Ubuntu Touch Developers Preparing for a Possible Rebase on Xenial Xerus

The Ubuntu team is busy working on the OTA-8 update for mobile devices, and they are also preparing the terrain for an eventual rebase on the new Xenial Xerus.

With the feature freeze now in effect, for the most part, the Ubuntu developers can focus more on fixing bugs and other problems. In fact, there are bound to be quite a few issues to fix since the team added a couple of big updates for Mir and Unity 8. The displayer server and the desktop environment are big componen…

LibreOffice 5.1 to Start Twice as Fast, Has MS Office 2016 Interoperability

The first major point release for LibreOffice, the 5.1 branch, is being worked on this weekend during the 1st Bug Hunting Session. This promises to be an important upgrade that should really make a difference.

The LibreOffice 5.0 launch has been the most successful one so far, and the office suite has been downloaded millions of times. The popularity of LibreOffice has been increasing steadily in the past couple of years, and the developers from The Document Foundation have…

GTK+ Prepares for GNOME 3.20, Adds New APIs and Wayland Fixes, More

Now that the development cycle of the GNOME 3.20 desktop environment has started, more and more core components and applications receive improvements and bugfixes, including the popular GTK+ GUI (Graphical User Interface) toolkit.

GTK+ 3.19.1 is now available for download and testing, distributed as part of the GNOME 3.19.1 desktop environment, and according to its internal changelog attached at the end of the article, it supports help overlays in document mouse gestures an…

Snappy Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Will Support Nvidia and AMD Drivers, Says Mark Shuttleworth

Remember when we told you, guys, that Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu Linux, the world’s most popular free operating system, said that Snappy Ubuntu Core 16.04 LTS would support private snaps?

Well, today we have more excellent news for all of you who use the Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system on embedde…

GNOME’s Evolution Groupware Client Now Uses OAuth2 for Google Sources

The development cycle of the GNOME 3.20 has started, and the GNOME developers are preparing to release the first milestone, GNOME 3.19.1, which will include many updated core components and applications.

The popular Evolution email and calendar client used by default in numerous GNU/Linux distributions, either standalone or as part of the GNOME desktop environment, has been updated to version 3.19.1, a releases that fixes various issues reported by users since the previous …

GNOME Photos 3.20 Enters Development, Fixes Many Annoying Issues

Debarshi Ray, maintainer of the GNOME Photos application, open-source image viewer and organizer software for the GNOME desktop environment, has announced the release of GNOME Photos 3.19.1.

Believe it or not, the development cycle of the GNOME 3.20 desktop environment has started, and the GNOME developers are preparing to release the first development milestone, GNOME 3.19.1, in the coming days, which means that numerous core components and applications have received updat…

openSUSE Tumbleweed Receives KDE Plasma 5.4.2, KDE Apps 15.08.2, Qt 5.5.1

Jos Poortvliet informs us that the rolling-release openSUSE Tumbleweed GNU/Linux operating system has received a new snapshot that adds some of the hottest KDE technologies available to date.

In an article entitled “Rolling Awesome of the Day,” Mr. Poortvliet informs all users of the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling-release operating system, especially those who are using the KDE deskt…

GNOME Logs Open-Source Log Viewer for the systemd Journal Has a New Maintainer

David King, maintainer of the GNOME Logs software, an open-source project that provides users with a graphical tool for viewing systemd journal logs, has announced the release of the first milestone towards version 3.20.

As you might know, the development cycle of the next major version of the acclaimed GNOME desktop environment, GNOME 3.20, has started, and in a few days we will be able to test the first ever snapshot, GNOME 3.19.1.

“GNOME Logs is a log viewer for the s…

systemd unit file basics

Welcome back to the systemd series, where we explore more about how this central part of your Fedora system works. This installment talks about unit files. As a long-time Fedora user, I hadn’t thought much about systemd actually worked until recently…. Continue Reading →

Open source photography workflow tips

Professional photographer Riley Brandt recently published an awesome article outlining a photography workflow — discussing tools for advanced techniques including colour management and processing RAW files. The good news is that the majority of the tools and applications that Riley… Continue Reading →

Linux Kernel 4.3 Might be Released Next Week, RC7 Up for Grabs Now

Very earlier today, October 25, Linus Torvalds announced the release of the seventh and most probably the last RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Linux 4.3 kernel.

