elementary OS 0.3 Beta 1 Screenshot Tour

It has been exactly one year since the release of the second version of elementary OS. On the day of our ‘Lunaversary’, we’re proud to make the first beta of elementary OS ‘Freya’ publicly available for developers and testers. Freya inherits core components from Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS such as the Linux kernel (version 3.13), hardware […]

GTK+ 3.13.6 Arrives with More Adwaita Improvements

GTK+, a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces that provide a complete set of widgets, suitable for projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application suites, has been promoted to version 3.13.6. The current GTK+ release is quite impressive and brings even more improvements than the previous versions in the development branch did. According to the changelog, some Adwaita improvements have been implemented, a much faster blur implementation for shadows is…

TeamViewer for Linux Now Supports Image and Text Copy via Clipboard

TeamViewer, a piece of software that enables users to connect and control remote computers with great ease, has reached version 9.0.30203 and is ready for download.

TeamViewer is a very handy piece of software, and the Linux version features almost the same options and capabilities as the Windows release, but it’s still not there yet. The problem is that it uses a Wine wrapper to get the job done. It’s not an intrusive solution, but it won’t allow for a true evolution of the software.

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Canonical Closes Libav Exploit with New Version from Upstream

Canonical has published details in a security notice about a Libav vulnerability in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) that has been found and fixed. This Libav exploit is not something to worry regular users, but a system update is recommended to close this vulnerability. According to the security notice, “It was discovered that Libav incorrectly handled certain malformed media files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted media file, an attacker could cause a denial of servic…

Image Editing Software Fotoxx 14.08 Now Allows RAW Metadata Editing

Fotoxx 14.08, a free, open source Linux photo editing and collection management program that’s easy to use and install, is now available for download. The Fotoxx developers provide numerous updates for their application, and even if not all of them are very important, it’s a good idea to get the new version of the software. According to the changelog, the user interface for creating or replacing a collection has been improved, images within a collection can now be rearranged by draggin…

Erste Beta von ElementaryOS 0.3 Freya veröffentlicht

Das ElementaryOS-Projekt hat eine erste Betaversion von “Freya”, der kommenden Version 0.3 seiner ubuntu-basierten Linux-Distribution veröffentlicht. Einiges getan hat sich nicht nur beim distributionseigenen Desktop und den mitgelieferten Programmen. Read more at H-online

Nokia Chooses Bizarre Debian Red Color Name for Its Windows Phone Firmware

When Linux users hear about Debian they know instantly that it’s one of the best and most popular operating systems out there. Nobody thinks that it might be a new firmware for a Windows-powered Nokia phone. Nokia uses colors to name the firmware updates for their phones and that is their choice. The current generation is called Cyan, the previous one was called Black, and the upcoming firmware should be called Magenta or simply Red. Somehow, somewhere, it was decided that the name of the up…

DEFT 8.2 Forensic Distro Helps Law Enforcement to Catch Criminals

DEFT, a Linux distribution based on Linux kernel 3.x and the DART (Digital Advanced Response Toolkit) with the best freeware Computer Forensic tools, is now at version 8.1. DEFT developers are usually taking their time when it comes to updating the operating system. This is just a maintenance upgrade, which means that no new features have been added, only various fixes. “Here it’s hot, in Italy as well as in other Countries, a lot of people are on vacation, but only now – I’m sorry for…

Latest Steam Update Brings Interface Facelift and the Option to Hide Games from the Library

A new Steam Beta update has been released and it brings quite a few changes, but this time it’s not just minor modifications. The developers have actually improved the interface and they’ve implemented an interesting option for the library. Valve has released a new Steam Beta update and the developers have decided that it’s time to also improve the interface. Besides adding new options and various features over time, the makers of Steam haven’t touched the GUI for quite some time. It’s been t…

Team Fortress 2 Features Dedicated Server Performance Improvements and Linux Client Optimizations

Team Fortress 2, the online multiplayer game developed by Valve, has received a new update and this time the developers have also concentrated on a few technical aspects. Team Fortress 2 is always in the top ten games played on the Steam platform and that puts a lot of pressure on the developers to keep the title fair and balanced. That means that numerous updates need to be pushed on a regular basis and that all aspects of the gameplay must be supervised. One of the gamers’ main occup…

