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First LXQt-Based Lubuntu 17.10 Daily Builds Surface, Here's What It Looks Like

Sat, 2017-05-27 09:05

Lubuntu maintainer Simon Quigley was kind enough to inform us today about the availability of the first daily build ISO images of the upcoming Lubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system, with the LXQt desktop environment.

The development cycle of the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system started two months ago when Canonical's Adam Conrad gave the green light to all maintainers and developers involved in the project, and the first Alpha milestone is now approaching fast.

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Mageia 6 RC

Sat, 2017-05-27 08:33
  • Mageia 6 Reaches Release Candidate Phase

    After being challenged by set backs, Mageia 6 is out in release candidate form.

  • Mageia 6 RC, we are nearly there

    Everyone at Mageia is exceptionally happy and proud to announce the availability of the release candidate of Mageia 6. It has been a long road, but we are at the last step and Mageia 6 is just around the corner.

  • Mageia 6 Linux Distro Reaches RC State, Ships with Linux 4.9 & X.Org Server 1.19

    "The extra time that this release has taken has had one huge benefit: the number of new and exciting additions to Mageia is staggering. They include the now far more mature Plasma to replace KDE4, the DNF and COPR stacks to supplement urpmi, big updates to the major desktops and the other large stacks and components, and lots of package updates," said Donald Stewart in the release announcement.

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Fedora and Red Hat

Sat, 2017-05-27 08:16

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Debian and Devuan News

Sat, 2017-05-27 08:04

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Gaming News

Sat, 2017-05-27 07:54

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Security Leftovers

Sat, 2017-05-27 07:43
  • Samba flaw opens Linux systems to remote exploit

    A vulnerability in Samba, the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Linux and Unix, can be exploited remotely to gain access to Linux machines that have port 445 exposed.

  • UK cyber chief says directors are devolving responsibility for hacks {sic} [iophk: "a step towards banning Microsoft, yet the article closes with Microsoft talking points"]

    Ciaran Martin, the head of the agency's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), said it is unacceptable for boards to plead ignorance about the threat from cyber attacks.

  • Ransomware and the Internet of Things

    But it is a system that's going to fail in the "Internet of things": everyday devices like smart speakers, household appliances, toys, lighting systems, even cars, that are connected to the web. Many of the embedded networked systems in these devices that will pervade our lives don't have engineering teams on hand to write patches and may well last far longer than the companies that are supposed to keep the software safe from criminals. Some of them don't even have the ability to be patched.

    Fast forward five to 10 years, and the world is going to be filled with literally tens of billions of devices that hackers can attack. We're going to see ransomware against our cars. Our digital video recorders and web cameras will be taken over by botnets. The data that these devices collect about us will be stolen and used to commit fraud. And we're not going to be able to secure these devices.

  • Kodi 17.3 Security Update Patches Infamous Subtitle Hack, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Crash

    The second stable point release of the major Kodi 17 "Krypton" open-source and cross-platform media center was launched the other day, on May 24, 2017, but it was missing some binary add-ons, so Martijn Kaijser announced today Kodi 17.3.

  • Samba vulnerability brings WannaCry fears to Linux/Unix

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What to Expect (and Not Expect) from Linux Universal Packages

Sat, 2017-05-27 07:18

Last June, Canonical Software launched the development of Snap packages, which are intended to work on any Linux distribution. A week later, Red Hat announced its own version of universal packages, called Flatpak. In the months since, both Flatpak and Snap have been promoted as the solutions to the problems with traditional package formats. However, the solutions are not as complete as advertised and call for a rearrangement of the responsibility for security for which free software is simply not prepared.

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KDE: KIO GDrive 1.2, Krita 3.1.4, and Qt 5.9 Release Candidate

Sat, 2017-05-27 07:12
  • KIO GDrive 1.2 released

    A new stable release for KIO GDrive is now available, version is 1.2.0. The main change is the integration with Plasma/KAccounts. Have a look at my previous post for more details.

  • Krita 3.1.4 Released

    Today we’re releasing Krita 3.1.4. This strictly a bug-fix release, but everyone is encouraged to update.

