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Development Release: Zorin OS 16 Beta

Thursday 15th of April 2021 06:05:27 PM
The Zorin OS project has released a development snapshot of its desktop distribution. Zorin OS 16 Beta includes a new desktop look, performance improvements, and a wide range of software made available through Flatpak and Snap. "You’ll notice that even more apps are available to install from the....

Distribution Release: Proxmox 1.1 "Backup Server"

Thursday 15th of April 2021 01:59:13 PM
Proxmox is a commercial company offering specialized products based on Debian GNU/Linux. The company's latest release is Proxmox 1.1 "Backup Server". The new release is based on Debian 10 and features ZFS 2.0. "Proxmox Backup Server supports LTO (LTO 4 and newer). Tape backup jobs: back up datastores....

Distribution Release: EasyOS 2.7

Thursday 15th of April 2021 09:09:52 AM
Barry Kauler has announced the release of EasyOS 2.7, a new version of the project's minimalist (and experimental) Linux distribution with roots in Puppy Linux. This version is part of the "Dunfell" series, compiled from the source code of a port of the OpenEmbedded project. From the release....

BSD Release: FreeBSD 13.0

Tuesday 13th of April 2021 07:05:04 PM
The FreeBSD project has announced the availability of FreeBSD 13.0. After an extended development cycle, FreeBSD has arrived with a number of key improvements and features, in particular ARM64 is now a Tier 1 architecture, meaning it will receive additional support: "Removed the obsolete version of the GNU....

Development Release: Slackware Linux 15.0 Beta

Tuesday 13th of April 2021 02:33:31 AM
Patrick Volkerding has announced that the development branch of Slackware Linux (known as "Current") has now reached "beta" status: "I'm going to go ahead and call this a beta even though there's still no fix for the illegal instruction issue with 32-bit MariaDB. But there should be soon.....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 912

Monday 12th of April 2021 12:09:27 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Venom Linux 20210312News: Oracle loses court case over copyrighting APIs, FreeBSD developers debate FTP service in core and increase support for ARM64, Debian's Project Leader elections underwayQuestions and answers: Kernel panics and filesystem changesReleased last weekTorrent corner: Snal Linux, Garuda Linux, Live....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 911

Monday 5th of April 2021 12:13:18 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Mageia 8News: Mint experiments with new update notifications, JingOS adds support for x86, AlmaLinux OS publishes first stable releaseQuestions and answers: Limiting commands available through secure shellReleased last week: Linux Lite 5.4, deepin 20.2, AlmaLinux Os 8.3Torrent corner: AlmaLinux, Alpine, Arch Linux,....

Development Release: Ubuntu 21.04 Beta

Thursday 1st of April 2021 09:38:10 PM
A new development release of Ubuntu and its community editions are out. The new version is Ubuntu 21.04 beta. "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the beta release of the Ubuntu 21.04 Desktop, Server and Cloud products. 21.04, codenamed 'Hirsute Hippo', continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating....

Distribution Release: MX Linux 19.4

Thursday 1st of April 2021 04:04:55 PM
The MX Linux team has announced an update to the project's 19.x series. The Debian-based project is now available in two editions: Xfce/Fluxbox and KDE Plasma. Standard Debian kernels and updated 5.10 kernels are available. "We are pleased to offer MX-19.4 for your use. MX-19.4 is the fourth....

Distribution Release: Linux Lite 5.4

Thursday 1st of April 2021 04:02:00 AM
Jerry Bezencon has announced the release of Linux Lite 5.4, the latest stable release of project's beginner-friendly distribution based on Ubuntu's latest long-term supported version and featuring the Xfce desktop. This version provides standard upstream security and bug-fix updates, as well as some visual improvements, such an updated....

Distribution Release: deepin 20.2

Wednesday 31st of March 2021 06:45:28 PM
The deepin team have published a new version of their desktop-oriented, Debian-based distribution. The project's latest release is deepin 20.2 which provides newer kernels, improved file search, and the ability to schedule e-mails being sent. "File Manager - the enhanced full-text search allows you to find the file....

Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 Beta

Wednesday 31st of March 2021 01:55:38 PM
Red Hat has published a beta for the upcoming release of version 8.4. The new beta offers updated development and more useful data visualization tools. The company's release announcement reads: "We're pleased to announce the beta availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.4, the latest version of....

Distribution Release: JingOS 0.8

Wednesday 31st of March 2021 12:24:16 PM
JingOS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution for tablet computers. It can run desktop Linux applications like VS Code and LibreOffice. The distribution strives to be able to run both GNU/Linux and Android programs. The project's latest release now runs on x86_64 machines and mostly improves available settings controls....

