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Compute module and dev kit debut V2X-focused i.MX8X Lite

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SolidRun unveiled an “i.MX 8XLite SOM” and “Hummingboard i.MX 8XLite” dev kit that run Linux on NXP’s new i.MX8X Lite SoC with up to 2x -A35, Cortex-M4F, and a V2X accelerator for automotive vehicle communications.

Earlier this month, NXP announced a headless i.MX8X Lite (or i.MX 8XLite) system-on-chip SoC for automotive telematics, V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything), and IIoT applications. Now SolidRun has followed up with a Linux-driven i.MX 8XLite System-on-Module (SOM) and a compact Hummingboard i.MX 8XLite development kit built around the SoC.

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Samsung Becomes The Latest Tech Giant To Launch A Game Streaming Service

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Gaming

The platform will run on the company’s custom Linux based operating system called Tizen.

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Release announcement: Trisquel 9.0.1 Etiona security update

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Images are available at https://trisquel.info/download or directly at https://cdimage.trisquel.info/ and its mirrors.

This minor update to the 9.x "Etiona" series is intended to provide an up to date set of ISO images, both for use as an installation medium and as a live environment with newer packages.

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New Releases and Updates of Makulu Linux

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  • Makulu Shift Ubuntu Variant Released

    We have just released the much awaited Beta build of Shift ( the Ubuntu Variant ), It is marked as a stable Build that can be used as a daily Runner.

  • First Shift Patch sent out

    We have just sent out the First big Patch for the new Makulu shift ( Ubuntu Variant released earlier today ). This patch now completes the Desktop Manager and makes some significant changes. Please keep in Mind that Shift Ubuntu is a build we are now constantly working on and updating, therefore you will notice a lot of changes over a short period of time, so expect many updates. ISO’s will also regularly get updated on the Website. You can see the Full video of what’s new in the latest patch here :

Kernel: Bootlin/Yocto and Linux 5.16 Additions

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  • Maintaining Yocto Project Documentation - Bootlin's blog

    For many years, Bootlin has been a strong user and a contributor to the Yocto Project, delivering numerous customized embedded Linux distributions and Board Support Packages based on Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded to its customers, for a wide range of hardware platforms and architectures.

    In 2021, we have been able to bring this engagement further, as Bootlin engineer Michael Opdenacker has been given the opportunity to work as a maintainer for Yocto Project’s documentation, thanks to funding from the Linux Foundation. Since the mourning of Scott Rifenbark, the former maintainer, in early 2020, the project was in need for someone to fill this role.

  • Qualcomm MSM DRM Driver Improvements Submitted Ahead Of Linux 5.16 - Phoronix

    The MSM DRM driver for supporting the open-source display/graphics support with Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs has submitted their main feature pull request to DRM-Next ahead of the upcoming Linux 5.16 merge window.

    The MSM DRM driver changes for Linux 5.16 aren't too exciting but do include a few items worth mentioning. First up, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) support has been added to MSM's DisplayPort sub-driver for newer SoCs having native eDP output.

  • Apple Silicon GPIO Driver Queued Ahead Of Linux 5.16 - Phoronix

    Along with the Apple Silicon PCIe driver, another new driver for supporting Apple Silicon (primarily with a focus on the Apple M1 for now) with the upcoming Linux 5.16 cycle is a new pinctrl/GPIO driver.

    Queued overnight into the linux-pinctrl.git's "for-next" branch is the 500+ lines of code driver developed by Arm's Joey Gouly and Corellium's Stan Skowronek for bringing up the pinctrl/GPIO support for Apple SoCs.

  • Nintendo Switch Controller Driver Finally Set For Linux 5.16 - Phoronix

    After stalling last year when it was queued up in HID's "for-5.10/nintendo" branch only to not make it into HID-next at the time, that threshold has now been crossed with the latest Nintendo Switch controller driver now ready for introduction in Linux 5.16. This open-source driver enables the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con and Pro controllers to work under Linux with a mainline kernel driver.

Best Linux desktop for 2021: Which one should you buy?

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Linux on the desktop is a thing to behold. It's not only incredibly powerful and secure, but it's also flexible enough to become exactly what the user needs. And although you can successfully run Linux on just about any type of desktop machine (running lightweight Linux distributions on older hardware), to really get the most out of modern-day variants, it's best to have hardware up to the task.

Linux doesn't require nearly the hardware needed to run Windows 11 or macOS, but why not give the open-source operating system extra power, so you can run more applications and services. So, why not send your money to companies that support open source in return?

Which desktops are best suited for the task? Let's take a look at the five best options you have for 2021.

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Stable Kernels: 5.14.15, 5.10.76, 5.4.156, 4.19.214, 4.14.253, 4.9.288, and 4.4.290

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I'm announcing the release of the 5.14.15 kernel.

All users of the 5.14 kernel series must upgrade.

The updated 5.14.y git tree can be found at:
	git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-5.14.y
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
	https://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-s...

thanks,

greg k-h

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Also: Linux 5.10.76

Linux 5.4.156

Linux 4.19.214

Linux 4.14.253

Linux 4.9.288

Linux 4.4.290

Audiocasts/Shows: Linux Action News, mintcast, Audacity, and Starlink

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  • Linux Action News 212

    Major performance milestones are being hit with new code inbound for Linux, Plasma and GNOME desktops are set to run Wayland on NVIDIA's binary driver, and why the SFC's new GPL fight could have implications for you.

  • mintcast 372.5 – The Tablet Chronicles

    1:22 Linux Innards
    36:00 Vibrations from the Ether
    52:41 Announcements & Outro

    In our Innards section, tablets

    And finally, the feedback and a couple of suggestions

  • Video Editing with Linux: The Most Important Part of a Video

    Next in our video editing series for the Librem 14, Gardiner Bryant explains why audio is critical in video production, capturing good sound, and post-processing using Audacity, an open source sound editing solution. This video will help those looking to level up their audio and overall production.

  • Starlink's Linux Secrets | LINUX Unplugged 429

    We attempt a live production over Starlink, and dig into the secrets of this giant Linux network in space.

Star Labs Releases Coreboot 7 Open-Source Firmware for Its Linux Laptops with New Features

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Based on the upstream Coreboot 4.14 release, Star Labs’ Coreboot 7 open-source firmware is now available for the StarBook Mk V, Star LabTop Mk III, and Star LabTop Mk IV Linux notebooks, along with an updated Coreboot Configurator utility.

This release comes about three months after Coreboot 6 and brings several new features, including a new option to set the maximum charge level as 60, 80, or 100 percent, as well as a new option to set the fan curve as Aggressive, Normal, or Quiet.

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Running out of disk space? It's time to check whether Flatpak is the reason. Here's how.

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Here’s how to clean up Flatpak apps to reclaim your precious disk space. Follow along. 
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