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Phoronix on Graphics

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

Point Linux MATE 3.2 Release Notes

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GNU
Linux

These release notes for Point Linux MATE 3.2 (agni) provide an overview of the release and document the known issues with Point Linux MATE 3.2.

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GNU/Linux on Servers

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GNU
Linux
Server

Linux Kernel 3.12.61 LTS Is a Small Release with CIFS, MIPS, XFS, and EXT4 Fixes

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Linux

Kernel developer Jiri Slaby has announced the release of the Linux 3.12.61 LTS kernel, which is the sixty-first maintenance update for the long-term supported Linux 3.12 series.

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Meet Emmabuntus Debian Edition, an Educational OS Based on Debian GNU/Linux 8.5

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GNU
Linux
Debian

Softpedia has been informed today, June 21, 2016, by Patrick Emmabuntüs about the first-ever release of the Emmabuntüs Debian Edition computer operating system.

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Exploiting Recursion in the Linux Kernel

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On Linux, userland processes typically have a stack that is around 8 MB long. If a program overflows the stack, e.g. using infinite recursion, this is normally caught by a guard page below the stack.

Linux kernel stacks, which are e.g. used when handling system calls, are very different. They are relatively short: 4096 bytes on 32-bit x86, 16384 bytes on x86-64. (The kernel stack size is specified by THREAD_SIZE_ORDER and THREAD_SIZE.) They are allocated using the kernel's buddy allocator, which is the kernel's normal allocator for page-sized allocations (and power-of-two numbers of pages) and doesn't create guard pages. This means that if kernel stacks overflow, they overlap with normal data. For this reason, kernel code must be (and usually is) very careful to not make big allocations on the stack and has to prevent excessive recursion.

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Wiznote An Evernote Alternative & Linux Note Taking App

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Linux
HowTos

Since Evernote client is not available for Linux, Linux users always search for an Evernote alternative. Today we have come up with Wiznote, a note taking app that is available for all major platforms including Linux. Wiznote is developed by Wozhi Tech Beijing Co. Ltd. a team of 20 developers. It allows to take, edit and view notes and collaborate with your team members. Let's see more about Wiznote and how to install it in Linux.

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Samsung to increase use of Tizen OS in its products, less Android

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OS
Linux

According to a Samsung source, the Tizen Operating System could be utilised in all company devices in an effort to cut its heavy reliance on the Android platform. The source, that wished not to be named, confirmed to the Korean herald publication the importance of owning your own ecosystem:

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Devil-Linux 1.8.0 Distro to Add Google Authenticator for PAM, Moves to SquashFS

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OS
Linux

Devil-Linux developer Heiko Zuerker has announced that the Devil-Linux 1.8.0 operating system is now open for development, and a Release Candidate is ready for public testing.

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Rockstor 3.8-14 Linux-Based NAS Solution Gets New Interface to Power Down HDDs

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Linux

Softpedia has been informed today, June 20, 2016, by Suman Chakravartula about the immediate availability for download of the Linux kernel-based Rockstor 3.8-14 NAS-oriented operating system.

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Leftovers: Software

  • Announcement: GnuCash 2.6.13 Release
  • Beamforming in PulseAudio
    In case you missed it — we got PulseAudio 9.0 out the door, with the echo cancellation improvements that I wrote about. Now is probably a good time for me to make good on my promise to expand upon the subject of beamforming.
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    Today, June 28, 2016, Oracle has announced the general availability of the VirtualBox 5.0.24 virtualization software for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
  • Can't make it to GUADEC this year
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  • Moving to the project phase in Outreachy
    I've coded the research phase in blue, and the usability testing phase in red. As you can see, we moved pretty quickly through the research phase, learning about "What is usability," different ways to test usability, personas, scenarios, and scenario tasks. And Ciarrai, Diana, and Renata have done very well here. We've taken the last week to settle into a project focus, and figure out who wants to do what. And today, we are officially starting the usability testing phase!
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    WatchMaster features a collection of 200+ high quality and unique watch face designs that up to now have been available for Android wear devices, but have now finally been released for the Tizen based Gear S2. The company has many capable designers, such as Liongate, Pluto, Excalibur and Monostone that create a wide variety of watchfaces that include: Analog to illustration, moonphase, ambient and animation design. If your looking some aesthetically pleasing watches to enhance your individuality then they are definitely worth a look.
  • A first look at Google's Science Journal app
    Google recently announced the release of its Science Journal app, a tool intended to "inspire future makers and scientists." All you need to get started is an Android phone—it will make use of the sensors on your phone and offers a digital science notebook to record your findings. The app is free and slated to be released open source later this summer. Google has already released microcontroller firmware for Arduino-based sensors on GitHub.

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

Security Leftovers

GeckoLinux 421 Plasma and SUSE Hack Week

  • GeckoLinux 421 Plasma review - It ain't no dragon
    I heard a lot of good praise about this little distro. My inbox is flooded with requests to take it for a spin, so I decided, hey, so many people are asking. Let us. The thing is, openSUSE derivatives are far and few in between, but the potential and the appeal are definitely there. Something like CentOS on steroids, the way Stella did once, the same noble way Fuduntu tried to emancipate Fedora. Take a somewhat somber distro and pimpify it into submission. GeckoLinux is based on openSUSE Leap, and I chose the Plasma Static edition. There's also a Rolling version, based on Tumbleweed, but that one never worked for me. The test box for this review is Lenovo G50. But wait! Dedoimedo, did you not recently write in your second rejection report that GeckoLinux had failed to boot? Indeed I did. But the combo of yet another firmware update on the laptop and a fresh new download fixed it, allowing for a DVD boot. Somewhat like the painful but successful Fedora exercise back in the day. Tough start, but let's see what gives.
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