Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2016_01_06

Patrick Verner has announced the release of Parted Magic 2016_01_06, a new stable version of the project’s commercial distribution designed primarily for disk management and data rescue tasks: "Parted Magic 2016_01_06. This version of Parted Magic updates some packages and adds some new ones. You’ll also notice our….

Winter Weekend 6 | Invention Prep

Prepare yourself for the dawning of a new skill – Invention.

Third bug hunting session for LibreOffice 5.1

noun_83830_ccBerlin, January 7, 2016 – The LibreOffice community is working hard on the next major release of LibreOffice 5.1 – planned for early February – with a bug hunting session focused on new features and fixes for bugs and regressions, to test the second release candidate.

The session will last 3 days, from January 15 to January 17, 2016. On those dates, mentors will be available from 08AM UTC to 10PM UTC to help volunteers to triage bugs, on the QA IRC channel and via email on the QA mailing list.

In addition, there will be two dedicated sessions for

Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 Update for Ubuntu Phones Delayed Until January 27, 2016

After yesterday’s report about the latest new features implemented in the upcoming Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 software update for Ubuntu Phones, the Ubuntu Touch development team has decided to delay it for a week. Therefore, we would like to inform our readers today that the Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 will not arrive, as originally planned, on January

Simutrans 120.1.2

A new version of Simutrans is ready for download. It is mostly a bug-fixing release with fixes for bridge building, goods production at factories (just_in_time 2), and map scrolling for certain Windows users. A new compass will be shown on the minimap when used with the new pak64 release. You can find more information and a list […]

Drupal 8.0.2 released

Drupal 8.0.2, a maintenance release with numerous bug fixes (no security fixes), is now available for download. See the Drupal 8.0.2 release notes for a full list of included fixes.

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Upgrading your existing Drupal 8 sites is recom…

WordPress 4.4.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 4.4.1 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.4 and earlier are affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability that could allow a site to be compromised. This was reported by Crtc4L. There were also several non-security bug fixes: Emoji […]

conf.kde.in 2016

Building on the success of conf.kde.in 2014 at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Community Technology (DA-IICT) in the land of Gujarat and 2015 at Amritapuri in Kerala, India, the horizon of the KDE Community is broadening and shifting t…

Sylvia Sanchez: How do you Fedora

We recently interviewed Sylvia Sanchez on how she uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine where we profile Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done. If you are interested in being… Continue Reading →

Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 Update for Ubuntu Phones Delayed for January 27, 2016

After yesterday’s report about the latest new features implemented in the upcoming Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 software update for Ubuntu Phones, the Ubuntu Touch development team decided to delay it for a week.

Therefore, we would like to inform our readers today that the Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 will not arrive, as original…

Firefox OS will Power New Panasonic UHD TVs Unveiled at CES

Panasonic announced that Firefox OS will power the new Panasonic DX900 UHD TVs, the first LED LCD TVs in the world with Ultra HD Premium specification, unveiled today at CES 2016. Panasonic TVs powered by Firefox OS are already available … Continue reading

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Steam for Linux Still Can’t Get Past 1%, Survey Reveals

The Steam Hardware Survey for December has been released, and it’s not good news for the Linux platform, which doesn’t seem capable of going past the 1% milestone.

Up until a little over six months ago, the Steam for Linux market share hovered around 1.2%, but something changed overnight, and the usage dropped to about 0.8%. Most likely, Valve changed something in the algorithm, but since nothing of what they do is transparent, it’s simply just a guessing game.

The hardw…

Development Release: Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Alpha 1

Three Ubuntu community editions have launched new development releases in preparation for their stable 16.04 LTS launch in April. The new test images, which carry the designation 16.04 Alpha 1 "Xenial Xerus", are available for Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Kylin and Lubuntu. Martin Wimpress has introduced the new Ubuntu….

MATE 1.12.1 Lands in Debian Unstable and Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS Alpha 1

The latest version of the MATE desktop environment, 1.12.1, has just landed in Debian Unstable, and it looks like it’s also coming to Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Alpha 1 as well.

Some of the MATE developers are also the maintainers of the desktop package for various other distributions such as Debian or Arch Linux. In this way, many of the major distributions get the latest version of the desktop environment really quick, and it’s not up to a member of the community to push the upgra…

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 642

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: paldo GNU/LinuxNews: Fedora plans to adopt GCC 6, a new UNIX-like OS built with literate programming, Debian’s APT performance improved, Debian tests installation media for SPARC64 and Ian Murdock passesQuestio…

Distribution Release: 4MLinux 15.0

The 4MLinux project has started the new year with the release of 4MLinux 15.0. The 4MLinux project produces a small sized, independently developed, multi-purpose distribution. The new 15.0 release features mostly software updates. "4MLinux 15.0 stable released. The status of the 4MLinux 15.0 series has been changed to….

LibreOffice: the numbers

The LibreOffice project keeps growing, and 2015 numbers have just confirmed this positive trend.
Downloads since September 2010 are close to 120 million, with a rather steady increase of weekly numbers. In 2013 there have been visible spikes after the …

Gorgeous deepin 15 Linux Distribution Officially Released, Based on Debian

Today, December 31, 2015, the development team behind the gorgeous deepin Linux operating system had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the deepin 15 OS.

Based on the Debian GNU/Linux operating system, deepin 15 is here to bring you one of the most beautifully crafted, safe, secure, and user-friendly desktop-oriented OSes powered by all the latest GNU/Linux technologies, as well as numerous unique features that can’t be f…

Championship 2015 results

I wish you all and your families a happy new year.
The TORCS Endurance World Championship 2015 is done,
the winner is this time the Hymie Tech Team owned by
Andrew Sumner, good to have you back, Andrew. This is his second title after 2007,
congratulati…