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ARMing desktop Linux

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computerworld.com: For a brief time in 2008, the Linux desktop actually owned a segment of the desktop industry: netbooks. That was then. ARM-based netbooks, however, are on their way and, since these systems can't run Windows, Linux has the potential market all to itself.

'Frankencamera': A Giant Leap For Digital Photos?

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npr.org: It's big. It's ugly. It's made from recycled parts, and uses a Linux operating system.

Netgear responds to open source concerns for WNR3500L router

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OSS

icrontic.com: We contacted Netgear to receive their perspective on the issue, and they wrote back to let us know that their Senior Product Line Manager Som Pal Choudhury has written a post which describes Netgear’s stance.

Linux-based home NAS boasts 5-18 Watt power consumption

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linuxfordevices.com: Iomega announced a Linux-based, dual-drive networked attached storage (NAS) appliance for the home-business and consumer market.

Small size, small price, big impact

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aurorasentinel.com: Small, cheap, tough and perfect. That’s how local school districts are describing netbooks for educational use. Netbooks at APS run on Linux Ubuntu, that helps keep costs down.

Magazine’s Product Of Year Doesn’t Actually Exist

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Hardware

wired.com: Popular Mechanics product of the year is the Crunchpad, from Tech Crunch’s Michael Arrington, and distinguished by being just as non-existent as the Apple Tablet! No, wait. The Sony Unicorn! Erm, Duke Nukem Forever?

Netgear router not open source, says coder

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news.zdnet.co.uk: Networking company Netgear has been accused of breaking open-source licensing conditions, by shipping a Linux-based router without source code.

Taiwan-based processor firm DMP Electronics launches $100 netbook

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digitimes.com: Taiwan-based DMP Electronics has launched a US$100 netbook, the Edubook, that will be shipped to overseas markets in component form to be assembled by partners in other countries to save customs duties or meet import requirements.

The Day The Netbook Died

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oreilly.com: Back in March I wrote a glowing review of my Sylvania g Netbook Meso, calling it "a Linux netbook done right." Last month everything changed.

Upgrading a Motherboard in Linux: Kernel Panic

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linuxplanet.com: I spent the weekend installing a new motherboard in my audio/video production computer. What should have been a 30-minute chore turned into a vexing showstopper.

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Programming/Development: fwupd, LLVM and More

  • CSR devices now supported in fwupd
    The BlueCore CSR chips are used everywhere. If you have a “wireless” speaker or headphones that uses Bluetooth there is a high probability that it’s using a CSR chip inside. This makes the addition of CSR support into fwupd a big deal to access a lot of vendors. It’s a lot easier to say “just upload firmware” rather than “you have to write code” so I think it’s useful to have done this work.
  • Skylake Server Scheduler Model Updated In LLVM 6.0 Along With Other Intel CPU Updates
  • Most Software Code Will Be Written By Machines By 2040, Researchers Predict
    Imagine a scenario where a programmer needs to follow a couple of tried and tested procedures to write code that becomes a part of a bigger program that needs some insightful contribution from another programmer. So, is the first programmer really needed? Can’t we find a robotic replacement for the same? In the past, GitHub CEO had already made a prediction which says that future of coding is no coding at all. A similar speculation has been made by the researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, who have said that machines will write most of their own code by 2040.
  • Hazelcast joins Eclipse, JCache is key focal point
    Open source In-Memory Data Grid (IMDG) company Hazelcast has joined the Eclipse Foundation – and it has done so for a reason. Hazelcast’s primary focus will be on JCache the Eclipse MicroProfile and EE4J. In particular, Hazelcast will be collaborating with members to popularize JCache, a Java Specification Request (JSR-107). So what place does JCache fill in the universe then?

Software: Darktable, VLC, Mesa, Audacity, Toplip, GNUstep

  • Darktable 2.4-RC1 Rolls Out With Windows Support, OpenCL Improvements
    The open-source Darktable RAW photography software that's long been available for Linux and macOS has finally been ported to Microsoft Windows. But fortunately that's not all to be found in Darktable 2.4. While Windows support is their big headline feature of Darktable 2.4, the RC1 release that came out today is also packed with other improvements.
  • Linux Release Roundup: VLC, Mesa, Audacity + More
    Another week has flown by, making it time for another round-up of pertinent Linux app releases that didn’t manage to wangle a full post’s worth of waffle on this site. This week’s crop of curios includes updates to the world’s most popular open-source video player, the world’s most popular open-source audio editor, and the world’s most popular open-source graphics drivers.
  • Toplip – A Very Strong File Encryption And Decryption CLI Utility
    There are numerous file encryption tools available on the market to protect your files. We have already reviewed some encryption tools such as Cryptomater, Cryptkeeper, CryptGo, Cryptr, Tomb, and GnuPG etc. Today, we will be discussing yet another file encryption and decryption command line utility named “Toplip”. It is a free and open source encryption utility that uses a very strong encryption method called AES256, along with an XTS-AES design to safeguard your confidential data. Also, it uses Scrypt, a password-based key derivation function, to protect your passphrases against brute-force attacks.
  • GNUstep Takes Another Step Forward For Implementing Apple's Cocoa Frameworks
    GNUstep is the long-standing free software project working to implement Apple's Cocoa Objective-C frameworks used by macOS. The GNU project has made new releases of their GUI and Back libraries. GNUstep GUI 0.26 is out this morning as the latest update to their graphical user-interface library. GNUstep GUI 0.26 has a number of compatibility improvements, translation updates, mouse tracking logic improvements, bug fixes, and other work.

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