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Latest News Feed - For the Community, By The Community2015-08-05T12:58:14+00:00
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Short-Range Wireless Tech for IoT Takes Three Big Steps

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 08:15:42 PM

Last week, we saw three major developments in the wireless world that embedded Linux and Android developers will need to pay attention to. First, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced a Wi-Fi Aware technology, Google rolled out an open source "Eddystone" Bluetooth LE beacon format, and the Thread Group consortium released the first version of its 6LoWPAN-based Thread short-range wireless protocol.

Top 10 Linux and Android Hacker SBCs of 2015

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 06:46:55 PM

 The results of our reader survey on open spec single board computers, held in conjunction with, are in.

Which Linux Chrome OS Clone is Right For You?

Saturday 18th of July 2015 12:04:40 AM

Because Chrome OS is a proprietary solution, owned by Google, you cannot simply download the platform and install it on common x86/64 hardware. To get around that, there are approximations available that can be installed on off-the-shelf hardware that recreate the Chrome OS experience. 

Apple's Decision to Open Source Swift Met with Developer Applause

Friday 17th of July 2015 11:33:40 PM
Apple this week made an announcement worthy of applause and, indeed, the news received the loudest applause of opening day at WWDC. The company said it will open source its programming language Swift and allow developers to compile programs on Linux. 

This Week in Linux News: Core Infrastructure Initiative Completes First Survey, Microsoft's Azure Cloud Offers Limited Linux Support, and More

Friday 17th of July 2015 04:13:44 PM

This week in Linux news, The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative completes its first survey, Microsoft's Azure cloud offers limited Linux support, and more! Catch up on the latest Linux headlines with this week's digest.

Give Your Raspberry Pi Night Vision With the PiNoir Camera

Wednesday 15th of July 2015 10:16:34 PM

With night vision you can use the Raspberry Pi as an around-the-clock surveillance camera monitor, baby monitor, or to give vision to a robot.

Managing IT Access Privileges -- Not As Solved As Management Thinks

Wednesday 15th of July 2015 05:40:45 PM

Even if your company had access privileges solved, odds are it isn't now.

AllSeen Alliance Deepens IT Infrastructure and Cloud Computing Expertise for IoT

Wednesday 15th of July 2015 02:30:52 PM

The AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry collaboration to advance the Internet of Everything through an open source software project, today announced 13 new members have joined the initiative including industry giants IBM and Pivotal.

Bruce Schneier: IT Teams Need Cyberattack Response Planning More Than Prevention

Tuesday 14th of July 2015 10:21:57 PM

Prevention is only part of the solution to cyberattacks, says Bruce Schneier, a security guru and internationally renowned security technologist, in this Q&A in advance of his LinuxCon keynote in August.

10 Things to Do After Installing Linux Mint 17.2

Monday 13th of July 2015 06:44:50 PM
Like any other operating system, depending on your needs, you may have to do some extra work to get your Linux Mint system ready. 

How to Market Your Linux SysAdmin Skills

Monday 13th of July 2015 03:19:33 PM

Linux System Administrator jobs may be abundant but it's still important for SysAdmins who are job hunting to market themselves to fully demonstrate their skills and experience.

Android Makes Strides in Enterprise Embedded Market

Friday 10th of July 2015 08:53:19 PM

Android's expansion into the general embedded market has been evident since at least 2012, when we first reported on the trend, but has progressed slower than some had imagined. Linux, not Android, continues to dominate home automation.

This Week in Linux News: Citrix to Release Virtual Linux Desktop, Linux Mint 17.2, and More

Friday 10th of July 2015 04:44:39 PM

This week in Linux news, Citrix announces preparations to release virtual Linux desktop, Linux Mint 17.2 is focused on the traditional desktop, and more! Continue reading for the top Linux stories of the week.

Which Linux Web Browser is Right for You?

Thursday 9th of July 2015 09:44:17 PM

As with all other types of software, the Linux ecosystem is rife with browsers to choose from—some of which are outstanding options and some, well, not so great. Of all the choices, which browser is best suited for which type of user?

Learn Linux Kernel Device Drivers With Linux Foundation Instructor Bill Kerr

Thursday 9th of July 2015 06:17:19 PM

Bill Kerr has taught Linux Foundation courses in Linux Kernel internals, debugging, device drivers and application development for many years. He helped write the original Linux Foundation Training course materials and has been working with UNIX kernels for 35 years.

The People Who Support Linux: SysAdmin Rigs Raspberry Pi for Racing Pigeons

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 05:30:49 PM

New Linux Foundation individual member Robert Threet built a Raspberry Pi-based motion detector for his pigeon loft.

Linux Training Scholarship Deadline this Friday

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 05:03:56 PM

Our Linux training scholarships have become highly competitive over the last few years with more than 1,000 people applying for just five scholarships annually. With the increasing use of Linux resulting in even more demand for Linux talent, this year we expanded our program to award 14 scholarship recipients. We also added two new categories to increase be inclusive of all age groups and skill levels: Teens-in-Training and Linux Newbies.

Review: Linux Mint 17.2 Release is Refreshed and Faster

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 03:00:23 PM
When I booted into Linux Mint, I could feel a refreshed, polished and modern OS - which still offered the time tested WIMP  (windows, icons, mouse, pointer) paradigm.

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