First KDE Plasma 5 Wayland Live ISO Image Is Now Available for Download

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

A few moments ago, December 18, KDE developer and ex-Kubuntu maintainer Jonathan Riddell had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the first ever Live ISO image with the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment running on top of the next-generation Wayland display server.

If you’ve ever dreamed of having a Live image that you can download, write on a USB flash drive and test out the latest KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment on Wayland, today is y… (read more)

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SoS Vulnerabilities Fixed for All Supported Ubuntu OSes

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

Details about a couple of SoS vulnerabilities that have been found and fixed in Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS have been detailed in a regular security notice.

SoS is not a package that usually gets updates, especially not for vulnerabilities. SoS is a set of tools to gather troubleshooting data from a system, so it’s not exactly something all that unimportant. In any case, updating would be a good idea.

“Dolev Farhi discovered an info… (read more)

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The Document Foundation Wants to Overhaul the LibreOffice Interface

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

The Document Foundation is looking for developers or a company that will be able to implement usability metrics collection for LibreOffice.

The LibreOffice devs need more than just the regular reports it gets from the community to further improve the usability and interface of the office suites. Even if it’s a huge project, with millions of active users from all over the world, it’s still not enough to understand how the application is being used.

It’s clear that The Doc… (read more)

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Kore 2.0 Beta Is an Awesome Official Android Remote for Kodi

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

Kodi is the best multimedia solution when you want an open source and powerful media hub for your home. A really good Android remote is being worked on so that users can control it much easier.

Kodi can be used as it is, but it’s also integrated by default in a few Linux distributions, such as OpenELEC for example. Kodi a much better solution that almost all of the other proprietary and closed systems that are prepackaged, but it has a small missing piece and that is a prop… (read more)

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Valve Continues to Greatly Improve the Steam Controller with Major Update

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

Valve wants to improve the support for the Steam Controller and continues to release updates for the Steam Client, bringing important changes.

Just a couple of days ago, we got an important Steam update that brought a really cool feature for the Steam Controller. Users can now use their custom controller configuration on other systems, without having to log in. Basically, the configurations are now available in the Steam cloud, but they are linked to the ID of the controlle… (read more)

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Watch: Pi-Cubes HVAC Automation System Runs on Raspberry Pi 2 and Ubuntu Snappy

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

It’s almost weekend, so we’re continuing our “Watch” series of articles with a DIY (Do It Yourself) HVAC automation system called Pi-Cubes, which is powered by the Raspberry Pi single-board computer, as well as the Ubuntu Snappy Core operating system.

This is not the first time we’re introducing you guys to Pi-Cubes, as we wrote an read more)

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First Service Pack for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Brings Docker and Shibboleth

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

SUSE today, December 18, announced the immediate availability of the first Service Pack (SP1) for its long-term supported SUSE Linux Enterprise Linux (SLES) 12 operating system.

Prominent features of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 include the addition of Docker, world’s best open source Linux container engine that has been designed from the ground-up to help automate the deployment of conternized applic… (read more)

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MeX Linux Drops Linux Mint for Ubuntu 15.10, Now Runs on Linux Kernel 4.3.2

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Today, December 18, we’ve been informed by GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton about the immediate availability for download of a new build for its MeX Linux computer operating system.

According to Mr. Exton, MeX Linux Build 151217 was officially released on December 17, 2015, on the project’s website, bringing a special Linux 4.3.0-4-exton kernel that has been injected with additional drivers for sup… (read more)

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