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Linux 4.1

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  • Attempting To Try Out BCache On The Linux 4.1 Kernel

    A few days ago I set out to try out BCache on the Linux 4.1 kernel now that this caching feature has matured in the mainline Linux kernel for a while. BCache serves as a cache to the Linux kernel's block layer whereby a solid-state drive (or other faster drive) can serve as a cache to a larger-capacity, traditional rotating hard drive.

  • Linux Kernel 4.1 Released

    Version 4.1 of the Linux kernel was released this week, and it includes a number of new features in the following areas.

SparkyLinux 4.0

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I am happy to announce SparkyLinux 4.0 code name “Tyche”.
Sparky 4 is based on and fully compatible with Debian 9 testing “Stretch”.

The new iso images feature a set of applications for daily usage, wireless drivers, multimedia codecs and plugins, and they are available in a few flavors, such as :
– LXDE
– LXQt
– KDE
– MATE
– Xfce

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Ultimate Edition 4.7 Distro Will be Based on Ubuntu 15.04, Moves to KDE Plasma 5

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TheeMahn, the creator of the Ultimate Edition (formerly Ubuntu Ultimate) GNU/Linux operating system, announced a few days ago that testers are need to test the Beta release of the upcoming Ultimate Edition 4.7 release.

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Linux Distribution Upgrade or Fresh Installation?

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When the time comes around for your distribution of choice to release a new iteration of its platform, you are faced with a seemingly simple choice—to upgrade or do a fresh installation. On one hand, you wind up having to do less work. On the other, the end result is a clean, fresh start.

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Open Source History: Why Didn't BSD Beat Out GNU and Linux?

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If you use a free and open source operating system, it's almost certainly based on the Linux kernel and GNU software. But these were not the first freely redistributable platforms, nor were they the most professional or widely commercialized. The Berkeley Software Distribution, or BSD, beat GNU/Linux on all of these counts. So why has BSD been consigned to the margins of the open source ecosystem, while GNU/Linux distributions rose to fantastic prominence? Read on for some historical perspective.

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Makulu 9 Aero Soars Above the Linux Distro Crowd

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The special release of Makulu 9 Aero edition might seem like one flexible Linux offering too many. However, anyone hankering for a Windows-like operating system and the best of what is easy about using Linux could not make a better choice.

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$25 JavaScript-savvy HDMI stick runs Linux

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Marvell unveiled two new Kinoma IoT prototyping mini-PCs, including a “Kinoma HD” stick running Linux and the open source JavaScript 6 KinomaJS framework.

Marvell successfully launched its Linux-based $99 Kinoma Create JavaScript prototyping device on Indiegogo in March 2014, and sold it retail at $150. In March of this year, the company open sourced the KinomaJS JavaScript framework that runs on the Create, and now it has announced two new IoT-focused Kinoma devices — the FreeRTOS-based Kinoma Element and Linux-based Kinoma HD — with tempting pre-order price tags of $20 and $25, respectively. The devices ship in the fourth quarter.

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Linux 4.2 DRM Updates: Lots Of AMD Attention, No Nouveau Driver Changes

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David Airlie has sent in the main DRM driver updates for the Linux 4.2 kernel. There's a lot of open-source graphics driver work represented by this pull request, but sadly no Nouveau (open-source NVIDIA) changes were incorporated for Linux 4.2

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Also: Audio Code For Linux 4.2 Has Skylake Attention & Other Improvements

Tizen Leftovers

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  • Tizen – The Emperor has no clothes

    The current “Tizen community” setup is transparently “community theater” rather than being a real community model.

  • [Developer] An Introduction to Tizen 2.3 Application Architecture

    Tizen’s architecture is appealing to both Web and Native developers alike. We have a Web API that allows app developers to create programs using HTML/CSS/JavaScript, and also a Native API that allows you to code in C / C++. Tizen is going to target a whole array of devices including TV’s, smart phones, watches, tablets, In-Vehicle Infotainment, and smart appliances.

  • Weather Network Smart TV app now on Samsung Tizen TV
  • Schedule for Tizen Developer Summit India Bengaluru 2015 Released

    The Schedule for the upcoming Tizen Developer Summit India 2015 in Bengaluru, India 30-31 July. This is a technical two day event aimed at application and platform developers that want to learn more about the Tizen Operating System (OS). There will be technical content for App developers, platform designers, ISVs, OEMs, hardware vendors, software vendors, open source enthusiasts, and anyone who wants to learn more about Tizen.

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