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Surveying Linux system update and integrity protection schemes

Apr 28, 2017 — 95 views

At ELC 2017, Intel’s Patrick Ohly explores the pros and cons of system update mechanisms and integrity protection schemes for Yocto Project.
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Mentor tips Azure IoT support and Linux-driven self-driving tech

Apr 24, 2017 — 345 views

Mentor announced Azure Certified for IoT compliance for Mentor Embedded Linux, and unveiled a Linux-based “DRS360” self-driving car platform.
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Open source group focuses on industrial IoT gateway middleware

Apr 24, 2017 — 542 views

The Linux Foundation has launched an open source, cross-platform “EdgeX Foundry” project based on Dell’s FUSE for standardizing middleware on IoT gateways.
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X-ES spins Enterprise Linux BSP for its x86 boards

Apr 21, 2017 — 668 views

X-ES launched a RHEL-compatible “X-ES Enterprise Linux” distro optimized for its x86 COMs and SBCs starting with its recent Xeon/Broadwell VPX and VME SBCs.
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Developing a wearable with Zephyr

Apr 20, 2017 — 562 views

At ELC, Fabien Parent and Neil Armstrong related how they used Zephyr to build a wearable. They praised Zephyr, but dinged the review tools and governance.
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Cutting Linux down to size

Apr 14, 2017 — 5,263 views

New tools like musl, toybox, and Clang are offering new techniques for shrinking the Linux kernel, file-system, and user space for IoT.
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Ubuntu convergence implodes

Apr 6, 2017 — 2,060 views

With Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Canonical will replace Ubuntu’s touch-enabled Unity8 “convergence” desktop with GNOME, thereby abandoning its mobile ambitions.
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Building a secure bootloader for the Quark D2000 and SE

Apr 5, 2017 — 402 views

At ELC 2017, Intel’s Daniele Alessandrelli related how his team built a QM-Bootloader for Intel’s MCU-like Quark D2000 and SE with secure firmware upgrades.
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Open source OTA software targets Linux devices

Mar 31, 2017 — 1,077 views

Mender’s open source, Yocto-optimized OTA updater for embedded Linux devices features a dual A/B rootfs partition layout with automatic rollback support.
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Linux, meet DisplayPort

Mar 31, 2017 — 2,543 views

At ELC 2017, Intel’s Manasi Navare described how she patched Linux 4.12 for true DisplayPort compliance, and offered tips on pushing patches upstream.
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OpenGL accelerated x86 games come to Raspberry Pi

Mar 30, 2017 — 3,080 views

Eltechs released v2.0 of its ExaGear Desktop VM for running x86 apps on ARM/Linux devices. It adds OpenGL hardware graphics acceleration for the Pi 2 and 3.
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Consortium aims to unify Linux and Android IoT

Mar 17, 2017 — 1,262 views

Advantech and nine firms, including Retronix, ThunderSoft, Canonical, and Timesys, launched an Embedded Linux & Android Alliance (ELAA) for IoT standards.
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Ubuntu snaps expand to Orange Pi SBCs and a QorIQ SoC

Mar 16, 2017 — 1,662 views

Shenzhen Xunlong is launching an Ubuntu snap app store for its Orange Pi SBCs. Canonical also ported its snap-based Ubuntu Core distro to NXP’s LS1043A SoC.
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