Scientists Use Ubuntu to Interpret Hubble Telescope Data

A new documentary about the Hubble space telescope was just released on Nova, and a Reddit user pointed out that one of the scientists was using Linux to manage the date provided by the telescope.

The Hubble space telescope is now in the news because it celebrates 25 years since its launch and that is an amazing ach… (read more)

Transistor Action RPG from Bastion Dev Is Available on GOG.com with P Discount

Transistor is an action RPG developed and published by the Supergiant Games studio, and now players can buy it from GOG.com with a 50% discount.

Some of you might have already heard about Supergiant Games because they are also responsible for the excellent Bastion, which is one of the first games to make an appearance on Linux, from the new generation of high-quality titles. Transistor is built in the same vein as Bastion, but it’s rather different in many … (read more)

First Development Builds for GNOME 3.18 to Arrive Next Week

GNOME 3.18 is already in the works and developers need to push their first development versions of this new branch soon. This mean that we’ll be able to test some very new packages next week.

Some very exciting new features have been announced for GNOME 3.18, soon after the launch of the 3.16 branch, which… (read more)

Firefox 37.0.2 Arrives in Ubuntu 15.04

Canonical has just announced a Firefox vulnerability has been corrected and that version 37.0.2 of the browser has been integrated into Ubuntu 15.04 and all the other supported Ubuntu versions.

Ubuntu maintainers are a little late to integrate the latest Firefox version into Ubuntu, but the 37.0.2 version of the browser is finally here, and it’s available for upgrade. Surprisingly, this is a rather small update, which doesn’t really happen with Firefox.

“Robert Kaiser di… (read more)

Hidden Options in Ubuntu 15.04 Can Make It Much Better

Ubuntu 15.04 is a complete operating system and can be used just as Canonical has intended, but some very interesting options and features are hidden inside the OS and the not usually accessible, unless you install a couple of applications.

Ubuntu is generally a very customizable operating system and numerous changes can be made, but many of these options are not accessible by default and users need to install at least a couple of applications. To make things clear, some th… (read more)

Ubuntu 15.04 Offers Faster OpenGL For AMD Radeon GPUs On Open-Source

Intel Haswell Linux users are greeted by relatively modest performance changes with Ubuntu 15.04 while those using AMD Radeon graphics cards on the open-source R600 and RadeonSI Gallium3D drivers have much more to look forward to when upgrading to this week’s release of Ubuntu 15.04. Here’s some Ubuntu 14.10 vs. Ubuntu 15.04 OpenGL benchmarks for a range of AMD Radeon graphics cards.

There’s Now More Than 1,100 Games On Steam For Linux

It was just last month I wrote about there being more than 1,000 games on Steam for Linux/SteamOS. Recently, Steam crossed the 1,100 games milestone; over one hundred additions in just over one month!..

Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 Continues the Process of Conquering China

Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 (Vivid Vervet), the Chinese Linux distribution developed in collaboration with Canonical that’s based Ubuntu, has been released and is now ready for download.

Ubuntu Kylin is slowly making a name for itself in China, and it’s already a long-lived distro. Many promising open-source operating systems have come and gone in China, but very few have managed to consistently provide updates and new versions. Canonical is new to the Chinese market, but it’s makin… (read more)

Btrfs In Linux 4.1 Has Fixes For File-Systems Of 20 Terabytes & Up

It’s nearing the end of the Linux 4.1 kernel and Chris Mason has now sent in his pull request of Btrfs file-system updates for this next kernel update…

Microsoft’s CoreCLR Now Works On FreeBSD

It was back in February that Microsoft open-sourced CoreCLR, the execution engine of the core .NET stack. Besides coming to Linux and other platforms, this MIT-licensed engine has now been ported and is working for FreeBSD…

Development Release: Qubes OS 3.0 RC1

Joanna Rutkowska has announced the availability of the first release candidate for Qubes OS 3.0, a rather unique Fedora-based desktop Linux distribution which attempts to provide strong security for desktop computing using independent virtual containers: “Finally, we’re releasing the first installable ISO image for Qubes OS 3.0, the….

Raspberry Pi 2 Is the Cheapest Way of Streaming Steam Games to the TV

Valve already announced that it’s launching a $50 (€46) device called Steam Link that will help users stream games from one computer to the TV, but that’s already possible with Raspberry Pi.

Valve wants to take over the living room, and one way of doing that is by providing users with a simple, clear way of streaming their games from the PC to the TV. Sure enough, this can be done easily with an HDMI cable or by moving the PC closer to the TV, but who wants to have all that… (read more)

Unigine 2.0 Beta 2 Brings PBR, SSR, Kinect 2 Support

While we sadly don’t hear too much these days from Unigine on the Linux gaming front, their high-end 3D graphics engine remains Linux-compatible and they seem to be doing well off in the area of simulations and more. Unigine 2.0 has been out in preview form since last year and coming out today is the second beta…

Mini-PC Intel Compute Stick Launches Only with Windows, Linux Users Need to Wait

Intel Compute Stick, the mini-PC that runs a quad-core Intel processor and that fits inside a case the size of a USB flash drive, is now available for purchase, although just with Windows.

Even if this is a cool and powerful device to have, you might wonder why Linux users should really care. Well, Intel decided to bundle this Compute Stick with both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which is a very interesting move from the hardware maker. The Intel Compute Stick was annou… (read more)

Distribution Release: Ubuntu GNOME 15.04

Ali Jawad has announced the release of Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, the latest stable version of the official Ubuntu variant featuring a vanilla GNOME 3.14 desktop: “The Ubuntu GNOME Team is glad to announce the release of Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 (Vivid Vervet). Most of GNOME 3.14 is now included,….

Five Easy Steps to Greatly Improve Your Ubuntu 15.04 Experience

Now that Ubuntu 15.04 has been officially released, we can advise new users regarding a few extra steps that they need to take in order to get the most out of their system.

It’s not complicated to modify Ubuntu, and many users choose to make some changes to their operating system, but there are a number of steps that can be taken in order to greatly improve the overall experience. Don’t get me wrong, you can use Ubuntu as it is, but that doesn’t mean things can’t be better…. (read more)

Calibre eBook Editor and Viewer Gets Improved MOBI Conversion with Latest Update

A new version of the famous eBook editor and viewer Calibre has been released, and it’s packed with a ton of fixes for various issues, small or important.

Calibre is a powerful application that allows users to view, edit, convert, or even download eBooks. It’s very complex, and it has many features, which means that the developers need to release fixes all the time. Even if it’s updated almost on a weekly basis, it doesn’t mean that Calibre is not stable, just the opposite…. (read more)

Distribution Release: Ubuntu Kylin 15.04

Ubuntu Kylin, a custom edition of Ubuntu tailored to Chinese speakers in mainland China, was released yesterday and announced earlier today on the project’s website: “We are glad to announce the release of Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 (code name ‘Vivid Vervet’). In this release, we have fixed many internationalization….

How to Upgrade Ubuntu 14.10 to Ubuntu 15.04

The following tutorial will teach all Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) users how to upgrade their installations to the recently released Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system.

In case you didn’t know, Canonical released the final version of the Ubuntu 15.04 distribution on April 23. The new release brings lot… (read more)

Distribution Release: Ubuntu MATE 15.04

Martin Wimpress has announced the availability of Ubuntu MATE 15.04, the project’s first release as an official member of the Ubuntu family of distributions: “Ubuntu MATE 15.04 is now available for download. This release builds on Ubuntu MATE beta 2 and mostly fixes bugs. Here is a run….