Meet KDE Neon, Everything You Love About KDE on Top of Ubuntu Linux

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Ex-Kubuntu maintainer Jonathan Riddell had the great pleasure of announcing yesterday, January 30, during the FOSDEM (Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting) 2016 event, the KDE Neon project.

We were intrigued by the announcement, so we took a look at KDE Neon’s homepage so see what’s going on. To our surprise, wha… (read more)

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AV Linux 2016 Optimizes Debian Testing for Audio Production, Coming Soon – Video

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Glen McArthur, one of the developers working on the AV Linux project, a GNU/Linux operating system dedicated to audio and video professionals, published a video recently to show the world what’s coming in AV Linux 2016.

It has been a while since we’ve heard something from the AV Linux project, but it looks like AV Linux 2016 will be the next major release of the Linux kernel-based operating system, which will use Debian Testing as its base, and promises to add a bunch of co… (read more)

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Mythbuntu Devs Need Your Help to Find a New MythTV Theme for the OS

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Remember Mythbuntu? Yeah, it has been a while since we’ve shared something here about the MythTV-based official Ubuntu Linux flavor, as they’ve decided a long time ago not to participate in regular releases of Ubuntu.

Because Canonical is preparing for the next LTS (Long-Term Support) release of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, the Mythbuntu team is now awake, asking users to help them find out if the default MythTV is useful to them or not.

You’ll have to <a target="_blank" target="_… (read more)

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Watch: Ubuntu MATE Linux Operating System Running on NanoPi 2 SBC

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Chinese SBC seller FriendlyARM published a new video on their YouTube account to show us that the Ubuntu MATE operating system runs flawlessly on the NanoPi 2 single-board computer attached to a capacitive touch LCD.

We saw Ubuntu MATE running on many devices, but this would be the first time when we see it used on this very interesting setup, a cool NanoPi 2 SBC connected to a capacitive touch LCD via HDMI output. The Inernet connection is provided via the built-in Wi-Fi m… (read more)

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It Can Be Worthwhile Upgrading Your Open-Source Radeon Driver On Ubuntu 15.10

Whew, tons of Linux graphics benchmarks this weekend, in large part for getting more eyes looking at the new OpenBenchmarking.org web interface that’s now in beta so feedback can be received and get it all tuned up for the official release in February. The latest of these benchmarks this weekend is comparing the out-of-the-box Ubuntu 15.10 performance against the speed when upgrading the Linux kernel and Mesa for the AMD R600g and RadeonSI Gallium3D drivers…

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Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS Gets Its First Point Release, Adds PPC, x86 and ARM64 Fixes

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

It is finally here! The first point release of the Linux 4.4 LTS kernel series, which was announced by Linus Torvalds on January 10, 2016, arrives today for GNU/Linux distributions that already adopted it.

Linux kernel 4.4.1 LTS is a fairly normal maintenance build that promises to address various issues with the x86, AMR64 (AArch64), and PPC (PowerPC) hardware architectures, updates a few USB and networking drivers (mostly Ethernet), adds multiple sound enhancements, and i… (read more)

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