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  • There Are Many Features Coming For GRUB 2.02

    After writing yesterday about F2FS support being worked on for GRUB2, I decided to explore what features are coming for their GRUB 2.02 release.

    GRUB 2.02 will be the next major update for this widely-used, open-source boot-loader. GRUB 2.02 is currently up to a beta state with GRUB 2.02 Beta 3 being the newest development milestone from just two weeks ago. This will be the first major update since GRUB 2.00 was released four years ago and the recent third beta has come two years after the second beta. Below is a look at some of the highlights for GRUB 2.02.

  • F2FS Support For GRUB Is Still Being Worked On

    Following the recent news of KDE's Partition Manager adding F2FS support, a Phoronix reader reminded us that F2FS support for GRUB is still being addressed.

    While F2FS (the Flash-Friendly File-System) has been around for a few years, it doesn't yet have any native support by GRUB2 for being able to boot off an F2FS file-system. Fortunately, work is being done in that direction.

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Tiny Core Linux 7.2 Enters Development, First Release Candidate Is Out Now

The developers of one of the smallest GNU/Linux operating systems, Tiny Core, have announced that the next point release in the Tiny Core Linux 7 series, version 7.2, is now open for development. Tiny Core Linux 7.2 RC1 (Release Candidate 1) has been released today, June 25, 2016, and it lets early adopters and public testers get an early taste of what's coming to the final Tiny Core Linux 7.2 operating system in the coming weeks. Read more

Huawei CEO: Will keep using Android as long as it's open

He made the said comment in a Weibo post, where-in he also noted that Google's mobile OS has promoted the development of smartphones, which in turn has benefited consumers. Interestingly, he didn't say anything about whether or not Huawei is developing an in-house mobile OS - said to be called Kirin OS. His silence on the matter, though, can be taken as a confirmation of sorts, especially when his comment reflects the possibility of Google restricting the companies’ freedom with Android in future. Read more Also: Huawei CEO Comments On Rumors about its Independent OS

KDE Leftovers

  • Two in one
    As you may know (unless you’ve been living in Alpha Centauri for the past century) the openSUSE community KDE team publishes LiveCD images for those willing to test the latest state of KDE software from the git master branches without having to break machines, causing a zombie apocalypse and so on. This post highlights the most recent developments in the area.
  • Krita Post-Kickstarter News
    The campaign season is over, and we’re slowly recovering and getting back into a productive groove of coding, coding, coding and more. Kickstarter has transferred €34,594.37 to our bank account, and we’ve started planning the next releases. Time for an update!
  • Akademy! and fundraising
  • Plasma 5.6 – Clean installation impression
    I was wondering if i should just be silent, since this is a negative post about Plasma. On the other hand we should not be afraid negative critics, learn from them, improve and make a better product. With that in mind, I decided to write this post anyway in hopes that it will ultimately improve the situation where improvements would be nice.

Software (IceCat, Xen Orchestra, Attic, and ownCloud Client)

  • IceCat 38.8.0 release
    GNUzilla is the GNU version of the Mozilla suite, and GNU IceCat is the GNU version of the Firefox browser. Its main advantage is an ethical one: it is entirely free software. While the Firefox source code from the Mozilla project is free software, they distribute and recommend non-free software as plug-ins and addons. Also their trademark license restricts distribution in several ways incompatible with freedom 0.
  • Xen Orchestra 5.0 Released With Several New Features
  • Let Attic Deduplicate and Store your Backups
    Data loss is one of those things we never want to worry about. To that end we go to great lengths to find new techniques and software packages to ensure those precious bits of data are safely backed up to various local and remote media.
  • ownCloud Client 2.2.x
    A couple of weeks ago we released another significant milestone of the ownCloud Client, called version 2.2.0, followed by two small maintenance releases.