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Open-Source AMDGPU Linux Driver Gets Major Update with More Than 50 Improvements

Michel Dänzer, a graphics driver engineer, working for AMD, has had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of AMDGPU 1.1.0 Linux graphics driver.

AMDGPU (also known as xf86-video-amdgpu) is an open-source and very performant graphics driver dedicated to AMD Radeon GPUs (Graphics Processing Units), integrated into the mainline Linux kernel since version 4.2. Until now, AMDGPU received a single minor update, xf86-video-amdgpu 1.0.1, but today…

ownCloud 9.0 Gets Its First Point Release, Over 120 Improvements Introduced

ownCloud has announced today, April 7, 2016, the immediate availability of the first point release in the stable 9.0 series of the open-source self-hosting cloud server software.

Yes, that’s right, we’re talking about ownCloud 9.0.1, which comes exactly one month after the unveiling of the major ownCloud 9.0 Server release, which introduced a huge number of features and improvements, including code signing. Best of all, ownCloud is now used by over 8 million users around the globe.


OpenELEC 7.0 Beta 2 Is Based on Kodi 16.1 RC, Adds Bluetooth Audio Support

The OpenELEC developers have just announced the availability of the second Beta build towards the OpenELEC 7.0 operating system, which is a major version due for release later this spring.

According to the release notes, OpenELEC 7.0 Beta 2 has been rebased on the Release Candidate of the upcoming Kodi 16.1 open-source media center software, includes Bluetooth Audio support, re-adds the OpenVPN packages, and introduces a new AMDGPU graphics driver for AMD Radeon GPUs.

“The OpenELEC 7.0 …

ubuntuBSD 15.10 Beta 4 Released with Xfe as the Default File Manager

The development cycle of the upcoming ubuntuBSD 15.10 operating system continues, and today we report on the release and immediate availability for download of the fourth Beta build.

ubuntuBSD 15.10 Beta 4 is out, as the project’s developers have announced earlier on Twitter, and among various bug fixes and small under-the-hood improvements, they have managed to add the Xfe open-source software as the default file manager.

You can see the Xfe file manager running on top of the current de…

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Default Wallpapers Revealed – Gallery

Ubuntu project member Nathan Haines has just informed us about the initial availability of the default wallpapers for the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

Nathan Haines has picked the winners of the Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase contest for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and uploaded the wallpapers to the repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS via the Launchpad website. So, congratulations to the winners!

It looks like there are a total of 12 wallpapers, which you can see in the image g…

Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.7 Snappy Creator Tool for Ubuntu Snappy 16.04 LTS

Canonical, through Sergio Schvezov, announced a few minutes ago, April 7, 2016, the release and immediate availability of the Snapcraft 2.7 Snappy creator tool for the Snappy Ubuntu Core 16.04 LTS operating system.

As you may or may not know, Snapcraft is the main component of the Ubuntu Snappy OS for embedded and IoT (Internet of Things) devices, allowing users to create and manage snaps, so it’s vital that Canonical releases regular updates for the software, bringing new features or imp…

KDE Applications 16.04 Arrives April 20, Release Candidate Now Ready for Testing

A few moments ago, KDE announced the general availability of the RC (Release Candidate) build of the soon-to-be-released KDE Applications 16.04 software suite for the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment.

KDE Applications 16.04 Release Candidate (16.03.90) has been tagged and released today, April 7, 2016, which means that it arrives one day late from its initial schedule on April 6. As usual, the KDE developers have managed to fix as many issues as possible since the Beta build announced on Marc…

Vivaldi 1.0.435.42 Update Now Live to Patch Address Bar Spoofing Vulnerability

We’ve just been informed by Ruarí Ødegaard of Vivaldi about the immediate availability for download of the first minor point release in the stable branch of the web browser.

The Vivaldi 1.0.435.42 update has just been released for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows (see download links at the end of the article), and it patches an address bar spoofing vulnerability discovered by Tsubasa Iinuma of Gehirn Inc..

Additionally, today’…

LXD networking: lxdbr0 explained

Recently, LXD stopped depending on lxc, and thus moved to using its own bridge, called lxdbr0. lxdbr0 behaves significantly differently than lxcbr0: it is ipv6 link local only by default (i.e. there is no ipv4 or ipv6 subnet configured by default), and only HTTP traffic is proxied over the network. This means that e.g. you […]

LibreOffice 5.1.2 Officially Released with Over 80 Bug Fixes and Improvements

We have just been informed by Italo Vignoli of The Document Foundation about the availability of second maintenance release of the LibreOffice 5.1 open-source office suite.

