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Distribution Release: Android-x86 9.0-r1

Thursday 27th of February 2020 11:15:04 AM
Version 9.0 of Android-x86, an unofficial port of Google's Android to standard computers using the x86 architecture, has been released. This version is based on Android "Pie": "The Android-x86 project is glad to announce the 9.0-r1 release to the public. This is the first stable release for Android-x86....

Development Release: Linux Mint 4 Beta "LMDE"

Tuesday 25th of February 2020 03:30:28 PM
The Linux Mint team has announced the availability of a new beta version of Linux Mint Debian Edition, a platform which provides Mint-specific packages and technology while using the Debian distribution as its foundation. "This is the beta release for LMDE 4 'Debbie'. LMDE is a Linux Mint....

Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 19.0

Tuesday 25th of February 2020 01:07:27 PM
Philip Müller has announced the release of Manjaro Linux 19.0, the latest stable build of the project's rolling-release distribution originally forked from Arch Linux: "We are happy to publish another stable release of Manjaro Linux, named 'Kyria'. The Xfce edition remains our flagship offering and has received the....

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.25 Core 141

Monday 24th of February 2020 06:08:54 PM
IPFire is an independent Linux distribution designed with firewalls and routers in mind and features a web-based interface for easy remote administration. The project's latest release updates several base packages and reworks DNS lookups. "IPFire is a modern distribution as we change and update many essential system components....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 854

Monday 24th of February 2020 12:07:48 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Void 20191109News: Manjaro launches web-based software portal, Fedora runs on PinePhone, IPFire discusses WireGuard optionQuestions and answers: Answering questions about /e/ phoneReleased last week: Netrunner 20.01, Untangle NG Firewall 15.0Torrent corner: Bluestar, EasyOS, KDE neon, Live Raizo, Netrunner, PCLinuxOS, UntangleOpinion poll: Void's....

Distribution Release: Netrunner 20.01

Sunday 23rd of February 2020 11:26:00 PM
Netrunner is a Debian-based desktop distribution with the latest version, Netrunner 20.01, based on Debian 10.3 "Buster". "Netrunner 20.01 ships with all the latest security updates provided by Debian and a polished Indigo Global Theme, making use of Kvantum theming engine. Firefox-ESR and Thunderbird were updated to the....

Development Release: GoboLinux 017 Alpha

Friday 21st of February 2020 04:35:29 AM
Lucas Villa Real has announced the availability of the initial development build of GoboLinux 017, an independently-developed distribution which attempts to redefine the UNIX filesystem hierarchy and turn it into a database-like format. From the release announcement: "This is the first preview of GoboLinux 017. This alpha snapshot....

Distribution Release: Untangle NG Firewall 15.0

Wednesday 19th of February 2020 02:01:29 AM
Fabio Angelosanto has announced the release of Untangle NG Firewall 15.0, a new version of the project's Debian-based firewall and network gateway designed for small to medium-sized enterprises. Some of the new features of this release are a "Threat Prevention App" and "Kidzsearch": "New Threat Prevention App analyzes....

Development Release: Elive 3.8.4 (Beta)

Monday 17th of February 2020 06:04:51 PM
Elive, or Enlightenment live CD, is a Debian-based desktop Linux distribution and live CD featuring the Enlightenment window manager. The project has released a new development snapshot, Elive 3.8.4. The new snapshot is based on Debian 10 "Buster" and includes a number of updates to the kernel and....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 853

Monday 17th of February 2020 12:08:32 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Calculate Linux 20News: IPFire improves DNS lookups, Slackware introducing PAM support, SparkyLinux introduces MystiQTechnology review: An /e/ phone in 2020Released last week: Ubuntu 18.04.4, SparkyLinux 2020.02, Tails 4.3Torrent corner: ArcoLinux, AUSTRUMI, Container, Debian, EasyOS, Endless OS, Hyperbola, KDE neon, NetBSD, Obarun, Raspberry....

Distribution Release: MX Linux 19.1

Sunday 16th of February 2020 05:36:41 AM
MX Linux, an increasingly popular desktop Linux distribution based on Debian and antiX, has been updated to version 19.1. Besides standard bug fixes and package updates, this version features a special build designed for current hardware: "MX Linux 19.1 now available. MX Linux 19.1 is a refresh of....

