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Linux Kernel 4.6 to Launch on May 15, Last Release Candidate Is Out for Testing

May 8, 2016, Linus Torvalds made his regular Sunday evening announcement to inform us about the availability of another RC (Release Candidate) build of the forthcoming Linux 4.6 kernel branch. But this time, things are a little different because he announced Linux kernel 4.6 RC7, which, as expected...
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New features in Ubuntu 1604 LTS.

Ubuntu 16.04 Review: What’s New for Desktop Users

Ubuntu 16.04 was announced recently, and, as a Long Term Support (LTS) release, the primary focus is on enterprise users. That doesn’t mean there is nothing exciting for desktop users; in fact, there’s a lot. First of all, it’s an LTS release. That means it's supported for five years. If you are...
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openSUSE Tumbleweed Prepares for GCC 6, Users Get Linux Kernel 4.5.2, Mesa 11.2

The openSUSE Project today, May 4, 2016, published details about the latest major open-source components that landed in the main software repositories of the openSUSE Tumbleweed distro recently. opensuse-tumbleweed-prepares.jpg Used with permission There were many snapshots...
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Linux Expert Matthew Garrett: Ubuntu 16.04's New Snap Format Is a Security Risk

Ubuntu's supposedly secure app package format doesn't do much to improve security on the desktop, according to a well-known Linux kernel developer.  The new Snap app package format is a headline feature of the new Ubuntu 16.04, touted by Canonical as a secure way of developing software that makes...
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Distribution Release: Quirky 8.0

Barry Kauler has announced the launch of Quirky 8.0. The new release of the Quirky distribution is binary compatible with Ubuntu 16.04 and can install Deb packages from the Ubuntu software repositories. The new version of Quirky includes support for booting on UEFI-enabled computers and features...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Officially Released, Here's What's New

Today, April 21, 2016, Canonical has officially launched the new version of its widely used Ubuntu Linux operating system for PCs, laptops, netbooks, tablets, and smartphones. Ubuntu 16.04 is now the latest and most advanced version of the Ubuntu OS, which has been dubbed Xenial Xerus by Canonical...
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How to install a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Minimal Server

This tutorial shows the installation of a Ubuntu 16.04 minimal server in detail with many screenshots. The purpose of the guide is to show the basic installation of Ubuntu 16.04 that can be used as basis for our other Ubuntu tutorials here at howtoforge like our perfect server guides. Read more at...
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Some Linux Distributions Are Already Making Changes To Linux's Scheduler

Already it's looking like the research from the recently covered The Linux Scheduler: a Decade of Wasted Cores that called out the Linux kernel in being a poor scheduler is having an impact. While we haven't seen any major upstream improvements yet to the Linux kernel scheduler, it looks like some...
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BQ Aquaris M10, the Ubuntu Tablet That Turns into a PC, Is Now Available to Buy

We believe that, by now, all of our readers are aware of the fact that BQ and Canonical have worked hard during the past few months on bringing the first-ever Ubuntu tablet device to the light of day. bq-aquaris-m10.jpg Used with permission BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition is the...
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Linux Kernel 3.12 to Be Supported Until 2017 Because of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12

Linux kernel developer Jiri Slaby announced the release of the fifty-eighth maintenance build of the long-term supported Linux 3.12 kernel series, as well as modification to its EOL status. linux-kernel2.jpg Used with permission Linux kernel 3.12.58 LTS is now available and those...
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