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Story Meet Nitrux: The Most Beautiful Linux Distribution Ever itsfoss 19/07/2017 - 9:28pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 19/07/2017 - 9:02pm
Story Open Container Initiative (OCI) 1.0 Roy Schestowitz 19/07/2017 - 7:13pm
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 19/07/2017 - 6:41pm
Story GNU/Linux Hardware: Purism Phone, Raptor Engineering Desktop Roy Schestowitz 19/07/2017 - 6:39pm
Story Intel 545s 512GB SSD Benchmark On Linux Rianne Schestowitz 19/07/2017 - 6:36pm
Story GNOME WiFi Panel, GNOME and KDE Games Roy Schestowitz 19/07/2017 - 6:32pm
Story Security: Updates, Libgcrypt 1.8, Dow Jones Cracked, Windows Havoc Carries on Roy Schestowitz 19/07/2017 - 6:29pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 19/07/2017 - 5:50pm
Story Games: OpenRCT2, Harold Halibut, Tangledeep and More Roy Schestowitz 19/07/2017 - 5:49pm

The Smallest Server Suite (TheSSS) Linux Distro Gets Updated LAMP Components

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4MLinux creator and lead developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs us today about the availability of the first bug fix release of his TheSSS 22 server-oriented GNU/Linux operating system.

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SolydXK 9 Linux OS Debuts Based on Debian 9 Stretch, Drops Raspberry Pi Support

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The developers of the Debian-based SolydXK GNU/Linux distribution announced today the release and immediate availability for download of the SolydXK 9 operating system series.

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Linux Kernel 4.12 Now Available for SparkyLinux Users, Here's How to Install It

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After LinuxLite users, now SparkyLinux users can install the newest Linux 4.12 kernel series on their computers, as the development team behind the Debian-based distro was pleased to announce the availability of Linux 4.12 in the "unstable" repo.

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Fedora 26 Is Here And It's Packing A Punch

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If you’re already using Fedora, you can upgrade from the command line or use GNOME Software — upgrade instructions here. We’ve put a lot of work into making upgrades easy and fast. In most cases, this will take half an hour or so, bringing you right back to a working system with no hassle

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Fedora 26 Review, Fedora 27 Plans, Release Party, and More

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Development: C++20, Go support in KDevelop, and Rcpp 0.12.12

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  • C++20 Feature Talk Heats Up At Latest C++ ISO Meeting

    Herb Sutter has once again provided a nice recap of the latest ISO C++ standards meeting that just wrapped up in Toronto.

  • Go support in KDevelop. GSoC week 6 & 7. Launching!
  • Rcpp 0.12.12: Rounding some corners

    The twelveth update in the 0.12.* series of Rcpp landed on CRAN this morning, following two days of testing at CRAN preceded by five full reverse-depends checks we did (and which are always logged in this GitHub repo). The Debian package has been built and uploaded; Windows and macOS binaries should follow at CRAN as usual. This 0.12.12 release follows the 0.12.0 release from late July, the 0.12.1 release in September, the 0.12.2 release in November, the 0.12.3 release in January, the 0.12.4 release in March, the 0.12.5 release in May, the 0.12.6 release in July, the 0.12.7 release in September, the 0.12.8 release in November, the 0.12.9 release in January, the 0.12.10.release in March, and the 0.12.11.release in May making it the sixteenth release at the steady and predictable bi-montly release frequency.

Ubuntu Linux and Husarion's CORE2-ROS Make Robot Development Easy and Fun

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Building robots is a challenging task, even for Husarion, a robotic company known for creating a rapid development platform for robots called CORE2-ROS, which, in combination with the popular Ubuntu OS, makes robot development easy and fun.

Husarion's Dominik Nowak explains in a recent blog article how CORE2, the company's second generation robotics controller, and their cloud platform that helps them manage all CORE2-based robots assists those interested in creating robots, using only an SBC (single-board computer) like Raspberry Pi with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed and a real-time microcontroller board.

"Building robots is a challenging task that the Husarion team is trying to make easier," said Dominik Nowak, CEO at Husarion. "CORE2 combines a real-time microcontroller board and a single board computer running Ubuntu. Ubuntu is the most popular Linux distribution not only for desktops but also for embedded hardware in IoT & robotics applications."

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Also Linux/Ubuntu-based: Review: Flying the super-small, super-fun DJI Spark

25 Years Ago Today: Jolix and Linux

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On this day, 25 years ago, just as Source One was on it's way to becoming a leading provider of strategic sourcing and cost reduction services, 386BSD – frequently known as “Jolix” – was officially released to the public. As one of the early operating systems, Jolix was responsible for determining basic computer functionality, but soon was overtaken in popularity by its competitor, Linux.

