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Story 10 Linux Distros You Should Know About Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2016 - 7:33am
Story Intel's New Joule IoT Development Board Is Powered by Snappy Ubuntu Core Rianne Schestowitz 21/08/2016 - 11:21pm
Story SparkyLinux 4.4 "Tyche" Arrives Powered by Linux Kernel 4.6.4, Debian Testing Rianne Schestowitz 21/08/2016 - 11:20pm
Story 10-Way Radeon/AMDGPU Benchmarks On Linux 4.8 + Mesa 12.1 Git Rianne Schestowitz 21/08/2016 - 11:18pm
Story 4MRescueKit 19.0 Enters Beta, Gets Antivirus Live CD 19.0-0.99.2 & 4MParted 19.0 Rianne Schestowitz 21/08/2016 - 10:24pm
Story Linux Kernel 4.7.2 Is a Big Update with Numerous AMDGPU and ARM64 Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 21/08/2016 - 10:23pm
Story Linux Event Rianne Schestowitz 21/08/2016 - 8:26pm
Story Linux Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 21/08/2016 - 8:22pm
Story Security News Rianne Schestowitz 21/08/2016 - 8:20pm
Story Leftovers: Software Rianne Schestowitz 21/08/2016 - 8:17pm

Linux Graphics

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux
  • Nvidia 370.23 Beta Linux Graphics Driver Adds Overclock Support for GeForce GPUs

    On August 15, 2016, Nvidia rolled out a new Beta version of its graphics driver for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris operating systems, version 370.23, bringing various new features and improvements.

    According to the release notes, the Nvidia 370.23 Beta video driver implemented the ability for users to overclock or underclock their Nvidia GeForce GPUs (Graphics Processing Units). However, it appears that the new feature will only work with certain GPUs from the GeForce GTX 1000 series and later. To see the supported products, please consult the official announcement.

  • Nouveau Engine Reclocking Fixes Continue, NVIDIA Maxwell Re-Clocking Achieved

    Independent Nouveau developer Karol Herbst continues to be hard at work on improving the re-clocking state of the open-source NVIDIA Linux driver stack.

    Herbst today submitted his fifth version of a massive patch set to fix engine re-clocking. These re-clocking fixes should benefit GeForce GTX 400/500 "Fermi" hardware up through the latest Maxwell cards, but don't expect nothing yet for Pascal until NVIDIA releases that signed firmware to provide accelerated hardware support on this open-source driver.

  • Wayland / Weston 1.12 Now Available In Alpha Form

    The alpha release of the upcoming Wayland and Weston 1.12 version is now available.

    Wayland 1.12 is planned for release in September and release manager Bryce Harrington today announced the alpha release as the first step towards this next version. The feature work will also slow down at this stage.

Desktop Environments

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GNU
Linux

Linux 4.4.18

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Linux

I'm announcing the release of the 4.4.18 kernel.

All users of the 4.4 kernel series must upgrade.

The updated 4.4.y git tree can be found at:
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.4.y
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st...

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Also: Linux 3.14.76

Linux Foundation becomes a PNDA-hugger

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Linux

The Linux Foundation has added the Platform for Network Data Analytics – aka PNDA – to its stable of officially supported projects.

PNDA aggregates data from multiple sources on a network, be they-real time performance indicators or static sources like logs, then works with Apache Spark to do the usual Big Data thing of finding useful patterns. The tool's all about making it easy to gather, consume and crunch diverse data sources, rather than having to do custom integrations.

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LibreOffice and OpenOffice

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LibO
OOo

Canonical to Bring Snappy Ubuntu Core to Advantech's x86-Based IoT Gateways

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Ubuntu

Today, August 16, 2016, Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system, informed Softpedia about a strategic partnership with Advantech to bring the Snappy Ubuntu Core OS to its x86-based IoT gateways.

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6 Reasons You Should Choose openSUSE and the Geeko

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SUSE

openSUSE is a staple of the Linux community. But even long-time open source advocates find themselves wondering what sets the distro apart. Lacking the clear direction of Ubuntu or the free software advocacy of Fedora, openSUSE can seem to lack vision.

Fortunately, that isn’t the case. There are good reasons openSUSE continues to attract users, and here are some of them. Maybe you will be the next person to fall in love with the Geeko.

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Netrunner Linux Becomes Maui, Now Based on KDE Neon and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

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KDE
Linux
Ubuntu

The Netrunner development team is pleased to announce the immediate availability for download of the first stable release of the Maui, their new GNU/Linux distribution based on the KDE Neon project.

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The 7 Best Linux Distros for Business

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GNU
Linux

Selecting the best Linux distro for business isn't easy. With over three hundred active Linux distributions, choosing one for your business can take some serious time.

Admittedly, you don't have to try all the Linux distro. A few distros, like deepin and elementary, are obviously aimed at desktop users. Probably, too, you won't want Ubuntu Studio, with its emphasis on creativity, or DebianEdu, which is obviously intended for the class room. Yet even if you eliminate the distros that are a personal hobby or most of the dozens derived from Debian or Ubuntu, the choices are still overwhelming.

