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Low-cost COM/baseboard combo taps power-sipping -A5 SoC

MYIR’s SODIMM-style, 200-pin MYC-JA5D2X module has the same 67.6 x 45mm dimensions as its MYC-JA5D4X computer-on-module, and similarly runs Linux on an Cortex-A5 based Atmel SAMA5 SoC. Instead of tapping the SAMA5D42 or SAMA5D44, however, the MYC-JA5D2X moves to the newer, more power efficient SAMA5D2.

Get the most out of GNOME notifications

  • Fedora Magazine; By Alessio Ciregia (Posted by bob on Mar 6, 2017 9:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Fedora, GNOME
For many users, GNOME 3, also known as Gnome Shell, is the definitive desktop interface. It’s clean and simple, without too many twinkles or distractions. That said, this article describes some tricks to change the GNOME notifications experience.

CRUX-Based Kwort 4.3.2 Linux OS Is Out with GTK3 Support, Improved Look and Feel

David Cortarello from the Kwort project, a GNU/Linux distribution that's fast, lightweight, modern, and based on CRUX Linux, announced the availability of the second point release to the Kwort 4.3 stable series.

Understanding 7z command switches - part I

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 6, 2017 7:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
7z is no doubt a feature-rich and powerful archiver (claimed to offer the highest compression ratio). Here at HowtoForge, we have already discussed how you can install and use it. But the discussion was limited to basic features that you can access using the 'function letters' the tool provides.

The Companies That Support Linux and Open Source: VMware

VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility and has been active in open source development for many years.

MontaVista updates CGX Linux distro for 5G and IoT

MontaVista has upgraded its Yocto Project based Carrier Grade eXpress embedded Linux distro to add 5G, IoT, and NFV technology. Cavium-owned MontaVista Software has advanced its Carrier Grade eXpress (CGX) Linux development platform to version 2.2 with features aimed at 5G, NFV, and IoT.

Using proprietary services to develop open source software

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 6, 2017 3:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It is now pretty well accepted that open source is a superior way of producing software. Almost everyone is doing open source these days. In particular, the ability for users to look under the hood and make changes results in tools that are better adapted to their workflows. It reduces the cost and risk of finding yourself locked in with a vendor in an unbalanced relationship. It contributes to a virtuous circle of continuous improvement, blurring the lines between consumers and producers. It enables everyone to remix and invent new things. It adds up to the common human knowledge. read more

CoreFreq – A Powerful CPU monitoring Tool for Linux Systems

CoreFreq is a CPU monitoring software, especially designed for the 64-bits Processors.

Flash ROMs with a Raspberry Pi

I previously wrote a series of articles about my experience flashing a ThinkPad X60 laptop with Libreboot. After that, the Libreboot project expanded its hardware support to include the ThinkPad X200 series, so I decided to upgrade. The main challenge with switching over to the X200 was that unlike the X60, you can't perform the initial Libreboot flash with software.

Top 4 JavaScipt code editors

JavaScript is everywhere, and its ubiquitous presence on the web is undeniable. Every app uses it in one form or another. And any developer who is serious about the web should learn JavaScript. If you already know it, be sure to continue learning new frameworks, libraries, and tools, because JavaScript is a living, evolving language. read more

IBM Expands Quantum Computing Efforts

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Mar 6, 2017 10:31 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
IBM is opening up its publicly accessible Quantum Computing effort further, with new APIs and an SDK that enables users to make use of the cloud and the python programming language to access a five qubit system.

Litebook launches $249 Linux laptop

  • ZDNet; By Sean Portnoy (Posted by bob on Mar 6, 2017 9:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Like a Chromebook for Linux users on a budget, the notebook includes a full HD 14.1-inch display and 512GB of storage, and comes in three color choices.

Wireshark 2.2.5 Is Out as the World’s Most Popular Network Protocol Analyzer

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 6, 2017 7:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
While Wireshark manages to keep its title as the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer, the development team always tries to improve the application by fixing major security issues and enhancing the protocol support.

Top 20 Most Popular Programming Languages in 2017

  • B2C; By Mario Peshev (Posted by bob on Mar 6, 2017 5:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
TIOBE has been maintaining a popularity index of programming languages since 2001, monitoring multiple channels and job boards for the latest trends in the programming industry. Here is the list of the most popular programming languages in 2017 based on research data as of February 2017:

What's new in the Skype for Linux beta

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Mar 6, 2017 3:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
The alpha had enabled you to make video calls to other Linux and Chromebook Skype users, but that was it. This new version let me call cell phones and landline phones with no trouble. The video calls were more troublesome.

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) environment on IBM Power Systems

This article describes how to install and configure RHV components based on RHEL 7.3 LE, on an IBM POWER8 host.

This Week in Open Source, CNCF Announces 6th Managed Project, Changes in OSS Accelerate SDN & More

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Mar 5, 2017 11:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
This week in open source news, CNCF adds gRPC to list of existing projects, making it the sixth, and other stories.

Linus Torvalds Announces the First Release Candidate of Linux Kernel 4.11

Linus Torvalds announced the availability of the first Release Candidate (RC) development build of the upcoming Linux 4.11 kernel series, which users can download, compile, and test on their GNU/Linux distributions.

Linux and Open Source Lead New Era of Software Development

  •; By Ian Murphy (Posted by bob on Mar 5, 2017 8:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
With the rapid growth of virtualized infrastructure and containerization, open source software and especially Linux are leading the way into a new era of software development. That was the message Al Gillen, vice president of the software and open source group at IDC, told the crowd at the Open Source Leadership Summit in Lake Tahoe in February. In his talk, Gillen charted the growth of Linux and other open source initiatives from 2001 to the present.

How to secure your LEMP stack

  • RoseHosting; By RoseHosting Admin (Posted by RoseHosting on Mar 5, 2017 6:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
LEMP, it stands for Linux, (EngineX) NGINX, MariaDB (or MySQL) and PHP. Due to its flexibility and simplicity, NGINX slowly takes over the Internet.

In this tutorial, we will attempt, through examples of bad and good practices, to go through the steps of properly securing your Linux web server.

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