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Bodhi Linux 3.2 Promises Clearer Path to Enlightenment

LinuxToday - Sat, 2016-04-30 19:00

LinuxInsider: Enlightenment started as a project to build a window manager for X11 in 1996.

Ubuntu 16.04 vs. vs. Clear Linux vs. openSUSE vs. Scientific Linux 7

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-04-30 18:55

Here are some extra Linux distribution benchmarks for your viewing pleasure this weekend.

Following the release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS last week, I was running another fresh performance comparison of various Linux distributions on my powerful Xeon E3-1270 v5 Skylake system. I made it a few Linux distributions in before the motherboard faced an untimely death. Not sure of the cause yet, but the motherboard is kaput and thus the testing was ended prematurely.

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Ubuntu 16.04 vs. vs. Clear Linux vs. openSUSE vs. Scientific Linux 7

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-04-30 18:35
Here are some extra Linux distribution benchmarks for your viewing pleasure this weekend...

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

LXer - Sat, 2016-04-30 17:48
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 […]

GhostBSD 10.3 ALPHA1 is now ready for Testing

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-04-30 17:06

Yes we skip 10.2 for 10.3 since was FreeBSD 10.3 was coming we thought we should wait for 10.3. This is the first ALPHA development release for testing and debugging for GhostBSD 10.3, only as MATE been released yet which is available on SourceForge and for the amd64 and i386 architectures.

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GhostBSD 10.3 Alpha Released With ZFS File-System Support, MATE 1.12

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-04-30 16:32
The first alpha release was made available this weekend of GhostBSD 10.3 Alpha 1, a desktop focused operating system built atop FreeBSD 10.3...

Leftovers: Ubuntu

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-04-30 16:26
  • Ubuntu-based Smartphones And Tablets Sound Good, On Paper, But...Do They Make Any Sense?

    As I previously stated in a recent article, I'm a huge fan of Ubuntu as a desktop operating system. It's friendly, reliable, consumes little resources and is largely virus-free.

  • Elementary OS 0.4 ‘Loki’ expected to be based on Ubuntu 16.04

    Elementary OS 0.4 ‘Loki’ coming soon, to be based on Ubuntu 16.04 and have plenty of new features

  • BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet - The heat is on

    Some investments are financial. Some are emotional. When it comes to Linux on tablets, my motives are mostly of the latter kind. I was super-excited to learn BQ was launching a tablet with Ubuntu, something that I have been waiting for a good solid three years now. We had the phone released last spring, and now there's a tablet. The cycle is almost complete.

    Now, as you know, I was only mildly pleased with the Ubuntu phone. It is a very neat product, but it is not yet as good as the competitors, across all shades of the usability spectrum. But this tablet promises a lot. Full HD, desktop-touch continuum, seamless usage model, and more. Let us have a look.

  • Kubuntu-16.04 — a review

    The kubuntu implementation of Plasma 5 seems to work quite well. It’s close to what I am seeing in other implementations. It includes the Libre Office software, rather than the KDE office suite. But most users will prefer that anyway.

    I’m not a big fan of the default menu. But the menu can easily be switched to one of the alternative forms. I’ve already done that, and am preferring the “launcher based on cascading popup menus”. If you are trying kubuntu, I suggest you experiment with the alternative formats to see which you prefer.

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Review: Very Stable & Improved, Buggy Software Center, Though

    In almost all the occasions that I tested Ubuntu LTS releases, quite rightly so, they’ve always worked better than the non-LTS releases. And this Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, the 6th of such release is no exception. This one actually is even more impressive than the others because it has addressed some security related issues and even although not critical, subtle issues that I mentioned in the review.

    As far as the performance was concerned, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS was only largely outperformed by the memory usage where there is a large increase in memory usage. Other than that, those numbers look pretty good to me. That ‘.deb’ file issues with the Software Center is the only major concern that I can come up with. But I’m sure it’ll be fixed very soon.

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Devuan Beta, Stumbling Tumbleweed, Ubuntu Too

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-04-30 16:14

Today in Linux news Debian-fork Devuan is forging ahead with its plans to create a distribution offering init freedom by releasing a beta for testers. Douglas DeMaio posted today that openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots have halted due to glibc upgrade rebuilds. Dedoimedo reviewed the BQ Aquaris M10 and liliputing.com posted of another Ubuntu laptop for sale. And finally, the Hectic Geek reviewed Ubuntu 16.04 and Neil Rickert reviewed Kubuntu 16.04.

Also: Devuan releases beta

Devuan Jessie - beta release announcement

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Devuan Jessie beta released

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-04-30 16:02

dear Init Freedom Lovers,

once again the Veteran Unix Admins salute you.

As promised two years ago with the first declaration of Exodus from
Debian, today we can proudly state: we do not go gentle into that good
night.

Now has come the time to announce the Beta release of Devuan.

Debian GNU+Linux is a fork of Debian without systemd, on its way to
become much more than that. This Beta release marks an important
milestone towards the sustainability and the continuation of Devuan as
an universal base distribution.

Also: Beta Released Of Devuan, The Systemd-Free Version Of Debian

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Beta Released Of Devuan, The Systemd-Free Version Of Debian

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-04-30 15:54
For those systemd haters that are out there, the beta of Devuan has been released as a spin of Debian Jessie that's free of systemd...

Gabriele Trombini: How do you Fedora?

LXer - Sat, 2016-04-30 15:53
We recently interviewed Gabriele Trombini on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine where we profile Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done.

GTK+ 3.22 Is Working On An OpenGL Renderer & Scene Graph

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-04-30 15:42
Matthias Clasen of Red Hat has written an update about changes to GNOME's GTK+ tool-kit for the 3.20 cycle but he also mentions some of the exciting work that's brewing for GNOME/GTK+ 3.22...

Mozilla's WebExtensions API Is In Good Shape For Firefox 48

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-04-30 15:32
Mozilla has announced that for Firefox 48 their WebExtensions API is considered to be in a stable state. They encourage developers looking to develop browser add-ons to begin using this new API...

GNOME News

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-04-30 15:02

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Linux Kernel 4.1.23 LTS Has PA-RISC and EXT4 Improvements, Updated Drivers

LinuxToday - Sat, 2016-04-30 15:00

Linux kernel 4.1.23 LTS appears to be a fairly normal update to the Linux 4.1 LTS (Long Term Support) branch

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