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Enlightenment 0.19.9 Open-Source Desktop Environment Is Out with 28 Bugfixes

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The developers of the Enlightenment open-source desktop environment used in numerous GNU/Linux operating systems have announced the release and immediate availability of the ninth maintenance version of Enlightenment DR 0.19.

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Linux Foundation to Launch New Security-Focused Badge Program for Open-Source Software

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During the LinuxCon and CloudOpen events that took place last week in Seattle, North America, Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative announced that they are developing a new free Badge Program and that they want to know the open source community's opinion on the matter.

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The Top Features Of The Linux 4.2 Kernel

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If all goes well, the Linux 4.2 kernel will be officially released before the day is through. If you haven't been keeping up with the flow of Phoronix articles over recent weeks, here's a look at some of the highlights for Linux 4.2.

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Linux Machines Produce Easy to Guess Random Numbers

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A study carried out by two security researchers revealed that the internal system used by Linux systems to produce random numbers, which are later utilized to encrypt data, is much weaker than previously thought.

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Linuxcon North America 2015: Linus Keeps it Real

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The annual Linuxcon North America conference was once again highlighted by none other than Linux creator Linux Torvalds. Torvalds was not on the original scheduled for the event, rather he filled a slot originally identified as 'surprise guest."

Rather than the typical Linux kernel panel keynote where Torvalds has typically participated, Torvalds did a one on one question and answer ten minute session with Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin. It's a format that seemed to suit Torvalds well, though the questions ranged from the mildly technical to the personal.

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Also: The Linux Vendor Firmware Service Continues Maturing

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Some Features To Look Forward To With The Linux 4.3 Kernel

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With Linux 4.2 hopefully being released this weekend, here's a look at some of the features that are currently out on the horizon for likely merging into the Linux 4.3 kernel.

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Why do you use Linux?

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In the early 2000’s I had repurposed an older PC by installing an early version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and enabling it as a file server, hosting both NFS and SMB. The computer ran well and gave me almost zero issues once it was fully configured. It ran 24/7 and unless we experienced power outages, it was never turned off. It is important to highlight that the system, upon boot, would only load in runlevel 3. In Red Hat speak, this equates to CLI only with networking support; that is, no GUI.

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New Manjaro Linux Spin Uses Solus' Budgie Desktop and It Looks Grand - Gallery

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While digging the Internet, we've found a new community spin of the ever-growing Manjaro Linux operating system, built around Solus Project's simple, modern, and intuitive Budgie desktop environment.

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You Can Now Run Linux Kernel 4.1.6 LTS on Ubuntu or Linux Mint, Here's How

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It's been a while since we've heard from Black Lab Software's Linux kernel enablement kit for Black Lab Linux and Ubuntu-based operating systems, but today we have been informed by Roberto J. Dohnert that the kernel 4.1.6 Update Kit has been released.

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UP Core Plus SBC launches with Cyclone 10 and Myriad 2 AI add-ons

Aaeon has launched an “UP AI Edge” family of products that builds on a new Apollo Lake based “UP Core Plus” SBC with stacking AI companion boards based on the Movidius Myriad 2 or Intel Cyclone 10GX plus add-ons including a quad-GbE board and a camera. Aaeon Europe quickly met its modest $11K Kickstarter goal for the new UP AI Edge ecosystem, which builds on its UP board products and community. The centerpiece is a new UP Core Plus SBC, although the official, Ubuntu-equipped UP AI Edge development package uses the larger, more feature-rich UP Squared SBC. Read more

MX Tools - A year later, the toolbox got better

Roughly fourteen full phases of the moon ago, I wrote an article on MX Tools, a unique and useful bunch of dedicated utilities packaged with the MX Linux distribution. This toolbox offered the ordinary (or new) MX Linux user a chance to perform some common configuration tasks with easy and elegance. In general, MX-16 was a great player, and the recent MX-17 is even better - and at a first glance, so is the new version of MX Tools bundled with the system. Good stuff. So I set about testing, to see what has changed, and in what way this set of utilities has improved, if at all. But I'm positive. Let us commence. [...] MX Tools turned out to be a predictable gem, just as I'd expected. Well, I'm cheating, because I wrote this article after some rather thorough testing. But then, if you look across the wider spectrum of Linux home distributions, there aren't that many unique players with distinctive features. Quite often, it's the rehash of old and familiar with some extra color, polish and rebranding. MX Linux goes the extra mile (or kilometer, if you will) in making the newbie experience meaningfully different. Future improvements could potentially include an interactive walkthrough - so users will be actively prompted and helped along in their tasks. Then of course, there's the matter of visual appearance, in the UI itself. But in general, MX Tools TNG is better than we had before. More elegant, more streamlined, better looking, and most importantly, more practical. This is a good and useful toolbox, and it makes a solid distro even more appealing. Well worth testing. So do it. And take care. Read more

The story of Gentoo management

I have recently made a tabular summary of (probably) all Council members and Trustees in the history of Gentoo. I think that this table provides a very succinct way of expressing the changes within management of Gentoo. While it can’t express the complete history of Gentoo, it can serve as a useful tool of reference. What questions can it answer? For example, it provides an easy way to see how many terms individuals have served, or how long Trustee terms were. You can clearly see who served both on the Council and on the Board and when those two bodies had common members. Most notably, it collects a fair amount of hard-to-find data in a single table. Read more

Success for net neutrality, success for free software

We've had great success with the United States Senate voting in support of net neutrality! Congratulations and thank you to everyone in the US for contacting your congresspeople, and all of you who helped spread the word. However, it's not over yet. Here are more actions you can take if you're in the United States. Now that the (CRA) has passed the Senate, it moves to the House of Representatives. Just as we asked you to call your senators, now it's time to call your House representatives. Find their contact info here and use the script below to ask them to support the reinstatement of net neutrality protections. The timing hasn't been set for future votes and hearings yet, but that's no reason to wait: make sure your representatives know how you feel. Read more Also: GNU Spotlight with Mike Gerwitz: 18 new GNU releases!