Instead, you probably need to begin with the question: What business task do you plan to use your choice of distros for?

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SystemRescueCd 4.8.1 Moves to Linux Kernels 4.4.17 and 4.1.30 LTS, Adds NetSurf

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Development
Linux

SystemRescueCd developer François Dupoux announced the release and immediate availability for download of the first maintenance update for the SystemRescueCd 4.8.x series.

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Debian News (SELKS 3.0, Birthdays)

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Debian
  • Debian-Based SELKS 3.0 Network Security Management Linux Distribution Released

    Peter Manev reports on the release and general availability of the SELKS 3.0 GNU/Linux distribution based on the latest Debian technologies and designed for network security management.

    Being the first time we write here about SELKS, we feel obliged to inform our readers about what this distro. Therefore, SELKS is a specially designed ISO image that's always synchronized with the Debian GNU/Linux repos and includes various popular software applications for maintaining and hardening the security of your network.

  • Debian GNU/Linux Operating System Turns 23, Happy Birthday!

    The Debian Project, through Laura Arjona Reina, has had the great pleasure of announcing that today, August 16, 2016, is Debian GNU/Linux operating system's 23rd anniversary.

    Yes, you're reading it right. Exactly 23 years ago, the Debian GNU/Linux distribution saw the light of day. The Debian GNU/Linux 0.01 release was the first development build, announced by the late Ian Murdock, Debian Project's founder and leader for more than 22 years. However, the first official stable release, version 1.0, of Debian GNU/Linux was in 1996, three years later.

  • 20 years ago I became a Debian developer

    Today it is 23 years ago since Ian Murdock published his intention to develop a new Linux distribution, Debian. It also about 20 years since I became a Debian developer and made my first package upload.

Linux Kernel 4.6 Has Reached End of Life, Users Urged to Move to Linux 4.7.1

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Linux

Immediately after announcing the availability of the first point release for the Linux 4.7 kernel series, Greg Kroah-Hartman also informed the community about the launch of Linux kernel 4.6.7.

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Debian is 23, Why use Geeko, Business Distros

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-s

Today was Debian Day as fans all over the World celebrated the Linux project's birthday. Debian is 23 today, having been officially recognized as beginning August 16, 1993. Elsewhere, Bruce Byfield posted six Linux suggestions for businesses and Bertel King, Jr. listed six reasons to use openSUSE. Laura Abbott shared some tips for getting started with the Kernel project and My Linux Rig interviewed Andrew Conway, astronomer and Slackware user.

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Linux Devices

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Linux
  • $5 IoT Computer Promises Wi-Fi, Apps and Linux in a Postage Stamp

    A newcomer in the smallest-ever computer war has arrived in the tiny form factor of the Omega 2 -- a computer the makers want to sell for $5 to coders, IoT enthusiasts, the entire third world and men not against the idea of maybe doing a bit of soldering.

  • Intel Joule IoT module gains a family of DIY companion boards

    Intel unveiled the Joule IoT module in a keynote talk by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich at the 2016 Intel Developer Forum today in San Francisco. The 48 x 24 x 3.5mm module integrates a 64-bit quad-core Atom SoC, up to 4GB RAM and 16GB eMMC, plus Bluetooth and WiFi wireless, 4K video in/out, MIPI CSI/DSI ports, GPIO, and multiple USB and serial ports. Intel supports the Joule module with an open-source generic carrier board and a Yocto Project-based Ostro Linux distribution.

ReactOS 0.4.2 Released

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OS

The ReactOS Project is pleased to announce the release of version 0.4.2, again within three months of the previous release. The team sincerely hopes that this new rapid release cycle will hold for future releases as well. If there is one word to describe progress on the project, it would be steady. The project is reaching a point where rapid releases are viable, where disruption from introduction of major components or restructuring has been greatly reduced from the tumultuous early years and even as recently as the late 0.3.x series. This being the case 0.4.2 presents a fairly incremental update from 0.4.1, primarily because no showstoppers appeared that required the team to wait literally years in order to spin it out. This, ultimately, is a good thing.

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OpenIndiana Mate and new test ISOs

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OS

We are pleased to announce that Mate 1.14 is available in OI now. To facilitate installing, we’ve created pkg:/mate_install meta-package. Unfortunately, when you have both Gnome 2 and Mate installed, both of them try to use the same applications, so you’ll have interesting time removing Gnome 2 applications from Mate and vice versa.
We also prepared test Live DVD ISOs/USB images with MATE, which are available at http://dlc-int.openindiana.org/hipster/20160816/ (OI_MATE_experimental.iso/usb). Note that these USB images don’t longer require 1G/2G header file, and can be directly dd’ed to USB stick.

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Also: Solaris-Derived OpenIndiana Releases MATE Desktop ISOs

Wine and Games for GNU/Linux

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GNU
Linux
Gaming

Security News

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Security

Fedora News

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Red Hat
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