Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 Beta 2 Screenshot Tour – A GNOME 3.16 Desktop Done Right

Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) just got its final Beta last night and quite a lot of things have happened in the past few months, so we’ve put together a screenshot tour that shows off some of the new features.

First of all, let’s get the obvious thing out of the way. Ubuntu GNOME is based on the GNOME 3.16 …

Kubuntu 15.10 Beta 2 Screenshot Tour – Possibly the Last Release as Official Flavor

Kubuntu 15.10 Beta 2 has been released last night, and we can even say that it was a little bit delayed, but the important thing is that we can now get to take it for a spin and see what’s been changed.

When people think about KDE, they usually also have Kubuntu in mind. The developers of the distro hav…

Ubuntu MATE 15.10 Beta 2 Screenshot Tour – A Modern OS for Conservative Users

The stable version of Ubuntu MATE Wily Werewolf (15.10) is almost here and we just received the final Beta. We now take a closer look at this Ubuntu flavor and see what’s been happening in the past few months.

Ubuntu MATE is somewhat of a contradiction in terms. It’s a Linux distribution that is aimed at…

Calibre 2.39 eBook Reader and Converter Supports the Latest Kobo Firmware

Just a few minutes ago, on September 25, Kovid Goyal released version 2.39 of his popular and widely used Calibre ebook library management, converter, and reader software for GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X operating systems.

According to the release notes, attached at the end of the article for reference, Calibre 2.39 adds support for the latest 3.18 firmware for Kobo ebook readers, adds the ability to create simple rules for filtering or transforming tags durin…

Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 Beta 2 Features GNOME Shell 3.16 and Most of GNOME 3.16

The development team of the Ubuntu GNOME distribution has just released the second and last Beta build of the Wily Werewolf release cycle, as part of today’s Ubuntu 15.10 Final Beta releases.

According to the release notes, Ubuntu GN…

Xubuntu 15.10 Beta 2 Now Available for Download with Linux Kernel 4.2.1 and Xfce 4.12

The Xubuntu developers have just announced that the second and last Beta build of their anticipated Xubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) distribution is now available for download and testing as part of the Ubuntu 15.10 Final Beta releases.

Being powered by the latest and most advanced Linux 4.2.1 kernel branch, the sec…

GNOME Flashback 3.18.0 Gives a Classic Look to the GNOME 3.18 Desktop Environment

Today, September 25, Alberts Muktupāvels has announced that his GNOME Flashback project that transforms the modern GNOME 3 desktop environment into a classic session has reached version 3.18, supporting the recently released GNOME 3.18 project.

According to the internal release notes (attached at the end of the article for r…

Run Android 5.1 Lollipop with Google Play Store on Raspberry Pi 2 Using RaspAnd

Arne Exton was more than happy to drop an email to Softpedia HQ about the new release of his commercial RaspAnd project that lets users install Google’s Android 5.1 Lollipop mobile operating system on a Raspberry Pi 2 SBC (Single-Board Computer).

Some of our readers might remember RaspAnd since we introduced it earlier this year, as it was quite popular at that point in time. The new version of RaspAnd brings something new to users who want to run Android 5.1 Lollipop on a …

Ubuntu Kylin 15.10 Beta 2 Out Now with Updated Software Center, China Weather Indicator

As part of today’s Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Final Beta releases, Canonical has pushed the second Beta build of Ubuntu Kylin 15.10, an official flavor of the world’s most popular free operating system designed specifically for the Chinese Linux comm…

Ubuntu MATE 15.10 Has Been Fully Migrated to MATE 1.10, Beta 2 Out Now

Canonical has just announced the release of the Final Beta build for its upcoming Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system, so Martin Wimpress has been quick to announce that Ubuntu MATE 15.10 Beta 2 is now available for download and testing.

Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Final Beta Has Been Officially Released – Screenshot Tour

Canonical’s Adam Conrad had the great pleasure of announcing a few minutes ago, September 24, the immediate availability for download and testing of the Final Beta build of the Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system.

Powered by the recently r…

Ubuntu 15.10 Beta 2 Releases Now Available for Download, Here’s What’s New

Just a few minutes ago, Canonical started uploading the Beta 2 builds for the Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) development cycle, the next major release of the world’s most popular free operating system.

Therefore, the Final Beta of Ubuntu 15.10 and Beta 2 builds of the opt-in flavors, including Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Studio, Ubuntu Server, and Ubuntu Cloud were made available for download and testing (see download links at th…

Lubuntu 15.10 Will Remain Based on LXDE, Beta 2 Now Available for Download

Canonical has announced the release of the Ubuntu 15.10 Final Beta for Ubuntu and some of its most important flavors, including Lubuntu, which is built around the LXDE desktop environment.

According to the brief release notes

Kubuntu 15.10 Beta 2 Arrives with LibreOffice 5.0, Firefox 41.0, and KDE Plasma 5.4.1

As expected, the Kubuntu developers have just announced that the last Beta build in the Wily Werewolf development cycle is now available for download and testing, as part of today’s Ubuntu 15.10 Final Beta releases.

According to the rele…

Ubuntu Touch Receives New Mir, Unity 8, Ubuntu Download Manager, and Web Browser

Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak has sent in his daily reports for Wednesday, September 23, and Thursday, September 24, to inform us all about the latest features that landed in the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system in preparation for the OTA-7 software update.

According to Mr. Zemczak, September 23 was a very busy day for the Ubuntu Touch developers, as they managed to add man…

How to use fpaste to share problem reports

If you use or develop software, you will inevitably run into problems. When these problems arise, you end up needing to share error messages, command output or the contents of files with people online. An online content-sharing tool is often… Continue Reading →

Introducing the extra Fedora 23 wallpapers

More then a month ago Fedora called for submissions for the supplemental wallpaper package for Fedora 23. We got a lot of submissions this time. In fact, we broke all our previous records, with 199 submissions. We had 73 different participants… Continue Reading →

The Security Wranglers of Fedora

The deluge of software vulnerabilities creates challenges for system administrators, developers, and users. Although many vulnerabilities are corner cases that are often difficult to exploit and have limited effects, there are the occasional vulnerabilities that become front page news. Many… Continue Reading →

OpenLDAP Vulnerabilities Closes in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

A couple of OpenLDAP issues have been identified and fixed in the Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems.

The maintainers of the openldap have pushed a new version of the library in the repositories and users should get the new version. This latest version is about some security fixes that have been added and it’s a good idea to update.

“Dietrich Clauss discovered that the OpenLDAP package incorrectly shipped with a potentially unsafe defa…

OpenStreetMap Cycle Map Is a New App for Cyclists on Ubuntu Touch

The Ubuntu Touch platform is getting all kinds of useful apps and it is at the moment much easier to find something you need. For example, there is now an app for cyclists.

One of the reasons I still use Android is the fact that there are a lot of good apps for people on bicycles. They help me keep track of the distance I traveled, speed, and other useful info. This is the kind of stuff you don’t find on new operating systems and it will be a while until something as comple…