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Story A new OpenSUSE Linux is coming to town, and it's all about stability Rianne Schestowitz 31/08/2016 - 8:27pm
Story Kernel News (Linux/Linux Foundation) Rianne Schestowitz 31/08/2016 - 8:24pm
Story Planet KDE's Latest Rianne Schestowitz 31/08/2016 - 8:18pm
Story Salix 14.2 Xfce Edition Officially Released Based on Slackware 14.2, Xfce 4.12 Rianne Schestowitz 31/08/2016 - 10:59am
Story Leftovers: Security Rianne Schestowitz 31/08/2016 - 10:56am
Story TheSSS 19.0 Linux Server Out with Kernel 4.4.14, Apache 2.4.23 & MariaDB 10.1.16 Rianne Schestowitz 31/08/2016 - 10:54am
Story GNOME Control Center 3.22 to Update the Keyboard Settings, Improve Networking Rianne Schestowitz 31/08/2016 - 10:51am
Story today's howtos Rianne Schestowitz 31/08/2016 - 10:40am
Story OpenShot 2.1 Rianne Schestowitz 31/08/2016 - 10:39am
Story Canonical Releases Snapd 2.13 Snappy Tool for Ubuntu 16.04 and Fedora 24 (COPR) Rianne Schestowitz 31/08/2016 - 10:35am

A new OpenSUSE Linux is coming to town, and it's all about stability

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Linux users come in many shapes and sizes, but those in the business world typically steer clear of the bleeding edge. That's why the OpenSUSE project recently switched to a two-pronged development approach, with one version focused on constant updates and another on enterprise-grade stability. On Wednesday, the latter took a big step forward.

The first beta version of OpenSUSE Leap 42.2 is now available, giving enterprises and other stability-minded users the chance to check it out and get a taste of what's coming in the final release, which is due Nov. 16. This is the first key update to the Leap software since OpenSUSE adopted its dual-path approach late last year with OpenSUSE 42.1.

“Leap is for pragmatic and conservative technology adopters,” Ludwig Nussel, the release manager for OpenSUSE Leap, said in the software's official announcement. “Testing the beta helps make Leap even more mature, so we encourage as many people as possible to test it.”

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Kernel News (Linux/Linux Foundation)

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Linux
  • Getting Blockchain Technology Enterprise-Ready

    Blockchain technology first burst onto the scene as the underpinning of Bitcoin digital currency. Since then, open source distributed ledger technology has continued to evolve into an unparalleled asset tracker. It brings new efficiencies and much-needed transparency to online transactions in a world where assets move and change hands at Internet speeds.

  • Logitech M720 Triathlon Multi-Device Bluetooth Mouse is perfect for Linux dual-booters
  • An introduction to Linux network routing

    In June when I discussed basic network configuration, one thing I did not talk about then is routing. This article provides a very brief introduction to routing for Linux computers, designed for understanding simple environments.

    Every computer attached to a network requires some type of routing instructions for network TCP/IP packets when they leave the local host. This is usually very straightforward because most network environments are very simple and there are only two options for departing packets. All packets are sent either to a device on the local network or to some other, remote network.

Planet KDE's Latest

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Salix 14.2 Xfce Edition Officially Released Based on Slackware 14.2, Xfce 4.12

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GNU
Linux

After being in development for the past three months, the Salix 14.2 Xfce Edition operating system has finally hit the stable channels, and it is now available for download.

Based on the Slackware 14.2 GNU/Linux distribution and built around the lightweight and highly customizable Xfce 4.12 desktop environment, Salix 14.2 Xfce Edition ships with numerous improvements and new features that some of you who managed to test-drive the Beta and Release Candidate pre-releases are already accustomed with. Of course, many of the core components and default applications have been updated to their latest versions.

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Leftovers: Security

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Security
  • Tor 0.2.8.7 Addresses Important Bug Related to ReachableAddresses Option

    The Tor Project, through Nick Mathewson, is pleased to inform the Tor community about the release and general availability of yet another maintenance update to the Tor 0.2.8 stable series.

  • Emergency Service Window for Kolab Now

    We’re going to need to free up a hypervisor and put its load on other hypervisors, in order to pull out the one hypervisor and have some of its faulty hardware replaced — but there’s two problems;

    The hypervisor to free up has asserted required CPU capabilities most of the eligible targets do not have — this prevents a migration that does not involve a shut down, reconfiguration, and restart of the guest.

TheSSS 19.0 Linux Server Out with Kernel 4.4.14, Apache 2.4.23 & MariaDB 10.1.16

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GNU
Linux
Security

TheSSS (The Smallest Server Suite) is one of the lightest Linux kernel-based operating systems designed to be used as an all-around server for home users, as well as small- and medium-sized businesses looking for a quick and painless way of distributing files across networks or to simply test some web-based software.

