Official Ubuntu Stickers From Unixstickers

Need some Ubuntu decoration? Unixstickers, the largest e-commerce for Free Software and Open Source stickers and merchandise have partnered with Canonical, to start offering Ubuntu stickers! They are currently among the very few authorized sellers of Ubuntu swag in the world. Throughout June, Unixstickers are offering Full Circle readers a 15% discount by using the code UBUNTU15 FULL DISCLAIMER: We make

MATE 1.14 Desktop Finally Lands in Manjaro Linux’s Repo, New MATE Edition Is Out

Manjaro leader Philip Müller announced this past weekend that the major MATE 1.14 desktop environment had finally landed in the main software repositories of the Arch Linux-based distribution.

Usually, the Manjaro Linux repos are filled with new software released from time to time, bundled as update packs, based on the latest updates from the Arch Linux repositories. However, this time around, the Manjaro Linux devs had to step up their game and take control of the maintenance of the MATE packages for the distribution.

Why? Because it looks like the MATE packages in Arch Linux are no longer maintained, and the last version offered there is 1.12.1, released in December 2015. Therefore, if you’re using Manjaro Linux, you can now update the MATE desktop environment to the latest 1.14 version,

Summer Summit | Live Stream Schedule – Saturday 28th May

Check out the fantastic announcements and reveals that are in store for our marathon streaming event.

openSUSE Tumbleweed Needs Your Help to Make GCC 6 the Default Compiler

We reported at the beginning of the month that the openSUSE Tumbleweed developers are preparing a massive package rebuild to make the GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 6 the default compiler for the rolling operating system.

Migrating to a new default compiler is the hardest task for a Linux kernel-based operating system, as almost all the pre-installed packages need to be rebuilt using the new compiler, and package maintainers have a hard time during this transition.

And it looks like openSUSE Tumbleweed developers have run into some trouble today, May 23, 2016, as Dominique Leuenberger asked the community to help test the packages that fail to build with GCC 6, or that need special attention.

“Dear openSUSE Hackers, as you’re doubtless aware, we’re trying to move to GCC 6 as our default compiler,” sai…

Black Lab Linux 7.6.1 OS Launches with Google Chrome 50 and LibreOffice 5.1.3

Black Lab Software CEO Roberto J. Dohnert informs Softpedia today, May 23, 2016, about the immediate availability for download of the first point release of the Black Lab Linux 7.6 operating system.

Packed full of Ubuntu goodies, Black Lab Linux 7.6.1 arrives today for users of the Black Lab Linux 7.6 OS, bringing them the latest Linux 4.2.0-36 kernel, Google Chrome 50 web browser, Ice site-specific-browser, LibreOffice 5.1.3, as well as useful tools like a Web App creator and the Mozilla Thunderbird mail and news suite.

Built around the lightweight Xfce 4.12 desktop environment, Black Lab Linux 7.6.1 comes with a deskbar-style panel by default, but also lets users switch to a bottom-centered horizontal panel if they want to. Tools like Aptik, Timeshift, and Skippy-XD have been included as well in this update to Black Lab Linux 7.6.

“Black Lab Linux 7.6.1 utilizes …

The Document Liberation Project: What we do

While The Document Foundation is best known for LibreOffice, it also backs the Document Liberation Project. But what exactly is that? We’ve made a short video to explain all…

Development Release: NethServer 7.2 Alpha 3

Alessio Fattorini has announced the availability of a new development release of the CentOS-based NethServer distribution. The new testing version, NethServer 7.2 Alpha 3, offers improved OpenLDAP and Active Directory support via Samba. New user accou…

4 Notable Security Upgrades Coming to Android N

Android is the world’s largest and most popular mobile operating system, by far. But popularity, and its openness, have security and privacy trade-offs. At this year’s Google I/O developer conference, we got a look at some of the features keeping us safe in the very near future. One of the biggest changes in Android N’s

CentOS-Based NethServer 7 Linux Adds Active Directory Integration in Third Alpha

Today, May 23, 2016, Alessio Fattorini has informed Softpedia about the release and immediate availability for download of the third Alpha build of the upcoming NethServer 7 server-oriented operating system.

NethServer 7 Alpha 3 is here today, ready for public testing, after being in development for the past three months, during which the hard-working team of developers led by Alessio Fattorini managed to implement long-anticipated features like Active Directory integration and a centralized account management.

