Jolla announces licensing agreement to bring Sailfish OS to China
Jolla, a Helsinki-based smartphone and operating system developer, showcased its tablet computer in Helsinki in August, 2015.
Jolla announced at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona on Monday that it has signed a licensing agreement for launching its mobile operating system, Sailfish OS, in China.
The Finnish boutique smartphone and operating system developer said it has granted a newly-founded consortium, Sailfish China, the exclusive right to develop an independent operating system based on Sailfish OS for release in China.
- Raspberry Pi Zero W, a $10 Raspberry Pi Zero with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- Raspberry Pi Zero W features WiFi and Bluetooth Connectivity for IoT
Virtual thin client builds on Raspberry Pi 3, offers HD streaming, dual displays
NComputing’s RPi 3-based “RX300” thin client can be used as client for its vSpace Pro 10 virtualization platform, as well as in standalone Raspbian mode.
Rugged transport PC runs Linux on Kaby Lake
Axiomtek’s “tBOX324-894-FL” is an EN 501x-certified transport PC with 7th Gen CPUs, 2x swappable SATA 3 drives, 4x M12 GbE ports, and -40 to 70ºC support.
The tBOX324-894-FL computer is designed for train management, truck fleet management, transportation controller, data transfer, and security surveillance, as well as infotainment controllers in vehicle, railway, and marine markets, says Axiomtek. The rugged device is said to be certified with EN 50155, EN 50121, E-Mark, ISO 7637, and DNV 2.4, and compliant with EN 45545-2 and IEC 60945.
Verizon, Atos, CableLabs join ETSI Open Source MANO project
ETSI Open Source MANO initiative swells to 60 organizations with arrival of Verizon, Atos and CableLabs as new members.
Rise of Open Source IoT Picks Up Steam
The rise of open source Internet of Things (IoT) is inevitable, according to a recent survey by open source software firm Red Hat. The survey found that while enterprises are exploring the potential of IoT, they are not rushing into development and project initiation without caution. In fact, “steady deliberation” seems to be the industry approach to IoT, with a focus on containing development and project costs, overriding the initial excitement around IoT. This indicates a preference for open source development environments going ahead.
As the Software Supply Chain Shifts, Enterprise Open Source Programs Ramp Up
Today’s software supply chain is fundamentally different than it was only a few years ago, and open source programs at large enterprises are helping to drive that trend. According to Sonatype’s 2016 State of the Software Supply Chain enterprises are both turning to existing open source projects to decrease the amount of code they have to write, and increasingly creating their own open source tools.
Is it the end of the traditional resume?
For the past five years, I've been unreasonably excited about a metadata standard known as Open Badges. In October 2016, as part of Mozilla Foundation's plans to transition the maintenance of the standard to the non-profit IMS Global Consortium, the Open Badges website was relaunched with perhaps the most concise definition I've seen: "Connected, verifiable credentials represented in portable image files." We're now at the stage where additional standards are being built upon Open Badges, whether blockchain-related or, as I will outline in this article, relating to ways badges tell stories through learning pathways.
Haiku OS Begins Prepping For Ryzen, Subpixel Rendering
The open-source Haiku OS inspired by BeOS has made much progress this month on several fronts.
Haiku OS has been working on real sub-pixel rendering support now that Microsoft patents pertaining to sub-pixel rendering are expiring. There have also been improvements to Haiku's JSON API, work underway to make Haiku build under GCC 6, and prep support for upcoming AMD Ryzen CPU coverage.
- Keynote: Community Software Powers the Machine by Mark Atwood
Community Software, Science Fiction, and The Machine
Not many presentations can start with a video co-promoting a new computer and the latest Star Trek movie, but Mark Atwood, Director of Open Source Engagement at HP Enterprise, started his LinuxCon Europe keynote with a video about The Machine and Star Trek Beyond.
The Machine uses a new kind of physics for computation and data storage allowing it to be very fast, energy efficient, and agile. The Machine runs Linux, and Atwood says that “the best way to promote the use of any sort of new technology is to make it open source.”
Mozilla Acquires Pocket Developer Read It Later
Mozilla makes its first acquisition, adding online bookmarking and sharing service Pocket to its roster.
On Feb. 27, Mozilla announced its first ever acquisition, announcing that it has acquired Read It Later Inc, which is best known for its Pocket technology that enables users to save, share and discover online links.
- GitHub Shows How to Get Started with Open Source
NPM or Yarn? Node.js devs pick their package manager
Known for faster installation, Yarn gives developers an improved ability to manage code dependencies in their Node.js projects, proponents say. It features a deterministic install algorithm and a lockfile capability that lists exact version numbers of all project dependencies. In this way, Yarn enables installation of thousands of third-party packages from the internet while ensuring code is executed the same on every system.
