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Almost open: BIOS and firmware update tips for Linux users

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 02:45:18 PM
I suppose I'm lucky in that for more than 10 years my primary work environment has been Linux-based, yet all to often I've been forced to dig out a DOS or Windows image because I need to patch some BIOS device firmware. These days I don't own anything than has a valid Windows license, and even my 2008 white MacBook has spent most of its life running either Ubuntu or Fedora. Luckily most hardware manufacturers have started to provide bootable images for patching system firmware, and for enterprise-grade hardware they even provide Linux-ready tools.read more

Google lays out plans to update Android more regularly and frequently

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 01:48:07 PM
Android's release schedule has historically been all over the place, but for the last few years we've gotten roughly one major release per year, occasionally punctuated with medium-sized maintenance releases, minor feature updates, and monthly security patches. Now, the latest of Google's blog posts about the Android Nougat release suggests things will become more predictable in the future.

The Linux Foundation Gives Microsoft (Paid-for) Keynote Position While Microsoft Extorts (With Patents) Lenovo and Motorola Over Linux Use

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 12:50:56 PM
This morning's reminder that Nadella is just another Ballmer (with a different face); Motorola and Lenovo surrender to Microsoft's patent demands and will soon put Microsoft spyware/malware on their Linux-powered products to avert costly legal battles

Powerful Rhythmbox 3.4 Music Player Arrives with New Web Remote Control Plugin

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 11:46:00 AM
Rhythmbox developer Jonathan Matthew announced the release of the Rhythmbox 3.4 open-source music player and organizer software for GNU/Linux OSes, a version that introduces several enhancements.

Your <code>wget</code> is broken and should DIE, GitHubbers tell Microsoft

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 10:48:49 AM
PowerShell applause sours as devs say they don't care much for Redmond's curl alias eitherWell, that didn't take long: within a week of applause for Microsoft's decision to open-source PowerShell, a comment-war has broken out over curl and wget.…

Linux rules the world. Where to next?

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 09:51:38 AM
On the back of some significant improvements in the last year and a half, Linux is now the model for software development.

Linux Expert should knows, list of Command line Package Manager & Usage

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 08:54:27 AM
As a server administrator, we knows package manager is one of the top contributor on Linux environment.

Rugged 3.5-inch SBCs run Linux on Bay Trail and Broadwell

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 07:57:16 AM
Perfectron unveiled a pair of 3.5-inch SBCs: one with a quad-core Atom and the other with Broadwell Core SoCs. Both support extended temperatures. Perfectron, which recently tapped Intel’s 6th Gen “Skylake” SoCs on its INS8349A Mini-ITX board, has also announced two 3.5-inch form-factor boards with older Intel processors. The OXY5322A is equipped with a quad-core, […]

App development, avoiding pitfalls, and more OpenStack news

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 07:00:05 AM
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 webThere is a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack.

Wine 1.8.4 Adds Support for More GPUs, Fixes 64-bit Mortal Kombat X Crash

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 06:02:54 AM
Last week we told you all about the new improvements and fixes implemented in the Wine 1.9.17 development release, and now it's time to inform our readers about the latest stable Wine release, version 1.8.4.

The Top 10 Developers and Companies Contributing to the Linux Kernel in 2015-2016

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 05:05:43 AM
The Linux kernel community came close this year to setting a new record for the number of changes merged in a single release, according to the latest Linux Kernel Development report released today by The Linux Foundation.

Intel reveals Broxton Atoms with Gen9 GPUs

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 04:08:32 AM
At IDF, Intel revealed some new details on the 14nm “Broxton” Atom T5700 and T5500 SoCs. Highlights include Gen9 graphics, DDR4, and more memory bandwidth. Although there were plenty of interesting embedded computing announcements (namely: Joule, Aero, and Euclid) at last week’s Intel Developer Conference — almost all of them tied to the Intel RealSense […]

No highs, no lows: Linus Torvalds on 25 years of Linux

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 03:11:21 AM
On August 25, Linux creator Linus Torvalds will be in a plane somewhere between Canada and the United States as his handiwork, which has completely changed the world of computing, marks its 25th birthday. He is in Toronto this week to attend the annual Linuxcon there, one of many conferences which he attends. There will be celebrations at the conference on Wednesday, though.

Installing an Apache Web Server with TLS

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 02:14:10 AM
One of the powerful things that Linux on servers allows you to do is to create scalable web applications with little to no software costs. Apache HTTPD, commonly referred to as just Apache, is the number one web server software in the world.

Desktop Linux Absent from Zemlin’s LinuxCon Pep Rally

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 01:16:59 AM
While the Linux Foundation’s executive director Jim Zemlin’s opening keynote address at LinuxCon 2016 was filled with visions of the past, present and future of Linux and open source, the focus was on the enterprise and making money.

Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Now in Feature Freeze, First Beta to Land August 25

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 12:19:48 AM
Ubuntu and Debian developer Iain Lane informed the Ubuntu community that the upcoming Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system is in Feature Freeze as of August 18, 2016.

What do we mean when we talk about software &#039;alternatives&#039;?

Monday 22nd of August 2016 11:22:37 PM
The word alternative is one of those shifty terms, with a definition that changes depending on perspective. For instance, something that is alternative to one person is the norm for another. Generally, the term alternative is considered to be defined by the fact that it is not considered to be in the majority or the mainstream.read more

LinuxCon: Changing the World with Code

Monday 22nd of August 2016 10:25:26 PM
“You can better yourself while bettering others at the same time.” That was the theme of Jim Zemlin’s morning keynote address opening the LinuxCon North America conference in Toronto.Zemlin, Executive Director of The Linux Foundation, began with reminder that this week marks the 25th anniversary of Linux, and special events will be held throughout the conference to celebrate -- including a black-tie gala on Wednesday night.

Linux at 25: What's Behind Its Success and Where It's Going

Monday 22nd of August 2016 09:28:15 PM
Linux at 25 is a big thing," Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, said in his LinuxCon keynote address. "Most things in life don't last as long, and Linux has gone further than anyone could have expected."

NVMe over Fabrics Support Coming to the Linux 4.8 Kernel

Monday 22nd of August 2016 08:31:04 PM
The Flash Memory Summit recently wrapped up its conferences in SantaClara, California, and only one type of Flash technology stole the show:NVMe over Fabrics (NVMeF). From the many presentations and companyannouncements, it was obvious NVMeF was the topic that most interested theattendees.

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