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Microsoft's Edge to morph into a Chromium-based, cross-platform browser

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. That's Microsoft's new motto when it comes to browsers. The company is going to adopt the Chromium open source browser internals and replace the guts of its Edge browser with them.

RISC-V Summit Debuts to Showcase Open Source ISA

This week there's further proof that RISC-V has arrived. Something over 1,000 professionals, mostly on the hardware side of tech, are attending the first ever RISC-V Summit at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley.

On Linus' Return to Kernel Development

On October 23, 2018, Linus Torvalds came out of his self-imposed isolation, pulling a lot of patches from the git trees of various developers. It was his first appearance on the Linux Kernel Mailing List since September 16, 2018, when he announced he would take a break from kernel development to address his sometimes harsh behavior toward developers. On the 23rd, he announced his return, which I cover here after summarizing some of his pull activities.

Open Source Compliance Projects Unite Under New ACT Group

The Linux Foundation has just launched an Automated Compliance Tooling (ACT) project to help companies comply with open source licensing requirements.

Goodbye, EdgeHTML

Microsoft is officially giving up on an independent shared platform for the internet. By adopting Chromium, Microsoft hands over control of even more of online life to Google.

3.5-inch SBC features Intel Coffee Lake chips

Commell’s 3.5-inch “LS-37L” SBC showcases Intel’s 8th Gen Core CPUs with triple displays, up to 16GB DDR4, 2x GbE, 2x SATA, 4x USB 3.1, 6x serial, and a mini-PCIe slot. In August, Commell launched the LV-67X, one of the first industrial Mini-ITX boards with Intel’s 8th Gen “Coffee Lake” CPUs. Now, it has followed up […]

Linux rename Command Tutorial for Beginners (with Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Dec 6, 2018 11:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
If you work with files on the command line in Linux, renaming files is one of the most frequent tasks you may find yourself involved in. We've already discussed the mv command that lets you do this. And here, in this tutorial, we will discuss another such tool, dubbed rename.

5 Ways to Check Available Memory in Ubuntu

  •; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Dec 6, 2018 10:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
As Ubuntu users, especially administrators, we need to keep a check on how much memory resources our system is using and how much of them are free. The article explains the use of the following 5 commands in order to check the available memory.

How to Install SonarQube on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Dec 6, 2018 8:55 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
SonarQube is an open source platform to continuously inspect code quality of applications, it supports more than 20 programming languages and different databases. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install SonarQube on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver).

TI’s first 64-bit SoC debuts on Linux-driven Phytec module

  • (Posted by bob on Dec 6, 2018 7:40 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Phytec’s “phyCore-AM65x SOM” and dev kit runs Linux on TI’s new AM65x SoC, which combines 4x Cortex-A53 cores, a PowerVR GPU, 2x Cortex-R5F MCUs, and 6x real-time PRU chips that support up to 6x TSN capable GbE ports. Texas Instruments recently began sampling its first 64-bit ARMv8 SoC. The dual- or quad-core Cortex-A53 based Sitara […]

How to view XML files in a web browser

  • (Posted by bob on Dec 6, 2018 6:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Once you learn that HTML is a form of XML, you might wonder what would happen if you tried to view an XML file in a browser. The results are quite disappointing—Firefox shows you a banner at the top of the page that says, "This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below." The document tree looks like the file would look in an editor: read more

How To Auto-mount Partitions On Startup Using Gnome Disks

Gnome Disks has many features, like S.M.A.R.T. monitoring, partition management, benchmarking, and more, including one that might not be obvious, but is very useful: it can set drives to mount automatically at startup.

How Docker Engine Works to Enable Containers

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Dec 6, 2018 3:57 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
At Dockercon Europe 2018, Docker details innovations in the latest Docker Engine release and provides some insight into what's coming.

10 Best Lightweight Linux Distributions For Older Computers

One of Linux's biggest selling points has always been its ability to trim down and use as few resources as possible. Linux can bring old computers back from the dead and make them fully functional again with less resource intensive systems.

Take a break at the Linux command line with Nyan Cat

  • (Posted by bob on Dec 6, 2018 1:28 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
We're now on day six of the Linux command-line toys advent calendar, where we explore some of the fun, entertaining, and in some cases, utterly useless toys available for your Linux terminal. All are available under an open source license. Will they all be unique? Yes. Will they all be unique to you? I don't know, but, chances are you'll find at least one new toy to play with by the time our advent calendar is done. read more

Finding changepoints in a list, revisited

  • BASHing data; By Bob Mesibov (Posted by Bob_Mesibov on Dec 6, 2018 12:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Use a simple AWK command to locate the places in a list where the value of a data item suddenly changes.

Destination Linux EP99 - ASCII And You Shall Receive

on DL99: VyOS, Fedora 31 Potential Delay, Performance Killing Kernel Patches Reverted, Blender 2.80 Beta, Necuno Mobile, Kodi 18, Mesa VLK vs. Pro Drivers, Top Gifts For Linux Loved Ones, and more

Best Linux Marketing Campaigns

I have long held the opinion that one of the biggest problems holding back Linux-based systems from dominating (market-share-wise) in the desktop computing marketing. Our lack of attention-grabbing, hearts-and-minds-winning marketing is, in my oh-so-humble opinion, one of the most glaring weaknesses of the Free and Open Source Software world.

SMARC module runs Linux on i.MX8M

Axiomtek’s “SCM180” SMARC module features NXP’s dual- or quad-core i.MX8M SoC with up to 4GB LPDDR4 and 64GB eMMC plus TPM, GbE, HDMI 2.0, MIPI-DSI/CSI, and support for up to -40 to 85°C temperatures. We cover a lot of Axiomtek products, but most are embedded systems or SBCs rather than computer-on-modules, which include last year’s […]

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