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Ubik's quest to build your dream Android phone starts with the Uno

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This is the Ubik Uno, another addition to the growing list of 5.5-inch Android smartphones being sold for an attractive price. The device launched on Kickstarter today, and early backers can get in for $280 — not bad for an unlocked phone that the company claims rivals big-name flagships. The idea of "crowdfunded smartphone" is something no company has been able to nail down. Ubik is giving it a shot, and is dreaming up even bigger ambitions for what's next.

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diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

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Linux

There's a slow effort underway to allow virtually any part of the kernel to be extracted into its own shared library, thus enabling users to use any alternative subsystem they please. There's a long history of this, going back to the debate between micro-kernels and monolithic kernels. Even Linus Torvalds, the proponent of the monolithic kernel, believes it's better to abstract features out of the kernel, so long as it can be done without sacrificing speed, stability and other core requirements.

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Commodore's Ghost Lives in New Machine

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The device, named the "Commodore PET," runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, and has a 5.5-inch full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS OGS display.

It has a 1.7-GHz 64-bit octa-core CPU, up to 3 GB of RAM, an earphone jack, a microUSB slot, dual SIM cards, and a 3,000 mAh removable battery.

The PET runs on 4G LTE, GSM and WCDMA networks.

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MontaVista spins IoT version of its Carrier Grade Linux

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MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade eXpress (CGX) builds upon and subtracts from its commercial-grade MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) for networking and server applications. The CGX spinoff supports Internet of Things devices, 5G carrier grade telecom infrastructure, and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solutions, says Cavium-owned MontaVista Software. More specifically, CGX supports networking and communications, instrumentation and control, aerospace and defense, SOHO, medical electronics, and other IoT devices.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Hits General Availability

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Why I created Open Source Protocol

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I recently launched the Open Source Protocol (OS Protocol), a standard that can be used to link to where the code for a website is hosted. The protocol is fairly simple—all it involves is metatags, and most websites will only need two or three lines of code to be compliant.

OS Protocol is based on Facebook's Open Graph Protocol (OGP) and Twitter's Card protocol. Both of these use metatags in an HTML document's header to help their crawlers get metadata about a website; the site name, picture, a description. What I envision is a different sort of crawler that can identify the source of a page.

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Capital One Out to Display its Geekdom with Open Source DevOps Dashboard

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  • Capital One Out to Display its Geekdom with Open Source DevOps Dashboard

    At OSCON today, Capital One will be unveiling Hygieia, a comprehensive DevOps dashboard that its agile teams developed, as its first open source product.

  • Capital One Unveils Open Source Dev Tool at OSCON

    “Most DevOps tools only cover a portion of the pipeline,” the company explains in a press release, “for example quality or environment health, but they don’t offer a comprehensive view.” Hygieia provides “customizable widgets for all of the steps in the software development lifecycle.” It’s available on GitHub and is released under the Apache 2.0 license.

IBM moves open source business software to the cloud

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BM has set up a new code repository that aims to foster collaborative development of enterprise open source software—and it may also drum up interest in its own Bluemix platform services.

IBM has seeded the site, called DeveloperWorks Open, with more than 50 IBM open-source projects.

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Mini-ITX board runs Linux on AMD Steppe Eagle

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Congatec announced its Linux-friendly Conga-IGX Mini-ITX boards in 2013, providing a choice of two dual-core and one quad-core models from the original AMD G-Series SoC family. Now, the company has expanded the product to feature two G-Series SoC models from the newer Steppe Eagle generation of G-Series SoCs. AMD’s Steppe Eagle is still 28nm, but is claimed to offer improved performance-per-Watt, a dedicated security coprocessor, and the feature touted by Congatec: configurable TDP (cTDP).

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The only remaining barrier to entry for Linux

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The only reason more people aren't using Linux is because they can't go to a big box store and purchase a computer with Linux pre-installed. If the masses could head over to Best Buy or Target and drop a few hundred dollars for a PC running Linux, they'd be using Linux. Why? Because they'd discover an operating system that includes the one tool they mostly use and won't be plagued with the same tired issues they've faced over the last couple of decades.

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New MySQL Version Lands in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

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Details about a number of MySQL vulnerabilities have been published by Canonical for its Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems.

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Docker VP Marianna Tessel: What’s Next For Containers

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Interviews
OSS

Linux container technology has evolved rapidly over the past year as adoption expands beyond large web companies to become the de facto way organizations are building distributed applications today. The technology has become more sophisticated to support multi-container, multi-host applications, and has even expanded beyond Linux to the Windows architecture, says Marianna Tessel, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Docker.

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The New Solus: Putting the Pieces Together Again The New Solus

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Reviews

Perhaps what is the most significant trinket in Solus is the desktop creation built into it from scratch. The developer created the Budgie Desktop as a new Linux environment written from the ground up. Budgie has grown from its inception in SolusOS through Evolve OS. Designed with the modern user in mind, Budgie focuses on simplicity and elegance. It has a plain and clean style. It is easy to use.

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today's leftovers

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Leftovers: Software

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Leftovers: Gaming

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Android Leftovers

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Leftovers: OSS

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