LibreOffice 5.0 Beta 1 Is Out, Stable Version to Land by the End of July

The first Beta for LibreOffice 5.0 has been released by The Document Foundation and the bug hunting season has been declared officially opened.

Every Time a new branch is made available to the public, a new bug hunting session is started. What people don’t usually realize is that LibreOffice is developed by volunteers and not paid employees. This bug hunting session is a good way to identify some of the most pressing problems and to set some priorities for the new cycle.

Fedora 22 RC2 Available for Testing, Stable Version Coming Next Week

Red Hat announced just a few moments ago that Fedora 22 RC2 is now available for download and testing, making this last development version to be released before the final version is made available next week.

Ever since the Fedora project has been split into Cloud, Workstation, and Server, the development seems to have picked up. Fedora’s release schedule and numerous delays really affected the way the Linux distribution was perceived, but that is changing right now.

The…

New Cossacks 3 RTS to Be Released on Linux by GSC Game World

The famous Cossacks RTS series is returning after a decade, and it will be released as a Linux title as well. It’s being developed by the same studio that made the original games, GSC Game World.

Not many people remember that GSC Game World has been around for a long time, and they’ve done more than just the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series of games. Some of their work includes all the Cossacks titles, an FPS called Codename: Outbreak and American Conquest. As you can see, their pedig…

Humble Paradox Bundle Brings a Few Linux Games

The new Humble Paradox Bundle is now available for purchase, even if it’s not exactly the most Linux-friendly collection of titles released so far under the Humble Bundle umbrella.

More than half of the games in the Humble Paradox Bundle don’t have support for the Linux platform, but that shouldn’t be a problem since even with limited support, it’s still an advantageous offer. Many of the games in this bundle will provide a lot of hours and replayability, so it’s worth it t…

Dell Launches Cheap Ubuntu-Powered Inspiron 15 3000 Series

Dell is one of the most important providers of Ubuntu-powered hardware, and the company has just released a new laptop called Inspiron 15 3000 Series Laptop Ubuntu Edition.

Companies like Dell or IBM have helped to make Ubuntu much more popular because they sell a lot of hardware, and they are shipping that hardware with Ubuntu preinstalled. It might not seem like a big deal. After all, you can always install something else, but many customers don’t switch to a different OS…

GNOME to Get GPS Coordinates from Android App

The GNOME developers are trying all kinds of interesting interactions with devices outside the desktop environment, and now they are working on a way to get the GPS locations of an Android phone.

GNOME is more than just a collection of packages that make up a desktop environment, it’s, in fact, a stack of apps that make up the bulk of an operating system. Not all of the GNOME packages are implemented in any given OS; there are too many of that. That happens because many of …

Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) to Land on October 22

The release schedule for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) has been finalized, and we now have all the intermediary steps and the launch date for the next operating system from Canonical.

One of the reasons Ubuntu is so popular is the fact that a new version arrives every six months, like clockwork. It might not seem like a big deal, but it is. It’s very hard to give a precise date for a launch, especially when it’s an operating system. It means that developers usually have less…

Canonical’s Orange Match Box Brings Snappy Ubuntu Core to Raspberry Pi 2

On May 20, Canonical had the pleasure of showcasing its latest products at the OpenStack Summit event that takes place these days between May 18 and 22, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Teased on Twitter last week and dubbed the Orange Match B…

Canonical Fixes Linux Kernel Vulnerability in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)

After having announced new kernel updates for the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) operating systems, Canonical has also published details about a ne…

LFA (Linux For ALL) Distro Is Now Based on Ubuntu 15.04 and Debian 8 Jessie

Arne Exton, the creator of several distributions of GNU/Linux and Android-x86 Live CDs, has recently updated his LFA (Linux For ALL) distribution with a new, custom kernel package and various under-the-hood improvements.

Probably the most important feature of the new LFA (Linux For ALL) build is that it’s now based on the recently released Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) and Debian GNU/Linux 8.0 (Jessie) operating systems. “LFA (Linux for all) is based on Ubuntu 15.04, codenam…

GNOME’s WebKitGTK+ Reaches Version 2.4.9 with HiDPI Support

On May 20, the WebKitGTK+ team, through Carlos Garcia Campos, announced the immediate availability for download of the ninth maintenance release of WebKitGTK+ 2.4, GNOME’s port of the WebKit rendering engine.

