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Ubuntu has become the first Linux OS to allow users to enable live kernel patching on their systems -- for free. Users can enable live patching on three devices, for free, before having to pay.
Canonical has released Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak. The release will be supported until July 2017, just nine months away. The release brings minor improvements and includes a Unity 8 tech preview.
Skype has pushed the latest version of its Linux Alpha client. The update allows for video calls between Linux users. Some old versions will be disabled and users will need to update.
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CompuLab and Linux Mint have teamed up to launch the latest edition to the MintBox line-up. This time the partners announced the MintBox Mini Pro, which will set buyers back $395.
Yesterday, a Reddit thread claimed that Lenovo was blocking Signature PCs from installing a third-party OS. Microsoft has now confirmed that it does not block users from doing so.
A single cross-platform app, codenamed 'Skype for Life' - for Windows, iOS, Android, macOS and Linux - is said to be in development, with Microsoft's existing Skype clients moving to maintenance mode.
Microsoft's Skype for Linux alpha app has gotten a few bug fixes with the latest release, marked version 1.7. The update includes a new layout for group calls and bug fixes for connectivity issues.
The Linux Mint team has released Linux Mint 18 KDE. The release comes with Plasma 5.6, the first Mint release to use to a Plasma 5 release. Mint 17.3 installs can't upgrade to Linux Mint 18.
The Elementary OS team have released a stable version of Loki which previously went through two betas. Loki is built on top of Ubuntu 16.04 and provides a number of improvements over Freya.
Rocket League, a fusion between race cars and football (soccer), has been widely played by Steam users running Windows. From Thursday, Linux and Mac users can join in on the action.
Adobe Flash has made an about turn on its decision to end support for its Flash Player (NPAPI) plug-in on Linux. Instead Linux will begin receiving the newest releases in sync with Windows and macOS.
After an initial delay, the Fedora 25 alpha has been released for public consumption. Once all of the reported bugs have been fixed a beta will be released. A final build will then follow the beta.
A new ransomware variant has been discovered, which is designed for Linux computers. Dubbed 'FairWare,' it deletes files from a server, and then demands money in order for victims to regain them.
In the latest Dev update to Chrome OS quick unlocking, by means of a simple PIN, has been made available. Users have to enable it in the Chrome flags and Material Design menus, for now.
The final official spin of Linux Mint 18 has finally entered beta. The KDE edition brings with it Plasma 5.6 making a direct upgrade from 17.3 too risky for the Mint team to allow officially.
Google announced today that it will be killing off its Chrome apps for Windows, macOS, and Linux. The change will take place over the course of the next two years. Chrome OS will not be affected.
Microsoft today announced that it will be open-sourcing the Windows command line tool PowerShell. The company is making alpha releases for Linux and OS X available today on GitHub.
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Firefox 49 for Linux will bring with it support for the Content Decryption Module, Widevine. This will enable users on the platform to watch Netflix videos, at least technically.
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The Linux Mint team has finally rolled out Firefox 48 but left a few nasty surprises for users who updated to it. The build as several issues, most notably including broken search functionality.
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Microsoft has updated Skype for Linux Alpha to version 1.3. The release fixes some bugs surrounding 'minimise to tray' which was introduced in 1.2. This release fixes many bugs, improving stability.
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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.
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