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SBC, COM, and dev kit tap octa-core, Cortex-A53 Samsung SoC

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sModule’s SBC, COM, and development kit run Ubuntu 12.04 or Android 4.4 on a 1.4GHz octa-core, Cortex-A53 Samsung S5P6818 SoC.

Shenzhen-based sModule Technology is a subsidiary of CoreWind that has primarily made wireless modules, but has recently jumped into Linux- and Android-ready computer-on-modules and development kits, as does CoreWind itself. Recently, sModule released several boards based on the octa-core, Cortex-A53 Samsung S5P6818, clocked at 1.4GHz: a $75 iBox6818 SBC, a $56 Core6818 COM, and a CORE6818-equipped, $119 SBC-x6818 development kit.

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Ubuntu Forums Cracked. Again.

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Canonical Patches Linux Kernel Vulnerability in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

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Today, July 14, 2016, Canonical published multiple security notices to inform users of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating systems about the availability of a new kernel update.

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Watch: Security Researchers Use Ubuntu Linux to Hack ROS-Powered Surgical Robots

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Today we're continuing our "Watch" series of articles with a new one where you'll be able to see a group of security researchers attempting to hack a surgical robot, courtesy of Motherboard.

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Ubuntu 16.10 Getting Nautilus 3.20 Soon, Radiance Theme Fully Ported to GTK 3.20

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We reported two weeks ago on the upcoming availability of a major GTK+ 3.20 / GNOME Stack 3.20 update for the now-in-development Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system.

At that moment in time, Ubuntu developer Iain Lane told us that he managed to port the Ambiance theme to the latest GTK+ 3.20 technologies, and that he also updated some of the GNOME components Ubuntu is using, such as the Nautilus file manager, and Baobab disk usage analyzer tool, along with the GTK+ port of Mozilla Firefox 47.0 for Ubuntu 16.10.

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16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10 News

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  • Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.12.1 Snap Creator Tool for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

    Today, July 13, Canonical's Sergio Schvezov announced the availability of the first point release of the Snapcraft 2.12 Snappy creator tool for the Ubuntu Linux operating system.

    Snapcraft 2.12.1 has landed in the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) software repositories, bringing multiple improvements and fixes, among which we can mention a new store endpoint that tracks the status of pushed Snaps and offering feedback directly on the command-line in case a manual action is needed or everything is good.

  • A Video Of X11 Apps Running On Mir With Ubuntu 16.10 Using Libertine

    Libertine is the new Ubuntu/Canonical project for running X11 Debian packages on the next-gen Ubuntu desktop powered by Mir and Unity 8. There's now a video of showing off their new tech for running X11 apps under Unity 8.

64-bit Banana Pi runs Linux on Allwinner A64, has WiFi, BT, GbE

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Sinovoip revealed an open “Banana Pi BPI-M64” SBC based on a quad-core, Cortex-A53 Allwinner A64 SoC, with 2GB RAM, up to 64GB eMMC, plus WiFi, BT, and GbE.

SinoVoip, one of the two competing companies that emerged along with LeMaker (Banana Pro) from the original Banana Pi open source project, has unveiled its first 64-bit hacker SBC, featuring an Allwinner A64 SoC. The A64, which has four 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 cores and a dual-core Mali 400 MP2 GPU, is found on Pine64’s $15-and-up Pine A64, which last month came in 7th in our reader survey of 81 open-spec hacker boards last.

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5 Open Source Tools in Ubuntu Linux that Make Life Easier

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Ubuntu Linux isn't perfect (no operating system is), but it does make my workflow easier and more efficient on a daily basis. In fact, it makes things so easy that I sometimes take it for granted.

So, in order to remind myself how Ubuntu simplifies my life, here's a breakdown of five open source tools or features that are easily available in Ubuntu (OK, most of them would work in any other Linux distribution, too) and save me lots of time and frustration.

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Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition Review

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Despite Nokia ex-CEO Stephen Elop's boasts, the smartphone market has indeed become a two-horse race between Android and iOS. Of course, just because those two have pretty much cornered the mobile market doesn't mean there is no room for others, especially those that aren't aiming for world domination. At leat not yet. We're talking here about more unconventional, more "experimental" platforms like, say, Ubuntu Touch. Although already in the commercial market for more than a year, Ubuntu Touch's smartphone promise reaches its full potential in the more muscled Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition. But does this so far most powerful Ubuntu smartphone live up to the expectations it has set up for itself? It's time to buckle your seat belts and join us for another ride into the somewhat alien world of Ubuntu on Mobile.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

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  • Snapd 2.0.10 Improves Usability of Media Player Snaps

    Snappy developers have today announced a shiny-new version of Snapd, which they say should be working its way out to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from today.

    Snapd 2.0.10 is the latest update to the system service that ‘enables developers and users to interact with snaps.’ New versions of Snapd are scheduled to be released weekly.

    Among other changes, Snap apps can now interface with MPRIS, access built-in webcams, and fetch files from gvfs shares in a user’s home folder.

  • Oil and water: Here's Ubuntu Linux's Unity desktop running natively on Windows 10

    When Microsoft introduced the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) the common refrain was that you could use it to run Linux's beloved Bash tool but full Linux desktops were out.

    Turns out that wasn’t exactly true.

    It didn’t take long for people to note you could run an X server for windowed Linux applications. From there, it was only a short hop to running the Linux desktop on Windows without using a virtual machine.

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