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  • Linux 5.10-rc5   2 days 3 hours ago
    • Linux 5.10 release might get messy around Christmas

      Linus Torvalds, the principal developer of the Linux kernel, has expressed concern about the rate of changes in the current release, and how it might cause issues with the imminent holiday season.

      Torvalds noted his surprise at the uncharacteristically increasing number of changes and how it could lead to an issue in the release announcement for the fifth release candidate (rc5) of the upcoming v5.10 of the kernel.

      “The 5.10 release candidates stubbornly keeps staying fairly big, even though by rc5 we really should be seeing things starting to calm down and shrink,” observed Torvalds.

  • KaOS 2020.11   2 days 6 hours ago
    • KaOS 2020.11 Linux Distro Released With A New Plasma System Monitor

      Following the two months development cycle, KaOS team has announced a new stable version KaOS 2020.11 as the last release of 2020 series.

      This November update contains upgraded packages for the KDE Plasma desktop, which include KDE Frameworks 5.76.0, Plasma 5.20.3, and KDE Applications 20.08.3.

      With a new Plasma desktop 5.20.3, KaOS offers a lot of new functions such as grouping behavior for the Task Manager, Notifications when the system is about to run out of space, and Highlight Changed Settings feature.

      Not just features, KaOS also has a new plasma-disk to see the status of all HDD or SDD using a new option available in kinfocenter app. Additionally, you can now use a swap file instead of a swap partition in the Calamares installer.

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