Ubuntu Developers Working to Use Systemd on Ubuntu Touch

The desktop flavor of Ubuntu has already moved to systemd from an upstart, but Ubuntu Touch is still using upstart. It’s not clear when the mobile platform will move to the new init system, but Ubuntu developers are already working towards this goal.

Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) is the first edition of the famous operating from Canonical that is using system, and from the looks of it so far, the transition h…

elementary OS “Freya” to Get New Beautiful Open File Dialogue

elementary OS “Freya” was released a month ago, but the developers are still making big changes to it. One of these modifications will bring a new “Open File Dialog” that should look and work much better than the previous one.

There is no doubt that elementary “Freya” is a stable version, but that doesn’t mean that the makers of this great distro shouldn’t improve the OS. Surprisingly, this is not a common practice in the Linux world, especially for distributions that don’t…

Canonical to Support Two Ubuntu Versions, One Based on Deb and One on Snappy

Canonical is bringing some very significant changes to Ubuntu and that includes a new way of packaging and maintaining the system. That being said, the company will continue to provide support for both the .deb based and .snap based Ubuntu systems for a long time.

One of the most interesting decisions made by Canonical in the past couple of years, if we ignore the Ubuntu Touch systems, is to invest heavily in a new packaging system. An Ubuntu version built on Snappy is alre…

Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Gets Its First Linux Kernel Update

The first kernel update for the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system arrived on May 5 and it patched a very important vulnerability in the upstream Linux kernel 3.19. As such, all Ubuntu 15.04 users are urged to update their system as soon as possible.

It was recently discovered that a local attacker cou…

First Ubuntu Touch Update Based on Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Coming by the End of May

The roadmap for the next major update of the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system used in various Ubuntu Phone devices, including BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition and Nexus 4, was revealed on May 5 during a “Phone roadmap” session as part of the Ubuntu Online Summit event that takes place these days between May 5-7.

Some of …

Meet BOXER-6403, a Tiny Embedded PC that Runs Fedora Linux on Bay Trail

AAEON Technology Inc., a Taiwanese computer manufacturer, recently introduces a new ultra-slim compact embedded computer that runs the Fedora Linux operating system on Bay Trail Intel Atom or Celeron processors.

Dubbed AEC-6403 or BOXER-6403, the tiny computer, offers one of the most compact and thinnest industrial-grade profiles. It is designed to run both Linux and Windows operating systems and has been awarded the 2015 Taiwan Excellence Award.

Powered by either Intel…

Opera 30 Beta for Linux, Windows, and Mac Brings Sidebar and Tab Improvements

Opera Software, through Tomasz Procków, announced the general availability for download and testing of the Opera 30 web browser, which has just been promoted to the Beta channel.

Being based on Chromium 43.0.2357.18, Opera 30.0 Beta Build 1835.18 brings a number of improvements to the sidebar and tabs, as well as to the tab menu. Addit…

Important Linux Kernel Vulnerability Patched in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

In a recent security notice, dated May 5, Canonical announced the immediate availability of a new kernel updates for all of its supported Ubuntu Linux operating systems, including Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet), Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin).

A single kernel vulnerability (CVE…

Latest NetworkManager Update Brings Support for 5GHz WiFi Networks

On May 5, Lubomir Rintel announced the immediate availability for download and upgrade of NetworkManager 1.0.2, the default utility for managing network connection under GNOME and GNOME-based desktop environments.

According to the release notes, NetworkManager 1.0.2 now provides support for 2GHz and 5GHz WiFi networks, which means will be indicat…

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Beta Offers Better Active Directory Interoperability

On May 5, Red Hat had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download and testing of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Beta operating system, a pre-release version that brings a number of new features and fixes in order to keep the 6.x branch stable and reliable.

According to Red Hat, prominent features in Red Hat…

There’s No Plans for Ubuntu Phones Based on Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), Says Canonical

Now that Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) is open for development, and the Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 15.10 takes place these days between May 5-7 on the UbuntuOnAir channel, the Ubuntu Phone team announce…

LibreOffice Special Edition – Volume 06

The LibreOffice series continues… We continue our assembly of Elmer Perry’s LibreOffice series in this, Volume 6. PLEASE NOTE: viewing the PDF in Chrome may show no images. The PDF is fine though when downloaded. Big thanks to Gene Young for compiling this volume.

LibreOffice Special Edition – Volume 05

The LibreOffice series continues… We continue our assembly of Elmer Perry’s LibreOffice series in this, Volume 5. PLEASE NOTE: there is some overlap from Vol.4 to this Vol.5 and viewing the PDF in Chrome shows no images. The PDF is fine though when downloaded. Big thanks to Gene Young for compiling this volume.

Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Is Open for Development, Derived from Debian 9 Stretch

After yesterday’s keynote of Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu, where we’ve learned about the goals of the next major version of the world’s most popular free operating system, Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf).

Today, the Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 15.10 kick off with some workshops about Ubuntu Touch A…

Ubuntu 15.04 Gets an Update to Fix a Dnsmasq Vulnerability

Canonical has published details in a security notice about a Dnsmasq vulnerability in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, that has been found and fixed.

A small problem has been identified with the Dnsmasq package, which is a small caching DNS proxy and DHCP/TFTP server. Apparently, it has been made to crash or expose sensitive information if it received specially crafted network traffic.

“Nick Sampanis d…

Lethal League Fighting Game Now in Beta on Steam for Linux

Lethal League, a competitive projectile fighting game developed and published by Team Reptile on Steam, has just received a Linux version.

The Lethal League game has been released for almost a year on the Windows platform, but it looks like the developers now want to expand their user base in order to include the Linux and Mac OS X users.

“The Lethal League public beta has started for Mac & Linux (and windows) and is available on the public beta branch! You can switch br…

Bq Aquaris e4.5 Ubuntu Edition Has Hidden Factory Mode

The Bq Aquaris e4.5 Ubuntu Edition has been out for some time and is available for purchase right now. It’s the only Ubuntu phone on sale, and one of the users found out how to access a hidden Factory Mode that gives access to all kinds of cool stuff.

Some of the older users might remember that there was a time when most of the phones on the market (not smartphones) had a secret menu that could be unlocked with key combinations or codes that were supposed to be secret. That…

Ubuntu now available for pre-order on AMD-based laptops at Ebuyer.com

A number of new HP solutions preloaded with Ubuntu and powered by AMD technology are available on pre-order from Ebuyer.com Increases Ubuntu’s e-tail presence within the UK 05 May 2015, London: Electronic Commerce Retailer Ebuyer has launched a series of AMD-based HP laptops preloaded with Ubuntu. These devices are perfect for business and home users and […]

Valve’s Mods Blunder Prompts Reddit Community to Create Open Source Steam Replacement

Valve has recently gone through a major PR debacle after the company announced that it’s implementing paid mods for games and Skyrim in particular. Their decision was short-lived, and it was retracted, but they have managed to incur the rage of the community. Independent developers are now working on a new game launcher that will make Steam obsolete.

Valve probably figured that there will be some resistance from the community when they announced paid mods, but they couldn’t…

Mark Shuttleworth Says Microsoft Didn’t Copy Convergence Idea, Ubuntu Will Be First

Mark Shuttleworth talked about Ubuntu convergence and he also happened to mention the fact that Microsoft is trying to do something similar to Windows, but he said that the companies just had the same idea, at the same time.

Microsoft’s Continuum concept was presented at BUILD 2015, one of the latest conferences, and showed how a Windows phone could be connected to a monitor, mouse, and keyboard, allowing users to use their devices as PC substitute. It’s unclear just how ad…