Development Release: Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Alpha 1

Martin Wimpress has announced an early development snapshot for Ubuntu MATE. The new test release, Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Alpha 1, features a lot of changes to the default list of installed packages and features a MATE desktop built using GTK+ 3 libraries (past versions used GTK+ 2). The….

Distribution Release: Linux Mint 18

Clement Lefebvre has announced a new release of Linux Mint. The new version, Linux Mint 18, is a long term support release which will receive support through to the year 2021. This release is based on Ubuntu 16.04 and is available in Cinnamon and MATE editions. There are….

Linux Mint 18.1 to Come with Cinnamon 3.2 & MATE 1.16, Flatpak and Snap Support

We’ve been informed today by one of our readers that the roadmap for the upcoming Linux Mint 18.1 operating system has been published online, revealing many of the features coming to the popular GNU/Linux distribution later this year.

Work on the Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” release is now over, and the final Cinnamon and MATE editions have been made available for download on the project’s website, but an official announcement is yet to come from the Clement Lefebvre, leader of the Linux Mint project.

Earlier today, we’ve told you that the Linux Mint team is hard at work finishing the KDE and Xfce editions of the Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” operating system, which should arrive next month,… (read more)

Cinnamon 3.2 Desktop Environment to Adopt New Menu Layout, Add Many Improvements

Thanks to a news tip we’ve received earlier today, we now know that work on the next major release of the Cinnamon desktop environment has apparently begun, and a lot of improvements are being planned for Cinnamon 3.2 later this year.

Yes, that’s right, Cinnamon 3.2 will be the drop-in replacement for the current stable release of the acclaimed desktop environment, Cinnamon 3.0, which has been officially shipped today, June 30, 2016, to users of the Linux Mint operating system as part of the Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” announcement.

So now that Linux Mint 18 is officially out, it’s time for the developers of the Ubuntu-based distribution to concentrate all of their efforts on the next major release, Linux Mint 18.1. You might want to know that it will ship with Cinnamon 3.2 and MATE 1.16 desktop environments, as well as with numero… (read more)

MeX Operating System Brings Cinnamon 3.0 & Linux Kernel 4.6 to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Today, June 30, 2016, Arne Exton has released a new build of his MeX GNU/Linux distribution, based on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

Shipping with the Cinnamon 3.0.5 desktop environment (Cinnamon 3.0.6 is now the latest version available) and borrowing some of the technologies from the Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 “Jessie” repositories, MeX Build 160630 is now available for download powered by the Linux 4.6 kernel.

Previous MeX builds were based on the popular Linux Mint distribution, which, in turn, is based on Ubuntu, but it looks like Arne Exton decided to rebase yet another of his GNU/Linux operating systems on a combination of Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 “Jessie” and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS technologies.

“Mex Linux is no longer based on Linux Mint. MeX build 160630 is based only on Debian 8.5 and Ubuntu 16… (read more)

Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Cinnamon and MATE Editions Officially Released

Today, June 30, 2016, the Linux Mint project, through Clement Lefebvre, has had the great pleasure of announcing the general availability of the Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” operating system.

After being available to download for the past couple of days, the leader of the Ubuntu-based operating system has made the release official, allowing users to download the final Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon and MATE editions from a mirror close to them, or via the project’s torrent links.

The Linux Mint 18 release notes, however, remain unchanged from the Beta build announced earlier this month. Therefore, you probably already know what’s new in the operating system, which was based entirely on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), meaning that it will receive security updates for five years, until 2021.

X-Apps, HiDPI and GTK3 support, … (read more)

Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” MATE released!





The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” MATE Edition.

Linux Mint 18 Sarah MATE Edition

Linux Mint 18 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2021. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

New features:

This new version of Linux Mint contains many improvements.

For an overview of the new features please visit:

What’s new in Linux Mint 18 MATE“.

Important info:

The release notes provide important information about known issues, as well as explanations, workarounds and solutions.

To read the release notes, please visit:





Release Notes for Linux Mint 18 MATE

System requirements:

  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 9GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • 1024×768 resolution (on lower resolutions, press ALT to drag windows with the mouse if they don’t fit in the screen).

