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LinuxToday: Purism adds open-source security firmware to its Linux laptop line

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 10:00:00 PM

ZDnet: Purism, the Linux hardware vendor for users who want as much control as possible over their gear, has integrated Heads open-source CPU firmware into its PCs.

TuxMachines: Compact module runs Ubuntu on AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 09:57:23 PM

Seco announced an Ubuntu-ready “COMe-B75-CT6” COM Express Type 6 Compact module featuring AMD’s new Ryzen Embedded V1000, and offering support for four simultaneous 4K displays and an optional industrial temperature range.

Earlier this week, we covered Congatec’s COM Express Type 6 Basic (125 x 95mm) Conga-TR4 module, which features the 14nm Ryzen Embedded V1000, AMD’s new successor to the R-Series “Merlin Falcon.” Seco, meanwhile, announced the COMe-B75-CT6 — the first Type 6 Compact module based on the V1000 — sporting the smaller 95 x 95mm Compact form factor.

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LinuxToday: AsteroidOS Is an Open-Source and Privacy-Focused OS for Android Smartwatches

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 09:00:00 PM

softpedia: Developed by Florent Revest, AsteroidOS was first introduced three years ago as an embedded Linux distribution

Reddit: Free Software Foundation releases FY2016 Annual Report

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 08:43:39 PM

LXer: Meet Mycroft Mark II, an Open-Source Alternative to Amazon Echo and Google Home

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 08:42:52 PM
Meet Mycroft Mark II, an open-source intelligent voice-activated personal assistant designed with privacy and security in mind, and ready to rival big names like Google Home and Amazon's Echo.

Reddit: Help booting to USB

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 08:33:25 PM

I have an HP Folio 9470m. I have elementary OS installed on it just fine. I want to wipe it and put Windows 10 on it. I can't for the life of me figure out how to boot to the usb drive.

EDIT: when it hit ESC it takes me to a GNU GRUB screen.

EDIT2: I finally got F9 to pull up the boot options menu. (my SSD is apparently too fast, and I wasn't hitting F9 fast enough to get it to catch it). WHen I do, I don't get an option for USB. Just hard drive, msata, and ethernet.

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Reddit: [x-post r/buildapc] I need a PC for music production and don't know where to start.

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 08:16:33 PM

My goal is to build a computer purposed for recording and audio engineering. Right now I'm running OSX on a mid-2010 iMac with an i3 and 4 gigs of RAM and a ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics card. I'm not a gamer, so I don't need a crazy GPU (especially with crypto crap messing it up). I'm running Logic Pro X and have about 500 gigs of audio samples and plugins stored on a 1TB SSD drive. The drive is USB 3.0 but my computer only has 2.0. I'm getting a lot of latency and can't get anything done because of it so I'm frustrated.

I guess my question is, should I upgrade/optimize my iMac to get better performance or build a computer for it? I'm not recording full bands, I'm just a songwriter and composer trying to produce my own music. I'm pretty well-versed in Linux, so I'm wondering if I could get a used computer with i7 and 8 gigs of RAM built in then just upgrade the HD. Ideally, I'd like to run a light linux distro and only install my music software. Is this possible?

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LinuxToday: Customizable Alexa dev board runs Linux on i.MX7 module

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 08:00:00 PM

LinuxGizmos: The Gumstix "Chatterbox for the Colibri iMX7" is a web-customizable, Linux-driven Alexa Voice Service development board

LXer: Why Python devs should use Pipenv

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 07:22:49 PM
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Phoronix: X.Org Server 1.20 RC1 Released

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 07:08:41 PM
As was planned yesterday, X.Org Server 1.20 Release Candidate 1 has become a reality...

Reddit: Released: X.Org Server 1.20 RC1

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 07:08:21 PM

LinuxToday: OpenStack Queens Accelerates the Open-Source Cloud with New Capabilities

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 07:00:00 PM

eWEEK: The 17th release of the open-source OpenStack cloud platform is now generally available, including new capabilities to support advanced workloads with improved container integration.

