Canonical Patches Eight Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Just a few minutes ago, Canonical published multiple security advisories to inform the Ubuntu Linux community about the availability of new kernel updates for all of its supported Ubuntu OSes, including Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).

Launched in April 21, 2016 and being a long-term supported release, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS has already received its first big update, dubbed by the company as Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS, but that won’t stop Canonical from pushing new software versions and security updates whenever threats are found, all in order to keep users safe and secure.

Today’s Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3070-1, tells us about an important kernel update for the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, which patches a total of eight vulnerabilities discovered by various kernel hackers and developers in the upstream Linux 4.4 LTS kernel branch (the latest release is Linux kernel 4.4.19 LTS).

The security flaws vary …

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 676

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Korora 24 News: Fedora to run Wayland by default, PC-BSD becomes TrueOS, Gentoo loses long-term member, Linux turns 25 Questions and answers: Finding software licensing information Torrent corner: BlackArch L…

GNOME Builder 3.22 Enters Beta with Many Vim Improvements, New Search & Replace

The GNOME Builder open-source IDE (Integrated Development Environment) designed for the GNOME desktop environment will soon get a major update as part of the upcoming GNOME 3.22 release.

A first Beta of GNOME Builder 3.22 was published, and, as usual, we’ve managed to get our hand on the internal changelog to tell you all about the new features and improvements that will be included in the final release of the software designed for GTK+ and GNOME application developers.

Release highlights of GNOME Builder 3.22 Beta (technical version number is 3.21.90) include a brand new Search & Replace functionality, multiple improvements for the Vim text editor, a new build icon, a new Color Picker plugin, as well as various project templates enhancements.

New build bar gives developers an overview of many tools

Also added in this first Beta milestone of GNOME Builder 3.22 is a new build bar that promises to give developers an overview of many tools they use …

Linux Kernel 3.10.103 LTS Has Lots of MIPS Improvements, Updated Radeon Drivers

Today, August 28, 2016, Linux kernel developer Willy Tarreau announced the release of the one hundred and third maintenance update to the long-term supported Linux 3.10 kernel series.

For some reason, the Linux 3.10 kernel branch is still getting updates, and this new version promises to add quite some improvements and updated drivers, as, according to the appended shortlog and the diff from the Linux kernel 3.10.102 LTS build, a total of 161 files have been changed, with 1800 insertions and 1293 deletions.

“The updated 3.10.y git tree can be found at: git:// linux-3.10.y linux-3.10.y,” says Willy Tarreau. “The tree can be browsed on the git …

Maru OS is now open source (Turns Android phones into Linux desktops)

Maru OS is a software project that lets you plug an Android phone into an external display to run desktop Linux software. First unveiled earlier this year, the software is very much a work-in-progress. Initially it only supported one phone: the Google Nexus 5. But things could get a lot more interesting soon, because the

Distribution Release: Q4OS 1.6.1

The Q4OS team has announced the release of a new version of their lightweight, Debian-based distribution. The new version, Q4OS 1.6.1, ships with an updated version of the Trinity (a fork of KDE 3) desktop environment. "The significant Q4OS 1.6 ‘Orion’ release receives the most recent Trinity R14.0.3….

Full Circle #112 has arrived!

This month: * Command & Conquer * How-To : Python, Spreadsheets in LaTeX, and Program With FreePascal * Graphics : Inkscape * My Opinion: Ubuntu Download ISOs * Book Review: Arduino Project Book * Ubuntu Devices: Installing X Apps On Ubuntu Devices * Ubuntu Games: Optimizing Gaming Graphics plus: News, Chrome Cult, Q&A, and soooo much more. Get

Distribution Release: ConnochaetOS 14.2

Henry Jensen has announced the release of a new version of the Slackware-based ConnochaetOS distribution. ConnochaetOS ships with free software (as defined by the Free Software Foundation) exclusively, stripping out binary blobs and replacing proprietary components where possible with freely licensed packages. "I am proudly announcing ConnochaetOS 14.2,….

Another Set of Updated Fedora 24 Linux Live ISO Images Are Now Ready to Download

Fedora Unity Project leader and Fedora AmbassadorBen Williams proudly announce the release of yet another set of updated Live ISO images for the Fedora 24 Linux operating system.

Dubbed F24-20160823, the new set of Fedora 24 Live ISOs or respins if you want to call them that, are now ready for download. They include the Fedora 24 Workstation, Fedora 24 KDE, Fedora 24 Xfce, Fedora 24 LXDE, Fedora 24 Cinnamon, and Fedora 24 MATE, as well as a DVD image that contains only source RPMs.

As usual, these new Fedora 24 Linux ISOs are perfect for those who want to reinstall their Fedora OS or deploy it on new PCs without having to go to all the trouble of downloading hundreds of MB of updates from the software repositories to update the operating system after installation.

“New kernel means new set of updated lives. I am happy to release the F24-20160823 updated live ISOs. As always these respins can be found at…

LinuxConsole 2.5 Gaming Distro Out Now with Minecraft, SuperTux, and Many Games

It’s been more than a year since Yann Le Doaré released version 2.4 of his independently developed LinuxConsole gaming distribution, and now a new release makes its way to users’ computers.

Yes, that’s right, LinuxConsole 2.5 is finally here, after being in development for the past 14 months. It ships with modern GNU/Linux technologies and open source software/games (see below for a details list), as well as with both the LXDE and MATE desktop environments.