Development Release: Q4OS 4.0 Testing

Saturday 15th of February 2020 09:41:06 PM
The Q4OS team have published a new development snapshot of their lightweight distribution. The new testing release is called 4.0 "Gemini" and is based on Debian Testing (aka Bullseye). "We are happy to kick off development cycle of the Q4OS 4, the brand new major version codenamed 'Gemini'.....

BSD Release: NetBSD 9.0

Saturday 15th of February 2020 03:16:01 PM
The developers of NetBSD, a highly portable operating system that runs across over two dozen CPU architectures, have published a new release. The new version, NetBSD 9.0, improves support for 64-bit ARM processors, introduces kernel ASLR, and improves ZFS support. "Sixth months after the start of the release....

Distribution Release: Project Trident 20.02

Friday 14th of February 2020 09:54:15 PM
Project Trident has completed its initial move from being based on TrueOS to adopting the Void Linux distribution as its foundation. The Project Trident team have published their first stable version, 20.02: "Project Trident is pleased to announce the first official release image based on Void Linux, available....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 18.04.4

Wednesday 12th of February 2020 10:05:42 PM
The Ubuntu team has published updated media for the distribution's 18.04 LTS series. Version 18.04.4 of the distribution, along with its Community Editions, provide optional updated hardware support and security updates for supported packages. "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS (Long-Term....

Distribution Release: Tails 4.3

Tuesday 11th of February 2020 05:17:37 PM
A new version of Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) has been released. This Debian-based distribution strives to help users communicate securely and browse the web anonymously. The project's latest release, Tails 4.3, includes several key package upgrades along with fixes to the upgrade process interface. "Tails 4.3....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 2020.02

Monday 10th of February 2020 07:05:59 PM
The SparkyLinux team has published a new snapshot of the distribution's rolling release platform. The new media is based on Debian's Testing branch and features several key package updates. "Sparky 2020.02 'Po Tolo' of the (semi-)rolling line is out. It is based on the testing branch of Debian....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 852

Monday 10th of February 2020 12:37:58 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: EasyOS 2.2News: Overview of new elementary OS features, Container Linux nears end of life, Unity8 gets packaged for DebianQuestions and answers: Cloning one disk to anotherReleased last week: elementary OS 5.1.2, Raspbian 2020-02-05, Simplicity Linux 20.1Torrent corner: 4MLinux, Archman, DeZeru, elementary OS,....

Distribution Release: Tiny Core Linux 11.0

Sunday 9th of February 2020 02:10:16 PM
Version 11.0 of Tiny Core Linux, an independently-developed, minimalist and modular distribution with community-built extensions, has been released. The new version features Linux kernel 5.4.3 and an updated toolchain: "Team Tiny Core is proud to announce the release of Tiny Core Linux 11.0. Changelog: Linux kernel updated to....

Distribution Release: Raspbian 2020-02-05

Friday 7th of February 2020 02:02:22 PM
Simon Long has announced the release of Raspbian 2020-02-05, an updated build of the specialist, Debian-based distribution designed for the Raspberry Pi single-board computers. The latest release delivers a number of interesting changes, including some modifications to the PCmanFM file manager: "We previously made some significant changes to....

More in Tux Machines

Linux-powered module charges up the RISC-V PolarFire SoC

Aries’ “M100PFS” module runs Linux on Microchip’s RISC-V based PolarFire SoC with FPGAs up to 265K LE. Features include up to 8GB LPDDR4, up to 64GB eMMC, and support for up to 16x SERDES lanes. Aries Embedded announced one of the first compute modules equipped with the PolarFire SoC, a Linux-powered, FPGA-enabled RISC-V SoC from Microchip’s Microsemi unit (see farther below). The M100PFS has the same 74 x 42mm footprint as Aries’ similar M100PF module, which is equipped with the PolarFire FPGA without the Linux-ready RISC-V cores. Read more

Android as a Desktop

  • Android-x86 project lets you run Android 9 Pie on a desktop, laptop, or table

    The team at the Android-x86 project Abba released their latest version of an Android based desktop operating system, offering an open source platform that can run Android 9 Pie on a desktop, laptop, or tablet with an Intel or AMD processor. Today the team announced the public release of Android-x86 9.0, the first stable release for Android-x86 9.0 (pie-x86). The prebuilt images are now available to download from Foss Hub and OSDN, check out the links below. The latest release includes support for 32-bit and 64-bit x86 processors, hardware-accelerated graphics with support for OpenGL ES 3.x on Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA GPUs, as well as experimental Vulkan graphics support, together with an optional Taskbar launcher, although you can also use the default Android-style launcher if you prefer. Other supported areas within the Android desktop operating system include WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, camera, audio, and multitouch input.

