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Despite Bill’s Efforts, GNU/Linux Reaches New High In India

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Like no other country on Earth, India is using GNU/Linux in school and at work far more than weekend warriors.

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Also: Global GNU/Linux Page-views Share Reaches All Time High 2015-05-30

Nautilus (Files) File Manager to Get a Major Update for GNOME 3.18

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GNOME

The Nautilus (Files) open-source file manager used in numerous GNU/Linux distributions has been updated recently as part of the GNOME 3.17.2 desktop environment, the second milestone towards GNOME 3.18.

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GNU Octave 4.0 Released, Includes A GUI & OpenGL

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GNU Octave, a high-level programming language for numerical computations and an open-source alternative to MATLAB, is out this weekend with a huge release. Meet GNU Octave 4.0.

The GNU Octave 4.0 release now uses a GUI by default when running interactively, defaults to using OpenGL graphics with Qt while having fallback support for Gnuplot and Fltk, adds new audio functions/classes, makes other language additions, and has a whole lot of other changes.

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GNU FISICALAB 0.3.5

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I’m glad to announce the release of version 0.3.5 of GNU FisicaLab, this is a feature release. FisicaLab (can be pronounced as PhysicsLab) is an educational application to solve physics problems. Its main objective is let the user to focus in physics concepts, leaving aside the mathematical details

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Intel Gets 'Clear' About Linux and Containers

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Imad Sousou, VP in Intel's Software and Services Group and GM of the Intel Open Source Technology Center, discusses the Clear Linux and Clear container efforts.

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Run the Kali Linux Penetration Testing Distro on Any Platform via Docker Images

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Security

At the request of many users, the Kali Linux developers are proud to announce the immediate availability of Docker images for the Kali Linux operating system, helping users run Kali on various OSes.

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IPFire 2.17 Update 90 Gets GeoIP-Based Blocking, Legacy Microsoft Hyper-V Support

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Security

The IPFire team had the pleasure of announcing earlier today, May 28, the immediate availability for download of IPFire 2.17 Core Update 90, a major version that brings a number of new features, updated packages, a new kernel, and various security enhancements.

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Relicensing Dolphin: The long road to GPLv2+

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Legal

Since its resurfacing as an open source project in 2008, Dolphin has been licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2). This license, created in 1991, is still a fairly common license used in the open source world. But as with anything that deals with technology, times are changing at a rapid rate. More recent projects are using GNU Public License version 3 and Apache 2.0, for their additional freedoms, protections from outside liability, and improved inter-license compatibility. Unfortunately these newer licenses are not compatible with GPLv2, and any project using these licenses cannot link to Dolphin and thus, Dolphin cannot link to them.

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SourceForge-GIMP Controversy

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10 of the most popular lightweight Linux distros

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Modern Linux distros are designed to appeal to a large number of users. As a result, they have become too bloated for older machines or systems with limited resources. If you don't have several gig of RAM to spare and an extra core or two, these distros may not deliver the best performance for you. Thankfully, there are many lightweight distros that you can use to breathe new life into older hardware.

But there's one caveat when working with lightweight distros - they usually manage to function with limited resources by cutting away just about everything you take for granted, such as wizards and scripts which make everyday tasks easier.

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