Raspbian PIXEL Fork Lets You Install and Run the Operating System on a PC or Mac

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

After announcing the availability of new builds of his AndEX Nougat 7.1.1 Android-x86 fork that lets users run Android 7.1.1 on their PCs, now Arne Exton released a custom build of Raspberry Pi Foundation’s Raspbian PIXEL image.

Raspberry Pi Foundation recently updated their Debian-based Raspbian operating system for Rasperrby Pi single-board computer with the latest version of the PIXEL desktop environment, a fork of Xfce, but it didn’t ship with an disk installer, so Arne Exton saw an opportunity to refresh his custom Raspbian with PIXEL build.

“I saw immediately that there was no installer included, which I thought was a little disappointing. Come to think of Refracta tools, which work very well in Debian and Ubuntu,” said Arne Exton in the read more)

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Ubuntu 17.10 Won’t Ship with Upstart and CGManager as Unity 8 Is Being Dropped

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Canonical’s Dimitri John Ledkov informs the Ubuntu Linux and Ubuntu Touch communities that the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system will drop support for the Upstart init daemon and CGManager project.

Both Upstart and CGManager were key components for the next-generation Unity 8 user interface that Canonical built for its mobile and convergence vision. Unfortunately, as you already know, Unity 8 will no longer be developed, nor the Unity 7 interface for that matter, as future Ubuntu releases move to GNOME 3.

Previous Ubuntu Linux releases shipped with Upstart and CGManager, but the projects were kept in maintenance mode as they were only used for the Ubuntu Touch mobile OS and the Unity 8 desktop session to provide user session supervisor, as well as to implement application lifecycle.

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This Custom Android-x86 Build Puts Android 7.1.1 on Your PC, with Linux 4.11 RC7

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton was happy to announce the release of a new build of his custom built Android-x86 project that lets uses runs the latest Android mobile operating system on their personal computers.

Dubbed AndEX Nougat 7.1.1, the project was recently updated to build 170426, after it received a few revisions at the end of last week, specifically builds 170423 and 170422, both of which added most of the changes, updated packages, and improvements listed below.

Shipping with either the Linux 4.11 RC7, Linux 4.10.11, or Linux 4.4.62 LTS kernels, AndEX Nougat 7.1.1 Build 170427 comes with the GAPPS (Google Apps) package … (read more)

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