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General Linux News:

Mattermost 6.0 Messaging System Released
Install and Configure VNC Server on CentOS 8, Rocky Linux 8, or AlmaLinux 8
KDE Plasma 5.23 Gets First Point Release, Plasma Wayland Sees More Improvements
How to Check/Repair Your Linux File System on Boot
Take a Look at 20 Best Open-Source Security Tools
CuteFish ? An Elegant, Beautiful and Easy-to-Use Linux Desktop
The Open Source Security Foundation Receives $10 Million in Funding
Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Adobe Photoshop


Distribution News:

Distribution Release: Peppermint OS 8-20171130
OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.7
Distribution Release: ROSA R10
Distribution Release: Uruk GNU/Linux 2.0
Distribution Release: Puppy Linux 7.5
DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 741
Distribution Release: Rocks Cluster Distribution 7.0
Development Release: Fatdog64 Linux 720 Beta
Distribution Release: Raspbian 2017-11-29
Distribution Release: deepin 15.5





General Linux News:

Mattermost 6.0 Messaging System Released

The newest release of the messaging system Mattermost 6.0 is available, focused on ensuring communication between developers and enterprise employees. The server-side code of the project is written in the Go language and is distributed under the MIT license. The web interface and mobile applications are written in JavaScript using React, while the desktop clients […]

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Install and Configure VNC Server on CentOS 8, Rocky Linux 8, or AlmaLinux 8

In this article, we?ll cover step-by-step how to install and configure a VNC server on a remote machine running CentOS 8, Rocky Linux 8, or AlmaLinux 8, along with how to install and use multiple popular desktop environments.

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KDE Plasma 5.23 Gets First Point Release, Plasma Wayland Sees More Improvements

Last week on October 14th, the KDE Project celebrated its 25th anniversary with the launch of the KDE Plasma 5.23 desktop environment series, a major update that introduced numerous new features and improvements. Now, the first point release is already here, addressing several issues with the Plasma Wayland session like a crash that occurred immediately […]

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How to Check/Repair Your Linux File System on Boot

An operating system user that is still a learner in the OS world can never escape the challenges the current elite users have overcome. The user impact of such challenges depends on the operating system flavor or distribution you are under. For Linux users, you might think you are facing an impossible challenge only to […]

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Take a Look at 20 Best Open-Source Security Tools

Over the past quarter of a century, the open-source movement has gone from strength to strength. But that success and the openness inherent in the community have led to a major challenge ? security. The more software that is developed, the greater the likelihood there is for vulnerabilities. To make matters worse, the open-source world prides […]

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CuteFish ? An Elegant, Beautiful and Easy-to-Use Linux Desktop

CutefishOS is a new free and open-source desktop environment for Linux operating systems with a focus on simplicity, beauty, and practicality. Its goal is to create a better computing experience for Linux users.

The post CuteFish ? An Elegant, Beautiful and Easy-to-Use Linux Desktop appeared first on Linux Today.

The Open Source Security Foundation Receives $10 Million in Funding

The Linux Foundation has announced a $10 million commitment to the OpenSSF (Open Source Security Foundation), an effort to improve the security of open source software. Funds will be raised through royalties from parent companies of OpenSSF, including Amazon, Cisco, Dell Technologies, Ericsson, Facebook, Fidelity, GitHub, Google, IBM, Intel, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Oracle, […]

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Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor. Photoshop can edit and compose raster images in multiple layers and support masks, alpha compositing, and several color models including RGB, CMYK, CIELAB, spot color, and duotone. What are the best free and open source alternatives to Photoshop? Learn more about open-source graphics editors here.

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Distribution News:

Distribution Release: Peppermint OS 8-20171130
Mark Greaves has announced the release of an updated build of Peppermint OS 8, a lightweight distribution based on Lubuntu (the long-term support branch) and featuring the LXDE desktop: "Team Peppermint is pleased to announce the latest iteration of our operating system, Peppermint 8 Respin, which still comes....
OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.7
ReactOS is an open source operating system which strives to be binary compatible with Microsoft Windows and is capable of running many Windows applications. The project has released ReactOS 0.4.7 which introduces improvements to application skins, better disk usage reporting and a smoother experience when sending files to....
Distribution Release: ROSA R10
Vladimir Potapov has announced the release of ROSA R10, the latest stable build of the desktop-focused distribution with support for KDE 4 and Plasma 5 desktop environments: "ROSA Desktop R10 is the second release based on the ROSA 2016.1 platform. The distribution is targeted mainly at the Linux....
Distribution Release: Uruk GNU/Linux 2.0
Uruk GNU/Linux is a completely free-software distribution based on Trisquel GNU/Linux and featuring the MATE desktop. The project's latest release, version 2.0, includes an updated Linux-libre kernel, version 7 of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), MATE 1.12 and a new welcome screen. "We grew up and the....
Distribution Release: Puppy Linux 7.5
Philip Broughton has announced the release of a new version of Puppy Linux. The new version is Puppy Linux 7.5, code name "Xenialpup". The new version of the lightweight distribution is built using packages from Ubuntu's 16.04 "Xenial" release and Puppy maintains binary compatibility with Ubuntu packages. "Puppy....
DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 741
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Pop!_OS 17.10News: openSUSE's Tumbleweed snapshots, Q4OS can be installed on a Windows partition, Fedora 25 reaching its end of lifeTips and tricks: Keep terminal programs running, using the at command, reverse OpenSSH connectionsReleased last week: Linux Mint 18.3, Black Lab 11.5, Lakka....
Distribution Release: Rocks Cluster Distribution 7.0
Philip Papadopoulos has announced the release of Rocks Cluster Distribution 7.0, a major new update of the project's specialist operating system for easy deployments as computer clusters. Rocks Cluster 7.0 is based on CentOS 7.4: "The latest update of Rocks, code name 'Manzanita', is now released. Manzanita is....
Development Release: Fatdog64 Linux 720 Beta
The Fatdog64 Linux distribution is a descendant of Puppy Linux for 64-bit x86 computers. The Fatdog64 project has announced the release of a new development snapshot, Fatdog64 Linux 720 Beta. The new beta features many package updates, the "spot" user's home directory has been moved and some changes....
Distribution Release: Raspbian 2017-11-29
Simon Long has announced the release of an updated build of Raspbian, a Debian-based distribution designed for the Raspberry Pi single-board computers: "We're pleased to announce that we are releasing the latest version of Raspbian 'Stretch' for your Pi today. This new release is mostly bug fixes and....
Distribution Release: deepin 15.5
deepin is a Debian-based distribution featuring a custom desktop environment, called Deepin Desktop. The latest version of the distribution, deepin 15.5, introduces several important features, including HiDPI support, fingerprint scanner, wi-fi hotspot sharing and support for installing Flatpak packages. "deepin is a Linux distribution devoted to providing beautiful,....