Xubuntu 16.04 LTS and Lubuntu 16.04 LTS Released, Get Three Years of Support

Xubuntu and Lubuntu are the last two official Ubuntu flavors released as part of the massive Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) launch, and we’re going to tell you a little about their presence.

First, we’re going to tell all about the Xubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system, which had the smallest presence of all the Ubuntu flavors, and, according to the announcement, release highlights include new community wallpapers, and the replacement of the Ubuntu Software Centre app with the GNOME Software graphical package manager.

While still bas…

Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS Released with a Warning, New Project Leader

As part of the massive Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) launch, the team of developers behind the official Ubuntu Studio flavor were proud to present the new LTS version of the operating system aimed at GNU/Linux audio, video, and graphic enthusiasts.

Yes, you’re reading it right, the final release of Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS is out, and while it doesn’t bring any major changes (see below for details), it remains a worthy contender for being one of the most used Linux kernel-based, desktop-oriented operating system for audio and video production.

Things have changed a little in the past few months for the Ubuntu Studio distro, as a new project leader has been elected, Set Hallström, which took over the project on April 21, 2016, the day of the official release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), and wil…

Wireshark 2.0.3 Free and Popular Network Scanner Released with Over 40 Bug Fixes

Wireshark, the world’s most popular, open-source, free, and cross-platform network protocol analyzer software used by security experts for troubleshooting, development, analysis, and education purposes, has been updated to version 2.0.3.

Wireshark 2.0.3 comes two months after the release of Wireshark 2.0.2, the second maintenance build in the stable 2.0 series of the software, announced at the end of February 2016, and promises to patch nine security vulnerabilities, fix 41 bugs reported by users, and improve the protocol support (see below for details).

Multiple crashes have been addressed in Wireshark 2.0.3, in particular for the NCP dissector, IEEE 802.11 dissector, PKTC dissector, IAX2 dissector, GSM CBCH dissector, MS-WSP dissector, and TShark components. These are part of the nine security vulnerabilities mentioned above.

As for the bug fixes, we’ve counted 41 of them, and if you’re curious to know what exactly has been fixed, you’ll need to check out the ch…

Linux Kernel 3.14.67 LTS Is a Small Update with PA-RISC, EXT4, and IPv6 Fixes

Immediately after announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.5.2 and Linux kernel 4.4.8 LTS, renowned kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman also published details about the Linux 3.14.67 LTS kernel.

Linux kernel 3.14.67 LTS is the sixty-seventh maintenanc…

Chakra GNU/Linux Gets Linux Kernel 4.5.1, Latest AMDGPU Graphics Driver

The Chakra GNU/Linux distro, a rolling operating system inspired by Arch Linux, has received a major update for the graphics stack, Linux kernel, and other essential core packages.

Therefore, we would like to take this opportunity to inform our Chakra GNU/Linux users that they have received Linux kernel 4.5.1, the first point release of the latest and most advanced kernel branch, which introduces numerous improvements and better hardware support, as well as Linux kernel 3.14.66, for LTS users.

Moreover, the graphics stack has been updated with the Mesa 11.2.1 3D Graphics Library, xf86-video-amdgpu (the open-source AMDGPU graphics driver) 1.1.0 and xf86-video-ati 7.7.0 for Radeon GPUs, xf86-video-intel 2.99.917+544+g8b8c9a3 video driver for integrated Intel graphics cards, and Nvidia 364.16, 340.96, and 304.131 for Nvidia users.

“This update mainly consists of updates in our core repository, including the linux kernels and the graphics drivers, as well as other pac…

Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 LTS Arrives for the Chinese Linux Community with Bottom Unity

It’s Ubuntu Kylin’s turn to take the stage now and for us to introduce you guys to the new features implemented in the latest stable release of the official Ubuntu flavor targeted at Chinese users.

Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 LTS was officially launched as part of yesterday’s massive Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) release, and it introduces many enhancements, updated components, new tweaks and under-the-hood optimizations, as well as a brand-new Unity7 design with the Launcher placed at the bottom of the screen, by default.

Powered by the same long-term supported kernel as Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Linux 4.4, Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 is also an LTS release supported for five years with critical securi…

Linux Kernel 4.4.8 LTS Has x86, MIPS and PA-RISC Fixes, Numerous Updated Drivers

After informing users about the release of the Linux 4.5.2 kernel, Greg Kroah-Hartman published details about the availability of the eighth maintenance build in the stable, long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series.

Just by looking at the appended shortlog, we can notice that the Linux kernel 4.4.8 LTS point release is a pretty beefy one, bringing changes to 153 files, with 1334 insertions and 594 deletions, and the diff from the previous maintenance version shows us that there’s a little bit of everything in this new update.

