Canonical Announces Snappy Ubuntu Core, A Transactionally Updated Flavor For The Cloud

Canonical announced “snappy” Ubuntu Core yesterday, a new cloud-optimized Ubuntu edition that uses transactional updates.Below you can watch the snappy Ubuntu Core introductory video in which Ubuntu and Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth explains how snappy Ubuntu Core works:(direct video link)But what exactly is snappy Ubuntu Core? This new Ubuntu cloud flavor uses Ubuntu Core (a […]

Ubuntu 15.04 Gets Linux Kernel 3.18

Ubuntu 15.04 (Vidid Vervet) is now under development and this is a time when new features and components are added to the distribution. The same is true for the Linux kernel, which has been updated to version 3.18.

Regular users don’t really get the next Ubuntu version this early, although they can install at any time. It’s still unstable and it can prove to be quite unstable in this particular stage or the development cycle, but this is also an exciting time because you can get to see change…

Future Modular Phone Might Be Powered by Ubuntu Touch

Everyone is talking about Ubuntu Touch on Meizu phones and that will happen in the next few months, but other less conventional hardware makers might be interested in the Ubuntu experience. At least, this is what the newly formed company Vsenn says it wants.

Vsenn was started by a former Nokia X product manager, who chose to remain anonymous so far. The company is planning to develop a new modular smartphone with some impressive specs and it looks like they are considering offering a number o…

Firefox 35 Beta Arrives with Conference Call Features for Hello

Mozilla has just released the Beta branch of the upcoming Firefox 35.x and it looks that they don’t plan anything out of the ordinary for it, although there are some improvements and various other changes ready.

The Firefox users have been receiving various important features with the past few versions, but it looks like things will remain relatively quiet with Firefox 35.

This is actually a good thing because it allows the user to soak all of these changes that have been made so far. This d…

OpenELEC 5.0 RC2 Is Out, It’s an Awesome OS for Embedded Devices Already

The embedded operating system built specifically to run the famous KODI (XBMC) media player solution, OpenELEC, has been upgraded to version 5.0 RC2 and a new image is now ready for testing and download.

Just like with the Kodi (XBMC) project that it’s based on, the OpenELEC devs have released a new RC version of their operating system. Everything that is done in the upstream project, in this case XBMC, is usually implemented in OpenELEC as quickly as possible.

Unlike the media hub, which is…

Fedora 21 Released, Work on 22 Already Begun

The top story today is the release of Fedora 21. Jamie Watson said it was worth the year-long development wait and it was so anticipated that Fedora infrastructure suffered a major service disruption. Servers were reported down today at 4:41 PM but all systems were a GO by 7:21 this evening. Adam Williamson also posted […]

Google Chrome 39 Arrives with Flash Security Fixes for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X

Google developers have released a new stable version of the Google Chrome browser and the version has now evolved to 39.0.2171.95. This is more about a Flash update that has been implemented across all versions, but there are some other improvements as well.

Some of the Linux users might already know this, but it’s worth mentioning nonetheless. Adobe has abandoned all Flash development for the Linux platform and the Google devs have picked up their work, but only for maintenance purposes.

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Best Linux Desktop of 2014: Linux Mint 17.1

The new version of Mint may be the best Linux desktop ever. Heck, it maybe the best desktop operating system ever, period. Read more ….

How to install the new Pydio 6 release on Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)

How to install the new Pydio 6 release on Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)This guide explains how to configure Pydio in Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn). Pydio (formerly AjaXplorer) is a mature open source software solution for file sharing and synchronization. With intuitive user interfaces (web / mobile / desktop), Pydio 6 provides enterprise-grade features to gain […]

Linux Mint 17.1 review—less change is good change

This marks the first time Linux Mint has not used the newest version of Ubuntu for a release. But if you paid attention to the curious approach of Linux Mint 17.0, you’ll know that was the plan all along. These days, Mint will not be changing its Ubuntu base again until the next LTS release—Ubuntu […]

Fedora 21 released

In today’s open source roundup: Fedora 21 available for download. Plus: Ars Technica reviews Linux Mint 17.1, and VLC for Android released. Read more ….

Canonical Introduces Transactional Updates with Ubuntu Core, Snappy

A new flavor has joined Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux family in the form of Ubuntu Core. Tailored for the cloud, the open source operating system provides a new way for developers to deploy and update applications through Snappy, a transactional-update platform. read more Read more at The VAR Guy

Empire: Total War Shows Up in the Steam for Linux Library

Empire: Total War, the real-time strategy game built by The Creative Assembly and published by Sega, is now showing up in the Steam for Linux library.

The Total War series was one of the first games teased for Linux back when Steam was just announced, along with the Steam Machines consoles. It took the developers a long time to make it happen, but not they seem to be really close. In fact, getting the game to download in the Steam client means that they are probably having a restricted Beta t…

JasPer Vulnerability Closed in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

Canonical published details about a JasPer vulnerability in its Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems. The problem is not series, but it’s not a bad idea to upgrade.

The developers from Canonical have released quite a few fixes these past few days and it looks like they have been busy. This latest patch for JasPer arrived with today’s system upgrade and it corrects a small problem.

According to the security notice, “Jose Duart discovered that JasPer incorrect…

Porteus Desktop Edition Is a Modular Bleeding Edge System Based on Slackware

Porteus is a portable Linux distro that can run from a USB device, CD ROM, SD card, or hard drive, and is using Slackware as its base. The developers have released a new upgrade for it and they have updated a number of core packages.

Many distribution can be considered portable, but Porteus is built a little bit differently. The fact that it uses Slackaware allows users and developers alike to add modules for everything they need, without breaking the entire operating system. The fact that it…

Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS available to download and install in your computer, it released based-on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS featuring MATE desktop environment 1.8.1. and brings with new features and fixes many bugs. Read more ….

AMD Finally Fights Back with Catalyst 14.12 OMEGA Linux Driver

The AMD developers have announced that a new Catalyst 14.12 Linux driver is has been released and it’s probably the most important one made available in 2014.

The AMD team doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to drivers for the Linux platform and the latest releases have been rather mediocre. Nothing out of the ordinary was provided and the users of this hardware have been rather disappointed by the lack of new features. That has changed now with AMD Catalyst 14.12 Linux driver, w…

Open Source Archive Manager PeaZip 5.5.1 Lands with Many Fixes

Open source file and archive manager PeaZip, an application that can be used to extract, create, and convert multiple archives at once, has been upgraded to version 5.5.1 and is now available for download.

The Linux platform has no shortage of archiving solutions and most operating systems already have something implemented by default. For example, GNOME comes with File Roller and that particular alternative is present in numerous operating systems. PeaZip is just one such alternative, with a…

Ubuntu Developer Tools Center Renamed To Ubuntu Make, Sees New Release

Ubuntu Developer Tools Center, a project to allow easy installation of common developer tools, has reached version 0.2. With this release, the project was renamed to Ubuntu Make, based on name proposals from the community.For now, Canonical is focusing on Android developers with Ubuntu Make, allowing easy installation of Android Studio and Eclipse, but in […]

Nuvola Player 2.5 Released With Spotify Web Player And Grooveshark Mobile (HTML5) Support

Nuvola Player 2.5 was released yesterday, bringing support for new services such as Spotify Web Player, Grooveshark Mobile (HTML5) and others, as well as improvements for some already existing services.For those not familiar with Nuvola Player, this is a cloud music player which integrates various cloud music services such as Google Play Music, Grooveshark, Amazon […]