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Cutting Linux down to size

Apr 14, 2017 — 5,476 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 — 2,130 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 — 441 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 — 1,193 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 — 2,642 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 — 3,476 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 — 1,304 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 — 1,832 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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NXP aims new MCUs and QorIQ SoCs at IoT

Mar 16, 2017 — 911 views

NXP announced a Linux-ready, dual ARMv8 QorIQ LS1028A SoC with TSN Ethernet, and unveiled several new MCUs including a tiny, 4x4mm MC9S08SUx.
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MontaVista updates CGX Linux distro for 5G and IoT

Mar 6, 2017 — 306 views

MontaVista has upgraded its Yocto Project based Carrier Grade eXpress embedded Linux distro to add 5G, IoT, and NFV technology.
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Virtual thin client builds on Raspberry Pi 3, offers HD streaming, dual displays

Mar 1, 2017 — 2,613 views

NComputing’s RPi 3-based “RX300” thin client can be used as a client for its vSpace Pro 10 virtualization platform, as well as in standalone Raspbian mode.
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Ubuntu Core ported to an i.MX6 COM, a Dell IoT gateway, and a LimeNET base station

Feb 28, 2017 — 1,253 views

Ubuntu Core is available on Technologic’s i.MX6-based TS-4900 COM, will run on Dell’s Edge Gateway 3000, and will soon appear on a LimeNET base station.
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Protecting Linux devices with verified boot, from ROM to Userspace

Feb 16, 2017 — 1,655 views

Amid growing concern regarding escalating attacks on Linux-based devices, a well-attended talk at ELC Europe 2016 focused on the topic of verified boot schemes.
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