SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching Promises 100% Uptime for Businesses

Today, May 17, 2016, SUSE, a pioneer in open source software and the maker of the SUSE Linux operating system, has had the great pleasure of announcing the availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching.

SUSE was one of the first open source companies to offer live patching of their Linux kernel-based operating system, a technology that has been implemented in the major 4.0 series of the Linux kernel, as announced by Linus Torvalds one year ago, on April 2015.

Since then, only a few GNU/Linux operating system have adopted live kernel patching in their infrastructure because it appears that the technology is mostly useful for enterprise users, big companies that don’t want to interrupt their uptime when attempting to upgrade the kernel, which is the core of any Linux OS.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching is available starting today for all SUSE customers who run their …

Canonical to Showcase Ubuntu Core on NXP/Freescale i.MX 6, HiKey at OSCON 2016

O’Reilly OSCON 2016, the long-anticipated Open Source convention, is upon us, and it looks like Canonical is there to showcase its latest Snappy Ubuntu Core innovations.

We reported last week that Canonical had been secretly working with Huawei and LeMaker to offer developers and IoT enthusiasts the first-ever binary image of Snappy Ubuntu Core, a special flavor of the popular Ubuntu operating system that was designed from the ground up to be deployed on various embedded and IoT devices, for LeMaker’s HiKey 96Boards.

Boasting an Octa-Core 64-bit Kirin620 processor designed by Huawei, the HiKey single-board computer features an ARM Mali 450-MP4 graphics processing unit capable of offering high-performance 3D graphics. Also, HiKey developer LeMaker says that the board is able to deliver up to 10,000 D…

New Android malware disguises itself as a Chrome update

There’s a new info-stealing malware hiding out there in a familiar cloak, waiting to infect your Android device. Zscaler’s security research team, ThreatLabZ, discovered the malware, which hides in the form of an Android Google Chrome update. The domains used by the infostealer look like file names for Google updates, but each URL is only

Photography with the Fedora Design Suite

If you’re like most people, then computers are a tool for doing what matters to you. You probably use your computer to do many other things you’re interested in — like photography, for instance. Fedora turns out to be perfect… Continue Reading →

Snapcraft 2.8 Now Live in Ubuntu 16.04, Adds Support for Snappy’s New Interfaces

Just a few minutes ago, Canonical informed the Snappy Ubuntu community about the general availability of the Snapcraft 2.8 release in the default repositories of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

As usual, Sergio Schvezov dropped the hot news on the Snappy mailing list, informing us about the new features introduced in the Snapcraft Snappy creator tool for Ubuntu Snappy Core, and soon for the Ubuntu Desktop and Server operating systems, as Canonical announced earlier this …

Wine 1.9.8 Released with Better Support for DirectX10 Games, Mono Engine Fixes

The Wine developers have just announced today, April 15, 2016, the release of the eighth milestone towards the 2.0 stable branch of the free implementation of Windows on Unix software.

Wine 1.9.8 comes hot on the heels of the second stable maintenance build of Wine 1.8, which brought in only minor bug fixes, and adds even more improvements to the upcoming WineD3D command stream, as well as to the built-in Shader Model 5 support and the WebServices reader support.

Other noteworthy changes are…

10 cool accessories for the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet

In the office we’ve been using the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet and have a few accessories to recommend with it! Check out the list below. Bluetooth Keyboard Bluetooth mouse Or even this bluetooth mouse! 4-Port Micro USB to USB Hub Micro-HDMI to HDMI Cable NexDock – world’s most affordable laptop that converges with the […]

Calibre 2.55 eBook Viewer and Converter Adds New Rules, Settings, News Sources

Kovid Goyal, the developer of the open-source and cross-platform Calibre ebook library management software, has announced today, April 15, 2016, the release of the Calibre 2.55 update for all supported platforms.

Calibre 2.55 appears to be a fairly normal update with a little something for everyone. New features include the ability to create rules for converting random identifiers into links that the user can click on, via the Book details panel under Preferences -> Look & Feel, as w…

KDE Neon Project Rebased on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), Upgrade Now

Ex-Kubuntu maintainer Jonathan Riddell has announced the upgrade of the KDE Neon base packages from Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) to the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) branch.

The developer introduced the KDE Neon project to the Linux community at the end of January, during the FOSDEM (Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting) 2016 event, which was welcomed in particular by those who love having the latest KDE technologies on top of an Ubuntu Linux base.

The KD…

Mesa 3D 11.2.1 Graphics Library Gets First RC, Adds DRIRC Workaround for Warsow

Collabora’s Emil Velikov has published details about the availability of the RC (Release Candidate) build for the upcoming point release for Mesa 3D 11.2 Graphics Library.

Starting April 14, 2016, the Mesa 11.2.1 3D Graphics Library is now officially in development, with a first Release Candidate build out the door and promising several improvements to the latest stable branch of the software used by default in numerous GNU/Linux operating systems.

