Why the Classical Desktop is Obsolete

By Bruce Byfield For years, the classical desktop has been the main interface for interacting with computers. Consisting of a menu, a panel, and an area to display widgets and open windows, its main virtue was originally its easy access to applications and files. It remains popular today, featured in at least five of the seven major Linux desktop environments. Increasingly, though, it is becoming inefficient — a trend that is not helped helped by experimental designs that decrease access to resources rather than increasing it.

From: LXer


Linux-Ready DaVinci COM Handles Dual 1080p Displays

By LinuxGizmos

iWave unveiled a Qseven COM with 1080p support that runs Linux on TI’s DSP-enabled DaVinci DM8168 SoC. iWave also updated an i.MX6 Qseven COM with 2GB RAM. iWave’s iW-RainboW-G12M-Q7 module runs Linux on a Texas Instruments DaVinci DM8168 system-on-chip. The SoC combines a 1.2GHz Cortex-A8 core with an Imagination PowerVR…

From: Linux.com