Linux News, Articles, and More Good Stuff | biweekly #2

This is the second biannual roundup of remarkable news articles, blog posts, launches, and other cool Linux-related content that has surfaced to me over the past two weeks.

The new F(x)tec PRO¹ runs LineageOS, Ubuntu, Android or Sailfish OS.

F(x)tec PRO¹ physical keyboard and touch screen with LineageOS or Ubuntu Touch

with him f(x)tec pro, smartphone, you can give yourself the freedom to choose between a virtual keyboard or a physical keyboard. Open the slider to reveal a full physical landscape keyboard. The Pro1 comes with several PC-like shortcuts. So to copy and paste quickly, press Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V.

With the Pro1’s unlocked bootloader, you can easily load other popular OS like Android, Ubuntu Touch, genealogyAnd sailfish,

Splunk acquired Plumber and Rigor to build its Observability platform.


splunk Has acquired two startups, plumbry And hardnessfor its construction New Observability Suite, Plumber is an APM (Application Performance Monitoring) service, while Rigor is focused on DEM (Digital Experience Monitoring). Last year Splunk also acquired SignalFx for over $1 billionWhich complements these new acquisitions and Splunk’s better position to compete in the observability market.

Fedora 33 Workstation released.

GNOME 3.38 .  with Fedora 33

Fedora 33 was released on 27 October 2020. It features Gnome 3.38, using Btrfs by default, and swap-on-zram is enabled by default instead of swap partitions. read also What’s New in Fedora 33 Workstation,

Password for 1Linux Beta is now open

1Password Linux Hero

1Password announces first beta release for Linux, A full-featured desktop app that you can use to quickly find, edit, and manage your passwords.

Time to upgrade to PHP 7.3 or higher.


PHP 7.2 hits end of life and will lose all support in less than a month. Whereas PHP 7.3 will lose active support in a month. It’s time to upgrade! There are some tools/scripts that automate the process of checking PHP 7.* compatibility:

  • php7mar – PHP 7 Migration Assistant Reports.
  • Phan – Static analyzer. PHP 7 Checker.
  • phpstan – PHP Static Analysis and Compatibility Check.
  • there too phpstorm for developers.

Obscurix – New Arch Linux based distro configured for privacy and security.

vague Linux forces all traffic through the Tor network, has support for other networks such as I2P, and is rigid about security. At shutdown all data is lost as it runs out of RAM.

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