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ChaletOS 14.04.2 Review
07/05/2015 12:19 AM

dedoimedo.com has published a review of ChaletOS 14.04.2, a Xubuntu 14.04.2 based GNU/Linux Distribution. ChaletOS is a Xubuntu-derived distribution, with very little to no publicity surrounding it. Even its official domain, a humble, unassuming Google sites page, does not offer too much information. I came across ChaletOS while reading Gizmo's Freeware forums, and

Firefox 39 Released
07/05/2015 12:11 AM

Mozilla announced release of Firefox 39, the latest stable release of widely used open source web browser that has cross platform support. This release was delayed a little bit, owing to it's effort to fix some bugs. According to official release announcement, following are new features of Firefox 39. Share Hello URLs with social networks

Ubuntu 14.10 'Utopic Unicorn' Reaches End Of Life
07/03/2015 10:00 PM

Ubuntu team announced that, Ubuntu 14.10 with code name 'Utopic Unicorn' will reach it's end of life by 23rd of July. After that, no security updates will be available and it is highly discouraged to use after that. Meanwhile Ubuntu 15.04 will continue to receive supports. From ubuntu mailing list regarding end of life of Ubuntu 14.10: Ubuntu announced its 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)

Upgraiding to Linux Mint 17.2, from Linux Mint 17.1 and Linux Mint 17.2
07/03/2015 09:54 PM

Recently, Linux Mint team announced release of Linux Mint 17.2 'Rafaela'. Similar to previous released Linux Mint 17.1 and Linux Mint 17, this release is also based on Ubuntu 14.04.x LTS. An article published in Linux Mint official blog explains how to upgrade your Linux Mint 17.x system to Linux Mint 17.2. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. You might want to upgrade to 17.2 because

Firefox's Virtual Reality Feature Might Change the Game : Mozilla CEO
07/02/2015 10:39 PM

Mozilla CEO Chris Beard, hopes that, the upcoming virtual reality feature in Mozilla Firefox may change the game and it will define a new era in world wide web. According to a news article published in usatoday: SAN FRANCISCO—Mozilla has started letting outside developers use a test version of its Firefox browser with new virtual-reality technology that could make surfing the web

Intel Compute Sticks Will be Made Available with Ubuntu
07/02/2015 10:31 PM

Intel compute Stick is a small device that helps to convert HDMI enabled TVs, monitors into a full functional computer system. Intel has announced that in near future, it will ship Compute Sticks with Pre installed Ubuntu operating system. From a news article published in ubuntu insights: The Intel® Compute Stick now comes in more flavours, with the announcement that an Ubuntu version (

Solus Project Continues To Roll; Just Included Linux 4.1.1 LTS
07/02/2015 10:21 PM

Solus Project, an independent GNU/Linux distribution project, continues it's journey to develop a user friendly, compact but powerful GNU/Linux distribution. According to latest news regarding Solus Project, now it has got Linux Kernel 4.1.1 which is a long term supported version. From a news article published in softpedia: The Solus project is powering on, and they released a new

Incubio joins the Charm Partner Programme
07/02/2015 12:47 AM

Canonical announced that, Incubio, one of the top big incubator in world, joins Charm Partner Programme. According to official announcement made by canonical: Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme helps solution providers make the best use of Canonical’s universal service modeling tool, Juju; enabling instant workload deployment, integration, and scaling on virtually any public or

LibreOffice 4.4.4 Released
07/02/2015 12:43 AM

The Document Foundation announced release of LibreOffice 4.4.4, the latest update of popular open source office suite. From Release Announcement: Berlin, June 30, 2015 – The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 4.4.4, the fourth minor release of the LibreOffice 4.4 family, with over 70 fixes over LibreOffice 4.4.3. New features introduced by LibreOffice 4.4 are listed on

OpenMandriva 2014.2 'The Scion' Released
06/30/2015 09:40 PM

OpenMandriva team through kate labedeff announced release of OpenMandriva 2014.2 Lx, the latest stable release of free and open source GNU/Linux distribution initially forked from Mandriva Linux. As announced earlier, OpenMandriva team has dedicated this release to Mandriva Linux, which was shutdown recently.  From Release Announcement: OpenMandriva Scion (2014.2) is a major update

