Ubuntu successfully boots on the Mac mini! Debian begins to cool off, JingOS aims to be the first iPadOS-style Linux Distro, and researching anime from the command line.
08:04 Debian Bullseye freeze
15:29 Pinephone Mobian
31:33 Linux running on the Apple M1
35:23 CLI anime search
40:33 Plugs & shameless self-promotion
44:33 YARH.IO Micro 2
47:53 Raspberry Pi OS Epson update
- Call the first release Mater, I dare you.
- Allegorical Latin phrases make the best distro names.
- Formerly known as Project Lenix.
- $1M in annual sponsorship from CloudLinux Inc.
- Rapid switch from CentOS to AlmaLinux.
- No downtime, migrate even large server fleets in an instant.
- The more classic CentOS like distros the better.
- And this one has a proven track record with the developers from CloudLinux OS.
- This is starting to look a lot like what happened when CrunchBang died.
- Except Cent was much more high-profile so of course every project looking to “replace” it is going to get a lot of attention.
- Today IBM launched No-cost RHEL that can be used in production for up to 16 systems.
- It’s almost safe to preorder Debian Bullseye.
- Oh noes! Deprecating i386 in the next Debian 12 release won’t be good for my old 386s.
- Or lots of embedded systems used in industry.
- Ubuntu dropped i386 32 bit support, but couldn’t drop 32 bit completely.
- Debian is supposed to be the swiss army knife that supports all the computing architectures. Please don’t change that now!!!
- “we believed we would not be able to provide security support for the architecture as a whole at par with other architectures.”
- Yeah, go ahead and kill i386 support.
- If companies need support they can pay for it.
- 32-bit support will live on like it does in Ubuntu.
- If you’re running Buster, changing your repos over to Bullseye is dead simple.
- Tracking it now on Jackbox & Threadbooper.
- Why the Debian Project decided on 250Hz for their Realtime-Kernel is one of life’s great mysteries.
- One of the devs does bring up a very good point.
- There are more active installs running 32bit kernels than all the other non-x86-based architectures combined.
- Awesome! Mobian Community Edition (CE) PinePhones are now available for pre-order in the Pine Store!
- Pine64 is aiming for a mid February 2021 dispatch.
- Mobian is a Debian based Linux distribution tailored to run on smartphones, and has been one of the distros I have been wanting to test on Pine devices.
- And just like previous Community Editions:
- $149 for 2GB RAM; 16GB eMMC
- $199 for 3GB RAM; 32GB eMMC plus a bundled USB-C dock
- I like the removable battery and low price, and SD card.
- Not a fan of the plastic case and mono speaker.
- Will be interesting to see how Debian runs on the criter.
- I’mma wait for the version with enough RAM to not swap itself into the dirt the moment you try to actually use it for anything.
- A lot of work has gone into the polished look and design of the distro, including the icons and animations.
- JingOS will be released for smartphones at the end of the year.
- My guess is that we might see a Community Edition of JingOS for the Pinephone.
- Tablets are the future.
- Is the world ready for an iPadOS-like Linux OS?
- On Linux this lives or dies by the onscreen keyboard.
- Not touching it unless I see the source.
- Even with the source available, people were calling Deepin OS spyware because of a non SSL’ed URL to a data collection service.
- I do wonder how this will fly.
- Now that’s a price point: $140 for 8 GB RAM and lower cost units with less RAM expected in future releases.
- That’s closer to something people can buy to try out RISC-V without risking bankruptcy.
- Define completely.
- Are we talking about video acceleration?
- Chris Wade, CTO of Corellium Linux M1 development, said on Twitter that Linux is now usable on the Mac mini M1.
- Booting from a USB and the Raspberry Pi Ubuntu desktop.
- Software rending for GPU acceleration for now.
- Hector Martin’s Asahi Linux for the M1 we talked about last week isn’t the only Linux being developed for the M1, and the more the better!
- This week’s neat but of questionable use application is.
- The JIF on the page shows a C prompt and that, that’s a new one.
- Nature has never produced a creature more terrified of the command line than a Windows user.
Slice of Pi
- Fenix ARB-L18-3500U 3500mAh Li-ion USB Rechargeable Battery.
- Slick little case.
- Screen resolution is a bit on the retro side.
- Pi 3B+?
- This is the Raspberry Pi equivalent to the Pocket C.H.I.P., except that you build it yourself and it is much more powerful.
- With a Pi 4 and a touch screen that would actually be a lot more useful.
- RIP Flash support.
- Pulseaudio now works in stereo.
- Support for Epson printers.
- Several misc fixes.
- There is a new release of Raspberry Pi OS, and it’s the first release in 2021.
- And there is a great update to the Raspberry Pi OS accessibility features.
- In the previous release there was only support for the Orca screen reader in Firefox, which had to be downloaded separately.
- Now there is screen reader support in the default Chromium web browser, which has been updated.