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Linux Kernel Gets a Patch for Dell Airplane Mode Switch

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A patch has been submitted to the Linux kernel to fix a problem that was really bothering the users of Dell laptops, and that's the ability to use the airplane mode switch.

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Next Tizen Smartphone is the Samsung Z3, we now have a model number SM-Z300H

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The Tizen Experts site was the first website to report on a new Tizen Smartphone, the Samsung Z3, and now there is confirmation that it will be the next Tizen Smartphone to be released, with the model number SM-Z300H.

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Windows Lookalike Q4OS Finally Gets a Live CD

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Q4OS is a Linux distribution based on Debian that uses a desktop environment called Trinity DE, which was forked a while ago from KDE. The end result is an operating system that looks and feels like an older Windows version.

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ZFS On Linux 0.6.4.2 Brings Linux 4.1 Support, Fixes

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ZFS On Linux, a native port of the ZFS file-system to the Linux kernel via out-of-tree modules, was updated last week.

ZFS On Linux 0.6.4.2 brings fixes for a variety of issues, improved metadata shrinker performance on pre-3.1 kernels, Linux 3.12 improvements, and support for the brand new Linux 4.1 kernel.

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Learn OpenStack with Linux Foundation Instructor Tim Serewicz

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When Tim Serewicz started teaching Linux system administration classes at IBM, his boss thought Linux was “just a fad." Serewicz has since made a full-time career out of teaching admins the latest technologies in the ever-evolving and growing Linux ecosystem. He has taught at IBM, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, and Red Hat and now teaches OpenStack and Linux performance and tuning courses for Linux Foundation Training.

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Samsung Sells a Million Tizen Phones as Mozilla Rethinks Firefox OS

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On June 29, Samsung announced that since January, it has sold over one million units of its Tizen-based Samsung Z1 smartphones in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. According to Reuters, Samsung will "launch several more Tizen smartphones at varying prices."

The Reuters report, which did not mention a timetable, was based on a tip from an undisclosed source. The story also cited a Counterpoint study that estimated the Z1 to be the best-selling smartphone in Bangladesh in Q1 2015.

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DigiKam 4.11.0 Released With Bug Fixes, Install/Update In Ubuntu 15.04/Linux Mint "Refaela" Or Other Darivatives

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digikam 4.11.0 release with 90 bug fixes

digiKam is an Open-Source project Photos management software, specially for KDE but you can use it on Ubuntu or others distros too. In digiKam photos are organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by folder layout or by custom collections. Developers recently released digiKam 4.11.0 with huge list of 90 bug fixes.
 

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Mageia 5 Linux Distro Offers New Tools, Improved Stability

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The Mageia 5 Linux distribution, which launched June 19, provides new tools, improved stability and overall ease of use. The Mageia Linux distro was first formed in September 2010 as a fork of French Linux distribution Mandriva. While Mandriva as a commercial entity ceased operation in May of this year, Mageia is alive and well, continuing on its mission of creating a user-friendly desktop-focused Linux distribution. New features in Mageia 5 include support for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) hardware, which enables Mageia to run on a broader array of systems than previously. Historically, Mandriva was focused on the KDE Linux desktop as the default. In addition to KDE, Mageia offers users an easy installation choice of other desktops, including GNOME 3.14, Cinnamon 2.4.5 and Xfce 4.12. With Mageia 5, the Btrfs next-generation Linux file system is now fully supported, providing users with a robust file system capability. Helping users move from Microsoft's Windows operating system is also part of Mageia 5, which has a Windows settings import feature. eWEEK examines key highlights of the Mageia 5 Linux distribution release.

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Also: Mageia 5: I See no Change... and That's Good!

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Can Data Infrastructure Vendors Stop Hackers?

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The ecosystem is based on Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux), but it adds role-based access control with a policy for each role, so no one can get to the system root and the root can’t see user data. All access is logged, so any attempts to penetrate the system can be traced. Policies are based on roles such as security admin, audit admin and sysadmin, and each file is tagged with a security level so some users can see it while others can’t.

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Solus Gets Linux Kernel 4.1.1 LTS and UEFI Fixes

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The Solus project is powering on, and they released a new daily built for their system, fixing many of the issues that affected the first version, including a nasty EFI bug.

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