Unofficial Fedora Kinoite variants were introduced for a particular purpose.
Rust CLI tools, Zsh and a Bash tutorial series for Spanish speaking Linux users.
It gets better to run Windows applications on Linux with Wine 8.0!
A new version update for Netrunner is here!
A piece of tech history now open to the public.
Apart from learning about various shells and terminal applications, read the interview with the creator of The Linux Cast podcast.
GNOME's survey data reveals some exciting user preferences. Will this influence GNOME's development decisions in the near future? Only time will tell.
AI-powered GNOME desktop? This extension can make things seem like it.
A conversation with Matthew Weber, the mastermind behind 'The Linux Cast' YouTube channel.
Multiple major feature additions with the Kodi v20 release.
A new exciting code editor is in the works, built on its own GUI framework.
Another win for Mastodon's adoption! Medium launches an instance for its users.
I've got a gift for you in this edition of FOSS Weekly. A new Linux book you can download for free.
Open-source forum software Discourse has a new major upgrade! Check out what's new.
The Linux Kernel will no longer support RNDIS drivers. A good move? What does this mean for you? Find out here.
A Humble Bundle deal to help complete your journey to explore Linux!
We're living in the age of AI already. To not make that worse, the makers of ChatGPT have decided to help detect text generated by the tool.
MasterPlus to get a complete overhaul and an open-source version? Sounds good!
OBS Studio 29 is an exciting release with key improvements across all platforms.
Budgie 10.7 is packed with valuable improvements. Check them out here.
New year, new FOSS. Here are all things new in 2023.
Pinta 2.1 comes with WebP support and various other useful improvements.
Two new Fedora spins to make a debut with Fedora 38 release.
Ubuntu 23.04 may finally feature the new installer! See it here!
There are thousands of excellent open-source tools to try. Here are some of our suggestions for 2023!
Vanilla OS is ready for you to try! Learn what's exciting here.
An open-source assistant to replace Google, Alexa, Siri?
Unity 7.7 update plans to bring in some visual overhaul to the desktop environment.
Interesting code editors that might replace Visual Studio Code for you in 2023!
Manjaro Linux 22.0 has landed with good upgrades!
What are you looking forward to in 2023? Try these distros!
Linux Mint 21.1 comes with a new default theme and several other refinements.
EndeavourOS's latest update has arrived!
The free and open-source file archiver utility adds a ton of refinements with this upgrade.
'Tis the season of releases. Several new releases ahead of the holiday season.
A long-lost request, and a much-needed one, finally made its way through!
Xfce 4.18 is here with interesting feature additions and subtle changes.
Pulsar aims to be a replacement for Atom users, and could challenge Visual Studio code as its development progresses further.
Microsoft makes an excellent decision to open-source its innovative audio app.
Kdenlive 22.12 upgrade is here with nice enhancements across the board.
Komodo IDE is now open-source and not at a great time. Curious to take a peek at the source code? Learn more here.
Linux Kernel 6.1 is now available! Potentially an LTS version considering it is the last stable release of the year.
An exciting way to help open-source developers get paid for their efforts.
Here's the latest edition of FOSS Weekly taking you down the memory lane with Coherent OS.
Vivaldi's making an effort to have more users join Mastodon with its new update. That's nice to see!
We finally have a GPU driver for Apple M silicon systems on Asahi Linux.
Bitwarden gets better every day, making things more convenient.
Kali Linux 2022.4 is now available to download. Learn what's new here.
A conversation with Mirko Brombin, founder of Vanilla OS and Bottles creator.
An interesting open-source alternative to Slack and Discord.
Brave Search is testing privacy-preserving ads. But, the Brave browser does not seem to block them by default.
Microsoft kicked in Germany, Midori Browser makes a comeback are the highlight of this edition of FOSS Weekly.
Microsoft under fire for its Office 365 privacy concerns in Germany, again!
Wayland Protocols 1.31 releases with fractional scaling support.
Heroic Games Launcher is making good progress with its feature set upgrades. What do you think about this one?
VLC 3.0.18 finally adds RISC-V support among other improvements.
Elon Musk confirms that encrypted DMs are coming soon! Good stuff there.
Midori web browser is active, and an upcoming update is bringing in an open-source search engine integration!
This edition of the FOSS Weekly Newsletter is about being thankful and exploring a lesser known feature in KDE.
Looking for the perfect game on Steam to play on Linux? These are some of the best ones available at a discount.
Orange Pi board maker gears up to make an Arch-based Linux distro for its hardware.
Tails 5.7 adds a new tool to help you clean traces of information from files.
Zulip is an impressive Slack alternative with what it offers. And, a new release makes it even more interesting!
VMware Workstation 17 release adds new Linux guest OS additions. Find out more here!
This edition of FOSS Weekly newsletter focuses on Fedora 37 release and Firewalls.
It's been a few years now. And we finally have a 1.0 release for WSL!
Canonical has a good track record for making enterprise-grade strides. Optimizing images for the Intel IoT platform sounds good.
Fedora 37 brings in some important changes including GNOME 43, Linux Kernel 6.0, and Raspberry Pi 4 support among others.
Want to try Unity on Arch Linux? It is now possible!
Nestbox is an exciting fork of Termux that aims to provide better features for your Linux VMs on Android.
Tabby is a mind-blowing terminal app for a local shell, SSH, and Telnet connections. Let's take a look!
This edition of FOSS Weekly Newsletter introduces a new apt tool nala along with the list of essential Linux commands.
Want to power up your open-source project with Fastly's offerings? Apply to be a part of the "Fast Forward" initiative and you get it for free!
Microsoft Teams PWA is now available for Linux users!
A massive range of discounts on Proton Mail, VPN, Drive, and more!
This week's issue shares some interesting command line tools among other things.
Grafana Phlare aims to be a scalable, durable, cheap, and open-source database for continuous profiling data.
Linux Mint's Update Manager just got more helpful!
KDE's feature-packed text editor is getting better and more useful!
Linux Lite 6.2 is an ideal upgrade with the useful changes, nothing too fancy.
Portmaster is an all-in-one open-source privacy tool that you probably need. Give it a try!
Zorin OS 16.2 is a sweet upgrade with essential refinements across the board.
Fedora 37 release is getting delayed for a security fix. Here's what you should know about it.
This week's newsletter focuses on improving your Vim skill and introducing new open source projects.
An open-source browser that promises P2P decentralized internet experience with bitcoin integration.
Canonical is making reasonable efforts with its Steam snap app. A snap app that you can't hate?
Linus Torvalds thinks its time to get rid of i486 CPU support. What do you think?
Vanilla OS is Ubuntu on stock GNOME with on-demand immutability and package selection freedom. Sounds fun? Read more here.
Sony is gearing up to support its latest hardware on Linux.
PaperDE is a simple, and touch-friendly desktop environment to look out for.
Ubuntu 22.10 and Halloween are the highlight of this edition of FOSS Weekly.
Kubuntu 22.10 may not be the most exciting upgrade. But, it includes useful changes!
Ubuntu MATE 22.10 has arrived with subtle and useful changes. Take a lookie!
Ubuntu Budgie 22.10 is an interesting release which removes several GNOME apps, and adds other improvements.
Xubuntu 22.10 provides a refined XFCE experience. Learn more about it here.
Ubuntu 22.10 is an impressive release with new quick toggles, application spread, and more.
Pocket Casts makes their mobile apps open-source. Learn more about it here.
Ardour 7.0 is a major upgrade with much-needed improvements.
A rolling-release Ubuntu distribution? Wait, what? Rhino Linux sounds fascinating..
Obsidian 1.0 is all about the redesign and valuable new features.
LURE is a new open-source project that aspires to become the AUR for all distros.
This edition has a free bash tutorial series, a new kind of puzzle among other things.
Blender is bringing in native Wayland support soon. Learn more here.
Proton VPN has introduced its censorship-resistant VPN protocol. It is available for free and paid users!
KDE Plasma 5.26 includes a vast list of refinements. Let's check them out here.
VirtualBox 7.0 is a big upgrade since its last major update. Some nice advancements!
Get an exclusive new look at TUXEDO OS among other things in this FOSS Weekly edition.
A new open-source driver is in the making for NVIDIA graphics! Some good progress here...
A free Ubuntu Pro plan for everyone to get 10 years of security updates. This is fantastic news.
Ubuntu MATE experience is coming to Debian's MATE spin in 2023? Find out more here.
Linux Kernel 6.0 is here with Intel Raptor lake support and more!
A native Linux GPU driver on Apple M1? It's almost here!
Looking for a managed Ubuntu virtual desktop session on AWS? Now, it is available to try!
TUXEDO OS is an Ubuntu-based distro aiming to bring TUXEDO's expertise with Linux to non-TUXEDO users as well.
In this edition of FOSS Weekly, learn about KDE customization and loop devices among other things.
Ubuntu 22.10 is an exciting upgrade with plenty of interesting changes. Explore the features offered.
Fedora 37 (and 36) may no longer allow you to conveniently use accelerated graphics for videos using some of the popular codecs.
There will be no Pop!_OS 22.10. So, you can't get your hands on GNOME 43.. Here's why!
ONLYOFFICE 7.2 includes essential upgrades with usability improvements and interesting features.
Proton Drive is available as an end-to-end encrypted solution with all the goodies of Proton ecosystem.
UbuntuDDE 22.04 LTS is here with Linux Kernel 5.15, DDE Store, and several upgrades.
Wolfi is a Linux undistro that focuses on resolving security issues with the software supply chain. Explore more here.
Audacity's new update brings in some important features like VST3 plugins support, and a new effects button.
Microsoft's WSL now supports systemd making the experience better for users. Learn more about it here.
You get the promised Linux crossword in this edition along with all other elements.
The first modular Chromebook ever? Built by Framework in collaboration with Google. Check this out.
EuroLinux Desktop is an interesting RHEL-based distribution that offers stability, security, and a nice user interface. Let's take a look.
GNOME 43 is here with useful UX upgrades. Learn more about it.
Redox OS just got a massive anonymous donation. What will it be used for? Something exciting!
LibreOffice is available to purchase from Mac App Store. But isn't it a free tool? Let's find out why!
The Chinese manufacturer is working on a Linux laptop series based on LoongArch processors.
Penpot is a free and open-source solution as an alternative to Figma and similar design tools. What do you think?
This week's newsletter focuses on Linux books and Torvalds using Fedora on Apple M2 hardware.
Is Canonical planning to replace the Ubuntu software center with a flutter-based app? Maybe, or maybe not.
Linus Torvalds made Fedora Linux Workstation 36 work with Apple Macbook Air M2. Nice!
Want to learn and master Linux? 🐧 This Humble Bundle of Linux books from No Starch Press is something you should not miss.
Fedora 37 beta release is now available for testing! Experiment with GNOME 43 and other features.
CubyText is a fascinating personal project that you can fork or try as a knowledge management app.
Open source contributor Hari Rana expresses his opinion on why traditional Linux packages are no longer suitable for modern applications.
Raspberry Pi OS update adds NetworkManager support along with new shortcuts.
Take a look at the features of the upcoming major releases along with tips of explaining Linux to beginners.
Fedora is here. Let us take a good look at the changes it brings in.
elementary OS 7 may not have massive changes, but some useful refinements for a better user experience.
Lapce is an open-source code editor built in Rust. It is in its early stages of development, but looks promising!
Cemu Wii U emulator is now open-source with a major upgrade! Also, a Linux build is available to test.
StackAid is an interesting initiative to help developers/contributors fund open-source project dependencies.
The ethical hellscape of today's automobile industry, and why cars were better designed before the widespread use of computers.
KDE Plasma 5.26 is an exciting upcoming update with plenty of useful feature additions. Let's check it out.
Notesnook is a new privacy-focused note-taking app that decided to go open-source.
This edition of FOSS Weekly brings you a bunch of terminal tips and an early look at Crystal Linux among other stuff.
Microsoft will no longer offer a Linux app for Teams. Here's how you can access Microsoft Teams on Linux moving forward.
Ubuntu Unity Remix gets the official flavor tag.
OBS Studio 28.0 gets a visual refresh, and gears up for modern use-cases with new tech support.
Crystal Linux is an upcoming Arch-based distro with a focus to make the setup easy while using latest technologies. Sounds interesting?
Sidekick is a live application debugger with useful features. It is now open-source and can be self-hosted.
GNOME 43 is around the corner. Here are the features that you should expect with the release.
Debian's finally considering the inclusion of non-free firmware with a general resolution. So, what's it going to be?
Soon, the Chromium browser in Debian will have DuckDuckGo as the default search engine.
Lutris 0.5.11 is a nice update with new Macintosh emulators and Amazon Games integration.
This edition of FOSS Weekly focuses on two things: customizing the file managers and using different tools to understand Linux commands.
A new tool to enable GNOME users to provide insights on their configuration and usage to help improve the user experience.
Brian Kernighan is still active to add code contributions to his original project AWK in his 80s. That's inspiring!
Not every day you come across an application with 'Linux-first' approach.
CrossOver 22.0 introduces a modern redesign along with essential technical improvements.
TUXEDO Computers is back with an impressive flagship lineup, a massive battery variant, and a storage edition. Let's check them out.
Crunchyroll originally banned signups from users with Tutanota email addresses. Now, it seems to accept one of its domains.
Kooha gets new feature additions to make it a more useful screen recorder for Linux. What do you think?
Celluloid 0.24 release gets a modern visual refresh with libadwaita and further refinements.
Windows users face issues while switching to Linux. What if the tables are turned? What problems a lifelong Linux user will face while switching to Windows or macOS?
