Deploy a Kubernetes development cluster with Juju!

Our team has been working to make Kubernetes easy to deploy in a public cloud. In March we created some Juju charms that have the ability to deploy specific releases of Kubernetes on a public cloud. In April we worked to get the charm and bundle code in the Kubernetes project itself. Making it even […]

Kubuntu’s Jonathan Riddell Says Ubuntu Policy Is Still Lacking

Kubuntu’s Jonathan Riddell talked about the recent changes to the licensing procedures on the Ubuntu project, and he said that there are still some important problems that have been left unresolved. Canonical announced a couple of days ago that the company had made some changes to its policies in order to comply with GPL, but

Ubuntu 14.10 Has Reached End of Life, Upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 Now

Today, July 23, was the last day when Canonical released security patches and software updates for its Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) operating system, as the distribution reached end of life.

Dubbed Utopic Unicorn, the Ubuntu 14.10 operating system was announced by Canonical back on October 23, 2014 and was supported with software updates, bugfixes, and security patches for nine months. On July 23, 2015, the 9-month month support cycle officially ended and the software chan…

Users Are Invited to Test Wi-Fi Hotspot (Internet Tethering) in Ubuntu Touch

On July 22, Canonical’s Jonas G. Drange informed us all that the Ubuntu Touch developers managed to finish the Wi-Fi Hotspot (also known as Internet Tethering) functionality for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system.

The new Wi-Fi Hotspot functio…

Latest GNOME Classic/Flashback Packages Land in Ubuntu 15.10 and Debian Testing

Dmitry Shachnev, a renowned Ubuntu Core and Debian developer, has been extremely proud to announce earlier today that the latest GNOME Flashback packages, versions 3.16 and 3.17, are now available for testing in the default software repositories of the Debian Testing and Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating systems.

According to Mr. Shachnev, the GNOME Flashb…

Orca Open-Source Screen Reader Implements Speech Support for MathML Content

The Orca open-source screen reader and magnifier software used in numerous GNU/Linux operating systems, including Ubuntu and other GNOME-based ones, has reached version 3.17.4 as part of the upcoming GNOME 3.17.4 desktop environment.

According to the raw changelog attached at the end of the article, Orca 3.17.4 is a feature release that implements speech support for MathML content in web browsers powered by the Gecko engine, adds a handling for the ROLE_HEADER variable, and…

QEMU-Based GNOME Boxes Virtualization Software Gets a Major Update for GNOME 3.18

The GNOME developers are still finishing the latest bits for the upcoming GNOME 3.17.4 desktop environment, a snapshot towards GNOME 3.18, and they have just released the GNOME Boxes 3.17.4 open-source virtualization software based on the QEMU with KVM technology.

According to the internal changelog, which we’ve attached at the end of the article for reference, GNOME Boxes 3.17.4 brings numerous improvements, including the ability to display the guest IP address on the “Gen…

Android-x86 KitKat 4.4.4 Build 7 with GAPPS and Linux Kernel 4.0.8 Out Now

On July 22, Arne Exton, the developer of several GNU/Linux and Android-x86 distributions, announced that he updated his Android-x86 KitKat 4.4.4 distro to build 7, a release that brings Linux kernel 4.0.8, Mesa 10.5.9, and other goodies.

According to Mr. Exton, the new version …

GNOME’s Tracker Search Engine Brings Many Fixes to the RSS Miner

Exactly one week ago, we reported on the Tracker 1.5.0 open-source semantic data storage engine for desktop and mobile devices, which is being used as the main search engine for GNOME-based Linux operating systems.

Today, July 22, Martyn Russell has announced the immediate availability of the first maintenance rele…

Linux Kernel 3.18.19 LTS Adds x86, Btrfs, ARM, and UFS Improvements, Updated Drivers

A new maintenance release of the long-term supported Linux 3.18 kernel series was announced on July 21 by none other than its maintainer, Sasha Levin. Linux kernel 3.18.19 LTS is now available for download.