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Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon Edition and 7 Recommended Applets

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  • What’s New in Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon Edition

    Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon Edition has been released and announced by Linux Mint project, include the latest Cinnamon 3.4 as default desktop environment. Cinnamon 3.4 is the largest and most important part of the Linux Mint 18.2 release. It includes loads of improvements, new features and bug fixes, both to the desktop itself and to the Cinnamon Spices add-ons.

  • 7 Recommended Applets for Linux Mint Cinnamon

    This article is a simple list for interesting Cinnamon applets. You see here how to install applet, and then CPU Temperature Indicator, Pomodoro, Internet Search Engine, Net speed indicator, Record Desktop (screencaster, like Kazam), Sticky Notes, and Stopwatch. I hope this list helps you find your needs and ease your daily life.

Sparky 5.0

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Sparky “Home” edition provides fully featured operating system with lightweight desktops: LXQt, MATE and Xfce.

As usually, Sparky MinimalGUI (Openbox) and MinimalCLI (text based) lets you install the base system with a minimal set of applications and a desktop of your choice, via the Sparky Advanced Installer.

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Announcing Mageia 6, finally ready to shine!

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The whole Mageia community is extremely happy to announce the release of Mageia 6, the shiny result of our longest release cycle so far! It comes with many new and exciting features, a new range of installation media and the usability and stability that can be expected from any Mageia release. See the Release Notes for extensive details.

Though Mageia 6’s development was much longer than anticipated, we took the time to polish it and ensure that it will be our greatest release so far. We thank our community for their patience, and also our packagers and QA team who provided an extended support for Mageia 5 far beyond the initial schedule.

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Also: Mageia 6 Officially Released, Now Defaults To GRUB 2 & KDE Plasma 5

Leftovers: EUPL v1.2 Becomes OSI Approved, GNU/Linux in the Enterprise, and Endless OS 3.2

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  • EUPL v1.2 becomes OSI approved

    "The OSI has approved EUPL v1.2. It will be added to the public list of OSI-approved licenses in due course. As with EUPL 1.1, the approval extends to all the official language versions of the license."

  • How I put Linux in the enterprise

    I used to work in higher ed. In the late 1990s, we moved to a new student records system. We created an "add-on" web registration system, so students could register on-line—still a new idea in 1998. But when we finally went live, the load crushed the web servers. No one could register. We tried to fix it, but nothing worked.

  • Introducing Endless OS 3.2

    This major release brings some exciting changes with a refreshed desktop, great visual improvements, and more offline apps for our users in Southeast Asia to enjoy. Since this is a major release, make sure to update your OS (Settings > Details > Check for updates now), before you update your apps from the App Center!

Software: clspv, Pale Moon, LibreOffice

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  • Codeplay Release “clspv”, an OpenCL Tool for Vulkan Enabled Devices

    In collaboration with Google, Codeplay is proud to announce the release of a new open-source tool allowing the compilation of OpenCL C language kernels to run on the Vulkan API.

  • Pale Moon browser new release, better media support

    I have updated my palemoon.SlackBuild and have uploaded fresh Slackware packages for this new Pale Moon 27.4.0. As previously shared with you, I diverge from the official developers’ recommendations about how to compile this browser on Linux. For instance the gcc compiler I used on Slackware 14.2 is gcc-5.3.0 (which is part of this distro release). On -current I failed compiling with the gcc-7.1.0 compiler which is the default there and I had to create a “gcc5” package for gcc-5.4.0 (which was an earlier gcc version in slackware-current). I wrote an article on this very blog about that gcc5 package if you are interested, it can be installed in parallel with Slackware’s own gcc-7. There are some other differences, mainly in the way I optimize my build.

  • LibreOffice 5.3.4 Released and Available via PPA for Ubuntu/Linux Mint

    LibreOffice is the power-packed free, libre and open source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and GNU/Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, the word processor, Calc, the spreadsheet application, Impress, the presentation engine, Draw, our drawing and flowcharting application, Base, our database and database frontend, and Math for editing mathematics. Its clean interface and powerful tools let you unleash your creativity and grow your productivity. Support and documentation is free from our large, dedicated community of users, contributors and developers.

Intel® Edison Alternative

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Intel recently announced it will discontinue manufacturing and selling all SKUs of the Intel® Edison compute modules and developer kits.

Linux 4.13 Kernel and Torvalds Rant

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Games: Kindergarten, Jotun: Valhalla Edition, Distros Used for Gaming

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