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Linux Mint 17.3 'KDE' Released
01/09/2016 10:39 PM

The Linux Mint community announced availability of Linux Mint 17.3 'KDE', latest release in Linux Mint 17.3 family, featuring KDE as default desktop environment. This release includes KDE 4.14, MDM 2.0, a Linux kernel 3.19 and an Ubuntu 14.04 package base. According to official release announcement, following are some highlights of this release. Software repositories are mirrored (i.e.

Linux Mint 17.3 'Rosa' XFCE Released
01/09/2016 10:26 PM

The Linux Mint project announced availability of Linux Mint 17.3 'Rosa' XFCE, latest build of Linux Mint 17.3, featuring XFCE as default desktop environment. This release includes Xfce 4.12, MDM 2.0, a Linux kernel 3.19 and an Ubuntu 14.04 package base. According to official release announcement, following are some highlights of this release. The "Desktop Settings" tool now supports more

Ubuntu Software Center gets a massive update for Ubuntu 16.04
01/08/2016 09:38 PM

After long days inactivity, finally Ubuntu Software center gets a massive update. Unfortunately, this update is only available for daily builds of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. New update includes use of `Ubuntu One` token for authenticating to server, support for Adwaita dark theme, removal of extra channel support ..etc From a news article published in softpedia linux section: It’s been a long time

Alpine Linux 3.3.1 Released
01/08/2016 09:23 PM

The Alpine Linux project announced availability of Alpine Linux 3.3.1, latest update of small, simple and secure GNU/Linux distribution built over musl libc and busybox. This release is a bug fix update for distribution's 3.3.x series. Main feature of this release is regression fixing related to certain boot environments. According to release announcement, following is a short change log

Linux Mint 18.x wll be know as 'Sarah'
01/07/2016 11:36 PM

The Linux Mint team announced that, Linux Mint releases in 18.x series will be known by the code name 'Sarah'. Sarah is a feminine name used by a wide range of people following Christanity, Islam and Jewism. Sarah was name of prophet Abraham's wife. Linux Mint 18.x series will be based on Ubuntu 16.04.x LTS, and it is expected that first release of this series will be available by May/June

Q4OS 2.0.2 Scorpion dev Released
01/07/2016 11:26 PM

The Q4OS team announced availability of Q4OS 2.0.2 dev, latest development release of Debian based lightweight GNU/Linux distribution. The main purpose of this development release is to find possible bugs in early phase of development. From release announcement: This release is based on the latest Debian 'Stretch' and Trinity desktop 14.0.3 preliminary stable branch, brings improved

SaaS, CaaS & DevOps : Future of Cloud in 2016
01/07/2016 11:16 PM

The Cloud service is one of the fastest growing technology in these days. It helps people to have scalable, reliable network solutions for an affordable cost. The cbronline portal has published an article which is trying to predict future of cloud in 2016. Dave Wright, CEO of SolidFire: "The growth of hyperscale cloud vendors like Amazon and Microsoft, will continue to put pressure on the

Firefox OS will power new Panasonic DX900 UHD TV
01/06/2016 09:43 PM

Panasonic announced that, Firefox OS will power their newly unveiled Panasonic DX900 UHD TVs. This will be world's first LCD/LED tv in the world with Ultra HD Premium specifications. From a news article published in Mozilla blog. Panasonic TVs powered by Firefox OS are already available globally, enabling consumers to find their favorite channels, apps, videos, websites and content

Manjaro Fluxbox 15.12 Released
01/06/2016 09:34 PM

The Manjaro community announced release of Manjaro Fluxbox 15.12, new community build of Manjaro, based on Manjaro 15.12, featuring Fluxbox as default desktop environment. This release is available for both 32 bit and 64 bit architectures. As per release announcement, following are packages included in this release. Manjaro-Welcome Manjaro-Settings-Manager package manager: Pamac file

Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa - A wilted flower : Review
01/06/2016 09:19 PM

The dedoimedo portal has published a review of Linux Mint 17.3, latest stable release of Ubuntu 14.04.x LTS based GNU/Linux distribution. After playing with Linux Mint 17.3 for a while, reviewer concludes that, similar to other releases in this season, Linux Mint 17.3 has also failed to impress him. He is very happy with Linux Mint 17.2, but not with Linux Mint 17.3. The R naming tradition

Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 Alpha 1 Xenial Xerus Released
01/05/2016 08:50 PM

The Ubuntu Kylin team announced availability of Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 Alpha 1, first most development release of upcoming stable GNU/Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and targets Chinese users. From release notes: We are glad to announce the Release of Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 (codename XenialXerus) Alpha 1. In this pre-release, we have fixed many internationalization and localization bugs in

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Alpha 1 Released
01/05/2016 08:44 PM

The Ubuntu MATE team announced availability of Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Alpha 1, first development release of upcoming Long Term Supported(LTS) GNU/Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, featuring MATE as default desktop environment. This release will be known with code name Xenial Xerus. From release announcement: Our own squirrel, Xenial Xerus (to become 16.04 LTS), should be much better than

elementary in 2015 : Annual report
01/04/2016 10:09 PM

The elementary team has published a report on it's performance in last one year. elementary OS was able to make a lot improvements in past year. elementary's achievements in 2015 includes, new website, new release, redesigned documentation, participation in open source conferences, contribution to other upstream projects ..etc. We can’t believe that 2015 is almost over! It’s been a great

paldo GNU/Linux Review
01/04/2016 08:48 PM

paldo is Upkg driven GNU/Linux distribution. It features both source code installation and binary installation. Though it builds packages like a source distribution, it also provides binary packages. Latest issue of distrowatch weekly features a review of paldo Linux. This review observes that, paldo has failed to have a noticeable  grow it's user base since it's beginning. Though there are

Is Lubuntu faster than Windows XP? Who Cares
01/03/2016 10:34 PM

Well, microsfot's windows XP is officially retired. So there is no reason to see whether it is faster than Lubuntu-Lightweight GNU/Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. Though an article published on everydaylinuxuser portal compares performance of Lubuntu with Windows XP. And also he lists the reasons to justify, why Windows XP would be slower than Lubuntu. Really this test should be at

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