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Story SolydXK 201606 Rebases the Raspberry Pi 3 Image on Raspbian, Adds Firefox ESR Rianne Schestowitz 27/06/2016 - 3:42pm
Story How to: Disk partitioning for Linux and Windows dual-booting Rianne Schestowitz 27/06/2016 - 3:26pm
Story antiX 16 "Berta Cáceres" Linux OS Arrives without systemd, Based on Debian 8.5 Rianne Schestowitz 27/06/2016 - 3:23pm
Story Q4OS 1.4.12 Distro Receives the Latest Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" Updates Rianne Schestowitz 27/06/2016 - 6:31am
Story Linux 4.7 RC5 Rianne Schestowitz 27/06/2016 - 6:29am
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 27/06/2016 - 6:16am
Story The Internet Without Connection, Free Endless OS For Emerging Markets Rianne Schestowitz 27/06/2016 - 6:08am
Story today's leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2016 - 6:55pm
Story today's howtos Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2016 - 6:51pm
Story More Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2016 - 6:47pm

SolydXK 201606 Rebases the Raspberry Pi 3 Image on Raspbian, Adds Firefox ESR

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Linux

Today, June 27. 2016, Arjen Balfoort has announced the release and general availability of the June's updated ISO images for his SolydX and SolydK GNU/Linux distributions.

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How to: Disk partitioning for Linux and Windows dual-booting

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HowTos

Finally, there is an Extended Partition for all the other Linux distributions I am trying out on this little netbook. The actual number installed varies depending on what I am doing. There are currently six different distributions installed there, and there is enough free space at the end to add one or two more if I want.

The important thing here is that the Linux grub bootloader will boot either a Primary or a Logical Partition without requiring any unusual manipulation of boot files or partitions.

Ok, that's enough - probably more than enough. I hope that what all of this showed was that installing Linux doesn't require complicated disk partitioning, it can actually be quite simple.

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antiX 16 "Berta Cáceres" Linux OS Arrives without systemd, Based on Debian 8.5

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OS
Debian

Today, June 27, 2016, just a few moments ago, the developers of the antiX GNU/Linux operating system have had the great pleasure of announcing the final release of the antiX 16 distribution.

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Q4OS 1.4.12 Distro Receives the Latest Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" Updates

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GNU
Linux
Debian

The Q4OS team have informed Softpedia today, June 27, 2016, about the immediate availability for download of a new maintenance release in the stable "Orion" series of the Debian-based GNU/Linux operating system.

Q4OS 1.4.12 "Orion" is now the latest and most advanced version of the distribution build around the Trinity desktop environment, and it has received all the important security patches and software updates from the upstream Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" repositories, along with a couple of other improvements requested by users.

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Linux 4.7 RC5

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Linux
  • Linux 4.7-rc5 Kernel Released

    The fifth weekly test release to the Linux 4.7 kernel is now available for testing.

    As of writing this article, Linus Torvalds has yet to send out an official 4.7-rc5 announcement but it's available for those interested in the latest installment of the kernel that's codenamed the Psychotic Stoned Sheep.

  • Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.7 RC5, Things Are Calming Down

    Another Sunday, another Release Candidate build of the upcoming Linux 4.7 kernel is out for testing, as announced by Linus Torvalds himself a few hours ago, June 26, 2016.

  • Linux 4.7-rc5

    Another week, another -rc.

    Hmm. I think things are calming down, although with almost two thirds
    of the commits coming in since Friday morning, it doesn't feel that
    way - my Fridays end up feeling very busy. But looking at the numbers,
    we're pretty much where we normally are at this time of the rc series.

    The stats looks fairly normal: about half the patch is drivers,
    roughly a quarter is architecture updates, and the remainder is
    "misc": filesystems, scheduler, mm, etc.

    The bulk of the drivers is GPU updates, but there's a smattering of
    rdma, hwmon, Xen, gpio, sound.

    The architecture side is powerpc, x86, some arm64, and some noise all
    over from some MM cleanups..

    Go out and test. By -rc5, we really should be starting to be getting
    fairly ready.

    And please, if Thorsten Leemhuis is tracking one of your regressions,
    can you make sure to double-check it and see if it remains? It's
    lovely to have a regression tracker again, but it would also be really
    good to make sure that the ones that are solved get closed.

    Linus

The Internet Without Connection, Free Endless OS For Emerging Markets

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GNU
Linux

There are four billion people on the planet without PCs or access to affordable personal computers. That figure should surely be tempered with some contextualization i.e. not everybody actually wants to have an Internet connection and many traditional, native or bucolic ways of live do still exist on the planet.

Regardless, there are a batch of global initiatives in existence which seek to give computer access to every man, woman and especially child.

Endless OS is one such project. The free operating system has been designed explicitly to work in the expensive or restrictive Internet data conditions that often exist in emerging markets where fabulously affordable broadband has yet to arrive. The software itself is built to provide useful information and educational content, with or without an Internet connection.

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today's leftovers

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Misc

OSS Leftovers

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OSS
  • DataBasin - object inspector and updates

    First, the underlying DataBasinKit framework got an important update.

  • In-demand dev skills, understanding licensing, and more open source news
  • Higher ed systems expanding access to open-source materials

    Open-source learning technology is at the core of higher education for institutions that want to reach broader audiences with very strict ideas about how convenient learning should be. But developing these initiatives does not happen quickly or easily. It requires strong leadership in information technology, expertise to determine which solutions work best for a campus, and a financial commitment to making sure the technology is sustainable.

