Linux on ARM
We're happy to announce that the new Pogoplug Series 4 plug computer has joined the ranks of our officially supported devices, complete with an updated U-Boot installation and a shiny new kernel that enables those USB 3.0 ports people have been itching to make good use of. The installation is also done in such a way that reverting back to stock functionality is dead simple, should you decide that a full Linux install isn't the right thing for you.
UEFI is a technology that forces a computer to only load a digitally signed operating system. This has some security benefits, as it makes parts of the operating system unbootable if they become infected, since the viruses won’t be digitally signed by a reputable vendor.
Microsoft has been discovered to have changed its requirements for the upcoming ARM version of Windows 8. The change essentially will prohibit ARM devices, including PCs, from running operating systems other than Windows 8 after they ship to customers.
The CompuLab Trim-Slice is quite an interesting dual-core ARM Tegra 2 device. This nettop/desktop-oriented system ships with Ubuntu 11.04 by default, but it is also well supported by Arch Linux. In this article are some tests of the dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 1.0GHz system running under Arch.
Could Microsoft block dual booting of another operating system such as Linux in its ARM version of Windows 8? That's the conclusion from Computerworld.uk.com which discovered a provision in Microsoft's Windows Hardware Certification Requirements, which were first posted in December.
Several security vulnerabilities that were discovered in the Linux kernel for OMAP4 packages by various developers, this time affecting the Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating system, were announced by Canonical.
A security vulnerability that was discovered in the Linux kernel for OMAP4 packages by Han-Wen Nienhuys, affecting the Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system, was announced by Canonical.
Fears that Microsoft would abuse the UEFI Secure Boot feature for their own ends are coming true. - Advice from Microsoft to makers of ARM hardware says that allowing the disabling of the contentious UEFI Secure Boot feature required for Windows 8 must NOT be possible.
OpenFIMG, the open-source graphics driver project that began as the GLES6410 driver for providing a full open-source 3D stack for some Samsung ARM SoCs, continues to be developed and is moving on with its OpenGL ES accelerated support.
Back in September last year, there was a bit of a to-do about Microsoft's UEFI Secure Boot technology in Windows 8, when a Red Hat engineer posted the following:
Canonical announced that a few security vulnerabilities were discovered in the Linux kernel for OMAP4, by various developers, this time affecting the Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) operating system.
FXI's Cotton Candy at CES is proof of how Linaro can help a system vendor rapidly develop a product that is running the latest Android ICS and Ubuntu. FXI said in it's announcement it leveraged the Linaro for ARM open software and tools and leveraged its access to the ARM Mali Graphics software development ecosystem.
The QOOQ French Digital Cookbook is a tablet designed for use in the kitchen. It has a water-resistant design and a case that can be wiped clean with a cloth if you get water, oil, or other food on the screen while looking up a recipe.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced this week that its $35 Linux computer has entered the manufacturing stage. The system, which is an open board with a 700MHz ARM11 CPU and 256MB of RAM, could be available for sale within a matter of weeks.