GNOME 3.17.1 Has Been Officially Released

As we reported last week, the GNOME development team started work on the next major version of the acclaimed desktop environment, GNOME 3.18, and they’ve just released the first snapshot, GNOME 3.17.1.

GNOME 3.17.1 is now available for download and testing, and includes various updated core components and GNOME applications, including GNOME Shell, GTK+, Brasero, Cheese, Mutter, Evince, Evolution, Gedit, Weather, Maps, Boxes, Logs, Chess, and Polari.

“The development of …

Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Pre2 Ships with KDE Apps 15.04, KDE Frameworks 5.9, and Xfce 4.12

On March 3, the Manjaro development team had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download and testing of the second Preview release of the upcoming Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 operating system.

Distributed in the official Xfce and KDE flavors, the Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Pre2 is also available for download as a Cinnamon Community Edition, which y…

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor for Linux Might Be Released on May 5

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, a game developed by Monolith and ported by Feral Interactive for the Linux platform, is now showing in the Steam library, and it might be launched soon.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is one of the high profile games …

OpenBSD 5.7 “Source Fish” Officially Released

OpenBSD a free, multi-platform BSD-based UNIX-like operating system that aims to have a few important features such as portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security, and integrated cryptograph has been upgraded to version 5.7 and is now available for download.

OpenBSD is one of the few operating systems out there that manage to keep a strict release schedule, and the developers push a new version out the door twice a year. T…

Steam for Linux Usage Drops Dramatically in April, It’s Now Under 1%

A new Steam Hardware Survey has been released for the month of April, and it doesn’t bring good news for Linux users. This is probably one of the worst months for the Linux platform in a long time.

Linux users have been watching the numbers in the Steam Hardware Survey since the Steam client was released for the open source platform. For the most part, the number of Linux users has been increasing steadily, with very few exceptions. In fact, it’s been holding steady at abou…

First Look at the New Tab-Based Preferences in Mozilla Firefox 38.0

Today we take a closer look at the number one feature of the upcoming Mozilla Firefox 38.0 web browser, due for release on May 12, 2015, an all-new tab-based Preferences page that many other modern browsers already have for some time now.

The first thing you will notice when upgrading your favorite web browser to Mozilla Firefox 38.0 next week is that the old-school Preferences dialog has been replaced with a beautiful, modern tab-based Preferences page.

With this occas…

GNOME’s Evince Document Viewer Adds Search Support to the Browser Plugin

The GNOME Project is about to release the first development version towards the GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, due for release on October 23, 2015, and various package managers have started to update their projects with new features and improvements.

Evince, the default document viewer in GNOME, has been updated to version 3.17.1, a development release that introduces several new features, fixes bugs discovered in the previous version, and updates many language translatio…

PC-BSD 10.1.2 RC1 Is Out with Lumina Desktop 0.8.4, Firefox 37, and Nvidia Driver 346.47

While not a Linux kernel-based operating system, PC-BSD is one of the coolest and user-friendly BSD distributions around. The latest version, 10.1.2, is in the works, and PC-BSD development team just announced that the first Release Candidate (RC) version is now available for download and testing.

According to the release notes, PC-BSD 10.1.2 will int…

Black Lab Linux Will Standardize on the KDE Desktop Environment

On May 2, Black Lab Software, through Roberto J. Dohnert, announced that the Black Lab Linux operating system will standardize on the KDE desktop environment from now on, dropping support for MATE, Xfce, and GNOME desktops.

Apparently, the Black Lab Linux developer seems upset about the fact that some of the users who requested support for a…

Entroware Announces Aura, a Tiny PC That Runs Ubuntu or Ubuntu MATE 15.04

Entroware introduced today, May 2, their first mini-PC called Aura and powered by Canonical’s recently released Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) computer operating system, or the popular Ubuntu MATE 15.04 flavor.

