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Sony Settles in Linux Battle

Linux Journal - Mon, 2016-06-27 21:30

When Sony released its PlayStation 3 console in 2006, most fans were excited by the enhanced graphics and processing power, but a small (yet significant) group of buyers was excited about an entirely different feature. more>>

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Fedora 24 Pushes Linux Boundaries

Linux Insider Embedded - Sat, 2016-06-25 17:30
Red Hat this week announced the release of Fedora 24, an open source Linux operating system maintained by the Fedora Project community. Fedora Linux is the community version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, or RHEL. Fedora 24 is comprised of a set of base packages that form the foundation of three distinct editions: Fedora 24 Cloud, Fedora 24 Server and Fedora 24 Workstation. Delayed four times during its development cycle, Fedora 24 includes glibc 2.23 for better performance, and improvements to POSIX compliance and GNU Compiler Collection 6.
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3.14.73: longterm

Linux Kernel - Fri, 2016-06-24 17:15
Version:3.14.73 (longterm) Released:2016-06-24 Source:linux-3.14.73.tar.xz PGP Signature:linux-3.14.73.tar.sign Patch:patch-3.14.73.xz (Incremental) ChangeLog:ChangeLog-3.14.73
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Astronomy for KDE

Linux Journal - Thu, 2016-06-23 21:00

Although I have covered a large number of science applications in the past, I haven't really looked at too many options available within the KDE desktop environment. This has been due to my own biases in using a GTK-based desktop environment, but now I'd like to look at some of the packages available for people who really like to use KDE on their own machines. more>>

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3.18.36: longterm

Linux Kernel - Thu, 2016-06-23 04:03
Version:3.18.36 (longterm) Released:2016-06-23 Source:linux-3.18.36.tar.xz PGP Signature:linux-3.18.36.tar.sign Patch:patch-3.18.36.xz (Incremental) ChangeLog:ChangeLog-3.18.36
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4.1.27: longterm

Linux Kernel - Thu, 2016-06-23 04:01
Version:4.1.27 (longterm) Released:2016-06-23 Source:linux-4.1.27.tar.xz PGP Signature:linux-4.1.27.tar.sign Patch:patch-4.1.27.xz (Incremental) ChangeLog:ChangeLog-4.1.27
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Docker Tunes Up Engine Orchestration

Linux Insider Embedded - Wed, 2016-06-22 18:53
Docker on Monday announced Docker Engine 1.12 with built-in orchestration, which allows automated deployment and management of Dockerized distributed applications and microservices at scale in production. Users can select Docker Swarm mode to turn on built-in orchestration, or they can use their own custom tooling or third-party orchestrators that run on Docker Engine. Docker 1.12 is currently a release candidate. General availability is scheduled for July.
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Profiles and RC Files

Linux Journal - Wed, 2016-06-22 18:13

I love Linux, and if you're reading this, chances are you do too. To be honest though, some aspects of the Linux environment are confusing. Near the top of the list for me is the profile system. more>>

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Linux Snap Package Format Goes Multi-Distro

Linux Insider Embedded - Mon, 2016-06-20 20:03
Snapcraft -- the Linux package format Canonical developed for Ubuntu -- now works on multiple Linux distros, including Arch, Debian, Fedora and various flavors of Ubuntu. They're being validated on CentOS, Elementary, Gentoo, Mint, OpenSUSE, OpenWrt and RHEL. "Distributing applications on Linux is not always easy," said Canonical's Manik Taneja, product manager for Snappy Ubuntu Core. "You have different packaging formats, base systems, available libraries and distribution release cadences."
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3.12.61: longterm

Linux Kernel - Mon, 2016-06-20 07:50
Version:3.12.61 (longterm) Released:2016-06-20 Source:linux-3.12.61.tar.xz PGP Signature:linux-3.12.61.tar.sign Patch:patch-3.12.61.xz (Incremental) ChangeLog:ChangeLog-3.12.61
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3.16.36: longterm

Linux Kernel - Wed, 2016-06-15 20:29
Version:3.16.36 (longterm) Released:2016-06-15 Source:linux-3.16.36.tar.xz PGP Signature:linux-3.16.36.tar.sign Patch:patch-3.16.36.xz (Incremental) ChangeLog:ChangeLog-3.16.36
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3.2.81: longterm