OpenMediaVault 2.1 Stone burner Announced
06/30/2015 09:30 PM

OpenMediaVault team, through volker announced release of OpenMediaVault 2.1 with code name 'Stone Burner'. OpenMediaVault is a next is network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian GNU/Linux. It includes services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. According to release announcement, following are major features of new release:

LInux Mint 17.2 'Rafaela' MATE and Cinnamon Editions Released
06/30/2015 09:22 PM

Linux Mint developers announced release of Linux Mint 17.2 with code name 'Rafaela'. Similar to previous Mint distributions, Linux Mint is also based on Ubuntu 14.04.x LTS and will continue to provide till 2019. As convention of Linux Mint, new release is also has got two flavors, featuring Cinnamon and MATE desktops. Linux Mint 17.2 features Cinnamon 2.6 and MATE 1.10. Related Resources

Samsung Sells A Million of Tizen Loaded Phones within 6 Months.
06/29/2015 11:26 PM

Samsung was able to sell around one million devices of Z1, a Tizen powered phone announced 6 months ago. Tizen is a open source mobile operating system made by Samsung. From a news article published in indiatimes: Samsung Electronics Co has sold 1 million Z1 smartphones that run on its Tizen operating system in less than six months of launch in India and plans to follow up with a Gold

Valve Announced SteamOS 'brewmaster', The next SteamOS Release
06/28/2015 10:04 PM

Valve announced the first preview of upcoming SteamOS with code name "brewmaster". Upcoming SteamOS is based on Debian 8.1 stable release. In disclaimer, valve says that, current release is only a early preview and will be having limited hardware compatibility only. And this release is intended to get feedback from community.  From official release announcement: Valve is pleased to

DirectX 11 is Coming to Linux, A good news for Linux Gamers
06/28/2015 10:05 PM

DirectX 11 support is coming to Linux and it will allow wine to support more windows games to run in Linux. DirectX 9 is already available for Linux. But it is not sufficient enough to support newer games. So availability of DirectX 11 will make more windows games to run in Linux. According to a news article published in pcworld magazine The chains are loosening. DirectX still binds

Mageia 5, A Magical GNU/Linux Distribution : Review
06/28/2015 10:04 PM

A review written by Christine Hall, explores different features of recently released Mageia 5. Mageia is a free and open source GNU/Linux distribution initially forked from Mandriva Linux. Mageia 5, released on Friday and over a year in the making, is familiar territory to those of us who cut our Linux teeth on Mandriva back in the days when it was called Mandrake. That’s not to say that

OpenSourceFeed : Weekly News Feed 12
06/28/2015 10:04 PM

VectorLinux 7.1 Final Released 06/27/2015 09:59 PM Vector Linux team announced release of Vector Linux 7.1 Final. This is latest stable release of Slackware based GNU/Linux distribution upholding 3 main motives namely speed, performance and stability.  From release announcement: This release is the culmination of years of work to make our distro the standard which all others

VectorLinux 7.1 Final Released
06/28/2015 10:04 PM

Vector Linux team announced release of Vector Linux 7.1 Final. This is latest stable release of Slackware based GNU/Linux distribution upholding 3 main motives namely speed, performance and stability.  From release announcement: This release is the culmination of years of work to make our distro the standard which all others hope to achieve. We have successfully developed an easy to

Manjaro Cinnamon 0.8.13 Released
06/27/2015 09:49 PM

Manjaro team announced release of Manjaro Cinnamon Edition 0.8.13, the latest stable release of Arch based rolling GNU/Linux distribution. Manjaro Cinnamon comes with Cinnamon 2.6, which is the latest stable release of Cinnamon so far.  Following are major features and enhancements introduced in Manjaro Cinnamon 0.8.13 release. Cinnamon 2.6 is introduced, which is the latest stable

Why BSD Did n't Beat GNU/Linux
06/28/2015 10:04 PM

When we talk about free and open source operating systems, the first thing that may come to our mind is GNU/Linux operating system. But in fact, GNU/Linux was not the first free operating system in the past. It was BSD, which appeared as a Free operating system and as an alternative to existing proprietary operating system Unix.  An article written by Christopher Tozzi, published in

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