Nvidia Releases the 364.15 Beta Linux Graphics Driver to Fix a Wayland Issue

Today, April 6, 2016, Nvidia has released a new Beta video driver for GNU/Linux and UNIX operating systems, version 364.15, which fixes a few bugs and adds a couple of improvements.

According to the release notes, Nvidia 364.15 Beta Linux driver adds support for Nvidia Quadro M6000 24GB GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) and fixes multiple issues with the EGL driver, which should improve the resizing of windows in the Wayland display server.

It also patches two bugs, one that could have caused a…

Canonical Patches Six New Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 15.10 and 14.04

Today, April 6, Canonical has announced the availability of new kernel versions for its Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), Ubuntu 15.10 for Raspberry Pi 2, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating systems.

Multiple security notices have been published earlier on the Ubuntu website, informing the community about a bunch of new Linux kernel vulnerabilities discovered in the kernel packages for the supported Ubuntu releases mentioned above, which have been patched with today’s updates.

A tot…

Vivaldi 1.0 Web Browser Arrives for Linux Users as an Opera & Chrome Alternative

The final release of the Vivaldi 1.0 web browser was launched today, as we reported earlier, and it comes as an alternative to the Opera and Google Chrome browsers for GNU/Linux, as well as Mac OS X and Windows users.

Just like Google Chrome and Opera, Vivaldi is based on the open-source Chromium project, which means that it inherits most of its technologies, offering users the same level of quality and stability while bringing some unique features to the table, some of which we’ve listed…

KDE Plasma 5.7 Desktop Environment to Land on July 5, Have Five Point Releases

Now that everyone is enjoying the KDE Plasma 5.6 desktop environment on their GNU/Linux distributions of choice, it is time for KDE devs to concentrate all of their efforts on the new features for the next major version.

Yes, we’re talking about KDE Plasma 5.7, for which a preliminary release schedule has been published recently on the project’s community wiki, suggesting a release date of Monday, July 5, 2016. But until then, KDE will publish three more maintenance releases for the K…

Debian-Based Univention Corporate Server 4.0-5 Released with Security Updates

On April 5, 2016, Univention GmbH was pleased to announce the general availability of the fifth maintenance build in the stable, long-term supported Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.0 series.

Based on the Debian GNU/Linux operating system, Univention Corporate Server  (UCS) aims to be a server-oriented distribution for small and medium-sized businesses, as well as enterprises. The new point release, Univention Corporate Server 4.0-5 ships with a significant amount of improvements in v…

Warzone 2100 Open-Source RTS Game Receives 3.1.4 Update with Important Bug Fixes

The development team behind the open-source, free, and cross-platform Warzone 2100 RTS (Real-time strategy) game was happy to announce the release and immediate availability for download of the 3.1.4 update.

Warzone 2100 3.1.4 is the fourth maintenance release in the stable 3.1 series of the game, and it promises to patch some of the issues and bugs that have slipped by the previous build, version 3.1.3, announced more than two months ago.

Among the bugs fixed in the Warzone 2100 3.1.4 updat…

Ubuntu Touch OTA-11 Preparations Begin, OTA-10 Launches Today for Ubuntu Phones

We’ve already told you yesterday that the Ubuntu Touch development team decided on the official release date of April 6, 2016, for the OTA-10 software update for Ubuntu Phones devices, as well as the new Ubuntu Tablet, BQ Aquaris M10.

We’ve also reported on the new features integrated in the Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 update, so you should check that article if you want to know what’s coming very soon for your Ubuntu-powered phone or tablet, especially the improvements that landed for th…

Opera 38 Web Browser Enters Development with Custom Ad-Blocking List Support

Now that the Opera 37 web browser was promoted to the Beta channel at the end of March 2016, Opera Software is now proud to announce the first Opera 38 development build.

Kornelia Mielczarczyk, product tester at Opera Software, reports on the new features integrated into the upcoming Opera 38 web browser, which is now available for public testing on all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

“It’s gradually becoming a developer stream tradition …

openSUSE Linux Is Being Ported to IBM z Systems and LinuxONE

Berthold Gunreben of SUSE Linux informed the openSUSE community about the upcoming availability of the openSUSE Linux operating system for the IBM z Systems architecture.

Also known as IBM System z or s390x, the hardware architecture is used by IBM on all of its mainframe computers, and in recent years, Linux kernel-based operating systems become very popular for these type of machines, with big names like Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Ubuntu supporting it.

The SUSE Linux Enterprise …

KDE Wants Users to Be in Control of Their Digital Lives, Enjoy Freedom & Privacy

Today KDE has published a story like no other. Not an announcement of a new project or the release of an updated version of one of their existing pieces of software, but a story about their vision for the future.

It all started earlier this year, when the company invited KDE contributors and users alike to participate in a survey regarding KDE’s strategy for the future in order for them to ponder where they stand as a community and what they want to achieve in the coming years.

