Ubuntu Touch Receives Massive Mir and UITK Updates, Xenial Migration Still in Progress

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

On December 18, Mr. Łukasz Zemczak sent in his daily report to inform all Ubuntu Phone users and Ubuntu Touch developers about the latest updates pushed to the stable branch of Canonical’s mobile operating system.

According to Mr. Zemczak, the day of December 18, 2015, was a busy day for Ubuntu Touch developers and testers, as they managed to push new massive updates for the… (read more)

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Linus Torvalds Makes Free Burgers in the Final World Without Linux Episode

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

On December 18, The Linux Foundation announced the availability of the final episode in the World Without Linux animated series with which the non-profit organization attempted to promote Linux around the globe.

The World Without Linux animated series was created by Disney’s Amelia Lorenz, and all episo… (read more)

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VirtualBox 5.0.12 Lands with Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2, Windows 10 Fixes

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

On December 18, 2015, Oracle announced the release of a new stable update for its powerful, cross-platform and open-source virtualization software, VirtualBox 5.0.12, for all supported operating systems.

Looking at the changelog, attached at the end of the article for reference, it appears that VirtualBox 5.0.12 is a quite important release as it adds numerous improvements in various areas, including, but not limited to, GUI, XHCI, 3D, BIOS, webcam, EFI, audio, and shared f… (read more)

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Mozilla Firefox 44.0 to Enable H.264 on Linux if FFmpeg Is Available, Still no GTK3

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Now that the Mozilla Firefox 43.0 has safely landed on our computers, the time has come to take a look at some of the upcoming features of the next major release of the popular web browser, Mozilla Firefox 44.0.

The first Beta build arrived today, December 18, 2015, and according to the official <a target="_blank" target="_bla… (read more)

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Manjaro Linux 15.12 (Capella) Is Just Around the Corner, Second RC Build Out Now

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Earlier today, December 18, the Manjaro development team, through Philip Müller, was happy to announce the general availability of the second RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Manjaro Linux 15.12 (Capella) computer operating system.

According to the release notes, Manjaro Linux 15.12 Release Candidate 2 is the biggest update the Manjaro team did for the Capella series, which is ex… (read more)

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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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