Nvidia Releases New Beta Driver for Linux with Support for New GPUs

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

Nvidia has released a new update for the Linux drivers, but it’s a small upgrade that only brings support for a couple of new GPUs.

Keeping track of all the Nvidia branches for Linux drivers is becoming a hassle, especially if you are a gamer. Usually, game developers recommend that you use the latest driver, but that’s a piece of advice a little bit difficult to follow on the Linux platform. The recent Nvidia driver update is a good example of that.

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Now Based on Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

The Ubuntu Linux kernel team has announced that the Linux kernel in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS has been upgraded to version 4.4, the latest stable release made available.

Linus Torvalds released a new stable version of the Linux kernel just a few days ago, and the Ubuntu developers have been quick to integrate it into the latest build of Ubuntu 16.04.

The team has been tracking the 4.4 branch for quite some time, and they had almost all of the RC versions, so it was only natural t… (read more)

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 Has Just Received a New Unity 8 Interface, Exciting Updates

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

In the first minutes of January 14, 2016, Ɓukasz Zemczak of Canonical sent in his daily report to inform us all about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers in preparation for the upcoming OTA-9 software update, due for release on January 27.

According to Mr. Zemczak, the day of January 13 was quite exciting in regard with the updates and new releases pushed to the rc-proposed channel for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system, features that will be present i… (read more)

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Scribus 1.4.6 Powerful Desktop Publishing Software Finally Supports SVG Blend Modes

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

On January 13, 2016, the development team of the Scribus open-source, free and cross-platform desktop publishing software were happy to announce the release of Scribus 1.4.6 for all supported operating systems.

Prominent features of Scribus 1.4.6 include support for SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) blend modes, four new color palettes, which are available as both sRGB and CMYK editions, hyphenation improvements, enhancements to the PDF export functionality, as well as updates… (read more)

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Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) to Reach End of Life on February 4, 2016

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Just a few moments ago, January 14, 2016, Softpedia received an email from Canonical’s Adam Conrad, informing us that the Ubuntu 15.10 (Vivid Vervet) operating system will reach end of life in approximately three weeks from today, in February 4, 2016.

Announced last year, on Thursday, April 23, 2015, Ubuntu 15.10 was dubbed by Mark Shuttleworth as the Vivid Vervet and was a modest Ubuntu release that brought features like Linux kernel 3.19, boot and service management, the … (read more)

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CrossOver 15.0.1 Ships with the Final Release of Wine 1.8, Adds CentOS 6.7 Support

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Just a few minutes ago, January 13, 2016, the CodeWeavers company announced the release of the first maintenance build for the CrossOver 15.0 series, a proprietary software that lets Linux and Mac users run Windows software and games.

According to the release notes, CrossOver 15.0.1 is here to merge the final release of the Wine 1.8 software. For those of you who don’t know what Cr… (read more)

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