Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” KDE Released with KDE 4.14.2 and Linux Kernel 3.16

The final version of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” KDE edition has been released and is now ready for download. The distribution comes with a large number of changes and improvements, although there is nothing too exciting.

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela KDE is a distribution based on Ubuntu that uses the KDE desktop environments. As many of you know and will remark from the screenshots, this distro is still employing the previous generation of the Plasma desktop, and it doesn’t look…

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce. Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela Xfce 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 […]

LibreOffice 5.0 Is a Milestone Release for Ubuntu Touch

LibreOffice 5.0 was made available by The Document Foundation a couple of days ago, and it’s a glorious release. It full of all sorts of new features, and many users have already upgraded to this latest version, but the application will also have an im…

Tails 1.5 RC1 Incognito Live CD Is Out for Testing and It Needs Your Help

The first Release Candidate of Tails 1.5, the amnesic incognito Live CD distribution used by Edward Snowden to browse web sites anonymously and stay invisible online, has been announced on August 6, 2015.

According to the release notes, Tails 1.5 RC1 is here to add major new features like the Tor Browser 5.0 Alpha 4 anonymous web browser software based on Tor, the addition o…

BTS Video – Fist of Guthix

Fist of Guthix – Ninja Spotlight | Q&A Recap – Multiple Open Action Bar Preview

Development Release: PC-BSD 10.2-RC1

Ken Moore has announced the availability the first release candidate for PC-BSD 10.2, a desktop-oriented operating system with FreeBSD as its base: "The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the availability of RC1 images for the upcoming 10.2 release. Please test these images out and report any issues….

LibreOffice 5.0 stands out from the office suite crowd

Windows 10 compatibility and superior interoperability features Immediately available for Linux, MacOS X and Windows Berlin, August 5, 2015 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 5.0, the tenth major release since the launch of the project and the first of the third development cycle. LibreOffice is a full feature open source office suite which compares […]

Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Is Now Rebased on Linux Kernel 4.2 RC5

Canonical’s Joseph Salisbury reported the summary of the Ubuntu Kernel Team meeting that took place on August 04, 2015, on the official IRC channels of the project.

According to Mr. Salisbury, the Ubuntu Kernel Team managed to rebase the master-next branch of the anticipated Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system on the upstream …

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Development Release: Q4OS 2.0 Testing

The developers of Q4OS have announced the availability of a new testing release. The new development branch, Q4OS 2.0 (Testing), combines Debian Stretch packages with the Trinity desktop environment. "We introduce the initial development build of the new major Q4OS version 2.0, code named ‘Scorpion’. This release is….

HPLIP Vulnerability Closed in Ubuntu OSes

A HPLIP vulnerability has been identified and corrected in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems.

HPLIP stands for HP Linux Printing and Imaging System, so it’s not exactly a core component. Nevertheless, it looks like HPLIP could have been tricked into downloading a different GPG key when performing printer plugin installations.

“Enrico Zini discovered that HPLIP used a short GPG key ID when downloading keys from the keyserver. An attack…

Distribution Release: Tanglu 3.0

Matthias Klumpp has announced the launch of Tanglu 3.0. Tanglu is a Debian-based desktop distribution which focuses on ease of use. The new release of Tanglu ships with a new graphical system installer, the Apper package manager front-end has been rep…

Introducing Turku: Cloud-Friendly Backups for Your Infrastructure

It’s a topic many people don’t like to think about: backups. In addition to making sure your cloud environments are correctly deployed, highly available, secured and monitored, you need to make sure they are backed up for disaster recovery purposes. (And no, replication is not the same as backups.) Canonical’s IS team is responsible for […]

Linux Kernel 3.14.49 LTS Has ARM64 and EXT4 Improvements, Many Updated Drivers

Immediately after announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.1.4 LTS and Linux kernel 3.10.85 LTS, Greg Kroah-Hartman informed us all that the fo…

Vendetta Online 1.8.346 MMORPG Available Now for Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android

Guild Software announced this past weekend the release and immediate availability of a new maintenance version of their popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), Vendetta Online 1.8.346.

According to the release notes, Vendetta Online 1.8.346 is here to rename the “Route” button to “Dock” in the Mission Info, which will now display the “to dock to the local stati…

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 621

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Point Linux 3.0 (Agni)News: Debian drops the Sparc architecture, Ubuntu MATE removes Ubuntu Software Centre, FreeBSD posts quarterly report and a look at Fedora package statisticsApplication review: First impre…

Player-Owned House Improvements

Customise your house | Prifddinas Tweaks & Fixes | Solomon’s Summer Sale

Development Release: FreeBSD 10.2-RC2

Glen Barber has announced the availability of a test release for FreeBSD 10.2. The new release candidate, version 10.2-RC2, offers users a number of improvements to UEFI support, laptop suspend/resume and driver updates. Security updates discovered si…

Zorin OS 10 Is Out, the Best, Most Beautiful Release Yet, Based on Ubuntu 15.04 – Screenshot Tour

On August 1, Artyom Zorin had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the final release of his Zorin OS 10 GNU/Linux operating system, distributed as Core and Ultimate editions, based on Ubuntu 15.04.

It would appear that the release notes have not been changed from the RC (Release Candidate) version of the Zorin OS …

GNOME Tracker 1.4 Gets Its First Point Release with Dozens of Improvements and Fixes

Martyn Russell, the developer of the Tracker semantic data storage software for desktop and mobile devices used by default on the GNOME desktop environment, announced the release of the first maintenance version for Tracker 1.4.

According to the release notes attached at the end of the article, Tracker 1.4.1 brings with it numerous interesting improvemen…