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Story Q4OS 1.4.12 Distro Receives the Latest Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" Updates Rianne Schestowitz 27/06/2016 - 6:31am
Story Linux 4.7 RC5 Rianne Schestowitz 27/06/2016 - 6:29am
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 27/06/2016 - 6:16am
Story The Internet Without Connection, Free Endless OS For Emerging Markets Rianne Schestowitz 27/06/2016 - 6:08am
Story today's leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2016 - 6:55pm
Story today's howtos Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2016 - 6:51pm
Story More Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2016 - 6:47pm
Story OSS Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2016 - 6:45pm
Story Leftovers: Security Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2016 - 6:41pm
Story Phoronix on Graphics Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2016 - 5:41pm

Q4OS 1.4.12 Distro Receives the Latest Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" Updates

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Debian

The Q4OS team have informed Softpedia today, June 27, 2016, about the immediate availability for download of a new maintenance release in the stable "Orion" series of the Debian-based GNU/Linux operating system.

Q4OS 1.4.12 "Orion" is now the latest and most advanced version of the distribution build around the Trinity desktop environment, and it has received all the important security patches and software updates from the upstream Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" repositories, along with a couple of other improvements requested by users.

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Linux 4.7 RC5

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  • Linux 4.7-rc5 Kernel Released

    The fifth weekly test release to the Linux 4.7 kernel is now available for testing.

    As of writing this article, Linus Torvalds has yet to send out an official 4.7-rc5 announcement but it's available for those interested in the latest installment of the kernel that's codenamed the Psychotic Stoned Sheep.

  • Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.7 RC5, Things Are Calming Down

    Another Sunday, another Release Candidate build of the upcoming Linux 4.7 kernel is out for testing, as announced by Linus Torvalds himself a few hours ago, June 26, 2016.

  • Linux 4.7-rc5

    Another week, another -rc.

    Hmm. I think things are calming down, although with almost two thirds
    of the commits coming in since Friday morning, it doesn't feel that
    way - my Fridays end up feeling very busy. But looking at the numbers,
    we're pretty much where we normally are at this time of the rc series.

    The stats looks fairly normal: about half the patch is drivers,
    roughly a quarter is architecture updates, and the remainder is
    "misc": filesystems, scheduler, mm, etc.

    The bulk of the drivers is GPU updates, but there's a smattering of
    rdma, hwmon, Xen, gpio, sound.

    The architecture side is powerpc, x86, some arm64, and some noise all
    over from some MM cleanups..

    Go out and test. By -rc5, we really should be starting to be getting
    fairly ready.

    And please, if Thorsten Leemhuis is tracking one of your regressions,
    can you make sure to double-check it and see if it remains? It's
    lovely to have a regression tracker again, but it would also be really
    good to make sure that the ones that are solved get closed.

    Linus

The Internet Without Connection, Free Endless OS For Emerging Markets

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Linux

There are four billion people on the planet without PCs or access to affordable personal computers. That figure should surely be tempered with some contextualization i.e. not everybody actually wants to have an Internet connection and many traditional, native or bucolic ways of live do still exist on the planet.

Regardless, there are a batch of global initiatives in existence which seek to give computer access to every man, woman and especially child.

Endless OS is one such project. The free operating system has been designed explicitly to work in the expensive or restrictive Internet data conditions that often exist in emerging markets where fabulously affordable broadband has yet to arrive. The software itself is built to provide useful information and educational content, with or without an Internet connection.

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today's leftovers

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OSS Leftovers

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  • DataBasin - object inspector and updates

    First, the underlying DataBasinKit framework got an important update.

  • In-demand dev skills, understanding licensing, and more open source news
  • Higher ed systems expanding access to open-source materials

    Open-source learning technology is at the core of higher education for institutions that want to reach broader audiences with very strict ideas about how convenient learning should be. But developing these initiatives does not happen quickly or easily. It requires strong leadership in information technology, expertise to determine which solutions work best for a campus, and a financial commitment to making sure the technology is sustainable.

  • Proxmark Pro Proxmark3 Standalone Open Source RFID Tester (video)

    Rysc Corp has unveiled a new open source board in the form of the Proxmark Pro which now offers a true standalone client and RFID test instrument, check out the video below to learn more.

    The Proxmark Pro will feature an FPGA with 5 times the logic cells of the Proxmark3 and will remove the need to switch between HF and LF bit streams during operation, to use developers.

  • ErupteD Brings Vulkan To The D Programming Language

    The D programming language is just the latest to have support for Vulkan alongside C++, Rust (via Vulkano, if you missed that project), Go, and many other modern languages getting bindings for this Khronos Group high performance graphics API. Should you not be familiar with the D language, see Wikipedia.

