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NetworkManager 1.0.6 Adds Support for Wake-on-LAN Configurations, More

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GNU
Linux
OSS

Lubomir Rintel informs users about the release and immediate availability for download of the sixth maintenance version of the open-source NetworkManager network connection management utility for GNU/Linux operating systems.

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Ubuntu Kylin 15.10 Beta 1 Is Out with Updated Software Center, Linux Kernel 4.1 LTS

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GNU
Linux

As part of the release of Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Beta 1 for opt-in flavors, the Ubuntu Kylin team had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Beta build of the upcoming Ubuntu Kylin 15.10 distro.

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Also: Kubuntu Wily Beta 1

Ubuntu Linux continues to rule the cloud

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Linux
Ubuntu

Let's have a pop quiz.

The most popular desktop operating system is... Windows. Right.

The most popular mobile operating system is... Android! Correct.

And, the most popular operating system on the public cloud is... Ubuntu Linux.

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Leftovers: Kernel

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Embedded/Devices

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Android
Linux

The Liquorix Kernel Is Still Ticking, Currently Based On Linux 4.1

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Linux

It's been two years since I last tested / reported on the Liquorix kernel, which advertises itself as "the better distro kernel" with optimizations for desktop, multimedia, and gaming workloads.

The Liquorix kernel has Zen interactive tuning, hard kernel preemption, utilizes Budget Fair Queue (BFQ), Vegas TCP congestion control, smaller TX net queues, AuFS support, etc.

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The Raspberry Pi is succeeding in ways its makers almost imagined

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Linux

When the Raspberry Pi shipped to a planet excited geeks in the middle of 2012, it changed the way we taught IT. That had always been the intention of creator Eben Upton. Give the kids the goods and they’ll do the rest.

At first, it seemed as though the grownups were more excited than the kids, creating all sorts of wacky Pi-based projects. Fortunately, those grownups - eager for the respect of their peers - shared everything they learned, posting to blogs, StackOverflow, and thousands of other websites. Want to know how to blink an LED? Drive a motor? Read a sensor? Set up a web server? Within the first year, all of that was out there, all of it indexed, searchable, and useful to kids.

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All of Your Favorite PCLinuxOS Editions Are Now Available into a Single ISO Image

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GNU
Linux
PCLOS

The Linux AIO project has spent all summer creating new ISOs for various popular GNU/Linux distributions that have multiple editions, so they have had the great pleasure, as always, of informing us about some of them.

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Hardened Linux stalwarts grsecurity pull the pin after legal fight

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Linux
Security

The gurus behind the popular and respected Linux kernel hardening service Grsecurity have decided to stop providing support for its stable offering.

Patches will be ceased in the next two weeks in response to an expensive and lengthy court case between the small outfit and a “multi-billion dollar” corporation which it says flagrantly infringed its trademark.

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Is There Such a Thing as Too Many GNU/Linux Distributions?

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GNU
Linux

I think it's time to clarify the matter of "too many Linux distributions" once and for all. For a Linux veteran like myself, it is getting annoying to see all sorts of comments on the Internet from people complaining that there are way too many distributions of Linux.

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