Slackware 14.2 is Here, Mageia 6 STA1 is too
Woohoo! Slackware 14.2 is here! Patrick Volkerding announced the release early July 1 saying it brings "many updates and enhancements." Elsewhere, the Mageia project announced the first stabilization snapshot for upcoming version 6 and Dominique Leuenberger posted this week's Tumbleweed review. The end of life for Fedora 22 is fast approaching and the end of an era is upon us as distributions drop 32-bit support.
Slackware 14.2 Officially Released
Slackware 14.2 was released today to kick off July. Slackware 14.2 has been long in development while today it was christened.
Slackware 14.2 features Xfce 4.12.1 and KDE 4.14.21 desktops, is powered by the Linux 4.4.14 kernel, glibc 2.23, BlueZ 5 for Bluetooth, GCC 5.3 is the default compiler, and various other updated packages. Slackware 14.2 is also notable for finally making use of PulseAudio.
- Slackware 14.2 Released
Slackware Linux 14.2 Officially Released with Linux Kernel 4.4, without systemd
After many months of hard work, two Betas and two RCs, Patrick J. Volkerding was extremely proud to announce today, July 2, 2016, the release and immediate availability for download of the final Slackware 14.2 Linux operating system.
Slackware Linux 14.2 arrives two and a half months after the mid-April release of the second and last Release Candidate (RC) build, and it has now been declared stable and ready for deployment as your daily driver. Powered by the latest (at the moment of writing this article) long-term supported Linux 4.4.14 kernel, Slackware 14.2 ships with many up-to-date components and GNU/Linux technologies.
- Slackware 14.2 released
sbopkg 0.38.0 is out for Slackware 14.2
What a busy day today with all the releases for Slackware 14.2, MATE 1.14, Cinnamon 3.0 and now sbopkg 0.38.0.
We are finalizing SBo repository for Slackware 14.2, but at least you don't have to wait 3 months just like previous cycle as we have prepared it since last January. Stay tune for SBo announcement on slackbuilds-user mailing list.
MATE 1.14 and Cinnamon 3.0 for Slackware 14.2
Just hours since Slackware 14.2 is released, we proudly present to you MATE 1.14 and Cinnamon 3.0 for Slackware 14.2 users!!! We have been working under the hood of testing these two projects since they were released last April.
The binary packages are compiled against Slackware 14.2 official ISO and it's now uploaded to the usual repository in http://slackware.org.uk/msb and http://slackware.org.uk/csb. Thanks to Darren Austin for providing a place to host these two projects.
Red Hat Inc Analyst Day: Bold Aspirations Leave the Room Divided
Red Hat Inc. (NYSE:RHT) recently concluded its Analyst Day event, making claims and laying out expectations, leaving investors and analysts somewhat divided. Key takeaways from the event include the open source software solutions provider’s ambitious goals to drive $5 billion in enterprise software revenue within the next five years.
- Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) Has $-74.449 In Comprehensive Income
- Share Performance Recap for: Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
- Red Hat Inc (RHT) Reiterated as Buy, Price Target Reduced to $85 Following Analyst Day: UBS
Today, July 2, 2016, the Debian Edu / Skolelinux project is proud to announce the general availability of the Debian Edu (a.k.a. Skolelinux) 8.0 distribution designed for educational purposes.
Based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" operating system, Debian Edu 8 is now available for any educational institution, such as schools or universities, that want to ditch the bloated and expensive Microsoft Windows with a fresh, Linux kernel-based OS that offers them the freedom they need to fully customize the installation, as well as the unbeatable stability of Debian.
Google releases SwiftShader, Spatials update coming to Linux, and more gaming news
In this week's edition, we take a look at SwiftShader, The Spatials: Galactology's plan for a Linux release, and more.
Steam's Survey Reports Another Drop For Linux Gamers In June 2016
The June 2016 results are now out for Valve's Steam Survey.