- WebAssembly consensus and end of Browser Preview
WebAssembly Ends Browser Preview With Initial API & Binary Format
The WebAssembly project that's the cross-browser effort for low-level programming for in-browser client-side execution has reached a major milestone today. WASM can allow compiling C/C++ among other languages down into code supported by Firefox, Chrome, WebKit, and Edge.
The WebAssembly stakeholders agreed that it's the end of the browser preview phase with the initial WebAssembly API and binary format being complete for their initial implementation. Web browsers can now begin shipping WebAssembly support enabled by default.
Faster Data Center Transfers with InfiniBand Network Block Device
The storage team of ProfitBricks has been looking for a way to speed transfers between VMs on compute nodes and physical devices on storage servers, connected via InfiniBand, in their data centers. As a solution, they developed the IBNBD driver, which presents itself as a block device on the client side and transmits the block requests to the server side, according to Danil Kipnis, Software Developer at ProfitBricks GmbH.
- Care About Big Data Analytics? Better Pay Attention To Splunk and Elastic Stack
OpenStack Ocata Improves Container Support
Last week's release of Ocata, the 15th edition of OpenStack, arrived earlier than might be expected, coming only four months after it's last release. This made it two months premature of its normal six month release cycle. Even with the already early release, it appears that someone at the OpenStack foundation was in a hurry to push this one out the door, as the Foundation sent out an email announcing the release, with a link to a download page returning a 404 error. Thirty minutes later came an "oops" email: "In our excitement, we hit 'SEND' too soon."
- Skytap Announces Self-Service Environments of AIX, Linux, and Windows
- AIX-on-Power-as-a-service is a thing? Yup, a cloud just went there
- SHA-1 collision can break SVN code repositories
- System Hardening with Ansible
- This tiny chip's 'quantum shot noise' could revolutionize mobile and IoT security
4 Security Steps to Take Before You Install Linux
Systems administrators who use a Linux workstation to access and manage IT infrastructure -- whether from home or at work -- are at risk of becoming attack vectors against the rest of the infrastructure.
- Linux Security Fundamentals Part 6: Introduction to nmap
The guy behind the Linux kernel, Linus Torvalds, has built version 4.10 of the mainline kernel—nicknamed “Fearless Coyote.” Like any new kernel, version 4.10 has a slew of improvements for compatibility with a wide range of hardware. As I was digging through the commit log to see what’s new (a lot, actually), an entry on Kaby Lake caught my eye.
- Gemini PDA brings back Psion days with Android/Linux pocket PC
- Psion reborn? But this time it's Gemini PDA, an Android-Linux phone with full keyboard
- Up close with the 'New Psion' Gemini: Specs, pics, and genesis of this QWERTY pocketbook
- Return of The Psion: New Gemini PDA is a retro Android and Linux delight
- Gemini PDA Android And Linux Pocket Mini PC (video)
- Gemini PDA Could Be A Microcomputer For Android Lovers
- Planet Computers Launches Ultimate Mobile Device for Keyboard Lovers
- Raspberry Pi Zero W, with WiFi and Bluetooth for only $10
- Raspberry Pi Zero W Offers Wi-Fi And Bluetooth For Just $10
- New Raspberry Pi Has Bluetooth and WiFi
- Raspberry Pi Zero W: Wi-Fi And Bluetooth Now Available But With Additional Cost
- Raspberry Pi Zero W: Wi-Fi And Bluetooth In A $10 Single Board
- Raspberry Pi Adds Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity For $10 [Video]
- Raspberry Pi Zero W for $10
- Raspberry Pi Zero W Launched: $10 Pi With Wireless Built In
- Raspberry Pi Zero has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, costs less than £10
- Raspberry Pi Turns Five, Launches Zero W PC With Wi-Fi And Bluetooth
- Raspberry Pi Zero W adds Wi-Fi, Bluetooth capabilities
- Official Raspberry Pi Zero W Case (video)
- Raspberry Pi Zero W Crams Wireless Connectivity Into Cheap Dev Board
- Meet the new $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W with wireless and Bluetooth
- £10 Raspberry Pi now in exceedingly good wireless flavour, with a choice of cases
- Raspberry Pi Zero W release date, price, specs: new micro computer with Wi-Fi costs less than £10
- Surprise! The New Raspberry Pi Zero W Launches Today
- Raspberry Pi Zero Updated with Integrated WiFi and Bluetooth
- Raspberry Pi Zero W — A Cheap Single Board Computer With Wi-Fi And Bluetooth
- Raspberry Pi Zero W hands-on review
- Pi Zero Wireless A $10 Birthday Present
- Pi Zero Wireless out now for $10
- Raspberry Pi Zero W with wireless connectivity available for $10
- A £9 computer with wireless and Bluetooth? Meet the new Raspberry Pi
- Raspberry Pi Zero W Released: Where To Buy The $10 Mini Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Enabled Computer
- Raspberry Pi Zero W launches with wireless LAN and Bluetooth
- Raspberry Pi's fifth birthday surprise is a Wi-Fi enabled Zero
