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Android Marshmallow: What, when, and where?

The details of when and what devices will first receive Android Marshmallow is mostly speculation, because life and technology hiccups happen. Your device may be listed as one of the first, only to find out your carrier has opted to hold off to further test the end result. In fact, carriers can be that last barrier to entry for upgrades.

Wind River Linux 8 supports Yocto 2.0, Intel Skylake CPUs

The Wind River Linux 8 embedded distribution has arrived with Yocto Project 2.0 and Linux 4.1, featuring faster setup, plus support for Intel Skylake CPUs.

Wine Is Coming to Android for Intel Processors

The CEO of CodeWeavers, the makers of Wine and CrossOver, has revealed that Wine is coming to Android, but it's not clear how they will be able to monetize that.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow, thoroughly reviewed

  • arstechnica; By Ron Amadeo (Posted by bob on Oct 5, 2015 9:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Android
While this is a review of the final build of "Android 6.0," we're going to cover many of Google's apps along with some other bits that aren't technically exclusive to Marshmallow. Indeed, big chunks of "Android" don't actually live in the operating system anymore. Google offloads as much of Android as possible to Google Play Services and to the Play Store for easier updating and backporting to older versions, and this structure allows the company to retain control over its open source platform.

Ubuntu Unity 8 Convergence: Nexus 4 Phone Converging Into a Desktop - Gallery

Canonical's Michael Hall bragged on his Google+ page about his Nexus 4 smartphone running the latest Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system converging into a desktop on his flat screen TV, without a keyboard.

Linux Foundation Takes Reins of FOSSology Open Source Licensing Tools

FOSSology, which provides software tools to ensure compliance with open source licenses and copyrights, will now be hosted by the Linux Foundation.

Linux routers under attack — for their own good

Symantec reports on an unusual “Linux.Wifatch” threat that improves the security of old Linux routers. Meanwhile, a new XOR botnet poses a deadlier threat. Linux may still be the most secure general-purpose OS in existence, but as its presence grows in the embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) market, it’s increasingly being targeted by malware. […]

Non-Linux FOSS: Code Your Way To Victory!

One of my favorite things about grade school was when the teacher would review for a test by playing Jeopardy. I'm pretty old, so my version of classroom Jeopardy was done on a chalkboard with the teacher reading answers from index cards, but the new computer-based versions I see in schools are at least as cool.

How to do image steganography on Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Oct 5, 2015 5:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Steganography is the ancient art of the information concealment. People have found numerous methods to achieve this such as “invisible” inks, messages hidden in objects, and the famous “null cipher”. The word “steganography” comes from the Greek words “steganos” and “graphy” which means “impenetrable writing”. The years have passed and steganography has evolved into a sophisticated part of cryptography.

Canonical Wants Ubuntu to Power the IoT for Smart Toys

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 5, 2015 4:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
IoT World Europe in Berlin is an event that takes place between 5 and 7 October, and it will be host to a lot of cool new smart devices. Canonical is launching there a new initiative named The Internet of Toys.

How to force password change at the next login on Linux

In multi-user Linux environment, it's a standard practice to create user accounts with some random default password. Then after a successful login, a new user can change the default password to his or her own. For security reasons, it is often recommended to "force" users to change the default password after the first login to make sure that the initial one-time password is no longer used.

Solus Operating System Is Being Delayed Due to Bad Karma

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 5, 2015 2:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Solus operating system was supposed to launch on October 1, but it looks like it's running a little bit late. Its developers have had a number of small setbacks, but things seem to be back on track now.

World Without Linux video gets chilly reception on Reddit

In today's open source roundup: The Linux Foundation's first "World Without Linux" video bombs with Linux redditors. Plus: DistroWatch reviews Android-x86 4.4-r3. And the Solus operating system has been delayed.

Linux Foundation Doubles-Down on Real-Time Linux

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 5, 2015 12:25 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Real-Time Linux is a topic that has been discussed and developed in the Linux community for a long time. The Linux Foundation today is announcing a new Real-Time Linux Collaborative Project, though it's important to first understand and realize that efforts to develop Real-Time Linux have been ongoing for over a decade.

Navigating a sea of frontend frameworks

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 5, 2015 11:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Which frontend framework should you pick for your next web app? Pam Selle will address this famously difficult question at this year's All Things Open in Raleigh. read more

Can neutron-metadata-proxy co-exist in qrouter and qdhcp namespace at the same time ?

Posting is addressing question been asked at Question : Can meta-data co-exist in qrouter and qdhcp namespace at the same time so that LANs without Routers involved can access meta-data ?

Exploring the Raspberry Pi Sense HAT

In my first article in my series, I wrote about the Astro Pi competition, an opportunity for UK school students to have their coded experiments run in space. We're getting closer and closer to the launch date of December 15, when British European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut Tim Peake will embark on his six-month mission, Principia. He'll be conducting scientific experiments and engaging with young people in educational outreach activities. read more

FOSS Hits & Misses on a Monday Morning

BunsenLabs Linux, a successor to CrunchBang GNU/Linux formed by a group of the CrunchBang’s admins and other adherents when CrunchBang lead developer Philip Newborough decided to move on, is in the starting blocks with its first release candidate now available online.

Latest Manjaro Linux 15.09 Update Brings Linux Kernel 4.2.3, Python 3.5 Support

The Manjaro team is happy to announce the availability of a new update for their stable Manjaro Linux 15.09 (Bellatrix) operating system.

8 Advantages and Disadvantages of Rooting your Android Phone

  • Insider Monkey; By George Durankiev (Posted by bob on Oct 5, 2015 5:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Android
rooting your Android device does not make it any less legal and is not frowned upon in any way because it is a natural part of developing for Android and also a way for users to improve and shape their experience. Rooting does, however, have certain disadvantages even though it gives you the complete freedom you should have straight out of the box. Even so, certain manufacturers go as far as supporting it officially and releasing tools that aid you in completing the process.

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