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You Can Now Buy the PinePhone Mobian Community Edition Linux Phone

PinePhone Mobian Community Edition is powered by Mobian Linux, which offers a pure Debian GNU/Linux experience on the Linux phone, and uses the Phosh (Phone Shell) user interface by default, which is based on the GNOME Stack and developed by Purism for their privacy-focused Librem 5 Linux smartphone. PinePhone Mobian Community Edition is built from plastic and features the Debian logo on the back. It features a generous 5.95-inch HD IPS capacitive display with 16M colors, 1440×720 pixels resolution, and 18:9 ratio. Read more

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Linux 5.10.8 Kernel Released - Finally Fixes That Btrfs Performance Regression

Linux 5.10.8 is out today as the latest stable release for the Linux 5.10 LTS series. Making this point release notable is that it finally addresses the 5.10 Btrfs performance regression. As noted back on Christmas, Linux 5.10 was seeing significant slowdowns on Btrfs. For simply unpacking a Linux kernel source .tar.zst file it could easily take multiple times longer on this stable kernel version. While patches for addressing this poor Btrfs behavior on Linux 5.10 were floating around since before the end of the year, it's taken until now to get them tested and queued up for mainline integration. Linux 5.11 meanwhile has a plethora of Btrfs improvements. Read more Also: Better Microsoft Surface Support Is On The Way With Linux 5.12