Full Circle Magazine #81 escapes into the wild

Full Circle Issue #81 Full Circle – the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of our eighty-first issue. This month: * Command & Conquer * How-To : Python, LibreOffice, and Improve Security with Lynis . * Graphics : JPG>PDF, and Inkscape. * Review: LXLE Linux * Book Review: Super Scratch (Updated […]

Valve Continues Dominating & Kaveri Excited Linux Users

With the end of the month comes a recap of the top articles on Phoronix this month. In January on Phoronix there were 39 featued articles and 318 news items / shorter articles!..

Enlightenment E19 Going Into Feature Freeze Soon

The Enlightenment E19 feature freeze will happen at the end of February…

The Dark Mod 2.01 Brings Minor Game Improvements

The Dark Mod, the game that started as a Doom 3 mod and ended up evolving into its own standalone game built atop the id Tech 4 engine, has been updated to version 2.01…

LXLE Gives New Zest to Old Machines

Just when you think you have found the sweet spot with an ideal Linux desktop distro, along comes yet another version to tug at your computing heart strings. In this case, it is LXLE. Lubuntu eXtra Life Extension, aka LXLE, is based on Lubuntu, a version of Ubuntu running LXDE. If you have yet to experience the LXDE desktop, prepare yourself for a wonderfully smooth computing experience.

Linux Kernel (Raring HWE) Exploit Fixed in Ubuntu 12.04

A security issue have been discovered in the Linux kernel (Raring HWE), affecting the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system, Canonical has unveiled.According to Canonical, the system could have been made to crash or run programs as an administrator..A bug has been reported in the Linux kernel’s recvmsg syscall when called from code using the x32 ABI. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or gain adm…

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 3.2.1 “Xfce”

Paweł Pijanowski has announced the release of SparkyLinux 3.2 "Xfce" edition, the latest addition to the growing number of the project’s family of Debian-based distributions: "SparkyLinux 3.2.1 Xfce is based on the 3.2 release and it’s fully compatible with Debian ‘Jessie’. SparkyLinux ‘Xfce’ has a few new features….

OpenSUSE 13.2 Will Be Released In November

It’s not only Fedora that’s seeing lots of fundamental changes in the Linux distribution, but openSUSE is going through a period of transition as well…

Unigine Engine Splits Into Game And Sim Products

Unigine Corp has shared that their flagship advanced 3D engine, which originally was targeted for games but is now seeing greater use within simulators and professional 3D visualization areas, is forking into Unigine Sim and Unigine Game…

XWiki Enterprise 5.4 RC1 Is Now Available for Download

XWiki Enterprise, a professional wiki that has powerful extensibility features such as scripting in pages, plugins, and a highly modular architecture, has reached version 5.4 Release Candidate.

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

According to the changelog, the search facets now support multiple selection, the Advanced Search Options (i.e. the search filters) have been removed because they…

libvirt Vulnerabilities Closed in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

Canonical published details about the libvirt vulnerabilities in its Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.10, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems.

According to the company, several security issues have been fixed in libvirt.

For example, it has been discovered that libvirt contained multiple race conditions in block device handling. A remote read-only user could use this flaw to cause libvirtd to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Also, libvirt incorrectly ha…

Unified Communications Server Elastix 3.0.0 Beta 1 Now Available for Testing

Elastix, an open source software that aims to incorporate all the communication alternatives available at an enterprise level into a unique solution, is now at version 3.0.0 Beta 1.

Elastix 3.0.0 Beta 1 is quite capable of establishing an efficient en…

Canonical Disables the OTR v1 Protocol for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

On January 29, in a security notice, Canonical published details about OTR vulnerabilities in its Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system. According to the company, applications using the OTR secure chat protocol could have been made to expose sensitive information over the network. In order to fix the problem, an update had to be released, which disables the OTR v1 protocol to prevent protocol downgrade attacks. For a more detailed descripti…

FreeNAS 9.2.1 RC Has Samba 4.1.4

FreeNAS, a free implementation of a minimal FreeBSD distribution, has just reached version 9.2.1 RC. FreeNAS 9.2.1 RC has introduced a large number of functional changes as compared to the 8.x branch, not to mention the fact that it also comes with numerous fixes, in comparison with the 9.x branch. Highlights of FreeNAS 9.2.1 RC: • Samba (SMB/CIFS support) has been upgraded to version 4.1.4; • The LSI 12G SAS driver has been added as a mod…

Octodad: Dadliest Catch Fumbling Simulator Arrives on Steam for Linux

Octodad: Dadliest Catch, a sequel to the well-known Octodad game, has managed to get through the Greenlight program and it’s now available on Steam for Linux. According to the developers, the cephalo-protagonist in Octodad: Dadliest Catch has gotten himself in a bind between his wife’s mounting mistrust and a disastrous trip to the local aquarium. “Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a game about destruction, deception, and fatherhood. The player controls Octodad, …

Famous Roundcube Webmail 1.0 RC IMAP Client Released with Tons of Fixes

Roundcube Webmail, a browser-based multilingual IMAP client with an application-like user interface, is now at version 1.0 RC. Roundcube Webmail 1.0 RC provides full functionality for an e-mail client, including MIME support, address book, folder manipulation, message searching, and spell checking. Highlights of Roundcube Webmail 1.0 RC: • A small CSS fix has been added for message notice boxes in Larry skin; • Groups have been included in…

Notification Center, Google Now Cards, App Launcher Land In Chrome For Linux (Dev Channel)

The latest Google Chrome unstable (dev channel) for Linux was updated recently, getting the Aura UI stack, Notification Center and App Launcher back. The Aura UI, Notification Center and App Launcher were added to Chrome for Linux a couple of months ago but they was removed shortly after that.  Aura, the new graphical stack for […]

BitTorrent Client Vuze 5.2.0.1 Beta 24 Arrives on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS

The Vuze Client, an end-to-end application that acts as a complete BitTorrent downloader without slowing down the computer, is now at version 5.2.0.1 Beta 24. Vuze is a relatively lightweight BitTorrent client that can be used to download torrents and even acts as a search engine. According to the changelog, an “auto pause torrents that are added in a stopped state” feature has been implemented under Tools->Options->Files->Torrents to suppor…

QupZilla 1.6.1 QtWebKit Browser Adds New Features

The first maintenance release of the stable QupZilla 1.6 cross-platform web browser, based on the QtWebKit engine, has been announced a few days ago by its developer, David Rosca, for the Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X operating systems.

QupZilla 1.6.1 adds several options that allow users to disable inline completion in the address bar, to easily switch tabs with the mouse wheel, as well as to toggle fullscreen mode from the command-line. Also, it adds undo and redo acti…

GNOME: GNOME Documentation Hackfest Concludes in Norwich, UK

The GNOME Documentation Team met in Norwich, UK, this week for a five day hackfest. Held from January 26 to January 30, the event was hosted at the University of East Anglia’s School of Computer Science. The hackfest was very successful, and included …