Mixxx 2.0 Open Source DJ Software Brings Better Support for DJ Controllers

After being in the making for three years, the developers of the Mixxx open source DJ software have had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of Mixxx 2.0.

Prominent features of Mixxx 2.0 include support for dynamic and resizable skins as well as for up to four decks with Master Sync. Also worth mentioning is support for new built-in audio effects, including Biquad 8 band graphic EQ, Reverb, Moog 4-pole Ladder Filter, BitCrushe…

SparkyLinux 4.2 Rescue Edition Officially Released, Based on Debian 9 “Stretch”

Immediately after announcing the release of the SparkyLinux 4.2 GameOver Edition operating system, the SparkyLinux developers were happy to publish details about the SparkyLinux 4.2 Rescue Edition Live CD.

Based on the Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” operating system and powered by Linux kernel 4.3, the SparkyLinux 4.2 Rescue E…

SparkyLinux 4.2 GameOver Edition Has over 80 Games, Desura and Steam for Linux

Just a few minutes ago, on December 29, the developers of the Debian-based SparkyLinux operating system were more than proud to announce the release of the GameOver, Multimedia and Rescue editions for SparkyLinux 4.2.

We reported on the release of the SparkyLinux 4.2 operating system a week ago, when th…

Thanks to Apple, WebKitGTK+ Devs Patch More than 100 Security Vulnerabilities

The developers of the WebKitGTK+ open source WebKit rendering engine used in the popular GNOME desktop environment have reported that the software was hit hard by over 130 security vulnerabilities, urging all users to update as soon as possible.

The WebKitGTK+ Security Advisory WSA-2015-0002 was reported on December 28, 2015, and it includes no less than 134 CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposu…

Chakra GNU/Linux Devs to Refine the KDE Plasma 5 Implementation in 2016

Today, December 29, 2015, the developers of the Chakra GNU/Linux operating system have published the distribution’s plans for 2016, along with their best wishes to the community.

In the blog post, Neofytos Kolokotronis would like to thank the entire Chakra GNU/Linux community for their 2015 contributions to the rolling-release operating system, wishing…

Audacious 3.7.1 Open Source Music Player Released for Linux and Windows

The development team behind the Audacious open source audio player software has announced the availability of the first maintenance release for the Audacious 3.7 series.

Audacious 3.7 was released at the beginning of November 2015, so it took two months for the development team to publish the first bugfix build, Audacious 3.7.1, which, according to the brief changelog posted on the project’s website, fixes nin…

Manjaro Linux i3 15.12 Officially Released with systemd and OpenRC Flavors

Today, December 29, the Manjaro Linux community has been proud to announce the release and immediate availability for download of the Manjaro Linux i3 15.12 operating system.

Based on Manjaro Linux 15.12 (Capella), the i3 edition is finally here, bringing you all the hottest apps and GNU/Linux technologies released during the last couple of months. It is built around the lightweight i3 4.11 window manager, which includes the i3-gaps package.

Furthermore, Manjaro Linux i3…

Manjaro 15.12 (Capella) Gets Budgie 10.1 with First Update Pack

The Manjaro developers have just issued the first update for Manjaro 15.12 (Capella), bringing a few important changes and improvements.

The Manjaro developers have been quick to improve upon the recently released version 15.12 of the operating system, and it looks like they ha…

Best-Selling Linux Games for Steam Winter Sale

The latest Steam Winter Sale is still in effect, and it will last until January 4. Let’s take a look at what the Linux users have been buying these past few days.

The Steam for Linux catalog of discounted games is a huge one, but after so many days …

Debian Founder Threatens with Suicide on Twitter, Reports Police Abuse, Allegedly

The Twitter account of Ian Murdock, the founder of Debian, is now full of tweets reporting police abuse and a possible suicide attempt.

Ian Murdock is one of the key figures in the Linux community, but the recent reports that have been posted on this Twitter account got people really worried. At this point, it’s not clear whether these posts are real or if something actually happened with Ian, but th…

Enlightenment 0.20.2 Linux Desktop Environment Is Out to Fix over 10 Bugs

The developers of the lightweight and modern Enlightenment desktop environment announced on December 28, 2015, the immediate availability for download of the second point release in the Enlightenment 0.20 series.

