As Canonical works to “converge” Ubuntu, the massively popular open-source Linux operating system, across smarphones, tablets, PCs and cloud servers, it is also working to integrate the various parts of the Ubuntu Web ecosystem. So reports Canonical employee Alejandra Obregon in a recent update on the past, preset and future of Ubuntu.com and the role [...]
The Ubuntu Developer Summit has started today and everyone is curious to see what Canonical has in store for us. UDS or Ubuntu Developer Summit is a developers’ meeting where they try to piece together, in advance, the future of Ubuntu operating systems, whether it’s about the desktop or the mobile versions. “UDS, the Ubuntu Developer Summit, is here again, starting in just a few hours. A week packed with content that will define the plans for the new Ubun…
Qt, a cross-platform application and UI framework with APIs for C++ programming, is now at version 5.1 Beta.
The Digia developers have announced another development version of Qt, bringing it a little closer to a final version, which should arrive in summer.
Highlights of Qt 5.1 Beta:
• The Qt Quick Controls module is now providing a set of reusable UI components;
Antergos, a distribution based on Arch Linux that used to go by the name of Cinnarch, has been released and comes with a simple version, 2013.05.12. The Cinnarch developers have considered that their new operating system is now mature enough and that it warrants a release. “After a month since our last release under the …
The collaborative ideas site is to finally close, having been left behind by changes to how Canonical design the Ubuntu operating system. Meanwhile, the company is to return the “Community” button to the top of its pages Read more at H-online
On a daily basis, the Mageia community uses a variety of communication tools such as mailing-lists, IRC and forums. In addition to our online presence, we think we definitely need to have direct meetings so that Mageia people can meet … Continue reading →
We got a not-quite-hands-on test drive of a 12.10-based version of Ubuntu’s mobile operating system back at CES, but the OS images were recently updated to Ubuntu 13.04 when Raring Ringtail was introduced at the end of last month. Though Ubuntu Touch won’t be available at retail before the end of this year at the [...]
The final version in the Firefox 21.x branch for Linux has been made available for download by Mozilla.
The new Firefox 21.0 for Linux is a generous release and the binaries are available for download. As usual, the binaries for the Linux platform have been made available ahead of the official announcement.
Just like all the versions before it, the release notes for the final version are mostly the same ones from the development versions.
Highlights of Mo…
Clonezilla Live, a Linux distribution based on DRBL, Partclone and udpcast, that allows users to do bare metal backup and recovery, is now at version 2.1.2-3.
Clonezilla Live 2.1.2-3 is not a major release and only includes minor enhancements and bug fixes.
Highlights of Clonezilla Live 2.1.2-3:
• The underlying GNU/Linux operating system has been upgraded to a newer version. The distribution is based on the Debian Sid repository, up until May 14, 20…
Clockwork Empires, a city building simulation developed by the Gaslamp Games studio, will be launched on Steam, for all available platforms, including Linux. This interesting and strange game from Gaslamp Games has been teased for quite some time and the Linux version was announced before Steam for Linux became a reality. The game features a lot of new technologies, including something called procedural extrusion. This will allow users to colony just the way they want…
Brian Manderville has announced that a new version has been released and the branch of Descent|OS has been updated to version 4.0.1. The distribution is based on Debian Wheezy (7.0) and the focus of the build is stability, rather than development. Highlights of Descent|OS 4.0.1: • Mate 1.6 has been included in the distribution; • Mozilla Firefox has been updated to version 20; • Thunderbird has replaced Claws-mail; • …
GNOME Shell, a user interface that provides functions for the GNOME desktop environment, has just received a new update and it’s now at version 3.8.2.
The GNOME development is running smoothly and more features are added with each new version.
Highlights of GNOME Shell 3.8.2:
• A hotcorner regression has been fixed in RTL locales;
4MLinux Allinone Edition, a Linux distro focusing on the following 4M editions: Maintenance (system rescue Live CD), Multimedia (e.g., playing video DVDs), Miniserver (using the inetd daemon), and Mystery (Linux games), is now at version 6.0.
According to the developers, 4MLinux Allinone Edition has all the features included in 4MLinux 6.0 Rescue Edition, 4MLinux 6.0 Media Edition, 4MLinux 6.0 Server Edition, and 4MLinux 6.0 Game Edition.
This means that all the salva…
Google Chrome, a browser built on the WebKit layout engine that aims to be minimalistic and versatile at the same time, is now at version 28.0.1500.11 Dev.
A new Development version of Google Chrome has been launched, and it integrates a large number of functional changes and improvements.
Highlights of Google Chrome 28.0.1500.11 Dev:
• Event logging has been added about push notifications;
Running a commercial Linux Distro isn’t easy. Canonical is seizing control of more community based code. Linux Advocate Dietrich Schmitz explains. Read more ….
Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #316 for the week 6 – 13 May, 2013, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron), 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) Desktop, and 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) End of Life reached on May 9, 2013 Virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit 13.05 [...]
As Canonical works to make Ubuntu popular on tablets and smartphones, it is also keen to keep the peace with its users, as updates to official Ubuntu websites show.read more
This repository provides the pepflashplugin-installer package, which will download and install the newer “Pepper” (PPAPI) version of the Adobe Flash Player plugin for use with the Chromium Web browser on Ubuntu GNU/Linux. The package is similar to Ubuntu’s official flashplugin-installer in that it does not include the plugin itself, but instead downloads the plugin and [...]
In cooperation with Dell, we’re thrilled to announce the Ubuntu Billboard Photo Contest in Russia and Ukraine. From today on, and until the end of May, you can participate in this challenge to submit pictures of one or more of the billboards with Dell and Ubuntu adverts spread across 6 major cities in Russia and [...]
In a 2010 post here on OStatic, I asked this question: “Is It Too Late for an Open Source Challenge to Android?” Now, of course, we know that there are several open source smartphone strategies in the works that will be coming to fruition this year. Mozilla is moving ever closer to delivering its first [...]