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Lumina Desktop 0.9.0 released with desktop compositing
05/07/2016 10:09 PM

Mr Ken Moore of PC-BSD announced release of Lumina Desktop 0.9.0, latest development release of Fluxbox based, modern, lightweight, user friendly desktop environment for BSD distributions like PC-BSD and FreeBSD. It is expected that, first stable release of Lumina Desktop, version 1.0, will be ready by end of the year aligned with PC-BSD 11.0. Lumina Desktop 0.9.0 comes with a set of nice

WordPress 4.5.2 Security Release is available now
05/07/2016 05:15 PM

Ms Helen Hou-Sandi, on behalf of wordpress team, announced availability of wordpress 4.5.2, a security update for popular open source, content management system. This release fixes some serious security concerns of previous releases and it is highly recommended to upgrade to this system. WordPress versions 4.5.1 and earlier are affected by a SOME vulnerability through Plupload, the

Linux Mint 18 will feature a new flat theme, 'Mint-Y'
05/07/2016 10:33 AM

Linux Mint team has informed that, Linux Mint 18, upcoming stable release of popular GNU/Linux distribution will be featuring a new flat theme. This new theme is inspired by other popular flat themes like 'Arc' and 'Moka' and will be known as 'Mint-Y'. The Linux Mint team is yet to decide whether completely roll out new theme at once or introduce it in phases by providing support for both

Comparing Ubuntu 16.04 flavors - Vanilla, Kubuntu and GNOME Editions
05/06/2016 10:31 PM

It was two weeks back Ubuntu team announced release of Ubuntu 16.04 official flavors which included Vanilla Ubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu Studio ..etc. The hecticgeek has published a comparative review of three official Ubuntu flavors Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME. This review examines different aspects of these three distributions including performance

Red Hat donates two new servers to GNOME project
05/06/2016 10:19 PM

Red Hat, one of the biggest open source organizations, has recently donated two new servers to GNOME project. This was confirmed by GNOME project in their official blog. This donation is a part of much bigger plan of consolidating GNOME servers across the globe to a single data center. The GNOME Project thanks Red Hat for their recent donation of two new servers. The donation is part of a

gNewSense 4 'Ucclia' released
05/06/2016 09:30 PM

Mr Sam Geeraerts of gNewSense announced release of gNewSense 4.0, latest stable release of Debian based GNU/Linux distribution that completely adheres guide lines of Free Software Foundation(FSF). Following guide lines of Free Software Foundation means, absence of any non-free component in distribution, including Linux Kernel blobs. First Alpha release of gNewSense 4.0 was released 17 months

SparkyLinux 4.3 Special Editions announced
05/06/2016 09:16 PM

SparkyLinux team announced release of SparkyLinux 4.3 special editions which includes GameOver, Rescue and multimedia editions. All these special editions are built over SparkyLinux 4.3 and hence are compatible with current Debian testing branch 'stretch'. GameOver editions is an ultimate gaming distribution which comes with several pre-installed games and scripts to install additional games.

4MLinux 17.0 STABLE released
05/05/2016 10:21 PM

The 4MLinux team announced release of 4MLinux 17.0, latest stable release of independently evolved, lightweight GNU/Linux distribution. 4Ms in 4MLinux stands for Maintenance, Multimedia, Miniserver and Mystery. From release announcement: The status of the 4MLinux 17.0 series has been changed to STABLE. Create your documents with LibreOffice 5.1.3.1 and share them using DropBox 3.18.1,

IPFire 2.19 - Core Update 102 released, soon after 101
05/05/2016 10:09 PM

The IPFire team announced availability of IPFire 2.19 - Core update 102, latest update pack for IPFire 2.19, an open source firewall distribution that can be easily customized as a firewall, or a proxy server or a gateway. IPFire 2.19 core update 102 comes just 2 days after release of core update 101. Even though there was only two day gap between two update packs, the team has made several bug

Neptune OS 4.5.1 is available now
05/05/2016 09:29 PM

Neptune OS team announced availability of Neptune OS 4.5.1, latest stable update of Debian stable based GNU/Linux distribution which features updated versions of Linux Kernel and other software packages. Neptune OS 4.5.1 is an update to Neptune OS 4.5 released at the beginning of this year. This release is updated with all packages available till 3rd May 2016. Following are some notable

Simplicity Linux 16.04 released
05/04/2016 10:27 PM

The Simplicity Linux team announced release of Simplicity Linux 16.04, latest stable release of Puppy based, lightweight, user friendly GNU/Linux distribution. This release of Simplicity Linux is delayed a little bit due to unexpected hardware failures on production machine. Similar to recent release of Simplicity, this release also based on LXPup and features LXDE as desktop environment.

VLC Media Player 2.2.3 'Weatherwax' is available now
05/03/2016 11:13 PM

VideoLAN has announced availability of VLC 2.2.3, latest update in worlds most popular open source media players 2.2.x series. This release announcement is applicable for all platforms including windows, GNU/Linux and OS X. VLC media player is well known for it's ability to support wide range of media formats. Following are notable highlights of VLC Media Player 2.2.3: Notable number of

IPFire 2.19 - Core update 101 released
05/03/2016 10:55 PM

IPFire project announced availability of IPFire 2.19 - Core update 101, latest update for distributions current stable branch. IPFire is an open source firewall distribution that is designed to be modular and highly customizable to match with requirements of a wide range of users. As usual, new update pack of IPFire 2.19 is also coming with several bug fixes. These bug fixes includes cross site

Kodi team warns users about unofficial addons
05/02/2016 10:11 PM

Kodi Media Center team has warned users to be careful while choosing unofficial add-ons. A few incidents were reported, where newly installed add-ons removed existing add-ons without user permission or knowledge. Even though Kodi team is not mentioning add-on developers explicitly, they wants users to be aware of this situation. Though Kodi team is not guaranteeing 100% safety in using addons

Apricity OS 04.2016 Beta & RC1 released
05/02/2016 09:55 PM

The Apricity OS team announced release of Apricity OS 04.2016 Beta and RC1 together. Apricity OS 04.2016 RC1 is first most stable release candidate of this Arch based distribution. This month, a lot of effort has gone into improving the development workflow and making a distinction between stable, tested features and untested features. The apricity-core repository has split into three

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS - A nice release, though better to wait : Review
05/02/2016 08:13 PM

It is often told that Ubuntu LTS releases have a clear dominance over other releases. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is also not different. Being most expected Ubuntu release so far, people are very much eager to know about pros and cons of this release. Latest issue of distrowatch weekly(01/05/2016) has published a review on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This review observes that Ubuntu 16.04 is a nice, well polished

Manjaro LXQt Dark 16.04 released with a new dark theme
05/01/2016 09:13 PM

The Manjaro LXQt community announced release of Manjaro LXQt Dark 16.04, successor for Manjaro LXQt 16.04 released at the beginning of April. Main attraction of Manjaro LXQt Dark edition is a dark theme named Kwantum which is supposed to reduce eye strain while using computer. Following are some notable highlights of this release: kernel 4.4.8 LTS, Manjaro-settings-manager, sddm, plymouth,

VOYAGER Live 16.04 LTS released
05/01/2016 10:57 AM

The VOYAGER team announced release of Voyager 16.04 LTS, latest stable release of Xubuntu based GNU/Linux distribution with French origin. Voyager is a redesigned version of Xubuntu. The soul aim of Voyager is not to provide a distribution targeting few people, but to provide a highly configurable distribution that can be tweaked to match with anyone's requirements. Voyager 16.04 LTS comes


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