Good news everyone,
the Linux Test Project test suite stable release for *September 2015*
has been released.
Since the last release 272 patches by 27 authors were merged.
Notable changes are:
* Network namespace testcases were rewritten from scratch
* New user namespaces testcases
* New testcases for various virtual network interfaces
* New umount2() testcases (for UMOUNT_NOFOLLOW, MNT_EXPIRE and MNT_DETACH flags)
* New open() testcase (for O_PATH flag)
* New getrandom() testcases
* New inotify, cpuset, futex_wake() and recvmsg() regression tests
+ The usual number of fixes and enhancements
This is the condition when there are over 300 Linux distributions with a number of them being desktop focused. Linux was (and still) considered to be the “geek only” zone with the biggest misconception that one need to know the command line to use Linux.
Times have changed. Linux is a lot more user-friendly than what it used to be in late 90’s or early 2000. The chances for Linux to gain market share is now and you definitely could help in this cause.
After just a few months, we’re excited to announce a major upgrade for elementary OS Freya! This new version 0.3.1 closes about 200 reports and brings new features, tons of fixes, better hardware support, visual polish, and enhanced translations.
We’re very proud to share some elementary OS download stats as well! So far, elementary OS has been downloaded an estimated 5 million times. Of those downloads, we’re seeing that almost 70% are coming from Windows and OS X. So, “Welcome and congratulations!” to the over 3 million new users of an open source operating system!
Samsung debuted its gen 2 smartwatch: a round, 11.5mm thick “Gear S2″ device with a 1.2-inch 360×360 pixel AMOLED display. As expected, it runs Tizen.
Samsung’s Tizen Linux-based Gear S2 smartwatch, which was recently teased at the Galaxy Note 5 and Edge S6+ launch, features a round watch-faced, up to three days battery life, and a rotating bezel to augment the touchscreen UI. A slightly thicker 3G model with up to two hours of life supports voice calls, according to a report from The Verge.
After announcing the release of the Manjaro Linux Xfce 15.09 RC1 distribution, Philip Müller comes with some more great news, this time for KDE fans, as the first Release Candidate build of the upcoming Manjaro Linux KDE 15.09 operating system has been seeded to testers worldwide earlier today, September 3, 2015.
Bryce Harrington announced the 1.9 beta releases of Wayland and Weston today.
The X.Org Foundation, through Keith Packard, announced the immediate availability for download of the first Release Candidate (RC) build towards the X.Org Server 1.18 open-source implementation of the X Window System.
NVIDIA has announced their GRID 2.0 platform while also unveiling their Tesla M6 and M60 server cards.
GRID is NVIDIA's virtual GPU technology for "sharing true virtual GPU hardware acceleration between multiple users." Notable to GRID 2.0 is Linux support to complement Windows. GRID 2.0 also aims to have 2x greater density, 2x greater performance, support for 128 users per server, and now supports 4K displays.
NVIDIA has released the 355.11 Linux driver today, which is their first stable release in the 355.xx series.
The Linux Foundation is no stranger to the world of open source and free software -- after all, we are the home of Linux, the world’s most successful free software project. Throughout the Foundation’s history, we have worked not only to promote open-source software, but to spread the collaborative DNA of Linux to new fields in hopes to enable innovation and access for all.