Among the changes implemented until now…

ownCloud 9.0 Enterprise Edition Arrives with Extensive File Control Capabilities

ownCloud, Inc. has had the great pleasure of announcing the availability of the Enterprise Edition (EE) of its powerful ownCloud 9.0 self-hosting cloud server solution.

Engineered exclusively for small- and medium-sized business, as well as major organizations and enterprises, ownCloud 9.0 Enterprise Edition is now available with extensive file control capabilities and all the cool new features that made the open-source version of the project famous amongst Linux users.

Prominent new feature…

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Is Now in Final Freeze, Launches April 21, 2016

The launch of the highly anticipated Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system is upon us, and now Canonical has just announced that the GNU/Linux distro has entered final freeze.

On April 14, 2016, Adam Conrad announced that the “Final Freeze” development state was in effect for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This means that there will be no new features added to the upcoming operating system, nor major changes will happen until its official launch next week, on April 21, 2016, with the …

CruxEX Live Operating System Now Runs on Linux Kernel 4.5.1, Based on CRUX 3.2

After announcing yesterday the release of Slackware-based SlackEX Build 160413 distro, Linux developer Arne Exton is back today, April 14, 2016, with a new version of his CRUX-based CruxEX operating system.

Based on the latest CRUX 3.2 Linux operating system, CruxEX Live Build 160414 is here to upgrade the base kernel package from version 4.3.0 to the latest and most advanced Linux 4.5.1 branch, which has been optimized by Arne Exton to support even more hardware components.

“I have rep…

LinuxFest Northwest 2016 Takes Place April 23-24, in Bellingham, WA, US

We have some great news for our Linux readers living in the US, as the upcoming LinuxFest Northwest 2016 event is taking place next week, between April 23 and 24, in Bellingham, WA.

For those of you not in the known, LinuxFest Northwest is an annual event, targeted at novice, intermediate, and advanced Open Source and Linux enthusiasts, which usually takes place on the last weekend of the month of April, in Bellingham, Washington, the United States of America (USA).

There, you will be able t…

GNOME 3.20.1 Desktop Environment Officially Released, It’s Already in Arch Linux

The GNOME 3.20 desktop environment has just received its first point release, version 3.20.1, bringing numerous small improvements to various of the project’s core components and apps.

Frederic Peters informs us today, April 14, about the release of GNOME 3.20.1, the first of two planned maintenance updates for the acclaimed desktop environment, which has just started showing up in the main software repositories of various rolling GNU/Linux distributions, including openSUSE Tumbleweed and…

Saints Row 2 and Saints Row: The Third Games Now Available on Steam for Linux

We have some great news today for Linux gamers, as developer Volition just announced the availability of the Saints Row 2 and Saints Row: The Third titles for the Linux and SteamOS platforms.

As you probably are aware already, the Linux port of Saints Row IV, the latest installment in Volition’s open-world franchise, was officially announced last Christmas, so it was the right move for the developers to bring the rest of the series to the Linux gaming community.

Saints Row 2 and Saints R…

Linux Kernel 3.12 to Be Supported Until 2017 Because of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12

Linux kernel developer Jiri Slaby has announced the release of the fifty-eighth maintenance build of the long-term supported Linux 3.12 kernel series, as well as a modification to its EOL status.

Linux kernel 3.12.58 LTS is now available, and those running it on their Linux kernel-based operating system must update as soon as possible. And the good news is that the Linux 3.12 branch is here to stay for one more year, until 2017, because SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 12 Service Pack 1 is based o…

Ubuntu Scopes Showdown 2016 Contest Winners Announced by Canonical

Today Canonical has announced the winners of the second edition of the Ubuntu Scopes Showdown contest for mobile developers who were tempted to create some of the coolest and innovative Scopes for Ubuntu Phones.

Ubuntu Scopes Showdown 2016 contest was initially announced at the beginning of the year, when Canonical put up prizes like a System 76 Meerkat Mini PC powered by a 5th gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and 120GB SSD, and, of course, the Ubuntu Linux operating system.

Other inter…

Google Promotes Chrome 50 to the Stable Channel for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows

Earlier, April 13, 2016, Google has promoted the Chrome 50 web browser to the stable channel for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

The final release of the Chrome 50 web browser (technical version number is 50.0.2661.75), which has been in development for the past few months, comes a few hours after Google pushed the same version to the Beta channel but then decided that it was stable enough to be sent to users’ computers as an OTA (Ove…

Logic Supply Announces New Ubuntu-Powered Rugged Ultra-Compact Fanless Computer

Softpedia has been informed today, April 13, 2016, by Logic Supply about the availability of a new rugged ultra-compact fanless computer, the Cincoze DA-1000.

Logic Supply is the leading industrial and embedded computer hardware manufacturer, known for creating some of the most amazing products, from thin client computers, mini and rugged panel PCs, to fanless, ventless, and dust-resistant units for IoT, virtualization, and numerous other applications.

Today, the company is proud to announce…