OpenELEC 8.0.3 Embedded Linux Entertainment OS Adds Mesa 17.0.5 and Linux 4.9.25

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The development team behind the OpenELEC project, an open-source embedded Linux entertainment OS, announced today, April 30, 2017, the release and immediate availability of the third maintenance update to the OpenELEC 8.0 series.

OpenELEC 8.0.3 comes one week after the previous point release, OpenELEC 8.0.2, and it brings all the recently released technologies, including the Linux 4.9.25 LTS kernel for both generic and Raspberry Pi builds, Mesa 17.0.5 3D Graphics Library, Samba 4.6.3, MariaDB 10.1.22, connman 1.34,… (read more)

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Linux Kernel 4.4.65 LTS Is a Small Patch with Networking and File System Fixes

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Immediately after announcing the release of Linux kernel 3.18.51, renowned Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman informed the community earlier today about the availability for download of Linux kernel 4.4.65 LTS.

Coming only three days after the previous patch, in this case Linux kernel 4.4.64 LTS, the Linux 4.4.65 LTS kernel release is a small maintenance update that changes a total of 26 files, with 304 insertions and 78 deletions. We’re quite surprise to see it released alone, as until now it was launched along with new versions of the Linux 4.10 and 4.9 kernel series.

“I’m announcing the release of the 4.4.65 kernel. All users of the 4.4 kernel series must upgrade. The u… (read more)

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Linux Kernel 3.18.51 Released with MIPS, ARM, and CIFS Changes, Updated Drivers

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

It looks to us like the Linux 3.18 kernel series is not dead, at least not at the moment, as Greg Kroah-Hartman just announced a few moments ago the release of third maintenance update since the branch reached end of life back in February 2017.

That’s right, we’re talking about Linux kernel 3.18.51, which comes about eight days after the Linux 3.18.50 patch released last week. According to the appended shortlog, Linux kernel 3.18.51 is here to change a total of 62 files, with 408 insertions and 286 deletions, and users are once again encouraged to update their systems running a kernel from the Linux 3.18 series at their earliest convenience.

“I’m announcing the release of the 3.18.51 kernel. All users of the 3.18 kernel series must upgrade…. (read more)

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SparkyLinux Now Powered by Linux 4.10.13, Budgie Desktop Removed from Repos

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The Polish developers of the Debian-based SparkyLinux operating system are ending the month of April by informing the community about everything good or bad that happened to their open-source project during the last few weeks.

First thing first, the distribution is now powered by the latest stable kernel, Linux 4.10.13, so you are urged to update your SparkyLinux installation as soon as possible, and remember to reboot the machine after installing the new kernel. Enlightenment’s EFL libraries were also updated, to version 1.19.0.

The team also managed to rebuild the Calamares installed to disable LUKS encryption in the autopartitioning option, as well as to sync SparkyLinux’s repositories with the ones from the soon-to-be-released Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” operating system, and Calamares is used for the live s… (read more)

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LibreELEC-Based Lakka 2.0 Officially Released with Raspberry Pi Zero W Support

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

After being in development for the past six months, the Lakka team announced that their OpenELEC-based operating system for single-board computers reached 2.0 milestone.

That’s right, Lakka 2.0 is officially out, and the biggest change of this major release that includes numerous new features, support for new hardware, support for new game engines and emulators, as well as lots of under the hood improvements and bug fixes, is the rebased from OpenELEC to LibreELEC.

“This new version of Lakka is based on LibreELEC instead of OpenELEC. Almost every package has been updated,” reads the release announcement. “We are now using RetroArch 1.5.0, which includes so many changes that listing everything in a single blogpost is rather difficult.”

Here’s what’s new in Lakka 2.0

Prominent new features of Lakka 2.0 include RetroArch 1.5.0, which alone ships with many changes like a s… (read more)

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CloudLinux 6 Gets New Beta Kernel to Backport a Fix for R1Soft’s Backup Solution

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

After announcing earlier this week the availability of a new Beta kernel for CloudLinux 7 and CloudLinux 6 Hybrid users, CloudLinux’s Mykola Naugolnyi is now informing us about the release of a Beta kernel for CloudLinux 6 users.

The updated CloudLinux 6 Beta kernel is tagged as build 2.6.32-673.26.1.lve1.4.26 and it’s here to replace kernel 2.6.32-673.26.1.lve1.4.25. It is available right now for download from CloudLinux’s updates-testing repository and backports a fix (CKSIX-109) for R1Soft’s backup solution from CloudLinux 7’s kernel.

If you’re running CloudLinux 6 and you want to install this new Beta kernel version on your environment, you’ll need to run the following commands in a terminal emulaor or the virtual console, which you can activate with the ALT+F2 keyboard shortcut. Please reboot your installations after installi… (read more)

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Raspbian PIXEL Fork Lets You Install and Run the Operating System on a PC or Mac

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

After announcing the availability of new builds of his AndEX Nougat 7.1.1 Android-x86 fork that lets users run Android 7.1.1 on their PCs, now Arne Exton released a custom build of Raspberry Pi Foundation’s Raspbian PIXEL image.

Raspberry Pi Foundation recently updated their Debian-based Raspbian operating system for Rasperrby Pi single-board computer with the latest version of the PIXEL desktop environment, a fork of Xfce, but it didn’t ship with an disk installer, so Arne Exton saw an opportunity to refresh his custom Raspbian with PIXEL build.

“I saw immediately that there was no installer included, which I thought was a little disappointing. Come to think of Refracta tools, which work very well in Debian and Ubuntu,” said Arne Exton in the read more)

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