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HandyLinux 2.5 released, based on Debian 8.5
06/11/2016 10:50 PM

A few weeks after release of Debian 8.5, latest update in Debian 8.5 Jessy series, HandyLinux team has announced availability of HandyLinux 2.5, latest update in Debian based French GNU/Linux distributions 2.x series. Since this is an update and not a completely new release, there are not much features to highlight. Existing users of HandyLinux 2.x series can directly migrate to this updated

Installing MATE Desktop 1.14 in Ubuntu MATE 16.04
06/11/2016 06:41 PM

Two months after release of MATE Desktop 1.14, Ubuntu MATE team has announced availability of MATE Desktop 1.14 for Ubuntu MATE 16.04 and later editions. This release of MATE Desktop is not yet available in official Ubuntu repositories. So Ubuntu MATE team has prepared one PPA(Personal Package Archive) for MATE Desktop 1.14 that is compatible with Ubuntu MATE 16.04. Ubuntu MATE team is

Android x86 6.0 RC1 released with 32 bit and 64 bit kernel support
06/10/2016 10:28 PM

The Android x86 project has announced availability of Android x86 6.0 rc1 (marshmallow-x86) for testing. The Android x86 project is an effort to extend popular mobile platform android for computers with x86 architectures. Android x86 6.0 rc1 is first release candidate prior to release of stable version 6.0. This release candidate of Android x86 is capable of supporting both 32 and 64 bit

Linux Mint 18 Beta released
06/10/2016 08:25 PM

The Linux Mint team has unveiled Linux Mint 18 beta, latest development release of Ubuntu based GNU/Linux distribution that offers traditional user experience. This release includes both Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint. Linux Mint 18 comes with all updated packages and system refinements and also being based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will provide support till 2021. Linux Mint 18 is using

Firefox 47 released with Silverlight to HTML 5 video feature
06/09/2016 01:01 PM

The Mozilla Foundation has unveiled Firefox 47, latest stable update of worlds most popular, open source web browser. This release of firefox brings some noteworthy features like switching silverlight video to encrypted html5 streaming and embedded youtube video streaming in html5 mode in absence of flash player. Following are some new features/bug fixes and changes in Firefox since after

Deepin OpenSymbol released, collection of symbols based on Wingdings
06/08/2016 10:40 PM

The Deepin project has announced release of Deepin OpenSymbol - a collection of symbols based on Wingdings. These symbol includes gestures, shorthand notation, arrows and others to represent actions and objects in real world. The OpenSybmol is an attempt to renovate Microsoft's Wingdings which was released on 1990s. Deepin OpenSybmol is different from MS Wingdings in different perspectives like

Tails 2.4 released with Tor browser 6.0.1
06/08/2016 10:24 PM

The Tails project has unveiled Tails 2.4, latest stable release of Debian based GNU/Linux distribution that focus more attention on privacy and security. Tails 2.4 is coming with Tor browser 6.0.1 which is based on Mozilla firefox 45. Tails 2.4 has automated account configuration for Icedove - a Debian branded email client based on Thunderbird - which will automatically identify required

Porteus 3.2 RC3 is available for testing
06/08/2016 10:12 PM

The Porteus developers has announced availability of Porteus 3.2 RC3, third development release for upcoming stable Porteus 3.2, for testing. Porteus is Slackware/Salix based live cd distribution that comes in 4 different flavors. Porteus 3.2 RC3 is coming with some updated packages and few bug fixes. One of the major highlight of this release candidate is Linux Kernel 4.6.1. We are

Sabayon 16.05 - Great ideas but poor quality : Review
06/08/2016 10:24 PM

Sabayon is a Gentoo based GNU/Linux distribution that offers a rolling release model. It provides support for both source based and binary packages. In addition to common desktops and laptop architectures, recent releases of Sabayon are also capable of running on Raspberry Pi devices also. Latest issue of distrowatch weekly(5th June 2016) has published a review of recently released Sabayon

Manjaro 16.06 i3 and Cinnamon editions released
06/07/2016 09:47 PM

Following the release of Manjaro 16.06 Daniella, Manjaro community has announced availability of Manjaro 16.06 i3 and Cinnamon editions, latest update of Manjaro community distributions featuring i3 and Cinnamon desktop environments respectively. Both Manjaro i3 and Cinnamon editions are shipped with Linux Kernel 4.4.12 LTS to provide maximum hardware support. Manjaro Cinnamon is using Cinnamon

Manjaro 16.06 Daniella released
06/06/2016 07:58 PM

Finally, the most awaited release of Manjaro is here. The Manjaro team has announced release of Manjaro 16.06 Daniella, latest stable upadte of Arch based, user friendly, rolling GNU/Linux distribution. As usual, official Manjaro comes in two flavors, Xfce flavor and KDE flavor. Manjaro 16.06 is shipped with Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS and other updated drivers to provide better hardware support. This

Q4OS 1.4.11 released with improved NVIDIA support
06/05/2016 10:52 PM

The Q4OS team has announced Q4OS 1.4.11, latest update in Debian based, fast, powerful and reliable operating systems 1.4 stable series. This release of Q4OS comes with revamped NVIDIA card detection and proprietary driver installers, which will make Q4OS one more step close to graphics related applications. NVIDIA card detection and proprietary driver installer has been improved a bit, as

VLC 2.2.x Weatherwax gets another update, v2.2.4
06/05/2016 10:44 PM

The VideoLAN team has released another update in VLC 2.2.x Weatherwax  series. This update will be known by the version number 2.2.4. VLC is a cross platform supported, open source multi-media player that is capable of playing a wide range of files. VLC 2.2.4, fourth update in VLC 2.2.x series comes with some bug fixes and minor improvements. Following are some notable highlights of this

Korora 23 is Fedora on steroids - Review
06/05/2016 10:13 AM

Although Fedora is one of the greatest open source operating system and is backed by open source giant Red Hat, many people do not exhibit interest on it. This is owing to policy adopted by Fedora such as shipping of vanilla packages as much as possible, lower support period, decision to avoid non-free components ..etc Korora, a GNU/Linux distribution based on Fedora, is grown by tackling some

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