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4MParted 18.0 Disk Partitioning Live CD Uses GParted 0.25.0, Based on 4MLinux

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4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia today, June 12, 2016, about the general availability of the Beta release of his upcoming 4MParted 18.0 disk partitioning Live CD.

Based on the Beta version of 4MLinux 18.0 Core, the main edition of the 4MLinux independent operating system on which all the other flavors are based, including 4MRescueKit, 4MRecover, Antivirus Live CD, and BakAndImgCD, 4MParted 18.0 has entered Beta stages of development and ships with GParted 0.25.0.

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Antergos Linux Users Are Getting the Latest Cinnamon 3.0 and MATE 1.14 Desktops

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Today, June 12, 2016, Dustin Falgout from Antergos, a rolling and elegant Arch Linux-based operating system, had the pleasure of announcing the availability of the latest Cinnamon 3.0 and MATE 1.14 desktop environments in the official repos.

Both MATE 1.14 and Cinnamon 3.0 desktops were released back in April, but it looks like it takes a while for the maintainers of various GNU/Linux operating systems to update them in their distros, that including Ubuntu MATE, which just brought the MATE 1.14 packages for their new Xenial Xerus (16.04) release, and now Antergos.

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Manjaro Gnome Edition 16.06 and Manjaro Linux 16.06.1 released

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  • Manjaro Gnome Edition 16.06

    The Manjaro Community is proud to announce the release of Manjaro Gnome 16.06, following the new official theming Vertex-Maia.
    A variety of software for everyday use is included aswell as all the typical manjaro utilities. Additionally some useful extension have been pre-installed and enabled.

  • Manjaro Linux 16.06.1 released

    We are happy to announce our first point release of Daniella. Since most of you with AMD/ATI hardware were not able to install Manjaro with our original Daniella install media, we took another week of development time to fix the reported issues by you guys.

GNU/Linux Leftovers

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GNU Software

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  • GNU Make 4.2.1 Released!

    GNU Make 4.2.1, a bug-fix release for GNU Make 4.2, has been released and is available in the usual locations.

  • GNU Radio for Space (and Aircraft)

    The people behind the satellite, GomSpace, has a complete parser for the ADS-B data beacons and [destevez] has it rolled into a GNU Radio module. There’s a good representation of captured data on a map in [destevez’s] blog post. If you want something less interactive, you can see a static map of all collected data. If you want to try your hand at picking up GOMX-3, you can hear it transmitting in the video below.

Tails 2.4 Launched With TOR 6.0 — Best Linux Distro For Anonymity And Privacy

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Debian

Tails is a popular privacy-focused Linux distribution–here are some other Linux distros for different purposes–with an aim to provide anonymous computing experience. This distro was most famously used by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

If you are acquainted with Tails, you might be knowing that Tails forces all the network activity to go through the TOR network, making your all activities anonymous. Being a Live Linux distro, it can be booted from an SD card, DVD, or USB drive.

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FSF on ME

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Hardware
  • Intel & ME, and why we should get rid of ME

    If you did not know, built into all modern Intel-based platforms is a small, low-power computer subsystem called the Intel Management Engine (ME). It performs various tasks while the system is in sleep mode, during the boot process, and also when your system is running.

  • FSF Issues Statement Against Intel's Management Engine (ME)

    The Free Software Foundation is a bit late to the party, but have finally come out publicly against Intel's Management Engine (ME).

    For years already free hardware enthusiasts around the Coreboot/Libreboot scene have been upset over Intel's blobbed-up ME code. The FSF on Friday wrote a public statement over the matter.

  • Windows 10 Killing PCs, FSF Wants to Kill ME

    Today in Linux news PCLinuxOS is said to be moving to Plasma 5.6.4 and Linux 4.5.6. Katherine Noyes posted a slideshow of Mint 18 features and Dominique Leuenberger share the latest in Tumbleweed developments. Eric Hameleers is celebrating 10 years of SlackBuilds.org and The Inquirer reported today that PC sales are falling fast - and it's all Windows 10's fault. Swapnil Bhartiya interviewed Jonathan Riddell and the Free Software Foundation posted that "we should get rid of ME."

iTWire shows Linux Australia the right way to host a server

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An iTWire article appears to have resulted in Linux Australia seeing the folly of not having proper arrangements in place for hosting its website.

Further, a member of Linux Australia has suggested the office-bearers should resign en masse for not anticipating a breakdown in hosting the organisation's website recently.

Linux Australia secretary, Sae Ra Germaine, posted to the Linux-aus mailing list in April to explain why the organisation experienced server downtime, ultimately because the team charged with managing this task, while recognising a risk of disruption, did not engage with the University hosting the server instead choosing only to liaise with ex-employees, and discontinued searching for a new host between December 2015 and March 2016.