LibreOffice 5.1.2 is the second point release in the current stable and most advanced version of the office suite preinstalled in numerous GNU/Linux operating systems by default, and it comes approximately one month after the release of the first maintenance build to fix many of the bugs reported by users.


How many people use Ubuntu?

Discover the range of industries, people and services that are using Ubuntu right now. Netflix. Snapchat. Dropbox. Uber. Tesla…and the International space station – what do they all have in common? They run on Ubuntu. To celebrate our upcoming 16.04 LTS we wanted to shine a bit of light on how many people in the […]

How life appears when all your computing needs fit into one device

It’s been an exciting few weeks with the launch of our first fully converged device, the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet. To celebrate this and to gain deeper insights we held a competition last month that asked the community – what their life would look like if all their computing needs fitted into one device? […]

When a projector and app-enabled software-defined radio cross paths

We had a chat with our head of IoT, Maarten, to discover what happens when a projector crosses paths with an app-enabled software-defined radio ( Below is a list of pretty cool insights when the two cross paths that include talking to drones via hand gestures, hacking into walkie talkies and finding coverage where it […]

OpenMandriva Lx3 Linux Beta 1 Released with KDE Plasma 5.6, Mesa 11.2, and More

Softpedia was informed a few minutes ago by the OpenMandriva Team about the immediate availability for download of the first Beta build of the upcoming OpenMandriva Lx3 GNU/Linux operating system.

After more than a year of hard work, the Beta 1 release of OpenMandriva Lx3 arrives today with cutting-edge Linux technologies and all the latest software versions, including the KDE Plasma 5.6.1 desktop environment with KDE Frameworks 5.20 and KDE Applications 15.12.3, systemd 229, Linux kernel 4.1…

CentOS Linux 7 Rolling March ISO Images Are Now Available to Download

Today, April 7, 2016, CentOS maintainer Karanbir Singh was happy to announce the general availability of updated CentOS Linux 7 rolling ISO images for the month of March.

CentOS Linux 7 is a rolling release operating system based on the freely distributed sources of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which means that it’s an open-source version of RHEL, maintained by the community, and like many other similar distributions out there, it receives monthly ISO respins.

These new installation medias …

New Manjaro Linux 15.12 Update Pack Adds Nvidia 361.42, Linux Kernel 4.6 RC2

The Manjaro development team has announced today, April 7, 2016, the general availability of the fifteenth update pack for the Manjaro Linux 15.12 (Capella) operating system.

Including the latest security patches from the upstream Arch Linux software repositories, the new update pack for Manjaro Linux 15.12, the current stable branch of the Arch Linux-based OS for workstations, received initial support for the upcoming Linux 4.6 kernel, as well as updates for some of the most important softwa…

Canonical Shows the Linux Community How to Use Ubuntu Bash on Windows 10

Canonical’s Dustin Kirkland has published recently a tutorial on how to use the Ubuntu Bash on the Windows 10 Build 14316 operating system released by Microsoft to Windows 10 Insiders on April 6, 2016.

If you recall, Microsoft is now collaborating with Canonical to implement support for the Linux Bash to the Windows 10 operating system, which might be useful to developers working on all sorts of cross-platform projects, including applications and games developed for both GNU/Linux and Win…

Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 Update Is Coming on April 7 for Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 Devices – Updated

As reported earlier, Canonical started seeding the major Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 software update to Ubuntu Phone users, as a phased upgrade during the next 24 hours.

Many of you reported that the update has arrived for your Ubuntu Phones, including the BQ Aquaris E4.5, BQ Aquaris E5 HD, and Meizu MX4 smartphones, but it looks like users of the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 devices didn’t receive the Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 software update.

A few moments ago, we have just been informed by Łukasz Zemczak of…

Manjaro Linux ARM Port Looks Great, a Final Release Is Coming Soon

Today, April 6, 2016, Manjaro Linux ARM developer Josh Crowder reports on the work done so far towards a final release for the anticipated port of the Arch Linux-based operating system to embedded and IoT (Internet of Things) devices.

We introduced you guys to the Manjaro Linux ARM port a while ago when Mr. Crowder and his team of developers informed the community that they are planning on conquering the ARM ecosystem, and already presented Raspberry Pi 2 builds for early adopters to try out….