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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 876

Monday 3rd of August 2020 03:37:55 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Haiku R1 beta 2 News: DragonFly BSD gets updated ext2 driver, GRUB security update renders Red Hat and CentOS systems unbootable Questions and answers: Evaluating available Linux mobile phones and checking system identification Released last week: OPNsense 20.1, GeckoLinux 999.200729.0, ALT Linux 9.1, BunsenLabs Linux Lithium Opinion poll: Do you own a Linux-powered phone? New additions: RebornOS New distributions: Caprice Linux Reader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 876

Monday 27th of July 2020 01:00:50 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Artix Linux 20200125News: IPFire shares security tips, Fedora offers guide for switching from scp to rsync, Manjaro user tests kernel power consumptionQuestions and answers: Updating a rolling release versus a fixed release distributionReleased last week: SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP2, GeckoLinux 152, REMnux 7Torrent corner: CloudyReady, GeckoLinux, IPFire, KDE neon, OmarineUpcoming releases: Tails 4.9Opinion poll: Open source alternatives to LinuxNew distributions: Laxer OS, AlterLinux, Serene Linux, RoshanTech POS OS, dahliaOSReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 875

Monday 20th of July 2020 12:42:16 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Linux Lite 5.0News: ReactOS hires storage developer, UBports fixes Wi-Fi issues on PinePhone, FreeBSD publishes status report, Debian updates install mediaQuestions and answers: Easy access to VeraCrypt packagesReleased last week: Univention Corporate Server 4.4-5, EndeavourOS 2020.07.15Torrent corner: Archman, Bluestar, EndeavourOS, KaOS, KDE neon, Linuxfx, Robolinux, Smoothwall, Univention, VolumioOpinion poll: Purchasing LibreOfficeNew additions: HamoniKRReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 874

Monday 13th of July 2020 12:16:16 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: openSUSE 15.2 LeapNews: CentOS to receive real-time packages, Ubuntu introduces Flutter toolkit, Mint provides upgrade guideQuestions and answers: Exploring alternatives to Flatpak and Snap packagesReleased last week: SparkyLinux 5.12, Clonezilla Live 2.6.7-28, NomadBSD 1.3.2Torrent corner: ArcoLinux, Clonezilla, Endless OS, GParted, KDE neon, Neptune, Obarun, Robolinux, SparkyLinuxOpinion poll: Installing a distro on BtrfsReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 873

Monday 6th of July 2020 12:08:44 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Linux Mint 20News: Project Trident updates its installer, Haiku improves filesystem support, Ubuntu 19.10 nears its end of lifeTips and tricks: Rescuing encrypted home directory dataReleased last week: openSUSE 15.2, Tails 4.8, Zenwalk Linux 15.0-200701Torrent corner: Arch Linux, CoudReady, GParted Live, IPFire, Linuxfx, KDE neon, openSUSE, Pardus, SolydXk, SystemRescue, Tails, ZenwalkOpinion poll: Encrypting home directoriesNew distributions: SulinOS, HefftorLinuxReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 872

Monday 29th of June 2020 12:17:30 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: GoboLinux 017News: OpenBSD adopts WireGuard, UBports coming to more devices, Fedora plans to set default text editor, KISS gets new package managerQuestions and answers: Controlling access to the kernel and understanding software development licensesReleased last week: Linux Mint 20, Grml 2020.06Torrent corner: Bluestar, EasyOS, Grml, KDE neon, Linux Mint, Live Raizo, Nitrux, Q4OS, Redo Rescue, Rescuezilla, RobolinuxUpcoming releases: Tails 4.8, openSUSE 15.2Opinion poll: The filesystem layoutReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 871

Monday 22nd of June 2020 12:13:24 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Devuan GNU+Linux 3.0.0News: Fedora to make upgrades more secure, DragonFly BSD automates HAMMER2 snapshots, openSUSE warns of wireless issues in kernel updateQuestions and answers: BSD versus Linux distribution developmentReleased last week: CentOS 8.2.2004, FreeBSD 11.4, Emmabuntus DE3-1.02Torrent corner: Absolute, Calculate, CentOS, Emmabuntus, FreeBSD, KDE neon, Redo Rescue, Rescuezilla, Robolinux, StarOpinion poll: Distributions supporting multiple init systemsNew additions: RescuezillaReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 870

