Manjaro Linux KDE 0.9.0 Pre4 Now Uses KDE Plasma 5.2.1 and KDE Applications 14.12.3

The Manjaro development team, through Philip Müller, had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download and testing of Manjaro KDE 0.9.0 Pre4 computer operating system based on the Linux kernel 3.19, KDE Plasma 5.2.1, as well as the latest KDE Applications 14.12.3. This release migrates to an all-new and complete hardware-accelerated graphics stack based on OpenGL(ES).

This is the fourth development version towards Manjaro KDE 0.9.0, due for release som…

OpenELEC 5.0.6 Now Uses Linux Kernel 3.18.9 LTS For Raspberry Pi 2

The sixth maintenance release of the OpenELEC 5.0 operating system for the Raspberry Pi computer board has been released today, March 14, brings a number of updated components, as well as various improvements over the previous release, OpenELEC 5.0.5.

According to the changelog, OpenELEC 5.0.6 updates Kodi to version 14 from Git, updates the Linux ke…

Linux Lite 2.4 Beta Brings Support for Microsoft’s exFAT File System

Jerry Bezencon, the creator of the Linux Lite computer operating system has announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the Beta release of the upcoming Linux Lite 2.4 distribution. While the stable version of Linux Lite is 2.2, the 2.4 Beta release brings all sorts of new features, updated applications, bug fixes, and performance improvements.

Prominent features of Linux Lite 2.4 Beta include support Microsoft’s exFAT file system, support for Android …

GNOME Control Center 3.14.3 Brings Support for NetworkManager 1.0

A new stable release of the GNOME Control Center application of the GNOME 3.14 desktop environment has been released recently with support for NetworkManager 1.0 network connections manager utility used in many open-source desktop environments, including GNOME.

According to the raw changelog, GNOME Control Center 3….

Fedora 22 Alpha MATE/Compiz Screenshot Tour

The MATE/Compiz Spin of the Fedora Linux distribution has also been updated along with the announcement of the Fedora 22 Alpha operating system, as reported on Softpedia a few days ago.

Until now, we gave you screenshot tours of the Fedora 22 Alpha…

March 13th Update for Manjaro Linux 0.8.12 Brings the Xfce 4.12 Desktop Environment

The Manjaro development team was proud to announce today, March 13, the immediate availability for update of a new Manjaro Update Pack, dated 2015-03-13 (stable). This is the fourth update to the Manjaro Linux 0.8.12 computer operating system and it brings exciting features and performance improvements.

The fourth update for Manjaro Linux 0.8.12 brings the…

KDE Frameworks 5.8.0 Officially Released with Support for Qt 5.5

KDE has announced today, March 13, the immediate availability for download and update of KDE Frameworks 5.8.0, a collection of over 60 add-on libraries for the powerful Qt GUI (Graphical User Interface) toolkit. This release brings a great number of improvements over the previous version, KDE Frameworks 5.7.0, which was released on February 14, 2015.

According to the release notes, KDE Frameworks 5.8.0 introduces two new frameworks, KPeople, which offers complete access to …

Calibre 2.21 Lets Users Open and Convert eBooks in External Apps

Kovid Goyal had the pleasure of announcing earlier today, March 13, the immediate availability for download of a new maintenance release of the powerful and acclaimed Calibre eBook manager and converter utility for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Calibre 2.21 introduces a number of new features, among which we can mention the ability to open ebook files and convert them in extern…

Watch: Ubuntu at Mobile World Congress 2015

Canonical has uploaded a new video on its YouTube channel (celebrateubuntu) with the biggest highlights from their booth at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) event that took place earlier this month, between March 2-5, in Barcelona, Spain.

As expected, Canonical was present at Mobile World Congress 2015 with a really nice and spacious booth to promote the latest innovations …

Nautilus File Manager Gets Another Bugfix Release Ahead of GNOME 3.16

Almost a month ago, we announced the release of Nautilus (Files) 3.16 Beta 1, which brought various fixes and improvements to the default file manager application of the forthcoming GNOME 3.16 desktop environment. Today, we announce the second Beta release of Nautilus 3.16.

