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Linux Top 3: Linux 4.1 delayed 1 Week, Kaos and Clonezilla Update

  • June 15, 2015
  • By Sean Michael Kerner

1) Linux 4.1 Set for June 21 Release

Linux 4.1 is going to take a little longer than some of its predecessors, with Linus Torvalds release a rare eighth release candidate on June 14.

Torvalds wrote:

"So I'm on vacation, but time doesn't stop for that, and it's Sunday, so time for a hopefully final rc.

It turns out it's just as well that I wanted to drag the release out by a week so that I don't have the merge window while on vacation -

 

2) KaOS 2015.06

KaOS is a rolling release Linux distribution that uses the KDE Plasma 5 desktop as the default choice and pacman system for applications

Most notable major updates are the Boost/ICU stack, Gnutls/Nettles stack, a new Glibc 2.21 & Binutils 2.25 based toolchain, a move to Libpng 1.6 series, Linux 4 (4.0.5) and Systemd 220. The latter now made the logical step to merge a bootloader with an init system. With this ISO KaOS moves to the Systemd provided Systemd-boot for UEFI installs, Gummiboot is depreciated.

 

3) Clonezilla 2.4.2-10

The Clonezilla Live Linux distribution has been updated to version 2.4.2-10, providing users with updated tools for the cloning and disk management distro

  • The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2015/Jun/08).
  • Linux kernel was updated to 4.0.2-1.
  • The default union file system has been changed to overlay, therefore if you edit boot parameter manually, you have to use "union=overlay".
  • No more using "union=aufs".
  • Switched to use systemd instead of sysvinit. Following the way in upstream.

 

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at Linux Planet and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist

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