Hands-On: More adventures with Manjaro-ARM for the Raspberry Pi 2
In my previous post I celebrated the announcement of Manjaro-ARM Linux for the Raspberry Pi 2. I installed it on my Pi 2 with no problems, and I was ready to continue experimenting and investigating with two major objectives - how complete/stable is it, and what are the chances of getting the i3 window manager working on it?
Canonical Will Be Present at MWC 2016 to Showcase Its Ubuntu Convergence
MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2016 is almost upon us, and one of the biggest attraction there will be, of course, Canonical's latest Ubuntu convergence features, which the company behind the world's most popular free operating system will showcase on the new BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet device.
Benchmarks Of The ODROID-C2 64-Bit ARM Development Board
Earlier this month Hardkernel announced the ODROID-C2 as a 64-bit ARM development board that would begin shipping in March. Fortunately, you don't need to wait until next month to find out how this $40 USD 64-bit ARM development board is performing: here are some benchmarks.
Pinterest open-sources its Teletraan tool for deploying code
As promised last year when the company introduced it, Pinterest today announced that it has released its Teletraan tool for deploying source code on GitHub under an open source Apache license.
“Teletraan is designed to do one thing, deploy code,” Pinterest software engineer Baogang Song wrote in a blog post. “Not only does it support critical features such as zero downtime deploy, rollback, staging and continuous deploy, but it also has convenient features, such as displaying commit details, comparing different deploys, notifying deploy state changes through either email or chat room, displaying OpenTSDB metrics and more.”
Linux for your Loved Ones
Few things in this life are more frustrating than trying to provide tech support to loved ones. If you’re reading this, odds are you’ve run into this experience yourself at some point in your life. Now, I should point out that no operating system is completely free from bugs. Even the most locked down devices, such as tablets or Chromebooks can still experience challenges due to connectivity.
I believe today’s popular Linux distributions are a far better option in the long run. Using a Linux distro often means you can work with existing PC hardware instead of buying new stuff. And unlike Google’s Chromebook, you’re not providing remote access help over wifi – the older PC running Linux happens to have a wired connection. This alone is enough to save one’s sanity. (Read the rest)
FPGA vendors and users will meet next month in an effort to define a standard software interface for accelerators. The meeting is being convened by Red Hat’s chief ARM architect, who gave an update (Wednesday) on efforts to establish ARM servers.
“There’s a trend towards high-level synthesis so an FPGA programmer can write in OpenCL up front but the little piece that’s been ignored is how OpenCL talks to Linux,” said Jon Masters, speaking at the Linley Data Center event here.
Everence Capital Management Inc. increased its position in Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) by 105.1% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 6,307 shares of the open-source software company’s stock after buying an additional 3,232 shares during the period. Everence Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Red Hat were worth $522,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
I and Justin Flory have created a Fedora News channel on Telegram. It’s a new way to follow news about the Fedora Project and it’s supplementary to the news channels we’re already using (Planet Fedora/RSS, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, mailing lists). The Telegram channel is a one-way communication, there is no way to reply or comment on news messages. For discussion, we already have a Fedora group chat.
Smarthphone technology is shaking up earthquake research with a new app that may soon connect millions of users around the world to create an early-warning network.
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have released a crowdsourcing Android application called MyShake that uses data from a smartphone’s built-in vibration sensor to detect the presence of a quak
Most articles about Android security tools focus on malware-scanning suites like Lookout, Norton and AVG. But with the layers of protection already built into the platform, those sorts of apps are arguably unnecessary and often counterproductive -- or even needlessly expensive.
Years ago, Andy Rubin gave us Android. Today, he wants to give people free dashcams to stick in their vehicles. That’s right. Free dashcams.
You may not have heard much about Rubin since he left Google in 2014. He’s been busy with Playground Global, which he co-founded shortly after his exit. Playground’s mission is “to make it even easier to bring innovative hardware to market.” They raised more than $350 million in funding to do that, and this free dashcam (that’s not it pictured above, it’s a Gadstone GS3000) could be the first product they turn out.
Microsoft is talking this up as a good thing for you and I, saying the pre-installation of these apps “increase the value of those devices by delivering the rich productivity experiences customers want.” However, we suspect most people will disagree with that assessment, and would prefer instead to choose which apps they install by themselves.