Monday 15th of June 2020 12:10:25 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Regolith Linux 19.10.0-R1.3 and distriNews: UBports makes fixing apps easier and ships on the Pinetab, Tails shares known issues and workarounds, revisiting SLSQuestions and answers: Tagging files and searching for files using tagsReleased last week: SuperGamer 6, 4MLinux 33.0Torrent corner: 4MLinux, ArcoLinux, AUSTRUMI, Endless OS, Haiku, KDE neon, pfSense, SuperGamer, SystemRescueCd, VolumioOpinion poll: Tagging files on LinuxNew distributions: Split Linux, Mobian, GamerOSReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 869

Monday 8th of June 2020 12:10:23 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: KISS 1.9.11News: EasyOS publishes tool for writing disk images, Linux Mint plans to avoid Snap packages, elementary OS team streamlines updates, CentOS team answers questionsQuestions and answers: Importing features from one distribution into anotherReleased last week: Devuan GNU+Linux 3.0.0, MX Linux 19.2, Greenie Linux 20.04Torrent corner: Arch Linux, Archman, Devuan, Greenie Linux, IPFire, Karoshi, LibreELEC, KDE neon, MX Linux, Runtu, Septor, SparkyLinux, TailsOpinion poll: What is your preferred method for sharing features across distributions?New distributions: Functional OS, snakeware, openEulerReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 868

Monday 1st of June 2020 12:11:26 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: AutoTux 2.0 and Kaisen Linux 20200307News: Snap gets progressive releases, UBports now shipping on the PinePhone, Fedora 30 reaches its EOL dateQuestions and answers: Moving the /home directory to another partitionReleased last week: Kodachi Linux 7.0, BlackArch Linux 2020.06.01, Alpine Linux 3.12.0Torrent corner: Alpine, AUSTRUMI, Bee free, BlackArch, Container, EasyOS, Kodachi, KDE neon, Lite, Linuxfx, Nitrux, Ultimate Edition, VolumioUpcoming releases: Tails 4.7Opinion poll: Keeping root and /home together or separateWebsite news: Major Distributions page updated with German translationReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 867

Monday 25th of May 2020 12:23:31 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Pop!_OS 20.04News: Slackware merges PAM support, glimpses behind the scenes at the Finnix project, Haiku developing support for additional filesystemsTips and tricks: Creating, removing, modifying, and ignoring aliasesReleased last week: OpenBSD 6.7, NuTyX 11.5, GoboLinux 017, Redcore Linux 2004Torrent corner: Bicom Systems, Container, Endless OS, KDE neon, NuTyX, OpenBSD, RedcoreOpinion poll: Command line aliasesNew distributions: DVKBuntuReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 866

Monday 18th of May 2020 12:04:49 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Fedora 32 WorkstationNews: UBports status report, TrueOS shuts down, an overview of Fedora SilverblueQuestions and answers: Why distros offer custom builds of packagesReleased last week: Proxmox 6.2 "Virtual Environment", Q4OS 3.11, Kali Linux 2020.2Torrent corner: 4MLinux, Android-x86, ArcoLinux, BackBox, Bluestar, Finnix, Kali Linux, Manjaro 20.0.1, KDE neon, Plamo, Q4OS, ZevenetUpcoming releases: OpenBSD 6.7Opinion poll: The source of your web browser packageNew distributions: instantOS, BlueOSReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 865

Monday 11th of May 2020 12:07:19 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: EndeavourOS 2020.04.11News: Ubuntu Studio plans move to KDE Plasma desktop, openSUSE Leap release rescheduled, Gentoo resumes Bugday event, Debian publishes new install mediaQuestions and answers: How to share a terminal sessionReleased last week: Turnkey Linux 16.0, OpenIndiana 2020.04, Tails 4.6Torrent corner: ArchLabs, Clonezilla, Debian, DragonFly BSD, KDE neon, Linuxfx, NethServer, OpenIndiana, PCLinuxOS, RebeccaBlackOS, SparkyLinux, Tails, Ufficio Zero, Volumio, Zentyal ServerOpinion poll: Sharing screens and terminalsNew distributions: instantOS, BlueOSReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 864

