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Updated This Past Day

  1. Microsoft Ebbing Away in Jamaica, Just Like in Most Places [original]
    15 years ago Windows was measured there at over 96%
  2. Lithuania: GNU/Linux Rising Above 3% (It Used to be Below 0.5%) [original]
    Finland is at around 7.1%
  3. From 0.5% to Nearly 5%: How GNU/Linux Has Fared in Mexico [original]
    taking years or a decade into account the difference is profound


  4. KDE Plasma 6.0.5 Released as the Last Update in the Series with More Bug Fixes
    The KDE Project released today KDE Plasma 6.0.5 as the fifth and last maintenance update to the latest KDE Plasma 6 desktop environment series fixing more bugs and adding various performance improvements.
  5. Devices and Open Hardware Stories
    a handful fo hardware stories
  6. today's leftovers
    many links inc. Ubuntu material
  7. Programming Leftovers
    Programming links for today
  8. New Plasma Edit Mode in 6.1
    Let me introduce you the improved edit mode workflow Plasma 6.1 will have
  9. Fedora / Red Hat / IBM Leftovers
    Some Red Hat stuff, mostly corporate
  10. Security Leftovers
    Security picks for today
  11. today's howtos
    many howtos for today
  12. NVIDIA 555 Beta Linux Graphics Driver Released with Explicit Sync Support
    NVIDIA released today the beta version of the NVIDIA 555 graphics driver series for Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris platforms with new features and various improvements.
  13. Windows TCO Leftovers
    Windows TCO stories
  14. KDE6 on OpenBSD
    Some upgrading to do
  15. Games: Men of War II, Cassette Beasts, and More
    half a dozen articles from gamingonlinux
  16. Elive 3.8.42 released
    The Elive Team is pleased to announce the release of 3.8.42
  17. Kopia – backup/restore tool
    The best Linux backup software will keep you covered when you accidentally delete files, or when a disk bites the dust
  18. 6 Best Free and Open Source Linting Tools
    This roundup picks our favourite linters. All of the software is published under an open source license.
  19. New to programming? My 5 favorite Linux tools will get you up to speed faster
    If you're learning a language and Linux is your OS of choice, here are five essential tools - all free to use
  20. Free and Open Source Software
    This is free and open source software
  21. ALT Linux – distribution based on the RPM Package Manager
    ALT Linux produces distributions for various purposes
  22. NyArch Linux is the cutest distribution for fans of anime and manga
    If you love Japanese pop culture and Linux, you should check out NyArch
  23. The wait is over: TUXEDO OS with Plasma 6
    On 28 February 2024, the KDE project released Plasma 6, a rock-solid release with sensible changes. We have integrated Plasma 6 into TUXEDO OS for you over several weeks and tested it extensively so that it now acts as the updated desktop environment for TUXEDO OS.
  24. NST Version 40-13973 Released
    This release is based on Fedora 40
  25. Release of Liya 1.0
    New distro
  26. NuTyX 24.05.0 available with cards 2.7.4
    Spiky and me are happy to announce the new version of NuTyX 24.05.0 and cards 2.7.4 .
  27. deepin V23 RC Is Officially Released!
    Linux-based open source desktop operating system,
  28. Oracle Linux 9 Update 4 is generally available
    at last
  29. today's leftovers
    a handful of articles
  30. today's howtos
    4 howtos, some old
  31. Today in Techrights
    Some of the latest articles

    The corresponding text-only bulletin for Tuesday contains all the text.

    Top-read articles (excluding bot/crawler visits):

    Span from 2024-05-15 to 2024-05-21
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    996 /n/2024/05/14/Manjaro_Linux_24_0_Wynsdey_Officially_Released_with_Linux_Kerne.shtml
    984 /n/2024/05/15/Security_Patches_and_Linux_FUD_Blaming_Everything_on_Linux_Agai.shtml
    933 /n/2024/05/19/today_s_howtos.shtml
    909 /n/2024/05/18/today_s_howtos.shtml
    894 /n/2024/04/25/Ubuntu_24_04_Official_Flavors_Are_Now_Available_for_Download_He.shtml
    878 /n/2024/05/18/Winamp_Media_Player_Goes_Open_Source.shtml
    797 /n/2024/05/18/OpenSUSE_Announcing_Agama_8_and_Review_of_openSUSE_Tumbleweed_P.shtml
    795 /n/2024/05/12/Linux_Kernel_6_9_Officially_Released_This_Is_What_s_New.shtml

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