XBMC 13.2 RC1 “Gotham” Ready for Testing, Drops Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.10 Support

XBMC, an open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media that is available for multiple platforms, has just reached version 13.2 RC1. The XBMC developers are still powering on with the development of the XBMC 13.2 branch and they have made a number of fixes and other changes to the distribution. The devs are rapidly reaching the end of the development cycle for the distro and users should start getting ready for the 14.x release, which will also bear a new name…

Android-x86 4.4 KitKat Is a Linux OS for PCs Based on Google’s Android – Gallery

Android-x86, a port of the famous Android operating system for the x86 platform, has reached version 4.4 R1 and is now ready for testing. Android is actually using a modified Linux kernel underneath that interface. Some users even go as far as calling it a Linux distribution, although the consensus seems to be that it’s not. In any case, with some tweaking, a few developers managed to port the operating system to the PC, for the X86 platforms. There is no good reason why Android shouldn’t ru…

elementary OS Freya Beta Preview and Gallery

elementary OS Freya Beta is out and we can now take a closer look at the new iteration of the famous operating system. Now that elementary OS Freya Beta has been officially released, we can analyze it a little bit more from the user’s perspective. Getting the latest GTK+ 3.12 implemented is all nice and cool, but users are more interested in the final implementation rather than the technical details. First of all, the general look of the distribution hasn’t changed significantly, but that w…

Freya Beta 1 Available for Developers & Testers

It’s been exactly one year since the release of the second version of elementary OS. On this, the day of our Lunaversary, we’re proud to make the first beta of elementary OS Freya publicly available for developers and testers. Link to original source

elementary OS Freya Beta Is Out, Still the Most Beautiful OS in the World

elementary OS Freya Beta has been announced by its developers and it comes with an Ubuntu 14.04 base and lots of new features.

elementary OS developers are not fond of making development releases, but the community has been very eager to try the new operating system, especially if we take into consideration the fact that the previous version, Luna, registered a huge success.

As you can imagine, there are quite a few changes and improvements over elementary OS Luna, including the Linux kernel…

Distribution Release: DEFT Linux 8.2

Stefano Fratepietro has announced the release of DEFT Linux 8.2, an updated build of the project’s Lubuntu-based distribution featuring a collection of open-source utilities for digital forensics and penetration testing: “Hello, it’s hot here in Italy as well as in other countries, and a lot of people are…. Read more …

India opens up to operating system Ubuntu

The Linux-based operating system grew 50% year-over-year in India. Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, has partnered with Dell and HP to bundle the OS with certain models of their laptops offered in India. Read more ….

Linux Mint Debian Edition to Switch to a Debian Stable Package Base

The Linux Mint developers have decided to switch the Debian edition for the Linux distribution from the current snapshot cycle to a Debian Stable package base.The devs have been discussing whether to make this important modification for Linux Mint and a devision has been reached, finally.“After a long reflection and many discussions the decision was made to switch Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) from its current snapshot cycle to a Debian Stable package base. The transition from Update …

Free Linux Firewall OS IPFire 2.15 Core 81 Gets Multiple Fixes

Michael Tremer, a developer for the ipfire.org team, has announced that IPFire 2.13 Core 81, a new stable build of the popular Linux-based firewall distribution, bringing quite a few security fixes.Unlike the previous IPFire release, which was quite substantial, the new version is just a maintenance one. Nonetheless, nine different vulnerabilities have been covered with this new upgrade. “This is the official release announcement for IPFire 2.15 – Core Update 81 comes with fixes fo…

Screenshot Tool Shutter 0.92 Ditches Ubuntu One Support

Shutter, a feature-rich screenshot program that allows users to capture nearly anything on their screen without losing control, is now at version 0.92. The Shutter developers don’t release nearly enough updates for this screenshot tool, especially if we take into consideration that it’s probably the most advanced application of it’s kind on Linux. There are still a number of outstanding problems with the application, but they are minor. The latest update for Shutter was release in June, but …