Once more, the drums are beating for Munich to turn its back on Linux and return to Windows. Oh please! Get a grip!
A Munich administrative and personnel committee recommended an immediate start to the creation of a uniform, Windows 10-based client architecture that can be deployed across the council by the end of 2020.
Dragino’s LoRa Gateways run OpenWrt on an Atheros AR9331 — and Arduino on an ATMega328P — and bridge LoRA wireless with IP using WiFi, Ethernet, or 3G/4G.
Shenzhen based Dragino Technology has launched a weatherproof Outdoor OLG01 LoRa Gateway to go along with its two indoor LG01-P and LG01-S LoRa Gateway models for LoRa wireless IoT applications. Here, we’ll cover all three models, as well as a relatively new Lora IoT Kit, which combines the LG01-P with LoRa and GPS shields, a pair of Arduino Uno boards, and sensors (see farther below).
Munich mulls dropping Linux, returning to Windows 10 [Ed: Misleading headline from Microsoft Peter as they never used Vista 10 to begin with. Does Ars editor check their headlines at all? What happens in Munich right now reminds us that Microsoft hates Linux]
Munich looks to ditch its Linux infrastructure and bring back Windows [Ed: Must be frustrating to Microsoft. They repeatedly tried bribes. Repeatedly fake 'studies' for pressure. Now this.]
The city authority only made the change in 2013 migrating 1,500 municipal staff to a custom version of Ubuntu called Limux.
Munich authorities considering a return to Windows after a decade on Linux [Ed: Watch how Microsoft shilling site cover this]
Linux Set to Lose Its Flagship Project as Munich Considers to Ditch It for Windows [Ed: A lot of people already believe that Munich's adoption of GNU/Linux was a failure not because it is but because Microsoft paid Gartner, HP etc. to say so]
The city of Munich might drop Linux for Windows 10, could switch by 2020 [Ed: another Microsoft shilling site]
Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative open source project developing a Linux-based, open platform for the connected car, today announced that six new members have joined Automotive Grade Linux and The Linux Foundation. DrimAES joins AGL at the Silver level while ARM, Elektrobit, RealVNC, Telenav and Tuxera join AGL at the Bronze level.
There are a number of reasons why Microsoft won’t use the Linux kernel for Windows. For one there is a huge difference in the technical aspects of the Linux Kernel and the NT kernel.
Another reason would be the issues of licensing involved if Microsoft has to switch over to using the Linux kernel for windows. Thirdly, there are things done on Windows that can’t be done on any other operating system.
This page shows examples of performance analysis tools using enhancements to BPF (Berkeley Packet Filter) which were added to the Linux 4.x series kernels, allowing BPF to do much more than just filtering packets. These enhancements allow custom analysis programs to be executed on Linux dynamic tracing, static tracing, and profiling events.
It’s been a busy few week for Mesa related news, and today is no exception as Mesa 17.0 is now officially available. Mesa 17.0.0 is the first release with the new year-based versioning system (it would’ve been Mesa 13.1.0 otherwise).
Of iPhones and Fake News - We have rare opportunity to discover bastard lying deceptive journalists and writers in tech
The past week had a rare ‘perfect test’ for any tech reader, to evaluate most tech writers they follow. It was a test of journalistic integrity (and of competence, and possibly of deliberate intent to deceive you, the reader).
This is the test. Did your writer report about iPhone latest Quarter sales data, vs Samsung’s Galaxy series of smartphones, correctly and honestly, or did your writer try to mislead you. Were you actually a victim of ‘Fake News’ (as many US voters were when voting for Donald Trump). This is really a simple test and it will tell you categorically, is you preferred tech writer honest and fair, or is the writer biased and peddling fake news at you.
PaperFlick is a game much like Paper Toss, which is a game that is already on the Android and IOS platforms. This game is just like it but you can’t change what you throw into the bin, but I hope in future updates that the developer will add that feature. Basically, what you have is a paper ball and you have to throw it in the bin, but it isn’t that easy. In paperflick, the fan will blow the ball in a different direction and away from the bin so you don’t get any points. You need to throw the paper ball at the right angle to get it in the bin.
One of the most important applications for Linux users is the terminal emulator. It allows every user to get access to the shell. Bash is the most common shell for Linux and UNIX distributions, it’s powerful and very necessary for newbies and advanced users. So, in this article, you are going to know the great alternatives that you have to use an excellent terminal emulator.
Fed up with the bog-standard Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and so on? Looking for a distro that reflects your individuality? In this roundup we've discovered no less than 13 of the best, oddest and most useful distributions that Linux has to offer.
They include one distro which is the official, sanctioned OS of North Korea, no less, along with a Satanic Edition of Ubuntu (yes, you read that correctly), and also a distro which is so light it will run on a PC from the mid-80s.
UKUI is developed by Ubuntu Kylin, the official Chinese-language spin of Ubuntu. It aims to provide ‘a simpler and more enjoyable experience for browsing, searching, and managing your computer’.
Whether it's for desktop, server or security, there's bound to be a Linux distro for you.
While it may not be as popular as Windows or MacOS, Linux is often the operating system of choice for those in the know. A combination of power and versatility has made Linux a firm favourite among developers and self-professed tech geeks over the years.
Contrary to popular belief, however, you don't need to be a programmer or a lifelong tech head to start using Linux. Most of the more popular distros are exceedingly easy to use, with heaps of documentation and guides available online. Best of all, Linux is classed as 'open source' software, meaning that it's completely free!
One brief disclaimer before we dive in; due to the nature of open source development, most of these distros are available in multiple different flavours - each of which will have various strengths and weaknesses. They'll all be broadly similar, but it's worth having a quick look at the specifics to decide which particular variant is best for you.