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TuxMachines: 4MLinux 20.3 Operating System Ships with Linux Kernel 4.4.44 LTS, Security Fixes

Monday 6th of February 2017 08:16:21 AM

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.

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TuxMachines: Linux 4.10-rc7

Monday 6th of February 2017 08:12:03 AM
  • Linux 4.10-rc7

    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.

    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
    problem.

    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
    the details.

    Linus

  • 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.

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TuxMachines: Debian 9.0 Freeze and Outreachy Interns

Monday 6th of February 2017 08:08:32 AM
  • 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.

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TuxMachines: IPFire 2.19 to Bring Tor 0.2.9.9 and OpenSSL 1.0.2k with New Security Fixes

Monday 6th of February 2017 08:01:49 AM

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.

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TuxMachines: LibreOffice vs. Microsoft Office: It's a format war

Monday 6th of February 2017 07:20:53 AM

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.

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LXer: Arch Linux vs. Solus vs. openSUSE Tumbleweed: Your Favorite Rolling Distro Is?

Monday 6th of February 2017 06:38:18 AM
I recently had to reinstall my laptop, and, since I only use Linux on my laptop, I could not afford to spend half a day customizing the operating system, install hundreds of updates, and set up my favorite apps.

Reddit: What silly little things are you amazed you didn't learn/figure out sooner?

Monday 6th of February 2017 06:26:09 AM

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?

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Phoronix: INT64 Support Comes To Nouveau's Gallium3D Driver

Monday 6th of February 2017 05:38:12 AM
Ilia Mirkin's weekend hacking on the Nouveau NVC0 Gallium3D driver has led to ARB_gpu_shader_int64 support coming for this open-source NVIDIA Linux driver...

Phoronix: Debian 9.0 Stretch Is Now Frozen

Monday 6th of February 2017 05:09:02 AM
Debian 9.0 "Stretch" is now frozen for its anticipated release later this year...

LXer: How To Install The Java Development Kit and Runtime Environments On Ubuntu

Monday 6th of February 2017 04:43:56 AM
This guide shows how to install the latest Java runtime environment and development kits on Ubuntu. It shows how to install the official and open source versions.

Reddit: Dolphin, PCSX, Yabause Emulation: Do most of Linux users on here play roms the legal way?

Monday 6th of February 2017 03:46:16 AM

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?

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Reddit: Old School RTS Make a Comeback (on Linux too)

Monday 6th of February 2017 03:45:16 AM

Reddit: Olimex Announces Their Open Source Laptop

Monday 6th of February 2017 03:43:37 AM

Reddit: Debian 9 Stretch is frozen

Monday 6th of February 2017 03:02:45 AM

LXer: 4 questions to answer when choosing community metrics to measure

Monday 6th of February 2017 02:49:34 AM
Thus far in the Community Metrics Playbook column, I've discussed the importance of setting goals to guide the metrics process, outlined the general types of metrics that are useful for studying your community, and reviewed technical details of available tools.read more

Reddit: How can you replace evernote on Linux? Or any solution?

Monday 6th of February 2017 02:40:08 AM

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 solution

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Phoronix: Mesa Threaded OpenGL Dispatch Finally Landing, Big Perf Win For Some Games

Monday 6th of February 2017 02:37:31 AM
Four years ago Intel developers were working on a threaded OpenGL dispatch mechanism for Mesa, but it never ended up being merged. Now, prolific Mesa contributor and AMD developer Marek Olšák is looking to merge this code and clean it up...

Reddit: Just thought I'd share something neat: Controlling a Roku from the terminal/Keyboard shortcuts!

Monday 6th of February 2017 02:07:55 AM

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!

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