qBittorrent 3.1.10 Receives Massive Update, Get It Now

qBittorrent, a multi-platform BitTorrent client developed in C++/Qt4 by Christophe Dumez that is able to run on all major platforms, is now at version 3.1.10.

A new qBittorrent build has been released by its developers and it might just seem like just another maintenance release, but the truth is that it’s quite a large update. Previous releases were not this consistent, but the 3.1.10 version brings a ton of features and other improvements.

The developers have been quiet since the r…

Counter Strike: Global Offensive Available For Linux

Valve finally released Counter Strike: Global Offensive for Linux.Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is  an objective-based multiplayer first-person shooter in which players join either the Terrorist or Counter-Terrorist team. CS:GO uses the Source engine and it was initially released in August, 2012, as the fourth game in the Counter-Strike franchise.Compared to the previous games in […]

Valve Now Does AMD’s Job and Tries to Track Driver Bugs

It’s a well-known fact that AMD’s support for their GPUs is rather poor on the Linux platform, even if some AMD owners don’t really want to accept it. The best proof of this situation is the fact that Valve developers are now tracking the new AMD releases in order to compile the issues that are found by the community.

NVIDIA, AMD, and Intel have pretty much all of the market share on GPUs on the Linux platform. Intel doesn’t really compete with the other two companies in terms of performance,…

openSUSE 13.2 Beta Features More Btrfs Improvements and New Kernel – Gallery

The openSUSE Project has announced the immediate availability for download of the first Beta version in the new openSUSE 13.2 branch.

The openSUSE developers have released a new version in their new openSUSE 13.2 branch and it’s full of updates and lots of improvements. The good news is that the devs are now a little bit closer to the final release and this can be easily observed from the versions of the implemented packages.

The openSUSE development cycle was modified a few months ago and c…

Bodhi Lives, Jessie Hints, and openSUSE Beta

It’s been a busy day in Linux news with top stories featuring new openSUSE 13.2 Beta and Debian 8 packages. Bodhi Linux founder Jeff Hoogland said he has someone to take over the distribution project. Red Hat is changing focus from Linux to OpenStack! Knoppix 7.4.1 update was released and there’s been a lot buzz […]

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Officially Lands on Linux, Skips Beta

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the much anticipated multiplayer FPS from Valve, has finally arrived on Steam for Linux, skipping the Beta stage.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is one of the most requested Linux ports and now the Linux gamers finally have a chance to play it. The game was made available on Steam for Linux late last night and now it’s ready for download. The interesting aspect of this new game is that the devs have skipped the Beta and they’ve released the game as stable.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 384

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #384 for the week September 15 – 21, 2014, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Call for nominations to the LoCo Council Ubuntu Stats New SubLoCo Policy Thomas Ward: NGINX in Ubuntu, PPAs, and Debian: naxsi packages to be dropped […]

HP Passes Red Hat as Leading Contributor to OpenStack

It’s no secret that the list of companies backing the OpenStack cloud computing platform is growing mighty long. In fact, most analysts agree that that list has to be whittled down over time. But if you think you have a handle on which companies are the top contributors to OpenStack, you may find some surprises. […]

Netflix für Linux ist auf dem Weg

Ubuntu-14.04-Anwender erhalten derzeit ein Update für die NSS-Bibliothek libnss3, mit dem sich Netflix nutzen lässt. Read more at H-online

Ubuntu Touch RTM Preview – Ditching Android Just Got Easier

The Ubuntu Touch RTM version of the new operating system from Canonical has been released, so now it’s time to get a closer look and see what the fuss is all about. Read more ….

Ubuntu Now Has Netflix Native Support

Ubuntu developers have updated the NSS library that is required to have native Netflix support in Linux, through Google Chrome.

The Netflix people got in touch with the Ubuntu team and asked them to upgrade the NSS library in their repository. This would enable Netflix to consider lifting the user agent check that is now performed. This means that Netflix will work natively, in Google Chorme through HTML5, as soon as Netflix makes it happen.

