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LXer: Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Has Started Taking Shape After Ubuntu 15.10

Thursday 29th of October 2015 04:36:10 AM
After the short-term support release Ubuntu 15.10, the next long-term support release Ubuntu 16.04 has been opened for development. The release that is named "Xenial Xerus" has received initials packages. The final release of Ubuntu 16.04 is expected to come out in 30, April, 2016.

Reddit: Help: I want to learn how to code an operating system.

Thursday 29th of October 2015 04:04:05 AM

hello guys, I have taken a course in operating system in my university and i am interested in taking it forward to the next level. I have been doing a lot of reading the same topic but i don't know where to start or how to start. if someone can shine a light in the right direction. Thanks in advance for your time

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LXer: How to use Avogadro molecule editor and visualizer in education on Linux

Thursday 29th of October 2015 02:41:48 AM
Avogadro is a molecule editor and visualizer, and one of the most advanced open source scientific software tools. It features many capabilities that can be useful in teaching as education can be much more effective when theory is combined with the actual depiction of realistic models. Here is a basic tutorial on how to use Avogadro in education.

Phoronix: The State Of Fedora Workstation 23, Looking Ahead To Fedora 24

Thursday 29th of October 2015 02:19:44 AM
Red Hat's Christian Schaller has written another status update concerning the state of Fedora Workstation 23 while also looking ahead to Fedora Workstation 24...

TuxMachines: SUSE: Rolling Awesome of the Day

Wednesday 28th of October 2015 12:57:34 PM

If you’re a Tumbleweed and KDE aficionado, this is a good day. You’ll see some major updates:

Plasma 5.4.2
Frameworks 5.15
Applications 15.08.2
Qt 5.5.1

Now, yes, that’s all minor versions but stability is a big deal!

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TuxMachines: Spark: Enterprise ready by 2016, open source central

Wednesday 28th of October 2015 12:47:46 PM

Open-source-driven innovation has been at the heart of IBM’s approach to innovation. Linux is probably the best known example of IBM’s investment in open and exemplifies how quickly innovation can be derived, and Big Blue is a specialist at leveraging this community while providing for it.

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LXer: RaspEX Linux Distro Brings Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) to Raspberry Pi 2

Wednesday 28th of October 2015 12:46:03 PM
We've been informed earlier today, October 28, by Arne Exton that there's a new version of his RaspEX GNU/Linux distribution, updated to the recently released Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system.

TuxMachines: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) to Be Powered Soon by Linux Kernel 4.3 RC7

Wednesday 28th of October 2015 12:32:05 PM

The development of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) has started, and we even know the launch date for it. We can now begin to track the Linux kernels that will be implemented in the daily builds.

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TuxMachines: GParted 0.24.0 Partition Editor Software Arrives with Support for ZFS Filesystems

Wednesday 28th of October 2015 12:29:49 PM

Curtis Gedak has had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the GParted 0.24.0 open-source partition editor software for GNU/Linux operating systems.

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Phoronix: Looking Forward To The Linux 4.4 Merge Window Next Week

Wednesday 28th of October 2015 12:22:54 PM
If all goes well, Linux 4.3 will be released this weekend followed by the opening of the merge window for Linux 4.4...

TuxMachines: The Beauty of the i3 Tiling Window Manager

Wednesday 28th of October 2015 12:04:15 PM

If you don’t have much need for a full desktop environment, i3 is a great option. And the beauty of Linux is that if I do need something more robust, desktop-wise, Unity is just a login session a way. But aside from going into it for screenshots and for some odd trackpad configurations I couldn’t figure out in i3 (I’ve since discovered the joy of gsynaptics, which works just fine from i3), it’s really been a pleasure to use.

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