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Our semi-official Reddit community, r/tuxphones, has just reached its first 1.000 members.

It is a small and extremely friendly place to discuss phones, so feel free to join us there!

reddit.com/r/tuxphones/

First experiments of using my now-Linux tablet as a second display for my workstation

My mainline porting on Xiaomi Mi5 (Snapdragon 820) is starting to get quite usable. Not complete or stable, but (some) GPU acceleration and most basic features are in.

Most parts of the kernel work are by @y_oudjana@twitter.com, mine is an overlay on top of that tree.

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This take (xda-developers.com/windows-11-) is hilarious.

Instead of bringing the average mobile device lifespan to the same level as that of computers, we should "change PCs as often as we do with phones to support the business model of hardware manufacturers"?

A gentle reminder that Windows 11 is nothing more than a Windows 10 reskin: *real* minimum requirements are identical

On my quest to land some more pending #phosh merge requests I finally reworked the mode based app filtering (social.librem.one/@agx/1050042) so only docked mode shows all apps by default while only adaptive ones are shown in mobile mode.

This can be toggled manually via a button and also disabled completely via a #gsetting . Mobile mode gets more tidy this way (and you can always white list individual apps).

#librem5 #gnome #gnomeonmobile @purism

There is only one proper way to compile kernels in the Italian summer

We've been listening to feedback that there are too many password prompts in the on-device installer and that the dedicated user is confusing.

New workflow:
* sshd always disabled
* confusing prompts removed
* follow steps in the wiki postmarketos.org/ssh to enable sshd and to disable password auth

postmarketos.org/edge/2021/06/

Shout out to @mobian who is also using the on-device installer, contributed quite a few cool things and always had the dedicated SSH user dialog disabled 👋

Mainline porting is finally taking shape on my Xiaomi Mi 5.

Mostly based on Yassine Oudjana's xiaomi-scorpio work, so my gratitude goes to him.

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In the past days, silently reached a major milestone of over 300 booting devices, around 100 more than in June 2020.

We summarized what has changed for the project in the past months, and what it means for the phone ecosystem.

tuxphones.com/postmarketos-202

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