Linux on ARM
If you are looking for a dedicated media box for your living room or bedroom, the first thing you should consider is Kodi. This is a media center software package that delivers a very focused consumption experience. It can even be customized with "addons," although some of them can be used for piracy -- something we do not condone.
A few moments ago, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the availability of another set of updated kernels for Linux-based operating systems, namely Linux 4.11.3, 4.9.30 LTS, 4.4.70 LTS and 3.18.55.
Hardkernel is doing a good job at providing working images with GPU / VPU support, and documentation for their ODROID boards. But while Exynos based ODROID-XU4(Q) boards already get firmware images with a recent Linux 4.9 kernel, Amlogic S905 based ODROID-C2 board’s Ubuntu 16.04 images still rely on the Linux 3.14 kernel released by Amlogic, plus various patchsets.
Ludovic Courtès of the GNU Guix project was happy to announce today the release and general availability of the GuixSD GNU/Linux 0.13.0 distribution and the GNU Guix 0.13.0 package manager.
After informing us about the availability of a new build of his RaspAnd Nougat operating system for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs based on Android 7.1.2, Arne Exton released an updated RaspAnd Marshmallow 6 version.
Arne Exton has informed Softpedia about the availability of a new maintenance update to his RaspAnd operating system based on the latest Android 7.1 Nougat mobile OS and designed for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs.
Olof Johansson has sent in his large set of pull requests for the ARM SoC/platform updates slated for the in-development Linux 4.12 kernel. Among the ARM SoC/platform changes for Linux 4.12 are:
The OSMC (formerly RaspBMC) Linux Media Center operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux received a new major update that brings a great number of improvements and bug fixes.
The final release of the Devuan GNU/Linux 1.0.0 "Jessie" operating system is almost here, and a second Release Candidate (RC) milestone just hit the streets today with a great number of improvements and bug fixes.
Canonical's Simon Fels announced today that he's working on bringing the Snapd Snappy daemon to the Raspberry Pi Foundation's Raspbian operating system to allow the installation of Snaps.
It looks to us like the Linux 3.18 kernel series is not dead, at least not at the moment, as Greg Kroah-Hartman just announced a few moments ago the release of third maintenance update since the branch reached end of life back in February 2017.
After being in development for the past six months, the Lakka team announced that their OpenELEC-based operating system for single-board computers reached 2.0 milestone.
The ARM changes for the mainline Linux kernel are usually quite extensive each cycle and with the Linux 4.12 merge window likely opening on Sunday evening it will be no different this time around.
Scaleway launched 32-bit ARM server hosting services in 2015 for 10 Euros per month, before dropping the price to 2.99 Euros per month half-year later, and now the company has just launched a new offering with 64-bit ARM servers powered by Cavium ThunderX processor going for 2.99 to 11.99 Euros per month depending on configuration.
Binary Emotions informs Softpedia today about the general availability of Raspberry WebKiosk 6.0, a major update to the Open Source project that tries to develop the cheapest possible web kiosk operating systems for Raspberry Pi SBCs.