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  • Calamares 2.0 Distribution-Independent Installer Released

    Calamares 2.0 was released today as the newest major release of this distribution-independent, open-source installer framework.

    Calamares continues to be used by Manjaro, Sabayon, Netrunner, and other Linux distributions while with Calamares 2.0 there is even more features and functionality. Calamares 2.0 has a rewritten partitioning feature, the modules system has been overhauled, there is support for a post-install mode so Calamares can act as a first-run configuration tool, and improvements were made to many of the Calamares modules.

  • RcppEigen 0.3.2.8.0

    Another minor release of RcppEigen is on CRAN and getting into Debian. The main focus is an upgrade to the recent 3.2.7 release of Eigen which should address another UBSAN issue. And once again Yixuan Qiu did all the heavy lifting.

  • Dear Skype/Microsoft

    Using Skype on Linux has been an absolute pain since the Microsoft takeover, but starting from February 22 the Linux client is unable to join calls.

  • Skype for Linux Reportedly Facing Issues, Microsoft Accused of Neglecting OS

    Several Linux users are reporting an issue with Skype, Microsoft's instant messaging and VoIP calling service. Users report that Microsoft has broken the app's ability to join calls. Microsoft is yet to acknowledge the issue.

  • Linux lads lambast sorry state of Skype service

    Linux users are piling on Microsoft after the long-neglected Skype client on the open-source OS suddenly lost the ability to join calls from other versions of the software.

    Dutch student Nick Vernij said that since Monday, users running the latest Linux build of Skype are unable to chat to friends using Skype for OS X and Windows.

  • SentinelOne Introduces First Next Generation Endpoint Protection Built for Linux Servers

    SentinelOne, the company that’s transforming endpoint security by delivering real-time protection powered by machine learning and intelligent automation, today announced a powerful new solution aimed at protecting enterprise data centers and cloud providers from emerging threats that target Linux servers.

  • Release 1.9.4

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Ubuntu 17.04: A mouse-sized step forward

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Quad-core Atom thin client offers hardened ThinLinux

Dell revealed a tiny “Wyse 3040” thin client that runs ThinOS or a hardened new ThinLinux on a quad-core Intel SoC, and supports Citrix, MS, and VMware. Dell has launched its “lightest, smallest and most power-efficient thin client” yet, with a 101.6 x 101.6 x 27.9mm Wyse 3040 system that weighs 0.24kg and runs on under 5 Watts. The device is powered by a quad-core, 1.44GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8350 “Cherry Trail” SoC, giving it 30 percent better performance than “previous generations,” says Dell, presumably referring to the single-core Wyse 3010 and the dual-core 3020 and 3030. The power-efficient (2W SDP) SoC also runs on the UP board and UP Core SBCs. Read more