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Debian Creeps Closer To The Next Release

“The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of the installer for Debian 9 “Stretch”.” See Debian Installer Stretch RC 1 releaseI’ve been alarmed by the slow progress of Debian towards the next release. They’ve had several … Continue reading

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ARMADA 8040 Community Board To Ship In February

“Estimated shipping : February” See ARMADA 8040 Networking Community BoardOriginally promised this month, their website now shows 2017-February. At least that’s a sign of life. The Lemaker Cello is still promising 2016-Q2… It’s all good. My pension is all allocated for … Continue reading

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Fetching The Mail

Tonight is forecast to be the coldest night of the year. Last night we had high winds and blowing snow drifting into my driveway. I decided to walk to fetch the mail after the wind died down. The temperature was … Continue reading

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Traditional PCs Continue To Decline

“Worldwide PC shipments totaled 72.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016, a 3.7 percent decline from the fourth quarter of 2015, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. For the year, 2016 PC shipments totaled 269.7 million units, … Continue reading

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Linux Consolidates Support For Beast IV

See [PATCH v5 11/12] arm64: dts: marvell: add sdhci support for Armada 7K/8KIt’s great to see that Marvell’s ARMed stuff is being pushed upstream to Kernel.org to support their new product which should be available soon to power ARM64 developers … Continue reading

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Talos, For Those Needing Powerful Computing

“Talos™ is a state-of-the-art mainboard designed for the new IBM POWER8 architecture. It is the first and only high performance computer with absolutely no proprietary software or firmware blobs. With its ATX form factor, Talos™ brings a level of performance … Continue reading

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!$##@%%%!!! UBUNTU!!!

A notebook that TLW uses was the last machine in our house to run Ubuntu GNU/Linux. Recently, it needed a software upgrade to a more recent release. Ubuntu reported the exact command that root had to issue and I did … Continue reading

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Last “Working” Day Of 2016 And Still No Cello

“The LeMaker Cello main board is scheduled to ship in Q2 of 2016.” See http://www.lenovator.com/product/103.htmlWell, they promised Q2. Then, in a private e-mail, they promised December. Here we are on the last working day of December and 2016 and still no … Continue reading

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Free Software Foundation Keeps On Giving

“Meanwhile, freedom is threatened even at the level of the processors in PCs. The current generation of Intel and AMD processor chips are designed with vicious back doors that users cannot shut off. (In Intel processors, it’s the “management engine”.) No … Continue reading

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France And Germany Get Free/Libre Open Source Software

“Industry in France and Germany should embrace open source, the governments of both countries say in the closing statement of the German-French digital conference in Berlin on 13 December. Open source is a key driver for digital innovation, the countries … Continue reading

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Faster Internet Access

A while back we opted for faster Internet access, 150mbits/s. I’ve been dragging my feet a bit fighting off bronchitis or something but I felt clear-headed today and TLW was off at a party, so… I got an IP address … Continue reading

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DHCP Trashed By Toos! Really?

“Until Microsoft devises a fix, if necessary, the software giant’s advice is simple: reboot your PC. Plusnet has told its customers to use static LAN IP addresses and fixed DNS settings, rather than obtaining this information automatically via DHCP, to … Continue reading

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