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  • Wire, the Encrypted Chat App, Is Now Available for Linux

    Wire is an open-source messaging service that offers fully encrypted calls, video and group chats — and now it’s available for Linux. Wire for Linux beta is available to download from today via the Wire website. It has the same feature set as Wire’s other desktops and mobile apps, including always-on end-to-end encryption.

  • stardicter 0.10
  • Skype for Linux users can crash-test video calls in v1.10 Alpha
  • SolarWinds' SAM simplifies management of Linux and Windows environments
  • Qt 5.6.2 Released With ~900 Improvements
  • Intel's new 7th-gen CPUs sail into System76's updated Lemur laptop

    System76 said on Tuesday that it has updated its Lemur-branded laptop with Intel’s new seventh-generation “Kaby Lake” processors. This laptop specifically ships with Ubuntu 16.04.01 LTS (64-bit) installed, thus offering a cheaper price point than an identical solution packing Windows 10. Pricing for the Lemur starts at $700.

    According to the product page, this laptop provides five areas that can be configured: processor, memory, operating system drive, additional storage, and the type of Wireless AC connectivity. On the processor front, there are only two choices: the Intel Core i3-7100U (default) and the Intel Core i7-7500U (an added $160).

  • Indulge Your Nostalgia With This Ubuntu Timeline Wallpaper

    It’s Ubuntu 16.10 release week, which means you might be feeling a little nostalgic for releases past.

    You could take a look back at every Ubuntu default wallpaper, from the very first release to this week’s pending one, or you could set every Ubuntu wallpaper as your desktop background.

  • Raspberry Pi VC4 Graphics Driver Working To Support QPU Shaders

    The latest Raspberry Pi graphics driver hacking by Eric Anholt of Broadcom has been working to support QPU shaders by this open-source driver stack. QPUs are the shader core of the graphics hardware found in the Raspberry Pi SoC, but come up short of supporting OpenCL or OpenGL compute shaders.

  • Cyanogen mods self away from full Android alternative [Ed: Good riddance to another Microsoft proxy (which didn’t have to become that 2 years ago)]

    Android alternative Cyanogen looks to have given up on trying to sell a full mobile operating system.

    The shine has gone off the outfit of late, and in July, it reportedly axed 30 staffers. While there's a core of users who stick with the CyanogenMod code that's the genesis of the company, mobe-makers taking Cyanogen licenses are in short supply (the company claims 20 phones and millions of customers; IDC says nearly 345 million smartphones shipped in 2015).

  • Google sets the date for first sniff at Android 7.1

    Developers can get their hands on Android 7.1 by the end of the month, Google has said.

    And almost all Nexus owners will have it implanted in their gadgets by the end of the year, albeit with some reservations.

    The next chewy chunk of Nougat includes support for better storage management and telephony software, App shortcut APIs to build single click links directly into core directories, and UI changes to build cuddlier and more numerous graphics into the background. There’s also support for Google’s Daydream VR system, for the few phones that can handle it.

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  • A Look At The Most Promising Next-Gen Linux Software Update Mechanisms

    With traditional software package management solutions like APT and Yum showing their age and not adapting well to the embedded world and the slew of new areas for Linux like IoT, a new generation of atomic-based Linux software update solutions continue to be worked on. Matt Porter of the Konsulko Group is presenting at this week's Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2016 with a comparison of these update technologies.

    Incremental atomic updates have been what's being pursued by multiple Linux software vendors for delivering more reliable distribution updates, smaller sized updates via binary deltas, and generally allow rollbacks in case of problems. Some of the new distribution update mechanisms covered included SWUpdate, Mender, OSTree, and swupd. Interestingly, not mentioned in the slide deck is Ubuntu's Snappy.

  • No SDN Kubernetes

    How these requirements are implemented is up to the operator. In many cases this means using a software defined network “SDN” also called an overlay network (e.g. flannel, weave, calico) or underlay network (MACvlan, IPvlan). The SDNs all accomplish the same three goals but usually with different implementation and often unique features.

    But the networking requirements doesn’t mean you have to run an SDN. It also means you can implement a traditional SDN product in a non-traditional way. Let’s look at the simplest solution for networking in Kubernetes.

  • Skype 1.10 Linux Alpha Restores Video Calls Support
  • The Network Capture Playbook Part 1 – Ethernet Basics
  • GNOME's Epiphany Browser Is Quick To Working On 3.24 Features

    It's been just over two weeks since GNOME 3.22 was released while already a ton of feature work has been landing in Epiphany, GNOME's Web Browser.

