Arch Linux installer, Project POCKIT and more | biweekly #6

This post is the 6th biweekly roundup of noteworthy news articles, blog posts, product launches, and other noteworthy Linux-related content that I’ve come across over the past two weeks.

Below I’ve gathered up a few standouts in the Linux space over the past two weeks. Please feel free to send suggestions or drop me an email.


Arch Linux installer

archinstall screenshot


If you’d like to get started with Arch Linux but find the install process too lengthy or complicated, then you’d be happy to learn that Arch Linux now ships with Archinstall for easier installation. Archinstall is a command-line tool used to install Arch Linux, manage services, packages, and other things inside the installed system. – | (video guide -YouTube)


Project POCKIT with Linux

Pockit Linux

Pockit can run Linux atop a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 system-on-module and features a modular magnetic grid for its peripherals and accessories. Pockit features: STM32 + ESP32 Dual-Processor, 24+ feature BLOCKS ready to use in seconds, compact casing for real-world, rapid coding for applications, WiFi + BLE, ready for IoT use, instant connection with magnetic-snaps, rechargeable Li-Ion battery, and is easily modifiable for hacking. –


SCO Linux dispute: New Lawsuit by Xinuos vs. IBM and Red Hat

In the complaint to the US District Court of the Virgin Islands, Xinuos claims:

“First, IBM stole Xinuos’ intellectual property and used that stolen property to build and sell a product to compete with Xinuos itself. Second, stolen property in IBM’s hand, IBM and Red Hat illegally agreed to divide the relevant market and use their growing market powers to victimize consumers, innovative competitors, and innovation itself. Third, after IBM and Red Hat launched their conspiracy, IBM then acquired Red Hat to solidify and make permanent their scheme.” – Read more details via ZDNet. | (Timeline)


Also, I mentioned this in a previous article last month, but check out the Fxtec Pro1x Linux smartphone.

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