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KaOS Linux 2023.09 Adds KDE Gear 23.08, Focus To Shift On KDE Plasma 6 ISO

KaOS 2023.09 is here almost three months after the previous ISO release, KaOS 2023.07, which only added a few minor updates compared to the KaOS 2023.06 release. The new ISO snapshot is powered by the Linux 6.4 kernel series and includes the latest KDE Gear 23.08 software suite, alongside the KDE Plasma 5.27.8 and KDE Frameworks 5.110 updates.

Ubuntu 23.10 Beta Released with GNOME 45 and Linux Kernel 6.5

Powered by the latest and greatest Linux 6.5 kernel series with zstd-compressed modules to speed up boot time, new Apparmor / Stacking LSM patch set, updated shiftfs patch set, support for idmapped Ceph mounts, multi-gen LRU page reclaiming enabled by default, and desktop-oriented .config tweaks for the lowlatency kernel flavor.

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Techxit: The UK Declares Its Exit from the High-Tech Startup World

No one in their right mind would now want to start up a high-tech company in the UK. With a last-minute addition to the Online Safety Bill (OSB), the UK government made it clear that startups are no longer welcome in the UK.


SparkFun launches IoT Brushless motor driver

G520 Series Cellular Gateways Customized for Industry 4.0

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Android Leftovers
PhonePe opens Indus Appstore for Android developers to challenge Google-Apple duopoly
Ubuntu 23.10 Beta Released with GNOME 45 and Linux Kernel 6.5
Ubuntu 23.10 beta is now available for public testing with the latest GNOME 45 desktop environment and powered by Linux kernel 6.5. Here’s what’s else is new!
NewsFlash 3.0 Released with Slick New Look
A new version of Linux RSS client NewsFlash is out – and newsflash: it’s looking good
This week in KDE: an unfrozen panel for NVIDIA Wayland users
Though the number of total Plasma 6 known issues rose this week, we managed to fix some major and longstanding ones from Plasma 5
Kernel: eBPF and More
Some Linux kernel links
today's howtos
half a dozen more howtos
Android Leftovers
Android 1.0 didn't impress me 15 years ago, but look at us now
openSUSE Slowroll Considers Renaming, Vote Now
openSUSE’s Slowroll ponders a new identity, while the Tumbleweed users are the first enjoying the new GNOME 45
Stable kernels: Linux 6.5.5, Linux 6.1.55, Linux 5.15.133, Linux 5.10.197, Linux 5.4.257, Linux 4.19.295, and Linux 4.14.326
I'm announcing the release of the 6.5.5 kernel
Qualcomm 10G Fiber Gateway Platform supports Wi-Fi 7 and “Service Defined Wi-Fi technology”
The platform/chip will be supported by open-source software and middleware such as OpenWRT
Free Software Leftovers
Software picks, releases etc.
today's howtos
half a dozen more howtos
Linux Foundation Rejects Linux Too (GNU/Linux an Afterthought at Best)
Don't make the Linux Foundation (or Linux.com, which it controls) a role model of flag bearer
Tux Machines Now Hosted From the United Kingdom
Users being in control of their computing is not a radical concept
The irony of Life
As a sane and mature person, the best thing you can do is get up and move on
“The European Public Sector Open Source Opportunity” Report From the Linux Foundation Rejects Open Source
The Linux Foundation does not represent Linux developers or Linux users. The Linux Foundation is a front group for proprietary software companies looking to exercise control over the kernel and policies, even in Europe (the Linux Foundation is 90% American but exercises control overseas).
More Original Stories While Maintaining Coverage of GNU/Linux News Around the Web
we'll also strive to produce as much original stuff as possible
Android Leftovers
Gmail for Android adds ‘Select All’ button to help you clean your inbox
BBC Segment on the Humble Beginnings of Linux and Alan Cox's Role
Old video
12 Best Free and Open Source Linux Camera Tools
Linux offers excellent software for dealing with RAW files
Server Leftovers
back end news
Canonical/Ubuntu Leftovers
This week's coverage of Ubuntu matters
Trust is a Matter of Relationship, Not Magnitude (Size and Authority Aren't the Same)
Trust is not derived from "Big Brands" but from a relationship with actual people, who aren't indebted to a salary from state-connected (and sometimes state-funded) "Big Brands"
Looking Back at (Almost) 20 Years of Tux Machines
We're gratified to have come this far and wish to thank longtime readers
Coming Soon to Tux Machines: Videos!
It already supports images and animated GIF files, but making it simpler to post videos would help a lot
today's howtos
5 more howtos for now
Large and Well-Funded Free Software — Projects Like Systemd, Drupal and WordPress — Might Not Beget Freedom (Complexity Threatens Choice, Too)
I was closely involved in WordPress before a company was formed around it. I know how simple WordPress used to be.
KaOS Linux 2023.09 Adds KDE Gear 23.08, Focus To Shift On KDE Plasma 6 ISO
The development team behind the Arch Linux-inspired, KDE-oriented, and independently developed KaOS Linux distribution announced today the general availability of KaOS 2023.09.
EasyOS Kirkstone-series version 5.5.2 released
Easy 5.5 changed from traditional folder hierarchy to "usr-merge"; consequently there were lots of litttle issues
Audiocasts/Shows: Ubuntu Podcast From the UK and mintCast
2 new episodes
Fedora and Red Hat Leftovers
Corporate and community news
Deciding for ourselves: 98% of people want a browser choice screen, Mozilla study finds
What if we got to easily choose our web browser, and didn’t have to rely on complex operating system settings to change the pre-installed default?
OpenSource.com is Not Coming Back
They say "OpenSource.net launched as a new home," but why not use the original domain? Just adopting another domain isn't the solution.
today's howtos
another batch for today
GNOME 44.5 Arrives with Improvements for GNOME Software, Epiphany, and More
GNOME 44.5 desktop environment is now available with improvements for GNOME Software, Epiphany, GNOME Shell, Mutter, and other components.
GNOME 45 “Riga” Desktop Environment Officially Released, This Is What’s New
GNOME 45 desktop environment has been officially released with a revamped Settings app, improved Quick Settings, a refreshed Nautilus file manager, an enhanced Epiphany web browser, and much more.
Health-Checker, Gear, More update in Tumbleweed
A few openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots became available to users of the rolling release this week
Phoronix Rolled Out WebP Just as Everyone Needed the Emergency Patch. Also, Pipewire and Google Chrome commentary.
Reprinted with permission from Ryan Farmer
Never Update Your UEFI “BIOS”, Especially With LVFS on Linux. Also, systemd-boot is a Plot to Overthrow the PC’s Owner.
Reprinted with permission from Ryan Farmer
Android Leftovers
Lock screen widgets could make their long-awaited return in Android 14 QPR1
GNU40 Event and Amin Bandali on New GNU Releases
GNU turns 40
OpenTofu: The Linux Foundation’s Response to HashiCorp’s Moves
Say goodbye to licensing woes with HashiCorp’s surprising policy change. OpenTofu is a new free Terraform alternative
FIPS Validation for AlmaLinux OS
FIPS 140-3 will be valid for anyone using AlmaLinux OS 9.2, as long as it is supported