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November 12, 2014
Newark Element14′s “Lark Board” SBC runs Yocto Linux on Altera’s ARM/FPGA Cyclone V SX SoC, and offers USB Blaster II, camera, and expansion interfaces. The Lark Board, which sells for $940, is one of the more powerful ARM development boards you’re likely to find, at least if FPGAs are what you’re looking for. It’s designed […]
November 11, 2014
The Robolinux development team is very excited to announce our new Robolinux Xfce and GNOME versions 7.7.1. Now you can enjoy watching thousands of live streaming TV shows and movies instantly on your PC or laptop. You can even Chromecast them directly to your TV.
When we talk about the innovation that communities bring to open source software, we often focus on how open source enables contributions and collaboration within communities. More contributors, collaborating with less friction. However, as new computing architectures and approaches rapidly evolve for cloud computing, for big data, for the Internet of Things (IoT), it's also becoming evident that the open source development model is extremely powerful because of the manner in which it allows innovations from multiple sources to be recombined and remixed in powerful ways. Consider the following examples.
Samba Server installation on Ubuntu 14.10This guide explains how to install and configure a samba server on Ubuntu 14.10 with anonymous [he]amp[/he] secured samba shares. Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba is freely available, unlike other SMB/CIFS implementations, and allows for interoperability between Linux/Unix servers and Windows-based clients.
For startups, user growth, product growth, virality, marketing usually goes on the top of their priority list. As part of product planning cycles, embedding information security into their product/service is the last concern for most startups.
In today's open source roundup: Groupon has launched a tablet product that violates the GNOME Foundation's registered trademark. Plus: Reviews of OpenMandriva 2014.1. And the successes, failures and new challenges of Mozilla's Firefox browser.
Tuning RDO Juno CentOS 7 TwoNode Gluster 3.5.2 Cluster for Qemu integration with libgfapi to work seamlessly
This post is focused on tuning replica 2 gluster volume when building RDO Juno Gluster Cluster on CentOS 7. Steps undertaken come from Gluster 3.5.2 Release Notes (http://blog.nixpanic.net/2014_07_01_archive.html) and make integration Qemu (1.5.3) && libgfapi really working
Daniel Alvarez—Legal Advisor for Wireline, Public Safety, and Homeland Security at the FCC (Federal Communications Commission)—spoke at a forum last week with the North Carolina Technology Association about the FCC’s deliberations on a framework to "protect and promote Internet openness."read more
Getting a trademark for something will not shield you from abusive behavior from big companies, and the GNOME Foundation is learning this the hard way. The company behind Groupon is trying to steal the GNOME trademark for a tablet they are developing.
The Mozilla developers have just released the new Firefox 33.1 for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X, and they have implemented a number of new, quite interesting features.
While Linux runs on a myriad of different hardware platforms, one of the most exciting for hobbyists and makers alike in recent years has been the Raspberry Pi. One of the most attractive aspects of the Raspberry Pi has been its' powerful, yet small form factor that enables Linux to be deployed as an embedded system..
AMD’s GizmoSphere.org unveiled an updated version of its open-spec Gizmo SBC, with a dual-core G-Series SoC plus new HDMI, microSD, mSATA, and USB 3.0 ports. The Gizmo 2 is the next generation of the the Linux-ready Gizmo single board computer (SBC) released by the AMD-backed GizmoSphere.org community in Aug. 2013. The original Gizmo was criticized for not being as open source as its main community-backed x86 rival: Intel’s Minnowboard. But GizmoSphere soon released full schematics, and followed up a few months later by offering a free, open source SageBIOS Coreboot bootloader, making the Gizmo fully open source.
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. We hope that everyone who traveled to Paris for last week's OpenStack Summit had an enjoyable trip and a safe voyage home. For those who missed it, or if you're looking to relive the experience, here are the top reports from around the web.
Our custom distro, based on Linux Mint 17 KDE LTS, is a playground completely filled with learning opportunities. Many of the applications were taken from standard Linux educational apps available from the regular repositories. The 3.3 gig ISO file produces a live cd/install disk which not only provides hours of entertainment, it includes educational software that meets most any academic need the child will encounter. Many of our kids, however, are at the age where they like to play simple games. We’ve provided an abundant environment for that.
In today's open source roundup: Debian developer Joey Hess leaves the project after eighteen years. Plus: Is Linux gaming performance lagging behind Windows? And reviews of Ubuntu 14.10 seem to indicate that it's a mixed bag.
The Debian GNU/Linux project has decided not to support its GNU/kFreeBSD distribution as an official release for the forthcoming version 8.0 which is better known as Jessie. One of the reasons for this decision could be systemd, the new init system that will be the default for the Jessie release. It cannot be used with any kernel other than Linux.
Then there are those who just want to get FOSS used more widely. They are in the business of FOSS. As we expand into new markets, should there be a new term for them to convey the message of FOSS more clearly and inclusively?