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Live Booting Linux

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“I’d like to give Linux a try, but I’m not sure how.”

I’ve heard that statement so many times over the years. During that period, my pat response has changed from something akin to “It’s worth the effort” to “It’s incredibly easy.” Linux is, actually, the single most easy operating system to “try out.” How is that possible? Two words… live booting.

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A User’s Eye View of Bodhi 3.1.0 & Moksha

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The Bodhi development folks have been busy bees since lead developer Jeff Hoogland returned to retake his place beneath the Bodhi tree. First, there was the release of version 3.0.0 back in February. Then, a couple of weeks ago came the release of 3.1.0. Although this might be supposed to be a “minor” point grade release, it’s a “big deal” according to the distro’s website. Why? Because it introduces a new desktop called Moksha.

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The dummy’s guide to a first-time Linux install (it’s easier than you think)

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GNU
Linux

If you’ve never installed Linux before and are just about dipping into the realm of free and open source software, go ahead and first read this primer to get acquainted. This done, it’s time to roll up those sleeves and jump right in: we’ll show you here how to install Linux on either a hard disk or straight to a USB drive where you needn’t disturb your current configuration--Linux is flexible that way.

For the purpose of this hands on, I’ve selected Linux Mint as our distribution of choice. Linux Mint is based on two other popular Linux distributions--Debian and Ubuntu--both of which are mature operating systems in their own right, and well-known for an extensive feature set and solid stability.

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Now your Raspberry Pi can water your lawn

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Hardware

Lawn watering systems are notorious for sending money down the drain. When Robert Booth was looking to get started on a robotics project, it's no surprise that a sprinkler system was at the top of his list. Booth will be presenting his "Strawberry Pi" system at Texas Linux Fest this year. We talked to him about it.

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Also: RaspBSD (FreeBSD-Based Raspberry Pi OS) Has Been Released

Linux 4.3 Kernel To Add The MOST Driver Subsystem

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While the Linux 4.2 kernel hasn't been officially released yet, Greg Kroah-Hartman sent in early his pull requests for the various subsystems he maintains for the Linux 4.3 merge window.

The pull requests sent in by Greg KH on Thursday include the Linux 4.3 merge window updates for the driver core, TTY/serial, USB driver, char/misc, and the staging area. These pull requests don't offer any really shocking changes but mostly routine work on improvements / additions / bug-fixes. The staging area once again is heavy with various fixes and clean-ups but there's also a new driver subsystem.

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Nothing Could Be Finer Than Point Linux

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Point Linux is an ideal choice for users who do not want to spend a lot of time fussing with configurations and playing around with eye candy and desktop doodads. I have used it to introduce newcomers to computing in general, and to introduce avid Windows users to the Linux OS. Point Linux produced smiles and frustration-free experiences for them -- and me.

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Phoronix on Graphics

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

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Leftovers: Chromebooks

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GNU
Linux
Google

Embedded/Devices

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Antergos Now Sports an Awesome and Much Improved Installer

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Antergos is a Linux distribution based on Arch Linux that follows the same rolling release model. Its developers have just released a new version of the Cnchi installer, which has made some great progress.

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