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Linux 4.6-rc6

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Linux

Things continue to be fairly calm, although I'm pretty sure I'll still
do an rc7 in this series.

There's nothing particularly scary in here - there's a fix for a
long-standing infiniband interface problem, but since you actually
have to have the hardware for that, it's not like that is going to
affect all that many people, and the workaround was pretty
straightforward. The bulk of the rest is really just the normal random
noise. Drivers (sound, gpu, ethernet being the bulk of it),
architectures (arm, s390, x86), networking is the bulk of it.

Shortlog appended for your edification,

Linus

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Also: Linux 4.6-rc6 Kernel Released, Codenamed "Charred Weasel"

DragonBox Pyra pre-orders begin (open Source handheld gaming PC)

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Linux
Debian

The DragonBox Pyra is a portable computer that looks like a cross between a tiny laptop and a Nintendo DX game console… and it kind of works like a cross between those devices as well. It’s got a 5 inch display, a QWERTY keyboard, the Debian Linux operating system that can handle desktop apps as well as games, and physical gaming buttons.

It’s been under development for several years, and it’s expected to be available for purchase soon for about 500 Euros (plus VAT). But if you want to help fund the developers you can now place a pre-order for 330 Euros and up.

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Top 5 Best Alternative Linux Distributions for Windows 10 Users

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GNU
Linux

Also check out the following articles to find out about our top Linux distributions of the year 2015 and 2016.

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Developers Still Hoping For AMD DAL Support In Linux 4.7

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Linux

Open-source developers working on the Radeon Linux graphics driver stack remain hopeful that their massive "DAL" code-base will be ready for merging with Linux 4.7.

DAL is the massive proposed addition to the AMDGPU DRM driver and is a lot of code opened up from the Catalyst proprietary driver. This display abstraction code is AMD's approach for implementing atomic mode-setting, DP MST, HDMI 2.0, better PowerPlay, better multi-display support, etc. It will also allow them to hopefully implement FreeSync support in their Linux driver.

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Gorgeous Live Voyager 16.04 Linux OS Comes Hot on the Heels of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

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GNU
Linux
Ubuntu

The team of developers behind the Live Voyager desktop-oriented operating system have announced today, May 1, 2016, the release and immediate availability for download of Voyager 16.04 LTS.

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BlackArch Linux Now Provides over 1,400 Penetration Testing Tools, New ISO Lands

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Linux

The BlackArch Linux devs have been preparing this for months, but now it is finally here, the new ISO image of the Arch Linux-based operating system designed for hackers and security professionals.

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Devuan Jessie beta released

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GNU
Linux
Debian

dear Init Freedom Lovers,

once again the Veteran Unix Admins salute you.

As promised two years ago with the first declaration of Exodus from
Debian, today we can proudly state: we do not go gentle into that good
night.

Now has come the time to announce the Beta release of Devuan.

Debian GNU+Linux is a fork of Debian without systemd, on its way to
become much more than that. This Beta release marks an important
milestone towards the sustainability and the continuation of Devuan as
an universal base distribution.

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Also: Beta Released Of Devuan, The Systemd-Free Version Of Debian

Six free open source alternatives to Windows 10: Chrome, Ubuntu, Solus and more, what's the best alternative to Windows OS?

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GNU
Linux
Microsoft

Windows 10 has generally be viewed as a welcome successor to Windows 8, both by businesses and individuals. However it has also come under scrutiny from users that are concerned about data privacy. So why not opt for a free Windows 10 alternative?

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Linux Kernel 3.4.112 LTS Has Many PowerPC, x86, HFS, and HFS+ Improvements

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Linux

A couple of days ago, kernel developer Zefan Li released the one hundred twelfth maintenance build of the long-term supported Linux 3.4 kernel series for stable GNU/Linux users.

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Octa-core Cortex-A53 hacker SBC sells for $60

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Android
Linux
Debian
Ubuntu

FriendlyARM’s $60, open spec “NanoPC-T3” SBC runs Android or Linux on an octa-core Cortex-A53 SoC packed with wireless and media interfaces, plus 8GB eMMC.

The over-caffeinated board builders at Guangzhou, China-based FriendlyARM have shipped their highest-end hacker board yet. The NanoPC-T3 is almost identical to the NanoPC-T2 board, but swaps out the quad-core, Cortex-A9 Samsung S5P4418 SoC for a layout-compatible S5P6818 with eight Cortex-A53 cores that can be clocked dynamically from 400MHz to 1.4GHz. Last month, FriendlyARM’ unveiled an $11, quad-core NanoPi M1 single board computer with similarly open source hardware and Android and Linux software.

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