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  • gNewSense 5 Hopes To Be A Speedier Release Of The FSF-Approved Linux OS

    GNewSense 4 was released yesterday as the successor to gNewSense 3, which had been around since 2013. GNewSense 4 was also their first release being based off the current Debian stable 7. GNewSense releases have been far and few between, but the developers involved are looking at possibility expediting gNewSense 5 and beyond.

    With gNewSense 4 "Ucclia" out the door, developers have already turned the discussion to gNewSense 5. Developer Sam Geeraerts started a mailing list thread about speeding up the development for this next major release. He's also started this planning Wiki page with brainstorming ways to improve their build processes to be able to push out new releases in a faster manner.

  • Installing OpenSUSE on Thinkpad P50

    The Lenovo Thinkpad P50 is quite a nifty laptop. However installing Linux required some digging around, so I'm writing this up for others to stumble upon it when looking for answers to similar issues.

  • Slackware Live Edition – final testing please

    My gut feeling tells me that I should announce a stable release of my “liveslak” project soon. I have implemented much more than I set out to do from the beginning, and no bugs have surfaced for a while.

    So it was time to stamp a final beta number on the liveslak sources and generate new Slackware Live ISO images. I want you to give them a spin and report any bugs that you find. Otherwise there may well be an 1.0.0 release after the weekend.

  • Debian's i386 Builds Now Require 686-Class CPUs

    Those running any old VIA C3, AMD K5/K6, or original Intel Pentium CPUs, you'll be losing your Debian support past the current stable (Jessie) series.

    The Debian i386 architecture builds now require an i686 class processor for Debian testing (affecting Debian Stretch) and future builds. Support for 586 class and 586/686 class processors has been dropped, similar to the 486 CPUs being dropped previously. This i686 CPU requirement means the end of the line for hardware like the AMD K5 and K6, Intel Pentium / Pentium MMX, and VIA C3 Ezra hardware.

SystemD and PulseAudio

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  • Bacon and Linux

    Now the conversation isn’t about bacon or no bacon. It’s about how much bacon. Linux is still built on the idea of “do one thing and do it well.” The fact that there’s proprietary software out there is fine. No one says we had to do #AllTheThings perfectly right out the gate. You can’t cook or eat all the bacon at once.

  • PulseAudio is a Toilet Full of Roses

    I can honestly say with a straight face that I’ve never, ever had any real show-stopping issues with PulseAudio. Yeah, I know – you have. And so have many others. I guess this means I’m blessed by the Linux audio gods, as my PulseAudio experience has never been anything other than mundane and functional.

Linux Q&A, With a Grain of Salt

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Without rambling on about the advantages and disadvantages of the many different kinds of Linux distributions, I will summarize this section as “use what works best for you.” You will have people arguing that their version of Linux is the best because it is the most stable (Debian), or the most user friendly (Ubuntu), or has the most up to date packages and customizability (Arch), or because theirs is backed by a large corporation (Redhat/SUSE). Because of how many different variations of Linux there are, each with their own philosophy of what a Linux distribution should be, you will have people who have settled into their distribution of choice, and tend to think their version is the best version. And in some cases, it absolutely is… but for them, not necessarily for everyone. However, you will hopefully be using the version of Linux you pick for a long time, and you will pick your version of Linux based on how completely it meets your needs for a computer.

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11 Reason Why To Migrate From Windows Desktop To Linux Desktop

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Microsoft

We have always felt that Windows is one of the most user-friendly interfaces among the Operation Systems that have been developed and upgraded in this technological era. However, this has become a myth with the release of the Linux Desktops as they have proved to be more user-friendly and safe compared to that of the Windows Desktops.

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Also: Microsoft half-bricks Asus Windows 7 PCs with UEFI boot glitch

Why It’s The Best Time To Learn Linux And Open Source Programming — Tons Of New Jobs

Phoronix on Graphics

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Full Disk Encryption Coming to Manjaro Linux Soon, Calamares 2.2.2 Out Now

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Philip Müller and the Manjaro Development Team were proud to announce earlier that the next major release of the Manjaro Linux operating system, version 16.06, will feature full disk encryption support.

Full disk encryption is a must for any computer and mobile operating system these days, when hacking tools are becoming more and more accessible to anyone who wants to do damage to someone else by attacking their privacy and stealing their most precious files.

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Adapter interfaces 40-pin Raspberry Pi add-ons over USB

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Ryanteck’s “RTK.GPIO” is a Raspberry Pi 40-pin GPIO header simulator that lets SBCs or other systems interface with Raspberry Pi expansion boards over USB.

There have been numerous attempts to turn a Raspberry Pi into the equivalent of a desktop PC. Now UK-based Ryanteck LTD aims to turn your PC (or non-RPi SBC) into a Raspberry Pi. You can plug the RTK.GPIO into the USB port of any Linux, Mac, or Windows system and be able to interface with the majority of 40-pin Raspberry Pi add-on boards, says the UK-based company.

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Your Beard Doesn’t Intimidate Me Anymore!

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Linux is a community environment. Whether it’s the professionals over at RedHat, Canonical, and Suse or the guys who got together and decided to create Hannah Montana Linux, behind every project there’s usually a community. My first attempt at Linux came in the desert in Iraq.

This Is How the New Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon Theme Looks Like

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Linux Mint project leader and maintainer Clement Lefebvre dropped some exciting news today about what users should expect from the upcoming Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" operating system.

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Blockchain technology offers many different benefits to enterprise developers — but there’s no cross-industry open standard for how to develop it. That makes it difficult for vendors and CIO customers to place their bets and begin building it into their technology architecture. Hyperledger, a Linux Foundation project to produce a standard open-source blockchain, wants to solve that problem, and it just got an executive director, Brian Behlendorf, to help it on its way. He founded the Apache Software Foundation, was previously on the board of the Mozilla Foundation and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and managed tech VC firm Mithril Capital Management. Read more