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ROSALabs Releases New Distribution

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ostatic.com: ROSALabs, Mandriva's partner on their last desktop, has been working on their own Linux distribution and have recently announced their latest release. If you liked Mandriva 2011, then you'll probably like ROSA Marathon 2012.

Puppy Slacko: different, but the same

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darkduck.com: The latest current version of Puppy Linux is 5.3.1, and it was released on the 25th of October 2011. This is the Puppy Slacko version, which tells you that the roots of this Puppy are in Slackware.

Red Hat hits 10-year, $1bn Enterprise Linux birthday

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theregister.co.uk: Making a Linux distribution is easy, and lots of people have done it and continue to do it. All you have to do is get the source code and integrate the pieces you like and slap your logo on it.

Interview: Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin

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v3.co.uk: Jim Zemlin, as the executive director of The Linux Foundation, campaigns to accelerate the adoption of Linux software. He is widely quoted in the press on open source IT issues, and is a regular keynote speaker at industry events.

Busy weekend with Mageia, LibreOffice, and Liberté

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: After an intense week, I decided to forget about work this weekend and have some time for my hobby, software testing. So, I downloaded Mageia 2 RC, LibreOffice 3.4.5, and a Linux distro that I had never heard of: Liberté 2012.1.

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Encrypt Your Linux Partitions

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makeuseof.com: Popular Linux distributions make it pretty easy to encrypt your home folder or even entire partitions if you’d like, without many issues. But they don’t think about what kinds of consequences might result from such a move later on.

New Red Hat Linux 5 version meets federal security standards

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gcn.com: Red Hat has released a version of its Enterprise Linux 5 operating system that is capable of running various types of software platforms thanks to a built-in, kernel-based virtual machine hypervisor.

Fedora 17 & GNOME 3.4: Return to a useful Linux desktop

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zdnet.com: Fedora 16, thanks in large part to GNOME 3.2, was an awful Linux distribution. With this new version, and GNOME 3.4, Fedora 17 is back to being a useful Linux distribution.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 456

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: A look at OpenBSD 5.1
  • News: First alpha of Debian Installer 7.0, The Debian Administrator's Handbook, Ubuntu Studio at UDS, Ubuntu 12.10 features
  • Follow-ups: Update on Calligra 2.4 Kexi and Krita
  • Released last week: SolusOS 1, Salix OS 13.37 "MATE", SystemRescueCd 2.7.0, ROSA 2012
  • New additions: Bridge Linux, Liberté Linux
  • New distributions: Xinutop

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Debian Project News - May 14th

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Welcome to this year's tenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

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  • Debian Project News - July 29th, 2016
    Welcome to this year's third issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community.
  • SteamOS Brewmaster 2.87 Released With NVIDIA Pascal Support
  • Snap interfaces for sandboxed applications
    Last week, we took a look at the initial release of the "portal" framework developed for Flatpak, the application-packaging format currently being developed in GNOME. For comparison, we will also explore the corresponding resource-control framework available in the Snap format developed in Ubuntu. The two packaging projects have broadly similar end goals, as many have observed, but they tend to vary quite a bit in the implementation details. Naturally, those differences are of particular importance to the intended audience: application developers. There is some common ground between the projects. Both use some combination of techniques (namespaces, control groups, seccomp filters, etc.) to restrict what a packaged application can do. Moreover, both implement a "deny by default" sandbox, then provide a supplemental means for applications to access certain useful system resources on a restricted or mediated basis. As we will see, there is also some overlap in what interfaces are offered, although the implementations differ. Snap has been available since 2014, so its sandboxing and resource-control implementations have already seen real-world usage. That said, the design of Snap originated in the Ubuntu Touch project aimed at smartphones, so some of its assumptions are undergoing revision as Snap comes to desktop systems. In the Snap framework, the interfaces that are defined to provide access to system resources are called, simply, "interfaces." As we will see, they cover similar territory to the recently unveiled "portals" for Flatpak, but there are some key distinctions. Two classes of Snap interfaces are defined: one for the standard resources expected to be of use to end-user applications, and one designed for use by system utilities. Snap packages using the standard interfaces can be installed with the snap command-line tool (which is the equivalent of apt for .deb packages). Packages using the advanced interfaces require a separate management tool.
  • Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Reaches End Of Life Today (July 28)
  • Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Yakkety Yak Gets A Unity HUD-Like Searchable Menu
    MATE HUD, a Unity HUD-like tool that allows searching through an application's menu, was recently uploaded to the official Yakkety Yak repositories, and is available (but not enabled) by default in Ubuntu MATE 16.10.

Tablet review: BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition

As employees have become more and more flexible in recent years thanks to the power and performance of mobile devices, the way we work has changed dramatically. We frequently chop and change between smartphones, tablets and laptops for different tasks, which has led to the growth of the hybrid market – devices such as Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 and Apple’s iPad Pro – that provide the power and functionality of a laptop with the mobility and convenience of a tablet. Read more