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VLC 3.0, PostgreSQL 10.2, Sylabs, Zerodium Bounty and More

Author: Jill Franklin | Files under syndicated

News briefs for February 9, 2018. more>>


Mycroft Mark II, Chronicle, Intel and Bionic Beaver

Author: Jill Franklin | Files under syndicated

News briefs for January 26, 2018.

The Mycroft Mark II Open Source Voice
Assistant (that doesn’t spy on you) just launched on Kickstarter. Mycroft
source code is available on GitHub.


Purism Progress Report, Spectre Mitigation for Ubuntu, Malicious Chrome Extensions and More

Author: Jill Franklin | Files under syndicated

News briefs for January 18, 2018.

Purism, the group behind the security and privacy-focused Librem 5 phone just recently published a progress report highlighting the latest developments and design decisions to its crowdfunded project. Changes include an even faster processor.


Firefox Release, Xen, KDE’s Plasma and More

Author: Petros Koutoupis | Files under syndicated

News highlights for January 16, 2018.

Set your calendars for January 23, 2018, to download the latest Firefox 58 release packed with performance/bottleneck and bug fixes, an even better site source code debugger and more.


Ubuntu Kylin, a Linux Distribution with a Microsoft Windows Experience

Author: Jack Yu | Files under syndicated

Ubuntu Kylin is an open-source Linux distribution based on Ubuntu since 2013,
mainly developed by a Chinese team alongside dozens of Linux developers all
over the world. It contains the basic features you would expect from Ubuntu, plus
features a desktop environment and applications. more>>


Linux Lite

Author: James Gray | Files under syndicated

Linux Lite is a beginner-friendly Linux distribution that is based on the
well known Ubuntu LTS and targeted at Windows users. Its mission is to provide a
complete set of applications to support users’ everyday computing needs,
including a complete office suite, media players and other essential applications.


Celebrating Ian Murdock

Author: Doc Searls | Files under syndicated

Ian Murdock was a Linux original. He gave us Debian in 1993 when he was still an undergrad at Purdue, and Linux’ latest version was to the right of the decimal point. (He was the ian in the name. more>>


The Ubuntu Conspiracy

Author: James Darvell | Files under syndicated

A recent rumor has sparked waves of fear and outrage throughout the
Linux community. The word is that Microsoft is in secret negotiations
to purchase Canonical, the Ubuntu company.


Problems with Ubuntu’s Software Center and How Canonical Plans to Fix Them

Author: James Darvell | Files under syndicated

Ubuntu has received a lot of
flack from the community for some of its commercial projects.
Placing Amazon ads in Unity’s Dash is a classic example of a poorly
planned move that flies in the teeth of the community’s ethos. A
community built on the concepts of freedom and software that
empowers the user (instead of some commercial concern) would never
take that well.


Huge Package Overhaul for Debian and Ubuntu

Author: James Darvell | Files under syndicated

Debian and Ubuntu are moving to update all C++ packages with GCC5, which was released in April. GCC stands for Gnu Compiler Collection, and it is used to convert source code to executable code and libraries. These compilers are used to build everything from the Linux kernel to user applications, so it’s a far-reaching change. more>>