Discussing X86 emulation on ARM devices with the creator of Box86 and Box64 projects, Ptitseb.
LibreOffice 7.4 is an exciting release with WebP support, performance boost, and MS Office compatibility improvements.
This year's 30th edition of It's FOSS Newsletter focuses on apt package management, among other things.
The popular open source graphic design software Krita has a new release after eight months.
Deepin 23 is around the corner. Find out what you can expect with the release.
As gaming on Linux continues to improve, so do the tools we use to play those games. Heroic Games Launcher is a great example of such a tool, as it gives users a native way to access and play Epic Games Store games on their Linux machines. One of its
Kali Linux is back with exciting additions for its third upgrade in 2022. As usual, you can expect new tools and refinements across the board. In addition, there are a few key highlights, including a new test lab environment and a VirtualBox image. Here, let me give you more details
Right after Microsoft acquired GitHub, many users migrated to GitLab and other GitHub alternatives. Considering many popular open-source projects can be found on GitLab, it has a good reputation with developers and project maintainers. Update, Aug 5: Originally reported by The Register, GitLab planned to remove inactive projects by free
Peppermint OS, one of the most lightweight and flexible Linux distros, is now offering a Devuan-based ISO for advanced users to have more control over their system. With their release of Peppermint OS 11, they dropped using Ubuntu as the base for Debian to make Peppermint OS more stable and
Slax is one of the most interesting lightweight Linux distributions. It was also a suitable option for 32-bit systems, considering it is based on Slackware. If you are curious, Slackware is the oldest active Linux distribution and witnessed a major upgrade after 6 years, i.e, Slackware 15. Slax also
You might be aware of the fact that Linus Torvalds used an Apple MacBook hardware to release Linux Kernel 5.19. But, the news wasn’t limited to one interesting observation. Linus Torvalds also mentioned at the end of the release announcement that he might call the next version upgrade
When you install Linux on your UEFI-enabled computer, you have to disable Secure Boot because the live USB will refuse to boot with the option enabled. Some mainstream Linux distributions support Secure Boot, but it is still challenging to set up for many other distributions (and with Nvidia hardware onboard)
Three months after the last kernel release, Linux Kernel 5.19 is finally here. This exciting release brings plenty of improvements to every aspect of the kernel and opens up opportunities with new hardware. The most interesting part is that the Linux creator Linus Torvalds used an Apple MacBook, the
Linux Mint is one of the most popular Linux distros out there. Moreover, it uses Ubuntu as its base and particularly the Long Term Support releases for up to 5 years of software support. Now, we have a new version upgrade, i.e. Linux Mint 21 “Vanessa” based on the
We have plenty of Linux distributions tailored for 32-bit systems. So, why do I want to discourage using 32-bit and upgrade to 64-bit Linux instead? There are a couple of reasons, and one of the biggest reasons came to the spotlight this week. 32-Bit: Ancient Hardware for E-Waste? Of course,
Pop!_OS is one of the best beginner-friendly Linux distributions. It is based on Ubuntu, and obviously, Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS is based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. However, unlike Ubuntu, Pop!_OS 22.04 did not officially support Raspberry Pi at the time of release. So, it only
Wayland is a display server system based on the idea of protocols. That means there is no Wayland display server that clients need to talk to. Instead, Wayland defines a protocol for creating display servers. Any client application programmed to use this protocol can work on any display server(or
Dell XPS is a premium lineup of laptops suitable for professionals and business users. And it is also one of the most preferred laptops to run Linux. But, if you have always wanted to get a Dell XPS laptop tailored for Ubuntu’s latest and greatest, the Dell XPS 13
Meow. STRAY is currently one of the trending indie games and a unique one where you get to explore a cyberpunk-themed world as a stray cat. It is a third-person adventure-puzzle game involving a lot of meows. Well, maybe because it gives you a “Meow” button that you can’t
While Ubuntu 21.10 was the only way to experience GNOME 40 back then, it brought a newer kernel and high-quality Bluetooth codecs. Unfortunately, it reached end-of-life on the 14th of July, meaning you will no longer receive any updates for it. So it’s time to upgrade! I know,
Tor Browser is the de-facto standard for users looking to utilize Tor network, and want strict privacy settings on their web browsers. With the latest 11.5 update, Tor Browser made some major improvements to secure the experience for users. Tor Browser 11.5: What’s New? Let me give
Matrix is an open-source standard for decentralized communication. It is constantly evolving to the requirements of modern solutions keeping in mind the privacy of users. You will find Matrix clients as a replacement for Slack, Microsoft Teams, and several other popular communication platforms. And, to re-affirm the adoption of decentralized
Calibre is a popular open-source eBook reader for Linux, macOS, and Windows. It is also available for the ARM platform (Linux). It happens to be one of the best eBook readers for Linux. After a year and a half of development, a new major upgrade for Calibre has finally landed.
An open-source project that aims to make a classic Nokia like (small form factor) Linux phone has come under fire, by Nokia. The project’s name was originally “Notkia“, which Nokia finds similar while potentially affecting its brand reputation, and infringement of Nokia’s rights. While it is okay to
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, released back in April, is the most secure Ubuntu release yet. Between its extended security updates, new hardware support, and a wide range of other improvements, it far outperforms all previous releases in terms of security. But how does it do that? And, what makes this
Internxt is a fairly new open-source encrypted cloud service that aims to replace the offerings by the big tech. For instance, you can use it as an alternative to Google Photos, and Drive. You get 10 GB for free. So, you can sign up for it to test it out.
Microsoft always gets the attention for some reason when it comes to open-source and Linux. And, it also comes to the limelight when we talk about Linux developers…why? It seems that Microsoft is hiring a lot of Linux developers for a range of projects. And, a popular name has
Fedora Linux is well-suited for desktops with its workstation edition. And, if you want it for a server or IoT requirements, you also have the Fedora ARM project. It also supports Raspberry Pi boards, except for the recent Raspberry Pi 4 (released in 2019). Initially, with a proposed change, we
TUXEDO Computers is a German manufacturer popular for offering a wide range of consumer Linux desktops and laptops. One of their latest notebook releases, the Pulse 15 – which was introduced two years ago has received a second revision and it sounds like a big upgrade. Tuxedo Pulse 15 Gen-2: What’
We’ve had numerous Linux-exclusive laptops from manufacturers like Star Labs, TUXEDO, and others. However, only a handful of them focused on providing a great display. For instance, TUXEDO’s Infinitybook Pro 14 featured a 3K display. And, it was a nice offering. Now, it looks like Star Labs is
darktable is an open-source photography/raw developer program. It is available for Linux, Windows, and macOS. Recently, the developers unveiled new stable release as an upgrade over its 3.8.x series. The latest upgrade is about new features, bug fixes, and significant changes. darktable 4.0: What’s New?
The Linux Release Roundup series summarizes the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. Vim 9.0 Released Vim 9.0 is a massive upgrade with a new script language and fundamental changes to the
Pine64, the single board computer manufacturer known for their range of open-source-supporting phones, laptops, smartwatches, and, of course, SBCs, has recently revealed that they are working on a new RISC-V powered computer. This isn’t the first time Pine64 has dabbled in the realm of RISC-V; the Pinecil soldering iron
We have a few months to go before the GNOME 43 release, but the development activity for GNOME applications is in full swing. For instance, the support for extensions in GNOME Web 43 alpha version. Similarly, there are a few exciting changes coming to GNOME Files (Nautilus), especially for the
GNOME Web (Epiphany) is one of the best browsers available for Linux users. It offers a minimal, and a unique user experience. Unfortunately, the uniqueness does not incentivize users to use it as their primary web browser. But, it looks like that could change soon… GNOME Web is finally adding
Vim, the terminal text editor is back with a major update. The Vim 9.0 release includes several tiny improvements along with a new script language (Vim9 script). Here, let me highlight the key changes. Vim 9.0: What’s New? Vim 9.0 is a significant upgrade after almost
We have already talked about the features coming to Thunderbird 102. And, if you have read that, it is time to experience those exciting features! Yes, Thunderbird 102 is now available to download (right around the time of the Mozilla Firefox 102 release). Thunderbird 102: What’s New? Thunderbird 102
A new Firefox version upgrade is here. While it may not be a major feature update like Firefox 100, it includes some useful enhancements for a better browsing experience. Here’s what’s new: Firefox 102: New Additions and Improvements With this release, you can finally disable the automatic opening
The popular Arch-based Linux distribution EndeavourOS released their latest ISO refresh called Artemis. Interestingly, the release is named after NASA’s upcoming lunar mission. Apart from the usual improvements, the latest upgrade includes the latest Linux Kernel 5.18.5 and an updated Calamares installer. More importantly, with this release,
Accessibility on a Linux desktop is not one of the strongest points to highlight. However, GNOME, one of the best desktop environments, has managed to do better comparatively (I think). In a blog post by Christian Fredrik Schaller (Director for Desktop/Graphics, Red Hat), he mentions that they are making
KaOS, the independent distribution featuring KDE has just released version 2022.06. Although this release includes a lot of changes, notable improvements include Plasma 5.25 and the unreleased Calamares 3.3 branch. For a little bit of context, KaOS was first created back in 2013. Its initial goals, which
The Linux Release Roundup series summarizes the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. KaOS 2022.6 Released KOS is an independent Linux distribution focusing on giving you the best KDE and Qt experience. You
There are various open-source projects rewritten in Rust. Hence, it is not surprising that is being considered as the second language for Linux Kernel for a while now. A few days ago at The Linux Foundation’s Open-Source Summit, Linus Torvals mentioned that we should expect the trials for Rust
Back in 2021, I spent hours pouring over the GitHub Copilot docs trying to figure out how I could maximize my chances of getting into the technical preview. Fortunately, this all paid off when I was accepted into the preview. Finally, it is available for all to use! For those
The Linux Foundation regularly provides scholarship training to individuals. With a new scholarship program a.k.a “The Shubhra Kar Linux Foundation Training (LiFT)” scholarship program, they seem to have done a fantastic job by announcing 500 recipients eligible to receive the reward. In case you are curious, the program
Rocket.Chat is making headlines this year, and for all the good reasons. To start with, they collaborated with Nextcloud to offer an open-source Microsoft 365 alternative, then joined forces with Matrix, and now they have announced another partnership to tackle the likes of “Skype for Business” and Microsoft Teams.
Even with all the privacy extensions and fancy protection features, there are still ways to identify you or track you. Note that it is not the case for all browsers, here, we focus on Chromium-based browsers and Google Chrome as the prime suspect. While detecting installed extensions in a Chromium
The creator of GeckoLinux (providing an improved openSUSE experience) remains anonymous. And, I won’t comment if it is a good or bad thing, but now the developer is back with another similar project based on Debian. SpiralLinux, a Debian-based distribution that aims to make Debian usable for the end-users.
