Linux Kernel 4.6 Release Candidate 3 Is Now Available for Download

It’s Sunday evening in the US, so we probably don’t even have to tell our dedicated Linux readers what we’re about to announce in this article because they’re probably already testing Linux 4.6-rc3.

Yes, that’s right, Linus Torvalds has made available his regular Sunday release for the next RC build of the upcoming Linux 4.6 kernel, which early adopters can download and compile as we speak (see download options at the end of the article).

At the moment of writing this art…

Canonical Eases Ubuntu App Development with New Build Dependency Rules

Ubuntu release manager Steve Langasek informs the community about some changes happening to build-dependency handling in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and upcoming versions of the widely used operating system.

According to Mr. Langasek, the Ubuntu development team admits that the process of separating Ubuntu packages between the “main” and “universe” software repositories caused the Ubuntu development to be dragged down because the “main” repo also covered buil…

Linux Mint 18 to Offer Cinnamon 3.0 and MATE 1.14 Flavors, Arc GTK-Based Theme

The Linux Mint project is alive and kicking, despite the unfortunate “hacking” issues that happened at the end of February 2016, and team leader Clement Lefebvre talks today about the upcoming features in Linux Mint 18.

As you might very well be aware, the major Linux Mint 18 release is coming this year a free upgrade to existing Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” users, bringing a ton of new features, improvements to the in-house built apps, as well as the latest versions of the Cinn…

Chakra GNU/Linux Gets KDE Plasma 5.6.2, Frameworks 5.21.0, and LibreOffice 5.1.2

Chakra GNU/Linux maintainer Neofytos Kolokotronis has just announced a few minutes ago the availability of the latest KDE technologies in the main repositories of the Arch Linux-based operating system.

Just like Arch Linux, Chakra GNU/Linux is a rolling release distribution, which means that users install it once and get free updates for the rest of their lives, or at least until they decide to move to another Linux kernel-based operating system.

Chakra GNU/Linux focused on the latest KDE so…

WhatsApp 2.16.20 Download Available for Android Devices

WhatsApp is one of the most used mobile messaging applications out there, being used by millions of people every day. The application is now totally free, as Facebook, the owner of WhatsApp, has decided to remove the annual fee of 0.99 dollars. The new WhatsApp 2.16.20 APK (installation) file has 27MB in size and it

ubuntuBSD 15.10 Beta 5 Out Now to Fix a Hang Issue for the Thunar File Manager

ubuntuBSD developer Jon Boden has just announced a few minutes ago on Twitter that the fifth Beta build of the upcoming ubuntuBSD 15.10 operating system is ready for public testing.

We believe that, by now, you already know about the ubuntuBSD project, whose main design goal is to build a desktop-oriented operating system that offers the familiarity of the Ubuntu Linux OS, but powered by a BSD kernel borrowed from the widely used FreeBSD distribution.

It looks like Jon Boden is pretty seriou…

Krita 3.0 Open-Source Digital Painting Tool Lands May 1, First Alpha Is Out Now

Krita Foundation’s Scott Petrovic was glad to inform us via an e-mail announcement about the immediate availability for download of the first Alpha build of the upcoming Krita 3.0 open-source digital painting software.

After being in development for the past three months or so, Krita 3.0 is finally in the Alpha stages of development, bringing many new features since the third Pre-Alpha release announced in mid-March, such as support for moving multiple selected layers simultaneously, supp…

Gorgeous Manjaro Linux Enlightenment E20 16.04 Edition Officially Released

The Manjaro community was happy to announce the release and immediate availability of download of the Manjaro Linux Enlightenment 16.04 Community Edition operating system.

Based on the latest stable branch of the Arch Linux-based Manjaro Linux OS, Manjaro Linux Enlightenment 16.04 Community Edition is now built on top of the Enlightenment 20 desktop environment/window manager.

It is powered by the latest long-term supported Linux 4.4.6 kernel, adds the SDDM login manager, uses the Thus graph…

Epiphany Browser Updated for GNOME 3.20, Always Stores Passwords in Web App Mode

The GNOME developers are working overtime these days to push the packages for the first point release of the GNOME 3.20 desktop environment on the official channels.

GNOME 3.20.1 is currently scheduled for an April 13 release, so we can’t help but notice that many of the desktop’s core components and applications have been updated lately to the 3.20.1 version.

And today we want to share with you some of the new features introduced in the Epiphany 3.20.1 web browser. As usual, we’…

Q4OS 1.4.9 Linux Is Based on Debian 8.4, Introduces the ‘Bourbon’ Start Menu

We’ve been informed today, April 9, 2016, by the developers of the Q4OS project, a Debian-based GNU/Linux operating system, about the release and immediate availability for download of Q4OS 1.4.9.

