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OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 1 released

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The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its 1st Beta of OpenELEC 6.0.
Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 5.95.1.

The OpenELEC 5.95 release series are test releases (beta) for OpenELEC-6.0.
OpenELEC-6.0 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-5.0.

The most visible change is the update from Kodi-14.2 Helix to Kodi-15.0 Isengard (beta 1). Beginning with Kodi-15 most audio encoder, audio decoder, PVR and visualisation addons are no longer included in our base OS, but they are available via Kodi's addon manager and must be installed from there, if needed. Our own PVR backends such as VDR and TVHeadend will install needed dependencies automatically. Other than that, please refer to http://kodi.tv/kodi-15-0-isengard-beta-1/ to see all the changes in Kodi-15.

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Linux Kernel 3.19.7 Is a Massive Update and All Users are Urged to Upgrade

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Immediately after announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.0.2, which is currently the most advanced stable branch of Linux kernel, Greg Kroah-Hartman also announced the immediate availability for download and upgrade of the seventh maintenance version of Linux 3.19 kernel.

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Linux Mint 17.2 'Rafaela' Planned for End of June, Linux Mint 18 Arrives in 2016

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The Linux Mint developers have announced today, May 7, in what appears to be the shortest monthly newsletter ever released, that the team works hard these days to bring you the second installment of the Linux Mint 17 operating system.

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Ubuntu MATE Is Now Available as Official Distro for Raspberry Pi 2

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Ubuntu MATE is now an official distribution for Raspberry Pi 2, and the images for this light and modern operating system are now listed on the website.

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Back Up Your System with Clonezilla Live 2.4.1-15

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Clonezilla Live, a Linux distribution based on DRBL, Partclone, and udpcast that allows users to do a lot of maintenance and recovery work, has been updated to version 2.4.1-15 and is now ready for download.

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Microsoft's new secure boot strategy will suit Linux firms

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Microsoft

Linux companies Red Hat, SUSE and Canonical will benefit from the decision by Microsoft to suggest that OEMs not provide a means of turning off secure boot on PCs running Windows 10.

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Cinnamon 2.6 and MATE 1.10 to Land in Linux Mint Soon

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The Linux Mint project is constantly working to improve the operating systems they are developing, along with the Cinnamon desktop environment. A new major update for Cinnamon is expected to land pretty soon, and it will come with lots of new features and changes.

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Next Thing Co. Releases “World’s First” $9 Computer

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Debian

Snuggly situated in an industrial section of Oakland, CA is Next Thing Co. a team of nine artists and engineers who are pursuing the dream of a lower cost single board computer. Today they’ve unveiled their progress on Kickstarter, offering a $9 development board called Chip.

The board is Open Hardware, runs a flavor of Debain Linux, and boasts a 1Ghz R8 ARM processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of eMMC storage. It is more powerful than a Raspberry Pi B+ and equal to the BeagleBone Black in clock speed, RAM, and storage. Differentiating Chip from Beagle is its built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, and the ease in which it can be made portable, thanks to circuitry that handles battery operation.

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Twistlock Launches To Solve Linux Container Security Problems

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As the idea of containers gains momentum, there are a couple of problems that increasingly need to be solved – networking, storage and security being the key three. Twistlock aims to solve the last of those and be part of unlocking far-broader container adoption.

Containers are, of course, a Linux concept that allows the running of multiple isolated Linux systems on a single control host. Instead of creating a full virtual environment, with Linux containers, an operating system is shared across the various containers while running resources are offered to the container in isolation. Linux containers have existed for a long time, but Docker re-invigorated the notion and brought it to a wider audience.

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Cutegram 2.2, the Best Telegram Client for Linux, Arrives with Link Previews

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Cutegram 2 is once again back as one of the best Telegram clients for Linux ever. Version 2.2.0 is here to attest just that, as announced today by its developer on the project's website.

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