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Signal analyzer runs Linux on BeagleBone Black-like core

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Data Translation unveiled a Linux-enabled dynamic signal analyzer for measuring noise and vibration, based on a BeagleBone Black-like embedded computer.

The DT7837 is used for testing audio, acoustic, and vibration on mobile devices and other electronics gear. The dynamic signal analyzer can simultaneously measure four 24-bit IEPE sensor inputs at a sampling rate of 102.4 kS/s, says Data Translation.

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Wayland's Weston Now Supports Maximizing XWayland Windows

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Linux

A change accepted into Wayland's Weston compositor codebase on Monday allows for maximizing XWayland windows.

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Linux Journal: You're the Boss with UBOS

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Doc Searls: UBOS is a new Linux distro that I like for two reasons. One is that it works toward making it easy for muggles to set up their own fully independent personal home servers with little or no help from wizards...

Windows 10 Will Not Kill the Linux Desktop, It Actually Needs It

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Microsoft

Microsoft is working very hard on Windows 10 and it's baking everything on the success of this new operating system. This prompted some voices in the community that it's the end of the Linux desktop, whatever that means, but I'm here to tell you that's not really the case.

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Linux Kernel 3.14.31 Is Now the Most Advanced LTS Branch Available

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The latest version of the stable Linux kernel, 3.14.31, has been announced by Greg Kroah-Hartman, and this is the most advanced long-term support branch of the kernel.

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Simplicity Linux 15.1 Is Based on Slacko – Gallery

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Linux
Reviews

Simplicity Linux, a Linux distribution based on Slacko that uses the LXDE desktop, has reached version 15.1 and is now available for download and testing.

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HummingBoard-i2eX review, dual-core SBC which runs Android and Linux

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Linux
Reviews

The HummingBoard-i2eX is a versatile board. It has greater performance than the Raspberry Pi 1 and includes more memory. At $110 it is more expensive than the Raspberry Pi, but you get more for your money.
The attraction of Single Board Computers (SBCs) for both hobbyists and developers (as a prototyping platform) is clear and their lure has been rising steadily for many years. Probably the most famous SBC is the Raspberry Pi, however there are lots of companies that make these nimble little boards. I recently reviewed the MIPS Creator CI20, a SBC designed around a MIPS based CPU rather than an ARM based one. However the Pi and the CI20 aren’t the only SBCs out there. SolidRun has several different products that use Freescale’s i.MX 6 series of processors. The i.MX 6 range is based on ARM’s Cortex-A9 design and scales from single- to quad-core.

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Why do some Mac owners run Linux instead of OS X?

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Mac

There’s an odd thing happening out there in the world. Some Mac owners are actually replacing OS X with Linux. While there are no numbers available to show how many are doing this, it’s clearly something that has been happening for a while as you can see from this thread on Reddit. I have some thoughts of my own to share about this, and I’ll tell you in this post why some Apple customers might be moving to Linux on their Macs.

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Systemd – for better or worse

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The average Linux user can be forgiven for being mystified by the passion and anger that surround the arguments over systemd, which aims to replace the traditional init daemon and shell scripts that initialise a Linux installation. Shell scripts are the tried and trusted method by which the Linux kernel is instructed on the options for its startup processes, and are seen by many sysadmins as ‘the Unix way’ of doing things. Scripts can be changed at will and the kernel doesn’t need a reboot.

Times change. As Linux has become more popular the number of subsystems and processes have multiplied and diversified. Some make conflicting demands on the kernel. A mobile or embedded device has very different expectations to a dedicated server and each implementation has its own demands. Some of the controversies surrounding systemd have come into focus because the Gnome developers have seen an integrated startup procedure as essential to the wellbeing of future implementations of Gnome. Similar arguments apply to Wayland and other subsystems.

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2014 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners

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Linux

The polls are closed and the results are in. We once again had some extremely close races and our first ever three way tie.

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