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Honey, I shrunk the BeagleBone Black!

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Octavo Systems has packed nearly all the functions of a BeagleBone Black SBC into a BGA module that only requires a few external components to boot Linux.

Much excitement has been generated in recent months by the introduction of a series of ever-smaller, low-cost single board computers. A few of these have included Inforce’s 85 x 54mm 6309 Micro SBC, Next Thing’s 60 x 40mm Chip, the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s 65 x 30mm Raspberry Pi Zero, and MediaTech’s 56 x 26mm LinkIt Smart 7688.

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Italian City Vicenza Is Adopting Zorin OS Linux And Replacing Windows

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The Italian city of Vicenza has decided to give open source a try in a big way by adopting Zorin OS Linux in its municipality computers. This Ubuntu-based operating system will replace the Windows computers and provide a Windows 7-like desktop environment to the users.

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Top 10 Linux Distributions of 2016

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With the rise of the Linux era, there are lots of Linux distributions are out there serving different different requirements and purposes. Every Linux distribution comes up with its own unique features and purpose to serve. But still sometimes, it’s depends on the company top management, System Administrator to pick the right Linux distribution for them to work with. Say a requirement can be served by 2 or even more Linux distributions. But the “System Administrator” guy over there are good at dealing with Debian based Linux distribution. So he will definitely go for Debian. I used to work for Disney Interactive (USA) for a long time and there we used to work with CentOS Linux distribution first and then later on we moved to Ubuntu Linux distribution.

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AryaLinux 2016.04 Lands as a Stable OS Built from Scratch with the MATE Desktop

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Today, May 9, 2016, Chandrakant Singh from AryaLinux was proud to announce the release and immediate availability for download of the AryaLinux 2016.04 GNU/Linux operating system.

It appears that this is the first time we report on a release of the AryaLinux distribution, which is based on the systemd edition of the Linux From Scratch (LFS) and Beyond Linux From Scratch (BLFS) projects.

AryaLinux is a source-based, desktop-oriented operating system built around the highly customizable and light MATE desktop environment, and latest release, AryaLinux 2016.04 ships with several new features and many improvements.

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Also: AryaLinux 2016.04 builder disk released

Linux AIO Lets You Have All the Debian 8.4 Live Editions on a Single ISO Image

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Željko Popivoda from the Linux AIO project informs Softpedia today, May 9, 2016, about the release of the Linux AIO Debian Live 8.4.0 and Linux AIO Debian Live 7.10.0 Live ISOs.

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$12 Orange Pi variant swaps Ethernet for WiFi

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Shenzhen Xunlong has launched an open-spec, $12 “Orange Pi Lite” SBC with a with a quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC, 40-pin RPi expansion, camera input, and WiFi.

Shenzhen Xunlong continues to churn out new versions of old boards with slight adjustments in features and prices. In the case of the new Orange Pi Lite, the company took its ridiculously cheap Orange Pi One, and added WiFi and a USB port while removing the Ethernet port. The $12 board came to our attention via a CNX-Software post.

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Linux Lite 3.0 to Be Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Adopt the Popular Arc GTK Theme

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Jerry Bezencon of the Linux Lite computer operating system has announced today, May 9, 2016, that the Linux Lite 3.0 release is now officially open for development, and that a first Beta build is out for testing.

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Automotive Grade Linux: An open-source platform for the entire car industry

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Automotive Grade Linux could be the answer to today’s woefully fragmented, often frustrating automotive operating-system landscape. A project of the Linux Foundation, AGL is currently focused on providing an operating system for in-vehicle infotainment consoles. But its backers envision an OS that can control instrument clusters and handle everything from connected-car features to autonomous vehicles. Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Ford, and Jaguar Land Rover are all participating.

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Industrial IoT will be built on Linux Arduino boards

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Initially aimed at hobbyist and educational applications, the Arduino family of microcontroller boards started to attract the interest of professional engineers as a low cost method of validating a project’s design and quickly building a prototype.

While the first generation of boards incorporated a single Atmel AVR microcontroller, recent additions, to what is now the third generation of Arduino, also have a Linux-based wireless microprocessor, an example being the Arduino Industrial 101, see Figure 1.

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3.5-inch SBC takes Haswell to extended temps

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Axiomtek’s 3.5-inch “CAPA880” SBC is built around Intel’s 4th Gen Core and Celeron CPUs, and offers mini-PCIe, SATA, and a “ZIO” I/O expansion connector.

Axiomtek’s CAPA880 offers a slightly stripped-down feature set relative to the CAPA881 single-board computer announced in February. The 146 x 104mm 3.5-inch form factor SBC similarly runs Intel’s 4th Gen Core i7/i5/i3 “Haswell” processors. Unlike the CAPA881, it focuses only on those Haswell Core and Celeron chips with LGA1150 sockets and Intel H81 chipsets.

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Raspberry Pi analog input board has weather station option

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Samsung still undecided on their Android Wear future

Yesterday the Internet lit up like a Christmas tree with the news that Samsung was no longer going to use Android Wear for any of its Smartwatches, but it seems that might not be quite the case. The report from Fast Company cited some Samsung executives confirming that Samsung was not looking into developing any further Android Wear products. Now, In a statement provided to the Engadget website Samsung states: “We disagree with Fast Company’s interpretation. Samsung has not made any announcement concerning Android Wear and we have not changed our commitment to any of our platforms.” Read more

Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition review

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