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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Officially Released for Linux and Mac, Download Now

Tuesday 5th of November 2019 09:19:00 PM
UK-based video games publisher Feral Interactive announced today that official availability of the Shadow of the Tomb Raider video game on Linux and macOS platforms.

Developed by Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montréal, Shadow of the Tomb Raider was launched on September 14, 2018, as the last instalment in the spectacular and thrilling action-adventure puzzle game Tomb Raider origins trilogy. It's also the twelfth title in the Tomb Raider series featuring the famous character Lara Croft.

In this game, players will adventure into a Maya apocalypse world where they need shape Lara's destiny to become the Tomb Raider. As of today, Linux and Mac users can download and play Shadow of the Tomb Raider on their computers thanks to Feral Interactive, which ported it to these platforms.

"In the grand finale to the Tomb Raider origins trilogy, players take on the role of Lara Croft as she battles th... (read more)

Canonical's Kernel Livepatch Ubuntu Advantage Client Is Out for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM

Tuesday 5th of November 2019 09:04:00 PM
Canonical announced today that it has released an updated Ubuntu Advantage (UA) client for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) that provides users a more efficient and consistent way to access Ubuntu Advantage for Infrastructure services.

Canonical's Ubuntu Advantage client is a command-line client pre-installed on all Ubuntu Linux releases that works via single-token access to allow users to access Canonical's Ubuntu Advantage for Infrastructure services, such as Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) and Kernel Livepatch, which include patches for high and critical security vulnerabilities.

"The UA client for ‘Trusty Tahr’ enables easy access to Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) and Kernel Livepatch (requires HWE kernel). ESM provides fixes for high and critical CVEs for the most commonly used server packages in the Ubuntu main archive, and Livepatch permits users to apply c... (read more)

GNOME Conference GUADEC 2020 to Take Place in Zacatecas, Mexico, for GNOME 3.38

Tuesday 5th of November 2019 06:36:00 PM
The GNOME Foundation announced today the host cities of the next two GUADEC (GNOME Users And Developers European Conference) events, which will also be the codenames of the next releases of the GNOME desktop environment.

With the GNOME 3.34 "Thessaloniki" release out the door and the upcoming GNOME 3.36 "Gresik" in the works, the GNOME Project is planning on the next GUADEC conferences, namely GUADEC 2020 and GUADEC 2021, which will take place in the summer of 2020 and 2021 in Zacatecas, Mexico, and Riga, Latvia, respectively.

"Recognizing our flagship conference as something that should move throughout the world is important. We hope to not only make it easier for people from North, Central, and South America to attend, ... (read more)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 Officially Released, Here's What's New

Tuesday 5th of November 2019 04:45:00 PM
Red Hat officially released today the first point release to its latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 operating system series, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1, which brings updated components, enhanced security, and new developer tools.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 is here to deliver more intelligent management through enhanced automation, new enterprise-grade security enhancements, updated drivers for better hardware support, greater developer productivity, as well as yet another layer of performance enhancements to keep the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 operating system a reliable, stable, and secure platform for hybrid clouds and other enterprise environments.

Highlights of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 include container-centric SELinux profiles to allow system administrators to create security policies that are more tailored t... (read more)

It's Official: Chromium-Based Microsoft Edge Web Browser Is Coming to Linux

Tuesday 5th of November 2019 04:22:00 PM
Microsoft has confirmed during its Ignite 2019 conference that the forthcoming Chromium-Based Microsoft Edge web browser will also be available on the Linux platform.

Initially designed only as a replacement for the existing Microsoft Edge web browser that ships with the latest Windows 10 operating system, the new Chromium-based build aims to be cross-platform, allowing users to use it on their Windows PCs, Macs, and even Linux PCs, as well as on mobile devices.

During the Microsoft Ignite 2019 conference, an annual gathering of technology leaders and practitioners, the tech giant revealed all the platforms on which is upcoming Edge browser will be compatible with, such as Android, iOS, and macOS, and, to our surprise, a Linux version will be coming in the near future as well.

Chromium-based Microsoft Edge launches on January 15th, 2020

At the moment, Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge web browser is still in development with an RC (Release Candidat... (read more)

Nvidia Releases New Linux Graphics Driver with GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Support

Monday 4th of November 2019 03:54:00 PM
Nvidia has released today a new graphics driver for UNIX systems, including GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris, to add support for new GPUs and various improvements.

