Against hardware obsolescience: Petition to have Android 6 for “older” Onyx BOOX

My ONYX BOOX i86 HDML PLUS
have Android 4.0.x ( as all the others ONYX BOOK sold 2-3 years ago).
I cannot read DRM ebook , so even if for hardware side is ok, due to the fact that Onyx doesn’t maintain and upgrade the older models to new Android, we cannot use properly Adobe DRM and we cannot use application that distribute DRM ebook/pdf.

As ONYX BOOK new version have Android 6.x why Onyx force us to have an obsolete device?
Onyx now use Android 6.x for the newer model, why Onyx doesn’t support older models?
In a long run this Beauvoir will not be rewarding.

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=314887

Do you like to make a petition to ask Onyx to update Android version even for the Older Onyx models?

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Scientists ask to stop 5G

The 5G appeal

Scientists and doctors call for a moratorium on the roll-out of 5G.
5G will substantially increase exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields RF-EMF, that has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment.

The 5G Appeal was prepared in 2017 by scientist and doctors who are urgently calling for the EU to halt the roll out of 5G due to serious potential health effects from this new technology. 5G will substantially increase exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) on top of the 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, etc. for telecommunications already in place. RF-EMF has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment.

As of May 16, 2019, 235 scientists and medical doctors have signed the appeal. The 5G Appeal is still open for endorsement for scientists (PhD, professor) or medical doctors (MD. Please contact professor em. Rainer Nyberg or ass. professor Lennart Hardell.  (Contact.)

The appeal was initially submitted in September 2017 to the European Commission.

The 5G Appeal note that with ”the ever more extensive use of wireless technologies,” nobody can avoid to be exposed. Because on top of the increased number of 5G-transmitters (even within housing, shops and in hospitals) according to estimates, ”10 to 20 billion connections” (to refrigerators, washing machines, surveillance cameras, self-driving cars and buses, etc.) will be parts of the Internet of Things.

All these together can cause a substantial increase in the total, long term RF-EMF exposure to all EU citizens.During the recent years over 240 scientists from more than 40 countries have expressed their “serious concerns”, via EMF Scientists Appeal, regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF generated by electric and wireless devices – already before the additional 5G roll-out. The over 240 scientists refer to the fact that ”numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines”. Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plants and animals.

The Appeal primarily urge the EU to

1) to take all reasonable measures to halt the 5G RF-EMF expansion until independent scientists can assure that 5G and the total radiation levels caused by RF-EMF (5G together with 2G, 3G, 4G, and WiFi) will not be harmful for EU-citizens, especially infants, children and pregnant women, as well as the environment.

Read the full 5G Appeal. Link

Appeal other languages: / DE / ES / FI / FR / IT / SV / PL

PowerPC Notebook: Electrical Schematic engineering task started!

Thanks to the already received donations ACube has received a payment to start the study of the components list. In relation with this, Power Progress Community has provided a possible component list based on non NDA chips to manage usb3, sata3, audio and others. Electrical Schematic engineering task started! Starting on Monday 7th August, ACube…

via Electrical Schematic engineering task started! thanks to ACube Systems — GNU/Linux PowerPC notebook

Premoboard to have a compact, powerful “network station”

Is started the funding campaign in indiegogo

I have to honor to meet the founder of Premoboard at LinuxDay in Milano when I have presented the PowerPC notebook project.

Premoboard can be used with with a Cubieboard allows you to have a compact, powerful “network station”.

Typical use can be:

– DMZ
– Proxy
– Firewall
– TOR Node
– Access Point
– Router
– etc.

Adding a HDD (2.5” or 3.5”) extends the opportunity of use as:

– File Server (ftp/samba/NFS/etc)
– ownCloud Station
– P2P node (aMule, Bittorrent, etc)
– NAS
– etc.

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At LinuxDay 2014 good interest in the Open Source PowerPC notebook project

I’m busy organizing the team of Open Source PowerPC notebook (over my others social actions ) so I’m late updating about what’s happen at LinuxDay on 25th October and after.

PowerPC Presentation LinuxDay

PowerPC Presentation LinuxDay

In the morning of October 25th I presented the project to the students participating at Milan’s LinuxDay, while during the afternoon I repeated my speech in front of everybody else. The presentation was so popular that there were more people than seats and a few had to stand to attend my speech. Continue reading

gnu/linux PowerPC notebook project at LinuxDay 2014

At LinuxDay in Milan this 25th October I will present the project “Open Source Linux PowerPC notebook” and I want to join together passionate peoples that want to make happen a new open source powerpc notebook will be produced soon. I believe with this project to meets the needs of a relatively small but vigorous community of enthusiasts.

My passion on innovation and for this project have already motivated a producer to start to design the mobo of this PowerPC Notebook.

To make it produced and designed near our needs your participation make the difference.

PowerPC notebook -  creadits: flickr metalmarious Laptop

PowerPC notebook – creadits: flickr metalmarious Laptop

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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS now running on Efika Mx Smartbook

On 2009 Genesi Tech had announced the production of a Arm Notebook based on Ubuntu gnu/linux OS, in 2010 Genesi Efika Mx Smartbook was in production and I had ordered one. Genesi Tech was the only one that produce , that days, an Arm netbook  with gnu/linux.

From 2010 other manufacturers have produced Arm netbooks, not gnu/linux based, like Toshiba ac 100 (with Android 2.x), Samsung Arm Chromebook  ( with chrome os), so Genesi remain the unique arm based notebook producer that preinstalled Ubuntu gnu/linux os. Genesi had  donated 55 efika mx smartbooks to Linaro.

Efika Mx Smarbook Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise

Efika Mx Smarbook Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise booting

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lubuntu 14.04 LTS powerpc virtualized on G4

Now with a G4 powerpc you could test with virtualization in your linux powerpc distro!

lubuntu 14.04 desktop powerpc virtualized

lubuntu 14.04 desktop powerpc virtualized

In my case I have tested lubuntu Trusty 14.04 installation inside qemu 2.0(rc2) with kvm inside my lubuntu 13.10 powerpc running as host on my G4 powerpc powerbook.

I have already tested virtualization on G4 with kvm installing lubuntu 13.04 inside lubuntu 13.04 host, and already tested lubuntu live 13.04 powerpc installation virtualized on my G5 with lubuntu 13.10 powerpc, with QEMU 2.0 and kvm.

Lubuntu 14.04 desktop installation on my G5 with NVIDIA GPU freeze, even with G5 Qemu 2.0rc0 kvm lubuntu 14.04 live doesn’t install, it need an updated kernel i believe as on G4. Continue reading

ready a gaming notebook based on powerpc 8 cores T2080 Freescale

Today from ours accredited sources we have the peak preview that before the summer will be ready a 15.6 notebook for gaming based on Freescale T2080 a new 64 bit powerpc 8 virtual cores processor based on four cores dual treated based on 6500 architecture clocked at 1.8Ghz.

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G4 and G5 powerpc virtualization with qemu 2.0 and kvm

I have tested the virtualization on powerpc G4 running on the new qemu 2.0rc0 (released on 18th March 2014) with kvm in my debian 8.0 Jessie powerpc.

qemu 2.0 kvm virtualization powerpc G4

qemu 2.0 kvm virtualization powerpc G4

I have tested that start lubuntu 13.04 live for powerpc in virtualization on my Debian 8.0 Jessie powerpc.

I have already tested in my post of September 2013 the virtualization on powerpc G4 with Qemu 1.6 and kvm, now I have done the same test with last qemu 2.0rc0.

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