netOS Server 10.65.1 Released, Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Xfce 4.12 Desktop

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Black Lab Software CEO Roberto J. Dohnert is informing Softpedia today about the release and general availability of the netOS Server 10.65.1 server-oriented and open-source operating system.

Designed to meet the highest demand in terms of cloud applications, netOS Server 10.65.1 is built on top of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system and ships with the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel, offers headless operation functionality, as well as an mbedded GUI experience with DWM (Dynamic Window Manager for X).

“netOS Server is built for today’s cloud infrastructure as well as in-house data-center deployment. We have positioned netOS Server for security and as the easiest to use and deploy Linux server system on the market. netOS Server is designed to be easy to use by novices and seasoned Linux professionals,” said Roberto J. Dohnert.

Uses Xfce 4.12 for a full GUI experience

netOS Server 10.65.1 is using the lightweight Xfce 4.12 des… (read more)

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Vivaldi 1.8 Web Browser Launch Imminent as First Release Candidate Is Out Now

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Vivaldi’s Ruarí Ødegaard announced today, March 24, 2017, the release and immediate availability of the first Release Candidate of the forthcoming Vivaldi 1.8 web browser for all supported platforms.

Dubbed as Vivaldi Snapshot 1.8.770.44, the Release Candidate of Vivaldi 1.8 is here to fix some last minute bugs for the new History feature, which is the star of the new upcoming web browser release based on the latest Chromium 57 open-source project, as well as to improve the user interface zoom functionality.

Specifically, Vivaldi 1.8 RC1 makes chrome://newtab to no longer flash when the user access it from the start page, correctly aligns the page information when setting the interface zoom, makes deleting of history entries faster, preventing the collapsed days from expanding and for the deleted items to be displayed in the address field drop-down.

If you want to… (read more)

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Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 Final Beta Features GNOME 3.24 with Night Light, Flatpak 0.8

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

As part of yesterday’s Ubuntu 17.04 Final Beta release, the Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 operating system got its second Beta milestone bringing with it the latest development version of the recently released GNOME 3.24 desktop environment.

That’s right, the final release of Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 launching on April 13 will ship with the GNOME 3.24 desktop environment, which is a huge milestone for the team behind this official flavor as no other previous version of the operating system shipped with the latest GNOME Stack.

GNOME 3.24 introduces a lot of attractive features that fans of the desktop environment will be able to enjoy as part of Ubuntu GNOME 17.04. Among these, we can mention Night Light, an updated Calendar app with a Week view, the brand-new GNOME Recipes app that’s available for installation from the repositories, and mu… (read more)

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Ubuntu MATE 17.04 Final Beta Is Out with MATE 1.18, Drops 32-bit PowerPC Support

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Ubuntu MATE leader Martin Wimpress is informing Softpedia today about the immediate availability of the Final Beta release of the upcoming Ubuntu MATE 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) operating system, due for release on April 13, 2017.

As some of you out there might have noticed, Ubuntu MATE 17.04 did not participate in the Ubuntu 17.04 Beta release for opt-in flavors last month, as the team worked hard on the recently released MATE 1.18 desktop environment, which brings numerous new features, it’s fully ported to the GTK+ 3 technologies, and is shipping in the Final Beta.

Among some of the highlights introduced by MATE 1.18 in Ubuntu MATE 17.04, we can mention full support … (read more)

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Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) Final Beta Released with Linux Kernel 4.10, Mesa 17.0

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Canonical released today, as expected, the Final Beta of the upcoming Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) operating system, due for release on April 13, 2017, along with the rest of the opt-in flavors, such as Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, etc.

The Final Beta is the last step in the development cycle of the Zesty Zapus (Ubuntu 17.04) release, and it kinda shows us what to expect from the upcoming operating system. The Final Beta Freeze stage took effect on Monday, March 20, and will last until the final release, which means that what you see now is what you’ll get on April 13.

As you might know already, Ubuntu 17.04 is powered by the latest Linux 4.10 kernel, version 4.10.5 appears to be in Canonical’s kernel-ppa, and the final release will also be using this kernel. Linux 4.10 is a major update over the Linux … (read more)

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Vivaldi 1.8 Web Browser Is Just Around the Corner, Will Be Based on Chromium 57

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Vivaldi’s Ruarí Ødegaard is pleased to announce today about the immediate availability of what it would appear to be one of the last snapshots towards the Vivaldi 1.8 stable release of the Chromium-based web browser.

“We are very close to the 1.8 final now. Please continue to inform us of any nasty regressions since 1.7,” said Ruarí Ødegaard, Linux QA and Testing, in the release announcement for Vivaldi Snapshot 1.8.770.38, which looks like it rebases the web browser on Chromium 57.0.2987.111.

If you take a quick peek at the changelog attached at the end of the article, you’ll notice that Vivaldi Snapshot 1.8.770.38 is not a major milestone, but it adds some improvements to the new History feature, such as th… (read more)

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Escuelas Linux 5.2 Officially Released with LibreOffice 5.3.1 & Google Chrome 57

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Alejandro Diaz informs Softpedia today about the general availability of Escuelas Linux 5.2, the newest and most advanced version of his Bodhi/Ubuntu-based GNU/Linux distribution designed for educational purposes.

Escuelas Linux 5.2 is more of a maintenance update to stabilize the operating system and make various improvements to the 5.x series. It includes some of the latest GNU/Linux technologies and applications, including the recently released LibreOffice 5.3.1 office suite, as well as Google Chrome 57 and Chromium 56 web browsers.

Users should be aware of the fact that the Google Chrome 57 web browser is available only as a 64-bit application, while Chromium 56 is a 32-bit one. Escuelas Linux 5.2 also includes the Chromium-based Vivaldi 1.7 web browser, along with OnlyOffice Desktop Editors 4.2.5 (64-bit) and GeoGebra 5.0.341.

Users can easily update from Escuelas Linux 5.1.x series

Among other improvements implemented in the Escuelas Linux … (read more)

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