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RMS Gets Award, OwnCloud Founder Resigns & More…

LXer - 54 min ago
Also: Ubuntu gets ready for Yakkety Yak (don't talk back), Tails has a new release with an updated TOR browser and Android apps are coming to a Chromebook near you.

Linux Kernel 3.4.112 LTS Has Many PowerPC, x86, HFS, and HFS+ Improvements

TuxMachines - 1 hour 28 min ago

A couple of days ago, kernel developer Zefan Li released the one hundred twelfth maintenance build of the long-term supported Linux 3.4 kernel series for stable GNU/Linux users.

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Chrome 51 Beta Brings Lower Overhead For Offscreen Rendering, Up To 30% Power Savings

Phoronix - 2 hours 29 min ago
A day after Mozilla released the Firefox 47 Beta, Google has released their beta of the Chrome/Chromium 51 web-browser...

OS Survey

Reddit - 2 hours 31 min ago

Greetings, /r/Linux!

I am a student at the University of Tennessee, conducting a survey for one of my classes. The point of this survey is to find out why people use the OS that they do, and hopefully I can gather evidence to show what I found. I chose this sub among others because of its' users knowledge of their OS. I would greatly appreciate it if you took the time to fill out this survey.

You can take it here with Google Forms.

Thanks a lot!

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Gentoo-Based Sabayon 16.05 Linux OS Switches to the Latest Linux 4.5 Kernel

TuxMachines - 2 hours 44 min ago

Earlier today, April 29, 2016, the developers of the Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux operating system have announced the release of the respin ISO images for the month of May of 2016.

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Chromium OS comes to Raspberry Pi 3

LXer - 2 hours 48 min ago
Chromium OS for SBCs has been released in v0.5 for the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3. The Pine64 appears to be next up, with other hacker SBCs waiting in line. The “Chromium OS for Single Board Computers” project, which is taking the open source Chromium OS progenitor of Chrome OS, and tuning it for SBCs, […]

Octa-core Cortex-A53 hacker SBC sells for $60

TuxMachines - 2 hours 52 min ago

FriendlyARM’s $60, open spec “NanoPC-T3” SBC runs Android or Linux on an octa-core Cortex-A53 SoC packed with wireless and media interfaces, plus 8GB eMMC.

The over-caffeinated board builders at Guangzhou, China-based FriendlyARM have shipped their highest-end hacker board yet. The NanoPC-T3 is almost identical to the NanoPC-T2 board, but swaps out the quad-core, Cortex-A9 Samsung S5P4418 SoC for a layout-compatible S5P6818 with eight Cortex-A53 cores that can be clocked dynamically from 400MHz to 1.4GHz. Last month, FriendlyARM’ unveiled an $11, quad-core NanoPi M1 single board computer with similarly open source hardware and Android and Linux software.

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GoBangOS

Reddit - 3 hours 20 min ago

today's leftovers

TuxMachines - 3 hours 25 min ago

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Linux and Graphics

TuxMachines - 3 hours 25 min ago

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Security Leftovers

TuxMachines - 3 hours 26 min ago
  • Cockpit 0.104

    Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. There’s a new release every week. Here are the highlights from this weeks 0.104 release.

  • FFmpeg 3.0.2 "Einstein" Multimedia Framework Released with Updated Components

    Today, April 28, 2016, the development team behind the popular FFmpeg open-source and cross-platform multimedia framework has released the second maintenance release in the stable FFmpeg 3.0 "Einstein" series.

    FFmpeg 3.0 was a massive release announced in mid-February, which brought in numerous existing changes, including support for decoding and encoding Common Encryption (CENC) MP4 files, support for decoding DXV streams, as well as support for decoding Screenpresso SPV1 streams.

  • Using bubblewrap in xdg-app

    At the core of xdg-app is a small helper binary that uses Linux features like namespaces to set up sandbox for the application. The main difference between this helper and a full-blown container system is that it runs entirely as the user. It does not require root privileges, and can never allow you to get access to things you would not otherwise have.

  • Build System Fallbacks

    If you are using Builder from git (such as via jhbuild) or from the gnome-builder-3-20 branch (what will become 3.20.4) you can use Builder with the fallback build system. This is essentially our “NULL” build system and has been around forever. But today, these branches learned something so stupidly obvious I’m ashamed I didn’t do it 6 months ago when implementing Build Configurations.

  • Node.js version 6 is now available

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