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TuxMachines: Hands-on with Ubiquity and Calamares: Two Linux installers side-by-side

Thursday 9th of June 2016 12:26:28 PM

I will wrap this up with just a few words about Linux Mint 18, since I used it to write this. The Release Candidate is on the mirrors now but I haven't seen an announcement of it yet. I assume that the RC announcement will come along very soon. I have installed it so far on a couple of my systems with absolutely no problem - as evidenced by the screen shots and descriptions above. My first impression is that it is just what we have come to expect from Linux Mint, a solid distribution which looks good and works well. Cinnamon 3.0 seems very nice, although I haven't had a chance to really look at the new features yet.

Based on past releases, having the Release Candidate out now means that the final release will probably be made before the end of the month.

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Phoronix: Ubuntu 16.10 Continues Planning For The Linux 4.8 Kernel

Thursday 9th of June 2016 12:23:36 PM
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is shipping right now with the Linux 4.4 kernel while for the Ubuntu 16.10 release in October they are expected to jump ahead to Linux 4.8...

Phoronix: GLFW 3.2 Released With Vulkan Support

Thursday 9th of June 2016 12:13:25 PM
The cross-platform GLFW library that provides an API similar to SDL for abstracting out differences in window creation, contexts, inputs/events, and more, is now up to version 3.2...

Phoronix: KDE Neon User Edition 5.6 Is Released So You Can Easily Experience Plasma 5.6

Thursday 9th of June 2016 12:04:30 PM
The first User Edition release is out for KDE Neon, which allows you to easily experience the latest Plasma stable experience and other updated KDE components...

Reddit: KDE neon User Edition 5.6 Available now

Thursday 9th of June 2016 12:03:50 PM

Reddit: Dual Boot Win10 and Fedora: Will deleting Win10 partition automatically add back space to Fedora partition?

Thursday 9th of June 2016 12:03:39 PM

I just installed fedora. If I end up liking it more than Win10 can I delete the Windows partition in Fedora & regain back all that space?

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Phoronix: More DRM Code Gets Aligned For Linux 4.8 Via DRM-Next

Thursday 9th of June 2016 11:53:36 AM
Complementing the significant amount of Intel DRM driver code already vetted and queued up for the Linux 4.8 cycle via DRM-Next, more code was pulled in last night for the various Direct Rendering Manager drivers in preparation for this next kernel cycle later in the summer...

TuxMachines: Open source tools enable professional photography

Thursday 9th of June 2016 10:31:59 AM

I find it sad that most people don't realize how many options there are for photography software on Linux. While most Linux users are aware of GIMP, their knowledge beyond that is sorely limited. Surprising to many is the fact that professional photography on Linux is such a serious business that there are even closed source proprietary programs that are developed and sold to run on Linux.

The ability to work with RAW files from a camera is a must for professional and amateur photographers alike. While this initially may seem like a very specific niche where the options would be limited, the open source philosophy has helped create many options. Darktable, Lightzone, Shotwell, RawTherapee, digiKam, Photivo, UFRaw, and Fotoxx are all open source options that a Linux user can choose from.

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TuxMachines: 3 open source alternatives to MATLAB

Thursday 9th of June 2016 10:28:01 AM

Fortunately, there are many great open source alternatives. Depending on exactly what your objective is, you may find one or another to more aptly fit your specific needs. Here are three to consider:

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TuxMachines: 7 Open Source DevOps Products and Their Channel Impact

Thursday 9th of June 2016 10:22:18 AM

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: the DevOps mode of software development is fast becoming one of the new big forces in the channel. Here's a look at some of the key projects and products in the open source DevOps space, and an explanation of how each one will change the way organizations create and VARs integrate software.

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TuxMachines: Do Sony Vaios Dream of Ubuntu MATE?

Thursday 9th of June 2016 10:05:24 AM

But that was then and this is now. Enfeebled beyond practicality in its current condition, I gave the old machine a choice: take its place among the other dusty monuments to obsolescence in my office closet, or volunteer for a potentially revitalizing project that could ensure its most exciting days were yet to come. Admittedly, it wasn’t enthusiastic about either option, but that was hardly a surprise. It had been ages since it could muster enthusiasm about anything. I aimed to turn that situation around with the power of Linux!

