Solus Project Outs Budgie Desktop 10.2.7 with Applet Improvements, OSD Support

Just a few minutes ago, Softpedia was informed by Ikey Doherty from the Solus Project about the general availability of the Budgie 10.2.7 desktop environment for the Solus Linux-based operating system and other supported OSes.

Two months have passed since the release of Budgie 10.2.6, the previous maintenance update that you are most probably using on your Solus box, that if you have the latest software updates installed, and now we have the great pleasure of presenting to you the next major release of the user-friendly Budgie desktop environment.

According to the release notes wrote by renowned Solus developer Joshua Strobl today, September 10, 2016, the biggest new features implemented in Budgie 10.2.7 are improvements to the keyboard layout indicator, thus improving multi-lingual support (in other words it’s easier to switch between multiple languages).

A dedicated Raven Sidebar Control has been added as well to let you quickly access the Applets View in the Ra…

Linux Lite 3.2 to Land on November 1, 2016, Offer Dual-Booting with Other OSes

Softpedia has been informed today by the creator and lead developer of the user-friendly Linux Lite operating system, Mr. Jerry Bezencon, about a few interesting facts regarding the upcoming major release of the GNU/Linux distribution.

It appears that more and more Linux Lite users are worried about the way the GRUB bootloader handles other Linux kernel-based operating systems in the current release of the distro. Therefore, as Linux Lite is designed specifically for Linux newcomers, a.k.a. people who want to migrate from Windows, the GRUB’s default state will be reinstated in Linux Lite 3.2.

“First, let me reiterate that Linux Lite is targeted at Windows people first and foremost. I don’t want people to infer from that, that I ignore or place little emphasis on other distros,” says Jerry Bezencon, Linux Lite creator. “In Linux Lite 3.2 I’ll default back to the way GRUB handles other operating systems. I’m unsure of the outcome of this, and I’ll revert to placing W…

Development Release: Porteus 3.2 RC5

Jay Flood has announced the availability of the fifth and final release candidate for the upcoming Porteus 3.2, a set of minimalist, Slackware-based live CDs featuring Cinnamon, KDE Plasma, MATE and Xfce desktops, delivered on separate CD images. This…

Distribution Release: elementary OS 0.4

The elementary OS team has announced the launch of elementary OS 0.4, code name "Loki": "After a little over a year of development, elementary is proud to announce the stable release of elementary OS Loki." The new version includes many new features, such as a new software manager….

You Can Now Register for the First European Ubuntu Conference, UbuCon Europe

Softpedia was informed by Marius Quabeck from that the registration for the upcoming UbuCon Europe conference for Ubuntu Linux users and developers is now open.

We informed our readers about UbuCon Europe, which is the very first European Ubuntu conference put together by a group of Ubuntu members, earlier this year, and told them that it would take place between November 18-20, at the Unperfekthaus in Essen, Germany.

Nothing was changed in this regard, and it now looks like the registration is finally open for those who want to attend the UbuCon Europe event this year, where you’ll attend two full days of talks from various Ubuntu developers and members of the community, as well as workshops, exhibitions, and demos.

“For the further plannings we opened a registratio…

Distribution Release: Linux Mint 18 “KDE”

Clement Lefebvre has announced the release of Linux Mint 18 "KDE", an edition of the Mint family featuring the KDE Plasma 5.6 desktop: "The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 18 ‘Sarah’ KDE edition. Linux Mint 18 is a long-term support release which will….

Cub Linux Is a Worthy Chromixium Offspring

Cub Linux, an improved rebranding of the innovative Chromixium Linux distro, combines the look, feel and functionality of Google’s Chrome OS with traditional Linux performance. Cub Linux provides a complete Chromebook experience on the hardware of your choice. The innovation is quite impressive. Cub Linux also runs software from the Ubuntu distro ecosystem. Linux is all about exercising options.

GNOME: Thank you, Karlsruhe!


Photo: CC0 Public Domain

GUADEC is the GNOME Foundation’s primary annual event, held every year in a different European city. The conference brings together contributors, enthusiasts, and partners from around the world for three days of talks, followed by three days of workshops (called “Birds of a Feather” sessions). This year, the event took place in Karlsruhe, Germany between the 12th and 17th of August. As always, the conference was a great opportunity for contributors from around the world to meet, make plans, and have fun.

Presentations covered significant developments in GNOME technologies such as Flatpak, GNOME Software, Builder, and new GTK+ features. There were also talks by GNOME’s partners, including Red Hat, SUSE, and Endless. In addition, the Foundation announced the debut of its newest conference, LAS GNOME, to be held this September in Portland, Oregon. In case you couldn’t make it, here’s a link to the 2016 GUADEC talks.

GUADEC couldn’t happen without the hard work of local volunteers who organize each conference, nor without the support of our sponsors. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped to make this year’s conference a success.

As has become tradition in recent years, the GNOME Release Team will be adopting “Karlsruhe” as the code name for the upcoming GNOME release, version 3.22 — now just a couple of weeks away!

Here is a gallery of pictures from the event. You can browse more or add your own here: GUADEC 2016 photos.


