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Intel's Clear Linux Now Shipping X.Org Server 1.19, Kernel 4.8.11 and Mesa 13.0.1
(Dec 02, 2016, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

Clear Linux is now an auto-updating operating system, which means that users will automatically receive updates when they are pushed into the repositories.

First open source RISC-V chips arrive in Arduino board
(Dec 02, 2016, 08:00) (0 talkbacks)

 hackerboards: SiFive's Arduino ready "HiFive1" development kit features its 320MHz FE310, the first MCU using the open RISC-V ISA. Also, Samsung is rumored to be using RISC-V.

Amazon Delivers Cloud Superpowers
(Dec 02, 2016, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

Datamation: New services announced including Artificial Intelligence, configuration and security capabilities.

Adding a Simple GUI to Linux shell scripts with kdialog
(Nov 30, 2016, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

HowToForge: Shell scripts are incredibly useful things.

SUSE Acquires HPE OpenStack Cloud Technology and Talent
(Nov 30, 2016, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: HPE sells its OpenStack cloud and Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service technologies to SUSE.

IoT gateway runs Linux on i.MX6UL, offers Thread and ZigBee
(Nov 30, 2016, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

 hackerboards: NXP's Volansys-built, highly secure "Modular IoT Gateway" reference design runs Linux on an i.MX6 UL SoC, and offers Thread, ZigBee, WiFi, and NFC.

Docker Benchmarks: Ubuntu, Clear Linux, CentOS, Debian & Alpine
(Nov 29, 2016, 15:00) (0 talkbacks)

Phoronix:  The images used for benchmarking were the latest of Ubuntu, Clear Linux, CentOS, Debian, and Alpine while comparing the benchmark results to running on the bare metal host.

Docker 1.13.0 RC2 Supports Building of Docker DEBs for Ubuntu 16.10 on PPC64LE
(Nov 29, 2016, 09:00) (0 talkbacks)

Developer Victor Vieux announced the availability of the second RC version for the Docker 1.13.0 release, which appears to bring lots of improvements and bug fixes

Vapor Brings Compute Capacity to the Edge
(Nov 29, 2016, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

ServerWatch: Building distributed server compute capability isn't just about deploying cloud servers, it's also about having compute at the edge of the networking, according to Cole Crawford, founder and CEO of Vapor IO.

Intel Graphics Installer for Linux 2.0.3 Supports Ubuntu 16.10 and Fedora 24
(Nov 28, 2016, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

Previously known as Intel Graphics Installer for Linux, the Intel Graphics Update Tool is designed to let users install the latest graphics drivers for their Intel HD GPUs.

SteamOS 2.97 Fixes Steam Controller Compatibility with Recent Steam Beta Clients
(Nov 28, 2016, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

SteamOS 2.97 arrives nearly four months after the previous stable release

Helm: The Kubernetes Package Manager
(Nov 24, 2016, 14:00) (0 talkbacks) Helm, which aims to be the default package manager for Kubernetes, simplifies complex application deployment.

Python versus R for machine learning and data analysis
(Nov 22, 2016, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

Both the Python and R languages have developed robust ecosystems of open source tools and libraries that help data scientists of any skill level more.

VirtualBox 5.1.10 Released
(Nov 22, 2016, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

This is a maintenance release fixing lots of incremental issues.

Avidemux 2.6.15 Improves Hardware Decoding, Adds Encoding and Usability Fixes
(Nov 21, 2016, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

Hardware decoding on Linux has been enhanced with the addition of support for HEVC/VC1 with the libVA library

Bypass ISP Website Censorship With Alkasir 2.0
(Nov 18, 2016, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

 webupd8: Alkasir is a free, open source website censorship circumvention tool, available for Linux

GCC 6.2 vs. Clang 3.9 Compiler Performance On Clear Linux With Intel Kaby Lake
(Nov 18, 2016, 09:00) (0 talkbacks)

Phoronix: For the latest benchmarking off MSI's Cubi 2 with Core i5 Kaby Lake CPU are some GCC and LLVM Clang compiler benchmarks on Intel's Clear Linux distribution.

Wireshark 2.2.2 Network Protocol Analyzer Brings over 30 Security and Bug Fixes
(Nov 18, 2016, 08:00) (0 talkbacks)

 softpedia: Wireshark 2.2.2 is here one and a half months after the first point release for the 2.2 series of the applications, bringing over 30 security and bug fixes.