Manjaro Linux is a rolling-release distribution. So, technically, you will be on the latest version if you regularly update your system. It should not be a big deal to upgrade to Manjaro 21.3.0, considering I am already running it without issues for a few days before the official
I just spotted a story about Ubuntu running on a Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen). Well, that is certainly exciting! So, let me share more about it here. Hacking Google Nest Hub to Install Ubuntu Yes, a hacking attempt made this possible. A cybersecurity professional, Frédéric Basse, broke the secure
Ubuntu Core 22 is a containerized Ubuntu 22.04 LTS variant optimized for embedded and IoT devices. It should be a wonderful offering for developers looking to make use of Canonical’s latest operating system for edge devices. To address the Ubuntu Core 22 release, Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical,
Mozilla Firefox is one of the most secure open-source web browsers available. Undoubtedly, you get the freedom to customize it to harden security, which is why Tor Browser utilizes Firefox at its core. And, also one of the reasons why I keep coming back to Firefox. Now, Mozilla has finally
KDE Plasma 5.25 has been one of the most anticipated releases, considering its recent focus on visual refinements and workflow improvements. For instance, you got an updated Breeze theme and a new overview effect to improve the workflow with KDE Plasma 5.24 LTS. Finally, KDE Plasma 5.25
Mozilla’s Thunderbird is a fantastic open-source email client. In fact, one of the best email clients for Linux. With its upcoming Thunderbird 102 update, things should get really exciting! To spice it up, Mozilla decided to make an Android email client for Thunderbird. Surprisingly, it is already available to
The Linux Release Roundup series summarizes the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. openSUSE 15.4 Leap Released openSUSE’s latest release is here to catch up with SUSE Linux Enterprise Service Pack 4
Coder, coder in the hall, which is the best editor of them all! Sorry for the really cheesy opening line. I could not prevent myself from writing that. Just as we all could not prevent the certain demise of the most loved open source code editor of the last decade,
Cloudflare, the internet services giant, has just announced Private Access Tokens. These aim to reduce the number of CAPTCHAs you see on the web while improving your privacy. As you may have found out, CAPTCHAs are a horrible experience on mobile. They often end up occupying the entire screen and
System76’s recent partnership with HP for a developer-focused laptop made users think that it should enable users across the globe to get their hands on a laptop with Pop!_OS pre-installed. Unfortunately, the HP Dev One laptop is limited to U.S. customers as of now. But, it seems
The upcoming openSUSE minor release is finally here. If you use OpenSUSE as your daily driver for desktop or server, you might have already tested the release candidate version available for a couple of weeks now. The openSUSE Leap 15.4 focuses on software package updates to match the SUSE
Internxt is an open-source encrypted cloud service with a native Linux client. Our older article explaining its cloud storage service can be an interesting read if you did not know about it. Initially, we focused on their cloud storage offering. And, it seems like we missed out on another product
Spotify is a leading music streaming platform with several open-source projects. While most of the projects/tools are built for niche users, they have finally introduced something that seems enticing to all the modern musicians involved with digital music production. ‘Basic Pitch’ is a new free and open-source tool by
Timeshift is arguably the best tool to back up and restore the Linux system. Linux Mint also utilizes the tool to let users easily take snapshots before updates, and ensure hassle-free operation. Of course, that’s not the only thing that makes Linux Mint potentially better than Ubuntu. Unfortunately, the
/e/OS is a popular privacy-focused mobile operating system as an alternative to Google’s Android. The operating system (fork of Lineage OS) eliminates any Google-related dependencies and encourages you to work without relying directly on any Google services. Instead, it offers some of its solutions as alternatives to offer
Linux Lite, one of the best Windows-like distros, has just released its latest version, 6.0. Linux Lite 6.0 is based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and includes Linux Kernel 5.15 LTS out of the box. This upgrade packs in a considerable number of exciting new features, including
Rocket.Chat is an excellent open-source messaging (collaboration) platform. In fact, it is one of the best open-source Slack alternatives available. We use it as well for internal communication. Rocket.Chat is also making good progress compared to some of its open-source competitors. For instance, they teamed up with Nextcloud
With VPN providers, it is often important to look for Linux support. Some VPN services only provide you with OpenVPN configuration, and others offer a CLI app. ProtonVPN, Mullvad, and a handful of other providers provide a full-fledged GUI app for Linux. And, Surfshark VPN (popular for its incredibly cheap
The developers of the security-focused portable Linux distro, Tails, have recently released an important advisory regarding its current release. They have warned users to avoid entering or using any personal or sensitive information while using Tor Browser on Tails 5.0 or older. Tor Browser is the de-facto web browser
Since its first beta release a little over a year ago, Payload has slowly built a name for itself within the web development community as a headless Content Management System (CMS). For a bit of background information, Payload is a CMS tailored specifically toward being simpler to develop websites, web
If you have been keeping up with our coverages, you may have come across AlmaLinux 9.0 beta release last month. AlmaLinux is one of the best RHEL alternatives, so a new stable release based on the latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL 9) is useful as a
Plex is a popular streaming player with the ability to use as a media server software. In fact, it is also one of the best media server software for Linux. Yes, the media server was already available for Linux, and we also had a tutorial covering the installation steps. And,
ProtonMail is rebranding itself as “Proton” to unify all its offerings under a single umbrella. Let us not confuse it with Steam’s Proton (which is also simply referred to as Proton), right? In other words, there will no longer be a separate product page for ProtonMail, ProtonVPN, or any
Broadcom, a semiconductor chip company, is infamous among desktop Linux users for the incompatibility issues with its wireless adapter/card and drivers. And, it is now planning to get into the cloud computing market by acquiring one of the biggest players in the industry, i.e., VMware. VMware is not
System76 already makes Linux laptops. So, what is this all about? Well, this time, it is a Linux laptop by HP, powered by Pop!_OS, i.e., the Ubuntu-based Linux distribution by System76. Carl Richell (System76’s Founder) initially made the announcement through his Twitter handle. June 2, Update: Now,
Linux Kernel 5.17 came loaded with support for next-gen hardware, including improvements for the Steam Deck. Not to forget, every Linux Kernel release is technically exciting, and Linux Kernel 5.18 is no exception. Linux Kernel 5.18: What’s New? This time around, we get to see improved
The Debian Project develops a free GNU/Linux distribution that respects the freedom of its users. It’s not uncommon for software, the source code of which is distributed under this or that free license, to contain non-free components. In this case, the software is cleaned before being released into
ONLYOFFICE, one of the best open-source Microsoft Office alternatives, has just released its new upgrade, i.e., version 7.1. If you didn’t know, you can use ONLYOFFICE with online integration on your self-hosted server (like Nextcloud) or the desktop. This release brings exciting new changes, notably initial support
Kali Linux is not your usual Linux distribution. It is specially tailored for penetration testing and ethical hackers to learn/experiment. We get interesting tools and feature additions with a new Kali Linux release. Let us take a look at the highlights for Kali Linux 2022.2. Kali Linux 2022.
Inkscape is a popular open-source vector graphics program available for Linux, Windows, and macOS. The latest release focuses on refinements to existing tools and more customization options. There are also a couple of new additions to the application. Let’s take a look. Inkscape 1.2: What’s New? Inkscape
Microsoft utilizes Linux for a wide range of its projects. In recent years, you must have read a lot about WSL (or WSL2) and a Linux distribution made by Microsoft, i.e., CBL (Common Base Linux) Mariner. Even with Windows 11, Microsoft keeps improving the experience with WSL. While CBL
In recent times, Red Hat’s community project, Fedora, has gained quite a decent userbase. While GNOME is the default choice of desktop here, Fedora also offers a variety of other desktop environments in the form of Fedora Spins. This means that you can enjoy an out of box experience
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. ALT Linux 10.0 Released ALT Linux has a new upgrade that comes with Linux Kernel 5.15. The
It has been a few weeks since Ubuntu 22.04 LTS launched. Without a surprise, we got the codename for the next version upgrade (non-LTS release) as “Kinetic Kudu” (Kudu referring to the African species of Antelopes, Kinetic hinting at the energy/movement). Recently, the first daily build of Ubuntu
Linus Torvalds will be happy to hear this… NVIDIA finally announced an open-source initiative to improve the GPU experience on Linux. Unfortunately, it isn’t exactly what you think, you will still find proprietary drivers around. But, it’s as significant as ditching the proprietary drivers. Here it is: NVIDIA
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is undoubtedly a significant player in the open-source enterprise ecosystem. If you didn’t know, IBM acquired it for $34 Billion in 2019. So, it is safe to say that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 was the last major release before the acquisition. There have been
Docker Desktop is the easiest way to containerize applications. You do not need to think about setting up an environment on the platform of your choice to get started. You just need to install the Docker Desktop, and you will be good to go. The Docker Desktop application comes with
Fedora 36 is an impressive release with a list of interesting feature upgrades. While Fedora 35 included GNOME 41 and debuted with a new KDE variant (Fedora Kinoite) and several other technical changes, Fedora 36 is another interesting upgrade. Fedora 36 packs in GNOME 42 with new feature additions, and
After six months of development, Fedora 36 is finally here! This release packs some massive changes, notably GNOME 42 (and all its associated features). Let’s take a deeper dive into what’s new! Fedora 36: What’s New? Fedora 36 includes the latest GNOME desktop environment (GNOME 42). As
KDE Connect is an open-source tool that lets you connect your mobile phone with your PC. Originally, KDE Connect supported Android devices to connect with Linux. Gradually, they added support for Windows. Now, it looks like you can use KDE Connect with your iOS device (iPhone or iPad) to connect
Ubuntu MATE’s lead, Martin Wimpress, has another fun project for Linux users. In case you did not know, Martin regularly develops something interesting. Last year, we covered Quickemu, which helps create virtual machines in Linux through a QEMU-based GUI tool making the process easy. Now, he is back with
Tails is a popular Linux distribution that focuses on protecting against censorship and surveillance. It is one of the privacy-focused Linux distributions. Without worrying about exposing your information, you can use it anywhere using a USB stick and get your work done. Its latest release, Tails 5.0, utilizes Debian
Firefox is arguably the most popular open-source browser that’s not based on Chrome, available for Linux, Windows, and Mac. While we know that Chrome-based browsers dominate the market share, Firefox was introduced way before Google Chrome came into existence. To be accurate, Firefox 100 release marks 17 years of
Before you get too excited, you should know that Canonical is not coming back to maintain Unity desktop. Thanks to the developer of the Ubuntu Unity distribution (Rudra Saraswat), we get to see an update to the Unity desktop environment after six long years. In case you did not know,
While we continue to observe new releases of Ubuntu and Ubuntu-based distros at this time of the year, here’s something for a change. The one we’re highlighting here is—Redox OS, which focuses on stability and security. We already covered an article back in 2016 during its early
Last year, this time around, Arch Linux introduced a guided installer to make the installation process easier. All you had to do was type in “archinstall” to get started with the step-by-step installation without needing to customize all by yourself. Not just for new users, it should also save you
Shortwave is a popular internet radio player for GNOME. In total, more than 25,000 stations are available by default, all of which can be organized, searched, and cast to other devices (such as Chromecast). Shortwave 3.0 brings these features to a whole new level, with some considerable changes.
The next LTS upgrade for Pop!_OS is finally here. Pop!_OS 22.04 is based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS with Linux Kernel 5.16.19 at the time of launch. Let us take a brief look at what it has to offer. Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS: What’
KDE Plasma 5.24 was an interesting upgrade with an updated breeze theme and the new overview effect. Now, the developers have geared up to introduce exciting new features for KDE Plasma 5.25. Update: KDE Plasma 5.25 beta is now available. KDE Plasma 5.25: What’s New?
Primarily, I rely on Ubuntu-based distributions like Pop!_OS, Zorin OS, Linux Mint, or Ubuntu itself for work. They get out of the way when I work on something, along with seamless software updates. Not to forget, they get along well with my Intel-Nvidia-powered system. Everything (can be subjective) works
Looking for a lightweight Ubuntu distro for your computer as an alternative to GNOME-powered Ubuntu 22.04 LTS? Lubuntu 22.04 LTS is here as a replacement. In fact, you can also take a look at Xubuntu 22.04 LTS, if you are exploring lightweight options. Here, we focus on
Since its initial release in 2016, I’ve been an admirer of Ubuntu Budgie. With its sleek visuals, fluid animations, and solid Ubuntu base, it covers all my needs. Although it is relatively new compared to other Ubuntu flavors, it has already managed to gain a significant following. Now, with
Xubuntu is one of the most loved Ubuntu flavours featuring the Xfce desktop environment. If you were looking to install the latest Long-Term release Ubuntu-based distro that is light on system resources, Xubuntu 22.04 should be a good pick. Xubuntu 22.04 LTS includes a visual refresh and some
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is an exciting release already. While other Ubuntu-based distros should be getting ready to offer their latest versions based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Ubuntu’s official flavors’ LTS releases have also landed. Here, we focus on Ubuntu MATE 22.04 LTS, featuring the latest MATE
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS has finally been released. So, you can expect all of its official flavors to offer the latest and greatest soon after that. And, the KDE flavour, i.e., Kubuntu 22.04 LTS is now also available to download! You should expect all the feature additions of
Can’t wait to try Ubuntu 22.04 LTS? Well, it is finally available to download and upgrade. It brings in a ton of impressive features, having GNOME 42 and Raspberry Pi desktop support as its key highlights. Now that it is here. Let us take a moment to check
AlmaLinux, the popular enterprise Linux distro, has just announced its 9.0 Beta release to keep up with the upstream, i.e. RHEL 9. Just to give you some context, AlmaLinux was introduced in the early 2021 to replace the then recently discontinued CentOS. One of its main goals was
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. LXQt 1.1.0 Released The latest update for the lightweight desktop environment comes packed with new theme improvements,
LXQt is a lightweight Qt-based desktop environment. With the latest LXQt 1.1.0 update, the desktop experience depends on Qt 5.15, the LTS version of Qt 5 series. The release announcement mentions that they started working on Qt 6.0 port but needed a more stable version. Let
So, Elon Musk made it to the news again, as usual. However, this time, it was very interesting. He made an offer to buy Twitter for about $43 billion. Technically, he offered way more than the market price in a bid to acquire Twitter, which is why many outlets have
Yes, Steam will be coming to Chrome OS soon. Thanks to Linux for making that possible. But how? Let’s find out. Google recently announced that they are working on Steam for Chrome OS Alpha. Now, in a new blog post, Google revealed that they would be sharing more technical
Razer is known for its gaming peripherals and hardware. On the other hand, Lambda offers workstations, servers, and GPU clusters equipped with their software stack to facilitate deep learning as conveniently as possible. They have collaborated to present a sleek-looking modern laptop (powered by Ubuntu 20.04) tailored for deep
On 1st of April, Ankush shared this tweet with me: Farewell, elementary. https://t.co/t4DTBgT1oy — Cassidy James Blaede (@CassidyJames) March 31, 2022 elementary OS co-founder Cassidy James has shared a link titled “Farewell, elementary”. I looked at the headline first and then the date. 1st April. I smirked. You
EndeavourOS is an Arch-based distro that focuses on a terminal-centric user experience along with all the other goodies. With its latest Apollo release, the EndeavourOS team has made efforts to improve the community editions, resolve some existing issues, and add a new window manager. EndeavourOS Apollo: What’s New? The
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. EndeavourOS Apollo Released The Arch-based distro EndeavourOS has a new release with plenty of improvements and some new feature
Mozilla’s Firefox is one of the most popular open-source browsers which is the reason it is used as the default browser in many Linux distributions such as Mint and Ubuntu. Recently, Mozilla released Firefox version 99.0 which brings new security and UI features to Linux. Whats new ? * You
Linux Mint’s next release, based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, is around the corner. We should expect a release candidate later in the month of May. In the last monthly blog post, Clem Lefebvre (Linux Mint founder) revealed that Linux Mint 21, codenamed “Vanessa,” will be the next upgrade
Vivaldi has been an excellent choice for users looking to get more out of their browsing experience. Even though it isn’t completely FOSS (UI is proprietary, the rest is open-source), it is a viable alternative for Linux users dabbling with multiple tabs and wanting more features in their arsenal.
