Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will feature a lot of interesting stuff, including support for GTK+ 3.10, which has just landed in the OS.
GTK+ 3.10 support has been one of the most requested features for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and users and developers have just got their wish.
“New update, GTK 3.10 got good feedback from the ppa testing, it has been uploaded to trusty and is available there since today.”
“Having the new version is not an open door to uploa… (read more)
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition, a remake of the original game launched back in 1993, was initially announced for Linux, but Activision has decided to block the release on the open source platform.
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers was a great point and click adventure, and its fans have been awaiting with great interest the release of this Anniversary Edition, which would feature better graphics and various improvements, while retaining the feel and… (read more)
The Acer C720 was recently released as the latest Google Chromebook selling for just $199 USD. I have been running the Acer C720 Chromebook recently but not with Chrome OS and instead Ubuntu 13.10 Linux. This Chromebook with a Haswell-based dual-core Celeron CPU runs Ubuntu Linux rather nicely. Here are the first thorough benchmarks from this low-cost laptop.
SeaMonkey 2.23, a web browser, advanced email client, newsgroup client, IRC chat client, and HTML editing suite, is now available for download.
A new version of the popular SeaMonkey suite has been released and packs quite a few features, along with everything else imported from Mozilla Firefox 26.
Neal Murphy has announced the availability of the fourth release candidate for Smoothwall Express 3.1, a specialist distribution for firewalls and routers: “The Smoothwall community is pleased to announce the fourth release candidate for our long awaited Smoothwall Express 3.1 firewall. RC4 corrects a few problems found in….
The first Alpha release in the new Firefox 29.x branch has been made available for download by Mozilla for all platforms, including Linux.
Mozilla doesn’t give any details about the upcoming Alpha versions, even if it’s something that everyone is waiting for. The reason is simple, as the developers still have to test a lot of the things that are going to make it into the Beta.
As always, the binaries for Mozilla Firefox 29 Alpha 1 can be downloaded and run without hav… (read more)
Valve has announced that it’s planning to release its Linux-based SteamOS on December 13, along with the first shipment of Steam Machines.
A small portion of the gaming community, 300 Steam users from the United States, will be receiving a Beta version of this new hardware product, Steam Machine.
It’s sold as a PC / console hybrid and will run an operating system that is very similar to the Big Screen in the regular Steam client.
“SteamOS will be ma… (read more)
Greg Kroah-Hartman has just announced a few minutes ago, December 12, that the fifth maintenance release of the Linux kernel 3.12 is now available for download.
Even if it was released just 4 days after Linux 3.12.4, it looks like Linux kernel 3.12.5 is not as big as the previous two maintenance builds, as it only contains various updated drivers (networking, SCSI, USB, Xen), a couple of sound updates, and several ARM improvements.
“I’m announcing the release of… (read more)
A few days back I wrote about an Intel Linux developer finding a 50 Watt power regression within the kernel since the 3.10 release. At first it looked like it might be easily solved, but the issue is still being investigated and Intel hardware engineers are now getting involved in the matter…
Dropbox 2.5.46 experimental, a client for an online service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere, no matter the platform, is now available for download.
A new development version of Dropbox has been launched and brings a lot of fixes, but most of them are for the Windows and the Mac OS X platforms.
According to the changelog, the images in the installer have been updated, an issue where Dropbox could enter a restarting loop in certain situati… (read more)
In my Inbox today was a multi-recipient "call to boycott PCLinuxOS." I figured it was the usual complaints about the strict forum rules or persons feeling ostracized by developers and managers, but no. I’m still in a bit of shock as to what I read next. PCLinuxOS is being accused of allowing a criminal hacker to infiltrate its development ranks and inserting spyware and trojans into the distro. The anonymous writer says his life has been turned upside down by these "criminal hackers" who have actually invaded his real (or offline) life. He claims to have received telephone calls, threats, and extortion attempts and been the victim of electronic and real life spying, identity theft, and tracking (real and online). The writer of this email even claims to have had his webcam hijacked and videos of his life placed online. He says he and his colleagues’ work and emails have been intercepted and work stolen right off his personal computer. His wireless communications are being tapped. Settings have been changed on his smartphone to allow realtime tracking and screws were drilled into the tires of his vehicle on several occasions according to pclos-victim at somemail.com. This all seems too bazaar
The recently released Mint 16, nicknamed Petra, might be the perfect Linux desktop for newcomers. At its core is Ubuntu 13.10, but on top of this are desktops Mate and Cinnamon, the latter being the Mint project’s homegrown user interface. Ubuntu gives a stable foundations on which to build, allowing the project to focus more on its desktops and less on the underpinnings. The result is a pair of desktops both worthy of consideration but with Cinnamon far more interesting as its hits version 2.0
A set of Intel developers have worked out a new set of AVX and AVX2 routines for the Linux kernel to enhance additional crypto functionality for better performance…
Published back in November were a list of Newbie Projects for Mesa, easy but important contributions that could be done by new open-source developers looking to enter the world of open-source Linux graphics drivers. Fortunately, the project is still bearing fruit…
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The GNOME developers have announced earlier today, December 11, the immediate availability for download and testing of the GNOME Photos 3.11.3 photo viewer application for the upcoming GNOME 3.12 desktop environment.
GNOME Photos 3.11.3 finally brings support for accessing photos from a Facebook account, supports Tracker 0.18, and standardizes the Help, About, and Quit items in the App Menu.
Moreover, the following translations have been updated in this new developme… (read more)
Magento Community Edition 184.108.40.206 is here! This latest release includes many contributions from the Magento developer community and empowers merchants to operate their online stores more easily and efficiently by delivering significant tax calculation updates, functional improvements, and security enhancements, including:
We’re always in need of folks to review current instructions provided in the Ubuntu Server Guide and suggest improvements. Please do check out the following link and help out where you can.
The subjects we need the most help with this cycle are the following (also documented above):
Instead of helping on a per-topic basis you can also offer fixes to existing bugs:
We’re also looking for help in maintaining the guide in terms of validating reviews (merge proposals).
Published in early November was the initial Intel Broadwell graphics hardware support that was merged into the mainline Linux 3.13 kernel. This afternoon, initial Intel Broadwell support has been merged into the xf86-video-intel X.Org graphics driver…