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LXer: Advantech's first five Apollo Lake SBCs include Mini-ITX, Pico-ITX models

Thursday 10th of November 2016 06:53:33 AM
Advantech announced five Linux-ready SBCs running Intel’s Apollo Lake SoCs in Mini-ITX, Pico-ITX, 3.5-inch, and EBX form factors. Advantech unveiled a variety of new boards and systems supporting Intel’s 14nm Atom E3900, Pentium N4200, and Celeron N3350 SoCs. The announcement, which also includes three COMs and three embedded computers that we hope to cover in [[he]#8230[/he]]

LXer: Latest AndEX Update Brings Linux Kernel 4.4.27 LTS to Android 7.0 Nougat

Thursday 10th of November 2016 05:39:13 AM
GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton announced the release of a new version of his commercial AndEX Android-x86-based operating system for personal computers.

LXer: Get Trained and Certified on Kubernetes with The Linux Foundation and CNCF

Thursday 10th of November 2016 04:24:53 AM
Kubernetes has quickly become the most popular container orchestration tool according to The New Stack, and thus is a hot new area for career development as the demand for IT practitioners skilled in Kubernetes has also surged.

LXer: Q4OS 1.8 "Orion" GNU/Linux Distro Ships with Brand New Trinity 14.0.4 Desktop

Thursday 10th of November 2016 03:10:33 AM
The developers of the Q4OS GNU/Linux distribution were pleased to inform Softpedia about the release and immediate availability of the Q4OS 1.8 "Orion" release.

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Thursday 10th of November 2016 02:11:39 AM

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TuxMachines: Linux and Linux Foundation

Thursday 10th of November 2016 02:07:50 AM
  • Canonical and Others Join Cloud Native Computing Foundation

    When The Linux Foundation announced the Cloud Native Computing Foundation last year, its members already represented some of the most powerful technology and open source leaders around. Right out of the gate, members included AT&T, Box, Cisco, Cloud Foundry Foundation, CoreOS, Cycle Computing, Docker, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Google, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Kismatic, Mesosphere, Red Hat, Switch SUPERNAP, Twitter, Univa, VMware and Weaveworks.

  • Thunderbolt Networking Support For Linux Revised Once More

    Back during the summer we last wrote about Thunderbolt networking support for Linux being worked on. Back then the patches were up to its v3 revision while coming out today is the ninth version of these patches, but at least the end might finally be in sight.

  • HiZ Improvement For Intel Mesa Driver Has Possible Small Performance Gains

    Mesa Git continues to be an exciting place to live for open-source GPU driver fans.

    Landing Tuesday in Mesa Git was a HiZ auxiliary buffer support for Skylake "Gen 9" hardware and that was followed by support for sampling with HiZ, again something for Skylake and newer.

    With this HiZ-based sampling, performance improvements can be expected in some cases. The Git commit notes of gains between 0.4~2.2% for some OpenGL tests. While their Vulkan driver has taken much focus lately along with completing OpenGL 4.5 compliance, great to see the Intel Mesa driver continuing to receive performance optimizations.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Thursday 10th of November 2016 02:06:04 AM

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TuxMachines: Red Hat and Fedora

Thursday 10th of November 2016 02:04:10 AM
  • Red Hat Named a Leader in Gartner's 2016 Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management
  • Is Red Hat’s channel strategy paying off in Australia?

    Red Hat’s Australian operation is aiming to see a 50/50 split between direct and indirect revenues by the end of the company’s current financial year.

    If the company’s local business does, indeed, reach this equilibrium between channel and non-channel sales, it will have been helped along by the local team’s ongoing efforts to invest time and money into the Australian IT channel.

    “The channel business has been growing consistently now,” Red Hat Australia’s sales and channel director, Colin Garro, told ARN. “From a go-to-market perspective, we’ve deliberately set out to grow our channel business.”

    When Garro began working at Red Hat Australia in 2012, a large part of the open source software vendor’s local revenue was from direct sales, rather than channel-based activities.

  • Your Last Chance To Test Out Fedora 25

    Fedora 25 is currently scheduled for release next week on 15 November. The Go/No-Go meeting for it is tomorrow so there's still the chance it could be delayed but a (hopefully) final release candidate is now available for last minute testing.

  • Factory 2.0, Sprint 3 Report

    This was our first full sprint with the new team! Welcome, Jan Kaluza, Courtney Pacheco, Vera Karas, and Stanislav Ochotnicky. We're glad to have Filip Valder join us in sprint 4 starting today.

