Linux Kernel 4.1.29 LTS Is a Small Update with ALSA Fixes, eCryptfs Improvements

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Linux kernel developer and maintainer of the Linux 4.1 and 3.18 long-term supported kernel series, Alexander Levin, announced the general availability of the Linux 4.1.29 LTS kernel update.

Looking at the appended shortlog, we can help but notice that Linux kernel 4.1.29 LTS is a small release in the Linux 4.1 LTS series, changing a total of 20 files, with 57 insertions and 77 deletions. Among the fixes, we can mention several improvements to the ALSA sound system, a few fixes to the MIPS, PowerPC, and x86 hardware architectures, as well as some enhancements to the eCryptfs file system.

“I’m announcing the release of the 4.1.29 kernel. All users of the 4.1 kernel series must upgrade,” says Alexander Levin. “The updated 4.1.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.1.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: read more)

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Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 “Erik” Officially Released Based on Debian 8.5 “Jessie”

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Today, July 31, 2016, the development team behind the Parsix GNU/Linux operating system have had the great pleasure of announcing the release of Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 “Erik.”

Powered by a kernel from the Linux 4.4 LTS series, version 4.4.16, Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10r0 is the first stable update of the Debian-based distribution. It includes all the latest software updates and security patches from the upstream Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 “Jessie” repositories.

“Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 (code name Erik) ships with stable GNOME 3.20 desktop environment and a brand new kernel. This version has been synchronized with Debian Jessie repositories as of July 30 2016. Parsix Erik ships with LibreOffice 4.3.3 productivity suit by default,” reads today’s announcement.

Here’s what’s new in Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10

Release highlights of Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10r0 include the GNOME 3.20.2 desktop environment with the GNOM… (read more)

From: Softpedia

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Puppy Linux explained-A lightweight,independent Distribution

By Sumit Rohankar Puppy Linux is one of the smallest Linux distributions.Puppy Linux is incredibly lightweight. Being lightweight doesn’t mean it lacks features. It includes lots of features that a full fledged Linux distribution offers.Puppy Linux is mainly used as live medium.There is also an option to save your work before you shut down the session. This way you can work anywhere and have your work saved along with you.[Read More]

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