Raspbian Desktop LoveRPi US Edition for Raspberry Pi Boards

Love Our Pi

The folks over at LoveRPi announced their customized Raspbian Desktop images for Raspberry Pi boards. This release is based on the 2018-11-13 release of Raspbian Desktop Full with our modifications to improve performance and stability.




Modifications:

  • Larger FAT32 partition starting at standard 1MB offset
  • BTRFS root filesystem with compression, checksumming, and metadata duplication
  • Automatic kernel initrd generation and pruning on upgrade (apt-get and rpi-update)
  • Automatic filesystem resize to disk size without reboot
  • Automatic swap partition generation on first start
  • Disable overscan by default
  • Rotate LCD for correct orientation on Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Display
  • Change radio frequency support, locale, and timezone to US
  • Include touchscreen keyboard and vim by default
  • Remove unnecessary piwiz autostart
  • Reduced image size by 1GB for faster flashing
  • Desktop link assets for quick reference (removable)

Supported Boards:

  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+
  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
  • Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
  • Raspberry Pi Model B
  • Raspberry Pi Zero W
  • Raspberry Pi Zero

DOWNLOAD LINK: http://share.loverpi.com/board/raspberry-pi/raspbian/2018-11-13-raspbian-stretch-desktop-loverpi.zip
FILENAME: 2018-11-13-raspbian-stretch-desktop-loverpi.zip
SHA512SUM: 7dcd6402e52fd3981d150185368bde018c46963d629f93fe6059b71ef033066a5ddcc95589e32033769722c40df7dcd0b9456c54d8704949698c5603c5b211c5

Lite image available here.

2018 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners

ermy posted the 2018 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners list over at the Linux Questions website. Click the link below to be taken to the closed poll.

Linux Questions

https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-news-59/2018-linuxquestions-org-members-choice-award-winners-4175648153/

jermy says:

The polls are closed and the results are in. We once again had some extremely close races and the large number of new categories this year certainly kept things interesting. Congratulations to each and every nominee. The official results:

  • Audio Media Player Application of the Year – VLC (24.10%)
  • Backup Application of the Year – rsync (43.36%)
  • Browser of the Year – Firefox (57.63%)
  • Browser Privacy Solution of the Year – uBlock Origin (31.21%)
  • Container of the Year – Docker (57.63%)
  • Database of the Year – MariaDB (44.59%)
  • Desktop Distribution of the Year – Linux Mint (14.93%)
  • Desktop Environment of the Year – Plasma Desktop (KDE) (29.43%)
  • Digital Audio Workstation of the Year – Ardour (33.33%)
  • Email Client of the Year – Thunderbird (61.54%)
  • File Manager of the Year – Dolphin (25.68%)
  • Host Security Application of the Year – AppArmor (31.25%)
  • IDE of the Year – Visual Studio Code (19.08%)
  • IRC Client of the Year – HexChat (47.67%)
  • Linux Desktop Vendor of the Year – System76 (55.17%)
  • Linux Server Vendor of the Year – Dell (32.69%)
  • Linux/Open Source Podcast of the Year – GNU World Order (20.00%)
  • Live Distribution of the Year – antiX (24.70%)
  • Log Management Tool of the Year – Logwatch (43.75)
  • Network Monitoring Application of the Year – Nagios XI (30.51%)
  • Network Security Application of the Year – Wireshark (20.25%)
  • Open Source File Sync Application of the Year – Nextcloud / Syncthing tie (25.93%)
  • Open Source Game of the Year – SuperTuxKart / 0 A.D. tie (16.51%)
  • Orchestrator of the Year – Kubernetes (74.19%)
  • Privacy Solution of the Year – GnuPG (27.88%)
  • Programming Language of the Year – Python (32.51%)
  • Raster Graphics Editor of the Year – GIMP (79.49%)
  • Secure Messaging Application of the Year – Signal (40.00%)
  • Server Distribution of the Year – Slackware (25.69%)
  • Single Board Computer of the Year – Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ (58.43%)
  • Text Editor of the Year – vim (24.92%)
  • Universal Packaging Format of the Year – Appimage (38.89%)
  • Video Authoring Application of the Year – KDEnlive (41.67%)
  • Video Media Player of the Year – VLC (65.00%)
  • Video Messaging Application of the Year – Skype (44.90%)
  • Virtualization Application of the Year – VirtualBox (56.79%)
  • Window Manager of the Year – Openbox (24.64%)
  • X Terminal Emulator of the Year – Konsole (20.94%)

jermy also says:

If you have any questions or suggestions on how we can improve the MCA’s next year, do let us know. Visit https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest…ce-awards-128/ to view the individual polls, which contain the complete results. Visit http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/2018mca.php for a visual representation of each category on a single page.

–jeremy