There is some very exciting news coming out of Florida today! PengPod, the company who brought the first commercial dual booting tablet has done it again with the PengPod1040. The PengPod1040 can now TRIPLE boot. This powerful 9.7" ultra high resolution tablet can run Android, GNU/Linux and now UBUNTU
TOUCH. Ubuntu touch is made so one can have the same friendly Ubuntu experience, but is touch friendly which has the ability to navigate the Ubuntu desktop without having to use a mouse and keyboard.
This unique product will transform the PC and Tablet world by merging both elegantly together to fit any lifestyle. Use the high-powered quad-core processor to play a favorite Android game or watch a favorite movie on PengPod's brilliant Hi-Def screen. After playing the game and wanting to get back to work, just switch over to Linaro OS (Ubuntu arm) or Ubuntu Touch. Now the capability to do anything work-related that would need a PC is right on the tablet like creating excel sheets, presentations, etc. The consumer can now have the best of both worlds thanks to the PengPod.
Why choose an open source tablet? Because this device is free from restrictions it lends itself to a world of possibilities. On top of being on the lower end in price, open source is completely customizable. The consumer can tweak the software to do exactly what they want it to do. Run all the office programs or even set it up as a POS amongst several other commercial uses. The possibilities are endless with the Pengpod 1040
, the only limitations are those of the mind. Own Your Device!http://pengpod.com/products/pengpod1040
There is a twist though, this tablet will not go into production unless the PengPod 1040 Crowdfunder
is met on Indiegogo
. Once the goal is met, the funds are released to the company. The quicker the goal is met, the quicker they can start the full production run on the PengPod 1040, which means the consumer will be able to get their hands on one sooner.
The Crowdfunding goal on Indiegogo is $349,000, with the tablets starting at $249. There is an Early Bird special for the first hundred customers, the PengPod 1040 is just $220.
Why Crowdfunding? PengPod wants to be able to offer PengPod 1040 Tablet with the best software possible, at the best price possible and produce a quality product with an experienced, open source friendly contract manufacturer. To meet the hardware goals and guarantee quality, the need is volume. Furthermore, this is the second time to market for this company and they are now familiar with the demands of delivering the perks. Open software is the lifeblood of the PengPod and what makes it so versatile. There are many exciting, evolving touch based Linux platforms they would like to offer with the PengPod. Each of these will require time and effort, and with funding, will be able to make more of these available.
The world's premier motorsports simulation service keeps getting better and better. Recent weeks have seen the release of the Mac OS X version of iRacing and the addition of full native support for the Oculus Rift Virtual headset to the service. Today, iRacing.com announced a Linux version of the online racing service is now available.
With these new releases, iRacing enhances an international reputation for its state-of-the-art technology and accuracy, together with a fun, easy-to-use functionality that attracts beginners and pro drivers alike. With constant updates and improvements to its feature-rich, centralized service, iRacing has proven hugely popular across a broad spectrum of motorsports including open wheel, stock and sports cars, road course, speedway and short track racing.
The new Mac OS X and Linux versions are expected to boost what are already some very impressive numbers for the service; numbers like 793,735,000 racing laps run, 50,000 members worldwide and some 350 private leagues. With nearly 40 different official series featuring more than two-dozen meticulously-modeled cars on 60 laser-scanned tracks – and new cars, tracks and features in the pipeline – the months ahead will see iRacing.com continue to do what it does best: get better and better.
Go to www.iracing.com
for complete details of the PC, Mac OS X and Linux versions of iRacing.com, together with a complete inventory of race cars, tracks, series and unique features of the world's foremost online motorsports simulation service.
One of the great things about Linux, OS X, and other operating systems that are UNIX based is that you can use a lot of the same command prompt commands to do a lot of interesting stuff. Here are 10 of the most useful commands that you can use whether you're in a Linux terminal, OS X terminal, etc. Most of them will work straight out of the box, but some like apt-get, yum, etc. will only work with specific distributions or add-ons for operating systems that don't normally support the command.
