New MakuluLinux Aero 10 Beta Build Looks Like Windows Vista – Gallery

Jacque Montague Raymer is currently in Hong Kong (lucky him) and has just informed Softpedia about the new features implemented in the upcoming Beta build of his MakuluLinux Aero 10 distribution, which uses the Cinnamon desktop environment with a theme that resembles the look of Windows Vista.

MakuluLinux Aero 10 Beta build 2.3 is not available for download at the moment of writing this article (we will update the article when it’s released), but the release notes have been…

Logic Supply Announces Fanless, Intel Atom-Based Internet of Things Gateway

The Logic Supply hardware company, known for selling all sorts of industrial and embedded computers powered by GNU/Linux operating systems like Ubuntu, announced the general availability of a fanless Internet of Things (IoT) gateway.

Designed from the ground up to ease the control and management of energy and operational data in industrial sites and commercial buildings, the new CC150 fanless computer is dubbed “Internet of Things Gateway” and it is powered by Candi’s embed…

Cinnamon 2.8 to Add Device Vendor and Model Information, Better Box Pointers

Apparently, the creator and lead developer of the Linux Mint project, Clement Lefebvre, already works on the next major release of the acclaimed Cinnamon open-source desktop environment.

According to Mr. Lefebvre, Cinnamon 2.8 will bring (for now) f…

Mesa 10.6.5 Brings Nouveau and Radeon Fixes, Mesa 11 Release Candidate Arrives

The developers of the open-source Mesa 3D Graphics Library that is currently used by default in numerous, if not all GNU/Linux operating systems, have announced the release of the fifth maintenance version of Mesa 10.6.

According to the attached changelog, Mesa 3D Graphics Library 10.6.5 fixes the nouveau_vieux regression introduced in the 10.6.0 release, adds an all-new OLAND PCI ID for the RadeonSI driver, and addresses an issue for Maxwell GPUs in gm107/ir.

Additional…

Enlightenment 0.19.9 Open-Source Desktop Environment Is Out with 28 Bugfixes

The developers of the Enlightenment open-source desktop environment used in numerous GNU/Linux operating systems have announced the release and immediate availability of the ninth maintenance version of Enlightenment DR 0.19.

According to the attached release notes, Enlightenment 0.19.9 fixes 28 issues reported since the last point release of the modern desktop environment. Among these, we can mention the addition of more icon sizes to the systray component, as well as the …

Linux Foundation to Launch New Security-Focused Badge Program for Open-Source Software

During the LinuxCon and CloudOpen events that took place last week in Seattle, North America, Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative announced that they are developing a new free Badge Program and that they want to know the open source community’s opinion on the matter.

More exactly, the press release, which we have attached at the end of the article for reference, notes that the Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) project, which is in charge …

Opera 33 Dev Adds Window Vibrancy Effect on Mac OS X, Better Windows 10 Support, Based on Chromium 46

Opera Software, through Tomasz Procków, has informed all users of the Opera web browser that version 33 of the cross-platform software is now in development with lots of new features and numerous bugfixes.

Being based on the Chromium 46.0.2471.2 open-source web browser, Opera 33.0 build number 1963.0 landed in the development channels and brought with it a more perfected…

OpenSSH 7.1 Fixes Root Access Authentication Issue, Adds Better Support for WinSCP

OpenBSD, through Dave Wreski, announced the immediate availability for download of the first point release of the OpenSSH 7 and Portable OpenSSH 7 open-source SSH (Secure Shell) protocol 2.0 implementations.

According to the brief release notes, OpenSSH 7.1 is a bugfix release that fixes a security flow in sshd (the SSH daemon), which cloud allow access to the root account usi…

Ubuntu Core Receives Support For GPIO and I2C on the Raspberry Pi 2 – Video

Canonical’s Kyle Fazzari wrote an interesting article on his blog informing about the latest work done by him and his team of Ubuntu developers at Canonical for the Ubuntu Core operating system.

As many of you already know, Canonical’s Ubuntu Core operating system has been designed from the ground up to be used on all sorts of embedded and smart devices, often called Internet of Things…

Shadowrun: Hong Kong Arrives for Linux Players

Shadowrun: Hong Kong, the third stand-alone game in the new Shadowrun series developed by Harebrained Schemes has been released on Steam, GOG, and Humble Bundle, and a Linux version is also available.

