Shuttleworth Doesn’t Expect Other OSes to Want to Fetch Snaps from Ubuntu Store

When Canonical announced last week that their Snappy implementation was ready for use on some of the major GNU/Linux operating systems, including Debian, Arch Linux, and OpenWrt, some were revolted and started questioning its approach to delivering Snaps to other distros. The main question on everyone’s lips was “Why is there no Snappy server source

Wine 1.9.13 Released

The Wine development release 1.9.13 is now available.
What’s new in this release:

New version of the Gecko engine based on Firefox 47.
More Shader Model 5 support in Direct3D.
Unicode data update…

Telos Trailer | Developer Q&A | Weekly Deals

From a monstrous boss fight to some great deals in Solomon’s Store, there’s so much going in RuneScape.

Cinnamon 3.0.6 Desktop Environment Brings Fixes for the Network Applet, Recorder

Today, June 23, 2016, the leader of the Linux Mint project, Clement Lefebvre, has had the great pleasure of announcing the release and general availability of the Cinnamon 3.0.6 desktop environment.

Cinnamon 3.0.6 is the sixth maintenance release in the stable Cinnamon 3.0 series of the acclaimed desktop environment used by default on the Linux Mint operating system, but also available for numerous other popular GNU/Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, Arch Linux, Fedora, Debian, and others.

According to the internal changelog, attached at the end of the article for reference, Cinnamon 3.0.6 brings many improvements. Among the most important ones, we can mention the addition of a generic Bluetooth icon in the control panel, as well as the inversion of the motion-threshold setting widget in the Touchpad panel.

The built-in Cinnamon recorder has received a couple of fixes as well, and it will no longer crash when started. Moreover, it looks like the recorder can n…

Google and Udacity launch a new Android programming course for beginners

Google wants more people to learn to program — especially for its Android platform. While the company already offered a few programming courses, they were typically geared toward students with at least some rudimentary programming experience. Starting today, the Google Android Basics Nanodegree class is available on the online learning platform Udacity. It’s the first

Treasure Hunter | Armour of Seasons

Do you want to look fashionable all year round? Treasure Hunter has the solution!

Fedora 24 Linux Distribution Officially Released, Available for Download Now

Today, June 21, 2016, Fedora Project has announced the general availability of the final release of the Fedora 24 Linux operating system for desktops, servers, cloud, and embedded devices.

Delayed four times during its development cycle, the Fedora 24 distribution is finally available to download today. It looks like it ships with the usual Fedora Workstation, Fedora Server, and Fedora Cloud variants, as well as the official Fedora Spins with the Xfce, LXDE, KDE, MATE/Compiz, Cinnamon, and Sugar desktops.

Of course, users will also be able to get their hands on the Fedora 24 Labs Spins, which include Design Suite, Games, Robotic Suite, Scientific, and Security Lab. Under the hood, all the aforementioned editions and spins are shipping with the same core components, namely Linux kernel 4.5.7 and GNU C Library version 2.23.

Users should be aware of the fact that Linux kernel 4.5.7 is the last in the Linux …

Epiphany Web Browser to Let Users Run System Web Apps Outside the GNOME Desktop

As mentioned earlier in our news story about the features coming to the Orca 3.22 open-source screen reader and magnifier, the GNOME developers are currently working hard on releasing the third snapshot towards GNOME 3.22.

Shipping later this year, on…

Linux Snap Package Format Goes Multi-Distro

Snapcraft — the Linux package format Canonical developed for Ubuntu — now works on multiple Linux distros, including Arch, Debian, Fedora and various flavors of Ubuntu.
They’re being validated on CentOS, Elementary, Gentoo, Mint, OpenSUSE, OpenWrt and RHEL. “Distributing applications on Linux is not always easy,” said Canonical’s Manik Taneja, product manager for Snappy Ubuntu Core.

Devil-Linux 1.8.0 Distro to Add Google Authenticator for PAM, Moves to SquashFS

Devil-Linux developer Heiko Zuerker has announced that the Devil-Linux 1.8.0 operating system is now open for development, and a Release Candidate is ready for public testing.

