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Dell Temporarily Suspends XPS 13 Developer Edition Sales to Fix Issues

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Linux

Some very keen eyes from the Linux community noticed that the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition was no longer available for purchase. Being just a community with no available information, the rumors quickly got out of hand, but it turns out that Dell is just making some changes. Sure, they could have handled this situation a lot better and informed the users about their plans before implementing them, but that didn't happen.

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Doing Fedora Snapshots/Rollbacks With Btrfs & Snapper

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Red Hat

All the way back to Fedora 13 has been work on supporting Btrfs system snapshots / rollbacks using this Linux next-generation file-system's CoW snapshot abilities. Those abilities were tied into a Yum plug-in for making a Btrfs snapshot whenever a Yum transaction would take place. Another alternative for Btrfs system snapshots on Fedora is by using Snapper.

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Also: Intel's Broadwell i7-5775C Runs Much Happier On Fedora 22 Than Ubuntu Linux

Intel's Braswell NUC Trips On Fedora 22 But Runs Fine On Ubuntu 15.04

Neptune 4.4 Release

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Linux
Debian

This version features a new LTS Kernel 3.18.16 which delivers better and more modern hardware support. We also did the biggest update in the graphicsstack since Neptune 4.0 by upgrading to XServer 1.17 and Mesa 10.5.8. This brings in support for modern graphiccards and better 3D performance. Old chips like voodoo or sis however aren't supported anymore. We updated the Hplip driver to support newer hp printers.

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Which Linux Chrome OS Clone is Right For You?

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GNU
Linux
Google

Which route you take to Chrome OS depends on your needs. If you’re looking for Pure Chrome OS, you’ll want to go with Chromium OS. If you’re looking for a nearly-identical Chrome OS experience, with an additional boost from the Linux desktop, go with Solus. If you want the best of both worlds, give Chromixium a try.

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Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Gets Its Fifth Update with Latest MATE and Cinnamon

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Linux

The Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 distro has received its fifth update and it looks like we're getting new versions for various desktop environments, not to mention the upgrades for the supported Linux kernels.

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Black Lab Linux Xfce 15.7 Is a Light and Different OS

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Black Lab Linux, a distribution based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and using the Xfce desktop environment, has been upgraded to version 2015.7 and is now ready for download.

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Arch Linux Can Now Be Installed on the ODROID-XU4 ARM Single-Board Computer

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Linux

The development team behind the Arch Linux ARM project has announced earlier on their Twitter account that it is now possible to install the famous, customizable and lightweight Arch Linux operating system on the ARMv7l ODROID-XU4 board.

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Exton|OS Linux Distro Gets Linux Kernel 4.0.7, Based on Ubuntu 15.04 and Debian 8

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Debian
Ubuntu

Arne Exton, the creator of numerous GNU/Linux and Android-x86 distributions, has informed us earlier about the immediate availability for download of a new build for his Exton|OS Linux distribution based on the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) and Debian 8 (Jessie) operating systems.

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Pisi Linux 1.2 Officially Released with Linux Kernel 3.19.8, KDE 4.14.3, and MATE 1.8

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Linux

Cuma Temmuz from the Pisi Linux development team has been glad to inform us all earlier today about the immediate availability for download of the final release of Pisi Linux 1.2, a GNU/Linux distribution forked from Pardus Linux.

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North Korea's Red Star Linux inserts sneaky serial content tracker

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OS
Linux

ERNW security analyst Florian Grunow says North Korea's Red Star Linux operating system is tracking users by tagging content with unique hidden tags.

The operating system, developed from 2002 as a replacement for Windows XP, was relaunched with a Mac-like interface in 2013's version three. The newest version emerged in January 2015.

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Following the trend of privacy-respecting products and projects coming out of Europe (e.g., ownCloud, Kolab, and Plasma Mobile), German firm struktur AG has started a Kickstarter project called Spreedbox, which aims to offer a secure audio video conferencing service. According to the project page, “The Spreedbox is a unique device for secure audio/video conferencing, text and video messaging and file sharing. The Spreedbox is your own conferencing, meeting and file exchange service on the Internet and puts the control and security of your data into your own hands.” Read more

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