Notes:

  • The 64-bit ISO can boot with BIOS or UEFI.
  • The 32-bit ISO can only boot with BIOS.
  • The 64-bit ISO is recommend for all modern computers (Almost all computers sold in the last 10 years are equipped with 64-bit processors).

Upgrade instructions:

  • If you are running the BETA, click the refresh button in your Update Manager and apply any outstanding level 1 updates. Note also that samba was removed in the stable release as it negatively impacted boot speed. To remove samba, open a terminal and type “apt purge samba”.
  • It will also be possible to upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3. Upgrade instructions will be published next month after the stable release of Linux Mint 18.

Download links:

Here are the download links for the 64-bit ISO:

A 32-bit ISO image is also available at https://www.linuxmint.com/download_all.php.

Integrity and authenticity checks:

Once you have downloaded an image, please verify its integrity and authenticity.

Anyone can produce fake ISO images, it is your responsibility to check you are downloading the official ones.

Enjoy!

We look forward to receiving your feedback. Thank you for using Linux Mint and have a lot of fun with this new release!

Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Cinnamon released!





The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Cinnamon Edition.

Linux Mint 18 Sarah Cinnamon Edition

Linux Mint 18 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2021. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

New features:

This new version of Linux Mint contains many improvements.

For an overview of the new features please visit:

What’s new in Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon“.

Important info:

The release notes provide important information about known issues, as well as explanations, workarounds and solutions.

To read the release notes, please visit:

Release Notes for Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon

System requirements:

  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 9GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • 1024×768 resolution (on lower resolutions, press ALT to drag windows with the mouse if they don’t fit in the screen).

Notes:

  • The 64-bit ISO can boot with BIOS or UEFI.
  • The 32-bit ISO can only boot with BIOS.
  • The 64-bit ISO is recommend for all modern computers (Almost all computers sold in the last 10 years are equipped with 64-bit processors).

Upgrade instructions:

  • If you are running the BETA, click the refresh button in your Update Manager and apply any outstanding level 1 updates. Note also that samba was removed in the stable release as it negatively impacted boot speed. To remove samba, open a terminal and type “apt purge samba”.
  • It will also be possible to upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3. Upgrade instructions will be published next month.

Download links:

Here are the download links for the 64-bit ISO:

A 32-bit ISO image is also available at https://www.linuxmint.com/download_all.php.

Integrity and authenticity checks:

Once you have downloaded an image, please verify its integrity and authenticity.

Anyone can produce fake ISO images, it is your responsibility to check you are downloading the official ones.

Enjoy!

We look forward to receiving your feedback. Thank you for using Linux Mint and have a lot of fun with this new release!

Mozilla Firefox 47.0.1 Is Now Available in the Arch Linux and Solus Repos

Mozilla quietly delivered the first point release of the Mozilla Firefox 47.0 web browser to users of Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems on the day of June 28, 2016.

However, because the built-in updater of the Mozilla Firefox web browser doesn’t work on GNU/Linux distributions, users have to wait for the latest version of the software to be first pushed by the maintainers of their operating systems on the main repositories before they can upgrade.

The entire process takes a couple of days, and today, June 30, 2016, we are happy to inform those who are using the Arch Linux and Solus operating systems that the Mozilla Firefox 47.0.1 release is now live. What’s new? Not much, only a fix for a startup crash that occurred due to the Selenium WebDriver API.

Mozilla probably fixed some other minor issues as well, but they didn’t mention anything in the release notes. However, we alway… (read more)

Linux Mint 18 KDE & Xfce Editions to Land in July, Along with 17.3 Upgrade Path

Now that most of you have downloaded and installed the latest release of the Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” operating system, with either Cinnamon or MATE desktop environments, it’s time to look forward to the other editions.

Yes, that’s right, we’re talking about the Linux Mint 18 KDE and Xfce editions, which project leader Clement Lefebvre reveals in his latest Linux Mint monthly newsletter are the top priority of the month of July, now that the work on Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon and MATE flavors is finished.