We remind you that Entroware is a UK-based company that has become the first hardware partner for the Ubuntu MATE project, offering the popular Ubuntu flavor with the traditional MAT…

Ubuntu-Based Black Lab Linux Enterprise Desktop 6.5 RC2 Released with KDE 4.14, MATE 1.8

Roberto J. Dohnert, the lead developer of Black Lab Linux and owner of Black Lab Software, announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the second and last Release Candidate (RC) version of the forthcoming Black Lab Enterprise Desktop 6.5 computer operating system based on Ubuntu.

Being based on Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn), Black Lab Enterprise Desktop 6.5 RC2 is powered by Linux kernel 3.16, but it also includes the Linux 3.13 kernel that is compatib…

uGet 2.0 Released with Better BitTorrent and Metalink Support

We are thrilled to announce today that the final version of the uGet 2.0 download manager has been released for GNU/Linux operating systems, available for download right now for Ubuntu, Debian, and Fedora-based distributions.

After a long development cycle that included no more than eleven development releases, uGet 2.0 has been moved to the stable channel and it’s ready to manage all your down…

Ebuyer Launches Ubuntu Certified Laptops Powered by AMD

Ebuyer, an eCommerce hardware retailer, has announced the launch of  AMD-based HP laptops powered by Ubuntu and certified to run with this operating system by Canonical.

Ubuntu is becoming the OS of choice for many hardware retailers around the world. Canonical already has a deal in place with Dell and few other major retailers, but other ones are now joining the party, including Ebuyer, which is actually the biggest independent electronic commerce retailer in UK.

The la…

Robolinux 7.9.1 Is an OS Based on Debian That Can Run Windows Apps

Robolinux, an easy-to-use Linux distribution based on Debian that features various flavors and that allows its users to run Windows apps via a virtual machine solution, has been upgraded to version 7.9.1 and is now ready for download.

Even if Robolinux started its life by promising users that it allows them to run any kind of Windows app without the need of a compatibility layers such as Wine, the developers have since implemented many more features and they have also built…

Ubuntu laptops available for pre-order with

Electronic Commerce Retailer Ebuyer has launched a series of AMD-based HP laptops preloaded with Ubuntu. These devices are perfect for business and home users and are now available for pre-order on; fully available at the end of May 2015. The launch with not only signals a significant milestone in terms of solidifying a partnership with one of the pre-eminent local electronic retailers, but increases Ubuntu’s e-tail presence here in the UK. Initially, […]

Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 15.10 Takes Place on May 5-7, 2015

Canonical and the hard working people behind the Ubuntu development team announced the dates for the upcoming Ubuntu Online Summit event where they will reveal the plans for Ubuntu 15.10, due for release in October 2015.

Today, we report that the Ubuntu Online Summit will take place next week, starting May 5, and it will end two days later, on May 7, 20…

Fedora 22 Beta Released for the ARM64 and PowerPC Platforms

Peter Robinson announced the immediate availability for download of the Fedora 22 Beta Server edition for the ARM64 (AArch64), PPC64, and PPC64EL (also known as PowerPC64 and PowerPC64 Little-Endian) hardware architectures.

The Sever edition of

Kodi 15.0 Isengard Beta 1 Officially Released

Kodi, a media player and entertainment hub that was named XBMC just until a few months ago, has been upgraded to version 15.0 Beta 1 and is now ready for download and testing.

A stable version of Kodi is already out, so this would make it the second release with this name. The community is just getting used to the name and the fact that the developers have pushed a ton of features already has helped a great deal regarding the name change.

“Here it is, the first beta buil…

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Works Again with Wine 1.7.42

Wine developers announced that a new version of their application has been released, bringing a few new features and various improvements for Windows apps and games, including one for Hearthstone from Blizzard.

Even if it might seem like this latest version of Wine is not an interesting one, there is at least one line in the changelog that should be very interesting for many users, fans of the Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.

It’s been awhile since the latest stable bran…

Ubuntu Online Summit

Next week, from the 5th to 7th of May, another edition of the Ubuntu Online Summit is taking off. Three days of sessions for developers, designers, advocates, users and all members of our diverse community. Along the developer-oriented discussions you’ll find presentations, workshops, lightning talks and much more. It’s a great opportunity for existing and […]