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Open source ResinOS adds Docker to ARM/Linux boards

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OSS has spun off the Yocto-based OS behind its IoT framework as a ResinOS 2.0 distro for running Docker containers on Linux IoT devices., the company behind the Linux/Javascript-based IoT framework for deploying applications as Docker containers, began spinning off the Linux OS behind the framework as an open source project over a year ago. The open source ResinOS is now publicly available on its own in a stable 2.0.0-beta.1 version, letting other developers create their own Docker-based IoT networks. ResinOS can run on 20 different mostly ARM-based embedded Linux platforms including the Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, and Odroid-C1, enabling secure rollouts of updated applications over a heterogeneous network.

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Linux Kernel News

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  • Linux Kernel 4.8.2 Is Out with x86 and ARM Improvements, Updated Drivers

    Today, October 16, 2016, renowned kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman was proud to announce the general availability of the second point release to the Linux 4.8 kernel series.

    That's right, Linux kernel 4.8.2 is here, and it arrives a little over a week from the first maintenance update. According to the appended shortlog and the diff from Linux kernel 4.8.1, the new version changes a total of 52 files, with 487 insertions and 213 deletions. Overall, the Linux 4.8.2 kernel looks pretty small in changes with the exception of some ARM and x86 improvements, and the updated drivers.

  • Linux Kernel 4.7.8 Released with x86, ARM, and PowerPC Fixes, Updated Drivers

    Immediately after announcing the second point release of the Linux 4.8 kernel series, Greg Kroah-Hartman informed the community about the immediate availability of Linux kernel 4.7.8.

  • Linus Torvalds Announces the First Release Candidate of Linux Kernel 4.9

    The first Release Candidate (RC) snapshot of the Linux 4.9 kernel was announced by Linus Torvalds on October 15, 2016, which means that the merge window is now close and development was begun.

    According to Linus Torvalds, the Linux kernel 4.9 merge window was pretty big and that's why we're seeing the first Release Candidate build a day earlier than expected. Another reason for shipping the RC1 earlier is to not encourage kernel developers to send in last-minute pull requests.

ExLight Live DVD Is Now Based on Ubuntu 16.10, Ships with Enlightenment 0.20

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Today, October 16, 2016, GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton informs Softpedia about the release and immediate availability of a new, updated version of his lightweight ExLight Live DVD distribution.

Based on the recently released Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) and Debian GNU/Linux 8.6 "Jessie" operating systems, ExLight Live DVD Build 161016 uses Arne Exton's special kernel 4.8.0-21-exton, which is based on Linux kernel 4.8 (also used in Ubuntu 16.10), replacing the 4.6.0-10-exlight kernel used in previous releases of ExLight.

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4MParted 20 Disk Partitioning Live CD Enters Beta Stage, Based on GParted 0.26.1

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Today, October 16, 2016, 4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia about the release and immediate availability of the Beta pre-release version of the upcoming 4MParted 20.0 Live CD.

Based on the 4MLinux 20.0 operating system, which is also in the Beta stages of development, the 4MParted 20.0 disk partitioning Live CD is built around the popular and open-source GParted 0.26.1 graphical partition editor utility, which right now is the best tool for formatting, resizing, splitting, and joining disk partitions of any type.

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Linux 4.8.2

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I'm announcing the release of the 4.8.2 kernel.

All users of the 4.8 kernel series must upgrade.

The updated 4.8.y git tree can be found at:
git:// linux-4.8.y
and can be browsed at the normal git web browser:

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Also: Linux 4.7.8

Linux 4.4.25

10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.10 'Yakkety Yak'

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Ubuntu 16.10 was recently released with some improvements. According to the poll 53% conducted on LinuxAndUbuntu, 53% users will upgrade to Ubuntu 16.10. But what to do next after you've upgraded to Yakkety Yak. In this article, I'll walk you through the 10 Things to do after installing Ubuntu 16.10.

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Top 5 Penetration Testing Linux Distributions

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There are a seemingly endless amount of Linux distros for just about every area of use. This includes pen testing, sometimes called hacking, distros. Some of you are undoubtedly familiar with, at least if you have spent any time looking around at all the distributions out there. ​

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Kernel Space/Linux

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  • Linux 4.9-rc1 Kernel Released Early
  • xfs: shared data extents support for 4.9-rc1
  • Linux can be really stable under the right circumstances

    We don't think about our iSCSI backends all that often. Really, we don't think about them at all. They're just kind of there, sitting quietly in racks and quietly working away. They haven't even sent in any SMART complaints about their data disks yet (although I'm sure that'll start happening in another year or two, unless we got really lucky or unlucky with these HDs).

    Recently, though, we got email from the IPMI monitoring on one and as a result I wound up logging in to it. This caused me to notice just how long the production iSCSI backends have been up: from 557 days for the hot spare backend to 726 days for a pair used by one fileserver. As it turns out, this uptime is not arbitrary; it dates back to our forced switch from 10G to 1G networking, when we put 1G cards into everything in our fileserver infrastructure. They've been running untouched (and trouble-free) since then, faithfully handling what has undoubtedly been tens or hundreds of terabytes of IO by now.

  • Cgroups v2: resource management done even worse the second time around

    The second version of the Cgroups interface is also described in kernel documentation; the most interesting part from the perspective of the issues that will be discussed here are in an appendix, titled “R. Issues with v1 and Rationales for v2”.

  • Additional P-State Change For Linux 4.9 May Boost Intel Atom Performance

    Rafael Wysocki sent in a secondary pull request today of more power management updates for the Linux 4.9 kernel.

    There's a second batch of power management changes on top of the main feature material that came last week. Power management changes for this secondary pull include some CPUFreq regressions, improve the safety around MSRs for hardware-managed P-States, and various fixes.

