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13 Nov 2017
This was shared on the #zaurus-fr channel, a perfect gift for those who have trouble typing. Too bad that an entire giant keyboard is not available, too!

https://www.geeksaresexy.net/2017/09/04/pun...actually-works/

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13 Nov 2017
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The Linux kernel v. 4.14 has been released:

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news...x-4.14-Released

https://kernelnewbies.org/Linux_4.14

This release includes fixes for both the GPD Win and GPD Pocket devices:

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel...8b5312cc4455cfe

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- add DMI quirk table for x86 systems which need fbcon rotation (devices like Asus T100HA, GPD Pocket, the GPD win and the I.T.Works TW891) (Hans de Goede)
(...)
* tag 'fbdev-v4.14' of git://github.com/bzolnier/linux: (75 commits)
video/console: Update BIOS dates list for GPD win console rotation DMI quirk
(...)
video/console: Add new BIOS date for GPD pocket to dmi quirk table

(please let me know if you find any other fix not included here)

I couldn't find anything related to the Gemini PDA.

In the meanwhile, work is in progress to fix the bugs which are preventing the latest kernel to run on the Zaurus:
- the problem with the screen backlight on Corgi and all the later models has been fixed and merged by Robert Jarzmik, the fix will be released in 4.16: https://www.spinics.net/lists/kernel/msg2624470.html
- it was not possible to compile the kernel with GCC v7, fixed in 4.15
- new sharpslpart partition parser by Andrea "ant" Adami, to be released in 4.16: https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/8/14/863
- large CF cards support by greguu
- fixes for the Collie kexecboot support, for now the latest working kernel is 4.4

Thanks to ant, greguu, Robert Jarzmik and all the others who are helping to bring the latest kernel to the Zaurus!

Varti
13 Nov 2017
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Mike Turcotte from ghacks.net takes a look at Linux on Galaxy, a new application as part of the new Samsung Ecosystem, "DeX." which brings Linux to Samsung devices:

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/11/08/samsung-p...-distributions/

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31 Oct 2017
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gemini-p...ne#/updates/all

Planet Computers has announced they'll be attending the CES Show in Las Vegas from 8th to 12th January. They'll be exhibiting the Gemini in Eureka Park at the CES.

According to responsesource.com, the device will be officially released during the show:

https://pressreleases.responsesource.com/ne...novation-award/

Varti
20 Oct 2017
The Phawx has posted a video on Youtube, showing the first available photos of the GPD Win successor, the GPD Win 2.

https://liliputing.com/2017/10/gpd-win-2-pr...-gaming-pc.html

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What we know so far about the new device is that it has a new, faster CPU (an Intel Core M3-7Y30, compared to the Atom x7-Z87xx used on its predecessor), and a bigger, improved keyboard. It will have an user-accessible M.2 2242 slot for storage, which should make it easier for the user to expand the internal memory. It will use active cooling, but there will be no hardware switch, so the fan will be controlled only via software. The new CPU's RRP seems to be higher than the Win 1's one, so it will probably an expensive device when it will be released.

Thanks to Tomoe on #zaurus for the heads-up.

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