GParted Live, a small bootable GNU/Linux distribution for x86-based computers that can be used for creating, re-organizing, and deleting disk partitions has been upgraded to version 0.22.0-3 and is now available for download.
GParted is a very powerful tool that allows users to do all kind of cool stuff on their Linux systems, like creating partition tables, resizing and deleting partitions, formatting drivers, and so on. As you can imagine, this is a rather powerful applic… (read more)
Sid Meier’s Civilization V, the most successful game in the franchise released Firaxis Games and ported on Linux by Aspyr Media, just received support for the Steam Workshop.
The Steam Workshop is an important resource for games such as Sid Meier’s Civilization V, which can be heavily modded. There are thousands of mods for CIV V, and… (read more)
Papyros is getting closer to working release, and the developers are putting the final touches. We’ll soon be able to play with the new distro, even if it’s going to be just a development version.
The Papyros is a Linux distribution that follows the guidelines from Material Design, which have been implemented in the latest Android 5.x Lollipop from Google. There are already a number of themes out there that have been inspired by Material Design, but no one has gone through … (read more)
Project Cars 2 is a new game announced by Slightly Mad Studios, and it’s being funded through the World of Mass Development portal. A SteamOS version has been promised, but it’s a weird announcement since the first games still don’t have a Linux version despite being promised as well.
The first Project Cars title was released on May 7, 2015, so it’s a very recent game. The fact that we hear about a sequel so early is rather interesting, and there are very few studios that h… (read more)
Total War: WARHAMMER is the upcoming strategy game from Creative Assembly, and as the name suggests, it’s based on the Warhammer Fantasy universe.
It was hard to picture where the Total War franchise would go after visiting Japan and Rome twice, but it looks that we already have the answer to that question. The Warhammer Fantasy universe is the perfect setting, and it will provide developers with an endless number of scenarios. Sega, the publisher for Creative Assembly alr… (read more)
Dota 2 Reborn, the Dota 2 game remade with the Source 2 engine, has finally landed on the Linux platform, along with a ton of changes and improvements. It’s still a Beta release, but that doesn’t really matter.
The original version of Dota 2 stayed quite a while in the Beta stages, but that is quite normal, especially for multiplayer games. In fact, Dota 2 is a huge title and many working parts, so the developers have to make sure that they don’t ruin the experience by prem… (read more)
The Ubuntu platform is moving towards its convergence goal, and the developers are getting closer to it. Applications like Ubuntu Notes show just how close the mobile and desktop platforms are, in terms of the underlying code and design.
There is no secret that Canonical is trying to unite the mobile and desktop platforms into a single codebase, and this goal no longer seems to be a distant achievement for them. They have been working on platform convergence for a few years… (read more)
On June 22, Canonical, the company behind the world’s most popular free operating system, Ubuntu, and Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu, had the great pleasure on introducing the Fan overlay network system in Ubuntu Linux.
The brand-new Fan overlay network system technology will be implemented in the test images of the Ubuntu Cloud operating system for the G… (read more)
Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak is back at work after a short break at the end of last week, and he just informed us about the new features implemented in the development version of the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system for Ubuntu phones.
Among the most interesting things that landed in Ubuntu Touch, we can mention a brand-new Unity 8 user interface for which we wrote a read more)
The Manjaro development team, through Philip Müller, had the great pleasure of announcing that the first update pack for the recently released Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 distribution is now live.
Manjaro Update 2015-06-22 is here to fix some of the issues that were present in Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 and reported by users in the last couple of weeks, as well as to update many of th… (read more)
It would appear that Greg Kroah-Hartman is on an airplain right now at approximately 30,000 feet and he just announced that the recently released Linux 4.1 kernel will be the next LTS (Long Term Support) release maintained for the next two years.
The decision to make Linux kernel 4.1 the next major LTS release was unveiled at the beginning of the month, when read more)
It’s still June 22 in America, so Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the immediate availability for download of three new maintenance release of the Linux 4.0, 3.14, and 3.10 kernel series.
Looking at the appended shortlog, Linux Kernel 3.10.81 LTS is a small release that brings mostly updated drivers, especially for things like iiO, DRM (Intel i915), ATA, input, networking, … (read more)
Neophytos Kolokotronis from the Chakra GNU/Linux project had the great pleasure of informing all Chakra users about the immediate availability of a new update for the rolling-release distribution.
Clement Lefebvre and the great team of developers behind one of the most acclaimed, modern, and lightweight open-source desktop environments for GNU/Linux operating system published a new maintenance release for Cinnamon 2.6.
A new proposal has been submitted today, June 22, on the mailing list of the Fedora Linux project, which includes details about the implementation of the recently released Unicode 8.0 standard in the upcoming Fedora 23 distribution.
The development cycle of the upcoming GNOME 3.18 desktop environment continues these days with the third milestone, dubbed 3.17.3, for which many of GNOME’s core components have been updated, including the Evince document viewer software.
According to the attached release notes, Evince 3.17.3 introduces support for adding highlight annotations, as well as squiggly highlight annotations and moving text annotations, which will now have a fixed size of 24×24.
Additionally, … (read more)