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Systemd Takes Over su, FCC Bans Open Source Firmware

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Paul Carroty posted Friday of the news that Lennart Poettering merged an 'su' command replacement into systemd and Fedora Rawhide - coming to a Linux system near you next. Elsewhere, Hackaday.com's Brian Benchoff said new FCC regulations just killed Open Source firmware replacement and Phoronix.com today reported that LILO is being abandoned. Several polls caught my eye today as did the new Linux workstation security checklist.

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Linux Kernel 3.12.47 LTS Out Now with Numerous x86 Improvements, Update Drivers

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Jiri Slaby, the maintainer of the Linux 3.12 LTS (Long-Term Support) kernel branch, announced the immediate availability for download of the forty-seven maintenance release, a milestone that brings enhancements to various instruction set architectures, as well as many updated drivers.

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CUPS 2.1.0 Officially Released with Support for 3D Printers, IPP Everywhere, More

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The CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) open-source and cross-platform printing system for GNU/Linux and Mac OS X operating systems reached version 2.1 after being in development for approximately three months.

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Fanless network appliance runs Linux on Marvell Armada 370

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Axiomtek’s fanless “NA150″ network appliance runs Linux on a Marvell Armada 370 SoC and offers five GbE ports, a 2.5-inch drive bay, and mini-PCIe wireless.

The NA150 is latest addition to Axiomtek’s family of compact desktop and rack-mountable network appliances, but it appears to be the first to stray from the well-trodden x86 path. Unlike the company’s similar circa-2011 NA330 and NA320R systems, which were powered by Intel Atoms, the NA150 is built around Marvell’s ARMv7-based Armada 370 system-on-chip.

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32/64 bit versions of LXLE 14.04.3 released

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Delays, delays. First with SeaMonkey then Lanshop. Still, moving forward with the release of LXLE 14.04.3 OS for both 32 & 64 bit machines. 12.04.5 32 bit has also been updated to reflect the same changes.

Notable new features in this release includes, 'Xautolock' providing a top left hotcorner that invokes the 'WinPick" script which is an expose like utility and finally 'OpenSnap' added true aerosnap with just a simple drag & drop.

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Midori 0.5.11 Open-Source Web Browser Adds Support for Client Side Decorations

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Christian Dywan has announced the immediate availability for download of the eleventh maintenance release of the Midori 0.5 open-source web browser used by default in numerous lightweight GNU/Linux distributions, including elementary OS.

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LXLE 14.04.3 Linux Distro Is Now Based on Lubuntu 14.04.3 LTS - Screenshot Tour

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The LXLE team has announced the immediate availability for download of the third maintenance release of their lightweight and open-source LXLE 14.04 Linux kernel-based operating system built around the LXDE desktop environment.

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Linux helps rural student transform rocky academic start into FOSS confidence

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I became more confident when I would explain FOSS philosophy to others. And, my friends began to ask for my assistance moving them to Linux. At school, I formed a FOSS club for our department to help spread FOSS awesomeness to more people. And, at the first club meeting, I gave a presentation on our purpose with confidence and passion! Our club activites include sessions and workshops on various open source projects, ranging from "Firefox add­on development" to "CMS" to "Make your own Linux using SUSE Studio."

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Ubuntu 15.10 'Wily Werewolf' Beta 1 Is Now Available To Download

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The first beta releases of Ubuntu 15.10 'Wily Werewolf' have been released. Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu MATE, Xubuntu are taking part in the beta releases. These Beta releases include new features and a glimpse of the final 15.10 release. Let's see briefly what's new in Ubuntu 15.10 Beta 1.

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Linux Foundation releases PARANOID internal infosec guide

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Security

Linux Foundation project director Konstantin Ryabitsev has publicly-released the penguinistas' internal hardening requirements to help sysadmins and other paranoid tech bods and system administrators secure their workstations.

The baseline hardening recommendations are designed that balance security and convenience for its many remote admins, rather than a full-blown security document.

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