Shenzhen Xunlong’s Linux-ready “Orange Pi Win Plus” SBC offers a quad -A53 Allwinner A64, 2GB DDR3, GbE and wireless, and a 40-Pin RPi connector.
The $30 Orange Pi Win Plus adds to a flood of Orange Pi boards in recent months. Like the $20 Orange Pi PC 2 and recent, $20 Orange Pi Plus 2 H5, the Orange Pi Win Plus runs on a quad-core, Cortex-A53 SoC, but instead of offering the Allwinner H5, it uses the older Allwinner A64, which has a slightly less capable Mali-400 MP2 GPU instead of a Mali-450 MP2.
deepin is a Linux distribution devoted to providing beautiful, easy to use, safe and reliable system for global users.
After the test of deepin 15.4 RC1, we’ve received a lot of suggestions and feedback, we adopted part of them and fixed a lot of problems, and also added and optimized part of the functions.
Solus Project leader Ikey Doherty just informed us today that the next Solus ISO snapshot, due for release in the coming weeks, will be accompanied by a GNOME edition too.
We believe that this is a dream become a reality for many Solus users out there, not that they weren't able to install the GNOME Shell interface before, but because having an officially supported edition that features the GNOME 3 desktop environment by default makes Solus adoption a lot easier.
Intel's open-source Linux graphics driver developers have begun publishing patches for initial hardware enablement of Cannonlake's "Gen 10" graphics and the Cannonpoint PCH.
For privacy-minded Linux users, finding the best TrueCrypt alternative is now easier than ever as Jetico, developer of world-class data encryption software, has just updated BestCrypt Container Encryption to include Container Guard. This unique feature of Jetico’s Linux file encryption protects container files from unauthorized or accidental commands, delivering added security and peace of mind.
Nvidia published today a new Beta graphics driver for Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris operating system, adding support for various new Nvidia GPUs, improving compatibility with newer kernels, and fixing a bunch of issues.
Let's start with the newly implemented support for some of Nvidia's recently announced GPUs, as the Nvidia 381.09 Beta graphics drivers appears to offer out-of-the-box support for Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, Nvidia Quadro M520, and Nvidia TITAN Xp for VR gaming, but also restores support for the Nvidia GRID K520 GPU.
Ben Hutchings, Linux kernel developer and mainter of the Linux 3.2 and 3.16 long-term support kernel branches announced today, April 6, 2017, the availability of two new maintenance releases, namely Linux 3.16.43 LTS and Linux 3.2.88 LTS.
While Linux kernel 3.2.88 LTS is a very small bugfix release that only changes a total of 5 files, with 10 insertions and 8 deletions, adding a security fix and a couple of networking improvements for the IPv4 and L2TP protocols, Linux kernel 3.16.43 LTS is here to change a total of 48 files, with 366 insertions and 1246 deletions, according to the appended shortlog.
iWave has replaced an earlier i.MX6 UL module with an almost identical “iW-RainboW-G18M-SM” COM equipped with the more power efficient i.MX6 ULL.
iWave has re-released its two-year old iW-RainboW-G18M computer-on-module as a new iW-RainboW-G18M-SM COM that cashes in the old i.MX6 UltraLite (UL) SoC for NXP’s even more energy efficient i.MX6 ULL. The original COM still has its own pull-down menu entry, but when you click on it you are redirected to the new iW-RainboW-G18M-SM. The similarly Linux-driven, SODIMM-style module seems to be identical except for the new SoC. There is, however, a new Pico-ITX development platform, which we cover below.
Jerome Glisse has published his latest massive patch-set for supporting Heterogeneous Memory Management within the mainline Linux kernel.
This CONFIG_LOCK_DOWN_KERNEL option would tighten up what user-space can access/modify when running in this mode, likely paired to running under UEFI SecureBoot. Some of these restrictions in the kernel lockdown mode include no unsigned modules or modules that can't validate the signature, no use of ioperm/iopl() or writing to /dev/port, no writing to /dev/mem or /dev/kmem, no hibernation support, restricting PCI BAR and MSI access, no kexec_load(), some ACPI restrictions, and restricting debugfs access too. This would sharply tighten up what user-space can access/control when running in this mode.
For those wanting to follow the work Keith Packard is doing for Valve around better supporting VR HMDs (Head Mounted Displays) on the open-source driver stack, he's made a proposal for some changes in what would become RandR 1.6.
It has 3840 cuda cores with a memory speed of 11.4 Gbps and a massive 12 GB GDDR5X with an impressive memory bandwidth of 547.7 GB/s. It supports a max resolution of 7680x4320 at 60Hz, for those high definition display you're all hoarding.
Fatdog64 has the potential to outpace similar Linux distros, but its developers first must fix the numerous flaws that are holding it back.
Loading much of a distro's core elements into RAM is a proven method for delivering lightning-fast performance. However, Fatdog64 gets in its own way by failing to provide an option for storing essential files on the hard drive, which would reduce the need to read them from the CD/DVD or USB drives. Its performance is therefore noticeably sluggish compared to Puppy Linux and other "portable" distros.
GoboLinux developer Lucas Correia Villa Real announced the release of the first maintenance update to the GoboLinux 016 series, which was a major update of the independently developed Linux-based operating system.
Development of GoboLinux 016 started more than two years, and the major release brought a container-free filesystem virtualization tool called Runner and a daemon-free network manager called GoboNet. GoboLinux 016.01 is the first point release, coming only three and a half months after GoboLinux 016.