Black Duck Survey: Open Source More Popular than Ever for Companies
Open source is now companies' "default approach" to software, and open source's presence within the business world and the use of open source has nearly doubled since 2010. That's according to the latest "Annual Future of Open Source" report from Black Duck Software.
Booting Linux In Just One Second
One of the most interesting presentations from this year's Embedded Linux Conference Europe was how-to boot Linux in under one second!
For targeting various embedded use-cases, Jan Altenberg of Linutronix presented how to achieve this feat of booting Linux in under one second.
Twitter is a social networking service that is a bit of a conundrum to many. At any given time it can be used to connect with people of a like mind, and at another it’s an exercise in frustration, thanks to the never-ending stream of data. But for those that depend upon the service as a means to either stay connected, promote a product or service, or even (on certain levels) research a given topic, it’s a boon.
A console application is computer software which is able to be used via a text-only computer interface, the command line interface, or a text-based interface included within a graphical user interface operating system, such as a terminal emulator (such as GNOME Terminal or Terminator). Whereas a graphical user interface application generally involves using the mouse and keyboard (or touch control), with a console application the primary (and often only) input method is the keyboard.
If you're able to get to the Silicon Valley area in March, there is a big open networking conference taking shape, with some very talented participants. The Linux Foundation is announcing that the Open Networking Summit (ONS) is becoming a Linux Foundation event, and ONS 2016 will take place March 14-17, 2016 in Santa Clara, Calif.
Slides and videos from this year's European Embedded Linux conference are now available in full.
As of a few days ago, all of the Embedded Linux Conference Europe videos are available via this YouTube playlist.
Just under one week ago I wrote at length about the NVIDIA Jetson TX1 development board performance. It's a phenomenal ARM development board and quite powerful thanks to the Tegra X1 SoC with the Maxwell GPU and Cortex-A57 processor cores. My only gripes with the Jetson TX1 were around some issues with setting up the software as noted in the article, but it turns out there's already been some improvements in that front.
The sixth maintenance release of the stable Mesa 3D Graphics Library 11.0 software has been announced earlier by Emil Velikov, along with the first RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming Mesa 11.1.0 release.
We've been waiting to find out more details on Radeon Software Crimson Edition, a.k.a. the new AMD Catalyst driver, and h/ow it will affect the Linux support... Well, apparently there are some hefty performance boosts in store.
5 open source security tools to protect your firm
Cyber security solutions can be expensive, often for good reason. However, there are also some very powerful open source offerings that can help keep you and company safe.