Qt 5.2 Alpha Gets Love From Bluetooth, NFC, QML

As was expected to happen, Qt 5.2 Alpha 1 is now available for downloading. Qt 5.2 is set to introduce several new default modules, tidies up the Android and iOS support, has a new JavaScript engine for Qt QML, and there’s a whole host of other changes…

EeeMC 13.10.27 Is a Great Blend of Ubuntu 13.10, MythTV, and XBMC

EeeMC, a Linux operating system based on Ubuntu 13.10 with MythTV and XBMC, is now at version 13.10.27, bringing a few changes.

EeeMC is a fully setup Linux system with all of the necessary script changes and sudoers authorities completed. So, with minimal setup requirements, the user will have an excellent HTPC based on the Ubuntu 13.10.

The distribution includes MythTV 0.27, XBMC, a new theme called A-Forest EeeMC MOD, Nvidia 325.15 drivers, a RadioTime plugin for X…

GNOME Gets A Log Viewer For Systemd’s Journal

There’s a new GNOME application that experienced its first release this morning: GNOME Logs. While there’s a lot of work left on the project, GNOME Logs is to serve as a centralized log viewer for the systemd journal on the GNOME desktop…

Raspberry Pi Support Added To SDL2 Library

The Simple DirectMedia Layer post-SDL2.0 code now has support for the popular low-cost low-end Raspberry Pi ARM platform…

The Steam for Linux Beta Client Gets Performance Improvements

Valve has just announced a new Beta version for its Steam Linux client, this time with just a few changes and fixed.

Valve usually pushes a few Beta updates before upgrading the stable branch of Steam, and this is just one of these versions.

According to the developers, the CS:GO “Inspect in Game…” link is now working, hiding the Tools and Software options in “Owner’s Games” filter is now working properly, and various performance i…

Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 0.8.7.1 “MATE”, “Enlightenment”

The Manjaro development team has announced the release of two community-built editions of Manjaro Linux 0.8.7.1 – one featuring the MATE desktop and the other the Enlightenment window manager. Both editions come with Linux kernel 3.10.12, X.Org Server…

Intel X.Org Driver Close to a Historic 3.0 Release

Intel X.Org Driver package 3.0 Pre-Release, an open source 2D graphics driver for the X Window System as implemented by X.org, has been released and is available for testing.

Chris Wilson has released yet another version of xf86-video-intel drivers, bringing the package closer to a historic 3.0 version.

The updates for these drivers have been incremental and everything evolving in a slow pace, at least until recently. The developers are now ready for the 3.0 version, …

Education-Oriented Skolelinux 7.1 Officially Released

Skolelinux 7.1, a Linux distribution based on the Debian Edu project that provides an out-of-the box environment of a completely configured school network, has been officially released and it’s available for download.

Skolelinux 7.1 is based on Debian “Wheezy.” According to developers, immediately after the installation, a school server running all services needed for a school network, is set up just waiting for users and machines to be added via GOsa.

The…

Valve: The Linux Steam Engine That Could?

Valve cofounder Gabe Newell has made no secret of his disdain for Windows 8 and his newfound love for Linux as a gaming platform over the past year or so. It seems fair to say, however, that few here in the Linux community expected the colossal bear hug of support Valve gave our favorite operating system last week. First, it announced SteamOS; then it was the hardware side.

Caminandes Episode 2 – Open Movie Project

The successful first episode of Caminandes will be followed by new one, and this time it will be…

Civilization V and Rome Total War II Might Arrive on Linux – Rumor

The SteamOS is so far only a promise, but the images used to promote the new announcements from Valve show a few games that are not available on the Linux platform, at least not yet.

Valve has made a few announcements this past week and they chose to illustrate the news with five games: Football Manager 2012. Trine 2, Metro: Last Light, Civilization V, and Rome Total War II.

If you notice, only three of these games are available on the Linux platform, the rest are onl…

Penetration Testing Distro Matriux 3 RC1 Arrives with Custom Kernel and Forensic Tools

Matriux 3 RC1, a Debian-based security distribution designed for penetration testing and forensic investigations, has been released and is available for testing.

The developers of Matriux have been rather absent for a while, but they’ve returned with a version that packs quite a few features.

“Matriux arsenal is divided into sections with a broader classification of tools for Reconnaissance, Scanning, Attack Tools, Frameworks, Radio (Wireless), Digital Forensics…

TUTORlAL Installing Ubuntu Desktop on a Netbook

This tutorial is specifically intended to those who wish to try Ubuntu Linux, maybe on an older PC. I decided to do this on my net book since it has been running really slow with Windows 7, and as Windows 7′s requirements are much higher than that of Ubuntu’s I thought I’d install Ubuntu on […]

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 527

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: First look at Tiny Core Linux 5.0 News: Valve announces Linux-based console, NVIDIA supports Nouveau, Fedora turns ten and GNU thirty Questions and answers: Moving operating system to new computer Released las…

4MLinux Rescue Edition 7.1 Beta Should Have the "Bruce Willis" Codename

4MLinux Rescue Edition 7.1, a special distribution that includes a wide set of system maintenance and recovery applications, is now available for download and testing.

As expected, it uses 4MLinux 7.1 as the core, but it also incorporates a number of important applications: antivirus protection (Clam AntiVirus 0.98 with ClamWin), data backup and recovery (4MLinux Backup Scripts 7.1, GNU ddrescue 1.17, TestDisk 6.14), disk partitioning and imaging (cfdisk 2.23.1, GNU Parted 3.1, Pa…

FreeBSD 10.0 Alpha 4 Gets Even More Features

FreeBSD 10.0 Alpha 4, an operating system for x86, ARM, IA-64, PowerPC, PC-98 and UltraSPARC architectures, has been released and it’s now available for download and testing.

This is the fourth release for the new branch of FreeBSD and the developers are continuing to add a constant stream of fixes and improvements.

According to the developers, OFED has been updated to Linux 3.7, a driver has been added for the PAPR VSCSI virtual SCSI controller, the ISC BIND build ha…

Canonical Fixes Ubuntu 13.10 Animations Speed, Updates Unity

Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) is almost upon us and the developers are integrating the final touches to the operating system. The last additions have been made to the speed of the animations.

Not many people remember, but Ubuntu 13.04 has a very annoying problem. The speed of the minimize and maximize animations was extremely slow. Users had to tweak it with compiz and no one is happy to do that.

Canonical eventually fixed the problem in a later update, but I notice…

Linux Kernel 3.12 RC3 Announced with Total Normality

Linus Torvalds has announced the immediate availability of the third Release Candidate in the 3.12 branch of the kernel.

Linux kernel 3.12 RC3 is probably the most banal and uninteresting release in a while. Linus Torvalds has returned to the regular updates, without any incident to perturb the release.

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PiTiVi Alpha Powered By GStreamer Services, GTK3

The Pitivi 0.91 Alpha release was tagged on Sunday and with it is a major rework of the entire Pitivi architecture, which is now powered by the GStreamer Editing Services and supports GTK+3 for its tool-kit…

GCC Support Published For OpenACC On The GPU

Samsung has published their code to a modified version of the GCC Compiler that supports using the OpenACC 1.0 parallel computing specification. OpenACC allows for simplified parallel programming on heterogeneous CPU and GPU systems…