Canonical Apologizes for Telephony Regression in Ubuntu Touch for Nexus 4, Fix Released

On July 27, Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak sent in his daily report informing us all about the work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers in the last couple of days, as well as to apologize for a regression introduced by the Ubuntu Touch OTA-5 update.

According to Mr. Zemczak, today’s biggest news is that the Ubuntu Touch development team decided to release a hotfix for the OTA-5 …

ARNU Box Announces the First Pure Linux Kodi 15.0 “Isengard” Powered Set-Top Boxes

On July 27, ARNU Box (formerly Armada) had the great pleasure of informing Softpedia about the immediate availability for purchase of two new Pure Linux set-top box devices powered by the recently released Kodi 15.0 “Isengard” media center software (formerly XMBC Media Center).

Two new set-top boxes powered by the…

Google Promotes Chrome 45 Web Browser to the Beta Channel with Cool New Features

On July 27, the Google Chrome developers, through Alex Mineer, were excited to announce the promotion of the Google Chrome 45 web browser to the Beta channel for all supported computer operating systems, including Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

According to the announcement, the new Beta build of Google Chrome retains the same version number tha…

After Firefox, LibreOffice Has Been Hacked to Work on Wayland – Video

Caolán McNamara, a renowned Red Hat engineer, has recently published some interesting details, claiming that he managed to get the well-known LibreOffice open-source office suite to run on the next-generation Wayland display server.

According to Mr. McNamara, LibreOffice runs on the Wayland 1.8 display server via the GTK+ 3 VCL plugin. As expected, the developer did …

pfSense 2.2.4 BSD Firewall Fixes Multiple Stored XSS Vulnerabilities in the WebGUI

Electric Sheep Fencing LLC., through Chris Buechler, has announced the immediate availability for download of the fourth maintenance release of the pfSense 2.2 FreeBSD-based firewall software.

According to the release notes, pfSense 2.2.4 is an important release that patches multiple stored XSS vulnerabilities in the software’s web-based interface, fixes various issues with the tcp package, most…

Docker 1.8 Linux Container Engine to Bring Better LXC and Fedora 22 Support, More

The developers of the famous open-source Docker Linux container engine have recently announced that the first RC (Release Candidate) version of the anticipated Docker 1.8 app is now available for download and testing.

According to the comprehensive changelog, attached at the end of the article for reference, Docker 1.8.0 RC1 brings with it a vast array of new features and fixes many of the annoying bugs re…

Git 2.5 Has Been Officially Released with Numerous New Features, over 60 Bugfixes

On July 27, the developers of the famous Git open-source version control system were more than proud to announce the immediate availability for download of version 2.5.0 of Git.

According to the release notes, Git 2.5.0 is a major feature release that includes countless improvements to various areas of the software but also fixes some of the most annoying bugs reported by users since the previ…

Mr. Robot TV Show Now Uses BackTrack Linux’s Successor, Kali Linux, for Hacking

I wrote an interesting editorial a while ago related to the Mr. Robot TV show that runs on the USA Network channel every Wednesday, starring Rami Malek as a computer hacker who goes by the name of Elliot.

At the point in time, I was very impressed with the level of information offered on the show about various open-s…

Exton|OS Light Distro Brings Linux Kernel 4.0 and Openbox to Ubuntu 15.04

On July 27, Arne Exton, the creator of several Linux kernel-based operating systems, had the pleasure of informing us about the immediate availability for download of a new build of his Exton|OS Light distribution.

Being based on Canonical’s Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system, Exton|OS Light Bui…

Voting begins for OpenStack Tokyo talks

We’ve submitted several talks to the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo in Vancouver. We’ve listed them all below with links to where to vote for each talk so if you think they are interesting – please vote for them! Creating business value with cross cloud infrastructure Speaker: Mark Shuttleworth Track: Enterprise IT Strategies Building an OpenStack cloud is […]

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition Gets Big Improvement for Battery

The Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition is now available for purchase, and anyone can get one from the official website, and the latest update for the Ubuntu Touch that’s powering it has brought some serious improvements to it.

