Black Lab Software, the creator of the Black Lab Linux series of computer operating systems based on the world’s most popular Linux distribution, Ubuntu, announced earlier today, March 30, on their Twitter account, that they will offer customers who use Ubuntu 10.04 LTS a fully supported upgrade path to their Professional Desktop edition.
Xilinx has joined the Linux Foundation, the industry organisation supporting growth of Linux and collaborative development.
The FPGA firm’s interest indicates how Linux is expanding its footprint beyond consumer and computing markets and in high reliability industrial, automotive and aerospace systems.
The theme of this year’s Embedded Linux Conference, which is sponsored by The Linux Foundation, was ‘Drones, Things and Automotive.’
If you are a Linux open source operating system user then this recent news from Microsoft can make your life tougher. The new Secure Boot requirements can make installing the Linux operating system much harder than it ever used to be. Microsoft gives manufacturers an option to enable UEFI Secure Boot without providing you a manual kill switch, which means that you could only be able to boot your PCs with Microsoft approved operating systems.
Canonical has struck a three-year deal with Ericsson to power up the Ericsson’s Cloud System platform with the Ubuntu operating system.
France has been a hotbed of GNU/Linux adoption for years and the effort is bearing fruit. Schools, governments and business are all playing a part.
Since I laid my hands on the Raspberry Pi 2 (RPi2) I have been experimenting with Raspbian and various Ubuntu builds. But that's just the starting point for my adventures with the RPi2. One distribution I have been wanting to try for a while is OpenELEC (the Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center), an embedded operating system. This distro turns PCs into a home theatre centre. My WDTV media player is showing its age, and the RPi2 looks a suitable low cost replacement.
The OpenELEC development team has announced today, March 29, the seventh maintenante release of the OpenELEC 5.0 Linux kernel-based operating system for embedded devices, such as Raspberry Pi or Apple TV, transforming them into portable media centers based on the popular Kodi software, formerly XBMC Media Center.
Arne Exton had the pleasure of informing Softpedia earlier today, March 29, about the immediate availability for download of a new build (150329) of his DebEX Barebone computer operating system derived from the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 8 Jessie distribution and built around the recently released Xfce 4.12 desktop environment.