Microsoft and Canonical have been working together to add systemd support to WSL. This will enable several applications to run on WSL instances including snap, microk8s, and systemctl.
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Framework and Google have partnered to launch the Framework Laptop Chromebook Edition that lets users select the ports they need on their laptop, comes with customizable Bezels, and more.
The Fedora Project has released Fedora 37 beta. Public testing will be ongoing until the end of October, when the final release is set to drop. This beta includes a beta of GNOME 43.
Linux (Ubuntu) has once again beaten Windows 11 and this time by a reasonably large margin. The comparisons on this occasion were done on AMD's 3D V-cache based Ryzen 7 5800X3D octa-core CPU.
Microsoft has tapped the Linux distro Mariner as its host OS of choice to power Xbox storefronts across console, PC, mobile, and Xbox Cloud Gaming. It has successfully migrated PlayFab already.
Intel is working to implement its DP MST technology for Linux that will allow users to connect up to three 4K 60Hz displays with their Intel Arc graphics powered PCs as soon as October.
Saint's Row players rejoice! Wine 7.16 has been released and ships with fixes for this, Metal Gear Solid and Star Citizen. Though Deck owners may have to wait for these changes to be merged upstream.
Canonical just opened upgrades to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. If you've encountered an issue with the new screencast feature not recording, you can rectify it with one simple command. Read on to learn more.
Canonical is due to release Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS later today, following a delay. This update is will open the upgrade path for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS users who have been waiting patiently since April.
Upgrades to Linux Mint 21 from Linux Mint 20.3 are now open. Users can use a graphical tool to perform the upgrade, making the experience a bit easier. Be sure to make a backup first.
When Alder Lake was announced last year, Microsoft and Intel touted the special Windows 11 optimization it came with. However, the performance lead is slowly fading away against Ubuntu and Linux.
Microsoft has rolled out Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) version 0.65.1 for all Windows Insiders. The update packs a bunch of new features and is scheduled for general availability soon.
Linux Mint 21 'Vanessa' is now available to download. It comes two weeks after the start of the beta period. 152 issues were reported during the beta. Some were fixed, others will be fixed later.
The Linux Mint 21 ISOs are being tested by the development team. This usually indicates that we are just days away from them being made available for public consumption, as long as the tests pass.
The Linux kernel version 5.19 could pack hefty gains over version 5.15 according to new tests done on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS against Windows 11 Pro. The comparisons were made on a Ryzen 6000 PRO mobile PC.
Canonical has said that the Dell XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition will be available in August, with Ubuntu. The system will be Ubuntu certified, meaning the hardware and software just work.
Linux Mint 21 is now in the beta stage and can be downloaded by the public. It's not recommended that you install it on production machines because critical bugs may cause you problems.
The Linux Mint 21 beta ISOs have been approved for release. This means we should see them soon become available for everyone to download and try out. The final release should be available in weeks.
The latest comparison between Windows 11 and Linux shows the Microsoft OS struggling to hold its lead against the rival's distros. This is unlike last time, when Windows 11 was often better.
The beta release of Linux Mint 21 will arrive next week according to the project's leader. He said that a decision had also been made to exclude the systemd-oom package due to negative feedback.
Microsoft has patched a major issue in Azure Service Fabric affecting Linux clusters on the cloud. The service is the backbone of many Microsoft projects including Cortana/Bing and Skype for Business.
Canonical has announced the launch of Ubuntu Core 22. It is fully containerised and designed for IoT and embedded devices. It will receive updates for the next 10 years keeping your devices secure.
The Linux Mint team has adopted the Timeshift backup software and made it into a XApp. The software's original developer said he had no time to work on it anymore and let the Mint team take over.
Microsoft has started work on XDP for Windows, which is based on a popular Linux project that enables low latency and high throughput for apps. The firm's implementation is open-source on GitHub.
With Systemd version 251, the role of Package Manager could radically shift, reducing the flexibility it offered to users and allowing more control in the hands of Linux distro makers.
NVIDIA has open-sourced its Linux GPU kernel drivers for products made and released after 2018. This means GPU functionalities like the clock and thermal management are now available for tweaking.
The Linux Mint team has released a stable version of the Upgrade Tool so LMDE 4 users can now upgrade to LMDE 5. Unfortunately, you still need the terminal to install the Upgrade Tool.
NebuTech's NBMiner has beaten NiceHash as it becomes the first to bring 100% LHR unlock to Linux PCs. The news follows the recent 100% LHR unlock for Windows that was released by the latter.
Linus Torvalds, the head of Linux, is super-pleased with how smoothly things have gone so far for Linux kernel 5.18 for stuff like adding features and launching new release candidates.
In this week's recap of everything that happened in the Microsoft-verse, we have some juicy news items related to Windows 3D Movie Maker from 1995, a leaked Outlook client, and some Defender woes.
China has ordered government offices to replace foreign-branded PCs and associated operating systems with alternatives that can be locally maintained. This includes dumping Windows in favor of Linux.
For a limited time Packt is offering this eBook free. By the end of this Linux book, you'll be able to configure common Linux network services but also use methodologies for future Linux installations
The first release, called ‘Ground Zero', was released today and allows users to install Steam OS on any machine. But there are some things you need to know before installing this for yourself.
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LineageOS 19 has been released for select devices. The Android 12-based ROM brings plenty of new features and improvements but older devices could be left behind due to kernel limitations.
Canonical has released Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. It comes with some of the latest GNOME desktop enhancements, a more modern Linux kernel, and a new logo. It will receive updates until 2027.
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Canonical has revealed that it saw 240% growth year-over-year in its channel partner program. It said it has been working more closely with existing partners and building bridges with new partners.