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Tiny Linux hacker board features dual Ethernet and a $14 price

Saturday 26th of August 2017 01:00:00 PM

The open spec, 60 x 45mm "Orange Pi R1" runs Linux or Android on a quad -A7 Allwinner H2 and features WiFi, USB OTG, and dual 10/100 Ethernet ports.

How to Install OrientDB on CentOS 7

Saturday 26th of August 2017 06:00:00 AM

HowToForge: OrientDB is a free and open source NoSQL database management system.

Linux-based security phone to ship with source code

Saturday 26th of August 2017 02:00:00 AM

 LinuxGizmos: Purism is crowdfunding a security minded "Librem 5" smartphone that runs Linux on an i.MX6 or i.MX8, and offers a 5-inch screen and privacy protections.

Guide to Linux App Is a Handy Tool for Every Level of Linux User

Friday 25th of August 2017 10:00:00 PM The Guide to Linux app is not perfect, but it's a great tool to help you learn your way around Linux commands.

Introducing Sailfish X and all the details you want to know

Friday 25th of August 2017 09:00:00 PM

We will open the hardware adaptation source code repositories for Xperia X device in the coming week, and we will provide instructions on how community can build their own Sailfish images from the sources.

Linux Turns 26 Today

Friday 25th of August 2017 08:00:00 PM

Linus Torvalds: Hello everybody out there using minix-

Some Early AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Linux Benchmarks

Friday 25th of August 2017 07:00:00 PM

Phoronix: No Linux compatibility problems or issues encountered yet with Threadripper on Linux.

Ultimate Guide to Vagrant - The Best Tool to Manage Virtual Environments

Friday 25th of August 2017 06:00:00 PM

Vagrant is an open source tool that helps in building and managing virtual environments.

Top 3 open source Python IDEs

Friday 25th of August 2017 05:00:00 PM When it comes to Python programming, you have many options for great integrated development environments.

Asus Tinker Board TinkerOS Android Anything Special?

Friday 25th of August 2017 04:00:00 PM

Asus published their first beta Android release (version for the Tinker Board back in April.

Google Chrome Vs. Chromium

Friday 25th of August 2017 03:00:00 PM

Google Chrome is currently the most popular browser on desktop PCs

Demand for Open Source Skills Continues to Grow

Friday 25th of August 2017 02:00:00 PM

Consider this: 86 percent of open source professionals believe that just knowing open source has advanced their careers

The Librem 5: Your Ultimate GNU/Linux FLOSS Smartphone

Friday 25th of August 2017 02:00:00 PM

Nixcraft: Purism is well known for Linux based laptop with Coreboot.

Half a dozen clever Linux command line tricks

Friday 25th of August 2017 01:00:00 PM

To make your time in the command line more rewarding, try these command line tricks involving watch, look, man -k and help.

35 Blockchain Startups to Watch

Friday 25th of August 2017 12:00:00 PM

Datamation: Blockchain startups are enjoying great funding and excitement.

This Linux tool could improve the security of IoT devices

Friday 25th of August 2017 11:00:00 AM

NetworkWorld: Snappy, a software deployment and management system designed by Canonical for the Ubuntu operating system, could be a shortcut to building trusted IoT applications.

Go 1.9 is released

Friday 25th of August 2017 06:00:00 AM

The most important change to the language is the introduction of type aliases: a feature created to support gradual code repair.

How to restrict users access on a Linux machine

Thursday 24th of August 2017 10:00:00 PM

In this tutorial we are going to learn how to restrict access to a Linux machine by interacting with two files

Open source professionals are more in demand than ever

Thursday 24th of August 2017 09:00:00 PM

 ZDnet: Dice and The Linux Foundation's 2017 Open Source Jobs Report reveals Linux and open-source jobs are hotter than ever.

Touch-panel PCs run Raspbian on Raspberry Pi CM3

Thursday 24th of August 2017 08:00:00 PM

LinuxGizmos: Comfile has launched two IP65 protected, resistive touch panel PCs with 7- and 10.2-inch 800 x 480 displays, built around the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3.

