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Chapeau 21 released!

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GNU
Linux
Red Hat

I am delighted to announce the release of Chapeau 21 “Obree”.

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Linux Kernel 3.12.36 LTS Officially Released

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The latest version of the stable Linux kernel, 3.12.36, has been announced by Jiri Slaby and it has arrived with a fair number of changes and improvements.

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Black Lab Linux KDE 6.0 Arrives with a Refreshing Desktop

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KDE
Linux

Black Lab Linux, a distribution based on Kubuntu and that uses one of the latest KDE packages, has been upgraded for version 6.0 and is now available for download.
Users might associate the name of Black Lab Linux with a GNOME desktop, but the developer also had a KDE edition of the operating system, which they didn't bother too much to upgrade. Now they have finally got around to it, and backed by popular demand, and they made quite a few improvements.

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Ubuntu Devs Are Talking Whether to Let Software Update Delete Old Kernels

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Ubuntu

One of the problems on Ubuntu platforms is that the Software Update tool doesn't remove the old kernels after an upgrade, but the Ubuntu devs are now talking whether their tool should be used to perform this kind of cleaning.

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Learning systemd

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Linux
Red Hat

Systemd is coming to a linux distro near you.

In fact, if you're using RHEL 7+, CentOS 7+, Fedora 15+ or Arch, you're already using systemd. You can always stick to a distribution that stays clear of systemd, but chances are you'll eventually run into systemd -- so we may as well learn to get along with it.

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6 Linux Apps to Watch For in 2015

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Linux
Software

The Linux landscape is ever changing. Over the last few years, the flagship open source tool has found levels of acceptance thought unreachable for software running on a free platform. That momentum isn’t going to let up. In fact, 2015 promises to be a very bright year in Linux land ─ from enterprise Linux all the way down to the desktop. In fact, the Linux desktop should find 2015 to be a rather exciting time.

Why? Applications. There are some outstanding projects on the horizon that could easily bring the Linux desktop into a realm of relevancy it has yet to enjoy.

Let’s take a look at six such projects and see what they have to offer.

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I'm delighted to announce the release of UberStudent 4.1 "Epicurus", Xfce Enduser Edition!

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GNU
Linux

UberStudent is a Linux distribution for everyone, especially higher education and advanced secondary students, people who teach them, and their schools. It is designed for Linux beginners while being equally satisfying to advanced users.

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Moving steam's .local folder deletes all user files on Linux

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GNU
Linux
Gaming

Failing to add a check for an empty variable has left some Steam users on Linux running a recursive delete of their entire filesystem with user privileges.

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SparkyLinux 3.6-dev2 LXQt + KWin

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GNU
Linux

SparkyLinux 3.6-dev2 is the second testing release of out spin with LXQt.

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Torvalds Only Cares about the Kernel

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Linus Torvalds is back in the news today after his keynote speech at Linux.conf.au. ArsTechnica.com covered the Q&A session with some of Torvalds most notable quotes. In other news, Phoronix.com previews GNOME 3.16 and Clement Lefebvre today announced new tiny PC "MintBox Mini." Lastly, Nick Heath covers Munich's Linux trials and travails.

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