Acer Designs Chromebooks for Students’ Rough Handling

By Jack M. Germain

Acer on Wednesday announced two new ruggedized Chromebooks geared for classroom use. Both will go on sale in February. The Acer Chromebook C910 and C740 have a durable design built around reinforced covers and hinges. The new models support multiple user sign-ons and offline file access. Security features include a Kensington lock to secure the laptop to a wireless cart or lab station. A Web-based management console allows remote management of apps and policies across all Chromebooks in a school network.

From: Linux Insider

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Designing with Linux

By Joey Bernard

3-D printers are becoming popular tools, dropping in price and becoming
available to almost everyone. They can be used to build parts that you
can use around the house, but more and more, they also are being
used to create instruments for scientific work. more>>

From: Linux Journal

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Ubuntu Aims to Make the IoT Snappy

By Richard Adhikari

Canonical on Tuesday unveiled Snappy Ubuntu Core, a new rendition of Ubuntu targeting the Internet of Things. Snappy Ubuntu Core offers a minimal server image with the same libraries as “traditional” Ubuntu, if we can call it that, but Snappy apps and Ubuntu Core can be upgraded automatically and rolled back if necessary. This so-called transactional or image-based systems management approach is ideal for deployments that require predictability and reliability, according to Canonical.

From: Linux Insider

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