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Linux Mint 16 OEM Has Been Officially Released

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Clement Lefebvre has announced a minutes ago, December 6, the immediate availability for download of the OEM installation images of the recently released Linux Mint 16 operating system.

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Linux Kernel News

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As a general note, the next up is the rest of the 3.13 integration cycles and the release of 3.13 itself in about 4 - 6 weeks. 3.14 development is underway. CPUFreq work, moving AT91 to Common Clock Framework, fwserial changes that include adding build configuration options which control how many fwserial devices can exist per adapter and in total, and posix cpu timers cleanups have been submitted so far for 3.14.

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Fact sheet: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5

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The latest iteration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (6.5) is now available, and it's a serious contender to usurp all other platforms as king of the enterprise space. This particular release was designed specifically to simplify the operation of mission-critical SAP applications. The new release focuses on key enterprise-specific areas...

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Piixl Jetpack Steam Machine Attaches to the Back Your TV

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In a rather unconventional approach to PC design, British manufacturer Piixl has created a SteamOS computer that attaches to the back of your television set. According to Pocket-lint, the Piixl Jetpack is an open hardware platform that is fully customizable to fit a user's gaming hardware needs.

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Linutop 5 is a fanless, Linux mini-desktop (without outdated specs)

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Linutop has launched a new mini-desktop computer which uses less than 14 watts, runs Ubuntu Linux, and is sadly barely any better than the model the company launched two and a half years ago.

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Send in the clones: Oracle, CentOS catch up to Red Hat Linux 6.5

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The chief difference between Oracle Linux and RHEL is that Oracle Linux ships with a different kernel by default (although customers can opt to switch to a kernel built from the same source code as RHEL's, if they prefer).

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Quad-Monitor AMD/NVIDIA Linux Gaming: What You Need To Know

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The multiple monitor experience on Linux traditionally was very arcane and difficult; it would involve editing text configuration errors, trial-and-error, picking the right Linux GPU driver, and various other steps to get a working multi-monitor desktop. Since then there's been RandR 1.2+ and major improvements to all of the important Linux desktop graphics drivers -- both open and closed-source. How is the Linux multi-monitor now when using a modern distribution and the latest graphics cards that can drive four monitors simultaneously? Let's find out! Up for testing today are NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards using both the open and closed-source drivers while using DVI, DisplayPort, and HDMI displays.

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Linux Kernel 3.12.3 Is Now Available for Download

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Greg Kroah-Hartman has just announced a few minutes ago, December 4, that the third maintenance release of the Linux kernel 3.12 is now available for download.

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Testing the New ZaTab Open Hackable Android Tablet

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The ZaTab is unlocked so you can do whatever you want with it, just like a PC. Like install CyanogenMod to get the latest and greatest in truly free Android. Or try some other tablet operating system like Bohdi Linux, Firefox OS or Kubuntu Netbook Plasma. I have no idea if they run on the ZaTab, so if you try them please let us know in the comments if it worked. You can also install any apps you want, and not just the Google-approved ones, and develop and test your own apps. (Be sure to check out Juliet Kemp's excellent series on Android development for beginners.)

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Oracle integrates DTrace debugger into its Linux distribution

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For the first time, Oracle’s customized kernel, Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3, is installed as the default kernel for the distribution—the stock RHEL kernel is also included in the package as an alternative. As a result, Oracle Linux now supports the DTrace dynamic tracing framework out of the box, though it still needs to be downloaded separately. Oracle Linux 6.4 offered users a way to download and install DTrace, though it required changes to the kernel.

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Permabit offers deduplication to Linux masses – almost

Permabit has moved beyond OEMs, making the latest release of its dedupe technology available as a Linux software package so that ISVs, professional services folks and systems integrators in its Hybrid Cloud Professional Services partners programme can use it. Previously it was available to OEMs in Albireo (dedupe) and Virtual Data Optimizer or Virtual Data Optimizer, VDO (dedupe+compression+thin provisioning) form. VDO v6 is designed for the cloud service provider market, Permabit says, and the VDO for Hybrid Cloud package simplifies VDO installation and configuration in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) data centres. Read more

Mozilla involves the community in its “open-source” rebrand

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RPi 3 add-on loads up on sensors, wireless radios

Matrix Labs’s FPGA-driven “Matrix Creator” IoT daughter board for the Raspberry Pi 3 is loaded with sensors, 802.15.4 radios, and a mic array. The disc-shaped Matrix Creator add-on for the Raspberry Pi is based on AdMobilize’s successfully Kickstartered Matrix home automation and surveillance hub. AdMobilize spun off Matrix Labs, which has now built this cheaper, board-level version of the product. Read more

Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.12 Snaps Creator with New Parts Ecosystem, More

Today, June 29, 2016, Canonical has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of the highly anticipated Snapcraft 2.12 Snappy creator tool for the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Read more