Don’t like using Snap? Well, you can always stick to the traditional binary packages (deb/rpm) or opt for Flatpak. But, what if you already rely on apps from the Snap store? It will be time-consuming to manually remove the apps, get rid of Snap, install Flatpak, and install
The popular terminal emulator found on almost all Xfce-powered distributions, Xfce Terminal has just released its first major upgrade under a new maintainer (and a new versioning scheme). Let us take a look at some highlights of the release. New Maintainer & Versioning Scheme Igor Zakharov was leading the development from
Even before its release, Maui shell has been praised as the future of the Linux desktop user interface. And, for all the right reasons: It attempts to bring convergence to the mainstream, just like Canonical tried with Unity. Regarding looks, you get modern aesthetics inspired by various existing desktop experiences.
It hasn’t been that long since GNOME 42 was released. While it was an exciting upgrade over GNOME 41, you may not be able to find it on every mainstream Linux distribution (except OpenSUSE, Arch, and Clear Linux). Fedora 36 and Ubuntu 22.04 should be the most popular
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. Ubuntu 22.04 Beta Released Ubuntu 22.04 beta is now available to download along with several new Ubuntu-based
When Deepin first arrived at the scene, it blew away people with its sheer beautiful interface. As the time progressed and developers got more experienced, their focus shifted to include design and features users find in other commercial desktop OS offerings, i.e., Windows and macOS. Deepin was the first
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is arguably the most anticipated release next month. So far, we have been looking at all the features arriving with Ubuntu 22.04 using the daily builds. Now, finally, the beta version of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS has arrived! If you were hesitant to test the
Thunderbird is undoubtedly one of the best email clients for Linux. It is an open-source offering from Mozilla Foundation and a reliable email client with robust features. With the recent updates, it has received some visual improvements along with feature additions. Now, with the upcoming Thunderbird 102 release, it is
Zorin OS is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful Linux distributions available. However, it is not just limited to how it looks. Compared to some other options available, it offers a nice user experience overall. And, which is why, we also recommend it as one of the top choices for
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. Parrot 5.0 Released Parrot is a Debian-based Linux distribution focused on security and ethical hacking. It can be
Feren OS, the Ubuntu-based distro for users migrating from Windows and Chrome OS, has just released version 2022.03! Not to forget, it also happens to be one of the most beautiful Linux distributions available. With the latest Feren OS 2022.03 update, the release brings a few new features
While we have a variety of private WhatsApp alternatives, Threema is one of the best among the options available. But, why should you even consider trying it out? Is it the ultimate secure messaging app? Well, every secure messenger meets a specific list of requirements of users. So, it would
GNOME 42 is a major upgrade with noticeable visual changes. With GNOME 42, you get many essential improvements and much-needed upgrades. Now that it’s here, let us check out some of the key highlights. GNOME 42 New Features Considering we have already covered a detailed article on GNOME 42
Clear Linux is an open-source rolling-release distribution tailored for developers working with the Cloud and Edge. If you did not know, Clear Linux is a project by Intel to offer a fast-performing environment to work with containers while optimized for Intel processors. It is also available for servers (AWS, Google
KeePassXC, the open-source password manager, has just got a major upgrade, one that includes some new exciting features and improvements For those unaware, KeePassXC is the community fork of the classic KeePassX. KeePassXC is a cross-platform password manager available for Linux, Windows, and macOS. It is built using Qt5 libraries.
With every Ubuntu release, we are slowly getting more built-in tweaks to personalize our desktop experience to change the appearance. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS did a good job of improving the visuals and user experience out-of-the-box. This time around, Ubuntu 22.04 has added a much-needed addition to the Appearance
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. Linux Mint Debian Edition 5 Released Linux Mint Debian Edition 5 is here. With the latest upgrade, you get
In 2020, Apple unveiled the M1 at the WWDC event. This reveal brought significant performance improvements and better power efficiency, although it did have one major drawback. This was the software support, as it meant that it was no longer possible to boot a “normal” X86 distro on new Apple
Linux Mint’s offering with Debian is always an exciting release to look forward to. In case you did not know, LMDE is meant to act as a replacement if Ubuntu ever disappears. So, whether you like or hate Ubuntu as a base, you have an impressive alternative without compromising
Linux 5.17 is here, after a week of unexpected delay to fix Spectre exploits. While there aren’t any massive changes here, there are a few smaller tweaks and important improvements for those running some specific systems. Let’s take a look at what’s new! What’s New
Have you every wished that you had a Linux powered laptop that fits in your hand, complete with keyboard? If you said, yes, then you are in luck. A hardware designer has created such a device and open-sourced the design so that anyone can make it at home. What is
Back in March 2020, the GNOME project announced a new library called Libadwaita. This promised to fix numerous fundamental issues with GTK, the library GNOME uses to build its desktop environment. Unfortunately, this announcement also resulted in some significant community backlash. While this hasn’t really slowed the adoption of
There are several elements of the Ubuntu branding. For its fans, the orange and purple color symbolizes Ubuntu. In addition to that, Ubuntu has logo that consists of a wordmark (ubuntu written in text) and a graphic symbol in orange color. This orange ‘circle of friends’ is the identity of
The Linux Foundation and The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) have put together a new offering that facilitates learning of key cloud-native development practices. In case you did not know, a Cloud Engineer Bootcamp is already available to introduce the fundamentals of Kubernetes, DevOps, and Linux system administration. Furthermore, an
When I started writing for It’s FOSS, I covered a Christian Linux distro. It’s been six years since I did so. Let’s take a quick look and see what has changed for the project in that amount of time. Changing Names and Priorities When we first encountered
Linux Kernel 5.17 was scheduled to release the previous day (Sunday). Unfortunately, (or for better), Spectre V2, another variant of the Spectre vulnerability affecting the processors, was discovered. But, what is the Spectre v2 vulnerability affecting the chips? Is it essential for the Linux Kernel 5.17 to include
With Russia’s attack on Ukraine, various things have been affected economically and geopolitically. While we do not discuss anything about the war here, the victims of war need support to survive. Many organizations and individuals have come forward to join humanitarian causes to support the Ukrainian people. Even the
Zorin OS 16 was an exciting release with plenty of amazing features. Now, its first point release is here with some necessary improvements and updates. Let me highlight some of the key changes in this release. Zorin OS 16.1: What’s New? Zorin OS 16.1 primarily focuses on
We have all been eagerly waiting for Apex Legends to work on Linux, considering it is one of the most popular multiplayer titles. Especially, after the announcement of official support for Easy Anti-Cheat and BattleEye for Linux. However, the official support for the game wasn’t announced anywhere, until now.
Linux is the least popular desktop operating system (OS) when considering Windows, macOS, and Linux as our only choices. Linux powers most of the servers, but that is not the case for consumer desktops/laptops. To make things worse, many assume that Linux is tough from other experiences, even without
Back in January, ex-co-lead of Solus Joshua Strobl made headlines after leaving Solus to work on SerpentOS. You can read more about it in our original coverage. However, he still wanted to work on the Budgie desktop environment, so he forked the project (in a new repository) and formed the
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. Budgie 10.6 Released Budgie 10.6 is the first release under the new management, without the Solus team.
Just over a month ago, we got our first glimpse of Maui Shell. Developed by the team at Nitrux Linux, I was quite impressed with its smooth visuals, and especially its convergence features. At the same time, I concluded my year of daily driving the PinePhone, which meant that it
Steam Deck is already making waves to enhance the game support for the Linux platform. It runs on Steam OS 3.0 (based on Arch) and features KDE Plasma. Kudos to Valve for not locking down the platform and letting users experiment with it. While it is not available for
Rocket.Chat is one of the best open-source slack alternatives and Nextcloud is an all-in-one collaboration platform. And, they are pretty impressive. This is why we use Rocket.Chat for our internal communication and Nextcloud to manage tasks/documents. Both of them are incredibly useful for what they are capable
Linux gamers have been hoping to see Destiny 2 work on Linux using Proton or SteamPlay. This is because BattleEye and other anti-cheat engines announced official support for Proton. Basically, with the resources available with Bungie (especially now under Sony), it should not be a big deal to enable proton
Do you like Linux Mint, but don’t want Ubuntu as its base? Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) is for you. If you did not know, LMDE is primarily meant to act as a replacement if Ubuntu ever disappears. LMDE is an excellent offering to ensure that you get to
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS Released Ubuntu 20.04 LTS received its fourth point release with support for newer
Fedora 36 is finally available. While we look forward to every major release, last year, Fedora 35 set up some exciting expectations with GNOME 41 and a new KDE flavor (Kinoite). Here, I shall highlight the essential details about the new upgrade. Fedora 36 Release Information The final release date
With Ubuntu 22.04 LTS just around the corner, we are all waiting eagerly to experience the list of features in Ubuntu 22.04 being introduced. Without a full-fledged hands-on with Ubuntu 22.04, I can’t say for certain if it is impressive. But, I do have some thoughts
GitHub Advisory Database is the largest database of vulnerabilities in software dependencies. It also lets the repository managers/contributors privately discuss and fix a vulnerability before disclosing it to the database. While it was useful at times, it did not have any inputs from the community, but only verified sources.
Nitrux OS may not be one of the mainstream Linux distributions, but it is surely one of the unique offerings. We have also interviewed its creator Uri Herrera in 2019 to learn how they initially aimed to go beyond the traditional Linux distributions. And, since then, we’ve come a
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. Slax 11.2 Released Slax 11.2 is a major update after 2 years of any previous significant development
I’ve been involved in various open source software communities since I first discovered Linux back in 1998. Back then it was Red Hat Linux, v5.1 that I first experimented with as an intriguing alternative to Microsoft Windows 95. Using Red Hat Linux quickly turned into all kinds of
You can use Wine to install Windows apps on Linux, but it does not work for all the applications. Moreover, it requires you to configure things manually. So, what are the easy options? While CrossOver has been trying its best to make the process easier, Bottles is another solution. With
Slax is one of the best lightweight Linux distributions that can revive an old computer. However, we did not get to see any significant development activities since 2018. While a testing version based on Debian 10.2 was in the works in 2019, the pandemic could have affected the progress.
I’m sure it is easy to make several assumptions about the story going by the headlines. Why? Well, it is Facebook, after all. Even if it is “Meta” now, it does not change the fact that they were involved in some of the worst privacy practices ever. If you
The first Kali Linux release of 2022 is here. Kali Linux made numerous improvements in 2021 with its Linux Kernel upgrade, new hacking tools, live VM support (Kali Linux 2021.3), Apple M1 support, and more. Let us look at the key highlights in the Kali Linux 2022.1 release.
One of the most famous open-source apps out there, OBS Studio (formerly Open Broadcaster Software) has received an exciting new upgrade. It is one of the best screen recorders available for Linux and undoubtedly a fantastic choice for streamers across multiple platforms. The update adds some helpful features to a
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. KDE Plasma 5.24 LTS Released KDE Plasma 5.24 is a Long-Term Support release with at least 18
KDE recently shared its monthly updates on the latest app developments and progress, as usual. While the Falkon 3.2 release was a significant upgrade, there were several other updates/bug fixes to other KDE applications. However, there was one interesting thing about it. KDE is starting to make applications
Firefox is a fantastic open-source web browser. Considering it comes pre-installed with most Linux distributions, it does not take rocket science to assume that it is a popular choice among Linux users and privacy enthusiasts. However, nothing is ever perfect. Whether it is Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Brave, or any
When you start using Linux on your desktop, you probably stick with the beginner-friendly distros like Ubuntu or Linux Mint. As you get familiar with Linux and start loving it, you join Linux related communities on various social channels, follow websites that share Linux content (like It’s FOSS). And
LINAGORA, the company behind the open-source collaboration platform—Twake, is working on another open-source offering, i.e., LinShare. LinShare aims to be a secure, open-source alternative to Google Drive. Note that LinShare is still in beta. So, here, I plan to highlight what it offers, and some of its plans
We have been keeping an eye on KDE Plasma 5.24 for a while. From spotting the GNOME-Style overview effect to the addition of fingerprint support. If you have been following our coverages, you already know about the changes introduced with KDE Plasma 5.24. Now that KDE Plasma 5.
Vivaldi is a pretty good option for Linux users. They focus on Linux as one of the first-party platforms, which is impressive. With Vivaldi 5.0 release, it proved to be a versatile Chromium-based option for many Linux users. Now, Vivaldi 5.1 is finally here! As a browser popularized
GNOME 42 will be an interesting release. It includes noticeable visual changes and improvements to the desktop experience. Of course, the changes in GNOME 41 compliments the new release as well. GNOME 42 is due on March 23, 2022, and the beta is already here. So, let us take a
Fedora 35 is an impressive Linux distribution that debuted with GNOME 41 and introduced a new KDE variant. You can read our original coverage to know more about it. While Fedora Linux has constantly been improving the desktop experience, it may not be an ideal desktop distribution for every user.
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. Slackware 15 Released Slackware is the oldest active Linux distribution. With its latest Slackware 15 release after years, there
Fragments is one of the best torrent clients for Linux. The latest Fragments 2.0 is a significant upgrade, completely rewritten from scratch using Rust, GTK 4, and Libadwaita. In addition to the technical improvements, you will also find some new features and an improved user interface. Let me highlight
Rejoice! Linux fans will be pleased to know that the legendary distro, Slackware, has received a new release after a long time. For those unaware, Slackware’s latest version was released way back in 2016. The entire Linux community was thrilled about it when the devs announced the plans for
Zorin OS 16 was one of the most impressive distro releases in 2021. You might want to learn more about Zorin OS 16 and Zorin OS 16 lite, if you are curious. Now, after a while, the Zorin OS team finally decided to release the Education edition of Zorin OS
Peppermint OS 11 was one of the most anticipated releases for 2022, and it has finally arrived! Not to forget the tragic loss of its lead developer Mark Greaves in 2020, Peppermint OS lost one of its most significant contributors. Now, after almost two years, Peppermint 11 is here! It
If you’re a KDE fan, you must have certainly come across or even used Falkon. So, you must be pleasantly surprised to find out that KDE has managed to release a new major upgrade of their web browser. Unlike other mainstream web browsers, Falkon does not receive frequent updates.
