Snickerdoodle Rivals Raspberry Pi 2 with Integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Ubuntu Core Support
Snickerdoodle is a new maker board designed for people who like building stuff ranging from robots to advanced networking, and it can fit in the palm for the hand.
Area51 updates (KDE on FreeBSD)
The area51 repository continues to update, even as the official ports tree for FreeBSD sticks with KDE4. Since the KDE-FreeBSD team is also responsible for the official ports, that basically means that not everything has been shaken out yet, and that the team doesn’t feel that it can provide a really good Frameworks5 / Plasma5 / Applications installation .. yet. I’ve been playing with ideas for a default desktop wallpaper (the upstream default gives me a headache; I’d really like to combine Flying Konqui by Timothée Giet with bubbles made from the BSD logo.
Tiny, rugged SBC runs Linux or Android on Snapdragon 410
Inforce has launched an 85 x 54mm “Inforce 6309 Micro SBC” that runs Linux or Android on a Snapdragon 410 and offers -30 to 85°C operation and optional PoE.
Qualcomm’s ARMv8, 64-bit Snapdragon 410 has proven to be popular among embedded developers. In addition to Inforce Computing’s new Inforce 6309 Micro SBC, we have seen the quad-core, 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 SoC used in the eInfochips Eragon 410 COM, the Intrinsyc Open-Q 410 COM, and Qualcomm’s own DragonBoard 410c SBC.
Mozilla contributor creates diabetes project for the masses
My open source story started in high school as a student. I always considered myself to be a hacker—not the malicious type, but the curious type who liked to tinker with code and hardware. My first encounter with open source was in 2001 when I installed my first Linux distro, Lindows. Of course, I was also an early user of Mozilla Firefox.
Microsoft and Linux: True Romance or Toxic Love?
We shouldn't be slow to forget Microsoft's mantra of Embrace, Extend and Exterminate. Right now, Microsoft is very much in the early stages of embracing Linux. Will Microsoft seek to splinter the community through custom extensions and proprietary "standards"?
Wireless IoT gateway features Linux/Java programming stack
Calao unveiled a modular “Delta P100” IoT gateway with a Linux/Java OSGI programming stack, plus WiFi, 3G/4G, LoRa, SigFox, and other wireless options.
French embedded firm Calao Systems, which we last heard from in September with its Tegra K1-based SMC-NTKE1 SMARC module, has now spun its first Internet of Things gateway. This low-powered Delta P100 runs Debian Linux on the lowly, 700MHz ARM11 SoC that launched a million Raspberry Pi’s: the Broadcom BCM2835. The device is manufactured by Calao partner Eolane.
LibreOffice Has About 1,200 UI-Related Reported Bugs, Come and Help Fix Them
LibreOffice might be a great office suite, but the community doesn’t like the fact that the UI still looks kind of dated. The good news is that anyone with some coding skills can try to fix that by working on the project.