It's been about a week since my last post, and I do apologize for the delay. I just started a new job recently and with that comes a change in life style (I need to wake up early now). While the pandemic rages on I'll be working a 9 to 5 job at home using the greatest OS known to man, Windows 10 (...sorry, I threw up a little bit in my mouth there).
*Edited on 08/12/2020
On August sixth I received an email from RISC OS Cloverleaf's mailing list detailing their plans to release a demo outlining the work they've done for RISC OS. I was quite excited to see it. What I ended up suffering through though, was far below expectations.
Last month, I did a post titled Why You Should Keep Your Eyes on RISC OS Going Into 2021, which you can read here. It ended up being our most popular post to date. In that post I mentioned that there are some projects in the work that promise to bring the OS kicking and screaming in to the modern era. One of those projects is one I’m really excited for. It’s RISC OS Cloverleaf, and they've got some pretty ambitious goals in mind for the future of RISC OS Open.
I feel no shame in admitting that I’m a huge Chrome OS fan. So much so in fact, I was subscribed to websites like Chrome Unboxed and others just like it. As a minimalist, Chrome OS met my needs beautifully. Web based applications with just enough features to make the experience effortless for my productivity needs. The only issue with it, was Google.
When it comes to the digital frontier, applications are what we use to get work done. From mobile to desktop, they are a part of our everyday lives. Because of this factor, the need for good applications is paramount.
While the pandemic rages on, more people are starting to work from home. While great for some, it’s worse for others. Individuals are finding that they don't have a computer to get their work done. Not to worry, if you’re like many readers on librefree.me, you're probably looking for something running Linux. You’re in luck as there are plenty options out there, let’s look at a few.
Pine64, creators of the vastly popular Pinephone and Pinebook Pro, have opened up about a potential keyboard and game-pad controller attachment that connect via the pogo pins on the back of the Pinephone. While they will be receiving mock-ups from commissioned vendors, you too can play along.
SBC’s or single-board computers, exploded in popularity with the release of the original Raspberry Pi, back in 2012. One of the first available operating systems for the platform was RISC OS. Like many, I installed the OS, gave it a whirl, and quickly deleted it for something more usable. Little did I know, I would return to this OS years later and develop an appreciation for what it has to offer. While I wouldn’t recommend this OS to most, there are some projects in the work that promise to bring the OS kicking and screaming in to the modern era.
Welcome to librefree.me, my name is Braillynn and I'm happy to meet you. I've been a part of the open source community going on 5 years now ever since a Raspberry Pi 2 sunk its hooks into me. I've been hooked ever since (you can let go now!..). I've learned a lot these last 5 years, but I still have much to learn. Here on librefree.me I review products, write opinion pieces and make announcements regarding all things open source. Join me along for the ride, I know we'll enjoy it.