Oxide Exploits Closed in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Canonical closed a few Oxide vulnerabilities that have been found in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system. A new set of fixes for Oxide have been implemented in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, less than a month since the previous update. “A use-after-free was discovered in the websockets implementation in Blink. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via renderer crash.” Also, “…

How To Quickly Get A List Of All Applications Installed On Your UNIX/Linux Machines

How to quickly get list of all applications installed on your UNIX/Linux machines
In this tutorial I’ll try to present how to quickly get the list of all applications installed on UNIX/Linux hosts. The procedure applies to the most popular UNIX/Linux d…

KDE Software Compilation 4.14 Is Out and It’s the Last Major Release in the Series

The KDE Project developers have announced that the final 4.14 version for Applications and Platform has been released and is now available for download. The KDE developers have launched the final version of KDE 4.14, which will soon be replaced by KDE Frameworks 5 and KDE Plasma 5. This is not the end of the world for people who love KDE, but it’s likely that not everyone will embrace the new direction. KDE Applications 4.14.x will continue to receive updates until November and it will have …

systemd 216 Officially Released

systemd, a service manager for Linux compatible with SysV and LSB init scripts, which provides aggressive parallelization capabilities and uses socket and D-Bus activation for starting services, is now at version 216 and is available for download.

The systemd developers have released a new version of their software and they managed to push a lot of changes and improvements in this latest iteration. In fact, systemd has received a lot of updates in the past few months and the rhythm of the rel…

Free DLNA Media Server for Linux Rygel 0.23.3 Has Been Released

Rygel, a home media solution (UPnP AV MediaServer) that allows users to easily share audio, video, and pictures to other devices, is now at version 0.23.3.

With Rygel, users will be able to browse the media collection from the TV or PS3 on a PC running GNOME, and they will have the possibility to play any of said media.

According to the changelog, GObject introspection support and some examples have been added, building with some recent Vala versions is now possible, a crash that occurred wh…

Geary 0.7.1 Email Client Gets IMAP Improvements

Geary, a lightweight email program designed around conversations and built for the GNOME desktop by the Yorba software group, is now at version 0.7.1.

The software is developed by Yorba, the same team responsible for Shotwell, a photo manager that is the default application in major Linux distributions such as Ubuntu and Fedora. Geary is now part of the GNOME project and it’s slowly becoming a very powerful email client, which is a category of software that is sorely missing some good competi…

Mesa 10.2.6 Features Numerous Bug Fixes

Mesa, an open source implementation of the OpenGL specification and a system for rendering interactive 3D graphics, is now at version 10.2.6. Mesa 10.2.6 is the next iteration in the series and implements the OpenGL 3.3 API. This means that some drivers might not support the specifications for the latest Mesa. This is the development branch, which means that it will be a while until it hits the repositories. It’s also worth noting that this is bug release for Mesa 10.2.5. According to the ch…

HandyLinux 1.6.1 Is a Linux Distro with a Windows Vibe

HandyLinux 1.6.1, a Linux distribution based on Debian and Xfce, has been officially released and is now available for download.

HandyLinux is a newer operating system and its developers have tried to provide a clear and familiar desktop interface. It might feel like it has a Windows 8 vibe, which is probably an effect of the theme used, but the OS is actually quite interesting.

One of the most interesting aspects of the distribution is the menu launcher, which is quite odd. It opens a new w…

The Linux Foundation Adds 2-Factor Authentication for GIT Repos

The Linux Foundation has decided to implement 2-factor authentication for its Linux GIT repositories, making the entire submission process a lot safer. The Linux kernel is already present on a billion devices and there is no sign that it is slowing down. Protecting the submission process to the GIT sources of the kernel is now of paramount importance and The Linux Foundation is making sure that the best protection is used. Most users and developers already know about 2-factor authentication …

KaOS 2014.08 Is a Beautiful and Unique KDE-Based Operating System – Gallery

KaOS 2014.08, a Linux distribution built from scratch that uses KDE as the default desktop environment, is now available for download. KaOS is not your regular Linux distribution because the developers didn’t choose to base it on something else. The operating system is built from scratch and this provides the devs with the freedom to do as they please, without being tied to upstream. “With KDE releasing the new major version KDE 4.14.0, offering primarily improvements and bugfixes, KaO…

Fermilab Releases Scientific Linux 7.0 Beta 3

The third Beta version of Scientific Linux 7.0, a recompiled Red Hat Enterprise Linux put together by various labs and universities around the world, has been released and is now available for testing.

The developers of Scientific Linux 7.0 are moving very fast and they managed to push yet another update for this operating system. New builds seem to be released every couple of weeks.

