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  • Norwegian Bokmål translation of The Debian Administrator's Handbook complete, proofreading in progress

    For almost a year now, we have been working on making a Norwegian Bokmål edition of The Debian Administrator's Handbook. Now, thanks to the tireless effort of Ole-Erik, Ingrid and Andreas, the initial translation is complete, and we are working on the proof reading to ensure consistent language and use of correct computer science terms. The plan is to make the book available on paper, as well as in electronic form. For that to happen, the proof reading must be completed and all the figures need to be translated. If you want to help out, get in touch.

  • My Free Software Activities in February 2017

    We have reached the end of Stretch’s development cycle, a phase called full freeze. That means packages may only migrate to Testing aka Stretch after approval by the release team. Changes must be minimal and only address important or release critical bugs. This is usually the time when I stop uploading new upstream releases to unstable to avoid any disruptions. Of course there are exceptions but if you are unsure best practice is to use experimental instead. A lot of RC bugs are still open and affect the next release. In February I could close five one and triage two more.

  • How Often Do You Change Your Desktop Wallpaper? [Poll]
  • Meet the $30 Ubuntu-Ready NanoPi M1 Plus

    And many pack in more powerful specs than the humble fruit-based offering that’s most popular. We’ve seen the Orange Pi PC 2, the Pine A64, the ODROID, and many more.

    Joining the fray is the $30 NanoPi M1 Plus from FriendlyElec. The board is two-thirds the size of a Raspberry Pi, and already has Ubuntu Core and Ubuntu MATE images ready for it.

Linux Lite 3.4 Beta Is Based on Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS, Doesn't Ship with Linux 4.8

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Linux Lite creator Jerry Bezencon announced the release and immediate availability for download of the first Beta release of the upcoming Linux Lite 3.4 open-source computer operating system.

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More Benchmarks Of The Latest Ubuntu 17.04 vs. Clear Linux

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For this round of testing was an Intel Xeon E3-1245 v5 Skylake system with MSI C236A WORKSTATION motherboard, 32GB DDR4-2133 memory, 120GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD, and integrated HD Graphics P530.

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Linux hacker board has WiFi, BT, GbE, 8GB eMMC, and $30 price

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FriendlyElec has launched a $30, open spec “NanoPi M1 Plus” SBC with a quad-A7 SoC, onboard wireless, 8GB eMMC, a 40-pin RPi interface, and a GbE port.

FriendlyELEC (AKA FriendlyARM) has released a more feature-rich version of its community-backed, $15 NanoPi M1 SBC. The $30 NanoPi M1 Plus retains the 1.2GHz quad-core, Cortex-A7 Allwinner H3 SoC and 600MHz Mali-400 MP2 GPU, but adds features that meet or exceed those of the quad -A9 Samsung Exynos based NanoPi M2 ($25) and octa-core -A53 Exynos NanoPi M3 ($35). The NanoPi M1 Plus joins nine other NanoPi boards listed in our most recent Linux hacker board roundup — the most of any other vendor.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu and Derivatives

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  • Ubuntu Linux-maker Canonical wins award for convergence efforts

    In computing, convergence -- having a single device to serve many roles -- is a popular idea. Using the power of a smartphone to serve as a desktop, for instance, is a great way to save money and reduce waste. Unfortunately, there really have not been any successful convergence devices in practice. Microsoft famously tried with Windows 10 Mobile, but consumers didn't seem to care about Continuum.

    Luckily, Canonical seems fairly unfazed, as the company continues to see Ubuntu as an operating system that can run on phones, tablets, laptops, desktops, and more. Like Windows 10 Mobile, Ubuntu phones have failed to pique the interest of consumers, but Linux-based solutions are arguably more appropriate for convergence thanks to the kernel's ability to work well on ARM. To highlight the success of Ubuntu in this regard, Canonical has been given an award at Mobile World Congress 2017.

  • Ubuntu Snappy Core Linux OS Now Runs on Technologic Systems' i.MX6-Based TS-4900

    Canonical announced a new partnership with Technologic Systems, Inc. to deliver the open-source and free Ubuntu Snappy Core 16 operating system on the TS-4900 high-performance Computer on Module (CoM).

    Based on the NXP i.MX6 CPU, which implements the ARM CortexTM A9 architecture running at 1 GHz, the TS-4900 Compute Module has been engineered by Technologic Systems, Inc. for use in embedded systems applications, in particular those where wireless connection is required, such as industrial IoT (Internet of Things) gateways.

  • deepin 15.4 Linux Enters Beta with Revamped Control Center, New Installation UI

    The developers of the deepin Linux operating system have announced the availability of a first Beta build for the upcoming deepin 15.4 release, which promises new and exciting features, as well as a large number of improvements.

