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Automotive Grade Linux spec v2.0 arrives, adoption grows

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-07-15 02:42

The Automotive Grade Linux project released v2 of its open platform for connected cars, and added support for Raspberry Pi, DragonBoard, and Wandboard SBCs.

The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project, which is developing a “Linux-based, open platform for the connected car,” announced the release of the second version of its Unified Code Base (UCB) distribution for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI). The latest version adds features like audio routing, rear seat display support, the beginnings of an app platform, and support for development boards including the DragonBoard, Wandboard, and Raspberry Pi.

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Low power Sitara SBC has dual GbE’s and M.2 for WiFi/BT

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-07-15 02:39

Advantech’s 3.5-inch “RSB-4221” SBC runs Android or Linux on a TI Sitara AM3358 SoC and features dual GbE, USB and serial I/O, and an M.2 slot for wireless.

Here at HackerBoards.com (previously LinuxGizmos), we have covered numerous Sitara AM335x-based SBCs and also a lot of 3.5-inch SBCs, so it’s surprising that Advantech’s RSB-4221 is the only AM335x-based 3.5-inch SBC we’ve seen aside from Embedian’s SBC-SMART-BEE and SBC-SMART-MEM. The Embedian boards aren’t even fully comparable since they’re sandwich style COM-plus-carrier combos rather than integrated SBCs, and they have lower-end AM3352 and AM3354 models instead of the RSB-4221’s AM3358, which adds a PowerVR SGX 530 3D GPU and dual PRU-ICSS chips.

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Canonical Patches Linux Kernel Vulnerability in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-07-15 02:37

Today, July 14, 2016, Canonical published multiple security notices to inform users of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating systems about the availability of a new kernel update.

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Watch: Security Researchers Use Ubuntu Linux to Hack ROS-Powered Surgical Robots

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-07-15 02:35

Today we're continuing our "Watch" series of articles with a new one where you'll be able to see a group of security researchers attempting to hack a surgical robot, courtesy of Motherboard.

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GNOME 3.21.4 unstable tarballs due

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-07-15 02:33

Hello all,

Tarballs are due on 2016-07-18 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.21.4
unstable release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which
were proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule
so everyone can test them. Please make sure that your tarballs will
be uploaded before Monday 23:59 UTC: tarballs uploaded later than that
will probably be too late to get in 3.21.4. If you are not able to
make a tarball before this deadline or if you think you'll be late,
please send a mail to the release team and we'll find someone to roll
the tarball for you!

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Beyond Memory Testing

Reddit - Fri, 2016-07-15 02:18

Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.1 LTS to Drop Broken GNOME Maps App from Default Install

LXer - Fri, 2016-07-15 02:18
Ubuntu GNOME maintainer Jeremy Bicha informs the community today about the fact that the popular GNOME Maps application from the GNOME Stack has recently lost its free map tile service, MapQuest.

Low power Sitara SBC has dual GbEs and M.2 for WiFi/BT

LXer - Fri, 2016-07-15 01:20
Advantech’s 3.5-inch “RSB-4221” SBC runs Android or Linux on a TI Sitara AM3358 SoC and features dual GbE, USB and serial I/O, and an M.2 slot for wireless.

New Laptop

Reddit - Fri, 2016-07-15 01:16

Hey there redditors,

I'm thinking about buying a dirt cheap netbook and installing the most barebones linux I can on it. I'm new to linux, and have some basic experience with coding - and I want it for the sake of having a replaceable, convenient and lightweight coding environment (creative coding mostly, nothing heavy on the processing power). What am I missing? What should I know before I spend a 100 bucks on some 13.5" netbook? What are my unknown unknowns?

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Will terrorists take away our privacy?

Reddit - Fri, 2016-07-15 00:27

More and more people are deciding to go insane and kill large groups of people. If this trend continues I theorize that there will be a global crackdown on privacy. How will we continue to fill the prisons when we legalize marijuana and other recreational drugs? Instead of the police raiding drug pushers they'll be raiding people with encrypted file systems, people that disable telemetry features or use alternatives operating systems that keep the government out, people like you.

They will call you all terrorists and even pedophiles to justify filling the prison system with fresh meat. And no one will care because you're just a pale white nerd living in your mothers basement and they've all been fed the "reefer madness" version of how hacking and encryption works.

YOU ARE EVIL. YOU ARE A TERRORIST.

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OpenVPN - Secure you server administration with multiplatform VPN connection

LXer - Fri, 2016-07-15 00:23
OpenVPN is a full-featured SSL VPN which implements the OSI layer 2 or 3 secure network extension by using the industry standard SSL/TLS protocol. For this tutorial, we are going to use a Debian or Ubuntu server. You can use any server you already have in production.

Games for GNU/Linux

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-07-15 00:23

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CrossOver For Android Now Running On Chromebooks

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-07-15 00:17
With Google Play and Android app support hitting Chromebooks it's now possible to run Windows applications/games on Chromebooks via CrossOver For Android...

SlackEX Is Based on Slackware 14.2, Ships with Linux Kernel 4.6.4 & KDE 4.14.21

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-07-15 00:17

Today, July 14, 2016, Arne Exton informs us about the availability of a new build of his SlackEX Live Linux operating system, which has been rebased on the latest Slackware release.

Based on Slackware 14.2, powered by the latest and most advanced Linux 4.6.4 kernel with support for the latest hardware devices, and using the KDE Development Platform 4.14.21 that shipped with the KDE Applications 16.04.2 software suite, SlackEX Build 160711 is a 64-bit (x86_64) OS brings support for installation on USB flash drives.

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Untangle NG 12.1 Linux Firewall Released with New Geolocation Capabilities, More

LinuxToday - Fri, 2016-07-15 00:00

Release highlights of Untangle Next Generation (NG) Firewall 12.1 include new geolocation capabilities for all traffic that have been injected directly into the built-in Rules Engine

Beat resources for programming in Linux/Unix

Reddit - Thu, 2016-07-14 23:35

In your opinion, what would you consider some of the best resources for learning programming in Linux/UNIX?

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GNOME News

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-07-14 23:35
  • Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.1 LTS to Drop Broken GNOME Maps App from Default Install

    Ubuntu GNOME maintainer Jeremy Bicha informs the community today, July 14, 2016, about the fact that the popular GNOME Maps application from the GNOME Stack has recently lost its free map tile service, MapQuest, which disabled access to their feed.

    Of course, this automatically translates to the fact that as of July 12, 2016, GNOME Maps is no longer a functional application, and it would appear that it might take weeks, or even months for the GNOME development team responsible for the maintenance of the app to find a new free service for displaying the maps.

  • GSoC Report #1

    For the past few weeks I’ve been working on the first part of my project which consisted in getting rid of the deprecated GtkAction API (with the related GtkActionGroup, GtkUIManager) and port everything to GAction. This blog post is long overdue as I hoped I could finish the task before reporting on my project’s progress, considering the port one of the milestones of my project. However, without much knowledge about the specifics of GtkAction and GAction, I greatly underestimated the time I will spend on finishing my task, and therefore, I delayed my post up to this very moment, when my task is nearing completion. I will submit the patch after passing the patch by Michael for a final review.

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You Can Now Upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon and MATE to Linux Mint 18

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-07-14 23:33

Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" computer operating system arrived two weeks ago, on June 30, with the usual Cinnamon and MATE editions, but an upgrade patch was not available for users running Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa".

Today, July 14, 2016, Linux Mint project leader Clement Lefebvre informs the community that the upgrade path from Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" to Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" is now open and they can start upgrading their operating systems as we speak, following the instructions provided below.

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