  • Proxmark Pro Proxmark3 Standalone Open Source RFID Tester (video)

    Rysc Corp has unveiled a new open source board in the form of the Proxmark Pro which now offers a true standalone client and RFID test instrument, check out the video below to learn more.

    The Proxmark Pro will feature an FPGA with 5 times the logic cells of the Proxmark3 and will remove the need to switch between HF and LF bit streams during operation, to use developers.

  • ErupteD Brings Vulkan To The D Programming Language

    The D programming language is just the latest to have support for Vulkan alongside C++, Rust (via Vulkano, if you missed that project), Go, and many other modern languages getting bindings for this Khronos Group high performance graphics API. Should you not be familiar with the D language, see Wikipedia.

Leftovers: Security

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Security

Phoronix on Graphics

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Graphics/Benchmarks
  • A Significant Linux 4.7 Kernel Performance Regression Has Now Been Resolved

    There was a 30~40% drop in some of the SPEC Java benchmarks when using the Linux 4.7 development code, but fortunately this regression has now been discovered and addressed.

  • What You Need To Do To Your Linux System If You Want Open-Source RX 480 Support

    If you are hoping to get your hands on a Radeon RX 480 "Polaris" graphics card when they begin shipping in a few days, here are the upgrades you need to make to your Linux system if you are wanting to make use of the open-source AMD Linux graphics stack.

  • Some Of The AMDGPU Changes Being Worked On For Linux 4.8

    The AMD developers still have a few more weeks to get their new feature material ready for the Linux 4.8 kernel while here is an early look at some of the code merged so far.

    One of the changes we're looking forward to most with the AMDGPU DRM of Linux 4.8 is the OverDrive overclocking support. Finally the ability with the open-source AMD stack to overclock your GPU easily, but it's only supported for AMDGPU-capable hardware. There are commits though in the 4.8 W.I.P. branch for enabling the overclocking for Sea Islands with that experimental AMDGPU support. Another addition since the original AMDGPU overclocking support is there's now support for video memory overclocking too. Similar to the GPU core re-clocking, the memory overclocking can be done up to 20% in 1% steps.

  • Dolphin Emulator Is Working On A Vulkan Backend

Tizen News

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Linux

D language, JavaScript

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Development

today's leftovers

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Misc

SUSE Leftovers

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SUSE
  • SoftIron CEO announces new ARM server running openSUSE Leap

    The keynote speaker for the openSUSE Conference today and Chief Executive Officer of SoftIron, Norman Fraser, Ph.D., made a big announcement about the release of a new powerful ARM server that comes with essential tools to get the 64-bit ARM development up and running, out-of-the-box.

  • Watch The Videos From This Year's OpenSUSE Conference

    From 22 to 26 June, the openSUSE Conference has been taking place in Nürnberg. There's been live video streams for those not in Bavaria while now the video recordings are being uploaded for your enjoyment at your convenience.

The Relative Windows vs. Linux Performance For NVIDIA, Intel & AMD

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Graphics/Benchmarks

Following the recent Windows vs. Linux AMDGPU-PRO / RadeonSI testing, GTX 1080 Windows vs. Linux results, and yesterday's Intel Windows vs. Linux benchmarks, here is a look at all three sets of numbers when using some OpenBenchmarking.org magic to merge the data-sets and normalize the results.

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NVIDIA Linux Performance-Per-Dollar: What The RX 480 Will Have To Compete Against

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

There's a lot of benchmarking going on this weekend at Phoronix in preparation for next week's Radeon RX 480 Linux review. Here are some fresh results on the NVIDIA side showing the current performance-per-dollar data for the NVIDIA Maxwell and Pascal graphics cards for seeing what the RX 480 "Polaris 10" card will be competing against under Linux.

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The Q4OS team have informed Softpedia today, June 27, 2016, about the immediate availability for download of a new maintenance release in the stable "Orion" series of the Debian-based GNU/Linux operating system. Q4OS 1.4.12 "Orion" is now the latest and most advanced version of the distribution build around the Trinity desktop environment, and it has received all the important security patches and software updates from the upstream Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" repositories, along with a couple of other improvements requested by users. Read more

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  • Linux 4.7-rc5
    Another week, another -rc. Hmm. I think things are calming down, although with almost two thirds of the commits coming in since Friday morning, it doesn't feel that way - my Fridays end up feeling very busy. But looking at the numbers, we're pretty much where we normally are at this time of the rc series. The stats looks fairly normal: about half the patch is drivers, roughly a quarter is architecture updates, and the remainder is "misc": filesystems, scheduler, mm, etc. The bulk of the drivers is GPU updates, but there's a smattering of rdma, hwmon, Xen, gpio, sound. The architecture side is powerpc, x86, some arm64, and some noise all over from some MM cleanups.. Go out and test. By -rc5, we really should be starting to be getting fairly ready. And please, if Thorsten Leemhuis is tracking one of your regressions, can you make sure to double-check it and see if it remains? It's lovely to have a regression tracker again, but it would also be really good to make sure that the ones that are solved get closed. Linus

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The Internet Without Connection, Free Endless OS For Emerging Markets

There are four billion people on the planet without PCs or access to affordable personal computers. That figure should surely be tempered with some contextualization i.e. not everybody actually wants to have an Internet connection and many traditional, native or bucolic ways of live do still exist on the planet. Regardless, there are a batch of global initiatives in existence which seek to give computer access to every man, woman and especially child. Endless OS is one such project. The free operating system has been designed explicitly to work in the expensive or restrictive Internet data conditions that often exist in emerging markets where fabulously affordable broadband has yet to arrive. The software itself is built to provide useful information and educational content, with or without an Internet connection. Read more