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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 836

Monday 14th of October 2019 12:56:56 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Archman GNU/Linux Xfce 2019-09News: Haiku improves ARM compatibility, UBports team improving their installer and PinePhone support, openSUSE upgrading Plasma for 15.2 release, Trident plans migration to new base, Unix turns 50 years oldQuestions and answers: Finding a home server distro that is easy to set upTorrent corner: ArcoLinux, AUSTRUMI, Clonezilla, EasyOS, IPFire, NethServer, NixOS, Obarun, SmartOS, SparkyLinuxUpcoming releases: Ubuntu 19.10, FreeBSD 12.1-RC2Opinion poll: Does your server run a graphical interface?Reader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 835

Monday 7th of October 2019 12:13:46 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Isotop, Mazon OS, and KduxOSNews: Solus updates supported desktops, OpenMandriva compiles kernel with Clang, Linux Mint makes System Reports proactive, Arch Linux introduces new base packageTips and tricks: How to find files by multiple criteria in LinuxTorrent corner: 4MLinux, Arch, AUSTRUMI, GParted, Project Trident, Raspbian, SparkyLinux, VolumioUpcoming releases: FreeBSD 12.1-RC1Opinion poll: Which Ubuntu flavour should we review?New distributions: OpenStage LinuxReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 834

Monday 30th of September 2019 12:10:07 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: FreedomBox 2019-07-10 "Buster"News: Ubuntu publishes list of popular snaps, DragonFly BSD gains filesystem checks for HAMMER2, UBports updates available apps, CentOS publishes new rolling edition, Librem 5 phones shipping, Redcore updates its package managerQuestions and answers: Refreshed ISO files versus on-line updatesReleased last week: CentOS 8.0.1905, Univention Corporate Server 4.4-2, ReactOS 0.4.12Torrent corner: Bluestar, CentOS, Hyperbola, Q4OS, ReactOS, SmartOS, SolydXK, VolumioUpcoming releases: FreeBSD 12.1-BETA3Opinion poll: Why do you use portable packages?Reader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 833

Monday 23rd of September 2019 12:13:58 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Redcore Linux 1908 LXQtNews: Ubuntu deciding which 32-bit packages should be kept, Debian's Project Leader addresses tensions over init software, elementary plans big update, Richard M Stallman steps down from FSF leadership roleQuestions and answers: Recommending a friendly distro for newcomers and why Linux distributions are freeReleased last week: CentOS 7-1908, PCLinuxOS 2019.09, Porteus Kiosk 4.9.0Torrent corner: CentOS, Clonezilla, ClonOS, EasyOS, Emmabuntus, EndeavourOS, GeeXboX, GhostBSD, KDE neon, Lakka, Parrot, PCLinuxOS, Porteus Kiosk, ReactOSUpcoming releases: CentOS 8, Ubuntu 19.10 BetaOpinion poll: DNS over HTTPSReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 832

Monday 16th of September 2019 12:10:23 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: BlackWeb 1.2News: Fedora to use nftables with firewalld, Debian publishes updated media, DragonFly BSD makes resolving DNS more flexible, OpenBSD disables DoH in FirefoxQuestions and answers: Checking for Wayland and Wayland applicationsReleased last week: LXLE 18.04.3, OSGeoLive 13.0, Funtoo Linux 1.4Torrent corner: ArcoLinux, Debian, EasyOS, Endless, KaOS, Live Raizo, LXLE, Manjaro, KDE neon, OSGeoLive, Slax, SmartOS, Volumio, VoyagerUpcoming releases: Fedora 31 BetaOpinion poll: Applications running on Wayland sessionsReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 831

Monday 9th of September 2019 12:16:59 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Adélie Linux 1.0 Beta News: Linux Mint team polishes system tray, PinePhone coming soon with Plasma Mobile and UBports, elementary OS gives a preview of desktop features, Manjaro takes "the next step" Tips and Tricks: Command line tips - using ffmpeg, awk and renice Released last week: Condres OS 19.09, Tails 3.16, Kali Linux 2019.3 Torrent corner: Arch, Archman, AUSTRUMI, Bluestar, Clonezilla, Condres, Container, GParted, IPFire, Kali, Septor, Tails Opinion poll: Largest process in memory New additions: FreedomBox New distributions: TTOS Linux Reader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 830

Monday 2nd of September 2019 12:11:17 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: deepin 15.11News: Endless partners with GNOME in coding competition, elementary OS gets a new greeter, exFAT support coming to LinuxQuestions and answers: Working with AppArmor to protect the operating systemReleased last week: Bedrock Linux 0.7.7, Proxmox 6.0 "Mail Gateway", BlackArch Linux 2019.09.1Torrent corner: 4MLinux, BlackArch, Clonezilla, Container, ExTiX, Hanthana, Lite, KDE neon, Scientific, SmartOS, Sparky, Super Grub2Upcoming releases: Tails 3.16Opinion poll: SELinux and AppArmorWebsite news: Persian language updateReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 829

