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  • Xiaomi 'Macbook Pro killer' laptop release date, specs rumors: To run Linux

    New reports claim that Xiaomi is developing its first laptop running on the Linux operating system and will be released in the second quarter of 2016.

  • Weave introduces ‘Gossip’ DNS service discovery for containers

    WeaveDNS is a service discovery solution for containers on Weave (network), a a networking solution for Docker containers from Weaveworks.

    WeaveDNS was introduced in version 0.9 of Weave, but in Weave 1.1, it was redesigned and nicknamed Gossip DNS. With Gossip DNS, container “registrations are broadcast to all weaveDNS instances, which subsequently hold all entries in memory and handle lookups locally.” That has led to performance and latency gains and a few other benefits.

  • From Mainframe to Open Mainframe (IBM)

    The nonprofit organization, (The Linux Foundation) and IBM dedicated to boosting up the Linux and collaborative software growth, announced the OMP (Open Mainframe Project) at LinuxCon. With the announcement of new initiatives for the adoption of wider Linux at the enterprise level, IBM breathes new life into its open mainframe strategy. The mainframe is well and alive with Linux running via its circuits. The Open Mainframe Project’s founding Platinum members include SUSE, IBM, CA technologies and ADP.

  • CUDA 7.5 Officially Released
  • KSecret Service just created its first secrets file
  • KDE Plasma 5.4.1 Fixes Compilation Under GCC 5
  • KDE Plasma 5.4.1 Now Out with Important Fix for GCC 5 Compilation

    Plasma 5.4.1 has been released by the KDE Community, and the KDE desktop has received a number of smaller changes and a few bigger improvements.

  • Gnome-like activity overview in other desktop environments

    The activity overview is, probably, the most revolutionary feature introduced with the birth of Gnome Shell. While not every user loves this innovation, it clearly provides a new way of using our workstations. By pressing the “Meta” key, we can now have the opportunity to navigate through windows, installed applications, and active workspaces.

  • [Beta] OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 5 released

    The OpenELEC team is proud to announce the 5th beta of OpenELEC 6.0 (v5.95.5)

    The most visible change is Kodi 15.1 (Isengard). Beginning with Kodi 15.0 most audio encoder, audio decoder, PVR and visualisation addons are no longer pre-bundled into OpenELEC but can be downloaded from the Kodi addon repo if required. PVR backends such as VDR and TVHeadend will install needed dependencies automatically. For further information on Kodi 15.1 please read http://kodi.tv/kodi-15-1-isengard-maintenance-release/.

  • Debian 8.2.0 GNOME Screenshot Tour
  • Linux Top 3: Robolinux 8.1, Linux Lite 2.6 and RHEL 7.2 Beta

    RoboLinux has added another milestone releases to its inventory with the Xfce Raptor v 8.1 release. The first RoboLinux 8.1 releases debuted in July with the Cinnamon desktop and not is being expanded with Xfce. RoboLinux 8.1 is based on Debian Jessia and is focussed on helping new able Windows users to migrate to Linux.

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  • Xiaomi is rumored to be working on a Laptop... running Linux!
  • Xiaomi aims to knock Apple off its branch with move into computers
  • Xiaomi's Macbook Pro killer will run Linux

    Xiaomi is known for its popular clones of Apple's iPhone and iPad. Now the Chinese company is rumored to be working on a Linux-based alternative to Apple's Macbook Pro laptop.

  • Acer Announces Predator 8 Gaming Tablet With Intel Atom x7 And Android 5.1
  • Acer Predator 8: A $299 Android gaming tablet

    Acer is launching its first Android tablet designed for gaming. The company’s been showing off the device for months, but now it’s official: the Acer Predator 8 is a tablet with an 8-inch IPS display, an Intel Atom x7 Cherry Trail processor, and a $299 price tag.

  • Acer Launch New $299 Convertible Chromebook
  • Acer offers convertible Chromebook for $299

    Chromebooks have been burning up the sales charts on Amazon. And now convertible Chromebooks seem to be where the market is headed. Acer has jumped on the convertible bandwagon by announcing the Chromebook R11. This new model offers notebook and tablet functionality built into one Chromebook.

  • Linux Foundation is giving away Chromebooks

    The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization that sponsors Linus Torvalds and runs many programs to accelerate the growth of Linux, is now giving away free Chromebooks to those who enroll in one of its training courses during September.

    Free Chromebook. To everyone. Throughout September.

    The foundation has chosen Dell’s Chromebook 11 for this program. The $299 Chromebook features a 11.6" display, is powered by 1.4Ghz processor, and comes with 4GB of RAM.

  • CloudRouter now live

    The collaborative open-source CloudRouter project has come out of beta.

  • Linux Kernel Engineer opportunity at Collabora!

    Collabora is a software consultancy specialising in bringing companies and the open source software community together and it is currently looking for a Core Software Engineer, that works in the Linux kernel and/or all the plumbing around the kernel. In this role the engineer will be part of worldwide team who works with our clients to solve their Linux kernel and low level stack technical problems.

  • DevOps: An Introduction

    Not too long ago, software development was done a little differently. We programmers would each have our own computer, and we would write code that did the usual things a program should do, such as read and write files, respond to user events, save data to a database, and so on. Most of the code ran on a single computer, except for the database server, which was usually a separate computer. To interact with the database, our code would specify the name or address of the database server along with credentials and other information, and we would call into a library that would do the hard work of communicating with the server. So, from the perspective of the code, everything took place locally. We would call a function to get data from a table, and the function would return with the data we asked for. Yes, there were plenty of exceptions, but for many application-based desktop applications, this was the general picture.