    The biggest new features of the deepin 15.4 operating system appear to be a revamped Control Center that makes it easier for users to set up various general settings for the desktop and the rest of the system, and a brand-new installation UI that offers smart detection for existing installation, helpful tips, and a QR code if you want to give feedback.

    "The control center has rewritten and redesigned, it has weather, notifications and convenient operations, etc. in homepage and it becomes easy to change the settings, and it makes more perfect for the system with brand new interaction and design," reads the announcement.

  • Zorin OS 12.1 Ubuntu-based Linux distro is here for Microsoft Windows 10 switchers
  • Zorin OS 12.1 Point Release With Linux Kernel 4.8 Is Now Available For Download

Braswell based Pico-ITX SBC offers multiple expansion options

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Axiomtek’s PICO300 is a Pico-ITX SBC with Intel Braswell, SATA-600, extended temperature support, and both a mini-PCIe and homegrown expansion connector.

Axiomtek has launched a variation on its recently announced Intel Apollo Lake based PICO312 SBC that switches to the older Intel Braswell generation and offers a slightly reduced feature set. The board layout has also changed somewhat, with LVDS, SATA, and USB ports all changing location.

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MWC 2017: Dell's New Edge Gateway 3000 Series Are Powered by Ubuntu Core 16

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MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2017 kicked off in Barcelona and Canonical is there to showcase their latest developments in mobile, cloud, server, and desktop. Today, the company announced that Dell's Edge Gateway 3000 would be on display at the event.

Powered by the Ubuntu Snappy Core 16 operating system, which Canonical designed specifically for use in embedded and industrial devices, including single-board computers like the well-known Raspberry Pi, the small Dell Edge Gateway 3000 series come in three variants, each one targeted at a specific market.

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deepin 15.4 Beta——Provide you with Beauty

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deepin is a Linux distribution devoted to provide beautiful, easy to use, safe and reliable system for global users.

deepin 15.4 Beta has the newly designed Control Center, and it installed a series of Deepin Original Applications. It is easy to use with great beauty and has improved the user experience a lot. Besides, the kernel version has been upgraded to the latest stable version, it has improved the stability and compatibility. Due to the active feedback from alpha test users, deepin 15.4 beta has an outstanding improvement on completeness and compatibility.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

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Leftovers: Ubuntu and Derivatives

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  • 'Big Bang Theory's' Stuart wears Ubuntu T-shirt

    Am I the only person to notice that comic book shop-owning Stuart (Kevin Sussman) on the "The Big Bang Theory" is wearing an Ubuntu T-shirt on the episode airing Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017? (It's Season 10, Episode 17, if that information helps you.)

    The T-shirt appearance isn't as overt as Sheldon's mention of the Ubuntu Linux operating system way back in Season 3 (Episode 22, according to one YouTube video title), but it's an unusual return for Ubuntu to the world of "Big Bang."

  • Unity Explained: A Look at Ubuntu’s Default Desktop Environment

    Ubuntu is the most well-known version of Linux around. It’s how millions of people have discovered Linux for the first time, and continues to draw new users into the world of open source operating systems. So the interface Ubuntu uses is one many people are going to see.

    In this area, Ubuntu is unique. Even as a new user, rarely will you confuse the default Ubuntu desktop for something else. That’s because Ubuntu has its own interface that you can — but probably won’t — find anywhere else. It’s called Unity.

  • A Look at Ubuntu MATE 16.04.2 LTS for Raspberry Pi

    Installing Ubuntu MATE onto my Raspberry Pi 3 was straight forward. You can easily use Etcher to write the image to a microSD card, the partition is automatically resized to fill your microSD card when the pi is powered up for the first time, and then you are sent through a typical guided installer. Installation takes several minutes and finally the system reboots and you arrive at the desktop. A Welcome app provides some good information on Ubuntu MATE, including a section specific for the Raspberry Pi.

    The Welcome app explains that the while the system is based on Ubuntu MATE and uses Ubuntu armhf base, it is in fact using the same kernel as Raspian. It also turns out that a whole set of Raspian software has been ported over such as raspi-config, rpi.gpio, sonic-pi, python-sent-hat, omxplayer, etc. I got in a very simple couple of tests that showed that GPIO control worked.

  • Zorin OS 12 Business Has Arrived [Ed: Zorin 12.1 has also just been released]

    This new release of Zorin OS Business takes advantage of the new features and enhancements in Zorin OS 12, our biggest release ever. These include an all new desktop environment, a new way to install software, entirely new desktop apps and much more. You can find more information about what’s new in Zorin OS 12 here.

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