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Kodi snap on Mir on ubuntu-core snappy image on a raspberry pi3:

grab the daily pi3 image from http://people.canonical.com/~ogra/snappy/all-snaps/daily/current/
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snap install --edge --devmode pulseaudio
snap install mir-libs --edge --revision=4
snap install --edge --devmode mir-kiosk --revision=13

add gpu_mem=256 to /boot/uboot/config.txt (and reboot)

grab the kodi-mir experimental snap from:
https://code.launchpad.net/~ogra/+snap/kodi-mir-snapshot/+build/9891

snap install --dangerous --devmode kodi-mir-snapshot_0.1_armhf.snap

check "snap interfaces" and connect the right bits ...
and run: /snap/bin/kodi-mir-snapshot.kodi
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Nice! It's using opengles right!
So unity8 on rasbpi next?
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One of the best things about January is watching CCC videos. There's a ton of great ones. https://media.ccc.de/
There's also a CCC youtube channel if their media site is slow... https://www.youtube.com/user/mediacccde
Video Streaming Portal des Chaos Computer Clubs
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4 years ago today.... 
The Linux-based Ubuntu operating system is to work on smartphones, allowing users to run full-scale programs on handsets designed for Android.
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Ubuntu操作系統來到Android智能手機
作者:Leo Kelion
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2013年1月2日
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Ubuntu在智能手機上
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Ubuntu將能夠為智能手機以及電腦和機頂電視機供電
Ubuntu操作系統已經適應於在智能手機上運行。
基於Linux的軟件將允許用戶在他們的手機上運行桌面應用程序,允許他們在停靠到監視器時為PC增加一倍。
該代碼最初將作為一個文件發布,可以安裝在三星Galaxy Nexus手機上,取代Android。
一些分析師質疑消費者是否真的想在他們的手機上擁有完全成熟的計算機的力量。
即使如此,Ubuntu的創始人,Mark Shuttleworth說,他正在與製造商談談設備在一年內預安裝的系統。
雖然他承認這項創新可能只限於“愛好者和愛好者”,但他說,這表明地平線上更廣泛的轉變。
“這是非常令人難以置信的,我們在這一點上,電話的力量越過與基本筆記本電腦的基準處理能力,”沙特爾沃思告訴英國廣播公司。
“我們正在利用這一點,在歷史上第一次,你有一個完整的消費PC平台在手機上可用。
“我非常有信心,如果我們展望未來三到五年,這是一個過渡,蘋果將要做...如果不是Windows 9,它將是Windows 10將看到微軟帶來了手機和筆記本電腦集成到一個設備中。
運行該軟件的手機將在下週的拉斯維加斯消費電子展(CES)上展出。
強大的應用程序
Ubuntu是最流行的基於Linux內核的操作系統 - 這是允許軟件和硬件協同工作的代碼。
這家位於倫敦的公司Canonical提供免費下載,已經有數千名志願者幫助開源項目。
該公司通過提供支持和培訓來賺錢,併計劃從採用其軟件的手機製造商提供的在線市場獲得一部分銷售額。
它估計有超過2000萬台電腦已經使用它。
在許多情況下,這些是較舊的機器,受益於它比Windows對計算機功率要求更低的事實,並且是無病毒的。
媒體商店
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Canonical說,它將從製造商的商店中減少銷售
新版本設計用於共享Linux內核的最新和新一代Android手機。這意味著Ubuntu可以重用現有的軟件驅動程序來控制硬件。
雖然有幾個顯著的遺漏,例如Adobe的Photoshop和Office套件,已經有45,000個本地應用程序的系統 - 儘管替代品確實存在。
當提供相同的核心功能時,開發人員將被敦促調整他們的應用程序的界面看起來不同,當在手機屏幕上運行時。
提供基於觸摸的控件Ubuntu已經採用了即將推出的Blackberry 10操作系統使用的相同的QML(Qt建模語言)框架。
Shuttleworth先生建議這意味著許多應用程序製作者都會熟悉這項技術。
此外,Ubuntu可以運行以廣泛採用的HTML5語言編寫的Web應用程序。
高級語音控制
當在手機上運行時Ubuntu可以通過它在去年引入的“平視顯示”(Hud)選項來控制。
這允許用戶鍵入或說出他們想要程序執行什麼命令,而不必點擊菜單。
“哈德是從電話設計過程中誕生的,”沙特爾沃思先生透露道。
“我們要問的關鍵問題是,我們如何允許開發人員表達一些在桌面應用程序中為電話編寫時更加豐富的功能。
“通常手機和平板電腦應用程序是流線型的精簡版本的東西,可能已經存在於一個更複雜的複雜形式在PC上。
“在我們的世界裡,所有的功能都有...你可以調用手機上的Hud,並與語音識別,而不是輸入你的命令與它談話 - 所以你可以說[例如]你想要一張照片一個20世紀30年代的風格 - 我們的研發努力是使自然。
不相信趨同
開發人員很快就可以使用該代碼的版本來開始調整應用程序。
該公司隨後計劃在2月份之前為Galaxy Nexus手機發布一個文件,之後還會為其他手機和平板電腦發布文件。
Ubuntu在智能手機上
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製造商可以適應Ubuntu的界面的外觀,以適應自己的品牌
一個分析師建議這個消息會提高對Ubuntu系統的意識,但是對其​​成功的機會持懷疑態度。
“這是Ubuntu的一個令人印象深刻的舉動,但最終我不認為這是一個聰明的舉動,”克里斯·格林,主要技術分析師Davies Mur

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Stumbled on this nice little game demo - "Bomb Squad Academy" on itch.io https://systemic-games.itch.io/bomb-squad-academy - available for Windows, Mac & Linux. Puzzles are a little easy, looking forward to the full game though.
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I'm pretty sure I played this on Intellivision, or was that safe cracker?
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The crusty NiMH cells in the battery from my (circa 1994) Thinkpad 755c have seen better days. Could probably do with replacing :)
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Naaah, it'll be fine. It's prob'ly nuthin. ;)
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This tree mildly annoys me every time I see it. Surely "6 sleeps until Christmas" sounds better? Who says "6 sleeps before Christmas"?
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Umm, Santa Claus? He should be terrified for the sleepless night of Chrismas Eve.
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Would the act of shouting "Alexa, buy a dollhouse" through someone else's letterbox be a breach of Computer Misuse act? Asking for a friend.
Clearly my question is UK centric where letterbox tends to be on the front door, not a post at the end of the drive way. That would be odd.
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There's recently been a case of a news reader triggering a load of those things to order something, but I assume that was accidental and therefore different :-)
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This is fun. Three men trying to extract a bike from an electric fence.

https://youtu.be/eUL56vrK75I
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Easily the best thing we watched on TV this Christmas. Very silly & fun. Peter Pan Goes Wrong: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b087kcrn 
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+Colin Law Perfect.
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It’s Season Nine Episode Forty-Four of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Martin Wimpress and Laura Cowen are connected and speaking to your brain. [powerpress] The same line up as last week are here again for another episode, but this is the…
It’s Season Nine Episode Forty-Four of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Martin Wimpress and Laura Cowen are connected and speaking to your brain. The same line up as last week are…
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Some good picks here.
 
Something for everyone.
We're often asked what our essential Ubuntu apps are, but rather than reply in the comments I figured I'd write a list of what are, for us, must-have apps for Ubuntu. Whether you're new to Ubuntu or a
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Enjoying some summer lightning in the local. Delicious beer in a cozy pub. Happy Christmas everyone 😃
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There appears to be a ye-olde-bombe on the wall to the lift of the Christmas tree! Happy Christmas :)
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