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Manjaro Linux Wiki and Forum Aren't Accessible, Developers Instruct Users to Change Their System Clocks

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A few days ago, Manjaro Linux developer Philip Müller informed all Manjaro users that the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate of their manjaro.org website where the Wiki and Forum of the project are hosted has expired and that they forgot to update it in time to not create any accessibility issues.

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Linux Mint 17.2 Codenamed A Religious Name ‘Rafaela’

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Linux mint 17.2 codename Rafaila

After a successful release of Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' and Linux Mint 17.1 'Rebecca' here is a preparation for another successful release Linux Mint 17.2.  On April, 8 Clem posted news on blog.linuxmint.com saying the next release Linux Mint 17.2 has been codenamed 'Rafaela'. Here is what Rafaela means. Tell us Is it religious?
 

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DigiKam 4.9.0 Released With Bug Fixes, Install In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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digiKam is an Open-Source project Photos management software, specially for KDE but you can use it on Ubuntu or others distros too. In digiKam photos are organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by folder layout or by custom collections. Developers recently released digiKam 4.9.0 with 33 bug fixes. Developers  main focus is on digiKam 5.0 release, as it is supposed to be a major release of digiKam.

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New Manjaro Linux Update Brings LUKS Encryption, Firefox 37.0.1, Linux Kernel 3.19.3

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The Manjaro Linux development team announced a few days ago that a new update is available for its stable operating systems, Manjaro Linux 0.8.12, bringing all sorts of improvements and the latest versions of pre-installed components.

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In this SteamOS era where do the Linux gaming stand?

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Gaming

Aside from demonstrating that Linux CAN be used for gaming, SteamOS will have another great advantage for the Linux gaming community: it will bring a lot of casual gamers that will be looking for a different experience into the world of Linux. This move should increase the percentage of Linux gamers enough to make PC gamers curious, and game developers willing to take a leap of faith and create games for Linux as well.

Overall, the future of Linux gaming is looking bright.

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New Atom SoC will target IoT devices, says Intel

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Linux

At IDF Shenzhen, Intel announced plans for a rugged IoT version of the Intel Atom x3 SoC, with built in cellular radios, and both Linux and Android support.

At the Intel Development Forum (IDF) in Shenzhen, China, Intel announced a future Internet of Things version of its new Atom x3 (Sofia) system-on-chips, some of which are built by China-based Rockchip. Intel announced the Atom x3 at Mobile World Congress in early March along with the more powerful, 14nm fabricated “Cherry Trail-T” Atoms, the Atom x5 and x7.

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Linux 4.0 Hard Drive Comparison With EXT4 / Btrfs / XFS / NTFS / NILFS2 / ReiserFS

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It's been a while since last running any Linux file-system tests on a hard drive considering all of the test systems around here are using solid-state storage and only a few systems commissioned in the Linux benchmarking test farm are using hard drives, but with Linux 4.0 around the corner, here's a six-way file-system comparison on Linux 4.0 with a HDD using EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, and even NTFS, NILFS2, and ReiserFS.

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Fedora Server 22 Is Using The XFS File-System By Default

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Using the XFS file-system as the default within an LVM has been part of the Fedora Server technical spec while with Fedora 22 it's finally happened. The default layout for Fedora Server 22 installations is using XFS atop LVM while /boot is outside the LVM setup.

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SalentOS 14.04.2 released!

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With pleasure SalentOS Team announces the release of SalentOS 14.04.2.

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Jolla Communicator for Ubuntu Helps Users Control Their Jolla Smartphones

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The Jolla community has put together an application called Jolla Communicator that allows users to send and receive messages on Ubuntu, which connected to a Sailfish OS-powered smartphone.

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First impressions of Ubuntu 15.04

Canonical's Ubuntu operating system is probably the most widely used Linux distribution in the world. Ubuntu is made available in several editions, including desktop builds, server builds and there is a branch of Ubuntu for mobile phones. Ubuntu provides installation images for the x86, ARM and Power PC architectures, allowing the distribution to run on a wide variety of hardware. The most recent release of Ubuntu, version 15.04, includes a fairly short list of changes compared to last year's Ubuntu 14.10, however some of the changes are significant. Some small changes include an upgrade of the kernel to Linux 3.19 and placing application menus inside the application window by default. A potentially larger change is the switch from Canonical's Upstart init software to systemd. Read more