One of the best Windows-like distribution and lightweight distros out there, Linux Lite is an impressive choice for modern computers and old systems. And, to improve the experience, finally, Linux Lite 5.8 is here! The latest release includes a host of changes in terms of UI, with performance tweaks
System76 teased their ‘Kudu’ laptop a few weeks back. And, now, it is finally available to order in its full glory! The new Kudu laptop lineup is tailored for multitaskers and modest gamers that may not require top-of-the-line RTX graphics. Let me mention the key highlights of the laptop. System76
Last year, we featured System Monitoring Center as one of our app highlights. It is an all-in-one open-source app that helps you monitor essential system resources at a glance. You would also get plenty of details that you miss with the default system monitoring app in your Linux distribution. At
Scribus, the popular Qt-based publishing app, has just released version 1.5.8. Although this release is relatively minor, it does have a few key improvements and features. Let’s take a look at them! Improvements In Scribus 1.5.8 Some of the improvements in Scribus 1.5.8
Nitrux Linux is easily one of the most beautiful Linux distributions out there. Last month, we also looked at Maui Shell, by the same team behind Nitrux Linux. And, now, Nitrux 2.0.0 has been released with some exciting changes. Let me highlight the fundamental changes here. Nitrux 2.
When Pine64 announced the PinePhone in 2019, no one could have foreseen the tremendous impact it would have on mobile Linux, desktop Linux, and privacy as a whole. As one of the few phones designed specifically to run desktop Linux, it had all the features of a low-end Android phone,
In April last year, Arch Linux started including a command line based guided installer called Archinstall. If you think that’s not much when compared to the graphical installer of Ubuntu, Manjaro or other distributions, you are right. But you should also know that something is better than nothing. Before
So, I recently upgraded to a dual-monitor setup (1080p + 1440p). While I was excited about the productivity boost by getting things done faster without the need to manage/minimize active windows constantly, there were a few nuances that I came across. To my surprise, Flameshot refused to work. And, for
Recently, the devs behind Mumble announced the release of version 1.4.230, which introduces a series of updates, improvements, and fixes. For those who are unfamiliar with Mumble, it is one of the top open source voice chat apps available. This newest release came about after two years of
The development work for System76’s exciting new Rust-based COSMIC desktop is now underway. While we already tried it out using the early code available, we get to see more of it now. Thanks to some prototypes available in its GitHub repository and a Figma document, we get to see
ProtonMail is an open-source email service that offers best-in-class privacy and security features. All of its client applications are open-source as well. You can use it for free and opt for premium upgrades if needed. Whether using it for free or with a subscription, ProtonMail has been an impressive option
The open-source workspace organizer, Rambox, has just received a fresh new update. If you’re not familiar with Rambox, it is basically an all-in-one app that combines numerous web apps and messaging services into one single application. In fact, we’ve previously reviewed its open-source community edition. The latest update
Wine is the ultimate tool for Linux users relying on Windows-specific applications and games. With every release, we find better support for games and applications. And, anything that uses Wine as its backbone (like Lutris and others) benefits as well. And, it gets more exciting with Wine’s first release
ONLYOFFICE is a popular open-source office suite available for Desktop platforms (including Linux) and web applications as well. If you have a Nextcloud or ownCloud instance, you may already have ONLYOFFICE installed to manage your documents. Now, for its first major release in 2022, ONLYOFFICE v7.0 has been announced
Linux Mint 20.3 release brings in several improvements. However, it is powered by Linux Kernel 5.4 LTS. So, users with newer hardware may find it troublesome to boot or run into other incompatibility issues with an older Linux Kernel. Fortunately, Linux Mint 20.3 now has an Edge
If you’re into retro gaming, you may have come across retro console emulators. For those unaware, they are basically software or hardware that allow the host system to run games designed for another system. Lately, Cemu has managed to grab the attention of the open-source community. It is one
Ubuntu 21.04 had a good run with interesting feature additions. Some notable changes included multi-monitor improvements, UI enhancements, GNOME 40-ready applications, and more. Now, it is time to upgrade! The support for updates in Ubuntu 21.04 has finally come to an end today (January 20th). You will no
KDE finally announced the KDE Plasma 5.24 beta version. This release brings a vast array of exciting new improvements, many of which we will be looking at here. The last release, KDE Plasma 5.23 marked the 25th anniversary of KDE. And, KDE Plasma 5.24 will be their
If you didn’t know already, System76 developers have been working on a new Desktop Environment (dubbed COSMIC) written in Rust: a memory-safe and superfast programming language. Creating a desktop environment from scratch is no small feat. That involves creating everything from the compositor, panel, window manager to the APIs
Now that it’s been a while since GTK 4 was unveiled, several applications have started to make the move from GTK 3. The latest of which is Zrythm. While still in its alpha phase, this change is incredibly large and impactful, so let’s take a look at it!
Ubuntu Desktop is available for Raspberry Pi 4 boards since Ubuntu 20.10 release. However, to get a comfortable experience and use it as a desktop/server, Canonical officially recommends 4/8 GB RAM variants of the board. After all, memory requirements by modern distributions are gradually increasing. So, it
GNOME Boxes is an easy-to-use virtualization software that lets you download operating systems from within the program or use ISO files to create new virtual machines. It is also the only program that lets you test upcoming GNOME versions, just like we tried GNOME OS. While it remains a simplified
Linux Mint announced a partnership with Mozilla. Considering Linux Mint offers Firefox as the default web browser and continues to use Thunderbird as the email client, it sounds like a piece of good news. But, what exactly does the partnership affect? What are the changes that come with Firefox on
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. Linux Mint 20.3 Released Linux Mint 20.3 is a point upgrade with several improvements and some new
Linux Kernel 5.16 is an interesting release for both gamers and desktop users. The changes introduced aren’t massive, but useful upgrades for users with the latest hardware and looking to get better performance in terms of gaming. Linux Kernel 5.16: What’s New? The support for the
GNOME is the default choice of desktop environment on many Linux distributions. It’s also my favorite one as it gives a modern desktop experience. But that doesn’t mean GNOME is perfect and doesn’t need improvements. In fact, here are a few suggestions to improve the overall user
KDE Plasma 5.24 is due for release on February 8, 2022. While we already discussed some significant upgrades arriving with it, Nate Graham (KDE Developer) shared a roadmap for KDE in 2022. When looking at it, I can surely tell that the upgrades planned for KDE Plasma should take
Linux Mint 20.3, codenamed “Una” has finally arrived. The official announcement should follow up soon, but it’s now available for download! While Linux Mint 20.2 included some impressive improvements, Linux Mint 20.3 looks like an exciting release as well. Here, I highlight the key changes in
Gaming on Linux has truly improved over the years. It’s safe to say, 2021 was a great year for Linux gaming. We’ve come across exciting news such as Linus Tech Tip’s experiments with desktop Linux, official support for Anti-Cheat systems, 80% compatibility of Steam’s top hundred
Deepin 20.3 has been around for a while now with some essential improvements and subtle visual changes. But, if you were looking to get your hands on the latest Deepin desktop experience on top of Ubuntu? UbuntuDDE Remix 21.10 “Impirish Indri” has finally arrived. Probably one of the
Last year, several security vulnerabilities were discovered, making it difficult for system administrators to patch the systems without downtime quickly. What if some improvements can be made to update some critical components for security/performance improvements without rebooting a system? Intel aims to achieve that with its new PFRUT (Platform
Were you looking for some latest open-source app releases to start the new year week? You’re lucky; Pinta announced their major upgrade right before the new year. Pinta is a lightweight drawing app that serves as a simple image editing tool. One of the top open-source drawing and painting
About four years ago in 2018, Ikey Doherty (creator of Solus) left and handed over the project to other developers associated with it due to some personal reasons. Back then, Solus transitioned to new management and brand-new infrastructure, with the core vision intact. Recently, on January 1, 2022, Joshua Strobl,
The turn of the new year has triggered errors in Microsoft Exchange mail servers, causing thousands, possibly millions, of emails around the world to not get sent and staying stuck on email transport queues, in some cases even causing entire servers to crash. The server administration community has dubbed this
Over the past few years, it has been extremely exciting to see the team behind Nitrux Linux expand their influence on the Linux community. Now, this influence is set to expand even further with their brand-new Maui Shell. Let’s take a look at it! A Little Bit Of Background
It is time to bid farewell to 2021. You might want to go through some of the biggest Linux stories of 2021 if you missed them. However, considering some of the impressive distro releases in 2021, excitement for newer Linux distributions and upgrades for 2022 is at its peak. Compared
Over the course of 2021, I have watched hundreds of interesting Linux apps gain development effort and users. While some of these have been discontinued, others live on, and all the time gaining popularity and new features. While I wish that I could shed some light on all of these,
elementary OS 6.1 is the latest release with many essential improvements and new features. Of course, the choice of a Linux distro for your system varies on many levels. However, I think there are a few things in elementary OS that could have been done differently. Here, I list
Alongside GIMP, Krita is among the most powerful graphics creation applications for Linux. While most well-known for its digital painting features, it is also a capable image editor and piece of animation software. Now, with its brand-new 5.0 release, many of these various aspects of Krita have been improved.
Merry Christmas everyone! In this holiday season, are you looking forward to trying out new distributions on your Linux system? Fret not, we have you covered. Here, I shall be listing some of the latest Linux distribution releases. Linux Distributions Arriving Just in for the Christmas Holidays Note that this
DuckDuckGo is a private search engine that has made a lot of progress. The DuckDuckGo browser extension, the mobile app, email protection service (beta), and app tracking protection (beta) are some of the useful services that they have been working on. In a new blog post, DuckDuckGo announced that it
Ever since Steam announced the Proton project, I had a feeling that gaming on Linux is going to see some sunny days. I am glad I was not wrong. According to ProtonDB website, 80% of the top 100 games on Steam now have gold or better ratings. Which actually means,
elementary OS 6.0 was an exciting release. If you haven’t explored that yet, I suggest you go through the features introduced with elementary OS 6. After four months of its release, elementary OS 6.1 is here! You can get started by downloading it. But, before that, you
The year 2021 is coming to an end. Linux has been making headlines this year as well, and not always in a good way. Let me share some of the biggest stories from the world of Linux that impacts the users of Linux in general and desktop Linux in particular.
