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XFS Lands Many Fixes For The Linux 4.3 Kernel

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Overall it seems the file-system driver updates for the Linux 4.3 kernel aren't too exciting with the work mostly consisting of bug fixes -- XFS isn't any different.

The Btrfs, EXT4, and F2FS file-system updates have largely been made up of bug fixes and that is the case too with the new XFS pull.

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Also: Toshiba Laptops To Be Better Supported By Linux 4.3, The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Too

elementary OS 0.3.1 Is Still Beautiful, but It's No Longer Exciting

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GNU
Linux

elementary OS was officially updated to version 0.3.1 a few days ago, and it looks like the project has settled in a status quo, which brings good news and bad news. Stability is always something to be desired, but the project is no longer exciting.

I have recently installed elementary OS and it took quite a lot to get it to work, which is not encouraging. It's a common “nomodeset” problem, but I managed to get passed it. New Linux users might not be able to do that. In any case, I'm currently reviewing the new version, and I've noticed that it sort of lost some of its appeal.

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Intel and Linux

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux
  • Intel's 3.0 X.Org Driver Has Now Been In Development For Two Years

    Intel's xf86-video-intel 3.0 display driver has now been in development for two years, but it doesn't look like they are in a rush to release it before Wayland takes over the Linux desktop.

    This week marks two years since the first xf86-video-intel 3.0 development release with the leading changes being defaulting to SNA acceleration by default rather than UXA and enabling XMir support, but that compatibility with Ubuntu's next-gen display server was later dropped.

  • The Intel Changes For Linux 4.3

    The DRM changes landed in Linux 4.3 already and we've written about the prominent changes for these kernel graphics drivers for the next Linux kernel release.

  • L3 Cache Partitioning Coming For The Intel DRM Driver

Linux AIO Now Offers ISO Images with the Zorin OS's Core and Lite Editions

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GNU
Linux

We're happy to introduce you today to a new Live DVD ISO image from the well-known Linux AIO project, which contains the basic, freely distributed editions of the popular Zorin OS GNU/Linux distribution.

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Gorgeous Arch Linux-Based Apricity OS Gets New Beta with Google Chrome 45, More

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GNU
Linux

On September 7, we were informed by the developers of the recently introduced Apricity OS GNU/Linux distribution that a new Beta build was made available for download and testing.

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The Eagerly Awaited Raspberry Pi Display

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Development
Linux
Hardware

In the end we chose an industrial-quality display from our friends at Inelco Hunter based in the UK, who were able to create something very special:

RGB 800×480 display @60fps

24-bit colour

FT5406 10 point capacitive touchscreen

70 degree viewing angle

Metal-backed display with mounting holes for the Pi

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Latest Manjaro Linux Update Brings Linux Kernel 4.2, MATE 1.10, and Nvidia 355.11

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GNU
Linux

The Manjaro Linux development team, through Philip Müller, has had the great pleasure of announcing earlier today, September 7, the general availability of a new stable update for the Manjaro Linux operating system.

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Also: Manjaro Linux's Octopi 0.8 Graphical Package Manager Is Almost Ready

How to Install and run Kali Linux on any Android Smartphone

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Android
GNU
Linux
Security
HowTos

Kali Linux is one the best love operating system of white hat hackers, security researchers and pentesters. It offers advanced penetration testing tool and its ease of use means that it should be a part of every security professional’s toolbox.

Penetration testing involves using a variety of tools and techniques to test the limits of security policies and procedures. Now a days more and more apps are available on Android operating system for smartphones and tablets so it becomes worthwhile to have Kali Linux on your smartphone as well.

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Erle-Spider, an Ubuntu-based drone with six legs, launches on Indiegogo

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Erle Robotics has launched an Indiegogo campaign for what it claims is the "first smart robotic spider powered by Snappy Ubuntu Core," which is a "transactionally updated Ubuntu for clouds and devices." The six-legged robot weighs just over 2 kilograms (4.4lbs) and has 45 minutes of autonomy, according to the company.

Indiegogo options include a basic kit for about £250 ($400), and an assembled version for around £420 ($640). If the main Indiegogo goal of $50,000 (about £33,000) is exceeded, the stretch goals include a free Android app to replace the simple wireless gamepad that is included with the system ($100,000 pledged), and the addition of a 5-megapixel camera to all models if $150,000 is pledged. Oddly, there doesn't seem to be a stretch goal to add two extra legs.

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List Of 10 Funny Linux Commands

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Linux
Humor

Working from the Terminal is really fun. Today, we’ll list really funny Linux commands which will bring smile on your face.

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Ubuntu Is Used All over the World, Reveal Initial Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop Metrics

During the development cycle of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver), Canonical announced that there would be an optional personal and system data collection tool implemented in the operating system to help them improve Ubuntu. Later, closer to the final release, it was revealed that the data collection tool was implemented in an all-new Welcome screen displayed only once after the first boot. The data collected by Canonical to improve the Ubuntu Linux operating system contained information about Ubuntu flavor used and version, users' setups, installed software, network connectivity, OEM manufacturer, CPU family, RAM, disk size, screen resolution, GPU vendor and model, as well as users' location based on the options they choose during the installation. Read more

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