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June 5, 2014
Slide decks from seven talks by the staff of Embedded Linux training specialist Free Electrons at Embedded Linux Conference 2014 are now available for free download. The talks cover a wide range of challenges and issues associated with porting Linux or Android to new embedded hardware platforms and SoCs. Topics include overviews of Buildroot, Yocto, and the Device Tree; discussions of issues such as SMP support and boot-time reduction; and an example of supporting a new ARM-based SoC from Allwinner.
Red Hat has released its latest collection of up-to-date programming languages and database management systems for Red Hat Enterprise Linux developers.
Ubuntu Linux is a popular end-to-end Linux system custom-built for desktop users. Being a highly proactive system, Ubuntu offers a distinct user interface, in addition to a wide array of tools for a largely fuss-free experience.
Mirantis Unveils Mirantis OpenStack 5.0, Delivers Production Support for Icehouse Release and VMware vCenter
"We're witnessing unprecedented demand for OpenStack by organizations large and small as more and more enterprises embrace private clouds and adopt OpenStack as their preferred platform," said Adrian Ionel, CEO of Mirantis. "With Mirantis OpenStack 5.0, we are offering customers a future-proof solution for OpenStack, along with key new features that help make OpenStack robust enough to support mission-critical workloads."
The first smartphone running the Linux-based Tizen OS is here, even if it will likely be a long time before most of us can get our hands on it. But forget about phones – Tizen is also about cars, TVs, home automation, wearables, and more. At least, that was the message put forth at the third annual Tizen Developer Conference in San Francisco this week, where the Samsung-backed project has been rechristened "the OS of Everything."
The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 17 (Qiana)This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 17 (Qiana) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e.that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a securesystem without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Linux Mint 17 is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that has lots of packages in its repositories (like multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype,Google Earth, etc.) that are relatively hard to install on other distributions; it therefore provides a user-friendly desktop experience even for Linux newbies.
Canonical, whose Ubuntu Linux is already the leading platform for OpenStack open source cloud deployments, has broadened its OpenStack portfolio yet further with the announcement of official support for Mirantis's OpenStack distribution.
Encryption is like a relationship -- both parties need to be on the same page for it to work. And Microsoft and Comcast are apparently not on Google's page. Google began a campaign Tuesday to raise awareness around encryption, and in the process it reported that less than 1 percent of emails sent during May from Gmail to Comcast.net accounts were encrypted in transit.
In mobile we are losing the free world called the Web and the Net. How do we save it? Already most of us spend more time on mobile devices than we do on desktops and laptops, put together. We also can do a lot more stuff, in a lot more places, on mobile devices than on computers. There were more than a million iOS apps on the shelves of Apple's store in October 2013, and I'm guessing there are at least that many Android apps on Google's shelves by now.
Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on a CentOS 6.5 server with PHP5 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support. I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!
Linux Mint 17 qiana is the latest version of linux mint that based on ubuntu 14.04 LTS, it was released and announced by Linux Mint Developer a few days ago. Linux Mint 17 is a long-term support release which will be supported until 2019.
Short Stack: A Short History of OpenStack, Why OpenStack Doesn't Need a Leader and An Introduction to Ironic
This week we look at a short history of the OpenStack project, why OpenStack doesn't necessarily need a lead vendor (and in fact it could stifle innovation in the project) and the Mirantis-Canonical partnership.
Half-Life 2's VR mode is now out of beta for Linux, so all of you with your fancy-pants head-gear can get swalled up by Half-Life 2's visuals like you are really there!
A $149 “Sherlybox” NAS debuted on Kickstarter today, based on a Raspberry Pi core, and offering a secure VPN that creates an invite-only cloud service. After Polish startup called “Sher.ly” developed a VPN and file-sharing software product of the same name, the developers felt it needed a little kick with the help of a Kickstarter-funded hardware device called “Sherlybox.” The device is somewhat similar to another Linux-based Kickstarter project called Lima, which has yet to enter commercial pre-sales more than 10 months after being funded. While the Lima was built from scratch, the current Sherlybox prototype is based on a Raspberry Pi Model B single-board computer.
June 4, 2014
Tails 1.1 Beta 1 has been released. You can help Tails! The first beta for the upcoming version 1.1 is out. Please test it and see if it works for you. Rebase on Debian 7 (Wheezy). Upgrade literally thousands of packages. Install LibreOffice instead of OpenOffice. Fix write access to boot medium via udisks, and much more.