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The world is swimming in open source, but only one company is making any money

LXer - Sat, 2016-07-09 17:09
In the modern world of open source, software vendors are becoming increasingly irrelevant. At least, at the infrastructure layer.

Tiny Core Linux 7.2 Released With New Features — A Blazing Fast 16MB Linux Distro

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-07-09 17:04

The Core Project has recently announced the release of Tiny Core Linux 7.2. Tiny Core Linux is one of the smallest operating systems based on Linux kernel. TinyCore, the operating system’s popular version, is just 16MB in size and comes with a simple and fast GUI.

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FreeBSD 11.0 Reaches Beta

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-07-09 16:54

BSD fans looking to do some testing this weekend can try out the beta of the upcoming FreeBSD 11.0.

FreeBSD 11.0 is bringing updated KMS drivers, Linux binary compatibility layer improvements, UEFI improvements, Bhyve virtualization improvements, and a plethora of other work. Those not yet familiar with FreeBSD 11 can see the tentative release notes and what's new guide.

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openSUSE Tumbleweed Receives Mesa 12.0.0, LibreOffice 5.2 RC1 and PulseAudio 9.0

LXer - Sat, 2016-07-09 15:20
openSUSE developer Dominique Leuenberger today informed the openSUSE Tumbleweed community about the latest GNU/Linux technologies and software components that landed in the repositories.

Trying The Radeon RX 480 & R9 Fury With The AMDGPU Code For Linux 4.8

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-07-09 15:18
With the main batch of Radeon/AMDGPU driver changes ready for DRM-Next that will in turn land for the Linux 4.8 kernel, I've begun testing this new code with various AMD GPUs. Here are my AMDGPU results when comparing Linux 4.7 Git to this code that's coming for Linux 4.8 with a Radeon R9 Fury and RX 480...

The State Of Debian's Paid Long Term Support Project

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-07-09 15:03
Started a few years back was Debian's Long-Term Support (LTS) project whereby releases were given five years of security support and this would also allow users to skip a release. This project, which is financed by sponsors, continues to make progress and provide for a more secure and longer-supported Debian...

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