Nvidia Releases New Beta Driver for Linux with Support for New GPUs

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

Nvidia has released a new update for the Linux drivers, but it’s a small upgrade that only brings support for a couple of new GPUs.

Keeping track of all the Nvidia branches for Linux drivers is becoming a hassle, especially if you are a gamer. Usually, game developers recommend that you use the latest driver, but that’s a piece of advice a little bit difficult to follow on the Linux platform. The recent Nvidia driver update is a good example of that.

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Now Based on Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

The Ubuntu Linux kernel team has announced that the Linux kernel in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS has been upgraded to version 4.4, the latest stable release made available.

Linus Torvalds released a new stable version of the Linux kernel just a few days ago, and the Ubuntu developers have been quick to integrate it into the latest build of Ubuntu 16.04.

The team has been tracking the 4.4 branch for quite some time, and they had almost all of the RC versions, so it was only natural t… (read more)

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 Has Just Received a New Unity 8 Interface, Exciting Updates

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

In the first minutes of January 14, 2016, Ɓukasz Zemczak of Canonical sent in his daily report to inform us all about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers in preparation for the upcoming OTA-9 software update, due for release on January 27.

According to Mr. Zemczak, the day of January 13 was quite exciting in regard with the updates and new releases pushed to the rc-proposed channel for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system, features that will be present i… (read more)

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Scribus 1.4.6 Powerful Desktop Publishing Software Finally Supports SVG Blend Modes

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

On January 13, 2016, the development team of the Scribus open-source, free and cross-platform desktop publishing software were happy to announce the release of Scribus 1.4.6 for all supported operating systems.

Prominent features of Scribus 1.4.6 include support for SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) blend modes, four new color palettes, which are available as both sRGB and CMYK editions, hyphenation improvements, enhancements to the PDF export functionality, as well as updates… (read more)

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Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) to Reach End of Life on February 4, 2016

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Just a few moments ago, January 14, 2016, Softpedia received an email from Canonical’s Adam Conrad, informing us that the Ubuntu 15.10 (Vivid Vervet) operating system will reach end of life in approximately three weeks from today, in February 4, 2016.

Announced last year, on Thursday, April 23, 2015, Ubuntu 15.10 was dubbed by Mark Shuttleworth as the Vivid Vervet and was a modest Ubuntu release that brought features like Linux kernel 3.19, boot and service management, the … (read more)

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CrossOver 15.0.1 Ships with the Final Release of Wine 1.8, Adds CentOS 6.7 Support

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Just a few minutes ago, January 13, 2016, the CodeWeavers company announced the release of the first maintenance build for the CrossOver 15.0 series, a proprietary software that lets Linux and Mac users run Windows software and games.

According to the release notes, CrossOver 15.0.1 is here to merge the final release of the Wine 1.8 software. For those of you who don’t know what Cr… (read more)

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First Opera Web Browser Developer Update for 2016 Brings Some Nice Surprises

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Opera Software, through Aneta Reluga, announced today, January 13, 2016, the availability of the first development build of the upcoming Opera 36.0 web browser in 2016.

Opera 36.0 Build 2106.0 has been pushed earlier to the Opera Developer channel, and it looks like it brings many goodies, among which we can mention multiple modifications to the layout of the Start Pa… (read more)

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Linux Kernel 3.12.52 LTS Has Numerous IPv6 Improvements, Lots of Updated Drivers

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

After being released for download at the end of last week, the long-term supported Linux 3.12.52 kernel has been officially announced by its maintainer, Jiri Slaby, on January 11, 2016.

Therefore, we would like to inform our GNU/Linux readers about some of the changes implemented in Linux kernel 3.12.52 LTS, as according to the appended diff from the previous maintenance release, Linux… (read more)

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Mesa 11.1.1 3D Graphics Library Released with GRID Autosport Patches, 50 Bugfixes

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Emil Velikov of Collabora has announced earlier today, January 13, the general availability of the first maintenance release for the 11.1 stable series of the open-source Mesa 3D Graphics Library.

According to the internal changelog, which have been attached at the end of the article for reference, Mesa 11.1.1 promises to fix most of the issues that have … (read more)

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