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Linux Kernel 4.4.17 LTS Has Updated Drivers, eCryptfs, x86 and EXT4 Improvements

LXer - Thu, 2016-08-11 18:24
Immediately after announcing the availability of Linux kernel 4.6.6 for GNU/Linux distributions, Greg Kroah-Hartman also informs us about the release of Linux kernel 4.4.17 LTS.

LibreOffice News

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-11 18:17

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Security News

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-11 18:11

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Clear Linux Continues To Have Graphics Performance Advantage Over Ubuntu

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-11 18:07

Earlier this week I published some Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux OpenGL benchmarks showing how the native gaming performance is different between the competing platforms. Ubuntu Linux lost nearly all of those results with the Intel Mesa driver to Windows 10. In this article are those previous benchmarks plus now having Intel Clear Linux benchmarks added in the mix. Months ago in previous tests we've found Clear Linux to have faster Linux graphics performance than other distributions.

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Inside How Microsoft Views Open Source

Linux.com - Thu, 2016-08-11 18:00

Editor's Note: This article is paid for by Microsoft as a Diamond-level sponsor of LinuxCon North America, to be held Aug. 22-24, 2016, and was written by Linux.com.

New Version of GParted

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-08-11 18:00

LinuxJournal: GParted is a nice tool for managing disk partitions in Linux.

Eight Features You Will Not Find In The Mainline Linux 4.8 Kernel

Phoronix - Thu, 2016-08-11 17:58
The merge window for Linux 4.8 closed this past weekend and while our feature overview covers all the exciting changes there is some functionality we wish would be in this kernel -- or existing functionality to otherwise be changed / improved upon -- that unfortunately is not...

Leap Alpha 3 Needs More Testing, Love at First Roll

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-11 17:57

Douglas DeMaio today posted an update on Tumbleweed's progress and ended on a note of Leap. He's asking for more testers and bug reports. Elsewhere, Christine Hall said Manjaro Linux feels like "a well oiled sewing machine." The Document Foundation's Mike Saunders shared some LibreOffice 5.2 statistics and Red Hat's Atomic Host was updated to 7.2.6. Finally, Børge A. Roum tested a lot of Humble games and blogged his findings.

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Converting to Linux

Reddit - Thu, 2016-08-11 17:56

I am a professional graphic designer. I use most Adobe products on a daily basis. I would love to move permanently to Linux, but can't quite see that happening with my work. Do you guys have any tips? Or should I give up in my Linux dreams?

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Microsoft Pays the Linux Foundation to Publish Pro-Microsoft Articles

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-11 17:29
  • Inside How Microsoft Views Open Source [Ed: So that how it works. Microsoft pays the Linux Foundation and now the Linux Foundation needs to print Microsoft propaganda. Sadly, Linux OEMs that Microsoft is now paying have to play along with Big Lies like "Microsoft Loves Linux". Money talks? Screams? It's also a well established fact that Microsoft demands speaking positions in FOSS/Linux events that it 'sponsors'. "I’ve killed at least two Mac conferences. [...] by injecting Microsoft content into the conference, the conference got shut down. The guy who ran it said, why am I doing this?" -Microsoft's chief evangelist]

    Editor's Note: This article is paid for by Microsoft as a Diamond-level sponsor of LinuxCon North America, to be held Aug. 22-24, 2016, and was written by Linux.com.

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Easy Linux Distro Hopping with MultiSystem

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-11 17:18

Running Ubuntu MATE for the past week, my Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 has so far been a dream — perhaps too much of a dream, because it’s allowed me to waste even more time playing Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth without interruption than Windows 10 ever could. But on my significantly more ancient and RAM limited Sony Vaio, Ubuntu MATE seems to be more of a resource hog than I’d like. Sure, it still runs better than the Windows XP that came pre-installed, but it doesn’t mean we can’t do better.

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FreeBSD devs ponder changes to security processes

LXer - Thu, 2016-08-11 17:15
Flaws were being discussed public, but not officially revealed to usersThe developers of FreeBSD have announced they'll change the way they go about their business , after users queried why known vulnerabilities weren't being communicated to users.…

18-Way GPU Linux Benchmarks, Including The Radeon RX 460 & RX 470 On Open-Source

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-08-11 17:00

Phoronix: All of the AMD graphics cards tested for this article were running the very latest open-source driver stack on the Linux 4.8 kernel and Mesa 12.1-dev Git.

Linux on Samsung Galaxy tablet?

Reddit - Thu, 2016-08-11 16:58

Has someone figured out how to run Linux on a Samsung tablet yet?

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More on FOSS in Government (NZ and US)

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-11 16:25

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4 alternatives to Ghost for disk cloning

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-11 16:08

System administration professionals and home users alike share a need for the ability to be able to quickly and reliably make one-to-one copies of entire disks, both for the purposes of backup and recovery, as well as the process of easing deployments and complete refresh repairs and upgrades of existing systems.

To do so, a disk cloning utility is a must, to make sure that you've got an exact, and uncorrupted, copy of your original disk. For many years, Norton Ghost (now a Symantec product) was a favorite tool among administrators and technicians seeking to clone a disk. But the market these days has widened, and many open source tools offer comparable and even superior performance.

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6 ways to take care of your digital appearance

LXer - Thu, 2016-08-11 16:07
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: In open organizations, leaders can emerge from anywhere.read more

CloudNativeDay Brings Containers, Microservices, PostgreSQL, Mantl.io, OpenWhisk and More

Linux.com - Thu, 2016-08-11 16:00
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