GNOME Project Announces Its Support for Software Freedom Conservancy

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The GNOME Project, a non-profit organization that delivers the open-source GNOME desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems, announced on January 12, 2016, that they are supporting the work of Software Freedom Conservancy.

GNOME builds open-source and free software distributed under the LGPL (GNU Lesser General Public License) and GPL (GNU General Public License) licenses for almost two decades, an… (read more)

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Manjaro Linux GNOME 15.12 Distribution Officially Released, Includes GNOME 3.18.2

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

On January 12, the Manjaro community has had the great pleasure of making an official announcement for the Manjaro Linux GNOME 15.12 computer operating system, which was made available for download a few days ago.

The announcement for Manjaro Linux GNOME 15.12 comes a day after the maintainer published details and download links for the first milestone towards the next major version of the Arch Linux-based distribution, read more)

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Tor-Based Tails 2.0 Anonymous Live CD Gets Closer to Release, RC1 Is Ready for Testing

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The development cycle of the upcoming Tails 2.0 amnesic incognito live system continues today, January 13, 2016, with the RC1 (Release Candidate 1) build, which is now available for download and testing.

Tails 2.0 RC1 brings a great number of changes since the Beta build, among which we can mention support for the passphrase strength indicator in the GNOME Disk Utility (Disks) software, the Tor Browser 5.5 Alpha 6 anonymous web browser based on the Tor project, and the repl… (read more)

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Cordova Ubuntu 4.3.2 Brings the Apache Cordova Project to Ubuntu Linux

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

David Barth has had the great pleasure of announcing a few days ago the release of the Cordova Ubuntu 4.3.2 software for all supported Ubuntu Linux operating systems.

Cordova Ubuntu 4.3.2 is quite a small release that enables the click framework by default on the Ubuntu SDK software for the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) series of operating systems, which is used by the Ubuntu Touch team.

Additionally, the new Cordova Ubuntu release manages to update the check_reqs script t… (read more)

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Samba 4.3.4 Has Been Released for GNU/Linux and Mac OS X, Fixes 14 Bugs

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The development team behind the popular, open-source and cross-platform Samba software, have had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the fourth maintenance for the Samba 4.3 series.

Samba is a free software that aims to reimplement the SMB/CIFS networking protocol on UNIX platforms, including GNU/Linux and Mac OS X, thus allowing users to access network-shared folders from any Microsoft Windows operating system.

According to the internal… (read more)

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GnuCash 2.6.11 Free Accounting Software Fixes a QIF Import Regression, More Bugs

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The development team behind the GnuCash free, open-source and cross-platform accounting software, have announced today, January 12, 2016, the release of the GnuCash 2.6.11 update for all supported platforms.

According to the release notes, which we’ve attached at the end of the article for reference, GnuCash 2.6.11 is mostly a bugfix release that patches a regression introduced in GnuCash 2.6.10, which aff… (read more)

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Cutegram 2.7.1 Out Now, Work Starts for Cutegram 3, the Best Telegram Client for Linux

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Aseman released today, January 12, 2016, the first maintenance release for the 2.7 series of his powerful, free, open-source and cross-platform Telegram client for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X operating systems, Cutegram.

According to the internal changelog (attached at the end of the article for reference), Cutegram 2.7.1 is a small release that fixes some bugs in the map, which made it blurry, improves the software’s window border on the Mac OS X platform, and fixes a prob… (read more)

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 to Receive a Big QtMir Update, New Trust Store, More

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Canonical’s Ɓukasz Zemczak informs us today, January 12, 2016, about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch team in preparation for the forthcoming OTA-9 software update for Ubuntu Phone devices.

According to Mr. Zemczak, the Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 update is getting closer to being ready for deployment on users’ devices, as the development team will prepare some important improvements for inclusion into the final images, such as a big QtMir update, a new Trust Store release, … (read more)

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Linux Lite 2.8 Beta Arrives with Btrfs Support and New Linux Kernel

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

Linux Lite, a distribution created with the purpose of showing users just how easy it is for non-technical folks to use a Linux distribution, has advanced to version 2.8 and is now ready for download and testing.

Linux Lite is a distribution that only uses the Ubuntu LTS versions for the base. As this point it’s based on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, which surprisingly is not actually the latest release available. In any case, the Linux Lite versions don’t land all that often and its… (read more)

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