  • Linux and high dynamic range displays

    Andy Ritger began his talk at the 2016 X.Org Developers Conference (XDC) with a disclaimer of sorts: "I am very much not a color expert" and welcomed corrections from attendees. But his talk delved into chromaticity and other highly technical color characteristics in order to talk about the advent of high dynamic range (HDR) displays—and what is needed for Linux to support them.

    Ritger works for NVIDIA, which has been getting requests for HDR display support from its customers. The company has implemented that support in its Windows and Android drivers, but has not yet done so for its discrete GPU Linux drivers. Ritger has been studying the subject to try to understand what is needed to support these displays for Linux; the talk was meant to largely be a report on what he has learned.

GNU/Linux Leftovers

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  • What to expect from Linux in 2017: IPv6, High Scalability and is anyone using CephFS?

    2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Linux - the Linux operating system kernel is 25 years old this month. It was August 25, 1991, when Linus Torvalds posted his famous message announcing the project, claiming that Linux was “just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu.”

    But now, Linux is far bigger and it powers a huge part of the Internet’s infrastructure, data centers, websites, smartphone operating systems, and nearly all of the world’s fastest supercomputers.

  • Linux Update Coming For Tesla Model S, X This December

    We constantly hear about the enormous touchscreen displays in Tesla’s line of vehicles. Compared to most other cars on the market, the screen size is more than double. However, what we don’t hear about often enough is that the internet browser is way behind. This is not expected of such a tech company, with all of the other bells and whistles Tesla includes in its vehicles.

    Well … the time is coming and it has been made Twitter official by Elon Musk. Many people assumed that the huge, recent 8.0 update would address the issue. Unfortunately, that was not the case, and Tesla owners will have to wait until December for the Linux OS to update to 4.4. At least now we know … and Elon and Tesla have been pretty efficient as of late, living up to all of the bold promises.

  • Chris Were Interviews Linux Musician Emily Fox

    Last year I wrote an article for FOSS Force about Emily Fox, the very talented musician who uses only open source tools to create her YouTube videos. I’m a musician myself and I’m in awe of her musical talents. Today, I was thrilled to come across a feature length interview with her on YouTube by Welsh open source enthusiast Chris Were. In this video learn her back story, including her dad who loves Gentoo Linux.

  • Three Women Creating Awesome Stuff with Linux

    Today is Ada Lovelace Day, a 19th-century woman widely regarded as the first computer programmer. Ada wrote various notes describing what we now would recognize as computer programs, envisioning these running on Charles Babbage’s “Analytical Engine” (an early take on what we would call a computer today). To celebrate the contributions that Ada provided to early computing we are taking the time today to recognize three women creating awesome stuff with Linux (and System76 computers).

    We sent three questions to our friends Helena, Na’Tosha, and our very own Emma (from here at System76). Below you will find our questions and their fantastic answers!

  • Behind the Scenes: Engineering with David

    Product Engineer David Jordan shares what he's working on in this behind the scenes video from the System76 office.

  • POWER8 Workstation Launches On Crowdfunding: $4k For Motherboard, $18k For System

    The Talos Secure Workstation that we previously have covered on Phoronix has now launched on crowd-funding where they hope to raise close to four million dollars to make this POWER8 system that's free down to the firmware a reality.

Linux Devices: ESLOV, EOMA68, Android and Tizen

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  • ESLOV IoT Invention Kit
  • Earth-friendly EOMA68 Computing Devices: Update from Shenzhen

    This update is about being in Shenzhen for the past few days, during their October National Holiday. In summary, I know now why it’s been so damn difficult to get anything done from outside of China: it’s the incredibly poor internet access.

  • Earth-friendly EOMA68 Computing Devices: Post-Shenzhen Reflections

    Much of what I write is off-the-cuff, I don’t know what’s going to be on the page until it’s written. So it’s often interesting, even for me, to re-read things my writing. As I was going back over my previous update on my visit to Shenzhen, it suddenly hit me: everything I’ve done over the past five years - the entire EOMA68 design ethos - is vindicated by this one visit to Huaqiang Road. The process of developing electronics products is not greatly improved by coming over here: it’s something that you have to be very, very careful about in advance. You cannot just pick random parts off of Digi-Key and expect them to be available everywhere. Products are successful, in large part, if they are designed around the most commonly-made components.

  • Installing Ubuntu Linux on a Nexus 7 Tablet

    Online I found a lot of resources that helped me out but it still took a little tweaking. I thought I’d share the steps I used in case any other sad people out there want to try out the same. I’m not sure how universal these steps are or in what ways they might change depending on your particular device or version of tools you use. But let’s get to it, shall we?

  • Android-x86 6.0 review - not there yet
  • Samsung Moves on from Exploding Galaxy Note 7
  • Xiaomi has backdoors in their phones
  • Xiaomi trackers and backdoors (Update)
  • Two IoT Solutions Giants Merge to Accelerate the Internet of Things (IoT)

    The Internet of Things is set to get a big boost with the recent announcement of a merger between Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) which sponsors the IoTivity open source project, and AllSeen Alliance provider of the AllJoyn open source IoT framework. Both bigwigs would now exist under the sole OCF name and bye-laws in working towards creating solutions that would enable devices, phones, computers and sensors communicate with one another regardless of manufacturer, operating system, chipset or physical transport.

  • Game: Mad O Ball 3D for Tizen Smartphones

    A new addition to the Tizen Store is the Mad O Ball 3D game which is available to download for FREE only for the next 2 months. This is an exciting arcade action game in which you race ball against time. Awesome 3D graphics, excellent music and sound effects and superb physics are the winning combination for this title.

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