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AMD's 64-bit ARM server chip Seattle finally flies the coop ... but where will it call home?

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jan 17, 2016 8:55 AM EDT)
  • Groups: ARM; Story Type: News Story
Long-awaited CPU in build systems, SDN gear for now AMD is at last officially shipping its 64-bit ARM-based server chip, the Opteron A1100 aka Seattle. This wee beastie packs a load of networking and storage interfaces, and is seemingly eyeing up hyper-converged boxes in data centers.…

Arch Linux Gets Reader’s Choice ‘Best Distro’ Award

While Arch’s taking of the gold wasn’t much of a surprise, given the distro’s commanding performance in the qualifying poll, round two results below the top slot were a little different from what we expected. Elementary OS took second place, with 502 votes, just three percentage points behind the winner. In the qualifying round, Elementary wasn’t even offered as a poll choice and only made the final round due to a write-in campaign from the Elementary community.

What is the best mouse for Linux (and everything else)?

Everybody will have their own opinion, but in my view, this is a great mouse. This is a review of the Logitech Ultrathin mouse.

New Dekko Email Client for Ubuntu Phones Looks Awesome, Here's a Convergence Demo

On the day of January 15, 2016, Ubuntu app developer Daniel Wood teases Ubuntu Phone users on his Google+ page with the latest development of the next major release of the Dekko email client. In October last year, we briefly reported the fact that the Ubuntu Touch developers are planning on integrating the Dekko app as the default email client for upcoming versions of Canonical's mobile operating system used in all supported Ubuntu Phone devices.

Superpowers goes open source, Oculus Rift's support for Linux, and more

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 17, 2016 1:18 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Superpowers goes open source, Oculus Rift VR headset support for Linux, Interesting talks at upcoming GDC conference, and more. Open gaming roundup for January 9 - 15, 2016 read more

It's Elementary My Dear, Watson!

Linux has been around as an open-source, free operating system for quite some time... More companies announced support this week, including Ford. 7 car companies are now involved.

Installing sbopkg with Slackware 14.1

How to install the sbopkg Slackbuids.org package manager with Slackware 14.1.

Fedora 24 Release Schedule Has Been Updated

After Fedora 23, all Fedora Linux lovers are waiting for the Fedora 24 to come with exciting features, changes and improvements. But due to the current changes proposed by the developers need more time to accommodate into the Fedora 24, so the release schedule has been updated by 2 weeks. But here is the benefit also to this schedule update.

Wind River revs up its connected car software and services

Wind River announced a “Helix Chassis” connected car software suite, featuring Linux-based “Cockpit,” VxWorks-based “Drive,” and cloud-based IoT functions. Intel software subsidiary Wind River has been busy developing its automotive oriented software for several years. The results of this process have ranged from safety critical, real-time control software based on its venerable VxWorks RTOS, to […]

Using strace to track system calls in Linux

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 16, 2016 3:56 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Being a system administrator is all about understanding what's going on underneath the hood of the machines you maintain. What really happens when a service runs or a command is executed? One tool to help system administrators keep tabs on how programs are interfacing with the operating system beneath them is strace. read more

KaOS 2016.01 Screencast and Screenshots

It is with great pleasure to present to you a first KaOS ISO for 2016.

As always with this rolling distribution you will find the very latest packages for the Plasma Desktop, this includes Frameworks 5.18.0, Plasma 5.5.3 and KDE Applications 15.12.1. Plasma 5.5 has brought new features in the Widget Explorer, expanded options in the Applications Launchers, new widgets including Color Picker & Disk Quota, restored support for legacy system tray icons, default font has moved to Noto and Desktop Tweaks for different handling of widgets plus option to disable the desktop toolbox.

Young maker talks software defined radio, open source, and mentors

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 16, 2016 12:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Schuyler St. Leger is one of the superheroes of the maker movement. He's a speaker, young maker, and was featured in Make magazine. His famous presentation, Why I love my 3-D Printer has received over 300,000 views on YouTube. read more

Ubuntu, Microsoft, Tizen & More…

The latest Microsoft-loves-Ubuntu news came this week, when Microsoft announced it was open sourcing, under the permissive MIT license, its Edge web browser’s JavaScript engine, ChakraCore, with plans to port it to Linux. While this was undoubtedly huge news to the development community, for the rest of us if was primarily just more evidence of how deeply Redmond is trying to reach its tentacles into Linux. But it’s not just Linux that will be the beneficiary of the ChakraCore port. More specifically, it’s “Ubuntu Linux 15.10,” according to Gaurav Seth, Microsoft’s main man on the Chakra project.

Steam Update Disables Steam Controller When Users Hit Control-Alt-Del

A new Steam beta update has been released by Valve, and it brings a few fixes for the Steam Controller and some of the other components. The Steam developers have been pretty active in the past few weeks, and it looks like they are still working to improve the Steam Controller functionality. As it stands right now, any user that bought a Steam Controller still needs the Beta branch of the client, if they want to use it as they should.

A new career in IT leads to Linux

Like many others in my generation, I started out using computers with names like Apple II and Commodore 64 before moving on to Windows. I can still remember the Windows 3.1 that sat in my parents' house for years in high school. I then left computers alone for a while and decided to work on cars for a living, just as OBD II was becoming the standard.

GNOME Software Now Available in Ubuntu 16.04, with a PPA

The Ubuntu developers have set up a PPA for anyone who wants to try GNOME Software in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and users have been asked to provide feedback. One of the most interesting things that came out of the latest Ubuntu Developer Summit was the fact that Canonical wanted to ditch the Ubuntu Software Center for GNOME Software. This information has been very well received by the community, which is not terribly fond of that particular application.

Hacking Team's Leak Helped Researchers Hunt Down a Zero-Day

Zero-day exploits are a hacker's best friend. They attack vulnerabilities in software that are unknown to the software maker and are therefore unpatched. Criminal hackers and intelligence agencies use zero day exploits to open a stealth door into your system, and because antivirus companies also don't know about them, the exploits can remain undetected for years before they're discovered. Until now, they've usually been uncovered only by chance.

Top 5: Which Linux distro do you use?, Linux for music, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Jen Wike Huger (Posted by bob on Jan 16, 2016 12:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community, Linux
In this week's Top 5 articles of the week, we highlight an interview with Bob Reselman about documentation best practices, the top 10 legal developments of last year in FOSS, two tutorials for Linux and music, and the results of our poll asking which Linux distro do you use?

Open Source Wealth Management

So you want to manage your money with open source?

Skylake users given 18 months to upgrade to Windows 10

If you own a system with an Intel 6th generation Core processor—more memorably known as Skylake—and run Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you'll have to think about upgrading to Windows 10 within the next 18 months. Microsoft announced today that after July 17, 2017, only the "most critical" security fixes will be released for those platforms and those fixes will only be made available if they don't "risk the reliability or compatibility" of Windows 7 and 8.1 on other (non-Skylake) systems.

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