According to the appended shortlog, Linux kernel 3.18.19 LTS is a normal release that contains several improvements to the x86 hardware architecture, as …

New GNOME Control Center Update Fixes Enterprise User Logins, Supports 4K Monitors

The GNOME developers are hard at work these days, preparing to release the fourth snapshot of the highly anticipated GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, due for release on September 23, 2015.

As part of the GNOME 3.17.4 desktop environment unstable release, several of its core components have received more or less important updates, including the GNOME Control Center applications, which was updated on July 22 to version 3.17.3.

According to the raw changelog attached at the …

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Officially Released with Data Leakage Protection, More

On July 22, Red Hat, Inc. had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability of the seventh maintenance release for its stable and long-term supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 operating system for servers and desktops.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 is a crucial release that adds many essential security features, introduces a new solution towards container-based application infrastructure for preexisting workloads, offers collaborative operational analyt…

Linux Kernel 4.0.9 Is the Last in the Series, Please Move to Linux Kernel 4.1 LTS

We reported about a week ago, when the eighth maintenance release of Linux kernel 4.0 was announced by Greg Kroah-Hartman, that Linux kernel 4.0.9 would be the last in the series and that all users are urged to move to the LTS Linux 4.1 kernel branch as soon as possible.

Today, we announce that the Linux…

Breach & Clear: Deadline Tactical Action Strategy Lands on Linux

Breach & Clear: Deadline is hybrid tactical strategy game developed by Mighty Rabbit Studios and Gun Media, and published on Steam by Devolver Digital. Linux is a launch platform for this game, which has landed with a 33% discount.

A hybrid tactical strategy game might sound a little bit too complicated, but you have encountered this type of gameplay before with XCOM. The basic working principles are the same, so it’s not exactly unfamiliar territory

“A deadly new breed …

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II Arrives on Linux with Massive Update

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords has been released by Aspyr Media for the Linux platform, and the game also received a huge and important patch that applies to all the OSes.

Aspyr Media has been teasing a new release for some time and a part of the community already guessed that they were talking about Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords. Users spotted activity in the Steam Database and knew that a Linux version was incoming….

Steam for Linux Stable Client Update with Lots of Fixes

Valve has upgraded the stable branch of the Steam client and a version of the application has been released. There aren’t too many new features in this cycle, but some of the issues that have been corrected are pretty important.

Valve releases Steam updates all the time, usually after a long and busy development cycle full of intermediary Beta versions. The same happened with this version and it looks like a lot of changes have gathered in the interim. Unfortunately, if you…

New MySQL Version Lands in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

Details about a number of MySQL vulnerabilities have been published by Canonical for its Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems.

According to Canonical, a number of security issues have been found within MySQL, which means that it’s time to integrate yet another version from upstream sources. Nothing out of the ordinary has jumped out, but it’s a good idea to upgrade nonetheless.

“Multiple security issues were discovered in M…

Git 2.5 RC3 Version Control System Is Ready for Download and Testing

Git is a free and open-source distributed version control system that was built to handle small and very large projects with speed and efficiency. A new development version for the 2.5 branch has been released and it comes with an impressive number of changes.

The development for Git is powering on, and a new major update is on its way for Git. Even if the application was initially developed by Linus Torvalds, it’s now in the hands of other devs. They are doing an amazing j…

elementary OS Freya Gets Greeter and More Desktop Improvements

elementary OS Freya has been around for a while now, but that is not stopping its developers to keep pushing new features and fixes all the time. The latest improvements have landed for the Greeter and Desktop.

elementary OS Freya is one of the few distros out there that continued to get new features after the official launch has been made. Most development teams prefer to maintain what’s been implemented already, but it’s different for elementary. This is not the first rou…

Linux Kernel 4.1.3 LTS Is Now the Most Advanced Version Available

The latest version of the stable Linux kernel, 4.1.3, has been made available by Greg Kroah-Hartman, which means that this is now the most advanced version released.

It’s been a while since the 4.x branch was released, and now it’s coming into its own. This particular branch has already received quite a few updates, and it’s been integrated with numerous distros already. The fact that it’s the most advanced out there is also a good incentive to use it if you want the best s…