Ubuntu Linux 20.10 ‘Groovy Gorilla’ is here with renewed Raspberry Pi focus

There are many Linux-based desktop operating systems these days. Some of them are great, while others range from mediocre to downright bad and unnecessary. When a new version of a Linux distro comes out, the Linux community takes notice, but largely, the world doesn’t pay it any mind. That is, of course, unless it is Ubuntu. Yes, Canonical’s Ubuntu is undoubtedly the most well-known desktop Linux-based operating system, and when a new version becomes available, it is a very big deal — even in the mainstream. This is despite that there is no real surprise in each release announcement –… [Continue Reading]


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Linux 5.10 Solves the Year 2038 Problem Until 2486

The Linux 5.10 kernel’s XFS file-system will have two new on-disk meta-data capabilities, reports Phoronix:

1. The size of inode btrees in the allocation group is now recorded. This is for increasing redundancy checks and also allowing faster mount times.

2. Support for timestamps now until the year 2486.

This “big timestamps” feature is the refactoring of their timestamp and inode encoding functions to handle timestamps as a 64-bit nanosecond counter and bit shifting to increase the effective size. This now allows XFS to run well past the Year 2038 problem (where storing the time since 1970 in seconds will no longer fit in a signed 32-bit integer and thus wraparound) to now the Year 2486. Making a new XFS file-system with bigtime enabled allows a timestamp range from December 1901 to July 2486 rather than December 1901 to January 2038. For preserving backwards compatibility, the big timestamps feature is not


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Fedora 33 Beta Linux distro with GNOME 3.38 now available for PC and Raspberry Pi

Fedora 33 Beta was scheduled to be released during September, and on the eve of the final day of that month, the pre-release operating system is finally here! Yes, if you love Fedora and want to give an early version of 33 a try, today is your lucky day. As you can imagine, Fedora 33 Beta comes with the excellent GNOME 3.38, which was only released a couple of weeks ago. The biggest change, however, is BTRFS being made the default filesystem — ext4 is no longer the standard. Wow. Also significant? The new default editor is nano. “Fedora 33… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2020/09/29/fedora-linux-33-beta-gnome/

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Linus Torvalds: Linux 5.8 “One of our Biggest Releases of All Time”

This week saw the release Linux 5.8, which Linus Torvalds called “one of our biggest releases of all time,” reports TechRepublic:
The new version of the Linux kernel brings a number of updates to Linux 5.7 spanning security, core components, drivers, memory management, networking and improvements to the kernel’s design, amongst others. This includes updates for Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization platform, Intel Tiger Lake Thunderbolt support, improvements to Microsoft’s exFAT file system, and support for newer Intel and ARM chips.
Torvalds said the kernel had received over 15,000 merge requests and that around 20% of all the files in the kernel source repository had been modified. “That’s really a fairly big percentage, and while some of it is scripted, on the whole it’s really just the same pattern: 5.8 has simply seen a lot of development,” Torvalds said.
Translated into numbers, Linux 5.8 includes over 800,000 new lines and over 14,000 changed


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The Best Features from Windows 10’s Big May 2020 Update

Microsoft’s big May 2020 update for Windows 10 is here, and it’s packed with a bunch of new features and changes. This isn’t one of those subtle “security updates” that patches up a few bugs within Windows but doesn’t change your UI or how you interact with your operating system. It’s worth paying attention to, so I’m…Read more…


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Microsoft releases Windows Terminal 1.0, download it now

At its Build developer conference last year, Microsoft took the wraps off its Linux-inspired Windows Terminal. This lets users access the Command Prompt, PowerShell, and WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) in the one place. Since then, Microsoft has been adding additional features, such as multiple panes and tab re-ordering, across a number of preview versions. Most recently the software giant added mouse support and duplicate panes. Today, at the virtual Build 2020, the company announces that Terminal has hit the 1.0 milestone. Microsoft says of the new Terminal: The Windows Terminal is a modern, fast, efficient, powerful, and productive terminal… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2020/05/19/windows-terminal-1-0/

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Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS ‘Focal Fossa’ now available for download

There are many desktop Linux distributions these days, but only a handful are significant enough to cause widespread excitement. None have the mainstream attention that Ubuntu does, however — it is undoubtedly the most popular desktop Linux-based operating system on the planet. Hell, what other distro got mentioned on the wildly popular TV show The Big Bang Theory? But why is Ubuntu so popular? Despite what some critics may say, Ubuntu’s popularity and admiration are absolutely warranted — there’s a reason the distro has been trusted by so many people over the years. Not only is the operating system beautiful, easy… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2020/04/23/ubuntu-2004-lts-focal-fossa-linux/

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WireGuard VPN makes it to 1.0.0—and into the next Linux kernel

Enlarge / WireGuard will be in tree for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (pictured), as well as the upcoming 5.6 kernel. (credit: WireGuard)
We’ve been anticipating WireGuard’s inclusion into the mainline Linux kernel for quite some time—but as of Sunday afternoon, it’s official. Linus Torvalds released the Linux 5.6 kernel, which includes (among other things) an in-tree WireGuard. Phoronix has a great short list of the most interesting new features in the 5.6 kernel, as well as a longer “everything list” for those who want to make sure they don’t miss anything.
If this is the first time you’re hearing about WireGuard, the TL;DR is that it’s a relatively new VPN (Virtual Private Network) application that offers a leaner codebase, easier configuration, faster connect times, and the latest and most thoroughly peer-reviewed and approved encryption algorithms. You can find a more detailed introduction in our initial August 2018 coverage.
Can I use this on Windows? Mac? BSD?


Original URL: https://arstechnica.com/?p=1664228

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How to update ONLYOFFICE Document Server to version 5.5

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to update ONLYOFFICE Document Server to version 5.5 separately from other components. ONLYOFFICE is a free open-source solution with online editors and collaboration platform that includes doc management, projects, CRM, mail, chat, calendar and more.


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