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Also: Preventing break-ins on your Linux system

Mint 18 Beta

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  • Linux Mint 18 'Sarah' BETA available now

    With all of the negative press surrounding Windows 10, many folks in my private life are asking me about alternatives. Believe it or not, Linux is often the answer. The first thing I ask them is, for what do you use your computer? Almost everyone tells me things like Facebook, email, and word processing. Well, a combination of Google Chrome and LibreOffice on top of an easy-to-use distro meets those needs perfectly.

  • Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon, MATE betas released

    Last week, Clem Lefebvre took to the Linux Mint blog to announce that the beta releases of the upcoming Linux Mint 18 release were “just around the corner.” Just under a week after that announcement, Lefebvre has made good on his promise, publishing download links to the Mint 18 beta.

    The Cinnamon release comes in at 1.6 GB while the MATE release is an even larger 1.7 GB, which is strange considering MATE is supposed to be the more conservative, lighter-weight version of the two. In the Cinnamon edition, the desktop has been upgraded to version 3.0; you can see an overview of its features in the Linux Scoop video below. Meanwhile, MATE was bumped to version 1.14.

  • Another Fedora 24 Delay, Mint 18 Beta Released

    Clement Lefebvre today announced the availability of Linux Mint 18 Beta in the Cinnamon and MATE flavors. Jan Kurik announced another delay in Fedora 24 development due to a bug that keeps Windows from booting after GRUB installation. Elsewhere, Jonathan Riddell announced the release of KDE neon for users and, apparently, there's been another Ubuntu "brouhaha" to report. Microsoft's Anthony Doherty was quoted as saying they're not tricking anyone into upgrading to Windows 10 while Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols today said that Microsoft is going "all open source, all the time."

  • Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Cinnamon – BETA Release
  • Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” MATE – BETA Release
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Leftovers: Ubuntu

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    Canonical implies it is collaborating with nearly every major Linux distro for its Snappy project. It is not. And what could have been a marketing win for it is now a loss.
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    Users of the Ubuntu Phone will have to get used to the fact that popular Android apps like WhatsApp are unlikely to be made available for the platform, at least not in in the short term. Facebook owns WhatsApp and the communications app now has more than a billion users.
  • Ubuntu Developers Discuss Again About Dropping Support For 32-bit x86
    Ubuntu developers are once again pondering the possibility of dropping support for i386 (32-bit x86) as installation media for their Linux distribution. The matter of dropping Ubuntu i386 ISOs has been brought up many times the past few years, but ultimately it's kept getting pushed back for users still running Ubuntu Linux on old hardware and other reasons. Dropping Ubuntu for i386 keeps getting brought up namely for the installer media rather than the i386 package archive itself.

Sabayon 16.07 Ships with Linux Kernel 4.6.3, Introduces the First LXQt Flavor

Today, June 28, 2016, the developers of the Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux computer operating system have had the great pleasure of announcing the general availability of new respin ISO images for the month of July 2016. Right on the schedule, Sabayon 16.07 Live ISO images are now available for download, switching the OS to the latest Linux 4.6.3 kernel from the deprecated Linux 4.5 branch that shipped with the May ISO respins of the GNU/Linux distribution, Sabayon 16.05. Read more

Android Apps Turn Chromebooks Into Macbook Killers

  • Android Apps Turn Chromebooks Into Macbook Killers
    When Chromebooks launched in the summer of 2011, they seemed destined to fail, much like the underpowered, internet-dependent netbooks that came before them. But in the five years since, Chromebooks have defied expectations, becoming the most used device in US classrooms and even outselling Macs for the first time this year. Still, people complain about their inability to run useful software, but that’s all about to change.
  • Android apps could turn Chromebooks into MacBook killers

today's leftovers

  • Permabit Debuts Only Complete Data Reduction for the Linux Storage Stack
    Permabit Technology Corporation, the leader in data reduction technology, today announced the latest release of its Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) software, VDO 6. The newest release of VDO delivers the company's patented deduplication, HIOPS Compression™ and thin provisioning in a commercial software package for Linux, expanding availability beyond the OEM marketplace to include the leading Professional Services organizations that are enabling today's modern Hybrid Cloud data centers.
  • My KIWI/OBS talk from oSC'16
    Last Friday, at openSUSE Conference 2016, I was giving a talk together with Christian Schneemann about KIWI and OBS (the events.opensuse.org software is not able to manage "two speakers for one talk", this is why I am not listed in the schedule).
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