Raspberry Pi 4 on Sale Now, SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Service Pack 1 Released, Instaclustr Service Broker Now Available, Steam for Linux to Drop Support for Ubuntu 19.10 and Beyond, and Linux 5.2-rc6 Is Out

News briefs for June 24, 2019.

Pi 4 is on sale now
, starting at $35. The Raspberry Pi blog post notes
that “this is a comprehensive upgrade, touching almost every element of the
platform. For the first time we provide a PC-like level of performance for
most users, while retaining the interfacing capabilities and hackability of
the classic Raspberry Pi line”. This version also comes with different
memory options (1GB for $35, 2GB for $45 or 4GB for $55). You can order one
from approved resellers here.

SUSE releases SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Service Pack 1 on its one-year
anniversary of launching the world’s first multimodal OS. From the SUSE
: “SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP1 advances the multimodal OS model by
enhancing the core tenets of common code base, modularity and community
development while hardening business-critical attributes such as data
security, reduced downtime and optimized workloads.” Some highlights include
faster and easier transition from community Linux to enterprise Linux,
enhanced support for edge to HPC workloads and improved hardware-based
security. Go here for
release notes and download links.

announces the availability of its Instaclustr Service Broker
This release “enables customers to easily integrate their containerized
applications, or cloud native applications, with open source data-layer
technologies provided by the Instaclustr Managed Platform—including
Apache Cassandra and Apache Kafka. Doing so enables organizations—cloud native applications to leverage key capabilities of the Instaclustr
platform such as automated service discovery, provisioning, management, and
deprovisioning of data-layer clusters.” Go here
for more details.

Valve developer announces that Steam for Linux will drop support for the
upcoming Ubuntu 19.10 release and future Ubuntu releases. Softpedia
News reports
that “Valve’s harsh announcement comes just a few days
after Canonical’s announcement that they will drop support for 32-bit
(i386) architectures in Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine). Pierre-Loup Griffais
said on Twitter that Steam for Linux won’t be officially supported on
Ubuntu 19.10, nor any future releases.
The Steam developer also added that Valve will focus their efforts on
supporting other Linux-based operating systems for Steam for Linux. They
will be looking for a GNU/Linux distribution that still offers support for
32-bit apps, and that they will try to minimize the breakage for Ubuntu

Linux 5.2-rc6 was released on Saturday. Linus
Torvalds writes
, “rc6 is the biggest rc in number of commits we’ve had
so far for this
5.2 cycle (obviously ignoring the merge window itself and rc1). And
it’s not just because of trivial patches (although admittedly we have
those too), but we obviously had the TCP SACK/fragmentation/mss fixes
in there, and they in turn required some fixes too.” He also noted that
he’s “still reasonably optimistic that
we’re on track for a calm final part of the release, and I don’t think
there is anything particularly bad on the horizon.”

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