Weekly News Feed - 10th September 2017

Welcome to 4th issue Open Source Feed - Weekly News Feed. In past week, we mainly covered development and stable releases of various distributions. Two immediate releases of Manjaro was also in the news.


Following are brief of news items we shared in last week starting from 4th September 2017.

Oracle Linux 7.4 update is available for x86_64 servers
Sunday 10 September 2017 09:51 AM

Mr Scott Lynn, product strategy director at Oracle Linux has announced public availability of Oracle Linux 7.4 for x86_64 servers. This is 4th update in Oracle Linux 7.x series and brings various updates in several key areas, including Security, support for Cloud and Container environments, and Performance. For those who have never heard of Oracle Linux, it is a an enterprise driven operating

GNOME Shell 3.25.91 lands in Artful, final release will ship with 3.26
Saturday 09 September 2017 10:51 AM

As a part of migration to GNOME Shell 3.26 in Ubuntu 17.10 Artful, Ubuntu team has packed GNOME 3.25.91 in update repositories. This will give way to 3.26 once the upstream release is available. Ubuntu 17.10 Artful will be the first release of Ubuntu featuring GNOME shell as default session. In order to provide a Unity like experience, Ubuntu team is customizing GNOME shell a little bit. This

Manjaro 17.0.4 fixes issue with graphical package manager and installer in 17.0.3 release
Friday 08 September 2017 11:06 PM

It was just at the beginning of this week, Manjaro team announced release of Manjaro 17.0.3, scheduled final release in Manjaro 17.x series. Now, Manjaro team is back with release announcement of Manjaro 17.0.4 an unscheduled bug fix release. This release fixes issues with graphical package manager and installer shipped in previous release. It also includes bug fixes for Mesa Stack. Manjaro

Fedora 27 Beta enters Freeze state
Friday 08 September 2017 11:10 PM

Strictly adhering to the release schedule, Fedora 27 has entered Freeze state for beta release. This implies there won't any package additions in Fedora 27 till beta release with exception for packages with fix accepted blocker status or freeze exception bugs. This status will continue till approval of beta release. Till the approval of beta release, new package updates will be added to

Zorin OS 12.2 released with performance and usability improvements
Friday 08 September 2017 10:22 PM

The Zorin Group has announced release of Zorin OS 12.2, latest stable release of Ubuntu based GNU/Linux distribution that provides a familiar user experience. This release of Zorin OS comes with various performance and usability improvements to provide a more faster, secure and powerful computing experience to all class of users. Zorin OS 12.2 comes with an enhanced desktop experience. It

Open source video editor OpenShot 2.4.0 released with improved stability
Thursday 07 September 2017 09:46 PM

Mr Jonathan Thomas, developer of OpenShot video editor has announced release of OpenShot 2.4.0, latest release of free, open source, non-linear, cross platform supported video editor. This stability focused release of OpenShot brings fixes for various issues which used to cause unexpected crash on run time. This make it suitable for more professional video editing. For the past few months,

Linux Mint 18.3 will feature window level progress info and redesigned backup tool
Wednesday 06 September 2017 10:40 PM

In monthly news letter for August 2017, Linux Mint team has unveiled some planned highlights of upcoming Linux Mint 18.3 stable release. It includes a completely rewritten system backup tool and window level progress to show progress on task bar. The backup tool has been completely rewritten to provide a better experience. The code has been minimized and modernized to ensure better performance

Linux Container (LXC) 2.1 released with a lot of new features
Wednesday 06 September 2017 10:07 PM

The Linux Container team has announced release of LXC 2.1, latest stable release of tools, templates, language binding and libraries that support every containment technology offered by Linux Kernel. The LXC 2.1 release brings various new features after release of LXC 2.0. LXC 2.1 release is not a long term supported release and hence it will be supported for a period of one year only. Those

Porteus Kiosk 4.5.0 released with Linux 4.12.x, Firefox 52.x ESR and Chrome 60.x
Monday 04 September 2017 09:00 PM

The Porteus Kiosk team has anounced release of Porteus Kiosk 4.5.0, latest stable update of Gentoo based, specialized GNU/Linux distribution for embedded systems like display boards, ATM installation ..etc. Considering the continues requirement for security updates, this release ships various updated packages like Linux Kernel 4.12.10, Firefox 52.3.0 ESR and Google Chrome 60.0.3112.113. It also

Manjaro 17.0.3 Gellivara released; GNOME, Plasma & Xfce flavors are available now
Monday 04 September 2017 09:17 AM

Mr Philip Muler, on behalf of Manjaro team and community has announced availability of Manjaro 17.0.3, final snapshot release in Manjaro 17.0.x Gellivara series. This release announcement includes officially supported KDE and Xfce flavors and also community supported GNOME flavors. Manjaro 17.0.x is considered as a good release considering it's acceptance by the community. Manjaro 17.0.3 is 3rd


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