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Linux Mint 17.1 RC "Rebecca" Cinnamon Officially Released – Screenshot Tour

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Clement Lefebvre has launched the first Release Candidate for Linux Mint 17.1. "Rebecca" Cinnamon is now available for download and comes accompanied by a major update for the desktop environment.

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Ubuntu Kylin 14.10 Utopic Unicorn : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Ubuntu Kylin 14.10 Utopic Unicorn is latest release of Ubuntu Kylin based on ubuntu 14.10 that used Unity desktop environment. As official ubuntu flavors it released brings with improved stability along with newly added features which provides better user experience.

According to Official announcement of Ubuntu Kylin 14.10. In this release, Ubuntu Kylin team has improve the system stability and add more new features, which provide you a better user experience. The Linux Kernel is updated to Ubuntu Kernel 3.16.0-17.23 based on 3.16.3 upstream version and Unity is 7.3.1. This release upgrades Ubuntu Kylin Software Center to 1.1.3, Youker Assistant 1.3.1, Youker Weather 2.1.2, Youker Calendar 1.0.0, Youker Fcitx 1.0.0, Sogou IM 1.1.0, Kuaipan 2.0.0 and Wiznote 2.1.12. Meanwhile, we have done lots of optimization and enhancement for you, with new slideshow and new wallpapers from 14.10 Wallpaper Contest!

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Linux Mint 17 RC "Rebecca" MATE Is Out and Features Full Compiz Support – Screenshot Tour

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Linux Mint 17 RC "Rebecca" MATE has been officially announced and the ISOs have been made available for download. It's a big improvement over the previous 17 version and it will be a very interesting update.

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Linux 3.18-rc5

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Hmm. We had a very calm -rc4, and I wish I could say that things
continued to calm down, but... Yeah, rc5 is clearly bigger than rc4
was. Oh well.

It's not like it's entirely out of line, though - rc4 was unusually
small. And the changes aren't particularly odd or scary: about 55%
drivers (networking, gpu, cypto, thermal, sound), 15% arch updates
(xtensa, x86, arm[64], parsic, sparc), and the rest is a mostly a mix
of netwoorking, filesystem, VM, documentation and tracing updates.
The changes tend to be fairly small and clear, and about a third are
marked for stable.

So we still have a few pending issues, but things look fairly normal.
We've still got a few weeks to go before final, and the more you can
test, the better off we'll be.

Linus

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Resignation from the pkg-systemd maintainer team

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Debian

I hereby resign from the systemd maintainer team in Debian. Please remove me from Uploaders on the next upload. You've been an awesome team to work with, but the load of the continued attacks is just becoming too much.

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The Linux Kernel Now Explicitly Uses GNU89, Not Yet C11 Friendly

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GNU
Linux

While the Linux kernel is constantly improving, it cannot yet be built as C11 code.

With this commit to mainline Linux git this weekend for Linux 3.18, the GNU89 C standard is now explicitly set.

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Wayland Live CD ISOs Updated

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Linux

Wayland fan and Phoronix reader "Nerdopolis" has released updated versions of his Wayland Live CD for showcasing Wayland technologies in various forms.

The Wayland Live CD distribution, Rebecca Black OS, saw a major update last month with a lot of new functionality -- check out that article if you haven't already for the details. This weekend's Rebecca Black OS update just brings various bug-fixes.

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Timesys tips LinuxLink support for Renesas RZ/A SoC

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Timesys announced LinuxLink support for the Cortex-A9 based Renesas RZ/A SoC and RSK HDK. Renesas also tipped an RZ/A-based board for ARM Mbed development.

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Why prominent 'hobbyist' operating systems face an existential crisis

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OS
GNU
Linux

Do you think Linux is an alternative, hobbyist operating system? Ha! Linux is mainstream. If you're looking for the next niche OS, you'll need to dive deep into the cracks and crevices: passion projects worked on by a handful of developers in their spare time.

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Over-Volting Your GPU With The New NVIDIA Linux Driver

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

Unlike the frequency overclocking done through the NVIDIA Settings GUI, the over-volting can only be done via the command-line interface. It's not clear yet if this is just a temporary limitation if NVIDIA didn't get around to exposing it via the GTK interface or they will keep it CLI-only in trying to discourage novice users from accidentally over-volting their system and causing potential damage, etc.

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Also: NVIDIA Adds "Nyan Blaze" To Coreboot

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Linux Kernel 4.15 Reached End of Life, Users Urged to Move to Linux 4.16 Now

After a very busy cycle due to the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities, which were publicly disclosed earlier this year and later discovered to put billions of devices using modern processors at risk of attacks, the Linux 4.15 kernel series was released at the of January heavily redesign against two critical hardware bugs. Now, nearly three months and only eighteen maintenance updates later, the Linux 4.15 kernel series reached end of life and it will no longer receive support. As such, all those using a kernel from the Linux 4.15 branch on their GNU/Linux distributions are urged to upgrade to the latest Linux 4.16 kernel series as soon as possible. Read more

LibreOffice 6.1 Lands Mid August 2018, First Bug Hunting Session Starts April 27

Work on the next big release of the widely-used open-source and cross-platform office suite for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows operating systems, LibreOffice 6.1, has already begun this week with a focus on revamping the online experience and improving the Writer and Calc components. A first bug hunting session was scheduled for the end of next week, on April 27, 2018, when developers will hack on the first alpha milestone of LibreOffice 6.1, which should be available to download for all supported platforms a few days before the event. During the bug hunting session, devs will try to fix as many bugs as possible. Read more

This Chart Shows How The Radeon RX 580 vs. GeForce GTX 1060 Now Compete Under Linux

It was just last year that open-source RadeonSI/RADV developers were trying to get the Radeon RX 580 "Polaris" GPU to be competitive with the GeForce GTX 1060 as it is under Windows given each GPU's capabilities. We've seen the RX 580 and GTX 1060 dancing under Linux the past few months and yesterday's 20-way GPU comparison with Rise of the Tomb Raider was quite significant -- perhaps most surprising being how well the RX 580 performed. Heck, just one or two years ago it was an accomplishment seeing any official Radeon driver support at-launch for new Linux game releases. So here are some extensive tests looking closer at the GTX 1060 vs. RX 580 battle in this latest Vulkan-powered Linux game port. Read more

Linux 4.9.95

I'm announcing the release of the 4.9.95 kernel. All users of the 4.9 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.9.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.9.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st... Read more