Best of all, it looks like the Linux Mint team is hard at work on enabling the upgrade path for users who would like to upgrade their Linux Mint 17.3 installations to the new Linux Mint 18 operating system. Clement Lefebvre promises that the Linux Mint 17.3 upgrade path will be live in July as we… (read more)

New LibreOffice Vulnerability Patched in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Debian and Arch Linux

Today, June 30, 2016, Canonical has published a new security notice to inform users of the Ubuntu Linux operating system that the latest LibreOffice builds have landed in the repositories.

According to Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3022-1, LibreOffice 5.1.4 is now available for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), LibreOffice 5.0.6 for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), and LibreOffice 3.5.7 for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin), patching a security issue that could allow an attacker to crash the software or run malicious programs as your login.

“It was discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled RTF document files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted RTF document, a remote attacker could cause LibreOffice to crash, and possibly execute arbitrary code,” says Canonical. The issue was discovered by Aleksandar Nikolic, according to the read more)

What makes up the Fedora kernel?

Every Fedora system runs a kernel. Many pieces of code come together to make this a reality.

Each release of the Fedora kernel starts with a baseline release from the upstream community. This is often called a ‘vanilla’ kernel. The upstream kernel is the standard. The goal is to have as much code upstream as possible. This makes it easier for bug fixes and API updates to happen as well as having more people review the code. In an ideal world, Fedora would be able to to take the kernel straight from kernel.org and send that out to all users.

Realistically, using the vanilla kernel isn’t complete enough for Fedora. Some features Fedora users want may not be available. The Fedora kernel that users actually receive contains a number of patches on top of the vanilla kernel. These patches are considered ‘out of tree’. Many of these patches will not exist out of tree patches very long. If patches are available to fix an issue, the patches may be pulled in to the Fedora tree so the fix can go out to users faster. When the kernel is rebased to a new version, the patches will be removed if they are in the new version.

Some patches remain in the Fedora kernel tree for an extended period of time. A good example of patches that fall into this category are the secure boot patches. These patches provide a feature Fedora wants to support even though the upstream community has not yet accepted them. It takes effort to keep these patches up to date so Fedora tries to minimize the number of patches that are carried without being accepted by an upstream kernel maintainer.

Generally, the best way to get a patch included in the Fedora kernel is to send it to the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML) first and then ask for it to be included in Fedora. If a patch has been accepted by a maintainer it stands a very high chance of being included in the Fedora kernel tree. Patches that come from places like github which have not been submitted to LKML are unlikely to be taken into the tree. It’s important to send the patches to LKML first to ensure Fedora is carrying the correct patches in its tree. Without the community review, Fedora could end up carrying patches which are buggy and cause problems.

The Fedora kernel contains code from many places. All of it is necessary to give the best experience possible.

WordPress 4.6 Beta 1

WordPress 4.6 Beta 1 is now available!

This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.6, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the beta here (zip).

WordPress 4.6 is slated for release on August 16, but to get there, we need your help testing what we have been working on, including:

  • Shiny Updates v2 ([37714]) – Shiny Updates replaces progress updates with a simpler and more straight forward experience when installing, updating, and deleting plugins and themes.
  • Native Fonts in the Admin (#31195) – Experience faster load times, especially when working offline, a removal of a third-party dependency, and a more native-feeling experience as the lines between the mobile web and native applications continue to blur.
  • Editor Improvements – A more reliable recovery mode (#37025) and detection of broken URLs while you type them (#36638).

There have been changes for developers to explore as well:

  • Resource Hints (#34292) – Allow browsers to prefetch specific pages, render them in the background, perform DNS lookups, or to begin the connection handshake (DNS, TCP, TLS) in the background.
  • New WP_Site_Query (#35791) and WP_Network_Query (#32504) classes to query sites and networks with lazy loading for details.
  • Requests (#33055) – A new PHP library for HTTP requests that supports parallel requests and more.
  • WP_Term_Query (#35381) is modeled on existing query classes and provides a more consistent structure for generating term queries.
  • Language Packs (#34114#34213) – Translations managed through translate.wordpress.org now have a higher priority and are loaded just-in-time.
  • WP_Post_Type (#36217) provides easier access to post type objects and their underlying properties.
  • The Widgets API (#28216) was enhanced to support registering pre-instantiated widgets.
  • Index definitions are now normalized by dbDelta() ([37583]).
  • Comments can now be stored in a persistent object cache (#36906).
  • External Libraries were updated to the latest versions – Masonry to 3.3.2 and imagesLoaded to 3.2.0 (#32802), MediaElement.js to 2.21.2 (#36759), and TinyMCE to 4.3.13 (#37225).
  • REST API responses now include an auto-discovery header (#35580) and a refreshed nonce when responding to an authenticated response (#35662).
  • Expanded Meta Registration API via register_meta() (#35658).