    It's looking like the Epiphany web-browser update in GNOME 3.24 will be another feature-packed release. Some of the work that's landed in the past two weeks already includes a lot of work around redoing the browser's bookmarks support, removing obsolete code in different areas, a lot of work on sync support, asynchronous Storage Server support, a new preferences dialog user-interface, and more.

  • Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 Beta released-Final release is expected at the end of month

    Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 is making its way to final release and it is now one more step closer to this by having its beta release.Yes, the Ubuntu based beauty with Moksha DE(Moksha is a forked version of well known Enlightenment DE) got its beta release i.e. Bodhi LInux 4.0.0 Beta after months of release of Alpha version.Back in July,Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 alpha released.

  • Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 Beta Out, Final Release Lands This Month Based on Ubuntu 16.04

    Today, October 10, 2016, Bodhi Linux developer Jeff Hoogland proudly announced the release and immediate availability of the Beta pre-release of the upcoming Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 operating system.

    Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 Beta comes exactly one month after the release of the second Alpha milestone, bringing the development cycle to an end, as the developer plans to launch the final version of the Ubuntu-based distribution by the end of the month. As expected, the Beta contains many improvements and fixes to some of the bugs reported by users since the Alpha builds.

  • Antergos – Best Arch based distro for beginners, whoever want to taste arch, give a try

    As we know Arch Linux is one of the best Linux Distribution ever because we can customize whatever we want. We can get all the latest software’s because of rolling release but its very difficult for freshers, installation & configuration. Today i’m going to show you, how to install Antergos – The Best Arch based distro for beginners, whoever want to taste arch Linux give a try, i can assure worth to try.

  • You Can Now Run Linux Kernel 4.8.1 on Your Slackware 14.2 System, Here's How

    GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton announced earlier, October 10, 2016, that he made a new, special kernel based on Linux kernel 4.8.1 for Slackware and Slackware-based distributions.

    Linux kernel 4.8.1 is the first point release to the Linux 4.8 series, which is the latest and most advanced stable kernel to date, and now you can install it on your Slackware operating system thanks to Arne Exton. The new build is designed for 64-bit (x86_64) installation and works with Slackware 14.2 (Current), Zenwalk, Slax, and SlackEX, but it should work on any 64-bit Slackware 14.2 derivative, such as Salix.

  • Notable Buzzer: Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
  • Broker Roundup For Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
  • Ease of 3D Printing in Fedora

    Fedora has been known to be the best OS for 3D printing already for some time, mainly due to the work of Miro (he packaged all the available open source software for 3D printing, prepared udev rules to automatically connect to 3D printers etc.), but I was still surprised how easy it is to 3D print with Fedora these days. It really took just a couple of minutes from a stock system to start of the actual printing. It’s almost as simple as printing on papers.
    There is still room for improvements though. Some 3D printing apps (Cura Lulzbot Edition is one of them) are available in the official repositories of Fedora, but don’t have an appdata file, so they don’t show up in GNOME Software. And it would also be nice to have “3D Printing” category in GNOME Software, so that the software is more discoverable for users.

  • Debian is participating in the next round of Outreachy!

    Following the success of the last round of Outreachy, we are glad to announce that Debian will take part in the program for the next round, with internships lasting from the 6th of December 2016 to the 6th of March 2017.

    From the official website: Outreachy helps people from groups underrepresented in free and open source software get involved. We provide a supportive community for beginning to contribute any time throughout the year and offer focused internship opportunities twice a year with a number of free software organizations.

    Currently, internships are open internationally to women (cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people. Additionally, they are open to residents and nationals of the United States of any gender who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latin@, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander.

  • Debian Fun in September 2016

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  • Wine 1.8.5 Stable Update Adds Better Microsoft Publisher 2007 and 2010 Support
  • Dance - Sugar 0.110

    We're excited to announce Sugar 0.110.0 - a new stable release.

  • GNOME 3.24 to Feature ownCloud Integration in GNOME Music, Sharing Framework

    We already told you about the release date and schedule of the GNOME 3.24 desktop environment, whose development cycle will start later this month, and today we'd love to tell you a little bit about its upcoming features.

    As you might expect, the GNOME development team always comes with new ideas to improve the widely-used desktop environment, meaning the core components and applications included in the GNOME Stack. In GNOME 3.24, a lot of these applications and tools will see a large number of improvements, both visually and internally.

