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Contain(er-ize) yourself, it's Intel Clear Linux

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GNU
Linux
Server

Intel explains that its aim was NOT to make 'yet another general-purpose Linux distribution'; and so, as such, while it has included 'many' software components from the OpenStack Foundation, but it chose (among other decisions to cull) not to include a GUI or printing support.

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Xfce's Power Manager Is Finally Ported To GTK3

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GNU
Linux

The xfce4-power-manager 1.5.0 update is a big release! Xfce4-power-manager 1.5.0 is ported over to using the GTK3 tool-kit rather than GTK2, has also been ported to using GDBUS, has dropped its LXDE panel plug-in with upstream focusing upon LXQt, and there's also various other improvements with this new Xfce power manager release.

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SlackEX Distro Lets You Run Slackware 14.1 with Linux Kernel 4.0.4 and KDE 4.10.5

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GNU
Linux

Arne Exton, the creator of numerous GNU/Linux distributions, had the pleasure of informing Softpedia the other day about the immediate availability for download of a new build for his SlackEX 14.1 Linux distribution based on Slackware 64-bit.

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Also: Webconverger 30 Is Out and Based on Debian 8.0 "Jessie"

The CompuLab Fitlet Is A Neat Little Linux PC With AMD SoC

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Linux
Hardware

Earlier this year CompuLab announced the Fitlet PC as a tiny, fanless, Linux-friendly PC. The Fitlets are finally starting to ship at scale and recently I received one of the AMD-powered Fitlets that's preloaded with Linux Mint. Here's a quick look at the Fitlet.

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Raspberry Pi vs. Raspberry Pi 2 vs. CuBox: performance comparison

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

Ever since Raspberry Pi was introduced to the world, the consumer market for inexpensive, pocket-size mini computers has been growing rapidly. The huge popularity of these tiny computers in the mainstream stems from a variety of DIY projects powered by these affordable hardware, as well as many readily available open-source software packages.

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Elementary OS 0.3 Freya Has Received A New Option, Permitting The Users To Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

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GNU
Linux

Elementary OS 0.3 Freya has received a new option that permits the users to define their custom keyboard shortcuts, a feature which has been long awaited by the community.

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Why a Rolling Release Model is the Way to Go for Any OS

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OS
GNU
Linux

In the last year or so, I've noticed that rolling-release distributions are becoming more and more popular among Linux users, and even big names like Ubuntu are considering the switch to a rolling update development model, but I think all operating systems should use the rolling release model.

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Waha Linux 8.0 Brings Debian 8 "Jessie" to the Arab Community - Gallery

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Linux
Debian

The Waha Project has had the great pleasure of informing us about the immediate availability for download of the final version of their Waha Linux 8.0 distributions designed specifically for the Arab community.

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SystemRescueCd 4.5.3 Is Powered by Linux Kernel 3.14.43 LTS, Includes TestDisk 7.0

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GNU
Linux

On May 25, François Dupoux had the pleasure of informing us about the immediate availability for download of a new maintenance release of his SystemRescueCd 4.5 distro.

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Nitpicking Linux

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GNU
Linux

If you present someone to the Linux world as GNU/Linux, you spend the next fifteen minutes trying to explain GNU. It’s difficult to explain in just a few minutes, it’s difficult to pronounce and it confuses the new Linux user. However, I make it a practice to bookmark websites that explain what GNU is and why it’s critical to Linux, and I tell people why it’s important to read about the subject when they have time.

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The npm Bug

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    A bug in npm (Node Package Manager), the most widely used JavaScript package manager, will change ownership of crucial Linux system folders, such as /etc, /usr, /boot. Changing ownership of these files either crashes the system, various local apps, or prevents the system from booting, according to reports from users who installed npm v5.7.0. —the buggy npm update.

Windows 10 WSL vs. Linux Performance For Early 2018

Back in December was our most recent round of Windows Subsystem for Linux benchmarking with Windows 10 while since then both Linux and Windows have received new stable updates, most notably for mitigating the Spectre and Meltdown CPU vulnerabilities. For your viewing pleasure today are some fresh benchmarks looking at the Windows 10 WSL performance against Linux using the latest updates as of this week while also running some comparison tests too against Docker on Windows and Oracle VM VirtualBox. Read more