Sabayon Linux 16.02 Brings Gentoo’s Latest Updates and Patches for February 2016

The development team behind the Sabayon Linux computer operating system has made a habit of publishing new ISO builds of the OS at the end of a month for the one preceding it.

And so, today being the first day of February, we’re happily informing our readers of the release of the Sabayon 16.02 Live ISO images that were published on the project’s FTP servers last week, on January 28, 2016.

What’s new? Mostly updates to many of the core components and applications, as Saba…

Linus Torvalds Announces the Second Linux Kernel 4.5 Release Candidate Build

It’s still Sunday in the US, so Linus Torvalds has just made his weekly announcement about the release and immediate availability for download and testing of a new RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Linux 4.5 kernel.

According to Mr. Torvalds, Linux kernel 4.5 RC2 is a pretty big one, at least when compared with last week’s first Release Candidate build, and it includes architecture and driver updates, some fixes for the Btrfs file system, perf improvements, as we…

Simplicity Linux Celebrates Its 7th Anniversary with the 16.01 Release, Giveaway

The developers of the Simplicity Linux computer operating system have had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of Simplicity Linux 16.01.

Simplicity Linux is an open-source GNU/Linux distribution based on the LXPup OS and built around the lightweight LXDE desktop environment. The latest release, Simplicity Linux 16.01, comes as Desktop and Netbook flavors and includes the latest version of the Google Chrome web browser with th…

Linux Lite 2.8 Officially Released, Dedicated to the Memory of Ian Murdock

Jerry Bezencon has been extremely proud to announce today, February 1, 2016, the release and immediate availability for download of his Ubuntu-based Linux Lite 2.8 computer operating system.

Linux Lite 2.8 is the last point release in the 2.0 series of the distribution, and it has been dedicated to the memory of Ian Murdock, the creator of the well-known Debian Project and the Debian GNU/Linux operating system, who sadly passed away on December 28, 2015. Linux Lite 2.8 is m…

Linux Kernel 3.10.96 LTS Has Networking and Sound Enhancements, Updated Drivers

Renowned kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman reported at the end of January on the release and immediate availability for download of the ninety-sixth maintenance build of the Linux 3.10 long-term supported kernel series.

Looking at the appended shortlog for Linux 3.10.96, we can notice that the new point release changes a total of 56 files, with 333 insertions and 153 deletions, bringing various improvements to the PowerPC (PPC), x86, ARM64 (AArch64), OpenRISC, and MN1030…

Meet KDE Neon, Everything You Love About KDE on Top of Ubuntu Linux

Ex-Kubuntu maintainer Jonathan Riddell had the great pleasure of announcing yesterday, January 30, during the FOSDEM (Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting) 2016 event, the KDE Neon project.

We were intrigued by the announcement, so we took a look at KDE Neon’s homepage so see what’s going on. To our surprise, bei…

FCM#105 is OUT!

This month: * Command & Conquer * How-To : Python in the Real World, LibreOffice, Migrating From VAX and Using GnuCash * Graphics : Inkscape and Creating A Valentines Card In LaTeX. * Chrome Cult: Cloud Distros * Linux Labs: Building A 3D Printer * Ubuntu Phones: OTA-9 * Review: MyGica ATV582 TV Box *

Telco Demos With Juju: DataArt

Telecom operators currently need months to deploy new value added services to production. Not any more! Take a look into how DataArt is using Juju, Docker and other Webscale technologies and applying them to the telecom world. You can deploy a telecom solution in minutes, auto-scale it and change services even while a live audience […]

Canonical Cloud Chatter: January 2016

Happy New Year! This January we’ve been busy with the release of Juju GUI 2.0 and MAAS 1.9 whilst getting ready for Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona in February. As always, catch up on our partner news, download our brand new eBook and enjoy this month’s video – a presentation about the Juju app […]

Fedora looks back and ahead on Women in Computing

This past week, the Community Operations (CommOps) team wrote a report on the Fedora Community Blog about some of Fedora’s most recent activities working towards improving outreach and increasing the diversity of the Project. Over the past year, there have… Continue Reading →

Reddit’s official Android app arrives in beta today

Reddit finally (almost) has its own official apps. The company released its first Android app in beta today, according to an announcement by Reddit CEO Steve Huffman. Huffman says the iOS version will follow “soon.” “We are all redditors,” Huffman wrote in the post, “and we are all driven to understand why Reddit works for

Monthly News – January 2016

News Donations Hello everyone! Before I start with the news, I’d like to share a few words about the donations we received in December. You sent us an unprecedented number of donations for an all-time high total of $16,736! We had to check the stats twice to make sure this wasn’t a mistake. This follows […]

Google Hangouts 7.0 for Android asks users to stop using it for SMS

Remember when Google finally integrated SMS into Hangouts, bringing Google’s beleaguered IM client a little closer to Apple’s iMessage? It seems like Google is now backing away from this strategy. In the newest update, Hangouts 7.0, the app now pops up a dialog box suggesting that you stop using Hangouts for SMS and switch to

Pagure: DIY git project hosting

Pagure is a new, full featured git repository service for the web, written in Python. It is similar to other popular git forges like Github and Gitlab, allowing open source contributors to share and collaborate on code and content. By the… Continue Reading →

Canonical teams with Oracle to drive enterprise cloud adoption

Collaboration to drive innovation and flexibility into enterprise cloud deployments Ubuntu Certified Images now available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace Running development and production on Ubuntu can remove migration and engineering costs Canonical today announced that it is working with Oracle to provide enterprises with greater flexibility in the way they develop and deploy large-scale workloads […]

Email clients in Fedora

Email is used by the vast majority of Internet users. Although increasingly users access their mailboxes through web browsers, desktop client applications are still popular. Their biggest advantage is desktop integration. They can send notifications about incoming messages, work offline, call… Continue Reading →

GPG: a Fedora primer

GPG, or GnuPG, refers to the Gnu Privacy Guard utility. GPG is a freely available implementation of the OpenPGP standard that was released by Werner Koch in 1999. The security and privacy of data and individuals is an important topic in modern culture. The… Continue Reading →

LibreOffice Downloads and Development Numbers Are Really Impressive

The Document Foundation has revealed some really interesting LibreOffice numbers that show just how much popularity the office suite has and just how big the project really is.

We hear that LibreOffice is used by millions of users and that it’s been downloaded millions of times, but we haven’t actually gotten some specific data, at least until now. The Linux Foundation has published pretty much everything they have on this matter, and it is actually much more impressive tha…

Popcorn Time Community Edition Still Alive and Kicking

Popcorn Time is an application that simply refuses to die, and it looks like the community has managed to keep it alive. In fact, the new version is named Popcorn Time Community Edition and it’s still up and working.

A few weeks ago, a couple of developers from the original Popcorn Time project were identified, and they were forced to stop working on the application. Soon after, the official domain disappeared and any development on Popcorn Time stopped. The thing is that P…