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How to Install and Run Full Android OS Natively on Linux PC

  • Ubuntu Vibes; By Nitesh (Posted by Dart on Apr 26, 2017 9:43 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Android, Linux
It is now possible to install and run full Android OS on your Linux computer (without dual booting), thanks to open source project android-x86.

Keybase on Fedora: crypto for everyone

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Apr 26, 2017 8:28 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Keybase is a service that makes a security web of trust usable for everyone. It uses encryption to provide secure communications — including chat, file sharing, and publishing documents. But it extends encryption into a social context, like Github or Gitlab... Continue Reading →

MKVToolNix 11.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulation Tool Released with New Features

MKVToolNix developer Moritz Bunkus proudly announced the release and immediate availability for download of MKVToolNix 11.0.0 "Alive" open-source MKV (Matroska) manipulation utility.

Preparing Data for Machine Learning

When I go to Amazon.com, the online store often recommends products I should buy. I know I'm not alone in thinking that these recommendations can be rather spooky - often they're for products I've already bought elsewhere or that I was thinking of buying. How does Amazon do it?

Martin Casado at ONS: Making SDN Real

Software Defined Networking (SDN) has evolved significantly since the concept began to be considered in the 1990s, and Martin Casado, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz, used his keynote at the Open Networking Summit to talk about how he’s seen SDN change over the past 10 years.

How to Safely and Securely Back Up Your Linux Workstation

Even seasoned system administrators can overlook Linux workstation backups or do them in a haphazard, unsafe manner. At a minimum, you should set up encrypted workstation backups to external storage. But it’s also nice to use zero-knowledge backup tools for off-site/cloud backups for more peace of mind.

Tiny COM opens up Qualcomms wearables SoC

Intrinsyc‘s 31.5 x 15mm “Open?Q 2100 SOM” and Nano-ITX dev kit for wearables run Android 7.0 or Android Wear on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC, which runs on most Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches, among other wearables, is now open to a wider audience of developers.

OpenELEC 8.0.2 Embedded Linux Entertainment OS Is Out with Mesa 17.0.4, More

The OpenELEC 8.0 open-source embedded Linux entertainment operating system received its second maintenance update, versioned 8.0.2, which fixes various issues reported by users lately and updates some core components.

Turn on / off Linux servers with IFTTT button

  • Linux.org; By Rob Kennedy (Posted by kprojects on Apr 25, 2017 11:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
IFTTT stands for "If This Then That" and currently allows me to power on and off my Linux servers. Below i'll lay out exactly how I accomplished this.

Ubuntu Phone security updates end in June, app store closing

  • Network World; By Bryan Lunduke (Posted by MLD67 on Apr 25, 2017 10:34 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Tablets, Ubuntu
Canonical moves quickly to end support for Ubuntu phones and tablets, and it will shutter the app store at the end of 2017.

Running Kodi on the Asus Tinker Board

This walk-through explains how to install FTMC, a fork of Kodi, on the Tinker Board under Android. FTMC is notable for providing hardware acceleration and supporting more features on Rockchip mainstream chips, including the RK3288 System on Chip found on the Tinker Board. There’s quite a few steps to get FTMC up and running here, but it’s worth it!

Open-spec networking Mini-ITX has 1, 2.5, and 10 GbE ports

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Apr 25, 2017 8:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
SolidRun’s “Marvell MacchiatoBIN” is a $349, Mini-ITX networking SBC that runs Linux 4.4 on Marvell’s quad -A72 Armada 8040, and supports ODP, OFP, and NFV. SolidRun, which is known for its NXP i.MX6 based HummingBoard SBCs and Marvell Armada 38x based ClearFog Pro and scaled down ClearFog Base networking boards, has spun a $349 (and […]

How to Install MySQL 5.7 on Linux CentOS and Ubuntu

In this tutorial, I will guide you how to install and configure the new stable MySQL 5.7 version on CentOS 7 server and Ubuntu 16.04 server. MySQL is an open source relational database management system developed by Oracle corporation. The source code is released under GNU General Public License.

Lessons learned from the failure of Ubuntu Touch

  • Network World; By Bryan Lunduke (Posted by MLD67 on Apr 25, 2017 5:36 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Tablets, Ubuntu
If we want an open-source, Linux-based mobile platform to succeed, these are the steps we have to take.

How to prevent a Chromebook from running out of memory

If you're a heavy Chromebook user, and you find your device constantly giving you an "out of memory" error, or if you find data in older browser tabs simply disappearing, your device doesn't have enough memory to handle your workload. Fortunately there's a way to fix this.

Quick guide for Linux check disk space

In the world of Linux | Unix system administration one of our tasks is to perform Linux check disk space. Performing Linux check disk space operation makes us aware about the current utilization of the mount point within the system. Here is a list of command for Linux check disk space.

Securing Docker, One Patch at a Time

  • eSecurityPlanet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Apr 25, 2017 12:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Cloud
The open-source Docker container project integrates many different security approaches, but like every other software project, it still has to deal with reported software vulnerabilities.

How to make branding decisions in an open community

On April 18, Docker founder Solomon Hykes made a big announcement via a pull request in the main Docker repo: "Docker is transitioning all of its open source collaborations to the Moby project going forward." The docker/docker repo now redirects to moby/moby, and Solomon's pull request updates the README and logo for the project to match. read more

10 Alternatives to Your Favorite Windows Apps on Chrome OS

  • Make Tech Easier; By Derrik Diener (Posted by damien on Apr 25, 2017 10:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
For those who have switched to Chrome OS from Windows, this article will go over some of the popular alternatives to Windows apps for Chrome OS.

Mentor tips Azure IoT support and Linux-driven self-driving tech

Mentor announced Azure Certified for IoT compliance for Mentor Embedded Linux, and unveiled a Linux-based “DRS360” self-driving car platform. Mentor, which has long offered its Yocto Project based Mentor Embedded Linux (MEL) commercial Linux distribution, announced new Microsoft Azure cloud support for MEL, as well as its Nucleus RTOS. Earlier this month, its Mentor Automotive […]

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