Canonical has today, April 21, 2016, officially launched the new version of its widely used Ubuntu Linux operating system for all devices. You can now download Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating for both desktops and servers. Ubuntu 16.04, dubbed as Xenial Xerus, is the most advanced version of the Ubuntu OS released. Ubuntu 16.04 is a LTS (Long Term Support) release which means it will receive updates and security patches for five years. During this time, multiple point releases will be released like Ubuntu 16.04.1, Ubuntu 16.04.2, etc. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) also uses long-term supported Linux kernel...Read More
Adobe has released Adobe Flash Player update v. 188.8.131.527 to fix at least 19 security flaws in the program, including one 0-Day bug that is already being actively exploited in attacks. The new Flash Player update is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux users. The new Adobe Flash update v. 184.108.40.2067 includes a fix for a 0-Day vulnerability (CVE-2015-8651), which according to Adobe is being actively used in “limited, targeted attacks.” Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player. These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe...Read More
Canonical is all set to release Ubuntu 15.04 code-named Vivid Vervet on April 23, 2015. If you are an avid fan of the most popular Linux distro, you must be waiting to get your hands on all the new wallpapers that are going to come with Vivid Vervet. Well, the wait is finally over. You can now download the official Ubuntu 15.04 wallpapers now. Tom Kijas (Tommy_CZ) posted a zip archive on Launchpad, allegedly the new wallpapers of the forthcoming Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet. Tom Kijas posted a (humor) message along with the “bug” post, “this is the bug...Read More
The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 4.1.2, an alternative of Microsoft Office 2013 or Microsoft Office 365 for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. This is the second minor release of the LibreOffice 4.1 family, which features a large number of improved interoperability features with proprietary and legacy file formats. The new release is another step forward in the process of improving the overall quality and stability of LibreOffice 4.1. For enterprise adoptions, The Document Foundation suggests LibreOffice 4.0.5 (with 4.0.6 expected soon), supported by certified professionals. LibreOffice 4.1.2 arrives one week after the LibreOffice Conference in Milan, where...Read More
Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for all platforms. Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.149 security update is released for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Flash Player 220.127.116.112 for Linux, Adobe Flash Player 18.104.22.168 for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 22.214.171.124 for Android 3.x and 2.x are released. Security update for Windows and Macintosh addressed issues which are rated critical by Adobe. For all supported platforms, these updates addresses vulnerabilities referred as CVE-2013-0633, CVE-2013-0634 (details later). These vulnerabilities could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected computer system and may cause a crash. Out of the two vulnerabilities discovered in Adobe...Read More
Do you want to run Windows software on your Mac or Linux systems? No, I am not asking you here to buy a retail version of Windows and install it along. Here, I am talking about a popular software, CrossOver for Mac and CrossOver for Linux. It enables Mac and Linux users to run Windows software without the need of a Windows operating system license from Microsoft? Normally, CrossOver retails at $59.95 but the developers of the software, CodeWeavers, announced that it will give away CrossOver free on October 31, 2012, from 00:00 until 23:59 pm, Central Daylight Time, to everyone. This is a huge opportunity...Read More
Canonical has released Ubuntu 12.10 few days back. Ubuntu 12.10 is now available for download. If you are installing Ubuntu as a fresh install, then this article may not be what you are looking for. This article outlines steps you should take if you want to upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 12.10. If you are using Ubuntu 12.04, which is a Long Term Support (LTS) release, you need to do some changes in the Update Manager before you can upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10. LTS release means the release will be supported with bug fixes and security for the next...Read More
Variety is a lightweight freeware wallpaper changer that officially supports Ubuntu but runs on any Linux desktop environments like KDE, GNOME, LXDE, Xfce and Unity. Variety was created by Peter Levi, for the Ubuntu App Showdown 2012. Variety wallpaper changer works both in offline (local wallpaper sources like saved image folders) and online (online image sources like Flickr) environment. Variety can automatically rotate wallpapers based on your preferences on a regular interval or on demand. The application supports some unique features like Media RSS support and World Sunlight Map. More about the application after the break. Variety Wallpaper Changer: Features at a...Read More
The Document Foundation have released LibreOffice 3.6, one of the best open-source Office suite available. An open-source alternative to Microsoft Office and a fork of Apache OpenOffice, LibreOffice 3.6 is the fourth major release of the open-source Office suite. With version 3.6, The Document Foundation have introduced a number of new features and improved performance. Some of the notable new features includes PDF export with watermark, new CorelDRAW importer, high quality image scaling, improved auto-format function for tables in text documents, color-scales and data-bars in spreadsheet cells, improved CSV handling, integration with Alfresco via the CMIS protocol and limited SharePoint integration, and Microsoft SmartArt import for text...Read More
Canonical is now working on a new product called Ubuntu for Android. The aim of the product is to bring Ubuntu, “the popular Linux distribution,” to high-end Android smartphones. Ubuntu for Android will offer a complete Ubuntu desktop experience on the smartphone along the standard Android environment. Users will first need to plug-in their Android device to a dock that will connect to a keyboard and monitor. Once docked, the Android phone’s data, apps and connectivity can be easily accessed within the Ubuntu desktop PC. Ubuntu for Android variant will make use of the underlying Android (Linux) kernel. It is further designed to take advantage of the dual-core ARM CPU. The new Ubuntu variant will come bundled with a number of popular applications while having a deep integration with the Android environment on the user’s phone. The default application included are the Chromium Web browser, Thunderbird e-mail client, Gwibber social networking program, VLC media player, and some other useful software. Since, the product has comprehensive integration with the Android environment, it includes a unified contact system. The unified contact system will make the user’s Android contacts fully accessible in the Ubuntu environment. Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth discussed the new product in a blog entry, noting that the product will be demonstrated at the Mobile World Congress event next week. He also said that this isn’t the “Ubuntu Phone”. The phone experience here is pure...Read More
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