Banner outside of venue. Photo Credit: Oliver Propst CC BY-SA 3.0
Enthusiastic volunteer. Photo Credit: Oliver Propst CC BY-SA 3.0
Attendees. Photo Credit: Carla Quintana C. (flickr @algoelocuente) CC-BY-NC 2.0
GUADEC sign outside of venue. Photo Credit: Jonathan Kang CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Venue sight. Photo Credit: Oliver Propst CC BY-SA 3.0
Poster outside of venue. Photo Credit: Oliver Propst CC BY-SA 3.0
Audience. Photo Credit: Oliver Propst CC BY-SA 3.0
Lanyards. Photo Credit: Oliver Propst CC BY-SA 3.0
Conversation taking place. Photo credit: Jonathan Kang
Talk in progress. Photo Credit: Oliver Propst CC BY-SA 3.0
Cosimo Cecchi present Endless OS Photo Credit: Oliver Propst CC BY-SA 3.0
FSFE info material. Photo Credit: Oliver Propst CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
Photo Credit: Carla Quintana C. (flickr @algoelocuente) CC-BY-NC 2.0
Birthday celebration time. Photo Credit: Jonathan Kang CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Birthday cake. Photo credit: Jonathan Kang CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Conversations abound. Photo Credit: Jonathan Kang CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Birthday celebration. Photo Credit: Jonathan Kang CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
GNOME folks. Photo Credit: Oliver Propst CC BY-SA 3.0
Engagement Team BoF in progress. Photo Credit: Carla Quintana C. (flickr @algoelocuente) CC-BY-NC 2.0
BoF Venue. Photo Credit: Oliver Propst CC BY-SA 3.0
Karlsruhe green plant. Photo Credit: Carla Quintana C. (flickr @algoelocuente) CC-BY-NC 2.0
Aftermath. Photo Credit: Carla Quintana C. (flickr @algoelocuente) CC-BY-NC 2.0


Photo credits: Jonathan Kang, Oliver Propst & Carla Quintana Carrasco

Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE released!

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AV Linux 2016.8.30 Audio Production OS Ships with Linux 4.4.6 Real-Time Kernel

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You Can Now Download a Single ISO Image with All the Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS Flavors

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Black Lab Linux 8 “Onyx” Beta 2 Has Full exFAT Support, Based on Ubuntu 14.04.5

Black Lab Software’s CEO Robert J. Dohnert informs Softpedia today about the availability of the second Beta development milestone of the upcoming Black Lab Linux 8 “Onyx” operating systems.

Black Lab Linux 8 “Onyx” Beta 2 is here approximately three weeks after the launch of the first Beta build and it adds a few local applications, among which we can mention the Abiword word processor, Gnumeric spreadsheet editor, Rhythmbox music player, Totem video player, GIMP image editor, Chromium web browser, and Thunderbird e-mail and news client. OpenJDK 8 (Java support) is available as well.

“Our team is continuously dedicated to bringing you the best Linux desktop – Black Lab is and will continue to be the standard bearer, introducing cutting-edge features without sacrificing usability and stability or a unique, intuitive desktop interface,” says Robert J. Dohnert in the release an…

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Arch Linux 2016.09.03 Ships with Kernel 4.7.2, Available to Download Now

Believe it or not, we completely forgot to write our usual story about the updated installation medium (a.k.a. ISO image) for the month of September 2016 of the famous Arch Linux operating system.

It appears that there wasn’t a release of the monthly Arch Linux ISO on the first day of September, as probably many of you have expected, but on the third, so one of our regular readers was kind enough to remind us about its availability for download from the distribution’s website.

So there you have it, Arch Linux 2016.09.03 is out, and it brings with it all the latest software versions and security patches that have been pushed to the distro’s official repositories since August 1, 2016, when the previous ISO image was announced, namely Arch Linux 2016.08.01.

Another exci…

MAAS 2.0: High Availability API-driven bare metal provisioning

This week, the result of over a year of work by our engineering team is concluded: the final release of MAAS 2.0 is now available for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and additionally from our stable release PPA. If you’ve never heard of MAAS before, here’s an introductory slide deck from a recent presentation at the OCP […]

SteamOS 2.91 Beta Updates Linux Kernel to Improve ath10k Wireless Support

Valve has released a new Beta version of the next stable branch of its SteamOS gaming distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux, SteamOS 2.91, which was pushed to the brewmaster_beta channel on August 31, 2016. The new SteamOS brewmaster update 2.91 is not a major milestone, as it only updates the kernel and firmware packages, namely

Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 7.10

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openSUSE Tumbleweed Linux Users Get Firefox 48.0.2, Thunderbird 45.3 & GCC 6.2.1

Today, September 7, 2016, Douglas DeMaio published yet another informative bulletin to keep users of the openSUSE Tumbleweed Linux operating system up to date with the latest changes and software versions that landed lately.

openSUSE Tumbleweed is a rolling release GNU/Linux distribution, so it’s always getting new components via so-called snapshots. Just last week we told you the Tumbleweed is based on Linux kernel 4.7.2, and now one more snapshot arrive in the repositories this week, and it’s the first for the month of September, bringing updates for some of the most important applications.

Therefore, openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshot 20160901 adds the Mozilla Firefox 48.0.2 web browser, Mozilla Thunderbird 45.3.0 email and news client, GNU Mailman 2.1.23, as well as an updated toolchain that includes the GCC (GNU Co…

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