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GNOME Control Center 3.22 to Update the Keyboard Settings, Improve Networking

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GNOME

The upcoming GNOME 3.22 desktop environment is still in the works, and a first Beta build was seeded to public beta testers last week, bringing multiple enhancements and new features to most of its core components and apps.

While GNOME 3.22 Beta was announced on August 22, it appears that the maintainers of certain core packages needed a little more time to work on various improvements and polish their applications before they were suitable for public testing. And this is the case of GNOME Control Center, which was recently updated to version 3.21.90, which means 3.22 Beta.

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OpenShot 2.1

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Software

Canonical Releases Snapd 2.13 Snappy Tool for Ubuntu 16.04 and Fedora 24 (COPR)

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GNU
Linux
Ubuntu

Canonical's Michael Vogt has been happy to announce the release and immediate availability of a new maintenance update of the Snapd daemon that implements support for Snap universal binary packages in GNU/Linux distributions.

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Phoronix and Others on Graphics

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux
  • RadeonSI Gets Another OpenGL 4.5 Extension: ARB_cull_distance
  • GCN 1.0 / Southern Islands On AMDGPU Takes Another Step Forward
  • Testing The Open-Source "RADV" Radeon Vulkan Driver vs. AMDGPU-PRO

    With word coming out last week that the RADV open-source Vulkan driver can now render Dota 2 correctly, I've been running some tests the past few days of this RADV Vulkan driver compared to AMD's official (but currently closed-source) Vulkan driver bundled with the AMDGPU-PRO Vulkan driver.

  • Keyboard Grabbing Protocol Proposed For Wayland
  • Wayland 1.12 Beta Released

    Bryce Harrington announced the release today of Wayland 1.12 beta and the associated Wayland compositor update.

    Ahead of next month's official Wayland/Weston 1.12 debut, version 1.11.92 was released today. The Wayland 1.12 beta has no new changes over the earlier alpha while Weston has some shell fixes, dropping shell_interface from libweston, and a DRM compositor change. The bare release announcements can be found here.

  • New xserver driver sort order - evdev < libinput < (synaptics|wacom|...)

    In the X server, the input driver assignment is handled by xorg.conf.d snippets. Each driver assigns itself to the type of devices it can handle and the driver that actually loaded is simply the one that sorts last. Historically, we've had the evdev driver sort low and assign itself to everything. synaptics, wacom and the other few drivers that matter sorted higher than evdev and thus assigned themselves to the respective device.

    When xf86-input-libinput first came out 2 years ago, we used a higher sort order than all other drivers to assign it to (almost) all devices. This was of course intentional because we believe that libinput is the best input stack around, the odd bug non-withstanding. Now it has matured a fair bit and we had a lot more exposure to various types of hardware. We've been quirking and fixing things like crazy and libinput is much better for it.

OSS Leftovers

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OSS

FOSS Events

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OSS

​Starting with Linux in the early days

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GNU
Linux

In 1991, I was already an experienced Unix sysadmin and writer. I'm sure I saw Linus Torvalds's famous Usenet message: "I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones," and I paid it no mind. Many people said similar things and little came of it. This time, it would be different.

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Top 10 Most Expensive Android Smartphones in The World – 2016

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Android

We all know that new smartphones can be expensive, especially when we add up the overall cost a new Android smartphone is on a 24-month contract. Sure, there are more choices than ever before for customers to get their hands on new Android smartphones, but the fact is that they still cost a fortune. Well, if you thought the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Motorola Moto Z were expensive, you’ll love this list of the 10 most expensive Android smartphones from around the world.

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Fedora Leftovers

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Red Hat

Tools To Password Protect Folder In Linux

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Linux
Reviews

Most of the time, having a password protected user is all you need to keep your files private and protected from prying eyes. There are those few times when you need to allow access to your account to another person, sometimes there are folders or files you would like to keep away from being accessed. Now we can password protect folder with several handy tools. In the Windows world, these tools are quite easily available for Windows but today we will look at a few options available for the Linux user.

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Swiss administrations may share their software

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OSS

Public administrations in Switzerland have the right to share their software under an open source licence, conclude Prof. Dr. Tomas Poledna and Prof. Dr. Simon Schlauri, two legal specialists, in a report for the Canton of Bern (Switzerland). The canton says that the report clears the way for the IT department to make available to others the business solutions that were developed for the Bern administration.

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Fedora 25 Alpha Officially Released with Linux Kernel 4.8, Wayland & GNOME 3.22

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GNU
Linux
Red Hat

Today, August 30, 2016, the Fedora Project was pleased to announce the immediate availability for download and public testing of the Alpha pre-release build of the upcoming Fedora 25 operating system.

The biggest new feature of the Fedora 25 Alpha milestone is the migration to the next-generation Wayland display server in addition to X11 (a.k.a. X.Org Server), which is enabled by default on systems that support it, but it's available only for the Workstation edition that's built around the GNOME desktop environment.

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