ROSA Desktop Fresh R7 KDE left a good impression on me.
Even though the initial boot took about 500 Mb of memory, my laptop with 4Gb of RAM was capable of dealing with all the tasks I ran on it in the Live mode of this distribution in a quick and responsive manner. I felt no lags or glitches.
The only minor things that were worth mentioning in this review were strange design of the panel and the ROSA Menu which isn't to my taste.
Well done, ROSA team, I hope to see your system even more improved in the future.
Over the years, I've seen a number of attempts to create the first truly use anywhere, idiot-proof Linux PC. And until recently, Chromebooks (anything with ChromeOS) was easily the winner.
Then a PC company known as Endless did something that really surprised me – they released their highly customized version of Ubuntu GNOME into something everyone could try. Will it beat out ChromeOS in terms of access, simplicity and overall value? Let's take a gander and find out.
eInfochips and Arrow are prepping an open-spec 96Boards CE Extended form-factor SBC with a Snapdragon 600, plus WiFi-ac, BT, GbE, GPS, SATA, and MIPI-CSI.
An “SD 600eval” single board computer, which appears to be a follow-on to the similarly 96Boards compatible DragonBoard 410c from Qualcomm and Arrow, appears to be nearing launch. eInfochips has posted a product page and a $279 price for the Snapdragon 600-based hacker board, which will be sold by Arrow Electronics. eInfochips refers to the board as the SD 600eval, but product images include “db600c” in their names, suggesting it could be announced as the rumored DragonBoard 600c. Considering the high price, it’s also possible a cheaper, somewhat more limited SBC based on the design
could eventually appear under the DragonBoard brand.
X-ES launched an XMC/PrPMC mezzanine module, and will soon ship a VPX SBC using quad- and octa-core 64-bit ARM QorIQ SoCs.
Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) announced two Linux ready, XPedite branded boards for high-end embedded computing and networking applications. Unlike the most recent XPedite boards we’ve covered — the Intel Atom-based XPedite8150 and Xpedite8152 — the now shipping XPedite6401 XMC/PrPMC mezzanine module and upcoming XPedite6370 3U VPX-REDI Single Board Computer (SBC) use NXP’s 64-bit ARM QorIQ SoCs.
Wireshark 2.0.4 Open-Source Network Security Analysis Tool Brings Over 30 Fixes
Wireshark, the world's most popular, open-source, cross-platform, and free network protocol analyzer software, which is being used by many security experts for analysis and troubleshooting of network issues, has been updated to version 2.0.4.
Libjpeg-Turbo 1.5 Released With More Performance Optimizations
Version 1.5 of the libjpeg-turbo JPEG library is now available with more performance optimizations.
Oracle Releases VirtualBox 5.1 Beta 2 with X.Org Server 1.18 Support for Solaris
Only four days after the release of the first Beta build of the upcoming VirtualBox 5.1 open-source and cross-platform virtualization software, Oracle today, June 7, 2016, announced the availability of the second Beta version for public testing.
VirtualBox 5.1 will be a major release of the widely used virtualization manager that lets computer users run numerous operating systems like FreeBSD, Solaris, Microsoft Windows, or any GNU/Linux distribution on virtual machines for testing or other purposes.
- Shotcut is a versatile open-source video editor [Ed: as below]
Shotcut is a versatile open-source video editor
Shotcut is a powerful open-source video editor for Windows, Linux and Mac. It’s quirky in places, not always easy to use, but spend a while learning the basics and you’ll find an array of high-end features to explore.
The program uses the popular FFmpeg to import source files, which means there’s no need to worry about format support: it’ll open just about every video variant that’s ever existed.
There’s also support for capturing resolutions up to 4k from SDI, HDMI, webcam, JACK & Pulse audio, IP stream, X11 screen and Windows DirectShow devices.