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Manjaro Community Proudly Presents The Release of Manjaro Linux 0.8.13.1 i3 Edition

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Today, August 4, Bernhard Landauer, the maintainer of the i3 community edition of the Manjaro Linux distribution had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of Manjaro Linux i3 0.8.13.1.

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Find The Perfect Linux-Compatible PC With Ubuntu's Hardware Database

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Some PCs are more difficult to run Linux on than others — it’s all about the drivers. Some laptops are available with Linux pre-installed, but plenty aren’t — even though they may make great Linux PCs. The Ubuntu Certified Hardware database helps you find Linux-compatible PCs.

Most computers can run Linux, but some are much easier than others. Certain hardware manufacturers (whether it’s Wi-Fi cards, video cards, or other buttons on your laptop) are more Linux-friendly than others, which means installing drivers and getting things to work will be less of a hassle.

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Linux Kernel 4.1.4 LTS Released with Numerous Updated Drivers, ARM64 Improvements

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Today, August 3, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the release and immediate availability for download of the fourth maintenance release of the stable, long-term supported Linux 4.1 kernel.

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Open-spec motor control kit runs Linux on Zynq SoC

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Avnet’s revamped, Linux-based “ZIDK-II” kit for motor control combines its ZedBoard SBC, featuring an ARM/FPGA Zynq SoC, with improved Analog Devices gear.

Avnet Electronic Marketing’s “Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC/Analog Devices Intelligent Drives Kit II,” or “ZIDK-II,” is a major upgrade to a previously released kit of the same name, featuring an enhanced Analog Devices ” brushless DC motor control reference design. As before, the system is built around Avnet’s community-backed, Ubuntu Linux-based ZedBoard single board computer, which showcases the Xilinx Zynq-7020, a SoC that combines see farther below.

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The Companies That Support Linux: Solace Systems

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Solace Systems makes messaging middleware technology that moves data between distributed applications, devices and users to enable big data, cloud computing and the Internet of Things. Solace is expanding its involvement with The Linux Foundation through new corporate membership with The Linux Foundation and participation in the OpenMAMA project, a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project that provides a high-performance messaging API that interfaces with a variety of message-oriented middleware systems. Their technology is well-suited to the demands of OpenMAMA-based market data distribution systems used in banking and trading systems.

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Linux Distro: Your Best Choice?

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I believe one of the biggest advantages to running a Linux distro on your desktop is the number of choices available. Linux enthusiasts enjoy a wide range of desktop environments, file managers, terminals, GTK vs Qt software, and of course the distributions themselves.

On the flip side of this coin, however, all of these choices can seem overwhelming. Regular folks that are trying to switch from other platforms to Linux are bombarded by conflicting advice and often it just leads to information overload. In this article, I’ll offer up some helpful guidelines to cut through the noise. I'm going to provide my tips on selecting the best distribution for you based on your needs, not the needs of others.

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8-Way Linux Desktop OpenGL Comparison Atop Fedora 22

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Red Hat

Beyond last week's Debian GNU/Hurd vs. GNU/Linux comparison, another set of updated benchmarks sought by some Phoronix Premium members have been a fresh cross-desktop environment comparison when running various games / OpenGL benchmarks across desktops / window managers.

I haven't run any cross-desktop OpenGL performance comparisons recently, but with the request coming in from the premium bunch, I did some modern tests on Fedora 22 x86_64. With an Intel Core i7 5775C system sporting Iris Graphics Pro 6200, I tested the following desktops from their F22 packages with their out-of-the-box settings.

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Manjaro 0.8.13 Gets the Latest NVIDIA Drivers with the Seventh Update, and Much More

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The Manjaro developers are on a roll, and they've just released yet another update for Manjaro 0.8.13, bringing numerous Linux kernel updates and quite a few other packages.

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Torvalds 2.0: Patricia Torvalds on computing, college, feminism, and increasing diversity in tech

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Interviews

At 18, Patricia is a feminist with a growing list of tech achievements, open source industry experience, and her sights set on diving into her freshman year of college at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering. She works for Puppet Labs in Portland, Oregon, as an intern, but soon she'll head to Durham, North Carolina, to start the fall semester of college.

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Arch Linux-Based BlackArch Penetration Testing Distro Now Using Linux Kernel 4.1 LTS

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The development team behind the BlackArch project, a GNU/Linux distribution derived from Arch Linux and designed to be used for penetration testing and security analysis operations, released an updated installation media, BlackArch 2015.07.31.

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