So, I want to install ZNC on a Raspberry Pi 0 and I saw that I can just compile the source code, which someone recommended because it has the latest updates. http://wiki.znc.in/Installation
But is this source code specific to x86 only processors? And then I realized I don't have a good understanding in general of the differences between Linux on ARM and Linux on x86.
So, what are the differences (or maybe a link to some guides on the topic), and how can I know if source code or a program will work on one vs the other?submitted by /u/CharBram
- Synchronised Playback and Video Walls
- Synapse launcher in Manjaro Linux- The Quick Launcher
- Simple way for unattended bulk user creation in Linux
- No DNS with Ubuntu and Android Hotspot Solution
- Assemble Photos into a GIF Animation or a Slideshow with ImageMagick
- How To Create USB Bootable Easily in Linux Mint
- Chasing the dream of a terminal-free CLI
- Personal Cloud #2 - Nginx and Let's Encrypt!
- Full Circle Magazine issue 116
When I decided to write a list of Linux distributions 2017 will see grow and improve, I didn’t realise what a task I’d set!
For while our name has Ubuntu in it, Ubuntu is not the only Linux distro we like to keep an eye on.
Over the past few weeks we’ve been asking you to tell us which Linux distributions you are excited by, and the ones you think/hope will do well in 2017.
Now it’s our turn.
- Samsung announces that Android 7.1.1 Nougat is coming to Galaxy S7, S7 edge in January
- Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus Android 7.0 Nougat update rolls out in India
- Huawei expands its Nougat beta program to the Nova
- Samsung Galaxy S7 - Android Nougat Update release date CONFIRMED for S7, S7 Edge owners
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat Coming To Galaxy S7 (Edge) In January
- Crowdfunded laptop dock for Android phones misses launch date
- Best of Android 2016: Battery
- Nokia E1 Android Phone Spotted as TA-1000 on Certification Site: Report
Depending on where you stand, 2016 was either the best year ever for open-source software, or it was a year of controversy and danger. While it’s undeniable that 2016 saw more contributors to open source and more open-source projects than any prior year, it’s also true that this was a year of strife for communities, developers and users alike.
Chief among those problems would have to be the Dirty COW local privilege escalation attack, a major vulnerability that seems to have been hiding inside the Linux kernel for the past nine years. The discovery of this exploit isn’t necessarily a knock against open-source software as a whole: The bug might never have been found if the sources weren’t also available.
For users in search of a commercially supported encryption tool for Linux with a backdoor-free guarantee, Jetico recommends its recently updated BestCrypt Container Encryption for Linux 3.0. Jetico's BestCrypt Container Encryption automatically encrypts any selected files or folders on an active computer, shared workstation or network storage in Linux, Windows and Mac OS environments so that nobody can gain access without the right password or keys.
Android is in a very different place than it was when 2016 began. While the last 12 months were filled with much of the usual pomp and circumstance surrounding the release of new handsets, connected gadgets, and OS refreshes, the state of Android has never been more promising or less predictable. Google stepped out from behind the curtain and into the spotlight. Headsets took over smartwatches as the trend of the moment. And Samsung’s phablet woes opened the door for smaller players to make big gains.
5 Most Promising New Linux Distributions to Look Forward in 2017
Some of the distributions that have not been reviewed yet may be worthy of consideration due to their great potential. Keep in mind that they may never make it to the front page ranking due to lack of time or Distrowatch resources to review them.
- Setting Up A MoCA 2.0 Ethernet-Over-Coax Network, Linux LAN Benchmarks
Does Ubuntu Need More Tux? This App Thinks So…
The Tux4Ubuntu project brings a touch of Tux to the Ubuntu desktop, with Linux mascot themes for GRUB, Plymouth, the Unity login screen, plus wallpapers and more.
Improving Raspberry Pi Disk Performance
Usually, you think of solid state storage as faster than a rotating hard drive. However, in the case of the Raspberry Pi, the solid state “disk drive” is a memory card that uses a serial interface. So while a 7200 RPM SATA drive might get speeds in excess of 100MB/s, the Pi’s performance is significantly less.
Kodi Devs Celebrate New Year with First Release Candidate of Kodi 17 "Krypton"
Martijn Kaijser of the Kodi development team had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability of the first Release Candidate of the upcoming Kodi 17 "Krypton" multiplatform and open-source media center.
Last week, we told you that the seventh and last Beta of Kodi 17 "Krypton" was being prepared for Christmas testing, and it looks like it didn't take long for the developers behind this powerful and amazing media center software that powers numerous appliances and HTPC devices to push the first Release Candidate build.
