Tails 1.8 Linux OS Adopts Icedove, Edward Snowden’s Favorite Anonymous Live CD

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Just a few moments ago, the development team behind the Tails amnesic incognito live Linux kernel-based operating system, which was used by the famous whistleblower Edward Snowden to stay hidden online, announced the release of Tails 1.8.

According to the release notes, Tails 1.8 is a small update for the popular, Debian-based anonymous Live CD, improving a few applications and core componen… (read more)

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Zero-Day GRUB2 Vulnerability Hits Linux Users, Patch Available for Ubuntu, RHEL

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

According to Canonical’a latest Ubuntu Security Notice, it would appear that there’s a zero-day security vulnerability in the GRUB2 (GNU GRand Unified Bootloader) packages, affecting all GNU/Linux distributions running 2.02 Beta.

The security flaw was discovered by developers Ismael Ripoll and Hector Marco in the upstream GRUB2 packages, which did not correctly… (read more)

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Mesa 11.1 3D Graphics Library Launches with Support for New Hardware and Drivers

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Today, December 15, Collabora’s Emil Velikov has once again had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the final release of the Mesa 11.1 3D Graphics Library software for GNU/Linux operating systems.

Prominent features of Mesa 11.1 include enablement and support of new hardware, such as Freedreno, a305, Stoney and RadeonSI, support… (read more)

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GNOME’s Nautilus File Manager Now Displays Free Space in “Other Places”

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The GNOME developers are working hard these days to launch the third development milestone towards the upcoming GNOME 3.20 desktop environment, due for release on March 23, 2016.

More and more core components and applications are released each day as part of the GNOME 3.19.3 unstable release, including the Nautilus (Files) file manager, which has been updated to version 3.19.2, despite GNOME being updated to build 3.19.3. However, Nautilus 3.19.2 will be distributed as part… (read more)

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Clonezilla Live 2.4.5-6 Moves to Linux Kernel 4.3, Drops Support for i586 Architectures

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Today, December 15, GNU/Linux developer Steven Shiau, the maintainer and creator of the well-known GParted Live and Clonezilla Live projects, has announced the immediate availability for download and testing of Clonezilla Live 2.4.5-6.

According to the internal changelog, which we’ve attached at the end of the article for reference, Clonezilla Live 2.4.5-6 is a development milestone towards the next major stable release of the GNU/Linux distribution used for disk cloning an… (read more)

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Opera 35 Web Browser Enters Beta, Brings a Cleaner, Unified Settings Page, More

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Earlier today, December 15, Opera Software, through Zhenis Beisekov, has had the great pleasure of announcing the promotion of the Opera 35 web browser to the Beta channel for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

We talked about the upcoming features of the Opera 35 web browser in various articles posted during the month of Novemb… (read more)

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