4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki is informing Softpedia today about the immediate availability of the third point release of the 4MLinux 20.0 GNU/Linux distribution.
4MLinux 20.3 is the third point release to the 4MLinux 20.x stable series of the independently-developed Linux-based operating system, bringing some of the latest security updates and a new kernel, namely Linux kernel 4.4.44 LTS.
"This is a minor maintenance release in the 4MLinux STABLE channel. The release ships with the Linux kernel 4.4.44," said Zbigniew Konojacki in the release announcement for the 4MLinux 20.3 release.
Hey, look at that - it's all been very quiet, and unless anything bad
happens, we're all back to the regular schedule with this being the
Of course, when I actually looked at my calendar, I realized that if
that actually happens, the next merge window will be awkward for me
due to travel, so it turns out that I should never have hoped for
things calming down in the first place. But I've done merge windows
during travels before, so it's not like it would necessarily be a big
And anything might happen during the next week anyway.
Anyway, rc7 is pretty small, with about half being driver fixes
(networking, GPU and HID accounts for most of it), 20% arch updates
(x86, sparc powerp, some arm64 crypto) and the rest is "misc":
filesystems, generic networking, VM, genksyms scripting etc.
It's all fairly small, and nothing particularly stands out (apart from
me being reminded once more about how much I hate modversions - we hit
another random architecture-specific tooling bug that was triggered by
it). Shortlog appended for the people who want to get an overview of
Linux 4.10-rc7 Released, 4.10 Kernel Might Be Officially Released Next Week
The Linux 4.10 kernel is getting close to release with this Sunday's release of Linux 4.10-rc7.
Linux 4.10-rc7 was released a short time ago. Linus Torvalds commented, "Hey, look at that - it's all been very quiet, and unless anything bad happens, we're all back to the regular schedule with this being the last rc...It's all fairly small, and nothing particularly stands out (apart from me being reminded once more about how much I hate modversions - we hit another random architecture-specific tooling bug that was triggered by it)."
Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.10 RC7, Final Release Coming February 12
It's Sunday evening again, and this means Linus Torvalds is announcing the availability of a new RC (Release Candidate) build of the forthcoming Linux 4.10 kernel branch, the seventh in the series.
If Linus Torvalds works well in airports, Linux 4.10 will land next week
Last week Linus Torvalds suggested Linux kernel developers should hurry up and calm things down, because he worried that version 4.10 might take longer than he wanted to complete.
And this week he's all-but recanted that request, because he thinks he may not have time to finish the job.
- Bits from the Release Team: stretch is frozen
Debian GNU/Linux 9.0 "Stretch" Has Entered the Final Phase of Development
Debian developer Jonathan Wiltshire announced earlier that the forthcoming Debian GNU/Linux 9.0 "Stretch" operating system has entered the final phase of development and is now officially frozen, as of February 5, 2017.
Debian GNU/Linux 9.0 "Stretch" will be the next major release of the acclaimed Debian GNU/Linux operating system, and it is currently being developed under the Debian Testing umbrella, which users can easily deploy on their systems if they want to become early adopters or just help with the testing.
Debian 9.0 Stretch Is Now Frozen
Debian 9.0 "Stretch" is now frozen for its anticipated release later this year.
Under Debian's freeze policy, packages still allowed to land are those with targeted fixes, fixes for important bugs, and translation updates and documentation fixes.
Debian welcomes its Outreachy interns
Better late than never, we'd like to welcome our three Outreachy interns for this round, lasting from the 6th of December 2016 to the 6th of March 2017.
Michael Tremer announced the availability for public testing of the upcoming IPFire 2.19 Core Update 109 maintenance release of the open source Linux-based router and firewall distribution.
The most important change included in this update appears to be support for the unbound 1.6.0 recursive and caching DNS resolver in the built-in DNS proxy, which will re-activate QNAME hardening and minimisation below NX domains. The change should also make IPFire check if a router drops DNS responses that are longer than a specific threshold.
Sun Microsystems was home to many critical open source projects including OpenOffice, MySQL, Java, and VirtualBox. When Oracle acquired Sun, members of these projects grew concerned about their projects. MySQL was forked, and the OpenOffice community created a body called The Document Foundation (TDF) to ensure the survival of the project.
However, Oracle was displeased about the formation of TDF and the ensuing conflict led to LibreOffice becoming a fork of OpenOffice. The first release of LibreOffice came in 2011. By 2012, TDF was registered as an organization in Germany.
On February 1, 2017, LibreOffice reached another major milestone with the release of version 5.3 and a brand new experimental interface, which may play a big role in the adoption of LibreOffice. At the same time, a new era of LibreOffice began with the arrival of LibreOffice Online.
Google is killing one of the best Android launchers
Google’s Now Launcher has been a staple of the Google Play Store for years. But according to a leaked email obtained by Android Police, Google will be removing the Now Launcher from the Play Store and ceasing major updates in the next few months.
- Samsung Galaxy S7 edge won't receive Android 7.0 Nougat in all regions in Q1 2017
- Android 7.0 Nougat starting rollout on unlocked Moto Z
- The launch of Android Wear 2.0, LG ‘Watch Sport,’ ‘Watch Style’ moved to Feb. 8
- Moto Z unlocked variants in the US start to receive Android 7.0 Nougat update
- Cancel/Recall Android Remote Wipe: Your Options
- Everything you need to know about using a MicroSD card on Android
- Top 10: Android News Stories – 02/05/17
- Twitter for Android adds GIF keyboard support
I've been using Linux since 2001, and it wasn't until recently I learned that I could do CTLR+L to clear the terminal. Typing in "clear" was always a burden compared to DOS/Windows' "cls". It got to the point that I started making a symbolic link to /bin/clear called "a" every time I did a new install. The feeling of grief filled excitement I experienced when I discovered that little gem...
What are some of your experiences with things like this?submitted by /u/metefese
Some games I burned from my own discs, but I'm currently downloading Gamecube and PS games from the net. These are games I do not physically own. Is it wrong? Do most gamers on this sub reddit do emulation legally from your own BIOS and game rips, or do you resort to the ROM/ TORRENT sites?submitted by /u/jperk8
I know this is an old question but after searching for a while I counldn't find something alternative or replacement.
One big obstacle for switching is I have more than 1000notes in my evernote it is hard to start from scratch.
Maybe I need some others workflow or someone can clear my mind or some concept...
Evernote is still a big obstacle for me to switching to linux completely.
In my point: using virtual machine or wine is not the solutionsubmitted by /u/vietphi
Reddit: Just thought I'd share something neat: Controlling a Roku from the terminal/Keyboard shortcuts!
I found this website that allows you to control your roku from your computer, and I thought it would be neat to be able to do that without the website. I wanted to set keyboard shortcuts to control my roku, and after a bit of trial and error, I figured it out! Here's how to do it!
For the commands, you can just download this zip file I made with scripts for up, down, left, right, play/pause, select, back, and launching roku and plex.
You'll need to open the .sh files and replace Roku_IP_Here with your Roku's local IP address, but other than that, you should be good to go! Just set keyboard shortcuts to run the scripts!submitted by /u/yomomma56