Q4OS 1.4.9 is not a major release of the Debian-based OS, but a maintenance one that brings various improvements and bug fixes, along with a few new features, such as the implementation of a new Applications Menu (a.k.a. Start Menu) called “Bourbon.”

The Q4OS devs have told us that th…

KDE Frameworks 5.21.0 Released for KDE Plasma 5.6, Deprecates Support for Qt 5.3

Today, April 9, 2016, KDE announced the release and immediate availability of this month’s KDE Frameworks 5 maintenance release, version 5.21.0, for the latest KDE Plasma 5 desktop and KDE Applications.

KDE Frameworks 5.21.0 has been released to bring numerous improvements to the collection of over 70 add-on libraries to Qt, the open-source and cross-platform GUI (Graphical User Interface) toolkit used by millions of developers worldwide.

“KDE today announces the release of KDE Fram…

Ubuntu Phone Users Might Get a Security Hotfix Soon, Please Update Immediately

Now that Canonical is seeding the Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 update to all supported Ubuntu Phone devices, and most of the users already updated their smartphones, it looks like some issues started appearing.

Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak reports today that many BQ Aquaris owners complained about slowness of the Unity8 interface after updating to OTA-10. “So far the only worrying issue reported by users is the shell slowness on BQ devices. Our developers are working on fixes for those,” s…

ubuntuBSD Is Looking to Become an Official Ubuntu Flavor

ubuntuBSD maintainer and lead developer Jon Boden is now looking for a way for his operating system to contribute to the Ubuntu community and, eventually, become an official Ubuntu flavor.

Just two weeks ago, we were the first to introduce you guys to the ubuntuBSD project, whose main design goal is to bring users an operating system powered by the FreeBSD kernel while offering them the familiarity of the Ubuntu Linux OS.

Right now, ubuntuBSD is in heavy development, with a fourth Beta build…

Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 Officially Released for OnePlus One, Nexus 4, and Nexus 7

We have confirmation from UBports’ Marius Gripsgård and Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak that the Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 update has been officially released for OnePlus One, Nexus 4, and Nexus 7 devices.

Two days ago, we wrote a story to inform our readers that Canonical promised to release the Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 software update for Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 devices a day later than originally planned due to a last-minute issue that needed to be fixed.

Then, due to some unforeseeable technic…

Vivaldi 1.1 Web Browser in the Works, First Snapshot Build Adds New Tab Options

We’ve just been informed by Vivaldi’s Ruarí Ødegaard about the availability for testing of the first snapshot build towards the Vivaldi 1.1, the web browser’s upcoming point release.

As you probably are aware, Vivaldi 1.0 reached stable status on April 6, 2016, after more than a year of public development, for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. So it feels natural for them to start work on the next release, Vivaldi …

MATE 1.14 Desktop Environment Launches for GNU/Linux with Numerous Improvements

The development team behind the MATE open-source desktop environment has just announced today, April 8, 2016, the release and immediate availability of the MATE 1.14 desktop environment.

Considering the fact that the version number bumped from 1.12.1 to 1.14, this is a pretty important release of the acclaimed desktop that tries to keep the GNOME 2 spirit alive amongst GNU/Linux users.

“After 5 months of development the MATE Desktop team are proud to announce the release of MATE Desktop…

Gorgeous and Fun Firewatch Game Released on GOG for Linux, Mac, and Windows

Campo Santo’s debut video game Firewatch was launched exactly two months ago, February 9, 2016, on Steam for Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows, as well as Sony’s PlayStation 4 gaming console.

The game was received very well by the gaming community, with reviews of 9.3 from IGN and with approximately 11,000 very positive user reviews on Valve’s Steam gaming distribution platform.

For those of you who missed its February launch on Steam and PS4, Firewatch is a first-person adv…

Infographic: Ubuntu Linux Is Everywhere

To celebrate the forthcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, due for release later this month, on April 21, Canonical took the time to put together a very nice infographic, showing the world how popular Ubuntu is.

The infographic, which you can see attached at the end of the article, is, in fact, based on a recent blog post by Canonical’s Dustin Kirkland, a member of the Ubuntu Product and Strategy team led by Mark Shuttleworth, entitled “How many people in the worl…

Plex Media Server Improves Support for the Samsung Smart TV DLNA Client

Plex, Inc. announced the release of a new maintenance build for its popular, cross-platform Plex Media Server software, version, adding a bunch of fixes and improvements to various areas.

According to the changelog, which we’ve attached at the end of the article for reference, Plex Media Server updates the Plex/Web component to version 2.6.0, addresses a crash that occurred when attempting to enter the movie section with the Samsung Smart TV DLNA client, and fixes issues…

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