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AMD Catalyst 15.7 Stable Linux Driver Released After a Long Absence

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The AMD developers have announced that a new Catalyst Linux driver, 15.7, has been released and is now available for download. It's been a while since we had a stable version of the Catalyst driver, but it's still not all that impressive.

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LinuxIT Acquired

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GNU
Linux
  • Double swoop gives Claranet second wind

    A double acquisition swoop by Claranet will bolster the managed service provider's IT services prowess and thrust its turnover to £150m.

    Funded through debt and supported by its financial backers including RBS, the managed services provider has simultaneously grabbed business continuity specialist Techgate and Linux specialist LinuxIT for an undisclosed sum.

    [...]

    LinuxIT, which specialises in professional and managed services for Linux-based applications, employs 20 staff and work with 200 customers including ITV and Hopkins Architects. The Bristol-based firm turned over £2.6m last year.

  • Claranet expands portfolio with two acquisitions

    The MSP has bought disaster recovery and Linux services firms

  • Claranet aims to boost DR and Linux services with acquisitions

    The company has acquired Techgate and LinuxIT to help expand its offering across Europe

    Claranet has acquired Techgate and LinuxIT so it can offer a wider selection of disaster recovery and Linux service to customers in its six territories.

    Techgate’s secure and flexible IT infrastructure services cover business continuity, disaster recovery and back-up services. The company operates two data centres and has more than 200 customers, which will become Claranet’s customers when the acquisition completes.

    LinuxIT offers professional and managed services for Linux-based on-premise and hosted applications. The company also has around 200 customers and its 20 members of staff will join Claranet.

Leftovers: Kernel

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FSF endorses embedded GNU/Linux distro ProteanOS as fully free

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GNU
Linux

The FSF's list consists of ready-to-use full GNU/Linux systems whose developers have made a commitment to follow the Guidelines for Free System Distributions. This means each distro includes and steers users toward exclusively free software. All distros on this list reject nonfree software, including firmware "blobs" and nonfree documentation.

ProteanOS is a new, small, and fast distribution that primarily targets embedded devices, but is also being designed to be part of the boot system of laptops and other devices. The lead maintainer of ProteanOS is P. J. McDermott, who is working closely with the Libreboot project and hopes to have ProteanOS be part of the boot system of Libreboot-compatible devices.

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Also: The Licensing and Compliance Lab interviews Joël Krähemann, maintainer of Advanced GTK+ Sequencer

Alpine Linux 3.2.1 released

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GNU
Linux

The Alpine Linux project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 3.2.1 of its Alpine Linux operating system.

This is a bugfix release of the v3.2 musl based branch. This release is based on the 3.18.17 kernel which has some critical security fixes.

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Phoronix on Graphics

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

Libinput

NVIDIA

AMD

  • What Do You Hope To See Out Of Today's Expected Catalyst Linux Update?

    It's expected that today AMD will be releasing an updated Catalyst (v15.20) Linux graphics driver. Aside from Radeon Rx 300/Fury graphics card support, what do you hope is part of this new driver series?

  • AMD Radeon 300 Series On Linux - Catalyst: 0 vs. Open-Source: 1

    When receiving the MSI Radeon R7 370 for review on Phoronix, I first tried installing the latest publicly available driver from the AMD web-site... The Catalyst 15.5 for Linux that has been available on AMD.com since early June. Since then they haven't put out any stable/beta Catalyst Linux releases, even after the Rx 300 series launch. When trying to install this latest Catalyst Linux driver atop Ubuntu 15.04, it became quickly apparent that it was unsupported....

  • A Look At CS:GO & TF2 On AMD GPUs With The Open-Source Driver

    In the testing so far has been a Radeon HD 6870, HD 6950, HD 7850, R9 290, and R7 370. There will be more cards in the R7 370 Linux review along with some fresh open-source NVIDIA benchmark results. Tests were done on Linux 4.1.1 and Mesa 10.7-devel atop Ubuntu 15.04. Linux 4.2 Git couldn't be tested (plus the R9 285 with AMDGPU) since this particular test system is still plagued by the Linux 4.2 kernel panics.

