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Xilinx adds dual core Cortex-A53/FPGA Zynq SoC model

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Xilinx unveiled a dual-core “CG” version of its Cortex-A53/FPGA Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC, and Mentor Graphics announced Android 5.1 and Linux support.

Back in Feb. 2015, Xilinx announced its next generation Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC (multiprocessor system-on-chip) follow-on to its popular Zynq 7000 hybrid ARM/FPGA system-on-chips. The 16nm, quad-core Cortex-A53 SoC, which features a faster FPGA, a GPU, and two Cortex-R5 MCUs, has reached production, and now Xilinx has revealed a dual-core “CG” version of the SoC due to ship in the first half of 2017.

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Linux and Linux Foundation

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Vulkan Linux Performance

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GNU
Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux
Microsoft
Ubuntu
  • A new benchmark video shows Dota 2 with Vulkan performing better on Windows than Linux

    This is sad to see. A new benchmark video for Windows and Linux using Dota 2 actually shows Windows doing quite a lot better than Linux.

  • Running The Latest Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux OpenGL/Vulkan Benchmarks

    Now that my Linux reviews of the GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1080 have been published, next on my agenda this week are running some fresh Windows vs. Linux graphics benchmarks with these Pascal graphics cards.

    I'm planning on making this a rather interesting comparison and will include our first Vulkan benchmarks under both operating systems too. Still deciding the complete set of graphics/game tests being run under Windows and Linux, besides our usual cross-platform compatible test profiles.

Give New Life to Old PCs with Linux

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Do you have some old hardware collecting dust in the basement, attic, or garage? Don’t let it go to waste just because it’s not powerful enough to run modern operating systems. Linux can breathe new life into such machines. I have revived many old PCs in this way. For example, I use one as my main file server, another as a family laptop in the living room for quick browsing, and third one as a media center in the kids’ room. Additionally, I have donated two revived laptops to a cause.

So, don’t let good hardware die of old age.

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Putting the 'Micro' Into Microservices With Raspberry Pi

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I decided to really put the ‘micro’ into ‘microservices’, so I prepared a system of Raspberry Pis and pcDuinos. WebSphere Liberty is so lightweight that it can easily run on a Pi, and it’s so small and cheap that I can easily build up a collection of computers. I called it the ‘data center in a handbag.’ Because each machine really is a machine, the topology is more obvious.

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3 Reasons IBM Participates in Linux Foundation Projects

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It’s impressive that IBM was founded more than a century ago with decades of research, technologies, and products behind it. But even more impressive is that the company continues to evolve and embrace emerging technologies. It’s done so, in part, due to its continued involvement with Linux and open source through The Linux Foundation.

"IBM has a long history with The Linux Foundation," says Todd Moore, VP of Open Technology at IBM. "We've been one of the bedrock members of The Linux Foundation since its inception." And, more generally, says Moore, "We have a long history of doing open source projects throughout many communities."

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Raspberry Pi Zero: Hands-on with the Zero4U 4-Port USB Hub

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In browsing around the UUGear web page I saw that they have a variety of other boards, such as a 7-port USB Hub designed for the "standard-sized" Raspberry Pi models and an acrylic case to fit that assembly.

One last thing. There have been a number of comments about two things that some people think the Raspberry Pi is "missing" - a real-time clock and a complete power-off at shutdown capability. UUGear offers another board called the Witty Pi which incorporates both of those. They also have an acrylic case for this assembly, and even a larger case for the Pi, 7-port USB Hub and Witty Pi all together. Good stuff.

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New Linux Lite Is a Powerhouse Distro in Disguise

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Reviews

Linux Lite 3.0 offers a great deal of flexibility and usability for both recent Microsoft Windows expatriots and seasoned Linux users. A new user application puts all of the needed information for using the distro in one spot. Just click on the topic and automatically view the information in a Web browser display.

All of the system controls and settings are located in the Settings option within the main menu display. Windows users will find a close similarity to the Control Panel in that OS. Even recent Linux newcomers will not need much exploring or head-scratching to navigate their way around Linux Lite.

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Funny Linux Commands - Check Weather And Surf StackOverflow In Linux Terminal

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HowTos

Let’s have fun with Linux Terminal today. Also, if you are a developer, let’s reduce one context switch that you perform while development; switching to browser for solution in StackOverflow. It's well-known fact, less context switch, less distraction and more productivity. In this article, we’ll explore two fun and useful things that you can do right through terminal without opening browser that you would do normally.

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Linux Utility - Understand Linux Crontab Or Cron Expressions To Run Command At Specific Interval

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HowTos

Linux Crontab helps you to run commands, apps or scripts at a custom specific interval. You can schedule the run at the required interval. Crontab runs in background as daemon and check crontab file at /etc/crontab and /etc/cron.*/ directories. These include cron.d/, cron.daily/, cron.hourly/, cron.monthly/, cron.weekly/ directories. In this article, we'll discuss the cron expressions and how to configure your commands to run daily, weekly or every minute as per your requirement through Linux Crontab.

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