Debian-Based siduction OS Gets New Release in Memory of Ian Murdock

The development team behind the Debian-based siduction Linux operating system has announced the release of the siduction 2015.1 development milestone, dedicated to the memory of Ian Murdock, the creator of the Debian Project.

We reported on the sudden and unexpected death of Mr. Ian Murdock in the last days of 2015, an unfortunate event…

Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS to Be Released on January 10, 2016, Says Linus Torvalds

Just a few minutes ago, on January 3, 2015 (EST time), Linus Torvalds proudly announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the eighth and last RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming Linux 4.4 LTS kernel.

According to Mr. Torvalds, Linux kernel 4.4 LTS Release Candidate 8 is the last milestone before the final version, which should arrive next weekend, on January 10, 2016. It’s an even smaller build when compared with the previous RC, bringing upd…

2016 Will Be an Exciting Year for Linux Mint, Says Clement Lefebvre

The December 2015 issue of the Linux Mint’s monthly newsletter is out, bringing you the latest news about the upcoming features of the Ubuntu-based computer operating system.

Clement Lefebvre wrote the Linux Mint Monthly News – December 2015 newsletter on the last day of the year, wishing everyone a Happy New Year and stating that 2016 would be an exciting year for the Linux Mint project.

“I wish you all a v…

Pidgin 2.10.12 Open Source IM Client Supports GStreamer 1.0, New Gadu-Gadu Library

It looks like many open source developers have decided to bring out new versions of their software on the first days of 2016, and today we would like to inform you about the availability of the twelfth maintenance release in the Pidgin 2.10 series.

According to the official changelog, which we’ve attached at the end of the article for reference, Pidgin 2.10.12 is mostly a bugfix release that adds several enhancements to all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux a…

Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux 15.12 Distro Brings AMDGPU Driver Support, QupZilla

Alexander Tratsevskiy, the developer of the Gentoo-based Calculate Linux operating system, announced this past weekend the availability of the last Calculate Linux release for 2015.

Calculate Linux 15.12 is the December 2015 release of the distribution, bringing several new interesting features. Worth mentioning are Linux kernel 4.2.8, the replacement of the Chromium web browser o…

Calibre 2.48 eBook Management App Lands in 2016 with Energy eReader Screenlight Driver

On the first day of 2016, Kovid Goyal had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of Calibre 2.48.0 for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

According to the release notes, which have been attached at the end of the article, the new features implemented in Calibre 2.48.0 are the addition of a driver for Energy eReader Screenlight, support for converting superscripts and subscripts…

Watch: What’s Coming in 2016 for the Calamares 2.0 Graphical Linux Installer

Philip Müller, the creator and lead developer of the well-known Manjaro Linux operating system, has recently published a video where he talks about the upcoming features of the Calamares 2.0 graphical installer.

For those of you who are not in the loop, Calamares is a GNU/Linux distribution independent installer that features a graphical user interface and is used in numerous Linux kernel-based operating systems, including Manjaro Linux.

In the five-minute-long video, yo…

Manjaro Linux Fluxbox 15.12 Has Just Arrived with systemd and OpenRC Flavors

Earlier today, January 3, 2016, the maintainers of the Manjaro Linux Fluxbox Community Edition operating system have announced the release of Manjaro Linux Fluxbox 15.12.

Based on the Manjaro Linux 15.12 “Capella” operating system and powered by the long-term supported Linux 4.1 kernel, Manjaro Linux Fluxbox 15.12 Community Edition is the latest stable and most advanced version of the di…

PlayOnLinux and PlayOnMac 4.2.10 Out Now for Linux and Mac, Based on Wine 1.8

Today, January 3, 2016, the developers of the PlayOnLinux and PlayOnMac software, two open source tools that let GNU/Linux and Mac OS X users play Windows games, have announced the release of version 4.2.10.

Despite the fact that more and more games now have support for the Linux platforms, not to mention Apple’s Mac OS, it would appear that software like PlayOnLinux and PlayOnMac is still popular among gamers who want to migrate to a more secure and safe operating system.

Solus 1.0 Linux Receives the First Software Updates and Improvements for 2016

2015 was quite an eventful year for the Solus Project, as the development team managed to bring us one of the most modern and up-to-date Linux kernel-based operating systems and desktop environments.

