Tiny Core 6.1 Raspberry Pi Edition Comes with Linux Kernel 3.18.10 LTS

Béla Markus has announced the immediate availability of piCore 6.1, a special edition of the Tiny Core Linux operating system specifically designed for the Raspberry Pi single-board computer (SBC).

Powered by Linux kernel 3.18.10 LTS, Tiny Core 6.1 “piCore” comes with several updated core components, including e2fsprogs 1.42.13, util-linux 2.26.2, and BusyBox 1.23.2, as well as an intensively updated tcz repository.

“Team Tiny Core is pleased to announce the immediate av… (read more)

Meet Nova OS, Cuba’s National Ubuntu-Based Linux Operating System

It was recently brought to our attention that there’s a Linux kernel-based operating system out there developed in Havana, Cuba, by students at the University of Computer Sciences and sponsored by the Cuban government.

The operating system is called Nova OS and the latest available version is 4.0, released March 22, 2013, which is based on Canonical’s Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) and built around the GNOME 3.4 desktop environment.

Yes, that means Nova OS does not … (read more)

Unity Game Engine to Get a Native Linux Editor Soon

Unity is a game engine that managed to get a lot of developers and fans in the past couple of years. Even if it supports the Linux platform, there are no Linux tools just yet, and the developers have explained why that happened.

A lot of modern games are using Unity, and there are quite a few titles out there using this particular engine, but there is no Linux Editor. The developers of Unity have detailed their road so far and just how long it will take to arrive in a usabl… (read more)

Official Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” ISO Images Are Out

The Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” ISO images for both the Cinnamon and MATE flavors have been released, although the official announcement hasn’t been made available just yet.

The official release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” is just around the corner and it looks like anyone interested in downloading the new version will be able to do it now, although the upgrade channels are not open just yet. These are just the ISO images, and they should be used for clean installs.

We’ve… (read more)

Check the Ubuntu Touch Wish List for Apps and New Features

If you have any questions regarding new features and apps that are present, absent, or in the works for the Ubuntu Touch platform, that you need to know that there is already a comprehensive wish list out there that takes care of everything.

Users are always proposing new features for Ubuntu Touch or they say they want certain apps to be ported to the platform, but the developers and the community are always listening. It’s very likely that any kind of apps or features requ… (read more)

Buying a Meizu MX4 with Android to Flash Ubuntu Is Not a Good Idea

Now that Ubuntu for phones has also landed on the Meizu MX4, a lot of people might want it, but it’s difficult to get. Some people might get the idea of buying a regular Meizu MX4 with Flyme OS, but they wouldn’t be able to get Ubuntu on that device or at least not in a safe way.

Meizu recently released the MX4 Ubuntu Edition on the European market, but it’s difficult to get one, read more)

Ubuntu Touch to Get a New Thumbnailer and WPA-Enterprise Support

On June 27, Canonical’s Alejandro J. Cura sent some emails to the Ubuntu Touch mailing list, informing users and developers about the latest developments in the mobile operating system that powers Ubuntu phones.

Therefore, we can report that a lot of work has been done for a brand-new thumbnailer, especially when used with GStreamer to create screenshots of video streams. Us… (read more)

Manjaro Linux Cinnamon 0.8.13 Officially Released with the Cinnamon 2.6 Desktop

Ringo de Kroon, Manajaro community support and IRC manager, had the great pleasure of announcing a few minutes ago the immediate availability for download of the Manjaro Linux Cinnamon 0.8.13 distribution.

Powered by Linux kernel 3.18 LTS, the final version of Manjaro Linux Cinnamon 0.8.13 arrives today, June 27, with the read more)

Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Gets Chromium 43, Snappy Images Coming Soon

Canonical’s Sebastien Bacher sent in his weekly report to inform us all about what happened in the Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Touch operating systems in the week that just passed.

Therefore, we can report that the team over at Canonical managed to fix various bugs in the GTK-Mir backend, as well as to work on some library transitions for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Wer… (read more)

ownCloud Desktop Client 1.8.3 Released for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows

We reported a couple of weeks ago that the second maintenance of ownCloud Desktop Client 1.8 was out and work had started on the next point release, ownCloud Desktop Client 1.8.3, which was unveiled recently for Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

According to the changelog, which we’… (read more)

Slackware-Based VectorLinux 7.1 Officially Released with the Latest Xfce Desktop

The VectorLinux developers were euphoric to announce today, June 27, the immediate availability for download of the final release of the VectorLinux 7.1 operating system derived from Slackware.

