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Android in-dash IVI device revs up in India

Friday 22nd of August 2014 06:58:51 AM
MapmyIndia released an Android-based IVI and navigation system called the IceNav 701 with a dual-core processor, a 6.2-inch WVGA touchscreen, and NaviMap. With Indian navigation technology firm MapmyIndia releasing the IceNav 701, Android continues its quiet push into in-vehicle infotainment (IVI). Other Android-based systems we’ve seen include Renault’s R-Link, Clarion Malaysia’s AX1, and Malaysia-based Proton’s Suprima S, among others.

Counting and listing hard links on Linux

Friday 22nd of August 2014 06:01:40 AM
A hard link is actually nothing more than a regular directory entry, which in turn can be seen as a pointer to the actual file’s data on the disk. The cool thing about hard-links is that a file can be stored once on the disk, and be linked to multiple times, from different locations/entries, without requiring to allocate extra disk space for each file instance.

How To Quickly Get A List Of All Applications Installed On Your UNIX/Linux Machines

Friday 22nd of August 2014 05:04:29 AM
How to quickly get list of all applications installed on your UNIX/Linux machinesIn this tutorial I[he]#039[/he]ll try to present how to quickly get the list of all applications installed on UNIX/Linux hosts. The procedure applies to the most popular UNIX/Linux distributions but is also applicable to windows hosts and some other hardware (e.g. firmware version on routers etc.). The procedure could help you track your software inventory and get notifications whenever users install/uninstall applications on their machines.

Eltechs Debuts x86 Crossover Platform for ARM Tablets, Mini-PCs

Friday 22nd of August 2014 04:07:18 AM
ExaGear Desktop from Eltechs promises compatibility between open source x86 and ARM platforms using virtualization, at speeds much greater than QEMU's.

Rugged mini-PCs have four gigabit ports, run Ubuntu

Friday 22nd of August 2014 03:10:07 AM
Stealth.com has launched four rugged mini-PCs based on 3rd Gen. Intel Core CPUs, featuring four gigabit ports, Ubuntu, and optional PCI and PCIe expansion. The four new LPC480x models are the latest members of the Little PC family of mini-PCs from Stealth.com (formerly Stealth Computer), which include the circa-2011, Intel Atom D525 based LPC-125LPM. The company sells about 50 different LPC models available with Windows or Ubuntu Linux. The systems are designed for embedded control, digital signs, kiosks, mobile navigation, thin-clients, POS, and Human Machine Interface (HMI) applications.

Docker Founder Explains What Docker is all About

Friday 22nd of August 2014 02:12:56 AM
Just over a year ago, Solomon Hykes created the open-source Docker project. Since then Docker has exploded in both popularity and hype. In a keynote session at the LinuxCon conference, Hykes explained why the hype is both a blessing and a curse

Citrix and Google partner to bring native enterprise features to Chromebooks

Friday 22nd of August 2014 01:15:45 AM
Chromebooks are making inroads into the education sector, and a push is coming for the enterprise with new native Chrome capabilities from Citrix.

Ken Starks to Keynote At Ohio LinuxFest

Friday 22nd of August 2014 12:18:34 AM
Everyone who submits a kernel patch, everyone who writes a system call to fix a broken link, everyone who answers a question in a Linux forum, everyone who creates the artwork that makes desktop Linux shine…at the end of that line we, as users, are direct beneficiaries of those efforts. I visualize this as a river, rolling along and adding things as it makes its way to ultimately empty into a much larger sea. A sea of knowledge that wouldn’t exist without the river; a sea of knowledge from which we benefit.

Building Cars With Crowdsourced Intelligence #linuxcon

Thursday 21st of August 2014 11:21:23 PM
CHICAGO—When Jay Rogers left the U.S. Marine Corps in 2004, he made a promise to his fallen soldier friends that he would go out into the world and make a difference. Speaking at the LinuxCon conference here, Rogers detailed how he has delivered on that promise with Local Motors, a startup that is set to enable a new era of automobiles.

Another great experience in Fedora bug reporting: Wine font fix solves my web-browsing problem

Thursday 21st of August 2014 10:24:12 PM
Fedora‘s motto is “Freedom. Friends. Features. First.” I’m here to tell you Fedora lives up to that billing. Why do I say this now? I’ve just had another positive experience with Fedora, this time in finding a bug in my system, adding my information to an existing bug report and now seeing updated packages pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repositories and onto my system, where the problem has been fixed.

