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LVFS
LVFS is a secure website that allows hardware vendors to upload firmware updates. It’s used by all major Linux distributions to provide metadata for clients, such as fwupdmgr, GNOME Software and KDE Discover.

Linux Foundation Welcomes LVFS Project

The Linux Foundation welcomes the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) as a new project. LVFS is a secure website that allows hardware vendors to upload firmware updates. It’s used by all major Linux distributions to provide metadata for clients, such as fwupdmgr, GNOME Software and KDE Discover....
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UP Xtreme
Aaeon's Linux-ready UP Xtreme SBC.

Top 10 New Linux SBCs to Watch in 2019

A recent Global Market Insights report projects the single board computer market will grow from $600 million in 2018 to $1 billion by 2025. Yet, you don’t need to read a market research report to realize the SBC market is booming. Driven by the trends toward IoT and AI-enabled edge computing, new...
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Searchable List of Certified Open Hardware Projects

In this article, and hopefully more to come, I will share interesting examples of hardware that has been certified by the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA). As an introduction to this series, I'll start with a little background. What is open source hardware? Open source hardware is hardware...
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CHIPS Alliance
Linux Foundation-hosted CHIPS Alliance will "host and curate" high-quality open source code relevant to the design of silicon devices.

CHIPS Alliance to Create Open Chip Design Tools for RISC-V and Beyond

The Linux Foundation and several major RISC-V development firms have launched an LF-hosted CHIPS Alliance with a mission “to host and curate high-quality open source code relevant to the design of silicon devices.” The founding members -- Esperanto Technologies, Google, SiFive, and Western Digital...
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Tuxedo InfinityCube v9 Linux PC Review: Small Size, Big Possibilities

The InfinityCube v9 has a small footprint (22 x 28 x 26 cm, not quite a cube!), making it ideal for several use-cases. It has the makings of an awesome living room PC (just add Steam Big Picture and Kodi), a developer / professional video workstation or a fantastic 1440p gaming rig. Or in the case...
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RISC-V Boston

The RISC-V Foundation will be hosting a free, Getting Started with RISC-V event in Boston. This 1 day event will showcase innovative RISC-V implementations from members of the Foundation. The half-day Boston event on April 1 will feature engaging presentations, demos and networking opportunities....
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Linux SoC
The new SoC, which is aimed at industrial, consumer, smart home, health, and wellness applications, runs a new “mainlined, open-sourced” OpenSTLinux distro with Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded underpinnings.

ST Spins Up Linux-Powered Cortex-A SoC

STMicroelectronics has announced a new Cortex-A SoC and Linux- and Android-driven processor. The STM32MP1 SoC intends to ease the transition for developers moving from its STM32 microprocessor unit (MCU) family to more complex embedded systems. Development boards based on the SoC will be available...
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First Look: Tuxedo InfinityCube Linux Desktop PC With Intel Core-i7 8700

I've played with Linux on several of my own machines, but I recently unboxed my first custom-built Linux PC courtesy of Tuxedo Computers. It's called the InfinityCube v9, and it's left me very impressed. In fact I've been leaning on it more than the beefy AMD Ryzen 1950X rig I built because it's...
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Linux
The latest Linux-related ports include an AArch64-Laptops project that enables owners of Windows-equipped Arm laptops and tablets to load Ubuntu.

New Ports Bring Linux to Arm Laptops, Android to the Pi

Like life itself, software wants to be free. In our increasingly open source era, software can more easily disperse into new ecosystems. From open source hackers fearlessly planting the Linux flag on the Sony Playstation back in the aughts to standard Linux apps appearing on Chromebooks and on...
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Pine cones
Linux hacker board vendor Pine64 plans to launch an extensive lineup of open source hardware in 2019; get details here.

Pine64 to Launch Open Source Phone, Laptop, Tablet, and Camera

At FOSDEM last weekend, California-based Linux hacker board vendor Pine64 previewed an extensive lineup of open source hardware it intends to release in 2019. Surprisingly, only two of the products are single board computers. The Linux-driven products will include a PinePhone development kit based...
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