ROSA Enterprise Desktop X2 Brings UEFI and Secure Boot Support

On May 19, the ROSA company was proud to announce the immediate availability of the ROSA Enterprise Desktop X2 Linux kernel-based operating system for enterprise users, who can request an ISO image from the ROSA sales department.

According to the release notes, ROSA Enterprise Desktop X2 brings support for systems boasting the UEFI (Unified Extensib…

Linux Kernel Plagued by an EXT4 Data Corruption Issue, Patch Available

Apparently, there’s a data corruption issue in the EXT4 file system for multiple Linux kernel branches, affecting several mainstream distributions, including Arch Linux, Fedora, and Debian GNU/Linux.

Several Arch Linux users have already reported data loss after upgrading to Linux kernel 4.0.2, the latest version available in the main software repositories of the …

FileZilla 3.11.0 Open-Source FTP Client Offers Support for Debian 8 Jessie

FileZilla, one of the best open-source and cross-platform FTP clients available on the market, reached version 3.11.0 on May 19, bringing assorted new features and bug fixes.

FileZilla Client 3.11.0 is now available for download for all Linux kernel-based operating systems with binaries built especially for the recently released Debian GNU/Linux 8.0 (Jessie) distribution.

The new version brings a fix for a crash that occurred when attempting to open a wrapped dialog wit…

Oracle Patches the Venom Security Issue in All Supported VirtualBox Branches

Oracle announced a few minutes ago that they published maintenance releases for all the supported branches of the popular VirtualBox virtualization software, in order to patch the well-known Venom security issue.

After having patched the Venom vulnerability in the VirtualBox 4.3 branch with the 4….

MPV 0.9.2 MPlayer-Based Movie Player Released with Important Linux and OS X Fixes

The extremely active development team of the open-source and cross-platform MPV movie player software based on the popular MPlayer multimedia playback application reached version 0.9.2 on May 19.

According to the changelog, MPV 0.9.2 brings some significant changes, such as improvements to the channel fallback, just in case there’s no native support for a certain channel layout in the default audio device, autoloading of subtitles in the .sup file format, and query support…

Google Releases Chrome 43 Stable for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows

Google was proud to announce today, May 18, the immediate availability for download of the Google Chrome 43 web browser for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

It appears that this is a bugfix-only release that only promotes the Google Chrome 43 version from the Beta channel to the Stable one and fixes approximately 37 bugs discovered since the last stable version.

The actual version number of Google Chrome 43 is 43.0.2357.65, …

Mozilla Officially Launches Thunderbird 31.7.0 with Security and Memory Fixes

Mozilla has announced that Thunderbird 31.7 has been released and that it comes with a small number of vulnerability fixes, some more important than others.

The development of the Thunderbird email client is no longer in the hands of the Mozilla developers, but in those of the dedicated community. Mozilla no longer considers Thunderbird to be an attractive project and they don’t want to invest any more time and money into it, so they have given the reins to some developers …

Civilization: Beyond Earth Rising Tide Expansion Pack Arrives on Linux in Autumn

Civilization: Beyond Earth is the latest game in the Civilization series developed by Firaxis and its makers have announced that a new expansion pack called Rising Tide is in the works. Even better, Aspyr Media will release it for Linux in autumn for the Linux platform.

Civilization: Beyond Earth has been released for Linux only a couple of months after the official Windows version was made available. The guys from Aspyr Media have done a great job at porting the game for t…

Vendetta Online 1.8.336 MMO Gets Experimental Improvements

Vendetta Online is a space MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) developed and published by Guild Software Inc. that is also available for the Linux platform. A new update has been released and is now ready for download.

Many of the updates for Vendetta Online usually bring improvements for the engine or other components, but the current version is mostly about balancing various aspect of Vendetta online.

“New temporary placeholder “capship” stations in…

Rygel 0.24.4 DLNA Server Finally Replaces XBMC with Kodi

Rygel, a home media solution (UPnP AV MediaServer) that allows users to easily share audio, video, and pictures to other devices, such as TVs or tablets, has been updated to version 0.24.4.

Rygel is part of the GNOME stack and one of the few DLNA servers on the Linux platform. It’s not the only one available, but the competition for this small niche is not a major problem. Also, please keep in mind that this is a maintenance update for the older 0.24.x branch.