Reddit: You need to know about i3

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 06:07:22 PM

LXer: Purism adds open-source security firmware to its Linux laptop line

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 06:02:46 PM
Purism, the Linux hardware vendor for users who want as much control as possible over their gear, has integrated Heads open-source CPU firmware into its PCs. If you really believe in having the most possible control over your computer and operating system, then Purism, maker of free software and Linux-powered laptops, is the company for you.

LinuxToday: Not To Early to Upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 06:00:00 PM

LinuxHint: Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver is not out yet, but that doesn't mean you can't try it out - TODAY.

Reddit: The Writing on the Wall: Android with Fuschia

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 05:32:57 PM

With the introduction of Fuchsia, it seemed like Google may be toying with the idea of moving Android or ChromeOS away from the Linux kernel to their own in house kernel.

But that wasn't cause for worry. Google toys with a lot of things, today you get a launch notice, tomorrow you get a "thank you for helping us learn, but we are shutting X project down" notice.

However, with the official launch for Flutter Beta, it seems like Google is going to position Android app development in such a way that, if they do move over to using Fuchsia the same apps will continue to work, and it looks like they are getting serious about doing that.

Should we be concerned?

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Reddit: Falkon 3.0.0 released!

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 05:29:35 PM

Reddit: BleachBit 2.0 Released

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 05:18:48 PM

More in Tux Machines

KDE: KDE Applications 18.04, KDE Connect, KMyMoney 5.0.1 and Qt Quick

  • KDE Applications 18.04 branches created
    Make sure you commit anything you want to end up in the KDE Applications 18.04 release to them :)
  • KDE Connect – State of the union
    We haven’t blogged about KDE Connect in a long time, but that doesn’t mean that we’ve been lazy. Some new people have joined the project and together we have implemented some exciting features. Our last post was about version 1.0, but recently we released version 1.8 of the Android app and 1.2.1 of the desktop component some time ago, which we did not blog about yet. Until now!
  • KMyMoney 5.0.1 released
    The KMyMoney development team is proud to present the first maintenance version 5.0.1 of its open source Personal Finance Manager. Although several members of the development team had been using the new version 5.0.0 in production for some time, a number of bugs and regressions slipped through testing, mainly in areas and features not used by them.
  • Qt Quick without a GPU: i.MX6 ULL
    With the introduction of the Qt Quick software renderer it became possible to use Qt Quick on devices without a GPU. We investigated how viable this option is on a lower end device, particularly the NXP i.MX6 ULL. It turns out that with some (partially not yet integrated) patches developed by KDAB and The Qt Company, the performance is very competitive. Even smooth video playback (with at least half-size VGA resolution) can be done by using the PXP engine on the i.MX6 ULL.

Red Hat Leftovers

Debian Leftovers

  • RcppSMC 0.2.1: A few new tricks
    A new release, now at 0.2.1, of the RcppSMC package arrived on CRAN earlier this afternoon (and once again as a very quick pretest-publish within minutes of submission).
  • sbuild-debian-developer-setup(1) (2018-03-19)
    I have heard a number of times that sbuild is too hard to get started with, and hence people don’t use it. To reduce hurdles from using/contributing to Debian, I wanted to make sbuild easier to set up. sbuild ≥ 0.74.0 provides a Debian package called sbuild-debian-developer-setup. Once installed, run the sbuild-debian-developer-setup(1) command to create a chroot suitable for building packages for Debian unstable.
  • control-archive 1.8.0
    This is the software that maintains the archive of control messages and the newsgroups and active files on I update things in place, but it's been a while since I made a formal release, and one seemed overdue (particularly since it needed some compatibility tweaks for GnuPG v1).
  • The problem with the Code of Conduct
  • Some problems with Code of Conducts

