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Linux platform can be Bluetooth/Wi-Fi router

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Development
Linux

ConnectBlue has a wireless Linux platform based on a multi-radio module supporting Classic Bluetooth, Bluetooth low energy and WLAN with full dual-band support for the 2.4GHz and 5GHz radio bands.

According to the supplier, customer developed applications can be embedded directly on to the Linux software stack.

“With our new Multiradio System-on-Module it will be possible to easily develop new and innovative wireless products for the most demanding applications,” said Rolf Nilsson, CEO of connectBlue.

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Linux Mint 17 release candidate available for download

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GNU
Linux
Ubuntu

The final version of Linux Mint 17 is due by the end of the month. But you can download the release candidate right now. Linux Mint 17 comes in 32-bit or 64-bit versions, in the Cinnamon or MATE desktop environments.

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Xen Project Partnership Laid Groundwork for CentOS Variants

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GNU
Linux
Red Hat
Server

When the CentOS Project joined forces with Red Hat in January, project leaders promised to open up the distribution to more community contributions. Under the new community model, CentOS will continue to rebuild Red Hat Enterprise Linux. But SIGs, which include independent groups of open source projects, will be invited to build and maintain their own CentOS integrations on top of the core code, or to replace it altogether.

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Six Clicks: Insanely great Raspberry Pi devices you can build yourself

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Development
Linux

The question isn't: "What can you do with a Raspberry Pi?" The question is: "What can't you do with a Raspberry Pi?"

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CoreOS vs. Project Atomic: A Review

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Linux
Server

Both platforms offer a very minimal operating system layer and they take different approaches to automating the deployment of containers across multiple hosts. They have quite a few similarities, like the dependence on systemd and journald. They also employ some interesting upgrade and package management mechanisms that make the host OS relatively expendable

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CONFIRMED: NEXT 3 LINUX MINT RELEASES WILL BE BASED ON UBUNTU 14.04 LTS

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GNU
Linux
Ubuntu

This means that Linux Mint 17, 17.1, 17.2 and 17.3 (so Linux Mint 18 will be based on Ubuntu 16.04) will all use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as a base instead of being based on newer Ubuntu releases, allowing the Mint team to "push innovation on Cinnamon, be more active in the development of MATE, better support Mint tools and engage in projects we’ve postponed for years".

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HP Chromebook 11 redesign quietly appears

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GNU
Linux
Google

The new Chromebook has the latter design, much to the surprise of Youtuber Lachlan, who discovered the alternate Chromebook 11 and posted a video of it. Apparently, Lachlan, who resides in Australia, purchased what was labelled as a “white Chromebook 11″, but soon realized that it was not the same as the other Chromebooks 11, but rather a miniature Chromebook 14.

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Samsung may announce Glass in September, powered by Tizen?

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Linux

...the company is in almost all possible segment and actually ‘dominates’ the smartphone market with its Android offering. There is one segment where the company doesn’t have any presense – smart glass.

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Africa: IBM Launches the First Mainframe Linux and Cloud Innovation Center in Africa

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GNU
Linux
Server

IBM has opened its mainframe Linux and Cloud Innovation Center in Nairobi that will seek to provide the government, private sector institutions and universities with extended big data, analytics and cloud computing through the IBM zEnterprise.

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Is Desktop Linux Secure?

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GNU
Linux
Security

Considering that security suites aren’t commonly used with Linux on the desktop, this is a legitimate question and worthy of being answered in depth. In this article, I’ll look at how malware affects the Linux community, what vulnerabilities often get ignored and what you should do about it.

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Another Behind-the-Scenes Niche Where Open Source is Winning

Do you spend a lot of time thinking about Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons? Unless you run a retail store, probably not. But if you do run a store (or stores) along with an e-commerce operation, BLE is a hot new thing you are either using already or thinking about using before long. Why? Because the graffiti is on the wall, and it says, “Sales in physical stores are going down every year, and most retailers aren’t seeing enough online sales gains to take up the slack.” BLE may help stop the retail sales slide or at least slow it down. It’s cheap enough, especially with open source beacons, that it’s certainly worth a try. Read more