Solus 1.0 was finally released in the last days o…

Solus’ Budgie Desktop Gets Updated and Ready for Fedora and OpenSUSE

The Solus team is busy working on improving their recently released operating system, but they are also working on the Budgie desktop, and they’ve just launched a new update for it.

Solus is having great success, but the main reason for that success is the Budgie desktop, which has been developed from scratch, just like the operating system itself. In fact, Budgie has been stable long before the OS, and it’s already adopted in a couple of other distros.

Budgie is conside…

PlayStation 4 Has Been Hacked to Run Gentoo Linux – Video

Believe it or not, it would appear that a hacking group that goes by the name of Fail0verflow managed to hack Sony’s PlayStation 4 (PS4) gaming console to run a Linux kernel-based operating system.

In the five-minute-long video attached at the end of the article, you can see the guys over at Fail0verflow demonstrating Linux on PlayStation 4 at the 32nd Chaos Communication Congress (32c3) …

Watch: Ubuntu MATE Desktop Running on Meizu MX4 with Ubuntu Touch

Today we’re continuing our “Watch” series of articles with a quite interesting one that we have spotted earlier on the official Twitter account of the Ubuntu MATE project.

In the video attached at the end of the article, you can see how easy it is to run a full-featured Ubuntu MATE operating system on an Ubuntu Touch-powered Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition smartphone.

Just like you, we had our doubts …

Manjaro Linux BspWM Community Edition 15.12 Arrives with Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS

Today, December 30, the Manjaro Linux community was proud to announce the release and immediate availability for download of the Manjaro Linux BspWM Community Edition 15.12 computer operating system.

The Manjaro Linux BspWM Community Edition 15.12 comes right after the announcement of the Manjaro Linux i3 Co…

Ian Murdock, Debian GNU/Linux Founder, Passed Away

We’re extremely sorry to inform our Linux readers that earlier today, December 30, 2015, the founder of the Debian Linux project, Mr. Ian Murdock, passed away.

We reported the other day that Mr. Ian Murdock threatened with suicide on his Twitter account, reporting police abuse. We have no in-dept…

UberStudent 4.3 Is Based on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and Xfce 4.12, Supported Until 2019

Earlier today, December 30, 2015, Stephen Ewen was very happy and proud to announce the release and immediate availability for download of the UberStudent 4.3 computer operating system.

Based on the Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system and built around the lightweight Xfce 4.12 desktop environment, UberStudent 4.3 is dubbed Heraclitus and brings many new features, updates to most of the core components and applications, dozens of under-the-hood improvements, en…

Google Drops Java for Next Android and Moves to OpenJDK

Google is preparing to make some very important changes to Android N, the upcoming mobile operating system. They are dropping the proprietary Java APIs and moving to the open source version.

Google is currently in a dispute with Oracle, the developers of Java. Oracle says that Android is not allowed to use the proprietary Java bits. As expected, Google doesn’t agree. In any case, it looks like Google is trying to avoid future problems by integrating OpenJDK, which is the op…

Wireshark 2.0.1 Lands with Multiple Small Fixes

Wireshark, the best network protocol analyzer that offers users the means to capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network, is now at version 2.0.1.

Wireshark is probably the best application of its kind and is available for Linux users as well. It’s been a long-time favorite of the community, and it became a useful tool that is now almost impossible to replace. Any kind of upgrade is usually well received, and the latest one is just a collectio…

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Alpha Flavors to Arrive in a Few Days

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) is coming along, and it looks like the developers are preparing for the release of the first Alpha version.

The first Alpha release of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) flavors is scheduled for December 31, but it’s not all that likely that people are going to work on New Year’s Eve just to get a new version out the door, especially since the Ubuntu team has expressed the desire to possibly delay the launch for a few days.

In fact, the m…

Valve Adds Even More Improvements to Steam Controller in the Latest Beta Client

Valve has announced the they’ve updated the Steam Beta Client for all supported operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and GNU/Linux, with even more improvements to their Steam Controller device.

Among the enhancements, we can mention support for renaming the non-Steam game shortcuts via the Manage Shortcuts options in the Big Picture mod…