Xiaomi Mi Box seen at Walmart shelf for $69
We are not sure if this was a mistake or a very discrete release, but it seems a few Xiaomi Mi Box devices have managed to make it to an unknown Walmart location’s shelves. But that is only part of the exciting news. What is really getting us going is that we are finally seeing a solid price tag attached to the product.
This photo displays a $69 price point, which happens to be quiet the deal. Keep in mind the Mi Box is no slouch; it can play 4K video at 60 fps and comes with all the goods any worthy Android TV can sport.
- Android and chill: Nougat and the root question
- Sony Xperia XZ pre-orders go live, available on October 2
- Yahoo Mail for Android adds Fingerprint security support, web and video previews, and more
I like Stallman and tend to agree with him often: regarding software, or other politics. This article tries to constructively criticize some parts of the free software movement's ideology, which I collectively refer to as "Stallmanism" (only as pun). It is not an attempt at a personal attack on Stallman, and by reading further you will probably see my politics are very far from that: I coined the term Stallmanism simply because he is at the center of the movement and himself a primary source of the ideas I am critiquing.
I have been using Unity for well over 6-7 years, and one of the main reasons is that I love local/global menus. I really value vertical screen real estate and have found that it can recover quite a bit of space. I am itching to try other DE's however so I'm wondering if there are any others that have an experience just like Unity.submitted by /u/cadiolis
If you thought Google’s October 4 event — where the firm is rumored to launch two smartphones, Google Home, Daydream VR, Chromecast Ultra, and Wi-Fi Routers — wasn’t packed enough, think again. It has been a long time coming, but Google may finally offer a peak at Andromeda, an operating system that sees the merger of Android and Chrome OS.
Andromeda is the code name for the long-rumored merger, and Android Police says it have been sitting on a rumor that Google may demo the OS in October. What made the company share it now? A tweet from Hiroshi Lockheimer, senior vice president of Android, Chrome OS, and Google Play at Google.
Reddit: Teaching a class to underprivileged youth through a non-profit academic program and am looking for inspirational media that demonstrates Linux's capabilities.
I am teaching a class to inner-city youth and would like to demonstrate the merits of Linux. There are students who have heard of RPis and vaguely know Linux exists, but the majority are unaware of it. I'd like to expose them to advanced skills, projects, and demonstrations during our first class to inspire them. I have a limited amount of time during each class, so I am compiling a list of videos on a community page for them to watch. Would anyone here have suggestions of such videos that I could share with my group?submitted by /u/skinhairselfaddict
Not sure if this is the right sub. The two in the sidebar don't seem to appropriate cause this isn't really a support question as much as it is a "give me recommendations on distros!" kinda thing, which is why I'm posting it here. If this is wrong please link me to a more appropriate sub.
My situation: Tails would be perfect for what I'm trying to do because it runs entirely in RAM (no trace on harddrives), when you do tell it to save something persistently it encrypts that data, and it's TOR-only. With a 64GB USB drive I could feasibly have my Tails + its persistent storage on that drive resulting in a little "pocket linux". However... the device I'd want to use this system on only has 512MB of RAM (Toshiba AC100), meaning I can't use Tails (or if I did I'd need a pagefile, which kinda defeats the point).
What I want to do is take some tiny Linux Distro that runs entirely in RAM (like TinyCore, Nanolinux, SliTaz, AUSTRUMI, etc...) and then frankenstein some extra security stuff onto it resulting in something sorta like Tails. (It's cool if it's not exactly as overkill-levels of safe as Tails, merely running in RAM takes care of most concerns.) In short, recommend me a distro that:
- Is as small as possible (and must run efficiently on a Toshiba AC100 -> 512MB RAM max)
- Can be configured to run entirely in RAM, never saving anything to disc unless explicitly told to. (Like Tails)
- When it does save data to disk, it encrypts this data well. (Like Tails)
- Can be configured to only access the internet through TOR/I2P/similar. (Like Tails)
2 is standard for many of the ultra-lightweight distros, and software for 3 seems to exist in some form for most distros. 4 is probably the hardest requirement, and 1 can scale pretty far down (not sure what the smallest modern distro even is, IIRC there's one that only around 1MB but I don't recall the name).
TL;DR: Tfw shitty Toshiba AC100 not enough RAM for Tails -> Gimme a Distro that's Tails but smallersubmitted by /u/The_Drider