According to Mr. Torvalds, things in Linux kernel 4.3 RC7 are no longer calm and small, as it would appear that because of numerous networking changes this build is the biggest for this development cycle, which cur…

Installing Ubuntu 15.10

The following tutorial will teach anyone how to install the recently released Ubuntu 15.10 operating system on their PC or laptop. Dubbed Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.10 arrived on October 22, 2015, and it’s the 23rd release of Ubuntu Linux.

We’ve creat…

Watch: How to Package Software for Ubuntu Snappy Core

The Ubuntu Snappy Core Clinic online event took place earlier this week, and Canonical’s Daniel Holbach reports on the things that have been discussed during the 45-minute-long online session.

In the second Ubuntu Snappy Core Clinic event, the Ubuntu Snappy developers talked about the snapcraft tool for crafting packages for the Snappy Ubuntu Co…

Zentyal Server 4.2 Is Based on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, Supports Microsoft Outlook 2010

Zentyal, the only international vendor to offer Linux kernel-based server technology that is natively interoperable with Microsoft’s Exchange Server and Active Directory products, was proud to announce the release of Zentyal Server 4.2.

Zentyal Server 4.2 is the latest version of the Ubuntu-based server-oriented operating system from Zentyal, bringing all sorts of cool and attractive new features for those who want to deploy a business server that is fully interoperable wit…

4MRescueKit 14.0 Has Antivirus Live CD, 4MParted, 4MRecover, and BakAndImgCD

We have just been informed by the developer of the 4MLinux project, Zbigniew Konojacki, that version 14.0 of his 4MRescueKit Live CD is now in Beta stages of development.

According to Mr. Konojacki, 4MRescueKit includes all the great little sister projects of 4MLinux, the Antivirus Live CD antivirus toolkit based on Clam AntiVirus (ClamAV), the BakAndImgCD disk backup and imaging Live CD based on Partimage, Partclone, and GNU ddrescue, as well as 4MParted disk partitioning …

Here’s How to Control Raspberry Pi 2’s PiGlow from Your Ubuntu Phone

We reported a few days ago news about the Juju Status Flasher proof-of-concept project created by Matt Williams for the Ubuntu Snappy Core operating system running on an Orange Match Box Raspberry Pi 2 with PiGlow.

The developer managed to transform the PiGlow add-on board of the Orange Match Box Raspberry Pi 2 into a notification center …

Linux Kernel 3.10.91 LTS Brings Mostly Updated Drives, Some ARM and PPC Fixes

After announcing the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 4.2.4, Linux kernel 4.1.11 LTS, and

Exton|OS Is Among the Few Linux Distros Based on Ubuntu 15.10 and Debian 8.1

Arne Exton informs us in an email that he managed to release a new update of his Exton|OS computer operating system based on the latest Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) and Debian GNU/Linux 8.1 (Jessie) OSes.

Being based on Ubuntu 15.10, Exton|OS Build 151022 inherits its kernel packages, based on the upstream Linux kernel 4.2.3, but drops the Unity user interface for the more lightweight and customizable MATE desktop environment.

The distribution uses Mr. Exton’s kernel 4.2…

MKVToolNix 8.5.1 Open-Source MKV Manipulation Tools Has Bugfixes, Some Improvements

A new maintenance release of the MKVToolNix 8.5 open-source MKV (Matroska) manipulation software has been released for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X.

As we reported last week, MKVToolNix 8.5 was a major release that brought in numerous new featu…

Ubuntu Touch to Receive Major Unity 8 Update with Multiple Convergence Features

Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak sent in his daily reports for October 22 and October 23, 2015, informing us about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers.

There are two fantastic pieces of news for Ubuntu for Phones fans that we would like to share with you in this article. We’ve read Mr. Zemczak’s reports, and we can tell you that the Ubuntu Touch developers have prepared one of the biggest Unity 8 updates.