Weekly News Feed - 20th August 2017

After a while, we are back with our weekly news letter titled Weekly News Feed, in which we summarizes the stories we shared in that week.


Following are main stories we shared on previous week starting from 12th August 2017.

Ubuntu 17.10 development is in prorgress, now you can enable dock in default session
Saturday 19 August 2017 02:55 PM

Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark is going to be the first stable release of Ubuntu after the Canonical's decision to discard unity shell in favor of matured GNOME shell. As a part of this, Canonical is trying their best to deliver unity like experience in GNOME shell. Ubuntu 17.10 Default Session with dock enabled. The implementation of unity experience in GNOME shell is in progress. On the 5th

feren OS becomes a rolling distribution; August 2017 snapshot is available now
Saturday 19 August 2017 11:24 AM

The feren OS developers has announced that, they are switching to a rolling release model. As a beginning of this model, August 2017 snapshot is available now. feren OS August 2017 snapshot is based on recently announced Linux Mint 18.2. On top of Linux Mint, feren OS brings various visual improvements and a large collection of applications which will find use in day to day life.  The main

Raspbian Stretch released based on Debian Stretch
Thursday 17 August 2017 11:53 PM

When it is about to complete two years after release of Raspbian Jessy, Raspbian team has announced release of Raspbian Stretch, latest stable release of Debian based GNU/Linux distribution targeting Raspberry Pi devices. The two year gap between consequent releases is inherited from the Debian itself. Debian publishes a major release in every two year. Comparing to Debian Jessy, changes in

Debian for mobile devices is getting ready
Thursday 17 August 2017 11:23 PM

During recently held Debian annual conference, DebConf 2017 in Montreal, Canada, more than 50 people were gathered to discuss about the future and challenges of Debian for mobile devices. There is an active team of volunteers who are involved in efforts to make Debian working on wide range of mobile devices. During the DebConf17, a number of mobile devices were shown as a proof of Debian

GNOME turns 20 year old, Happy Birthday GNOME
Wednesday 16 August 2017 09:57 PM

On 15th August 2017, GNOME project has completed 20 years in it's journey. The project was founded by Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena Quintero on August 15, 1997. Over the years, GNOME has become an inseparable part of free software community. GNOME (Initially, acronym for GNU Network Object Model Environment was started as independent window manager for GNU/Linux and other Unix like

Budgie Desktop 10.4 released; Implements long awaited features
Tuesday 15 August 2017 08:21 AM

Along with release of Solus 3, the Solus project has also released Budgie Desktop 10.4, latest stable release of independently developed desktop environments that is compatible with GNOME application stack. This release implements various long awaited features in Budgie Desktop. When the previous Budgie 10.3 was released, it was told as final release in Budgie Desktop 10.x series. The next

Solus 3 released with Budgie Desktop 10.4; Ships with support for snap packages
Tuesday 15 August 2017 07:36 AM

Mr Joshua Strobl on behalf of Solus project has announced release of Solus 3, 3rd iteration of independently evolved rolling GNU/Linux distribution. This release brings various under the hood optimizations and visual improvements to make it the best operating system for laptops and desktop computers. Vertical panels in Solus 3 Budgie Edition Unlike previous snapshot releases of Solus, Solus

Linux Mint 18.2 stands out as best desktop Linux
Monday 14 August 2017 10:54 AM

It is not a secret that, Linux Mint is highest ranked GNU/Linux distribution in distrowatch. It attracts beginners and advanced users with it's smooth and traditional desktop experience. It can be easily used by anyone, even one without any knowledge of Linux boxes. The zdnet portal has published a review on recently released Linux Mint 18.2 stable release. It remarks that, even after years

Deepin Package Manager 1.0 released - A brand new package manager for .deb files
Saturday 12 August 2017 09:49 AM

The deepin project has announced arrival of new member in deepin application family. The Deepin Package Manager V1.0 is first release of simple and efficient package manager developed by deepin project. It facilitate easy installation and management of .deb packages which are not shown in deepin software center. Application description in deepin package manager (courtesy : deepin blog) The

GhostBSD 11.1 Alpha 1 released in MATE & Xfce flavors
Saturday 12 August 2017 09:33 AM

Mr Eric Turgeon of GhostBSD project has announced availability of GhostBSD 11.1 Alpha 1 for testing. This is first development release prior to upcoming stable GhostBSD 11.1 release. It is available in both MATE and Xfce flavors for i386 and x86_64 architectures. When sharing a development release with community, GhostBSD is expecting some volunteers to step in for testing the installation

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