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Steam Machines (Debian-powered)

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Elive 2.6.6 beta released

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The Elive Team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.6.6

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Trying To Benchmark The MIPS Creator CI20 With Debian Linux

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Debian

Last year Imagination launched a MIPS development board that went on sale at the end of last year. In not seeing any significant benchmarks or performance coverage from this MIPS Creator CI20 over the past few months, I finally got around to buying one of these MIPS development boards from Imagination Technology. While the CI20 seemed promising at first, so far I'm very unhappy with this board and it's been even less stable than the Imagination PowerVR drivers on Linux going back to the Poulsbo days.

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Here's How Persistent Network Interface Names Will Be Implemented in Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 16.10 and Debian 9

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Ubuntu

We reported last month that Martin Pitt, a renowned Ubuntu and Debian developer, came with the idea to enable stateless persistent network interface names by default in the next major version of the Ubuntu and Debian operating systems.

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Debian 8.1 Jessie Is Being Released Next Weekend

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Debian 8.1 is planned for release on next Saturday.

Debian developers are aiming to have Debian 8.1, the first point release to "Jessie", out on 6 June.

Adam Barratt confirmed the imminent Debian 8.1 plans via this mailing list post from Sunday.

Meanwhile, Debian 9.0 "Stretch" remains under development as the next major version of the operating system.

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Linux Mint Debian to Reach End of Life in January 2016

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Debian

The first edition of Linux Mint Debian will reach EOL status (end of life) in January, 2016, and users have been advised to upgrade their systems as soon as possible.

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Debian Leftovers

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  • Plex Home Theater 1.4.1 for Debian Jessie and Sid

    Recently Plex Plex Home Theater was updated to 1.4.1 with fixes for some errors, in particular concerning the new music handling introduced in 1.4.0. As with 1.4.0, I have compiled PHT for both jessie and sid, both for amd64 and i386.

  • Debian/TeX Live 2015 preparations

    I have uploaded a preliminary version of the texlive-bin based on the 2015 sources (plus the first fixes) to the Debian archive, targeting experimental. As there are four new packages built from the sources (libtexlua52, -dev, libtexluajit2, -dev) the packages have to go through the NEW queue, which at the moment is an impressive 500+ entries long (nearly top in total history). But ftp-masters are currently very active and I hope they continue for some time.

  • Reproducible builds: week 4 in Stretch cycle

    Lunar rebased our custom dpkg on the new release, removing a now undeed patch identified by Guillem Jover. An extra sort in the buildinfo generator prevented a stable order and was quickly fixed once identified.

Waha Linux 8.0 Brings Debian 8 "Jessie" to the Arab Community - Gallery

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Linux
Debian

The Waha Project has had the great pleasure of informing us about the immediate availability for download of the final version of their Waha Linux 8.0 distributions designed specifically for the Arab community.

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Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 Will Reach End of Life on June 14 to Make Room for Parsix 8.0

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The Parsix Project has recently announced that their Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 (Nestor) distribution will reach the end of its life support in the coming weeks, urging users to upgrade to Parsix GNU/Linux 7.5 (Rinaldo) as soon as possible.

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Netflix in Steam OS

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Gaming
  • Developer brings Netflix to Steam OS: Linux Wrap

    He has posted the script on GitHub for others to try. It’s in really early stage of development but it’s surprising and at the same time disappointing to see that Valve made no efforts whatsoever to bring steaming services like Netflix to their platform that they plan to dominate the living room.

  • Developer Implements Netflix in SteamOS

    A developer has put together some tools (still under construction) that would allow users to use SteamOS to play Netflix. It's in its early stages, but the developer has made something that Valve hasn't even thought about until now.

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Linux Jargon Buster: What is FOSS (Free and Open Source Software)? What is Open Source?

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Announce: OpenSSH 8.4 released

It is now possible[1] to perform chosen-prefix attacks against the SHA-1 algorithm for less than USD$50K. For this reason, we will be disabling the "ssh-rsa" public key signature algorithm by default in a near-future release.

This algorithm is unfortunately still used widely despite the existence of better alternatives, being the only remaining public key signature algorithm specified by the original SSH RFCs.

The better alternatives include: [...]

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