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LXer: Manjaro Linux 16.06 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 9th of June 2016 09:56:18 AM
Some features to point out in this release: Kernel 4.4 LTS is used for this release, such as the latest drivers available to date. Relative to the last installation media release, our tools have been improved and polished. The Manjaro Settings Manager (MSM) now provides an easy-to-use graphical interface for installing and removing the many series of kernels we offer. Manjaro's selection of available kernels remains the most extensive of all Linux distribution we know of. At the time of this 16.06 release, eleven kernel-series are available directly from our binary repositories, ranging from the mature and rock-solid 3.10 series to the latest 4.6 release.

TuxMachines: Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.10 Snaps Creator with Support for ZIP Files, More

Thursday 9th of June 2016 09:54:50 AM

Today, June 9, 2016, Canonical has pushed a new major milestone of the Snapcraft tool for the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, version 2.10, which users can use to package their apps as Snaps.

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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Thursday 9th of June 2016 09:34:04 AM

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Reddit: LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 3, 2016

Thursday 9th of June 2016 09:32:42 AM

LXer: MATE 1.14 Desktop Environment Available for Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS, Update Now

Thursday 9th of June 2016 08:59:07 AM
Ubuntu MATE project leader, Martin Wimpress, informed us just a few moments ago about the availability of the MATE 1.14 desktop environment for the Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

TuxMachines: Security Leftovers

Thursday 9th of June 2016 08:38:24 AM
  • University gives in to $20,000 ransomware demand

    Calgary officials agreed to pay the ransom but it will take some time for the encryption keys to be used on all of the university's infected machines, of which there are over 100. The process is time-consuming and it is not yet known if the keys will even work.

  • University of Calgary pays hackers $20,000 after ransomware attack

    A chain of hospitals in Washington, D.C., was hit in March, while a Los Angeles medical centre shelled out $17,000 earlier this year to hackers following a ransomware attack.

  • Unintended Consequences Of Slavery In IT

    Obviously many use That Other OS for valid purposes but few would do so if this incident was on their radar. There are hundreds of such malwares. How many times will the university pay up for permission to use the hardware they own? They’ve already likely paid Intel double the value for their chips, M$, even more for permission to use Intel’s chips and now a steady stream of cyber-criminals.

  • Mikko Hypponen: Real Hackers Don't Wear Hoodies (Cybercrime is Big Business)

    I'll be discussing these topics, and how they apply to open source systems and to service providers further in my keynote ("Complexity: The enemy of Security") at the OPNFV Summit in Berlin on June 22-23. See you in Berlin!

  • Password Re-user? Get Ready to Get Busy

    In the wake of megabreaches at some of the Internet’s most-recognized destinations, don’t be surprised if you receive password reset requests from numerous companies that didn’t experience a breach: Some big name companies — including Facebook and Netflix — are in the habit of combing through huge data leak troves for credentials that match those of their customers and then forcing a password reset for those users.

  • Your mobile phone account could be hijacked by an identity thief

    A few weeks ago an unknown person walked into a mobile phone store, claimed to be me, asked to upgrade my mobile phones, and walked out with two brand new iPhones assigned to my telephone numbers. My phones immediately stopped receiving calls, and I was left with a large bill and the anxiety and fear of financial injury that spring from identity theft. This post describes my experiences as a victim of ID theft, explains the growing problem of phone account hijacking, and suggests ways consumers and mobile phone carriers can help combat these scams.

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Ubuntu 16.10 Alpha 1 to Come Only in Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Kylin & Lubuntu Flavors

In only two days from the moment of writing this article, we will be able to get a very early taste of the upcoming Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system, as the first Alpha build should be released, as planned, on June 30, 2016. Read more

Lenovo and Red Hat advance partnership with telco push

Two Triangle tech titans are teaming up to create cloud solutions for the changing telco space: Lenovo and Red Hat. It’s not their first collaboration, says Brian Connors, vice president of next generation IT and business development in Lenovo’s Research Triangle Park-based Data Center Group. Red Hat even invested in Lenovo’s RTP executive briefing center, where its technology is currently “displayed prominently as customers come in." Read more