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Raspberry Pi 2 vs Creator 120

Raspberry Pi 2 vs Creator 120

The Creator 120 and the Raspberry Pi 2 are single-board computers designed for developers and hobbyists. The Creator C120 was announced in late 2014, but started shipping at about the same time that the Raspberry Pi 2 was announced/starting shipping, which was just last week. I haven’t purchased a Raspberry Pi 2 yet, but I received a Creator 2 from […]

February 6, 2015 · 1 comment · linux news
Manjaro’s graphical installer

Manjaro’s graphical installer

Manjaro is a new desktop distribution based on Arch Linux. Arch Linux is known for its text-based installation process, so a feature I’m always looking for in any distribution based on it is a graphical installer. While there are many good graphical installation programs that new distribution developers can reuse, many still opt to code one from scratch. That shouldn’t […]

March 9, 2013 · 7 comments · linux news
Pre-release Ubuntu 12.10 has partial support for manual LVM and disk encryption

Pre-release Ubuntu 12.10 has partial support for manual LVM and disk encryption

About three weeks ago, I published automated LVM and disk encryption in a pre-release version of what will become Ubuntu 12.10, aka Quantal Quetzal. Shortly after, the state of manual LVM and full disk encryption configuration in Ubuntu’s Ubiquity was published. The gist of that last article was that automated LVM and disk encryption were fully supported in the installer, […]

September 26, 2012 · 0 comments · linux news

LibreOffice: A fork of OpenOffice.org

Exactly ten days after Mandriva was forked, another major Free Software has also been forked. And this time, it is OpenOffice.org, the free suite of office applications similar to Microsoft Office. The fork, or the new office suite, will be temporarily known as LibreOffice. It has the backing of community heavyweights, and its development will be overseen by a newly […]

September 29, 2010 · 0 comments · linux news

Forking Mandriva Linux: The birth of Mageia

Mandriva, one of my favorite Linux distributions, has been forked, and the new distribution is named Mageia. With the well publicized mass exodus of developers and contributors, this does not come as shock. I usually view these developments with caution, but this one I am actually happy about. Here are my reasons: Mandriva’s management has done a very lousy job […]

September 18, 2010 · 3 comments · linux news

Flumotion Media Server

This is a press release from Fluendo announcing the launch of Flumotion Media Server and its own website. This press release marks the official launch of the free software version of Flumotion. Flumotion is a streaming media server with a modern distributed design and advanced extensibility. Flumotion is being developed by Linux multimedia specialist Fluendo. Flumotion is available for immediate […]

June 4, 2010 · 0 comments · linux news