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…

Ubuntu 15.04 Is Now Available on all System76 Products

In a recent post entitled “Ubuntu 15.04 Now Available,” the hardware company System76 reveals the fact that they will ship Canonical’s latest Ubuntu release for their products on the same day with the official version of Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet), on April 23, 2015.

This is excellent news for existing and new System76 customers, as they will be able to purchase computer with the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system on the same day with the launch of the acclaimed…

PHP Exploits Closed in Ubuntu OSes

Canonical revealed details about PHP exploits that have been found and fixed in Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. 

Ubuntu maintainers have updated the PHP package in the official repositories, and all the supported OSes should now have access to the latest version of PHP. It’s not a major update, but users should upgrade nonetheless.

“Paulos Yibelo discovered that PHP incorrectly handled moving files when a pathname contained a null …

Fedora 22 Beta Is Out with Better GNOME Notifications and Improved Wayland Support – Gallery

Red Hat announced just a few moments ago that Fedora 22 Beta is now available for download and testing, making this one of the fastest release cycles in the past few years.

The previous Fedora 21 release was made in December, 2014, and now we’re already testing Fedora 22 Beta. Just a couple of delays were registered by the project, which is a really good thing. The project was known for its numerous delays and for the weeks that were just added to the final release date. Th…

Ubuntu 15.04 Powers the Desktop, the Cloud, and the Phone

Canonical is preparing for the release of Ubuntu 15.04, the latest version in the Ubuntu family that will provide a unified experience across desktop, phone, cloud and the IoT ecosystem.

Most of the Ubuntu community knows that Ubuntu 15.04 is almost upon us, and they are preparing either to upgrade to install the new edition from scratch. It will be a very interesting release because it integrates some very new packages, such as systemd, but it will also streamline the desk…

Google Chrome 42 Disables NPAPI Plugins by Default

Google has finally disabled the NPAPI plug architecture for the Chrome browser, but the means to use that architecture will still be there for a few more months.

The NPAPI plugin architecture has been around for quite some time, and it helped people use some services like Silverlight or Flash, but that is coming to end. Developers have been trying to move their services to alternative technologies that don’t rely on NPAPI, and they’ve done …

XPQ4 Theme Pack Provides Uncanny Resemblance with Windows OS

XPQ4 is a funky open source theme that aims to provide Linux users with the look and feel of a Windows desktop. It might seem weird at first, but this is probably one of the most advanced solutions available right now.

Some of the desktop environments available on the Linux platform have a similar design with the one used on Windows, but it only relates to placement and nothing else. The app launcher might be in the same place, but most other similarities have dissipated ov…