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Low-power x86 SoCs arrive on Qseven and SMARC

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Jan 29, 2015 8:38 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
ICOP is prepping its first Qseven and SMARC form-factor COMs based on the x86-based, 800MHz DMP Vortex86DX2 SoC. The Linux-ready COMs support GbE and HDMI. ICOP Technology, a subsidiary of chip designer DMP, has been churning out modules and SBCs based on low-power, x86 DMP Vortex processors for years. The processors have shown up in […]

Sony is now actually removing features from PlayStation Vita

Traditionally, as a console gets older, the console maker adds new features and compatible apps for users to download. Sony is taking the opposite tack with the PlayStation Vita in the coming months, though, planning to disable a few apps and features that have worked on the system since launch.

Manjaro 0.8.11 XFCE Edition Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Manjaro 0.8.11 XFCE is the new release of manjaro linux featuring XFCE desktop environment. This version is much more stable and improved as compared to previous 0.8.10.

Dying Light Released For Linux, Some Thoughts, You May Want To Wait

It's quite hard to contain my excitement about this game, but as always we will give it a fair look and tell you what we think about Dying Light. This post continues to be updated, and it's really not good. Updated 28th January for game-breaking bugs.

Confessions of a systems librarian

  • Opensource.com; By Robin Isard (Posted by bob on Jan 29, 2015 4:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
I decided to become a librarian after my undergraduate because I liked working with computers and the job seemed easy. A friend who’d already taken the plunge enlisted me, telling me how technological libraries had become, which I guess made sense.

Installing and using Git and Github on Ubuntu: A beginner's guide

This tutorial will be a quick setup guide for installing and using Github and how to perform its various functions of creating a repository locally, connecting this repo to the remote host that contains your project (where everyone can see), committing the changes and finally pushing all the content in the local system to Github.

The earnestness of being important

  • Opensource.com; By Grant Ingersoll (Posted by bob on Jan 29, 2015 2:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
In today’s data-driven, constantly-connected, technology-centric world, we are awash in attention-grabbing content, events, and requests. Like me, I suspect most Opensource.com readers relish this way of life—after all, us technologists created it—except for, that is, when we don’t.

Linux Desktop Evolution: Minor, Invisible, or Aesthetic

In the last two years, the Linux desktop has settled into a period of quiet diversity. The user revolts of 2008-2012 are safely in the past, and users are scattered among at least seven major desktops -- Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE,LXDE, MATE, Unity, and Xfce -- and likely to stay that way.

No, Department of Justice, 80 Percent of Tor Traffic Is Not Child Porn

The debate over online anonymity, and all the whistleblowers, trolls, anarchists, journalists and political dissidents it enables, is messy enough. It doesn't need the US government making up bogus statistics about how much that anonymity facilitates child pornography.

Witcher 2 for Linux Gets New Update That Really Makes a Difference

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is still being improved on for the Linux platform and a new major patch has been released for the games, although it's still in the Beta stage.

HPC Cluster Grant Accepting Applications!

Silicon Mechanics, Inc. has announced the open submission period for its 4th annual Research Cluster Grant Program. This competitive grant will award two complete high performance compute clusters to two institutions of higher education and research.

Sharing Admin Privileges for Many Hosts Securely

The problem: you have a large team of admins, with a substantial turnover rate. Maybe contractors come and go. Maybe you have tiers of access, due to restrictions based on geography, admin level or even citizenship (as with some US government contracts). You need to give these people administrative access to dozens (perhaps hundreds) of hosts, and you can't manage all their accounts on all the hosts.

Dell offers new Ubuntu Linux workstation laptop

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jan 28, 2015 9:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Dell is continuing to support Linux developers with new Linux-powered laptops.

Industrial box-PC takes Linux-on-Haswell to extremes

The Acnodes “FES8670? is a rugged industrial box-PC that runs Linux on a 4th Gen Core CPU, and offers four GbE ports and numerous storage and display ports.

YouTube dumps Flash for HTML5

In today's open source roundup: YouTube puts another nail in the coffin of Flash. Plus: Your favorite file manager for Linux? And is Ubuntu or Linux Mint the right choice for new users?

Docker Project Restructures to Improve Scalability, Openness

The new structure is designed to ensure the scaling of the project, as it exponentially grows in terms of contributors, code contribution and its technology partner ecosystem," Steve Francia, the new chief operator of the Docker project, told eWEEK

Meet KDE at FOSDEM this Weekend

KDE will be at Europe's largest gathering of free software developering this weekend, taking over the city of Brussels for FOSDEM. We start with the traditional beer event on the Friday, sampling 100 flavours of beer while we mingle with old friends and new. On Saturday we will have a stall showing off Plasma 5.2, our beautiful desktop launched only yesterday.

Optimising Raspberry Pi code

In any low-resource system, you need to make maximum use of what is available. Profiling helps you to figure out where to focus your efforts

How the New York Times uses open source

  • EnterprisersProject.com; By Nano Serwich (Posted by openlife on Jan 28, 2015 2:55 PM EDT)
Marc Frons, senior vice president and chief information officer of the New York Times, discusses how The Times actively contributes to open source communities.

GParted Live 0.21.0-1 Screenshot Tour

The GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live. This live image contains GParted 0.21.0 which fixes an off-by-one sector error in GParted's internal block copy algorithm, and removes unnecessary duplicate actions when resizing a partition. Items of note include: based on the Debian's 'Sid' repository as of 2015-01-27; replaced i486 live image with i586; increased minimum requirements to 256 MB of RAM. This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVIDIA, and Intel graphics.

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