Monday 26th of August 2019 12:10:35 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Drauger OS 7.4.1, and EndeavourOS 2019.07.15News: NetBSD gets its first Wayland application, UBports publishes updates, Kali updates meta-packages, boot environments for DragonFly BSD, GhostBSD changes base repository, FreeBSD status updateTips and tricks: How to check the licenses of kernel modulesReleased last week: Runtu 18.04.3, Netrunner 19.08, EasyOS 2.1Torrent corner: Alpine, AUSTRUMI, BigLinux, Clonezilla, EasyOS, Karoshi, Netrunner, OSGeoLive, OviOS, Raspberry Digital Signage, RuntuOpinion poll: EndeavourOS taking over from AntergosNew distributions: KISS Linux, Doge Linux, AutoTuxReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 828

Monday 19th of August 2019 12:05:58 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: AcademiX GNU/Linux 2.2News: UBports testing Unity8 desktop changes, Debian getting FreedomBox desktop spin, Slackware tries more direct method of fundraising, FreeBSD phasing out GCC, Fedora project presents new Enterprise Linux channelQuestions and answers: Concerns regarding non-free firmwareReleased last week: Emmabuntus DE2-1.05, Neptune 6.0, KNOPPIX 8.6Torrent corner: Clonezilla, Emmabuntus, EndeavourOS, HardenedBSD, KDE neon, KNOPPIX, Neptune, Obarun, OpenMediaVault, Raspberry Digital Signage, Redcore, SmartOS, Project TridentOpinion poll: Open source drivers and firmware versus closed drivers and firmwareNew distributions: distriReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 827

Monday 12th of August 2019 12:08:57 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Q4OS 3.8News: Ubuntu works toward ZFS on root, Haiku team improves performance, OSDisc shuts downTips and tricks: How to find filesReleased last week: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7, Ubuntu 18.04.3, Voyager Live 10Torrent corner: AUSTRUMI, BeeFree, Endless, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, KDE neon, OSMC, PCLinuxOS, Raspberry Slideshow, Ubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Voyager, Xubuntu, ZeroshellUpcoming releases: Rebellin Linux 4Opinion poll: Methods for finding filesNew distributions: CryptoCurrency OSReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 826

Monday 5th of August 2019 12:13:40 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Resilient Linux, PrimeOS and BlueLightNews: Librem 5 hardware finalized, Manjaro introduces new package manager, Trident warns of video driver issue, NetBSD reveals 9.0 featuresQuestions and answers: Flagship distributions for desktop environmentsReleased last week: Linux Mint 19.2, SparkyLinux 2019.08, Pardus 19.0Torrent corner: 4MLinux, Arch, Container, HardenedBSD, Mint, KDE neon, Pardus, SmartOS, SparkyLinux, VolumioOpinion poll: Custom desktop versus vanilla desktopNew additions: EndeavourOS, EuroLinuxNew distributions: AlienPupOSReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 825

Monday 29th of July 2019 12:08:40 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Endless OS 3.6News: Fedora developers discuss optimizations, gNewSense maintainer stepping down, Chris Wright answers questions about Red Hat, Project Trident offers stable branch, Linux can be shipped with a headers moduleTechnology review: UBports 16.04 on a Nexus 5Released last weekTorrent corner: Bicom, GParted, KDE neon, Robolinux, VolumioOpinion poll: GNU/Linux phones in 2019New distributions: PakOS, Delinux, TROM-JaroReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 824

Monday 22nd of July 2019 12:09:23 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: HexagonOS 1.0News: Mageia publishes media update, Fedora unveils CoreOS and plans to phase out 32-bit repositories, Slackware turns 26Tips and tricks: Limiting a user's disk usage with quotasReleased last week: Q4OS 3.8, Proxmox 6.0 "Virtual Environment", Oracle Linux 8.0Torrent corner: ArcoLinux, Clonezilla, deepin, KDE neon, Mageia, NST, OPNsense, PClinuxOS, Proxmox, Q4OS, Slackel, SmartOS, Sparky, UniventionUpcoming releases: Rebellin Linux 4Opinion poll: Limiting a user's disk usageNew additions: AcademiX GNU/LinuxReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 823

Monday 15th of July 2019 12:07:03 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Debian 10 "Buster"News: Will Cooke discusses Ubuntu's desktop plans, Fedora to remove Snap support from GNOME Software, Red Hat's sale to IBM finalizedQuestions and answers: Checking for 32-bit applications on the operating systemReleased last week: FreeBSD 11.3, Tails 3.15, Clonezilla Live 2.6.2-15, Feren OS 19.07Torrent corner: Alpine, ArchBang, Berry, BunsenLabs, Clonezilla, Debian Edu, Endless, Feren, FreeBSD, KDE neon, RancherOS, Raspbian, Septor, Sparky, Tails, TridentUpcoming releases: Q4OS 3.8Opinion poll: DIY routers and firewallsNew distributions: EndeavourOS, Forensic Hard CopyReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 822

