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Moving a city to Linux needs political backing, says Munich project leader

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This year saw the completion of the city of Munich’s switch to Linux, a move that began about ten years ago. “One of the biggest lessons learned was that you can’t do such a project without continued political backing,” said Peter Hofmann, the leader of the LiMux project, summing up the experience.

The Munich city authority migrated around 14,800 of the 15,000 or so PCs on its network to LiMux, its own Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, exceeding its initial goal of migrating 12,000 desktops.

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Things to do after installing Fedora 20

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So you have already installed Fedora 20 but don’t know where to start ? Although Fedora 20 works out of the box but still lack some necessary functionality for obvious reasons. Here is a post install step by step guide for Fedora 20.

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A Summer Spent on the Linux Kernel Virtual File System

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Owens was one of 15 GSoC interns with The Linux Foundation, where he worked with Yongqiang Yang on efficient sparse file handling in the page cache of the Linux kernel Virtual File System (VFS). He developed a “sparse page deduplication” method to avoid backing sparse regions of files with physical pages full of zeros.

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Linux Kernel 3.12.6 Is Now Available for Download

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Just in time for Christmas, Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced a few minutes ago, December 20, that the sixth maintenance release of the stable Linux kernel 3.12 is now available for download.

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State of the Red Hat Union

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Today Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO of Red Hat, published the "Red Hat State of the Union" in which the past year is reviewed and the next is previewed.

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GNOME Boxes 3.11.3 Improves Detection of GNOME-Continuous Images

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GNOME Boxes 3.11.3 comes with a modified NAT networking system that allows both new and existing virtual machines to be on the same private network, allowing for better communication between the host and the virtual machines.

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OPPO N1: The first CyanogenMod Android smartphone is on its way

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CyanogenMod, the popular alternative Android operating system for smartphones, has always been for people who wanted a newer version of Android for their older smartphones. Now, for the first time, Cyanogen, CyanogenMod's parent company, in partnership with Oppo, a high-end consumer electronics company, are about to release the first dedicated CyanogenMod smartphone: The OPPO N1.

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xorg-server 1.14.99.905

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We're getting perilously close to 1.15 now; this should be the last RC before we're done next week.

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The Linux Software Store Conundrum

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In this arena, I see Steam as the clear winner here. And if we can get Steam ramped up in distributing paid applications that people actually want to use – not just the limited paid title library for Linux we have now – the options could be limitless.

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Linux 3.13 Kernel Power Consumption Benchmarks

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With word recently of a 50 Watt Linux kernel power regression that's still being investigated, I carried out some more power consumption tests of a Core i7 4770K Haswell system to see if its power usage has been impacted by recent kernel upgrades.

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Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed Until February 2, Will Bring Linux 4.8, Newer Mesa

If you've been waiting to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system to the 16.04.2 point release, which should have hit the streets a couple of days ago, you'll have to wait until February 2. We hate to give you guys bad news, but Canonical's engineers are still working hard these days to port all the goodies from the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) repositories to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which is a long-term supported version, until 2019. These include the Linux 4.8 kernel packages and an updated graphics stack based on a newer X.Org Server version and Mesa 3D Graphics Library. Read more

Calamares Release and Adoption

  • Calamares 3.0 Universal Linux Installer Released, Drops Support for KPMcore 2
    Calamares, the open-source distribution-independent system installer, which is used by many GNU/Linux distributions, including the popular KaOS, Netrunner, Chakra GNU/Linux, and recently KDE Neon, was updated today to version 3.0. Calamares 3.0 is a major milestone, ending the support for the 2.4 series, which recently received its last maintenance update, versioned 2.4.6, bringing numerous improvements, countless bug fixes, and some long-anticipated features, including a brand-new PythonQt-based module interface.
  • Due to Popular Request, KDE Neon Is Adopting the Calamares Graphical Installer
    KDE Neon maintainer Jonathan Riddell is announcing today the immediate availability of the popular Calamares distribution-independent Linux installer framework on the Developer Unstable Edition of KDE Neon. It would appear that many KDE Neon users have voted for Calamares to become the default graphical installer system used for installing the Linux-based operating system on their personal computers. Indeed, Calamares is a popular installer framework that's being successfully used by many distros, including Chakra, Netrunner, and KaOS.

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