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Untangle Announces NG Firewall Version 12.1

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Untangle® Inc., a security software and appliance company, announced the release of version 12.1 of its award-winning NG Firewall software. Untangle NG Firewall version 12.1 brings new features and functionality to the popular and powerful small business firewall platform.

NG Firewall delivers a comprehensive solution for small-to-medium businesses, schools, governmental organizations and nonprofits that require enterprise-grade perimeter security with the flexibility of a convergent Unified Threat Management (UTM) device. Untangle’s industry-leading approach to network traffic visibility and policy management gives its customers deep insight into what’s happening on their network via its database-driven reporting engine and 360° dashboard.

“Version 12.1 is the next step in the evolution of the Untangle NG Firewall user interface,” said Dirk Morris, founder and chief product officer at Untangle. “Building on the base provided by the last two major releases, version 12.1 provides a fully responsive mobile management console as well as faster performing, more flexible reporting and dashboard widget capabilities.”

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Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Elyasin Shaladi

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I have used Linux since I was in school and learned about open source. Linux became better, more stable, and more used over time. I became interested in using Linux and learning it in order to be competitive. I made use of open source software quite often in the past and thus became a fan of open source.

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Inside the PocketCHIP, a $49 Portable Linux Computer

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Since the launch of the Raspberry Pi in 2012, the hobbyist community centered on low-cost, open-source, ARM-based computers has exploded dramatically. Every year, these small, hackable devices get cheaper and more powerful. In 2015, Oakland-based Next Thing Co. upped the ante by successfully Kickstarting a $9 computer it called “CHIP” to the tune of $2 million in funding. As part of its pitch, Next Thing Co. also showcased the PocketCHIP, a handheld version of the CHIP with a built-in keyboard and touchscreen display.

The PocketCHIP includes a 1GHz ARM CPU (with a Mali 400 GPU), 4GB of flash storage, 512MB of RAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 4.3-inch touchscreen display, a primitive keyboard, and a five-hour LiPo battery. With this device now shipping to Kickstarter backers, I thought it would be helpful to take a closer look at the gadget on my trusty workbench, and document my findings in this slideshow.

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Best Linux distros for small businesses

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GNU Linux started as one man's personal project – it's now one of the most popular operating system bases in the world. But unlike macOS and Windows, there's not just one Linux OS. There are hundreds of individual platforms assembled from components and built upon the Linux kernel. Different distributions (distros) can vary wildly from one another.

So what's the best choice for your small business? We've approached this selection with a few criteria in mind. Stability is first and foremost, because if you're putting a distro to work, uptime is critical, and solid support provision comes a close second.

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Kernel Space/Linux

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  • Take Me to LinuxCon: Winners Announced

    With LinuxCon North America approaching quickly (August 22!), The Linux Foundation is in preparation and invitation mode. This year, the organization is especially keen on opening up the event and its benefits to diverse communities. One such effort recently took place on Twitter.

  • Linux Kernel 4.6.4 and 4.4.15 released

    After the announcement of last Release Candidate(RC) for Linux kernel 4.7 i.e. Linux Kernel 4.7 rc7,here is two new announcements for updates in previous stable kernels.Linux kerenl series 4.6 and 4.4 got new updates with some improvements and fixes.Linux kernel series 4.6 is the latest stable version so most of distros are running over it, On the other hand Linux series 4.4 is a Longterm version so it is still being used worldwide.
    The kernels 4.6.4 and 4.4.15 are the new updated kernels of their respective kernel series.The announcement included suggestion for all users to have an upgradation to the latest kernels for improved performance.

  • Raspberry Pi VC4 DRM Changes For Linux 4.8
  • Automotive Grade Linux Releases Unified Code Base 2.0

    Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative open source project developing a Linux-based, open platform for the connected car, today announced the release of AGL Unified Code Base (UCB) 2.0. Built from the ground up through a joint effort by automakers and suppliers, the AGL UCB is an In-Vehicle-Infotainment (IVI) platform that can serve as the de facto standard for the industry.

  • Pimp your ride with new Linux for cars and an rPi under the hood

    The Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project is about to unleash the second version of its unified code base - snappily called UCB 2.0 - with expanded hardware support.

    For the participating car-makers and hardware vendors it's a big deal.

    Features landing in the latest distribution include support for a rear seat display with video playback, letting a rear-seat passenger control video from their touch screen; audio routing supporting both GENIVI (“IVI” stands for in-vehicle infotainment) and Samsung's Tizen. There's also a new build environment and a new test infrastructure.

Linux Devices

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  • Fun with the camera (on N900)

    Charging (etc) on N900 is still funny. If you poweroff while charging, it will keep charging. That's probably a Linux bug. Charge counter (battery percent) are "kept" even if you replace the battery. Ouch. (So you replace empty battery with full one and still get empty reading. I guess normal people don't have 3 batteries for their phones?) That may be a hardware bug.

  • Rugged remote I/O module runs FreeRTOS on Cortex-M4

    Artila’s “RIO-2015PG” remote I/O module runs FreeRTOS on an Atmel SAM4E16E Cortex M4 MCU, and offers isolated RS485 and analog and digital I/O.

    Artila Electronics, which is known here primarily for its Linux-ready ARM9 Matrix control computers, has turned to a Cortex-M4 microcontroller platform running the open source FreeRTOS for its new RIO-2015PG remote I/O module. The programmable module, which follows an earlier FreeRTOS-based RIO-2010PG module with an NXP LPC1768 Cortex-M3 MCU, targets lightweight device networking and remote monitoring.

  • Report – Top 30 Tizen Apps First Half of 2016

    It been almost 2 weeks now since H2 2016 commenced and now we have a report of the top 30 apps from the Tizen store that have had the lion’s share of download on the platform in H1, 2016. Its no surprise that some of the popular cross platform have taken their place in this list of Tizen apps as well. The list curated here is based on the downloads coming from Samsung Z1 and Z3 smartphone users.

  • Android 7.0 Nougat update “coming soon” to HTC Nexus 9, according to Rogers
  • Google given six-week extension in EU Android antitrust case

4 Linux Distros That Are Completely Open Source

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Linux is the OS of choice for freedom loving software hippies, but there’s a dirty little secret buried within the kernel: not everything you see is open source!

The Linux kernel contains binary blobs, proprietary code that makes certain hardware run. Many laptops have Wi-Fi or graphics cards that don’t run without the manufacturer-supplied firmware.

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CoreOS Linux 1068.6.0 Brings Linux Kernel 4.6.3, Docker 1.10.3, and systemd 229

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On July 12, 2016, the CoreOS development team has released a major update of the CoreOS Linux kernel-based operating system designed with massive server deployments in mind.

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Bodhi Linux 4.0 to Be Based on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS, Enlightenment's EFL 1.18

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Jeff Hoogland, developer and creator of the Ubuntu-based Bodhi GNU/Linux operating system, informs the community about a few important facts related to the upcoming Bodhi 4.0.0 release.

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Also: Bodhi Linux 4.0 to Be Based on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS, Enlightenment's EFL 1.18

Budgie Desktop 10.2.6 and Linux Kernel 4.6.4 Land in the SparkyLinux Repos

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Linux

We had the pleasure of reporting the other day about the availability of the Linux 4.6.4 kernel for all GNU/Linux operating systems, and the Budgie 10.2.6 desktop environment for Solus, Fedora 22/23, and openSUSE Leap/Tumbleweed distros.

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