BleachBit 1.10 Open Source System Cleaner Has Windows 10 and Firefox Improvements

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

A new major release of the popular BleachBit open source system cleaner software used by numerous Linux and Windows users to keep their computers clean from junk at all times was made available for download recently.

BleachBit 1.10 is a massive release that brings improvements to Microsoft’s new Window 10 operating system, as well as to the Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox web browsers. Looking at the changelog (attached at the end of the article for reference), we can not… (read more)

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Lubuntu 16.04 LTS Alpha 1 (Xenial Xerus) is GTK Based, Still No Sight of LXQt

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

A few minutes ago, January 4, 2015, the maintainers of the Lubuntu operating system, a lightweight, official edition of Ubuntu Linux based on the LXDE desktop environment, were happy to announce the release of Lubuntu 16.04 LTS Alpha 1 (Xenial Xerus).

The first Alpha build of Lubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) is now available for download and testing (see the download link at the end of the article) and, unfortunately, it still ships with the GTK-based LXDE (Lightweight X11 … (read more)

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Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS Alpha 1 Is Now Ready for Download and Testing

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

The first Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS Alpha has been released, and it looks like the developers are preparing for a massive upgrade to the operating system.

The Alpha release for new Ubuntu operating systems and its flavors is not usually all that interesting. Most of the cool stuff happens later in the development cycle, but the Ubuntu MATE developers want to show that they are way beyond that.

The next Ubuntu release is an LTS one, which means that it’s going to be supported… (read more)

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Linux Kernel 3.2.75 LTS Is Out and Marks Four Years of Support for the Branch

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

Ben Hutchings has announced the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.2.75 LTS (Long Term Support).

The Linux kernel 3.2.x branch is one of the oldest, and it’s only surpassed by the 2.6.32.x branch, which is just ancient. At this point, Linux kernel 3.2.x is being used so much that it would be pretty much a small tragedy of they decided to pull the plug.

Usually, new LTS versions of the Linux kernel don’t last this long, and they reach end of life in a r… (read more)

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LibreOffice Downloads and Development Numbers Are Really Impressive

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

The Document Foundation has revealed some really interesting LibreOffice numbers that show just how much popularity the office suite has and just how big the project really is.

We hear that LibreOffice is used by millions of users and that it’s been downloaded millions of times, but we haven’t actually gotten some specific data, at least until now. The Linux Foundation has published pretty much everything they have on this matter, and it is actually much more impressive tha… (read more)

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Popcorn Time Community Edition Still Alive and Kicking

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

Popcorn Time is an application that simply refuses to die, and it looks like the community has managed to keep it alive. In fact, the new version is named Popcorn Time Community Edition and it’s still up and working.

A few weeks ago, a couple of developers from the original Popcorn Time project were identified, and they were forced to stop working on the application. Soon after, the official domain disappeared and any development on Popcorn Time stopped. The thing is that P… (read more)

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