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Samsung Continues to Lessen Android Dependence

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Samsung's partnership with members of the Linux Foundation appears to be bearing fruit. The partnership's mobile operating system -- dubbed Tizen -- is Linux-based. Samsung's initial Tizen phone rollout was rocky: The company's highly anticipated Samsung Z launch in Russia was quickly canceled last year, and the company blamed concerns about the ecosystem for the delay. Unfortunately, in many cases, ecosystem development presents a "chicken and egg" problem: Developers won't build apps until you have users, and users won't select your product until you have apps.

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YotaPhone drops Android for Sailfish OS

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You may not have heard of them but Yota is a Russian company who dared to be different with their YotaPhone 2 smartphone. While most manufacturers tend to stick to tried-and-tested designs, Yota took a risk with the YotaPhone 2 and if you somehow haven’t heard of it, the dual-screen smartphone was one of the most unique Android devices ever made.

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Solus Gets Linux Kernel 4.1.1 LTS and UEFI Fixes

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The Solus project is powering on, and they released a new daily built for their system, fixing many of the issues that affected the first version, including a nasty EFI bug.

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Solus Gets Daily ISOs, Linux Kernel 4.1 LTS, and More

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The Solus operating system has just received its first daily ISO, and it looks like the team is well on its way to promote the first RC. The developers are moving closer to a stable version, and things seem to be on the right track.

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Meet Nova OS, Cuba's National Ubuntu-Based Linux Operating System

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It was recently brought to our attention that there's a Linux kernel-based operating system out there developed in Havana, Cuba by students at the University of Computer Sciences and sponsored by the Cuban government.

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Solus Is the First OS to Get Linux Kernel 4.1 LTS

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The Solus operating system is not out just yet, but it has the honor of being the first one to get the new Linux kernel that was released today, 4.1.

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Solus Distro Is Getting Linux Kernel 4.0.5

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The Solus operating system is still under development, but the first stable version should be out in a couple of months. The developers are working to implement the latest Linux kernel 4.0.5, which the most advanced version available right now.

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Update on Solus Project, One of the Most Interesting Upcoming Operating Systems

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It's been quite a while since we got a substantial update for the Solus project, but the developers have kindly obliged, and they have shared the progress they made with the community.

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elementary OS Drops Sourceforge Hosting

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Sourceforge currently has some big problems and many projects have decided to change their hosting providers. The service has been accused of infusing some Windows executables with Adware and things just got worse from there. elementary OS devs have decided that it's a good time to move on from Sourceforge as well.

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Also: elementary OS' File Manager Receives over 20 Bugfixes, New Open File Dialog

Voyager X8 Is an Interesting and Fast OS Based on Debian 8.1 and Xfce 4.12

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Voyager X8 is a new Linux distribution based on Debian 8.1 "Jessie", and it uses the Xfce 4.12 desktop environment. The developers have integrated a large number of apps, and they've also made sure that it runs on systems with UEFI.

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