News briefs for June 12, 2018. KDE released Plasma 5.13.0 today. The team has "spent the last four months optimising startup and minimising memory usage, yielding faster time-to-desktop, better runtime performance and less memory consumption. Basic features like panel popups were optimised to make sure they run smoothly even on the lowest-end hardware. Our design teams have not rested either, producing beautiful new integrated lock and login screen graphics." New features in Plasma 5.13 include Plasma Browser Integration, redesigned system settings, new look for lock and login screens, improved KWin graphics compositor and more. See the release announcement for links to download pages for live images, distro packages and source. OpenGear announced its new NetOps Automation platform, which "provides a solution for automation of NetOps workflows, enabling the management of the network from a central location, and eliminating the need for human intervention on the data center floor or … [Read more...] about KDE Plasma 5.13 Now Available, OpenGear’s New NetOps Automation Platform, New Zynthian Raspberry Pi Synthesizer and More
Raspberry pi 2 distro
A souped-up version of the original Raspberry Pi Model B board - adding more power, more USB ports, more general-purpose input/output pins to expand the board, a tidied-up layout and better audio. Specs Chip: Broadcom BCM2835 SoCCore architecture: ARM11CPU: 700 MHz Low Power ARM1176JZFS Applications Processor GPU: Dual Core VideoCore IV® Multimedia Co-Processor. Provides Open GL ES 2.0, hardware-accelerated OpenVG, and 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode. Capable of 1Gpixel/s, 1.5Gtexel/s or 24GFLOPs with texture filtering and DMA infrastructure. Memory: 512MB SDRAM Operating System: Boots from Micro SD card, running a version of the Linux operating system. A range of Linux-based OSes are available to download, including NOOBS, Raspbian, Pidora, OpenELEC, RaspBMC. Also available is Risc OS, a non-Linux distro. Power: Micro USB socket 5V, 2A Ethernet: 10/100 BaseT Video Output: HDMI (rev 1.3 & 1.4), Composite RCA (PAL and NTSC) Audio Output: 3.5mm jack, HDMI USB: 4 x USB 2.0 … [Read more...] about Photos of the Raspberry Pi through the ages: From the prototype to Pi 3 B+
Believe it or not, the Raspberry Pi is now six years old. In its relatively short life the Pi has ushered in a new revolution in computing that stretches far beyond its original remit which was to promote basic computer science education in schools. There have been several fresh Pi developments over the past few years. The Pi Zero was released in 2015, and the Pi and its 'essentials' kit is available for less than £11 (around $15, AU$20). The Pi Zero W was added to the Zero family in February 2017, featuring a 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM and support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, all for just over £16 (around $22, AU$29) with accessories.These are the best Linux training providers and online courses in 2017The latest mainstream Pi, the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ has just been released. It sports a quad-core 64-bit CPU which is slightly faster than the original Raspberry Pi 3 and 1GB of RAM for about $35 (around £25, AU$45), and it’s suitable for applications … [Read more...] about The best Raspberry Pi distros in 2018
Introduction Note: Our best Linux distro for beginners feature has been fully updated. This article was first published in January 2014.For those folks dipping their toes into Linux waters for the first time, the choice of various distributions or 'flavours' of Linux can be truly overwhelming, especially if you're not sure what to look for.In the early days of Linux, choosing a distribution (distro) was much simpler. You usually selected one you had heard about or with which you had a small amount of experience. There were also far fewer choices beyond Red Hat Linux, Debian and Slackware. While you can still make a choice based on these criteria, the sheer number of Linux distros available now, and their ever vocal fan bases, makes it difficult to settle on one and get started.So let's ignore those voices altogether, and add one of our own. We've deliberately shied away from the popular mainstream distros here, as we didn't just want easy-to-use distros. Instead, we've selected … [Read more...] about What is the best Linux distro for beginners?
I followed your tutorial to install an OpenVPN on my Ubuntu server in the cloud. How can I install Pi-hole to block ads, reduced my 4G/3G/LTE traffic on the same Debian or Ubuntu Linux server? Pi-hole is free and open source software to block ads and tracking domain. It is released under the GNU General Public License. The biggest advantage is ad blocking on all devices on the network from your smartphone to your tablets including all desktop computers. It even blocks in app ads on iOS and Android/Windows devices. The benefits are as follows:Blocks all advertisements using network-level DNS based blocking.Works with both apps and websites regardless of operating system.You can pair your Pi-hole with a VPN software such as OpenVPN for on-the-go ad-blocking and save on data 3G/4G/LTE costs.You can get improved privacy and security due to blocking of ads and tracking codes.step-by-step instructions for configuring an OpenVPN server on a Debian or Ubuntu Linux v14.04/16.04 LTS including … [Read more...] about How to pair Pi-hole with an OpenVPN to block ads and increase privacy on Ubuntu / Debian Linux