Unity 8 Won’t Be the Default Desktop Session for Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak)

The Ubuntu Online Summit started just a few moments ago, and you can watch the Ubuntu Engineering team live right now talking about the features planned for the next Ubuntu release.

We reported last week that the development of the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system had begun, with daily live ISO images being made available for early adopters and public testers who want to track the development cycle of the upcoming Ubuntu release.

Dubbed Yakkety Yak by Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu 16.10 will be officially released later this year, on October 20, bringing various improvements and refinements to existing components, such as Ubuntu Software, which will make installing snaps and…

3-in-4 Android phones, slabs, gizmos menaced by fresh hijack flaws

Google has today issued a bundle of 40 security patches for its Android operating system. A dozen of the fixes correct critical vulnerabilities in versions 4.4.4 of the operating system and above. About 74 per cent of in-use Android devices run Android 4.4.4 or higher. These critical bugs can be potentially exploited by miscreants to

Mega May – Meg’s Cases | May Weekends | Port Boosts

From detective cases every day to weekends of bonuses, this May has it all!

Fedora-Based Sugar on a Stick Is One Sweet Desktop

The Fedora 23 Sugar on a Stick desktop offering is an unusually flexible computing desktop for children of all ages, school admins and organizations looking for the best bang for absolutely no bucks on existing computer hardware. The Sugar environment is both a desktop and a collection of activities or apps that involve user engagement. Activities automatically save results to a journal.

GNOME Foundation: GUADEC 2017 Manchester bid


I’m happy to present our bid to put on the 2017 edition of GUADEC in
Manchester, UK. You can download it as a PDF from here:

We have met some really helpful while putting together this bid…

The Month of LibreOffice starts here!

Every contribution to the LibreOffice project – whether it’s a large code patch or just a small bug report – makes the software better for everyone. Over the last few years we’ve had many thousands of contributions from all around the world, and in May 2016 we really want to highlight all the effort goes in to LibreOffice. So we’re running a new campaign to credit everyone who contributes to the project!


If you’re involved with LibreOffice development, design, documentation, translation or QA, and want to show your appreciation for someone’s efforts, award them a barnstar on our special

LibreOffice Conference Registration is now open

noun_245010In 2016, the LibreOffice Conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Information Technology at Brno University of Technology, and organized by OpenAlt, from September 6 (community day, with meetings to discuss topics relevant to native language communities around the world) to September 9. 

In order to be able to plan for the event in the best way, and organize for logistics, food and t-shirts, we need to know how many people will be attending the conference on each day. Please register for the conference as soon as possible, by filling in the requested information on the form available on

Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In the good tradition of our Ubuntu installation tutorials, as well as at the request of several of our readers, we’ve decided to publish a new guide that will teach you how to boot and install the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system.

Officially launche…

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 659

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Ubuntu 16.04 LTSNews: Linux Mint unveils new version of Cinnamon, Debian Wheezy gets long term support, Devuan releases beta, Sabayon supplies ARM images and NetBSD gains ASLR supportQuestions and answers: Comp…

Distribution Release: Voyager Live 16.04

The developers of Voyager Live, a desktop distribution based on Xubuntu, have released a new version. The new release, Voyager Live 16.04, is based on Xubuntu 16.04 and ships with the Xfce 4.12 desktop environment. The new release will receive three y…

Distribution Release: 4MLinux 17.0

The 4MLinux project has announced the release of a new version of the miniature Linux distribution. The new version, 4MLinux 17.0, provides mostly package updates, including Firefox 46 and LibreOffice 5.1.3. "The status of the 4MLinux 17.0 series has been changed to stable. Create your documents with LibreOffice….

Gorgeous Live Voyager 16.04 Linux OS Comes Hot on the Heels of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

The team of developers behind the Live Voyager desktop-oriented operating system have announced today, May 1, 2016, the release and immediate availability for download of Voyager 16.04 LTS.

Coming hot on the heels of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), t…

Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Takes Place on May 3-5, 2016

Ubuntu developer and Canonical employee Daniel Holbach reminds the Ubuntu community that the next UOS (Ubuntu Online Summit) event starts first thing next week, on May 3-5, 2016.

The forthcoming Ubuntu Online Summit conference is for Ubuntu 16.10, which has been dubbed by Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth as “Yakkety Yak,” and whose development cycle already started with daily build ISOs seeded to testers last week. Ubuntu 16.10 will be launched later this year, on October 20, 2016.

