How to Clear the Google Chrome DNS Cache

Flushing your DNS cache can help to fix host connection problems you may experience when accessing some web pages. To get a better Internet access performance, Google built a caching system, not only for site content but DNS as well. So yes, Google Chrome does have a built-in internal DNS caching system – a hidden feature that allows users to manually clear out the Chrome DNS host cache from within the browser itself. Flushing out the Chrome DNS cache can prove useful, especially when you have changed the DNS settings.... Read more

Adapta Theme is Now Available for the #KDE Plasma Desktop

The hugely popular Adapta theme is now available for KDE Plasma users to enjoy. A new port brings the Adapta GTK theme to the KDE Plasma 5 desktop for the first time, news that will please fans of its famous flat stylings. The development team behind the effort have also created Adapta themed additions and […] This post, Adapta Theme is Now Available for the #KDE Plasma Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!. Read more

Microsoft stumps for Windows 10 1703 to get enterprises on the right release train

Just weeks before it releases the next upgrade to Windows 10, Microsoft is trumpeting last spring’s version, claiming that the latter is “the most performant and reliable” ever.The drum beating for Windows 10 Creators Update, aka 1703 in Microsoft’s yymm format, comes less than four weeks before the slated Oct. 17 launch of its successor, titled “Fall Creators Update” and numbered 1709.On reliability, Microsoft asserted that 1703 is much more stable than its mid-2016 predecessor, known as both “Anniversary Update” and 1607. “Our close collaboration with our ecosystem partners has... Read more

Distribution Release: Korora 26

Jim Dean has announced the release of Korora 26, a brand-new version of the project’s desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Fedora, but with many user-friendly enhancements: “The Korora project is pleased to announce the release of version 26 (code name ‘Bloat’) which is now available for download. Korora…. Read more

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