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96Boards.org spins AI format tapped by new Arrow, HiSilicon, Rockchip, and Avnet SBCs

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 03:53
Linaro and 96Boards.org unveiled a “96Boards.ai” initiative along with several Linux-based hacker boards that comply with it: Arrow’s DragonBoard 820C, HiSilicon’s Hikey970, Rockchip’s Rock960, Avnet’s Ultra96, and an upcoming Socionext board. At Linaro Connect in Hong Kong, Linaro announced yet another variation on its open source 96Boards spec called 96Boards.ai. The Linux-supported platform is designed […]

OpenPower Foundation Aims to Power Server Acceleration Beyond Moore's Law

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 02:45
At the OpenPower Summit, execs reveal that initial enthusiasm by vendors to build their own silicon has been replaced by efforts to built accelerators.

Sony Xperia XA1, XA1 Plus, and XA1 Ultra Users Rejoice, Android 8.0 Oreo Is Here

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 01:36
If you own a Sony Xperia XA1, Sony Xperia XA1 Plus or Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra smartphone, chances are you can now update your devices to the Android 8.0 Oreo software update.

Linux tricks, advice for advanced developers, Raspberry Pi, Ansible, Bitwarden, and more must-reads

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 23:19
Last week we celebrated Pi week with nine new Raspberry Pi articles. Also, advice for advanced developers from A. Jesse (staff engineer at MongoDB) created lots of conversation on HackerNews. Here[he]#039[/he]s the list of reader favorites from March 12-18.

Canonical Officially Announces Mozilla's Firefox as a Snap App for Ubuntu Linux

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 22:10
Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu operating system, informed Softpedia today about the official availability Mozilla's Firefox web browser as a Snap package for Ubuntu Linux and other Snap-enabled GNU/Linux distributions.

Linux Foundation LFCS: Ahmed Alkabary

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 21:01
The Linux Foundation offers many resources for Linux and open source developers, users, and administrators. One of the most important offerings is its Linux Certification Program, which is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a job market that's hungry for your skills.

How To Manage Disk Partitions Using Parted Command

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 19:53
2DayGeek: Parted allow users to create a partition when the disk size is larger than 2TB but fdisk doesn’t allow.

How to install Ansible AWX with Docker on CentOS 7

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 18:44
Ansible AWX is the OpenSource version of ansible tower. AWX provides a web-based user interface, REST API, and task engine built on top of Ansible. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and configure AWX using Docker.

You Can Now Transform Your Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ into a Home Theatre System

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 17:36
OSMC (Open Source Media Center), the free and open-source media player operating system based on the Linux kernel and designed for single-board computers received March 2018's update with dozens of changes, including support for the latest Raspberry Pi model.

diff -u: Intel Design Flaw Fallout

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 16:27
For weeks, the world's been talking about severe Intel design flawsaffecting many CPUs and forcing operating systems to look for sometimescostly workarounds.

Linux md5sum Command Tutorial for Beginners (5 Examples)

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 15:18
While we have already discussed the cksum command line utility, there's another tool that you can use in scenarios where, say, you need to verify the integrity of files during transfers. The tool we're talking about here is md5sum. In this tutorial, we will discuss the basics of this command using some easy to understand examples.

Booting A Raspberry Pi From A USB

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 14:10
The standard way of using a Raspberry Pi is to run the OS from a micro sd card. The problem with this is that the SD Card has limited read and writes, which will cause the SD to fail in a short period of time, especially if you write to files frequently.

Freespire 3.0.8 Released

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 13:01
Today we are pleased to announce the release of Freespire 3.0.8, the open source equivalent to Linspire OS, freely available to download and redistribute. Freespire OS 3.0.8 includes several bug fixes, application updates and usability changes requested by our users.

Update on the Meltdown & Spectre vulnerabilities

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 09:37
January saw the annoucement of a series of critical vulnerabilities called Spectre and Meltdown. The nature of these issues meant the solutions were complex and required fixing delicate code.

How to Install Turtl Server Evernote Alternative on CentOS 7

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 07:37
Turtl is a secure and encrypted Evernote alternative. It's an open source application that allows you to take notes, bookmark websites, store documents, share passwords with your coworkers, and more. In this tutorial, we will show you step-by-step how to install and configure Turtl server on CentOS 7.

Test driving 4 open source music players and more

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 05:37
In my last article, I described my latest music problem: I need an additional stage of amplification to make proper use of my new phono cartridge. While my pre-amplifier contains a phono stage, its gain is only suitable for cartridges that output about 5mV, whereas my new cartridge has a nominal output of 0.4mV.read more

Ubuntu-Based Zorin OS Gets Better Support for Windows Apps, Desktop Improvements

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 03:37
A new maintenance update of the Ubuntu-based Zorin OS GNU/Linux distribution arrived at the end of this week with a bunch of enhancements to its desktop environment, as well as the latest versions of core components and apps.

Critical Firefox vulnerability fixed in 59.0.1

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 01:37
On Friday, Mozilla issued a security advisory for Firefox, the default web browser in Fedora. This advisory centered around two CVEs — both of which allowed an out of bounds memory write while processing Vorbis audio data, leading to arbitrary... Continue Reading →

Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS Will Ship with a New Default Layout Called "Familiar"

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 23:37
Ubuntu MATE's lead developer Martin Wimpress announced that the forthcoming Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system would sport a brand-new default layout for new installations.