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Tizen IVI build with Yocto now available

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For developers and commercial companies Interested in Tizen IVI, here is the Tizen IVI image with Yocto, provided by Ronan from Eurogiciel.

You can find links for Tizen IVI image. https://wiki.tizen.org/wiki/Build_Tizen_with_Yocto#Bootable_USB

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The State of ZFS on Linux

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The ZFS on Linux kernel driver performs the same block device operations as its counterparts on other platforms. As a consequence, its ability to ensure data integrity is equivalent to its counterparts on other platforms and this ability far exceeds that of any other Linux filesystem for direct attached storage.

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digiKam Recipes 4.0.9 Released

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KDE
Linux

Hot on the heels of the 3.17.01 release comes a new version of the digiKam Recipes ebook. As the version number indicates, this is a major release that features several significant improvements.

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Stephen Hawking Talks About the Linux-Based Intel Connected Wheelchair Project

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When people say Intel, they usually think about processors, but the company also makes a host of other products, including very cool or useful concepts that might have some very important applications in everyday life.

The latest initiative is called the Connected Wheelchair and the guys from Intel even convinced the famous Stephen Hawking to help them spread the word about this amazing project. It's still in the testing phases and it's one of those products that might show a lot of promise but never go anywhere because there is no one to produce and sell it.

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Listaller: Back to the future!

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Linux

The current release of Listaller handles all of this with a plugin for PackageKit, the cross-distro package-management abstraction layer. It hooks into PackageKit and reads information passing through to the native distributor backend, and if it encounters Listaller software, it handles it appropriately. It can also inject update information. This results in all Listaller software being shown in any PackageKit frontends, and people can work with it just like if the packages were native packages. Listaller package installations are controlled by a machine policy, so the administrator can decide that e.g. only packages from a trusted source (= GPG signature in trusted database) can be installed. Dependencies can be pulled from the distributor’s repositories, or optionally from external sources, like the PyPI.

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City of Turin decides to ditch Windows XP for Ubuntu and €6m saving

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Linux
Microsoft
Ubuntu

€6m: the amount the municipality of Turin hopes to save over five years by switching from Windows XP to Ubuntu Linux in all of its offices.

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Laid off from job, man builds tweeting toilet

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Take Thomas Ruecker's project. With parts from an electric motor, a few household items, an open-source hardware board running Linux, and some coding, he built a connected toilet that Tweets with each flush.

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The Importance of Openness to the Internet of Things

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The IoT has the potential to transform peoples' lives. However, IoT equipment and software have to be designed from the start with security in mind, said NCP Engineering CTO Joerg Hirschmann. That transformation will not occur if security is left to individual product makers. Securing the IoT will require a commitment to openness among manufacturers.

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What's New in Kernel Development

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It turns out Windows does certain things better than Linux—for example, in the area of rebooting. Apparently, there are several techniques that can be done in software to cause a system to reboot. But in some cases, the Linux system will go down successfully, and then not come up again. This is a problem, for example, in server farms with minimal human staff. If 20 systems are acting up and you want to reboot them all, it's easier to give a single command from a remote terminal, than to send a human out into the noise and the cold to press each reset button by hand.

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Elementary OS Freya Beta 1 Available For Developers And Testers

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Linux

If you’re a developer or tester and haven’t heard of Elementary OS Freya Beta 1 has been made available, then you’re missing out.

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Teaching open source changed my life

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