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Story GNU Linux-libre Kernel 4.7 Officially Released for Users Who Want 100% Freedom Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2016 - 9:46pm
Story Linux 4.7 Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2016 - 9:57pm
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Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2016 - 11:51pm

Distro Review: Sabayon 4.0

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Linux

danlynch.org/blog: Today’s candidate is the latest release of a distro I first looked at some time ago, Sabayon. I’ve had mixed feelings about it in the past. I wanted to see how it had developed now they’d reached version 4.0, so here goes nothing…

Is Gentoo dying or just becoming old?

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Gentoo

mindstab.net: I haven't really touched my Gentoo desktop in over a year. If I wanted to stay with Gentoo, I'd have a day or two of compiling a head of me, and then who knows what integration head aches as programs and config files change.

Subtle Improvements In Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 5

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Due out tomorrow is the fifth alpha release for Ubuntu 9.04 (the Jaunty Jackalope). Ubuntu 9.04 is now in a feature freeze so there isn't much to expect in Jaunty Alpha 5, but there are a few items worth highlighting.

Binary-only device drivers for Linux and the supportability matrix of doom

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Software

thunk.org/tytso/blog: I came across the following from the ext3-users mailing list. The poor user was stuck on a never-updated RHEL 3 production server and running into kernel panic problems. He was advised to try updating to the latest kernel rpm from Red Hat, but he didn’t feel he could do that.

Microsoft sues TomTom over Linux and other patent claims

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Legal

techflash.com: Microsoft filed suit against TomTom today, alleging that the in-car navigation company's devices violate eight of its patents -- including three that relate to TomTom's implementation of the Linux kernel.

Addressing the OpenSUSE layoffs

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SUSE

Zonker.opensuse.org: I want to address the recent layoffs that have taken place at Novell. As is very obvious by now, there have been layoffs at Novell, and some of them did hit contributors to the openSUSE community employed by Novell.

Inheriting from Debian

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Linux

the-gay-bar.com: When you work with a distribution you will see its warts and every distro has some if not many. Many new distributions are based on Debian or nowadays sometimes Ubuntu. But The more I personally work with Debian and Debian based distributions the clearer I see the big warts.

X Server 1.6.0 Has Been Released

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phoronix.com: It's arriving about two months later than originally scheduled (and didn't arrive in 2008 like Intel wanted), but X Server 1.6 has been officially released this afternoon and it wasn't 212 days late like the infamous X Server 1.4.1 release.

Mandriva : Tracking Mandriva features and specs progress

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MDV

linux-wizard.net: Today I take a look at 2009 Spring specifications implementation progress report and it was .. clearly outdated. If you read it you may feel very bad for the quality of the upcoming 2009.1 Spring release as we are only 2 month away from its release.

ZaReason: An Amazing Attack of Linux Cluefulness

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Genuine cluefulness in any business is a rare pleasure, and that is why I like ZaReason so much. ZaReason sells Linux boxes: desktop, server, netbook, and pretty much whatever you want. Another priceless bit of cluefulness is the Valerie Aurora Webcam mod option.

Media player targets embedded Linux devices

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Embedded development firm NthCode announced a media player for IP-ready DVD players, TVs, and other Linux-based devices. NthCode Player automatically connects to home networks, and then catalogs all available media, offering WebKit browser access to media, plus feeds from BitTorrent and RSS.

The Future of Linux File Systems and Volume Managers

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Linux

hydrasystemsllc.com: I enjoy working with data storage technologies and especially enjoy topics on file systems/volume managers. It is my personal opinion that both UNIX and GNU/Linux are more well equipped to cater to enterprise market although I am still concerned for the future of GNU/Linux with regards to one specific area and that is storage management.

Why are so many windows stiff?

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OS

pclinuxosuser.blogspot: It was said that windows are one's eyes to the world. And for so many years in my computing growth, I was convinced that there was only one way to look at the world. Then I discovered Linux.

Fedora 10 regains Linux fans

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: In 2007, Fedora, Red Hat's community Linux distribution, hit an all-time low. Two years later though, Paul Frields, Fedora project leader, declares that there has been "a major up-tick in Fedora involvement over the last 6 months.

Also: Red Hat Fedora Linux 10 nears 1 million user mark

The Windows-versus-Linux server face-off

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OS

infoworld.com: Linux certainly has established itself as a prominent server OS these days, pushing Unix into the background. But the open source OS shares the stage with commercial software giant Microsoft, which remains a dominant player with Windows Server.

Carmack: Quake Live on Mac, Linux 'high on my priority list'

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Gaming

joystiq.com: Don't worry Mac and Linux gamers: Though the public beta of Quake Live that opened its doors yesterday only supports Windows, id Software's John Carmack tells Joystiq that "it's pretty high on my priority list to have the Mac and Linux support."

Eye Candy: Pimping the Gnome Desktop on Ubuntu

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Software

laptoplogic.com: There seems to be two different types of users: those who love eye candy, and those detest it. This article is for those who love to see the glitter, glamour, and special effects and want to pimp their Gnome desktop.

Open source doesn't make software safer

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OSS

techradar.com: There is this ludicrous paradigm among the technorati that just because a piece of software is developed collaboratively and by enthusiasts with source code shared freely on the web, that automatically makes it more secure and less buggy.

NVIDIA 180.35 Driver Update Brings Changes

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phoronix.com: It was just two weeks ago that the NVIDIA 180.29 driver was released for Linux and we talked about how NVIDIA had kept pushing out many updates in a short period of time. Well, they didn't stop with the 180.29 release. Available since last night is now the NVIDIA 180.35.

Ballmer: Linux Bigger Competitor than Apple

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osnews.com: Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer had some interesting things to say yesterday about which companies Microsoft sees as its competitors in the client operating system space. You'd think Apple was their number one competitor - and you'd be wrong. Microsoft sees two other competitors as their primary adversaries.

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