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Embedded Linux Keeps Growing Amid IoT Disruption, Says Study

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A new VDC Research study projects that Linux and Android will continue to increase embedded market share through 2017 while Windows and commercial real-time operating systems (RTOSes) will lose ground. The study suggests that the fast growth of IoT is accelerating the move toward open source Linux.

"Open source, freely, and/or publicly available" Linux will grow from 56.2 percent share of embedded unit shipments in 2012 to 64.7 percent in 2017, according to VDC's "The Global Market for IoT and Embedded Operating Systems." That represents a CAGR of 16.7 percent for open Linux, says VDC.

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5 Golden Rules to Live By as a New Linux User

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You have ignored persistent Linux myths and decided to give Linux a try. How do you ensure that your transition to the new OS is smooth? Stick to the following five rules and you should do just fine. It’s time to get over your fear of failing at Linux.

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It's not time for Popcorn Time, and it never will be

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Both Linux and open source have come a very long way. But all of those strides could so easily be undone by the constant proliferation of tools such as Popcorn Time. And now, even a Linux distribution, ChaletOS has included Popcorn Time by default. The ChaletOS could be one of those Linux distributions anyone and everyone could use and love. After all, it offers an interface that is as close to Windows 7 as any Linux desktop has ever achieved (thanks to Xfce). Average Windows users will be right at home with an arsenal of applications that easily covers their work and personal needs. But then, the developers throw in Popcorn Time. What makes this doubly odd is that ChaletOS is hosted by Google.

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Black Lab Linux MATE 6.1

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There are many different distributions that use Ubuntu as a base, but one you might not have heard of is Black Lab Linux. Black Lab Linux uses…you guessed it…a cute black labrador retriever as its mascot, and the distro itself is focused on providing a compelling and easy to use desktop version of Linux. Toward that end they’ve tried very hard to create a desktop distro that someone coming from a Mac or Windows could jump in and use, even if they are completely new to Linux.

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Linux Kernel 3.12.39 LTS Is Now Available for Download, Includes a Great Number of Changes

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Jiri Slaby has announced today the immediate availability for download of the Linux kernel 3.12.39, a LTS (Long Term Support) release aimed at servers and embedded devices where stability is extremely important. This maintenance release of Linux 3.12 kernel includes a great number of changes and updated drivers.

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Tag Heuer to Make Smartwatches With Google and Intel

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Linux

Watch out Apple: Swiss company Tag Heuer is developing its own smartwatch with tech rivals Google and Intel.

The high-end watch maker says its smartwatch will run on Google Inc.'s Android Wear platform and Intel Corp.'s technology.

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Fedora 22 Alpha Server Edition Is Available for Download

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We announced last week the immediate availability for download and testing of the Fedora 22 Alpha operating system, which included the Live Workstation edition with the latest development version of the upcoming GNOME 3.16 desktop environment, and an Xfce spin that brought us the latest Xfce 4.12 desktop environment.

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Linux Kernel 3.19.2 Stable Released With Updated Drivers And More, Install In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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Linux Kernel 3.19.2 Stable Released install in ubuntu/linux mint

Greg Kroah-Hartman released Linux Kernel 3.19.2 with various changes and improvements. Greg Kroah-Hartman suggests all Linux Kernel 3.19 users to update to 3.19.2. The release having several updated drivers, and a list of changes and improvements can be foundhere. You can follow the tutorial to install/update to 3.19.2.
 

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Five reasons I roll with Arch Linux, and why you should too

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Installing Arch Linux is a bit like building your own house. You have to dig the foundation, erect the walls, build the roofs, run the plumbing and electrical wiring around it ... and all the rest of it. In other words, installing Arch Linux is not at all like renting an apartment, just moving in, and letting the landlord take care of everything else.
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Arch is the primary distro that runs on my main system. I do use openSUSE, Ubuntu, and Kubuntu on it and switch between them from time to time. But I spend the majority of my PC time on the Arch system because I find it to be an excellent distribution for advanced, and new, Linux users. In a nutshell, I am hooked on it. And there are reasons for it.

The bigger question is, why did I choose Arch Linux over others and what does it have to offer that others don't.

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Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 Cinnamon and MATE Are Based on Debian 8 - Screenshot Tour

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Debian

The RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 2, codename Betsy, has been announced earlier today by no other than the father of the Linux Mint project, Clement Lefebvre. Both Cinnamon and MATE editions of LMDE 2 have been released for testing and we were asked by our users to create screenshot tours.

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Linux Kernel 3.19.3 Arrives with ARM, ARM64, and IPv6 Fixes, Many Updated Drivers

Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced today, March 26, the immediate availability for download of the third maintenance releases for Linux 3.19 kernel, along with Linux kernels 3.14.37 LTS and 3.10.37 LTS. Additionally, Linux kernel 3.18.10 LTS has also been announced a couple days ago. Read more