Garry’s Mod and Rust Dev Say Linux Is a Second Class Citizen

Garry Newman, the developer behind the famous Garry’s Mod and the survival MMO Rust, has made some very interesting comments about the lack of Linux players and why his studio doesn’t really care about the open source platform.

Garry Newman is very famous, and he always speaks his mind, and this is why most of the time the stuff he says is categorized in under “crazy things Garry says.” Most of the time people forget and move on, but it’s not likely that Linux users will fo…

Unity 8 Just Got a Cool 3D App Switcher for the Desktop

Unity 8 is coming to the desktop, and when that happens, it will be very similar to the current implementation of Unity 7. In the meantime, we get to witness how new features are being added to the code, in this case, a nice 3D app switcher.

If you are familiar with Ubuntu Touch, you already know that the phone has a nice 3D app switcher that works really well on small devices. It’s not that it wouldn’t be pretty on the desktop side as well, but there is a lot more space on…

Vendetta Online 1.8.342 Brings Rendering Optimizations for OpenGL 4 and DirectX 11

Guild Software announced this past weekend the availability of a new update for their Vendetta Online science-fiction MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) for Windows, Android, Linux, Mac OS X, and iOS operating systems.

According to the release notes, Vendetta Online 1.8.342 is here to add two new stations designed for Odia M14 and Itan J11, to update six missions in the LAR Project tree, which will greatly improve the performance of Stygian Furies.

V…

GnuCash 2.6.7 Open Source Accounting Software Fixes Multiple Issues

On June 28, the GnuCash development team had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download and update of the seventh maintenance release of the stable 2.6 branch of one of the best free financial accounting software, GnuCash.

Taking a quick look at the release notes for GnuCash 2.6.7, which we’ve attached at the end of the article for reference, it would appear that the new main…

Introducing the Default Wallpapers of the GNOME 3.18 Desktop Environment

We reported earlier this week that the GNOME Project has announced the availability of the third snapshot of the anticipated GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, GNOME 3.17.3, a release that brought in new features and plugged numerous annoying bugs.

Numerous core components and applications were updated as part of the GNOME 3.17.3 desktop environme…

Tiny Core 6.1 Raspberry Pi Edition Comes with Linux Kernel 3.18.10 LTS

Béla Markus has announced the immediate availability of piCore 6.1, a special edition of the Tiny Core Linux operating system specifically designed for the Raspberry Pi single-board computer (SBC).

Powered by Linux kernel 3.18.10 LTS, Tiny Core 6.1 “piCore” comes with several updated core components, including e2fsprogs 1.42.13, util-linux 2.26.2, and BusyBox 1.23.2, as well as an intensively updated tcz repository.

“Team Tiny Core is pleased to announce the immediate av…

Meet Nova OS, Cuba’s National Ubuntu-Based Linux Operating System

It was recently brought to our attention that there’s a Linux kernel-based operating system out there developed in Havana, Cuba, by students at the University of Computer Sciences and sponsored by the Cuban government.

The operating system is called Nova OS and the latest available version is 4.0, released March 22, 2013, which is based on Canonical’s Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) and built around the GNOME 3.4 desktop environment.

Yes, that means Nova OS does not …

Unity Game Engine to Get a Native Linux Editor Soon

Unity is a game engine that managed to get a lot of developers and fans in the past couple of years. Even if it supports the Linux platform, there are no Linux tools just yet, and the developers have explained why that happened.

A lot of modern games are using Unity, and there are quite a few titles out there using this particular engine, but there is no Linux Editor. The developers of Unity have detailed their road so far and just how long it will take to arrive in a usabl…

Official Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” ISO Images Are Out

The Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” ISO images for both the Cinnamon and MATE flavors have been released, although the official announcement hasn’t been made available just yet.

The official release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” is just around the corner and it looks like anyone interested in downloading the new version will be able to do it now, although the upgrade channels are not open just yet. These are just the ISO images, and they should be used for clean installs.

