Thunderbird Regressions Fixed for Multiple Ubuntu OSes

Canonical has published details in a security notice about a series of Thunderbird regressions that affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 11.04, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating systems.According to Canonical, a previous update, USN-1551-1, has introduced soime regressions in Thunderbird. This package fixed some vulnerabilities, but it also caused a regression in the message editor and certain performance regressions as well.A lot of people found various problem…

Unity 6.6: Still Regressing On Performance?

With the recent release of the Unity 6.6 desktop for Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2, benchmarks were done to see how the OpenGL gaming performance compares to that of Unity 6.4 from the earlier beta state of the Quantal Quetzal, plus the respective Compiz version…

Python 3.3.0

On behalf of the Python development team, I’m delighted to announce the Python 3.3.0 final release. Python 3.3 includes a range of improvements of the 3.x series, as well as easier porting between 2.x and 3.x.  Major new features and changes in the 3.3 release series are: * PEP 380, syntax for delegating to a […]

Intel Driver Update Brings Back XvMC, Fixes Bugs

Chris Wilson has released yet another xf86-video-intel 2.20.x driver. This time around, the 2.20.9 point release brings back X-Video Motion Compensation (XvMC) and also fixes a critical bug…

The H Roundup – Ubuntu’s Amazon search, GNOME 3.6 and Android resets

In the week ending 29 September – complaints about Ubuntu’s integrated Amazon search, GNOME 3.6 arrived, and remotely resetting Android smartphones. Also, a look at the new version of the GNOME desktop, and a death blow for PPTP
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Keith Packard Outlines "DRI-Next" Plans

Keith Packard has outlined plans for “DRI-Next”, the improvements to the Direct Rendering Infrastructure that were brewed earlier this month at XDC2012 Nürnberg…

What to Expect from Steam on Linux

When Valve announced to the world that the Steam Linux client for its digital distribution service was in the works, everybody rejoiced. But what can we realistically expect from a Linux client launched so late in the game?

There is no doubt that Steam is by far the largest digital distribution platform for games, so it must stand to reason that L…

Wine 1.5.14 Improves Shader Compiler, GIF, JavaScript

It’s time for another bi-weekly development Wine release for running Windows binaries on Linux and other operating systems…

How to Install the Latest Nvidia Driver on Ubuntu 12.04

Nvidia is starting to get serious about Linux and they are releasing more and more powerful drivers, but newcomers to this operating system will find it hard to install the newest version available. We have prepared a short tutorial on how to quickly install the latest version of Nvidia drivers, 304.51. Moreover, this guide wi…

Patches Arrive For DRM2 Render Nodes Support

Taking a brief break from his direct work on Wayland, Kristian Høgsberg has published his “Render Nodes” work for DRM2 following the recent DRM2 proposal…

OpenSUSE Made Good Progress This Summer

Thanks to the Google Summer of Code, the openSUSE distribution made progress on several fronts…

Slackware 14.0 release announcement

Yes, it is that time again!  After well over a year of planning, development, and testing, the Slackware Linux Project is proud to announce the latest stable release of the longest running distribution of the Linux operating system, Slackware version 14.0! We are sure you’ll enjoy the many improvements.  We’ve done our best to bring […]

Unity WebApps Available In The Ubuntu 12.10 Official Repositories

The Unity WebApps feature has been available in Ubuntu 12.10 for some time, but besides the Amazon and Ubuntu One Music Store webapps which are installed by default, no other webapps were available for installation.Today, the webapps that were available in the preview PPA are available in the official Ubuntu 12.10 repositories, but as separate […]

Slackware 14.0 is Finally Here

Slackware 14.0 is has been released. A post on slackware.com said, "the long wait is finally over and a new stable release of Slackware has arrived!" The official announcement said, "We are sure you’ll enjoy the many improvements." Slackware 14.0 features a vanilla Linux 3.2.29, GCC 4.7.1, and Xorg X Server 1.12.3. User can choose […]

Magento Contributor Appreciation

While the Magento 2 development teams have been busy churning away on the Magento 2 project; the developer community has been complimenting their work with great suggestions and contributions on Magento 2’s GitHub repository.

The latest code changes…

Slackware 14.0 Linux Released

Today’s been quite a busy news day for a Friday, but it’s not over yet. Slackware 14.0 was released today after being in development for more than one year…

Distribution Release: Slackware Linux 14.0

After more than two months of testing, Patrick Volkerding has finally announced the release of Slackware Linux 14.0: "The long wait is finally over and a new stable release of Slackware has arrived! Since our last stable release, a lot has changed in the Linux and FOSS world…..

Parallella, A $99 Supercomputer Running Ubuntu

The Parallella is a new pocket sized computer based on the Epiphany multicore chips developed by semiconductor start-up Adapteva.
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Open webOS 1.0 Released

After being in beta for a while, HP’s Open webOS has a new release: version 1.0…

OpenStack Folsom Release Arrives, Set to Impact the Cloud

The latest version of the open source OpenStack cloud platform, and the first version delivered by the newly formed OpenStack Foundation, is upon us. OpenStack Folsom is based on work from more than 330 contributors who implemented 185 different features, according to the OpenStack Foundation. There are enhancements to networking features, block storage and support […]