If you want a more in-depth view of what major changes have made it into 4.6, check out posts tagged with 4.6 on the main development blog, or look at a list of everything that’s changed.

If you think you’ve found a bug, you can post to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums. We’d love to hear from you! If you’re comfortable writing a reproducible bug report, file one on the WordPress Trac. There, you can also find a list of known bugs.

Happy testing!

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Dev Blog | Animating Spirit Dragons

Mod Hing lets us in on the secrets of animating the Arc’s spirit dragons.

Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.12 Snaps Creator with New Parts Ecosystem, More

Today, June 29, 2016, Canonical has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of the highly anticipated Snapcraft 2.12 Snappy creator tool for the Ubuntu Linux operating system.

Why highly anticipated? Because, as reported by us the other day, Snapcraft 2.12 is the first release of the software application developers can use to package their apps as Snaps to bring the new parts ecosystem. This, by the way, allows them to manage remote parts with new commands like “search,” “define,” and “update.”

In addition to the parts ecosystem, Snapcraft 2.12 adds multiple improvements to the parts parser backend, two new plugins, namely gulp and qmake, support for the Subversion open-source revision control system as a source, and the ability for app develop… (read more)

AMDGPU-PRO Driver 16.30 Officially Released with Support for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Today, June 29, 2016, AMD has released the final version of the AMDGPU-Pro 16.30 graphics driver for GNU/Linux operating systems, bringing support for new technologies like the Vulkan API.

While AMD says that the drive is available for Linux kernel-based operating systems, from the release notes, we can see that only Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) is supported at the moment. However, that shouldn’t stop maintainer of other distributions from incorporating the new AMDGPU-PRO driver on their systems.

We had a quick chat with Ikey Doherty, just a few minutes ago, and he told us that the AMDGPU-PRO 16.30 graphics drive should be available soon in the Solus operating system. Also, please note that this driver from AMD is compatible only with 64-bit OSes and newer graphics cards like AMD Radeon RX 480 and the R9 series.

Highlights of AMDGPU-PRO 16.30

Release highlights of the AMDGPU-PRO 16.30 graphics driver include support for the OpenGL 4.5, GLX 1.4… (read more)

Monthly News – June 2016

News

The Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 18 will be announced this week. They successfully passed QA (quality testing) yesterday and they’re on their way towards a stable release.

I’d like to thank all the people who participated in testing the BETA. Your feedback helped us a lot: 1229 comments were processed, 64 bugs were fixed, boot speed was improved and new ideas were gathered for Linux Mint 18.1.

Many thanks also to all the people who fund Linux Mint. We received 419 donations in May. Your help is very important to us and we’ve very proud to have your support.

Finally I’d like to thank the development team for their efforts both during the cycle and the BETA phase, and the moderation team for their diligence on the forums and the IRC.

I hope you’ll have a great time with Linux Mint 18, see you after the release 🙂

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsors:
Private Internet Access
Gold Sponsors:
Linux VPS Hosting
Silver Sponsors:
Sucuri
Bronze Sponsors:
Vault Networks *
AYKsolutions Server & Cloud Hosting
7L Networks Toronto Colocation *
BGASoft Inc
David Salvo
Milton Security Group
Sysnova Information Systems
Community Sponsors:

Donations in May:

A total of $7882 was raised thanks to the generous contributions of 419 donors:

