Ubuntu Touch Web Apps Push Notifications Are Coming Soon, Here’s a Demo Video

After having reported last week that work started on implementing push notifications for Web Apps on the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system, Canonical’s David Barth now comes with more great news about the latest developments in the Web Apps area.

As you might know, Ubuntu Touch can run both native applications and …

Linux Kernel 3.10.82 LTS Is a Very Small Update with Five Fixes

Immediately after having published details about the Linux kernel 4.1.1, Linux kernel 4.0.7, and

antiX 15 Officially Released, Based on Debian 8 “Jessie” but Without systemd

Straight from Thessaloniki, Greece, the antiX development team has had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the final release of the antiX 15 GNU/Linux operating system.

After two Beta releases and an RC (Release Candidate) version, antiX 15 is finally here, based on the latest and greatest Debian GNU/Linux 8 (Jessie) operating system, and powered by Linux kernel 4.0.5, which has been customized with the with fbcondecor splash.

The …

Tanglu 3 RC1 Has systemd 221, Linux Kernel 4.0, KDE Plasma 5.3 and GNOME 3.16

The Tanglu development team, through Matthias Klumpp, has announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the first RC (Release Candidate) version of the forthcoming Tanglu 3 GNU/Linux operating system based on Debian 8 “Jessie.”

Du…

Simplicity Linux 15.7 Comes at the End of July with Linux Kernel 4.0

David Purse from the development team of Simplicity Linux, a distribution derived from LXPup and built around the LXDE desktop environment, has announced the release of the first Beta build towards the final version of Simplicity Linux 15.7.

According to the short release notes, Simplicity Linux 15.7 Beta is now powered by Linux kernel 4.0.2, based o…

Linux Kernel 3.14.46 LTS Has ARM and ARM64 Improvements, Updated Drivers

After having announced the release of the Linux kernel 4.1.1, Linux kernel 4.0.7, and Linux kernel 3.10.82 LTS, Greg Kroah-Hartman has also published details abo…

Debian-Based OpenMediaVault 2.1 NAS Solution Adds WiFi and VLAN Support

Volker Theile, project leader of the Debian-based OpenMediaVault NAS (Network-attached Storage) distribution, has been more than happy to inform us about the immediate availability for download of OpenMediaVault 2.1.

Dubbed Stone burner, OpenMediaVault 2.1 is here with great new features, such as WiFi support with WPA and WPA2 security protocols and security certification programs, Virtual LAN (VLAN) support, new widgets, as well as a brand-new dashboard.

“Today i am hap…

KDE Applications 15.04.3 Out Now with over 20 Bugfixes

KDE announced just a few minutes ago the immediate availability of the third maintenance release for the KDE Applications 15.04 software suite that is being distributed as part of the next-generation KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment.

According to the very short release notes, KDE Applications 15.04.3 is here to fix over 20 issues that have been reported by users since the previous version of the project, KDE Applications 15.04.2, as well as to update various translations.

Arch Linux 2015.07.01 Is Now Available for Download

Being July 1 and all that, the time has come for a new Arch Linux build to surface the Web. Arch Linux 2015.07.01 has been released earlier, and you can download it right now!

Arch Linux is one of the world’s most customizable, lightweight, rolling-release distributions of GNU/Linux, an independent operating system powered by the latest Linux kernel builds and following the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) …

Cinnamon 2.6.12 Desktop Environment Is Now Available for Linux Mint 17.2

Today, July 1, Clement Lefebvre released the twelfth maintenance release of the modern and open-source Cinnamon 2.6 desktop environment for the Linux Mint 17.2 (Rafaela) operating system.

According to the release notes, which have been attached at the end of the article for reference, Cinnamon 2.6.12 is here to remove the “Quality” setting from the Photoframe desklet because it was declared deprecated, as well as to remove the unnecessary URL request that appears when refre…

Incubio joins the Charm Partner Programme

Canonical is excited to announce that Incubio, one of the top three Big Data incubators in the world, has joined the Charm Partner Programme. Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme helps solution providers make the best use of Canonical’s universal service modeling tool, Juju; enabling instant workload deployment, integration, and scaling on virtually any public or private cloud, as well as […]

Ubisoft Releases Anno Online, Its First Game for Linux

Ubisoft hasn’t expressed any interest in the Linux platform until now, but it looks like that might change, although I wouldn’t get my hope up. Anno Online just landed on Linux, but it’s a browser game published through Steam.