According to the announcement, it would appear that VectorLinux 7.1 is a major release powered by a long-term kernel, Linux 3.18.16, and built around the latest version of Xfce, a light… (read more)

pfSense 2.2.3 FreeBSD-Based Firewall Distro Patches Important Security Updates

Electric Sheep Fencing, through Chris Buechler, has recently had the great pleasure of announcing that the third maintenance release of the stable pfSense 2.2 series is available for download and upgrade to all users of one of the best FreeBSD-based firewall.

According to the release notes, pfSense 2.2.3 release is here to patch many security vulnerabilities in the OpenSSL implementation, includi… (read more)

Android equivalents on the Ubuntu phone


The idea behind this video is to show Ubuntu equivalents for my most used Android apps.

Ubuntu apps shown:
HERE / OSMtouch
File Manager

Honourable Mentions:

EDIT: The small font bug in OSMscout (on the MX4) is now fixed. Yay!

Ubuntu’s Mir 0.13 Display Server Receives a Major Update, Mir 0.14 on the Way

Canonical’s Cemil Azizoglu sent in his regular report to inform us all about the new features that were implemented in the third maintenance of Mir 0.13, the next-generation display server for the Ubuntu Linux operating system.

Mir 0.13.3 was released on June 26, as reported by Cemil Azizoglu, and it is a major maintenance version that brings important new features, various under-the-hood improvements, and fixes many of the bugs reported by users since the previous release…. (read more)

Linux Kernel 4.2 May End Up Being the Biggest Release, Says Linus Torvalds

In a recent Google+ post from June 27, the father of Linux, Mr. Linus Torvalds, revealed some interesting information about the next major version of the Linux kernel, for which the development cycle might start in a few days with the first RC (Release Candidate) version.

According to Linus Torvalds, it would appear that the wonderful team of kernel developers and contributors are in the middle of the merge window, and they will end up merging more commits for Linux kernel … (read more)

Ubuntu Touch to Receive a LibreOffice Viewer Core App, Calendar Sync Improvements

On June 26, Canonical’s David Planella sent in his regular report to inform Ubuntu developers and users alike about the work done by the Ubuntu Community Team in the week that passed.

Therefore, we can report that development has started for the upcoming Libreoffice viewer core app for Ubuntu Touch, as a prototype is now available for testing, the Sudoku and Terminal apps have been updated, initial support for the new Media-Hub background playlist was added to the Music app… (read more)

SparkyLinux 4.0 Officially Released, Based on Linux Kernel 4.0.5 and Debian 9 “Stretch”

The SparkyLinux developers were more than happy to inform us a few minutes ago about the immediate availability for download of the final release of their Debian-based SparkyLinux 4.0 distribution.

Dubbed Tyche and derived from the testing branch of Debian GNU/Linux (Debian 9 “Stretch”), SparkyLinux 4.0 arrives today, June 26, with multiple editions based on some of the most popular open-source desktop environments, including KDE, Xfce, MATE, LXDE, and LXQt.

Prominent fe… (read more)

Fedora 23 Astronomy Spin Proposed for Amateur and Professional Astronomers

After proposing Frappe Web framework, two-week Fedora Atomic Host releases, read more)

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 4.0

The developers of SparkyLinux, a distribution based on Debian’s Testing branch (also know as Debian “Stretch”), have announced the availability of a new release. SparkyLinux 4.0 ships with version 4.0.5 of the Linux kernel, offers package compatibility with Debian “Stretch” and can be installed on machines featuring UEFI…..

Ultimate Edition 4.7 Distro Will Be Based on Ubuntu 15.04, Moves to KDE Plasma 5

TheeMahn, the creator of the Ultimate Edition (formerly Ubuntu Ultimate) GNU/Linux operating system, announced a few days ago that testers were needed for the Beta release of the upcoming Ultimate Edition 4.7 release.

At the moment, TheeMahn has just released the second Beta version of the upcoming Ultimate Edition 4.7, which will default to the nex… (read more)