PulseAudio 7.1 Sound Server Released with Better Support for Xonar Cards

Arun Raghavan from the PulseAudio project has had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download and testing of the first point release of the PulseAudio 7 open-source sound server.

According to the release notes, PulseAudio 7.1 is a small bugfix release that addresses a crash that occurrend when attempting to use srbchannel, im…

Twitch Users Prepare for the Biggest Collaborative Arch Linux Installation Ever

In about eleven hours from the moment of writing this article, we will witness the biggest collaborative Arch Linux installation ever created, which will be hosted by Amazon’s Twitch.tv live streaming video platform.

Dubbed “Twitch Installs Arch Linux,” the event is addressed to all Twitch users who want to install the Arch Linux operating system. Many of you out there know that Arch Linux is one of the hardest to install GNU/Linux distributions in the world, after Gentoo, …

openSUSE Leap 42.1 Launches November 4, Here’s What’s New

Now that the Release Candidate of the forthcoming openSUSE Leap 42.1 GNU/Linux operating system was made available for download and testing during the last two weeks, the time has come to take a look at Leap’s most prominent features.

As noted in other articles written on Softpedia during the development …

Vivaldi Web Browser Gets Halloween Release, Improves Tabs Unstacking on Restart

The Vivaldi developers, through Olafur Arnason and Ruarí Ødegaard, have announced the release of two consecutive Snapshots of the upcoming Vivaldi web browser for all supported operating systems.

Released on October 29, Vivaldi Snapshot 1.0.303.40 Beta Candidate is a pretty interesting build, as it introduces more improvements to tabs on the side, which were made scrollable again when there are too many, and removes the “X” button from the tabs, as it could be covered by th…

Rockstor 3.8-9 NAS Solution Has Better Active Directory Integration, S.M.A.R.T. Monitoring

Suman Chakravartula has had the great pleasure of informing Softpedia about the immediate availability for download of the Fedora-based Rockstor 3.8-9 Linux operating system, known as an open-source, powerful and smart NAS (Network-attached storage) solution.

Rockstor 3.8-9 is a stable release of the GNU/Linux distribution, bringing all sort of new features and improvements, along with many bugfixes, among which we can mention better Active Directory (AD) integration, bette…

Cinnamon 2.8 to Be Officially Unveiled Soon, Cinnamon 2.8.2 Available for Download

After introducing the first maintenance version of the soon-to-be-released Cinnamon 2.8 desktop environment, the most anticipated release of Cinnamon, Clement Lefebvre presents the second point release.

According to the internal changelog, which we have attached at the end of the article for reference, Cinnamon 2.8.2 is …

GNOME 3.20 Development Has Started, First Milestone Available for Download Now

The GNOME developers are working around the clock to implement the most awesome GNU/Linux technologies in their highly acclaimed open-source desktop environment used in numerous Linux kernel-based operating systems by default.

They just released the first maintenance version of the GNOME 3.18 desktop environment last week, and now they’ve started work on the next major release, GNOME 3.20, and there’s already a first milestone available for download for early adopters.


Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 Will Finally Display OTA Versions in System Settings

On the last day of October, Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak sent in his daily email to inform us all about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers in preparation for the upcoming OTA-8 software update.

As we discussed in a previous article, Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 will be a major release …

Linux Voice looks back at Fedora Core 1

Linux Voice magazine periodically releases older issues of their magazine under a CC-BY-SA license so the entire Linux community can read, share and use the articles they publish (they also donate 50% of their profits to the Free Software community).Today,… Continue Reading →

Snapcraft Snappy Creator Tool for Ubuntu Snappy Core Gets Closer to ROS

Canonical’s Sergio Schvezov has announced the release of the fourth maintenance build of the snapcraft utility that can be used by anyone to easily create Snappy packages for the Ubuntu Snappy Core operating system.

According to the release notes, Snapcraft 0.4 introduces a new catkin plugin that lets users integrate Snappy with ROS (Robot Operating Syst…

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…