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Meet my new Linux rig

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The road to running a 100% Linux shop started for yours truly last year when I dumped my MacBook for a cheap and cheerful Eee PC. One year later, my Mac Pro is being kicked to the curb.

Read on to find out why…

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  • 4K Digital Signage Player Drives up to 4x 4K Displays with AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC

    We’ve covered plenty of AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 SBC‘s, as well as some mini PC‘s, but the processor’s multimedia capabilities make it an ideal candidate for advanced digital signage players capable of driving multiple 4K displays. Axiomtek leveraged those capabilities in DSP600-211 4K digital signage player that offers four HDMI ports driving up to four 4K displays, as well as dual Gigabit Ethernet.

  • 3.5-inch Whiskey Lake SBC has mini-PCIe and dual M.2

    Aaeon’s 3.5-inch “GENE-WHU6” SBC runs on an 8th Gen Whiskey Lake CPU with up to 32GB RAM, 4x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, 2x GbE, and 2x M.2 slots, starting at under $1K. Over the last few days, Aaeon’s 8th Gen Whiskey Lake based PICO-WHU4 Pico-ITX board, which we covered in February, has received a lot of attention from the tech press, with the inevitable comparisons to the Raspberry Pi 4. Although a commercial Intel-based board is a world away from an Arm-based maker board like the Pi in terms of community support and price on the one hand and CPU power on the other, the 100 x 72mm Pico-ITX form factor is as close as the x86 world comes to the compact, 87 x 56mm Raspberry Pi footprint.

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Audiocasts/Shows: mintCast, LINUX Unplugged and Python Bytes

  • mintCast 332 – Thunar Storm

    First up, in our Wanderings, I go on a LMDE tour, Tony Hughes becomes a model, Moss learns more about Grub, Tony Watts plays some music, Bo considers a pfSense deployment, and Joe gets caught up on shows. Then, in the news, Linux Mint Monthly news comes out, F-Droid gets some money,and Thunar and Java get updates.

  • OK OOMer | LINUX Unplugged 348

    Today we make nice with a killer, an early out-of-memory daemon, and one of the new features in Fedora 32. We put EarlyOOM to the test in a real-world workload and are shocked by the results. Plus we debate if OpenWrt is still the best router solution, and chew on Microsoft's new SELinux competitor.

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The most popular and privacy-focused modern web browser Firefox released the latest version 75 with the revamped address bar and many many changes. Used by millions of home, and enterprise users, Firefox with each release, adding more features for its users including some privacy-focused items as well." Read more

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