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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:

Is Linux ready for your PC?

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indiatimes.com: In the battle of the desktop operating systems (OS), there are only three dominant players left - Windows, Mac and Linux. At some point, Windows was cast as the platform for the common man, Mac as the one for the artist, and Linux as the geek's playground.

Linus Torvalds Invented Git, But He Pulls No Patches With GitHub

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wired.com: Linus Torvalds keeps a copy of his Linux kernel project on GitHub, the wildly popular code-hosting website. But there’s a caveat.

Six Key Features Coming in Mageia Linux 2.0

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pcworld.com: Mageia has gained considerable popularity since its creation in late 2010, and it now occupies the No. 6 spot on DistroWatch's popularity rankings. Want a sneak preview of what's coming? Here's a quick rundown of some of the highlights.

Kernel Log: Coming in 3.4 (Part 3) - Graphics drivers

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h-online.com: Linux 3.4 includes a whole host of changes to drivers for AMD, Intel and NVIDIA graphics chips. The new kernel, expected to be released later this month, also contains a new USB DisplayLink driver and lays the foundations for better support for hybrid graphics technologies such as NVIDIA's Optimus.

Top 3 Websites To Check Whether Your Hardware Is Supported By Linux

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Hardware
Web

makeuseof.com: If you’ve ever used Linux, you’ve probably noticed that a lot of hardware works straight out of the box, no questions asked. However, no operating system will have support for every single piece of hardware out of the box.

Windows 8 vs Ubuntu 12.04 vs MacOS X 10.7

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lunduke.com: About two years ago, I did a comparison of the three major operating systems (market-share wise) — MacOS X, Windows and Ubuntu. With so many changes happening to all three platforms, it seems like it’s time to do it again.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Beta Adds NVDIMM Support, Improves Security

Today, August 25, 2016, Red Hat announced that version 7.3 of its powerful Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system is now in development, and a Beta build is available for download and testing. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Beta brings lots of improvements and innovations, support for new hardware devices, and improves the overall security of the Linux kernel-based operating system used by some of the biggest enterprises and organizations around the globe. Among some of the major new features implemented in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 release, we can mention important networking improvements, and support for Non-Volatile Dual In-line Memory Modules (NVDIMMs). Read more Also: CentOS 6 Linux OS Receives Important Kernel Security Update from Red Hat Release of Red Hat Virtualization 4 Offers New Functionality for Workloads

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PC-BSD Becomes TrueOS, FreeBSD 11.0 Reaches RC2

  • More Details On PC-BSD's Rebranding As TrueOS
    Most Phoronix readers know PC-BSD as the BSD operating system derived from FreeBSD that aims to be user-friendly on the desktop side and they've done a fairly good job at that over the years. However, the OS has been in the process of re-branding itself as TrueOS. PC-BSD has been offering "TrueOS Server" for a while now as their FreeBSD-based server offering. But around the upcoming FreeBSD 11.0 release they are looking to re-brand their primary desktop download too now as TrueOS.
  • FreeBSD 11.0-RC2 Arrives With Fixes
    The second release candidate to the upcoming FreeBSD 11 is now available for testing. FreeBSD 11.0-RC2 ships with various bug fixes, several networking related changes, Clang compiler fixes, and other updates. FreeBSD 11.0 is bringing updated KMS drivers, Linux binary compatibility layer improvements, UEFI improvements, Bhyve virtualization improvements, and a plethora of other work. Those not yet familiar with FreeBSD 11 can see the what's new guide.