Intrinsyc’s Automotive Development Platform S820A runs Android 6.0 on a Snapdragon 820A, and offers a 4K touchscreen, plus WiFi, BT, GPS, and optional LTE.
Last December, Intrinsyc launched three Android 6.0 “Marshmallow” dev kits in phone, tablet, and embedded board form factors for Qualcomm’s 14nm Snapdragon 820 SoC. Now, the company has announced a Marshmallow kit for automotive applications running the similar, automotive focused Snapdragon 820A SoC. The Intrinsyc Snapdragon Automotive Development Platform (ADP) S820A kit is aimed at automotive OEMs, Tier1s, and ecosystem partners building in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
Today, May 3, 2016, Linux Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Linux and open source projects, has announced the general availability of its free badge program.
Finnish mobile startup Jolla, the maker of Sailfish OS, has secured $12m in funding which should keep the firm afloat until the end of the year.
The company announced the new round today, which will alleviate some of the financial troubles that have caused it to abandon the Jolla tablet, lay off staff, and apply for debt restructuring in Finland. The company split its hardware and software businesses last July.
Version 2.0 of Jenkins, the open source automation server and continuous delivery software development platform, was released last week, a decade after it began life as Hudson, a Sun Microsystems (now Oracle) project.
With the rising popularity of DevOps as a software development and delivery methodology, its community has been focused on making Jenkins easier to use, support delivery pipelines as code, and making it simpler to select and manage the many plugins that are a central part of the Jenkins ecosystem. These changes, the developers insist, are sufficiently large to merit a new version badge - although they are keen to point out that version 2.0 is completely backwards compatible with earlier iterations.
The Ubuntu Online Summit started just a few moments ago, and you can watch the Ubuntu Engineering team live right now talking about the features planned for the next Ubuntu release.
We reported last week that the development of the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system had begun, with daily live ISO images being made available for early adopters and public testers who want to track the development cycle of the upcoming Ubuntu release.
This latest data puts the overall Linux market-share at 0.90%, which they indicate as a +0.06% compared to the month prior. Well, back in March, Steam on Linux dropped by 0.06% compared to February, so it's basically the same level as back then.
Are you a fan of multiplayer games? Well it looks like The Ship: Remasted (that's not a typo!) is heading to Linux and it could even be soon. It sounds pretty hilarious too, really want to try it with a few of you.
If you're a fan of games like Risk you might want to have a look into the free to play Age of Conquest IV (Steam, official website) which recently released.
I hadn't heard of Corpse Party myself until a few days ago, but it seems this popular series is getting a Linux entry. Corpse Party is currently being ported to Linux!
Oh boy, not long after the release of Tomb Raider and Feral Interactive have started teasing a new port again.
The Linux Foundation has released the first round of CII Best Practices badges as part of a program designed to improve the quality and security of open-source software.
Announced on Tuesday, the non-profit said the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII), a project which brings tech firms, developers and stakeholders together to create best practice specifications and improve the security of critical open-source projects, has now entered a new stage with the issue of CII badges to a select number of open-source software.
The best way to establish how vulnerable your network is to a hacker attack is to subject it to a penetration test carried out by outside experts. (You must get a qualified third party to help with penetration testing, of course, and eSecurity Planet recently published an article on finding the right penetration testing company.)
In May last year, a new attack on the Diffie Hellman algorithm was released, called Logjam. At the time, I was working on a security team, so it was our responsiblity to check that none of our servers would be affected. We ran through our TLS config and decided it was safe, but also needed to check that our SSH config was too. That confused me – where in SSH is Diffie Hellman? In fact, come to think of it, how does SSH work at all? As a fun side project, I decided to answer that question by writing a very basic SSH client of my own.
The International Open Data Day brings together citizens and developers in major cities around the world to develop tools and applications based on Open Data. In 2016, Open Data Day took place on the 5-6 March.
Dutch government organisations are generally unable to process requests under the new 'Law for re-use of government information' in a timely and correct manner. According to inventories made by the Open State Foundation and Open Archives, government at all levels took months to decide on the requests, had problems providing the information in an open and machine-readable format, and failed to forward requests that should be handled by other organisations.