Ever since its release in late 1999, GNU Nano has set new standards for ease-of-use for terminal-based text editors. Since then, it has seen multitudes of releases, the latest of which is the brand-new version 6.0. While not necessarily the most feature-packed release, it does have a few key
Pop!_OS is undoubtedly one of the best Linux distributions, also happens to be a popular recommendation currently for Linux newbies (and gamers). If you do not prefer non-LTS releases, you should stick to Pop!_OS 20.04 LTS. But, if you are looking for the latest and greatest update,
Log4Shell is a Remote Code Execution Class vulnerability denoted as CVE-2021-44228 disclosed as an exploit that affects millions of servers that run Java applications, or particularly the open-source Apache Log4j library. If you are curious, a wide range of applications/servers and digital systems across the internet use Log4j for
You might be aware of the recent Linus Tech Tips videos about switching to Linux, including one with some complaints about KDE software. For those of you who are following along, I want to let you know that we’re (KDE) working on fixing the issues Linus brought up, and
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. Zorin OS 16 Lite Released Zorin OS 16 Lite is a lightweight Linux distribution tailored to run on older
The EU Commission is known for its strong take on privacy and open-source. A year ago, they asked their staff to use Signal for messaging instead of WhatsApp. Now, they plan to make their software solutions publicly accessible for the benefit of society. In other words, anything that the EU
Zorin OS 16 was an impressive release. But, if you were looking for a lightweight distro or something for older computers, this wasn’t the option. Zorin OS provides a lite edition for every release powered by Xfce desktop environment for computers with limited resources. However, it wasn’t available
Pop!_OS has been making news for some of its recent development decisions. For instance, they introduced a customized GNOME-based desktop environment experience with COSMIC. Moving forward, they decided to create their desktop environment from scratch based on Rust. Overall, Pop!_OS has been putting a lot of effort into
Blender 3.0 marks the major leap of open-source 3D/2D content creation. This release has numerous changes, ranging from a refreshed user interface to improved rendering options. This release is sure to excite all 3D artists, regardless of their skill level. Overall, the release involves many fascinating changes and
CutefishOS is a relatively new Linux distribution that comes bundled with its own desktop environment (i.e., CutefishDE). It is not yet a stable release, but in its beta phase. However, with its latest beta release (v0.6), it seems to be shaping up as a promising alternative to the
Gedit is the default text editor for the GNOME desktop environment. It is a popular option and an effective text editor that offers all the essentials with a simple user interface. But, with GNOME evolving, there is a new text editor that hasn’t yet replaced gedit. And, looking at
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. CrossOver 21.1.0 Released CrossOver is a paid software tool maintained by CodeWeavers. It uses Wine to run
Linux Mint 20.3 is just around the corner, and we are already getting to see some exciting new changes coming to it. As outlined in their November blog post, we will hopefully be seeing an updated version of MATE, a dark mode for XApps, and a brand-new app. Let’
Certifications and courses from The Linux Foundation are widely regarded for several open-source job roles. Without any discounts, the courses and certifications often cost upwards of $1000, considering you opt for a bundle or Bootcamp. Fortunately, a Cyber Monday sale is going on that should remain active until December 7,
Vivaldi is a Chromium-based web browser available for Linux (and other platforms). It is popularly known for its enhanced functionalities and multitasking features. This makes it one of the best web browsers available on Linux, especially for power users. With the Vivaldi 5.0 release (marking its 5th anniversary), you
Rainbow Six Siege is a popular multiplayer FPS game that utilizes the BattleEye anti-cheat engine. Primarily, it does not support Linux. However, now that anti-cheat engines like BattleEye and Easy Anti-Cheat have added official support for Proton, many Linux users hope to get support for popular multiplayer titles that did
Known for its simplicity and ease of use, Tux Paint is a drawing app primarily aimed at kids. Tux Paint has come a long way since its initial release in 2002 on Linux and is now available on many other platforms. The latest release of Tux Paint 0.9.27
CrossOver is a paid tool that lets you run Microsoft Windows software on Linux and Mac. In case you did not know, it is built on top of Wine and other open-source software along with their proprietary tools that make it easy to run Windows-only software. With the latest release,
The past few weeks have rattled the desktop Linux community. Popular tech YouTuber Linus, not Torvalds but Sebastian, decided to use Linux on desktop for a month. Linus Sebastian wanted to see if Linux has gotten to the point where it is user friendly enough that any tech nerd can
Kalendar is KDE’s open-source calendar app that is still in development as of now. It could potentially replace the calendar that you get with KOrganizer. There have been a few beta releases already. But, with the 0.3.0 beta release, it looks like the Kalendar app might be
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. Deepin 20.3 Released Deepin 20.3 is a point release that brings in some significant changes that include
Endless OS is a Debian-based Linux distro that focuses on bundling several important applications and resources to help make the most out of your computer without needing an internet connection. It is primarily tailored for education and for users who do not have constant access to the internet. And, if
MX Linux 21 was officially unveiled last month while introducing a new Fluxbox edition. However, the Advanced Hardware Support (AHS) ISO was not a part of it. Recently, MX Linux announced the availability of MX Linux 21 AHS and a new AHS repo for existing MX Linux 21 users. In
Deepin is one of the most beautiful Linux distributions out there. It may not be a popular choice for regular users considering it a resource-intensive distribution, but it offers a good user experience. With the latest Deepin 20.3 release, they have added the latest Linux Kernel 5.15 LTS
In case you did not know already, Amazon has its own general purpose Linux distribution, unsurprisingly called Amazon Linux. It is intended to be used on AWS servers. When you are deploying a server, you have the choice to use Amazon Linux along with other popular choices of Ubuntu, Debian
Ever since Gnome 3 in 2011, the activities overview has played a key role in interacting with it. Despite its heavy criticism at launch, many users have now come to love it, leading to some other desktop environments looking at implementing similar features. And, it looks like KDE Plasma is
Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost German state that has planned to switch to open-source solutions in its administration and schools. And, it is not about a couple of systems; as per the report by The Document Foundation, all 25,000 PCs associated with administration and school will be moving from Windows
Notion is one of the most popular productivity apps for teams and individuals alike. And, it looks like we could be getting a promising open-source alternative to it. For those who don’t know or haven’t used Notion-it is an all-in-one productivity app to create/manage tasks, notes, projects,
Firefox Relay aims to help you protect your real email address by providing email aliases. While good options like Simplelogin, and AnonAddy already exists, Mozilla’s Firefox Relay can encourage more users to use email aliases. For a while, it was in the beta phase with limited access to features.
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. Tor Browser 11.0 Released The popular open-source Tor browser that preserves the anonymity of users has received a
GIMP is one of the best free image editors available for Linux. Not just for users who want a free alternative to Adobe suite, but many professionals use GIMP for artwork, design, and photo editing. Even though GIMP offers many essential features and options to work with, many modern alternatives
Forza Horizon 5 is a new racing video game developed by Playground Games and published by Xbox Game Studios. Before its official launch, it already had ~1 million players via the premium edition, which enabled early access to the game. While the game is breathtaking with its visuals and optimization
Ever since Apple introduced its M1 chips, numerous efforts have been made to run Linux on it. Even though that is still in progress, Canonical seems to have made it possible to run Linux (Ubuntu) as virtual machines (VMs) on Apple M1. Linux VMs on Apple M1 It is convenient
The German-based Linux PC manufacturer has just added another exciting product to their mini-PC lineup. The Tuxedo Nano Pro – Gen11 is nearly a palm-sized PC with a base weight of just 1 kilogram. Tuxedo prefers to call it the “Tiny Powerhouse”, considering the impressive hardware packed in an incredibly compact
Earlier this year, System76 introduced their desktop environment (DE) “COSMIC” based on GNOME. The COSMIC desktop aimed to offer a polished and more functional experience when compared to GNOME. Considering my previous experience with Pop!_OS, System76 always seems to have top-notch implementations to offer the best possible user experience
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. Fedora 35 Released The latest version of Fedora is finally is here with some exciting features. If you recall,
Sadly, the Project Trident team announced that they will be ending development of their Linux distro. Story Time!!! For those of you who have not heard of Project Trident, let me give you a little ride down memory lane. Back in 2005, Kris Moore introduced PC-BSD as an easy way
Google makes good use of Linux across its platforms, especially when it comes to Android and its massive servers. Over the years, Google has been inclining more towards open-source projects and programs. Recently, the tech giant sponsored $1 million to fund a security-focused open-source program run by The Linux Foundation,
A couple of weeks after the beta release, Fedora 35 stable version has finally arrived! This version brings a few key improvements, many of which we will be looking at here. Most notable of these improvements is the inclusion of the recently-released Gnome 41, accompanied by smaller upgrades such as
Last year, we mentioned Nextcloud as the swiss army knife of remote working tools, and rightly so. Nextcloud offers a lot of tools to help you build the ultimate collaboration tool while taking control of your data. Of course, if you are looking for convenience without the need for self-hosting,
AntiX, a popular Debian-based distro for users not wanting Systemd, has just announced its version 21 release. This release brings a couple of improvements, most notably using Debian 11 as a base, alongside updated apps and kernels. Before we start, it should be noted that AntiX uses SysVinit, instead of
On Halloween, Linus Torvalds announced the availability of the next mainline, Linux Kernel 5.15. While Linux Kernel 5.14 focused on improvements for ARM-based systems, the focus seems to be on some significant changes this time. Here, I shall highlight the key highlights of this release. Linux Kernel 5.
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. Microsoft Edge Stable Microsoft has made its latest stable build available for public use. Although an official announcement is
Update: Microsoft officially announced the general availability of Microsoft Edge for Linux. You should be able to download the browser (deb/rpm) directly on its official website. Back in May, Microsoft kicked off the public beta testing of Microsoft Edge for Linux. Now, right before the official announcement, the stable
Raspberry Pi Zero W is one of the most affordable single-board computers that include wireless and Bluetooth connectivity. While there are some differences between the Raspberry Pi Zero vs. Raspberry Pi Zero W, both were pretty solid deals considering they launched for $5 and $10, respectively. Now, Raspberry Pi has
Threema is one of the best secure alternatives to WhatsApp as a paid app (Swiss-based) that does not require a mobile number or email to sign up while using a decentralized architecture. While Threema is known for its security features long before WhatsApp advertised secure messaging, it wasn’t originally
The Linux community, in general, is one of the most active and helpful communities out there. And, a significant chunk of that can also be toxic or aggressive to newbies or someone who tries to break traditions. However, a game developer seems to be appreciating the Linux community for complaining
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. MX Linux 21 The latest stable release of MX Linux is finally here as MX Linux 21 “Wildflower”. This
Brave is one of the best web browsers available for Linux. The browser uses Google as the default search engine for most of the regions. However, that is about to change with the recent announcement of Brave abandoning Google to favor its privacy-respecting search engine Brave Search. Brave Search In,
MX Linux is a Debian-based Linux/GNU distribution aiming at elegance, stability, and performance. We previously covered its new Fluxbox edition in the beta phase, but now the stable release is out. Let us explore what’s new with MX Linux 21 “Wildflower”. MX Linux 21 Key Highlights MX Linux
It may not be a good time for best pricing when it comes to motherboards, CPUs, and GPUs. However, Raspberry Pi boards continued to sail through most of 2020-2021 without an increase in its price. But, recently, Raspberry Pi announced its first-ever price hike ever, so why is that happening?
The German-based software developer has just announced the latest upgrade to its popular FreeOffice series. FreeOffice 21, as a free alternative to Microsoft Office. It is a complete software suite aimed at productivity. It contains three apps – TextMaker 21, PlanMaker 21, and Presentations 21 – that serve as alternatives to Word,
Twake is a modern Nextcloud alternative that is relatively new to the scene. You can use it for free or opt for paid options to unlock more features. If needed, you can also host it yourself. It depends on your requirements to use it as a replacement to a Nextcloud
OpenBSD 7.0 is the 51st OpenBSD release that brings in significant changes and multiple features. Let’s discover the changes OpenBSD has made. OpenBSD 7.0: What’s New? Support for Apple Silicon computers The team behind OpenBSD is making remarkable progress towards making Apple M1 Macs more functional
With the introduction of Steam Deck, the future of gaming in Linux is more promising than ever. The presence of Steam Deck has already made it possible to bring in anti-cheat engine support to Linux. If you did not know, Steam Deck is powered by the upcoming new SteamOS (based
Dash to Dock is one of the most useful GNOME extensions for years now. With the introduction of GNOME 40, many failed to make the extension work with it. Of course, being a popular option, the support for GNOME 40 was expected to be added soon enough. And, finally, it
Back in 2019, when Pine64 announced the PinePhone, no one expected it to become as popular. Within just two years, Pine64 has managed to build a community of tens of thousands of developers and users, all working together to make Linux usable on a mobile phone. Now, Pine64 is widening
The developers of Devuan GNU+Linux have recently released the latest stable version – Devuan “Chimaera” 4.0. For those who aren’t aware, Devuan is a fork of Debian that doesn’t use systemd but init as its software suite. Let’s take a look at what this new release
Recently, the helloSystem devs released the newest version of their operating system. helloSystem is a newer project that wants to create a simple and easy to use operating system and is based on FreeBSD. Let’s take a look at what that means to you and me. What is helloSystem?
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. KDE Plasma 5.23 Released The latest KDE Plasma release is here to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Hence, this
Ubuntu 21.10 is the last non-LTS release before the next big LTS update. Codenamed, Impish Indri, Ubuntu 21.10 will be supported for nine months until July 2022. Unless you want to try the latest and greatest features, you should stick to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and wait for
For years, KDE Plasma has been among the most-used desktop environments. This is due to its seemingly endless customization options, flashy looks, and feature-filled updates. With KDE Plasma 5.23, the desktop environment marks 25 years of work. Hence, this release is also known as Plasma 25th Anniversary Edition. It’
Microsoft’s WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) is currently a component/feature in Windows 10. So, if you are using Windows 10, you need to enable the feature to use it as stated in one of our tutorials. However, with Windows 11, Microsoft decides to make WSL (v2.0) available
Lutris is a free and open-source game manager available exclusively for Linux. It has been and still is one of the essentials when it comes to Linux gaming. Using Lutris, you can organize your game collection from various different gaming clients such as Steam, GOG, and Humble Bundle. Moreover, Lutris
Rewind to four/five years back, I did not use Linux as my daily driver. Yes, in a virtual machine or dual-boot, sure. I stuck with Windows saying – “Linux isn’t user-friendly, and it’s all about the commands/terminal.” In my defense, I did not know a lot of
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. Feren OS 2021.10 Released The latest release of Felen OS is more of a ‘calm before the storm’
Feren OS is a Linux/GNU distribution based on Ubuntu. The latest 2021.10 release, codenamed ‘Gallium’, presents new features and changes. Let’s take a look at them. Feren OS 2021.10: What’s New? A New Configuration For Mozilla Firefox Feren OS 2021.10 aims to offer a
Tuxedo has recently unveiled its latest and exciting revision to its InfinityBook Pro 14. Despite weighing just around one kg, this sleek-looking ultrabook packs in impressive specs and can pretty much run various AAA games. Let’s take a look at what this laptop has to offer. Updated Specifications Processor
In June, Nvidia announced the support for DLSS in Linux via Steam Proton and a beta driver for Vulkan-based games. DLSS stands for Deep Learning Super Sampling. It utilizes deep learning algorithms powered by Tensor cores found in RTX GPUs to upscale images inside games. This results in clearer and
There’s still time for GNOME 42, but it looks like it will implement a system-wide dark mode preference similar to elementary OS 6. If you have been reading our coverages, you must have noticed mentioning it as one of the best elementary OS 6 features. And for all the
Google’s love for open-source projects is definitely worth applauding. The California-based tech giant has recently announced its $1 sponsorship for the Secure Open Source (SOS) pilot program managed by the Linux Foundation. Not long ago, Google committed $100 million to support third-party foundations fixing security issues in open-source software.
