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Fedora 27 Server classic release after all -- and Modularity goes back to the drawing board

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Dec 12, 2017 3:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
You may remember reading about plans for Fedora 27 Server. The working group decided not to release that at the same time as the general F27 release, and instead provided a beta of Fedora 27 Modular Server. Based on feedback from...

Mint 18.3: The best Linux desktop takes big steps forward

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Dec 12, 2017 7:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Mint
Linux Mint isn't just the best Linux desktop, it's the best desktop, period.

Election night hackathon supports civic engagement

On November 7, 2017, members of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) community came together for the annual Election Night Hackathon held in the Simone Center for Student Innovation. This marked the seventh anniversary of a civic tradition for the FOSS @ MAGIC community, in which students and faculty analyze civic problems in the local community, state, or country and propose a project to address them. read more

Rugged in-vehicle PC line includes Kaby Lake and Bay Trail models

Ibase’s rugged MPT V-Series in-vehicle computers offer 7th/6th Gen Core or Bay Trail CPUs, plus 2x mini-PCIe, 3x M.2, and optional CAN or OBD-II links. Ibase announced a new line of fanless MPT V-Series computers for IoT applications, starting with two rugged, in-vehicle models: the MPT-7000V with Intel’s 7th (“Kaby Lake”) or 6th (“Skylake”) Generation Core processors and the MPT-3000V with a quad-core, 1.91GHz Atom E3845 from the Bay Trail generation with 10W TDP.

Looking Back at Randa Meetings 2017: Accessibility for Everyone

Randa Meetings are crucial to the KDE community for developer interaction, brainstorming, and bringing great new things to KDE. Randa Meetings are a yearly collection of KDE Community contributor sprints that take place in Randa, Switzerland. With origins dating back to a Plasma meeting in 2009, Randa is one of the most important developer-related events in the community.

SysAdmins and Kernel Developers Advance Linux Skills with LiFT

Bhumika Goyal, age 22, of India, has had more 340 patches accepted into the Linux kernel – an accomplishment that contributed in no small part to her receiving one of two Linux Kernel Guru scholarships from The Linux Foundation.

How to use WeKan to manage your work

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 11, 2017 9:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Managing your work—figuring out which tasks to carry out and scheduling them—can be difficult. Not only are other things competing for your attention, there's only so much time in the day for you to do what you need or want to do. There are any number of tools that you can use to help manage your workflow. You've probably used or test driven as many (or maybe even more) than I have. One that I find effective is WeKan. read more

Apollo Lake based IoT gateway and embedded controller runs Ubuntu

Adlink’s rugged “MXE-210” gateway offers Atom x7-E3950 or x5-E3930 SoCs, industrial protocol support, and mini-PCIe wireless and storage options. The Intel Apollo Lake based MXE-210 adds to a line of rugged Adlink MXE computers such as the Bay Trail Atom based MXE-200i. The compact, 140 x 110 x 58mm MXE-210 is an “IIoT-ready combination embedded […]

How to Upgrade Kernel on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Dec 11, 2017 6:19 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will show you how to upgrade CentOS 7 kernel to the latest version, and we will be using the kernel from ELRepo repository. CentOS 7 is using 3.10 as the default kernel version. And in this guide, we will install the latest stable version 4.11.2.

Zephyr Project defends use of vendor HALs

At Embedded Linux Conference Europe, NXP developer and Zephyr Project member Maureen Helm proposed that the benefits of vendor HALs outweigh the drawbacks. The use of vendor-supplied HALs (Hardware Abstraction Layers) in open source projects has been a source of ongoing debate. At the October ELC Europe conference in Prague, Maureen Helm, an MCU Software […]

What is a blockchain smart contract?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 11, 2017 12:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The first thing to know about blockchain smart contracts is they're not contracts, smart, or necessarily on a blockchain. They are, in fact, singularly ill-named.1 Let's address these issues in reverse order, and we should find out exactly what a smart contract actually is along the way. First, an introduction to what transactions are and things that aren't transactions. read more

4 cool new projects to try in COPR for December

COPR is a collection of personal repositories for software that isn’t carried in Fedora. Some software doesn’t conform to standards that allow easy packaging. Or it may not meet other Fedora standards, despite being free and open source. COPR can... Continue Reading →

GeckoLinux Brings Flexibility and Choice to openSUSE

  • Linux.com; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Dec 10, 2017 11:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
GeckoLinux—a unique take (offering both Static and Rolling releases) that offers a few options that openSUSE does not. Consider this list of features...

10 useful ncat (nc) Command Examples for Linux Systems

ncat or nc is networking utility with functionality similar to cat command but for network. It is a general purpose CLI tool for reading, writing, redirecting data across a network. It is designed to be a reliable back-end tool that can be used with scripts or other programs. It's also a great tool for network debugging, as it can create any kind of connect one can need.

Why the Zephyr Project Uses Vendor HALs

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Dec 10, 2017 3:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer, Linux
The use of vendor-supplied HALs (Hardware Abstraction Layers) in open source projects has been a source of ongoing discussion. At the October ELC Europe conference in Prague, we took up the topic again.

Mozillas new voice recognition model, fixing the GPL, and more news

  • Opensource.com; By Don Watkins (Posted by bob on Dec 9, 2017 11:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Mozilla
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we look at Mozilla's new speech recognition model, how big players in open source are moving to help the GPL, and more.

Amazon aims an AWS-savvy version of FreeRTOS at IoT gizmos

Amazon has launched an open source “Amazon FreeRTOS” real-time OS with AWS Greengrass support and a configuration console, for use in MCU-based IoT devices. Amazon is known for its semi-proprietary versions of Android and Linux that have appeared on a variety of mobile and consumer electronics devices from the Amazon Fire TV Stick to the […]

This Week in Open Source News: CloudNativeCon+KubeCon Serves as Platform for CNCF Announcements & More

  • Linux.com (Posted by bob on Dec 9, 2017 5:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
This week in open source news, CNCF made several announcements at CloudNativeCon+KubeCon including 1.0 releases from the containerd, Jaeger, CoreDNS and Fluentd projects.

Hitchcock cameo steals opening of Oracle v Google Java spat

Opening salvos in Oracle's long-running legal battle to get what it believes is it's fair share from Google's Android reopened this week – the second time an Appeals Court on Federal Circuit has examined the issue. The first hour overran with a bumpy ride for Google.

Open source baseboard extends Linux-ready MAX 10 FPGA module

Aries launched a $33 “SpiderBase” carrier with a large prototyping area for its recent “MX10” COM, which can run NIOS II softcore Linux on a MAX 10 FPGA. In March, when we reported on the i.MX6 UL based M6UL computer-on-module from Aries Embedded, we also briefly noted that an MX10 computer-on-module was on the way.

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