Nvidia 440.31 is now available as the latest long-lived branch of the proprietary graphics driver for Linux, BSD, and Solaris platforms, adding support for the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER graphics card, parallel GLSL shader linking by default, support for HDMI 2.1 variable refresh rate (VRR), as well as support for the GL_NV_gpu_multicast and GLX_NV_multigpu_context extensions.

It also brings VP9 decode support to the Nvidia VDPAU driver, a new "SidebandSocketPath" X configuration option to control the folder where the X driver creates a pathname UNIX domain socket that's being used to communicate with the Nvidia OpenGL, Vulkan, and VDPAU driver components, and EGL support for PRIME render offload, and optimizes the GPU clock management strategy.

Bug fixes, improvements, and other changesread more)

Raspbian PIXEL Fork for PC and Mac Is Now Based on Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster"

Monday 4th of November 2019 01:25:00 PM
GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton released a new version of his Raspbian PIXEL fork for PC and Mac with a whole new system base and up-to-date components.

As you may know, Raspberry Pi Foundation forked the Xfce desktop environment to create PIXEL, an optimized desktop environment for their Debian-based Raspbian operating system for Raspberry Pi computers. A couple of years ago, Arne Exton forked PIXEL and created an installer to allow users to install it on PCs and Macs.

The latest release of Arne Exton's Raspberry Pi PIXEL is a major version that upgrades the system base from Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" to the latest Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" operating system series. It also ships with two Linux 4.19 kernels for PAE and non-PAE systems, Linux kernel 4.19.0-6-686-pae and Linux kernel 4.19.0-6-686.

Create your own Raspberry Pi PIXEL system based on Debian Buster

Arne Exton's Raspberry Pi PIXEL fork now also ships with the Mozilla Firefox web bro... (read more)

Canonical Pledges to Fully Support Ubuntu Linux on All Raspberry Pi Boards

Monday 4th of November 2019 11:06:00 AM
Canonical has published a roadmap for official support for the Raspberry Pi 4 single-board computer on their lates Ubuntu Server and Ubuntu Core operating systems.

When they released the Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) operating system series last month, Canonical said that Raspberry Pi's Foundation's latest Raspberry Pi 4 boards will be official supported. However, Ubuntu 19.10 ships with a Linux kernel bug that blocks the use of USB ports out of the box in the official arm64 image on the Raspberry Pi 4 SBC with 4GB RAM.

There's a temporary workaround... (read more)

SparkyLinux's November ISO Brings Latest Debian GNU/Linux 11 "Bullseye" Updates

Sunday 3rd of November 2019 10:51:00 PM
The SparkyLinux development team announced today the general availability of November's release of the latest SparkyLinux 2019 "Po Tolo" rolling release series.

The SparkyLinux 2019 "Po Tolo" operating system series is a rolling release version of SparkyLinux, based on the Debian Testing software repositories, where the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 11 "Bullseye" operating system is currently being developed.

SparkyLinux 2019.11 is now the most up-to-date snapshot, adding all the latest software updates and security patches from the Debian GNU/Linux 11 "Bullseye" repositories as of November 2nd, 2019. Additionally, it upgrades the Linux kernel to version 5.2.17 and the Calamares installer to version 3.2.16.

Among other changes included in the SparkyLinux 2019.11, we can mention that the obmenu-generator tool has been replaced by sparky-obmenu in the SparkyLinux Openbox edition due to its libgtk2-perl dependency being removed and Perl being updated to version 5.30, and... (read more)

Ubuntu Touch Installer Now Supports OnePlus 3 and Sony Xperia X Ubuntu Phones

Sunday 3rd of November 2019 07:55:00 PM
UBports developer Marius Gripsgard has announced today on Twitter that the official Ubuntu Touch installer now supports more Ubuntu Phones, including OnePlus 3 and Sony Xperia X.

As many of you may already be aware, the UBports project continues to develop Canonical's deprecated Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system for Ubuntu Phones, which gets regular OTA (Over-the-Air) updates that bring new features and improvements, and there's also an official Ubuntu Touch installer.

There are graphical and command-line Ubuntu Touch installers, but the graphical one makes it a lot easier to install the latest Ubuntu Touch mobile OS on an Android smartphone that's supported by UBports, and the latest version brings support for two more phones, namely OnePlus 3 and Sony Xperia X.