    Our top priority in sprint 3 was making sure that the base runtime team isn't blocked. They have a big job ahead of themselves to curate and build a collection of base modules at the core of the distro, and they need to use our prototype build tooling to do it. Anytime they're blocked, the Factory 2.0 team is trying to chase down the solution -- fixing tracebacks and developing new features. Cheers to Matt Prahl and Jan Kaluza for staying on top of this.

    Meanwhile, we're continuing apace with the Dependency Chain and Deserialization epics that we originally scheduled for work this quarter. Mike Bonnet has been chasing down difficult technical pre-requisites for the later (message bus enablement), Matt Prahl demoed his dependency chain web UI, and Courtney Pacheco is giving shape to our metrics project (so we can have some confidence that future pipeline changes we make actually improve the state of affairs).

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

Thursday 10th of November 2016 02:03:16 AM
  • A few impressions of DebConf 16 in Cape Town

    Firstly, thanks to everyone who came out and added their own uniqueness and expertise to the pool. The feedback received so far has been very positive and I feel that the few problems we did experience was dealt with very efficiently. Having a DebConf in your hometown is a great experience, consider a bid for hosting a DebConf in your city!

  • Univention Corporate Server 4.1-4 Simplifies the Migration to Dockerize Apps

    Softpedia was informed today, November 8, 2016, by Univention's Maren Abatielos about the release and general availability of the fourth point release of Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.1.

    Shipping with the latest security updates from the Debian Stable (Jessie) software repositories, Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.1-4 adds a bunch of interesting improvements and new features to the Linux-based, server-oriented operating system from Univention. Among these, we can mention the implementation of Samba 4.5.1 for better Active Directory compatibility and DRS replication.

  • Ubuntu Budgie Becomes An Official Flavor

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TuxMachines: Linux Devices and Android

Thursday 10th of November 2016 02:00:14 AM
  • First 3.5-inch Apollo Lake single board computers appear

    Aaeon and Avalue each unveiled 3.5-inch SBCs using Intel’s Apollo Lake processors, providing triple display support, wide-range power, and up to 8GB of RAM.

    Aaeon’s GENE-APL5 and Avalue’s ECM-APL are the first 3.5-inch (146 x 101mm) form factor single board computers we’ve seen that support Intel’s 14nm-fabricated “Apollo Lake” Atom E3900 SoCs. The Avalue model is the only one with optional industrial temperature support.

  • Orange Pi PC 2 Is A Cheap Quad Core Linux Computer For $20 That Runs Ubuntu

    A new addition to the community of single board computers is the Orange Pi PC 2. It is a Linux computer which packs a 64-bit quad-core CPU. It can run various Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Debian, Raspbian, and Android. The tiny computer is available for $20.

  • Monetizing Freemium Apps on Google Play

    In this video from a session at Droidcon NYC 2015, Yash Prabhu, a senior software engineer and Android team Lead at DramaFever, explains the ins and outs for developers to monetize their apps using the freemium model through Google Play.

  • Google Patches 83 Android Flaws in November Update

    Vulnerabilities related to Qualcomm and the Android mediaserver continue to account for many flaws. Google fixed dozens of vulnerabilities in its November update.
    Google on Nov. 7 released its November Android patches, which provide 83 fixes for vulnerabilities across three patch levels.

    Across the patch levels—a complete patch level identified as 2016-11-05, a partial patch level identified as 2016-11-01 and the 2016-11-06 supplementary patch level—Google is patching a total of 13 vulnerabilities rated as having critical impact. Among the critical flaws being patched is CVE-2016-5195, also known as the so-called "Dirty COW" vulnerability in Linux.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

Thursday 10th of November 2016 01:56:31 AM
  • Another Old Intel Motherboard Gets Picked Up By Coreboot

    If you still are running Intel i945 era hardware, you may be happy to know another motherboard from this time is now supported by mainline Coreboot.

    The newest motherboard supported by Coreboot is the Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2L. This micro-ATX i945 motherboard from the Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo days has DDR2-667 support, Intel GMA 950 graphics, SATA 2.0, Gigabit LAN, and Intel HD Audio.

  • Learn The Future of Node.js From Industry and Community Experts at Node.js Interactive
  • Two Regenstrief innovators win AMIA's Lindberg Award for open source EHR work in developing countries

    Burke Mamlin, MD, and Paul Biondich, MD, of the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine, will receive the 2016 Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics from the American Medical Informatics Association for their work on open source software.

    AMIA's Lindberg award recognizes individuals for technological, research, or educational contribution that advances biomedical informatics.

    Mamlin, an internist, and Biondich, a pediatrician, are pioneers in the development, testing, and use of open source software to support the delivery of healthcare in developing countries.