But there are many other things to get excited about, as NethServer 7 Alpha 3 comes with a new Account Management module, which was designed from the ground up to let users connect a remote NethServer system running OpenLDAP open-source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), as well as a remote Active Directory (AD) domain controller, such as Sa…

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Know an awesome piece of Fedora news? Have a good idea for a Fedora how-to? Do you or someone you know use Fedora in an interesting way? We’re always looking for new contributors to write awesome, relevant content. The Magazine is… Continue Reading →

Distribution Release: Tiny Core Linux 7.1

Tiny Core Linux 7.1, an updated release from the distribution project that develops a highly minimalist (but extensible) Linux-based operating system, has been released. This version brings an update to the BusyBox software utility and several minor enhancements and bug fixes: "Team Tiny Core is proud to announce….

BeagleBone Green Wireless, a Raspberry Pi 3 Competitor, Ships with Built-in WiFi

SeeedStudio informed Softpedia about the availability of a new single-board computer (SBC) called SeeedStudio BeagleBone Green Wireless, the first BeagleBone board with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).

SeeedStudio c comes today as an upgrade to the previous model SeeedStudio BeagleBone Green, featuring a built-in 2.4 GHz Wireless module(2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi and Bluetooth), as an alternative to the popular Raspberry Pi 3 single-board computer from the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

Thanks to the new Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy (LE) technologies built directly into the board, BeagleBone Green Wireless will be a more than perfect development board that offers Internet of Things enthusiasts a complete hardware solution for wearable and IoT prototypes.

“Take Home Control Gateway for example, it can be used as the remote of a wide range of TVs, media devices and more — you connect with it over Bluetooth to control everything from your phone,” said the SeeedStu…

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 662

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Clonezilla Live "Wily" News: New Fedora community repository, LPS website switches to HTTPS, Webconverger introduces commercial option, DragonFlyBSD runs Wayland, live edition of Slackware Questions and answers: Comparing kernel components Torrent corner: Slackware, Webconverger Released last week: Linuxfx 7.4.2, ChaletOS 16.04, ReactOS….

New Quest – Kindred Spirits | Void Knights Rework

Discover what cruel fate has befallen the Barrows Brothers in a twisted new quest.

Manjaro Linux 16.06 “Daniella” RC1 Gets First Update with Latest ZFS on Linux

It did not even hit the stable channel, and the upcoming Manjaro Linux 16.06 “Daniella” operating system has received its first update pack, for the Release Candidate build.

Yes, you’re reading it right, Manjaro Linux 16.06 RC1 got its first update pack, which brings the Release Candidate version of the highly anticipated Pamac 4.1 graphical package manager, featuring an updated user interface that promises to fit your needs, as well as fixes for most of the bugs reported by users.

Early adopters who have already jump ship to the Manjaro Linux 16.06 “Daniella” operating system, will be able to take Pamac 4.1 Release Candidate for a test drive by installing the pamac-dev package, which re-enables support for double-clic…

GNOME Foundation: GNOME Board of Directors Foundation Elections 2016 – Candidates

Hello Foundation Members,

It’s that time of the year again! I’m happy to announce the following
candidates for this year’s Board of Directors elections:

* Allan Day

* Alexand…

Mozilla Firefox 46.0.1 Lands in the Ubuntu Repos, But No Sign of Thunderbird 45

Canonical recently pushed the first point release of the Mozilla Firefox 46.0 web browser to the stable channels for all supported Ubuntu Linux operating systems, along with Mozilla Thunderbird 38.8.0.

Mozilla Firefox 46.0.1 is a small bug fix update …

GNOME Foundation: GNOME Board of Directors – candidate – Jim Hall

Hello. I would like to put forward my name for the GNOME Board of
Directors. If elected, this will be my first term on the Board.

Name: Jim Hall
Email: jhall< at >
Corporate affiliation: none

I have used GNOME since version 1.0, and si…

GNOME Foundation: Board of Directors Elections 2016 – Candidacy – Siska Iskandar

*Name : *Siska Iskandar
*Email : *siskandar< at >
*Affiliation : *none

Hello Foundation Member,
I would like to announce my candidacy for the Board of Directors this year.

I started to involved in GNOME two years ago when I became invo…

Wesnoth 1.12.6: Maintenance Release

Wesnoth 1.12.6 is now available. This is a maintenance release for the stable 1.12.x series and, as such, it delivers an assortment of bug fixes and other improvements over previous releases in this series. In particular, this version includes an impor…