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Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) ISO Coming Soon with New LightDM Greeter

According to the project’s developers, a lot of things have happened since the release of budgie-remix 16.04.1 back on July, which brought full-disk encryption and support for installing Snap packages, along with all the software updates and security fixes from the Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system. One of the most important components updated

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 4.4

The SparkyLinux distribution is based on Debian’s Testing branch and is available in several editions. The project’s latest release, SparkyLinux 4.4, is available in five different desktop flavours. The new version offers updated packages for the kern…

Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE – BETA Release

This is the BETA release for Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE Edition. Linux Mint 18 Sarah KDE Edition Linux Mint 18 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2021. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. New […]

Distribution Release: BlackArch Linux 2016.08.19

Gaurov Soni has announced the release of BlackArch Linux 2016.08.19, an Arch-based live distribution with a large collection of tools designed for penetration testing and security research: "Today we released new BlackArch Linux ISO image. The new ISO image include over 1,500 tools. Here’s the changeLog: include Linux….

New BlackArch Linux ISO Lands with Over 1,500 Penetration Testing, Hacking Tools

The skilful team of developers and security professional behind the BlackArch Linux operating system have announced today, August 19, 2016, the general availability of a new ISO image.

It’s been more than three months since the release of the previous BlackArch Linux ISO image, and the development team managed to add more than 100 new tools you can use for penetration testing and ethical hacking work.

BlackArch is based on the famous, lightweight and highly customizable Arch Linux operating system, so the new ISO also contains all the security and software updates released since the May announcement of the previous ISO image.

Therefore, BlackArch team is proud to announce that they now have more than 1,500 tools available in the latest ISO image released today, along with updates to the BlackArch Linux installer, all the in-house built tools and system packages.

“Today we released new BlackArch Linux ISOs. The new…

Wine 1.9.17 Improves Joystick Support, Gun Metal and Multiple DirectX9 Games

Today, August 19, 2016, the Wine development team announced the release of Wine 1.9.17, a new milestone towards the next major stable branch of the open-source software that lets Linux users run Windows apps and games, Wine 2.0.

The biggest new features implemented in Wine 1.9.17 since the previous development snapshot, Wine 1.9.16, are better exception handling on 64-bit platforms, more improvements to the built-in joystick support, additional stream support in the C++ runtime, font embedding improvements, and metafile support in GDI+.

There’s no new Wine development release without the usual bugfixes, and, according to the changelog, Wine 1.9.17 fixes a total of 53 issues reported by users since Wine 1.9.16. Among…

Alfonso Savio: How Do You Fedora?

We recently interviewed Alfonso Savio on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series here on the Fedora Magazine where we profile Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done. If you’re interested in being… Continue Reading →

Cenique and Canonical Partnering to Create Certified Digital Signage and Audience Measurement Solutions

Companies to provide plug and play digital signage and audience measurement solution based on Ubuntu Core. London, UK – August 15, 2016 Canonical, today announced that it is entering in a partnership with Cenique to provide digital signage players that are certified for Ubuntu. Cenique is an emerging leader in the Retail and Digital Out […]

The Document Foundation Bookshop on Lulu

We have opened a bookshop on Lulu, where people can buy a printed copy of TDF Annual Report 2015.

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Wine 1.9.17 Released

The Wine development release 1.9.17 is now available.
What’s new in this release:

Better exception handling on 64-bit.
Various improvements in joystick support.
Some more stream support in the C+…

Canonical to Replace Upstart with systemd for Ubuntu 16.10’s Session Startup

With every new systemd release, we’ve found out that the so-called init system can do a lot more than it was initially designed to, slowly taking over many of the “jobs” of a GNU/Linux operating system’s internal components, and even worse, replacing them completely. Upstart is a Canonical/Ubuntu project, an event-based replacement for the traditional

Linux Lite’s Devs Invite Ubuntu and Debian Users to Install the Latest Kernels

According to Mr. Bezencon, the Linux Lite project is producing up-to-date Linux kernel packages for Linux Lite, Debian GNU/Linux, and Ubuntu distributions. If you’re using Linux Lite on your personal computer, you might be already running the latest Linux 4.7 kernel version, but it looks like these kernel packages from the Linux Lite repositories work

SlackEX Linux Live Now Powered by Linux Kernel 4.7.1, Based on Slackware 14.2

Arne Exton informs us about the immediate availability for download of a new build of his Slackware-based SlackEX GNU/Linux operating system, version 160817, running the latest stable Linux kernel.

SlackEX is currently based on the Slackware 14.2 operating system, but Arne Exton is always bringing you the latest GNU/Linux technologies and software releases. As such, SlackEX Build 160817 is the first of its kind to run the latest and recently released Linux 4.7.1 kernel, along with the Nvidia 367.35 proprietary graaphics driver for Nvidia GPUs.

“I’ve upgraded all included Slackware 14.2 packages to the latest version by 160817. The kernel has been changed to version 4.7.1 released 160816,” says Arne Exton in the relea…

Valve Pushes New Stable Steam Client with Lots of Steam Controller Improvements

Valve has released a new Steam Client stable update for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows, bringing lots of improvements and many bugfixes.

The August 16 Steam Client update is a major one, and among the new features and enhancements implemented, we can mention the ability of handling clickable URLs in the chat windows for the desktop Steam Client running on GNU/Linux distros, and better compatibility with the soon-to-be-released macOS 10.12 Sierra operating system.

“A new Steam client has been released and is being automatically downloaded. The Steam application has been reworked for better compatibility with macOS Sierra. This may result in an older copy of the Steam application being placed in your Trash. It is safe to delete the older copy by emptying the trash,” reads the announcement.

Other noteworthy changes include the addition of a button for clearing the l…

ReactOS 0.4.2 Operating System Lets You Mount and Read Various Unix Filesystems

The ReactOS team has recently announced the second maintenance update to the ReactOS 0.4 series of the free and open-source operating system that’s based on the design principles of the Windows NT architecture.

ReactOS 0.4.2 is here three months after the release of the first maintenance version, ReactOS 0.4.1, and brings various updated components, among which we can mention Wine and UniATA. It tries to improve the overall user experience of the system by adding various enhancements to the file manager and graphical shell.

However, the most interesting feature of the ReactOS 0.4.2 release is the ability for users to mount and read (write support is not available at the time) data from various Unix and Linux filesystems, including but not limited to EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, ReiserFS, and UFS. More such filesystems will be supported in the next updates.

“Native built-in support for these filesystems should make for considerably easier interoperability than the current out…

Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) ISO Coming Soon with New LightDM Greeter

budgie-remix community coordinator and graphic designer Udara Madubhashana has informed Softpedia about the latest news from the world of the GNU/Linux distribution built around the Budgie desktop environment and the latest Ubuntu technologies.

According to the project’s developers, a lot of things have happened since the release of budgie-remix 16.04.1 back on July, which brought full-disk encryption and support for installing Snap packages, along with all the software updates and security fixes from the Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

One of the most important components updated recently is the in-house built Budgie Welcome App, which has just received more user-friendly panel resets and the ability to switch your desktop from the clean and simple Arc GTK theme to a gorgeous material design style that includes both a system theme and an icon set (check out the video below for more details).

“budgie-remix 16.04.1 has been released and we’ve up…

BTS – Skilling Pets | Postcard Competition

Get the low-down on a welcome set of new friends that will arrive in RuneScape on Monday.

BTS – Skilling Pets | Postcard Competition

Get the low-down on a welcome set of new friends that will arrive in RuneScape on Monday.

BTS – Skilling Pets | Postcard Competition

Get the low-down on a welcome set of new friends that will arrive in RuneScape on Monday.