Robolinux is a Linux distribution based on Debian that features various flavors and that allows its users to run Windows apps via a virtual machine solution. Now the developer has released the first version in the 8.x branch, and it’s powered by a Cinnamon desktop.
This is the first edition of Robolinux that is based on the new Debian 8, and it looks like the developers also chose to make Cinnamon the default desktop. The previous branch was using GNOME, but it’s not sure i… (read more)
The latest version of the stable Linux kernel, 4.1.3, has been made available by Greg Kroah-Hartman, which means that this is now the most advanced version released.
It’s been a while since the 4.x branch was released, and now it’s coming into its own. This particular branch has already received quite a few updates, and it’s been integrated with numerous distros already. The fact that it’s the most advanced out there is also a good incentive to use it if you want the best s… (read more)
John Martinson has announced the release of Robolinux 8.1, a major new release of the distribution that features an optional (and commercial) virtual machine pack for running Windows alongside Robolinux. This is the first version based on Debian GNU/Linux 8 “Jessie”, with the only available desktop environment being….
BackBox Linux is a distribution based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS that’s used to perform penetration tests and security assessments. A new update has been released, bringing the version number up to 4.3.
This might now seem like the kind of operating system that gets a lot of updates, but the latest version of BackBox Linux was released all the way back in April. The developers used that time to make some important upgrades to the distribution, and many of the core components hav… (read more)
The announcement by the FSF and Software Freedom Conservancy has a lot of jargon in it so to help people better understand I am going to do an analysis. Mind you, back in 2012, I reached out to the FSF on these very licensing concerns which no doubt combined with other developers contacts set in motion these discussions.
In a nutshell, the FSF is making it clear while some progress was made that the Ubuntu IP Policy is still not a good example of a policy that protects the freedoms you have to using code under the licenses of software Ubuntu bundles into the distro we use and love. This is concerning because Canonical has essentially made some concessions but put its foot down and not made as much change as it needs to.
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Raffaele Forte has announced the release of BackBox Linux 4.3, the latest stable build of the project’s Ubuntu-based distribution containing a collection of utilities designed to perform penetration testing and forensic analysis tasks: “The BackBox Team is pleased to announce the updated release of BackBox Linux, version 4.3…..
On July 21, Alexander Tratsevskiy, the creator and lead developer of the Russian Calculate Linux project, had the great pleasure of informing us all about the immediate availability for download of the first MATE edition of his Gentoo-based distribution.
As you might have already guessed, the Calculate Linux MATE flavor is built around the traditional MATE desktop environment, whi… (read more)
The development team behind the GNOME Project is hard at work these days to bring you the fourth snapshot of the anticipated GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, due for release on September 23, 2015.
The open-source and cross-platform GTK+ GUI toolkit has been updated to version 3.17.5 as part of the forthcoming GNOME 3.17.4 desktop environment release and it introduces a bunch of new features and improvements that I will list in the next paragraphs.
First of all, it is of t… (read more)
The Debian Project, through Cyril Brulebois, has announced earlier today that the first Alpha build of the Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” Installer is now available for download and testing.
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On July 21, the GNOME Project announced the immediate availability for download of the sixth maintenance release of the GTK+ 3.16 open-source and cross-platform GUI toolkit for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
According to the internal changelog, which we have attached at the end of the article for reference, GTK+ 3.16.6 is here to introduce initial aspect ratio support for the Mac OS X operating system, as well as to revert a change in the scro… (read more)
After several months of hard work, the developers behind the next-generation Kodi open-source and cross-platform media center software, formerly known as XBMC Media Center, are more than proud to announce the release of Kodi 15.0, codename Isengard.
Dubbed by its developers the “One Release to Rule Them All,” the final version of Kodi 15.0 is now available for download for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows, and introduces a great … (read more)
The GNOME Project is hard at work these days to release the fourth snapshot of the upcoming GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, due for release on September 23, 2015. The Evince 3.17.4 document viewer app has been updated with new features.
According to the raw changelog, which we’ve attached at the end of the article for reference, the Evince 3.17.4 unstable build is here to introduce an all new annotations toolbar that replace the sidebar tab and promises to let users add ann… (read more)
Didier Roche, the developer of the popular Ubuntu Make command-line software that lets users install various third-party applications in the Ubuntu Linux operating system, had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability of Ubuntu Make 0.9.
Today, July 21, Google announced that it promoted the the Google Chrome 44 web browser for Chrome OS, GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, as well as Microsoft Windows operating systems to the stable channel.
According to the release announcement, Google Chrome 44, which has the same build number as the last Beta build, version 44.0.2403.89, is here to introduce a num… (read more)
The developers of Calculate Linux have announced the release of a new edition of the Gentoo-based distribution. The new desktop branch of Calculate features the MATE desktop environment. “We are very happy that such a wonderful project as GNOME 2 is not dead and continues its development under….
The Steam for Linux platform has been getting a lot of attention lately, and many of the games that have been released have Linux support, which means that top sellers change all the time.
We usually take a look at the top sellers on the Steam for Linux platform because it’s a good tool to see what users are preferring and what they are buying. In this way, more users find out about the good games that are available at any given time. If we couple this with the fact that St… (read more)
Hatred is a game that got famous after it was initially removed from Steam for being too violent. It was later added back, and now it looks like developers are working on a Linux version as well.
Hatred attracted a lot more attention than it normally would have after someone at Valve decided that it was too violent to be released on Steam, even though the game had made it through the Steam Greenlight program. The removal of the game from Steam got the attention of the media… (read more)
Canonical is excited to announce that Vedams has joined the Charm Partner Programme. Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme helps solution providers make best use of Canonical’s universal service modeling tool, Juju. Juju makes it easy to deliver complete solutions in minutes, on virtually any public or private cloud through the use of Charms. The Juju Charm Store has over 300 cloud based applications ready to be deployed, scaled and managed on most public and private clouds, as well as bare metal. Vedams is the lead developer of Tulsi, a open source tool used to monitor the health of a Swift cluster. Tulsi checks the status of drives and services on a Swift cluster and provides a graphical view of individual node status in the cluster, including an overall view of the health of the cluster.
“Vedams is excited to join Canonical’s Charm Partner Program and develop a Juju charm for Tulsi providing users an easy way to deploy swift monitoring on their swift cluster,” said Vedams’ Raj Panchapakesan, Senior Director of Worldwide Strategy & Business Development.
“Canonical is looking forward to adding Tulsi to the Juju charm store. This tool is a wonderful complement to Canonical’s Ubuntu Advantage Swift storage offering,” said Ron Bassett, Canonical’s Director of Cloud Alliances and Partnerships.
To learn more about Canonical’s partner programmes, including the Charm Partner Programme, please visit http://partners.ubuntu.com/.
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