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Italian City Vicenza Is Adopting Zorin OS Linux And Replacing Windows

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The Italian city of Vicenza has decided to give open source a try in a big way by adopting Zorin OS Linux in its municipality computers. This Ubuntu-based operating system will replace the Windows computers and provide a Windows 7-like desktop environment to the users.

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Top 10 Linux Distributions of 2016

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With the rise of the Linux era, there are lots of Linux distributions are out there serving different different requirements and purposes. Every Linux distribution comes up with its own unique features and purpose to serve. But still sometimes, it’s depends on the company top management, System Administrator to pick the right Linux distribution for them to work with. Say a requirement can be served by 2 or even more Linux distributions. But the “System Administrator” guy over there are good at dealing with Debian based Linux distribution. So he will definitely go for Debian. I used to work for Disney Interactive (USA) for a long time and there we used to work with CentOS Linux distribution first and then later on we moved to Ubuntu Linux distribution.

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AryaLinux 2016.04 Lands as a Stable OS Built from Scratch with the MATE Desktop

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Today, May 9, 2016, Chandrakant Singh from AryaLinux was proud to announce the release and immediate availability for download of the AryaLinux 2016.04 GNU/Linux operating system.

It appears that this is the first time we report on a release of the AryaLinux distribution, which is based on the systemd edition of the Linux From Scratch (LFS) and Beyond Linux From Scratch (BLFS) projects.

AryaLinux is a source-based, desktop-oriented operating system built around the highly customizable and light MATE desktop environment, and latest release, AryaLinux 2016.04 ships with several new features and many improvements.

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Also: AryaLinux 2016.04 builder disk released

Introducing Uruk GNU/Linux, a 100% Free Ubuntu-Based OS Using Linux-libre Kernel

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Today we would like to introduce you guys to a brand-new GNU/Linux distribution, which unlike a few others, aims to offer you a one hundred percent free desktop-oriented computer operating system.

Please meet Uruk GNU/Linux, a distro whose main design goal is to be a little different from the rest, as it tries to be based on a low-latency Linux-libre 4.2 kernel, which very few GNU/Linux distributions use, the old-school MATE desktop environment with the modern Plank dock, as well as a carefully selected collection of 100% free software projects.

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Also: Free as can be: gNewSense is true GNU Linux

Leftovers: Linux Distros

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4MLinux 18.0 Distrolette Enters Development, Ships with Linux Kernel 4.4.8 LTS

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4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki has informed us about the availability for download and testing of the Beta release of the upcoming 4MLinux 18.0 operating system.

The Core edition of 4MLinux 18.0 has been released on May 8, 2016, powered by the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel and using GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) 5.3.0 to compile the pre-installed packages, which are available, as usual, only for the 32-bit (i686) hardware architecture.

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Linux Mint to go DIY for multimedia

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The Linux Mint project has decided version 18, scheduled for June 2016, will end out-of-the-box installation of multimedia codecs.

The reasoning is straightforward: shipping with codecs involves a lot of work that other mainstream distributions don't bother with, instead leaving users to choose what they want post-install.

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Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 "Erik" Gets New Test Build, Ships with GNOME 3.20.1

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The Parsix GNU/Linux devs have just announced the release and immediate availability for download of the second test build of the upcoming Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 "Erik" operating system.

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Also: Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 "Atticus" Receives the Latest Debian 8 "Jessie" Updates

Waha Linux 8.4 Brings the Latest Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 OS to the Arab Community

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The development team behind the Waha Linux distribution have announced earlier, May 7, 2016, the general availability of the Waha Linux 8.4 release, dubbed Hijra.

Waha Linux 8.4 "Hijra" is here after approximately eight months since the previous point release of the Debian-based distribution, Waha Linux 8.2, which was announced back in September 2015 based on the software repositories of the Debian GNU/Linux 8.2 (Jessie) operating system.

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Also: Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 "Erik" Gets New Test Build, Ships with GNOME 3.20.1

Welcome to Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5r1 Release Notes

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Debian

Parsix GNU/Linux is a live and installation DVD based on Debian. Our goal is to provide a ready to use and easy to install desktop and laptop optimized operating system based on Debian's stable branch and the latest stable release of GNOME desktop environment. Users can easily install extra software packages from Parsix APT repositories. Our annual release cycle consists of two major and four minor versions. We have our own software repositories and build servers to build and provide all the necessary updates and missing features in Debian stable branch.

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Nvidia 361.45.11 Graphics Driver Released for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris Systems

Today, May 24, 2016, Nvidia released a new long-lived graphics drivers for Unix users, version 361.45.11, available now for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris operating systems. Read more Also: New NVIDIA 361 Linux Driver Released

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NVIDIA vs. AMD OpenGL & Vulkan Benchmarks With Valve's Dota 2

Yesterday marked the public availability of Dota 2 with a Vulkan renderer after Valve had been showing it off for months. This is the second commercial Linux game (after The Talos Principle) to sport a Vulkan renderer and thus we were quite excited to see how this Dota 2 Vulkan DLC is performing for both NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards. Here are our initial Dota 2 benchmarks with Vulkan as well as OpenGL for reference when using the latest Linux graphics drivers on Ubuntu. Read more

Why Hyperledger wants to be the ‘Linux of blockchain’

Blockchain technology offers many different benefits to enterprise developers — but there’s no cross-industry open standard for how to develop it. That makes it difficult for vendors and CIO customers to place their bets and begin building it into their technology architecture. Hyperledger, a Linux Foundation project to produce a standard open-source blockchain, wants to solve that problem, and it just got an executive director, Brian Behlendorf, to help it on its way. He founded the Apache Software Foundation, was previously on the board of the Mozilla Foundation and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and managed tech VC firm Mithril Capital Management. Read more