  • The Comparison and Context of Unikernels and Containers

    Talk about unikernels is starting to gain momentum. Still, these are such early days for this technology that implements the bare minimum of the traditional operating system functions. Its functionality is a topic we discussed last month in a post by Russell Pavlicek of Citrix. As Pavlicek wrote, unikernels implement the bare minimum of the traditional operating system functions — just enough to enable the application it powers.

  • FISH – A smart and user-friendly command line shell for Linux
  • This is what we do if someone offers us some constructive criticism

    We in KDE don’t ignore constructive feedback, so at Akademy, we set out to find solutions to the issues he pointed out. In order to maximize the reach of our efforts’ documentation, I decided to write a two-part series about it over at Linux Veda, a “web-magazine to share and spread knowledge about Linux and Open Source technologies” which has always been very interested in – and generally supportive of – KDE.

  • Calligra 2.9.7 Open-Source Office Suite Adds Multiple Kexi and Krita Improvements
  • [Krita] Updating the Shop!
  • GNOME 3.18 Beta 2 Officially Released, Final Version Coming on September 23

    The GNOME Project sent an email to Softpedia a few minutes ago, informing us of the release of the second Beta build of the upcoming GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, due for release on September 23, 2015.

  • Why Samsung’s new smartwatch doesn’t run Android

    Samsung has released some more information on its next generation of smartwatches, the Gear S2. Unlike most of the spate of non-Apple watches being released this week, it’s not running Android Wear. Instead, Samsung has opted to continue using Tizen, the Linux-based operating system that powers its smart TVs and some phones in India.

  • How to Make Unbreakable Passwords In Your Head Using Mental Cryptography

    You're supposed to have distinct passwords for every one of your different accounts, and, what's more, those passwords are supposed to be difficult. Use some numbers and symbols and weird capitalization, they tell us. But it's hard, and so we wind up just using the same password for everything and taking the risk.

  • Thursday's security advisories

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  • Open Source NFV Part Four: Open Source MANO
    Defined in ETSI ISG NFV architecture, MANO (Management and Network Orchestration) is a layer — a combination of multiple functional entities — that manages and orchestrates the cloud infrastructure, resources and services. It is comprised of, mainly, three different entities — NFV Orchestrator, VNF Manager and Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM). The figure below highlights the MANO part of the ETSI NFV architecture.
  • After the hype: Where containers make sense for IT organizations
    Container software and its related technologies are on fire, winning the hearts and minds of thousands of developers and catching the attention of hundreds of enterprises, as evidenced by the huge number of attendees at this week’s DockerCon 2016 event. The big tech companies are going all in. Google, IBM, Microsoft and many others were out in full force at DockerCon, scrambling to demonstrate how they’re investing in and supporting containers. Recent surveys indicate that container adoption is surging, with legions of users reporting they’re ready to take the next step and move from testing to production. Such is the popularity of containers that SiliconANGLE founder and theCUBE host John Furrier was prompted to proclaim that, thanks to containers, “DevOps is now mainstream.” That will change the game for those who invest in containers while causing “a world of hurt” for those who have yet to adapt, Furrier said.
  • Is Apstra SDN? Same idea, different angle
    The company’s product, called Apstra Operating System (AOS), takes policies based on the enterprise’s intent and automatically translates them into settings on network devices from multiple vendors. When the IT department wants to add a new component to the data center, AOS is designed to figure out what needed changes would flow from that addition and carry them out. The distributed OS is vendor-agnostic. It will work with devices from Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Juniper Networks, Cumulus Networks, the Open Compute Project and others.
  • MapR Launches New Partner Program for Open Source Data Analytics
    Converged data vendor MapR has launched a new global partner program for resellers and distributors to leverage the company's integrated data storage, processing and analytics platform.
  • A Seamless Monitoring System for Apache Mesos Clusters
  • All Marathons Need a Runner. Introducing Pheidippides
    Activision Publishing, a computer games publisher, uses a Mesos-based platform to manage vast quantities of data collected from players to automate much of the gameplay behavior. To address a critical configuration management problem, James Humphrey and John Dennison built a rather elegant solution that puts all configurations in a single place, and named it Pheidippides.
  • New Tools and Techniques for Managing and Monitoring Mesos
    The platform includes a large number of tools including Logstash, Elasticsearch, InfluxDB, and Kibana.
  • BlueData Can Run Hadoop on AWS, Leave Data on Premises
    We've been watching the Big Data space pick up momentum this year, and Big Data as a Service is one of the most interesting new branches of this trend to follow. In a new development in this space, BlueData, provider of a leading Big-Data-as-a-Service software platform, has announced that the enterprise edition of its BlueData EPIC software will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other public clouds. Essentially, users can now run their cloud and computing applications and services in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance while keeping data on-premises, which is required for some companies in the European Union.

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Industrial SBC builds on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

On Kickstarter, a “MyPi” industrial SBC using the RPi Compute Module offers a mini-PCIe slot, serial port, wide-range power, and modular expansion. You might wonder why in 2016 someone would introduce a sandwich-style single board computer built around the aging, ARM11 based COM version of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. First off, there are still plenty of industrial applications that don’t need much CPU horsepower, and second, the Compute Module is still the only COM based on Raspberry Pi hardware, although the cheaper, somewhat COM-like Raspberry Pi Zero, which has the same 700MHz processor, comes close. Read more