Arch Linux-Based ArchEX Has Linux Kernel 4.10.5, Yaourt, and Calamares Installer

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Arne Exton announced today the release of a new build of his Arch Linux-based ArchEX GNU/Linux distribution built around the lightweight LXQt desktop environment.

ArchEX Build 170327 comes about ten days after Build 170318 to update the kernel stack to the upstream, recently released Linux 4.10.5 kernel, but also to sync the base system with the stable repositories of Arch Linux.

Also new in the ArchEX Build 170327 release, there’s the Calamares universal installer framework, which makes it possible for users to install the Arch Linux-based operating system on their personal computers in less than 10 minutes.

Other than that, there’s the popular, third-party Yaourt… (read more)

From: Softpedia

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GnuCash 2.6.16 Free Accounting Software Adds HiDPI Improvements, Bug Fixes

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The development team behind the GnuCash open-source and cross-platform accounting software announced the release and immediate availability of the sixteenth maintenance update to the 2.6 stable series.

GnuCash 2.6.16 comes four months after the release of version 2.6.15, which means that it’s also the first to launch in 2017. It also means that a lot of issues reported by users since then have been addressed, including the display of small reports on HiDPI screens, wrong menu entry in the “Tip of the Day” dialog, and much more.

Among some of the changes implemented in GnuCash 2.6.16, we can mention that the accounts that are implicitly created in the ledger won’t be duplicated anymore, it’s now possible to schedule 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays, and various of the account options can’t be changed if transactions are present.

Furthermore, the Future Value was made to work with the Loan Scheduled transaction, matching imported transactions now indicate the entries tha… (read more)

From: Softpedia

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Skylake industrial PC is tray cool

Janz Tec’s “Falcon Active” gives you a choice of Mini-ITX SBCs based on 6th Gen Core CPUs, and offers optimized cooling and optional hot-swap SATA. Janz Tec announced an industrial PC due in the second quarter that provides a choice of Mini-ITX mainboards running Intel’s 6th Generation “Skylake” or 7th Gen (“Kaby Lake”) Core processors. […]

From: LXer

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PeaZip 6.4 Open-Source Archiver Brings Support for P7ZIP 16.02, Tabbed Browsing

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The development team behind the open-source and multi-platform PeaZip archiver manager utility announced the release of PeaZip 6.4.0, an important update that brings new features and lots of improvements.

PeaZip 6.4.0 comes one and a half months after the release of the version 6.3.1, and updates the backend to use p7zip 16.02 on 64-bit GNU/Linux platforms, as well as pea 0.61 for all supported operating systems. Under the hood, there are a bunch of fixes, performance improvements, and code cleanup.

The internal file manager was updated with tabbed browsing support, allowing users to add, resize, delete or move tabs. The new tab bar can be displayed if you click either the “Open in a new tab” context menu entry or the “Tab bar” entry from the Organize menu.

Also to the file manager, PeaZip 6.4.0 adds rename options in the context menu and under the File manager -> Rename menu entry, allowing users to append and prepend parent directory names. Moreover, it looks li… (read more)

From: Softpedia

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DragonFly BSD 4.8

By ris DragonFly BSD 4.8 has been released. “DragonFly
version 4.8 brings EFI boot support in the installer, further speed
improvements in the kernel, a new NVMe driver, a new eMMC driver, and Intel
video driver updates.
” DragonFly is an independent BSD variant,
perhaps best known for the HAMMER filesystem.

From: LWN

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