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Budgie-Remix (soon to become Ubuntu Budgie) developer David Mohammed today informs Softpedia about the availability of the project's first ever newsletter for the community.
The newsletter is called Budgie-Remix Roundup, and the first installation is now live on the project's website, informing users about the latest innovations implemented in the operating system, whose main design goal is to give users an officially recognized Ubuntu flavor built around the Budgie desktop from the Solus Project.
Today, May 15, 2016, Linus Torvalds announced the final release of the long anticipated Linux 4.6 kernel, which is now available for download for all GNU/Linux operating systems.
It's just as well I didn't cut the rc cycle short, since the last week ended up getting a few more fixes than expected, but nothing in there feels all that odd or out of line. So 4.6 is out there at the normal schedule, and that obviously also means that I'll start doing merge window pull requests for 4.7 starting tomorrow.
If all goes well before the day is through will be the release of the Linux 4.6 kernel. If you've been behind on your Phoronix readings the past few weeks, here are the highlights to look forward to with Linux 4.6.
The ZFS file-system upstream has offered native encryption support but unfortunately it came after ZFS was closed up by Oracle. The Illumos folks have been working on ZFS encryption while it looks like soon there will finally be encryption support available for ZFS On Linux.
With Linux 4.6 expected today, here's a look at some of the features we can hope to see merged over the next two weeks once the Linux 4.7 merge window opens.
The lead maintainer of GrSecurity, Brad Spengler, that is a set of patches to the Linux kernel for providing security enhancements has written an opinion piece about the Linux 4.6 kernel security.
I'm looking for a cheap laptop/netbook to run Ubuntu. I'm looking to learn Linux. I would like something less than $200. Would like something somewhat fast and a screen size around 13-15 inches and good battery life. Also the slimmer the better. I'll just be using it for browsing and some simple programming. Any recommendations? I've heard Chromebooks are a good option as long as it's x86.submitted by /u/Chief_Beef_Queef
Axel Davy who has been one of the prolific developers involved on the "Nine" Gallium3D state tracker for providing a basic Direct3D 9 implementation under Linux has sent in a set of 39 patches that he hopes to land in time for next month's Mesa release.
There's traction building around delaying the next Mesa release, which is currently scheduled to be out in June and for a feature freeze in just a few days. A new proposal is to make Mesa 12.0 be the release with initial OpenGL 4.5 support.
Friday was a big day for AMD's open-source team as beyond publishing experimental Southern Islands / GCN 1.0 support for AMDGPU they also published for the first time open-source OverDrive overclocking support for the AMDGPU DRM kernel driver.
Following on last week's release of 4MLinux Core 18.0 Beta distrolette, Zbigniew Konojacki today informs Softpedia about the availability for public testing of the Beta release of the upcoming 4MLinux 18.0 operating system.
As expected, 4MLinux 18.0 Beta is out today based on the 4MLinux Core 18.0 edition, which is, in fact, the base of all the rest of the 4MLinux sister projects, including, but not limited to, 4MRescueKit, 4MParted, and 4MRecover.
People probably know about this workaround, since it is pretty simple, but, nevertheless, I didn't know about it, so I'm gonna share to help those just like me. I finally got Skype for Web to work on Linux. Recently, Microsoft removed the requirement for a plugin on Microsoft Edge to use Skype for Web. So, I got Skype for Web to work through the following steps:
Install User Agent Overrider from the Firefox add-ons store
Set user agent to Windows / Edge
Go to web.skype.com
Allow access to microphone and notifications
Make a test call with echo123
Adjust microphone sensitivity based on the recording I made with echo123
Hi. I just bought a Lenovo G50 and installed ubuntu on it. Everything works fine, my only problem is the battery life. I'm getting 2 hours of battery. This is ridiculous, really. I installed tlp and try another tips, but that don't seen to make too much effect. Do you have any other tips? This is just a ubuntu problem or other distro are affected too?submitted by /u/cr4zy_diamond
Today, May 15, 2016, KDE has had the pleasure of announcing the release and general availability of this month's KDE Frameworks 5 maintenance release, version 5.22.0, for the latest KDE Plasma 5 desktop and KDE Applications.
Linux is blessed with some excellent mature music players.