    GNOME Control Center appears to be the center of attraction in GNOME 3.24, and it will offer a revamped User Accounts and Printer settings panels to match the new design, along with an updated Online Accounts settings panel that should add various improvements to Kerberos integration.

  • Red Hat to demo open source technologies

    Red Hat will demonstrate how the company’s open source technologies are helping accelerate business transformation by enabling all these trends during its participation at GITEX.

    The vendor invites trade visitors and media the chance to speak with Lee Miles, General Manager, Middle East and Africa, at Red Hat and other senior company executives, to learn more about the technologies it will be showcasing at the show.

  • Massive Tech and Energy Trades Highlight Insider Selling: Facebook, Oasis Petroleum, Western Gas Partners, Red Hat and More
  • Debian-Based DebEX Barebone Live DVD Features Xfce 4.12.1 and Linux Kernel 4.8

    After informing us a couple of days ago about the release of DebEX KDE Live DVD 161001 and DebEX GNOME Live DVD 161007, developer Arne Exton now announces the general availability of DebEX Barebone Live DVD.

    DebEX Barebone Live DVD is the third and last edition of the Debian-based DebEX operating system, and it looks like the build, version 161009, is here today, October 9, 2016, pre-installed with all the latest GNU/Linux technologies and open source software projects, including the recently released Linux 4.8 kernel.

  • Tech Crunch 'professional' writer John Biggs composes exceptionally moronic article with MASSIVE errors

    I hate bad reporting. And mostly I try to ignore it, where most tech authors can have violently differing opinions about their subject matter. But when some idiots don't know basic math - that is when we need.. the STATS POLICE. This is what Tech Crunch has now done, on an article which has the correct headline (the mobile wars are over) if they intend that to be the OS wars but on that story they are years behind the curve. Typical Americans, clueless about mobile once again, mesmerized by iNonsense.

  • Game: Shooting Sporting Clay 2015 for Samsung Z1, Z2, Z3

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  • Beginner’s Guide to the Linux Desktop

    There is much talk in the Linux world about the mythical “average user.” There is no such thing with Linux. First off, people who use Linux usually are those who know a thing or two about computers to begin with and want to take advantage of all the choices Linux offers. Linux has been considered the place for nerds, hackers and programmers for years. These folks are NOT typical at all. Secondly, it is unfortunate but true that most advanced Linux users are completely out of touch with what an average user really is.

    The vast majority Windows and Mac users are those who have learned just enough to get done what they need to get done. They’re clueless about how the machines they use everyday get those tasks accomplished and the idea of popping open a bash terminal to work with configuration files or fix problems is way out of their comfort zones. This does not mean that Linux can’t offer them a safe and friendly environment to work in, far from it. Linux offers a wide variety of Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) that make working with a Linux box a point and click affair.

  • tint 0.0.2: Tint Is Not Tufte

    The tint package is now on CRAN. Its name stands for Tint Is Not Tufte and it offers a fresh take on the excellent Tufte-style html (and now also pdf) presentations.

  • Superb Mini Server(SMS) version 2.0.9 released

    Superb Mini Server finally got a new updated version release after a long time period.Yes, After a long awaited time,the previous version of SMS(Superb Mini Server)2.0.8 which was released back in 2015,now in 2016 got a new release of SMS 2.0.9.

    Even if the releases are less-frequent,this slackware based distribution really makes a good amount of users,who works with servers,mostly looks at this fellow distro,because of set of applications available and the environment is completely perfect for those who love to work with the web-server based developments and managements.

  • 2 Stocks Analyst-Opinion Need Close Attention Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT), Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ)
  • Fedora 25 Beta a GO, Last Chance to Test Before Final

    The development cycle of Fedora 25 has suffered two setbacks causing the release dates to slip, the last time with the Alpha. But not today. The release team agreed that the Beta is ready to go on time. This will be the last public build before the Final, so now is the time to report those bugs. Fedora 25 will bring some new features to test, like Ctrl-Shift-e to type in Emoji.

    Jan Kurik posted this afternoon to the developers mailing list that the Fedora 25 Beta Go/No-Go Meeting had ended in a Go. There were five accepted blocker bugs earlier but the fixes are in and the team set about deciding on two proposed. The first concerned the Anaconda installer failing on RAID when it's in a "migrating state." It's reproducible by creating a new RAID-1 set and immediate starting the install. However, the team decided that since the install will complete if the user waits for the initial sync to complete it wasn't serious enough to hold up the Beta. They plan on having it fixed for Final as they've already decided it's an accepted Final blocker.