“This release is designed to be used with children and kids. It’s easy to install it on old computers with the Windows Installer, a lot of games and music software are available for use,” reads the announcement. “Both releases boots with BusyBox 1.24.2. Core software and libraries are stored into a SquashFS file system.”

Under the hood, LinuxConsole 2.5 is powered by Linux kernel 4.4.19 LTS for the 64-bit edition, which makes use of the MATE 1.2 desktop environment and…

Calibre 2.65.1 eBook Viewer Adds Driver for Kobo Aura One and Aura 2 Readers

Kovid Goyal released today, August 26, 2016, a new maintenance update of his popular, cross-platform, and open-source Calibre e-book viewer, converter and library management tool.

Calibre 2.65 was announced earlier, and it looks like it’s both a feature and bugfix release that adds drivers for the Kobo Aura One and Kobo Aura Edition 2 ebook readers, along with a new option to the Kobo driver to allow users to ignore certain collections on their ebook reader.

The list of new features continues with support for right-to-left text and tables to the DOCX Input feature, as well as the implementation of a new option to allow users to make searching case-sensitive. This option can be found and enabled in the “Searching” configuration section under Preferences.

Calibre 2.65.1 out now to fix a crash

Of course, Calibre 2.65 also addresses several of the major issue reported by users since the previous mainte…

PuppEX Linux Live CD Now Based on Puppy Xenial, Compatible with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Arne Exton informed about the availability of a new stable build of its Puppy-derived PuppEX Linux Live CD distribution, version 160822, which is now using the latest kernel and software applications. PuppEX Xenial 32-bit Linux Live CD Build 160822 is built from LxPup and uses LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) as default graphical interface for

Julita Inca Chiroque: How Do You Fedora?

We recently interviewed Julita Inca Chiroque on how she uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine. The series profiles Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done. Contact us on the feedback… Continue Reading →

Behind the scenes at TDF: LibreOffice major releases

tdf-roadtolo52LibreOffice has a time-based release schedule (, with a major announcement every six months: early February, and early August. A time-based release schedule is predictable, and as such makes it easier to plan large deployments and subsequent updates.

On the other hand, a major announcement every six months translates to a “project that never sleeps”. In fact, you start thinking about the next major release a few weeks after the previous one is over.

In advance of every release, we listen to end users about requested features and changes requested to support the individual workflow. We do not

Development Release: Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Beta 1

The upcoming release of Ubuntu 16.10 is getting closer as the developers deliver the first beta build. Five of the official Ubuntu sub-projects participate in the testing – Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE and Ubuntu Studio. Ubuntu MATE is the first with the release announcement: "We….

Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 Beta 1 Released with GNOME 3.20 and GNOME 3.22 Beta Apps

The development cycle of the Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 operating system started a while ago, but we are now able to take the upcoming release for a test drive by downloading today’s Beta 1 build.

Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 Beta 1 was released earlier as part of the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) launch, and it looks like the development team worked very hard to migrate the GNOME desktop environment, which is used by default in this official Ubuntu flavor, as well as most of the related applications to the GNOME 3.20 Stack.

Best of all, it appears that certain GNOME apps have been updated to the GNOME 3.22 Beta Stack, which sounds quite promising for the upcoming distribution. We’ve always loved to see the newest GNOME desktop environment release in a new Ubuntu GNOME release as soon as it was out.

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BTS – Crablet Plunder, Catherby & White Wolf Mountain Rework | Golden Gnomes

Go behind the scenes of Monday’s double-headline update then read up on important Golden Gnomes info!

Ubuntu MATE 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Beta Removes the Heads-Up Display (HUD) Feature

Martin Wimpress is happy to inform Softpedia about the immediate availability for download of the first Beta release of the upcoming Ubuntu MATE 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Linux operating system.

Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Beta 1 is here as part of today’s Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Beta launch, and it looks like it’s the most uninteresting Beta of the Ubuntu MATE operating system ever release, at least according to Martin Wimpress, who always likes to announce his lovely distribution with trumpets.

“From this point forward we’ll be focusing on fixing as many issues as we can on the lead up to Beta 2 and the final release of Ubuntu MATE 16.10,” says Martin Wimpress in today’s announcement. “The 16.10 development cycle was all about the migration to GTK3+ and cr…

Lubuntu 16.10 Beta Out Now with Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS and the Latest LXDE Desktop

As part of today’s Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Beta launch, Simon Quigley from the Lubuntu Linux team released the first Beta build of the upcoming Lubuntu 16.10 operating system.

The development of the Lubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) distribution continues and today we can get an early taste of what’s coming in the final release of the lightweight GNU/Linux operating system, which should launch along with the rest of the Ubuntu flavors on October 13, 2016.

Although the Lubuntu team announced a few weeks ago that they are planning and working hard on migrating the desktop environment of Lubuntu 16.10 to the modern, next-generation LXQt graphical interface, this first Beta build still …

Ubuntu 16.10 Beta Launches for Opt-in Flavors, Adds GCC 6.2 and LibreOffice 5.2

Today, August 25, 2016, is not only the birthday of the Linux kernel, but also an important date in the release schedule of the upcoming Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system, as the first Beta was just launched.

Time flies when you have fun, and, whether you believe it or not, Ubuntu 16.10 is already in the Beta stages of development, but only for the opt-in flavors, namely Ubuntu MATE, Kubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Studio, and Ubuntu Kylin. It appears that Xubuntu will be skipping this first Beta release.

Ubuntu itself no longer participates in the Beta 1 milestone, only the Final Beta, which is also the second Beta build for the opt-in flavors. And if you’re wondering what’s new since the Alpha 2 release, we can …