$250 (3rd donation), Kuberan N.
$111 (3rd donation), Tibor aka “tibbi
$111, Jasper O.
$111, Carlo O.
$111, Jean-yves B.
$100 (7th donation), Samson S. aka “Samtastic”
$100, Gerald P. aka “Gerry”
$100, Richard W.
$100, PIXELTEX (Schweiz) GmbH
$100, Karoly H.
$100, Igor F.
$89, Hervé M.
$77, Robert L. T.
$75, Kevin B.
$70 (7th donation), Doug L.
$62, Heinz G.
$60, Laon E.
$55 (2nd donation), Rolandas R. aka “Elektronas
$55 (2nd donation), Przemysław K.
$55, S S.
$55, M. S. aka “Thx for your great job, HTH!”
$55, Michel L.
$55, Francis B.
$55, Kai V.
$55, Friedrich W. J.
$55, Garry M.
$55, Francois E.
$55, Jukka S.
$50 (10th donation), Anthony C. aka “ciak”
$50 (8th donation), Peter S. aka “Pierre”
$50 (5th donation), Carl G.
$50 (2nd donation), Eric S.
$50, Manfred K.
$50, Brian B.
$50, Christopher K.
$50, James Mc
$50, Andrew H.
$50, Hugh O.
$50, David B.
$50, Gerald J. G.
$50, Martin Langsholt aka “mlan”
$50, Andrew G.
$50, Will Y.
$40, Markus H.
$40, 진구 봉
$37 (3rd donation), Philip G. aka “-PGG-”
$37 (2nd donation), Jens G.
$35, Steven E.
$35, Sue A.
$33 (75th donation), Olli K.
$33 (3rd donation), Paul A.
$33 (2nd donation), Carsten M.
$33 (2nd donation), Andrew L.
$33, Glyn J.
$33, Michael W.
$33, Bioventure Consulting GmbH
$33, Klaus K.
$33, David J.
$33, Marc B.
$33, Rudolf J.
$30 (4th donation), Marek G.
$30 (3rd donation), Bo S. Y.
$30 (2nd donation), Matthew B.
$30, Paul H.
$30, NetGorilla
$30, John E. O.
$30, Thomas G.
$30, Tomas S.
$28 (25th donation), Mark W.
$28 (8th donation), J J. V. K.
$28, Andreas T.
$28, Gjc B.
$28, Krzysztof P.
$28, Jörg P.
$28, Harry B.
$26 (2nd donation), Candelario E.
$25 (58th donation), Ronald W.
$25 (8th donation), Jaan S.
$25 (5th donation), Guillaume C.
$25 (4th donation), Darek P.
$25 (3rd donation), Steven W.
$25 (3rd donation), Platypus Products
$25 (2nd donation), Andres G.
$25 (2nd donation), Randall M.
$25 (2nd donation), Dennis C.
$25, Nick M aka “Aggiemomo”
$25, Dr. B. D.
$25, Daniel Clarke aka “Dan”
$25, David Thomas
$25, Dennis C.
$25, Floyd B.
$25, Allan G.
$25, Donald S.
$25, Otis L.
$25, Srinivas K.
$23, Jorge F.
$22 (3rd donation), Johann J. A.
$22 (2nd donation), Franz Johannes Schütz aka “Josch”
$22 (2nd donation), Tandblekningspenna för vita tänder
$22 (2nd donation), Maurice G.
$22, Jorge F. M.
$22, Nard aka “Plons”
$22, Nicola F.
$22, Jean-pierre P.
$22, Martin L.
$22, Petros T.
$22, Nurettin G.
$22, Sven M.
$22, Robert Y.
$22, Stefan K.
$22, Vladimir L.
$22, Jeremy M.
$22, Juan B. S.
$22, Franck A.
$22, Tandblekningspenna för vita tänder
$22, Klaus S.
$22, Allart P.
$22, Ute S.
$22, David C.
$22, Vaughan T.
$21, MysticAli3n-Wear
$20.2, Victor H.
$20 (15th donation), Curt Vaughan aka “curtvaughan ”
$20 (13th donation), Jt Spratley aka “Go Live Lively
$20 (8th donation), Dave I.
$20 (7th donation), Kwan L.
$20 (5th donation), Michel S.
$20 (4th donation), Doug B. aka “Doug B.”
$20 (3rd donation), Mali aka “Saltman”
$20 (2nd donation), Psychics4Today.com
$20 (2nd donation), Srikanth B.
$20 (2nd donation), Erwin K.
$20 (2nd donation), Roger S.
$20 (2nd donation), Charles W.
$20 (2nd donation), Roger B.
$20, Anton M.
$20, Lloyd D.
$20, Kelvin S.
$20, Mark D.
$20, Marc B.
$20, Joe H.
$20, Jon H.
$20, Chris Coyle
$20, Terry B.
$20, Harry N.
$20, Ray J.
$20, David L.
$20, Mark N.
$18, Murray C.