Linux Kernel - Wed, 2016-06-15 20:28
Version:3.2.81 (longterm) Released:2016-06-15 Source:linux-3.2.81.tar.xz PGP Signature:linux-3.2.81.tar.sign Patch:patch-3.2.81.xz (Incremental) ChangeLog:ChangeLog-3.2.81
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New Linux Lite Is a Powerhouse Distro in Disguise

Linux Insider Embedded - Wed, 2016-06-15 12:00
Linux Lite 3.0 is anything but what its name implies. It is a full-featured operating system that lets you get down to serious business right out of the box. It is one of the few out-of-the-box experiences I have had testing Linux distros in which I actually was set up and working in less than five minutes. Linux Lite runs only the lightweight Xfce desktop environment -- but a lightweight desktop environment does not detract from this distro's usability or functionality.
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3.10.102: longterm

Linux Kernel - Sun, 2016-06-12 09:41
Version:3.10.102 (longterm) Released:2016-06-12 Source:linux-3.10.102.tar.xz PGP Signature:linux-3.10.102.tar.sign Patch:patch-3.10.102.xz (Incremental) ChangeLog:ChangeLog-3.10.102
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HPE Wants Open Source Devs to Kick The Machine Into Gear

Linux Insider Embedded - Fri, 2016-06-10 12:00
Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Tuesday announced it was open-sourcing The Machine to spur development of the infant computer design project. HPE has invited the open source community to collaborate on its largest and most notable research project yet. The Machine focuses on reinventing the architecture underlying all computers built in the past 60 years. The new design model switches to a memory-driven computing architecture. The new design model switches to a memory-driven computing architecture. Bringing in open source developers early in the software development cycle will familiarize them with the fundamental shift.
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4.5.7: stable

Linux Kernel - Wed, 2016-06-08 01:20
Version:4.5.7 (stable) Released:2016-06-08 Source:linux-4.5.7.tar.xz PGP Signature:linux-4.5.7.tar.sign Patch:patch-4.5.7.xz (Incremental) ChangeLog:ChangeLog-4.5.7
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ReactOS Is a Promising Open Source Windows Replacement

Linux Insider Embedded - Tue, 2016-06-07 12:00
If you want to run a clone of Microsoft Windows to escape the drama of upgrading to Windows 10, try ReactOS -- but do not expect it to be a fully functional replacement. ReactOS is a free, open source operating system built on the design principles found in Windows NT. ReactOS is a Windows clone and not a Linux distro. However, the release last month of version 0.4.1 brings this unique open source project one step closer to its goal of providing users full compatibility with Windows software on a free OS made almost from scratch.
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OpenSwitch Moves Under Linux Foundation Umbrella

Linux Insider Embedded - Fri, 2016-06-03 12:00
The Linux Foundation on Wednesday announced that it has taken the OpenSwitch Project under its wing. OpenSwitch last year began as a joint project of Hewlett Packard Enterprises, Broadcom, VMware, Accton, Intel and Arista. OpenSwitch is an open source, Linux-based network operating system, or NOS, that works with enterprise-grade switches from multiple vendors. OpenSwitch removes interoperability issues and complex licensing structures that are inherent in proprietary systems.
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Voyager Offers a Mostly Smooth-Sailing Linux Adventure

Linux Insider Embedded - Thu, 2016-06-02 12:00
Voyager Live 16.04 is a Linux distro that could be an ideal choice for everyday computing tasks -- but first it has to step away from its branding with Xubuntu. The once-per-year release of Voyager Live, which hit servers last month, is an Xubuntu-based distribution showcasing the Xfce 4.12.2 desktop environment. Its features include the Avant Window Navigator, a limited Conky desktop display of basic system information, and more than 300 photographs and animations that can be used as desktop backgrounds.
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Black Duck's Free Tool Digs Out Open Source Bugs

Linux Insider Embedded - Sat, 2016-05-28 17:00
Black Duck Software this week released Security Checker, a free tool based on the company's Hub open source security solution. Security Checker is a drag-and-drop, Web-based tool that allows users to determine if known open source vulnerabilities exist in the components used to build applications. It scans the code in an uploaded archive file or Docker image and provides a report showing the identified open source code and known bugs. The maximum file size for a Security Checker scan is 100 MB, according to Black Duck.
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