We’ve…

Buying a Meizu MX4 with Android to Flash Ubuntu Is Not a Good Idea

Now that Ubuntu for phones has also landed on the Meizu MX4, a lot of people might want it, but it’s difficult to get. Some people might get the idea of buying a regular Meizu MX4 with Flyme OS, but they wouldn’t be able to get Ubuntu on that device or…

Ubuntu Touch to Get a New Thumbnailer and WPA-Enterprise Support

On June 27, Canonical’s Alejandro J. Cura sent some emails to the Ubuntu Touch mailing list, informing users and developers about the latest developments in the mobile operating system that powers Ubuntu phones.

Therefore, we can report that a lot of work has been done for a brand-new thumbnailer, especially when used with GStreamer to create screenshots of video streams. Us…

Manjaro Linux Cinnamon 0.8.13 Officially Released with the Cinnamon 2.6 Desktop

Ringo de Kroon, Manajaro community support and IRC manager, had the great pleasure of announcing a few minutes ago the immediate availability for download of the Manjaro Linux Cinnamon 0.8.13 distribution.

Powered by Linux kernel 3.18 LTS, the final…

Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Gets Chromium 43, Snappy Images Coming Soon

Canonical’s Sebastien Bacher sent in his weekly report to inform us all about what happened in the Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Touch operating systems in the week that just passed.

Therefore, we can report that the team over at Canonical managed to fix various bugs in the GTK-Mir backend, as well as to work on some library transitions for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Wer…

ownCloud Desktop Client 1.8.3 Released for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows

We reported a couple of weeks ago that the second maintenance of ownCloud Desktop Client 1.8 was out and work had started on the next point release, ownCloud Desktop Client 1.8.3, which was unveiled recently for Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

According to the changelog, which we’…

Slackware-Based VectorLinux 7.1 Officially Released with the Latest Xfce Desktop

The VectorLinux developers were euphoric to announce today, June 27, the immediate availability for download of the final release of the VectorLinux 7.1 operating system derived from Slackware.

According to the announcement, it would appear that VectorLinux 7.1 is a major release powered by a long-term kernel, Linux 3.18.16, and built around the latest version of Xfce, a light…

pfSense 2.2.3 FreeBSD-Based Firewall Distro Patches Important Security Updates

Electric Sheep Fencing, through Chris Buechler, has recently had the great pleasure of announcing that the third maintenance release of the stable pfSense 2.2 series is available for download and upgrade to all users of one of the best FreeBSD-based firewall.

According to the release notes, pfSense 2.2.3 release is here to patch many security vulnerabilities in the OpenSSL implementation, includi…

Android equivalents on the Ubuntu phone

The idea behind this video is to show Ubuntu equivalents for my most used Android apps. Ubuntu apps shown: Google+ YouTube Gmail/Photos/Calendar/Drive HERE / OSMtouch Camera Udropcabin File Manager CuteSpotify Honourable Mentions: OSMtouch Telegram EDIT: The small font bug in OSMscout (on the MX4) is now fixed. Yay!

Ubuntu’s Mir 0.13 Display Server Receives a Major Update, Mir 0.14 on the Way

Canonical’s Cemil Azizoglu sent in his regular report to inform us all about the new features that were implemented in the third maintenance of Mir 0.13, the next-generation display server for the Ubuntu Linux operating system.

Mir 0.13.3 was released on June 26, as reported by Cemil Azizoglu, and it is a major maintenance version that brings important new features, various under-the-hood improvements, and fixes many of the bugs reported by users since the previous release….

Linux Kernel 4.2 May End Up Being the Biggest Release, Says Linus Torvalds

In a recent Google+ post from June 27, the father of Linux, Mr. Linus Torvalds, revealed some interesting information about the next major version of the Linux kernel, for which the development cycle might start in a few days with the first RC (Release Candidate) version.

According to Linus Torvalds, it would appear that the wonderful team of kernel developers and contributors are in the middle of the merge window, and they will end up merging more commits for Linux kernel …

Ubuntu Touch to Receive a LibreOffice Viewer Core App, Calendar Sync Improvements

On June 26, Canonical’s David Planella sent in his regular report to inform Ubuntu developers and users alike about the work done by the Ubuntu Community Team in the week that passed.

Therefore, we can report that development has started for the upcoming Libreoffice viewer core app for Ubuntu Touch, as a prototype is now available for testing, the Sudoku and Terminal apps have been updated, initial support for the new Media-Hub background playlist was added to the Music app…