How to Install VirtualBox 6.0 in Fedora 29

VirtualBox is a powerful, free, open source, feature rich, high performance and cross-platform x86 and AMD64/Intel64 visualization software for enterprise and home use. It runs on Linux, Windows, Macintosh, as well as Solaris hosts....

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Mageia 7 Linux Gets Second Beta Release with Linux Kernel 4.20, LibreOffice 6.2

The Mageia project released over the weekend a new beta version of the upcoming Mageia 7 Linux operating system series, which is expected to launch sometime this year.

Mageia 7 beta 2 comes approximately three months after the first beta release with updated components, which include the latest Linux 4.20 kernel series, the Release Candidate (RC) version of the upcoming Mesa 19.0 graphics stack, RPM 4.14.2 system-wide package manager, as well as the KDE Plasma 5.14.2, GNOME 3.30, and Xfce 4.13.4 desktop environments.

Also included in Mageia 7 beta 2 is the Mozilla Firefox 64.0 and Chromium 70 web browsers, along with the recently released LibreOffice 6.2 office suite. Various programming languages were updated as well in this new devel… (read more)

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System76’s Oryx Pro Linux Laptop Getting RTX Graphics and Larger Displays

After refreshing the “Darter Pro” and “Serval WS” Linux laptops with newer graphics and upgraded components, American computer manufacturer System76 plans to launch a new version of its Oryx Pro laptop.

Dubbed as the flagship Linux computer model for running machine learning algorithms, the Oryx Pro laptop is getting a refresh with the new Nvidia RTX 20-series GPUs, larger screens, memory and storage, better speakers, as well as support for switching between the dedicated Nvidia GPU and the integrated Intel GPU to optimize battery life and performance.

“This feature allows the user to move from processing high-demand actions to routine tasks, without wasting a minute of time or battery,” said System76. … (read more)

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Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) Enters Feature Freeze, Beta Available March 28th

Canonical is working hard on the next major release of its popular Ubuntu Linux operating system, Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo), which recently entered a new important development phase, Feature Freeze.

As of February 21st, 2019, the Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) operating system series has officially entered Feature Freeze phase, which means that no new features will be added to the upcoming release until its final release on April 18th. Ubuntu 19.04 will ship with the GNOME 3.32 desktop environment and Linux kernel 4.20.

Therefore, Canonical urges all Ubuntu developers and package maintainers to focus their efforts on fixing bugs instead of adding new features to the Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) series, though exceptions are allowed as per https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FreezeExceptionProcess.

“As per the release schedule, Disco Dingo is now in Feature Freeze,” said Adam Conrad in a read more)

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Nvidia Releases Linux and BSD Graphics Drivers with GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Support

Nvidia released new long-lived graphics drivers for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris systems with support for new GPUs, as well as various other improvements and bug fixes.

The Nvidia 418.43 display driver is available now and comes with support for three new Nvidia GPUs, including the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 with Max-Q Design, and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q Design. Owners of these GPUs will need to upgrade to the Nvidia 418.43 driver to use them on GNU/Linux or FreeBSD systems (Solaris not supported).

Apart from the new GPU support, the Nvidia 418.43 graphics driver adds initial support for G-SYNC compatible displays, support for Nvidia optical flow, as well as support for stereo presentation in the Vulkan driver. Additionally, the new display driver ships with the Nvidia Video Codec SDK 9.0, which adds support for Turing NVENC/NVDEC and several NvEncod… (read more)

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Canonical Preps Emergency Point Releases for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS & Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Canonical is preparing to release new, emergency point releases of its long-term supported Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system series due to the recently discovered APT security vulnerability.

Following on the footsteps of the Debian Project, which released the Debian GNU/Linux 9.7 point release for the stable Stretch series, which only contained a patched APT package manager, Canonical also wants to offer users a secure installation medium for deploying the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS operating systems.

“In the light of the recently discovered and fixed APT vulnerability, we have decided to re-build all our supported ISOs that could be potentially affected,” said Lukasz Zemczak in a read more)

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openSUSE Leap 15.1 Enters Beta Based on SLE 15 SP1, Final Release Lands May 2019

The upcoming first point release of the openSUSE Leap 15 operating system series has entered beta phase of development, which will last until mid-April 2019.

While the openSUSE project has no plans to support the openSUSE Leap 42.x series, the openSUSE Leap 42.3 release being the last one to be maintained until June 2019, the development team will concentrate their efforts on the openSUSE Leap 15 operating system series by working on openSUSE Leap 15.1.

openSUSE Leap 15.1 will be based on the SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 15 SP1 (Service Pack 1) operating system and will bring lots of updated packages, new features, and security fixes in up-to-date installation and live medium to facilitate the deployment of openSUSE Leap 15 on new computers.

Among some of the highlights of the openSUSE Leap 15.1 release, we can mention support for applying updates as a single operation (a.k.a. atomically), improved minimal system installation, support for installations on disk driv… (read more)

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5 Useful Tips for Better Tmux Terminal Sessions

tmux is a terminal multiplexer similar to GNU screen, which is used to create, access, and control multiple terminal sessions from a single console. It is useful for system administrators for running more than...

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5 Useful Tips for Better Tmux Terminal Sessions

tmux is a terminal multiplexer similar to GNU screen, which is used to create, access, and control multiple terminal sessions from a single console. It is useful for system administrators for running more than...

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