Gedit 3.11.1 Implements Move to New Tab Group Function

The development team behind the lightweight and powerful Gedit text editor of the GNOME desktop environment reached version 3.11.1 a couple of days ago, introducing new functionality.

Gedit 3.11.1 implements XDS dnd support for GeditWindow and GeditView, implements Move to New Tab Group functionality, and expands tabs and center tab labels.

Moreover, Gedit 3.11.1 brings style fixes, documentation improvements, as well as miscellaneous bugfixes and improvements….

Texmaker 4.1 Supports LuaLaTeX

Texmaker, a Qt4 program that integrates many tools needed to develop documents with LaTeX in just one application, is now at version 4.0.4.

Texmaker 4.1 includes unicode support, spell checking, auto-completion, code folding, and a built-in pdf viewer with synctex support and continuous view mode. The application has been ported to Qt5 and a number of features have been implemented since the previous release.

Highlights of Texmaker 4.1:

• A wizard ha…

Linux 3.12, Ubuntu Spooked Users This Month

This month on Phoronix there was a heck of a lot of Linux and open-source content: there were over 32 featured-length articles (more than one per day) and 262 news stories (more than eight stories per day) written by your’s truly. The Linux 3.12 kernel…

SmartGit 5 RC3 Released with Multiple Fixes

SmartGit, a graphical client for the version control systems Git and Mercurial with optimized workflows for multiple platforms, is now at version 5 RC3.

SmartGit provides some very important features such as local working tree operations, push, pull, fetch for all protocols, tag and branch management, and much more.

According to the developers, obsolete file-size limiting property has been removed, pull requests related commands are now available for non-local Pull, a…

Ubuntu Touch for Smartphones

Despite the rapid advancement of popular smartphones, there are still certain functions that just don’t translate well from a desktop or laptop computer to a phone. In many cases, this is simply because a given website or program hasn’t been given the proper attention to be designed in a mobile-friendly manner, and often the result […]

GLib 2.39.0 Introduces Numerous Features and Fixes

The first development release of the upcoming GLib 2.40 libray software for the GNOME 3.12 desktop environment was announced a few days ago.

What’s new in GLib 2.39.0? Well, lots of new features were implemented in the following components: GNotification, GSubprocess, GDesktopAppInfo, GSettings, GIO, GKeyFile, GMainContext/GSource, and GObject.

Moreover, Glib 2.39.0 also includes a new gapplication command-line tool, improvements for file monitors, Portability improv…

AMD’s RadeonSI Gallium3D Is Improving, But Catalyst Is Much Better

After last week delivering a Linux hardware review of the AMD Radeon R9 270X graphics card with the binary Catalyst driver on Ubuntu, and then yesterday looking at the Radeon Gallium3D driver posing a threat to Catalyst when using the mature “R600g” dr…

ownCloud 6 Beta 1 Community Edition Gets a New Wizard

ownCloud Inc, the popular open source enterprise file sync and share project, has just launched the latest ownCloud 6 Beta 1 Community Edition. ownCloud developers have just released another development version for the new 6.x branch of the software. “When planning ownCloud 6, we decided to make the whole LDAP/AD setup easier – and we created the LDAP/AD configuration wizard.” “This wizard takes the basic owncloud account credentia…

Hyperloop Project Revs Up

A project to build a super-high-speed transportation system in California is gaining traction. JumpStartFund on Thursday revealed its users had voted to select the official name, "Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc.," for the company undertaking the challenge. aerospace engineer Marco Villa, Ph.D., and civil engineer Patricia Galloway, Ph.D., will lead the project.

How to speed up slow apt-get install on Debian or Ubuntu

If you feel that package installation by apt-get or aptitude is often too slow on your Debian or Ubuntu system, there are several ways to improve the situation. One option is to use apt-fast, which is actually a shell script wrapper written around apt-get and aptitude, and can accelerate package download speed. Read more ….

Development Release: openSUSE 13.1 RC2

Jos Poortvliet has announced the availability of the second release candidate for openSUSE 13.1, a new version of the popular distribution scheduled for final release on 19 November: "The openSUSE 13.1 release is getting very close – just a little over two weeks, according to the roadmap. Today,….

XWiki Enterprise 5.3 Milestone 1 Is Now Ready 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 5.3 Milestone 1.

The makers of XWiki have released the first version in this new branch, marking the start of a new development cycle.

According to the changelog, some XSS fixes have been implemented, only results from the XE instance pings and for non-snapshot versions are now counted in Active Inst…

Distribution Release: Superb Mini Server 2.0.6

Superb Mini Server (SMS), a Slackware-based distribution designed for servers, has been updated to version 2.0.6: "Superb Mini Server version 2.0.6 released (Linux kernel 3.4.67). This is a maintenance release focusing on server package updates, such as Postfix 2.10.2, Samba 4.1.0, OpenLDAP 2.4.37, Dovecot 2.2.6, and adding a….

Blender 2.69 official release

After three release candidate tests, we now have a final stable 2.69 release. Enjoy!

VIA Launches Its Own ARM Development Board

The latest company now offering low-cost ARM development boards for pushing their platform to ARM Linux and Android developers is VIA Technologies. VIA claims their new Springboard platform is “the fast path from prototype to production” and only costs…

Nouveau vs. NVIDIA Linux vs. NVIDIA Windows 8.1

A few days back I delivered benchmark results of a 13-way graphics card comparison comparing the OpenGL gaming performance between Ubuntu Linux and Microsoft Windows 8.1. In that article there were multiple AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards …

Archive Manager File Roller 3.11.1 Gets New Options

File Roller, an archive manager for the GNOME desktop environment which can be used to create, modify, and view the content of archives, is now at version 3.11.1. File Roller is only a graphical interface for archiving utilities such as tar and zip. Since version 3.6.0, it can optionally use libarchive to handle some archive types. Highlights of File Roller 3.11.1: • The XDS dnd support has been improved. This means that gedit or Nautilus can now ope…

How to Control Your Linux PC with an Android Device

The following tutorial will teach all Linux users how to install SSH on their systems, in order to access their computers remotely from an Android tablet of smartphone.

These days we all have a tablet or phablet device, and we often find ourselves later at night watching a movie or TV show, listening to music, or reading a…

It’s time to take your physical retail store online !

E-commerce is a tremendously fast growing sector of the retail industry, making it impossible for traditional retail stores to ignore the inevitable: the need for an online presence. No matter the size of your retail business, integrating into the world … Read more

Team Fortress 2 Gets a Halloween-Themed Update

Team Fortress 2, the online multiplayer game developed by Valve, has received a small update for all supported platforms, including Linux.

Team Fortress 2 features a large number of multiplayer modes, such as Capture the Flag, Control Point, Payload, Arena, King of the Hill, and more. Players can choose one of the nine classes: Scout, Soldier, Pyro, Demoman, Heavy, Engineer, Medic, Sniper, and Spy.

Highlights of the Team Fortress 2 update:

• New main…