OSS Leftovers

  • Can we build a social network that serves users rather than advertisers?
    Today, open source software is far-reaching and has played a key role driving innovation in our digital economy. The world is undergoing radical change at a rapid pace. People in all parts of the world need a purpose-built, neutral, and transparent online platform to meet the challenges of our time. And open principles might just be the way to get us there. What would happen if we married digital innovation with social innovation using open-focused thinking?
  • Digital asset management for an open movie project
    A DAMS will typically provide something like a search interface combined with automatically collected metadata and user-assisted tagging. So, instead of having to remember where you put the file you need, you can find it by remembering things about it, such as when you created it, what part of the project it connects to, what's included in it, and so forth. A good DAMS for 3D assets generally will also support associations between assets, including dependencies. For example, a 3D model asset may incorporate linked 3D models, textures, or other components. A really good system can discover these automatically by examining the links inside the asset file.
  • LG Releases ‘Open Source Edition’ Of webOS Operating System
  • Private Internet Access VPN opens code-y kimono, starting with Chrome extension
    VPN tunneller Private Internet Access (PIA) has begun open sourcing its software. Over the next six months, the service promises that all its client-side software will make its way into the hands of the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) community, starting with PIA's Chrome extension. The extension turns off mics, cameras, Adobe's delightful Flash plug-in, and prevents IP discovery. It also blocks ads and tracking. Christel Dahlskjaer, director of outreach at PIA, warned that "our code may not be perfect, and we hope that the wider FOSS community will get involved."
  • Open sourcing FOSSA’s build analysis in fossa-cli
    Today, FOSSA is open sourcing our dependency analysis infrastructure on GitHub. Now, everyone can participate and have access to the best tools to get dependency data out of any codebase, no matter how complex it is.
  • syslog-ng at SCALE 2018
    It is the fourth year that syslog-ng has participated at Southern California Linux Expo or, as better known to many, SCALE ‒ the largest Linux event in the USA. In many ways, it is similar to FOSDEM in Europe, however, SCALE also focuses on users and administrators, not just developers. It was a pretty busy four days for me.
  • Cisco's 'Hybrid Information-Centric Networking' gets a workout at Verizon
  • Verizon and Cisco ICN Trial Finds Names More Efficient Than Numbers
  • LLVM-MCA Will Analyze Your Machine Code, Help Analyze Potential Performance Issues
    One of the tools merged to LLVM SVN/Git earlier this month for the LLVM 7.0 cycle is LLVM-MCA. The LLVM-MCA tool is a machine code analyzer that estimates how the given machine code would perform on a specific CPU and attempt to report possible bottlenecks. The LLVM-MCA analysis tool uses information already used within LLVM about a given CPU family's scheduler model and other information to try to statically measure how the machine code would carry out on a particular CPU, even going as far as estimating the instructions per cycle and possible resource pressure.
  • Taking Data Further with Standards
    Imagine reading a book, written by many different authors, each working apart from the others, without guidelines, and published without edits. That book is a difficult read — it's in 23 different languages, there's no consistency in character names, and the story gets lost. As a reader, you have an uphill battle to get the information to tell you one cohesive story. Data is a lot like that, and that's why data standards matter. By establishing common standards for the collection, storage, and control of data and information, data can go farther, be integrated with other data, and make "big data" research and development possible. For example, NOAA collects around 20 terabytes of data every day.Through the National Ocean Service, instruments are at work daily gathering physical data in the ocean, from current speed to the movement of schools of fish and much more. Hundreds of government agencies and programs generate this information to fulfill their missions and mandates, but without consistency from agency to agency, the benefits of that data are limited. In addition to federal agencies, there are hundreds more non-federal and academic researchers gathering data every day. Having open, available, comprehensive data standards that are widely implemented facilitates data sharing, and when data is shared, it maximizes the benefits of "big data"— integrated, multi-source data that yields a whole greater than its parts.