Oracle Releases VirtualBox 5.0.14 with Support for Linux Kernel 4.5, Mac OS X Fixes

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Oracle today announced the release of the VirtualBox 5.0.14 open-source and cross-platform virtualization software for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.

According to the release notes, which we’ve attached at the end of the article for reference, Oracle VirtualBox 5.0.14 is a modest release, the smallest in the 5.0 series if we look at the changes, fixing various issues that have been reported by users since the previous m… (read more)

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Canonical Patches the Zero-Day Linux Kernel Vulnerability in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

We reported earlier today, January 19, 2016, that a new zero-day Linux kernel vulnerability has been discovered and it could give an attacker root access to the affected machine.

Many experts said that most GNU/Linux OS vendors will be quick to patch the security vulnerability in the kernel packages of their … (read more)

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Canonical and BQ to Unveil the First Ubuntu Tablet That Runs X11 Apps at MWC 2016

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

There you have it. Canonical promised this for a long time now, and it would appear that the London-based company behind the world’s most popular free operating system, Ubuntu Linux, will finally unveil the first ever, real Ubuntu tablet device this year, during the upcoming MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2016 event.

MWC 2016 will take at the end of next month, between February 22 and 25, and Can… (read more)

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Microsoft About Platform Convergence and Continuum: I Made This

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

Microsoft recently published an article in which they explain how they come to the idea for Continuum and how they pretty much “invented” it.

Canonical is pretty close to deliver what they started to call convergence all the way back in 2013, although they had this idea internally for longer than that. They presented the Ubuntu phone in January 2013, at CES, and tried to raise funds for the read more)

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Zero-Day Linux Kernel Vulnerability Gives Attacker Root Access, Patch Incoming

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

A new zero-day Linux kernel vulnerability has been identified (CVE-2016-0728) by a group named Perception Point, and a patch should be already in preparation for Linux distributions.

Linux kernel vulnerabilities are not all that uncommon, and they are found and patched all the time. This is why the Linux-based operating syst… (read more)

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LibreOffice 5.1.0 to Integrate OpenGL and Coverty Fixes

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

The Document Foundation has revealed the second Release Candidate for LibreOffice 5.1.0, the first major update for the 5.x branch of the famous office suite.

The LibreOffice developer are preparing for a major upgrade to the office suite, but that shouldn’t take anyone by surprise since they are following a schedule that’s been known for some time. It’s also worth noting that these kinds of big updates are usually preceded by bug hunts sessions and they have at least three… (read more)

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Steam Gets Controller Support for Non-Steam Games

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

A new version of the Steam Beta client has been released, and it comes with fresh features and a few fixes for the Steam Controller.

The Steam Beta client is the only version providing full support for the Steam Controller right now, so if you have one of these, it’s important to upgrade as soon as possible. Each new update for t… (read more)

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