There are a few publishers that have shown their support for the Linux platform, but Ubisoft is not one of them. Activision is also one of the companies that hasn’t made any kind of statements regarding Linux games and neither Electronic Arts. To be f…

Latest Windows 10 Build Has Some Cool Linux Features

Windows 10 is about to launch in less than a month, and it’s going to be a very interesting release. We had a chance to play with the latest build, and at least a couple of things have jumped out that you could say are flattering towards Linux.

The first thing that people will notice is a new feature called a virtual desktop. It’s al…

The 1TB UbuTab Tablet with Ubuntu and Windows Scam Is Unfolding

The UbuTab is a tablet that was supposed to ship with either Windows or Ubuntu, and had some pretty sweet hardware specs, including 1TB of storage space. As some of the users have suspected in the first place, this is very close to being confirmed as a scam.

A lot of users have expressed doubts regarding …

KDE Plasma 5.3.2 Lands with Fix for Shutdown Scripts, More

Plasma 5.3.2 has been revealed by the KDE Community, and the KDE desktop has received a number of important fixes that will be welcomed by the users.

Plasma is the name of the desktop for the KDE project, and it’s one of the three components. The other two are KDE Applications and KDE Frameworks, and they are pretty interesting themselves, but it’s hard to compete with the desktop, which usually gets all the attention. The separation into these three branches has been done …

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Cinnamon released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Cinnamon. Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela Cinnamon Edition Linux Mint 17.2 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to […]

Publishing LXD images

While some work remains to be done for ‘lxc publish’, the current support is sufficient to show a full cycle of image workload with lxd.

Ubuntu wily comes with systemd by default. Sometimes you might need a wily container with upstart. And to repeatedly reproduce some tests on wily with upstart, you might want to create a container image.

# lxc remote add lxc images.linuxcontainers.org # lxc launch lxc:ubuntu/wily/amd64 w1 # lxc exec w1 -- apt-get -y install upstart-bin upstart-sysv # lxc stop w1 # lxc publish --public w1 --alias=wily-with-upstart # lxc image copy wily-with-upstart remote: # optional 

Now you can start a new container using

# lxc launch wily-with-upstart w-test-1 # lxc exec w-test-1 -- ls -alh /sbin/init lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 May 18 10:20 /sbin/init -> upstart # lxc exec w-test-1 run-my-tests 

Importantly, because “–public” was passed to the lxc publish command, anyone who can reach your lxd server or the image server at “remote:” will also be able to use the image. Of course, for private images, don’t use “–public”.

Enjoy!

Get the “Gone Home” FPS Puzzle Game with a Huge 88% Discount on Steam

FPS adventure game Gone Home is now available on Steam for Linux with huge 88% price cut that will last for another day.

Gone Home is a story driven game that is like nothing you’ve ever played until now. You don’t get to meet anyone, and you don’t get to interact with any other character. You’re just trying to solve a mystery. Despite the fact that there are no enemies, and you don’t get hurt in any way, the game manages to keep the suspense going with ease, and that’s mos…

Last Chance to Get “The Last Federation” 4X Strategy with an 80% Price Cut

The Last Federation, a turn-based strategy game with 4X elements developed and published by Arcen Games LLC, is available on Steam for Linux with an 80% discount.

The Linux platform does have quite a few strategies; any new title will have to be good. The Last Federation has been proposed by the community and had a great media reception, so you know it’s a good investment. It’s also worth pointing out that the promotions will only last for a few more hours.

“From the cre…

Solus Gets Daily ISOs, Linux Kernel 4.1 LTS, and More

The Solus operating system has just received its first daily ISO, and it looks like the team is well on its way to promote the first RC. The developers are moving closer to a stable version, and things seem to be on the right track.

Solus is a new operating system made from scratch, which means it’s not like most of the other Linux distros out there. It is not using Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Arch, or whatever other OS. The devs are doing their own thing, and from the looks of…