Ubuntu developer Marc Deslauriers made the update …

Geeknote: Command-Line Evernote Client

Geeknote is a command-line client for Evernote, useful to add notes to Evernote via Bash scripts, cron, applications that can’t directly use the Evernote SDK or to simply manage your Evernote notes from the command-line.The tool supports all basic Evernote functions: it can create or delete notes, create notepads and tags, search notes (with filters) […]

NSS Updated To Allow Native HTML5 Netflix Playback In Ubuntu

A while back we wrote about enabling HTML5 playback for Netflix in Ubuntu, but that required updating NSS and using an user-agent extension in Google Chrome. Well, NSS 3.17 landed today in Ubuntu 14.04 and 12.04, and thanks to this, Netflix should soon use native HTML5 playback in Ubuntu, without requiring any tweaks.Right now, the […]

X.Org Server 1.16.1 Officially Released

The X.Org Foundation has announced that a new version of its X.Org Server is now available for download, 1.16.1.

The previous major update for the X.Org server was made almost two months ago, and now the devs have released the first update for that branch. It’s not a big, scary release and users should upgrade as soon as possible. It will be a while until it hits all the major repositories, but it will arrive soon in a repo near you.

According to the changelog, a crash regression in mieqProc…

OpenJDK 7 Packages Updated in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Canonical has announced that a new OpenJDK 7 version has been pushed to the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) repositories and a number of problems have been fixed.

The Ubuntu maintainers have made available a new update for OpenJDK 7 and it provides some stability updates for this particular package.

“Several vulnerabilities were discovered in the OpenJDK JRE related to information disclosure, data integrity and availability. An attacker could exploit these to cause a denial of service or expo…

Netrunner 2014.09 Rolling Release Is a Beautiful KDE-Based Distro – Gallery

Netrunner 2014.09, a GNU/Linux distribution based on Manjaro, featuring KDE as the default desktop environment, has been released and is now available for download.

If you are a Netrunner fan, you already know that the system is based on Kubuntu. That is still true, so you don’t have to worry about the future of the distribution if you are already using it. Right now there are two different versions of the Linux distro, one that still relies on Kubuntu, and a new one, based on Manjaro.

The n…

FreeBSD 10.1 Beta 2 Is Now UEFI-Capable

The second Beta version of FreeBSD 10.1, an operating system for x86, ARM, IA-64, PowerPC, PC-98, and UltraSPARC architectures, has been released and is now ready for testing.

The FreeBSD developers now have a new Beta in the wild and it looks like the stable version of this point release is getting closer to a final iteration. It comes with quite a few changes and improvements, despite the fact that it looks more like a brand new release and less like a minor maintenance update.

Recent Free…

Cinnamon 2.4 to Feature New Theme Selection and Options for Linux Mint 17.1

The Cinnamon developers have detailed some of the changes that will arrive in the upcoming 2.4 release of their desktop environment, and that includes a few improvements that have already been unveiled.

Cinnamon is the default desktop environment in Linux Mint and it’s built by the same developers who are making the Linux distro. It stands to reason that the best implementation for Cinnamon will be on Linux Mint. It’s also the place that integrates the latest updates for Cinnamon as soon as t…

Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 3.17 RC6, Probably the Last One in the Series

A new Release Candidate has been announced by Linus Torvalds for the latest Linux kernel branch, 3.17, and it might be the last one in this development cycle.

Linus Torvalds has just released the latest RC for the 3.17 kernel branch and it’s packed with a lot of goodies. It’s also probably the last RC in the series, which would make this one of the shortest development cycles this year alone, although it might be a good idea to not talk about it in these terms. We could jinx it.

The Linux ke…

Debian 8 “Jessie” to Get GNOME 3.14

The Debian developers decided a while ago that they were going to adopt Xfce instead of GNOME as the default desktop, but that doesn’t mean that users won’t be able to find all the GNOME packages in the repositories.

When Xfce was chosen over GNOME a few months ago, not everyone was happy with that decision. In fact, there still are a few very vocal opponents of that particular decision, but the distribution powers on and it looks like Xfce will become the new default.

Being the default desk…