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Leftovers: Gaming

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Android Leftovers

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Leftovers: OSS

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SystemRescueCd 4.5.4 Moves to Linux Kernels 3.14.48 and 3.18.18 LTS

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GNU
Linux

On July 13, François Dupoux, leader of the SystemRescueCd project, has informed users about the immediate availability for download of another maintenance release of his Live CD Linux distribution.

According to the brief changelog, which we've attached at the end of the blog post, the SystemRescueCd 4.5.4 release brings updates to both the standard and alternative kernels, as well as new versions of some of the most essential core components, which include e2fsprogs, xfsprogs, and btrfs-progs.

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New Manjaro Linux Update Brings the Latest AMD Catalyst Drivers, Linux Kernel 4.1.2

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GNU
Linux

On July 13, the Manjaro Linux development team, through Philip Müller, had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability of the fourth update for the stable Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 distribution.

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SUSE and ARM

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SUSE

Linux AIO Gathers All the Fedora 22 Live CDs into a Single ISO Image

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Red Hat

The developers of the Linux AIO project have been glad to inform us about the immediate availability for download of new builds of their Linux AIO Fedora project, which is now based on the latest stable Fedora Linux release.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

486 out of 500 in top 500 now run GNU/Linux

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GNU
Linux
Server

How to get systems administrators and developers to agree with Docker

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Server
Interviews

The use of Docker as an application container management system has become standard practice for developers and systems engineers in the space of just two years. Some like to say that haven’t seen such a technological advance since OpenSSH. Docker is now a major player and is widely used in cloud systems architectures. But more than just that: Docker knows how to win developers over.

Let's take a look at an overview of what we’ve done with Docker, as well as an assessment of the future and of the competition that is appearing on the horizon.

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Leftovers: Kernel

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Linux
  • Here Is Why The Linux 4.2 Kernel Is Messing Up On Some Ubuntu Systems

    The Linux 4.2 kernel that's currently under development ships many new features, but as I've been writing about for a while and tweeting, the 4.2 Git code hasn't been booting on many systems in my test lab for over one week. Various Phoronix readers have also been able to reproduce these different kernel panics that happen almost immediately into the boot process. Here's the root problem affecting Linux 4.2 on my daily Linux benchmarking systems...

  • Broadcom Is Baking North Star 2 Support For The Linux Kernel
  • Kernel 4.0 Will Reach EOL Next Week, Kernel 4.0.9 Being The Latest Update From The Series

    As you may know, Kernel 4.0.8 has bee recently released, but Kernel 4.0 will reach end of line soon.

    Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced that Kernel 4.0.9 (which will be released next week), will be the last release from the series, the users being advised to upgrade to Kernel 4.1:

    “Note, there will only be one more 4.0-stable release, please start moving to 4.1-stable at this point in time, you have been warned.”

Solus OS Now Boots in 3.5 Seconds

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GNU
Linux

A new day, a new Solus update. The developers are keeping themselves busy, and they are working to improve the operating system constantly. The latest might not look like a major upgrade, but the devs have managed to refine the boot time considerably.

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The Companies Most Active On The Systemd Mailing List

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Linux

In part due to the recent news item about an NSA researcher looking at KDBUS and then having written a mailing list parser for finding how many Intel developers work on their open-source driver, for curiosity sake, here's a look at the companies most active on the systemd mailing list.

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Also: Systemd – What You Need to Know

You Can Now Install Most of the Ubuntu Touch Core Apps on Your Ubuntu Desktop

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Ubuntu

Another week has passed, and Canonical's David Planella has sent in his regular report that informs us about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Community Team.

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How to win the copyleft fight—without litigation

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Legal

The Software Freedom Conservancy's Bradley Kuhn is probably best known for his work in enforcing the GNU General Public License (GPL). Enforcement-by-litigation might get the headlines, but Kuhn treats the courts as a last resort.

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Also: Effective IPR Policies and Standards Organization Success

Leftovers: KDE

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KDE

Development of the nOS Linux Distribution Has Stopped

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GNU
Linux

On July 12, 2015, the developers of the nOS Linux kernel-based operating system announced that they would no longer be involved in the development process of the rolling-release distribution.

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Why Linux is More Practical Than OS X

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Linux
Mac

OS X is a solid operating system for those who enjoy Apple's vision of the ideal desktop. It offers access to pro-level applications that many industries rely on. Yet it isn't always the most practical operating system for the casual end user. In fact, in some cases, it's completely overkill.

In this article, I'll explore why I believe Linux is a more practical solution than OS X, if local techs would simply bother to support it. This article isn't about which platform is “better.” Instead, it's a matter of which platform is more practical.

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Semplice Linux 7 and the vera desktop

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Reviews

It has been a few years since I last reviewed Semplice Linux. The Debian-based distribution has changed in recent years and some people asked if I would revisit this project. According to the distribution's website, "Semplice is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian Unstable (Sid) with the goal to provide a simple, fast, lightweight and cool environment." In itself, this description is not unusual. What sets Semplice 7 apart is the project's unique desktop environment, called "vera". The vera desktop is briefly talked about in the project's release notes. The new desktop environment is based on GTK3 libraries (the same libraries which act as the foundation for the GNOME and Cinnamon desktops). The vera desktop ships with a new power manager, a screen shot utility and its own control centre panel. The release notes also mention vera ships with an interactive tutorial to help new users get acquainted with the young interface.

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GNOME is Better and the Practically of Linux

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-s

In Linuxville today Eric Griffith demonstrated why GNOME is better than KDE and Attila Orosz explained what you need to know about systemd. Reviews of Semplice 7, Mint 17.2, and Mangaka caught my eye and Matt Hartley compared Linux to OS X saying, "I believe Linux is a more practical solution than OS X."

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More GNOME: GNOME Foundation AGM 2015

GTG Preferences -- REMADE!

GNOME's Gnote Note-Taking App Gets New Features, Under-the-Hood Improvements

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