Solus Gets Linux Kernel 4.8.1, LibreOffice 5.2.2, and Radeon Vulkan Driver

Solus Gets Linux Kernel 4.8.1, LibreOffice 5.2.2, and Radeon Vulkan Driver

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Solus developer Joshua Strobl announced the 37th installation of This Week in Solus (TWiS) newsletter with the latest news about what happened in the Solus world during this week.
First of all, it looks like Solus is the first stable (rolling) GNU/Linux operating system to offer the recently released Linux 4.8.1 kernel, which the Solus team garnished with a new layer of security to protect you against 0-day exploits, support for native sockets over a hypervisor, support for Microsoft Surface Pro 3’s touch controller, as well as support for the power button on the new Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop.
We’re all writing something a Word editor or editing XML documents in Excel, so an office suite is something that must be installed by default in any operating system. The popular LibreOffice has been updated recently to version 5.2.2, the second maintenance version to the latest stable series, which now is included in the main software repositories of Solus.
Among other goodies that landed in Solus during this week, there’s the enablement of the systemd user session by default, providing user service management, as well as the open-source AMD Radeon Vulkan graphics driver, along with the OpenSWR driver (Intel AVX2 – Advanced Vector Extensions).

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/solus-gets-linux-kernel-4-8-1-libreoffice-5-2-2-and-radeon-vulkan-driver-509094.shtml
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht

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