GTK+ 3.16 Will Bring Support for HiDPI Pointer Cursors in Wayland

The GTK+ 3.15.12 toolkit has been released recently as part of the GNOME 3.16 RC (Release Candidate) desktop environment and it introduces the last changes to be implemented in the final GTK+ 3.16.0 released, which will be distributed alongside GNOME 3.16, due for release on March 25, 2015.

According to th…

GNOME’s Orca Screen Reader Receives Major Improvements Ahead of GNOME 3.16

We’ve announced the other day that GNOME 3.16 Release Candidate was made available for testing and that many of its core components, applications, and libraries have been updated. Orca, the default screen reader and magnifier of the GNOME desktop environment has been updated as well with a great number of improvements,…

Get 10 Awesome Indie Games for Linux, Mac and Windows in the New Crimson Bundle

Hey there Linux gamers, today we are happy to inform you that a new Crimson Bundle game sale is taking place these days and it includes no more than 10 awesome games for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

The Crimson Bundle from Bundle Stars includes 5 awesome indie games that work on Linux, such as the Crimsonland top-down shooter …

Opera 29 Beta Brings Speed Dial and Open Tabs Sync, Custom Keyboard Shortcuts and More Mouse Gestures

Opera Software, through Helge Andre Gjølme, has announced earlier today, March 19, the immediate availability for download and testing of the Opera 29 Beta web browser for computers, supporting the GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Opera 29 Beta is the first ever release of the popular Opera web browser to introduce Speed Dial s…

Ubuntu Help App Helps You Get a Better Ubuntu Phone Experience

It was brought to our attention that a new application is now available in the Ubuntu Touch Store that helps users to get a better Ubuntu phone experience by offering a wide variety of tips and tricks for Ubuntu devices.

The application is called Ubuntu Help and it is distributed as part of the Ubuntu Core Apps for Ubuntu Touch, which means that it’s an offic…

CrossOver Wine Front-end Updated with Support for Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS and Gentoo Linux

CodeWeavers, through Josh DuBois, had the pleasure of informing us today, March 19, about the immediate availability for download of the CrossOver 14.1.0 software update, a commercial application that allows users of the Linux and Mac OS X operating systems to install and use Windows apps.

CrossOver 14.1.0 is a powerful and easy-to-use graphical front-end for the famous Wine application that lets you deploy almost any software designed for the Microsoft Windows operating s…

Linux Kernel 3.12.39 LTS Is Now Available for Download, Includes a Great Number of Changes

Jiri Slaby has announced today the immediate availability for download of the Linux kernel 3.12.39, a LTS (Long Term Support) release aimed at servers and embedded devices where stability is extremely important. This maintenance release of Linux 3.12 kernel includes a great number of changes and updated drivers.

The list of changes is quite impressive an…

GNOME Control Center Gets Another Big Update Ahead of GNOME 3.16

We’ve announced a yesterday that immediate availability for testing of the Release Candidate version of the forthcoming GNOME 3.16 desktop environment. The GNOME Control Center application has also been updated as part of this RC (Release Candidate) release of GNOME 3.16 and includes a great number of changes that we h…

Rygel 0.25.3 Media Server Brings Server, Tracker, Renderer, and GStreamer Improvements

Rygel, an open-source home media solution that allows users to easily share all kinds of multimedia files to various UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) devices has been recently updated to version 0.25.3 as part of the GNOME 3.16 Release Candidate desktop environment.

According to the raw changelog, Rygel 0.25.3 brings style fixes, code cleanup, and…

Fedora 22 Alpha Server Edition Is Available for Download

We announced last week the immediate availability for download and testing of the Fedora 22 Alpha operating system, which included the Live Workstation edition with the latest development version of the upcoming GNOME 3.16 desktop environment, and an Xfce spin that brought us the latest Xfce 4.12 desktop environment.

