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Neptune 4.4 Distro Released with Linux Kernel 3.18.16 LTS and Better 3D Performance

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The developers of the Neptune Linux distribution, a Linux kernel-based computer operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux and built around the KDE4 desktop environment, proudly announced the immediate availability for download of Neptune 4.4.

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4G LTE M2M/IoT router offers open Linux SDK

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NetComm unveiled a Linux-based 4G wireless router for M2M and IoT, equipped with a Sequans LTE module, a NAMUR sensor input, and remote management software.

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Linux Foundation Additions and Phoronix Catchup

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Kernel

Graphics

Benchmarks

  • The Insane Power Use Of Benchmarking Linux Every Day

    While a lot of results are produced on LinuxBenchmarking.com of daily automated open-source/Linux tests and separately on Phoronix.com, these results do not come free but require a great deal of resources to keep going.

  • AMD's Latest Open-Source Driver On Linux Is Getting Competitive With Catalyst 15.7

    With the big Catalyst 15.7 Linux driver update released last week and the continued evolution of the open-source AMD Linux driver in the Linux kernel and Mesa Gallium3D, here are fresh benchmarks of six different AMD Radeon graphics cards when being tested on both the open and closed-source drivers to represent the AMD Linux gaming experience this summer.

  • Btrfs Seems To Finally Have Failed Me On A Production System

    In the Phoronix server room for our Linux hardware testing and the LinuxBenchmarking.com daily performance tracker there are 16 of the 56 systems running Btrfs as their root file-system. While those systems have been chugging along for months and many of them running the latest daily Git kernel, I've finally had one of the systems run into some apparent Btrfs file-system issues.

No Agents Needed to Monitor Containers, Says Sysdig, Just Linux Kernel Changes

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Advocates of conventional VM environments have touted this as a key disadvantage of containers. If it is, then both VMs and containers share the problem. Virtual components are intended to be self-contained. Docker has begun to break through this barrier with its latest exploration of a plugins ecosystem. But even this may underscore the need for containers to report their health, and the opportunity for containers to one-up VMs yet again by beating them to a standard approach.

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Review: Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 "Ascella" KDE

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Reviews

That's where my time with Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 "Ascella" KDE ended. Overall, this distribution is quite polished, it seems to cater to newbies well, and I can't find much that is wrong with it. Of course, if I were to use it on a daily basis, there are other things that I'd have to get used to, such as the way KDE and its applications do things compared to MATE/Xfce, the way the KDE Kickoff menu is best used (because the KDE Lancelot menu does not appear to be available for KDE 5), and so on. In any case, though, I can heartily recommend it to newbies and more experienced users alike, and I would seriously consider using this on a daily basis.
You can get it here.

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Linux without Flash: User Tips

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Adobe Flash has been both a gift and a curse wrapped up in the same package. It's a sluggish, often insecure and horribly bloated way to watch a video and play games on your computer. For years, Flash for Linux users was even worse: audio was out of sync with the video and you needed a special wrapper to play Flash videos on 64-bit Linux distributions. Even though things have gotten better in terms of compatibility, security still remains poor.

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Dell Temporarily Suspends XPS 13 Developer Edition Sales to Fix Issues

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Linux

Some very keen eyes from the Linux community noticed that the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition was no longer available for purchase. Being just a community with no available information, the rumors quickly got out of hand, but it turns out that Dell is just making some changes. Sure, they could have handled this situation a lot better and informed the users about their plans before implementing them, but that didn't happen.

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Doing Fedora Snapshots/Rollbacks With Btrfs & Snapper

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Red Hat

All the way back to Fedora 13 has been work on supporting Btrfs system snapshots / rollbacks using this Linux next-generation file-system's CoW snapshot abilities. Those abilities were tied into a Yum plug-in for making a Btrfs snapshot whenever a Yum transaction would take place. Another alternative for Btrfs system snapshots on Fedora is by using Snapper.

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Also: Intel's Broadwell i7-5775C Runs Much Happier On Fedora 22 Than Ubuntu Linux

Intel's Braswell NUC Trips On Fedora 22 But Runs Fine On Ubuntu 15.04

Neptune 4.4 Release

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Debian

This version features a new LTS Kernel 3.18.16 which delivers better and more modern hardware support. We also did the biggest update in the graphicsstack since Neptune 4.0 by upgrading to XServer 1.17 and Mesa 10.5.8. This brings in support for modern graphiccards and better 3D performance. Old chips like voodoo or sis however aren't supported anymore. We updated the Hplip driver to support newer hp printers.

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Which Linux Chrome OS Clone is Right For You?

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Google

Which route you take to Chrome OS depends on your needs. If you’re looking for Pure Chrome OS, you’ll want to go with Chromium OS. If you’re looking for a nearly-identical Chrome OS experience, with an additional boost from the Linux desktop, go with Solus. If you want the best of both worlds, give Chromixium a try.

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