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Linux in the Old Homestead

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Linux

My darling daughter Mimi, who had installed Debian when she was 9 (with her proud father watching over her shoulder), had been an Ubuntu user for years. We’ll get to why that was OK with her Dad in a minute. Unity, of course, changed everything: She hated it as much as her father did (and does), and she switched to Linux Mint, which she had been using for the last several years.

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Ubuntu 15.04 Switches to Linux Kernel 3.19.3

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) is getting closer to the official release, which is scheduled for the end of this month. The developers have just upgraded the Linux kernel, and it looks like this might be the winning version.

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Locally Integrated Menus back on Vivid Vervet’s menu

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Linux
Reviews
Ubuntu

Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet, just might be one of the biggest Ubuntu releases in several years. It might be more remarkable, though, for what you don’t see.

The beta is now here, ahead of this month’s scheduled release.

Anyone paying any amount of attention to the Linux world over the past couple of years has likely at least heard of systemd.

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Also: Linux Mint: No Plans to Drop Ubuntu as Base for Popular Desktop Linux OS

Total boosts Linux Pangea supercomputer with 4.4 petaflops of compute power

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Linux

Oil and gas giant Total has chosen SGI to upgrade its supercomputer, adding 4.4 petaflops of compute power to assist in exploration and production of resources.

The company launched the high performance computing (HPC) platform in 2013, dubbed Pangea, which runs on Linux Enterprise Server. Built on SGI’s ICE X technology, it was claimed that the 2.3 petaflop supercomputer was one of the most powerful in the world, housing over 110,000 cores, using Intel Xeon E5-2600 processors.

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Running apps in the cloud more than twice as expensive as mainframes

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Linux
Server

Steven Dickens, Linux go-to-market manager and platform economics lead at IBM, reckons that embracing mainframe to run your applications (more specifically the System z series) can help you save up to 60% compared to the cloud and nearly a third against on-premise standard x86 servers (probably why they got sold theirs to Lenovo then).

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Also: Linux job market booms even as the server market disappears

Alcatel-Lucent Brings Hardware and Software VXLAN to OmniSwitch 6900-Q32

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As part of the OmniSwitch 6900-Q32 release, there is also a new firmware update across the OmniSwitch portfolio with the Alcatel-Lucent Operating System (AOS) 7.3.4 update. AOS has been based on Linux since 2010 and the AOS 7 update.

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Acer Taking Chrome OS, Cloud Apps to the Desktop

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Linux
Google

The Chromebase also has has two 3W audio speakers and HDMI out, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 ports in addition to 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity options.

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Original: Acer Announces Industry’s First Chrome OS AIO PC with Touch Display

Arch Linux 2015.04.01 Is Now Available for Download

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Another month, another ISO image of one of the most acclaimed distributions of GNU/Linux, Arch Linux, is now available for download, today, April 1, 2015. Arch Linux is a highly customizable, powerful, and lightweight computer operating system with a rolling-release model.

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Linux Lite 2.4 Officially Released with Support for Microsoft’s exFAT File System - Screenshot Tour

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Jerry Bezencon had the pleasure of announcing on March 31 the immediate availability for download and testing of the final release of his Linux Lite 2.4 computer operating system based on an LTS (Long Term Support) version of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. The new Linux Lite 2.4 come with a great number of features that we’ve listed below for your viewing pleasure.

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Google announces Drive for Linux

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Google

Google just announced a slew of Chrome OS powered devices, including a Flip Chromebook from ASUS and a Chromebit device which is a complete Chrome OS device on a stick.

Buried under these announcements where the arrival of Google Drive for Linux. For some reason Google doesn’t have Linux on their priority list anymore this Drive for Linux didn’t even get their own press release.

Katie Roberts-Hoffman, Engineer and ARM Wrestler at Google wrote in a blog post announcing the new Chrome OS devices, “Google Drive for Linux brings the much requested service to those enterprise customers who run their businesses on Linux.”

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