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Security Leftovers

Wed, 2016-05-25 13:22

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openSUSE 42.2 Alpha1, Not Just for Nerds, Rebellin Impressin'

Wed, 2016-05-25 12:45

Today in Linux news Ludwig Nussel announced the release of openSUSE Leap 42.2 Alpha1. In other news, Jack Germain was impressed with Rebellin Linux from the start and blogger DarkDuck said CentOS isn't for home users. Mozilla' Asa Dotzler returns to Firefox and Richard Smith said Linux is "not just for computer nerds" anymore.

Ludwig Nussel today announced openSUSE Leap 42.2 Alpha1 saying this release is mainly 42.1 plus updates and SLE12SP2 Beta1, Qt 5.6, and Linux 4.4. He hopes another alpha will land before the upcoming openSUSE conference and having a developmental release every month until Final in November. Test hounds can still check the installer and hardware support. While 42.2 is supposed to be a minor update, big changes are coming in YaST, X, KDE, GNOME and systemd.

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Is Ubuntu's Convergence the Future of Linux?

Wed, 2016-05-25 11:48

Convergence is not a word on everybody's lips. But if Canonical Software, the company that controls Ubuntu, has any say, it soon will be.

Others may be more skeptical.

Canonical describes convergence as "a single software platform that runs across smartphones, tablets, PCs, and TVs. It is designed to help make converged computing a reality: one system, one experience, multiple form factors."

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-11 Launches Next Week for Supported Ubuntu Phones and Tablets

Wed, 2016-05-25 11:42

Another week has passed, and the major OTA-11 software update for the Ubuntu mobile operating system, which powers the Ubuntu Phone and Tablet devices, is getting closer to a final release.

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Linux Kernel 3.18.34 LTS Has OCFS2 Improvements, Updated Intel GPU Drivers, More

Wed, 2016-05-25 11:41

Immediately after informing the community about the general availability of Linux kernel 4.1.25 LTS, kernel developer Sasha Levin published details about the release of Linux kernel 3.18.34 LTS.

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CentOS 7 KDE: not for home users

Wed, 2016-05-25 11:39

Whom can I recommend CentOS to? Probably to people I mentioned in the very beginning of this article: students who want to dedicate their life to system administration. You need to learn how to search for the answers, how to do things manually. That is your profession. That is your bread. CentOS gives you a brilliant opportunity to learn all of that along with learning the system itself.

But CentOS is not for home users who want things done quickly and easily, I'm afraid.

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System76 Is Giving Away a Lemur Laptop Preloaded with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Wed, 2016-05-25 11:35

System76, a US-based hardware company known for building powerful computers with the popular Ubuntu Linux preloaded, has announced earlier that they are giving away one of their superb Lemur laptops during the Denver Mini Maker Faire event.

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You Can Finally Buy Official Ubuntu Stickers for Your Laptop & Desktop Computers

Wed, 2016-05-25 11:32

After a long wait, the Unixstickers.com website is proud to announce today, May 24, 2016, that they can finally offer stickers with the Ubuntu logo, thanks to a partnership with Canonical.

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Solus OS

Wed, 2016-05-25 11:30

For the seasoned users among you, chances are you may have previously heard about the development of the Solus operating system – for both good and bad reasons. For those less aware of the behind-the-scenes antics, you might want to check out our full interview with its founder, Ikey Doherty, back in LU&D 162.

Following on from a successful launch, the project looks to offer a stable, and alternative, take on the more common GNOME-based distributions. Without doubt, Solus’ most distinguishing feature is its unique graphical interface: Budgie. The Budgie desktop has been written from the ground up, enabling easy integration into other distros and is essentially an open source project in its own right.

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openSUSE Leap 42.2 Enters Development, First Alpha Build Brings New Goodies

Wed, 2016-05-25 11:26

openSUSE developer Ludwig Nussel has proudly announced today, May 24, 2016, that a first Alpha build of the upcoming openSUSE Leap 42.2 computer operating system is now ready for public testing.

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Birds Linux 8.0, the Distro for Students, Launches with Kernel 4.5, Tor Browser

Wed, 2016-05-25 11:25

Birds Linux creator Francesco Milesi has informed Softpedia today, May 24, 2016, about the immediate availability of a major update to his open-source computer operating system, Birds Linux 8.0.

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Community Is a Big Part of the Raspberry Pi’s Strength

Wed, 2016-05-25 10:39

I’m not going to argue that the Raspberry Pi should always be the device of choice for every situation. Sometimes it just doesn’t cut it and using it in a given situation will cause more work than necessary. Whenever I am asked the above question, I usually get the details of what the person is intending to do, and then talk about the pros and cons of the Raspberry Pi for that use. One of the things I always remind the person is that no matter how good Device X might be, you need to consider the community behind the device. In my opinion, a constantly growing supportive community is what the Pi offers over all other devices.

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Android/Chromebook

Wed, 2016-05-25 10:35

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Leftovers: Gaming

Wed, 2016-05-25 00:01

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Linux Kernel 4.1.25 LTS Improves the OCFS2 Shared-Disk Cluster File System

Tue, 2016-05-24 23:37

We reported earlier today, May 24, 2016, that Linux kernel developer Jiri Slaby announced the release of Linux kernel 3.12.60 LTS, and now another developer released new maintenance builds of the long-term supported Linux 4.1 and 3.18 kernel branches.

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Nvidia 361.45.11 Graphics Driver Released for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris Systems

Tue, 2016-05-24 23:36

Today, May 24, 2016, Nvidia released a new long-lived graphics drivers for Unix users, version 361.45.11, available now for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris operating systems.

Also: New NVIDIA 361 Linux Driver Released

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Android Leftovers

Tue, 2016-05-24 23:22

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NVIDIA vs. AMD OpenGL & Vulkan Benchmarks With Valve's Dota 2

Tue, 2016-05-24 22:14

Yesterday marked the public availability of Dota 2 with a Vulkan renderer after Valve had been showing it off for months. This is the second commercial Linux game (after The Talos Principle) to sport a Vulkan renderer and thus we were quite excited to see how this Dota 2 Vulkan DLC is performing for both NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards. Here are our initial Dota 2 benchmarks with Vulkan as well as OpenGL for reference when using the latest Linux graphics drivers on Ubuntu.

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