Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon and MATE editions released

By jake Linux Mint 18 has been released with Cinnamon and MATE editions. “Linux Mint 18 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 even more comfortable to use.” The MATE edition has MATE 1.14 along with many other updates listed on the What’s New page. The Cinnamon edition has Cinnamon 3.0 (which we recently reviewed) and lots of other new packages described on its What’s New page. The release notes pages (MATE, Cinnamon) also have important information on the releases.

From: LWN

Scientific Linux 6.8 to Be Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8, RC1 Is Out Now

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Today, June 30, 2016, Connie Sieh from the Scientific Linux development team has had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the first Release Candidate (RC) of the upcoming Scientific Linux 6.8 operating system.

Scientific Linux 6.8 will be based on the freely distributed sources of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.8 operating system, and this first Release Candidate build tries to address the last remaining bugs before the Scientific Linux development team prepares for the unveiling of the final release later this month.

The operating system, which is the OS of choice for numerous scientific labs across the globe, has been in development for the past two weeks, during which it received a single Beta build. There might be one more RC before Scientific Linux 6.8 is declared GOLD, but it already includes a significant number of new features.

What’s inside Scientific Linux 6.8 Release Candidate 1

The first Release… (read more)

From: Softpedia

Atom-based gateway taps new open source IoT cloud platform

Eurotech’s rugged, IP40 protected “ReliaGate 20-26” IoT gateway runs Red Hat Linux on a Bay Trail Atom, and has cellular, GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth options. Eurotech’s ReliaGate 20-26 is the latest in a line of Internet of Things gateways, such as the ReliaGate 10-11, based on a TI AM3352 Sitara SoC, and the Intel Atom […]

From: LXer

Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 Alpha 1 Now Available for Chinese Users with Linux Kernel 4.4

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Today, June 30, 2016, the Ubuntu Kylin developers have announced the release of the first Alpha build of the upcoming Ubuntu Kylin 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system.

We told you earlier that Ubuntu 16.10 is now in development, and a first Alpha build has been released for opt-in flavors, namely Ubuntu MATE, Lubuntu, and Ubuntu Kylin. We’ve already wrote in-depth articles with the new features included in the Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Alpha 1 and Lubuntu 16.10 Alpha 1 releases, so it’s time to talk a little about Ubun… (read more)

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Calamares 2.3 Universal Linux OS Installer Released with Full-Disk Encryption

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Today, June 30, 2016, the Calamares team was proud to announce the final release and immediate availability for download of the Calamares 2.3 distribution-independent system installer.

Calamares is currently being used in numerous popular operating systems, including, but not limited to, KaOS, Apricity OS, Chakra GNU/Linux, Netrunner, Sabayon, and OpenMandriva. It is the universal installer framework that many GNU/Linux distributions should adopt as it’s now one of the most advanced system installers.

After many months of hard work, the Calamares 2.3 as a drop-in replacement for the Calamares 2.2 series with many improvements, as well as a bunch of exciting new features, starting with the highly-anticipated full-disk encryption and support for NVMe devices in fstab, and continuing with an advanced partitioning feature.

“It is the first installer with an automated “Replace Partition” option, which makes it easy to reuse a partition over and over for distribution te… (read more)

From: Softpedia

Lubuntu 16.10 Alpha 1 Officially Released with LXDE and Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Today, June 30, 2016, the Lubuntu team has released the first Alpha build of the upcoming Lubuntu 16.10 operating system, as part of the Ubuntu 16.10 Alpha 1 release for opt-in flavors.

We’ve already told you what’s new in the Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Alpha 1 distribution, so it’s now time to take a look at the second of the three Ubuntu flavors that participated in the first Alpha release of the Yakkety Yak series.

However, being the first Alpha, you shouldn’t expect to see any major changes, as the Lubuntu 16.10 Alpha 1 operating system ships with same Linux 4.4 LTS kernel as Lubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).

Additionally, it looks like Lubuntu 16.10 Alpha 1 is still using LXDE (L… (read more)

From: Softpedia