GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 5.1 Has Been Officially Released with Powerful New Features

The GCC development team, through Jakub Jelinek, announced the immediate availability for download of the final release of GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 5.1.0, a major version that includes numerous attractive features and dozens of improvements in various areas.

GCC 5.1 comes after one year of development and it introduces full C++14 language support for the…

Half-Life 2: Update Is Now Available on Linux – Video and Gallery

Half-Life 2: Update, a community-made mod of Valve’s acclaimed Half-Life 2 first-person shooter video game, the sequel to Half-Life, is now available on Steam for Linux.

Half-Life 2: Update is a freely downloadable mod for owners of the original Half-Life 2, bringing stunning lighting, an all-new Community Commentary Mode, as well as numerous bug fixes.

With this commu…

Microsoft’s Open Source Team Invites You to Celebrate the Release of Debian 8 Jessie

Microsoft’s Openness Team had the pleasure of announcing that they are planning on hosting a “birthday party” in celebration of the release of the highly anticipated Debian 8.0 (codename Jessie) Linux kernel-based distribution.

The party is addressed to all those who attend the LinuxFest Northwest event, which will take place this weekend…

Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Now Works on Raspberry Pi 2

Ubuntu MATE 15.04 is now available for Raspberry Pi 2, which means that users can download it and use it just like any other OS for this platform.

Raspberry Pi 2 has received a lot of support from the community, and there are already a large number of distros available for it. The Linux community has recognized that Ubuntu MATE is a very light OS that would work great on Raspberry Pi 2, so now we have a new compatible version of it.

“Rohith Madhavan has made an Ubuntu MA…

MySQL Vulnerabilities Closed in Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Canonical published details about MySQL vulnerabilities for its Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS that have been found and corrected.

According to Canonical, a number of security issues have been discovered with MySQL, and this update includes new upstream MySQL versions. The Ubuntu maintainers have been quick to push the new packages into the repositories.

“Multiple security issues were discovered in MySQL and this update includes a new upstream MySQL…

Gratuitous Space Battles 2 Arrives on Steam for Linux

Gratuitous Space Battles 2, a strategy game that lets users build their own fleets and engage in massive space battles, has been released and is now available on Steam for Linux.

Gratuitous Space Battles is not your regular RTS game, and it’s probably the only one of its type. It’s much more like a tower defense game, and its makers have had a lot of time to perfect the recipe, although the community is not exactly thrilled on how the second title has turned out. The good n…

Canonical to Ship Ubuntu 15.04 with Firefox and Its Own Internet Browser

Ubuntu 15.04 is shipping with a few interesting features and improvements, but it’s also arriving with two Internet browsers installed and one of those browsers is developed by Canonical.

Canonical recognized the need of having its Internet browser for the Ubuntu Touch platform early on, and they have been working on it for quite some time. It’s been available on the desktop platform, but not as a default option. It’s basically the same code as the one that’s running on the…

Chakra Linux Updates KDE Components, Plasma 5 Is Still Absent

Chakra Linux is a distribution specially built to take advantage of KDE and the Plasma desktop, but the project has been lagging a little behind the KDE project. The developers of the OS have rectified some of the issues with the release of some interesting updates.

The Chakra Euler series received a third maintenance release back in March, but as some users have noticed, the devs chose to stick with the old KDE Application 14.12.2, kdelibs 4.14.5, and kde-workspace 4.11.16…

Kubuntu 15.04 Users Can Install the Gorgeous Plasma 5.3 Beta Desktop

Kubuntu 15.04 will be made available tomorrow as a stable release, along with all the flavors from the Ubuntu family, and it will be powered by KDE Plasma 5.2. To make things even better, developers have decided to make the latest Plasma 5.3 Beta available to willing users, as well.

Kubuntu developers made a very interesting choice, and they are providing users with the means of installing the latest KDE Plasma 5.3 Beta desktop, despite the fact that it’s still not a stable…

Next Ubuntu Touch Major OTA Update Will Change the Base to Ubuntu 15.04

Canonical is working to switch the base for Ubuntu Touch to the 15.04 branch, and the devs are sure that it’s just a matter of time. From the looks of it, the next major OTA update for Ubuntu Touch will switch the system to the new vivid base.