  • Why keep Open States going?

    After the closure of Sunlight Labs, the Open States project is heading in a new direction.

  • "500,000 data scientists needed in European open research data"

    There is an alarming shortage of data experts both globally and in the European Union. This is partly based on an archaic reward and funding system for science and innovation, sustaining the article culture and preventing effective data publishing and re-use. A lack of core intermediary expertise has created a chasm between e-infrastructure providers and scientific domain specialists.

  • GStreamer and Synchronisation Made Easy

    A lesser known, but particularly powerful feature of GStreamer is our ability to play media synchronised across devices with fairly good accuracy.

    The way things stand right now, though, achieving this requires some amount of fiddling and a reasonably thorough knowledge of how GStreamer’s synchronisation mechanisms work. While we have had some excellent talks about these at previous GStreamer conferences, getting things to work is still a fair amount of effort for someone not well-versed with GStreamer.

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LXer: Getting Started With Kubernetes Is Easy With Minikube

Thursday 10th of November 2016 01:56:12 AM
To get started with Kubernetes easily, we now have an all-in-one solution: minikube. Minikube will start a virtual machine locally and run the necessary Kubernetes components.

TuxMachines: Security Leftovers

Thursday 10th of November 2016 01:53:09 AM
  • IoTSeeker Scanner Finds Smart Devices With Dumb Credentials

    The IoTSeeker tool from Rapid7 is designed to comb through users’ networks and identify common IoT devices with default usernames and passwords enabled. Those are the devices upon which botnets such as Mirai feed, especially those with telnet exposed on default ports. Mirai searches for devices with telnet enabled and using default credentials and then compromises them and begins scanning again.

  • DDoS Attack and Resiliency Measures

    Recently DDoS has come into the news because of recent attack (by IoT devices) on Twitter. Although DDoS is not a new kind of attack, because of the advent of IoT, the "smart" devices are new victims for web-based attacks, and as per the predictions it is more likely to grow. What makes this situation even more perilous is the rapid growth of IoT devices out there on the market. As per the estimate, there would be around 50 billion connected devices by the year 2020.

    The DDoS attacks cannot be mitigated completely but by taking some measures the effect can be minimized. This is the theme of this article. Let’s first understand...

  • Donald Trump's campaign website 'hacked' by little poop emoji

    For a few hours the banner of Donald Trump's website contained a familar face. The poop emoji.

    Perhaps foreshadowing the state in which we're in, the little character appeared in the banner of on Tuesday afternoon.

    This was a bug rather than a hack, and it allowed users to write in whatever they wished by adding it into the URL.

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Reddit: What can I do with a Sparc T5-8 Server?

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 11:50:55 PM

It looks like I can get a T5-8, with 8 CPU and 4TB of memory at a ridiculous price. That is a massive amount of power, something like 128 3.6Ghz cores and 1024 threads. Hard to pass up, but I haven't used a Sparc system in over a decade, and I have never used Oracle VM Server so I honestly have no idea how useful it is today. Anyone using these in production as a VM Server? If so what limitations would I be looking as as far as compatibility? Will Oracle VM reasonably emulate x86 or x86-64, or emulate it at all? If it will emulate, what is its performance like running Ubuntu, Centos and Redhat as guests?

Any help before I throw away a good amount of money on a shiny new toy would be appreciated.

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TuxMachines: New Tor "The Onion Router" Anonymity Network Stable Branch Getting Closer

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 11:38:51 PM

Nick Mathewson from the Tor Project announced on the 8th of November 2016, the release of yet another Alpha development snapshot towards the major Tor 0.2.9 "The Onion Router" release.

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TuxMachines: Trinity Desktop Environment 14.0.4 Adds CUPS 2.2, RAR 5, and GCC 6 Support

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 11:37:37 PM

The Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) for Unix-like operating systems was updated recently to version 14.0.4, the fourth maintenance release in the stable 14.x series of the project, which still tries to keep the spirit of the old-school KDE 3.5 desktop alive.

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LXer: Python Multidimensional Lists

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 11:27:32 PM
Now it's time to take lists to a new dimension. No, you don't need to learn how to code in "The Upside Down," but there are additional degrees of complexity to lists. Lists are used to hold data, but they are also used to categorize it. Values inside a list can be further broken down into other sets. That's essentially what a multidimensional list is.

Reddit: Crouton installing linux 3.14 on chromebook

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 11:07:39 PM

Im not sure if this is normal but everytime i try and install xfce4 or unity with crouton on my chromebook. It installs version 3.14. This is obviously a very old version. Is there a way to install a higher version or is this normal? any help appreciated

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