It's almost the fourth month of the year. You know what that means. A new Ubuntu release is upon us. This time around, the release number is 17.04 and the name is Zesty Zapus. For those that don't know, a zapus is a genus of North American jumping mice and the only extant mammal with a total of 18 teeth.
Which means the zapus is quite unique. Does that translate over to the upcoming release of one of the most popular Linux distributions on the planet (currently listed as fourth on Distrowatch)? Let's find out.
Quad-core Atom thin client offers hardened ThinLinux
Dell revealed a tiny “Wyse 3040” thin client that runs ThinOS or a hardened new ThinLinux on a quad-core Intel SoC, and supports Citrix, MS, and VMware.
Dell has launched its “lightest, smallest and most power-efficient thin client” yet, with a 101.6 x 101.6 x 27.9mm Wyse 3040 system that weighs 0.24kg and runs on under 5 Watts. The device is powered by a quad-core, 1.44GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8350 “Cherry Trail” SoC, giving it 30 percent better performance than “previous generations,” says Dell, presumably referring to the single-core Wyse 3010 and the dual-core 3020 and 3030. The power-efficient (2W SDP) SoC also runs on the UP board and UP Core SBCs.
For Linux GPU driver junkies, here are some fresh NVIDIA vs. RadeonSI test results using Linux 4.11 and Mesa 17.1-dev as of this week.
Not much information to share until the embargo expires, but here are some interesting NVIDIA vs. RadeonSI results on Ubuntu Linux.
I've been sent in details about 'Lil Tanks' [Steam, Official Site], which is an action-packed side-scroller with some really great retro visuals.
I've been told it will release on Tuesday, April 4th and it will have day-1 Linux support at release. It will release with a 20% off sale too for a whole week.
We certainly aren't short on action platformers, but Nongünz [Official Site] looks like it could easily stand out with the unique visual style.
I absolutely love the visuals. I think it looks fantastic mixing black and white with a gentle touch of sepia for things like fire. Not many games go for a black and white style, so it's interesting to see more developers try it out.