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Munich might still stick to Linux agreement

  • TechEye; By Nick Farrell (Posted by bob on Mar 7, 2017 7:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
The poster child for the use of Linux by government authorities, the City of Munich, might stick to its commitment to the operating system after all...

Firefox 52.0 Released as ESR Branch, Will Receive Security Updates Until 2018

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 7, 2017 6:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Back in January, we told you that the development of the Firefox 52.0 kicked off with the first Beta release and promised to let users send and open tabs from one device to another, among numerous other improvements.

Dell doubles down on high-end Ubuntu Linux laptops

Developers know Dell has a great Ubuntu Linux powered programmer's laptop, the XPS 13. Few people know that Dell also offers Ubuntu on its high-end Precision mobile workstation line.

What If Mesos Metrics Collection Was a Snap?

Roger Ignazio, tech lead at Mesosphere, introduces the Snap plugin for Apache Mesos at MesosCon Asia 2016. Snap is an open telemetry framework that simplifies the collection, processing, and publishing of system data through a single API. It collects hundreds of metrics from Mesos masters and agents and helps you can make sense of this mass of data so that you can monitor your cluster operations.

3.5-inch Skylake SBC offers 4x SATA, 4x PCIe, and 5x USB 3.0

ADL’s Linux-friendly, 3.5-inch “ADLQ170HDS” SBC offers Intel’s 6th Gen Core CPUs with extended temp support and plenty of of SATA 3, PCIe, and USB 3.0. ADL Embedded Solutions announced a 3.5-inch “ADLQ170HDS” SBC, joining other ADL 3.5-inch entries such as the Intel Atom E3800-based ADLE3800HD. This time Intel’s 6th Gen “Skylake-U” Core CPUs are on […]

Litebook Launches Cheap, Chromebook-Like Linux Laptop Powered by elementary OS

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 7, 2017 1:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Litebook, a small hardware manufacturer that we never heard of, has recently released a new Linux-powered laptop that's cheap, slim, fast, elegant, light, and designed to rival Chromebooks.

Improved container support, PTG recap, and more OpenStack news

Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. From news sites to developer blogs, there's a lot being written about OpenStack every week. Here are a few highlights.

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

  • Opensource.com (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.

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