Manjaro Linux Budgie 16.01 Edition Now in Testing, Ships with Budgie Desktop 10.2.2

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

On January 4, 2016, Stefano Capitani was proud to announce the immediate availability for download of the first RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming Manjaro Linux Budgie 16.01 operating system.

Based on the testing branch of Manjaro Linux, Manjaro Linux Budgie 16.01 RC1 incorporates the latest build of the awesome Budgie Desktop from the Solus Project, version 10.2.2, b… (read more)

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Nvidia Uses Ubuntu at CES 2016 to Show Nvidia DriveWorks

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

Nvidia announced at CES 2016 some really interesting new hardware that’s aimed at autonomous cars, along with NVIDIA DriveWorks, and it looks like they used Ubuntu for the demo.

The fact that Nvidia shows upcoming technology running on a Linux distribution, in this case, Ubuntu, at CES 2016 shows just how far things have evolved for the open source operating system. This is not the first time that Nvidia chose Ubuntu for one of its demonstrations, so this can only mean that… (read more)

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Steam for Linux Still Can’t Get Past 1%, Survey Reveals

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

The Steam Hardware Survey for December has been released, and it’s not good news for the Linux platform, which doesn’t seem capable of going past the 1% milestone.

Up until a little over six months ago, the Steam for Linux market share hovered around 1.2%, but something changed overnight, and the usage dropped to about 0.8%. Most likely, Valve changed something in the algorithm, but since nothing of what they do is transparent, it’s simply just a guessing game.

The hardw… (read more)

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 Receives Major Web Browser App with Convergence Features

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

On January 4, 2016, Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak has sent 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 20.

According to Mr. Zemczak, the team of hard working developers behind Canonica’s Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system used on BQ and Meizu devices, as well as on Google’s Nexus Android phones, starting pushing new updates for most of the OS’ cor… (read more)

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Arch Linux Gets Its First ISO Image for 2016, Finally Moves to Linux Kernel 4.3

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

In the first day of each month, the Arch Linux developers release of a new ISO image of the fully customizable Arch Linux operating system, bringing the latest software updates released during the month that just passed.

Arch Linux 2016.01.01 is the first ISO image for 2016 and it finally ships with a new kernel version. Linux kernel 4.3.3 is now the default for Arch Linux and it is the latest stable and most advanced kernel version available at the moment of writing this a… (read more)

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Debian-Based DebEX KDE Linux OS Ships with KDE 4.14.2 and KDE Plasma 5, Linux Kernel 4.3

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We’ve been informed by Arne Exton, a GNU/Linux developer known for numerous Linux kernel-based operating systems, about the availability for download of a new build of his DebEX KDE Linux operating system.

According to Mr. Exton, DebEX KDE Build 160102 is the first release of the GNU/Linux distribution for 2016, designed as a drop-in replacement for DebEX KDE Build 150830. The OS is distributed as a Live DVD, and it is powered by Linux kernel 4.3.3, the latest stable and mo… (read more)

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Git 2.7 Open Source Distributed Version Control System Is a Massive Release

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Git 2.7 major release of the world’s best free, open source and cross-platform distributed version control software used by millions of developers worldwide arrived on January 4, 2016 for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.

According to the internal changelog, which we’ve attached at the end of the article for reference, Git 2.7 is a massive release that includes numerous improvements to the user interface, workflows, develo… (read more)

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