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Linux 5.2-rc5

"It's Sunday afternoon somewhere in the world". In fact, it's _barely_ Sunday afternoon back home, where I'll be later today. But not quite yet, and I continue my slightly flaky release schedule due to my normal release time being spent on an airplane once again. In fact, that will happen the _next_ two weekends too due to yet more travel. So the releases will not be quite the clockwork they usually are. But the good news is that we're getting to the later parts of the rc series, and things do seem to be calming down. I was hoping rc5 would end up smaller than rc4, and so it turned out. There's some pending stuff still, but it all looks quite small and nothing seems to be particularly scary-looking. And this time around we don't even have any huge SPDX updates, so the diffstat looks nice and small and clean too. Normal changes all over (with drivers being the bulk of it as it should be: sound stands out, but there's gpu, HID, USB, block.. ). Outside of driver fixes there's the usual noise all ov Read more Also: Linux 5.2-rc5 Released As The End Of The Cycle Is A Few Weeks Away

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Exclusive: Zorin OS And Star Labs Team Up To Offer A Beautiful Linux Laptop Experience

It's no secret I'm impressed with Zorin OS 15. The polished and user-friendly distro is worth paying attention to, especially as a gateway for beginners into the world of desktop Linux. In what, until today, would have been a totally unconnected observation, I'm also thrilled that Star Labs has popped up on my radar. The UK-based Linux laptop company has a worthy challenger to the Dell XPS 13, and Star Labs is beginning to make waves in the dedicated Linux hardware space. As someone who appreciates the efforts of both these entities, I'm thrilled to exclusively report that they'll be joining forces. Beginning this Friday June 21 at 3pm UK time, Star Labs will begin offering Zorin OS 15 as a pre-loaded option on their entire range of laptop, which currently consists of the Star LabTop Mk III and Star Lite. Zorin OS compliments existing OS options of Ubuntu and Linux Mint. Read more