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KaOS Linux Celebrates Fourth Anniversary with Brand-New Plasma Wayland Edition

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The developers of the independently developed KaOS GNU/Linux distribution were proud to announce today the release and general availability of the KaOS 2017.04 ISO snapshot for the month of April 2017.

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Android Inside GNU/Linux With Anbox

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  • Anbox Lets You Run Android Apps on the Linux Desktop

    Meet Anbox, a novel new way to run Android apps on the Linux desktop. “Anbox puts the Android operating system into a container, abstracts hardware access and integrates core system services into a GNU Linux system.

  • Anbox lets you run Android apps natively in Ubuntu, other GNU/Linux distros

    Want to run Android apps on a PC? Developers have been offering emulators like BlueStacks and Genymotion for years. But for the most part those applications set up a virtual machine that isolates your entire Android experience from the rest of your operating system.

    Anbox is a new open source system that lets you run Android apps on a PC natively, as if they were desktop applications. There’s no emulation required.

Pinebook Linux laptop is ready to ship for $89 and up (plus shipping)

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The Pinebook is a cheap, low-power laptop with an ARM-based processor. First unveiled in November, the Pinebook comes from the makers of the Pine A64 single-board computer and it uses the same processor as that tiny desktop.

Now the company is getting ready to begin shipping laptops to customers.

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Distro Releases

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  • Ubuntu-Based Black Lab Linux 8.2 Released with LibreOffice 5.3, Unity Interface

    Black Lab Software, through Roberto Dohnert, informs Softpedia today about the release and immediate availability for download of the second maintenance update to the Black Lab Linux 8 operating system series.

    Black Lab Linux 8.2 comes almost two months after the launch of the first point release, and while it still uses the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel from the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, it fixes over 270 bugs discovered during this time.

  • [Stable] OpenELEC 8.0 released

    OpenELEC 8.0 (internal version 8.0.0) release has been published. Users running older OpenELEC releases or with auto-update disabled will need to manually update. If you would like to update from an older OpenELEC release please read update instructions/advice on the Wiki before updating. Manual update files can be obtained from the downloads page.

  • OpenELEC Mediacenter OS 8.0 Released

    OpenELEC 8.0 was released this weekend as the newest version of this mediacenter / multimedia focused Linux distribution.

    OpenELEC 8.0 pulls in the Linux 4.9 kernel, Mesa 17.0, and a wealth of other packages. OpenELEC 8.0 is paired with Kodi 17.1 for serving your multimedia needs.

  • Tiny Core Linux 8.0 Operating System Arrives with BusyBox 1.25.1 and GCC 6.2.0

Black Lab Linux 8.2 released

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Today we are releasing the latest incremental release of Black Lab Linux 8. Black Lab Linux 8.2 has had major work done in terms of stability. We have over 270 bug fixes in this release. With this release we ship in 4 desktops, Unity, XFCE, Mate and LXDE. As an incremental release, 8.2 is available for free download immediately.

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3 Linux Foundation networking projects that your business needs to know

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It's difficult to achieve critical mass for an open source project—even the largest enterprise IT vendors have challenges. It requires product management skills when there's no actual product. In addition to traditional product management expertise, open source projects must have an active community.

I'm a firm believer that enterprise IT shops will soon find themselves in a position where open source becomes a necessity for delivering IT infrastructure. Highly publicized companies like Capital One, Comcast, and Walmart are all increasingly embracing open source.

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Tiny Core 8.0: A complete desktop Linux distro in 16MB

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Looking for a light-weight, but capable operating system? It doesn’t get much lighter than Tiny Core Linux.

The disc image for the most basic version of this operating system is just 16MB, and it boots on most computers in a matter of seconds. But once it’s up and running, you can install all sorts of desktop applications including the Firefox web browser, GIMP image editor, of LibreOffice suite of office applications.

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The Dell Precision 5520 is hobbled by Linux kernel 4.4

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Long story short, this is a fine laptop—and its hardware makes it a far better choice than the Dell XPS 13 for video encoding, compiling code, or other heavy computing tasks. But the OS it comes with is not optimized for the hardware. Hell, it’s not a stretch to say that the OS keeps this PC from being the workstation it's supposed to be. If anything, this PC is a case study in why PC makers who want to ship desktop Linux should pay attention to what they are doing before they push a product to market. The whole idea of buying a Linux laptop is to avoid these types of troubles, after all. In that respect, the Precision 5520 feels like a step back from the great platform we saw in the 2016 XPS 13.

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OpenELEC 8.0 Linux OS Officially Out with Raspberry Pi Zero W Support, Kodi 17.1

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Movies

The development team behind the OpenELEC Linux-based entertainment operating system designed for embedded devices were proud to announce earlier the release and general availability of OpenELEC 8.0.

Based on the latest Kodi 17.1 "Krypton" open-source and cross-platform media center software, OpenELEC 8.0 is here with a lot of updated internals, as well as support for new platforms, such as the recently launched Raspberry Pi Zero W single-board computer, WeTek Hub and WeTek Play 2.

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  • System76 wants to build its own hardware for its Linux-based computers
    System76 is building up quite a name for itself, being one of a very limited number of companies selling only computers running Linux-based operating systems. Now the aim is to branch out; System76 wants to design and build its own hardware, while representing the open source community as it does so. At the moment, the hardware used in System76 systems is outsourced, but in the future this will change. The company says that it is moving into phase three of its development cycle, and this "moves product design and manufacturing in house." And you should set your expectations high: "We're about to build the Model S of computers. Something so brilliant and beautiful that reviewers will have to add an 11 to their scores."
  • AppCenter Spotlight: Beta Testers
    Over the past month we’ve been beta testing the new AppCenter with a number of developers, from elementary OS contributors to backers of our Indiegogo campaign. After testing out the submission process and getting some apps into the store (and seeing rapid updates!), I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the first apps.
  • elementary OS to get improved AppCenter, showing off a few new applications
    I have to hand it to the elementary OS guys, they have a massive focus on design and it does look quite incredible. It is easily one of the best looking Linux distributions, which I do admire. Their new AppCenter, for example, looks extremely clean and clear.

Beijing Zoo is No Place for Pandas

Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Photo credit: Nick Hopkins

I am a Panda lover. I work as a support engineer in an I.T company here in the United Kingdom. Most of my spare time is spent watching different Panda videos -- both old and new videos. Basically, it is my therapy; a 'stress release' for me. I find them to be adorable and precious creatures. As a matter of fact, I would like to volunteer to come to Sichuan. I want to experience and feel what it's like to be a Panda keeper, to be able to interact with them for real. The Panda is China's National Treasure, so it's a shame to watch the Panda videos from Beijing zoo, as the place is disgusting and not ideal for Pandas to live in (and for sure for all the rest of the animals who unfortunately got stuck in this prison cell).

The place looks like a ghost town. Lifeless and languished. Knowing that Pandas wear a thick fur on their body, can you imagine what it feels for them in 30C or 35C (summer temperature)? What it probably feels like all the time? Come on, if you really care, you must do something now, otherwise these Pandas will die. Please bring them back to their sanctuary where they really belong.

Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs

With the Linux 4.11 kernel potentially being released as soon as today, here are some fresh benchmarks of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS on a solid-state drive and comparing the performance of 4.11 Git back to Linux 4.9 and 4.10. For those wondering if the block/file-system changes of Linux 4.11 have any impact on EXT4/F2FS/XFS/Btrfs for common I/O workloads or how these file-systems are comparing on this latest kernel, here are some benchmarks. Read more

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