  • Debian/TeX update October 2016: all of TeX Live and Biber 2.6

    Finally a new update of many TeX related packages: all the texlive-* including the binary packages, and biber have been updated to the latest release. This upload was delayed by my travels around the world, as well as the necessity to package a new Perl module (libdatetime-calendar-julian-perl) as required by new Biber. Also, my new job leaves me only the weekends for packaging. Anyway, the packages are now uploaded and should appear soon on your friendly local server.

  • Will You Upgrade to Ubuntu 16.10 Next Week?

    The release date of Ubuntu 16.10 is now less than a week away — but do you plan to upgrade to the 'Yakkety Yak' once it arrives?

  • Samsung Z3 gets small firmware update in India – version BP12

    Today, the Samsung Z3 (model SM-Z300H) smartphone got a little software update in India, taking it to version Z300HDDU0BP12. This update only measure in at 5.9MB, so nothing much to really brag about, but still worth updating. This is a maintenance release and does not bring any new features with it and is mainly for performance and bug-fixes. No change log has been provided.

  • Samsung will be acquiring AI firm Viv Labs to build a Virtual assistant

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  • Plasma 5.8 LTS now available in KDE Neon

    KDE Neon, the newly popular distribution produced by KDE and Kubuntu developer Jonathan Riddell and based on Ubuntu is now available in version 5.8. The best part of this latest release? It includes the latest long term stable release of Plasma 5.8. You can get additional details about this release from Jonathan Riddell's blog.

  • KDE neon 5.8 Linux Distribution Arrives With Plasma 5.8 LTS Desktop
  • Wrapping up Outreachy

    Now that my time as an intern is over, I want to take a moment to thank Outreachy for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this amazing experience. Also a big thank you to my mentor Jim Hall and the GNOME design team (Allan and Jakub) for the guidance and encouragements they provided throughout these months. And finally, a thank you to GNOME community for being awesome ^_^

  • Linux Lite 3.2 Beta Released With Lite Desktop Widget

    The Linux Lite 3.2 Beta release has arrived for developer testing and to give an idea about the recent changes made to the Linux Lite distro. It now features a new Lite Desktop widget. The GRUB bootloader has been set to its default configuration which enables multibooting other operating systems alongside Linux Lite.

  • The Arch Terminal Desktop

    This linux desktop is an homage to one of our favorite distributions, Arch Linux-and reader KudalGadgil shared it with us in our desktop show and tell pool. Here's how you can get a similar look.

  • Insider Selling: Red Hat Inc. (RHT) EVP Sells 15,000 Shares of Stock
  • Desert Rotor’s Next Generation Drone Controller to Use Logic Supply's ML100 NUC

    Logic Supply informs Softpedia about a recent case study they're doing featuring drone control specialists Desert Rotor, a drone controller company that uses their ML100 industrial PC for its next-gen UAV control system.

    First, we'd like to inform the reader that Logic Supply is the leading industrial and embedded computer hardware manufacturer. The company is being known for creating some of the most powerful industrial products, from mini and rugged panel PCs and thin client computers to dust-resistant, fanless, and ventless units that can be used in virtualization and IoT (Internet of Things) markets, or other applications.

  • Samsung might soon be announcing a partnership with Mediatek

    It is no secret that Samsung uses Spreadtrum’s SOCs for most of its budget and mid range smartphones. Spreadtrum’s current best chip happens to be the SC9860- a 16nm process based 2GHz octacore 64 bit Cortex A53 SOC; these are chipset specifications from the yester-year and the technology is now moving into more powerful heterogeneous architectures involving ARM’s Cortex A73, A72 and A57 standards(and the low powered A53 cores for better battery efficiency). Now, this might not make any sense to a normal user. But over at Samsung, Spreadtrum’s slow development pace for its chips seems to be holding the Korean smartphone giant down from offering better (or more) midrange products.

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  • Classic Emacs editor gets a new-school makeover

    A new distribution of the Emacs editor, called Spacemacs, repackages the classic developer's tool in a new skin for greater usefulness to a new generation of programmers.

    Emacs is one of the oldest text editors in existence. Its most popular variant (now 31 years old) is GNU Emacs, originally developed by Free Software Foundation president Richard Stallman. The editor's enduring popularity comes from its extensibility and programmability courtesy of the built-in Emacs Lisp scripting language -- and from the culture of tooling that's sprung up as a result. Extensions for Emacs (and, thus, Spacemacs) provide everything from integration with GitHub to Slack chat windows.

