Solus 1.0 OS Officially Released

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

Solus 1.0, a Linux distribution built from scratch that’s using its own desktop environment named Budgie, has been released and it now ready for download.

The work on Solus began more than a year and a half ago, even if it was named differently back then. This new Linux distribution was started by Ikey Doherty, and the goal was always to have a proper desktop experience.

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Wine 1.9 Is the First Version in the New Development Branch

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

The Wine developers have just revealed the new 1.9 development version of the Wine is now available for download, marking the launch of a new branch.

The Wine project changed gears a few months ago and announced that it plans to make some changes to the way the application is developed and released. As it stands right now, there will only be a major stable Wine release once a year and development versions throughout the year.

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Ubuntu Touch Will Soon Be Able to Connect to Wi-Fi Displays via Miracast

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

The Ubuntu developers are finally working on a new feature called Aethercast for Ubuntu phones, which is a way to connect to the Miracast protocol.

One of the issues with the Ubuntu convergence is that it’s only available for the Nexus 4 devices, which can output video via an MHL connection. Other Ubuntu phones don’t allow this, which is annoying since the Nexus device is pretty old and scarce.

The simplest way of solving this issue is with a software solution, in this c… (read more)

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SolydXK Linux OS Gets Christmas Release, It Is Now Support on Raspberry Pi 2 SBCs

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

On Christmas Eve, Arjen Balfoort from the SolydXK project announced the immediate availability for download of new builds for the SolydX and SolydK GNU/Linux distributions.

Based on the Debian GNU/Linux 8 (Jessie) operating system, SolydX 201512 and SolydK 201512 come as a Christmas gift to all users of the SolydXK OS. They include an improved Live Installer tool that can encr… (read more)

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antiX MX-15 Linux Officially Released with Xfce 4.12, Based on Debian 8.2 Jessie – Video

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The developers behind the antiX MX GNU/Linux distribution have announced the release and immediate availability for download of the antiX MX-15 computer operating system.

The final release of antiX MX-15 comes after two Beta and two RC (Release Candidate) builds, during which the distribution’s maintainers have implemented numerous new features, updated some of the most important core components and applications, and fixed many of the bugs reported by users since the previo… (read more)

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Introducing the First Manjaro Linux Deepin 15.12 Edition, a Truly Gorgeous OS – Gallery

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Today, December 24, just in time for Christmas, Manjaro Linux developer Bernhard Landauer was very proud to announce the release and immediate availability for download of the first stable version of the Manjaro Linux Deepin Edition.

Based on the stable Manjaro Linux 15.12 (Capella) operating system, Manjaro Linux Deepin 15.12 promises to bring users one of the best Deepin UI des… (read more)

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Ubuntu MATE 15.10.1 for Raspberry Pi 2 with Linux Kernel 4.1.15

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

A new and refreshed Ubuntu MATE 15.10.1 image has been released for the Raspberry Pi 2 platform, bringing a number of changes and improvements.

The Ubuntu MATE team has been working on a new piece of software called the Ubuntu Pi Flavour Make, which allows users and other developers to build or adapt OSes for the Raspberry Pi 2 system. It already registered a lot of success, and the new Ubuntu MATE 15.10.1 image was built with its help.

In fact, Ubuntu MATE turned out to… (read more)

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darktable 2.0 Open Source RAW Image Editor Is Out, Has Been Ported to GTK3

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The developers behind darktable, an open source and cross-platform RAW image editor designed for GNU/Linux operating systems, as well as various UNIX-like platforms, such as BSD and Mac OS X, were very proud to announce the release and immediate availability for download of darktable 2.0.

According to the release notes, which we’ve attached at the end of the article for reference, darktable 2.0 is a massive release that… (read more)

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Beautifully Crafted Deepin 15 Linux OS Drops Ubuntu for Debian Sid, RC Out Now – Gallery

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The developers of the Deepin Linux operating system were happy to announce today, December 24, the immediate availability for download and testing of the RC (Release Candidate) build of Deepin 15.

Deepin 15 RC brings more refinements to the user interface, especially the icons, making them more beautiful, simple and easy to recognized by anyone, anywhere. The development team believes in a design that everyone loves, a design that is distinctive for Deepin.

“deepin is a … (read more)

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You Can Now Install Linux Kernel 4.3.3 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Black Lab Linux

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Roberto J. Dohnert from Black Lab Software informs us today about the general availability of the Linux Kernel 4.3.3 Kernel Enablement Kit for Black Lab Linux, Ubuntu, and Linux Mint operating systems.

The Black Lab Software Linux Kernel 4.3.3 Kernel Enablement Kit is a small set of packages and scripts that make it easy for new Linux users to upgrade the Linux kernel packages in their GNU/Linux distributions to the most recent stable and most advanced kernel version availa… (read more)

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