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LXLE 16.04.1 released
07/30/2016 07:09 PM

Following the release of first point release in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS series, LXLE team has also announced release of 16.04.1, first updated release in project's 16.04 series which is known by the code name Eclectica. LXLE is a lightweight GNU/Linux distribution built over core Lubuntu release. LXLE 16.04.1 release brings all updated packages from official Ubuntu repositories, additionally it has

7 popular terminal games for GNU/Linux
07/30/2016 02:42 PM

Do you think that terminal games has lost their scope? Or a game should use most modern graphic features to make it good? Well, personally I don't think so. Games are great as long as it is capable to entertain people. Most of the modern popular games make use of advanced graphics technologies to provide best experience to users. But these games are mostly targeting serious gamers and not

How to install Budgie Desktop 10.2.6 in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
07/29/2016 09:46 PM

Budgie is an independently developed, lightweight, full featured desktop environment developed by Solus project. Even though it is developed from scratch, it make use of GNOME 3 components in some extend to avoid reinventing wheel. However, it avoids all bulkiness of GNOME and brings best experience to the user. This article is written for people who prefer to test budgie desktop on their

Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf reached end of life
07/29/2016 08:27 PM

Previous non-LTS release of Ubuntu, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf has reached end of life on 28th June of 2016. This means no more updates will be available for this release and all existing users are recommended to upgrade their system to newer versions of Ubuntu. As per Canonical policy life time of LTS(Long Term Supported) releases is 5 years and it is 9 months for non LTS releases. For

Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak Alpha 2 released
07/28/2016 09:12 PM

The Ubuntu development team has announced availability of Ubuntu 16.10 Yaketty Yak for testing. This release announcement is also applicable for  other official community flavors of Ubuntu like Lubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin,and Ubuntu MATE. Ubuntu 16.10, second development version of upcoming stable Ubuntu release includes fixes for several bugs reported in previous development release and it includes

OPNsense 16.7 released with UEFI support
07/28/2016 08:41 PM

The OPNsense team has released OPNsense 16.7, latest stable version of FreeBSD based, open source, user friendly firewall and routing platform. OPNsense 16.7 is a major release after 6 months. Within this 6 months, project has released 20 minor releases. OPNsense 16.7 which named as Dancing Dolphin comes with several updated packages and some new features. Following are some notable

Deepin File Manager v1.0 released - Simple but sophisticated
07/28/2016 12:03 AM

The Deepin Technology has unveiled Deepin File Manager v1.0, first release of simple, easy to use, advanced file manager. This file manager is functionally similar to other file managers, but additionally it provides sophisticated features like clean navigation bar, intelligent search feature, different views, improved user experience ..etc. Credit : Deepin Technology Some notable

Canonical joined Document Foundation project advisory board
07/27/2016 11:45 PM

The Document Foundation - team behind popular open source office suite LibreOffice - has announced joining of Canonical - team behind Ubuntu - on project advisory board of document foundation. LibreOffice productivity suite is an integral part of Ubuntu since it's first release on 2011. Also, LibreOffice will be one of the first applications that make use of snap - universal package management

Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 Alpha released for testers
07/27/2016 08:36 PM

Mr Jeff Hoogland of Bodhi Linux has announced availability of Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 Alpha, first development release of upcoming stable Bodhi Linux 4.0.0. The team expects that, if everything goes well a stable image can be made available by September of this year. Being a development release at early stage of it's development, Bodhi Linux team clearly mention that, this release is not meant for

Point Linux 3.2 - Simply stable & productive : Review
07/26/2016 08:50 PM

Point Linux is a Debian based, desktop oriented GNU/Linux distribution that offers traditional user experience with MATE desktop environment. It is based on stable branch of Debian. Even though MATE is primary desktop environment offered by Point Linux, it also offers an Xfce variation. Point Linux is nothing much more than Debian combined with MATE. However, being a desktop oriented operating

Slackware 14.2 continues it's heroic journey - Review
07/26/2016 09:38 AM

Slackware is one of the oldest, long running GNU/Linux distribution. Recently released Slackware 14.2 places another golden feather on the crown of Slackware. Similar to it's predecessors, Slackware 14.2 also maintains saga of providing stable, consistent and conservative GNU/Linux distribution - A review published by distrowatch Weekly observes.However, Slackware is not a good choice for

Solus project withdraws release schedule of Solus 1.2.1
07/25/2016 09:43 PM

Brining an end to uncertainties, Solus project has officially informed that they are withdrawing release plan for Solus 1.2.1 which was expected to release last week. This was following the decision of project to switch to a rolling release model. The decision of Solus to switch to a rolling release model also invalidates plan for all future releases. An official announcement published by

Ubuntu based budgie-remix 16.04.1 released
07/25/2016 12:32 AM

The budgie remix team has announced availability of budgie-remix 16.04.1, latest stable release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS based GNU/Linux distribution featuring budgie desktop environment. The budgie-remix is an unofficial flavor of Ubuntu. However, in near future this project is planning to be an official community flavor of Ubuntu.In addition to all updates from Ubuntu, budgie-remix also ships

Manjaro 16.08 Preview 1 is available now
07/24/2016 10:24 PM

The Manjaro team has announced availability of Manjaro 16.08 Preview 1, first development image prior to release of next stable Manjaro release. This release will be known by the code name Ellada. Manjaro 16.08 Preview 1 comes with all updated packages till date, more improvements and bug fixes. Our KDE edition gained Plasma 5.7, Framework 5.24 and Apps 16.04. We struggled much with QT 5.7,

Elive 2.7.1 beta released
07/24/2016 11:28 AM

The Elive team has announced availability of Elive 2.7.1 beta for testing. Elive is a Debian based, live CD distribution that comes with well customized enlightenment window manager. Being a development release, Elive team takes a disclaimer that, beta releases are less optimized as it will include development flags and debugging options. So it is not meant for end users who prefer to have

KaOS 2016.07 is available with updated packages
07/24/2016 09:53 AM

The KaOS team has announced availability of KaOS 2016.07, latest stable build of independently evolved, rolling GNU/Linux distribution that offers a straight forward KDE experience out of the box. Being a rolling distribution, KaOS has no need to provide ISO in regular basis. However, the policy of KaOS project is to deliver a new stable ISO, when package updates exceeds certain limit. This

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