Kernel Recipes 2014

Kernel Recipes 2014 

BayLibre is the proud sponsor of Kernel Recipes which will take place in Paris on the 25th and the 26th of September. This is the first event we are sponsoring and here is why:

Kernel recipes is the last event where kernel hackers from all over the world can meet up free of charge. It is a place for exchange, conferences which is in phase with the original mindset of Linux and the open source community. It’s free, it’s open, the content exchanged is of good quality and it is friendly. To top it all, it takes place in Paris downtown.

Come and share kernel recipes….and a beer 🙂 with us!

 

Interesting facts about Linux – Linux FAQ

Interesting facts about Linux – Linux FAQ.

Linus Torvald was 21 when he released the Usenet port 23 years ago. The majority (95%) of Linux is written in C language.
Linux has been built by a total of 13,036 contributors worldwide.
The total source lines of code (SLOC) of Linux is over 17 million.
The oldest Linux distribution is Slackware whose very first release 1.0 became available in 1993.

Oh, This Bracelet? It’s Just My Wearable Device Charger

Oh, This Bracelet? It’s Just My Wearable Device Charger.

The QBracelet is a portable charger capable of delivering juice to your iPhone or Android device. This bracelet charges the devices through a micro-USB connector. When will the wireless charging bracelet come out?

Teardown.com: Amazon Brings Fire to Phone Market | EE Times

Teardown.com: Amazon Brings Fire to Phone Market | EE Times.

Qualcomm is the primary provider of many of the key integrated circuits, and both Invensense and OmniVision are noted for their role in delivering Amazon’s Dynamic Perspective display technology. 

Amazon has undoubtedly invested heavily in software features that are not included in this BOM costing estimate, most notably the software behind the Dynamic Perspective display feature. 

At the heart of the Fire Phone is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800Application and Baseband processor running at 2.2 GHz with 2 GB of LDDR3 RAM; this includes 32 GB of storage, support for LTE (as well as GSM and W-CDMA cellular modes), and WiFi 802.11a/n/ac. 

Samsung sees profits slip in Q2 as demand for smartphones stagnates | Ars Technica

Samsung sees profits slip in Q2 as demand for smartphones stagnates | Ars Technica.

Samsung ships more smartphones than any other country in the world. 

Q’comm Shares a Wearable Strategy | EE Times

Q’comm Shares a Wearable Strategy | EE Times.

Pebble’s Myriam Joire said that Android and Tizen aren’t going to cut it for smartwatches, and you’ll need something like a real-time OS that’s lightweight in order to handle the speeds and dedicated functions. 

Design News – CAD/CAM Corner – Made w/Code Initiative Trains Female Techies for Google’s Ranks

Design News – CAD/CAM Corner – Made w/Code Initiative Trains Female Techies for Google’s Ranks.

Google has established a new initiative — Made w/Code — that it hopes will level the playing field. For those of you who don’t know the stats on the number of females in the tech industry: it’s about 25% in the IT field and 18% of computer science grads. 

AMD Opteron 64-bit ARM-based developer kits now available | ZDNet

AMD Opteron 64-bit ARM-based developer kits now available | ZDNet.

Chipmaker AMD has announced that the AMD Opteron A1100-Series developer kit, which features AMD’s first 64-bit ARM-based processor, codenamed “Seattle,” are now available.

Complete developer kits are available for $2,999.

Red Hat aims at standardization with Linux for 64-bit ARM servers | PCWorld

Red Hat aims at standardization with Linux for 64-bit ARM servers | PCWorld.

Red Hat has developed a version of the Linux operating system based on the ARMv8-A 64-bit architecture for servers. A standard implementation would mean that customers could purchase ARMv8-A servers from any manufacturer.

Although ARM processors are used in most mobile devices, only recently has there been a movement in the industry to use them in data-center servers as well, where their low-power design could cut energy costs.