"You can now install arm64 Ubuntu touch on Oneplus 3 and  Sony xperia x with the installer," said Marius Gripsgard. "You must be aware that It's still not r... (read more)

KaOS Linux Gets October Release with KDE Plasma 5.17 Desktop, Linux Kernel 5.3

Friday 1st of November 2019 08:55:00 PM
The development team behind the Arch Linux-inspired KaOS Linux operating system released the October ISO snapshot with the latest GNU/Linux technologies and updated components.

KaOS 2019.10 is a maintenance release that brings numerous updates and all the latest security patches for those who want to install this Linux-based operating system. However, the biggest changes are under the hood, as KaOS 2019.10 comes with an upgraded toolchain that contains the latest GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 9.2.0 and Glibc (GNU C Library) 2.30. Also, it's the first release to ship without any Python 2.x packages.

"Quite a few big changes for this release, probably the biggest news for this release is for the first time the default install is python2 free," reads the release notes. "Python2 will be depreciated by the end of this year, so it is time to get this distribution ready for this change. The repositories still contain python... (read more)

Dell's Latest XPS 13 Ubuntu Laptop Is Now Available in 18 New Configurations

Friday 1st of November 2019 03:01:00 PM
Dell's George Barton announced that Dell's latest XPS 13 developer edition laptop is now available in the United States in up to 18 different configurations.

Announced back in August 2019, as part of Dell's new consumer PC portfolio, the 9th generation Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop (model 7390) is powered by the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system and Intel's latest 10th generation "Comet Lake" Intel Core processors.

Now, Dell is offering the 9th generation Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop in up to 18 new configurations, 16 of which are available both online and offline. The other two configurations are available only offline featuring 1TB and 2TB solid stated drives respectively.

"We are excited to announce that we are increasing the number of configuations in the developer edition po... (read more)

Linspire 8.5 Linux Operating System Released, Based on Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS

Thursday 31st of October 2019 04:52:00 PM
PC/OpenSystems announced today the release of the Linspire 8.5 Linux operating system, the commercial variant of the free and open-source Freespire Linux OS.

Linspire 8.5 "Swordfish 2" is a major release compared to the previous versions, bringing numerous updated components and various new features for a full-fledged Linux desktop experience. Just like its little brother Freespire 5.0, Linspire 8.5 is based on Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS (Bionic Beaver) and uses the Linux 5.0 kernel.

Similar to Freespire 5.0, the goal for Linspire 8.5 was to address the bloatware complaints from the community and make the distribution slimmer by including only the "best of breed" applications. Of course, this means that, if users want to replace the default apps or install more, they can use the software center utility.

"Linspire 8.5 w... (read more)

Linux Mint 19.3 Codename Revealed as "Tricia," Will Arrive Just Before Christmas

Thursday 31st of October 2019 02:24:00 PM
The Linux Mint project have published today their monthly newsletter to keep the community behind this very popular Ubuntu-based operating system up to date with the latest developments and upcoming releases.

Last month, Linux Mint project leader Clement Lefebvre revealed the fact that the team is currently working on Linux Mint 19.3, which is expected to arrive this Christmas with many improvements and updated components. Now, Clement Lefebvre revealed the codename of Linux Mint 19.3 as "Tricia."

Based on the latest Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS point release of the Canonical's Bionic Beaver operating system series, Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia" will be shipping with upgraded kernel and graphics stacks, consisting of the Linux 5.0 kernel series and X.Org 1.20 display server, for improved compatibility with modern hardware.

"The upcoming version of Linux Mint will be codenamed “Tricia”. It will be released for Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce in 32-bit and 64-bit just before Christmas," s... (read more)

LibreOffice 6.3.3 Office Suite Released with over 80 Bug Fixes, Download Now

Thursday 31st of October 2019 01:59:00 PM
The Document Foundation released today the third maintenance update to the latest LibreOffice 6.3 open-source and cross-platform office suite series for all supported platforms.

The LibreOffice 6.3.3 update is here to add a month's worth of bug fixes since LibreOffice 6.3.2, improving the quality and compatibility of the LibreOffice 6.3 office suite, which is currently still targeted at power users and technology enthusiasts. This release contains a total of 83 changes, as detailed here and here.

