Canonical published several security advisories to inform Ubuntu users about new kernel versions for their Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating systems.
The developers of the Debian-based Parrot Security OS distribution have announced today, March 8, 2017, the general availability of version 3.5 of the ethical hacking and penetration testing oriented OS.
With Mesa recently landing their RadeonSI GLSL on-disk shader cache and enabling it by default plus other recent optimizations, plus in kernel-space there now being Linux 4.11-rc1 and that showing potential improvements, here are some fresh benchmarks of AMD Radeon vs. NVIDIA on Ubuntu Linux.
Just one day after announcing the general availability of the Tails 2.11 anonymous live system, the development team behind this Debian-based distribution released today the second Beta version of the upcoming Tails 3.0 release.
As expected, Mozilla kicked off the development of the next major Firefox release, just one day after launching Firefox 52.0 as the new ESR (Extended Support Release) branch for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Late last year, an upgrade to Fedora 25 brought issues with the new version of KDE Plasma that were so bad it was difficult to get any work done. I decided to try other Linux desktop environments for two reasons. First, I needed to get my work done. Second, having used KDE exclusively for many years, I thought it was time to try some different desktops.
The first alternate desktop I tried for several weeks was Cinnamon, which I wrote about in January. This time I have been using LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) for about six weeks, and I have found many things about it that I like. Here is my list of eight reasons to use LXDE.
We are excited to introduce a refreshed version of our homegrown Heritage theme which will ship with the upcoming ISO release! In this update we have included subtle changes that we hope will improve the overall desktop experience for Chakra users.
As always, current Chakra users simply need to update their existing installations to receive the latest changes, there is no need to reinstall with the new ISO which will be released very soon. Just wait until your mirror has synchronized so you can upgrade to chakra-heritage-themes 2016.12.
The development team behind the Debian-based SparkyLinux operating system have announced today, March 8, 2017, the availability of the first unstable builds of the upcoming SparkyLinux 4.6 release.
The Tor Project announced the immediate availability of the first point release of the Tor Browser 6.5 stable branch of the open-source, Firefox-based anonymity web browser with enhanced security and privacy features based on Tor.
Once you have a sense of the vast potential of Linux, you may be eager to experience it for yourself. Considering the complexity of modern operating systems, though, it can be hard to know where to start.
As with many things, computers can be better understood through a breakdown of their evolution and operation. The terminal is not only where computers began, but also where their real power still resides. I'll provide here a brief introduction to the terminal, how it works, and how you can explore further on your own.
- New Android Wear watch collection w/ Android Pay is coming from Movado this year
Huawei's just changed the way you'll use Android
One of the perils of launching a clever new feature at the zoo called Mobile World Congress is that clever new things get lost in the noise.
With its P10, one of the three main flagships launched at the show, Huawei quietly introduced a new feature that few people even noticed. It's abolished the Navigation Bar by incorporating the three main functions into a sensor button. In the small world of mobile UX, this is big news; since the Navigation Bar has barely changed over almost a decade. As I've discovered, this changes how you use Android quite significantly. To see why, let's recap how two billion people have grappled with Android so far.
- Leak reveals three exciting new features for Android 8.0
- Android 8.0 'O' -- what we know so far
The best and worst things about Android Wear 2.0
Google spent several extra months on the Android Wear 2.0 update after delaying its release last fall. Now the latest version of Google’s wearable platform has debuted on two new smartwatches, and it’s about to roll out to many of the older devices. Has Google done what it needs to make smartwatches work? Not so much. Google definitely fixed some things in Wear 2.0, but it also broke other things. Here are the best and worst things about Wear 2.0
- Android Security Bulletin Released For March 2017
- WikiLeaks’ CIA document dump shows agency can compromise Android and smart TVs
- Hundreds of millions of Android users at risk, according to CIA docs released by WikiLeaks
- Windows, iOS, Android, Samsung, Linux under threat after Vault 7 dump
- A five star review and the ads go away: How trojan Android apps are tricking users into giving good reviews
- Android gets patches for critical OpenSSL, media server and kernel driver flaws
- Google accused of anti-competitive Android tactics by 'Open Internet Project'
- Google Faces New EU Complaint Over Android
- How to unlock Android's secret menu
- Samsung Galaxy S8 color options and pricing leaks
- AT&T Galaxy S7 Active is being updated to Android 7.0 Nougat
- Android 7.0 Nougat is rolling out to the Verizon Moto Z Play
- Belgium, meet Android Pay
- Android Nougat Now on 2.8 Percent of Active Devices, Sees Significant Growth
This is a question I have every time I use Linux on a laptop. The trackpad makes me want to smash the thing into a million pieces and go live like a hermit somewhere far away... When you type the cursor jumps everywhere without any warning so you type and type and then youre typing in the wrong place. And then it won't move and then it moves too fast... Gah!!!
But seriously OS X and even Windows works nicely... Is there a development project I can join to contribute code to or anything like that?submitted by /u/theamoeba