LibreOffice Vulnerabilities Closed in Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, and Ubuntu 12.04

Canonical revealed details about a number of LibreOffice vulnerabilities that have been found and fixed in Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, which also upgrades the office suite.

Each new update for major packages such as LibreOffice is usually accompanied by vulnerabilities fixes, and the same can be said for the current release. The Ubuntu maintainers have been quick to upgrade the repos with the new packages.

“It was discovered that LibreOffice inc… (read more)

jAlbum Photo Editing Suite for Linux Gets Updated

jAlbum, a tool that can be used to create online photo albums and that has built-in support for organizing and editing images, has been upgraded to version 12.6.4 and is now ready for download.

jAlbum is actually a suite of tools that can be used for quite a few tasks, like image editing, library management, and many more. This is a small maintenance update that fixes just a few issues and other small problems.

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BackBox Linux 4.2 Is a Complete Penetration Testing Distro Based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

BackBox Linux, a distribution based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, developed perform penetration tests and security assessments has just received a new update and is now ready for download.

The latest branch of BackBox Linux, 4.x, was made available back in October, shortly after Ubuntu 14.04 LTS was released. Since then, the BackBox Linux devs have upgraded their system on the newer Ubuntu 14.04.1 version and now they’ve done it once more. As you would expect, it’s more to this up… (read more)

Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 4.2

Raffaele Forte has announced the release of BackBox Linux 4.2, the latest stable build of the project’s Ubuntu-based distribution dedicated to penetration testing and forensic analysis: “The BackBox team is pleased to announce the updated release of BackBox Linux, version 4.2! This release includes features such as Linux….

Top Ten Steam for Linux Best-Selling Games Right Now

The top ten sellers on Steam for Linux list shows that the platform has come a long way and is now ready to take on a much serious role in the gaming industry.

We’ve looked at the top ten sellers on Steam for Linux more than once, and they were usually filled with indie games and small titles. A big triple-A title would show up from time to time, especially during sales, but it was an accurate reflection of the available Steam library. Now that library is getting much bigge… (read more)

Change a Ton of Unity Features in Ubuntu 15.04 with Unsettings

Unsettings is a graphical configuration program that can be used to change a large number of Unity settings. A new update has been released and now Ubuntu 15.04 is also supported.

There are a few apps out there that provide users with the means of tweaking Unity. Some are better than others, but they all do the same thing: they tap into settings already available in the operating system but not visible by default in the system settings or any other place. A… (read more)

Development Release: Mageia 5 RC

Rémi Verschelde has announced the availability of the release candidate for the upcoming stable release of Mageia 5 – now complete with support for UEFI systems and improved installer: “And we’ve all waited long enough for Mageia 5 RC – go grab it! While you wait for the….

Top Features of Ubuntu MATE 15.04, Latest Member of the Ubuntu Family

Ubuntu MATE 15.04 is the first edition of this operating as an official member of the Ubuntu family, but it’s been around for longer than just a development cycle. Users might appreciate if we pointed out some of the cool features that have been added in the Vivid branch.

It’s hard not to love Ubuntu MATE 15.04, and it’s not only about what the operating system can do; it’s also about the community slowly growing around it. We further have to mention the great development t… (read more)

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor to Launch Soon, Feral Teases on Twitter

Feral Interactive, the company in charge of porting Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor to the Linux platform, is now teasing an impending release for the game.

The fact that Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is being ported to Linux is not a secret. In fact, this piece of information was revealed a couple of months back. It took everyone by surprise, and the Linux community was thrilled to find out that another triple-A title is making its way to the platform.

In fact, this is … (read more)

Debian 8 Jessie Cinnamon Live CD Screenshot Tour

As you might know, the Debian GNU/Linux 8.0 (Jessie) operating system has been announced on April 25, 2015, and it is the first ever release to include optional Cinnamon and MATE desktop environments that users can test via Live CDs.