Monday 4th of May 2020 12:09:42 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Ubuntu 20.04News: Linux Mint developers prepare for version 20, Debian testing package builds with Clang, eFoundation partnering with FairphoneReview: Xubuntu 20.04Released last week: Fedora 32, CentOS 7.8.2003, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2Torrent corner: AUSTRUMI, CentOS, Fedora, Linuxfx, Live Raizo, Parrot, Pop!_OS, Simplicity, Ufficio Zero, Voyager LiveUpcoming releases: Tails 4.6, UBports 16.04 OTA-12, openSUSE 15.2Opinion poll: First impressions of Ubuntu 20.04New distributions: Br OSReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 863

Monday 27th of April 2020 12:15:19 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Star 2.1.0News: DragonFly BSD discusses removing Google API keys from Chromium, Arch Linux provides package rebuilder, Fedora shipping on Lenovo laptopsQuestions and answers: Looking for specific distributionsReleased last week: Ubuntu 20.04, Manjaro Linux 20.0, NixOS 20.03Torrent corner: Absolute, Alpine, FuryBSD, IPFire, Manjaro, Nitrux, NixOS, Scientific, UbuntuUpcoming releases: Fedora 32Opinion poll: Running an older CPU than i686New additions: KISSNew distributions: DXT2Reader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 862

Monday 20th of April 2020 12:18:05 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Recalbox 6.1.1News: FreeBSD publishes status report, UBports coming to more phones, pfSense users asked to update Snort rules, Debian elects new leaderQuestions and answers: Trademarks and open source projectsReleased last week: Archman GNU/Linux 2020-04, Guix System 1.1.0, EndeavourOS 2020.04.11Torrent corner: 4MLinux, Anarchy, Archman, ArcoLinux, AUSTRUMI, EndeavourOS, Guix System, KDE neon, Robolinux, SystemRescueCdUpcoming releases: Ubuntu 20.04Opinion poll: Linux-based appliancesNew distributions: XCP-ng, Optimised Gaming Operating SystemReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

More in Tux Machines

Stable Kernels: 5.7.14, 5.4.57, 4.19.138, and 4.14.193

  • Linux 5.7.14
    I'm announcing the release of the 5.7.14 kernel. All users of the 5.7 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 5.7.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-5.7.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: https://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-s...

  • Linux 5.4.57
  • Linux 4.19.138
  • Linux 4.14.193

Ubuntu Kylin Point Release Boosts Desktop Performance by 46%

More than 418 updates, tweaks, and other improvements have been made to the uniquely styled desktop environment and distro since the release of Ubuntu Kylin 20.04 back in April. And as with the Ubuntu 20.04 point release Ubuntu Kylin’s refreshed installer image comes with all of those enhancements wrapped up, ready to go, out of the box — no lengthy post-install upgrades required. Read more

Open source is more than code: Developing Red Hat Satellite documentation upstream

The code base for Satellite begins upstream and moves downstream. Until recently, the Satellite documentation did not follow the same journey. In this post, I will outline what has been happening with Satellite documentation over the last year and how this benefits both the Foreman community and Red Hat Satellite users. The Foreman and Katello projects are the upstreams of Red Hat Satellite. The discussions and contributions that take place in the vibrant upstream community help shape the Red Hat Satellite code base. Red Hat’s open source and community strategy has made Red Hat Satellite a robust and flexible product that can manage complex management workflows. Read more

Android Mirroring App ‘Scrcpy’ Improves Shortcuts, Clipboard Support

Scrcpy v1.15 picks up the ability to forward ctrl and shift keys to your handset. Why is that useful? Because it means you can now use familiar keyboard shortcuts on your device in apps that support them, e.g., ctrl + t to open a new browser tab in a browser. This nifty addition is also able to pass ctrl + c and ctrl + v to Termux, if you use it. It also supports text selection easier using shift + → and similar. With the ctrl key now in use for shortcuts Scrcpy now uses the left alt or left super key as its shortcut modifier. Don’t like this? It can be changed. Read more