Shadowrun is a turn-based RPG that made a really big impact when it was first released. It was one of the most successful Kickstarter projects and its makes released the original title on the Linux platform as well and continued to do the same with the next ones. It’s built on…

Ubuntu Touch to Get a LibreOffice Doc Viewer Soon

LibreOffice 5.0 was released a week ago, and one of the things mentioned in the announcement was the fact that it’s a cornerstone of the mobile clients for Ubuntu Touch and Android. A developer wanted to clarify what that actually meant.

When users first saw the official announcement for LibreOffice 5.0, they started to hope that th…

The New Ubuntu-Supported Video Driver PPA Is Well Received by Community

Ubuntu will have a dedicated PPA for video drivers, for now only for the Nvidia ones, and third-party developers are already praising the devs for this decision.

One of the issues with Ubuntu is that it has some pretty out-of-date repositories, and they haven’t done anything to fix this until now, although they are working on a new type of packages (Snappy) that should end this problem. Until then, Ubuntu users need to rely on third-party repositories to get all the latest …

Deprecated Wubi Tool “Mysteriously” Survives on Ubuntu Images Until Today

Wubi was a tool made by Canonical that acted as an Ubuntu installed for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, allowing users to install Ubuntu alongside those OSes. It’s been deprecated for two years, but it somehow “mysteriously” survived on the installation media until now.

Wubi was a very good idea. Windows users could install Ubuntu without needing to have any idea about how a Linux system installer works. They didn’t have to know to use a certain kind of file system…

Ubuntu 16.04 Stupendously Hot Concept Is About to Become Real

We wrote just a few days ago about a Ubuntu 16.04 Stupendously Hot Charmander concept and a lot of people liked it. Because it’s the work of someone from the community, it’s unlikely that it will be become more than just that, a concept, but it seems to have taken a life of its own.

Linux systems don’t get a lot of concept work. When designers or developers want something, they just do it. Linux operating systems are very flexible, and you can do pretty much what you want w…

New Manjaro Linux Spin Uses Solus’ Budgie Desktop and It Looks Grand – Gallery

While digging the Internet, we’ve found a new community spin of the ever-growing Manjaro Linux operating system, built around Solus Project’s simple, modern, and intuitive Budgie desktop environment.

Simply called Manjaro Budgie, the new distribution has just been uploaded to the Sourceforge project hosting website, but immediately removed. However, we’ve managed to get a copy of the OS and uplo…

You Can Now Run Linux Kernel 4.1.6 LTS on Ubuntu or Linux Mint, Here’s How

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Black Lab Software’s Linux kernel enablement kit for Black Lab Linux and Ubuntu-based operating systems, but today we have been informed by Roberto J. Dohnert that the kernel 4.1.6 Update Kit has been released.

What this means is that any user who runs an Ubuntu-based operating system, such as Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Black Lab Linux 6, Linux Mint 17.2, etc., can now upgrade to the kernel packages to the latest stable and most advanced vers…

Ubuntu Touch’s Clock App Gets a Major Revamp with Custom Alarm Sounds, Stopwatch

Nekhelesh Ramananthan has posted some interesting information on his blog about the latest work done for the default Clock app of Canonical’s Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system.

Among the new features implemented in the Clock app, which now uses the new Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) SDK ListItems, we can mention support for custom alarm sounds, the ability to translate newly …

Introducing Bcachefs, a Modern COW Linux Filesystem with ZFS and Btrfs Powers

Kent Overstreet, one of the maintainers of the bcache filesystem (also known as bcachefs), had the great pleasure of announcing the general availability of the project, which aims to be a general purpose POSIX file system.

Having many of the nifty features of the ZFS and Btrfs file systems, bcachefs has evolved in the last few years and promises to offer the same performance and reliability as …

PC-BSD 10.2 Officially Released with Lumina Desktop 0.8.6, Based on FreeBSD 10.2

While not a GNU/Linux distribution, PC-BSD is an important piece of software for the open-source ecosystem, a BSD operating system tweaked and optimized for desktop computers, based on FreeBSD.

The latest release, PC-BSD 10.2 has been announced earlier today, August 21, by the PC-BSD team, based on the recently released FreeBSD 10.2 operating system and including a great number of new features, updated apps, and many goodies.

“The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the a…

Kali Linux 2.0 Docker Image Now Available for Download

We reported a while ago the great team of developers behind the BackTrack Linux successor, Kali Linux, have released Docker images that allow users to run the most popular and powerful penetration testing distro on any platform.

The Kali Linux Docker images include a minimal base of the Linux kernel-based o…