As Cinnamon is one of my favorite desktop environments, which I currently use on an A… (read more)

Development Release: Skolelinux 8.0 Beta 1

Holger Levsen has announced the availability of the first beta build of Skolelinux 8.0, the upcoming stable release of the Linux distribution known also as “Debian Edu” and designed for schools. This is the project’s first test release based on the new Debian “Jessie”. From the release announcement:….

Debian Edu 8.0 Beta 1 Is Now Available for Testing, Based on Debian 8 Jessie

The Debian Edu / Skolelinux project, through Holger Levsen, announced the general availability for download and testing of the first Beta release of the upcoming Debian Edu 8.0 distribution.

Also known as Skolelinux, the Debian Edu 8.0 Beta 1 distribution includes all the new features of the Debian GNU/Linux 8.0 (Jessie) operating system, such a… (read more)

Chromixium 1.0 Out Now, Offers the Best of Ubuntu and Chrome OS

A couple of weeks ago, we’ve introduced you to Chromixium OS, a Linux kernel-based operating system based on the latest LTS release of the Ubuntu distribution and designed to look and act like Google’s famous Chrome OS.

Today, we are happy to report that the final release fo the Chromixium 1.0 operating system… (read more)

Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.1 RC1 with Initial ACPI Support for ARM64

Linus Torvalds announced a few minutes ago, April 27, the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Release Candidate version of the upcoming Linux 4.1 kernel, due for release later this year.

According to Mr. Linus Torvalds, Linux kernel 4.1 RC1 is a normal release, and the merge window looks normal too. The RC1 version of Linux kerne… (read more)

Mageia 5 Release Candidate Includes the LXQt Desktop, Supports Intel Broadwell

After several delays, the Mageia development team, through Rémi Verschelde, announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the Release Candidate version of the upcoming Mageia 5 Linux operating system, due for release sometime in May 2015.

The biggest feature of the Mageia 5 RC (Release Candidate) operating system is support for UEFI (Unified Extensible Fir… (read more)

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 607

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: First impressions of Ubuntu 15.04News: Fedora releases new Beta, Debian Wheezy may get extended support, Debian 8 offers better EFI support and live CDs, and a script for finding recent distribution releasesBonus review: A new ChapeauTorrent corner: Debian GNU/Linux, Scientific LinuxReleased last….

Fedora-Based Qubes OS 3.0 Release Candidate 1 Linux Distro Now Available for Testing

Joanna Rutkowska announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Release Candidate version of the forthcoming Qubes OS 3.0 computer operating system based on the Fedora Linux distribution.

According to the release notes, Qubes OS 3.0 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) comes with a number of new features, such as the implementation of the brand-new hypervisor-abstracted architecture, which is also known as HAL, the addition of Xen 4.4, and new qrexec.

A… (read more)

Q4OS 1.2 Arrives with the Trinity Desktop Environment, Based on Debian 8.0 Jessie

The Q4OS Team informed Softpedia about the immediate availability of the Q4OS 1.2 Linux distribution based on the stable branch of the acclaimed Debian GNU/Linux 8.0 (Jessie) computer operating system.

Q4OS is a small and lightweight distribution of GNU/Linux built around the Trinity desktop environment, which is also known as TDE, a fork of the old-school KDE SC (Software Compilation) deskto… (read more)

Debian GNU/Linux 9.0 Will Be Named Stretch

On April 26, the Debian Release Team, through Niels Thykier, announced that the next major release of the acclaimed Debian GNU/Linux computer operating system will be named Stretch.

Yes, we are talking about Debian 9.0, whose codename is Stretch, another character from the well-known Toy Story animated movie. If you didn’t know, it is a traditio… (read more)

Debian 8 Jessie Is an LTS Release, Supported for the Next 5 Years

The Debian Project had the pleasure of announcing the general availability of the Debian GNU/Linux 8.0.0 (codename Jessie) computer operating system on April 25, 2015, which will be an read more)