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Solus 2.0 Operating System to Introduce the Sol Package Manager, Cool Features

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Today, July 5, 2016, after a long wait, Solus Project's Josh Strobl has had the great pleasure of announcing a new installation of the "This Week in Solus" newsletter, informing fans of the Solus operating system about the latest trends.

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RaspEX OS for Raspberry Pi 3 Updated with OpenCPN 4.4.0, Based on Ubuntu 16.04

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After reporting that his RaspEX operating system for Raspberry Pi devices woks out of the box with the official Raspberry Pi Touch Display 7-inch monitor, Arne Exton now informs us about the availability of a new RaspEX build.

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Tizen OS gets ported to Russia’s Elvees microprocessor

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During the Skolkovo Startup Village – Russia’s largest conference which took place last month, we had reported of a customized corporate version of Tizen OS being showcased on the Samsung Z3. Now, we have come across the news that the event also saw Tizen OS being implemented on the multi-core processor 1892ВМ14Я belonging to Russian manufacturer Elvees Multicore. The Tizen OS was ported to this ARM based processor thanks to a joint effort from the Russian consortium experts and engineers from Tizen.RU. The project proves to showcase the flexibility and open source nature of Tizen and according to the officials at the event, this implementation of Tizen OS in a Russian made hardware helps in leveraging security to higher levels, while we believe the intention is also to reduce the use of processors from foreign brands like mediatek, qualcomm, rockchip, etc.

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Hands on with KaOS Linux: Not just another derivative distro

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If you are interested in a small Linux distribution which is a bit out of the mainstream, KaOS Linux could be just the ticket for you. It is independently developed, not derived from any of the larger Linux distributions, and it is absolutely focused on the KDE desktop. Just those two things really set it apart -- not just YAUD (Yet Another Ubuntu Derivative), and not available in a variety of desktops.

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Qubes OS 3.2 to Use Xfce4 by Default Because KDE 5 Is Bloated, Unstable and Ugly

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Joanna Rutkowska, a member of the Qubes OS project, has published today an interesting ticket to the list of issues for the upcoming Qubes OS 3.2 operating system on the project's GitHub page.

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antiX 16 "Berta Cáceres" Linux OS Arrives without systemd, Based on Debian 8.5

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Debian

Today, June 27, 2016, just a few moments ago, the developers of the antiX GNU/Linux operating system have had the great pleasure of announcing the final release of the antiX 16 distribution.

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Solus 1.2.1 Is Coming with Vulkan Support for Intel GPUs, Full-Disk Encryption

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Solus' Josh Strobl today, June 23, 2016, shares some of the features coming to the first point release of the just released Solus 1.2 "Shannon" Linux kernel-based operating system.

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Parrot Security OS 3.0 Ethical Hacking Distro Is Out, Now Ready for Raspberry Pi

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Security

Parrot Security OS developer Frozenbox Network was extremely proud to announce the release of the final Parrot Security OS 3.0 "Lithium" computer operating system.

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Samsung to increase use of Tizen OS in its products, less Android

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According to a Samsung source, the Tizen Operating System could be utilised in all company devices in an effort to cut its heavy reliance on the Android platform. The source, that wished not to be named, confirmed to the Korean herald publication the importance of owning your own ecosystem:

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Devil-Linux 1.8.0 Distro to Add Google Authenticator for PAM, Moves to SquashFS

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Devil-Linux developer Heiko Zuerker has announced that the Devil-Linux 1.8.0 operating system is now open for development, and a Release Candidate is ready for public testing.

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