an integral part of Mesos from its inception. Spark is one of the most widely used big data processing systems for clusters. Matei Zaharia, the CTO of Databricks and creator of Spark, talked about Spark's advanced data analysis power and new features in its upcoming 2.0 release in his MesosCon 2016 keynote.
GitHub released charts last week that tell a story about the heartbeat of a few open source, giving insights into activity, productivity and collaboration of software development.
Why are these important? Enterprises increasingly define software development as a top priority to gain competitive advantage or defend against disruption. They often turn to open source software because it is fast and agile. Enterprise IT decision makers should understand GitHub because it is the backbone of most open source projects.
The Linux Foundation offers many resources for developers, users, and administrators of Linux systems, including its Linux Certification Program. This program is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a job market that's hungry for your skills.
To illustrate how well these certifications prepare you for the real world, this series features some of those who have recently passed the certification exams. These testimonials should help you decide if either the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) or the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE) certification is right for you. In this installment, we talk with LFCS Lorenzo Paglia.
The developer of Anima Gate of Memories has stated that they expect the Linux version to be out in around 15 days time.
FFmpeg 3.1.0 is now available with the latest features for this widely-used open-source multimedia library.
FFmpeg 3.1 brings DXVA2-accelerated HEVC Main10 decoding for Windows users, a variety of new filters, MediaCodec H.264 decoding, new muxers/demuxers, VA-API accelerated H.264/HEVC/MJPEG encoding, an OpenMAX IL encoder with support for the Raspberry Pi, OpenEXR improvements, and a range of other improvements.
The development team behind the MPlayer-based MPV open-source video player software announced this past weekend the release of another major milestone, MPV 0.18.0.
MPV 0.18.0 is now available for all supported platforms, including all GNU/Linux distributions, as well as the Mac OS and Microsoft Windows operating systems. Looking at the release notes, we can't help but notice that there are quite some interesting new features, but also improvements to the build system, options, and commands.
Now that we know the Geary email client is alive and kicking, currently maintained by GNU/Linux developer Michael Gratton, it's time to look forward to a new version. Therefore, today we announce the debut of Geary 0.11.1.
Today, June 27, 2016, the development team behind the popular, cross-platform and open-source multimedia framework used by numerous media player software, FFmpeg, has announced the release of the FFmpeg 3.1 "Laplace" series.
I've just released version 1.3.0 of Nageru, my live software video mixer.
Finally, there is an Extended Partition for all the other Linux distributions I am trying out on this little netbook. The actual number installed varies depending on what I am doing. There are currently six different distributions installed there, and there is enough free space at the end to add one or two more if I want.
The important thing here is that the Linux grub bootloader will boot either a Primary or a Logical Partition without requiring any unusual manipulation of boot files or partitions.
Ok, that's enough - probably more than enough. I hope that what all of this showed was that installing Linux doesn't require complicated disk partitioning, it can actually be quite simple.
The Q4OS team have informed Softpedia today, June 27, 2016, about the immediate availability for download of a new maintenance release in the stable "Orion" series of the Debian-based GNU/Linux operating system.
Q4OS 1.4.12 "Orion" is now the latest and most advanced version of the distribution build around the Trinity desktop environment, and it has received all the important security patches and software updates from the upstream Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" repositories, along with a couple of other improvements requested by users.
The fifth weekly test release to the Linux 4.7 kernel is now available for testing.
As of writing this article, Linus Torvalds has yet to send out an official 4.7-rc5 announcement but it's available for those interested in the latest installment of the kernel that's codenamed the Psychotic Stoned Sheep.
Another Sunday, another Release Candidate build of the upcoming Linux 4.7 kernel is out for testing, as announced by Linus Torvalds himself a few hours ago, June 26, 2016.
Another week, another -rc.
Hmm. I think things are calming down, although with almost two thirds
of the commits coming in since Friday morning, it doesn't feel that
way - my Fridays end up feeling very busy. But looking at the numbers,
we're pretty much where we normally are at this time of the rc series.
The stats looks fairly normal: about half the patch is drivers,
roughly a quarter is architecture updates, and the remainder is
"misc": filesystems, scheduler, mm, etc.
The bulk of the drivers is GPU updates, but there's a smattering of
rdma, hwmon, Xen, gpio, sound.
The architecture side is powerpc, x86, some arm64, and some noise all
over from some MM cleanups..
Go out and test. By -rc5, we really should be starting to be getting
And please, if Thorsten Leemhuis is tracking one of your regressions,
can you make sure to double-check it and see if it remains? It's
lovely to have a regression tracker again, but it would also be really
good to make sure that the ones that are solved get closed.