My apologies — it’s been a busy week and I’m swamped with Cloud SIG effort, other work stuff, and a kid with a stomach bug. Plus, these things turn out to take a long time to write. (Who knew?!) The Fedora.next 2014 Update series will back next week with governance structure, current status (with many updates!), and some big-picture ideas.
Not to be outflanked by rivals, Intel has released the $99 Minnowboard Max, a tiny single-board computer that runs Linux and Android. It is completely open source – you can check out the firmware and software here – and runs a 1.91GHz Atom E3845 processor.
The board’s schematics are also available for download and the Intel graphics chipset has open-source drivers so hackers can have their way with the board. While it doesn’t compete directly with the Raspberry Pi – the Pi is more an educational tool and already has a robust ecosystem – it is a way for DIYers to mess around in x86 architected systems as well as save a bit of cash. The system uses break-out boards called Lures to expand functionality.
Softpedia: The Humble Bundle people are continuing to support the Linux community and most of their collections of games comes with versions for the Linux platform.