The surve…

Lennart Poettering Announces systemd.conf 2016 for September 28 – October 1

Lennart Poettering, the creator of the systemd project, an advanced init system and service manager for GNU/Linux operating systems, has had the great pleasure of announcing the second systemd conference event.

Dubbed systemd.conf 2016, the event will take place later this year, between September 28 and October 1, in Berlin, Germany. As always, the event is targeted mainly at systemd developers, hackers, and collaborators, as well as DevOps professionals and Linux distribution packagers.


Canonical Cloud Chatter: March 2016

The focus for March has been preparing for our presence at the OpenStack Summit next month. We also announced our collaboration with Tele2 on moving their Network and IT infrastructure to the cloud. As always, you can learn more about Juju, MAAS, LXD and partner ecosystem updates in this month’s newsletter. Webinar: Discover the Cloud […]

KDE Plasma 5.6.2 Released with Updated Weather Plasmoid and Calendar Applet

Today KDE has announced the general availability of KDE Plasma 5.6.2, the second maintenance release in the stable KDE Plasma 5.6 series of the acclaimed desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems.

According to the release notes, KDE Plasma 5.6.2 is a small point release in the development cycle of KDE Plasma 5.6, fixing some of the most annoying issues reported by users since last week’s KDE Plasma 5.6.1 update, thus improving the overall stability and reliability of the desktop…

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 for Raspberry Pi 3 Adds On-Board Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Support

Ubuntu MATE project leader Martin Wimpress has announced today, April 5, 2016, the release of the second Beta build of the Ubuntu MATE 16.04 port to Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi 2 single-board computers.

Yes, you’re reading it right, the Ubuntu MATE for Raspberry Pi operating system has just been updated to the upcoming Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) branch, bringing users the new Welcome screen, which has been tweaked with Raspberry Pi-specific features, and many updated compone…

Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 Update Brings VPN Support, New Out-of-the-Box Experience

We told you yesterday that the Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 update for Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet devices has officially received a release date of April 6, 2016, from Canonical.

And we promised to inform you about the new features that landed in the anticipated OTA-10 software for Ubuntu-powered devices. Therefore, it looks like Ubuntu Phone/Tablet owners will finally get VPN support, but without the ability to connect to PPTP VPN servers, Japanese keyboard support, and per-application download q…

Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 “Jessie” Live DVD ISOs Are Now Available to Download

We reported the other day on the immediate availability for download of the installation-only ISO images of the recently released Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 “Jessie” operating system.

It took one more day for the Debian Project team to generate all the Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 Live flavors, and as promised, we’re informing you today about their availability for download, just in case you want to showcase them to your friends or deploy them on new computers.

As expected, you’ll be abl…

Ubuntu Budgie Could Be the New Flavor of Ubuntu Linux, as Part of Ubuntu 16.10

Last month we told you about a new GNU/Linux distribution called Budgie-Remix, whose ultimate goal is to become an official Ubuntu Linux flavor, possibly under the name of Ubuntu Budgie.

Today, Budgie-Remix developer David Mohammed informs Softpedia about the progress made with the project, which Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth said that it would definitely support if there were a community around the packaging, as well as the availability of the second Beta build for the upcoming 16.04 r…

Manjaro Linux LXQt 16.04 Lands with Linux Kernel 4.4.4 LTS, Software Updates

Hot on the heels of Manjaro Linux JWM 16.04 Community Edition, the Manjaro Linux LXQt 16.04 Community Edition operating system has been released earlier, April 4, 2016, and it is now available to download.

According to the release notes, Manjaro Linux LXQt 16.04 Community Edition is now powered by Linux kernel 4.4.4 LTS, includes a 64-bit version of the Chromium web browser, and the 32-bit flavor of Mozilla Firefox, a new screen capture tool that can be activated with the Print Screen button….

Ubuntu Touch’s Web Browser Lets Users Copy/Paste Selected Web Content in OTA-10

We reported earlier that Canonical finally decided on a release date for the next major software update of its Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system, OTA-10, due for release on April 6, 2016.

Today, April 4, 2016, Ubuntu developer Olivier Tilloy reports on the major new features that have been implemented in the Web Browser app of the Ubuntu mobile OS, which will be pushed to Ubuntu Phone users on April 6 as part of the OTA-10 software update.

According to Mr. Tilloy, it appears that there ar…

PC-BSD 10.3 Is the Last in the Series, PC-BSD 11.0 Arrives Later This Year

PC-BSD developer Kris Moore was more than happy to announce today, April 4, 2016, the release and immediate availability for download of the PC-BSD 10.3 operating system.

PC-BSD 10.3 arrives hot on the heels of FreeBSD 10.3, on which it is based upon, and includes dozens of new features and improvements, such as support for the Q5 5.5.x GUI toolkit, support for the FreeBSD bootloader for the install media, along with optional support for the GRUB bootloader.

The major bootloader changes impl…