According to the changelog, WebKitGTK+ 2.4.9 is a bugfix release for the stable 2.4 series of the engine, bringing HiDPI (High Dots Per Inch) support for non-accelerated compositing contents, and support for checking TLS (Transport Layer Security) errors immediately a…

Clonezilla Live 2.4.2-3 Switches to Linux Kernel 4.0.2, Based on Debian Sid

On May 20, Steven Shiau announced the immediate availability for download and testing of a new development version of his popular Clonezilla Live CD that helps users with disk cloning operations.

Clonezilla Live 2.4.2-3 is now the latest development version of the Clonezilla Live project, and it is based on the upstream Debian Sid software repositories as of May 19, 2015. However, the most significant change is the upgrade to Linux kernel 4.0.2.

Additionally, the two co…

Canonical Patches Four Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

On May 20, Canonical published a new Ubuntu security notice where they inform users about the immediate availability of a new kernel update for its Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system.

Today’s kernel update for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS patches several security vulnerabilities that have been recently discovered in the Linux 3.13 kernel packages that are used in the vanilla version of Trusty Tahr.

The first Linux kernel security flaw patched in today’s update was iden…

Ubuntu Desktop Next 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Daily Builds with Unity 8 Now Available

Canonical has recently published and made available for download the first daily build Live ISO images of the upcoming Ubuntu Desktop Next 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system.

Ubuntu Desktop Next 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) brings us the next-generation Ubuntu Desktop Live images that feature the modern and revamped Unity 8 desktop environment developed by Canonical.

Softpedia was the first to announce earlier this month the immediate availability for download of the stand…

Non-Linear Video Editor LiVES 2.4.0 Is Out

LiVES, a video editor and VJ tool that permits users to combine real time and rendered effects, streams, and multiple video/audio files, is now at version 2.4.0 and is ready for download.

Non-linear video editors are usually expensive and rather complex apps, but that’s not true on Linux. LiVES is a simple solution for non-linear editing that provides all the basic tools you might need to edit a movie. It has lots of options and it might ta…

NeocoreGames Is No Longer Porting Its Games to Linux

The NeocoreGames studio confirmed the fact that it’s no longer trying to port its games on the Linux platform, even if they were already working on the Beta version for The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing.

Many studios are choosing to port their games to the Linux platform, but it looks like NeocoreGames is no longer one of those studios. It’s not clear why they are no longer trying to port The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing or any of the other titles, but it loo…

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Patch Arrives on Linux Concomitant to Other Platforms

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is the last game in the Borderlands universe and one of the first triple A titles to get Linux support. Now a new update has been released, and the Linux version got it as well.

2K Software proved to be one of the biggest supporters of Linux gaming, and they already released quite a few games from their catalog on Steam for the open source platform, with the help of companies specialized in the porting process. It took a few years, but publishers…

Ubuntu Touch Could Really Use an Android Runtime to Emulate Apps

Ubuntu Touch is already stable, and it’s available on two different phones right now, Bq Aquaris and Meizu MX4. It’s different from your regular OS experience, but that’s a good thing. The only real problem is the lack of apps, although a Blackberry approach to the problem might be a good thing for Canonical.

Every new mobile platform comes with the same major problem, the lack of native applications at launch. It takes a long time to get the ball rolling, which is actually…

Steam for Linux Top Selling List Dominated by Triple A Games

The Steam for Linux top selling list is always changing, but that’s not really surprising now that there are lots of titles on the open source platform. We now take a closer look at what the gamers prefer to play this week.

A few new games have made their appearance in the top selling list since we last looked at it, and that is very good news. With the exception of a single game that discounted right now, all the other are at the full pric…

Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) to Move to Linux Kernel 4.0 Soon

On May 19, the Ubuntu Kernel Team had a meeting in order to plan the steps that are to be taken by them prior to the migration to the latest upstream Linux kernel packages for the upcoming Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system.

As we report…