The Steam Survey results report yet another month-to-month drop in Steam Linux usage with a reported -0.04% decline in Linux gamers with now putting the overall Steam Linux marketshare at 0.80%.
Steam Hardware Survey Shows Drop for Linux
The current split of Steam users, according to the Steam Hardware Survey, is 95.5% for Windows, 3.6% for Mac OSX, and 0.8% for Linux. Phoronix reports that this does not count SteamOS, and there might be other “inaccuracies” with the survey, but the Linux figures are 0.04% less than they were before (a relative drop of about 4.8%).
New Steam Client Beta adds fixes for 'upcoming' Vulkan games
So here's something fun, the latest Steam Client Beta has 'Fixed compatibility issues with some upcoming Vulkan games'. Begin mindless speculation.
- Vulkan 1.0.19 Released: Still Up In The Air Whether Vulkan 1.1 Will Come This Month
Jean-Philippe Guillemin, the developer of Zenwalk, proudly announced today, July 2, 2016, the final release of the Slackware-based Zenwalk 8.0 GNU/Linux operating system.
Based on the just released Slackware 14.2 operating system, Zenwalk 8.0 is finally here, powered by Linux kernel 4.4.14 LTS, the same one that powers the monumental Slackware Linux, thus offering users support for the latest hardware devices. Zenwalk's default desktop environment is Xfce 4.12.1, and it now ships with a new layout that's more user-friendly than ever.
- Mozilla launches nightly builds of Servo web rendering engine
- Mozilla releases first Nightly build of Servo, its next-generation browser engine
- Servo nightly builds released for Linux and Mac, Windows and Android builds coming soon
- Mozilla releases first Servo Nightly build
Servo Nightly Builds Available
Nightly builds of the Servo web rendering engine are now available! To make the Servo engine easy to interact with, we are bundling an HTML-based browser UI. While our engine is not yet fully web compatible, we want to give a larger audience the chance to start experimenting with and contributing to Servo. We have created packages for macOS and Linux (64-bit); Windows and Android packages should be available soon.
- Mozilla Publishes Servo Nightly (for Mac and Linux)
Security research firm recommends that Android buyers stick to a Nexus or Samsung phone only
Highly respected security researcher Gal Beniamini has found and demonstrated a vulnerability on certain Android phones using a Snapdragon chipset. This attack bypasses an attacked phone's full encryption. These handsets have not yet received the May security update, which just so happened to contain a security patch against this vulnerability. Taking into account the number of Android phones which have not received the May security update, it is computed that 57% of Android phones are vulnerable to this attack.
Android Nougat: 7 top features we can't wait to try out
The official title of Google's next operating system for Android phones has been a long time coming. First it was a sneak peek back in March, followed by a contest that let fans vote on the name (even though Google then said it would choose what it wanted anyway). But now that that's settled, all we can do is wait for Google to introduce Nougat on the new Nexus phones this fall. (Maybe even this one.)
Android Tablets Are Dying - And That's Great News
Dell just put another nail in the Android tablet coffin. The company announced that it is killing off its Android-powered Venue slates. As more and more consumers use bigger phones and people hold on to their existing devices longer, tablet sales have been crashing for a while. But Android tablets are particularly pointless.
These Google Phones and Android Nougat make me doubt my iPhone’s future
Today I'm doubting this iPhone in the face of Google's potential with the next generation of Android Nougat devices. Specifically the HTC-made Nexus phones we're looking at today, leaked and everything. Both of the devices have been leaked, as it were, both with very similar details - both looking like really, really good competitors for the iPhone 7. Especially if we're speaking strictly on specifications' terms, the iPhone 7 will need to up its game significantly just to match what Google has here.
- Android’s full-disk encryption just got much weaker—here’s why
- Android device updates: Shield Android TV gains Plex server support, HTC pledges Nougat updates
- Google Maps On Android Now Features Multiple Destinations