Linux News Today: Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux 15.12 Distro Brings AMDGPU Driver Support, QupZilla
Alexander Tratsevskiy, the developer of the Gentoo-based Calculate Linux operating system, announced this past weekend the availability of the last Calculate Linux release for 2015.
Calculate Linux 15.12 is the December 2015 release of the distribution, bringing several new interesting features, such as Linux kernel 4.2.8, the replacement of the Chromium web browser on all three desktop editions with QupZilla, and support for booting the operating system’s ISO images directly from a Live HDD, thanks to the new GRUB option.
Moreover, the system’s current graphics, timezone and language settings are now automatically detected and will be used as default for Calculate Linux, the automatic partitioning settings were improved, the Eudev software was updated to version 3.1.5, and a reserved partition is now added when using the automatic partitioning system.
There are also numerous under-the-hood optimizations, such as faster opening of bzip2 and gzip archives, automatic removal of useless locales after installation, disabling of the preload daemon for SSD and RAID systems, removal of per-package systemd settings, faster boot time installation of proprietory drivers, and Portage update enhancements.
The open source AMDGPU driver is now supported
Among other interesting features implemented in Calculate Linux 15.12, we can mention support for the open source AMDGPU driver for AMD Radeon GPUs (Graphics Processing Units), support for deploying the ISOs on USB flash drives without formatting the FAT partition, thus keeping the operating system up to date.
Last but not least, there’s now support for more European keyword layouts and languages, locale support in the Live USB mode, Ukrainian translations for package descriptions and Calculate Utilities’s interface, the addition of the cl-install-flash command for USB media installations, and writing rights in the root directory.
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