Linux

Ubuntu running on Samsung phones

Samsung has been working on a feature called “Linux on Galaxy” which allows a Samsung smart phone to run full featured, Linux desktop distributions. A brief video has been released which shows a docked Android…

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Tails 3.3

The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian-based live DVD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user. The Tails project has released a new update, Tails 3.3. The new version…


Fedora 27

The Fedora team has announced the release of a new version of their cutting edge Linux distribution. The new version, Fedora 27, ships with GNOME 3.26 which features a new settings panel and a more…


Canonical joins GNOME Advisory Board

In October, Canonical released a version of Ubuntu with GNOME set as the default desktop instead of Canonical’s Unity desktop. The move brings GNOME to many more computer users and will likely make GNOME Shell…


Linux Mint to support Flatpak and drop KDE edition

The Linux Mint team published several important items in their October newsletter. One of the bigger changes mentioned is the KDE edition of Linux Mint will be discontinued after the release of Linux Mint 18.3….


Ubuntu 17.10

Adam Conrad has announced the availability of a new version of the popular Ubuntu distribution. Ubuntu 17.10, which carries the codename “Artful Aardvark” switches the default desktop from Unity to GNOME. “Codenamed “Artful Aardvark”, Ubuntu…


Debian releases fresh install media

About a week after the Debian project released fresh installation media containing bug fixes since the launch of Debian 9, the project has provided a new set of install media. This rapid update fixes a…


OpenBSD 6.2

OpenBSD is a lightweight operating system designed with code correctness and security in mind. The project has released OpenBSD 6.2 which features many new drivers, particularly for the ARM architecture, and network packet handling performance…


Ubuntu Desktop to drop 32-bit media

With the release of Ubuntu 17.10 coming up in a few weeks it looks as though one significant change will be the removal of 32-bit installation media for Ubuntu’s Desktop edition. John Ledkov wrote on…


FreeBSD 10.4

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team has announced the availability of a new update to FreeBSD’s 10.x production series. The new version, FreeBSD 10.4, includes support for eMMC storage and expands Wake-On-LAN support for Intel networking…