Ubuntu developers have just released their third OTA update for their operating …

Manjaro Linux 0.8.12 Now Has GNOME 3.16.1 and Linux Kernel 4.0

A new update has been released for Manjaro Linux 0.8.12, and numerous improvements have been made, not to mention the fact that GNOME 3.16 is now available to download from the repositories.

Manjaro doesn’t use a rolling release model, but the updates made to the operating system are usually very big, and they bring important changes, like new desktop environments, new Linux kernels, and more. The same can be said about the seventh update for Manjaro 0.8.12, which comes wit…

Ubuntu 15.04 Arrives Tomorrow with Linux Kernel 3.19.3

Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) is arriving tomorrow, April 23, and it will be using a modified Linux kernel 3.19.3. The developers say that they are also preparing Linux kernel 3.19.4 and 3.19.5 for the upcoming updates.

Canonical doesn’t just implement a Linux kernel into their system; they make a number of modifications to it, and that means it’s actually a customized version of the stock one. They have a kernel team that is doing this sort of work, and they’ve been known to…

IPFire 2.17 Core 89 Linux Firewall Distribution Brings Numerous Improvements

On April 21, Michael Tremer announced that a new maintenance release for the IPFire Linux distribution that can be used by beginning and experienced system administrators alike to deploy a firewall, proxy server, or VPN gateway on their infrastructure without to much hassle, is available for download.

IPFire 2.17 Core 89 includes a significant amount …

Fedora 23 to Use Wayland and Python 3 by Default, Will Be Released in Fall 2015

The Beta version of the forthcoming Fedora 22 Linux computer operating system was released on April 21, as reported by Softpedia, but it is time now to look at some of the features that will be implemented in the next major release of the Red Hat-sponsored distribution, Fedora 23.

Therefore, among the highlights announced for Fedora 23, we can mention that the ne…

Get 10 Awesome Games for Linux, Windows, and Mac in the Trinity 2 Bundle Sale

Yes, that’s right, the Trinity Bundle game sale from Bundle Stars is back and it includes no more than 10 awesome games for your GNU/Linux distributions, as well as for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Among the games that are part of the Trinity 2 Bundle game sale, we can mention Postal 2 first-person shooter adventure, Capsized fast-paced 2D platformer, Circuits inventive puzzle, Dustforce DX 2D sweep-‘em-up platformer, and The Inner World: Soundtrack Ed…

Fedora 22 Beta Xfce Screenshot Tour

After presenting our readers with in-depth screenshot tours for Fedora 22 Beta Workstation (GNOME edition) and Fedora 22 Beta KDE Plasma 5, we are continuing our Fedora 22 Beta screenshot tou…

Clonezilla Live 2.4.1-11 Adds Linux Kernel 3.16.7, Cloudfuse, AWS S3, OpenStack Swift

Steven Shiau announced on April 21 the immediate availability for download and testing of Clonezilla Live 2.4.1-11, a small Live CD ISO image that helps users with disk imaging tasks.

Clonezilla Live 2.4.1-11 is now based on the upstream Debian Sid…

Fedora 22 Beta KDE Plasma 5 Screenshot Tour

We’re continuing our Fedora 22 Beta screenshot tour series with the KDE Edition, which provides the same under-the-hood features that are present in all other Fedora 22 Beta spins, but offers a modern user interface built around the next-generation KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment.

Softpedia had the pleasure of announcing the release of the Fedora 22 Beta on April 21, as well as to create an in-depth

Fedora 22 Beta Server Edition Now Uses XFS as the Default Filesystem

We’ve announced earlier today the immediate availability for download and testing of the Fedora 22 Beta operating system. Included is the Live Workstation Edition for which we’ve prepared an in-depth screenshot tour.

In this article, we will talk about the new features implemented in the Server Edition of the …

Fedora 22 Beta Workstation Screenshot Tour: GNOME Never Looked So Good

We’ve announced earlier today, April 21, that the Fedora 22 Beta computer operating system is available for download and testing, bringing all sorts of new features, performance and stability improvements, as well as bug fixes.

Thus, we’ve prepared an in-depth screenshot tour for your viewing pl…