Features Coming In The Xfce 4.12 Desktop

Xfce 4.12 still hasn’t been released yet and it’s running months behind schedule. Xfce 4.12 will be a major update to the lightweight desktop that’s becoming an increasingly used alternative to Unity and the GNOME Shell. Here’s an update on some of the…

Kubuntu v Ubuntu: looks like the house is dividing

Just a day before Ubuntu announced that it would be making its Mir display server the default from the next release, in October, the chief Kubuntu developer, Jonathan Riddell, announced that Kubuntu would not be using Mir or XMir. Read more ….

Qt OpenCL Module May Be Revived

A Qt Labs project in years prior was QtOpenCL, a Qt module to provide extension classes for QtCore and QtOpenGL to take advantage of OpenCL GPGPU posssibilities. QtOpenCL though hasn’t been touched in a couple years and is still living in a Qt4 world. …

Full Circle #74 hits the streets!

Full Circle Issue #74 Full Circle – the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of our seventy fourth issue. This month: * Ubuntu News * Command & Conquer * How-To : Gpodder, LibreOffice, and Connecting With IPV6. * Graphics : Blender, and Inkscape. * Review: Clementine plus: Q&A [...]

Indicator-Synapse (Alternative of Mac Spotlight) for Ubuntu 13.10/13.04/12.10/12.04

Install Indicator-Synapse (Alternative of Mac Spotlight) in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy/Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Indicator Synapse, a search indicator made by Tom Beckmann for elementary OS. The indicator is similar to Mac OS Spotlight. It creates virtual index of files and items which are on the system. It is designed to access files [...]

AMD A10-6800K Richland APU On Linux

Earlier this month AMD unveiled their Richland desktop APUs as an upgraded version of Trinity. While still based upon Piledriver CPU cores, the AMD A10-6800K APU under Linux is a modest upgrade until the arrival of the Jaguar-based APUs. For starting o…

GhostBSD 3.1 Ditches the Nvidia Drivers

GhostBSD, a FreeBSD-based operating system that relies on GNOME, LXDE, and Openbox desktop environments, is now at version 3.1. GhostBSD 3.1 includes a lot of new features and enhancements, such as an improved system installer, Openbox window manager, and more. Highlights of GhostBSD 3.1: • FreeBSD 9.1 has been updated to FreeBSD 9.1 p4; • The auto Xorg configuration has been improved; • The Nvidia drivers have been removed in o…

Nitrux OS 3.0.7 Brings Beautiful Handcrafted Icons to Ubuntu 13.04

Nitrux OS Icons, a pack of handcrafted icons that are compatible with a lot of operating systems, including Ubuntu 13.04, has been updated to version 3.0.7.

The icons in Nitrux OS are infinitely scalable, which means that they are compatible with a la…

XWiki Enterprise 5.1 RC1 Is Available for Testing

XWiki Enterprise, a professional wiki that has powerful extensibility features such as scripting in pages, plugins, and a highly modular architecture, has reached version 5.1 RC1.

Highlights of XWiki Enterprise 5.1 RC1:

• The Navigation Menu Wiki Macro and the Navigation Menu Config Application have been unified into a single entry;
• The synchronization background job is started to make sure the solr index and the database are in sync;
• Th…

Linux Kernel 3.4.51 LTS Officially Released

Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.4.51 LTS (long-term support).

Linux kernel 3.4.51 comes with just a small number of improvements and changes, just like the previous version.

“I’m announcing the release of the 3.4.51 kernel. All users of the 3.4 kernel series must upgrade.”

“The updated 3.4.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stab…

Inspect and Create MKV Files with MKVToolNix 6.3.0

MKVToolNix, a set of tools to create, alter, and inspect Matroska files under Linux and other platforms, has now reached version 6.3.0.

Highlights of MKVToolNix 6.3.0:

• When the application is appending unframed AVC/h.264 tracks and setting the default duration of the second, all following source parts will use the same default duration;
• The mmg’s windows and dialogs will remember and restore their positions and sizes;
• Writing the wrong…

Git 1.8.3.2 Is Available for Download

Git, a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency, is now at version 1.8.3.2.

Every Git version released so far had a hefty changelog and introduced a huge number of improvements, and this one is no different.

Highlights of Git 1.8.3.2:

• Cloning with “git clone –depth N” while fetch.fsckobjects (or transfer.fsckobjects) no longer fails;
&bul…

Vendetta Online 1.8.255 Gets Improvements for Multiple Platforms

Vendetta Online, an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) from Guild Software Inc., is now at version 1.8.255.

In Vendetta Online, thousands of people can play together in a persistent universe. After a short hiatus, the developers have released a large update.

Highlights of Vendetta Online 1.8.255:

• The delivery missions now only deliver to stations and not capships;
• The virtual keyboard can now be turned off on the O…

Wine 1.6 RC4 Improves Subpixel Rendering

On June 29, Alexandre Julliard announced a new development version of the Wine app, which brought assorted bug fixes and improvements.

After months of lingering in the 1.5.x development version, the developers of Wine have jumped to 1.6.x and have announced that they have actually entered code freeze.

This has to be one of the smallest releases of Wine in a long time. Only a handful of fixes have been implemented due to the code freeze.

Wine 1.6 RC4 also …

LLDB 3.3 Grows In Use For Linux Developers

While the innovative LLVM compiler infrastructure is mentioned extremely often on Phoronix along with its Clang C/C++ compiler, receiving less coverage is LLDB. However, with LLVM 3.3, the LLVM Debugger has grown in functionality and is growing in usef…

2D Performance Also Impacted By Unity On XMir

Earlier today I delivered the first benchmarks of Ubuntu’s Unity 7 running over XMir to run the current X11 desktop atop the Mir Display Server via this compatibility layer. These benchmarks documented the performance impact of running OpenGL games whe…

Fedora 19 Go for July 2 Release

Since the June 25 release candidate a couple more internal releases have been tested. Several major bugs have been squashed and while some issues remain, there are none blocking final release. At last night’s Go/No-Go meeting, it was decided to release July 2. Jaroslav Reznik, who co-chaired the meeting, said on Fedora devel mailing list [...]

Samsung Continues Advancing Its Exynos DRM

Samsung has added S3C64XX SoC support to their Exynos DRM graphics driver, updated their DeviceTree support, and has begun utilizing the Common Clock Framework…

RuneScape 3: Send Us Your Screenshots!

The launch of RuneScape 3 is imminent and the world needs to know! Upload your best beta screenshots to Facebook and tag RuneScape to show us what you’d like to see in our new trailer.

Wine 1.6-rc4 Fixes 38 Bugs

Another Friday, another Wine 1.6 release candidate…