OpenMW, an open source implementation of The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind game engine and functionality, is now at version 0.24.0.
OpenMW or OpenMorrowind is an ambitious project that aims to bring one of best role-playing games ever created into the open-source world.
Highlights of OpenMW 0.24.0:
• Athletics, Security, AI Escort, EscortCell packages, Advanced Journal UI, several trade features, the New Game in the menu, animation layering, and Night E…
Canonical has created the Carrier Advisory Group for wireless telecommunications companies to offer feedback on Ubuntu for phones and to get exclusive launch privileges in their markets when the product launches
Canonical has announced the formation of the new Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group, but Mark Shuttleworth says that the CAG will be closed to new members shortly.
The announcement about the Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group, a group of eight mobile operators …
The Document Foundation has announced that the final version for LibreOffice 4.0.4 is now available for all available platforms, including Linux.
The new LibreOffice 4.0.4 has been deemed as minor release in the 4.0.x branch and it’s actually the last one before the next big update in July, LibreOffice 4.1.
As a side note from the …
Quick update: Oracle has released Java 7 Update 25 and the new version is available in the WebUpd8 Oracle Java PPA, for Ubuntu and Debian users.Oracle Java 7 Update 25 (7u25) comes with fixes for 40 security vulnerabilities, along with other non-security fixes. Since JDK 6 hasn’t been updated with the latest security patches, if [...]
Canonical is hard at work on Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) and they’ve just released a small communique about the Unity progress made in the new operating system.
Canonical plans to improve Unity for Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander), and their effort…
Valve has released Half-Life 2 and Portal for the Linux platform, but a few save corruption bugs have plagued the versions right from the start.
Half-Life 2 and Portal for Linux have already received a large number of changes and improvements in the last few weeks, but a bug that corrupts the saves has proved itself quite resilient.
Reports about corrupted saves have been floating around for a few weeks now, and Valve was quit to take action. The bug still persisted a…
GNOME Shell, a user interface that provides functions for the GNOME desktop environment, has just received a new update and it’s now at version 3.9.3.
The GNOME development is running smoothly and more features are added with each new version.
Highlights of GNOME Shell 3.9.3:
• When the workspace switcher is hidden, the window thumbs are no longer shown;
Anodyne, a 2D role-playing game that is similar to older versions of Zelda, is now available in Steam for Linux with a 50% discount.
Players will get to explore and fight in a vast environment comprised nature, urban and abstract themed levels and dun…
On June 18, Canonical published in a security notice details about a libKDcraw vulnerability for its Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system. According to Canonical, libKDcraw could have been made to crash or run programs, as the user’s login, if it opened a specially crafted file. It was discovered that libKDcraw incorrectly handled broken full-color images. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted raw image, applic…
Valve has launched a new stable version for its Steam for Linux client, bringing a lot of interesting new features.
After a development version garners sufficient changes, Valve promotes it to stable. The work for the next beta starts almost immediate…
GNOME Control Center, GNOME’s main interface for configuration of various aspects of your desktop, is now at version 3.9.3. Highlights of GNOME Control Center 3.9.3: • The port to BlueZ 5 has been implemented; • An explanation of why pictures source might be empty is now shown; • The UI strings have been updated to follow the HIG; • A number of dialogues have been made non-resizable; • The dialogs are now closed if the …
Ben Hutchings has announced the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.2.47.
Linux kernel 3.2.47 brings a lot of various fixes, as well as driver improvements, sound fixes, not to mention support for various devices.
Highlights of Linux kernel 3.2.47 LTS:
• The network interface has been blacklisted on Huawei E1820;
The new Humble Bundle with Android 6 that integrates six new Linux games has been launched and it’s now available for purchase. Some of the Linux games in Humble Bundle with Android 6 have been available before, but others are just making their debut. Aquaria is a 2D platformer in which the player controls Naija, a mer…
On June 18, in a security notice, Canonical published details about a LibRaw vulnerability for its Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems.
According to Canonical, LibRaw could be made to crash or run programs as the user’s login if it opened a specially crafted file.
It was discovered that LibRaw incorrectly handled broken full-color images. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted raw image, applicatio…
Google Chrome, a browser built on the WebKit layout engine that aims to be minimalistic and versatile at the same time, is now at version 29.0.1541.2 Dev.
A new Development version of Google Chrome has been launched, and it integrates a large number of functional changes and improvements.
Highlights of Google Chrome 29.0.1541.2 Dev:
• Sudo is now used in remoting init.d script to get a clean per-user environment;
It has been almost exactly a year since I reviewed Zorin OS 6 Core, which was based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS “Precise Pangolin”. The new version is based on Ubuntu 13.04 “Raring Ringtail”, so I’m reviewing that now. What is Zorin OS? It is based on Ubuntu, uses a heavily customized GNOME 3 environment with [...]
Canonical has announced the formation of CAG or better yet, The Carrier Advisory Group, an initiative that shows for the first time who the carriers interested in Ubuntu Touch are. According to the official Ubuntu website, which has been set up specifically for this occasion, The Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group (CAG) lets mobile operators shape Ubuntu’s mobile strategy. The members of this group will receive advanced confidential briefings and will provide Canoni…
Canonical said the first members of the group are Deutsche Telekom, Everything Everywhere, Korea Telecom, Telecom Italia, LG UPlus, Portugal Telecom, SK Telecom, and “the leading Spanish international carrier.” We’ve asked Canonical to identify the Spanish carrier, although based on the description it may be Telefónica (also known as O2). With the exception of Deutsche [...]
For those looking for the latest drama in the Ubuntu Linux land, the fighting over whether KDE and GNOME should support the Mir Display Server to complement the in-development Wayland support continues to be hotly discussed. Read more ….