$17 (3rd donation), Georg K.
$17, Alessandro P.
$17, Pieter T.
$17, Lorenzo F.
$17, Pablo M. S.
$17, Bostjan S.
$17, Richard L.
$17, Francisco J. D. S. F.
$17, Kārlis M.
$17, Andrew H.
$17, Georg B.
$17, Francesca S. S.
$17, John H.
$17, Mehmet Y.
$15 (6th donation), David W.
$15 (5th donation), Kirill C.
$15 (3rd donation), Felippe H D de Castro
$15 (2nd donation), Dmitry S.
$15, Oscar R.
$15, Eriks T.
$15, Derek T.
$15, Gabriel B.
$15, David K.
$15, Gregory D.
$14, Rene Breitinger aka “sL1k
$14, Simon C.
$14, Guenther S.
$13, Abdulkadir H.
$12 (62th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$12 (5th donation), Stefan M. H.
$12 (2nd donation), Syed Ammar
$12 (2nd donation), Juergen F.
$12, Tony M.
$11 (8th donation), Andreas S.
$11 (4th donation), Joshua R.
$11 (4th donation), Michael P. aka “www.perron.de
$11 (4th donation), Denis Besnard
$11 (4th donation), Paul G.
$11 (3rd donation), Jofre P. C.
$11 (3rd donation), Laurent H.
$11 (3rd donation), Tomi P.
$11 (3rd donation), François L.
$11 (2nd donation), Jimmy Bouma aka “jimbo_tank”
$11 (2nd donation), Bruno B.
$11 (2nd donation), JGB S.
$11 (2nd donation), Annette T.
$11, Louis L.
$11, Claire S.
$11, Rory T.
$11, Stephan V.
$11, Herbert E.
$11, Matthias H.
$11, Giovanni R.
$11, Tangi M.
$11, Raimond L.
$11, Tibor L. S.
$11, Stephan F.
$11, Leonardo L. T.
$11, Georg G.
$11, Kuno G. aka “nuko”
$11, Oliver B.
$11, Alexandre G.
$11, Henrik T.
$11, Mark H.
$11, Johannes K.
$11, Dirk H.
$11, Jorge B. P.
$11, Fernisse M.
$11, Vadim G.
$11, Rodolfo G. aka “kwendenarmo
$11, Rainer L.
$11, Evgeni W.
$11, Ive V.
$11, Andy G.
$11, James B.
$11, Sascha M. aka “Drakon
$11, Ziad J.
$11, Simon F.
$11, Silvia B.
$10 (52th donation), Tsuguo S.
$10 (22nd donation), Carlos W.
$10 (10th donation), Nicolás Costa de la Colina aka “NCosta”
$10 (8th donation), Mike C.
$10 (8th donation), Jobs Near Me aka “Jobs Hiring
$10 (6th donation), Thomas C.
$10 (4th donation), Hemant Patel
$10 (3rd donation), 末次 英.
$10 (3rd donation), Tomi K.
$10 (3rd donation), Doug B. aka “Doug B.”
$10 (3rd donation), Peter K.
$10 (2nd donation), Leopoldo G.
$10 (2nd donation), Paul O.
$10 (2nd donation), Mattias E.
$10 (2nd donation), Charles S.
$10 (2nd donation), Glenn S.
$10 (2nd donation), Zach G.
$10 (2nd donation), Henri-ppc
$10 (2nd donation), Charles E.
$10, David G.
$10, Chris K.
$10, Zoran H.
$10, Michael S.
$10, Peter H.
$10, Egil J.
$10, Weliton J. D. S.
$10, John K.
$10, Brian G.
$10, Pradeep B.
$10, Nitin S.
$10, Pablo G.
$10, Peter F.
$10, AxiomTech Solutions
$10, Avinandan D.
$10, Andrzej G.
$10, Abdulrahman A.
$10, Olivier D.
$10, Hsiao R.
$10, Heinz H.
$10, Don W.
$10, Bjoern M.
$10, Dennis W.
$10, Mariano E.
$10, Michael M.
$10, James S.
$10, Steven J.
$10, Сапожников Д.
$10, Soumyashant N.
$10, John M.
$10, Andrej K.
$10, Tibor B.
$10, Romad F.
$10, Andrew M.
$10, Bob Holderman
$10, Thomas F.
$10, Vladimir S.
$10, Phelps W.
$10, Paulo F. D. S. M.
$10, Sheldon H.
$10, Douglas B.
$8 (16th donation), Toronto Maple Leafs
$8 (10th donation), Kevin O. aka “Kev”
$7.5, BoldView Group
$7 (6th donation), Yevgeniy A.
$6 (27th donation), Raymond E.
$6 (9th donation), Arvis Lacis aka “arvislacis
$6 (5th donation), Jeldert P.
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Canonical Is Considering Dropping Support for 32-bit PCs After Ubuntu 18.10

