MediaTek is a name with which some may not be familiar, but the company is a manufacturer of SoCs (systems-on-a-chip, or processors) that often appear in mid-range and budget-friendly smartphones. Of course, Chinese OEMs have relied on MediaTek for processor orders for some time, but Samsung has been flirting with the idea of utilizing MediaTek SoCs in its smartphones. Some months ago, we saw Samsung and MediaTek meet regarding Samsung’s own Tizen-powered Z series due to the slow pace at which Spreadtrum is developing its own SoCs for the market.
Gigabyte’s “EL-30” IoT gateway offers a Pentium N4200, 8GB DDR3L, 32GB eMMC, dual GbE and HDMI, wide-range power, plus WiFi, BT, and optional 3G and ZigBee.
Gigabyte has unveiled an IoT gateway that taps Intel’s new 14nm fabricated “Apollo Lake” chips, in this case the quad-core, 1.1/2.5GHz Pentium N4200 with 6W TDP. The EL-30 follows a series of Intel Braswell-based EL-20 IoT gateways, which are primarily promoted as being Windows and Android devices, but also support Ubuntu. By contrast, the EL-30, which is due to ship in the second quarter, gives Ubuntu 16.04 LTS equal billing with Windows 10 IoT, Windows 10, and Android Nougat (7.0).
While still not marked as "longterm" on the kernel.org website, the Linux 4.9 kernel series recently become LTS (Long Term Support), which means that it will be supported with security patches for a couple of years.
oVirt 4.1 Released With Many New Features
The oVirt project has announced their major v4.1 release with a lot of new functionality. The oVirt project is an alternative to VMWare's vSphere for open-source virtualization management.
Vivaldi 1.7 Web Browser to Hit the Streets Soon with Brand-New History Panel
Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard is informing Softpedia today about the availability of a new snapshot of the upcoming Vivaldi 1.7 web browser, due for release sometime next week.
Earlier this week we reported that Vivaldi 1.7 is just around the corner and will let you share things more efficiently thanks to a new functionality added to the built-in screenshot tool that allows insertion of certain areas of a web page on the web browser's Notes feature. And now, Vivaldi Snapshot 1.7.735.29 is here to introduce a brand-new history panel.
Highlights of YaST development sprint 30
This is our first post in 2017 and looks like we must start apologizing. In our previous post we promised news about this blog, but the administrative part slowed us down and the surprise is still not ready. On the bright side, we have quite some news about YaST. So let’s go for it!
Snapcraft 2.26 Released For Ubuntu Snappy Packages
For developers packaging their software in Snaps for Ubuntu and other supported operating systems, Snapcraft 2.26 is now available.
How to Global Menu in Plasma 5.9
Today Plasma 5.9.0 became available in KDE neon User Edition. With it comes the return of global menus along with other awesome sauce features.
To enable global menus open System Settings, go into the Application Style category, and in the Widget Style settings you will find a tab called Fine Tuning. On this tab you can find the new Menubar options. You can change to either a Title Bar Button, which will tuck the menu into a tiny button into the window decoration bar at the top, or the Application Menu widget, allowing the associated Plasma panel to supply the menu in a fixed location.
Google Chrome 57 Enters Beta
Fresh off last week's release of Chrome 56 with WebGL 2.0 by default, FLAC audio support, and more, is now the Chrome 57 beta.
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What’s New in LibreOffice 5.3
Open source’s premiere office suite keeps getting better with each new release. Here’s a look at some of the new features in LibreOffice 5.3.