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  • Linux Kernel 4.4.31 LTS Released with Multiple Updated Drivers, Various Fixes

    Immediately after informing the community about the release of Linux kernel 4.8.7, which is now the most advanced kernel you can get for a GNU/Linux distribution, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the availability of Linux kernel 4.4.31 LTS.

  • Linux Kernel 4.8.7 Updates Intel and Radeon Drivers, Improves Wireless Support

    Today, November 10, 2016, Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the release of the seventh maintenance update to the Linux 4.8 kernel series, along with the Linux kernel 4.4.31 LTS long-term support version.

    Finally, the release cycle of Linux kernel 4.8 has settled in and it looks like more and more GNU/Linux distributions are adopting it, including the upcoming openSUSE Leap 42.2 and Fedora 25, due for release next week. Rolling release users of Solus, Arch Linux, and openSUSE Tumbleweed are already enjoying the latest Linux kernel 4.8 updates, and soon they'll receive a new one, Linux kernel 4.8.7, which comes ten days after Linux kernel 4.8.6.

  • Mesa 12.0.4 Released With Dozens Of Fixes
  • Intel Publishes Open-Source Graphics Driver Code For Bringing Up "Geminilake"

    Coming out this morning from the Intel Open-Source Technology Center is their initial hardware enablement code for the future "Geminilake" hardware with their Linux graphics driver stack.

  • Intel Kaby Lake HD Graphics 620 OpenGL/Vulkan Performance On Linux

    Now having my initial Intel Kaby Lake Core i5-7200U MSI Cubi 2 benchmarks with Ubuntu 16.10 out of the way, this second article is focusing upon the HD Graphics 620 Kaby Lake performance with this latest stable Ubuntu release as well as when trying out Linux 4.9 and Mesa 13.1-dev.

  • Igalia Joins The Khronos Group

    The well known Linux/open-source focused consulting firm Igalia has joined The Khronos Group as a contributing member.

Solus Project to No Longer Support openSUSE & Fedora Repos for Budgie 11 Desktop

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While many of us, Solus users, are preparing for the winter holidays, the team lead by renowned developer Ikey Doherty is currently working hard on bringing what might just be the biggest Budgie desktop release so far.

We can all agree that the current Budgie desktop environment is pretty cool with its GNOME 2-like vibe, and you can even enjoy it on Ubuntu Budgie, Arch Linux, Debian GNU/Linux, SparkyLinux (Debian based), and Manjaro (Arch Linux based). You can also enjoy Budgie on RPM-based distros like openSUSE and Fedora, which currently lies on the Solus Project's OBS (Open Build Service) repositories.

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4MLinux 21.0 Operating System Enters Development, First Beta Ready for Testing

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4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia today, November 10, 2016, about the immediate availability of the Beta development milestone of the upcoming 4MLinux 21.0 operating system series.

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Black Lab Linux 8.0 "Onyx" Officially Released, It's Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

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Today, November 10, 2016, PC/OpenSystems LLC and Black Lab Software, through Roberto J. Dohnert, happily informed Softpedia about the release of the Black Lab Linux 8.0 computer operating system.

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An Everyday Linux User Guide To The Nautilus File Manager

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Nautilus is a very popular file manager so if it isn't installed for your particular distribution you should be able to find it in the graphical package manager.

Nautilus is the default file manager within Ubuntu Linux.

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Linux 4.8.7

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I'm announcing the release of the 4.8.7 kernel.

All users of the 4.8 kernel series must upgrade.

The updated 4.8.y git tree can be found at:
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.8.y
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st...

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Also: Linux 4.4.31

Microsoft (and Accenture/Lenovo) Attacks on GNU/Linux

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Kernel Space/Linux

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New Releases

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  • Rockstor 3.8-15 Linux and Btrfs-Powered Open Source NAS Solution Now Available

    It's been almost five months since Rockstor 3.8 open-source and free Linux-based NAS (Network-Attached Storage) operating system received an update, and project developer Suman Chakravartula informed us about the release of Rockstor 3.8-15.

    Rockstor 3.8-15 appears to be a substantial update that closes a total of 43 issues reported by users since Rockstor version 3.8-14 announced on the 20th of June 2016, and it also looks like it's the 30th release of the GNU/Linux distribution that uses Btrfs as default file system.

  • IPFire 2.19 Linux-Based Firewall OS Patched Against "Dirty COW" Vulnerability

    On November 8, 2016, Michael Tremer from the IPFire project, an open source initiative trying to produce a hardened, professional, secure, and easy-to-use Linux-based firewall operating system, announced the release of IPFire 2.19 Core Update 107.

    IPFire 2.19 Core Update 107 is the latest, most stable and advanced version of the IPFire 2.19 series, and it looks like it finally patches that nasty "Dirty COW" Linux kernel vulnerability that was fixed by Linus Torvalds himself awhile ago in all supported Linux kernel branches.

    "This update patches the IPFire Linux kernel against a recently disclosed vulnerability called Dirty COW. This is a local privilege escalation bug which could be used by a local attacker to gain root privileges," said Michael Tremer in the release announcement for the IPFire 2.19 Core Update 107 update.

  • Alpine Linux 3.4.6 Updates PHP, BusyBox, and cURL, Uses Linux Kernel 4.4.30 LTS

    A new stable release of the open-source, server-oriented Alpine Linux operating system has been announced on the 8th of November 2016, bringing a brand new kernel and many up-to-date components.

    Alpine Linux 3.4.6 is the sixth maintenance update in the stable 3.4 series of the GNU/Linux distribution used in numerous smaller or big server environments worldwide, and it comes only two weeks after the 3.4.5 release to bump the kernel version to the latest upstream release, namely Linux kernel 4.4.30 LTS, which was a minor update patching a bug in Linux kernel 4.4.29 LTS and older builds.

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