GParted 0.22.0 Brings Support for GPT Partition Names and Unpartitioned Disk Drives

The popular GParted application, an open-source disk utility used in numerous Linux kernel-based operating system for partitioning disk drives, as well as to resize and merge partitions on any disk drive, has reached today, March 23, version 0.22.0.

Two major features have been injected in GParted 0.22.0. The first one, is read and write support for unpartitioned w…

Apparently, Ubuntu Doesn’t Need Blu-ray Burning Support

To be honest, I was not aware of the fact that the Ubuntu Linux computer operating system does not have built-in support for burning/recording Blu-ray discs until user Federico reported the issue on the Ubuntu Desktop mailing list a couple of weeks ago, simply because I have never owned this technology.

Apparently, there’s nothing wrong with playing Blu-ray discs, but the problem,

Tails 1.3.1 Is an Emergency Release to Patch Critical Security Issues in Tor Browser

Tails, the amnesic incognito Live Linux operating system that helps anyone to stay invisible online and browse websites anonymously, has reached today, March 23, version 1.3.1, a release that includes updated Tor and Tor Browser components.

According to the release notes, Tails 1.3.1 is an emergency release that includes Tor Browser 4.0.5, based on the patch…

GTK+ 3.16.0 Arrives with Overlay Scrollbars, OpenGL Support, Experimental Mir Backend

The GNOME development team, through Matthias Clasen, has the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of GTK+ 3.16.0, a powerful, open-source and cross-platform toolkit used in the GNOME 3.16 desktop environment for creating graphical user interfaces.

GTK+ 3.16.0 arrives today with OpenGL support for…

Xfce 4.12.1 Released with Multiple Bug Fixes, Here’s What’s New

The Xfce desktop environment sees its first point release today, March 23. While there’s no official announcement on the project’s website at the moment of writing this article, we can tell you that this is a bugfix release addressing some of the issues from Xfce 4.12.

Xfce 4.12.1 enables drag and drop of popup menu for local actions, now centers the text on the desktop icons via a new xfconf setting, which also fixes some issues with RTL (Right-to-Left) languages, prevent…

Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 4.0 RC5 with Several Updated Drivers

Today, March 23, Linus Torvalds had the pleasure of announcing the fifth Release Candidate (RC) version of Linux kernel 4.0, one of the most highly anticipated Linux technologies of 2015. Therefore, we’re announcing that Linux kernel 4.0 RC5 is now available for download and testing (see download link at the end of the article).

According to the appended…

Here’s What to Expect from GNOME 3.16 – Gallery

We’ve announced last week that the development cycle of the highly anticipated GNOME 3.16 desktop environment ended with the Release Candidate (RC) version, which was made available for testing to users worldwide on March 18, 2015.

Today, we see more and more GNOME 3.16 core components and applications pub…

Final 4MLinux 11.1 Allinone Edition Is Now Available for Download with MakeMKV

Zbigniew Konojacki, the developer of the independent 4MLinux computer operating system built from scratch, was proud to announce earlier today, March 22, the immediate availability for download of the final versions of 4MLinux 11.1 Allinone Edition, 4MLinux Core, and 4MLinux distributions.

The biggest new feature of 4MLinux 11.1 is the inclusion…

Manjaro Linux KDE 0.9.0 Pre5 Out Now, Ships with KDE Plasma 5.2.1 and KDE Frameworks 5.8.0

Exactly one week ago, on March 15, we’ve announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the fourth Preview release of the upcoming Manjaro Linux KDE 0.9.0 computer operating system based on the Arch Linux distribution and using the KDE Plasma 5.2.1 and KDE Applications 14.12.3 technologies.

Today, Ma…

New Manjaro Linux Update Pack Brings Lots of KDE Plasma 5 and Xfce 4.12 Fixes, Linux Kernel 3.19.2

The Manjaro Linux developers have announced this past weekend that availability of the fifth update pack for the current stable version of their acclaimed computer operating system, Manjaro Linux 0.8.12, bringing updated Linux kernel packages and lots of fixes for the Xfce and KDE desktop environments.

