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GCompris 4.0 Open-Source Educational Suite Released with Several New Activities

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Help Shape the Future of Kubuntu and Win Awesome Prizes

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Mozilla Firefox 124 Is Now Available for Public Beta Testing, Here’s What to Expect

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KDE Gear 23.08.5 Brings More Bug Fixes for Kdenlive, Falkon, and Other Apps

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Miracle-WM Is a New Tiling Wayland Compositor Based on Mir

miracle-wm comes with some nifty features like a tiling window management (open windows, delete windows, resize windows), support for exclusion zones for panels (e.g. waybar), support for full-screen windows, multi-output support, workspace support, gaps between windows, and a nifty configuration file.

Mozilla Firefox 123 Is Now Available for Download, Here’s What’s New

Mozilla Firefox 123 is here to further improve the built-in translation feature by also translating text in tooltips (i.e. titles), as well as text displayed in form controls (i.e. placeholder). It also updates the Search section to add the Address Bar settings, which were available in the Privacy & Security section in previous Firefox releases.

9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: February 18th, 2024

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NVMe-Enabled HiFiBerry-Like Board for Raspberry Pi 5 SBC

Wi-Fi HaLow Development Platform is Compatible with OpenWrt


Radxa ROCK 3B Rockchip RK3568 SBC combines Pico-ITX and Raspberry Pi form factors

posted by Rianne Schestowitz on Nov 27, 2023

Radxa ROCK 3B

Radxa ROCK 3 Model B, or ROCK 3B for shorts, is a “PI-CO ITX” SBC powered by a Rockchip RK3568 SoC that combines the benefits of Pico-ITX and Raspberry Pi form factors in the sense that the 100x72mm board features all main ports on the rear side and supports expansion through a 40-pin Raspberry Pi-compatible GPIO header and several M.2 sockets for storage and wireless modules.

The ROCK 3B is the younger, but bigger brother of the ROCK 3A business card-sized SBC introduced in 2021, still with an RK3568 CPU and up to 8GB LPDDR4, but the board features two gigabit Ethernet ports, an M.2 B Key socket for 4G LTE/5G cellular modules, an M.2 PCIe 3.0 x1 socket for an M.2 2280 SSD not necessitating an expansion board, besides the M.2 Key-E socket for WiFi 6.

Radxa currently provides Debian 11 “Bullseye” and Ubuntu 22.04 “Jammy” images for the Rock 5B board, but Android 11 should also be officially supported, plus third-party from Armbian and others should eventually be released. You’ll find a getting started guide, OS images for download, additional hardware information, and instructions to use a 4G LTE module, a MIPI DSI display, the PoE HAT, and more in the wiki.

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