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April 19, 2013
Zhuhai, China-based Allwinner Technology has added one dual- and two quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 models to its A-series system-on-chip (SOC) family. Recently, the company’s SOCs have begun showing up as the engines powering low-cost Android- and Linux-based tablets, smartphones, and specialized board-level embedded designs. The expanded Allwinner A-series SOC line now encompasses seven models: four single-core [...]
Toradex has released an updated embedded Linux BSP for its tiny, SODIMM-style COM (computer on module) based on Nvidia’s 1.4GHz, quad-core Tegra 3 processor. The Colibri T30 COM is equipped with 1GB of DDR3 RAM and 2GB of flash, and integrates controllers for HDMI, Ethernet, USB, analog input, and various other I/O functions.
Pidgin is a free instant-messaging client that supports a lot of protocols, although better known as a Linux application, Pidgin is free to download and use on Windows as well. Currently, Pidgin is the default chat client of many Linux distros like Mint, Fuduntu, Solus... And on both Linux and Windows, Pidgin can run in your system tray without requiring a browser tab left open, flash when you receive a new message, and be quickly accessed from the taskbar.
Burg is a brand-new boot loader based on GRUB. It uses a new object format which allows it to be built in a wider range of OS, including Linux/Windows/OSX/Solaris/FreeBSD, etc. It also has a highly configurable menu system which works in both text and graphic mode. In this post we will show you how to install Burg boot loader in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail and LinuxMint, this works also on previous releases.
Linux Advocate Dietrich Schmitz takes Gnome 3.8 for a spin. Read what he thinks about it.
"Got code?" is the theme of the Alameda County Apps Challenge 2013.1, the second in a series of unique day-long events designed to challenge the public to create web and mobile applications using Alameda County open data sets. The Apps Challenge will run from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Berkeley High School, one block from the Downtown Berkeley BART.
Raspberry Pi co-creator Gert Van Loo (pictured) and master-modder Ben Heck will be active participants in electronic distributor Newark element14[he]#8242[/he]s expo booth at Design West (ESC) in San Jose next week. Events and activities at the booth will include hands-on demos, product giveaways, Q&A sessions, and tutorials on developing Arduino-based applications and using ARM development [...]
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protect Act (CISPA) by a vote of 288 to 127, RT reports.Declan McCullough of CNET details why the bill — which encourages private businesses to voluntarily share "cyberthreat information" with the U.S. government —has privacy advocates up in arms.
This tutorial shows how you can install and run a Piwigo gallery site with nginx, configured for vhosts, on a Debian Wheezy system. Piwigo is a gallery-website with many plugins. In this sample we configure the vhost "gallery.domain.tld".
LinuxCertified, Inc. announced a two day, hands-on course that acquaints atendees with Linux kernel documentation, kernel configuration, kernel debugging, kernel measurement and other tools. This course trains developers in effective debugging and performance measurement and improvement techniques for Linux kernel. This class is scheduled for [url=http://www.linuxcertified.com/linux-kernel-debugging.html] April 27th - 28th, 2013 [/url].
At the end of March was a new release of ZFS On Linux, a kernel module implementation of the ZFS file-system for Linux, and it was declared ZFS On Linux is now ready for wide-scale deployments. With this release (ZOL/SPL v0.6.1), new benchmarks are being done to compare ZFS to popular Linux file-systems. In this article is a brief preview against EXT4.
Dietrich Schmitz makes his choice: Fedora 18. Fedora Got Game: Leading Edge Technology and Standards. Read Why.
What happens when you mix a child's perspective and imagination, with the surreal nature of dreams? Quite a lot, I guess, but we think one of those things is an interesting premise for a horror adventure.
On Wednesday, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) held a conference? to discuss open standards and the question "Who makes the internet?" in preparation for its annual meeting in Berlin at the end of July. Hans-Joachim Otto, parliamentary state secretary of the German Federal Ministry of Economics, took this occasion in the German capital to reassure the internet standards committee that it has a firm ally in the German government. "We keep having to promote the freedom of the internet on an international level", said the FDP (Liberal) politician. "This is by no means a given."
While startups, developers, and small businesses flock to behemoth public clouds like Amazon Web Services and Google Compute Engine that give them a profoundly efficient bang for their buck, bigger enterprises largely stick to paying the high cost for private clouds. They are wary of potential availability and security issues that, rightfully, could hamper (or cripple) their business. The perceived risk-reward of saving money by turning IT operations over to a public cloud hasn[he]#039[/he]t yet permeated through to big businesses.