Leftovers: Security

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Phoronix on Graphics

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Graphics/Benchmarks
  • A Significant Linux 4.7 Kernel Performance Regression Has Now Been Resolved

    There was a 30~40% drop in some of the SPEC Java benchmarks when using the Linux 4.7 development code, but fortunately this regression has now been discovered and addressed.

  • What You Need To Do To Your Linux System If You Want Open-Source RX 480 Support

    If you are hoping to get your hands on a Radeon RX 480 "Polaris" graphics card when they begin shipping in a few days, here are the upgrades you need to make to your Linux system if you are wanting to make use of the open-source AMD Linux graphics stack.

  • Some Of The AMDGPU Changes Being Worked On For Linux 4.8

    The AMD developers still have a few more weeks to get their new feature material ready for the Linux 4.8 kernel while here is an early look at some of the code merged so far.

    One of the changes we're looking forward to most with the AMDGPU DRM of Linux 4.8 is the OverDrive overclocking support. Finally the ability with the open-source AMD stack to overclock your GPU easily, but it's only supported for AMDGPU-capable hardware. There are commits though in the 4.8 W.I.P. branch for enabling the overclocking for Sea Islands with that experimental AMDGPU support. Another addition since the original AMDGPU overclocking support is there's now support for video memory overclocking too. Similar to the GPU core re-clocking, the memory overclocking can be done up to 20% in 1% steps.

  • Dolphin Emulator Is Working On A Vulkan Backend

Tizen News

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D language, JavaScript

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today's leftovers

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SUSE Leftovers

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  • SoftIron CEO announces new ARM server running openSUSE Leap

    The keynote speaker for the openSUSE Conference today and Chief Executive Officer of SoftIron, Norman Fraser, Ph.D., made a big announcement about the release of a new powerful ARM server that comes with essential tools to get the 64-bit ARM development up and running, out-of-the-box.

  • Watch The Videos From This Year's OpenSUSE Conference

    From 22 to 26 June, the openSUSE Conference has been taking place in Nürnberg. There's been live video streams for those not in Bavaria while now the video recordings are being uploaded for your enjoyment at your convenience.

The Relative Windows vs. Linux Performance For NVIDIA, Intel & AMD

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Following the recent Windows vs. Linux AMDGPU-PRO / RadeonSI testing, GTX 1080 Windows vs. Linux results, and yesterday's Intel Windows vs. Linux benchmarks, here is a look at all three sets of numbers when using some OpenBenchmarking.org magic to merge the data-sets and normalize the results.

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NVIDIA Linux Performance-Per-Dollar: What The RX 480 Will Have To Compete Against

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Linux

There's a lot of benchmarking going on this weekend at Phoronix in preparation for next week's Radeon RX 480 Linux review. Here are some fresh results on the NVIDIA side showing the current performance-per-dollar data for the NVIDIA Maxwell and Pascal graphics cards for seeing what the RX 480 "Polaris 10" card will be competing against under Linux.

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RaspAnd Project Brings Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Raspberry Pi 3, Now with GAAPS

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Android-x86 and GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton has informed Softpedia today, June 25, 2016, about the immediate availability of a new build of his RaspAnd distribution for Raspberry Pi single-board computers.

RaspAnd Build 160625 is the first to move the Android-x86-based distro to the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow mobile operating system created by Google. And in the good tradition of the RaspAnd project, both Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B are supported.

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BSD Leftovers

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BSD
  • FreeBSD 11.0 Alpha 5 Released, Schedule So Far Going On Track

    The fifth alpha release of the huge FreeBSD 11.0 operating system update is now available for testing.

    FreeBSD 11.0 is bringing updated KMS drivers, Linux binary compatibility layer improvements, UEFI improvements, Bhyve virtualization improvements, and a wide range of other enhancements outlined via the in-progress release notes.

  • DragonFly's HAMMER2 File-System Sees Some Improvements

    The HAMMER2 file-system is going on four years in development by the DragonFlyBSD crew, namely by its founder Matthew Dillon. It's still maturing and taking longer than anticipated, but this is yet another open-source file-system.

Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" to Ship with GCC 6 by Default, Binutils 2.27

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Debian developer Matthias Klose has announced that the new GCC 6 compiler, which will be made the default GCC compiler for the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system, is now available in the Debian Testing repos.

Debian users who are currently using Debian Testing can make GCC 6 the default compiler by installing the gcc/g++ packages from experimental. If installing it, they are also urged to help fix reported built failures in Debian Testing and Debian Unstable.

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