For example, there are various improvements to the ARM64 (AArch64), MIPS, PA-RISC, PowerPC (PPC), and x86 hardware architectures, several fixes to the Btrfs, EXT4, NFS, and OverlayFS filesystems, a few enhancements to the sound stack, as well as minor crypo, mm, and core kernel changes.

“I’m…

Distribution Release: Ubuntu Kylin 16.04

The Ubuntu Kylin project, which provides a Chinese language community edition of Ubuntu, has released Ubuntu Kylin 16.04. The new release includes long term support for security updates as well as a number of key changes. The English translation of th…

Distribution Release: OpenIndiana 2016.04

The OpenIndiana project, which is a continuation of OpenSolaris, has released a new version of the community-maintained operating system. The new release offers a number of improvements to package management and includes several package updates to such desktop applications as Firefox, Thunderbird and VLC. "New nlipkg zone….

Red Hat Goes All-In on OpenStack

Red Hat on Wednesday announced the general availability of Red Hat Cloud Suite and OpenStack Platform 8. The offerings provide a complete, integrated hybrid cloud stack with a container application platform, massively scalable infrastructure and unified management tools, the company said. They are available individually or in a single solution with Red Hat Cloud Suite.

Applaud the Drupal Maintainers

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Today is another big day for Drupal as we just released Drupal 8.1.0. Drupal 8.1.0 is an important milestone as it is a departure from the Drupal 7 release schedule where we couldn’t add significant new features until Dru…

Linux Kernel 4.5.2 Adds PA-RISC and EXT4 Fixes, Networking Stack Improvements

Just ten days after we reported that the stable Linux 4.5 kernel series got its first point release, renowned kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman Linux now informs the community about the availability of Linux kernel 4.5.2.

Linux kernel 4.5.2 is the second maintenance build for the latest and most advanced kernel branch, which more and more GNU/Linux operating system are adopting lately, including the popular openSUSE Tumbleweed and Arch Linux rolling distributions.

From the diff attached to Mr. Kroah-Hartman announcement, it appears that there are quite some changes implemented in this second point release of Linux kernel 4.5. In numbers, a total of 147 files were changed, with 1259 insertions…

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for IBM LinuxONE and IBM z Systems is now available!

With the release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS we now offer the same great Ubuntu experience on z Systems and LinuxONE servers as x86 and OpenPower platforms. Download now Ubuntu is the platform of choice for new cloud-native applications from modern development teams. It dominates public cloud guest volume and production OpenStack deployments with up to […]

Distribution Release: KaOS 2016.04

The KaOS team has released a new snapshot of the project’s rolling release distribution. KaOS 2016.04 features a major update to the Qupzilla web browser, KDE’s Plasma 5.6 desktop environment and version 4.4.5 of the Linux kernel. "Not the customary bi-monthly release this time, but celebrating the three-year….

Distribution Release: Ubuntu Studio 16.04

The Ubuntu Studio project has announced the launch of Ubuntu Studio 16.04, a long term support release which will be supported for three years. The project had another change to talk about as well: "In January 2016 we had an election for a new project lead, and the….

Google Hit With Antitrust Charges Over Android Apps

Google has been slapped with antitrust charges that could change the way the company does business in Europe. The European Commission today alleged that Google, which runs the open-source Android operating system, abused its market dominance by placing restrictions on Android manufacturers and mobile network operators regarding the core suite of Google apps the company

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS arrives today complete with forbidden ZFS

Canonical will today (April 21st) launch version 16.04 of its Ubuntu Linux distribution, Xenial Xerus, the new long-term-support version of the project. As the name suggests, long-term support versions of Ubuntu get, er, long-term support, a guaranteed five years from today to be precise. The Xenial Xerus will therefore be fed, watered and de-loused for

Developer Claims That Canonical’s Snap Format Isn’t Secure in Ubuntu with X11 – Updated

Yesterday, April 21, 2016, Canonical unveiled the latest and most advanced version of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, dubbed Xenial Xerus.

As we reported on the day of the release, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) ships with numerous new features and improvements, among which support for the innovative snap package format that Canonical has used until now only on its acclaimed Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system for embedded and IoT (Internet of Things) devices.

The snap package format is designed from the ground up to work with Canonical’s Mir next-generation display server, which is used by default for the Ubuntu Touch mobile OS in supported Ubuntu Phone devices, as well as the new Ubuntu Tablet, BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition, providing users with top-notch security.

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Distribution Release: Kubuntu 16.04

The Kubuntu team has announced the launch of Kubuntu 16.04. The new version of Kubuntu is a long term support release and features the KDE Plasma desktop environment. "What can you expect from this latest release? Our new software centre: Plasma Discover brim-full of software to choose from…..

Development: GNOME 3.21.1 unstable tarballs due

Hello all,

Tarballs are due on 2016-04-25 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.21.1
unstable release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which
were proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule
so everyone can test them. Pl…