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European Parliament wants EU institutions to switch to open source

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The European Parliament calls upon the Commission "for the systematic replacement of proprietary software by auditable and verifiable open-source software in all the EU institutions, and for the introduction of a mandatory open-source-selection criterion in all future ICT procurement procedures".

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OpenELEC 6.0 Arrives with Linux Kernel 4.1, Drops 32-bit Builds

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OpenELEC, an embedded operating system built specifically to run the Kodi (XBMC) media player hub, has been upgraded to version 6.0 and is now ready for download.

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RapidDisk / RapidCache 3.5 now available.

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RapidDisk is an advanced Linux RAM Disk which consists of a collection of modules and an administration tool. Features include: Dynamically allocate RAM as block device. Use them as stand alone disk drives or even map them as caching nodes to slower local disk drives.

I pushed it into the mainline last Sunday. Yes, I know, I am a bit late with this announcement.

Solus Is Getting a Cool Driver Management Tool Called DoFlicky

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The Solus operating system is still under construction, and it looks like a lot of cool packages are getting implemented, including a new one called DoFlicky that will help users to install drivers much easier.

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Also: Solus' Budgie Desktop 8.3 Update Has Many Fixes for Manjaro Linux

Exton|OS Is Among the Few Linux Distros Based on Ubuntu 15.10 and Debian 8.1

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Arne Exton informs us in an email that he managed to release a new update of his Exton|OS computer operating system based on the latest Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) and Debian GNU/Linux 8.1 (Jessie) OSes.

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Canonical Prepares Ubuntu 15.10 Linux Open Source OS for Final Release

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Ubuntu 15.10, aptly code-named Wily Werewolf, will officially debut this week from Canonical, bringing with it a surprising number of new features. Here's what to expect in the newest version of the popular Linux-based open source operating system.

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SteamOS 2.0 Is Getting Better Auto-Repair and Updates on Reboot Notifications

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Valve is getting really close to the November 10 launch of the Steam Machines, and it's polishing the SteamOS distro. Only small fixes are landing, but they are important ones.

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Solus Is Getting User Repositories

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The Solus developers are making progress with the operating systems, and they've updated a number of important packages and they've also announced that a user repository mechanism will be supported.

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The 8 Best Windows Linux And Other Operating System Clones

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There are many Linux distributions out there which are designed to look like Windows and this guide lists the best ones. Why stop there though? Why not list Linux distributions that look like OSX, ChromeOS and Android as well.

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Hands-On: KaOS Linux 2015.10

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KaOS Linux calls itself a "lean KDE Distribution", and it is certainly that, at least in terms of what is actually offered for download. Go to the KaOS Download page and you will find exactly one file (a 1.6GB hybrid Live ISO image) with one desktop (KDE Plasma 5.4) and one architecture (64 bit). No huge 'all-in' 4+ GB installer or tiny 'netinst' core-only installer, no other desktops (not even community editions), and no 32-bit version. Lean and focused.

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