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​What's the Most Popular Linux of Them All?

Let's cut to the chase. Android is the most popular of all Linux distributions. Period. End of statement. But that's not the entire story. But, setting Android aside, what's the most popular Linux? It's impossible to work that out. The website-based analysis tools, such as those used by StatCounter...
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5 Raspberry Pi Operating Systems That Aren’t Linux

Looking for a way to get the most out of your Raspberry Pi? Running a project that just needs something more? Odd as it may seem, Linux might be the problem, so why not consider a non-Linux operating system? Several have been released, or adapted, for use on the Raspberry Pi. 1. Plan 9 Released as...
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Small Open-Source OSs for Small IoT Devices

A range of open-source operating-system solutions are available for those confined to scaled-down dimensions—homing in on the best option does require some research, though. Linux has become the de facto open-source operating system (OS), although there are niche alternatives like flavors of BSD (...
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Project Treble Brings Extended Linux Kernel Security Support to Combat Fragmentation

One of the major issues for Android over the years has been device fragmentation. The Android version and Linux kernel version a device are on can have a massive impact on the device’s security and usability, and Google is making a concerted effort to improve Android’s update lifecycle with Project...
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You can now run Android on top of a regular Linux graphics stack, which is hugely empowering, according to Robert Foss, a Linux graphic stack contributor and Software Engineer at Collabora. Learn more in this preview of his talk at Embedded Linux Conference Europe.

Running Android on Top of a Linux Graphics Stack

You can now run Android on top of a regular Linux graphics stack. This was not the case before, and according to Robert Foss, a Linux graphic stack contributor and Software Engineer at Collabora, this is hugely empowering. In his upcoming talk at Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Foss will cover...
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Serious Flaw in WPA2 Protocol Lets Attackers Intercept Passwords and Much More

Researchers have disclosed a serious weakness in the WPA2 protocol that allows attackers within range of vulnerable device or access point to intercept passwords, e-mails, and other data presumed to be encrypted, and in some cases, to inject ransomware or other malicious content into a website a...
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Linux Kernel Long Term Support Extended to 6 Years for Project Treble

Yesterday at Linaro Connect, Project Treble’s lead engineer Iliyan Malchev announced that Greg Kroah-Hartman, the current maintainer of the LTS kernels for the Linux Foundation, has agreed to extend the support period for LTS kernels from 2 years to 6 years. And this isn’t some far of in the future...
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Billions of Devices Imperiled by New Clickless Bluetooth Attack

Over the past decade, Bluetooth has become almost the default way for billions of devices to exchange data over short distances, allowing PCs and tablets to transfer audio to speakers and phones to zap pictures to nearby computers. Now, researchers have devised an attack that uses the wireless...
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Google has announced new requirements in Android 8.0 (Oreo) to build on Linux kernels no older than kernel 4.4. (Image source: Android.com)

Android Oreo Adds Linux Kernel Requirements and New Hardening Features

The Linux kernel continues to add security protections so developers don’t have to build them on their own. As a result, one of the first steps security experts recommend for protecting against embedded Linux malware threats is to work with the latest possible kernel release and then regularly...
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3 Android Apps to Help You Learn Linux

Everyone learns in different ways. For some the best means is by doing, while for others it's all about reading. No matter your preference, there's an app for that. Even for learning the Linux operating system. That's right, Linux. If you're a systems administrator, an understanding of Linux has...
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