New Flash Sale, Probably the Last, for BQ’s Ubuntu Phone in Less than an Hour

A new flash sale for the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition is about to start in less than an hour. BQ announced it yesterday, and if the same trend applies, it will last for a few hours.

These flash sales from BQ are put together to get people talking about the Ubuntu phone and it seems to work. That means that the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition hasn’t been officially released yet, just announced. That will most likely happen at Barcelona, at the MWC 2015 event.

This is the… (read more)

Krita 2.9 Released, Their Biggest Release Ever

Krita 2.9 was released today and it’s this open-source graphics program’s biggest release yet. Krita 2.9 represents over eight months of work and with this release comes many new features…

RISC OS Now Works With The Raspberry Pi 2

The original RISC OS open-source operating system now supports the new second-generation Raspberry Pi 2 development board with BCM2836 SoC…

A Single UEFI Executable With The Linux Kernel, Initrd & Command Line

Thanks to recent work done by systemd developers Kay Sievers and David Herrmann on Gummiboot, there’s a UEFI boot-loader stub for starting a Linux kernel with an initial RAM disk (initrd) and kernel command line that are all embedded within the executable…

Unigine 2.0 Beta Brings Performance Optimizations, Oculus Rift DK2 Support

The first beta of the Unigine 2.0 engine for simulation programs and games is now available…

New Ubuntu Phone Flash Sale Confirmed for February 26

Dear all, the time has come for a new flash sale of the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone, as BQ had the pleasure of announcing on their Twitter account a few minutes ago. The new Ubuntu Phone flash sale will take place tomorrow morning, February 26.

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Kubuntu 15.04 Is Turning Out Quite Nice, Good Way To Try Out The Latest KDE Expe

With the Kubuntu 15.04 release due out in April it’s using the Plasma 5 desktop by default. This morning I tried out the latest daily ISO snapshot of Kubuntu 15.04 to see how this bleeding-edge KDE Linux desktop experience is panning out. Simply put, Kubuntu and the latest KDE experience is doing quite well.

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Launches on Steam for Linux

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare multiplayer game has finally arrived on the Linux platform after the developers from Torn Banner Studios have pushed a patch that made it all possible.

The game has been in Beta testing for a while now and the developers have been making all kind of changes to improve the gameplay. Now, the game is finally out of Beta and with just a patch the game has been released for everyone.

“Besiege castles and raid villages in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare … (read more)

Wayland’s Weston Gets A Surface-Shooting API

One of the early additions past the recent Wayland 1.7 release to the Weston reference compositor is a surface-shooting API to be used for debugging…

Google Chrome 42 Dev Brings Lots of Small Improvements

Google developers have released a new update for the Development branch of the Google Chrome browser and they’ve made a ton of changes. All of these improvements will slowly be trickled down to the stable iteration of the browser, in a couple of months.

Google Chrome is now at version 42 and the developers are showing no signs that they intend to slow down. They are sticking to their schedule and they don’t seem to mind that high version number. It’s hard to think where it … (read more)

GNOME’s Initial Setup Tool Received Several Improvements for GNOME 3.14.x

While the GNOME development team has successfully unveiled the first Beta version of the forthcoming GNOME 3.16 desktop environment, which can be tested today on the daily builds (rawhide) of the upcoming Fedora 22 Linux operating system, some core components are still updated for the current stable release of the acclaimed deskto… (read more)

More Proof That Allwinner Is Violating The GPL

Allwinner has been accused multiple times in the past of violating the GPL license by not providing Linux/Android kernel source code or U-Boot source, along with using LGPL-licensed code within their binary blobs, etc. Today there’s new “definitive proof” of Allwinner’s GPL violations…

LongoMatch 1.0.2 Video Analyzer App Fixes Capturing of Frames

LongoMatch, a powerful, multi-platform, versatile and intuitive video analysis application for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows OSes, has been recently updated to version 1.0.2, which brings a number of new features and squashes numerous bugs, despite being a point release.

Prominent features of LongoMatch 1.0.2 include support for DV (Digital Video) capturers in the Mac OS X operating system, adds a “Details” entry in the description of projects, the addition of… (read more)

DragonFlyBSD Radeon Driver Ported To Linux 3.10 Level Of Support

Last month the Intel DRM driver on DragonFlyBSD was ported to match the upstream Linux 3.10 level of support and features after being based on Linux 3.9 previously in their porting of this open-source Intel graphics driver to BSD. The Radeon DRM driver is in the process of a similar bump with the DragonFlyBSD kernel catching up to this AMD Radeon kernel graphics driver from its Linux 3.10 state…

Open Source vs. Proprietary Firms on the IoT Battleground


Technology wars are predictable. Every new wave of gadgetry brings a fight over who will be the next king of the software hill. The next big battle is brewing over control of the Internet of Things marketplace. Consumers see only convenience and extensions to their always-on mobile devices. Product makers see a pathway to streaming data that can be monetized from buyers’ connections. Will history repeat itself, as open source begins to take on the current, yet unsustainable, walled-garden core of the IoT?

GTK+ Gets Smoother Scrolling, Support To Turn Off Input Methods

A new development release of GNOME’s GTK+ tool-kit is now available ahead of next month’s official GNOME 3.16 release…

KaOS 2015.02 Distro Brings a Unique, Pure KDE Plasma 5 Experience – Screenshot Tour

The KaOS development team was proud to announce on February 24 the immediate availability for download of the KaOS 2015.02 Linux kernel-based operating system for personal computers and laptops. This is the first ever release of the KaOS Linux distribution with the next-generation KDE Plasma desktop environment, powered by the latest KDE Frameworks 5 technology.

While previous releases of KaOS used the KDE 4 desktop environment, the time has come for a change, as starting … (read more)

digiKam 4.8.0 Arrives with Numerous Fixes

Digital photo management application for KDE and Linux digiKam, which includes an image editor for photo corrections and manipulation, is now at version 4.8.0 and is ready for download.

digiKam is actually a collection of very powerful tools that can be used for a variety of tasks related to image editing. It comes with a ton of features and it’s usually seen in action in KDE environments, but it can be used in other kinds of desktops as well. The application can be either … (read more)

Mozilla Firefox 36 and Thunderbird 31.5.0 Now Available on Arch Linux

We’re happy to report that the recently released Mozilla Firefox 36.0 web browser and Mozilla Thunderbird 31.5.0 email and news client are now available in the main software repositories of the Arch Linux computer operating system.

Other GNU/Linux OSes might have also received the latest Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird updates, so please be kind to drop a comment below in the attempt to inform our readers.

All Arch Linux users can update their Mozilla Firefox and/or Th… (read more)

Qt 5.4.1 Officially Released, Adds Support for Windows 10 Technical Preview

Digia, trough Tuukka Turunen, was proud to announce the other day, February 24, the immediate availability of Qt 5.4.1, the first point release of Qt 5.4, alongside the announcement for Qt Creator 3.3.1. Qt 5.4.1 is a maintenance release that introduces a number of improvements and fixes several bugs discovered in the previous version of the product.

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