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12 Mar 2017 Which Linux File System Should You Use? [61222]
How-To Geek, March 1st, 2017

"When formatting partitions on a Linux PC, you'll see a wide variety of file system options. These options don't need to be overwhelming. If you're not sure which Linux file system to use, there's a simple answer," opines Justin Garrison in How-To Geek.

"The Quick Answer: Use Ext4 if You're Not Sure

We'll get into the weeds and run down the difference between the various file systems in a moment, but if you aren't sure: Use Ext4.

Ext4 is the default file system on most Linux distributions for a reason. It's an improved version of the older Ext3 file system. It's not the most cutting-edge file system, but that's good: It means Ext4 is rock-solid and stable..."
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09 Mar 2017 Virtualbox 5.1.16 Released With Initial Linux Kernel 4.11 Support, Bug Fixes [61334]
softpedia, March 9th, 2017

"VirtualBox 5.1.16 is now the most advanced version of the application, and it comes approximately seven weeks after the VirtualBox 5.1.14 maintenance update. The most important change implemented for Linux users is initial support for the upcoming Linux 4.11 kernel, whose development just started a few days ago with the first Release Candidate.

'Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.1 Maintenance Release 16. This release includes improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1,' said Simon Coter, Product Management Director, Oracle VM & VirtualBox at Oracle, in the release announcement..."
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08 Mar 2017 Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1.16 now available [61391]
By Simon Coter

Simon blogs, "Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.1 Maintenance Release 16.

This release includes improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1. Between them we can mention:

  • GUI: improved error handling on global settings/networking stuff
  • GUI: improved experience with multiple screens
  • OVF: ability to handle more than 10 vNICs and fixes to manage appliances with many disks
  • Windows hosts: fixed a crash with recent Windows 10 builds if 3D is disabled
  • Linux hosts: Kernel 4.10 fixes for shared-folders kernel module

See all the details here with a complete list of bug fixes..."
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07 Mar 2017 University of Salzburg Creates Self-Service Portal for IT Services Using Red Hat Solutions [61344]
Red Hat, March 7th, 2017

University deploys Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Virtualization, Red Hat CloudForms and Red Hat Satellite via Red Hat Infrastructure Academic Site Subscription to modernize its IT infrastructure and improve IT service delivery

Red Hat announced that the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg has chosen Red Hat technologies to modernize its IT infrastructure and launch a self-service IT portal built on a centralized Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform. Replacing proprietary technologies with standardized open source solutions means that university faculty and staff can now acquire IT resources in a flexible, scalable manner from a service catalog...
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07 Mar 2017 Take A Look At Bluetooth 5 (Video) [61328]
FOSS Force, March 7th, 2017

"After being unveiled in London last June, Bluetooth 5 was officially released on December 7, with a lot of features for IoT devices...

Learn about the history of Bluetooth and the new features of the Bluetooth 5 spec in this video from The Linux Foundation uploaded on February 28.

Bluetooth 5 is 'twice the speed, four times the range and 800% data increase.' Sounds good to me," writes Phil Shapiro in FOSS Force.
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