- Raspberry Pi's Pixel Can Work On Old Computers
- Raspberry Pi's OS For PC And Mac Can Make Obsolete Computers Useful Again
- Raspberry Pi Latest News & Update: PIXEL Desktop Comes To Mac & PC
- Raspberry Pi's gorgeous Pixel desktop can now reinvigorate old PCs and Macs
- Raspberry Pi releases free PIXEL OS, designed to run on PCs old and new
- Raspberry Pi releases an OS to breathe new life into old PCs
- Raspberry Pi Brings Pixel Interface to Mac, PC
- Raspberry Pi Launches PIXEL for PC and Mac
- Raspberry Pi PIXEL Desktop Environment For Mac And PC Can Breathe New Life Into Old Machines
- Raspberry Pi's Pixel for PC and Mac breathes new life into old computers
- New life for old computers: Makers of Raspberry Pi release PC operating system
- Raspberry Pi makers release own-brand OS
- Resuscitate your old PC or Mac with Raspberry Pi's new x86-based Pixel OS
- Raspberry Pi's PIXEL OS Now Available for Windows and Mac [Ed: Hilariously stupid headline: Debian available for Windows?!]
- Raspberry Pi PIXEL desktop environment now available for PC and Macintosh
- Now any old PC or Mac can run like a Raspberry Pi
- Raspberry Pi Brings Its PIXEL Desktop Environment to PC/Mac
- Raspberry Pi Foundation launches Pixel for PCs
Raspberry Pi launches Pixel OS for PC and Mac
The maker's of the Raspberry Pi computer have released an experimental version of the Pixel operating system, which can run on standard desktop computers.
The Document Foundation is celebrating today with their release of LibreOffice 5.2.4. The announcement also teased upcoming LibreOffice 5.3 that will feature the new MUFFIN interface. Elsewhere, there seems to be some disagreement as to whether Mint's heart is in their upgrades and Jonathan Corbet published his latest Linux Forecast. A couple of sites have gathered some fun activities for the long boring holiday season and, in case you missed it, Fedora 23 reached its end of life Tuesday.
For many of us 2016 flew by, and we didn't complete all our New Year's resolutions or mark everything off our "2016 To Do" lists. I didn't have nearly enough time to play with the Raspberry Pi this year, and my list of projects I want to do keeps growing. In this article I've rounded up 8 recent Raspberry Pi projects that I haven't made yet, but that made it onto my "2017 To Do" list.
Are Chromebooks Fuelling Rise in Linux OS Marketshare?
It’s a question many have been asking over the past few months, as open-source enthusiasts rallied around reports that show Linux marketshare gaining ground for another consecutive month.
‘Why?’, many asked. Why now, after years of loitering around ~1% mark is Linux lifting off? Why are stat counters and markshare analysts suddenly finding more beans to count in the penguins’ corner?
The answer could be Chromebooks.
Fast Rewind: 2016 Was a Wild Ride for HPC
Market signals from ARM chip suppliers have been a bit more mixed and it will be interesting to watch ARM traction in 2017, not least traction in China. Here are three articles looking at ARM’s progress and that SoftBank purchase.
Highlights of YaST development sprint 29
It’s Christmas time and since (open)SUSE users have been nice, the YaST team brings some gifts for them. This is the result of the last development sprint of 2016.
As you may have noticed, in the latest sprints we have been focusing more and more in making SUSE CASP possible. That’s even more obvious in this last sprint of the year. For those that have not been following this blog recently, it’s probably worth to remember that SUSE CASP will be a Kubernetes based Container As a Service Platform.
But our daily work goes beyond CASP, so let’s take a look to all the highlights.
Raspberry Pi’s PIXEL Linux desktop environment now available for x86 PCs
In a rather curious turn, the Raspberry Pi foundation has released an x86 PC port of its PIXEL+Debian Linux desktop environment.
PIXEL (which is a clunky backronym for Pi Improved Xwindows Environment, Lightweight) is an extensively modified version of the LXDE X11 desktop environment. It was originally released in September for use with Raspberry Pi single-board computers, but now it has also been packaged up for x86 PCs. You can boot your Windows or Mac PC into the PIXEL desktop environment right now, if you so wish.
