KDE Frameworks 5.10.0 Officially Released, Now Works Better with Ubuntu’s NotifyOSD

On May 8, KDE announced the general availability of KDE Frameworks 5.10.0, a maintenance release that fixes bugs and improves performance. All users of KDE Frameworks 5.9.0 and previous versions are urged to upgrade to KDE Frameworks 5.10.0 as soon as possible.

According to the release notes, KDE Frameworks 5.10.0 is here to update many of the core compo…

openSUSE Tumbleweed Gets Linux Kernel 4.0.1 and GNOME 3.16.1

Dominique Leuenberger from the openSUSE Tumbleweed development team announced today, May 8, what was implemented this week on the Tumbleweed version of the openSUSE Linux operating system.

First of all, we remind you that openSUSE Tumbleweed is a rolling-release branch of the openSUSE distro. New features implemented this week include Linux kernel …

CryEngine Linux Support Coming Very Soon, Says Crytek

On May 8, the CryEngine team from Crytek published a brief announcement informing game developers about a small, yet very important modification to their EULA (End-User License Agreement).

The big news is that Crytek has just confirmed that that are finally planning on supporting the Linux platform, and most probably the highly ant…

ownCloud 8.0.3 Out Now to Improve Microsoft SQL Server Compatibility – Updated

The ownCloud developers have released the third maintenance release for the open-source ownCloud 8.0 self-hosting cloud server software that lets anyone to build his/her own file hosting service without too much hassle.

According to the release notes, ownCloud 8.0.3 fixes a potential SQL insertion, addresses the “Error while updating app” error, fixes usage of default share folder location, repairs disabling of APCu, and adds a timeout to cURL.

Various Constrain Violati…

Dell Precision M3800 Is a Very Powerful Laptop That Ships with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Back in April, we announced that Canonical and Dell worked together on bringing the next-generation Ubuntu-based Dell XPS 13 laptop developer edition to the Ubuntu’s strong developer community, but the fact of the matter is that, at that point in time,…

ClamAV Vulnerability Closed in Ubuntu 15.04

Canonical revealed details about a ClamAV vulnerability that has been found and fixed in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.04.

Ubuntu maintainers have upgraded the Clamav packages in order to fix an exploit and users have been advised to upgrade as soon as possible. Apparently, ClamAV could have been made to crash or to run programs if it processed a specially crafted file.

“It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled certain malformed file…

Raspbian Gets Massive Update for Interface and Core Components

Raspbian is a Linux distribution based on Debian built specifically for the Raspberry Pi platform. Developers have just implemented a huge update to it, and it’s now available for download and upgrade.

The Raspbian distro is one of the oldest operating systems with support for Raspberry Pi, and it was also the first OS that provided support for the second generation of the mini PCs. It provides a classic desktop experience, and most users will be able to just pick it up and…

GOG.com Launches Three Amazing Classic Star Trek Games with Linux Support

GOG.com is taking its job seriously, and they are working to promote Linux in any way they can. Now, the DRM-free digital platform has just released three classic Star Trek games, and they all come with Linux support.

It was a time when Star Trek was important enough to spawn game after game, especially back in the ‘90s when the TV series was the most watched Sci-Fi show. Fast forward 20 years later, and we can barely see a new Star Trek movie once a decade. Interestingly e…

DontBreakDebian Offers Tip for New Users and Could Apply to Other OSes As Well

The Debian project has just updated their official Wiki with a new entry called DontBreakDebian, which provides some helpful tips on how not to ruin your Debian installation by doing stuff that you’re not supposed to be doing.

You might be tempted to think that Debian is a free and open source operating system and that you can do what you want with it, and that is completely true. The problems occur when users make mistakes and then complain about Debian, saying that it’s n…

Beautiful Budgie 8.2 Desktop Environment Is Out – Gallery

Budgie is a new desktop environment that has been making quite a few waves into the Linux community. It’s used to power the Solus operating system, and a new version has been released, pushing the version number to 8.2.

Solus is still under development, and it remains in this state for the next few months. On the other hand, Budgie seems to be much more stable. Developers are still making important improvements to it, which in turn directly reflect in the Solus distro. Even…

Ubunchu Is the Only Ubuntu Manga Out There and It’s Quite Good

The Ubuntu community is already spotting the operating systems in all kind of cool places, like NASA or The International Space station, but it looks like there is a Manga collection of comic books that details the adventures of Ubuntu users, usually trying to convince other people that it’s a perfectly good system.

From time to time, users have spotted Ubuntu in somewhat strange situations and environments, but it’s hard to think of anything more bizarre than this series o…

New Unity 8 Application Switcher Shows Design Direction – Video

The new application switcher for Unity 8 has been demoed at the latest Ubuntu Online Summit and it shows the rapid progress that the Ubuntu developers are making with the latest version of the famous desktop environment.

Some people were worried that Unity 8 will look too much like its mobile counterpart, but as you can clearly see that is not the case. As it stands right now, Ubuntu developers are still working to make Unity 8 look and feel pretty much like the current Uni…

Lubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) to Finally Switch to LXQt

During the last day of Ubuntu Online Summit (UOS) for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), the Lubuntu development team discussed some of the upcoming features that will be implemented in the Lubuntu 15.10 Linux operating system.

Softpedia was the first t…

OpenELEC 6.0 Enters Beta, Powered by Linux Kernel 4.0 and Kodi (XBMC) 15.0 Isengard

On May 7, the OpenELEC development team, through Stephan Raue, had the pleasure of announcing the general availability for download and testing of the first Beta version of OpenELEC 6.0, a Linux kernel-based operating system for embedded devices.

Powered by Linux kernel 4.0 and Kodi 15.0 (Isengard), a popular media center a…

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to Use Systemd’s Networkd Instead of ifupdown

Today was the last day of the Ubuntu Online Summit (UOS) event that took place online on the UbuntuOnAir channel on Google+ via YouTube live sessions, between May 5 and 7, and there were still some interesting discussions about the upcoming features of

ownCloud Desktop Client 1.8.1 Officially Announced as The Best Release Ever

The ownCloud development team, through Daniel Molkentin, has had the great pleasure of informing us about the immediate availability for download of the ownCloud Desktop Client 1.8.1, which has been declared by the project leader the best release ever.

ownCloud Desktop Client 1.8.1 is now available for all supported operati…

Linux Kernel 3.19.7 Is a Massive Update and All Users Are Urged to Upgrade

Shortly after having announced the release of Linux kernel 4.0.2, which is currently the most advanced stable branch of Linux kernel, Greg Kroah-Hartman also announced the immediate availability for download and upgrade of the seventh maintenance version of Linux 3.19 kernel.

According to the tremendous changelog…

Opera 31 Web Browser for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows Is Now in Development

On May 7, Opera Software, through Mateusz Madej, announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the Opera 31 web browser in the Developer channel, available for GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X operating systems.

Being based on the open source Chromium 44 web browser, Opera 31 Dev comes with a number of …

VirtualBox 5.0 Beta 3 Out Now with Support for Debian 8 Jessie

Oracle has announced today, May 7, the immediate availability for download and testing of the third Beta version of the forthcoming VirtualBox 5.0 cross-platform virtualization software for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

According to the release notes, VirtualBox 5.0 Beta 3 fixes guest-to-host mouse mapping is…

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Planned for End of June, Linux Mint 18 Arrives in 2016

The Linux Mint developers have announced today, May 7, in what appears to be the shortest monthly newsletter ever released, that the team works hard these days to bring you the second installment of the Linux Mint 17 operating system.

Dubbed Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.2 promises to bring important new features, updated packages, and bugfixes. It will be offered as an…