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Manjaro Linux explained

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We hope you are enjoying your time on our site and we also want to make it better. Its been a long time for this so today we are bringing seventh segment of "Introduction with Linux Distro" series.

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Solus Is Now Officially a Rolling Release Linux Operating System

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Linux

It looks like the "This Week in Solus" weekly newsletter are a thing again, and this is the second week in a row Solus developer Joshua Strobl announces a new installation to keep the community updated with the latest innovations.

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Recycle and reuse your old computers

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Linux

As I am sure you have heard me mention before, Linux is free to download and install as there is no licence fee. There are also many different distributions available, some of which have been specifically designed to work on old or low powered hardware. With the added bonus that malware is virtually non-existent on Linux (it really is secure), it means you can turn your old PC that was gathering dust into a working machine that is also safer to use than before.

A lot of Linux distributions come with software preloaded, so you can be up and running in no time. Ubuntu for instance comes with LibreOffice and Thunderbird preloaded, which means all of your office and email needs are sorted without you having to worry about additional downloads, or forking out on some third party product.

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New to Linux? HandyLinux Is a Great Distro for Linux Newbies

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HandyLinux offers a simplified approach for those who are new to the Linux desktop operating system. The developers make it easy to peal off the “Handy” layers to reveal a more standard Linux environment as users learn the system. Those who no longer need the IT tools included with the initial installation can remove them easily using the Handy2Debian application from the main menu.

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Linux and Graphics

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux
  • Kernel 4.6.3 Has Been Released

    Because it is very difficult to compile a Linux kernel, Canonical has packed all the kernel releases as deb packages and made them available for everybody that uses Ubuntu or Ubuntu-based systems, via its kernel.ubuntu.com repository.

  • X Developer Keith Packard's ChaosKey Hardware RNG Is Almost Here

    Veteran X.Org/X developer Keith Packard along with well known open-source advocate Bdale Garbee have been working on an "inexpensive yet robust" USB-based hardware random number generator.

    After years of work on this USB hardware RNG, they finally have a device they are taking into production: ChaosKey v1.0. There's already the mainline ChaosKey driver for supporting this true random number generator and the device itself is also open-source. ChaosKey 1.0 was presented at this week's DebConf16 Debian conference in Cape Town.

  • Trying The Experimental Radeon RX 480 Overclocking With AMDGPU OverDrive Isn't Going So Well
  • Mesa Is Almost Back Up To 1.9 Million Lines Of Code

    Being half-way through the year now and also given the recent Mesa 12.0 release I decided to run some Git statistics on Mesa to see how this year is panning out for its development.

    As of this morning, Mesa is at 5115 files that together have a total of 1,879,768 lines of code. There have been 83,063 recorded commits from 723 different authors / email addresses.

HandyLinux Is a Great Toolbox for Linux Newbies

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Reviews

HandyLinux is just that. It is a handy Linux distro that is very welcoming to Linux newbies. However, its dumbed-down handling of the Xfce desktop environment will leave more experienced Linux users craving for something a bit more advanced.

The developers have to standardize their use of English in the English language version. Too many slips into French detract from the attractiveness of this distro for English-only users. Looks can be deceiving, though. HandyLinux performs admirably.

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What If Linux Users Made Movies!

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Linux
Movies

I am just trying to imagine a few movies made by Linux lovers and for Linux loving audience. If such thing happens, what would be the movies look like? What would be their title?

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Tiny Core Linux 7.2 Released With New Features — A Blazing Fast 16MB Linux Distro

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Linux

The Core Project has recently announced the release of Tiny Core Linux 7.2. Tiny Core Linux is one of the smallest operating systems based on Linux kernel. TinyCore, the operating system’s popular version, is just 16MB in size and comes with a simple and fast GUI.

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TeamViewer Alternatives for Linux

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If you follow tech news at all, you’ve heard about “the happening” over at TeamViewer and of the “stuff” the victims of this exploit inadvertently purchased for the bad guys. Now, some of you might be thinking that this is old news. After all, this was like a month ago. What’s in the past stays in the past – wrong.

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Kernel Space Graphics

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Linux
  • Radeon/AMDGPU Updates For The Linux 4.8 Kernel

    Alex Deucher has submitted the main feature pull request for DRM-Next of the Radeon and AMDGPU DRM driver changes for the next kernel cycle, Linux 4.8.

    Some will be sad though, the AMDGPU material for Linux 4.8 doesn't contain the huge DAL display abstraction layer code that's needed for bringing the open-source AMDGPU driver display capabilities more on par with the former closed-source driver stack and also necessary for supporting new features like FreeSync/Adaptive-Sync.

  • Wayland Founder Kristian Høgsberg Is The Latest Open-Source Developer Leaving Intel

    Sadly, another blow to report on with regard to Intel's open-source efforts... Just days after reporting on Intel losing its chief Linux/open-source technologist, Dirk Hohndel, there's another high profile departure in the open-source world.

  • Mesa 12.0 Released With OpenGL 4.3 Support, Intel Vulkan & Many Other Features

    While it's coming late, the huge Mesa 12.0 release is now official! Mesa 12.0 is easily one of the biggest updates to this important open-source user-space OpenGL driver stack in quite some time and will offer much better support and features especially for Intel, Radeon, and NVIDIA open-source Linux desktop users/gamers.

  • Mesa 12.0.0 3D Graphics Library Released with Vulkan Driver for Intel Hardware

    Today, July 8, 2016, Collabora's Emil Velikov has had the honor of announcing the release of the final Mesa 12.0.0 3D Graphics Library for all GNU/Linux operating systems.

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Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.7.2, Qt 5.7 and KDE Applications 16.04.3

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Server Administration

  • SysAdmins With Open Source Skills Are In Demand
    System administrators play a crucial role in businesses today. They are the individuals responsible for the configuration, support and maintenance of company computer systems and servers. For this reason, they are a popular hiring request, with defense and media companies alike looking for these professionals on Dice. Yet, despite the ongoing demand, finding and recruiting system administrators may be more of a challenge. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found that the quarterly unemployment rate for system administrators was 0.6%, well below the national quarterly average (4.9%) and the quarterly average for all tech professionals (2.1%). Employers thus need to focus more of their recruitment strategies on poaching this talent from competitors.
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  • DevOps'n the Operating System
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  • 5 reasons system administrators should use revision control
    Whether you're still using Subversion (SVN), or have moved to a distributed system like Git, revision control has found its place in modern operations infrastructures. If you listen to talks at conferences and see what new companies are doing, it can be easy to assume that everyone is now using revision control, and using it effectively. Unfortunately that's not the case. I routinely interact with organizations who either don't track changes in their infrastructure at all, or are not doing so in an effective manner. If you're looking for a way to convince your boss to spend the time to set it up, or are simply looking for some tips to improve how use it, the following are five tips for using revision control in operations.

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