Fedora 24 Release Schedule and Features Revealed

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

The Fedora team have managed to finalize the release schedule for Fedora 24, but users need to keep in mind that it’s not set in stone.

The Fedora developers are preparing for another major release and it looks like they are finally on track. There were very few delays for Fedora 23, and if everything works out the same for the new branch, we should get the new versions really close to the proposed schedule.

Unlike other distributions, like Ubuntu, for example, the sched… (read more)

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Team Fortress 2 Gets Update That Significantly Reduces Memory Usage on Linux

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

Team Fortress 2, the online multiplayer game developed by Valve with support for all available platforms, including PC, Linux, and Mac OS X, and that’s constantly in the top ten titles played every day on Steam, has been updated once more.

Team Fortress 2 is the perfect example of a free-to-play game done right. There is a huge community of gamers, and nobody is ever upset that you can buy stuff for the game. Granted, most of the stuff is just cosmetic, and it doesn’t affec… (read more)

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Gets Better Arm, Hands and Glove Models

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the most played game on Steam at any given moment, has received a new update and it looks like there are a few Linux improvements.

There is no denying that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive rules Steam right now and it managed to remain in the top most played games even if some really anticipated game shows up. Fallout 4 only managed to remain the first for the first couple of days, but it was quickly taken down by Counter-Strike: Global Off… (read more)

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Might Get the Option of Updating Firmware Directly from the OS

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One of the most interesting features that are going to land for GNOME is called fwupd, and it should be available in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS as well.

Discussions about fwupd and all the benefits that it could bring have been going on for some time. This new method is the result of a collaboration between GNOME and Dell developers. In theory, if this manages to get enough attention from the community and vendors.

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PINE A64, First 64-bit Mini PC That Costs $15, Raises 30 Times the Money Needed

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

PINE A64 is a new, first 64-bit expandable Quad-Core board that can be used as a regular PC, a media center, server, and pretty much everything else. Its makers are now looking for funding on Kickstarter and they are having a lot of success.

There are numerous small PC boards out there like the Raspberry Pi, Banana Pi, Odroid, Arduino, BeagleBoard, and so on. It’s getting difficult to keep track of them all, but one thing we do know for sure. None of them is using a 64-bit … (read more)

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Ubuntu Software Center Just Got a Massive Update on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

The Ubuntu Software Center might be going away, but that’s not stopping the Ubuntu developers from updating it. A fresh update has been released, but only for the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS daily build, at least for now.

It’s been a long time since we had an update for the Ubuntu Software Center and we didn’t really expect one. The Ubuntu developers have already announced that they plan to replace the Ubuntu Software Center with GNOME Software (adapted for Ubuntu), but that’s only ha… (read more)

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Parted Magic 2016_01_06 Live CD Gets Support for the AMDGPU Driver, Linux Kernel 4.3

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Parted Magic LLC announced the release of the first update for 2016 of their commercial Parted Magic Live CD targeted at partitioning tasks and based on various open source GNU/Linux technologies.

According to the release notes, Parted Magic 2016_01_06 has been published on the project’s website on the day of January 6, 2016, bringing updates to various core components, as well as to add a few new packages. Of cour… (read more)

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Watch: GNOME Desktop Environment Makes Appearance in Justin Bieber’s Sorry Video

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

It’s almost weekend, so we’re continuing our “Watch” series of articles with a really funny one, the latest video of Justin Bieber for the song Sorry, where you can see the GNOME Shell user interface of the GNOME desktop environment for GNU/Linux OSes.

The whole concept of the video is quite interesting, though we can tell for sure if it’s unique or not. However, the most interesting aspect we’ve noticed while watching the video is that starting at 0:30 you can see a girl t… (read more)

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Might Ship with PHP 7, Firmware Updates in GNOME Software

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

While digging through the Internet, we’ve stumbled on two user requests for the addition of new features for the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) computer operating system from Canonical.

In the first request, users are asking Ubuntu developers if the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system will provide them with firmware update through th… (read more)

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Valve’s SteamOS Brewmaster 2.59 Beta Update Adds Xbox One Elite Controller Support

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Just a few hours ago, Valve pushed a new Beta update the SteamOS Brewmaster (brewmaster_beta) channel, version 2.59, bringing support for new controllers, patching various security issues and updating the Bluetooth stack.

The SteamOS 2.0 Brewmaster Build 59 was actually generated on January 6, 2016, but the official announcement and the ISO images were published on January 7, when Valve stated that “Additional game controller support in the linux kernel, an updated bluetoot… (read more)

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