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 timesubmitted by parapsyche
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If you’re a Tumbleweed and KDE aficionado, this is a good day. You’ll see some major updates:
Now, yes, that’s all minor versions but stability is a big deal!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reddit: use the latest development graphics drivers, mesa (opengl) and vaapi (video encode/decode) with ubuntu 15.10 and derivatives
just add this PPA: https://launchpad.net/~paulo-miguel-dias/+archive/ubuntu/mesa/ and enjoy!
its updated almost daily with tested packages. this repo has the latest LLVM 3.8 git + ati/radeon git + intel git + vaapi git + opencl git.submitted by groo_pcd
This is the official release announcement for IPFire 2.17 – Core Update 94 which is a release with smaller security fixes and a maintenance release in general.
Xfce Smooth is an interesting distribution. It shows you what you can do yourself using the [very] good distribution as a start and playing with themes, icon sets and fonts. You can change your system's look very much to your own taste.
The question is still whether you need to download a distribution that someone has already created for you, or start it yourself from scratch. The benefit of using of Xfce Smooth in this case is that it already has a lot of icon sets, fonts, themes to choose from. You do not need to search, download and install them. Just start playing with your selection!
In terms of performance, I had almost no issues with Xfce Smooth at all. It felt very snappy, fast, responsive and... really smooth! The only small issue was with the Keyring password request that appeared several times.
Would I use this distribution myself? Probably not. I am not a fancier of different fonts, icon and mouse pointer styles to play with them. I would rather stick to something more classic.