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SimplyMEPIS 11.0.12 Released

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zdnet.co.uk: I came across something else that happened while I was away the past few weeks, and is worth mentioning. SimplyMEPIS 11.0.12 was released at the beginning of February.

The Btrfs File-System Repair Tool Is Available

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Software

phoronix.com: After writing about Btrfs LZ4 compression support and that the Btrfs FSCK tool wasn't available, it turns out that there is the new Btrfs repair tool, but it's not widely known and it's not recommended to ever use it.

New package format in Tiny Core Linux 4.3

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h-online.com: The Core Project's "Team Tiny Core" has released version 4.3 of Tiny Core Linux, the lightweight modular Linux system. The new version introduces a "Self Contained Mountable applications" (SCM) package format for adding additional applications.

Linux Mint – the taste of success

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Interviews

linuxuser.co.uk: Linux User sits down with Mint creator Clement Lefebvre to get a measure of the past, present and future of one of the biggest success stories in Linux distro history…

Thoughts on Hiring Linux Hackers (in 2012)

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dustinkirkland.com: I have interviewed hundreds of candidates and had the delight of hiring dozens of Linux and open source developers, engineers, and interns over the last 10 years -- at IBM, Canonical, and now Gazzang.

openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 1

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  • openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 1
  • PCLinuxOS Phoenix Edition 2012-02 Maintenance Release
  • Debian Project formally sets software patent policies

Sabayon 8 XFCE Review

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  • Sabayon 8 XFCE Review
  • Linux Mint 12: Why it's the best desktop OS
  • Chakra GNU/Linux 2012.02 Archimedes review
  • PC Linux OS 2012.02: nice and stable

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 444

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Asturix 4 and On desktop
  • News: Debian's position on software patents, Fedora 17 alpha testing, overview of Cinnamon, FreeBSD package management with pkgng
  • Questions and answers: End of support for Kubuntu
  • Released last week: Scientific Linux 6.2, Tiny Core Linux 4.3

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Is Windows 8 a Linux Copycat?

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Microsoft

linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Here in the world of technology, there's no denying that developers of even the most creative new products and ideas "stand on the shoulders of giants," just as innovators in most other realms do too.

Debian Project News - February 20th

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debian.org: Welcome to this year's fourth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: Goodbye Lenny!, Debian GNU/Hurd on the rails, and GPL in Debian: a study.

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NVIDIA Linux Performance-Per-Dollar: What The RX 480 Will Have To Compete Against

There's a lot of benchmarking going on this weekend at Phoronix in preparation for next week's Radeon RX 480 Linux review. Here are some fresh results on the NVIDIA side showing the current performance-per-dollar data for the NVIDIA Maxwell and Pascal graphics cards for seeing what the RX 480 "Polaris 10" card will be competing against under Linux. Read more

RaspAnd Project Brings Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Raspberry Pi 3, Now with GAAPS

Android-x86 and GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton has informed Softpedia today, June 25, 2016, about the immediate availability of a new build of his RaspAnd distribution for Raspberry Pi single-board computers. RaspAnd Build 160625 is the first to move the Android-x86-based distro to the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow mobile operating system created by Google. And in the good tradition of the RaspAnd project, both Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B are supported. Read more

BSD Leftovers

  • FreeBSD 11.0 Alpha 5 Released, Schedule So Far Going On Track
    The fifth alpha release of the huge FreeBSD 11.0 operating system update is now available for testing. FreeBSD 11.0 is bringing updated KMS drivers, Linux binary compatibility layer improvements, UEFI improvements, Bhyve virtualization improvements, and a wide range of other enhancements outlined via the in-progress release notes.
  • DragonFly's HAMMER2 File-System Sees Some Improvements
    The HAMMER2 file-system is going on four years in development by the DragonFlyBSD crew, namely by its founder Matthew Dillon. It's still maturing and taking longer than anticipated, but this is yet another open-source file-system.

Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" to Ship with GCC 6 by Default, Binutils 2.27

Debian developer Matthias Klose has announced that the new GCC 6 compiler, which will be made the default GCC compiler for the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system, is now available in the Debian Testing repos. Debian users who are currently using Debian Testing can make GCC 6 the default compiler by installing the gcc/g++ packages from experimental. If installing it, they are also urged to help fix reported built failures in Debian Testing and Debian Unstable. Read more