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  • Tiniest Linux COM Yet?
    By on May 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    DeviceGuru writes: “An open-spec COM that runs OpenWRT Linux on a MIPS-based Ralink RT5350 SoC has won its Indiegogo funding. The $20, IoT-focused VoCore measures 25 x 25mm. How low can you go? Tiny computer-on-modules (COMs) for Internet of Things (IoT) applications are popping up everywhere, with recent, Linux-ready entries including Intel’s Atom or Quark-based Edison, Ingenic’s MIPS/Xburst-based Newton, Acme Systems’s ARM9/SAM9G25 based Arrietta (more…)

  • High School Students Develop Linux Imaging and Help Desk Software
    By on January 26, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “A Pennsylvania school district is going Linux and building an open source high school with the help of student technology apprentices. As part of a 1:1 laptop learning program, 1725 high school students at Penn Manor School District are receiving new laptops running Ubuntu and open source software exclusively. Central to the program is a student help desk where student programmers created a Linux multicast imaging system (more…)

  • Valve Reveals First Month of Steam Linux Gains
    By on January 6, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes with news that Valve has updated its Hardware & Software Survey for December 2012, which reflects the first month of the platform being available for Linux. Even though the project is still in a beta test, players on Ubuntu already account for 0.8% of Steam usage. The 64-bit clients for Ubuntu 12.10 and 12.04.1 showed about double the share of the 32-bit versions. MacOS use also showed growth, rising to about 3.7%. Windows (more…)

  • Linux 3.4 Released
    By on May 21, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    jrepin writes with news of today’s release (here’s Linus’s announcement) of Linux 3.4: “This release includes several Btrfs updates: metadata blocks bigger than 4KB, much better metadata performance, better error handling and better recovery tools. There are other features: a new X32 ABI which allows to run in 64 bit mode with 32 bit pointers; several updates to the GPU drivers: early modesetting of Nvidia Geforce 600 ‘Kepler’, support (more…)

  • Book Review: Linux Shell Scripting Cookbook
    By on April 15, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    vellorean writes “I have been reading Linux
    Shell Scripting Cookbook by Sarath Lakshman, published by Packt,
    for a while. While most people I know learn shell scripts themselves,
    I was looking to refresh my concepts a little as well as have a
    reference lying around on the table for fast access.” Read below for the rest of vellorean’s review.

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  • The State of Linux IO Scheduling For Desktop?
    By on October 24, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    pinkeen writes “I am using linux as my work & play OS for 5+ years. The one thing that constantly drives me mad is its IO scheduling. When I’m copying a large amount of data in the background, everything else slows down to a crawl while the cpu utilization stays at 1-2%. The process which does the actual copying is highly prioritized in terms of I/O. This is completely inacceptable for a desktop OS. I’ve heard about the efforts of Con Kolivas and (more…)

  • Hole In Linux Kernel Provides Root Rights
    By on September 20, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    oztiks writes with this excerpt from The H: “A vulnerability in the 32-bit compatibility mode of the current Linux kernel (and previous versions) for 64-bit systems can be exploited to escalate privileges. For instance, attackers can break into a system and exploit a hole in the web server to get complete root (also known as superuser) rights or permissions for a victim’s system. According to a report, the problem occurs because the 32-bit call emulation (more…)

  • Google Releases Chrome 5.0 For Win/Mac/Linux
    By on May 25, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    ddfall writes “Four months after the release of version 4.0 for Windows, Google has announced the availability of Chrome 5.0 for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux — the first stable release to be available on all three major platforms. Chrome 5.0.375.55 is available to download from google.com/chrome. Users who currently have Chrome installed can use the built-in update function.”

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  • Microsoft Letting Patents Move To Linux Firms
    By on September 8, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    mnmlst notes a Wall Street Journal story (picked up at Total Telecom) on the move of some patents originally held by Microsoft to the Open Invention Network, where they will join a portfolio whose purpose is to inoculate open source companies against patent trolls. OIN is near a deal to buy 22 patents from another patent-protective group, Allied Security Trust, whose members include Verizon, Cisco, and HP. AST won the patents in a private auction (more…)

  • Kernel 2.6.31 to speed up Linux desktop – Firewire, Linux, l
    By on September 5, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    With the next version of the Linux kernel, 2.6.31, due for release soon, Linux desktop users can look forward to a faster experience in addition to USB 3.0 support and new Firewire drivers.