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The Solus OS Fundraiser Deemed a Success, Project Still Needs Your Help

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The Solus operating system is on track of an October 1 release, and it looks like the fundraiser was also a success.

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OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 5 Now Uses Linux Kernel 4.1 and Latest Nvidia Drivers

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OpenELEC, an embedded operating system built specifically to run the famous KODI (former XBMC) media player hub, has been upgraded once more and it's now at version 6.0 Beta 5 and is now ready for download and testing.

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Introducing Apricity OS, an Arch Linux Derivative for the Modern Linux User - Video

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Today we have the great pleasure of introducing you to a brand-new GNU/Linux distribution, called Apricity OS, which aims to be a modern and intuitive Linux kernel-based, cloud-oriented desktop operating system.

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Announcing dex, an Open Source OpenID Connect Identity Provider from CoreOS

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Today we are pleased to announce a new CoreOS open source project called dex: a standards-based identity provider and authentication solution.

Just about every project requires some sort of authentication and user-management. Applications need a way for users to log-in securely from a variety of platforms such as web, mobile, CLI tools and automated systems. Developers typically use a platform-dependent solution or, just as often, find existing solutions don't quite address their needs and so they resort to writing their own solution from scratch.

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4MParted 13.1 Beta Is a Cool Small OS Based on GParted

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4MParted, a Linux distribution based on the 4MLinux and GParted, is now at version 13.1 Beta and is ready for download and testing.

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Solus Operating System Arrives on October 1, but It Needs Your Help

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The Solus operating systems is on track for an October 1 release, but its makers do need help from the community. A fundraiser has been put forth by the Solus team, and anyone can contribute.

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RapidDisk 3.2 Now Available.

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RapidDisk and RapidCache are a collection of Linux RAM drive and block level RAM caching modules. It is designed to achieve high performance without the need of acquiring new hardware.

I would like to announce the release of version 3.2. The Changelog is as follows.

  • Replaced procfs management to sysfs.
  • Identified & corrected a couple of memory leaks.

Solus Now Features Linux Kernel 4.1.5 and LibreOffice 5.0

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The Solus operating system finally has a launch date, but that's hardly the most interesting news about the project. Its developers have made a few very important improvements to the OS and a number of relevant package upgrades.

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The Solus Operating System to Arrive on October 1

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The Solus operating system now has a release date, and its developers have made a firm commitment to it. So, if you want to get the stable version of Solus, you'll have to wait until October 1.

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Zorin OS 10 Lite and Business Editions Now Available for Download - Screenshot Tour

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One week after the announcement of the Zorin OS 10 Core and Ultimate editions, the Zorin OS developers published details about the immediate availability of the Zorin OS 10 Lite and Business flavors.

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Graphics: VC4 and AMDVLK Driver

  • VC4 display, VC5 kernel submitted
    For VC5, I renamed the kernel driver to “v3d” and submitted it to the kernel. Daniel Vetter came back right away with a bunch of useful feedback, and next week I’m resolving that feedback and continuing to work on the GMP support. On the vc4 front, I did the investigation of the HDL to determine that the OLED matrix applies before the gamma tables, so we can expose it in the DRM for Android’s color correction. Stefan was also interested in reworking his fencing patches to use syncobjs, so hopefully we can merge those and get DRM HWC support in mainline soon. I also pushed Gustavo’s patch for using the new core DRM infrastructure for async cursor updates. This doesn’t simplify our code much yet, but Boris has a series he’s working on that gets rid of a lot of custom vc4 display code by switching more code over to the new async support.
  • V3D DRM Driver Revised As It Works To Get Into The Mainline Kernel
    Eric Anholt of Broadcom has sent out his revised patches for the "V3D" DRM driver, which up until last week was known as the VC5 DRM driver. As explained last week, the VC5 driver components are being renamed to V3D since it ends up supporting more than just VC5 with Broadcom VC6 hardware already being supported too. Eric is making preparations to get this VideoCore driver into the mainline Linux kernel and he will then also rename the VC5 Gallium3D driver to V3D Gallium3D.
  • AMDVLK Driver Gets Fixed For Rise of the Tomb Raider Using Application Profiles
    With last week's release of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Linux ported by Feral Interactive, when it came to Radeon GPU support for this Vulkan-only Linux game port the Mesa RADV driver was supported while the official AMDVLK driver would lead to GPU hangs. That's now been fixed. With the latest AMDVLK/XGL source code as of today, the GPU hang issue for Rise of the Tomb Raider should now be resolved.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Linux Performance Boosted By Updated BIOS/AGESA

With last week's initial launch-day Linux benchmarks of the Ryzen 5 2600X / Ryzen 7 2700X some found the Linux performance to be lower than Windows. While the root cause is undetermined, a BIOS/AGESA update does appear to help the Linux performance significantly at least with the motherboard where I've been doing most of my tests with the Ryzen 7 2700X. Here are the latest benchmark numbers. Read more

GNU: The GNU C Library 2.28 and Guix on Android

  • Glibc 2.28 Upstream Will Build/Run Cleanly On GNU Hurd
    While Linux distributions are still migrating to Glibc 2.27, in the two months since the release changes have continued building up for what will eventually become the GNU C Library 2.28. The Glibc 2.28 work queued thus far isn't nearly as exciting as all the performance optimizations and more introduced with Glibc 2.27, but it's a start. Most notable at this point for Glibc 2.28 is that it will now build and run cleanly on GNU/Hurd without requiring any out-of-tree patches. There has been a ton of Hurd-related commits to Glibc over the past month.
  • Guix on Android!
    Last year I thought to myself: since my phone is just a computer running an operating system called Android (or Replicant!), and that Android is based on a Linux kernel, it's just another foreign distribution I could install GNU Guix on, right? It turned out it was absolutely the case. Today I was reminded on IRC of my attempt last year at installing GNU Guix on my phone. Hence this blog post. I'll try to give you all the knowledge and commands required to install it on your own Android device.
  • GNU Guix Wrangled To Run On Android
    The GNU Guix transactional package manager can be made to run on Android smartphones/tablets, but not without lots of hoops to jump through first.