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Ubuntu Core Receives Support For GPIO and I2C on the Raspberry Pi 2 - Video

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Canonical's Kyle Fazzari wrote an interesting article on his blog informing about the latest work done by him and his team of Ubuntu developers at Canonical for the Ubuntu Core operating system.

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Original: Snappy Scope: Progress Update

GitHub Code

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Linux Machines Produce Easy to Guess Random Numbers

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Linux
Security

A study carried out by two security researchers revealed that the internal system used by Linux systems to produce random numbers, which are later utilized to encrypt data, is much weaker than previously thought.

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Android Smart lock: Should you be using it?

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Security

Here's my suggestion... at least on a user level. If you want to use Smart lock to be able to gain quick and easy access to certain aspects of your device (such as the phone), but keep a modicum of security on other aspects (such as email, messages, etc), employ an app locker app (such as AppLock) to lock down the applications that require security.

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Ubuntu Touch to Get a LibreOffice Doc Viewer Soon

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Ubuntu

LibreOffice 5.0 was released a week ago, and one of the things mentioned in the announcement was the fact that it's a cornerstone of the mobile clients for Ubuntu Touch and Android. A developer wanted to clarify what that actually meant.

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The New Ubuntu-Supported Video Driver PPA Is Well Received by Community

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Ubuntu will have a dedicated PPA for video drivers, for now only for the Nvidia ones, and third-party developers are already praising the devs for this decision.

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today's leftovers

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Misc
  • IBM partners with Linux in new mainframe push

    Earlier this year, IBM launched the new z13 mainframe, its first in nearly three years. Bolstered by strong sales, the company is putting more of a focus on mainframes, partnering with Linux in a new strategy.

  • Google Rolls Out OnHub Router, Powered By Gentoo Linux

    Google's OnHub is a WiFi router that also has home automation support for their Nest products as well as support for devices using the Zigbee, ZWave, and Thread protocols. OnHub is designed to be easy to setup via a mobile app, its firmware is self-updating, and is optimized for today's (largely streaming) web needs.

  • Arch-based Antergos Refreshed, Installer Overhaul
  • Another big update in slackware-current

    But the real interesting stuff is not just those sheer number of updated packages – it’s the new 4.1.6 Linux kernel, the gcc 4.9.3 compiler suite, glibc 2.22 C libraries, mesa 10.6.4, a new libepoxy package which was required to get glamor 1.0.0 into the xorg-server… exciting times for the adventurous who are running slackware-current!

  • Cisco, Red Hat create platform for IoT innovation

    “We’re building a platform … so that people can consume on demand, as they need it, what they’re looking for,” said Chris Wright, chief technologist for Red Hat, Inc. Wright, along with Dave Ward, CTO of engineering and chief architect at Cisco Systems, Inc., joined theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s production team, at OpenStack Summit Vancouver 2015 discuss the current Red Hat/Cisco partnership that aims to bring open source to the next level, making it a carrier-grade technology.

  • Red Hat Inc. (RHT) Falls 3.54% for August 21

    One of the S&P 500’s big losers for Friday August 21 was Red Hat Inc. (RHT). The company’s stock fell 3.54% to $72.47 on volume of 1.27 million shares.

  • Fedora's Rawhide Might See Some Changes

    Rawhide, the name of Fedora's development version and repository, may be restructured and improved as part of an initiative following discussions last week at the distribution's Flock conference.

  • GSoC 2015: Wrap up report
  • Quickest path to a local apt repository

    As I’m writing this, DebConf 15 is coming to an end. I spend most of my time improving the situation of the Haskell Packages in Debian, by improving the tooling and upgrading our packages to match Stackage 3.0 and build against GHC 7.10. But that is mostly of special interest (see this mail for a partial summary), so I’d like to use this post to advertise a very small and simple package I just uploaded to Debian:

  • Canonical Updated Firefox On All The Supported Ubuntu Systems

    Most likely, Canonical has forgot to replace Yahoo with Google as the default search engine, the Firefox browser for other platforms using Yahoo.

  • The Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 Update May Be Delayed
  • GCC Developers Might Finally Switch Over To Using Git
  • The GCC Developers May Move The Development From SVN To Git

    At the GNU Tools Cauldron 2015 in Prague, the developers have announced that they are thinking of switching to Git as the default version control system. A mailing list has been created and the developers have started asking questions.

Leftovers: Gaming

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Android Leftovers

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Android

Intel Core i5 6600K Skylake Linux CPU Benchmarks

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Graphics/Benchmarks

Earlier this week I began my Intel Skylake Linux benchmarking by posting some initial results from the HD Graphics 530, the new Intel "Gen9" graphics. While more Intel Linux HD Graphics 530 results are on the way, completed for this weekend are the initial CPU benchmark results comparing the Core i5 6600K to various other Intel Haswell/Broadwell processors as well as some AMD APUs and CPUs.

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Mozilla and Servo, Firefox

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Leftovers: BSD

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BSD

Development Releases

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Deprecated Wubi Tool "Mysteriously" Survives on Ubuntu Images Until Today

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Wubi was a tool made by Canonical that acted as an Ubuntu installed for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, allowing users to install Ubuntu alongside those OSes. It's been deprecated for two years, but it somehow "mysteriously" survived on the installation media until now.

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Ubuntu 16.04 Stupendously Hot Concept Is About to Become Real

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We wrote just a few days ago about a Ubuntu 16.04 Stupendously Hot Charmander concept and a lot of people liked it. Because it's the work of someone from the community, it's unlikely that it will be become more than just that, a concept, but it seems to have taken a life of its own.

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Rumor: Android Pay To Arrive August 26th

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Android

When Google introduced Android Pay back at Google IO 2015 this year at the end of May, it displayed that Google would be taking the mobile payments solutions seriously, but at the time they didn’t give a hard date for a launch of the service. Alongside that, since there has been no confirmed launch date for Android Pay by Google, it means there is no confirmed date for when users can expect to see the app available to download to their devices. A new rumor circulating the internet over this weekend claims that Android Pay will be launching on August 26th, that’s this Wednesday.

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Huawei Honor 7i Specs, Release Date: Android Smartphone With Rotating Camera, Side Fingerprint Sensor Launched In China

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In the announcement, Huawei also boasted that the Honor 7i had a fingerprint sensor. However, unlike smartphones from other brands, the Honor handset's sensor is neither located in front or at the back, but on its side.

In the report, the sensor can be easily reached by the thumb and can be used to take camera shots on the go. Like other fingerprint scanners, this sensor also enables the user to unlock the phone from sleep. Hopefully, there are more features and functions for this fingerprint sensor.

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Nokia Android Phone News, Rumors: Finnish Brand Will Rise from Ashes Once It Embraces Android Platform

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Nokia may technically be non-existent in the mobile market right now as far as new devices are concerned. However, the Finnish manufacturer may already be looking for potential partner companies to help it make a comeback next year.

Based on the buyout deal between Microsoft and Nokia last year, Nokia may not be able to manufacture any mobile devices during that time as part of a non-compete agreement.

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Linuxcon North America 2015: Linus Keeps it Real

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The annual Linuxcon North America conference was once again highlighted by none other than Linux creator Linux Torvalds. Torvalds was not on the original scheduled for the event, rather he filled a slot originally identified as 'surprise guest."

Rather than the typical Linux kernel panel keynote where Torvalds has typically participated, Torvalds did a one on one question and answer ten minute session with Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin. It's a format that seemed to suit Torvalds well, though the questions ranged from the mildly technical to the personal.

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Also: The Linux Vendor Firmware Service Continues Maturing

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