Development Release: FreeBSD 10.4-RC2

Less than a week after the first release candidate (RC) was made available, the second RC build of FreeBSD 10.4 is now also ready for testing. Some of the recent noteworthy changes include: “Given that the amd64 disc1 image was overflowing, more of the base components installed into…. Read more

Vivaldi 1.13 Development Kicks Off with a Bunch of Bug Fixes and Improvements

You’d think that with the release of Vivaldi 1.12 stable the development would take at least a week off before starting to work on the next version. Wrong! Vivaldi 1.13 development was kicked off just one day later. That’s right, Vivaldi Snapshot 1.13.966.3 is out as the first development milestone towards Vivaldi 1.13, the next stable release of the Chromium-based web browser designed with the power user in mind. Following the great feedback received from users after the release of Vivaldi 1.12, the team already fixed a bunch of regressions... Read more

Clear Linux Project Announces the Next Generation of Intel's Clear Containers

Intel’s Clear Linux and Clear Containers teams are happy to introduce the next-generation of Intel’s Clear Containers project, version 3.0, which bring many important new features and performance improvements. Rewritten in the Go language, Intel Clear Containers 3.0 introduces support for leveraging code used for namespace-based containers and better integrates into the container ecosystem, allowing support for Docker container engine and Kubernetes. It also improves the compatibility with the POSIX family of standards. “Today’s release presents a generational and architectural shift to utilize virtcontainers, a modular and hypervisor agnostic library... Read more

System76's Pop!_OS Linux to Get a Beta Release Next Week with HiDPI Improvements

System76 is getting ready to unleash the first Beta release of their upcoming Pop!_OS Linux distribution, which should be available to download next week based on the Ubuntu 17.10 Final Beta. It appears that System76’s development team recently dropped focus on the Pop!_OS Installer, which they develop in collaboration with the elementary OS team, to concentrate on fixing critical bugs and add the final touches to the Beta release. They still need to add some patches to fix backlight brightness issues on Nvidia GPUs. “We’re currently working with NVIDIA to... Read more

5 of the Best Home Improvement and DIY Apps for Android

Like Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “If you want things done well, do it yourself.” If you agree with these words, then you should definitely give DIY apps a try. They’re an excellent way to help you relax, and you save money since you don’t have to pay someone else to do it. DIY apps give you great ideas on topics such as gardening, home decor, life hacks and more. They’re also great tools that give you ideas that the whole family can enjoy. Keep reading and discover five of the... Read more

KDE Plasma 5.11 Desktop Will Be Coming to Kubuntu 17.10 Soon After Its Release

KDE kicked off the development of the KDE Plasma 5.11 desktop environment a few months ago, and they’ve already published the Beta release, allowing users to get a first glimpse of what’s coming in the final release next month. Canonical’s Ubuntu Desktop team did a great job bringing the latest GNOME 3.26 desktop environment to the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system, and it looks like the Kubuntu team also want to rebase the official flavor on the forthcoming KDE Plasma 5.11 desktop environment. With the availability of the... Read more

You'll Soon Be Able to Run GNOME 3.26 Apps on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS via Snaps

Don’t know if you recall, but we told you that Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system, is working on a packaging more GNOME apps as Snaps for Ubuntu and other Snappy-enabled distros. Well, it turns out that they’ve been working on a Platform Snap for the recently released GNOME 3.26 desktop environment, which should allow users of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system to run the latest apps from the GNOME 3.26 Stack as Snaps, as well as developers to package their apps as... Read more

Chromium Will Soon Let You Browse the Web in VR with a Daydream View Headset

Chromium evangelist François Beaufort posted today on his Google+ profile information regarding the VR (Virtual Reality) capabilities of the open-source web browser, which is the base of Chrome OS and Google Chrome. It would appear that the Chromium team is working on a set of new virtual reality features for the web browser, which means that more VR goodies are coming to popular Chromium-based web browsers like Opera, Vivaldi, and Google Chrome. While the Chromium team is currently working on the possible of browsing the Web in VR with Google’s... Read more