Introducing The Library Operating System For Linux

Announced today on the Linux kernel mailing list was the Library Operating System (LibOS) for Linux…

Win an Ubuntu Phone, Here Are the Details

Canonical has announced earlier today, on their website and Twitter account, that they’re giving away an Ubuntu Phone device to the winner of an origami contest related to the Ubuntu 14.10 mascot, the Utopic Unicorn.

To win an Ubuntu Phone, you will have to be a little bit creative and fold your own Origami Unicorn using read more)

18-GPU NVIDIA/AMD Linux Comparison Of BioShock: Infinite

Last week BioShock: Infinite was finally released for Steam on Linux. Following the premiere of that game for Linux, posted were the AMD Catalyst Linux results for this game followed by a preview of the AMD vs. NVIDIA graphics card results. For those curious about the performance of this game for a broader graphics card selection, here’s the BioShock: Infinite results from eighteen different graphics cards while running this new Linux game.

Distribution Release: Black Lab Linux 6.5

The Black Lab Linux team has announced the launch of Black Lab Linux 6.5. The new release is available in a number of desktop editions and features improved hardware compatibility and fallback options for older machines. “Today we are pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Linux….

A Look At GNOME 3.16’s High Contrast Theme

For making its desktop more accessible to users, GNOME 3.16 has improvements when it comes to its high contrast theme with the shell and toolkit both having received accessibility improvements this cycle…

Phoronix Test Suite 5.6 Adds New Phoromatic Enterprise Benchmarking Features

Phoronix Test Suite 5.6 was released today as the quarterly update to Phoronix Media’s open-source, cross-platform benchmarking and automated testing software.

Systemd Change Allows For Stateless Systems With Tmpfs

A change made to systemd yesterday is working on the stateless Linux systems feature…

The Many Changes Of Phoronix Test Suite 5.6

Version 5.6 of the Phoronix Test Suite is being released this morning…

Epiphany 3.16 Improves The GNOME Web Browser

The Epiphany open-source web-browser has benefited from a number of changes ahead of tomorrow’s GNOME 3.16 release…

GNOME’s Epiphany Web Browser Gets Support for HTML5 Web Notifications

The release of the GNOME 3.16 desktop environment is imminent, so package maintainers are still updating their GNOME apps these days in preparation for tomorrow’s big announcement.

Today, March 24, the Epiphany web browser was updated to version 3.16.0, a release that introduces a handful of interesting new features but also addresses some of the issues discovered in the previous version of the software.

According to the release notes, Epiphany 3.16.0 adds support for H… (read more)

Pixar Puts Out Free, Non-Commercial Spin Of RenderMan

Pixar has made a free, non-commercial version of its RenderMan software available to the public…

Libinput 0.13 Changes The Tap Motion Threshold

Libinput 0.13 was released today as one of the final steps before Libinput 1.0…

New Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Patched in Ubuntu 14.10, 14.04 LTS and 12.04 LTS

Canonical, through John Johansen, has announced earlier today, March 24, that new kernel updates are available for its Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating systems.

These new kernel packages are here to patch several security issues that have been recently disclosed. All users are urged to update their Ubuntu systems as soon as possible. More details about these new Linux kernel vulnerability can b… (read more)

Distribution Release: Ubuntu MATE 14.04.2

Martin Wimpress has announced the release of Ubuntu MATE 14.04.2, an updated build of the Ubuntu-based distribution featuring the MATE desktop environment. Although the DVD image name sports the LTS (long-term support) tag, this version of Ubuntu MATE is not an “official” Ubuntu flavour as the project was….

antiX 14.4 MX “Symbiosis” Linux Distribution Brings Xfce 4.12, Based on Debian 7 Wheezy

The antiX 14.4 MX Linux operating system has been announced, based on the Debian GNU/Linux 7 (Wheezy) distribution and built around the lightweight and popular Xfce 4.12 desktop environment. This is a stable release that uses the sysVinit init system by default and updates several core components and applications.

Dubbed Symbiosis, antiX 14.4 MX now uses the recent… (read more)

Shotwell 0.22.0 Released Ahead of GNOME 3.16 with Metadata Support for Facebook Upload

Shotwell, the open-source software that is used as the default photo viewer and organizer utility in numerous distributions of GNU/Linux, including Ubuntu, has reached version 0.22.0 on March 23, ahead of the GNOME 3.16 announcement on March 25, bringing assorted new features and fixes.

According to the raw changelog, version 0.22.0 of the… (read more)

Black Lab Linux 6.5 Released with Xfce 4.12, KDE 4.14, MATE 1.8, and GNOME 3.10

The Black Lab Software team, through Roberto J. Dohnert, had the pleasure of announcing earlier today, March 24, the immediate availability for download of all four editions of Black Lab Linux 6.5, which includes Xfce 4.12, KDE 4.14.2, MATE 1.8.1, and GNOME 3.10.2 desktop environments.

Black Lab Linux 6.5 incorporates two different kernel packa… (read more)

Announcing The Aaron Winborn Award to honor amazing community members

In honor of long-time Drupal contributor Aaron Winborn (see his recent Community Spotlight), whose battle with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) (also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) is coming to an end later today, the Community Working Group, with the support of the Drupal Association, would like to announce the establishment of the Aaron Winborn Award.

This will be an annual award recognizing an individual who demonstrates personal integrity, kindness, and above-and-beyond commitment to the Drupal community. It will include a scholarship and stipend to attend DrupalCon and recognition in a plenary session at the event. Part of the award will also be donated to the special needs trust to support Aaron’s family on an annual basis.

Thanks to Hans Riemenschneider for the suggestion, and the Drupal Association executive board for approving this idea and budget so quickly. We feel this award is a fitting honor to someone who gave so much to Drupal both on a technical and personal level.

Thank you so much to Aaron for sharing your personal journey with all of us. It’s been a long journey, and a difficult one. You and your family are all in our thoughts.

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Distribution Release: antiX 14.4 “MX”

antiX 14.4 “MX” has been released. This is the latest update of the project’s special edition developed in collaboration with the MEPIS Community and featuring the Xfce desktop. “MX 14.4 ‘Symbiosis’ available. Upgraded bug-fix editions (PAE and non-PAE) of MX 14 are now available. This version has fixed….

Ubuntu MATE 14.04.2 LTS Officially Released with Backported Features from Ubuntu MATE 15.04

At the request of numerous “angry” Ubuntu MATE fans, Martin Wimpress announced a few minutes ago, March 23, the immediate availability for download of the second maintenance release of the Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS (Long Term Support) operating system.

Following on the footsteps of Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (Trusty Tahr), which has been released a month ago, on February 20, … (read more)