More in Tux Machines

Oracle: New VirtualBox 5.2 Beta, SPARC M8 Processors Launched

  • VirtualBox 5.2 to Let Users Enable or Disable Audio Input and Output On-the-Fly
    Oracle announced new updates for its popular, cross-platform and open-source virtualization software, the third Beta of the upcoming VirtualBox 5.2 major release and VirtualBox 5.1.28 stable maintenance update. We'll start with the stable update, VirtualBox 5.1.28, as it's more important for our readers using Oracle VM VirtualBox for all of their virtualization needs. The VirtualBox 5.1 maintenance release 28 is here to improve audio support by fixing various issues with both the ALSA and OSS backends, as well as an accidental crash with AC'97.
  • SPARC M8 Processors Launched
    While Oracle recently let go of some of their SPARC team, today marks the launch of the SPARC M8. The initial SPARC M8 line-up includes the T8-1, T8-2, T8-4. M8-8, and SuperCluster M8-8 servers.

Wikileaks Releases Spy Files Russia, CCleaner Infected, Equifax Has a Dirty Little Secret

  • Spy Files Russia
    This publication continues WikiLeaks' Spy Files series with releases about surveillance contractors in Russia. While the surveillance of communication traffic is a global phenomena, the legal and technological framework of its operation is different for each country. Russia's laws - especially the new Yarovaya Law - make literally no distinction between Lawful Interception and mass surveillance by state intelligence authorities (SIAs) without court orders. Russian communication providers are required by Russian law to install the so-called SORM ( Система Оперативно-Розыскных Мероприятий) components for surveillance provided by the FSB at their own expense. The SORM infrastructure is developed and deployed in Russia with close cooperation between the FSB, the Interior Ministry of Russia and Russian surveillance contractors.
  • Malware-Infected CCleaner Installer Distributed to Users Via Official Servers for a Month
    Hackers have managed to embed malware into the installer of CCleaner, a popular Windows system optimization tool with over 2 billion downloads to date. The rogue package was distributed through official channels for almost a month. CCleaner is a utilities program that is used to delete temporary internet files such as cookies, empty the Recycling Bin, correct problems with the Windows Registry, among other tasks. First released in 2003, it has become hugely popular; up to 20 million people download it per month. Users who downloaded and installed CCleaner or CCleaner Cloud between Aug. 15 and Sept. 12 should scan their computers for malware and update their apps. The 32-bit versions of CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191 were affected.
  • Equifax Suffered a Hack [sic] Almost Five Months Earlier Than the Date It Disclosed
  • This is why you shouldn’t use texts for two-factor authentication

    For a long time, security experts have warned that text messages are vulnerable to hijacking — and this morning, they showed what it looks like in practice.

Amazon Changes Rental ('Cloud') Model on GNU/Linux

Devices/Hardware: Embedded/Boards, CODESYS, and EPYC Linux Performance

  • Linux friendly IoT gateway runs on 3.5-inch Bay Trail SBC
    While the MB-80580 SBC lists SATA II, the gateway indicates SATA III. Also, the gateway datasheet notes that the RS232 ports can all be redirected to RS232/422/485. Software includes Windows IoT Core and Server, as well as Yocto, Ubuntu Snappy Core, and CentOS Linux distributions.
  • Rugged panel PC scales up to a 19-inch touchscreen
    The fanless, IP65-rated WinSystems “PPC65B-1x” panel PC runs Linux or Win 10 on a quad-core Atom E3845, and offers 10.4 to 19-inch resistive touchscreens.
  • CODESYS announces CODESYS-compatible SoftPLC for open Linux device platforms
  • EPYC Linux performance from AMD
    Phoronix have been hard at work testing out AMD's new server chip, specifically the 2.2/2.7/3.2GHz EPYC 7601 with 32 physical cores.  The frequency numbers now have a third member which is the top frequency all 32 cores can hit simultaneously, for this processor that would be 2.7GHz.  Benchmarking server processors is somewhat different from testing consumer CPUs, gaming performance is not as important as dealing with specific productivity applications.   Phoronix started their testing of EPYC, in both NUMA and non-NUMA configurations, comparing against several Xeon models and the performance delta is quite impressive, sometimes leaving even a system with dual Xeon Gold 6138's in the dust.  They also followed up with a look at how EPYC compares to Opteron, AMD's last server offerings.  The evolution is something to behold.
  • Opteron vs. EPYC Benchmarks & Performance-Per-Watt: How AMD Server Performance Evolved Over 10 Years
    By now you have likely seen our initial AMD EPYC 7601 Linux benchmarks. If you haven't, check them out, EPYC does really deliver on being competitive with current Intel hardware in the highly threaded space. If you have been curious to see some power numbers on EPYC, here they are from the Tyan Transport SX TN70A-B8026 2U server. Making things more interesting are some comparison benchmarks showing how the AMD EPYC performance compares to AMD Opteron processors from about ten years ago.