The stable version of Q4OS live CD is available for free download and use. Users are now able to perform safe Q4OS testing on a real hardware without installation. Anybody is welcome to try out and see Q4OS system in action. As an option, it's possible to proceed Q4OS installation directly from the live environment using integrated graphical live installer. You can download the live CD iso from our website and burn it onto CD/DVD or create bootable USB stick, we can recommend to use 'unetbootin' or similar tools for this purpose.
Gumstix and KIPR have used Gumstix Geppetto to design a new Linux-on-Sitara based robot controller for upcoming K12-focused autonomous Botball contests.
The nonprofit KISS Institute for Practical Robotics (KIPR) has been holding regional and international Botball Educational Robotics competitions for K12 students since 2003. At this year’s international competition, which runs this week from July 7-11 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, KIPR joined with Linux embedded board manufacturer Gumstix to announce that the companies have designed next year’s KIPR controller device for Botball robots using the online, drag-and-drop Gumstix Geppetto hardware development tool.
What sets the Endless apart from other low cost machines is Endless OS, a highly customized version of Ubuntu Linux with Gnome (and lots of other interesting technology such as Xapian and OStree) that not only handles TVs as output devices (it scales and formats video output for readability), but also includes a huge library of applications and educational content. This is important because in emerging markets the Endless system will be useful and well-featured even if you don’t have any kind of networking services available.
A double acquisition swoop by Claranet will bolster the managed service provider's IT services prowess and thrust its turnover to £150m.
Funded through debt and supported by its financial backers including RBS, the managed services provider has simultaneously grabbed business continuity specialist Techgate and Linux specialist LinuxIT for an undisclosed sum.
LinuxIT, which specialises in professional and managed services for Linux-based applications, employs 20 staff and work with 200 customers including ITV and Hopkins Architects. The Bristol-based firm turned over £2.6m last year.
The MSP has bought disaster recovery and Linux services firms
The company has acquired Techgate and LinuxIT to help expand its offering across Europe
Claranet has acquired Techgate and LinuxIT so it can offer a wider selection of disaster recovery and Linux service to customers in its six territories.
Techgate’s secure and flexible IT infrastructure services cover business continuity, disaster recovery and back-up services. The company operates two data centres and has more than 200 customers, which will become Claranet’s customers when the acquisition completes.
LinuxIT offers professional and managed services for Linux-based on-premise and hosted applications. The company also has around 200 customers and its 20 members of staff will join Claranet.
Our Linux training scholarships have become highly competitive over the last few years with more than 1,000 people applying for just five scholarships annually. With the increasing use of Linux resulting in even more demand for Linux talent, this year we expanded our program to award 14 scholarship recipients. We also added two new categories to increase be inclusive of all age groups and skill levels: Teens-in-Training and Linux Newbies.
Yet another exciting change coming with Linux 4.2 is the start of scalability improvements for FUSE, the implementation allowing for File-Systems in User-Space.
If you're a Linux enthusiast that's a habitual upgrader of the Linux kernel, you may want to hold off a few days on trying out the Linux 4.2 development kernel. For several systems, I've seen nothing but kernel panics the past few days when riding the mainline Linux kernel Git.
The FSF's list consists of ready-to-use full GNU/Linux systems whose developers have made a commitment to follow the Guidelines for Free System Distributions. This means each distro includes and steers users toward exclusively free software. All distros on this list reject nonfree software, including firmware "blobs" and nonfree documentation.
ProteanOS is a new, small, and fast distribution that primarily targets embedded devices, but is also being designed to be part of the boot system of laptops and other devices. The lead maintainer of ProteanOS is P. J. McDermott, who is working closely with the Libreboot project and hopes to have ProteanOS be part of the boot system of Libreboot-compatible devices.