Scientific Linux is a very popular Linux distribution in the scientific community and it’s used all ov…

Transport Tycoon Deluxe Remake OpenTTD 1.4.2 Is an Almost Perfect Sim

OpenTTD 1.4.2, an open source simulation game based on the popular Microprose title Transport Tycoon written by Chris Sawyer, has been officially released. Transport Tycoon is a very old game that was originally launched back in 1995, but it made such a huge impact on the gaming community that, even almost 20 years later, it still has a powerful fan base. In fact, Transport Tycoon Deluxe had such an impact on the gaming industry that it managed to spawn an entire generation of similar games …

How To Install ownCloud 7 Server and Client on OpenSuse 13.1

How To Install ownCloud 7 Server and Client on OpenSuse 13.1

This document describes how to install and configure ownCloud 7 on OpenSuse 13.1. I will also connect to the ownCloud Server’s data with OpenSuse 13.1 Desktop, Ubuntu 14.04 desktop and windows 7 machine. ownCloud provides access to your data through a web interface or WebDAV while providing a platform to easily view, sync and share across devices—all under your control. ownCloud’s open architecture is extensible via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins and works with any storage.

OpenJDK 7 Vulnerabilities Closed in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Canonical has announced that quite a few OpenJDK 7 vulnerabilities have been found and corrected in its Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system. The developers have just pushed a new update for a number of OpenJDK 7 problems, fixing some security issues. “Several vulnerabilities were discovered in the OpenJDK JRE related to information disclosure, data integrity and availability. An attacker could exploit these to cause a denial of service or expose sensitive data over the netw…

WebKitGTK+ 2.5.2 Drops GTK+2 Dependency

WebKitGTK+, a version of the WebKit open source web engine that uses GTK+ as its user-facing frontend, has reached version 2.5.2.

WebKitGTK+ is out and includes both the WebKit1 and WebKit2 APIs by default. As for the WebKit1 API, it’s now in maintenance mode and the developers will continue to fix any bugs that might pop up.

The developers have explained that “WebKitGTK+ is the GNOME platform port of the WebKit rendering engine. Offering WebKit’s full functionality through a set of GOb…

GNOME’s Window and Compositing Manager Mutter 3.14 Beta 1 Gets More Wayland Improvements

Mutter, a window and compositing manager that displays and manages your desktop via OpenGL, has reached version 3.14 Beta 1.

Florian Müllner has announced that Mutter 3.14 Beta 1 has been released, featuring a number of changes and improvements.

According to the changelog, Xsync is now called once per frame, GLSL is now being used by Mutter, gestures and touch events on Wayland are now being handled properly, support has been added for the un-minimize compositor effects, the frame back…

Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 Test 1 Is an Interesting Debian and GNOME 3.12 Combination

Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 Test 1, a live and installation DVD based on Debian, aiming to provide a ready-to-use, easy-to-install desktop and laptop-optimized operating system, has been released and is now ready for testing.

The developers’ ultimate goal is to offer customers an easy-to-use OS based on Debian’s Wheezy branch, which employs a release of the GNOME desktop environment. The developers have made some very important changes since the previous stable release, but the general direction of …

Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Now Features Linux Kernel 3.16.1

The Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) development cycle is in full effect and the devs have just updated the Linux kernel for that release. Ubuntu developers have said for a while now that they are targeting Linux kernel 3.16.x for their release and they now have plenty of time to test the new stable branch, although it’s likely that several point releases will be made available before the kernel freeze gets into effect. “The Utopic kernel has been rebased to the first v3.16.1 upstream stab…

GNOME’s Photo Booth Cheese App 3.14 Beta 1 Receives Numerous Fixes

Cheese, a Photobooth-inspired GNOME application for taking pictures and videos from a webcam that also includes graphical effects based on the gstreamer backend, has reached version 3.14 Beta 1.

Cheese can be used to take photos and videos and it’s based on GNOME 3.0, GStreamer, Clutter, and GNOME Video Effects. This latest development arrives with a handful of new features and various other changes and improvements.

According to the changelog, a simple service client example has been added,…

GNOME’s Tracker 1.1.3 Gets Improved Extractor

Tracker, a semantic data storage for desktop and mobile devices, which uses W3C standards for RDF ontologies and Nepomuk with SPARQL to query and update the data, has just reached version 1.1.3. The developers of Tracker have made numerous changes and improvements to the software and they have released a new version, but it’s not stable. “Tracker is a central repository of user information, that provides two big benefits for the user; shared data between applications and information whi…