Change Directory (cd)
This command is used to change your current directory, this command will accept both absolute and relative paths as below example (consider you are in your home directory):
This command is used to move a file to a different location or rename it as the below example:
mv /home/bob/test /home/bob/Desktop/test
mv /home/bob/test /home/bob/test2
The ls command is used to list the folders
and file inside a directory, most people use this command with the -a & -l options, -a will display hidden files and -l for long listing format, the below output is for the ls -al command:
drwx------ 4 501 502 4096 Mar 21 10:39 .
drwxr-xr-x. 5 root root 4096 Oct 1 11:10 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 501 502 18 Dec 2 2011 .bash_logout
-rw-r--r-- 1 501 502 176 Dec 2 2011 .bash_profile
-rw-r--r-- 1 501 502 124 Dec 2 2011 .bashrc
-rw-r--r-- 1 501 502 500 Jan 23 2007 .emacs
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 21 10:39 file
drwxr-xr-x 2 501 502 4096 Nov 12 2010 .gnome2
drwxr-xr-x 4 501 502 4096 Jan 24 2012 .mozillaMake Directory (mkdir)
This command is used to create a directory as the below example:
mkdir /home/bob/newfolderRemove directory (rm)
This command is used to remove files and directories, to remove directories that contains files or folder you need to a add -r &-f options, the -r for recursive and -f for force as below:
rm -rf /home/bob/folderSuper user do (sudo) & Switch user (su)
The sudo command is used to run commands as the root user and the su command is used to change user as the below commands:
sudo service httpd restart //restart the service as root
su bob //switch the current user to bobapt-get & yum
apt-get and yum commands are used to install or update packages, apt-get is used in Debian based distributions like Ubuntu and Mint, yum is used in the Redhat based distributions like Fedora and CentOS, they are used as the below example:
apt-get install Package-Name
yum install Package-NameWorld Wide Web and get (wget)
This command is used to download files from http or ftp servers, you can resume a downloading file using -c option as the below example:
wget http://path-to-the-file //download a file
wget -c http://path-to-the-file //resume a download filetop
The top command provides a real-time view of the running system or server, the below is sample of the output of this command:
This article was written by Bobbin Zachariah, who is also associated with ExpertsLogIn. He is a passionate lover of Linux and other open source tools. He had started his career in IT and Linux in early 2000. Love travelling, Technology writer, Blogging, Music and Enjoy the company with friends and family. A few additional items were added by Geekbauchery.com.
OW2, the international open source community for infrastructure software, and Mandriva, the company that gave the world one of the most popular Linux distributions, announce today that Mandriva has joined the OW2 Consortium as a Corporate Member to leverage its global community and outreach as Mandriva embarks on a renewed enterprise strategy.
Mandriva has recently gone through a reorganization and is currently redefining its strategy. While the well-known Mandriva Linux operating system is being returned to the open source community via a non-profit foundation called the Mandriva Linux Foundation, the company is repositioning its commercial operations on the corporate market including enterprises, government organizations and educational institutions. It provides tools that are simple to use and install while offering an advanced open source solution to manage heterogeneous IT infrastructure. As a natural complement to this strategic shift, Mandriva SA is looking to the OW2 Consortium as a support for the redeployment of its international strategy specifically in Europe and Brazil.
“Mandriva Linux only provides the best of open source software solutions. Because of this, we understand the importance of actively participating within the community and in helping to spur open source innovation,” said Mandriva CEO Jean-Manuel Croset.“We view OW2 as one of the most respected communities to ensure ongoing freedom of action, and encourage continued collaboration and advances in open source.”
Based in Paris, Mandriva is fully committed to free and open source software. As part of its commitment to the open source community, Mandriva develops, maintains and distributes free products including: Mandriva Linux 2011, a simple, open and innovative desktop Linux distribution, Enterprise Server 5.2, a simple, high-performance, accessible Linux server, Mandriva Directory Server (MDS), an easy-to-use LDAP directory management solution, and Pulse 2, a powerful IT infrastructure management system quick to install.
Emcraft Systems, a leading provider of Linux solutions for microcontrollers, is pleased to announce immediate availability of a system-on-module (SOM) based on the Freescale Kinetis K70 MCU.
This SOM incorporates a 150 MHz Kinetis K70 MCU from Freescale Semiconductor, as well as 64 MBytes of LPDRAM, 128 MBytes of NAND Flash, and an Ethernet PHY. It is small in size (50x37 mm) and comes pre-loaded with U-Boot and uClinux.
The K70 SOM is specifically designed to make it easy, quick, and cost-effective for embedded system designers to start using the Kinetis K70 device and uClinux software in their applications.
“I’m excited to see uClinux running on Cortex-M3 and Cortex-M4 based microcontrollers,” said Kent Meyer, cofounder and Managing Director at Emcraft Systems, LLC. “Many embedded system developers recognize the cost- and time-to-market benefits of using embedded Linux. With our system-on-modules product line, we extend those benefits into the hardware design domain. System-on-modules take away the complexity of designing a core embedded system, allowing hardware designers to focus on the specific requirements of their application.”
The Linux BSP and software development environment that are bundled with the K70 SOM are provided in full source code and royalty-free.
The K70 System-on-Module is priced at $49 in 500-unit quantities. Further information on this module can be found at http://www.emcraft.com/freescale-kinetis-k70-som