Ubuntu for phones is constantly being improved on, and major patches are published all the time. Each new update brings new functionality, new features, improvements, and too many fixes to count. It’s also true that the OS is still young, and there is a lot of …

Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Update with All the Latest Linux Kernels

Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 has received a fresh update pack and the developers have upgraded some of the supported Linux kernels, a number of important packages have been updated, and some important fixes have been implemented.

Manjaro is a Linux distribution based on Arch Linux, but it’s not following the same release model. Instead of being a rolling release distro that gets upgraded all the time, the Manjaro devs have decided to make intermediary releases and publish big patch…

Debian GNU/Linux No Longer Supports the SPARC Hardware Architecture

On July 27, the Debian Project, through Joerg Jaspert, announced the effective removal of support for the SPARC hardware architecture from the Debian GNU/Linux operating system.

Following a previous email, where Joerg Jaspert had reported the fact that the …

Manjaro Linux Needs Your Help, Here’s How You Can Contribute – Updated

The Manjaro development team, through Philip Müller, has posted an interesting article on the project’s website informing the entire Linux community that they need your help to contribute to the Arch Linux-based distribution.

According to Mr. Müller, the Manjaro Community is a bunch of great people, but the Manjaro Linux distribution still needs talented members who love to work in …

Mesa 3D Graphics Library 10.6.3 Fixes Many Issues in the Nouveau Video Driver

The Mesa developers, through Emil Velikov, have announced earlier today, July 26, the immediate availability for download of the third maintenance release of the stable Mesa 10.6 3D graphics library.

According to the changelog, which we have attached at the end of the article for reference, Mesa 10.6.3 is here to mainly fix issues with the open-source Nouv…

Enlightenment 0.19.7 Desktop Environment Improves X11 Compatibility with Older EFLs

Immediately after having announced the major Enlightenment 0.19.6 release, the developers of the modern and lightweight desktop environment used in numerous GNU/Linux distributions offered Enlightenment 0.19.7 for download.

ExLight Distro Brings Enlightenment 0.19.7 and Linux Kernel 4.0 to Ubuntu 15.04

On July 26, Arne Exton, the creator of numerous distributions of GNU/Linux as well as various Android-x86 Live DVDs, was more than proud to announce the immediate availability for download of a new build for his ExLight Linux distribution.

According to Mr. Exton, the ExLight Linux Build 150726 is now reba…

Claws Mail 3.12 Open-Source Email Client Adds Dozens of New Features, Fixes 35 Bugs

The developers of the lightweight and user-friendly Claws Mail GTK-based email client used in many GNU/Linux distributions have announced the release of the major 3.12.0 version.

According to the release notes, Claws Mail 3.12.0 brings dozens of new features, among which we can mention a new plugin, called ManageSieve, which allows users to manage Sieve filters on an email server via the Manage…

GNOME Initial Setup Gets a Revamp with New Functionality and Bugfixes

During the release cycle of the GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, the GNOME developers have updated the GNOME Initial Setup component, which is displayed only once when you first install the GNOME desktop on your GNU/Linux distribution.

GNOME Initial Setup 3.17.4 has been released as part of the GNOME 3.17.4 unstable desktop environment and brings features like support for creating unencrypted keyrings, refinements to the Password page, and better handling of disabled network…

Linux Kernel 4.2 RC4 Announced by Linus Torvalds, Fixes Major Issues

It’s Sunday, so it is time for you to test yet another Release Candidate version of the upcoming Linux kernel 4.2 release, as Linus Torvalds has just posted news on the work done for the RC4 build.

According to Mr. Torvalds, Linux kernel 4.2 Release Candidate 4 is quite a big build, not that big and scary, but he hopes that there are fewer bugs this time and that things will start to become nor…