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Hands-On: KaOS Linux and openSUSE Leap 42 on my new notebook

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In the previous three posts about this ASUS notebook, I have configured Windows 10 Home, installed openSUSE Tumbleweed, Manjaro and Debian GNU/Linux, and installed Fedora, Linux Mint and Ubuntu.

This time I am going to install the last two Linux distributions I am interested in: KaOS and openSUSE Leap. So far my experience with this inexpensive laptop has been very good. I hope that it continues that way.

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How To Install Oracle Java 7/8 On Fedora And CentOS

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​Java is somewhat one of the most important applications on your system and not having java can bring nightmares. It is suggested to users that after installing the operating system on your computer you should install java on it.

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RaspAnd Now Lets You Run Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Kodi 17 RC4 on Raspberry Pi 3

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Linux

Arne Exton is informing us about the immediate availability for purchase of a new build of his RaspAnd operating system for Raspberry Pi single-board computers (SBCs), now based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

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Linux 4.10-rc6

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So this week seemed very calm, and rc6 looked like it was going to be
a nice tiny release. Just like I want it.

... and then Friday happened, and the small and calm release candidate
somehow blew up to not be all that small after all.

Oh well. It's not like this is a new pattern - people end up pushing
me their work for the week on Friday, and that's been going on for a
few years by now, and I've mentioned it before. It was just even more
noticeable than usual.

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Also: Linus Torvalds Outs Linux Kernel 4.10 Release Candidate 6, the Biggest So Far

Linux 4.10-rc6 Released, Now Codenamed The "Fearless Coyote"

Linus Torvalds says Linux 4.10 just 'blew up' as rc6 bloats

Arch Linux-Based BlackArch Penetration Testing Distribution Gets 20 New Tools

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A new set of installation mediums of the open-source, Arch Linux-based BlackArch penetration testing and ethical hacking GNU/Linux distribution arrived on January 28, 2017.

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Kernel, Graphics, and Benchmarks

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Linux
  • Linking The Linux Kernel With LLVM's LLD Linker

    If you are looking for some experimental fun this weekend, the Linux kernel can be linked with LLVM's LLD linker.

    Dmitry Golovin has managed the feat of linking the Linux kernel using LLVM's linker, while the upstream Linux kernel still can't be built in full with the LLVM Clang compiler. But with all of the work around LLD's performance, multi-threading, and much more, great to see it can now be used to link the kernel.

  • ZTE DRM Driver Picking Up New Features For Linux 4.11

    The ZTE DRM driver is set to receive new features for Linux 4.11 after this Direct Rendering Manager driver was added to the Linux 4.10 kernel.

  • RADV Spilling Support Patches Published
  • Benchmarking OpenCL On Intel Graphics With Beignet 1.3

    Last week marked the release of Intel's Beignet 1.3, their open-source project implementing OpenCL acceleration atop modern CPUs with HD/Iris Graphics. Significant with Beignet 1.3 is that they've finally implemented OpenCL 2.0 support! OpenCL 2.0 is now available for Skylake hardware and newer. Beignet 1.3 also has other new features, runtime improvements, LLVM 3.9 support, new extensions, and much more. Thus time for some benchmarking of this new Beignet release.

  • 4-Disk Btrfs Native RAID Performance On Linux 4.10

    From the Core i7 6800K box I ran some fresh Btrfs benchmarks using the Linux 4.10 kernel as of this week. Tests were done of Btrfs on a single SSD, RAID 0 and RAID1 with two SSDs, and then RAID 0 / 1 / 5 / 6/ 10 using four SSDs. The SSDs used for this Btrfs benchmarking were the OCZ TRION TR150 120GB SSDs.

Linux Mint 18.1

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Linux

BlackArch: New ISOs released!

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Linux

Today we released new BlackArch Linux ISOs. For details see the ChangeLog below.

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Linux Kernel News

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  • Linux Performance

    This page links to various Linux performance material I've created, including the tools maps on the right. The first is a hi-res version combining observability, static performance tuning, and perf-tools/bcc (see discussion). The remainder were designed for use in slide decks and have larger fonts and arrows, and show: Linux observability tools, Linux benchmarking tools, Linux tuning tools, and Linux sar. For even more diagrams, see my slide decks below.

  • Shutting down FTP services

    Those of you who have been around for a while may remember a time when you used to be able to mount kernel.org directly as a partition on your system using NFS (or even SMB/CIFS). The Wayback Machine shows that this was still advertised some time in January 1998, but was removed by the time the December 1998 copy was made.

    Let's face it -- while kinda neat and convenient, offering a public NFS/CIFS server was a Pretty Bad Idea, not only because both these protocols are pretty terrible over high latency connections, but also because of important security implications.

  • Video: LCA 2017 - The Kernel Report

    It is that time of year again... linux.conf.au. They have been doing a great job getting the videos up fast and they are still uploading more. Here's Jon Corbet's talk, The Kernel Report.

Bodhi Linux 4.1.0 Released

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Today I am happy to announce the first scheduled update release of the Bodhi Linux 4 branch – Bodhi Linux 4.1.0. This release serves to package up the fixes for a few bugs that slipped through the cracks in the 4.0.0 release, as well as provided updated package sets for the install ISO images. Most notably these ISO images come with EFL 1.18.4, Linux Kernel 4.8, and a new Moksha Theme based on the “Arc Dark” theme. Existing Bodhi 4.0.0 users already have the bug fixes incorporated into these ISO images, but they will need to manually install the newer kernel and theme if they wish to utilize them.

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Also: Bodhi Linux 4.1.0 Released with New Moksha "Arc Dark" Theme, Linux Kernel 4.8

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