Latest Banana Pi offers SATA and 2GB RAM
(Nov 18, 2016, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

 hackerboards: Sinovoip's $48, open spec, Linux- and Android-friendly "Banana Pi M2 Ultra" single board computer adds SATA support and 2GB RAM, plus a new quad-core Cortex-A7 Allwinner R40 SoC.

Looks like mech combat game 'Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps' is coming to Linux
(Nov 17, 2016, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

GamingOnLinux: More games for Linux coming...

Almost all the world's fastest supercomputers run Linux
(Nov 16, 2016, 11:00) (0 talkbacks)

 ZDnet: Linux is SUPER (thanks for asking)

Docker 1.13.0 Enters Development, to Add Support for Ubuntu 16.10 and Fedora 25
(Nov 14, 2016, 15:00) (0 talkbacks)

 softpedia: Docker 1.13.0 promises to be a major release

IBM Advances Artificial Intelligence with PowerAI
(Nov 14, 2016, 08:00) (0 talkbacks)

ServerWatch: While IBM's Power architecture can run multiple operating systems, including Linux and AIX, Gupta said that PowerAI works only on Linux.

AWS Gives Customers On-Premises Linux Option
(Nov 14, 2016, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

LinuxInsider: Amazon Web Services recently expanded its menu of cloud services to give customers the option of using the Amazon Linux AMI on premises.

720MHz OpenWrt modules offer dual-band WiFi
(Nov 11, 2016, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

8devices has launched two OpenWrt-ready "Rambutan" modules and a dev kit based on Qualcomm's 720MHz, dual-band WiFi QCA9550 and QCA9557 SoCs.

SUSE plans container as a service platform
(Nov 11, 2016, 09:00) (0 talkbacks)

ITwire: Germany-based SUSE Linux has announced a container as a service platform that it hopes to release as a public beta in April next year, before the first customer version comes out in July the same year.

Steam Machines & SteamOS after a year in the wild
(Nov 11, 2016, 05:00) (0 talkbacks)

 GamingOnLinux: On this day, last year, Valve released Steam Machines onto the world, after the typical Valve delays.

When to use NGINX instead of Apache
(Nov 10, 2016, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

ZDnet: They're both popular open-source web servers but, according to NGINX CEO Gus Robertson, they have different use cases. And Microsoft? Its web server has dropped below 10 percent of all active websites for the first time in 20 years.

nginx and WordPress
(Nov 10, 2016, 08:00) (0 talkbacks)

LinuxJournal: So, I thought it would be interesting to demonstrate how easy it is to set up WordPress with nginx, given the popularity of each of these systems alone as well as together.

Open source FIWARE platform creates new IoT business opportunities
(Nov 10, 2016, 08:00) (0 talkbacks) Learn about two projects using the FIWARE platform

Getting Started With Kubernetes Is Easy With Minikube
(Nov 10, 2016, 07:00) (0 talkbacks) Minikube will start a virtual machine locally and run the necessary Kubernetes components

How OpenStack Uses Nodepool
(Nov 10, 2016, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation details how open-source cloud effort deploys and manages infrastructure images

TrueOS Succeeds PC-BSD Desktop-Friendly Unix OS
(Nov 09, 2016, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK:  PC-BSD was re-branded as TrueOS, providing FreeBSD users with an easy-to-use desktop as well as a new release cadence.

Kubernetes vs CloudFoundry [VIDEO]
(Nov 08, 2016, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

Datamation: Mark Shuttleworth explains why he continues to support both CloudFoundry and Kubernetes.

Cloud Native Computing Foundation Adds New Project, Grows Membership
(Nov 08, 2016, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: With Kubernetes momentum building, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation adds a fourth project, announces new members and starts a certification program.

Raspberry Pi continues to blaze new trails
(Nov 08, 2016, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)  If you used a Pi in 2012, it might have felt a bit sluggish and looked a little ugly. Today it runs fast, and looks quite good.

CoreOS Debuts Tectonic 1.4 for Enterprise Kubernetes
(Nov 08, 2016, 08:00) (0 talkbacks)

ServerWatch: Among the key innovations that CoreOS is bringing with Tectonic 1.4 is the the concept of self-hosted clusters.

Build Strong Real-Time Streaming Apps with Apache Calcite
(Nov 07, 2016, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

Calcite is a data framework that lets you to build custom database functionality, explains Microsoft developer Atri Sharma

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