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Clonezilla Live 2.4.1-6 Now Supports Cloning of Disk Partitions Bigger than 16TB

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GNU
Linux

Steven Shiau announced on April 14 the immediate availability for download and testing of a new development version of his Clonezilla Live operating system, version 2.4.1-6.

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EFL and friends 1.14.0 beta 1 released

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GNU
Linux

With the latest release of EFL version 1.14.0 beta 1 you get a fresh new tarballs with the latest work. This is a beta release and if for general testing, bug finding and feedback.

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AMD Catalyst 15.3 Beta Driver Backported to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from Ubuntu 15.04

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Ubuntu

The AMD Catalyst 15.3 Beta driver was made available a few weeks ago, but only for the Ubuntu distribution, which was rather odd. In any case, the drivers have been backported to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as well.

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Toutou SlaXen 6.0 RCX Is Based on Puppy Linux Slacko 5.9.3 and Openbox 3.5.2

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Linux

Jean-Marie Josselin informed Softpedia about the immediate availability for download of the final version of his Toutou SlaXen 6.0 RCX computer operationg, a lightweight distribution of Linux based on the upstream Puppy Linux Slacko 5.9.3 distro.

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KDE Plasma 5.3 Beta Released with 350 Bug Fixes

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The KDE project today announced the release of KDE Plasma 5.3 Beta. It comes with lots of improvements as well as "big steps towards Wayland support." Elsewhere, David Both shares his nine reasons for using KDE and Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols highlights five changes coming in Ubuntu 15.04.

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GNOME Shell 3.16.1 Adds Workaround for Background Corruption with the Nvidia Driver

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GNOME

The GNOME Project, though Florian Müllner, has announced on April 14 the immediate availability for download of GNOME Shell 3.16.1, the first maintenance release of the GNOME 3.16 desktop environment.

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Fermilab's Scientific Linux 7.1 Is Out and Ready for Download

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Linux
Red Hat

Scientific Linux 7.1 is a recompiled Red Hat Enterprise Linux put together by various labs and universities around the world, including Fermilab, is finally stable after a couple of RCs.

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FreeBSD's Pkg 1.5.0 Released, Brings Initial Ports To OS X & NetBSD

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BSD

The FreeBSD pkg tool for binary package management has been upgraded to pkg v1.5.0. The pkg 1.5 release brings with it a number of exciting imporvements.

The pkg 1.5.0 release finally introduces the concepts of "provides" and "requires" for package management, many new regression tests were added, message reporting improvements, global memory usage reduction and speed-ups are present, improvements to the pkg solver, the pkg.h header file is now C++ friendly, and many of bugs were fixed in the process.

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Windows Lookalike Q4OS Is Almost at Version 1.0

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Linux

Q4OS is a Linux a distribution that's been developed to provides a close experience as that of a Windows operating systems, which is something that's not usually done in the open source world. Now a new update has been made available and it looks like developers are finally closing in the final version.

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NVIDIA 349.16 Beta Drivers for Linux Feature Native Lossless H.264 Decoding

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Graphics/Benchmarks

NVIDIA released a new Linux driver in the Beta branch, and the developers have implemented support for a number of new GPUS and quite a few fixes and improvements.

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This open-source personal crypto-key vault wants two things: To make the web safer ... and your donations

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OSS
Security

An open-source hardware project aimed at making the internet "a little bit safer" needs an influx of cash to continue its work.

The Cryptech effort was created following revelations from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden that the US government and its pals are exploiting standards and weak crypto algorithms to gain access to citizens' private correspondence and documents.

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5 Linux Laptops for Small Business

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Linux

A Linux laptop makes all kinds of sense for a small business. Not only is Linux the most secure computing platform, it’s highly efficient, which means that computing power goes toward doing actual work instead of powering a bloated operating system.

It's also very customizable without requiring a computer science degree. You can install and remove software with the click of a button, and Linux vendors don't lard down their systems with junkware which, as we learned last month in Lenovo's SuperFish Security Gaffe, delivers little value and big troubles. You just get good software that lets you go about your business.

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Raspberry Pi gains an E-paper display

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Linux

A Kickstarter project is pitching a HAT add-on for the Raspberry Pi that provides a 2.7-inch E-paper display, as well as a battery backed real time clock.

For educators, one of the coolest things about the Raspberry Pi is the HDMI port, which let you easily plug in to a monitor. But for embedded gizmos, a more modest display is often more suitable. It doesn’t get much more modest than Percheron Electronics’s E-Paper HAT Display, a Raspberry Pi add-on board that drives a 2.7-inch, 264 x 176-pixel E-paper display from Pervasive Displays.

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Linux 4.1 To Bring Support For NCQ Autosense

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Linux

While usually not presenting any major features each release cycle, the libata feature pull request for Linux 4.1 is a bit more interesting this time around.

Catching my interest from the libata 4.1-rc1 pull request by Tejun Heo is the addition of NCQ Autosense support. Hannes Reinecke has implemented NCQ Autosense support from the new ATA command specification (ACS-4).

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Also: Many HID Improvements For Linux 4.1, Wacom Bamboo Pads Properly Supported

9 reasons to use KDE

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KDE

I really like the command line interface (CLI) in Linux. It bestows great power upon its users, and I spend a good deal of time availing myself of those powers. And yet without the GUI desktop I would still be limited. It is through the combination of the GUI and the command line that I find the power of Linux to be more fully realized.

As with many things in Linux, there are several choices available for desktops. A short list includes Xfce, MATE, Cinnamon, LXDE, GNOME, KDE, and for the kids, Sugar. I have tried all of these at various times over the years, and I always install all of them on my main workstation so that I can try out the latest versions of each. But despite the fact that all of these desktops have many good features, I always return to KDE.

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​The five biggest changes in Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet

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Ubuntu

While the new Ubuntu isn't due out until April 23rd, the second beta is more than mature enough to see what we'll be getting in the Vivid Vervet. A vervet, for those of you who are wondering, is an East African monkey.

Based on my work with the beta over the last few days, here are the most important changes in Ubuntu 15.04. I've been using Ubuntu since the first version, 2004's Ubuntu 4.10. These days, I use it on desktops, servers, and cloud. In other words, I know Ubuntu.

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Plasma 5.3 Beta Improves Power Management and Adds Media Centre Preview

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KDE

Today KDE releases a beta release of Plasma 5, versioned 5.2.95.

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Leftovers: Software

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Software
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