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Pine64 preps 10.1-inch E-Ink tablet with RK3566

Pine64’s upcoming “PineNote” E-ink tablet will run Linux on a Rockchip RK3566 and offer a 10.1-inch, 1404 x 1872 grayscale touchscreen plus 4GB LPDDR4, 128GB eMMC, mics and speakers, USB Type-C, WiFi 5, and an EMR pen. More so than other community-backed hacker board projects, Pine64 experiments with alternative open-spec form factors in addition to […]

Schedule a task with the Linux at command

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 15, 2021 1:13 PM EST)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Computers are good at automation, but not everyone knows how to make automation work. It's a real luxury, though, to be able to schedule a task for a computer at a specific time and then forget about it. Maybe you have a file to upload or download at a specific time, or you need to process a batch of files that don't yet exist but are guaranteed to exist by a certain time or a setting that needs monitoring, or maybe you just need a friendly reminder to pick up bread and butter on the way home from work. read more

Facebook, Google, Isovalent, Microsoft and Netflix Launch eBPF Foundation as Part of the Linux Foundation

Industry leaders come together to drive the growth of eBPF as a transformational technology to redefine networking, security, tracing and observability SAN FRANCISCO, August 12, 2021 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced that it is hosting the eBPF Foundation. Founding members include Facebook, Google, Isovalent, Microsoft […]

The multifaceted eBPF Linux program gets its own foundation

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Aug 14, 2021 1:06 PM EST)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The eBPF program started as just a network filter, but it's become Linux's swiss-army knife tool and now its future will be in the hands of the eBPF Foundation.

Intel’s Elkhart Lake powers three new thin Mini-ITX boards

  •; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Aug 14, 2021 5:57 AM EST)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Intel
MiTac’s “PD10EHI,” DFI’s “EHL171/EHL173,” and ASRock’s ”IMB-1004” thin Mini-ITX boards extend Intel’s 10nm Atom x6000 with triple displays, USB 3.1 Gen2, SATA, M.2, and PCIe. DFI and ASRock also offer 2.5GbE. Earlier this week, ICP Germany announced a thin Mini-ITX PD10EHI board with Elkhart lake (Atom x6000, etc.) from its manufacturing partner MiTac, but the […]

Install Linux with LVM

  •; By Kenneth Aaron (Posted by bob on Aug 14, 2021 4:43 AM EST)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Mint
A couple of weeks ago, the good folks at Linux Mint released version 20.2 of their open source operating system. The installer built into the live ISO is excellent and only requires a few clicks to install the OS. You even have a built-in partitioner if you want to customize your partitions.

Code memory safety and efficiency by example

C is a high-level language with close-to-the-metal features that make it seem, at times, more like a portable assembly language than a sibling of Java or Python. Among these features is memory management, which covers an executing program's safe and efficient use of memory. This article goes into the details of memory safety and efficiency through code examples in C and a code segment from the assembly language that a modern C compiler generates.

Parse command options in Java with commons-cli

  •; By Seth Kenlon (Posted by bob on Aug 14, 2021 2:14 AM EST)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Developer
When you enter a command into your terminal, whether it's to launch a GUI app or just a terminal app, there are often options (sometimes called switches or flags) you can use to modify how the application runs. This is a standard set by the POSIX specification, so it's useful for a Java programmer to know how to detect and parse options.

How to Install WordPress with LAMP and free Let's Encrypt SSL on Rocky Linux

WordPress is one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) right now, it's used by millions of people. In this guide, you will learn how to install WordPress CMS on the Rocky Linux 8.4. You will be installing WordPress under the LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache2/httpd, MySQL/MariaDB, and PHP).

i.MX8M Plus powered Pico-ITX has stackable expansion board

Ibase’s “IBR215” Pico-ITX SBC runs Linux or Android on the i.MX8M Plus with 3GB LPDDR4, 64GB eMMC, 2x GbE, 3x USB, HDMI, M.2 B-key, and an optional expansion board with E-key, mini-PCIe, 2x CAN, 2x MIPI-CSI, and more. Ibase announced a 105 x 72mm “2.5-inch” SBC based on NXP’s quad -A53, 2.3-TOPS i.MX8M Plus. The […]

