Ubuntu-Powered Robots and Augmented Reality Helmets to Be Showcased at MWC 2017

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

As expected, Canonical will be present once again at the MWC (Mobile World Congress) event this year, where the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system will showcase its latest innovations.

MWC 2017 is taking place first thing next week, between February 27 and March 2, and we’ve been informed earlier by Canonical that they are currently finalizing arrangements for their presence at the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, at stand 3k31 in Hall P3.

This year, Canonical will be showcasing their latest Ubuntu related developments, including the Ubuntu mobile OS (Ubuntu Touch) on the Fairphone 2 modular smartphone, as well as live demonstrations of the latest digital signage solutions, home automation kits, base stations, and, for the first time, augmented reality helmets.

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Ubuntu 17.10 to Ship with Nautilus 3.24 File Manager, without Type-Ahead Search

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Ubuntu GNOME’s Jeremy Bicha is announcing today that the soon-to-be-released Nautilus 3.24 file manager will be implemented in the Ubuntu 17.10 operating system, whose development will start in late April this year.

It’s a known fact that Ubuntu is always shipping with an older Nautilus version because Canonical always includes some patches to offer certain functionality to users. And it looks like these patches need to be updated every time a new Nautilus version is out, though some of them have failed to work do to the file manager’s constant refactoring.

Nautilus 3.24 will have numerous improvements that we’ve detailed for our readers earlier this week. It will launch next month on March 22, as part of the GNOME 3.24 desktop environment. At the moment, Canonical is using Nautilus 3.20.x for Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakket… (read more)

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FreeBSD-Based pfSense 2.3.3 Open-Source Firewall Released with over 100 Changes

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Rubicon Communications’ Jim Pingle announced the availability of a new point release to the pfSense 2.3 stable series, which adds over 100 improvements and a bunch of new features.

Updated to FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE-p16, the pfSense 2.3.3 maintenance release is here more than seven months after the 2.3.2 update and introduces several new packages, including TFTP Server, LCDproc, cellular, and tinc, a lot of improvements for the OpenVPN and IPsec implementations, as well as numerous stability and security fixes from FreeBSD.

Dozens of bug fixes are included in pfSense 2.3.3 for WebGUI, graphs and monitoring, gateways and routing, notifications, Dynamic DNS, captive portal, NTP and GPS, DNS, resolver and forwarder, DHCP and DHCPv6 servers, router advertisements, HA and CARP, traffic shaping, firewall, rules, NAT, aliases, states, users, authentication, and privileges.

“This is a maintenance release in the 2.3.x series, bringing numerous stability and bug fixes, fixes f… (read more)

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Five New Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Were Fixed in Ubuntu 16.10, 14.04 & 12.04

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

We reported earlier that Canonical published multiple security advisories to inform Ubuntu users about the availability of new kernel updates that patch several flaws discovered recently by various developers.

We’ve already told you about the issues that are affecting Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) users, so check that article to see how you can update your systems is you’re still using the Linux 4.4 LTS kernel. But if you managed to upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS, which uses Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak)’s Linux 4.8 kernel, then you need to read the following.

Affecting Ubuntu 16.10 users, a security issue (CVE-2016-9588) discovered by Jim Mattson in Linux kernel’s KVM (Kernel-ba… (read more)

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Clonezilla Live 2.5.0-25 Stable Release Is Powered by Linux 4.9.6 and Debian Sid

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Clonezilla Live and GParted Live creator Steven Shiau announced the availability of a new stable release of Clonezilla Live, versioned 2.5.0-25, bringing the latest GNU/Linux technologies and up-to-date software components.

Based on the Debian Sid repository as of February 20, 2017, Clonezilla Live 2.5.0-25 is now powered by the Linux 4.9.6 kernel and ships with a bunch of new packages, including Nmap, bicon, sshpass, keychain, and monitoring-plugins-basic.

A Slovak language file created by Ondrej Dzivy Balucha and a Spanish translation made by Pablo Hinojosa Nava and Juan Ramón Martínez were also added in this release, along with a new local boot menu in the UEFI version of Clonezilla Live.

Clonezilla Live 2.5.0-25 also comes with a new “-noabo” option for the ocs-sr component to allow other users to access the image, not only the owner, as well as the ability to detect if the terminal supports color output.

Thanks to Matt Broadstone, a patch is now available fo… (read more)

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Wine Staging 2.2 Comes Hot on the Heels of Wine 2.2 with CSMT Optimizations

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Wine Staging 2.2 has been released today, February 22, 2017, and it’s coming hot on the heels of last week’s Wine 2.2 development release to bring various under-the-hood improvements to its CSMT (Command-Stream Multi-Threading) feature.

Being based on Wine 2.2, Wine Staging 2.2 inherits all of its new functionality, including the ability to set the default Windows version to Windows 7 for newly created prefixes, the implementation of additional Shader Model 5 instructions, initial support for double-buffered theme painting, as well as the new Direct3D command stream improvements.

Many DirectX 10/11 Windows game will run better under Wine

However, Wine Staging 2.2 comes with its own set of improvements, and promises to add various speed optimizations to the CSMT (Command-Stream Multi-Threading) fea… (read more)

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LibreELEC 8.0.0 Officially Released for Raspberry Pi SBCs with Kodi 17 “Krypton”

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The development team behind the open-source LibreELEC operating system for Raspberry Pi and other embedded devices proudly announced today, February 22, 2017, the release and general availability of LibreELEC 8.0.0.

Dubbed Krypton, LibreELEC 8.0.0 has been in development since early October last year, during which it received over 200 nightly builds, no less than ten official Alpha versions, and a total of three Beta releases. It’s built around the recently released Kodi 17 “Krypton” open-source media center, so you’ll enjoy all of its cool new features.

“LibreELEC (Krypton) 8.0.0 has arrived after a long gestation period,” reads today’s announcement. “Based upon Kodi v17.0, our 8.0.0 release contains many small refinements to our user ex… (read more)

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