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Linux 4.9-rc5

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Back to my Sunday schedule, things look fairly normal. Calm first part
of the week, with most fixes coming in towards the end.. I'm used to
it by now.

Things have definitely gotten smaller, so a normal release schedule
(with rc7 being the last one) is still looking possibel despite the
large size of 4.9. But let's see how things work out over the next
couple of weeks. In the meantime, there's a lot of normal fixes in
here, and we just need more testing.

The stats for rc5 look extremely boring (which is a good thing). Two
thirds driver updates, 10% arch updates, 10% filesystems, the rest
"misc". Nothing really stands out, with the possible exception of the
re-enablement of "-Wmaybe-uninitialized" again after Arnd fixed it all

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Also: Linux 4.9-rc5 Released, 4.9 On Track For Possible Release In Three Weeks

How To Use vi Editor

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vi is a screen-oriented text editor originally created for the Unix operating system. The name "vi" is derived from the shortest unambiguous abbreviation for the ex command visual, which switches the ex-line editor to visual mode.

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Tizen News

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  • $9 Million Cash Incentive available to Tizen Mobile App developers

    A new incentive is available to developers as part of the Tizen Mobile App Incentive Program and is offering up to $9 million in cash in prizes. You could even earn a mouth watering $10,000 every month, for the 9 months the program runs for, that is if your app is ranked the monthly top 100. Get developing your apps for the Tizen platform if you want to share in all the goodies.

  • Delhi is the next destination for Tizen Devlab, 24 Nov 2016

    If you missed out on the Tizen Devlab event which took place in Bangalore last week, then mark your calendars because Tizen Devlabs is happening once again and this time will be help in New Delhi. The event will commence at 9:30 am and will go up to 4:30 pm. The Tizen DevLabs is a place where developers, both novice and highly skilled, can learn about all the opportunities that Tizen has to offer and learn about how Tizen is being implemented on a wide range of platforms and devices which include smartphones, smartwatches, fitness bands, TVs, refrigerator, automobile, camera and a whole lot more.

  • Best 3D Gun Shooter Game in Tizen Store
  • Native iReff App is available now on Tizen store

    Hi guys, if you recharge on your prepaid sim card you should to check the particular plan / pack before recharge your prepaid mobile. iReff app, created by iReff Technologies, it is the fastest and easiest way to find the recharge plan / pack which you need and will be the best one to buy.

Linux Foundation and Linux

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  • The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative Renews Funding for Reproducible Builds Project
  • Fluentd Joins the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

    Today, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) voted to accept Fluentd as the fourth hosted project after Kubernetes, Prometheus and OpenTracing. You can find more information on the project in this proposal presented to the TOC recently.

    As CNCF builds out multiple paths for adopting cloud native computing, the TOC is looking to unite high-quality and relevant projects into the Foundation. Fluentd was started by Treasure Data in 2011 and is an open source data collector that allows you to implement at an unified logging layer. Logging is a crucial part of cloud native architectures and aligns well with CNCF’s goal to significantly increase the overall flexibility and reliability of modern distributed systems environments capable of scaling to tens of thousands of self healing multi-tenant nodes.

  • How Blockchain Will Change Your Life

    Until the mid-1990s, the internet was little more than an arcane set of technical standards used by academics. Few predicted the profound effect it would have on society. Today, blockchain—the technology behind the digital currency bitcoin—might seem like a trinket for computer geeks. But once widely adopted, it will transform the world.

  • Nithya Ruff's Appointment to Linux Foundation Aids Diversity Efforts

    It's been a couple of weeks since the nonprofit Linux Foundation announced the addition of Nithya Ruff, along with Erica Brescia and Jeff Garzik, to its board. Ruff comes to the table with a long list of accomplishments. For the past two years she's been at Western Digital, where she's currently the director of open source office and is also the founding president of the company's Women’s Innovation Network. During this same period, she's been a member of the OpenStack Diversity Working Group and Women of OpenStack.

Microsoft Hates Linux (Proxies, Moles)

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  • Wim Coekaerts Returns to Oracle

    Only eight months after leaving Oracle to serve as Microsoft's corporate vice president of enterprise open source, Wim Coekaerts returns to his Oracle home.

  • “Experts” advise city of Munich to move from Linux to MS Windows

    The “unbiased experts” turn out to be the infamous consultants of Accidenture and their IT consulting joint venture with Microsoft, Avanade, who praise themselves as follows:

    12-time winner of Microsoft Partner of the Year
    24,000+ certifications in Microsoft technology
    90+ Microsoft partner awards
    23 Microsoft Gold Competencies

    Of course, Accidenture has no Linux knowhow at all, MS and SAP is all they ever heard of.

    The fact, that the German HQ of MS moved from the hinterland to Munich recently and paying taxes there, might also help them to get rid of the Debian-based LiMux.

Top 12 Best and Popular Linux Desktop Environments

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Everything is open in Linux and there is no hidden secrets, that is not limited to any particular application. Like that way we are getting bunch of options for all but most of the times, it making trouble to newbies & some point of time experience users to choose the best one because of the wide range of choices.

Are you new to Linux ? i can understand your situation because i have faced big trouble to make a move to next step when i planned to switch Linux (5 years back). Don’t worry i’m here to guide you smoothly, to choose the best Desktop Environment (DE) for your Linux distribution to move next level.

Desktop environment bundles with variety of components to provide common graphical user interface, also include a set of integrated applications and utilities based on DE’s. There are numerous Desktop Environments available for Linux. only few DEs are similar to windows but don’t panic other DEs also working good. Today i’m going to review Top 12 Best Linux Desktop Environments with detailed information to meet your needs.

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Three more Apollo Lake COMs support Qseven and COM Express

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Advantech unveiled Intel Apollo Lake based modules with Qseven, COM Express Compact Type 6, and Mini Type 10 form factors.

Advantech’s first three “Apollo Lake” computer-on-modules were part of a massive product announcement of products built around Intel’s new 14nm Atom E3900, Celeron N3350, and Pentium N4200 SoCs. Earlier this week, we covered five Advantech Apollo Lake SBCs. As promised, here we’re looking at the COMs, about which not a lot of details are currently available.

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Video: Linux Kernel Developers Greg Kroah-Hartman and Ted Ts'o Discuss Software Freedom

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Software Freedom Law Center, the pro-bono law firm led by Eben Moglen, Professor of law at Columbia Law School and the world's foremost authority on Free and Open Source Software law held its annual fall conference at Columbia Law School, New York on Oct. 28. The full-day program featured technical and legal presentations on Blockchain, FinTech, Automotive FOSS and GPL Compliance by industry and community stalwarts.

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Oracle Linux 7.3 Now Available with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4

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After last week's release of Red Hat's RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) 7.3 operating system, now Oracle is proud to announce the general availability of its Oracle Linux 7.3 distribution for 64-bit (x86_64) servers.

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How Linux can save small businesses (and old hardware)

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So I told Fred about Linux. I also told him a little about Chrome OS.

Here's the thing: it's wildly dangerous for Fred to run XP anymore, especially since he's got employees actively going online. But that doesn't mean his hardware can't be used. That old hardware will run Linux quite nicely.

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