Rollback Romanticism | LINUX Unplugged 93

Rollback Romanticism | LINUX Unplugged 93

After an Ubuntu update goes really bad Chris reflects on how snappy, a transactionally updated version of Ubuntu, could have avoided this problem.

Plus a review of the System76 Meerkat PC, Russia plans to fork Sailfish OS & more!

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Russia will fork Sailfish OS to shut out pesky Western spooks

Russia’s Minister of Communications and Mass Media, Nikolai Nikiforov, has taken part in talks to form a consortium that will aid Russia in developing a custom mobile OS, reportedly a forked version of Jolla’s Sailfish OS, to lessen its dependence on Western technology.

Nikiforov held a working meeting last week with the leadership of Hong Kong-based Sailfish Holdings, developer of the quietly admired Sailfish OS.

Alongside other participants, the parties involved discussed the use of open-source software in the public and private sectors, taking into account technical, economic and political factors, the latter of which is expected to include United States’ interference with exported technologies.

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Google Chrome 43 Brings Better Linux HiDPI Support

Of much interest to Linux users will be the landing of improved Linux HiDPI support.

What are you favorite terminal applications?

So I feel cool using the terminal, and it honestly feels more efficient half the time to boot. What are some of your must-have/most used terminal applications? I’ve been trolling through the Arch Wiki’s list of terminal apps ([1] ), and that’s been a solid jumping off point.


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Meerkat Review

Meerkat Tech Specs

Few basic features of System76 Meerkat include:

  • Intel 5th Generation processors, available options i3-5010U and i5-5250U
  • up to 2 TB of storage (M.2 SATA SSD)
  • 16 GB DDR3 RAM
  • Graphics Intel HD 5500 and Intel HD 6000 for i3 and i5 respectively
  • 4″ x 4″ in size
  • WiFi
  • 1 Gb NIC
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports (with one being PoweredUSB)

Meerkat Dual Monitor

gummiboot is a simple UEFI boot manager which executes configured EFI images.

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