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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 397

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Greeting the lizard king (review of openSUSE 11.4)
  • News: FreeBSD switches to "bsdinstall", OpenBSD announces 4.9, Debian launches DEX, BackTrack prepares for May release, Gentoo lists projects for GSoC, Japan OSS community post-earthquake update
  • Questions and Answers: DistroWatch visitor number growth
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 10 "LXDE", Ultimate Edition 2.9, SuperGamer Supreme 2.5
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 11.10 release schedule
  • New distributions: GenOS, PUIAS Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

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Thunderbolt Networking Now Supported in Linux's NetworkManager Tool

Implemented by Intel developer Mika Westerberg last year during the development of the Linux 4.15 kernel series, Thunderbolt networking arrived for Linux-based operating systems to enable peer-to-peer (P2P) network connections where you connect two computers directly via a certified Thunderbolt cable to transfer files. But while the implementation was there in the Linux kernel, the userspace bits were missing to make Thunderbolt networking work on a standard installation of a GNU/Linux distribution. By adding a new udev rule in the NetworkManager the two developers managed to load the thunderbolt-net kernel module. Read more

Based on Enterprise Code, Tested Millions of Times: openSUSE Leap 15 released

Today’s major release of openSUSE Leap 15 is offering professional users, entrepreneurs and ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) a new, fresh and hardened code base for their workloads that supports modern hardware, based on a stable, community- and enterprise-based open-source GNU/Linux distribution – but developed with a modern, more secure, better tested and much more open open-source build system unique to SUSE and openSUSE. Read more Also: openSUSE Leap 15 Officially Released, Based on SUSE Enterprise Linux 15 OpenSUSE Leap 15 Released, Based On SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 OpenSUSE Conference 2018 Kicks Off In Prague, Video Streams Available

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GNOME 3.30 Desktop Environment Receives Support for ARM64 Hardware Architectures

GNOME 3.29.2 has been released today as the second of four development snapshots towards the GNOME 3.30 desktop environment, due for release this fall. It comes five weeks after the first snapshot, GNOME 3.29.1, with even more improvements and new features across various components. One of the most exciting new features that landed during this development cycle is support for building the GNOME desktop environment for ARM64 (AArch64) architectures, which would allow it to run on various ARM hardware, including the upcoming Librem 5 Linux smartphone from Purism. Read more Also: GNOME 3.29.2 Released As The Second Step Towards GNOME 3.30 Looks Like GNOME's Nautilus File Manager Will Allow Running of Binaries, Scripts