Open Mainframe Project Announces the Full Schedule for the 2nd Annual Open Mainframe Summit on September 22-23

The open source mainframe virtual event features keynote speakers from DeployHub, FINOS, Jono Bacon Consulting, the Linux Foundation, ZEDEDA and more  SAN FRANCISCO, August 12, 2021 – The Open Mainframe Project (OMP), an open source initiative that enables collaboration across the mainframe community to develop shared tool sets and resources, today announces the complete schedule […]

Use dnf updateinfo to read update changelogs

The Fedora Linux distro provides many utilities for managing and analyzing its constituent software components. Check out this article to learn about dnf updateinfo.

Monitor your Linux system in your terminal with procps-ng

  •; By Seth Kenlon (Posted by bob on Aug 13, 2021 8:35 AM EST)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Kernel, Linux
A process, in POSIX terminology, is an ongoing event being managed by an operating system’s kernel. A process is spawned when you launch an application, although there are many other processes running in the background of your computer, including programs to keep your system time accurate, to monitor for new filesystems, to index files, and so on.

The Linux Foundation and Fintech Open Source Foundation Announce the Agenda for Open Source Strategy Forum London 2021, Oct 4-5

Experts from financial services, technology and open source will come together to deepen collaboration and drive innovation across the industry in order to deliver better code, faster. SAN FRANCISCO, August 11, 2021 —  The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, and co-host Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS), a nonprofit whose […]

Thunderbird 91 lands: Now native on Apple Silicon, swaps 'master' for 'primary' password, and more

  • The Register; By Tim Anderson (Posted by bob on Aug 13, 2021 4:52 AM EST)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Project said to be well resourced, lots of tweaks in new version, plenty more to do. Thunderbird 91 has been released with support for Apple Silicon and other enhancements.…

A beginner's guide to the Linux terminal

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 12, 2021 12:45 PM EST)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
There's a café a few streets away from where I live, and I go there every Sunday for a regularly scheduled game of D&D. They have a menu, and the first few times I ordered, I looked over the menu for several minutes to see what my choices were. Being a creature of habit, I eventually stopped referring to the menu because I knew exactly what they have for sale, and I know exactly what I want. read more

Elementary OS 6 Odin released on a 'pay what you want' basis

Principled Linux distro with curated apps, but spartan install may flummox newbies Elementary has released version 6 of its Ubuntu-based operating system, named Odin, on a "pay what you want" model.…

How to Decrease Video Sizes Using FFmpeg in Linux

Decreasing video sizes becomes necessary when space is limited in cloud services, disks, or personal storage drives. You can easily hold onto larger files by chopping them down to a lower size. The world of open-source video editing tools is huge. So, choosing one can be tricky. This article explains how you can efficiently decrease video sizes using FFmpeg in Linux.

SBC serves up Amlogic's NPU-equipped A311D with PoE and HDMI in and out

Geniatech’s “DB10” AI dev kit runs Android 11 or Linux on Amlogic’s hexa-core -A73 and -A53 A311D with up to 4GB LPDDR4 and 64GB eMMC plus HDMI in and out, MIPI-CSI, USB, GbE with PoE, 802.11ac, and mini-PCIe. Geniatech has posted a product page for an SBC built around Amlogic’s hexa-core, NPU equipped A311D, which […]

My first programming language and early adventures

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 11, 2021 6:10 PM EST)
  • Story Type: News Story
A few days ago, contributors to were asked to share our personal stories about how we got into programming. Many entertaining and fascinating responses were submitted. It would be interesting to quantify these data in time. Intriguing patterns emerged. The 70s generation was nostalgic about Fortran, punch cards, and dial-up access to shared mainframes. 80s kids (amongst which I qualify) shared stories of C, BASIC, or Pascal and their beloved Atari and Commodore computers. Surprisingly few stories from the 90s arrived. Almost like there's a generation gap. read more

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