Today’s announcement for Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Final Beta also mentioned the immediate availability for download and testing of Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 2, an official Ubuntu flavor built around the modern and attractive KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment, as well as the KDE Applications project.
As usual, we immediately took the Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 operating system for a quick test drive in order to report the new features it brings, as well as to create a screenshot tour … (read more)
An early preview release of Git 2.4 is now available but it doesn’t add too many features as this cycle has organically found itself doing a ton of polishing and bug fixing…
When constantly benchmarking dozens of systems daily in a fully-automated manner there’s one issue particularly on Ubuntu that’s proved over the past few months to be most annoying…..
Some of you might be aware of the fact that about a week ago, on March 18, Carsten Munk, Chief Research Engineer at Jolla, published an interesting article on his blog, where he claimed that BQ is not offering a GPL license for the Linux kernel that powers the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition device.
We also want to remind you that Adan Munoz, prod… (read more)
WordPress 4.2 Beta 3 is now available!
This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.2, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the beta here (zip).
If you think you’ve found a bug, you can post to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums. Or, if you’re comfortable writing a bug report, file one on the WordPress Trac. There, you can also find a list of known bugs and everything we’ve fixed.
Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced today, March 26, the immediate availability for download of the third maintenance releases for Linux 3.19 kernel, along with Linux kernels 3.14.37 LTS and 3.10.37 LTS. Additionally, Linux kernel 3.18.10 LTS has also been announced a couple days ago.
All these new point releases of Linux kernel include numerous improvements… (read more)
With having a new Apple Mac Mini in our testing labs this week, I ran some basic benchmarks comparing Mac OS X 10.10.2 to Ubuntu 15.04 to Fedora 21 in a few different configurations.
With Q1’2015 quickly coming to an end, here’s a look at the Mesa Git activity for the past few months…
We are extremely happy to report that the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone, which will be known forever as the first Ubuntu Phone device made, has just arrived today at our headquarters in the European Union, so we’ve decided to make a short unboxing video to show you guys what’s in the box.
Softpedia acquired the Ubuntu-powered phone from the BQ Online Store in the second flash sale, which took place on the morning of February 19, 2015. It took approximately 1 mo… (read more)
The GTK3 port of LibreOffice is finally taking shape and gaining new functionality…
The Vulkan, SPIR-V, and OpenCL 2.1 slides from last week’s GPU Tech Conference are now online…
For those interested in PHP 7, it’s now easier to try out the development version of the next-generation PHP on Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux based operating systems…
Last week we relayed the article by Carsten Munk of Jolla about the kernel of the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Phone being a mess. Since then, it looks like BQ and Ubuntu developers have taken to cleaning up the kernel source tree…
The NethServer development team, through Alessio Fattorini, was extremely happy to announce today, March 26, the immediate availability for download of the NethServer 6.6 Linux kernel-based operating system for servers, based on the upstream CentOS 6.6 distribution.
The NethServer 6.6 release brings various new features, such as a first time configuration wizard, an all-new Software Center page, a built-in disk space analyzer, yellow to-do notifications, network card repla… (read more)
While Allwinner has been caught violating the (L)GPL and resulted in obfuscating their code and playing around with their advertised licenses, now this ARM vendor is taking things a step further…
Alessio Fattorini has announced the release of NethServer 6.6, the new stable version of the project’s CentOS-based specialist distribution for servers: “We are proud to announce a new NethServer release. This is a thrilling day for the whole NethServer community. It has been a journey to get to….
Eric Anholt has called on the first pull request for the X.Org Server 1.18 merge window to improve the GLAMOR 2D acceleration code…
The GNOME Project had the pleasure of announcing today, March 25, the release of the highly anticipated GNOME 3.16 desktop environment, a major version of GNOME 3, which includes a great number of new features and improvements that represent six months of hard work.
In numbers, GNOME 3.16 includes 33,525 changes by 1043 authors. Highlights include a revamped notification system integrated in the Calendar apple, overlaid scrollbars for all GNOME apps, better content views i… (read more)