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Linux Kernel 4.6.4 Lands in the Stable Arch Linux Repositories, Update Now

Monday 18th of July 2016 07:37:30 AM
The Linux kernel maintainers have managed to upgrade the operating system's stable kernel to the recently released Linux 4.6.4 version.

Fresh Guide for Arch Linux Post Installation

Monday 18th of July 2016 05:43:08 AM
We know Arch Linux Comes without GUI & No additional software’s so we have to install everything manually also We have to tweak & adjust some settings to make your Desktop easier as well as better performance for more user friendly.

Toyota throws weight behind Linux patent protection group

Monday 18th of July 2016 03:48:46 AM
Toyota and other car companies have joined the Open Invention Network patent non-aggression community.

Microsoft and Its Patent Minions at Nokia Still Have Patent Stacking Ambitions Against Android/Linux OEMs

Monday 18th of July 2016 01:54:24 AM
Weaponisation of European companies for the sake of artificial elevation of prices (patent taxes) a growing issue for Free/Open Source software (FOSS) and those behind it are circulating money among themselves not for betterment of products but for the crippling of FOSS contenders

Why Microsoft's Linux lovefest goes hand-in-hand with its Azure cloud strategy

Monday 18th of July 2016 12:00:02 AM
What a difference 15 years makes. A little over 15 years ago to this month, Microsoft's then-CEO Steve Ballmer called Linux a "cancer" due to intellectual property concerns at the time. It's a commonly-held belief that Microsoft was at war with Linux as a result of the threat Linux posed to Windows Server.

The curious tale of vanishing Linux & SteamOS ports, a status on a few of them

Sunday 17th of July 2016 10:05:40 PM
People keep asking me to highlight this issue, so I will. There is a growing number of games that have at some point said a Linux port will happen and then we wait and nothing happens.

How Drupal can save taxpayers' time and money

Sunday 17th of July 2016 06:55:04 PM
Providing web services for the government of one of the most populous U.S. states (Georgia) is no small task, but it's made a bit easier thanks to Drupal, open source software, and the work of Kendra Skeene and the GeorgiaGov Interactive team.read more

6 Excellent Open Source Google Drive Clients

Sunday 17th of July 2016 05:00:42 PM
Google Drive is a very popular cloud storage service. Files can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection.

Storing large binary files in git repositories

Sunday 17th of July 2016 03:06:20 PM
Storing large binary files in Git repositories seems to be a bottleneck for many Git users. Because of the decentralized nature of Git, which means every developer has the full change history on his or her computer, changes in large binary files cause Git repositories to grow by the size of the file in question every time the file is changed and the change is committed. The growth directly affects the amount of data end users need to retrieve when they need to clone the repository. Storing a snapshot of a virtual machine image, changing its state and storing the new state to a Git repository would grow the repository size approximately with the size of the respective snapshots. If this is day-to-day operation in your team, it might be that you are already feeling the pain from overly swollen Git repositories.

Top 5: 22 open source tools for creatives, how to get started with Git, and more

Sunday 17th of July 2016 01:11:58 PM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight 22 open source tools for creatives, how to get started with Git, how the Fedora Project will deliver a reproducible build system for Docker images, eight ways to get started in open source, and five hacks for landing your dream job in tech.Top 5 articles of the week5. 5 hacks for landing your tech dream jobread more

Simple Virtualization With Ubuntu 16.04 Linux and KVM

Sunday 17th of July 2016 11:17:36 AM
Sure, VirtualBox is a popular solution for quick and easy virtualization on Linux, but KVM can provide a more robust and efficient solution with minimal configuration. With the use of tools like Virt-Manager, it can be just as easy to use.

Nvidia 367.35 Linux Graphics Driver Released with VDPAU Feature Set H Support

Sunday 17th of July 2016 09:40:24 AM
Nvidia published a new long-lived graphics driver for UNIX-like operating systems, including GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris, Nvidia 367.35.

Celebrate SysAdmin Day With Free, Weekly Linux Tutorials

Sunday 17th of July 2016 08:03:11 AM
We’ll deliver one free e-book tutorial to your inbox each week for 22 weeks from Linux Foundation Training. Everyone who signs up for the series before then end of July will also be entered into a drawing to win one of 10 free e-learning courses of your choice or one of three free LinuxCon North America passes we’re giving away.

Ubuntu Forums Hacked! Here Is What Hacker Stole?

Sunday 17th of July 2016 06:25:58 AM
The forums of the most popular Linux distributions, Ubuntu, was hacked. The news was reported yesterday by Jane Silber on Ubuntu insights. Although he has confirmed that not any password was hacked in the plain text, rather hashed and salted strings which are of no use for the hacker. But, the hacker successfully downloaded other users' information.

