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Linaro Announces Software Reference Platform for ARM

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With the launch of its Software Reference Platform for ARMv8-A processors, Linaro is proud to enable both a complete end-to-end open-source server software stack and access to enterprise-class ARM-based server hardware for developers. The build for the Linaro Enterprise Group is a complete reference implementation for ARM servers, including open-source boot software and firmware implementing the ARM Trusted Firmware, UEFI and ACPI standards, a Linux 4.4 kernel, tested latest Debian and CentOS distributions, OpenStack, OpenJDK, Hadoop and Spark. A build for the Linaro Mobile Group also is available.

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Linux Foundation Certified Engineer: Ansil Hameed

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It was my professor who demonstrated Linux commands back in 2006 while I was doing my Engineering Diploma Course. In 2007, I’d conducted a seminar on Linux File System Hierarchy Standard (FHS) as part of the course. While doing the research for FHS, I found many interesting things about Linux and came to know about open source. Another factor that attracted me was the Linux kernel, which is written in C language and I had a good grasp on C from my college days.

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Cayenne: IoT Made Easy for the Raspberry Pi

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Overall, I’ve been very pleased with what myDevices is doing for the Raspberry Pi. Using Cayenne made the IoT learning curve much easier and I plan to keep using it with my future IoT projects. If you are curious about IoT projects and aren’t sure where to start, or have a Raspberry Pi that you aren’t sure what to do with, I recommend checking out Cayenne.

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Linux on Servers

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  • Scaling out cloud apps still a challenge despite multi-core CPU advancements

    Put simply, Linux application performance scales poorly as CPU core count increases. This is commonly experienced as typical Linux applications can be expected to see a 1.5X performance improvement for a 2-core CPU, but the scale quickly plateaus after that, with 4 core performance only improving around 2.5X. The performance further degrades as core counts rise. Given that, along with Intel’s announcement that its Xeon chips have up to 22 cores, scaling performance efficiently across cores is extremely important.

  • Who wins and who loses as the cloud moves out of IT

    The rise of the cloud is a big reason: Tech costs are becoming cheaper thanks to the cloud's lower prices and greater efficiency.

Enlightenment 0.21 (E21) Alpha

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Linux-fight! Dev's plan to bundle kernel patches sparks debate

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Linux developer Sasha Levin has kicked off a project in which he proposes gathering up kernel security fixes under a single tree.

The rationale behind the “Linux-stable security tree project”, he explains, is that sysadmins in large, complex deployments find following kernel upgrades is daunting.

“Quite a few users of the stable trees pointed out that on complex deployments, where validation is non-trivial, there is little incentive to follow the stable tree after the product has been deployed to production,” the announcement says.

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Also: Linux Kernel 4.5 Gets Its First Point Release, Receives Hundreds of Improvements

Linux Kernel 4.4.7 LTS Out Now with Multiple x86 Changes, Many Updated Drivers

Linux Kernel 3.14.66 LTS Available for Download, Brings Mostly Updated Drivers

Bangladesh needs its own Linux operating system

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After the Bangladesh Bank hacking, the media was full of questions as to how IT security could be ensured.

Initially, the hacking was reported as the result of a “zero-day” exploit, which means it was possibly enabled by using pirated versions of Microsoft Windows on Bangladesh Bank computers, as pirated versions of MS software can’t receive security updates and are vulnerable to hacking.

In general, computers which have the latest security updates for the operating system have much better protection from zero-day exploits.

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Linux 4.5.1

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I'm announcing the release of the 4.5.1 kernel.

All users of the 4.5 kernel series must upgrade.

The updated 4.5.y git tree can be found at:
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.5.y
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st...

thanks,

greg k-h

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Also: Linux 4.4.7

Linux 3.14.66

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