Distribution Release: Kwort Linux 4.3

David Cortarello has announced the release of Kwort Linux 4.3, the latest stable built from the project developing a lightweight, CRUX-based distribution with Openbox and a custom package manager called kpkg: "A new version of Kwort available, this one is 4.3. Get it while it’s hot! As always,….

Mouse and Keyboard On The Ubuntu Phone

Using a cheap OTG hub you can can now (with OTA-8+) use a mouse and keyboard with your Ubuntu phone. To go in to Windowed mode, the app is called ‘UT Tweak’ and is NOT in the Ubuntu App Store but most be added via: https://open.uappexplorer.com/ OTG hub: http://www.banggood.com/4-In-1-Micro-USB-Power-Charging-Host-OTG-Hub-Adapter-Cable-p-947726.html

Development: GNOME 3.19.2 released


The second snapshot of GNOME 3.19 is now available, it incorporates
updates from 3.18.2 as well as quite a serie of edgier modules.

To compile GNOME 3.19.2, you can use the jhbuild [1] modulesets [2]
(which use the exact tarball versions from the…

Behind the scenes at TDF: Jan Iversen, mentoring development lead

I started working for Document Foundation in November. I live and work in southern Spain, Malaga, a nice warm place. I wrote my first program in 1975, so I have been active in the pre-unix, pre-linux, pre-pc worlds, and have been involved in developing…

Wine 1.8-rc2 Released

The Wine development release 1.8-rc2 is now available.
What’s new in this release:

Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.

The source is available now.
Binary packages are in the process of being bui…

Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 7.2

Oracle has announced the release of Oracle Linux 7.2. Oracle Linux is built from Red Hat Enterprise Linux source code and is designed to be binary compatible with Red Hat’s product. Oracle Linux 7.2 ships with two kernels, a "Red Hat Compatible Kernel" and Oracle’s "Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel",….

Linux Australia suffers another data leak

Linux Australia has suffered a second leak of data from its servers, according to a message sent to its main mailing list by president Joshua Hesketh. The umbrella organisation for Linux user groups in the country suffered a data breach in March this year. Hesketh said a limited amount of personal information had been leaked

OTA-9 Update for Ubuntu Touch Has a Lot of Features Planned

The work on the upcoming OTA-9 update continues, and it looks like things are on track. Ubuntu Touch will receive a new major upgrade in a couple of months.

The normal development cycle for one of these OTA updates is of about six weeks, but since December is coming and it is full of holidays and other celebrations, the work time of the Ubuntu developers will be limited.

Technically, it will take six weeks as well, but in practice it will be a little bit longer. This is …

Linux-Powered C.H.I.P. Tiny SBC Will be the World’s First $8 Computer

Remember the world’s tiniest computer that goes by the name of C.H.I.P.? Of course you do, it is the world’s cheapest single-board computer (SBC) ever made, available for purchase for only $9 (€8.4).

Well, now that the Black Friday shopping spree has started, the guys over Next Thing Co. have announced today that they will run a promotion campaign, making C.H.I.P. the world’s first $8 (€7.5) computer.

The campaign will start in four days from the moment of writing this a…

WordPress 4.4 Release Candidate

The release candidate for WordPress 4.4 is now available. RC means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WordPress 4.4 on Tuesday, December 8, but we need your help to get there. If you haven’t tested 4.4 yet, […]

#MadeWithJuju: Apache Analytics SQL

With last week’s announcement of Autopilot GA, we’re making the installation of OpenStack easier than ever. But once you’ve deployed OpenStack using our Autopilot tool, what’s next? Have you considered Juju for Big Data? Canonical’s service modeling tool allows you to deploy cloud services in seconds. With Big Data on the rise, Juju is becoming […]

Solus Is Getting Its Own UEFI Boot Loader Forked from gummiboot

Booting operating systems on UEFI powered machines is just another problem that needs to be taken care of by Linux developers. The Solus OS people are now working on a gummiboot fork, which is acting as a UEFI boot loader.

UEFI is definitely one of the major issues that still need to be addressed and all Linux developers usually ran into it when they are looking to build a distro. Until the world moves to something better and more open than UEFI (not happening anytime soon)…

0 A.D. Financial Report, November 2015

In the interest of transparency, the Wildfire Games team would like to report on the finances of the project as of 2015-11-25. 0 A.D. has funds in three places: Funds earmarked for the project and held in trust by US-based non-profit organization Software in the Public Interest, Inc. (hereafter “SPI”); A private account in the … Continue reading

systemd — unit dependencies and order

Welcome back to our continuing series on systemd features. As you’ve guessed from our previous articles, systemd brings more power and flexibility to service startup and management. One of the most important changes in systemd from legacy SysVinit is how it starts up… Continue Reading →

Diving into Juju

In my last post, I introduced you to Juju and talked about how it could help you. Now I’d like to walk you through some real world examples of Juju in action. Workloads Bundles are used to represent workloads. Bundles can be simple, like the WordPress example in the previous post, or complex. OpenStack If […]

Puppy Linux-Based Studio 13.37 Aims to be the Ultimate Pro Audio Distro – Gallery

The developers of the Studio 13.37 GNU/Linux operating system based on Puppy Linux have announced recently the release of version 2.3 of their distribution targeted at professional audio uses.

Powered by the long-term supported, real-time Linux 4.1.12 kernel, Studio 13.37 2.3 adds support for the brand-new Line 6 audio devices, such as the popular POD HD500X, introduces a set of new wallpapers and desktop themes, and updated the REAPER script for automatic installation and …

Distribution Release: CRUX 3.2

Juergen Daubert has announced the release of CRUX 3.2, the latest stable build of the project’s lightweight, x86-64 optimised Linux distribution designed for experienced Linux users: "The CRUX team is happy to announce the release of CRUX 3.2. CRUX 3.2 comes with a multilib toolchain which includes glibc….

LibreOffice wins two open source awards at PortalProgramas

LibreOffice has won two different awards at PortalProgramas.Com, for the following categories:

Mayor potencial de crecimiento (best growth potential), because it is regularly updated and is open to new features and applications;
Esencial para empresas…

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 Boosts Network Performance and Linux Containers Support

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 is now the most advanced stable release of the GNU/Linux operating system, bringing substantial new features and functionality with a focus on security, system administration, and networking. Highlights include better support for Linux Containers, further backing the development and deployment of container-based applications, support for the new Red Hat Insights

Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 Receives New Unity 8, Next-Gen Bluetooth Support, More

By now all users of the Meizu MX4, BQ Aquaris E4.5, BQ Aquaris E5 HD, Nexus 4, and Nexus 7 devices should have received the new Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 software update, so the time has come for us to bring you up to speed with the latest developments.

Very early today, November 21, Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak sent his daily report about the work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers in preparation for the upcoming OTA-9 software update for Ubuntu Phones, which will land sometime ne…