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F2FS Brings Per-File Encryption With Linux 4.2

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Based on the native encryption support added to EXT4 with the Linux 4.1 kernel, Linux 4.2 is bringing encryption support to the F2FS file-system.

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Also: Linux 4.1 Goes Long Term for Support

Proteus from Entroware Is a Powerful Gaming Laptop Running Ubuntu and Ubuntu MATE

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Hardware
Ubuntu

Entroware is a UK-based company that specialized in selling hardware powered only by Linux operating systems. Proteus is the top-of-the-line laptop from Entroware, and it comes with either Ubuntu 15.04 or Ubuntu MATE 15.04.

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Open source: from side to center stage

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OSS

Over the last fifteen years, I've tailored most of what I do personally and professionally to the open source way. It puts the needs of others first in my life, and I love showing people how they can use a secure and stable operating system on new or aging hardware to accomplish all of their technology needs and desires. I've also seen the open source community grow and hundreds of new, and constantly improving, projects and products emerge. I'm a regular user of OpenOffice and LibreOffice. And, I use Firefox, Audacity, OpenShot, VirtualBox, Wordpress, Drupal, Moodle, and more!

It's been exciting to see open source software and the open source way arrive from the periphery to center stage.

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MythTV A Complete Home Media Center And Digital Video Recorder, Install In Ubuntu 15.04/14.10, Linux Mint Or Other Ubuntu Derivatives

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MythTV is a free, Open-Source and a complete Home Media Center Hub also available for Linux. MythTV is capable to record videos. It is an alternative to Windows Media Center or Tivo. Personally I like MythTV very much. This tutorial will walk you through a quick look at the interesting features of MythTV and also How to install MythTV Latest version 0.27.5 on Ubuntu 15.05/14.10/14.04 or Linux Mint Rafaela/Rebecca or Other Ubuntu Derivatives.

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The new Linux user’s hardware buying guide

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In a previous post I discussed how to introduce users to Linux, where the focus was on the software side of the conversation. This post is all about the hardware.

The reason I put hardware second is because if we can’t provide the user with the software they need there is no point in swapping out their hardware. Hardware is always a compromise, whereas software is not.

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Tiny SBC runs Linux or Android on dime-sized i.MX6 module

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Linux

InHand’s tiny “Fury-M6″ COM/SBC hybrid adds wireless, eMMC, battery support, and more to Freescale’s new, dime-sized, i.MX6 Dual based SCM-i.MX6D module.

The InHand Fury-M6, announced this week at the Freescale Technical Forum (FTF), appears to be the first board-level product to incorporate Freescale’s new dime-sized SCM-i.MX6D module. The Fury-M6 targets portable medical diagnostics, autonomous vehicle/UAV control, portable cameras with image analysis, and industrial sensors with data analytics, says InHand.

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Red Hat: 'Linux Has Won The Data Center'

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Linux
Server

"Linux has won in the data center -- [it is] one of two in the data center. Think about that," Cormier said to an applauding crowd.

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Sierra Wireless Introduces Linux Powered IoT Platform

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Sierra Wireless has introduced its next-generation of AirPrime WP Series of smart wireless modules for the development of connected products and applications for the Internet of Things. The WP Series provides an integrated device-to-cloud architecture enabling IoT developers to build a Linux-based product using a single module that sends valuable user and product data to the cloud.

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KVM In Linux 4.2 Adds Support For x86 Write Combining, SMM

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The KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) updates for Linux 4.2 are exciting for x86 Linux users.

The KVM x86 code in Linux 4.2 adds support for the System Management Mode, which is needed for supporting UEFI Secure Boot in guest VMs. As part of this comes KVM support for handling multiple address spaces.

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Also: Linux 4.2 Adds New Public Key Encryption API, Jitter RNG

Another Month, Another Round Of Allwinner GPL-Violating Concerns

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Linux
Legal

Longtime open-source graphics developer Luc Verhaegen has written on the Linux-SunXI about further Allwinner misbehavior. Five days ago they updated their media codec framework with various new "proprietary" files that is then being built together with LGPL-licensed code and the binary is being dlopen'ed into the LGPL'ed code.

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