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Embedded Linux Keeps Growing Amid IoT Disruption, Says Study

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A new VDC Research study projects that Linux and Android will continue to increase embedded market share through 2017 while Windows and commercial real-time operating systems (RTOSes) will lose ground. The study suggests that the fast growth of IoT is accelerating the move toward open source Linux.

"Open source, freely, and/or publicly available" Linux will grow from 56.2 percent share of embedded unit shipments in 2012 to 64.7 percent in 2017, according to VDC's "The Global Market for IoT and Embedded Operating Systems." That represents a CAGR of 16.7 percent for open Linux, says VDC.

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10 Things You Can Do in Android 5.1 That You Couldn't Before

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Android 5.1 isn't one of those massive life-changing releases that'll have you tapping the 'look for updates' button frenetically for days on end; but nor is it one of those minor upgrades with only bug fixes and technical improvements. Here are the cool new features you're going to get with the new Android—once it eventually arrives on your phone.

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The five things Android finally got right with Android 5.1

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Google is finally delivering a few perks that didn’t make the cut when it rolled out Android Lollipop.

Android 5.1 is here (at this time only for Nexus devices), and it tidies up Google’s operating system with some extra niceties that help you zip through various tasks. Here are the details as to what’s new and how it spruces up the overall utility and performance of Android.

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Docker At 2: From Shaky Start To Open-Source Star

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Co-founder Solomon Hykes reflects on the startup's roots in Paris, its failed first effort to get containers moving, and how Docker then became a fast-growing data center hit.

Docker turned two years old Wednesday, and what an impact it has had at such a young age.

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Transticket signs open source contract with MariaDB

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Nordic ticket giant to develop open source on chips, tickets and beer.

Open source database technology company MariaDB has announced Nordic Transticket as its latest costumer.

Previously with Oracle-owned MySQL, the ticketing company, a rising rival to European Ticketmaster, reached a peak in user data with 150 Gigabytes.

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PHP 7 Set to Dramatically Acclerate PHP Performance

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According to the data, running drupal 7.27 on PHP 7 is 4.23 percent faster than running it on HHVM, that number rises to 25 percent faster for those running earlier builds of the in-development Drupal 8 release.

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Leftovers: Software

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  • Solving ODEs on Linux

    Many problems in science and engineering are modeled through ordinary differential equations (ODEs). An ODE is an equation that contains a function of one independent variable and its derivatives. This means that practically any system that changes over time can be modeled with an ODE, from celestial mechanics to chemistry reaction rates to ecology and population modeling.

  • Twitch.tv Indicator Lets You Know When The Channels You Follow Go Live

    Twitch Indicator is, like its name suggests, a www.twitch.tv appindicator. In case you're not familiar with Twitch, this is a popular live streaming video platform that primarily focuses on video gaming.

    The purpose of Twitch Indicator is to track the channels you follow and notify you when they go live. Besides notifications, which can be turned off from the indicator settings, the list of live channels is displayed in the indicator menu and clicking on any channel will open its Twitch page in your default web browser.

  • Rygel 0.25.3 Media Server Brings Server, Tracker, Renderer, and GStreamer Improvements

    Rygel, an open-source home media solution that allows users to easily share all kinds of multimedia files to various UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) devices has been recently updated to version 0.25.3 as part of the GNOME 3.16 Release Candidate desktop environment.

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5 Golden Rules to Live By as a New Linux User

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You have ignored persistent Linux myths and decided to give Linux a try. How do you ensure that your transition to the new OS is smooth? Stick to the following five rules and you should do just fine. It’s time to get over your fear of failing at Linux.

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Lubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn - No, not really

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There's nothing functionally wrong with Lubuntu. It's not bad. It's simply not interesting. It's meat without flavor, it's a hybrid car, it's accounting lessons at the local evening school, it's morning news, it's a visit to Pompei while blindfolded. There's no excitement. You need a lean distro? Fine. Xubuntu. Problem solved. It's that simple. LXLE does offer some small advantages over this distro, but not by a great margin. Maybe there's a limit to how fun LXDE can really be. Alive does not mean lively.

