This post is the fourth biennial roundup of notable news articles, blog posts, launches and other cool Linux-related content that I’ve come across over the past two weeks.
Linux on iPad
Linux on the iPad is getting better every year. Now with the Linux on iPad Project, obsolete iPads (according to apple) can continue to serve any purpose. Linux for iPad turns older iPads into useful tools for personal computers and various project builds. , Go to ipadlinux.org project,
Tiny Core Linux
In short, small core distribution Linux is like a customized version of the kernel and other tools. It is a highly modular based system with community build extensions.
Tiny Core starts with a start-up script packaged with a basic set of kernel modules in the recent Linux kernel, vmlinuz, the root file system and core.gz. Core (11MB) is simply kernel + core.gz – it is the foundation for user-created desktops, servers, or devices. tinycore is core + Xvesa.tcz + Xprogs.tcz + aterm.tcz + fltk-1.3.tcz + flwm.tcz + wbar.tcz
CorePlus provides an easy way to start using the Core philosophy. Its included community packaged extensions enable easy embedded thrifty or pendrive installation of supported desktops of the user’s choice while maintaining the core principal of mounted extensions with full package management.
It is not a full desktop, nor is all hardware fully supported. This only represents the cores needed to boot into a very minimal X desktop, usually with wired Internet access. The user has complete control over which applications and additional hardware are supported, whether for desktops, netbooks, devices, or servers, by installing other applications from online repositories, which can be selected by the user using the provided tools. Quickly compile whatever you want using . ,
Interested users and developers need Explore the Tiny Core,
2020 Linux Foundation Annual Report
Download the 2020 Linux Foundation Annual Report Here,
Your Smart TV Is Probably Ignoring Your PiHole
Let’s say you’re using PiHole on your network to block ads and prevent your various smart devices from sending tracking information to their manufacturers. In that case, you might be surprised to learn that some of these devices are using a sneaky tactic to bypass your PiHole altogether.
University of Iowa found that nearly 70% of smart TVs and 46% of game consoles were found to have hard-coded DNS settings – allowing them to completely ignore your local network’s DNS servers. Smart TVs generate an average of 60 megabytes of outgoing Internet traffic daily, bypassing devices like PiHole. , Read more on Labzilla.io,
The future of 32-bit Linux
Processors and system-on-chip (SoC) products these days are all about the 64-bit cores powering the latest computers and smartphones, so it’s easy to think that all 32-bit technology is obsolete. This quickly leads to the idea of removing support for 32-bit hardware, which would make life easier for kernel developers in many ways. Also, most embedded systems shipped today use 32-bit processors, so a valid question is: will 32-bit continue to be the best choice for devices that don’t require significant resources? lwn.net. read on,
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