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Linux Kernel 3.10.102 LTS Is Out with x86 and EXT4 Improvements, Updated Drivers

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On June 13, Linux kernel developer Willy Tarreau announced the immediate availability for download of the one-hundred-second maintenance release for the Linux 3.10 LTS series.

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Samsung considers using Tizen in all products

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Samsung Electronics is considering expanding the use of its Tizen software in all company devices to cut its heavy reliance on the Google Android platform, a senior Samsung Electronics executive said Monday.

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Also: Reports Are Circulating That Samsung Wants To Switch More Devices Over To Tizen

Linux Mint 18 Beta Coverage

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Qt Automotive Suite takes Linux for a ride

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Qt announced a Linux-driven Qt Automotive Suite based on Qt for Device Creation designed for quickly developing IVI and instrument cluster GUIs.

The Qt Company announced that it will soon ship an automotive stack for developing in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and instrument cluster GUIs. The Qt Automotive Suite combines a new Application Manager and Qt IVI API library with a customized version of Qt Device Creation and hooks to the Qt Creator IDE. There’s also a modified version of Qt Creator with a new “GammaRay” feature.

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App stores and Linux repositories: Maybe the worst ideas ever

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Technically, since we’re talking about Linux and free/open source software here, there’s nothing stopping someone from cloning the entire repository for a system before it goes offline and then providing that repository as a service to people who still want it. But this is a big undertaking and is something that a casual user of a platform simply isn’t going to do.

In my case, I absolutely would have done this for my N810. I would have cloned the entire repository, including system updates, and hosted it on my server for personal use (and provided it to anyone else who needed it). Would I have ever bothered to update it? Probably not. But I would have had it there for as long as I ran that device. But, alas, I didn’t know the company was killing the entire repository (perhaps I should have expected it, but I didn’t). So, I’m plum out of luck. Plus, I’m weird. Most people would absolutely not clone a repository and self-host it. That's just a crazy thing to do.

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7 Simple Linux Tricks that Newbies Should Know to Get Comfortable Using It

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It is normal for the Linux newbies to struggle as they use the system as it is very different from Windows. You might find yourself confused to handle even the simplest of tasks. Though the command line will actually make the Linux life easier, it could be exasperating for the beginners.

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Linux Mint 18: Hands on with the Cinnammon and MATE betas

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The Linux Mint 18 betas for Cinnamon and MATE desktops were announced on Thursday, so allowing time for release candidates, and with a bit of luck, the final release could be out by the end of the month. I have installed each of the betas on a couple of different computers, and so far everything has looked very good. Here are a few of my experiences, comments and opinions.

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Black Lab Linux 8.0 "Onyx" Alpha 4 Ready for Testing, Based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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Ubuntu

Today, June 13, 2016, Black Lab Software CEO Roberto J. Dohnert informs Softpedia about the general availability of the fourth Alpha build of the upcoming Black Lab Linux 8.0 "Onyx" operating system.

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ExLight Linux Is a Gorgeous Distro Based on Enlightenment 0.21 and Kernel 4.6.2

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GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton informs Softpedia today, June 13, 2016, about the immediate availability of a new build of his ExLight Linux Live DVD distribution.

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The Internet Without Connection, Free Endless OS For Emerging Markets

There are four billion people on the planet without PCs or access to affordable personal computers. That figure should surely be tempered with some contextualization i.e. not everybody actually wants to have an Internet connection and many traditional, native or bucolic ways of live do still exist on the planet. Regardless, there are a batch of global initiatives in existence which seek to give computer access to every man, woman and especially child. Endless OS is one such project. The free operating system has been designed explicitly to work in the expensive or restrictive Internet data conditions that often exist in emerging markets where fabulously affordable broadband has yet to arrive. The software itself is built to provide useful information and educational content, with or without an Internet connection. Read more