Jean-Philippe Guillemin has announced that a new development version of Zenwalk Linux distribution, 7.4 Beta, is now available for download.
Zenwalk aims to be a really fast distribution and this is done through many optimization levels, starting with the kernel and ending with the applications and the desktop itself.
Highlights of Zenwalk Linux 7.4 Beta:
• LibreOffice has been updated to version 4.1.3;
The Linux distribution ROSA Desktop Fresh R2 KDE has been announced by the ROSA company.
The new distribution uses the ROSA Desktop Fresh R2 OS and it’s based on KDE, but the other flavors, GNOME and LXDE, should be available soon.
“The ‘R’ lineup is targeted to the experienced users who care for fresh updated… (read more)
It’s taken far longer than most anyone would have estimated, but it looks like things may finally be getting close for the mainlining of OpenMP within the LLVM Clang compiler. The good news is that Intel developers have already been working on OpenMP 4.0 support for Clang…
Microsoft has been made responsible for the removal of an Ubuntu image from a Polish file hosting service.
Most of the legit file hosting services try to discourage people from uploading illegal files, such as pirated Windows 8 images or games, but they rarely dispute the claims made by the parties involved.
This seems to be the case with the Polish file hosting website Chomikuj.pl, which received a copyright infringement letter from Microsoft regarding one of the fil… (read more)
Terminology, the terminal emulator for the Enlightenment desktop built atop their EFL libraries, is up to version 0.4 and it’s landed heavy with new features…
Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.10.23, which comes with a few changes and fixes.
The new maintenance version of the 3.10.223 branch has been released and, just like the previous build, a lot of commits have been implemented, but not nearly as much as in the p… (read more)
ARM Holdings has published GCC compiler support today for the Cortex-A12 processor…
Terminology, a new terminal emulator that features a lot of eye-catching options and support for the Enlightenment desktop environment, is now at version 0.4.
Terminology comes with background support, transparency, bitmap and scalable fonts, themes for the layout and design, URL, file path and email address detection and link-handling, X11 and Wayland support, multiple tabs, block text selection, and much more.
Highlights of Terminology 0.4:
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Hardinfo is a useful graphical tool for system information and benchmarking that can run under Ubuntu/Linux Mint and all its derivatives. The software offers accurate information about your hardware and operating system with the possibility to perform benchmarks.
With Hardinfo, you may get these features:
System Information (CPU, Memory, OS, PCI Devices, USB Devices, Printers, Notebook
Ubuntu Touch has received a number of new updates, but one of the them is quite interesting and allows users to change the names of the files by using the MTP protocol.
Canonical has issued a few new updates for its Ubuntu Touch, improving a number of aspects and fixing a few of the existing problems.
“Image 50 has been kicked out with the latest from the archive. This one contains notably some telephony fix to be able to receive SMS from special numbers.”… (read more)
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: OpenMandriva Lx 2013.0 News: Interview with Gentoo developer, live discs with KDE development snapshots, new members join Linux Foundation Opinion: Mint, Ubuntu and online banking Released last week: PCLinuxOS 2013.12, DoudouLinux 2.1 Upcoming releases: Tails 0.22, Mageia 4 RC, Ubuntu 14.04 Alpha….
NVIDIA has been providing some very valuable intel and help to the Nouveau developers regarding some features in their video cards.
NVIDIA is now playing the good guy and its people have started to help the Nouveau developers with their work. This time it was about a hang that occurred with the H.264 codec on Fermi and Tesla cards.
The discussion is rather technical, but it seems that NVIDIA developers have made a habit out of helping people on the official mailing li… (read more)
PhotoFilmStrip 2.0 is the latest stable release that has been made available for download recently for users of Ubuntu and Linux Mint. This open source software allows users to convert their favorite pictures into professional videos in just three easy steps.
PhotoFilmStrip supports these output formats:
PhotoFilmStrip has also some interesting
The new VP9 codec developed by Google and already integrated into Google Chrome will be arriving on Mozilla Firefox soon.
The VP9 codec has been in the works for quite some time, and Google promises that it will deliver better compression for the same bandwidth and better CPU/GPU utilization.
That being said, it was only a matter of time until other parties started to adopt it, and now it’s time for Mozilla to officially make the necessary steps to implement it.
After launching the Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon and MATE flavors, the developers have now released the first Release Candidate for the Xfce version.
Even if Linux Mint developers are known for the their Cinnamon and Mint flavors, they also release versions with other desktop environments, such as KDE and Xfce.
It takes them a while to work on these corollary releases, but final builds for the other flavors usually arrive within a month or so.
This is the case … (read more)
When it comes to hardware reviews after reviewing CPUs, GPUs, and SSDs under Linux, one of my personal favorites is always looking at SilverStone’s latest and greatest computer cases. While their enclosures have nothing to do with the operating system, so many of their designs are incredible and innovative that they’re always fun checking out. The latest ATX enclosure I’ve had the honor of looking at is the SilverStone Fortress FT04.
Project Neon, the daily builds of KDE Frameworks 5 and KDE Plasma 2 for Kubuntu, has started releasing ISO images for testing. These are very early previews of the next generation of KDE Software. It is strongly recommended not be installed on a production machine but can be tested as live images or installed into a VirtualBox or other VM. Crashes and bugs are virtually guaranteed. The only supported upgrade path is to install a later ISO image. More information on Rohan’s blog. Project Neon introduction on the Dot.
Experimental. Not for use in production environments.
An Intel Linux kernel developer has discovered that since the Linux 3.10 kernel one of his powerful Xeon-based systems is going through 50 Watts more energy while idling than on pre-3.10 kernels. This power regression could affect smaller systems too, but fortunately the issue has been bisected and an investigation is in process…