Devil-Linux 1.8.0 promises to be a major release with many improvements and…

A New Research Cloud on Ubuntu OpenStack

If you’re starting from almost scratch, and – where many people are – you don’t have any skill, you don’t have any training, you don’t have much of an idea of what you want to do, Then [BootStack] is a very good place to start. The University of Cape Town (UCT), in South Africa, recently […]

Friday 24 June: Next Bug Hunting Session

Help to fix bugs in the next version of LibreOffice, and make it the best yet! As we mentioned last week, we are holding a Bug Hunting Session on Friday 24 June, from 07:00 to 20:00 UTC, and everyone is welcome to take part. All you have to do is:

Rockstor 3.8-14 Linux-Based NAS Solution Gets New Interface to Power Down HDDs

Softpedia has been informed today, June 20, 2016, by Suman Chakravartula about the immediate availability for download of the Linux kernel-based Rockstor 3.8-14 NAS-oriented operating system.

Rockstor 3.8-14 arrives as an upgrade to the previous release (Rockstor 3.8-13) announced exactly two months ago, bringing a new interface that lets users power down HDDs to conserve electricity and reduce noise, as well as an easy-to-use method for browsing and fetching logs.

But that’s not all that has been added to the Rockstor 3.8-14 update, as more than 30 bugs and issues reported by users since Rockstor 3.8-13 or previous releases have been resolved, and there are also the usual enhancements to offer better support to paid customers.

“To better organize support matters and provide a reliable platform for our paying users, we’ve launched a new support portal, using osticket. We hope to provide more value to customers purchasing incident bundles,” says Suman Chakravartula…

qBittorrent 3.3.5 Open-Source BitTorrent Client Adds Torrent Management Mode

Today, June 20, 2016, the free, cross-platform, and open-source qBittorrent BitTorrent client has been updated to version 3.3.5 for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

qBittorrent 3.3.5 has been in development for the past three months, during which the project’s development team managed to include some very exciting new features, such as a Torrent Management Mode (TMM), a brand new dialog for managing cookies, as well as support for using unique temporary directories.

Another feature that probably many of you out there have waited for so long is the ability for qBittorrent to display notifications when torrents are added. Starting with qBittorrent 3.3.5 users will be able to sort labels using a natural sort algorithm, which has been implemented in the right-click context menu.

Furthermore, there’s now a new option that users can enable in the setting for qBittorre…

Distribution Release: NethServer 6.8

Alessio Fattorini has announced the release of NethServer 6.8, a new stable version of the server-oriented distribution, featuring a web-based management console and based on CentOS 6.8: "I’m proud to announce that NethServer 6.8 has been released and is publicly available. It is the newest long-term support release…..

Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.7 Release Candidate 4, Go Test It Now

Just a few minutes ago, Linus Torvalds announced the general availability of the fourth RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming Linux 4.7 kernel.

We were waiting for the Release Candidate 4 build of Linux kernel 4.7 to appear online on Sunday, June 19, but it looks like Linus Torvalds had other plans for the weekend that has just passed, so he dropped a short announcement an hour after midnight, on June 20, 2016.

According to Mr. Torvalds, the fourth Release Candidate of Linux kernel 4.7 includes about two-thirds drivers (USB, GPU, iiO, LEDs, DMA, etc.), multiple architecture updates (mostly ARM and x86), small improvements to various filesystems, updated documentation, as well as a bunch of other patches to core kernel components and the usual bug fixes.

“It’s been a fairly normal week, and rc4 is out,” said Linus Torvalds in today’s announcement. “The bulk of the driver updates are …

Gower Quest – free to play

Some quest for fame, others for loot, some want to save cabbages – play now!

Development Release: Zenwalk Linux 8.0 RC2

Jean-Philippe Guillemin has announced that the second release candidate for the upcoming Zenwalk Linux 8.0 is ready for testing: "This is most probably the final release candidate for the upcoming Zenwalk 8.0. This pre-release ISO image should be at 99% the stable target, you will get latest LibreOffice….

Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.0

Parrot Security OS 3.0 has been released. Parrot Security OS is a Debian-based distribution featuring a collection of tools designed for penetration testing, computer forensics, reverse engineering, hacking, privacy and cryptography. There is no relea…

Development Release: FreeBSD 11.0-ALPHA4

Glen Barber has announced the availability of a new development snapshot for FreeBSD. The new testing release, FreeBSD 11.0-ALPHA4, is available for over a dozen platforms, including several ARM devices. "Note regarding arm/armv6 images: For convenience for those without console access to the system, a ‘freebsd’ user with….