According to the raw changelog, Nautilus 3.16 Beta 2 introduces d…

Kodi (XBMC Media Center) 14.2 RC1 Released with a Bunch of Fixes

The Kodi development team has announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming Kodi 14.2 media center software for GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS, Apple TV, and Raspberry Pi. This release brings a bunch of fixes that aim to improve the stability of the application on all supported platform…

Oracle Linux 7.1 Has Been Officially Released, Brings Production Support for Btrfs

Oracle, through Michele Casey, had the pleasure of announcing today, March 13, the general availability of Oracle Enterprise Linux 7.1, a computer operating system designed for enterprise environments and based on the Linux kernel.

Highlights of Oracle Enterprise Linux 7.1 include a 64-bit unbreakable enterprise Linux 3.8.13 kernel, a Red Hat Enterprise Linux compatible 3.10.0 kernel, also for x86_64, Linux container support via Docker or LXC (Linux Contai…

Introducing Blueberry, a Proper Bluetooth Configuration Tool for Linux Mint

On March 12, Clement Lefebvre had the pleasure of announcing a new tool that will be implemented in the upcoming Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 (codename Betsy) computer operating system. The tool is called Blueberry and allows users to properly configure…

Run Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Your PC with AndEX Live CD

Arne Exton had the pleasure of informing Softpedia about its brand-new Android-based Live CD operating system that allows anyone to run the latest Android 5.0.2 “Lollipop” mobile operating system on desktop or laptop computers. The distribution uses Arne’s special Linux kernel 3.10.58-exton-android-x86+, which includes support for the NTFS file system, as well as some extra drivers.

While the well-known Android x86 project already offers a live operating system based on Go…

Chakra 2015.03 Officially Released with UEFI Support, But No KDE Plasma 5

The Chakra team, through Neophytos Kolokotronis, was proud to announce on March 12 the immediate availability for download of the third maintenance release from the Chakra Euler series, Chakra 2015.03, which brings a number of improvements and updated software packages.

One of the highlighted features of Chakra 2015.03 is that the…

New Linux Kernel Vulnerability Patched in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

Canonical, through John Johansen, has announced earlier today, March 12, that a newly discovered Linux kernel vulnerability has been patched in the kernel packages of Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin), and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx).

An issue with the Infiniband subsystem in Linux kernel has been discovered recently, as the input parameters were not properly sanitized during registration of memory regions …

Fedora 22 Alpha Lets Users Test the Beta Version of GNOME 3.16 – Screenshot Tour

We’ve reported a few days ago that the Fedora 22 Alpha computer operating system has been released by Fedora Project for testing, and that it includes numerous features, among which we have mentioned the Xfce 4.12 desktop environment, as well as Linux kernel 4.0 Release Candidate 1 (RC1).

In th…

Pre-Sequel Claptastic Voyage DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Also Launches in Linux

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel has been a great success on the Linux platform, especially since it was released alongside all the other platforms. Now the latest DLC announced will be made available on Steam for Linux as well.

Lots of DLCs have been made for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Linux users will be able to play them along with everyone else. 2K Games is a publisher that has been very friendly towards the open source platform and launches like this one only strengthe…

Oxide Exploits Closed in Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Canonical revealed that a number of Oxide vulnerabilities have been found and fixed in its Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 operating system

The developers have released a new update of the Oxide packages (oxide-qt is the web browser engine library for Qt, QML plugin). Even if it might not seem like an important update, it would be a great idea to upgrade the operating system as soon as possible.

“Multiple type confusion bugs were discovered in the V8 bindings in Blink. If …

flareGet Download Manager Receives Numerous Fixes

flareGet, a full-featured, advanced, multi-threaded, multi-segment download manager and accelerator for Linux and other platforms, has received an update and quite a few fixes.

There are a ton of download managers on the Linux platform, but most of them only work in the terminal. On the other hand, there are just a handful of download managers that also come with a handy GUI and flareGet is one them. The fact that you can’t really pick and choose in this category of apps is…