  • OSMC's September update is here

    OSMC's September update is here. These changes come in light, as Kodi Jarvis (v16) is very stable as it nears its end of its life. We have been working on preparing OSMC for Kodi Krypton (v17) and will be offering some test builds for all platforms shortly.

    We have also been working on a new version of the OSMC skin which will be compatible with the upcoming Kodi release. We've taken a lot of community feedback on board and updated the skin to reflect our new brand. As soon as we have some test builds for the new version of Kodi, we will also make our new skin available for public testing.

  • OpenSUSE 42.2 Beta 3 Ships With KDE Plasma 5.8
  • Red Hat Inc. (RHT) Director General Henry Hugh Shelton Sells 15,000 Shares
  • Expert Analysts Perspective for: Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
  • Fedora Warns Against ‘dnf update’ in Graphical Environment

    He goes on to say that he’s working to get to the root of the issue and hopes to have the issue patched soon. In the meantime, he suggests not running the update from a desktop environment.

    “If you’re using Workstation, the offline update system is expressly designed to minimize the likelihood of this kind of problem, so please do consider using it,” he advised. “Otherwise, at least run ‘dnf update’ in a VT – hit ctrl-alt-f3 to get a VT console login prompt, log in, and do it there. Don’t do it inside your desktop.”

  • Dell refreshes the XPS 13 Developer Edition laptops with Kaby Lake processors

    Senior Principal Engineer at Dell Barton George wrote in a recent blog the company unveiled a new version of its XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop in the United States and Europe. As a refresher, this laptop is the result of George’s Project Sputnik initiative to provide an Ubuntu-based solution to developers. The laptop is now in its sixth generation packing a seventh-generation Intel Kaby Lake processor and an InfinityEdge display.

    “From the very beginning, the effort was designed to solicit and incorporate input from the developer community as to what they wanted in a laptop,” he said. “With the community’s input, Project Sputnik became an official product and continues to evolve.”

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  • Mellanox Introduces New Driver for Open Ethernet, Spectrum Switch Platforms
  • Mesos and Kubernetes on a hybrid (IBM Power and x86) architecture scenario

    Currently, there are several popular containers clustering system for Linux®, such as Kubernetes, Mesos and so on. Google Kubernetes and Apache Mesos are probably two commonly used tools to deploy containers inside a cluster. Both are created as helper tools that can be used to manage a cluster of containers. However, they differ greatly in their approaches.

    Always, our customs have a hybrid architecture that includes IBM® Power® and x86. So, this article provides the reference solutions about how to apply Mesos and Kubernetes into Linux on a hybrid architecture (including Power and x86) environment.

    See Figure 1 for the reference architecture.

  • Linux Should Soon Start Receiving "Make WiFi Fast" Improvements

    In the months ahead the Linux kernel should start receiving the work out of the "make-wifi-fast" initiative for improving WiFi reliability and performance.

    The Bufferbloat project has been working on the Make-WiFi-Fast project because "the current Linux WiFi stack and drivers are far from optimal." The project aims to reduce latency, develop new packet scheduling and AQM techniques, and improve the stack to allow 802.11ac MU-MIMO to properly work.

  • Apricity OS, a beautiful way to to enter Arch era

    Last time we told you about Manjaro Linux, which is an Arch based linux distribution. Now the point is there is not only one fork but there are others too. Today we will discuss about another fork of Arch in this 12th segment of "Introduction with Linux Distro". The distribution we will see today is one of the most beautiful distributions in linux world and it is named Apricity OS.

  • Ubuntu Software Can Now Show Screenshots of Snap Apps

    A small fix this one, but it’s something that will help Snap apps stand out in the Ubuntu Software store.

    Snap apps are already available to find and install from the GNOME Ubuntu Software app, on both Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. As there’s (still) no way to search for Snap app specifically you need to know the Snap app you want to find before you can find it.

    But until recently Snap apps didn’t display application screenshots, a valuable feature of any app store.

  • ORWL Open Source, Physically Secure Personal Computer $699 (video)

    First unveiled back in 2012 the ORWL open source personal computer has been designed with your data security in mind and is being marketed as the very first open source physically secure computer.