  • AMD FirePro S9170 Rolls Out With 32GB Of GDDR5 Memory

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Running ZFS On The Linux 4.1 Kernel

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With the recently released ZFS On Linux 0.6.4.2 there is added support for the Linux 4.1 kernel. After carrying out the recent 6-way file-system comparison on Linux 4.1 I decided to run some fresh tests of this popular, out-of-tree file-system.

This article has the results of the recent EXT4, Btrfs, F2FS, XFS, ReiserFS, and NILFS2 comparison with the ZFS ZOL results added in for the same system with the testing that was backed by a Mushkin 120GB ECO2 MKNSSDEC120GB Serial ATA 3.0 solid-state drive.

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Also: A Big Set Of Updates Come For KDBUS

Linux Foundation's Individual Membership Drive to Help IT Professionals Advance Careers

Home Automation with Raspberry Pi

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Linux

The Raspberry Pi has been very popular among hobbyists and educators ever since its launch in 2011. The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized single-board computer with a Broadcom BCM 2835 SoC, 256MB to 512MB of RAM, USB ports, GPIO pins, Ethernet, HDMI out, camera header and an SD card slot. The most attractive aspects of the Raspberry Pi are its low cost of $35 and large user community following.

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5 Best Linux Desktop Environments With Pros & Cons

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KDE
Linux
Reviews


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If you are new to Linux then I'm sure you are giving up lots of time choosing Desktop Environment of your Linux Distribution. You are probably thinking to give a try to each one of them but that's very time consuming. That's why here I'm reviewing the 5 Best Linux Desktop Environments with the pros & cons. The article gives you what you should know for choosing a DE. So let's get started!

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Tizen 2.3 Rev 3 SDK now released with Native IDE Bug Fixes

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Development
Linux

The Tizen Technical Steering Group has announced the release of the Tizen 2.3 SDK (Rev3), which is now available to download and contains bug fixes in the Native IDE as detailed below:

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EXT4 fscrypt vs. eCryptfs vs. LUKS dm-crypt Benchmarks

Given the recent advancements of the EXT4 file-system with its native file-system encryption support provided by the fscrypt framework, here are benchmarks comparing the performance of an EXT4 file-system with no encryption, fscrypt-based encryption, eCryptfs-based encryption, and a LUKS dm-crypt encrypted volume. Read more

Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" Has Reached End of Security Support, Upgrade Now

Released more than three years ago, on April 25, 2015, Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" is currently considered the "oldstable" Debian branch since the release of the Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system series precisely a year ago, on June 17, 2017. As such, Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" has now reached end of life and will no longer receive regular security support beginning June 17, 2018. Security support for Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" will be handed over to the Debian LTS team now that LTS (Long Term Support) support has ended for Debian GNU/Linux 7 "Wheezy" on May 31, 2018. Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" will start receiving additional support from the Debian LTS project starting today, but only for a limited number of packages and architectures like i386, amd64, armel, and armhf. Read more

openSUSE Tumbleweed Is Now Powered by Linux Kernel 4.17, KDE Plasma 5.13 Landed

As of today, the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system is now powered by the latest and most advanced Linux 4.17 kernel series, which landed in the most recent snapshot released earlier. Tumbleweed snapshot 20180615 was released today, June 17, 2018, and it comes only two days after snapshot 20180613, which added the Mesa 18.1.1 graphics stack and KDE Plasma 5.13 desktop environment, along with many components of the latest KDE Applications 18.04.2 software suite. Today's snapshot 20180615 continued upgrading the KDE Applications software suite to version 18.04.2, but it also upgraded the kernel from Linux 4.16.12 to Linux 4.17.1. As such, OpenSuSE Tumbleweed is now officially powered by Linux kernel 4.17, so upgrading your installs as soon as possible would be a good idea. Read more