The Ubuntu Online Summit will take place next week, starting May 3, and it will end two days later, on May 5, 2016. Those who will attend the event, which is broadcasted live via Canonical’s Ubuntu On Air website, should be able to ask Mark Shuttleworth various question about the future of Ubun…

BlackArch Linux Now Provides over 1,400 Penetration Testing Tools, New ISO Lands

The BlackArch Linux devs have been preparing this for months, but now it is finally here, the new ISO image of the Arch Linux-based operating system designed for hackers and security professionals.

BlackArch 2016.04.28 is here today as a replacement for the previous ISO image, version 2016.01.10, released four months ago, and it adds more than 80 new tools that can be used for penetration testing and security auditing operations.

“Today we released new BlackArch Linux ISOs along with the new installer. The new ISOs include over 1400 tools,” reads the announcement. “We wish to thank all of BlackArch’s users, mirrors, and supporters. Thanks for your help.”

Introducing the BlackArch Linux installer

But that’s not all that has been added in the new BlackArch Linux ISO, which also introduces the brand-new BlackArch Linux installer, which promises to help users install the GNU/Linux distribution much faster and easier than before.

Just like Arch Linux…

Distribution Release: GParted Live 0.26.0-1

The developers of GParted, the GNOME Partition Editor, have released GParted Live 0.26.0-1. The new release is based on Debian’s Unstable branch and features read support for LUKS. The new release ships with version 4.5.1 of the Linux kernel and has a…

Development Release: GhostBSD 10.3-ALPHA1

Eric Turgeon has announced the availability of a new testing release for the GhostBSD operating system. GhostBSD is a desktop oriented project that is based on FreeBSD. The new version, GhostBSD 10.3-ALPHA1, supports installation of both UFS and ZFS f…

elementary OS 0.4 “Loki” to Be Based on Ubuntu 16.04, Promises Big New Features

Now that Canonical has launched its most anticipated Ubuntu release, the Xenial Xerus, a.k.a. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, it looks like the elementary OS community has flooded the forums with questions about the release date of the elementary OS 0.4 “Loki” operating system, which has now been finally confirmed as being based on Ubuntu 16.04. elementary

Linux Kernel 3.4.112 LTS Has Many PowerPC, x86, HFS, and HFS+ Improvements

A couple of days ago, kernel developer Zefan Li released the one hundred twelfth maintenance build of the long-term supported Linux 3.4 kernel series for stable GNU/Linux users.

It has been a little over a month since GNU/Linux users have received a p…

Gentoo-Based Sabayon 16.05 Linux OS Switches to the Latest Linux 4.5 Kernel

Earlier today, April 29, 2016, the developers of the Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux operating system have announced the release of the respin ISO images for the month of May of 2016.

Sabayon 16.05 appears to be a small maintenance release, which only bring support for the latest Linux 4.5 kernel series, but also adds the latest critical security patches and software updates released upstream, and fixes various bugs that have been reported by users since the Sabayon 16.04 ISO respins announced at the end of March.

“This is a monthly release generated, tested and published to mirrors by our build servers containing the latest and greatest collection of software available in the Entropy repositories,” reads today’s announcement. “Sabayon 16.05 is a minor release: contains bugfixes and enhancements to the Sabayon distribution.”

Other than that, it looks like th…

GNOME 3.22 “Karlsruhe” Desktop Environment Gets Its First Development Milestone

GNOME Project’s Matthias Clasen has sent us an email today, April 29, 2016, with information about the release of the first snapshot towards the upcoming GNOME 3.22 desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems.

Yes, we’re talking about GNOME 3.21.1, whose launch was expected a couple of days ago, on April 27, 2016, as the GNOME app maintainers were informed at the end of last week that the GNOME 3.21.1 unstable tarballs were due Monday, April 25. For those of you not in the loop, the development cycle of GNOME 3.22 happens under the 3.21 umbrella.

Well, it took them a few more days to put things together, but now we can finally access the very first build of what in time will become the GNOME 3.22 desktop environment. It’s worth noting that it is dubbed “Karlsruhe,” after the German city where the GUADEC 2016 conference will take place this summer, between August 12 and 14.

“Development of the next GNOME release, 3.22, has started, and the first snapshot, 3…