    What’s the promotional two-minute video below to learn more about the ORWL and how it can be used to keep your personal data safe. ORWL is currently in the final days of its crowdfunding campaign and has nearly raised double what the team requires to take the secure personal computer into production. For more information, full specifications and to make a pledge jump over to Crowd Supply via the link below.

  • Linux V4.8 on N900

    Basics work, good. GSM does not work too well, which is kind of a problem. Camera broke between 4.7 and 4.8. That is not good, either.

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  • Kubernetes 1.4 Improves Container Security

    The latest release of the open-source container orchestration technology adds new security features, including TLS bootstrap.
    The open-source Kubernetes 1.4 release, which debuted Sept. 26, provides users with a host of enhanced security capabilities for container deployment and orchestration.

    Kubernetes originated at Google and is now part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, benefiting from the contributions of multiple vendors.

    Among the new features in Kubernetes 1.4 is TLS bootstrap, which is designed to improve the use of encryption for data in motion across a cluster. TLS (Transport Layer Security) is widely used on the internet today for encryption.

    "The TLS bootstrapping work done in Kubernetes 1.4 is a step toward automating the addition of new hosts to the Kubernetes cluster," Clayton Coleman, Red Hat's lead architect for OpenShift, explained to eWEEK.

  • Linux Journal October 2016

    There was a show a few years back called, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition". The premise of the show was to find families who needed their houses overhauled, but couldn't afford to do it on their own. Generally, those chosen had sacrificed for others rather than spend time and money on themselves. Then the show would completely redo their houses, making it so nice the happy families no longer could afford the taxes, and they'd soon be homeless. I might have missed the point of the show, but the idea of improving on outdated infrastructure certainly rings true for IT folks. This month, we look at improving our lives by improving on the tech we depend on every day.

  • Xiaomi Notebook Air vs Macbook Air / Linux vs MacOS vs Windows 10
  • The Talos Principle native radv vulkan amdgpu (SI)
  • We Might Never See A New OpenGL Version, At Least Not For A Long Time

    During past Khronos press briefings about OpenGL/Vulkan and in other communications, while Vulkan is the organization's big graphics API focus, it was implied during these conversations that OpenGL would continue to march to its own beat and evolve as needed. While OpenGL continues to be significantly used by cross-platform graphics application/game developers, it turns out there might not be a new official version for a long time - if ever.

  • This Week in Solus – Install #36

    Welcome to the 36th installation of This Week in Solus.

  • What’s New in Elementary OS 0.4 Loki
  • Mesa, Kernel, GNOME, KDE apps update in Tumbleweed

    Another week and another five snapshots for openSUSE’s rolling release Tumbleweed produced updates for openSSL, GNOME 3.22, Mesa and the Linux Kernel.

    Dominique Leuenberger, a core member of the openSUSE release team, informed subscribers of the openSUSE Factory Mailing List about some of the packages that were updated during the week and some packages users can expect over the next couple of weeks.

    Snapshot 20160928 produced an update for openSSL to 1.0.2j, which patched a high severity Online Certificate Status Protocol vulnerability. The same snapshot also gave users the updated 4.7.5 Linux Kernel.

  • Heads up: CentOS 5 goes end-of-life in 6 months

    So you have 6 months left to plan and execute a migration to a newer OS, like CentOS 7 (which'll get you to 2024).

    Let's face it, CentOS 5 has had it's prime and is long due for a more modern replacement. Go and get the benefits of a more up-to-date kernel and packages!

  • The Slashdot Interview With Raspberry Pi Founder and CEO Eben Upton
  • PIXEL is the new desktop environment for Raspberry Pi’s Raspbian OS
  • Introducing PIXEL
  • Oracle loses another appeal in never-ending Google Java battle

    ORACLE HAS LOST its appeal in its long-running Java battle with Google, in which it suggested that APIs should be subject to copyright and demanded as much as $9.3bn in compensation from the latter.

    Oracle wanted a new case after a conclusion was again found in Google's favour in May this year, and has repeatedly appealed the decision in the six years since the company first brought the dispute to court.

    In this particular appeal, Oracle has accused Google of failing to disclose its intent to develop tools to run Android on the desktop using the Android App Runtime for Chrome (ARC). It claimed that this invalidated Google's previous argument that its use of Java APIs was limited to mobile devices and could be considered fair use.

    However, San Francisco District Court Judge William Aslup denied Oracle's motion, stating that Oracle and Google had agreed that the case was only concerned with how Java APIs were used Android smartphones and tablets.

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