According to the release notes, which we’ve attached at the end of the article for reference, Enlightenment 0.20.2 is here to fix over 10 issues that were either discovered by the Enlightenment’s developers or reported by users since the previous maintenance releas…

Debian GNU/Linux 9.0 “Stretch” Gets Its First SPARC64 Netinstall Image, Download Now

On December 28, 2015, Debian developer John Paul Adrian Glaubitz had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the first network install ISO image for the SPARC64 hardware architecture.

SPARC64 is a microprocessor developed by HAL Computer Systems and manufactured by Fujitsu. It is the first to implement the SPARC V9 instruction set architecture and wa…

Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0 (Mumble) and 8.5 (Atticus) Receive Linux Kernel 4.1.15 LTS

The developers of the Debian-based Parsix GNU/Linux computer operating system have announced the general availability of a new Linux kernel version for all of its supported OSes.

Therefore, today we would like to inform all users of the Parsix GNU/L…

Canonical Teases Seamless Swipe Through All Your Ubuntu Apps in Full-Screen

Canonical, the company behind the world’s most popular free operating system, Ubuntu Linux, announced a few minutes ago, December 28, 2015, an upcoming feature for the Unity desktop environment used in recent versions of Ubuntu.

The brief announcement was made on Ubuntu’s Google+ Page, where Canonical stated that users would be able to seamlessly swipe through all of their Ubuntu Linux applications while in full-screen mode. According to Canonical, the new feature should be…

Solus’ Budgie Desktop Turns 2, Version 10 Is Full of Goodies

Ikey Doherty, father of the Solus Linux operating system, had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the Budgie Desktop 10.

The tenth release of the Budgie Desktop is not a regular one, as the awesome…

OpenRA Brings C&C: Tiberian Dawn, C&C: Red Alert, and Dune 2000 to Linux

OpenRA is an open source project that recreates and improves upon the classic Command & Conquer and that has C&C: Tiberian Dawn, C&C: Red Alert, and Dune 2000 games in one collection.

The OpenRA has been very busy, and it looks like they are ending 2015 is great style. They have just pushed a new update out the door, and it’s a big one. Some pretty interesting features have landed, some that have been available in the original games and some that are additions from moderns …

Solus to Have Two Years of Support, Major New Features Coming in 2016

Now that the Solus operating system has reached version 1.0, the developers are looking towards the future, and they have explained what they are planning for the coming year.

Building an OS from scratch is a really difficult task, but the Solus OS developers have managed to finally ship a 1.0 version of their distribution. The thing is that 1.0 doesn’t mean that the OS is complete, just that it’s stable. If anything, from what the devs have shared until now, it looks like …

ZFS File System for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Is 90% Ready

The ZFS file system is coming to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), and it’s just one of the many new features that are going to be implemented in the new OS.

Canonical is pulling all the stops for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), and it looks like users will get easy access to ZFS file system. Before you get too excited about the prospect of replacing the current EXT4 files systems, you should know that it will be available only as a tech preview, for the time being.

Ther…

Linux Kernel 4.4 RC7 Now Available, Final Release Should be Out in Two Weeks

Earlier today, December 28, Linus Torvalds has happy to announce the release and immediate availability for download and testing of the seventh RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Linux 4.4 LTS kernel.

According to Mr. Torvalds, Linux kernel 4.4 LTS RC7 is an even tinier release than the rest of the Release Candidate versions published until now, but this is mostly because of …

Watch: Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 to Bring Improved Download Manager

The Ubuntu Touch platform OS is a stable one, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t need more features and functionalities. One of these new improvements will land with OTA-9, and it’s about the way users download files.

People tend to forget that Ubuntu Touch is pretty much a full-fledged Linux operating system before we can consider it a mobile operating system. That means that users should be able to do some simple operations on the mobile OS just like it they would happ…