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End of an Era: Linux Distributions Will Soon Stop Supporting 32-Bit PCs

AMD and Intel released the first 64-bit CPUs for consumers back in 2003 and 2004. Now, more than a decade later, Linux distributions are looking at winding down support for 32-bit hardware. Google already took this leap back in 2015, dumping 32-bit versions of Chrome for Linux. Ubuntu is just the...
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Atom-Based Gateway Taps New Open Source IoT Cloud Platform

Eurotech’s rugged, IP40 protected “ReliaGate 20-26” IoT gateway runs Red Hat Linux on a Bay Trail Atom, and has cellular, GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth options. Eurotech’s ReliaGate 20-26 is the latest in a line of Internet of Things gateways, such as the ReliaGate 10-11, based on a TI AM3352 Sitara SoC...
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Raspberry Pi 3
Raspberry Pi 3 tops latest SBC survey.

Top 10 Best Open-Spec Hacker SBCs

Two years ago, the Raspberry Pi seemed as if it might be eclipsed by a growing number of open-spec single board computer projects with faster processors, Android support, and more extensive features. But then the Raspberry Pi reestablished its lead in two major great leaps forward. In early 2015,...
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How the Internet Works: Submarine Fibre, Brains in Jars, and Coaxial Cables

Ah, there you are. That didn't take too long, surely? Just a click or a tap and, if you’ve some 21st century connectivity, you landed on this page in a trice. But how does it work? Have you ever thought about how that cat picture actually gets from a server in Oregon to your PC in London? We’re not...
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AMD Posts Secure Memory Encryption For the Linux Kernel (SME)

Well, today seems to be the day for x86 CPU vendors to push out memory security related features for the Linux kernel... After Intel posted the Secure Guard Extensions driver for Linux, AMD has come out with a patch-set for "Secure Memory Encryption" (SME) that looks like it will be a hardware...
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Jaguar Electronic HK’s JaguarBoard launched in January
Jaguar Electronic HK’s JaguarBoard, which launched in January and has already shipped to backers, is the most affordable of the three newcomers.

Here Come the x86 Hacker Boards

The first x86-based community-backed hacker SBCs not backed by Intel or AMD have reached market, offering higher prices than most ARM SBCs, but with faster processors and competitive power consumption. The Kickstarter-backed newcomers, all of which run Linux or Android, include the now-shipping...
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Why Parallelism?

"As clock speeds for CPUs have not been increasing as compared to a decade ago, chip designers have been enhancing the performance of both CPUs, such as the Intel Xeon and the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor by adding more cores. New designs allow for applications to perform more work in parallel,...
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DRAM Bitflipping Exploits That Hiijack Computers Just Got Easier

New research into the "Rowhammer" bug that resides in certain types of DDR memory chips raises a troubling new prospect: attacks that use Web applications or booby-trapped videos and documents to trigger so-called bitflipping exploits that allow hackers to take control of vulnerable computers. The...
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How To Really Erase Any Drive -- Even SSDs -- in 2016

You may already know that "deleting" a file does nothing of the sort. Securely erasing drives before you sell a computer keeps your personal information from falling into the wrong hands. Good news: it's easier than ever to fully erase data. SSDs - now the standard in Ultrabooks and Macs - are a...
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What is the compatible version of linux os for my laptop?

Hy my name is Syed Taha Raza from Pakistan i am student of Information technology i am beginner of programming and not any idea about hardware and i want to highly performance of my laptop which is dell inspiron n5010 core i3 1st generation 4 gb ram. My question is what is the compaitable version...
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