  • Android-x86 9.0 Offering Android Pie Experience on Computer Released
  • Android is NOT Linux

    Android is NOT Linux Let's go over why Android is nothing like Linux. While it may use a Linux Kernel it is a completely different beast altogether.

OpenSUSE News Outsourced to Microsoft, Dominique Leuenberger's Report on Tumbleweed

  • Moving to the new News [Ed: News outsourced to Microsoft then]

    In an effort to make contributing to openSUSE easier, openSUSE News has moved from being a Wordpress application to a Jekyll static site developed directly on Github. Now you too can write an article, or a series of articles, by sending pull requests to the openSUSE/news-o-o repository.

  • Dominique Leuenberger: openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the week 2020/09

    During this week we released 4 snapshots (0220, 0222, 0224 and 0226) – an average week from that perspective, yet there have been some interesting and well-awaited updates in these snapshots: zsh 5.8 Mesa 19.3.4 & Mesa 20.0 libcap 2.32 GNOME 3.34.4 KDE Plasma 5.18.1 LLVM 6 has been removed from the repository ncurses 6.2 Linux kernel 5.5.5 Mozilla Firefox 73.0.1: it will now launch in Wayland mode inside a Wayland session MariaDB 10.4.12

IBM/Red Hat/Fedora Leftovers

  • Red Hat's SPICE 0.14.3 Remote Display System Now Supports Microsoft Windows

    The Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments (SPICE) is an important part of the Linux desktop virtualization stack and supported by the likes of KVM/QEMU, Xspice, and oVirt. With today's SPICE 0.14.3 now comes support for supporting Microsoft Windows guests.

  • We're headed for edge computing

    Every week seems to bring a new report on how edge computing is going to take over the world. But the question remains—will the edge computing phenomenon take over the world as predicted and, if so, how can businesses benefit from it? In this and future posts, we’ll demystify edge computing, examine its motivations, and explore best practices in creating scalable edge deployments and the role of open source at the edge. We'll also look at 5G and its impact on the telco industry, remote office/branch office, IoT, and other use cases.

  • SAP and Red Hat collaborate to provide AI/ML on Data Hub
  • OpenShift Commons Briefing: OpenShift Multi-Cloud Object Gateway Deep Dive with Eran Tamir (Red Hat)

    In this briefing, Red Hat’s Eran Tamir gives a deep dive on OpenShift Multi-Cloud Object Gateway which is a new data federation service introduced in OpenShift Container Storage 4.2. The technology is based on the NooBaa project, which was acquired by Red Hat in November 2018, and open sourced recently. The Multi-Cloud Object Gateway has an object interface with an S3 compatible API. The service is deployed automatically as part of OpenShift Container Storage 4.2 and provides the same functionality regardless of its hosting environment. Simplicity, Single experience anywhere

  • Open way and open source: enabling transparency and accelerating the enterprise

    What’s “obvious” to one person is often not obvious at all to another. If your university math professor writes a bunch of equations on the blackboard and says, “the proof is trivial,” you’d probably drop the class for fear of failing. When you work on a project, sharing as much as possible, with few assumptions about what is “obvious,” you help others succeed. And when one person succeeds, the team succeeds. Almost every project starts with a Proof-of-Concept (PoC), usually followed by a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). Everything starts very simply, but projects grow as the team finds value in the product or service and a need to scale out. As a project grows, the team needs to assign responsibility for different groups of people. This is the right way of growing, and the separation of responsibilities is 100% necessary. However, as groups start working on discrete functions, they can lose sight of the project vision as a whole. This misalignment, as with the executives in the parable, goes undetected because the teams aren’t transparent, instead diligently pursuing the idea they believe represents everyone’s vision. The solution to this is that each individual needs to be as proactive as possible when it comes to sharing their knowledge and work with the rest of the team. This can be done by sharing documentation, periodic presentations, and mentorship. Agile methods can definitely help, but no Agile or other software development lifecycle or business process can fix the siloed problem if people do not want to share. By realizing that helping others can help everyone, a successful team is born. Enabling transparency in an open way is critical to every project.

  • Fedora program update: 2020-09

    I have weekly office hours in #fedora-meeting-1. Drop by if you have any questions or comments about the schedule, Changes, elections, or anything else.