Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Top 10 Ubuntu Software Centre app downloads for November

Filed under
Software

November is over and we’re moving fast into the Christmas season. Time for a quick recap of the top 10 list of apps downloaded from the Ubuntu Software Centre last month!

Top 10 commercial apps

Braid – Braid is a platform game in painterly style where you manipulate the flow of time to solve puzzles. Every puzzle in Braid is unique; there is no filler. Braid treats your time and attention as precious, and it does everything it can to give you a mind-expanding experience. Get Braid from the Software Centre ›

Oil Rush (pre-order, beta access) – Oil Rush is a real-time naval strategy game based on group control. It combines the strategic challenge of a classical RTS with the sheer fun of Tower Defence. Fight the naval war between furious armies across the boundless waters of the post-apocalyptic world. Get Oil Rush BETA from the Software Centre ›

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Linux Benchmarks Of The C.H.I.P. $9 Computer

While Next Thing Co is still working to fulfill orders on the C.H.I.P. $9 computer over the next several months, I noticed that some benchmarks of this cheap Raspberry Pi competitor have begun appearing on OpenBenchmarking.org via the Phoronix Test Suite. Here are some of those benchmark results for this ARB single-board computer. For those that don't recall this crowd-funding campaign, the C.H.I.P. is a $9 computer with a 1GHz ARM single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of storage. The C.H.I.P. is cheap. I hadn't paid much attention to the campaign since I'm more into high-performance ARM chips than whatever the cheapest ARM SBC is around. However, these early benchmark results on OpenBenchmarking.org are rather interesting. Read more

Web browsers updates

  • Mozilla Tweaks The Firefox Release Schedule
    For the past few years Mozilla has been on a solid six week cadence for shipping new Firefox releases while for the remainder of the releases in 2016 they are tweaking that schedule slightly. Firefox releases will now be on a variable six-to-eight week release cycle while still delivering the same number of releases each year. This ensures that there is at least six weeks for every release and the cycles are adjusted for emerging user/market needs.
  • Mozilla Changes the Release Schedule of Firefox
    Mozilla is making some changes to the Firefox schedule, and it looks like they are going to give more time to developers between releases. One of the biggest changes for Firefox was the switch to a train model, which meant a lot more flexibility This happened four years ago, and the last version was 3.5 back then. Now we're at Firefox 44, and they keep on going with this crazy schedule. The main difference is that they are no longer tied to a six-week release schedule.
  • Opera 36 Dev Now Lets Users Copy Paste in Bookmarks View
    The Opera developers have released a new update for the development branch 36, and they are saying it is going to be the last one. Opera continues to push forward, and the developers just launched a new major stable version of the Internet browser, and now they are preparing to wrap things up with this development branch. It's not a big update, but at least, it's here.

Wine Announcement (1.9.3)

  • Wine Announcement
  • Wine 1.9.3 Adds More SM4 Instructions, JSON In JavaScript
    Wine 1.9.3 is out today as the newest bi-weekly Wine development release. Wine 1.9.3 continues the recent trend of implementing support for more Shader Model 4 (SM4) instructions. Wine 1.9.3 also updates its Gecko browser engine build, there is now JSON support for its JavaScript handling, more write support in WebServices, and more. In total there are 24 known bug-fixes with Wine 1.9.3.
  • Wine 1.9.3 Adds More Shader Model 4 Instructions, Firefox 44-Based Gecko Engine
    With only two days from the announcement of the first point release for the stable Wine 1.8 branch, the project's development team today, February 5, published details about the third milestone towards the Wine 1.10 series.

Slackware 14.2 Beta 2 and the Ubuntu Tablet Revealed

Slackware 14.2 is making progress as it has officially reached Beta 2. The big news of the day must be the announcement of new Ubuntu tablet Aquaris M10. This is being touted as the fulfillment of the convergence promise as the Aquaris M10 is said to be a tablet that can also be used as a really small PC or a really large phone. Read more