7 Ways To Learn Linux In A Structured Manner

Sunday 17th of July 2016 04:48:46 AM
I pretty much picked up Linux in a sporadic way. I concentrated hard on learning how to install it in the first instance then gradually grew my knowledge by reading various guides on the internet. If you want a job working with Linux or you really want to learn it in a structured manner then it is a good idea to get formal training. This guide shows you how you can learn Linux in a structured manner.

How to setup thin Provisioned Logical Volumes in CentOS 7 / RHEL 7

Sunday 17th of July 2016 03:11:33 AM
Thin Provisioning allows us to create the larger logical volumes than the available disk space. To use the thin provisioning we have to create a thin pool from volume group and then we can create logical volumes from that thin pool.

Solus Linux explained-A way to independent linux distribution

Sunday 17th of July 2016 01:34:20 AM
Solus Linux is relatively new to Linux world. It's first release was in 2012.Solus uses one of the most beautiful desktop environment, the Budgie. It is written from the scratch and deeply integrates gnome stack.Solus is independent.Being independent has it's own advantage, it's development can't be restricted by any other Linux platforms and their releases.

Toyota joins OIN, Apollo 11 code on GitHub, and more open source news

Saturday 16th of July 2016 11:57:08 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the Toyota joining the OIN, code that sent us to the moon, a fast new image compression format, and more.Open source news roundup for July 10-16, 2016read more

Linux Should Lead True Universal Computing

Saturday 16th of July 2016 10:19:55 PM
Imagine computers that you can have conversations with or control through gestures and head movements. Or even your own thoughts. There are endless energies and resources for whizbang toys such as games, crappy mobile apps, and new generations of smartphones… but the one area of genuine innovation, the one that is truly ground-breaking, is stuck in Nowheresville. In this glorious year 2016, we're still ignoring computer users with vision, hearing, and other physical limitations.

Clear Linux Gets Mesa 3D 12.0.0 and Linux Kernel 4.6.4, Performance Improvements

Saturday 16th of July 2016 08:42:43 PM
Softpedia was informed by the Clear Linux developer on the availability of the first newsletter of the Linux kernel-based operating system that informs users about the latest GNU/Linux technologies implemented last week.

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GNOME Software 3.22 Will Support Installation of Snaps, Flatpak Repository Files

The GNOME 3.21.4 desktop environment was released last week, which means that many of the default applications and components were updated with bug fixes and various enhancements. Read more

openSUSE Leap 42.2 Now Merged with SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 2

The development cycle of the openSUSE Leap 42.2 operating system continues, and today we would like to inform our readers about the availability of the third and last Alpha build in the series. Read more

Linux 4.7 and Linux 4.8

  • Linux Kernel 4.7 Officially Released, Introduces Support for Radeon RX480 GPUs
    Today, July 24, 2016, after a week of holiday fun, Linus Torvalds has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.7 for all GNU/Linux operating systems. The Linux 4.7 kernel has been in development for the past two months, but that shouldn't surprise anyone who is either reading our website on a regular basis or keeping pace with the Linux kernel development cycle, which was very normal for this branch. A total of seven Release Candidate (RC) testing builds were released since May 29, 2016, which introduced numerous new features and improvements.
  • The Biggest Features Of The Linux 4.7 Kernel
    If all goes according to plan, the Linux 4.7 kernel will be released before the day is through.
  • The Size Of Different DRM Graphics Drivers In Linux 4.7
    Last October I looked at The Size Of The Different Open-Source Linux DRM/Mesa Graphics Drivers, but with it being nearly one year since then and Linux 4.7 due out today, I decided to run some fresh L.O.C. measurements on the popular DRM/KMS drivers to see their current sizes. This lines-of-code counting was mostly done out of a curiosity factor. In this article I'm just looking at the in-kernel DRM code and not the Mesa drivers, DDX drivers, LLVM back-ends, or anything else in user-space related to the open-source graphics drivers.
  • The Btrfs Windows Driver Updated With RAID Support & Other Features
  • Hardened Usercopy Appears Ready To Be Merged For Linux 4.8
    Yet another Linux kernel security feature coming to the mainline kernel that appears readied for the Linux 4.8 merge window is hardened usercopy. Hardened usercopy was originally based upon GrSecurity's PAX_USERCOPY feature but reworked into a whole new form, according to developer Kees Cook at Google. This hardened usercopy is to be exposed as the CONFIG_HARDENED_USERCOPY option within the kernel.

Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS Fixes the Raspberry Pi Partition Resizer, Adds MATE 1.14

As part of the Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) announcement, Martin Wimpress informs us about the release of the Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS operating systems for users of Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS. Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS is not a major release, and if your Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) installation is up to date, you already have the latest software updates and security patches that have been injected in the new installation mediums generated mainly for those who want to reinstall or deploy the OS on new systems. Read more