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Linux 4.5-rc2 Brings A Surprising Amount Of Changes

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Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux 4.5-rc2 this weekend as was expected as the next weekly test version of this new kernel.

Linus mentions in the 4.5-rc2 announcement that he was happy with how this release was turning out, but since Friday there were many more pull request submitted. The amount of new activity in the past few days though doesn't worry Torvalds and is the result in finding bugs by users/developers in trying out Linux 4.5.

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Also: Linus Torvalds Announces the Second Linux Kernel 4.5 Release Candidate Build

Linux Kernel 3.10.96 LTS Has Networking and Sound Enhancements, Updated Drivers

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Renowned kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman reports at the end of January the release and immediate availability for download of the ninety-sixth maintenance build of the Linux 3.10 long-term supported kernel series.

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AV Linux 2016 Optimizes Debian Testing for Audio Production, Coming Soon

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Debian

Glen McArthur, one of the developers working on the AV Linux project, a GNU/Linux operating system dedicated to audio and video professionals, published a video recently to show the world what's coming in AV Linux 2016.

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Simplicity Linux 16.01 is now available for download

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Linux

It’s that time again! A new release of Simplicity Linux is available for download. Simplicity Linux 16.01 comes in two flavours, Netbook and Desktop, both 32-bit releases. Based on the excellent LXPup distro, we use LXDE window manager and 4.1.6 kernel.

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Linux 4.4.1

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I'm announcing the release of the 4.4.1 kernel.

All users of the 4.4 kernel series must upgrade.

The updated 4.4.y git tree can be found at:
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.4.y
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st...

thanks,

greg k-h

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Also: Linux 4.3.5

Linux 4.1.17

Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS Gets Its First Point Release, Adds PPC, x86 and ARM64 Fixes

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It is finally here! The first point release of the Linux 4.4 LTS kernel series, which was announced by Linus Torvalds on January 10, 2016, arrives today for GNU/Linux distributions that already adopted it.

Linux kernel 4.4.1 LTS is a fairly normal maintenance build that promises to address various issues with the x86, AMR64 (AArch64), and PPC (PowerPC) hardware architectures, updates a few USB and networking drivers (mostly Ethernet), adds multiple sound enhancements, and improves the networking stack, especially for things like B.A.T.M.A.N. Advanced, Open vSwitch, IPv6, IPv4, Phonet, SCTP (Stream Control Transmission Protocol), as well as XFRM.

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AMD and Intel Graphics

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  • Running The Radeon R7 260X With The Experimental AMDGPU Driver

    A few days back I showed the Radeon vs. AMDGPU vs. Catalyst kernel driver potential when testing on the R9 290 "Hawaii" graphics card that has experimental and disabled-by-default support for the new AMDGPU kernel driver primarily designed for AMD GCN 1.2 GPUs and newer. Those results were interesting and showed some areas where AMDGPU came out faster than Radeon, so I decided to run experimental tests on another GCN 1.1 Sea Islands GPU that can be made to work with this kernel driver.

  • Intel Open-Source Developer Talks About Vulkan

    Jason Ekstrand of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center had a main track presentation on Saturday at FOSDEM about Vulkan.

Gis Weather Review - Weather for Your Desktop

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Reviews

Gis Weather is a customizable weather widget available for numerous Linux distros. It's not all that well known, but it's a great tool nonetheless.

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Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released

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Linux

Linux Lite 2.8 Final is now available for download. The star of this release is the inclusion of the Hardware Enablement Stack 3.19 based Kernel offering greater hardware support. We've also included a host of new features including, BTRFS support during install, the Help Manual is now accessible from the Desktop, Hulu now works out of the box, and the usual compliment of community suggestions and bug fixes.

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Phoronix on Graphics

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