There was a time when only lightweight operating systems were available for ARM devices like Raspberry Pi. Why? Because earlier ARM devices had low end hardware with limited RAM and CPU. It all changed when Raspberry Pi 4 targeted desktop users with its 8 GB variant and doubled down on
You probably already know the story. 30 years ago, Finnish student Linus Torvalds created a UNIX-like operating system as a hobby project. What you do not know is that Torvalds thought that the hobby project was done, and he would have left it behind to work on some new and
Google Drive is a popular cloud storage service that works great for the most part. However, it may not be the most private option out there. So, to take total control of your data, the best way is to spin up a Nextcloud instance and store your essential data while
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we highlight the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. Inkscape 1.1.1 Released Inkscape 1.1.1 release is a significant maintenance update with plenty of bug
One of the most popular open-source games, SuperTuxKart, has finally received a significant update after a gap of almost a year. It is a free and cross-platform 3D kart-racing game available for Linux, macOS, Windows, and Android. Just like Mario Kart, you can choose from a vast catalog of characters
Tutanota, a leading end-to-end encrypted mail service, is giving free premium subscriptions to open-source developers. Online privacy matters. And, people associated with open-source projects prefer using privacy-focused solutions for the same reason. If you are a part of an open-source project (project lead or an active contributor) older than 30
Ever since the initial Covid-19 outbreak in 2020, the world has seen an explosion in the popularity of online meeting services. Unfortunately, many of these are not very privacy-friendly, especially as many of these are offered by notoriously data-hungry advertising companies. However, the company behind the wildly successful Brave browser
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we highlight the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. Ubuntu Touch OTA-19 Released While the latest release of Ubuntu Touch is still based on Ubuntu 16.04, there
Linux gamers, this is big news! Epic Games adds complete Linux support for its Easy-Anti Cheat service, along with official SteamPlay (or Proton) and Wine compatibility. And, right after that, BattleEye also announced official support for Proton. BattlEye has provided native Linux and Mac support for a long time and
GNOME 41 stable release is ultimately here. While GNOME 40 was a radical change forcing many users to adapt to a new workflow, GNOME 41 seems to settle the dust. With GNOME 41, there are no significant workflow changes but new feature additions and improvements across the board. GNOME 41
Ubuntu Touch is an open-source OS for mobile devices that respects user privacy, unlike Google’s Android for privacy-focused users. The UBports community has released yet another update of Ubuntu Touch that is based on Ubuntu 16.04. This release supports many new devices and contains significant updates on certain
The open-source job industry is one of the biggest out there. However, the pandemic affected various sectors in a lot of ways. The Linux Foundation teamed up with edX to survey several professionals and hiring managers to gain insights on open-source job skill demands, the hottest skills, and the state
Linux Mint is one of the best Linux distributions available while offering a modern user experience. However, Linux Mint’s original website looked dated and potentially unattractive to new-age computer users. Many suggested a visual makeover to reflect Linux Mint’s taste through a modern website design. And, only recently
One of the major and controversial changes in the upcoming Ubuntu 21.10 is the conversion of Firefox from deb to snap. Yes, you heard it right. The default Firefox will be a Snap application, not the regular DEB version. As spotted by OMG! Ubuntu, this is done as per
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we highlight the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. Kali Linux 2021.3 The cybersecurity-focused Debian-based distro, Kali Linux, has received major upgrades in its latest release. This
Linux Foundation is known to offer fantastic deals on its training courses and certifications. Now, as part of their September 2021 promo, Linux Foundation is offering 50% discounts on its Cloud Engineer Bootcamp training. Unlike some of their usual promotional discounts, this is not applicable to any other training courses.
Kali Linux is one of the best Linux distributions for penetration testing. It is based on Debian, but it may not be a suitable replacement for your full-fledged desktop operating system. The latest 2021.3 release brings some significant feature additions and improvements onboard. Let us check them out. What’
Since its release way back in 2010, RetroArch has been one of the most popular game emulator interfaces. Over the years, it has received numerous upgrades and lets you play classic games from various retro consoles ranging from the Atari 2600 to the PlayStation 2. While the RetroArch team has
Fedora 35 is just around the corner. And, if you cannot wait already, let us highlight some of the essential details about the release. Fedora 35 Release Date The expected release date for Fedora 35 beta is 14th September 2021. But, if delayed, the next planned date is 21st September
There has been a lot of discussion lately about the decline of the Firefox browser and numerous articles about it losing 50 Million users in the last two years. But the real decline has been over 12 years with a total loss of half a Billion users and 75% of
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we highlight the new distribution and application version releases in the last few days. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. Lakka Linux 3.4 The retro gaming OS now runs on the latest Retroarch 1.9.9. It
Back when Ubuntu 20.04 was released, the Ubuntu team stunned everyone with the new Yaru theme’s beautiful visuals and simplicity. It keeps on getting better with each Ubuntu release. It has become the symbolism of Ubuntu now. However, the Yaru theme was not well supported for other desktop
Vivaldi is one of the best web browsers available for Linux. For all the good reasons, many Linux users have been switching to Vivaldi, especially after Vivaldi 4.0 release. Now, to take it up a notch, Vivaldi has managed to replace Firefox as the default browser on Arch-based Manjaro
Brackets was an impressive open-source modern code editor available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. Adobe created it as a community-guided project to help web developers. We previously listed it as one of the best modern text editors available for coders. Unfortunately, Adobe ended its support for Brackets on September 1,
For years now, RetroArch has been the gold standard in emulation, thanks to its ease of use and simplicity. Similarly, Lakka has gotten a name by using RetroArch to create an incredibly smooth and straightforward experience for its users. Hence, we have recommended it in the past to turn your
The OpenWrt community announced the first stable update of their series, OpenWrt 21.02. In case you did not know, OpenWrt is a project that helps create custom operating systems for embedded devices. It enables users to openly customize their devices according to their networking needs, something that the stock
Linux Lite has just announced Linux lite 5.6, the fourth installment in their 5.x series of releases. This release brings some major changes, especially in the download process. Other, more subtle tweaks are also shown throughout the OS. Here, we will be looking at what is new, what
The German Linux PC manufacturer has recently announced the third revision of its Tuxedo Polaris 15 and 17 gaming laptops. The laptops primarily come in two different display sizes – 15.6 and 17.3 inches – hence the names. Featuring mid to high range specifications, these PCs come in various configurations,
Ransomware attacks are exponentially increasing. And, the way it gets distributed evolves every day. One of the most effective ways is by using reputable brand names to lure users into downloading malicious files that may end up encrypting your files and demand a ransom. And, in this case, some scammers
Back in June, I looked at Linux Kernel 5.13, where we received preliminary support for the M1, RISC-V improvements, and support for new GPUs. Now, Linux kernel 5.14 is here! Linus Torvalds just announced it on the kernel mailing list: While this release is not quite as large
Back in January, we got our first glimpse at the M1 running desktop Linux thanks to the team at Corellium. While that was a great achievement, it did have a lot of drawbacks, such as no access to the internal storage and no GPU driver. Now, Asahi Linux has just
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new application and distribution versions release in the last few days. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS Released The third point release for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS has finally arrived
There are several apps built for GNOME. Most of the stock (default) GNOME apps do not get enough spotlight as a separate mention. While Flathub as a platform helps highlight some fantastic applications for GNOME, it limits to Flatpak apps only. Also, it is not just dedicated to GNOME, of
OpenShot is one of the most popular open-source video editors out there. It is not just for Linux, but it is an impressive free video editor for Windows and Mac users as well. While it was already a functional, easy-to-use, feature-rich video editor, it stepped up a notch with the
Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux kernel and Git, needs no introduction. A shy geek who does not talk much in public but prefers mailing lists. Loves codes and gadgets more than other things. Prefers working from home than spending time in shiny offices. Torvalds expresses his opinion on Linux
While GNOME 40 was a significant upgrade, GNOME 41 is the next version bump with several improvements and new feature support. It should be available as a stable release next month. Now, the beta version is available for public testing. Before you choose to try it out, let us take
The MX Linux community is preparing for a new release in the MX Linux 21 series. This release will be based on the freshly released Debian 11 “Bullseye” and MX components. Unlike previous releases, the Fluxbox edition will be available as a separate ISO file along with the XFCE and
Over the past year, everyone in the PC gaming community has been talking about DLSS and FidelityFX. However, it seems that Linux gamers have been missing out, with DLSS only working through Proton when combined with a beta Nvidia driver and FidelityFX leaving much to be desired in terms of
SparkyLinux 6.0 is a major stable update that utilizes Debian 11 ‘Bullseye’ as its base now. While you can go through the features of Debian 11, SparkyLinux 6.0 should reflect some of the perks associated with it. Here, we shall take a quick look at what SparkyLinux 6.
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new application and distribution versions release in the last few days. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. Zorin OS 16 Released Zorin OS 16 was the biggest release of this week that includes major visual
The built-from-scratch Linux distribution KaOS — which uses KDE, Qt, and pacman as a package manager, has finally received its fifth update this year. This article will highlight the significant changes that have been brought to the distribution. Let us get to know about what this new release brings! Desktop Environment
Manjaro 21.1 “Pahvo” is now available. This release brings many major improvements, especially in terms of desktop environments and the installation process. Although the version number suggests a small upgrade, that can’t be anything further from the truth, especially if you use GNOME or KDE. New Features in
Zorin OS 16 is a gorgeous Linux distribution. With the latest release, there are several helpful feature additions to the distribution. While we have highlighted the key updates in our release coverage, I shall focus on some of the best features you can find in Zorin OS 16. 1. Jelly
Zorin OS 16, one of the most anticipated Linux distros, based on Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS, has arrived. With the latest release, they now offer a new “Pro” edition replacing the “Ultimate” edition that comes loaded with a few applications pre-installed and a couple of extra layouts. Moreover, you
Pine64 has announced yet another Linux-powered mobile device: The PineNote. This innovative new device brings a wide variety of interesting features and capabilities, most notably a large e-ink display, similar to Amazon Kindles. In this article, we will be looking at the specs of this device and what it might
The much awaited release of Debian 11 codenamed Bullseye is finally here after two years of development. The release will be supported for the next five years like any other Debian stable version release. Excited about it? Let’s see what’s new in Debian 11. 1. New theme Debian
Outreachy is one of the most popular open source internships. Its goal is to increase diversity in open source and hence they focus on women (both cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people. Residents and nationals of the United States of any gender who are Black/African American, Hispanic/
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new application and distribution versions release in the last few days. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. elementary OS 6 Released elementary OS 6 is the biggest release of this week which introduced some massive
Thunderbird, the popular open-source email client, has a major new upgrade. Thunderbird 91 release promises many improvements, some of which we will be looking at here. Overall, the release focuses on adding import/export support for Thunderbird profiles, various user-interface improvements, improved Gmail account integration, improved calendar settings, tons of
elementary OS 6 is a major upgrade after a few good years of updates to the 5.x series. While the 5.x series has had numerous feature updates and improvements, elementary OS 6 looks to be an exciting endeavor. Here, we shall take a look at all the new
One of the most anticipated Linux distros in 2021 has finally arrived. elementary OS 6 is based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and it comes loaded with improvements to the user experience and security overall. While we already have a list of exciting features in elementary OS 6, let us
Polychromatic is a popular GUI tool to customize and manage Razer peripherals on Linux. While it worked fine before the major update, the user experience was not entirely pleasing. Now, with a major redesign that comes baked in the latest v0.7.0 release, setting up razer devices in Linux
There are several events by The Linux Foundation lined up to take place in fall 2021. While you may have come across its schedule or information about it before, the events are finally open for registration! Let me highlight a few of the important events that you may not want
Even if you are not an Ubuntu user, you probably are aware of its release model. There is a long term support (LTS) release that comes every two year and gets supported for five years. In between the two LTS releases, we see three non-LTS releases that are released at
Mozilla’s Firefox is the only popular alternative to Chromium-based browsers. It has been the default choice for Linux users and privacy-conscious users across every platform. However, even with all benefits as one of the best web browsers around, it is losing its grip for the past few years. To
One of the most lightweight distros, 4MLinux, has just announced its 37th major release. This version brings a variety of improvements, of which we shall be looking at here. Before that, however, I feel that it would be appropriate to find out more about it, especially since it’s such
Epiphany or GNOME Web is a minimal and yet capable browser for Linux distributions. You should find it as the default browser for elementary OS. With GNOME 40, the Epiphany browser has had some improvements and additions. Behind the scenes, it regularly gets some exciting improvements and feature additions. And
Linux Mint is an awesome Linux distribution and there is no doubt about it. There is also no doubt that its website looks like something that was made in the 2010s. This surely does not give a good first impression to people not familiar with the project. I know, it’
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new application and distribution versions release in the last few days. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world. Linux Lite 5.6 RC1 Released Linux Lite 5.6 is almost ready for prime time with its
Linux Foundation often provides a variety of scholarship programs. Recently, they have joined hands with Women Who Code (WWCode), popularly known for their work to empower women in technology. The association alone could inspire women to work in tech. And to promote the initiative and encourage promising women, The Linux
There are several open-source tools available for security researchers. Now, GitLab has introduced a new one to the arsenal that lets you detect malicious code in dependencies. The tool is also known as “Package Hunter” and is an important addition that could help secure every type of software. What is
Linux laptops are the perfect alternatives to macOS and Windows-powered laptops. Technically, you can turn any laptop of your choice into a Linux machine by choosing to install any Linux distribution available. But, here, our focus will be on the laptops that offer Linux out-of-the-box, ensuring the best compatibility and
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new application and distribution versions release in the last few days. This keeps you informed with the latest developments in the Linux world. HandBrake 1.4.0 Released HandBrake is a popular open-source video conversion tool. With the latest 1.4.