Additionally, the Fedora 22 Alpha release includes the KDE spin, which gives us a nice preview of the KDE Plasma 5 in Fedora, as well as the LXDE and MATE/Com…

Ubuntu MATE 14.10 PPA Updated, Includes MATE 1.8, User Intervention Required

It was recently brought to our attention that the main PPA (Personal Package Archive) software repositories of the current stable release of the Ubuntu MATE Linux operating system have been re-organized and in order for users to receive the latest software updates, they must manually add a new PPA into their distributions.

Special thanks to Martin Wimpress, co-founder and pro…

Online Tool Allows Anyone to Create Web Apps for Ubuntu Phone

David Callé has announced earlier today that he developed a web-based application for the developer.ubuntu.com website designed from the ground up to allow anyone to create Web Apps for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system that powers the awesome Ubuntu phones everyone talks about these days.

The web-based application is quite simple to use, as all you have to do is to inp…

Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 Cinnamon and MATE Are Based on Debian 8 – Screenshot Tour

The RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 2, codename Betsy, has been announced earlier today by no other than the father of the Linux Mint project, Clement Lefebvre. Both Cinnamon and MATE editions of LMDE 2 have been released for testing and we were asked by our users…

Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Gets a New Release for Raspberry Pi 2, Defaults to Systemd

Rohith Madhavan has announced today the immediate availability for download of the Ubuntu MATE 15.04 operating system for the Raspberry Pi 2 computer board. The new binary image of Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) is dated March 14, 2015, and brings several interesting features and improvements.

According to the release notes, systemd is now used as the default…

GNOME 3.16 Release Candidate Arrives, Final Version Will be Unveiled on March 25

As expected, the GNOME development team, through Frederic Peters, has announced earlier today, March 18, the immediate availability for testing of the GNOME 3.16 RC (Release Candidate) desktop environment. The release is dubbed internally GNOME 3.15.92.

Users are urged to test the release and report bugs immediately in order for the GNOME devs to fix them before the final GNOME 3.16 version gets out on March 25, 2015.  As such, the GNOME 3.16 development cycle end today, a…

OpenSSH 6.8 Is a Major Release that Contains Numerous New Features and Bugfixes

OpenSSH, the world’s most popular open-source, 100% complete SSH (Secure Shell) protocol that also includes SFTP (Secure FTP) client and server support, has been updated today, March 18, to version 6.8. This release includes a great number of new features and many bug fixes to make OpenSSH more reliable and stable than ever.

Prominent features of OpenSSH 6.8 include a new FingerprintHash option, experimental host key rotation support, a new ssh_config HostbasedKeyType opti…

Linux Kernel 3.19.2 Arrives with Btrfs, IPv6, IPv4, and x86 Fixes, Numerous Updated Drivers

Greg Kroah-Hartman has just announced the immediate availability for download and upgrade of new maintenance releases for Linux kernel 3.19, 3.14, and 3.10, all of them bringing approximately the same improvements, bugfixes, and updated drivers.

While Linux kernels 3.14.36 and 3.10.72 are LTS (Long Term Support) releases, the latest stable version is now…

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Dies on April 30, Users Are Urged to Upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS via Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Do you remember Ubuntu 10.04? Well, we do, and we can tell you that while the Desktop version is no longer supported since May 9, 2013, the Server edition will be supported until April 30, 2015. Back then, when Ubuntu 10.04 was announced, all LTS (Long Term Support) releases were supported 3 years on the Desktop and 5 years on the Server.

Today’s news comes from a

Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 Cinnamon and MATE Release Candidates Available for Download

Clement Lefebvre announced a few minutes ago, March 18, the immediate availability for download and testing of the Release Candidate versions of Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 “Betsy” Cinnamon and MATE, two computer operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux and built around the Cinnamon and MATE desktop environments created by Linux Mint developers.

Dubbed Betsy, LMDE (Linux Mint D…

Black Lab Pup Is a Tiny and Powerful PC with Black Lab Linux MATE

After announcing the unique, one-of-a-kind Black Lab Sphere computer, Black Lab Software was proud to introduce today a new device called Black Lab Pup, which is a mini PC powered by the MATE edition of the Black Lab Linux operating system. Despite its name, Black Lab Pup is not a Puppy Linux-based computer.

The tiny PC, whic…