"For enterprise-class deployments, TDF strongly recommends sourcing LibreOffice from one of the ecosystem partners to get long-term supported releases, dedicated assistance, custom new features... (read more)

openSUSE Leap 15.0 to Reach End of Life on November 30th, 2019, Upgrade Now

Wednesday 30th of October 2019 04:55:00 PM
The openSUSE Project has published an advance discontinuation notice for the openSUSE Leap 15.0 operating system release, which will reach end of life on November 30th, 2019.

Based on the SUSE Enterprise Linux 15 operating system series, openSUSE Leap 15.0 was released 18 months ago, on May 25th, 2018, and it was the first release of the openSUSE free and open-source computer operating system to change and sync its version numbering with upstream SLE (SUSE Enterprise Linux) releases.

In one month from today, on November 30th, openSUSE Leap 15.0 will reach end of life, which means that it will no longer receive software updates and security patches for its components. Therefore, users are encourage to prepare to upgrade to the latest version, openSUSE Leap 15.1, as soon as possible within the next month.

"On November 30th 2019 openSUSE Leap 15.0 will reach its end of support after 1.5 ... (read more)

KDE Plasma 5.17.2 Desktop Environment Brings More Than 25 Bug Fixes, Update Now

Wednesday 30th of October 2019 04:07:00 PM
The KDE Project announced today the general availability of the second point release to their latest KDE Plasma 5.17 desktop environment for Linux-based operating systems.

Coming just a week after the first point release, KDE Plasma 5.17.2 is here with another batch of bug fixes across a wide range of components, including Plasma Discover, Plasma Workspace, Plasma Desktop, KWin, System Settings, KMenuEdit, Breeze GTK, and Dr Konqi. This maintenance update contains a total of 27 changes, as detailed here.

"Today KDE releases a bugfix update to KDE Plasma 5, versioned 5.17.2. Plasma 5.17 was released in October 2019 with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience. This release adds a week's worth of new t... (read more)

Fedora 31 Officially Released with GNOME 3.34 & Linux 5.3, Drops 32-Bit Support

Tuesday 29th of October 2019 04:24:00 PM
The Fedora Project announced today the final release of the long-anticipated Fedora 31 computer operating system sponsored by the Open Source giant Red Hat.

Fedora 31 has been in development during the past six months, and after a one-week delay, it's finally here packed with some of the latest and greatest Open Source software and GNU/Linux technologies, including the GNOME 3.34 desktop environment, Linux 5.3 kernel, Glibc 2.30, Python 3, and Node.js 12.

However, with this release, Fedora Linux says goodbye to 32-bit installations as it no longer offers ISO images to allow users to install the operating system on older machines with 32-bit processors, from more than 20 years ago. The 32-bit software repositories will also not be available anymore.

"If you’re using an older 32-bit only i686 system, though, it’s time to find an alternative — we bid farewell to 32-bit Intel architecture as a base system ... (read more)

GNOME 3.36 "Gresik" Desktop Environment Enters Development with First Snapshot

Monday 28th of October 2019 03:57:00 PM
The GNOME Project has officially kicked off the development cycle of the upcoming GNOME 3.36 desktop environment for Linux-based operating system and released the first snapshot for public testing.

GNOME 3.36 will be the next major release of the popular and open-source desktop environment for GNU/Linux distributions, slated for release next spring on March 11th. It will supersede the current version, GNOME 3.34, which has recently hit the stable software repositories of the most popular distros.

GNOME 3.36 will be dubbed "Gresik," after the host city of the GNOME Asia Summit 2019 conference, which took place three weeks ago, between October 11th and October 13th, in Gresik, Indonesia, with the main focus on the GNOME desktop, applications, and platform development tools.

The development cycle was kicked off only ... (read more)

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Is Now Officially Open for Development

Monday 28th of October 2019 11:58:00 AM
Canonical has officially open today the development cycle of the upcoming Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) operating system series, which is expected to be released next spring.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS will be the next long-term supported version of the world's most popular GNU/Linux distribution, slated for release on April 23rd, 2020. It's dubbed "Focal Fossa" to keep it in tone with the FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) movement, and will most probably ship with well-tested components.

While the daily ISO builds have appeared on Canonical's download servers since last week, the development cycle started on October 24th with the toolchain upload, which consists of some upgraded components, such as Python 3.8 (the goal is to offer Python 3.8 as the only Python3 version), Perl 5.30, and support for IBM z13 systems on s390x... (read more)

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