Undo Close Tab Works Again in SeaMonkey 2.18 Beta 3

SeaMonkey 2.18 Beta 3, a web browser, advanced e-mail, newsgroup client, IRC chat client, and HTML editing suite, has been released.

SeaMonkey 2.18 Beta 3 is a new major release in the series and comes with a couple of important new features, not to mention all the bugfixes made available.

Highlights of SeaMonkey 2.18 Beta 3:

• Undo Close Tab now works properly in private windows;
• The video statistics have been fixed;
• An abo…

GVFS 1.16.1 Fixes Compiler Warnings and Other Issues

A new stable version of the GVFS application for the GNOME desktop environment has been announced a few days ago, bringing various fixes and the usual translation updates.

GVFS 1.16.1 fixes a daemon issue, ensuring that file monitors are no longer prematurely finalized; fixes a crash in the obexftp function, which appeared due to missing D-Bus threads support; and fixes compiler warning.

GVFS 1.16.1 also fixes three bugs found in the gvfschannel function: a readahead…

GNOME PackageKit 3.8.1 Is Now Available for Download

The GNOME development team announced a few days ago the immediate availability for download of the first maintenance release of the GNOME PackageKit 3.8 application, which now displays the update viewer in the app overview.

Thanks to Matthias Clasen, GNOME PackageKit 3.8.1 receives various translator comments, strings are now marked as translatable, and a meaningful name has been added in the about dialog.

Moreover, thanks to Richard Hughes, GNOME PackageKit 3.8.1 no…

Improve Your Xfce Desktop with the Zen Suite Theme

Zen suite, a theme compatible with GTK+ 2.x and GTK+ 3.x that aims to be simple, consistent and visually appealing, is now at version 0.11.0.

Zen suite 0.11.0 features a menubar, toolbar and icons, it available for both GTK+ 2.x and GTK+ 3.x, it’s compatible with Xfce widgets and the Xfce notify theme, and brings pre-configured color schemes (Zen, Zen-blua, Zen-griza, Zen-nigra, Zen-nokto, Zen-verda, and Zen-papero).

The dependencies are the usual ones: Murrine eng…

GNOME Documents 3.8.1 Fixes PDF Issues with Google Drive

The first maintenance release of the GNOME Documents 3.8 app, the main document viewer of the GNOME desktop environment, has been released a few days ago, bringing various fixes and improvements. Thanks to Alexander Larsson, GNOME Documents 3.8.1 now supports rubberband selections in views. Also, thanks to Debarshi Ray, the default response in Properties has been fixed in this version. Moreover, GNOME Documents 3.8.1 fixes next and previous page buttons, which did not…

Configurable NotifyOSD Updated For Ubuntu 13.04

Quick update for Ubuntu 13.04 users: Leolik has updated the patched / configurable NotifyOSD that he maintains, to work with Ubuntu 13.04.The patched NotifyOSD adds the following features to Ubuntu’s notification bubbles (all are optional):close on click: the notifications can be configured to close when clicked on;themes support: change color, width, height, font size, opacity, […]

FOSS Fact or Fiction? A Tale of Two Surveys

It’s a well-known fact that statistics can be manipulated to suit virtually every occasion and purpose, but every once in a while an example comes along that illustrates that rule with breathtaking clarity. Case in point? Two recent surveys on the topic of FOSS that came out in the very same week.

RAR 5.00 Beta 1 Launches on Linux with Better Compression and Multi-Core Support

RAR, a powerful archive manager that can be used to reduce the size of files and to decompress RAR, ZIP and other format, has been updated to version 5.00 Beta 1.

Every new version of RAR comes with a lot of new features and it brings a new format to the market. This is just the case with the new relea…

Bumblebee 3.2.1 Released With Ubuntu 13.04 Fixes, New Options

Bumblebee 3.2 has been released a few days ago but there was an issue and it didn’t work on a lot of setups o version 3.2.1 has been released to fix this. The new version also fixes the Primus backend for Ubuntu 13.04 and adds some new options.Bumblebee is an unofficial tool that brings Nvidia […]

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 505

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: First look at PCLinuxOS 2013.04 News: Ubuntu announces "Saucy Salamander", Debian releases second Installer candidate for "Wheezy", OS4 forks Remastersys, TuxRadar unveils distro picker Tips and Tricks: Linux containers made easy Released last week: Ubuntu 13.04, Red Flag Linux 8.0, Semplice Linux….

Ubuntu 13.04 Remastered ExTiX OS Ditches Unity – Screenshot Tour

ExTiX 13 64-bit, a distribution based on the recently launched operating system from Canonical, Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtal), has been officially released.

As stated by the developers, ExTiX 13 64bit is a remaster of Ubuntu 13.04, an operating system launched just a few days ago.

The distribution is radica…

AntiX 13 Beta 3 Debian Based Distro Features IceWM Window Manager

AntiX, a fast, lightweight and easy-to-install Linux Live CD distribution based on Debian Testing and MEPIS, for Intel-AMD x86 compatible systems, is now at version 13 Beta 3.

AntiX 13 Beta 3 comes with just a few changes and updates, but, more import…

"Windows 8" and "Mac OS X" Alternative aLinux 1.7.0 Beta 2 Available for Testing

aLinux, a distribution based on GNU/Linux that aims to replace Microsoft Windows 8 XP/Vista and Apple Mac OS X, is now at version 17.0 Beta 2.

aLinux 1.7.0 Beta 2 is based on KDE and features a lot of preinstalled packages, such as GCC, Pidgin, Kwrite, GLIBC, 11 games, Gimp, KView Image Browser, Clam-AV AntiVirus, and more.

Highlights of aLinux 17.0 Beta 2:

• The distribution still uses KDE desktop environment 3.5.10;
• More cloud feature…

Linux Kernel 3.9 Has Been Officially Released

After eight Release Candidate versions, Linus Torvalds proudly announced a couple of hours ago, April 28, the immediate availability for download of the highly anticipated Linux 3.9 kernel.

Linux kernel 3.9 brings numerous breathtaking features, among which we can mention improved support for F2FS (Flash Friendly File-System), improved…

How to Upgrade Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 13.04

The following tutorial will teach Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) users how to upgrade their operating system to the brand-new Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) release. Ubuntu 13.04, also known as the Raring Ringtail, arrived on April 25, 2013 and is the 18th release of the Ubuntu operating system. To see what features it brings, check out o…

Distribution Release: ExTiX 13

Arne Exton has announced the release of ExTiX 13, a remastered Ubuntu with a customised GNOME 3.6 desktop environment: "ExTiX 13 64-bit is a remaster of Ubuntu 13.04. The original system includes the Unity desktop. After removing Unity I have installed GNOME 3.6.3 and Cairo-Dock 3.2.1. The system….

Fuduntu Done Now, All Hail FuSE

It wasn’t two weeks ago that news broke of Fuduntu’s imminent demise, but was softened a bit by promises of support and one more release. Then word began to swirl that remaining members were seriously considering basing on openSUSE. But today brought a more dire announcement. Last week, Lee Ward shared that he and his […]

Mir Display Server Gets A Demo Shell, New Demos

Canonical’s Mir Display Server now has a simple demo shell as well as a multi-window compositing demo…

Linux 3.9 Kernel Released With Lots Of Features

Linus Torvalds officially released the Linux 3.9 kernel and with the new open-source kernel comes support for a whole lot of new features…

RuneScape Beta Programme: Progress Update

Mod Pips talks about initial launch of the RuneScape Beta Programme and discusses the team’s plans for the next few weeks.