Canonical’s Dimitri John Ledkov laid down an example draft plan on how Canonical will deal with 32-bit (i386) support for upcoming Ubuntu Linux releases.
This is not the first time Ubuntu developers are discussing the matter of Canonical dropping support for 32-bit PCs, but each time a developer re-opens the topic, things are getting much serious, and it now looks like Dimitri John Ledkov has a pretty decent plan on limiting the 32-bit Ubuntu installation, starting with the upcoming Ubuntu 16.10. Debian is also considering dropping support for older 32-bit hardware architectures in Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch.”
The developer now suggests that starting with Ubuntu 16.10 and until the next LTS (Long Term Support) release, Ubuntu 18.04, Canonical should continue to provide the 32-bit (i386) port to run legacy apps on 64-bit systems, build the 32-bit d-i / netboot installer and corresponding kernel, as well as the cloud images, but no longer offer the 32-bit Ubuntu Desktop and Server ISOs.
Beginning with Ubuntu 18.10, the support for 32-bit PCs will be complete vanished, and users will be able to run legacy 32-bit app in Snaps, containers, or virtual machines.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/canonical-is-considering-dropping-support-for-32-bit-pcs-after-ubuntu-18-10-505761.shtml
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht

Makulu’s LinDoz Is a Smooth Windows-Cinnamon Blend


If you want a classy distro with the look and feel of the Microsoft platform, the MakuluLinux LinDoz edition will feed your nostalgia. MakuluLinux developer Jacque Montague Raymer released MakuluLinux 11 LinDoz edition earlier this month after a year and a half in the making. Forked from the Original Aero Edition, it first appeared with the MakuluLinux 9 series. Its retread replacement with the LinDoz edition offers little in the way of new features but does polish the tarnish from earlier efforts.

Mutter Updated for GNOME 3.20 to Fix the X11/Wayland Copy and Paste Interaction

The GNOME developers are always hard at work patching bugs in the popular desktop environment used by default in many GNU/Linux operating systems, and today they’ve updated the GNOME Shell and Mutter components.

These are among the most important elements of the GNOME desktop environment, and it looks like the GNOME Shell user interface is now at version 3.20.3, fixing a memory leak that was also patched in the GNOME Shell 3.21.3 development release, and adding better handling of VPN (Virtual Private Network) service aliases in networkAgent.

Moreover, the sorting of hidden applications in the app switcher should now work a lot better, and the screen recorder utility won’t crash anymore when used under the Wayland display server. Then, the support for Nvidia graphics cards has been improved by allocating framebuffers early when the system starts, and the keyboard shortcuts for … (read more)