Linux. What is it? At one point in time it was a niche operating system run by those who wanted to show off their PC prowess and feel more alternative and l33t than the rest. But something happened on the way to the convention — Linux became accepted. Not only did this platform become accepted, it was adopted as a must-have technology by enterprise-level businesses, where reliability, flexibility, and security are key.
Asus has launched its Tinker Board SBC in the U.S. for $60, featuring a quad-A17 RK3288 with 2GB RAM, a 40-pin RPi connector, and an updated TinkerOS 1.8.
Asus’ Tinker Board, which launched in the UK in January for 46 Pounds ($58) is now selling on Amazon in the U.S. for $59.99. The Raspberry Pi-like Tinker Board is the first community backed SBC from a major PC manufacturer. The specs do not appear to have changed, but the device now has an updated 1.8 version of Asus’ Debian Linux-based TinkerOS, and Asus has posted some updated detail views since our last story.
Linux supports a range of file systems, including ones used on other operating systems such as Windows FAT and NTFS. Those may be supported by embedded developers but normally a Linux file system like the 4 extended file system (ext4), XFS, or BTRFS will be used for most storage partitions. Understanding the options can help in selecting the right file system for an application.
The Linux file systems covered here include ones that would typically be used in embedded applications. There is also a class of clustered file systems designed for multi-node environments like Red Hat’s Global File System (GFS), GlusterFS, and Lustre.
Dell's Barton George is pleased to announce today the general availability of the last Ubuntu-based system for the company's all-new Precision line-up of computers, the Dell Precision 5720 All-in-One.
Back in January, Dell launched the first of three mobile workstations of its new Precision line-up, the Dell Precision 3520, an affordable and fully customizable 15-inch laptop, along with Dell Precision 5520, which the company dubbed as world’s thinnest and lightest 15-inch notebook powered by Ubuntu Linux.
Today, April 18, 2017, renowned Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the availability of another set of updated kernels for the Linux 4.10, 4.9, and 4.4 branches.
After announcing the release of the Linux 4.10.11, 4.9.23 LTS and 4.4.62 LTS kernels, Greg Kroah-Hartman also informed the community today, April 18, 2017, about the availability of the long-term supported Linux 3.18.49 kernel.
With Linux 4.11.0 being released as soon as this weekend, here's a look back at the changes I found most exciting about this next kernel feature release.
The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the appointment of Hisao Munakata of Renesas and Dirk Hohndel of VMware to its Board of Directors. Linux Foundation Gold members elected Messrs. Hohndel and Munakata to represent them for a two-year term. They take the places of outgoing Board member Alan Clark of SUSE and Hisashi Hashimoto of Hitachi, who has moved to a Platinum Director seat.
nano is a Command Line Interface text editor for GNU/Linuxdesigned to emulate Pico text editor. It is the standard de facto text editor of Linux for system maintainers, comes pre-installed on Ubuntu and its derivative including Linux Mint. It’s fairly advanced for newbies but not too hard to get accustomed to. Well, there is a saying that everything has a learning curve.
North Korea has long been a mystery to most westerners. Life inside of the hermit kingdom is not easy for those of us in the west to fully understand, particularly when it comes to technology.
And yet North Korea has been active in developing its own computer operating system. The country has its own version of Linux called Red Star OS, which is often referred to as North Korea Linux.
Tiny Core comes in a few architectures. It is available for ARM, x86 and x86_64 processors.
Tiny Core Linux may not have all the bells and whistles you get from a more functional Linux distro. However, if you prefer telling your OS what to do rather than the other way around, Tiny Core Linux could be an interesting alternative for you.
I was impressed with Tiny Core's speed and simplicity. It is a Linux variant that can let you work without desktop distractions. It is also a handy and tiny OS very suitable for tinkering. It is an ideal OS option to familiarize users with a hefty collection of lightweight classic desktop environments.