The issue was brought before Péterfalvi Attila, President of the National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, by Tóth Bertalan, Deputy Faction Leader for the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP). Tóth argued that citizens are restricted in exercising their right of access to public information if an agency asks that much money for its data.
Today in Linux news Microsoft's market share has dipped below 90% and Mac is disappearing from Linux conventions. Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth said in an interview today that security and encryption are a commitment of Ubuntu's. Jesse Smith reviewed the latest version of Ubuntu and OMG!Ubuntu! shared some glimpses of Ubuntu in the wild. Bryan Lunduke listed 12 "Linux geeks" all users should follow on social media and Sandra Gittlen highlighted six colleges that "immerse students in Open Source."
With open source, you're expanding the sphere of people who might potentially care a lot about your code. You find others who have similar problems, and who can leverage your work and maybe even extend it. The knowledge that you've helped someone avoid "rebuilding the wheel" is really gratifying, and it's amplified when those people actually start getting so involved that they give you contributions of code or ideas. The project picks up steam, and you might even get unforeseen help tackling those issues you didn't have bandwidth to tackle yourself. Really, it's the gift that keeps on giving.
The development team behind the IPFire software have announced the general availability of the Core Update 101 of the IPFire 2.19 Linux kernel-based firewall distribution.
pfSense developer Chris Buechler announced the availability of a small update for the stable pfSense 2.3 open-source firewall platform based on the FreeBSD operating system.
Windows 10's business push may be slowing, at least according to data gathered from visits to United States government web sites.
Social media isn't my cup of tea, but many Linux users like it and use it. And there are certainly Linux geeks worth following on various social media networks. A writer at Network World has a list of Linux notables that are worth following, and his article includes links to their social media pages.
The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced the lineup of early keynote speakers for LinuxCon and ContainerCon North America, which take place August 22-24 in Toronto, Canada. This year's event will mark the 25th anniversary of Linux and will host a celebration of the open source community. The story of Linux is important to informing how we manage and support professional open source projects into the future.
The Khronos Group announced the release this Monday morning of the OpenVX 1.1 specification for computer vision acceleration.
The wait is over, the report of the latest Scrum sprint of the YaST Team is here! In the previous post we promised that after this sprint we would have much more to show… and now we do. This sprint was quite productive, so let’s go straight to the most interesting bits.
While the creation of Debian packages is abundantly documented, most tutorials are targeted to packages implementing the Debian policy. Moreover, Debian packaging has a reputation of being unnecessarily difficult and many people prefer to use less constrained tools like fpm or CheckInstall.
We’ve talked about the Fairphone 2 before. It’s probably the most ethical smartphone you can buy off the market – built from “conflict-free” minerals and raw materials, and designed with ecological balance in mind. Now the developers are looking into making even the software monopoly-free and open source, of course. They have just released their own version of Android, one that is free from Google services.
The FreeBSD project issued their quarterly status report concerning the state of various projects happening for this BSD operating system. It was another busy three months for the FreeBSD crew!
VideoLAN released a new maintenance build for the stable 2.2 series of their popular, cross-platform, and open-source VLC Media Player software, version 2.2.3, for all supported platforms.
Static code analysis just got even easier!
Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format created by Adobe Systems in 1993 for document exchange. The format includes a subset of the PostScript page description programming language, a font-embedding system, and a structural storage system.
Eve is short for the Efficient Video Encoder and reportedly offers much better results than existing video encoders for Google's VP9 format.
GNOME developer Ronald Bultje has written about their work on developing Eve at Two Orioles, a video technology consulting business around VP9/WebM and other technologies.
MetaTrader 4 (MT4) is the industry standard for Forex trading platforms and for good reason. It is the most advanced, user-friendly, highly-functional trading platform out there. However, there has always been one lacking. MT4 is a Windows application only, and users of Linux have had to struggle to access it. But MetaTrader 4 for Linux is finally available through Admiral Markets.
While Linux users have been able to work around this problem using Wine and other such interfaces, these are unstable and unreliable, and not recommended by the MT4 website. Which is why MetaTrader 4 for Linux is such an important addition.
