Humble Weekly Bundle: Day of the Devs Arrives with Six Linux Games

A new Humble Weekly Bundle has been released, and it’s called Day of the Devs. With one exception, all the games that have been made available also come with Linux support.

Most of the humble bundle collections that have been released in the past few months had Linux support, fully or partially. In fact, more Linux titles have been launched on Steam and other platforms, so it’s only natural that they show up on Humble Bundle as well.

“Pay what you want for Hack ‘n’ Slash…

Gentoo-Based Sabayon 15.11 Linux Distro Introduces the Sabayon Server Edition

The Sabayon developers are happy to announce the release of their monthly rolling ISO images, dubbed Sabayon 15.11, which include all the updates that have been released during the month of October 2015.

The biggest new feature of Sabayon 15.11 is the addition of the Sabayon Server Edition, which, as its name suggests, is dubbed the perfect server-oriented opera…

Wine 1.7.54 Is Out with Better Video Decoding, Photoshop CS6 Improvements

Alexandre Julliard announced earlier today, October 30, the immediate availability for download and testing of a new development version of the Wine software that lets users run Windows apps and games on any GNU/Linux operating system.

Prominent features of Wine 1.7.54 include the implementation of the TransmitFile function, better video decoding, the addition of an alternative tool for the deprecated perlink utility, additional Web Services DLL implementation, a major upda…

F23 is Go! Plus, internships, Atomic job opening, a Fedora book, and … systemd total conversion.

Fedora 23 release is GO! After last week’s schedule adjustment, and a last minute panic where we discovered that the installer wasn’t actually showing help when you pressed the help button (thanks everyone who scrambled to fix that!), we’re on… Continue Reading →

Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 Update to Launch on November 18

The latest Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 update is coming along, and some users are already testing the changes by using the RC proposed channel. The developers have also announced that they are targeting November 18 for the launch, but that hasn’t been decided just yet.

Ubuntu Touch gets a new OTA update every six weeks, and we are now preparing for the next one. The development cycle has already entered feature freeze, which means that no more changes are getting past the games. The…

System76 Presents Oryx Pro, a Powerful Ubuntu Laptop for the Gamer in You

System76, the American hardware manufacturer known for delivering the coolest and most powerful Ubuntu computers, is proud to announce the availability for a new laptop, called Oryx Pro.

Created from aluminum alloy, Oryx Pro is both lightweight and durable, offering a gorgeous matte-black brushed finish, a high-quality keyboard with concave keys, a high-performance H-class Intel CPU, and stunning displays that are bright and have outstanding contrast and brilliant colors.

Create Ubuntu Phone Apps, Develop Ubuntu Core-Based Projects and Win Prizes

Canonical has announced that they’ll be sponsoring the upcoming TechCrunch Beijing 2015 Hackathon event that will take place next week, between November 2 and 3 in Beijing, China, held at Beijing Hi-Park.

On this occasion, Canonical invites Chinese developers who want to win awesome prizes to participate in the TechCrunch Beijing Hackathon, where they need to either create Scopes and apps for Ubuntu Phones or integrate the Ubuntu Snappy Core operating system in their IoT (I…

Calibre 2.42 eBook Reader and Converter Adds Driver for the New NookGlowlight Plus

Just a few moments ago, Kovid Goyal had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of Calibre 2.42 for all supported operating systems.

According to the release notes, Calibre 2.42 is a quite interesting maintenance release of the world’s most popular free ebook library management software that lets users organize, convert, and read ebooks on their personal computers.

SystemRescueCd and GParted Live Now Based on GParted 0.24.0, Detect ZFS Filesystems

Now that the 0.24.0 version of the popular GParted partition editor software has been released, the time has come for various GParted-based Live CDs to integrate it and announce new stable builds.

Therefore, today we’re happy to inform you that the …

Solus 1.0 Operating System Gets Its First Release Candidate Build, Download Now

The guys over Solus, the independent OS that aims to change the way you think about GNU/Linux distributions, have just announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the first RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Solus 1.0 release.