- The new Raspberry Pi Zero W computer brings Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for just $10
- The new entry-level Raspberry Pi costs $10 and now packs wireless connectivity
- Raspberry Pi Zero W review
- Raspberry Pi Zero W adds Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, still remarkably cheap
- New Raspberry Pi Zero W Comes With Wi-Fi, Bluetooth And A Thrifty $10 Price Tag
- Raspberry Pi Zero W photos: A closer look at the $10 computer
- The new Raspberry Pi Zero W -- what you get for $10
- Raspberry Pi Zero gets Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- Raspberry Pi Zero W is a $10 computer with WiFi and Bluetooth
- Raspberry Pi Zero W With Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Connectivity Launched at $10
- Raspberry Pi Zero W includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, yours for only $10
- The Raspberry Pi Zero W is a £10 computer with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- New $10 Raspberry Pi Zero comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- Raspberry Pi adds a key feature to its $10 computer
- New Raspberry Pi microcomputer comes with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi - costs just £10
- The $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W is the teeniest little Wi-Fi-enabled computer you've ever seen
- The Raspberry Pi Zero W Is a Wireless Computer for $10
- $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W Launches
- Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless is ready for networking action
- The Raspberry Pi Zero W Adds Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to the Zero, Costs $10
- Raspberry Pi Zero W brings Wi-Fi, Bluetooth to tiny, cheap PC
- The $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W brings Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to the minuscule micro-PC
- Raspberry Pi Zero W: Hands-on with the $10 board
- Raspberry Pi Zero W: The smart person's guide
- New Raspberry Pi Zero W is just £9 and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-loaded
- Raspberry Pi Zero W is a $10 Linux-friendly computer with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- Raspberry Pi Zero W: New Single-Board Computer Features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 And Costs Just $10
- This is the new Raspberry Pi Zero W - with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- New Wi-Fi/Bluetooth-enabled version of the Raspberry Pi Zero board is out now
- Raspberry Pi squeezes wireless onto tiny Zero
- Raspberry Pi gives us all new 'Pi Zero W' for its fifth birthday
- Raspberry Pi Zero W Adds Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- Raspberry Pi Zero W Adds Wi-Fi And Bluetooth Connectivity
- The Raspberry Pi Zero W Adds Wireless Capabilities with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- Raspberry Pi Zero W with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth support launched, priced at $10
- Top Raspberry Pi alternatives, with prices starting at only $5
- Friday Hack Chat: Raspberry Pi Principal Hardware Engineer Roger Thornton
- Raspberry Pi Zero Goes Wireless, Adds Bluetooth
- How Much Power the Raspberry Pi Zero W Uses Compared to Other Models
- Raspberry Pi Zero W Brings Bluetooth And Wi-Fi Support, Costs $10
- $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W adds Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to tiny PC
- Raspberry Pi Zero W Announced with Wireless LAN and Bluetooth for $10
- Meet the newest member of the RPi family: The Raspberry Pi Zero W
Video: Raspberry Pi Zero W
Just in case you missed the announcement yesterday, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the immediate release of the Raspberry Pi Zero W for $10. Here's the intro video:
In January I wrote several times about my new low-priced ASUS X540S laptop, and how I loaded a variety of Linux distributions on it. I've been using the system for over a month now, and during that time I have come to like it even more than I did initially.
Embedian’s Linux-driven SMARC-FiMX7 is a SMARC 2.0 COM with a single- or dual-core i.MX7, up to 1GB RAM, 4GB eMMC, LVDS, GbE, and an optional starter kit.
The SMARC-FiMX7 is Embedian’s first SMARC 2.0 computer-on-module, and the first SMARC COM we’ve seen that taps NXP’s i.MX7 SoC. The company is no stranger to the 82 x 50mm SMARC (Smart Mobility ARChitecture) form factor, having released several SMARC 1.x COMs including the i.MX6 based SMARC-FiMX6 and TI AM437x driven SMARC-T4378.
FriendlyElec has launched a $30, open spec “NanoPi M1 Plus” SBC with a quad-A7 SoC, onboard wireless, 8GB eMMC, a 40-pin RPi interface, and a GbE port.
FriendlyELEC (AKA FriendlyARM) has released a more feature-rich version of its community-backed, $15 NanoPi M1 SBC. The $30 NanoPi M1 Plus retains the 1.2GHz quad-core, Cortex-A7 Allwinner H3 SoC and 600MHz Mali-400 MP2 GPU, but adds features that meet or exceed those of the quad -A9 Samsung Exynos based NanoPi M2 ($25) and octa-core -A53 Exynos NanoPi M3 ($35). The NanoPi M1 Plus joins nine other NanoPi boards listed in our most recent Linux hacker board roundup — the most of any other vendor.