What was looking to be a slow news day turned into an interesting perusal headlines. Today The Daily Star introduces readers to Linux and Open Source applications and two bloggers have put Linux Mint Debian Edition 201403 through its paces. Fedora’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and Jim Whitehurst on leadership are also featured. The […]
Ubuntu for phones may not be one of the most widely spread operating systems out there, but one developer showed how things will soon work, by releasing a game on Ubuntu and then porting it to iOS and Android.
There are probably very few applications, if any, developed natively for Ubuntu and then ported to other platforms, like Android and iOS. The Riddling game might be the first example of its kind.
The title is developed by just two guys from kryogenix.org and pro…
Dropbox 2.7.41, a client for an online service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere, is an experimental version that has just been released and users have been invited to test it. The new experimental build of the Dropbox client is now ready for download, and even if it’s not one of the biggest releases so far, it comes with few interesting changes. One of those changes concerns the Linux users directly, which is a rare occurrence when it comes to the Lin…
MATE 1.8 has been released, here’s how you can install it in Ubuntu 13.10. Read more ….
Prominent features of this release are support (in the installer) for computers with UEFI firmware and for GPT partitions. But the installer, as you will read in the next section, is the weakest part of this distribution, a problem it shares with most distributions that are based on Debian. Read more ….
Anyone who lived through the bad old days of compiling software from source on Linux remembers well the frustration of upgrading one package only to find that it breaks another. I like to think that those days are behind us; and, for the most part, they are. Unfortunately, I found myself in an eerily similar […]
Ubuntu 14.04 beta 1 brings some changes to GNOME, but the big focus is on maintaining the status quo for this long-term support release. Read more ….
In today’s open source roundup: Is Ubuntu 14.04 the best Linux distro to replace Windows XP? Plus: Is XFCE better than GNOME or KDE? And a review of Mageia 4. Read more ….
Red Hat, increasingly focused on cloud computing, is also drawing a square bead on government organizations and their needs in the cloud. The company has announced the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US) Region, a branch of Amazon’s cloud platform tailored for U.S. government data and […]
Dukto R6 is an open source, multi-platform LAN file transfer tool, useful to transfer files form one computer to another without having to worry about configurations, operating systems, clients, servers and so on.Dukto R6 in Ubuntu 14.04Dukto doesn’t require any configuration: simply install it on the machines you want to transfer files from/to, launch the […]
The final version of Linux Mint Debian 201403, a new update in the Mint family, has been announced and it’s now ready for download.
This edition of Linux Mint had a very short incubation period and, after only one development release, the final version has been made available for download.
Calling it a final version might be a bit of a stretch because Linux Mint Debian serves only one purpose, to provide the Mint operating system running on Debian testing, rath…
The team that develops the MATE desktop environment has announced that a new stable version has been released, 1.8, featuring a large number of changes and improvements. The MATE desktop has been forked from GNOME 2.x to address the disappearance of the classic desktop that was present for so many years on numerous operating systems. When the GNOME development team decided to completely change the way that GNOME 3 looked and functioned, as opposed to GNOME 2.x, a grou…
The KDE Community has announced that KDE Frameworks 5 Alpha 2 has been released, which marks another step towards the end of the old KDE Platform 4. A new development version of KDE Frameworks 5 has been released, but there is nothing too spectacular about it. A lot of smaller changes have been implemented, but the most notable features are the work that’s being done for Mac OS X and the implementation of Wayland. According to the developers, kprintutils has been ditc…
The final version of Salix 14.1, a GNU/Linux distribution based on Slackware that is simple, fast, easy to use, and based on the Xfce desktop environment, has been released after a couple of development versions.
The development of Salix 14.1 moved fairly quickly and the final version is now available for download. It comes with a lot of new features, and one of the most important is the support for (U)EFI-enabled systems.
The 64-bit installer has received some impro…
XBMC 13.0 Beta 1, an open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media that is available for multiple platforms, has finally arrived after a long wait.
After more than a year of work, the developers of XBMC have released the first Beta in the new 13.x branch. It has been dubbed “Gotham” and it’s probably one of the biggest releases so far.
XBMC media player is being used by a lot of other companies and development teams for th…
Vendetta Online, an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) from Guild Software Inc., is now at version 1.8.282, bringing more balancing changes and fixes.
In Vendetta Online, thousands of people can play together in a persistent universe. This is yet another major update that brings even more balancing changes and even support for Sony gamepads.
The principle of the game is very similar with Eve Online. Players take the role of pilots in a huge univer…
Valve has just released a new Beta version for its Steam for Linux client, featuring a lot of fixes and changes for all the different aspects of the application. When a development version garners sufficient changes, Valve promotes it to stable and the work for the next beta starts almost immediately. The new Beta branch is rather new and the developers are pushing a lot of changes and improvements. One of the most important problems that have been tackled in the upda…
NVIDIA has just announced the immediate availability for download of a new Beta version of its graphics driver for Linux operating systems, 334.21, which arrives just in time to provide much needed support for a number of new GPUs. The new Linux display driver, 334.21, has been released mostly to provide support for the new GeForce GTX 750 Ti, GeForce GTX 750, GeForce GTX 745, and GeForce GTX TITAN Black. Besides the large number of supported GPUs, the developers have…
Today’s news scan turned up several interesting entries. First up is Linux.com’s piece highlighting three key moments in Linux history. A new Scientific Linux review is out. Two KDE release announcements were posted. OMG!Ubuntu! has a list of seven features you’re going to love in Ubuntu 14.04. A new Linux bug is wreaking havoc. And […]
qBittorrent is a bittorrent client for Linux, MAC OS X and Microsoft Windows platforms. A new release is available to download, it brings some bug fixes and a minor change to the toolbar. Check the changelog and download options for qBittorrent version 3.1.9 down below. qBittorrent is Qt4 based application, it supports searching for torrent […]