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openSUSE Board Alumni Peter T. Linnell died on March 18th

Peter was widely known as founder of Scribus, the Libre Graphics Meeting and enthusiastic contributor to countless other Free Software projects. For openSUSE he took over responsibility as an active member of our package review team and has served as openSUSE Board member twice, from 2011-2012 and 2014-2016. Peter passed away a week ago after lengthy battle with cancer, he is survived by his wife Pauline and his daughter Stella. His obituary mentions ways to honor his life. We will always remember Peter as fellow tinkerer, with an boundless passion to understand the inner workings and meanings of software and people. Farewell Peter, you’ll be missed by the openSUSE Community. Read more Obituary: Peter T. Linnell

Top 15 Econometric Software and Statistical Software for Linux

Today’s article is specifically designed for those who work or studies in the statistics field. This field is quite tough and in order to preserve the data and calculation, some software may come to great help to you. To ease your burden and to take care of all your information, Linux has come up with some prodigious software which will work as your helping hand and will lead you to the right track. As you know that econometric software and statistical software almost belong to the same category, that is why in this article, you will find an amalgamation and combination of this two Linux software. By doing this, it will also be easier for you to search the software easily. Read more Also: PlantUML for text based UML diagram modelling - nice free software

World’s first Zynq UltraScale+ based SMARC module runs Linux

MSC’s rugged “MSC SM2S-ZUSP” SMARC module features a Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC with 4x Cortex-A53, 2x Cortex-R5, GPU, and FPGA plus up to 8GB DDR4 and 64GB eMMC and optional WiFi/BT and carrier. MSC Technologies — a brand of Avnet Integrated Solutions — has launched the world’s first SMARC 2.0 form-factor module with Xilinx’s Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC. The 82 x 50mm SMARC “Short” style MSC SM2S-ZUSP joins other Zynq UltraScale+ based modules such as iWave’s iW-RainboW-G30M, Enclustra‘s Mars XU3 and Mercury+ XU1, Trenz’s TE0808 UltraSOM+, and Iveia’s Atlas-II-Z8 and Atlas-III-Z8 COMs. SBCs include Avnet’s 96Boards compatible Ultra96. Read more

Puppy Linux 8.0 Released

Puppy Linux is one of the tiniest Linux distros. It loads into RAM and runs from it making it faster than most Linux distributions. Puppy Linux 8.0 "Bionicpup" came out yesterday with a couple of new features and latest software. As the codename 'Bionicpup" suggests, this release is based on Ubuntu 18.04. Read more Meanwhile in Sparky Linux (lightweight):

  • Sway
    There is a new, small desktop available for Sparkers: Sway [...] If you don’t want to install gdm3 (and gnome-shell), you can use other display managers, such as LightDM, SDDM, etc., but they can run Sway in Xorg session with Xwayland (xwayland package has to be installed).