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Solus Is Getting Optimus Support, AMD Hybrid Configuration Support Coming Soon

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If you have a computer with an AMD hybrid configuration with Intel HD integrated graphics, and you're running the newest GNU/Linux distributions, chances are the AMD Radeon GPU is not properly supported.

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Q4OS 1.6.3 Adds Initial UEFI Support to Both ISOs, Based on Debian GNU/Linux 8.6

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Softpedia was informed today, October 4, 2016, by the Q4OS team about the release and immediate availability of the third maintenance update to the stable Q4OS 1.6 "Orion" operating system series.

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NixOS 16.09 "Flounder" Operating System Adds PXE Netboot Support, systemd 231

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A new stable version of the unique and independent NixOS Linux-based operating system has been announced on the last day of September 2016 with multiple new features and technologies, as well as up-to-date components.

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Endless OS 3: Linux for the Net Less

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In the West, we take the Internet for granted. Oh, we may grumble about a slow connection, but that’s a first-world problem. For many, however, the Internet is a “maybe” thing. For those users, Endless’s Endless OS 3, may be just what they need.

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Qubes OS 3.2 has been released!

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I’m happy to announce that today we’re releasing Qubes OS 3.2!

This is an incremental improvement over the 3.1 version that we released earlier this year. A lot of work went into making this release more polished, more stable and easier to use than our previous releases.

One major feature that we’ve improved upon in this release is our integrated management infrastructure, which was introduced in Qubes 3.1. Whereas before it was only possible to manage whole VMs, it is now possible to manage the insides of VMs as well.

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Black Panther OS Is No Cool Cat

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Installation requires at least 10 GB of hard drive space and 1.5 GB memory. Normally, those requirements are not an issue. It becomes one, however, when installing to a virtual machine.

Avoid two annoyances with installing Black Panther OS. The cancel/next buttons on the bottom of the screen did not show until I narrowed the height of the panel bar.

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EXTON MultiBootCD 6-OS Now Includes 4MLinux, Tiny Core, SliTaz, Porteus & PuppEX

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Today, September 28, 2016, GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton informs us about the availability of a new version of his EXTON MultiBootCD 6-OS project, a Live CD that includes six tiny GNU/Linux distributions.

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Solus Gets MATE 1.16 Desktop Environment and Linux Kernel 4.7.5, Up-to-Date Apps

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Joshua Strobl from the Solus Project published a new installation of the distribution's weekly newsletter, This Week in Solus 36, to inform Solus users about the latest software updates and other important changes in the Linux OS.

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Gorgeous Apricity OS Linux Distro Now Works on 32-bit PCs, Build 09.2016 Is Out

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Softpedia was informed by Apricity OS developer Alex Gajewski that the Apricity OS 09.2016 release is now available for download and it's the first to come with a 32-bit version as well.

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Solus Users Are the First to Get the Mozilla Firefox 49 Web Browser, Update Now

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The Solus developers announced a few moments ago on their project's official Twitter account that the latest Mozilla Firefox 49.0 web browser has landed in the main software repositories.

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