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Doing Fedora Snapshots/Rollbacks With Btrfs & Snapper

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Linux
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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Neptune 4.4 Release

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GNU
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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GNU
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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Linux

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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Linux
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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GNU
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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OpenWrt 15.05 Release Candidate 3 Uses Linux Kernel 3.18.18 LTS

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Linux
OSS

The OpenWrt project, through Steven Barth, announced recently that the third RC (Release Candidate) version of the anticipated OpenWrt 15.05 (Chaos Calmer) open-source third-party firmware for routers is available for download and testing.

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Openwashing: Intel, Apple, and Microsoft

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An introduction to the GNU Core Utilities

These two collections of Linux utilities, the GNU Core Utilities and util-linux, together provide the basic utilities required to administer a Linux system. As I researched this article, I found several interesting utilities I never knew about. Many of these commands are seldom needed, but when you need them, they are indispensable. Between these two collections, there are over 200 Linux utilities. While Linux has many more commands, these are the ones needed to manage the basic functions of a typical Linux host. Read more