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Linux kernel 4.7 released

Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Slackware 14.2, and Prisma has been released for Android.

$20 is a tiny Arduino Zero clone

  • HackerBoards; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Jul 25, 2016 8:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer
Rabid Prototypes is crowdfunding a $20 “Neutrino 2.0” version of its earlier, tiny Arduino Zero clone. Rev 2.0 adds RX/TX pins and several other tweaks. Like last year’s Neutrino clone of the Arduino Zero, Rabid Prototypes chose Kickstarter to launch Neutrino 2.0.

Susan Chen, Promoted to Vice President of Business Development

I’m excited to announce that Susan Chen has been appointed Vice President of Business Development at Mozilla, a new role we are creating to recognize her achievements. Susan joined Mozilla in 2011 as Head of Strategic Development.

ArchStrike Ethical Hacking Linux Operating System Gets Its First ISO Builds

The ArchStrike developers have announced today that their Arch Linux-based operating system designed for ethical hackers now has official installation mediums as ISO images.

Compact, fanless, Cortex-A5 embedded computer runs on 3W

Artila’s “Matrix-700” control computer runs Linux on a Cortex-A5 SoC, and offers 8GB eMMC, plus three USB, four RS-232/485, GbE, and Fast Ethernet ports. The Matrix-700 is the first Cortex-A5 based model in Artila’s family of traditionally ARM9-driven Matrix industrial computers. The device is designed for non-stop operation in remote locations, such as device networking […]

OpenStack Pico and Questa set to Debut in 2017 and 2018

  • InternetNews.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jul 25, 2016 5:10 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
Members of the OpenStack Foundation have been voting on upcoming release names and the results are now in

Configuring a single Ubuntu installation as a dual-boot option and a VirtualBox appliance under Windows 10

I often need to use Windows 10 and Ubuntu on the same machine within a single login session, so I run Ubuntu as a virtual machine in Oracle VirtualBox. But I also like to be able to boot my computer natively into Ubuntu, so a dual-boot configuration is optimal. To get the best of both worlds, I install Ubuntu in a dual-boot configuration alongside Windows, and configure VirtualBox to access the Ubuntu disk partitions as a raw disk image. This allows me to boot directly into Ubuntu, or boot the same Ubuntu installation from within Windows using VirtualBox.

Howdy, Ubuntu on Windows! Getting Started

  • Linux.com; By Dustin Kirkland (Posted by bob on Jul 25, 2016 3:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
So, a few months have passed, and you’ve realized that, wow, you’re not dreaming, and it wasn’t an April Fool’s Joke, but in fact that Ubuntu-on-Windows thing is real! You’re thinking, surely some of the early kinks have been worked out, and it’s ready for a test drive… And you would be correct on both counts!

Finding security issues, regional events, and more OpenStack news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 25, 2016 2:18 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
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. OpenStack around the web There is a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack. Here's a sampling from some of our favorites: read more

News: Linux 4.7 Debuts with Improved Security

  • Linux Planet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by bob on Jul 25, 2016 1:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel, Linux
Fourth major Linux kernel of 2016 is now out.

Fluxday: A no-fuss open source productivity tracker

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 25, 2016 12:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
There are only so many hours in the day, so making the most of your time is critical. There are two ways to increase your output: Put in more hours or work smarter. I don't know about you, but I prefer the latter. read more

Snowden Designs a Device to Warn if Your iPhone’s Radios Are Snitching

  • Wired; By Andy Greenberg (Posted by bob on Jul 25, 2016 11:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
The aim of that add-on, Huang and Snowden say, is to offer a constant check on whether your phone’s radios are transmitting. They say it’s an infinitely more trustworthy method of knowing your phone’s radios are off than “airplane mode,” which people have shown can be hacked and spoofed.

5 reasons system administrators should use revision control

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 25, 2016 10:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Whether you're still using Subversion (SVN), or have moved to a distributed system like Git, revision control has found its place in modern operations infrastructures. If you listen to talks at conferences and see what new companies are doing, it can be easy to assume that everyone is now using revision control, and using it effectively. Unfortunately that's not the case. read more

Oops: bounty-hunter found Vine's source code in plain sight

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 25, 2016 9:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Give you our Docker image? Sure! No, wait … A bounty-hunter has gone public with a complete howler made by Vine, the six-second-video-loop app Twitter acquired in 2012.…

The Open Patient: Advocating for open access to medical data

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 25, 2016 8:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Steven Keating had always been interested in data and learning about things, which is why he volunteered to do a research scan when he was a student. The scan revealed an abnormality. In 2014, the abnormality had grown into a massive tumor. Soon he learned that there were many barriers keeping him from accessing his own data. "And that's what I've been sharing, which is this question: How come as a patient we're last in line for our own data? How come my doctors and my university researchers can see my tumor genome and I can't?" read more

Our First Look at Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon

It's been almost a month since Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" was released, so we decided to take it for a spin and have our first ever look at the Cinnamon desktop.

NETDATA - Best Real Time Performance Monitoring Tool for Linux

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Jul 25, 2016 5:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Netdata is a real-time performance monitoring solution, which used to monitor all our systems and applications on Linux PCs, servers or embedded devices. Netdata written in C and is extremely lightweight with less than 1% CPU utilization of a single core. We have already covered many more Monitoring Tools that are capable to presenting statistics of past performance but netdata is designed to be perfect for real-time performance troubleshooting.

Feral Interactive Ports Life Is Strange to Linux and Mac, Episode 1 Is Now Free

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 25, 2016 3:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Feral Interactive announced recently that they managed to successfully port the popular, award-winning Life Is Strange game to GNU/Linux and Mac OS X operating systems.

SEO Basics – What Is SEO? How SEO Strategy Can Boost Your Blog Traffic?

Search Engine Optimisation a.k.a SEO is the life of any blogger. Mastering it will get you to the peak of success but ignoring it will take you nowhere. No matter what topic you write on if you don’t practice SEO in your articles then you will not get even an impression on first page of google search. In this SEO guide, I will discuss SEO basics & SEO importance for your own blog or website.

Linux Kernel 4.7 Officially Released, Introduces Support for Radeon RX480 GPUs

After a week of holiday fun, Linus Torvalds has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.7 for all GNU/Linux operating systems.

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