Beer and open source with Untappd

Thursday 21st of August 2014 09:27:01 PM
Greg Avola loves beer and coding. He loves beer so much that he made an app, Untappd, where users track their favorite brews. He loves coding so much that he wrote a book about mobile web development. According to him, if it weren't for open source software, his app—and the projects of many other developers—simply wouldn't exist.

How to sniff HTTP traffic from the command line on Linux

Thursday 21st of August 2014 08:36:20 PM
Suppose you want to sniff live HTTP web traffic (i.e., HTTP requests and responses) on the wire for some reason. For example, you may be testing experimental features of a web server. Or you may be debugging a web application or a RESTful service. Or you may be trying to troubleshoot PAC (proxy auto config) […]Continue reading...The post How to sniff HTTP traffic from the command line on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins How to configure Nagios for audio alerts and mobile notifications How to monitor common services with Nagios How to set up RainLoop webmail in Ubuntu server How to set up MailScanner, Clam Antivirus and SpamAssassin in CentOS mail server

Microsoft rolls out free OneNote app for Android tablets

Thursday 21st of August 2014 07:39:09 PM
Microsoft's newest version of OneNote for Android is optimized to work on tablets and adds support for digital inking. The 'modern' version of OneNote for Windows 8.x also is getting an update.

WalCommander 0.16.1 released

Thursday 21st of August 2014 06:41:58 PM
WalCommander is an open-source orthodox dual panel file manager for Linux and Windows. It has a graphical user interfaces, which mimics the one from Far Manager, a built-in text editor and views with syntax highlighting, FTP and Samba clients. Those who like Far Manager will be more than happy with Wal Commander on Linux.The file manager is available under the MIT license on GitHub.https://github.com/corporateshark/WalCommander

Raspberry Pi motion detection

Thursday 21st of August 2014 05:44:47 PM
Use the Raspberry Pi camera to detect motion and take a photo of the cause for home security or time-lapse photography

Linux Terminal: speedtest_cli checks your real bandwidth speed.

Thursday 21st of August 2014 04:47:36 PM
What’s your upload and download speed at home (or in your office) ?Are you really sure that you get what do you pay for to your ISP ?To test the speed of our internet connection There are several internet services such as SpeedTest a web service that is available both from Web browsers and mobile application.Now you can easily check it also with speedtest_cli a command line interface for testing internet bandwidth using speedtest.net. In this way you can do the test also on servers that don’t have a Browser or a graphical interface.

Storage, chip slingers pledge allegiance to Linux, open source

Thursday 21st of August 2014 03:50:25 PM
As LinuxCon 2014 kicks off this week in Chicago, the Linux Foundation has announced that it has won new support from across the technology industry, including several hardware companies. The nonprofit organization said on Wednesday that SanDisk, Seagate, and Western Digital have become Linux Foundation members, all three of which are interested in using Linux and open-source software to power storage systems.

Firefox adds preliminary support for casting to Chromecast

Thursday 21st of August 2014 02:53:14 PM
Mozilla is in the process of adding the ability to “cast” videos from Firefox to Chromecast devices, and you can try it now if you have the right hardware. As announced in a post on Google+ post by Mozilla developer Lucas Rocha, “Chromecast support is now enabled in Firefox for Android’s Nightly build.” To check this out, I downloaded the latest Firefox Nightly, installed it on my Nexus 10, and tested it with my Chromecast. It worked… although, it has some rough edges right now.

Linus Torvalds still wants the Linux desktop

Thursday 21st of August 2014 01:56:03 PM
Linux runs everything, everywhere, but Linus Torvalds still wants it to rule on one place it doesn't: The desktop.

How Perception Will Kill Windows Phone

Thursday 21st of August 2014 12:58:52 PM
While it's obvious that Windows Phone is stuck as a distant third in the smart phone ecosystem race, it's equally clear that the biggest danger to the platform isn't failure, but rather the perception of failure. And in a market in which the distant number two player, Apple, can do no wrong, Microsoft faces an uphill battle that it may never win.

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