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Open-Source Hardware: Prepare For Disruption

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Facebook, Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, and other leading IT users think the open-source movement is ready to shake up the hardware industry the way Linux did in software.

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Nvidia gets even more open saucy

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This Tegra K1 Nouveau support is still proof-of-concept but it is a sign that Nvidia is getting more open saucy having committed to better open source graphics support in September.

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Smart Home Automation with Linux and Raspberry Pi

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Home automation is a hot topic at the moment but it isn't an easy area to work in. Can a book on Linux and Raspberry Pi sort it all out?

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Galaxy Note 3 Neo has a hexa-core processor

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Google
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Galaxy Note 3 Neo, the long-rumored budget version of the Note 3, has been officially announced by Samsung Poland. The device will be available in two flavors — 3G and LTE+ (offering connectivity on higher-speed Category 4 networks up to 150 Mbps down/50 Mbps up) when it will be launched globally starting February in your choice of black, white or green.

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An Intel Galileo Walkthrough

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Software

“Galileo” is software compatible with Arduino’s IDE, the operating system is a GNU/Linux distribution, which “runs” on the board only processor. The Arduino sketches are run as processes in the user space of the GNU/Linux operating system. The available IDE compiles the sketches in “.elf” format, an executable binary format, originally developed by UNIX System Laboratories and commonly used in GNU/Linux.

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AMD’s first ARM processors to feature 8-core servers

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In an effort to spearhead popularity and adoption, AMD has proposed a micro-ATX development kit built on the foundation of the A1100. This project is set to include a Fedora-based Linux environment with development tools, Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Java 7 and 8. AMD’s intentions for ARM based servers are great, and they estimate that by 2019, 25% of servers will be powered by similar processors.

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Setting Up Our Voice-Over-IP Phone System

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The brains live in a model B Raspberry Pi. I installed the GNU/Linux distribution Raspbian using the easy NOOBS on an SD card, then installed RasPBX -- FreePBX and Asterisk -- using the Pi Store via the desktop as that was easiest.

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AMD tries to kickstart ARM-for-servers ecosystem

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Hardware

The development kit packages the processors into a Micro-ATX form factor, along with the necessary connectors for developers to throw memory, power and communications at it, and a basic software stack of GNU/Linux, device drivers, Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Java 7 and 8.

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Intel could abandon smartphone market: Report

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Intel’s deal with Chinese manufacturer Lenovo to supply chips for its smartphones has now ended. The processor giant, however, is reportedly working on other partnerships to replace the deal. Asus also released the Intel-powered Asus Zenfone series at CES. The new line of smartphones—featuring 4-inch, 5-inch and 6-inch models—will be released in March, mainly aimed at the China and Southeast Asia markets.

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How to run Linux on a Chromebook

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Google
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Want to run Debian or Ubuntu on your Chromebook? With Crouton, you can do that.

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