Monday 8th of July 2019 12:10:39 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Mageia 7News: Mint team considers Snap packages, IPFire cannot accept donations, UBports works to maintain access to Google accounts, Ubuntu 18.10 nears its end of life, Red Hat offers upgrade guideTechnology review: Running development branchesReleased last week: Debian 10, Mageia 7, NuTyX 11.1Torrent corner: 4MLinux, Arch, ArchBang, Archman, AUSTRUMI, Debian, IPFire, KaOS, KDE neon, Live Raizo, Mageia, NuTyX, SmartOS, WhonixUpcoming releases: FreeBSD 11.3, Tails 3.15Opinion poll: Mageia and OpenMandrivaReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 821

Monday 1st of July 2019 01:15:27 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: OpenMandriva Lx 4.0News: Improvements to Fedora Workstation, DragonFly BSD shrinks kernel memory usage, Turnkey updates several appliancesQuestions and answers: Ubuntu's plan to drop 32-bit packagesReleased last week: SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP1, Linux Kodachi 6.1, Raspbian 2019-06-20Torrent corner: ArchBang, Bluestar, Container, GParted, Kodachi, KDE neon, Raspbian, Slax, SwagArch, Tails, Trident, ZorinUpcoming releases: Debian 10Opinion poll: Running 32-bit applicationsReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

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Devices Leftovers

  • Khadas VIM3L (Amlogic S905D3) Benchmarks, Settings & System Info

    Khadas VIM3L is the first Amlogic S905D3 SBC on the market and is sold as a lower-cost alternative to the company’s VIM3 board with a focus on the HTPC / media player market.

  • Semtech SX1302 LoRa Transceiver to Deliver Cheaper, More Efficient Gateways
  • In-vehicle computer supports new MaaS stack

    Axiomtek’s fanless, rugged “UST100-504-FL” automotive PC runs Ubuntu 18.04 or Windows on 6th or 7th Gen Intel chips, and offers SATA, HDMI, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 3x mini-PCIe, a slide-rail design, and the new AMS/AXView for MaaS discovery. Axiomtek announced a rugged in-vehicle PC that runs Ubuntu 18.04, Windows 10, or Windows 7 on Intel’s Skylake or Kaby Lake processors. The UST100-504-FL is aimed at “in-vehicle edge computing and video analytics applications,” and is especially suited for police and emergency vehicles, says Axiomtek. There’s also a new Agent MaaS Suite (AMS) IoT management suite available (see farther below).

  • Google Launches the Pixel 4 with Android 10, Astrophotography, and Motion Sense

    Google officially launched today the long rumored and leaked Pixel 4 smartphone, a much-needed upgrade to the Pixel 3 and 3a series with numerous enhancements and new features. The Pixel 4 smartphone is finally here, boasting upgraded camera with astrophotography capabilities so you can shoot the night sky and Milky Way without using a professional camera, a feature that will also be ported to the Pixel 3 and 3a devices with the latest camera app update, as well as Live HDR+ support for outstanding photo quality.

  • Repurposing A Toy Computer From The 1990s

    Our more youthful readers are fairly likely to have owned some incarnation of a VTech educational computer. From the mid-1980s and right up to the present day, VTech has been producing vaguely laptop shaped gadgets aimed at teaching everything from basic reading skills all the way up to world history. Hallmarks of these devices include a miserable monochrome LCD, and unpleasant membrane keyboard, and as [HotKey] found, occasionally a proper Z80 processor. [...] After more than a year of tinkering and talking to other hackers in the Z80 scene, [HotKey] has made some impressive headway. He’s not only created a custom cartridge that lets him load new code and connect to external devices, but he’s also added support for a few VTech machines to z88dk so that others can start writing their own C code for these machines. So far he’s created some very promising proof of concept programs such as a MIDI controller and serial terminal, but ultimately he hopes to create a DOS or CP/M like operating system that will elevate these vintage machines from simple toys to legitimate multi-purpose computers.

today's howtos

Audiocasts/Shows/Screencasts: FLOSS Weekly, Containers, Linux Headlines, Arch Linux Openbox Build and GhostBSD 19.09

  • FLOSS Weekly 551: Kamailio

    Kamailio is an Open Source SIP Server released under GPL, able to handle thousands of call setups per second. Kamailio can be used to build large platforms for VoIP and realtime communications – presence, WebRTC, Instant messaging and other applications.

  • What is a Container? | Jupiter Extras 23

    Containers changed the way the IT world deploys software. We give you our take on technologies such as docker (including docker-compose), Kubernetes and highlight a few of our favorite containers.

  • 2019-10-16 | Linux Headlines

    WireGuard is kicked out of the Play Store, a new Docker worm is discovered, and Mozilla unveils upcoming changes to Firefox.

  • Showing off my Custom Arch Linux Openbox Build
  • GhostBSD 19.09 - Based on FreeBSD 12.0-STABLE and Using MATE Desktop 1.22

    GhostBSD 19.09 is the latest release of GhostBSD. This release based on FreeBSD 12.0-STABLE while also pulling in TrueOS packages, GhostBSD 19.09 also has an updated OpenRC init system, a lot of unnecessary software was removed, AMDGPU and Radeon KMS is now valid xconfig options and a variety of other improvements and fixes.

MX-19 Release Candidate 1 now available

We are pleased to offer MX-19 RC 1 for testing purposes. As usual, this iso includes the latest updates from debian 10.1 (buster), antiX and MX repos. Read more