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.
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.
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.
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.
The rise of the cloud is a big reason: Tech costs are becoming cheaper thanks to the cloud's lower prices and greater efficiency.
After a little over 4 months and 500 commits, the E21 alpha release is ready for testing.
Mike Blumenkrantz of Samsung today tagged Enlightenment 0.21 (E21) Alpha.
Enlightenment 0.21 is working on much better Wayland support, a new gadget infrastructure, wizard improvements, and support for video backgrounds.
The development team behind the Enlightenment window manager and desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems have published details about the upcoming Enlightenment Developer Days 2016 conference.
We are pleased to announce the Call for Refereed-Track Proposals for the 2016 edition of the Linux Plumbers Conference, which will held be in Santa Fe, NM, USA on November 2-4 in conjunction with Linux Kernel Summit.
Refereed track presentations are 50 minutes in length and should focus on a specific aspect of the “plumbing” in the Linux system. Examples of Linux plumbing include core kernel subsystems, core libraries, windowing systems, management tools, device support, media creation/playback, and so on. The best presentations are not about finished work, but rather problems, proposals, or proof-of-concept solutions that require face-to-face discussions and debate.
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.
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.
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:
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
Also: Linux 4.4.7