In the words of Eben Upton, founder of the foundation, PIXEL is "our best guess as to what the majority of users are looking for in a desktop environment [...] Put simply, it’s the GNU/Linux we would want to use." To that end, PIXEL is both clean and modern-looking, but more importantly it is useful, with a wide range of productivity software and programming tools pre-installed. PIXEL doesn't eschew proprietary software, either; it even comes with the Adobe Flash browser plug-in.
How to build powerful and productive online communities
These accidental communities offered tremendous value to their participants with skills development, networking, and relationships. They also offered significant financial value. The Smithsonian valued Wikipedia at tens of billions of dollars and the Linux Foundation deduced that a typical Linux distribution would cost around $11 billion to recreate using traditional commercial methods.
FreeBSD Making Progress On Wayland Support, The Basics Are Working
FreeBSD is making some progress on supporting Wayland/Weston as an alternative to running the X.Org Server.
Linux Weather Forecast
This page is an attempt to track ongoing developments in the Linux development community that have a good chance of appearing in a mainline kernel and/or major distributions sometime in the near future. Your "chief meteorologist" is Jonathan Corbet, Executive Editor at LWN.net. If you have suggestions on improving the forecast (and particularly if you have a project or patchset that you think should be tracked), please add your comments below.
- Stefan Achatz, the developer who worked on Linux support for Roccat devices answers why he's stopping
Krita Devs Work on SVG Support, Python Scripting, and Text Tools for Krita 3.2
Now that Krita 3.1 launched as the latest stable release of the 3.x series, the development team of the popular, open-source and cross-platform digital painting software shared with us some of the plans for upcoming releases.
According to the devs, who are currently working on fixing bugs reported by users from the current Krita 3.1.x stable branch, the next major release of the application might be 3.2 or even 4.0 if the new features that are about to be implemented are of massive interest to the Open Source community.
LibreOffice 5.3 Slated for Release on February 1, 2017, LibreOffice 5.2.4 Is Out
After informing us about the upcoming MUFFIN user-friendly and flexible user interface concept for LibreOffice 5.3, as well as the launch of a brand-new LibreOffice Extensions & Templates website, The Document Foundations releases LibreOffice 5.2.4.
LibreOffice 5.2.4 is here more than six weeks after the release of the third maintenance update to the current LibreOffice 5.2 stable series. It appears to address a total of 125 bugs and issues that have been reported by users since LibreOffice 5.2.3, across all included components. LibreOffice 5.2.4 is a recommended update for everyone, especially those using LibreOffice 5.1.6.
Top 3 Linux Performance Monitoring Tools
Performance monitoring in Linux system is a MUST and very important process. It is always suggested to get automated performance alerts through monitoring tools. Linux monitoring systems can help you with managing all critical performance tweaks so that critical issues/errors can be resolved well within the timelines.
Here we are going to discuss about top 3 Linux performance monitoring systems that can help you with monitoring Linux system's performance on routine basis.
An Introduction to Text Editors -- Get to Know nano and vim
At some point in your Linux administration career, you are going to edit a configuration file, write a Bash script, code, take a note, or any given task associated with text editors. When you do, you will turn to one of the popular text editors available to the Linux platform.
Vivaldi 1.7 Web Browser Enters Development with Support for Taking Screenshots
As a Christmas gift to all of you out there using the Chromium-based Vivaldi web browser, Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard informed us today, December 22, 2016, about the availability of the first development snapshot of Vivaldi 1.7.
That's right, only two weeks after the launch of Vivaldi 1.6 as the world's first web browser to display notifications in tabs, the next major release, Vivaldi 1.7, is open for development. The first snapshot, Vivaldi 1.7.704.3, already introduces a cool new feature, namely support for taking screenshots of web pages or even to the main window of Vivaldi.
- How to Install the Latest OpenShot Release on Ubuntu
- Vulnerability scanning of Docker images on OpenPOWER systems
The Tiny Internet Project, Part III
In a previous article, I introduced the Tiny Internet Project, a self-contained Linux project that shows you how to build key pieces of the internet on a single computer using virtualization software, a router and free open-source applications. In the second installment, I explained how to set up the host server using Proxmox and build a first basic Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine. In this third installment, you'll learn how to set up an Ubuntu mirror, a DNS server, a mail server and a web server.
