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In about thirty minutes my first video in over six months will premiere:
Unboxing the PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition

Found a way to have almost zero-latency, wireless video streaming on a virtual secondary screen, i.e.: using a mainline Linux tablet (with working GPU) as a portable second screen for your Linux desktop.

The amazing (review next week!) is seen here for this purpose

A very first unboxing of the Tablet, the first open-hardware Raspberry Pi 4-powered handheld by the Taiwan/Japan-based open hardware startup.

This device is based on a CM 4 (2GB RAM in our sample), and sports fully open-hardware, and easy to replicate, board design, which incorporates a HD screen, 5MP camera and several other sensors, all enclosed in a solid chassis.

An in-depth review will arrive in the next weeks, as soon as I manage to get rid of some other work!

experimenting with system gestures, and preview of some plasma mobile 5.24 features

Modules like #SPIflash are really important to achieve the goal we've set at #postmarketOS: device support for 10 years and more. Once a device is fully mainlined and can boot using a generic #UEFI image we no longer have to put any effort in supporting this particular device. Everything will "just work". Just like no distro put any effort in making it boot with my particular desktop and laptop.

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Welcome Twitter friends! This is a Mastodon instance ( ) owned and self-hosted by free software enthusiasts (@fosstodon).

Mastodon is a federated ("decentralized"), open-source network that has been around for many years, and powers very active, independent communities on essentially all kinds of topics.

It does not enforce weird crypto, and is among the most sustainable and private platforms around. The only ⬡hexagons⬡ here are cute, harmless ASCII

No privacy-invading CDNs, or anything! Just locally deployed Varnish caching, thanks to the tips of @martijnbraam

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We have just turbocharged our back-end to allow for much faster caching, slightly better theming, and an overall faster experience. Please let us know if you find any issues on pages in the next days!

I worked on improving the design of a few Plasma applets yesterday evening :) Now with nice and consistent scrollbars

is starting to be ported to third-party devices.

This is a Xiaomi RN4 running a JDE system over a mix of (mainline kernel) and an Ubuntu root filesystem. Performance is quite slow, as it probably lacks GPU drivers at this stage.

⚠️ PSA: aside from the marketing claims, ""s, are probably Google Pixels re-flashed with GrapheneOS and sold at a premium.

Points expressed in the announcement do not differ from other refurbished models, and the "4.5 years" of support are just as provided by Google.

While not explicitly mentioned, this qualifies as one of the projects to openly avoid from our list,

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