Haiku is working on RISC-V support, Vine Linux is changing the release system


Haiku is working on support for RISC-V. Japan's oldest distribution, Vine Linux, is changing the system for releasing new versions. Fedora plans to remove the option from the system installer to allow users to access the superuser account.

Haiku is working on RISC-V support

Haiku's BeOS-inspired operating system is gradually moving to support the open RISC-V processor architecture. The thread on his discussion forum contains screenshots and a step-by-step procedure for installing and loading this lightweight operating system on RISC-V. Tests are currently underway in the TinyEMU emulator, and developers are about to add QEmu as well.

Vine Linux is changing the release system

Japan's oldest Linux distribution, Vine Linux, has announced that it is ending its current model of releasing new versions. From now on, its creators will focus on the VineSeed development branch, transforming Vine Linux into a continuously updated Linux distribution. Users have been prompted to update their latest version of Vine Linux 6.5 to Vine Seed. This distribution was founded in 1998 and was originally built on Red Hat Linux using the APT tool taken from Debian.

Fedora removes the remote root access option

The Fedora development team plans to remove an option from the system installer that will allow users to remotely access the superuser account. The Anaconda graphical installer had an option that allowed the superuser account to log in via SSH from 2019. This feature was added as a temporary tool for migrating to the graphical installer, and now, after two years, Fedora developers have time to remove it for security reasons.

TUXEDO has a Linux laptop with a 3K display

German computer manufacturer TUXEDO has introduced its new Linux notebook InfinityBook Pro 14. You can also buy it with a 3K monitor that has an aspect ratio of 16:10, 2880 × 1800 pixels, and a refresh rate of 90 Hz. It also offers a model with a 2K display, which is only cheaper by € 50. Its price varies according to the configuration, with the price of the cheapest model starting at € 1,249 (CZK 31,800). The pre-installed TUXEDO_OS operating system is built on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Newly released

Justin Sherrill has announced the release of a new version of the DragonFly BSD 6.0.0 operating system. The creators of the advanced Linux distribution Guix System have announced the release of version 1.3.0. A specialized distribution for working with Parted Magic partitions has been released in version 2021_05_12. Fugult's low hardware OpenBSD CD has released a new version 6.9.

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