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Microsoft has updated Skype for Linux Alpha to version 1.2. It brings better overall reliability, audio and video settings, HD avatars, and the ability to open and close Skype from the system tray.
After a four-month effort by the Linux team, the latest kernel has finally been released after seven Release Candidate versions. One of the more noticeable updates includes support for the AMD RX480.
The Linux Mint 18 Xfce beta has been released. It brings with it the familiar changes we are all aware of that Mint 18 brings to all the other spins. Xfce is still on 4.12 as it is in Mint 17.3.
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The Linux Mint team has unveiled the upgrade path for users of Mint 17.3 to jump to Mint 18. Despite making the path available, Clem Lefebvre urges against it if you're absent of a reason to upgrade.
Microsoft today announced that Skype will be coming back to Linux, offering an Alpha build of the new app. The company also announced Skype calling from Chrome for Linux and Chromebooks.
Microsoft has announced on the Skype Garage & Updates blog that it'll hold a Q&A next Wednesday to reveal "exciting" news about Skype for Linux. Skype for Linux received its last update in 2014.
In the first update of its kind since... well, let's just say it's been a while, Microsoft has updated its Skype for Web service to allow Linux and Chromebook to use Skype's voice calling features.
The KDE project has released Plasma 5.7. It brings improved workflows, better kiosk support, a re-written system tray, and further improvements to Wayland support. New KDE Neon images are out too.
Linux Mint 18 has finally been released. The only editions released so far are the Cinnamon and MATE editions. Instructions on how to upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3 to 18 will be published next month.
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Fedora 24 has been given a June 21 launch date following a meeting which looked at whether Fedora was ready to launch. Fedora 23 users will get an update for GNOME Software making the upgrade easy.
Snap packages which were introduced in Ubuntu 16.04 in April have made their way to several other popular distributions and their derivatives, these include Arch Linux, Debian and Gentoo and Fedora.
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The Linux Mint team has finally published links for the Linux Mint 18 beta release. Currently, betas for the Cinnamon and MATE editions are available but there is no mention of KDE or XFCE betas.
Debian 7 and Debian 8 have received point releases, 7.11 and 8.5 respectively. Debian 7.11 is the last point release the 7.x series will receive as the version comes under the wing of the LTS team.
Clem Lefebvre, head of the Linux Mint distro, has announced that beta ISOs are just around the corner and is seeking testers to seek out and report bugs that the Mint devs have missed.
While work is well and truly underway to help Linux overcome the 'Year 2038 problem', Torvalds has shot down a slew of patches targeting its virtual filesystem switch kernel interface.
Developer Devolver Digital has announced that gamers who purchase the $7,500 Ultimate Edition of its upcoming game, Omnibus, will get the original soundtrack used in it, as well as a real life bus.
Valve's hugely popular DOTA 2 is due to receive an update next week which will bring support for the newly released Vulkan API. The Vulkan API is better suited to run over multiple cores than OpenGL.
Steam is best known as a gaming platform, but Valve is expanding its entertainment line-up through a partnership with Lionsgate, offering over 100 movies for rental, including some major franchises.
Some hard working developers have figured out how to run Linux GUI apps side-by-side with Windows 10 interface apps, within the Windows 10 interface, all thanks to bash on Windows 10.
While Linux has dominated smartphones, tablet and servers, it has struggled to replicate that success on the desktop prompting an upbeat Torvalds to admit that he is "still working on it".
If you were a fan of the classic 80's title Marble Madness, you're sure to find some feelings of nostalgia for Lightning Rock's 'Marble Mountain'. The marble puzzle title is now available via Steam.
Steam's stats for March are in and they show a continued decline in overall Steam for Linux usage. Windows 10 is continuing to steal market share from old Windows versions as it gains on Windows 7.
Earlier today at Microsoft's Build keynote, the firm announced that Bash would be available for Windows 10. In a new Channel 9 video, they show off the Linux command line and what it's capable of.
Continuing its push to integrate open-source technologies in Windows, Microsoft just gave the developer community an exciting piece of news by announcing Bash for Windows.
The tech giant has recently announced plans to retire the Chrome App launcher for Windows, Mac, and Linux users, one of the reasons being that not many of you actually use it.
Apple has pushed Swift 2.2 out the door. The update is the first since the language was open-sourced. It received 212 non-Apple contributions and brings Linux support.
Last week, Microsoft announced it would be bringing its SQL Server product to Linux. Now the move seems to be a big winner, with thousands of companies signing up to try the beta of the product.
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In a stunning announcement, Microsoft has said that it will be releasing one of its most profitable enterprise software packages, SQL Server 2016, on enterprise Linux distributions.
Windows 10 64-bit is now used by 34.01% of Steam gamers, just behind Windows 7 64-bit on 34.21% - but when you combine the 32- and 64-bit variants of each OS, the gap between them remains much larger.
Notorious piracy app Popcorn Time has come back from the dead. The team behind the revival will not be actively developing it but will focus on bug fixes and making sure everything runs smoothly.
After reaching 100m active monthly users, Telegram has introduced channels 2.0. This update greatly improves channels, bringing features like admin signing and silent messages.
Linux Mint users have received an update to the mintUpdate package which will alert users if they're infected with the TSUNAMI backdoor. The backdoor can give hackers remote access to systems.
A new study examines the relationship between piracy and operating system usage. Interestingly, piracy actually helps Microsoft retain more Windows users as it stops them moving to Linux.
The Linux Mint founder, Clement Lefebvre, announced that a malicious ISO was hosted on the site on Saturday. Users should re-download a new ISO and reinstall their Mint installs if affected.
Debian has announced the imminent end-of-life of Debian 6 which was launched five years ago. The LTS team will now turn its focus to Debian 7 which will get support until May 2018.
Brendan Eich, Mozilla's Ex-CEO, has unveiled a new browser called Brave. The browser aims to strike a balance between user privacy and being fair to publishers, ensuring they get ad revenues.
A zero-day exploit was found in the Linux kernel, which leaves hundreds of millions vulnerable to attack. Android users are most vulnerable due to lack of security patches and outdated OS versions.
With the next major release of Linux Mint fast approaching we find out the codename for the new release and what changes we can expect from the upcoming release.
Ian Murdock, the founder of the Debian project and its leader for three years, passed away on Monday night at the age of 42. Both his last employer - Docker - and Debian published obituaries.
In 2016 we may finally see Ubuntu achieve its convergence goal. This will see the same OS run across phones, tablets and desktops. It's unclear if this functionality will arrive for the LTS release.
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