While the latest stable Linux kernel package supported…

Pinguy OS 14.04.2 LTS Out Now, Based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS – Screenshot Tour

Pinguy OS 14.04.2 LTS has been released today, March 22, and the Live ISO images are now available for download. While there’s no official announcement on the distribution’s homepage at the moment of writing this article, we took it for a test drive in order to see what’s new and to create a nice screenshot tour for your viewing pleasure.

Powered by Linux kernel 3.13.0-46 (3.13.0-46.79), which is the latest kernel package used in the LTS (Long Term Support) release of the …

GNOME’s Mutter Can Now Scale Window Decorations on HiDPI Displays

Florian Müllner has announced the Release Candidate of Mutter, GNOME’s default window and compositing manager, a piece of software that is in charge of displaying and managing your desktop by combining OpenGL and Clutter technologies.

Mutter 3.16 RC is the latest development version, as the team prepares to unveil the final version along…

GNOME Control Center Updated to Support Firefox Nightly Builds in GNOME 3.14

While we prepare our GNU/Linux distributions for the anticipated GNOME 3.16 desktop environment, which will be unveiled next Wednesday, on March 25, 2015, the GNOME development team still updates some of the core components of the current stable release of the desktop, GNOME 3.14.

As such, we can report that the GNOME Control Center 3.14.4 component has been released recently and it addresses a crash that could occurred in the Details section if nightly builds of Mozilla F…

Neptune 4.3 Release is Based on Debian 7.8 Wheezy and Linux Kernel 3.16.3 – Screenshot Tour

The Neptune development team was proud to announce today, March 21, the immediate availability for download and update of the third maintenance release of their awesome Neptune 4 Linux operating system derived from the fantastic Debian GNU/Linux distribution and based on the latest KDE Applications 4.14.3 desktop environment.

Neptune 4.3 is now based on…

Calibre 2.22 Officially Released, Offers Faster Metadata Download from Amazon

Kovid Goyal has announced the immediate availability for download of a new maintenance release of his famous Calibre ebook reader, editor and organizer software for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems. Calibre 2.22.0 introduces a number of new features, as well as multiple bug fixes that are detailed for your reading pleasure below.

Among the highlights of Calibre 2.22…

GNOME Tweak Tool Updated for GNOME 3.16 with New “Enable Animations” Option

GNOME Tweak Tool, an open-source graphical software that lets users tweak various hidden settings of the GNOME desktop environment, has been updated recently with support for the upcoming GNOME 3.16 desktop environment, due for release on March 25, 2015.

The Release Candidate version of GNOME Tweak Tool 3.16 is now available for download and testing (see link at the end of the article), and we can report that it introduces a new entry in the Appearance group, allowing user…

Mozilla Releases Firefox 36.0.3 to Patch the Security Vulnerabilities Disclosed at Pwn2Own

Mozilla has just updated its popular Firefox web browser application for all supported computer operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. The new stable release is now Mozilla Firefox 36.0.3 and you should receive it via the built-in updater tool of the software.

This is the third point release of the Mozilla Firefox 36.0 web browser, which was unveiled to users worldwide on February 24. The new maintenance version fixes a total of eight secur…

Alpine Linux 3.1.3 Officially Released with Linux Kernel 3.14.36 LTS

Natanael Copa has announced earlier today, March 20, the immediate availability for download of the third maintenance release for its terminal-based Alpine Linux computer operating system. Alpine Linux 3.1.3 includes an updated Linux kernel package, as well as a number of bug fixes over the previous version.

According to the release notes, Alpine Linux 3…

Wine 1.7.39 Is a Small Release, Fixes Issues with Microsoft Word and Nero Burning ROM

It’s been a while since the last release of the Wine software used by hundreds of thousands of Linux and Mac OS X users to install applications that only work on Microsoft Windows operating systems. Wine 1.7.39 is a development release and it comes three weeks after the Wine 1.7.38 version that introduced multi-channel audio support.

According to the release notes, a total o…

GLib2 Gets Ready for GNOME 3.16, Brings Support for HTTP Proxies in GIO

The GLib2 library component used in the GNOME desktop environment has been updated recently in preparation for the final release of GNOME 3.16. Its code is now in freeze and no other major changes will be injected in the final GLib2 2.44.0 release. Pro…