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Linux 4.8-rc2 Kernel Released

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The second weekly test release of the Linux 4.8 kernel is now available.

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Video Demo, Tizen Ported onto the MIPS based Newton2 Platform

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Ingenic, a semiconductor company that is based in Beijing, China, design their own CPU core and System on Chips (SoC) based on the MIPS32 architecture. You can find their products in many end consumer products such as digital picture frames, portable media players, and GPS devices.

They have recently ported Tizen 2.3 to the Newton2 platform, which is ideally suited to the fast paced wearable and IoT market, and they also have a Tizen 3.0 demo image running on MIPS CI20 Creator board. We recently got to catch with Petar Jovanovic from RT-RK, which is a consultancy company that specialises in system software and compilers/tools, about their porting experience with Tizen:

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Elive 2.7.2 beta released

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Linux
Debian

The Elive Team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.7.2
This new version includes:

Spotify works directly on the fly on your Elive system!
Designs: much much improved designs for the icons and theme, see details at continuation
fixes: thunar opens terminology as default terminal, admin mode works back too
Gimp includes a much better and improved default configuration like single window mode or an increased number of undeletes

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Off-The-Shelf Hacker: This Story was Composed on a $9 Linux Computer

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A couple of weeks ago, we reviewed the CHIP computer. This time, we’ll go through the process of writing a TNS Off-The-Shelf Hacker story, on a CHIP computer.

I’ll talk about what I like and point out rough spots. Keep in mind that this is a $9 Linux-based computer. There certainly are limitations to its capabilities although you shouldn’t mistake the CHIP for a toy. You are reading the proof, right now, since all of this copy, the process of uploading it into the TNS’s content manager, and graphics editing were done on the CHIP. It only took a little bit longer than usual. As the technology matures, I’m definitely thinking about building a battery-powered notebook, using a nano-Linux board.

The point is that complete sub credit-card sized computer boards are a massive, positive trend in the Linux and physical computing world. And, it just keeps getting better.

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Also: The $5 Onion Omega2 Linux computer is made to order for Internet of Thing

'Chrome Remote Desktop' A Linux Remote Desktop App

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Chrome Remote Desktop is a Linux remote desktop app that allows users to access any Linux computer remotely. It is developed by Google and is available for Linux systems also. It is very easy to use and let one handle computer remotely using Chromoting protocol developed by Google.

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Linux Phones

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Gadgets

SUSE, IBM, and Servers

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Linux
Server
SUSE

Linux Kernel News

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

Youker Assistant For Linux System Maintenance & Cleanup Tool

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Reviews

Youker Assistant is Linux system maintenance software built by Ubuntu Kylin, an official Ubuntu subproject for chinese users. Youker assistant helps maintain system by cleaning system trash files, cache, cookies and all other histroy trace. There are couple of more built-in tools in Youker Assistant.

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Is it wrong to use Microsoft products on Linux?

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Microsoft

Whenever I write about Microsoft's change in attitude toward Linux, I get pushback from a segment of the Linux user community. That makes me wonder if it’s really ‘okay’ to use Microsoft products on Linux. If not, why?

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Distro Development: Rescatux and Bodhi

  • Rescatux 0.40 beta 9 released
    Many code in the grub side and in the windows registry side has been rewritten so that these new features could be rewritten. As a consequence it will be easier to maintain Rescapp. Finally the chntpw based options which modify the Windows registry now perform a backup of the Windows registry files in the unlikely case you want to undo some of the changes that Rescapp performs. I guess that in the future there will be a feature to be able to restore such backups from Rescapp itself, but, let’s focus on releasing an stable release. It’s been a while since the last one. UEFI feedback is still welcome. Specially if the Debian installation disks work for you but not the Rescatux ones.
  • Bodhi 4.0.0 Updates and July Donation Totals
    Late last month I posted a first alpha look at Bodhi 4.0.0. Work since then has been coming along slowly due to a few unpredictable issues and my own work schedule outside of Bodhi being hectic over the summer. Bodhi 4.0.0 will be happening, but likely not with a stable release until September. I am traveling again this weekend, but am hoping to get out a full alpha release with 32bit and non-PAE discs next week.

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Leftovers: BSD/LLVM

Emma A LightWeight Database Management Tool For Linux

Today who does not interact with databases and if you're a programmer then the database management is your daily task. For database management, there is a very popular tool called, MySQL Workbench. It's a tool that ships with tonnes of functionalities. But not all of us as beginner programmers use all Workbench features. So here we also have a very lightweight database manager in Linux, Emma. Read
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