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Submission + - Anbox: Android runs natively on Linux via LXC (anbox.io)

downwa writes: Canonical engineer Simon Fels has publicly released an Alpha version of Anbox. Similar to the method employed for Android apps on ChromeOS, Anbox runs an entire Android system (7.1.1 at present) in an LXC container. Developed over the last year and a half, the software promises to seamlessly bring performant Android apps to the Linux desktop.

After installing Anbox (based on Android 7.1.1) and starting Anbox Application Manager, ten apps are available: Calculator, Calendar, Clock, Contacts, Email, Files, Gallery, Music, Settings, and WebView. Apps run in separate resizeable windows. Additional apps (ARM-native binaries are excluded) can be installed via adb.

Installation currently is only supported on a few Linux distributions able to install snaps.

Contributions are welcome on Github.

Comment Layering filesystems under Linux (Score 1) 212

Linux, in good Unix tradition, is designed to build things in pieces, which can work together. A number of Linux filesystems are designed to be layered on top of other filesystems. One such filesystem is the distributed, fault-tolerant Glusterfs (http://www.gluster.org/). You should be able to layer it on top of a number of other filesystems which can do versioning or snapshots (e.g. ZFS or Btrfs).

Comment Respect for both history and progress (Score 1) 942

My vote would be for teaching the metric system in math and science classes, and teaching the imperial units in history and social studies classes. We should not scrap knowledge of the past. We can respect the fact that the mile and furlong go back to ancient Rome, and make sure children know the history. But at the same time, it would be nice to have a system that is logical.

The problem with converting everything to the metric system is, not everything can be expressed in it using whole numbers. As was pointed out above, a tall person is over 6 feet tall. Maybe people just need to increase their size to an average of 2 meters :-)

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