According …

Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power to Arrive on Linux After Windows Launch

Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power, the third game in the Trine series, is now in Steam Early Access, but only for the Windows platform. The developers have said that the Linux version will be made available, but only at a later date.

The developers from Frozenbyte are among the first ones who brought Linux support for their games. Trine and Trine 2 were very well received by the community, and the games are known for their quality and excellent gameplay.

Like many other ti…

Thunderbird 31.7.0 Officially Lands in Ubuntu

Details about a number of Thunderbird vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems have been published by Canonical.

The Thunderbird email client received has been updated once more and the Ubuntu maintainers of this package have finally pushed the latest version into the repositories. The latest version of the email client brings only security fixes, so don’t expect any major changes.

For example, “Ucha Gobejish…

Last Chance to Get the Excellent Prison Architect on Steam for Linux with 80% Off

Prison Architect, a prison management simulator developed and published by the famous Introversion Software studio, is now available for purchase on Steam for Linux with a huge 80% discount.

If you’ve never heard of Introversion Software, then you really need to play their games, all of them. It’s one of those studios that are not content to do what everyone else is doing, so all of their games are actually refreshing and full of gameplay features that haven’t been tried be…

Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Now Has Mutter and Metacity Support, How to Install

As it stands right now, Ubuntu MATE comes with support for two windows managers, Marco and Compiz. Due to popular demand, the developers are also working to bring support for Mutter and Metacity, and a PPA is already available.

There aren’t too many Linux distributions out there that feature not one…

Full Ubuntu Convergence Demonstrated in One Image

Canonical defined convergence as the same code running on different form factors, like a laptop, phone, or tablet. That is no longer a concept, and it’s happening under our very eyes.

Convergence used to mean a different thing a couple of years back. We used to think that it’s about turning your phone into a working PC, and that was a great idea, but that concept has been refined mostly by the need of the real world. Sure enough, Canonical could have put forth a working pro…

Nvidia 352.09 Beta Driver for Linux Bring Support for Mysterious GPU

Nvidia has just published a new Linux Beta driver that brings a lot of new changes and improvements, not to mention support for a new mysterious GPU that hasn’t been named.

Nvidia makes numerous driver releases, and the Beta branch is usually one of the most interesting. It’s usually full of new features and all kinds of cool stuff that takes a while to reach the Stable version. The drivers are just one of the reasons Nvidia has much better support for the Linux platform, a…

Fedora 23 Netizen Spin to Promote Internet Citizenship and Citizen Engagement

After having proposed a Fedora Cinnamon Spin for the upcoming Fedora 23 Linux operating system, Jan Kurik, Program Manager at Red Hat, published details of the proposal of a very interesting edition of Fedora, the Fedora Netizen Spin.

Long story short, Fedora Netizen Spin aims to be a special edition of Fedora Linux that…

The MATE Tweak Tool of Ubuntu MATE Will Support More Window Managers

Martin Wimpress has had the great pleasure of informing all users of the Ubuntu MATE Linux distribution, a special flavor of Ubuntu built around the MATE desktop environment, that the MATE Tweak tool will support new window managers.

For those who don’t know yet, MATE Tweak is a unique graphical configuration utility for the MATE desktop environment, developed by Martin Wimpress. It is designed especial…

Ubuntu Touch to Be Officially Based on Ubuntu 15.04 Starting with OTA-4

In an email sent to the Ubuntu Touch mailinglist on May 18, Łukasz Zemczak from Canonical’s Foundations Team announced some more details regarding the next major update of the Ubuntu for phones mobile operating system.

We reported at the beginning of May 2015, during the

Canonical Launches Ubuntu Advantage Storage at OpenStack Summit

On May 18, Canonical announced a new service, Ubuntu Advantage Storage, which is designed as a software-defined storage support service tailored for cloud providers and providing a vast area of storage solutions.

Offering a unique metered pricing model, Canonical’s new 24×7-supported software solution relies on proven Software-defined storage (SDS) technologies like Ceph, SwiftStack, and NexentaEdge, which are included in the initial offering. Also, Canonical promises that…