As you finished with Part II, you hopefully had just booted a raw Ubuntu 14.04 server VM. Now, I'll describe how to customize that VM with some user accounts and software, keeping it fairly generic, but ready to become a template for most everything else you'll build.
Initially, you'll do all your work from the Proxmox web interface on your Proxmox server: https://10.128.1.2:8006.
Heavy Gear Assault Steam release delayed by Valve
Heavy Gear Assault is not to be confused with earlier Heavy Gear titles, as it's quite a different beast. It is powered by Unreal Engine 4 and already has some impressive looking graphics.
- Streets of Rogue, the rogue-lite about player choice now has co-op and online play
Steam Winter Sale Is Packed with Linux Bargains
The Steam Winter sale 2016 is now live with plenty go gaming discounts, deals and price drops. In this post we share some of our favourite deals now the sale has started.
Alpine Linux 3.5 Hits the Streets with ZFS Support for Root, Moves to LibreSSL
Today, December 22, 2016, Alpine Linux creator Natanael Copa was proud to announce the general availability of the first stable release in the 3.5 series of the independently-developed GNU/Linux distribution.
Being a major release and all that, the Alpine Linux 3.5 series introduces a bunch of exciting new features, among which we can mention support for the ZFS file system as root, support for AArch64 (ARM64 or ARM 64-bit) hardware architectures, but only uboot is currently working, and replacement of OpenSSL libraries with LibreSSL.
Alpine Linux 3.5 Ships With ZFS Root File-System Support, Switches To LibreSSL
The lightweight Alpine Linux distribution that is built around Musl libc and BusyBox and popular in the container space has issued a big update to their Linux operating system.
- RSI Alert: Red Hat (RHT) Now Oversold
- Red Hat beats 3Q profit views, misses revenue forecasts
- Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Bed Bath & Beyond Drops After Weak Q3 Results; Tokai Pharmaceuticals Shares Surge
- Red Hat Net Surges; Bed Bath & Beyond, Conagra Brands Net Plunge
- Analyst Downgrades: Red Hat Inc, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.
- Red Hat Wins Big with OpenShift in 3Q17
Zephyr and Curie Team Up for Neonatal Wearable for the Developing World
The Zephyr Project is still a babe in the technological woods, so it’s only fitting that the open source real-time operating system is driving an innovative wearables solution that aims to improve healthcare for infants. At the recent Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Teresa Cauvel, CTO and co-founder of Chicago-based neonatal health technology startup Neopenda, explained how her company built a neonatal monitoring bracelet for hospitals in the developing world using an Intel Curie module running Zephyr. The complete talk, called “Leveraging IoT Biometrics and Zephyr RTOS for Neonatal Nursing in Uganda” can be seen in the video link below.
The initial prototype was built around an Arduino Uno, followed by a model that used the Uno’s ATMega328 MCU breadboarded with WiFi and the most essential components. Power considerations led quickly to swapping WiFi for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), which also raised fewer questions about radiation risks.
The current iteration uses the Intel Curie module, which runs Zephyr on an x86-compatible Intel Quark SE CPU. The dime-sized Curie offers the advantage of being smaller, more affordable, and more power efficient than an Arduino. It also furnishes an ARC EM4-based sensor subsystem and a built-in BLE radio, and its 80KB of SRAM makes it more suitable for complex BLE applications.
Talks between OpenWrt and LEDE
We had multiple meetings to find a solution to solve the problems between the OpenWrt and the LEDE project and to discuss a possible merge. Everyone with commit access to LEDE and all OpenWrt core developers were invited to these meetings. We had productive and friendly discussions about the problems and our goals.
- Embedded controller powers up with Apollo Lake
I just installed linux for the first time and had no issues at all installing kubuntu or with any drivers but was curious about if this was normal or not.
Trying to install something via playonlinux when it says "Please wait while ... is installed" is the installshield wizard supposed to be unusable and completed automatically(it's shrunk to where I can't see or click anything and can't increase the size of it) or am I supposed to be able to navigate it for the install?submitted by /u/c4ptchunk