I liked this desktop environment in the past, but it's stagnated. It hasn't evolved at all, and its competitors have left it far behind. And that reflects poorly on Lubuntu, which, despite a calm and stable record of spartan behavior, has left with me an absolute zero of emotional attachment toward it. That's not good. It's 6/10 not good. Now, almost four years since my last Lubuntu review, that's quite bad actually. Overall, you shouldn't pass on this distro, and perhaps Utopic + LXDE is the perfect match for your aging hardware. But in most cases, you can happily replace it with Xubuntu, and everything will be just as fine, only far more fun. And that brings us to the end of this review. Fire away thy angry emails.

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It's not time for Popcorn Time, and it never will be

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Both Linux and open source have come a very long way. But all of those strides could so easily be undone by the constant proliferation of tools such as Popcorn Time. And now, even a Linux distribution, ChaletOS has included Popcorn Time by default. The ChaletOS could be one of those Linux distributions anyone and everyone could use and love. After all, it offers an interface that is as close to Windows 7 as any Linux desktop has ever achieved (thanks to Xfce). Average Windows users will be right at home with an arsenal of applications that easily covers their work and personal needs. But then, the developers throw in Popcorn Time. What makes this doubly odd is that ChaletOS is hosted by Google.

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Rollin' with Arch, Hold the Popcorn, and Fav Desktop

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Arch Linux is "a lightweight and flexible Linux distribution that tries to Keep It Simple." It's also known as a rolling release distribution that is characterized by frequent updates rather than periodic reinstalls. Arch has remained in Distrowatch.com's top 10 Page Hit Ranking since 2009 and was once a darling of the Linux blogosphere. Swapnil Bhartiya today posted five reasons folks should "roll with Arch Linux." Elsewhere, Red Hat had an interesting day on Wall Street and Jack Wallen said Popcorn Time isn't the kind of application distributions should be including. And finally, a new poll was posted to bring some fun to your Thursday evening.

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International College Hong Kong manages education with open source Gibbon

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A collection of articles from educators, students, advocates, parents, and more who are implementing open source in education and working toward a more open knowledge base for everyone.

Schools are pillars of the modern education system. They are the point of first contact for many kids to the outside world. And, it may not be wrong to say that schooling plays a major role in shaping a child's personality, so it is important that schools have a good infrastructure to closely monitor and manage children's interests, passions, and obviously their academics.

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GTK+ 3.16 Will Bring Support for HiDPI Pointer Cursors in Wayland

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GNOME

The GTK+ 3.15.12 toolkit has been released recently as part of the GNOME 3.16 RC (Release Candidate) desktop environment and it introduces the last changes to be implemented in the final GTK+ 3.16.0 released, which will be distributed alongside GNOME 3.16, due for release on March 25, 2015.

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Black Lab Linux MATE 6.1

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There are many different distributions that use Ubuntu as a base, but one you might not have heard of is Black Lab Linux. Black Lab Linux uses…you guessed it…a cute black labrador retriever as its mascot, and the distro itself is focused on providing a compelling and easy to use desktop version of Linux. Toward that end they’ve tried very hard to create a desktop distro that someone coming from a Mac or Windows could jump in and use, even if they are completely new to Linux.

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The wait is over, ​Android Auto is finally hitting the road

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Google's Android Auto smartphone interface for cars is finally hitting the road as the first aftermarket units become available for sale this week. In the US market, the new Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX, AVIC-7100NEX and AVH-4100NEX models will all feature Android Auto integration.

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Docker security in the future

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Security

When I began this series of writing about Docker security on Opensource.com, I stated that "containers do not contain."

One of the main goals at both Red Hat and at Docker is to make this statement less true. My team at Red Hat is continuing to try to take advantage of other security mechanisms to make containers more secure. These are a few of the security features we are working at implementing and how they might affect Docker and containers in the future.

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Linux Kernel 3.12.39 LTS Is Now Available for Download, Includes a Great Number of Changes

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Jiri Slaby has announced today the immediate availability for download of the Linux kernel 3.12.39, a LTS (Long Term Support) release aimed at servers and embedded devices where stability is extremely important. This maintenance release of Linux 3.12 kernel includes a great number of changes and updated drivers.

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