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Fedora 26 Linux Operating System Is Now Available for Download

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Now that it's been approved for landing on July 11, 2017, the long-anticipated Fedora 26 Linux operating system was already made available for download ahead of the official announcement later tonight.

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Fedora 26 Brings New Boltron Modularity Technology to Linux Servers

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The Fedora Linux community is set to release its second major milestone release of 2017 on July 11, with the debut of Fedora 26.

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Fedora 26 is coming: Here's what you need to know

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This is the first time I can remember in quite a while that a Fedora final release date has not been postponed at least once during the release candidate phase.

Take a look at the Fedora 26 Release Schedule, and you can see that the alpha release was delayed three times, and beta was delayed twice more. But once it passed beta, everything proceeded smoothly to the final release date -- tomorrow!

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Systemd for (Impatient) Sysadmins

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Full disclosure: I find systemd a little overbearing, although by no means would consider myself militantly anti-systemd. It has obvious advantages, and although I’m at philosophical odds with it at some levels, I see no reason why everybody shouldn’t understand it a bit better - especially now that most people will need to deal with it on their favorite distros.

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Fedora Release Time: Welcome F26

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There was a GO / NO GO meeting earlier in the week and the Fedora 26 RC 1.5 build passed. As a result Fedora 26 will be officially released on Tuesday, July 11th. According to the original schedule, F26 was set to be released on June 6th. It got bumped 5 times during the alpha and beta phases but that pretty much always happens to this distro that is constantly leading the pack with innovation.

What are the new features? I don't think the release announcement will be made public until release day but you can check out the changeset. Just be aware there are a ton of normal updates beyond the changeset and I mean... how about that new desktop background? LXQT users will also be happy to have their own Spin now. Don't forget that Fedora appears to be supporting quite a few arches, some as primary and others as secondary. Not as many as Debian and Gentoo but still. Which arches? aarch64, armhfp, i386, ppc64, ppc64le, and x86_64. I'm only using the later myself.

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Fedora fonts: The Font Strikes Back

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If you happen to be a person who finds the Linux font rendering to be good enough for your ocular sensors, you are a happy bunny. If you are like me, then it's only Ubuntu that gives you the right sharpness and contrast, and all other distros be heavily lacking in this space. Fedora, first and foremost, which is why I've spent months trying to perfect its layout and reading clarity.

I ranted about the whole font problem in Linux some time ago, and then we also discussed the use of Ubuntu fonts on top of Fedora a couple of months back in another OCS-Mag article. Now, I want to revisit the topic for a third time, and see if we can somehow improve on Fedora's stock Gnome look, and the way it draws text on the screen. Let us commence hence forth.

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CentOS, Red Hat, and Fedora

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  • CentOS and ARM

    The CentOS distribution has long been a boon to those who want an enterprise-level operating system without an enterprise-level support contract—and the costs that go with it. In keeping with its server orientation, CentOS has been largely focused on x86 systems, but that has been changing over the last few years. Jim Perrin has been with the project since 2004 and his talk at Open Source Summit Japan (OSSJ) described the process of making CentOS available for the ARM server market; he also discussed the status of that project and some plans for the future.

    Perrin is currently with Red Hat and is the maintainer of the CentOS 64-bit ARM (aarch64) build. CentOS is his full-time job; he works on building the community around CentOS as well as on some of the engineering that goes into it. His background is as a system administrator, including stints consulting for the defense and oil industries; with a bit of a grin, he said that he is "regaining a bit of my humanity" through his work at Red Hat on CentOS.

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Oracle Adds Initial Support for Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS to VirtualBox

Oracle recently updated their VirtualBox open-source and cross-platform virtualization software with initial support for the latest Linux 4.14 LTS kernel series. VirtualBox 5.2.2 is the first maintenance update to the latest VirtualBox 5.2 stable series of the application, and it looks like it can be compiled and used on GNU/Linux distribution running the recently released Linux 4.14 LTS kernel. It also makes it possible to run distros powered by Linux kernel 4.14 inside VirtualBox VMs. Read more

Today in Techrights

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  • How a Linux stronghold turned back to Windows: Key dates in Munich's LiMux project [Ed: This explains the progression of Microsoft's war on GNU/Linux, typically using proxies]
    The project is temporarily put on hold while a study investigates whether it could be derailed by software patents.
  • End of an open source era: Linux pioneer Munich confirms switch to Windows 10 [Ed: Microsoft paid (bribed) all the right people, got a Microsoft fan -- by his own admission -- in power, gifted him for this]
    Mayor Dieter Reiter said there's never been a unified Linux landscape in the city. "We always had mixed systems and what we have here is the possibility of going over to a single system. Having two operating systems is completely uneconomic.
  • Ubuntu Podcast: S10E38 – Soft Knowledgeable Burn
    This week we refactor a home network, discuss how gaming on Linux has evolved and grown in recent years, bring you a blend of love and go over your feedback.
  • Live ISOs for Slackware-current 20171122
    I have released an update of the ‘liveslak‘ scripts. I needed the tag for a batch of new ISO images for the Slackware Live Edition. These are based on the latest Slackware-current dated “Wed Nov 22 05:27:06 UTC 2017“) i.e. yesterday and that means, the ISOs are going to boot into the new 4.14.1 kernel.
  • Am I willing to pay the price to support ethical hardware?
    The planned obsolescence is even worse with tablets and smartphones, whose components are all soldered down. The last tablet with a removable battery was the Dell Venue 11 Pro (Haswell version) announced in October 2013, but it was an expensive Windows device that cost as much as a mid-range laptop. The last Android tablet with a removable battery was the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000 series), released in August 2012. It is still possible to find mid-range smartphones with removable batteries. Last year the only high end phones with removable batteries were the LG G5 and V20, but even LG has given up on the idea of making phones that will last longer than 2 years once the battery starts to degrade after roughly 500 full charge and discharge cycles. Every flagship phone introduced in 2017 now has its battery sealed in the case. According to the gmsarena.com database, the number of new smartphone models with non-replaceable batteries grew from 1.9% in 2011 to 26.7% in 2014, and now to 90.3% in 2017. It is highly likely that not a single model of smartphone introduced next year will have a replaceable battery.

More Coverage of New Lumina Release

  • Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Released
    The TrueOS BSD folks working on their Qt5-powered Lumina Desktop Environment have issued a new feature update of their open-source desktop.
  • Lumina Desktop 1.4.0 Released
    Lumina 1.4.0 carries a number of changes, optimisations, and feature improvements. Lumina is the default desktop of TrueOS, a BSD-based operating system. The desktop itself is lightweight, modular, built using Qt, and uses Fluxbox for window management. Although Lumina is mostly aimed at BSD users it also runs on Linux, including Fedora, Arch and — *mario coin sfx* — Ubuntu.