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Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" KDE and Xfce Beta Editions Now Available to Download

LinuxToday - Sat, 2017-12-02 15:00

Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" KDE Beta edition comes with the long-term supported KDE Plasma 5.8 desktop environment, which will receive upstream support up until April 10, 2018

Tap the power of community with organized chaos

LXer - Sat, 2017-12-02 14:46
In this article, I want to share with you of the power of an unconference—because I believe it's a technique anyone can use to generate innovative ideas, harness the power of participation, and strengthen community ties. I've developed a 90-minute session that mimics the effects of an unconference, and you can use it to generate engagement with a small group of people and tap into their ideas surrounding a topic of your choice.read more

GTK4 Lands More Vulkan, HTML5 Broadway & Win32 Improvements

Phoronix - Sat, 2017-12-02 14:39
It's been another busy week of development on the GTK4 tool-kit...

Fedora 28 Gets New Features Approved, Extra Week For Bug Fixing/Testing

Phoronix - Sat, 2017-12-02 13:46
A Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) meeting on Friday approved another batch of changes around the Fedora 28 development cycle...

XDG-Shell Promoted To Stable In Wayland-Protocols 1.12

Phoronix - Sat, 2017-12-02 13:35
Jonas Ådahl of Red Hat has released a new version of Wayland-Protocols, the collection of protocols that extends/introduces new functionality not part of the core Wayland protocol...

System76 Continues Refining Their Pop!_OS

Phoronix - Sat, 2017-12-02 13:24
Besides working on disabling ME in all their laptops, the System76 team has also been busy working on their new Ubuntu-derived Pop!_OS operating system...

How to Manage Users with Groups in Linux

LXer - Sat, 2017-12-02 12:51
When you administer a Linux machine that houses multiple users, there might be times when you need to take more control over those users than the basic user tools offer. This idea comes to the fore especially when you need to manage permissions for certain users.

This Week in Open Source: Linux Foundation Events in 2018, How Linux Came to Dominate Supercomputers, & More

LXer - Sat, 2017-12-02 11:09
This past week in open source, the 2018 Linux Foundation Events list is live, how Linux wound up dominating the TOP500 list, and more!

Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" KDE and Xfce Beta Editions Now Available to Download

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-12-02 09:54

Incorporating pretty much the same improvements that the Linux Mint devs implemented in the final releases of the Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" earlier this week, today's KDE and Xfce flavors are based on Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and powered by the Linux 4.10 kernel.

"Linux Mint 18.3 is a long-term support release which will be supported until 2021. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop experience more comfortable to use," read the release announcements for Linux Mint 18.3 KDE and Xfce Editions.

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KDE Applications 17.12 Linux Software Suite Up to RC State, Final in Two Weeks

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-12-02 09:52

The KDE Applications 17.12 RC development snapshot is here two weeks after the Beta version and promises to further polish various of the applications included in the software suite, which are used on GNU/Linux distributions using the acclaimed KDE Plasma desktop environment, as well as other Open Source projects.

"The KDE Applications 17.12 releases need a thorough testing in order to maintain and improve the quality and user experience. Actual users are critical to maintaining high KDE quality, because developers simply cannot test every possible configuration," reads today's announcement.

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Linux Journal Ceases Publication

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-12-02 09:48

It looks like we’re at the end, folks. If all goes according to a plan we’d rather not have, the November issue of Linux Journal was our last.

The simple fact is that we’ve run out of money, and options along with it. We never had a wealthy corporate parent or deep pockets of our own, and that made us an anomaly among publishers, from start to finish. While we got to be good at flying close to the ground for a long time, we lost what little elevation we had in November, when the scale finally tipped irrevocably to the negative.

also: So Long, and Thanks for All the Bash

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-12-02 09:47

Popularly referred to as RHEL, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, is a Linux-based distribution designed by Red Hat for the commercial market. Although it is a commercial product, the company consistently makes its source code freely available, which has been instrumental towards the development of several community-based Linux distribution platforms including CentOS and Fedora.

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