Weekly News Feed - 03rd September 2017

Welcome to the 3rd issue of Weekly News Feed. In past week, we covered a few distribution releases and development releases. Also, there was an article on usefulness of elementary OS and news on availability of budgie v10.4 in Debian and Ubuntu. We did not cover release of Ubuntu 17.10 beta 1 releases owing to it's wide spread nature.


Following are stories we shared in past week starting from 28th August 2017.

KaOS 2017.09 snapshot released with latest Nomad-firewall
Sunday 03 September 2017 12:37 PM

The KaOS team has announced availability of KaOS 2017.09, latest stable snapshot of independently developed rolling GNU/Linux distribution. Along with several package updates, KaOS 2017.09 also brings latest release of Nomad-firewall. It has been a while since last update of Nomad firewall. Finally, it is migrated to Qt5 frameworks and latest release is included in KaOS 2017.09 snapshot. A

LFS and BLFS version 8.1 released with major package updates
Sunday 03 September 2017 12:21 PM

The Linux From Scratch (LFS) community has shipped LFS and BLFS version 8.1, latest releases of tools and guide lines required for building your own custom GNU/Linux operating system from scratch.This release announcement includes variations of LFS and BLFS projects with systemd and without systemd. LFS and BLFS version 8.1 includes various updated packages in tool chain and other package

ReactOS 0.4.6 released with huge improvement in hardware support and better stability
Saturday 02 September 2017 05:46 PM

The ReactOS release engineering team has announced release of ReactOS 0.4.6, latest iterative release of independently developed windows binary compatible operating system. This release brings huge improvement in hardware support and fixes several issues to provide a more mature systems. ReactOS is getting more mature for real hardware resources. ReactOS 0.4.6 fixes various issues associated

GhostBSD 11.1 BETA 1 released
Friday 01 September 2017 09:02 PM

Mr ericbsd of GhostBSD team has announced release of GhostBSD 11.1 BETA 1, latest development release of FreeBSD based desktop operating system. This release brings MATE and Xfce flavors for i386 and x86_64 systems. As any other development releases, GhostBSD 11.1 BETA 1 is also not free from bugs and issues. The purpose of providing a development release is to find as many bugs as possible and

Linux Lite 3.6 Final released with optimal repo chooser and intelligent search for documentation
Friday 01 September 2017 08:50 PM

The Linux Lite team has announced release of Linux Lite 3.6 Final, latest stable release of lightweight, yet full featured desktop operating system for low resource computers. This release of Linux Lite introduces a optimal repository choosing application and intelligent search facility for documentations. The Lite Sources app introduced by Linux Lite team will help users to select the nearest

Bodhi Linux 4.3.1 fixes a major issue in v4.3.0
Thursday 31 August 2017 11:11 AM

It is unusual in GNU/Linux world to ship two releases in consequent days. It happens only when there are serious issues with former release and the developer want to patch it immediately. Just one day after release of Bodhi Linux 4.3.0, Mr Jeff Hoogland, developer of Bodhi Linux has announced availability of Bodhi Linux 4.3.1, an unscheduled release of the distribution. The Bodhi Linux

Budgie Desktop v10.4 is now available for Debian and Ubuntu
Thursday 31 August 2017 10:52 AM

Following official release of Budgie v10.4, the Ubuntu Budgie team has announced availability of Budgie v10.4 for Debian and Ubuntu distributions. Ubuntu Budgie team is holding the responsibility of packaging Budgie desktop for Debian based distributions. Currently, Budgie v10.4 is available in Debian unstable and Debian Buster repositories. It is planned to be the default desktop environment

How elementary OS is achieving usefulness?
Monday 28 August 2017 08:44 PM

In a recent blog post, Mr Daniel Fore, a team member of elementary project writes, how elementary OS is achieving usefulness, an essential quality of a successful operating system. He explains how elementary OS allows the users to forget about the operating system and concentrate on their work. Usefulness is one among the 4 qualities listed by Matthew Paul Thomas, designer at Canonical, as

KTorrent is getting updated with KDE Frameworks 5, now available in KDE Neon developer edition
Monday 28 August 2017 08:26 PM

It has been a while since arrival of KDE Frameworks 5.x. Since then, a lot of applications has updated their code using Frameworks 5.x. Finally, KTorrent is also getting updated with Frameworks 5.x. In an official tweet, KDE Neon team has announced the availability of updated KTorrent in KDE Neon developer edition. A preview of KTorrent (credit : KDE Application website) For those who have


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