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Apple once led the way in mobile devices, leaving those scurvy pirates of the Android world to imitate, innovate, and fill in the niches that Apple neglected. Unlike the iPhone and iPad, however, the Apple Watch announced this week appears to be following more than leading.

Red Hat brings the latest programming tools to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x and 7.
Red Hat brings the latest programming tools to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x and 7.
An anonymous reader writes: Richard Yao, one of the most prolific contributors to the ZFSOnLinux project, has put up a post explaining why he thinks the filesystem is definitely production-ready. He says, "ZFS provides strong guarantees for the integrity of [data] from the moment that fsync() returns on a file, an operation on a synchronous file handle is returned or dirty writeback occurs (by default every 5 seconds). These guarantees are enabled by ZFS' disk format, which places all data into a Merkle tree that stores 256-bit checksums and is changed atomically via a two-stage transaction commit.. ... Sharing a common code base with other Open ZFS platforms has given ZFS on Linux the opportunity to rapidly implement features available on other Open ZFS platforms. At present, Illumos is the reference platform in the Open ZFS community and despite its ZFS driver having hundreds of features, ZoL is only behind on about 18 of them."

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A step-by-step guide to making an origami Unicorn has been posted online by Canonical to celebrate the upcoming release of the same name.

The post How to Go Hands On With the Utopic Unicorn – Literally! first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Jon Aldama is the Product Marketing Manager for Enea A.B., but he prides himself on being a developer first and a marketer second -- a point he stresses early in today's video. Enea is behind Operating System Embedded, whose Wikipedia page, some say, "appears to be written like an advertisement," which an unkind person could also say about the Enea A.B. Wikipedia page. In any case, Enea works with the Linux Foundation's Yocto Project workgroup, whose main webpage says, "It's not an embedded Linux distribution – it creates a custom one for you." This is all open source, which Jon says is a big corporate principle at Enea -- and he should know, since his previous job was as an Open Source Compliance Officer and Software Analyst at Ericsson. (Alternate Video Link)

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OpenStack is the most popular open source cloud project, followed by Docker and KVM, according to a survey of more than 550 respondents conducted by Linux.com and The New Stack and announced today at CloudOpen in Chicago.

In this tutorial, we'll learn how to control a robotic arm from the BeagleBone Black. Then we'll give your project the ability to manipulate real world objects and perform repetitive tasks for you.

The new Red Hat Satellite isn't just for Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators. Anyone managing a Red Hat-based cloud will be glad that Red Hat Satellite 6 has arrived.
The new Red Hat Satellite isn't just for Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators. Anyone managing a Red Hat-based cloud will be glad that Red Hat Satellite 6 has arrived.