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) has reached its end of life today (July 22, 2021). It was a non-LTS release that introduced some exciting features. Usually, non-LTS releases are maintained for up to 9 months. So, with 20.10 reaching the end of life means there will be no security
We have previously covered open-source email alias services like Simplelogin, which helps you hide your real email address. As an alternative to existing open-source solutions like Simplelogin, Mozilla Firefox Relay, and Anonaddy—DuckDuckGo has introduced a new email protection service. Even though it is not an open-source service, it offers
If you aspire to become a sysadmin or improve your skills as a system administrator, Linux Foundation has a sweet discount offer to celebrate Sysadmin Day today. You will get $100 flat off of everything included in the catalog. The sale will be valid until July 30. Here, let me
KDE Connect is a popular open-source tool that lets you share a connection between a phone and your computer. While it was always limited to the Linux platform, it looks like that it is coming to Windows after all. And, cross-platform availability of software is always a good thing. What
Edward Snowden’s recent tweet praised what free and open-source software can achieve. In the tweet, he highlights that every time he uses Blender (an open-source 3D software suite), it reminds him of the advantages of FOSS and the growth of the ecosystem. He did not just limit to that,
HandBrake hardly needs an introduction. This is one of the most popular open source software for converting video files from one format to another, with several configuration options for advanced users. I know ffmpeg on Linux is the ultimate tool but that’s command line. Handbrake also utilizes ffmpeg underneath
Being someone who prefers Linux for desktop and encourages using open-source software, you may expect the answer to the question raised in the headline with a big “Yes“. But I am not going to limit discussing the benefits of open-source software. Let us explore more! Here, I plan to share
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new application and distribution versions release in the last few days. This keeps you informed with the latest developments in the Linux world. Tails 4.20 Released Tails 4.20 is an interesting release that introduces a Tor connection assistant that
Despite its receding user base, Mozilla Firefox has remained my primary browser. Mozilla has revamped Firefox in the last couple of years and has added several features to it especially focused on protecting user privacy. I respect that. However, there is one ‘feature’ that annoys the hell out of me.
Solus, the independent Linux distribution, has just announced their third installment of their 4.x “Fortitude” series. This release brings improved hardware support, a new kernel, and updated desktop environments. Read on for an exciting look into what this new release brings. Solus 4.3: What’s New? As always,
Box86, the popular x86 emulator, has just received a huge upgrade. This comes in the form of Box64, the ARM64 equivalent. If you did not know, Box64_86 lets you run 64-bit or 32-bit Linux programs on ARM systems. In other words, it makes it possible for you to access
Linux Mint 20.2 beta arrived a few weeks ago. And now, the final stable release for Linux Mint 20.2 is here. This release is an LTS upgrade based on Ubuntu 20.04 that is supported until 2025. Let us take a quick look at what’s new with
Nextcloud is one of the best open-source remote working tools available. With every new release, it is just keeps getting better. The latest Nextcloud Hub 22 release introduces significant improvements to the workflow and a new app that should make it easier to collaborate and efficiently manage groups. Nextcloud Hub
Audacity is a popular, free and open-source audio editor available cross-platform. Muse Group recently acquired Audacity. In case you didn’t know, they are popularly known for open-source music notation software, Musescore. While this was a good thing considering Audacity’s future growth with all the extended resources after the
Here’s the scenario. You were enjoying Netflix and other streaming services with Firefox on your 32-bit Linux system. But all of a sudden, Netflix just stopped working. You updated the Firefox browser, made sure that DRM is enabled in Firefox, all media codecs have been installed and yet it
Microsoft’s Windows 11 has been finally revealed. While some compare it to macOS, others compare the nitty-gritty details to find similarities with GNOME and KDE (which does not make much sense). But, among all the buzz, I am curious about something else — Can Microsoft’s Windows 11 influence the
KaOS is an independent Linux/GNU distribution built from scratch. It uses Qt and KDE, comes baked in with pacman as its package manager. The latest version comes with useful upgrades. Let’s discover what this version has to offer. What’s New? KaOS 2021.06 comes with Plasma 5.
Deepin, one of the most beautiful distributions, has just released their 20.2.2 update. It incorporates a variety of awesome features, most notably the Android app support—thanks to their new App store. Additionally, the Deepin team claims they are the first Chinese Linux distro to receive a secure
Pop!_OS 21.04 debuts with its brand new COSMIC desktop. I shared my experience with the beta release early this month—now, the stable release is finally available to download. There are a few additions after our beta release experience, let me highlight what’s new in Pop!_OS
Tux Paint is an open source drawing application and an alternative to Microsoft Paint on Linux. It is a cross-platform application and you can also use it on Windows and macOS. Tux Paint primarily intends to be used by children between the age of 3 and 12. It is actually
If you did not know about Twake, you might want to check out our quick review on Twake app on our main portal. To give you a quick introduction, I would say that Twake aims to be a modern, open-source Nextcloud alternative with Slack-like features in the mix. In other
Ubuntu’s default “Yaru” community theme is an excellent choice. However, Ubuntu’s team has been tweaking it for a while since Ubutu 19.10 to match their branding and offer a good-looking experience. I liked the default themes available with Ubuntu 20.04. Up until now, you got standard,
After a few months of development, Linux Kernel 5.13 is finally ready for prime time. It brings to the table a plethora of huge improvements, most notably the preliminary support for Apple’s M1 platform. Alongside the support for the M1 chip, we also get a lot of other
I believe modern writers should begin thinking about their processes, or workflows. In a highly distracted world, it is imperative to take ownership over the chain of tasks we perform every day as writers. Traditionally, writers would put their writing to the hours where the distraction is less, and the
Windows 11 is finally here. We’re not entirely thrilled by it – but it introduces problems for many computer users. And I’m not even talking the privacy aspect or its design choice. But it seems that Windows 11 is demanding newer hardware to work, which makes your old computer
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new application and distribution versions release in the last few days. This keeps you informed with the latest developments in the Linux world. Rocky Linux 8.4 Released Rocky Linux 8.4 is the first stable release that aims to replace
Tutanota is an open-source privacy-oriented email service. It is an impressive secure email service as an alternative to Gmail. In fact, our ethical web portal LinuxHandbook hosts emails on Tutanota. While it is already a full-fledged service with constant improvements added regularly, the desktop client was something in beta since
One of the most anticipated releases in 2021 — Rocky Linux as an alternative to CentOS, is finally here, with its first stable release 8.4 (Green Obsidian) ready for production use. If you have been keeping up with the news, it was interesting to see that Rocky Linux 8.3
Linux does have several benefits over Windows and macOS in certain areas. People are realizing it, and it is slowly gaining popularity in the desktop OS market. Of course, the majority of desktop users still swear by Windows or macOS, but a greater number of users are trying out new
Linux Mint 20.2 “Uma” (beta) based on Ubuntu 20.04.2 is finally available to download. Here, I shall highlight what’s new and how to get the beta version for testing. Linux Mint 20.2 Beta: What’s New? While Linux Mint 20.2 is a point release,
ActivityWatch is a cross-platform open-source and privacy-respecting time monitoring application. It informs you of the activities you have been doing on your devices. With its latest 0.11 release, ActivityWatch has made progress on the user experience along with several technical improvements. Let’s dive right into the features this
elementary OS 6 “Odin” beta release gave us a sneak peek on a variety of interesting things that are in motion for the final release. Now, the second beta release, i.e. elementary OS 6 Beta 2 is starting to make sense of the ambitious plans that the development team
Want to switch away from Google? But, looking for something potentially better than Google Chrome (and similar) for your Linux system? Fortunately, there are multiple Google Chrome alternatives that you can try. Each of them brings something interesting to the table, while also keeping the fantastic compatibility Chrome is known
PDF Mix Tool is one of the best PDF editors for Linux and an alternative to PDF Arranger. It is a neat and simple GUI tool for manipulating pdf files and allows you to modify your files (rotating, splitting, extracting from files), not their content, however. Although this application does
I have used services from tech giants for years. Most were free of charge, at the expense of my privacy. But those days are over. Now I browse, chat and work without anyone tracking, monetizing or censoring my data. Thanks to free (libre) and open source software. I start to
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new application and distribution versions release in the last few days. This keeps you informed with the latest developments in the Linux world. Rocky Linux 8.4 RC1 Released Rocky Linux 8.4 release candidate 1 is here right after 8.
Linus Torvalds is furious again, and this time, again for a good reason. Linux kernel mailing list is the place dedicated for discussions on kernel development. But, amidst the pandemic when vaccinations are in full swing all over the globe, there have been some anti-vax comments going around as well.
Vivaldi 4.0 is the latest version that introduces new functionalities for multitaskers and users who rely on web browsers for everything. It is worth noting that only the UI layer of Vivaldi is closed-source, more than 93% of its source code is open-source. Even though it is not completely
KDE Plasma 5.22 is finally here. While we previously covered the exciting changes coming to KDE Plasma 5.22 before the release, everyone can now get to experience it. The announcement mentions that the release focuses on usability, stability, and flexibility improvements. Here, let me highlight the key changes
If you have been using ProtonMail beta version, you may have noticed the user interface improvements they have been doing for years now. While the old design was simple and effective, it did lack a lot of essential design choices and features. For the very same reason, I preferred to
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new application and distribution versions release in the last few days. This keeps you informed with the latest developments in the Linux world. Firefox 89 Released Firefox 89 is a major update that involves UI makeover along with several new features
Slimbook ONE is one of the best Linux-based mini PCs out there. The earlier iterations were quite successful, which offered Intel i5/i7 processors. Now, with a new offering, the Slimbook ONE mini-PC seems to be going all AMD by ditching Intel. Let me briefly highlight what the new Slimbook
Pop!_OS 21.04 is one of the most anticipated distros of this year and the public beta has finally arrived. While we do not have an official list of changes that follows with this release, but it comes packed with its brand new COSMIC Desktop Environment. Let me highlight
Last year, with openSUSE Leap 15.2 release they aimed to close the gap between SUSE Linux Enterprise by building it with the same binary packages used in the enterprise version. This would ease up the migration process for the deployments if anyone switches to the SUSE Linux Enterprise after
Open Broadcaster Software is a free and open-source streaming/recording solution available for multiple platforms. Not long ago, we spotted native Wayland support coming to OBS Studio. Now, with the release of OBS Studio 27, it is finally a reality. Not just limited to wayland support, but there are some
Firefox has long been the default web browser for many popular distributions such as Ubuntu and Manjaro. It is well known for its privacy features, as well as being completely open source. It has had many notable UI redesigns over the years, of which the latest was the Photon design.
A few European companies like /e/ and Fairphone who promote open-source technologies have joined forces to start ‘FairTEC‘, which is a collective to create sustainable and ethical integrated smartphone solutions. Other companies involved include TeleCoop, WEtell, and the ethical broadband/mobile provider Phone Co-op. With the help of FairTEC, they
In my first column I spoke about why I moved my writing to Vim – away from the standard tools of modern writers such as word processors (MS Word and their open source equivalents), text editors (Notepad since I’ve been a Windows user until last year), and cloud based storage
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new application and distribution versions release in the last few days. This keeps you informed with the latest developments in the Linux world. AlmaLinux OS 8.4 Released Yet another stable release for the CentOS replacement. With AlmaLinux 8.4 release,
Have I been Pwned is a popular website to check if your email has been a part of a data breach. A few years back, probably only the ones interested in their digital safety knew about it. But now — almost every service like Firefox Monitor utilizes the database of Have
A few years back, someone forked GIMP into Glimpse because the term “GIMP” was offensive in a way. Not just limited to the name, but the fork also aimed to do better than what GIMP offered, with a potential to introduce an easier user interface and more functions. Unfortunately, it
Update: The article was updated with OpSec Security’s official statement. If you do not use torrent files to download a copyrighted material, you may have never received a DMCA notice. However, what if you receive a copyright infringement notice from your Internet Service Provider for downloading free software? Xfinity,
Last year, Inkscape 1.0 release hit the surface with tons of new features and improvements after 3 years in development. Now, after a year, Inkscape 1.1 is here as the next major update with a several new feature additions and improvements. Let me briefly highlight the significant changes
Only a few months back, Shutter had its first major release in years getting rid of the old libraries and dependencies. Now, with a new 0.96 update, Shutter is prepping to make its way to the Ubuntu universe repository and other Linux distro repositories. In case you did not
A lot of software developers rely on Sublime Text to do their jobs seamlessly. Even though it is not an open-source code editor, it is available for Linux. This first stable release of the latest major version features a lot of changes that will dramatically enlighten the experience of the
What is Freenode? I’m sure that some of you don’t know what Freenode is. Let me explain. Freenode started at an IRC channel named #LinPeople in the 1990s.(IRC or Internet Relay Chat is a chat protocol that has been around since the late 1980s and was widely
In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new application and distribution versions release in the last few days. This keeps you informed with the latest developments in the Linux world. NetBSD 9.2 Released NetBSD 9.2 is a mostly a bug fix release that addresses a number
TUXEDO computers is popularly known for their Linux laptops. It looks like they have unveiled something exciting after a while that sports a gorgeous 3K res display with a 16:10 aspect ratio. While that sounds good on paper, let me briefly highlight what it offers. InfinityBook Pro 14 with
If you are a developer working with native cloud applications and want to get rid of the overheads that come with several cloud providers, taking a look at WebAssembly (Wasm) will only make things easier. WebAssembly basically helps you add capabilities to your web applications, potentially leading to a stable
Mozilla Firefox is a popular privacy-oriented, free and open-source web browser. While privacy and security were always the core focus of their offering, they are introducing a security architecture to isolated websites. While this was something already present in Chromium, Mozilla has finally joined the party. It basically changes the
1Password is a pretty good password manager (even though not open-source) and has a good rep in the open-source community as well. They even offer free team memberships for users working on open-source projects. Its desktop client for Linux was in the beta phase but now it is ready for