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OpenWRT router SBC mixes Cortex-A5 and FPGA

February 27th, 2016
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Belgium-based DAB-Embedded BVBA announced a router board for collecting and processing data from different wired and wireless interfaces. The 90 x 90mm DAB-OWRT-SAMA5 runs OpenWrt Linux or Windows Embedded Compact 7 on an Atmel SAMA5D36, a 536MHz Cortex-A5 SoC on the high end of the SAMA5D3 product line. The D36 is the only SAMA5D3x part to support an LCD display.

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Hardware, Networking, OpenSource - General

5 sources for open source fonts

February 27th, 2016
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When selecting a font, the decision process involves more than choosing between serif and sans serif: understanding how the font is licensed matters too. Though typographers need to be concerned with their rights to modify and extend a given font, even you as an end user should be asking yourself some questions. Do you have permission to use a font in commercial work, or in a public work at all? Can you even share that font with another person?

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Desktop, Education, How To, OpenSource - General

FIRST Ubuntu tablet

February 6th, 2016
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Made by Spanish OEM Bq, the 10-inch tablet runs the same core Ubuntu operating system as the Ubuntu Phone but the user experience dynamically adapts based on input and screen size. This means it’s able to work both as a tablet and provide a full Ubuntu desktop experience — the first such device to do so.

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Hardware, Mobile, Ubuntu