  • Qt 5.9.0 RC released

    We have released Qt 5.9.0 RC today. You can update it at the top of your Qt 5.9 beta(4) online installation or do clean installation by using qt online installer.

  • Qt 5.9 Release Candidate Available For Testing

    Running just slightly behind schedule, the Qt 5.9 release candidate is now available for last-minute testing of this next tool-kit update.

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GNOME (and Related) News: Cinnamon, Container, GNOME Board, GNOME Logs, Tracker, GNOME Shell and Mutter

Sat, 2017-05-27 02:51
  • Cinnamon 3.4 Desktop Environment Gets First Point Release for Linux Mint 18.2

    Linux Mint project leader and Cinnamon developer Clement Lefebvre published the first point release of the recently unveiled Cinnamon 3.4 desktop environment, which will be included in the upcoming Linux Mint 18.2 operating system.

  • Container secrets

    I recently spent some time tracking down a problem with GTK+ containers and drawing. Here is what I found out.

  • Please run for GNOME Board

    Are you a member of the GNOME Foundation? Please consider running for Board.

    Serving on the Board is a great way to contribute to GNOME, and it doesn't take a lot of your time. The GNOME Board of Directors meets every week via a one-hour phone conference to discuss various topics about the GNOME Foundation and GNOME. In addition, individual Board members may volunteer to take on actions from meetings—usually to follow up with someone who asked the Board for action, such as a funding request.

  • GSoC 2017 : GNOME Logs
  • Tracker loves Meson
  • GNOME Shell and Mutter Are Now Ready for the GNOME 3.25.2 Desktop Environment

    GNOME Project's Florian Müllner announced the availability of the GNOME Shell 3.25.2 and Mutter 3.25.2 development releases ahead of the soon-to-be-released GNOME 3.25.2 desktop environment.

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Gaming News

Sat, 2017-05-27 01:22

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Fedora 26 Beta Delay

Sat, 2017-05-27 00:40

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First Look at Devuan 1.0: A Free OS Designed for Debian Fans Who Hate systemd

Sat, 2017-05-27 00:28

The final release of the long-anticipated Devuan GNU/Linux 1.0.0 "Jessie" operating system was launched yesterday, ready to conquer your laptop or workstation without including systemd, nor any systemd-related packages.

Started in November 2014, Devuan project's goal was always to develop a fork of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution without the systemd init daemon. Why? Because the Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" operating system adopted systemd as default init replacement, a move that upset many users and developers.

It took two and a half years for Devuan GNU/Linux to reach the 1.0 milestone and offer its community a stable, secure and reliable computer operating system that's systemd-free. While based on the latest stable Debian release, Devuan uses its own software repository that appears to mirror the upstream development.


  • Devuan Stable Release -- at Last!

    Devuan just released their LTS stable Jessie system

  • Devuan Jessie 1.0.0 stable LTS

    Devuan Jessie 1.0.0 Stable is a major milestone in the new path
    drawn by the Devuan project and its development has provided an
    opportunity to lay down a strong foundation for the Devuan
    community. In the last two years we have put in place a powerful
    infrastructure to support the development and growth of Devuan [...]

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SteamVR for GNU/Linux

Sat, 2017-05-27 00:24

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Wine 2.9

Fri, 2017-05-26 23:29

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Stacer An Alternative To CCleaner And Bleachbit On Linux

Fri, 2017-05-26 17:20

​See what I stumbled upon, a good looking open-source system optimizer for Linux called Stacer. And after using it for a while, it's become one of my must-have apps on all my Linux desktops. So Stacer is like CCleaner for Linux. Previously, I have used Bleachbit on Ubuntu but then I found Stacer and I am not looking back. Stacer is developed on electron and once again it's just pretty. The app is organized into 5 sections; the Dashboard, System Cleaner, Startup Apps, Services and Uninstaller. Let's look at them one by one.

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Alpine Linux 3.6.0 Released

Fri, 2017-05-26 13:15

We are pleased to announce the release of Alpine Linux 3.6.0, the first in the v3.6 stable series.

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