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Systemd 222 Will Do Away With Its Accelerometer

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For the past four years in systemd there's been a Udev accelerometer helper for exposing the device orientation as a property. With the upcoming systemd 222 release, that will change and instead users taking advantage of device orientation information should switch to iio-sensor-proxy 1.0+.

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Linux 4.2-rc1

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I thought this release would be one of the biggest ones ever, but it
turns out that it will depend on how you count. Just counting pure
commits, it is indeed one of the bigger rc1's in recent history, but
3.10-rc1 was almost as big, and then the final 3.10 grew from that
more than most. I doubt we'll match the 3.10 release, since we have
been getting progressively better at *not* merging tons of stuff after
-rc1.

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Do Your Prefer Modern Or Traditional Linux Desktop Environments?

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So what kind of Linux desktop environments do you prefer?

Do you prefer the modern desktop environments with maybe less flexibility but perhaps better desktop integration and slightly more intuitive or do you like things more traditional with menus and panels? Maybe you don't care so long as you can make it the way you want it. Let me know in the comments below.

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illume OS 3 Linux Distro Officially Released, Based on Debian 8.1 "Jessie"

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Debian

Clarence Siew was very proud Softpedia earlier today, July 4, about the immediate availability for download of the final version of his illume OS 3 distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux.

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Samsung Continues to Lessen Android Dependence

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Samsung's partnership with members of the Linux Foundation appears to be bearing fruit. The partnership's mobile operating system -- dubbed Tizen -- is Linux-based. Samsung's initial Tizen phone rollout was rocky: The company's highly anticipated Samsung Z launch in Russia was quickly canceled last year, and the company blamed concerns about the ecosystem for the delay. Unfortunately, in many cases, ecosystem development presents a "chicken and egg" problem: Developers won't build apps until you have users, and users won't select your product until you have apps.

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Benchmarks Of 54 Different Intel/AMD Linux Systems

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Linux

This week in celebrating 200,000 benchmark results in our LinuxBenchmarking.com test lab, I ran another large comparison against the latest spectrum of hardware/software in the automated performance test lab.

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Linux 4.2 Bringing Support For ARCv2, HS38 CPU Cores

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The ARC architecture updates for the Linux 4.2 kernel have landed.

With the ARC architecture updates in Linux 4.2 comes support for HS38 cores, which in turn are based on the Synopsys next-gen ISA known as ARCv2. The ARCv2 ISA is faster and more feature-rich than their original instruction set architecture. The HS38 cores have a 10-stage pipeline core with MMU support, SMP up to four cores, and other new features. The HS38 processor is still 32-bit and is "optimized for high-performance embedded applications running Linux."

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Also: Radeon & AMDGPU DRM Fixes Queue Up For Linux 4.2

Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0 to Finally Switch to GNOME 3.16, Linux Kernel 4.0

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GNOME

The Parsix GNU/Linux developers were happy to announce that the first snapshot towards the anticipated Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0 distribution is now available for download and testing.

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You Can Now Upgrade to Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela"

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Now that Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" has been officially released, both for the MATE and Cinnamon flavors, the upgrade path has been opened for the users of older versions.

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Cinnamon and MATE Flavors

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