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Quad-core ARM TV-PC dual boots Android and Ubuntu

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Ugoos launched a $179 “UT3S” TV-PC that dual boots Android 4.4 and Ubuntu 14.10 on a 1.8GHz quad-core Cortex-A17 Rockchip RK3288, and supports 4Kx2K video.

Finding a media player or mini-PC that runs Android is easy, but finding one that ships with other species of Linux pre-installed is a bit trickier. Now Ugoos has released a TV-focused Ugoos UT3S mini-PC that can run either Android 4.4 or Ubuntu 14.10 in dual-boot mode.

Whereas Ugoos’s earlier Android-based UM2 stick-PC and UT2 mini-PC used the quad-core, Cortex-A9 Rockchip RK3188 SoC clocked to 1.6GHz, the UT3S moves up to the quad-core, Cortex-A17 RK3288 at 1.8GHz. The RK3288, which ships with ARM’s Mali-T764 GPU, is also found in new Android media players including the Tronsmart Orion R28.

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Today the T2 Project released version 21.4, with the largest amount of pre- and cross-compiled set of architectures so far! A total of 15 architectures: x86-64, x86, arm64, arm, riscv64, riscv, ppc64le, ppc64-32, ppc sparc64, mips64, mipsel, hppa, m68k, alpha and ia64! As usually most packages are up-to-date, with 1294 change-sets, 1179 updates, and 120 fixes, including Linux 5.11.16, GCC 10.3, LLVM/Clang 12, as well as the latest version of Rust, X.org, Mesa, KDE and GNOME 40! Read more Also: T2 SDE 21.4 Released With This Linux Distribution Supporting 15 CPU Architectures

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Debian Installer Bullseye RC 1 release

The Debian Installer team[1] is pleased to announce the first
release candidate of the installer for Debian 11 "Bullseye".


Improvements in this release
============================

 * base-installer:
    - Re-add the removed is_ports_architecture() function - it's used by
      other packages and library.sh looks like a fair central place for it
      to be (#979193).
 * brltty:
    - Update udev rules.
    - Make sure the hardening flags are used in the udeb build.
 * choose-mirror:
    - Update Mirrors.masterlist.
 * debian-archive-keyring:
    - Add bullseye keys, remove jessie keys.
 * debian-cd:
    - Shorten "ppc64el" to "p64el" in the volume ID.
    - Include eatmydata deb for the installer to use offline (#986772).
 * debian-installer:
    - Build in libinput instead of evdev driver for the graphical
      installer. This should improve support for touchpads in particular.
    - Bump Linux kernel ABI to 5.10.0-6.
    - Add wireless-regdb-udeb to all Linux arch images (#979104).
    - Correct keyword for bootloader arguments in netboot/xen/debian.cfg
      example file (#904131).
    - Update debian-internals manual to current development state.
    - Update minimum disk and memory sizes.
 * debian-installer-utils:
    - list-devices-linux: Support partitions on USB UAS devices.
 * espeakup:
    - Carry over the alsa mixer levels into the installed system.
 * grub-installer:
    - Make sure that efivarfs is loaded and the efivars pseudofs is
      mounted when needed.
 * grub2:
    - Add support for SBAT.
    - grub-install: Fix inverted test for NLS enabled when copying locales
      (#979754).
 * installation-report:
    - bugscript: do not include template in script output (#980929).
 * libdebian-installer:
    - Remove the arbitrary limitation on maximum line length in Packages
      and Sources files (#971946).
 * libinih:
    - Add libinih1-udeb for Debian Installer (#981864).
 * libinput:
    - Drop libwacom support from the udeb.
 * libmd:
    - Add a udeb package needed by libbsd.
 * libwacom:
    - Drop the udeb, libinput no longer needs it.
 * linux:
    - Add bonding driver to the nic-modules udeb.
    - Remove efivars from the efi-modules udeb.
    - arm64: Fix i2c-mv64xxx module name.
 * localechooser:
    - Disable Kabyle for the text-based installer, as switching keyboard
      fails there (#973455).
    - Correct Kabyle locale definition in languagelist to its real naming.
 * lowmem:
    - Delete graphical terminal related files when memory is low
      (#977490).
    - 5lowmem: Rename to 05lowmem so that rescue actually overrides it
      (#870574).
    - S15lowmem: Update minimum memory sizes.
 * nano:
    - Compile the udeb with --without-included-regex to make binaries
      substantially smaller.
 * netcfg:
    - Update testcases to work with current Check API (#980607).
    - Satisfy GCC pedantry for strncpy() calls.
 * os-prober:
    - Probe Microsoft OS on arm64.
 * partman-btrfs:
    - Add minimal subvolume support for / (#964818).
 * partman-efi:
    - Make sure that efivarfs is loaded and the efivars pseudofs is
      mounted when needed.
 * rootskel:
    - Use /dev/tty0 as a console even if it's not in /proc/consoles.
    - Do not remove the font when bterm is not started (#977466).
 * rootskel-gtk:
    - Switch to Homeworld theme for Debian 11 by Juliette Taka.
 * user-setup:
    - Allow underscore in username of first account (#977214).


Hardware support changes
========================

 * debian-installer:
    - arm64: Add support for puma-rk3399.
    - arm64: Update to use u-boot-install-sunxi.
    - armhf: Make hd-media and netboot sdcard images start at offset
      32768, for compatibility with rockchip platforms.
    - arm64, armhf: Update SD-card-images sizes for netboot, netboot-gtk
      and hd-media.
 * flash-kernel:
    - Add support for Orange Pi One Plus (#981328).
    - Add support for ROCK Pi 4 (A,B,C).
    - Add support for Banana Pi BPI-M2-Ultra (#982089).
    - Add support for Banana Pi BPI-M3 (#981561).
    - Fix missing ESPRESSObin variants (#969518).
    - Fix several DTB-Id entries that incorrectly referenced the
      .dts instead of .dtb file.


Localization status
===================

 * 78 languages are supported in this release.


Known bugs in this release
==========================

 * Broken rescue mode with the graphical installer (#987377).
 * amdgpu firmware required for many AMD graphic cards.

See the errata[2] for details and a full list of known issues.


Feedback for this release
=========================

We need your help to find bugs and further improve the installer, so
please try it. Installation images, and everything else you will need
are available at our web site[3].


Thanks
======

The Debian Installer team thanks everybody who has contributed to this
release.


 1. https://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/Team
 2. https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/errata
 3. https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer


Read more Also: Debian Installer 11 "Bullseye" RC1 Released