Looks Like Debian GNU/Linux Runs on Quite a Few Mobile Devices, Including Pyra

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Debian Project’s W. Martin Borgert reports today that work on making the famous and widely-used Debian GNU/Linux operating system run on various mobile devices continues these days.

During the DebConf17 Debian Conference event that took place from August 6 to August 12, 2017, in Montréal, Canada, more than 50 Debian contributors and developers gathered to discuss the future of the open source operating system on mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and even handheld computers.

“Work on Debian for mobile devices, i.e. telephones, tablets, and handheld computers, continues. During the recent DebConf17 in Montréal, Canada, more than 50 people had a meeting to reconsider opportunities and challenges for Debian on mobile devices,” said W. Martin Borgert in a blog post published earlier today.

Here are the mobile devices that Debian GNU/Linux runs on

Among the devices t… (read more)

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Canonical Invites You to Test Out the Chromium Web Browser Snap on Ubuntu Linux

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Canonical’s Olivier Tilloy has put out a call for testing for what it would appear to be the very first Chromium Snap package for Ubuntu Linux and other Snappy-enabled distros.

Snap is a universal binary format created by Canonical to allow for easy distribution of third-party, proprietary apps across all supported Ubuntu releases, as well as other GNU/Linux distributions. It also enables users to have the latest version of an app installed on their computers.

The first version of the Chromium Snap allows users to easily install the open-source Chromium web browser. The package is now available for installation from the Snappy Store and users have access to both the stable and beta channels, which include Chromium 60 and Chromium 61 Beta, respectively.

Here’s how to install the Chromium Snap on your Linux PC

If you’re running a Snappy-enabled Ubuntu release, or a GNU/Linux distro that allows you to install Snap packages, it’s easy to install the … (read more)

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