Gamers and Linux users that have been patiently waiting for the availability of the open source DragonBox Pyra handheld games console and pocket PC, will be pleased to know that it is now available to preorder priced from €330 upwards. After pre-orders you will receive a voucher for that amount off the full retail price.
Once the DragonBox Pyra officially launches it will be prices will start at around €500 exc VAT and the system will be powered by a TI OMAP 5 dual-core ARM COrtex-A15 processor supported by 2GB or 4GB of RAM.
We have had to wait a little while for this, but it seems Atari Vault for Linux isn't too far away now. The developers are taking on closed beta testers.
Josh Bernstein, EMC’s new VP of technical strategy, sat down with Stu Miniman and Brian Gracely, cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, during EMC World to talk about the value open source brings to EMC.
For the last year, Lauren Cooney has been running open source strategy for the Chief Technology and Architecture Office at Cisco. Cooney's career includes time spent at some of the biggest IT vendors in the world, including Microsoft as well as rival networking vendor Juniper, but the Cisco experience for her is a bit different, especially in terms of open source.
In a video interview, Cooney discusses why Cisco is investing in open source and how it determines whether a project can work on Github alone, or if it needs a broad foundation to support it.
Mention the words “open source” and all kinds ideas probably come to mind such as “free”, “agility”, and “speed”. However, with any IT project, it is important to look at business benefits vs. costs in a manner that goes beyond generalizations. One method for benefit-cost analysis for open source big data projects is Net Present Value (NPV).
It’s not unusual to find the IT community excited about the possibilities of open source. And with good reason as adoption of open source big data technologies may provide companies flexibility in charting their own path, ability to innovate faster and move at the speed of business. And yet, it is sage advice to temper some of the frenzy in adopting open source with a financial analysis.
Over the past couple of years, software-defined networking (SDN) has emerged as a strong alternative to traditional networking approaches in the areas of WAN, data center networks, and network overlay solutions. The primary benefit realized from SDN, besides open networking, is the ability to accelerate service deployments. SDN solutions using OpenFlow tackle complex problems, including dynamic provisioning, interconnection, and fault management. Although the functionality of SDN has evolved and matured, the scalability of SDNs based on OpenFlow has been limited by OpenFlow’s ties to ternary content-addressable memory (TCAM). OpenFlow by design was implemented in the TCAM.
This week, Fallout 4 players will finally be able to experience post-apocalyptic Boston firsthand, thanks to the VR capabilities of the Oculus Rift. However, this isn’t an official patch released by Bethesda; instead, the functionality is being offered up by a third-party, open-source project called Vireio Perception.
As part of this mission UPsat is equipped with a specialized scientific instrument (mNLP) designed for its mission needs. Every other component of the satellite is designed from scratch, built, tested and integrated by engineers, scientists and developers of the University of Patras and Libre Space Foundation. That includes the structural framework, the on board mission control computer, the telecommunications system, the power management system and the software that runs across all different subsystems.
We, as engineers, always wanted to simplify and automate things. This is something in our nature. That’s how our brains work. That’s how procedural programming was born. After some time, the next level of evolution was object oriented programming.
The idea was always the same. Take something big and try to split it into isolated abstractions with hidden implementations. It is much easier to think about complex system using abstractions. It is way more efficient to develop isolated blocks.
Axiomtek’s rugged, Atom E3815-based “ICO300-MI” IoT gateway features Wind River Intelligent Device Platform XT v3.1, and operates over -20 to 70°C.
We missed Axiomtek’s ICO300-MI gateway the first time around, but the company has now relaunched the product to promote the addition of Intel IoT Gateway Technology and the Linux-based Wind River Intelligent Device Platform XT v3.1. The latter is a middleware stack based on Wind River Linux that offers secure IoT device management and data aggregation services.
Sugar's design principles are anything but the one-level computer interface found in preschool toys. Rather, it's suitable for inexperienced users as well as more advanced or older users.
While Sugar is simple to use, that does not mean it's lacking real user features. The interface limits settings and controls to those needed for the task at hand, and the design avoids bloated interface syndrome.