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The Linux Test Project has been released for September 2015

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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

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13 Ways You Can Help Desktop Linux To Grow

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GNU
Linux

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.

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DebEX Barebone Distro Now Uses Linux Kernel 4.2, Based on Debian 8.1 and Xfce 4.12

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Linux
Debian

After announcing the release of the DebEX GNOME and KDE Editions, Arne Exton had the great pleasure of informing us about the immediate availability for download of a new build of his DebEX Barebone distribution.

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Elementary OS: Freya 0.3.1 is Here!

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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!

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Samsung rolls out a round, Tizen-based Gear S2 watch

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Linux

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.

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Manjaro Linux KDE 15.09 RC1 Ships with KDE Plasma 5.4 Desktop, KDE Apps 15.08

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KDE
Linux

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.

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EXT4 Updates Are Pretty Boring For Linux 4.3

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Linux

The EXT4 file-system updates have been sent in for the Linux 4.3 kernel.

There isn't much to the EXT4 updates for Linux 4.3 besides clean-ups and fixes. Ted Ts'o wrote in the pull request, "Pretty much all bug fixes and clean ups for 4.3, after a lot of features and other churn going into 4.2."

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Leftovers: Graphics

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

Linux Foundation Sysadmins Open-Source Their IT Policies

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GNU
Linux
Server

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.

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Libreation Of Ireland

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GNU
Linux

The politics of Ireland have been complex but they were using GNU/Linux a lot back in 2008 according to StatCounter but there was a huge drop when “7” emerged. Slowly but surely, GNU/Linux is back in Ireland.

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