Calibre 2.76 Open-Source eBook Library Management App Released with Bug Fixes
Today, December 30, 2016, Calibre developer Kovid Goyal announced the release of a new maintenance update for his open-source and multiplatform e-book library management software, Calibre 2.76.
Calibre 2.76 is here only one week after the Calibre 2.75.1 release, but it doesn't look like it brings any new changes, only some bug fixes that have been reported by users lately from previous versions and improved news sources, including Buenos Aires Economico, Clarin, Telam, iProfesional, and La Prensa. As usual, the full changelog is attached below for your reading pleasure.
- A Linux networking guide to CIDR notation and configuration
- Automating the installation of Debian on z/VM instances
5 Expensive Traps of DIY Hadoop Big Data Environments
Some myths are rooted in truth -- and myths about Apache Hadoop, the open source software framework for very large data sets, are no exception. Yes, Hadoop runs on cheap commodity computer hardware, and it's easy for users to add nodes. But the devil is in the very expensive details, especially when you're running Hadoop in a production environment, warns Jean-Pierre Dijcks, Oracle master product manager for big data.
'IT departments will think 'I've got servers anyway' or 'I can buy inexpensive ones, and I've got some people, so it will cost next to nothing to build our own Hadoop cluster,'' Dijcks says. 'They want to explore this technology and play with it-and exploration is a good thing.'
But IT departments can find that their Hadoop experiments head down the proverbial rabbit hole, piling up expenses they didn't anticipate as business colleagues breathe down their necks to deliver. Dijcks cites five common mistakes IT leaders make with their DIY Hadoop clusters.
- How Open Source Nearly Killed My Business [Ed: Citing Black Duck and other Microsoft proxies (even Microsoft itself), John Rampton does attack piece on FOSS]
How viral open-source startups can build themselves into enterprise-IT powerhouses
Because open-source software is free and easy to use, it can spread virally through organizations, from the bottom up, in ways that old-style, proprietary software cannot. This is because more-traditional software often requires licenses for specific users upfront. So there’s generally a big, expensive contract signed at the very beginning of an engagement. With open-source, technology gets a free foothold and then sticks around if it proves useful enough for people to pay for it (which is often). Software developers also love tinkering with their tools, which they can easily do with open source.
Hot programming trends in 2016
Technology is constantly moving forward—well, maybe not always forward, but always moving. Even for someone who keeps an eye on the trends and their effect on programmers, discerning exactly where things are headed can be a challenge. My clearest glimpse into open source programming trends always comes in the fall when I work with my fellow chairs, Kelsey Hightower and Scott Hanselman, and our fantastic programming committee to sculpt the coming year's OSCON (O'Reilly Open Source Convention). The proposals that we get and the number focused on specific topics turn out to be good indicators of hot trends in the open source world. What follows is an overview of the top programming trends we saw in 2016.
The best Android phones of 2016, according to you
As you’re probably already aware, we’ve been keeping our best Android phones list updated throughout the year, adding new devices each month as we see fit. Since April 2016, we’ve been including a poll in our list, asking our readers what they this is the best Android phone out there. Of course, the list changes every month as devices are added and removed, which makes things interesting. So we thought it’d be a good idea to look back and see what you, our readers, thought were the best Android phones of the year.
After Creating Worst Linux Distro, North Korea Makes Android Tablet That’s Built To Spy
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has created its own Android tablet, called Woolim, for distributing propaganda media and track its users. To limit the connectivity options, the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chips have been removed. The users can just connect to North Korea’s restricted internet and local TV.
- Android Nougat Galaxy S7 Release Date Approaches; Beta Program Set To End Soon
- Malware takes over Android TV, shakes family down for money
- Verizon is Pushing Updates to These 11 Android Devices
Automotive Grade Linux UCB 3.0 Released, Brings New Window Manager
The Linux Foundation's "Automotive Grade Linux" infotainment platform is out with an update to its Unified Code Base (UCB) as the basis of various IVI systems from different automobile vendors.
Automotive Grade Linux UCB 3.0 "Charming Chinook" is the new release as of yesterday. AGL attempts to provide "70-80% of the starting point for a production project. This enables automakers and suppliers to focus their resources on customizing the other 20-30% to meet their unique product needs."
- Automotive Linux Summit 2017
New version of open-source infotainment platform released
Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), citing “an unprecedented level of collaboration,” has released the latest version of its open-source infotainment platform.
The community, which has close to 90 member companies including Ford, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota, is promoting the adoption of an open-source standard for car infotainment systems.