So yesterday I wanted to setup my dual boot laptop (Windows/Ubuntu) to just openSUSE. Making the bootable Usb-Stick worked well on ubuntu with the dd command. So far so good. But at the Installation the was warning that some packaged may have been attacked. Virus?. So I looked up its website and unfortunately it was down. So I just had badluck by installing a false image. Ok but now my laptop didnt boot up.
Today I downloaded another torrent (hopefullly correct one) on my gaming Pc with Windows 10. So I tried making a bootable USB-Stick with some Windows programms. None of them worked. NONE. So I decided that I use my two year old Ubuntu Live CD to boot up my laptop to make the dd command again. Ofcourse I also had to use my external harddrive because I can't put 4GB on a system running a Live-CD. So the Conclusion is: have an Ubuntu-Live-CD in storage TL,DR: can't make a bootable Stick with Windows software, had to use Ubuntu-Live-CD and dd comand.submitted by /u/zucchero7
Boardcon announced a pair of 70 x 58mm COMs that run Android on Samsung’s quad-core, Cortex-A9 S5P4418 and octa-core, Cortex-A53 S5P6818 SoCs.
The MINI4418 and MINI6818 computer-on-modules are “compatible” with each other, as well as with Boardcon’s earlier MINI3288, which is based on the quad-core, Cortex-A17 Rockchip RK3288. The new COMs instead tap two Samsung SoCs: the quad-core, Cortex-A9 S5P4418 for the MINI4418, and the octa-core, Cortex-A53 S5P6818 for the MINI6818. The MINI6818 supports applications such as “sensitive home automation, security, and industrial applications,” whereas the MINI4418 supports “MID, multimedia advertising, intelligent control terminals, and smart instrumentation,” says Boardcon.
Axiomtek’s “MANO0500” Mini-ITX board supports 6th Gen Intel Core, Pentium, and Celeron CPUs, and offers three SATA, two GbE, and mini-PCIe with SIM.
Mini-ITX boards are typically among the first form-factors to support new Intel Core chips along with COM Express modules. We’re not sure why Axiomtek, one of the more prolific of embedded vendors, waited so long to launch its first 6th Generation Intel Core (“Skylake”) based Mini-ITX board, but it’s a welcome edition. Back in April, the company announced a Skylake-based PICO500 SBC using the smaller Pico-ITX form factor.
IBM has opened a new Bluemix Garage in New York, to offer the city’s developers, entrepreneurs, and fintech firms the use of blockchain on the cloud.
IBM on Tuesday announced a new Bluemix Garage in New York, located at Galvanize’s newly launched New York campus in SoHo. This enables developers and enterprises to work with IBM Blockchain code in the cloud. As with IBM's other garages in San Francisco, London, Nice and Toronto, the New York Garage will invite startups and enterprises to collaborate in a creative environment outside of their traditional office setting.
Canonical implies it is collaborating with nearly every major Linux distro for its Snappy project. It is not. And what could have been a marketing win for it is now a loss.
MongoDB is a NoSQL database that avoids the traditional structure of relational databases in favor of document-oriented JSON-like objects. What this translates to is the integration between application and data is faster and easier. If that's not enough, consider this: MongoDB is one the databases preferred by big data and large enterprise companies, including Adobe, Craigslist, eBay, FIFA, Foursquare, and LinkedIn.
Users of the Ubuntu Phone will have to get used to the fact that popular Android apps like WhatsApp are unlikely to be made available for the platform, at least not in in the short term.
Facebook owns WhatsApp and the communications app now has more than a billion users.
Ubuntu developers are once again pondering the possibility of dropping support for i386 (32-bit x86) as installation media for their Linux distribution.
The matter of dropping Ubuntu i386 ISOs has been brought up many times the past few years, but ultimately it's kept getting pushed back for users still running Ubuntu Linux on old hardware and other reasons. Dropping Ubuntu for i386 keeps getting brought up namely for the installer media rather than the i386 package archive itself.
Today, June 28, 2016, the developers of the Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux computer operating system have had the great pleasure of announcing the general availability of new respin ISO images for the month of July 2016.
Right on the schedule, Sabayon 16.07 Live ISO images are now available for download, switching the OS to the latest Linux 4.6.3 kernel from the deprecated Linux 4.5 branch that shipped with the May ISO respins of the GNU/Linux distribution, Sabayon 16.05.
When Chromebooks launched in the summer of 2011, they seemed destined to fail, much like the underpowered, internet-dependent netbooks that came before them. But in the five years since, Chromebooks have defied expectations, becoming the most used device in US classrooms and even outselling Macs for the first time this year. Still, people complain about their inability to run useful software, but that’s all about to change.
ServerWatch: Red Hat CEO gives a history lesson about how the Industrial Revolution changed productivity and how the new era of server automation, cloud and containers will change it again.
I've been fortunate having the rare opportunity to experience 'live wire' professional systems administration and creating beautiful works that I can achieve through advanced coding & design. I've not wasted the opportunity, of course, as I've given a lot of thought and effort to both.
Over the years I've honed my user experience to a place of fluid beauty; I've focused the most pleasant and efficient admin/devops environment possible...you know, all that "fluffy" design stuff you guys rarely have time to do.
Now, "over the years" doesn't mean "old." If you'd like to race for creating a cluster of servers with shared host keys, high availability, and ubiquitous daemons via Puppet, well, "come get it, sweetheart."
I want to write a short-to-medium length work about how you can create beautiful and efficient work environments and am gauging interest. I'm guessing you too would like to see your environment look and feel better (in other words, "get out of the way" typographically) while gaining higher efficiency. I'm guessing you would do this work yourself but right now you have 16 servers that need their monitoring configured.
I want to do more than just, "share my config." I want to explain in precise terms the 'hows and whys', i.e. the philosophy behind efficient design. I want to expound the concepts behind each facet of good system design, just as I was taught the Unix philosophy (small is beautiful, why the 'ls' command is named as such, etc.).
Writing a cohesive guide for every configuration from the kernel to the user interface with their philosophies explained takes a lot of work, though it is also of great interest to me. I suspect this to be of interest to you, too, if only someone would present these ideas in a meaningful way within your limited time.
Because of the effort it will require I'm asking you for your level of interest. Does taking time over Sunday morning coffee to read a guided tour at more than a cursory level interest you, or am I simply just, "in love with the idea?"
I will write the work as a browser-accessible, downloadable ebook so the reading experience itself is of high quality.
I look forward to your thoughts, thank you.
Edit: Ought I include hardware design also?submitted by /u/cooperstevenson