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Nominate a free software community contributor in Cascadia

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As the Seattle GNU/Linux conference enters its third year, we decided we could do more to highlight the amazing community in Cascadia (a region on the west coast of the United States that includes Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, and Idaho). This area, especially in Washington, may seem like a haven for proprietary software, but when you take a closer look, you realize people are doing the hard work of helping friends, colleagues, and students embrace free software everywhere.

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Tanglu 3 RC1 Has systemd 221, Linux Kernel 4.0, KDE Plasma 5.3 and GNOME 3.16

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Linux

The Tanglu development team, through Matthias Klumpp, has announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the first RC (Release Candidate) version of the forthcoming Tanglu 3 GNU/Linux operating system based on Debian 8 "Jessie."

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Simplicity Linux 15.7 Comes at the End of July with Linux Kernel 4.0

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David Purse from the development team of Simplicity Linux, a distribution derived from LXPup and built around the LXDE desktop environment, has announced the release of the first Beta build towards the final version of Simplicity Linux 15.7.

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Linux Kernel 3.14.46 LTS Has ARM and ARM64 Improvements, Updated Drivers

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After announcing the release of the Linux kernel 4.1.1, Linux kernel 4.0.7, and Linux kernel 3.10.82 LTS, Greg Kroah-Hartman also published details about a new maintenance release of the Linux 3.14 kernel branch.

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Turning Windows users into Linux users with MakuluLinux Aero

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Slick, sleek, and fast and very Windows-like ... this is a distro that could get your users on the path of OS righteousness

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Arch Linux 2015.07.01 Is Now Available for Download

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Being July 1 and all that, that time has come for a new Arch Linux build to surface the Web. Arch Linux 2015.07.01 has been released earlier, and you can download it right now!

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Linux Mint 17.2: If only all penguinista desktops were done this way

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Thankfully this is not the case with Mint 17.2 because the underlying packages from Ubuntu have not changed. You can update to Mint 17.2 directly from Update Manager. That will continue to be true for the rest of the 17.x release cycle (which will last through Ubuntu 16.04, due in April 2016).

And indeed you should upgrade. Given that it's easy and painless to update, combined with all the improvements in this release, Linux Mint 17.2 is well worth it. This is exactly the kind of user-focused release that solves small, everyday problems while leaving the rest of the system alone.

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Linux-based DAQ board has simultaneous ADC and DAC I/O

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The DT7816 is billed as a “real-time ARM-based, high throughput, high accuracy, simultaneous data acquisition module.” Its feature set is similar to the mainboard in Data Translation’s recent DT7837 device, including the open source Debian Linux distro, an FPGA, and a Texas Instruments Sitara AM3352 system-on-chip with a single Cortex-A8 core. However, the DT7837 is designed specifically as a dynamic signal analyzer for measuring noise and vibration while the DT7816 is a general purpose data acquisition board.

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Firms work to bring computers to Meridian classrooms

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Ubuntu

"We are taking these and installing Ubuntu/Linux software on all the computers and then putting them back in Meridian's public schools," said AOTECH owner Robb Hudson.

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Cinnamon 2.6.12 Desktop Environment Is Now Available for Linux Mint 17.2

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Today, July 1, Clement Lefebvre released the twelve maintenance release of the modern and open-source Cinnamon 2.6 desktop environment for the Linux Mint 17.2 (Rafaela) operating system.

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