New Sharing Features in Firefox

Whichever social network you choose, it’s undeniable that being social is a key part of why you enjoy the Web. Firefox is built to put you in control, including making it easier to share anything you like on the Web’s … Continue reading

Infinifactory Sandbox Puzzle Arrives on Steam for Linux

Infinifactory, a sandbox puzzle game developed and published on Steam by Zachtronics, has been released on the Linux platform as well, and it’s 10% off until July 7.

Infinifactory is developed by the same guys who also made the incredibly successful SpaceChem and Infiniminer. The game is described as a puzzle sandbox, but it’s more than just that. It’s also a very difficult game that won’t hold your hand.

“After three epic updates and countless bug fixes and usability im…

Intel Compute Stick now comes with Ubuntu

The Intel® Compute Stick now comes in more flavours, with the announcement that an Ubuntu version (Intel product number STCK1A8LFC) will be available globally via major online and retail stockists. This new Ubuntu-based version of the Intel Compute Stick is expected to be priced at around $110 USD and will go on sale next week. […]

Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu Goes on Sale, Lower Specs than Windows Version

The Ubuntu 14.04 LTS flavored Intel Compute Stick is finally going on sale next week, and it joins the Windows version that was already made available a while back.

It’s been a few months since Intel’s announcement regarding the launch of a small mini-PC called the Intel Compute Stick that you can just stick into an HDMI monitor and get the full experience of an operating system. At that time, Intel explained that two versions are going to be sold, one with Ubuntu and the o…

WordPress 4.3 Beta 1

WordPress 4.3 Beta 1 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.3, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can […]

July Update for KDE Applications 15.04

KDE App Dragons
Today, the KDE Community is happy to announce the release of KDE Applications 15.04.3. This release contains only bugfixes and translation updates, providing a safe and pleasant update for everyone.
More than 20 recorded bugfixes includ…

Opera 32 Dev Brings Bookmarks Tree View and Password Sync Improvements

On the last day of June, Opera Software announced the immediate availability for download and testing of a new snapshot for the upcoming Opera 32 web browser for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Three major features landed in the Opera 32 Build 1910.0, a tree view for b…

Firefox 39 Delayed Due to Last Minute “Stability Issue”

The latest Firefox 39 stable release was supposed to be unveiled by the end of June, but it looks like it’s being delayed due to a stability issue.

Mozilla is not usually late with new Firefox releases, but the 39.x branch seems to be an exception. The developers have decided to postpone the Firefox 39 release due a stability problem, and it will be a few days late. This would be a problem, but Mozilla hasn’t missed a launch date for quite a while. This is the why the users…

Behind the scenes at TDF: Openness, transparency and projects

by Florian Effenberger, Executive Director of TDF With the second quarter being over, the longest day of the year having passed by, and summer vacation time coming up for many of us, it’s time to look back what happened at TDF the first six months of the year. With many projects, activities and developments going […]

Development Release: Simplicity Linux 15.7 Beta

David Purse has announced the availability of the beta release of Simplicity Linux 15.7, a lightweight Puppy-based distribution for netbooks and desktops. Due to unresolved issues, the "Desktop" edition is only available in a 32-bit build for now. From the release announcement: "Simplicity Linux 15.7 beta is now….

Linux Kernel 4.0.7 Is a Small Release with Updated Drivers, ARM Improvements

On the last days of June, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the availability of several maintenance releases for the Linux kernels 4.1, 4.0, 3.14, and 3.10. The seventh point release of Linux kernel 4.0 is a small one that brings mostly updated drivers.

Looking at the changelog, we can notice that Linux kernel 4.0.7 adds a few improvements to the ARM, x86, and PowerPC architectures, and updates several drivers, especially for things like Bluetooth, InfiniBand, GPU, CLK, USB, MD,…

Forum Month

Hit the forums this July for competitions, dev blogs and more.

Call for applications for Fedora Diversity Advisor (A Volunteer Position)

Fedora is a big community that includes contributors and users from many different countries, each with their own experiences and historical backgrounds that contribute to a diverse mix of cultural, educational, and behavioral norms. To continuously create and foster an… Continue Reading →

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Officially Out with Cinnamon 2.6 – Screenshot Tour

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Cinnamon has been officially announced by Clement Lefebvre, the leader of the project, and it brings numerous upgrades for the desktop environment and the underlying operating system.

The ISO images for Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Cinnamon have been out for a couple of days, so today’s announcement is actually just a formality. Things haven’t changed all that much from the previous Release Candidate that landed last week, so the developers have been …

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” MATE released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” MATE. Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela MATE Edition Linux Mint 17.2 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to […]

Plasma 5.3.2 Fixes Your Shutdown Scripts

Plasma 5.3

Plasma 5.3

Tuesday, 30 June 2015. Today KDE releases a bugfix update to Plasma 5, versioned 5.3.2. Plasma 5.3 was released in April with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience.

This release adds a month’s worth of new translations and fixes from KDE’s contributors. The bugfixes are typically small but important and include:

  • KWin: ‘Defaults’ should set the title bar double-click action to ‘Maximize.’. Commit.
  • Improve Applet Alternatives dialog. Commit. Fixes bug #345786
  • Make shutdown scripts work. Commit.

Full Plasma 5.3.2 changelog

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LibreOffice 5.0 to Bring More DOCX Improvements

The Document Foundation has released the second RC for the upcoming LibreOffice 5.0 version, and it looks like the developers are making a final push for the new version of the office suite that is scheduled to land in July.

Each new RC for Libreoffice brings us closer to the promised 5.x branch, which has been touted as the best release made so far, and from what we’ve seen until now, it’s going to be full of new features and a ton of fixes, way too many to count.

In an…

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 616

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Running BSD on the desktop with MidnightBSD 0.6News: Customizing Fedora, Debian gains sponsorship for reproducible builds, Linux’s ext4 file system to get built in encryption, openSUSE unveils "42" and Johnathan Riddell leaves the Kubuntu CouncilRapid review: FreeBSD on a Raspberry Pi 2Torrent….

Check the Ubuntu Touch Wish List for Apps and New Features

If you have any questions regarding new features and apps that are present, absent, or in the works for the Ubuntu Touch platform, that you need to know that there is already a comprehensive wish list out there that takes care of everything.

Users are always proposing new features for Ubuntu Touch or they say they want certain apps to be ported to the platform, but the developers and the community are always listening. It’s very likely that any kind of apps or features requ…

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 4.0

The developers of SparkyLinux, a distribution based on Debian’s Testing branch (also know as Debian "Stretch"), have announced the availability of a new release. SparkyLinux 4.0 ships with version 4.0.5 of the Linux kernel, offers package compatibility with Debian "Stretch" and can be installed on machines featuring UEFI…..