It's getting down to the wire here for the holidays. You know, that time when we all realize that we've completely neglected to get gifts for people. While reading through our very excellent gift guide, a thought occurred to me: Those unfortunate souls with lives devoid of technological wonder... they need presents, too. So what do we get them? What do we present to these people whose interests diverge so greatly from our own? I'm glad you asked. I made a list.
A few years ago, I gave a lightning talk at Red Hat Summit that took attendees on a tour of the 2012 open source creative tools landscape. Open source tools have evolved a lot in the past few years, so let's take a tour of 2016 landscape.
Ahead of CES, LG has announced four new phones in the K series — the K10, K8, K4, and K3 — that will make their debut at the trade show. LG will also showcase the Stylus 3, which offers an "improved writing experience" that mimics the "feel and feedback of an actual pen."
- Raspberry Pi launches Pixel OS for PC and Mac. Here's how to get it
- Raspberry Pi PIXEL desktop now available for PCs, Macs
- Raspberry Pi Foundation releases operating system for PCs, Macs
- Raspberry Pi Pixel Desktop Released For Mac And PC
- The Raspberry Pi Foundation offers its Pixel interface for Windows PCs, Macs
Debian-Based Raspbian GNU/Linux OS with PIXEL Desktop Out Now for PC and Mac
Raspberry Pi Founder Eben Upton proudly announced the availability of the Debian-based Raspbian GNU/Linux distribution with the recently introduced PIXEL desktop environment for PC and Mac.
As you might be aware of, Raspbian is the official Linux-based operating system for Raspberry Pi single-board computers. In the same manner, PIXEL is the new interface of Raspbian, launched in September 2016, based on the LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) project.
Removing 32-bit powerpc architecture from future Ubuntu releases
Given the recent announcement that the powerpc architecture would be dropped from the upcoming Debian release, there has been a good deal of discussion about the future of this architecture in Ubuntu as well, including a session at last month's Ubuntu Online Summit and several discussions during Technical Board meetings.
Ubuntu To Stop Building 32-Bit PowerPC For Future Releases
With Debian Stretch dropping 32-bit PowerPC as a release architecture, Ubuntu is following a similar maneuver and will not be making 32-bit PPC images of future releases.
The latest for your enjoyment of our year-end comparison articles and benchmarks is a fresh comparison of various workstation/enterprise/server oriented Linux distributions when looking at relevant workloads. Testing for this distribution comparison being done from a Core i7 6800K Broadwell-E system while a desktop-focused Linux desktop comparison for winter 2016 will be posted still before year's end.