We know that many of you out there were expecting to download the final release of Solus 1.0, which wa…

Ubuntu Touch Developers Preparing for a Possible Rebase on Xenial Xerus

The Ubuntu team is busy working on the OTA-8 update for mobile devices, and they are also preparing the terrain for an eventual rebase on the new Xenial Xerus.

With the feature freeze now in effect, for the most part, the Ubuntu developers can focus more on fixing bugs and other problems. In fact, there are bound to be quite a few issues to fix since the team added a couple of big updates for Mir and Unity 8. The displayer server and the desktop environment are big componen…

LibreOffice 5.1 to Start Twice as Fast, Has MS Office 2016 Interoperability

The first major point release for LibreOffice, the 5.1 branch, is being worked on this weekend during the 1st Bug Hunting Session. This promises to be an important upgrade that should really make a difference.

The LibreOffice 5.0 launch has been the most successful one so far, and the office suite has been downloaded millions of times. The popularity of LibreOffice has been increasing steadily in the past couple of years, and the developers from The Document Foundation have…

GTK+ Prepares for GNOME 3.20, Adds New APIs and Wayland Fixes, More

Now that the development cycle of the GNOME 3.20 desktop environment has started, more and more core components and applications receive improvements and bugfixes, including the popular GTK+ GUI (Graphical User Interface) toolkit.

GTK+ 3.19.1 is now available for download and testing, distributed as part of the GNOME 3.19.1 desktop environment, and according to its internal changelog attached at the end of the article, it supports help overlays in document mouse gestures an…

Snappy Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Will Support Nvidia and AMD Drivers, Says Mark Shuttleworth

Remember when we told you, guys, that Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu Linux, the world’s most popular free operating system, said that Snappy Ubuntu Core 16.04 LTS would support private snaps?

Well, today we have more excellent news for all of you who use the Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system on embedde…

GNOME’s Evolution Groupware Client Now Uses OAuth2 for Google Sources

The development cycle of the GNOME 3.20 has started, and the GNOME developers are preparing to release the first milestone, GNOME 3.19.1, which will include many updated core components and applications.

The popular Evolution email and calendar client used by default in numerous GNU/Linux distributions, either standalone or as part of the GNOME desktop environment, has been updated to version 3.19.1, a releases that fixes various issues reported by users since the previous …

GNOME Photos 3.20 Enters Development, Fixes Many Annoying Issues

Debarshi Ray, maintainer of the GNOME Photos application, open-source image viewer and organizer software for the GNOME desktop environment, has announced the release of GNOME Photos 3.19.1.

Believe it or not, the development cycle of the GNOME 3.20 desktop environment has started, and the GNOME developers are preparing to release the first development milestone, GNOME 3.19.1, in the coming days, which means that numerous core components and applications have received updat…

openSUSE Tumbleweed Receives KDE Plasma 5.4.2, KDE Apps 15.08.2, Qt 5.5.1

Jos Poortvliet informs us that the rolling-release openSUSE Tumbleweed GNU/Linux operating system has received a new snapshot that adds some of the hottest KDE technologies available to date.

In an article entitled “Rolling Awesome of the Day,” Mr. Poortvliet informs all users of the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling-release operating system, especially those who are using the KDE deskt…

GNOME Logs Open-Source Log Viewer for the systemd Journal Has a New Maintainer

David King, maintainer of the GNOME Logs software, an open-source project that provides users with a graphical tool for viewing systemd journal logs, has announced the release of the first milestone towards version 3.20.

As you might know, the development cycle of the next major version of the acclaimed GNOME desktop environment, GNOME 3.20, has started, and in a few days we will be able to test the first ever snapshot, GNOME 3.19.1.

“GNOME Logs is a log viewer for the s…

systemd unit file basics

Welcome back to the systemd series, where we explore more about how this central part of your Fedora system works. This installment talks about unit files. As a long-time Fedora user, I hadn’t thought much about systemd actually worked until recently…. Continue Reading →

Open source photography workflow tips

Professional photographer Riley Brandt recently published an awesome article outlining a photography workflow — discussing tools for advanced techniques including colour management and processing RAW files. The good news is that the majority of the tools and applications that Riley… Continue Reading →