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OpenMandriva Lx 3.02 Distro Is Being Prepped with KDE Plasma 5.9.5 and Mesa 17.1

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-05-20 00:52

The OpenMandriva team announced earlier this week that the second important update to the OpenMandriva Lx 3 series of the Linux-based operating system is being prepped with many of the latest applications and technologies.

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Ubuntu Leftovers

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-05-20 00:51

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WordPress 4.7.5 Fixes Six Security Vulnerabilities

LinuxToday - Sat, 2017-05-20 00:00

eSecurityPlanet: Widely deployed open-source content management system patched for a half-dozen different issues as new bug bounty program debuts.

TinkerOS Android 13.11.0.4 Released

LXer - Fri, 2017-05-19 23:41
Asus has released a new version of their TinkerOS Android distribution for the Asus Tinker Board. It’s still powered by Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow running on a 3.10.0 kernel. But unlike the previous release, Android 13.11.0.4 is not classed as a beta release. The release seems pretty stable.

IRC for the 21st Century: Introducing Riot

LinuxToday - Fri, 2017-05-19 23:00

opensource.com: Internet relay chat (IRC) is one of the oldest chat protocols around and still popular in many open source communities.

Benchmarks: PostgreSQL 10 Performance Is Looking Good

Phoronix - Fri, 2017-05-19 22:51
With yesterday's release of the PostgreSQL 10 beta, a number of Phoronix readers and some of my supporters requested benchmarks of this major update to this widely-used SQL database server. Well, for those curious about this early test release, here are some benchmarks...

Feren OS: A Linux Desktop Game-Changer

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-05-19 22:43

Feren OS is a polished and well-stocked Linux distro that comes close to being an ideal replacement for Microsoft Windows and macOS. In fact, this impressive Linux OS is a very attractive replacement for any Linux distro.

The only impediment to this assessment is dislike of the Cinnamon desktop. Feren OS does not give you any other desktop options. However, it comes with a wide assortment of configuration choices that let you tweak the look and feel into almost any customized appearance you could want.

It also is super easy to install. This makes it suitable for those migrating to Linux -- or at least to this operating system. Feren OS offers a specialized software repository that is colorful and efficient to use. It has several specialized launchers to install and configure software packages with a single mouse click.

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Android Leftovers

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-05-19 22:13

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5 reasons the D programming language is a great choice for development

LinuxToday - Fri, 2017-05-19 22:00

The D programming language is a statically typed, general purpose programming language with C-like syntax that compiles to native code.

Jono Bacon Asked Google Home ‘Who Founded Linux.’ You Won’t Believe What Happened Next!

LXer - Fri, 2017-05-19 21:47
Excuse the hyperbole, but we've always wanted to use a click-baity sort of headline -- just to see if they work. That being said, we're not going to spoil the fun. To find the answer, you're going to have to watch the video. Don't worry, however -- bad things rarely happen when Linux is involved.

SSD Limit on T450s?

Reddit - Fri, 2017-05-19 21:40

Hello,

I already have a 256 GB SSD SATA on my T450s, but I would like to add an M.2 SSD. Is there any size limit or any drawback regarding speed on big sizes? Is it possible to add a 512GB or 1GB M.2?

Thanks

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Force Users To Use Root Password Instead Of Their Own Password When Using Sudo Command

LinuxToday - Fri, 2017-05-19 21:00

ostechnix: This short tutorial describes how to force users to use Root password instead of their own password when using Sudo command in Linux.

Benchmarking AMD's New AOCC Compiler For Ryzen

Phoronix - Fri, 2017-05-19 20:50
This week AMD released AOCC 1.0, the AMD Optimizing C/C++ Compiler, with initial support for Ryzen/Zen CPUs. In this article are our first benchmarks of the AOCC compiler compared to the GCC 6/7/8 and LLVM Clang 4/5 compilers.

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