Distribution Release: AlmaLinux OS 8.3

Tuesday 30th of March 2021 04:48:43 PM
AlmaLinux OS is a binary-compatible rebuild of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux source codes. The distribution intends to be a drop-in replacement for CentOS Linux with long-term support. The project's first stable release is AlmaLinux OS 8.3. "We are very happy to announce that today we are releasing....

Distribution Release: Proxmox 6.4 "Mail Gateway"

Tuesday 30th of March 2021 11:05:15 AM
Proxmox is a commercial company which offers specialized products based on Debian. The company has launched Proxmox Mail Gateway version 6.4 which is based on Debian 10.9 "Buster". The release announcement covers the highlights of the new version: "Full integration of the ACME protocol via the GUI: create....

Development Release: FreeBSD 13.0-RC4

Tuesday 30th of March 2021 07:08:57 AM
Due to some critical bugs, an unscheduled fourth release candidate for the upcoming FreeBSD 13.0 has been made available for another round of testing. As a result, the final release of FreeBSD 13.0 has been pushed back to 6 April. "The fourth RC build of the 13.0-RELEASE release....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 910

Monday 29th of March 2021 12:08:35 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Void 20210218News: Purism polishes mobile platform, GNOME 40 released, Plan 9 released as open source, Red Hat cuts funding to Free Software Foundation, Debian updates install mediaQuestions and answers: Where are the Fedora-based distributions?Released last week: Manjaro Linux 21.0, Tails 4.17, 4MLinux....

Distribution Release: 4MLinux 36.0

Sunday 28th of March 2021 06:48:43 AM
Zbigniew Konojacki has announced the release of 4MLinux 36.0, the latest stable build of the project's minimalist desktop and server distribution combining "four Ms": maintenance (as a system rescue live CD), multimedia (for playing video DVDs and other multimedia files), mini-server (using the inetd daemon) and mystery (providing....

Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 21.0

Wednesday 24th of March 2021 05:33:39 AM
Philip Müller has announced the release of Manjaro Linux 21.0, a significant update of the project's desktop-oriented, rolling-release distribution featuring the GNOME, KDE and Xfce desktops. This release updates the desktops to GNOME 3.38, KDE 2.21 and Xfce 4.16: "With our Xfce edition, we now have Xfce 4.16.....

Development Release: SME Server 10.0 RC 1

Tuesday 23rd of March 2021 11:37:58 PM
SME Server is a CentOS-based server distribution. The project's development team have announced a new testing snapshot, SME Server 10.0 RC 1. The release candidate supplies a number of improvements relating to RAID storage and installing from USB media as well as the ability to perform network installs.....

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Kernel Leftovers

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  • Patches Resubmitted For Linux With Selectable Intel Graphics Platform Support

    Back in early 2018 were patches proposed for selectable platform support when building Intel's kernel graphics driver so users/distributions if desired could disable extremely old hardware support and/or cater kernel builds for specific Intel graphics generations. Three years later those patches have been re-proposed. The patches then and now are about allowing selectable Intel graphics "Gen" support at kernel configure/build time so that say the i8xx support could be removed or other specific generations of Intel graphics handled by the i915 kernel driver. This disabling could be done if phasing out older hardware support, seeking smaller kernel images, or other similar purposes. The patches don't change any default support levels but leaves things as-is and simply provides the knobs for disabling select generations of hardware.

  • Linux Kernel Runtime Guard 0.9.0 Is Released

    Linux Kernel Runtime Guard (LKRG) is a security module for the Linux kernel developed by Openwall. The latest release adds compatibility with Linux kernels up to soon to be released 5.12, support for building LKRG into kernel images, support for old 32-bit x86 machines and more. Loading the LKRG 0.9.0 module will cause a kernel panic and a complete halt if SELinux is enabled.

  • Hans de Goede: Logitech G15 and Z-10 LCD-screen support under Linux

    A while ago I worked on improving Logitech G15 LCD-screen support under Linux. I recently got an email from someone who wanted to add support for the LCD panel in the Logitech Z-10 speakers to lcdproc, asking me to describe the process I went through to improve G15 support in lcdproc and how I made it work without requiring the unmaintained g15daemon code.

Devuan 4.0 Alpha Builds Begin For Debian 11 Without Systemd

Debian 11 continues inching closer towards release and it looks like the developers maintaining the "Devuan" fork won't be far behind with their re-base of the distribution focused on init system freedom. The Devuan fork of Debian remains focused on providing Debian GNU/Linux without systemd. Devuan Beowulf 3.1 is their latest release based on Debian 10 while Devuan Chimaera is in the works as their re-base for Debian 11. Read more