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Firefox 123 version details and Google Search visual update (Source: Own)

Firefox 123 launches sporting broken site reporting capabilities

Less than a month since the release of its predecessor, Firefox 123 arrives today packing a new feature with a self-explanatory name: Web Compatibility Reporting Tool. Additionally, Google Search users can enjoy a list of popular ...
Codrut Nistor, 20 Feb 2024 18:33
The Saturn 17 v5 from Juno Computers starts at USD 1,399 / £1,349 (Image: Juno Computers).

Linux hardware maker Juno Computers releases 17-inch Saturn 17 v5 laptop with Intel i7-13620H, Geforce RTX 4000 GPUs and Ubuntu

Juno Computer's new Saturn 17 v5 notebook is now available to order with a 17.3-inch 2K display, Intel Core i7-13620H processor and either Nvidia Geforce RTX 4050, RTX 4060 or RTX 4070 (laptop versions).
Alexander Pensler, 16 Feb 2024 15:10
The first alpha version of System76's new Cosmic Desktop could be released soon (Image: System76).

System76's Cosmic Desktop debuts with Linux distribution Pop!_OS 24.04 LTS, first alpha coming soon

The new Cosmic desktop from American Linux hardware and software maker System76 will be released with Pop!_OS 24.04 LTS. According to the System76 developer blog, a first alpha version of the Cosmic desktop is expected soon.
Alexander Pensler, 16 Feb 2024 12:55
Debian GNU/Linux 12.5 "Bookworm" has been released and comes with many fixes (Image: Debian).

Debian 12.5 brings a host of security updates and bug fixes to the popular Linux distribution

The Debian project has released an update to version 12.5 which includes 68 bug fixes and 42 security updates for the distribution. It is the fifth point release of Debian GNU/Linux 12 "Bookworm".
Alexander Pensler, 15 Feb 2024 11:47
Four different spins of Fedora Linux are now being grouped together under the name "Fedora Atomic Desktops" (Image: Fedora Magazine).

Immutable Linux: Fedora combines different spins as Fedora Atomic Desktops

The Fedora Project consolidates several Linux systems with an unmodifiable root filesystem under one name: Fedora Silverblue, Kinoite, Sericea and Onyx become Fedora Atomic Desktops.
Alexander Pensler, 15 Feb 2024 10:20
MangoHud provides Linux gamers with useful information such as FPS, system load and hardware temperatures (Image: GitHub).

MangoHud version 0.7.1 improves popular gaming performance overlay for Linux

MangoHud version 0.7.1 has been released, adding minor features and bug fixes to the performance overlay for Linux. Here is an overview of the changes.
Alexander Pensler, 09 Feb 2024 14:47
The Proton Experimental Update from February 7, 2024 extends game support under Linux and the Steam Deck (Image: GitHub).

Steam Deck and Linux: Proton Experimental adds support for Tekken 8 and The Finals

Valve has released an update for Proton Experimental for Linux and the Steam Deck, adding support for Tekken 8, The Finals and Black Desert. There are also bug fixes for Diablo 4, Resident Evil 2 and more.
Alexander Pensler, 09 Feb 2024 10:25
System76 ships powerful workstation laptops and desktops with its home-brew Pop!_OS Ubuntu-based Linux distribution. (Image source: System76)

System76 CEO blames Ubuntu flip-flopping for shift to Pop!_OS, talks up benefits of in-house OS development

In a recent interview, the CEO of System76, the company that makes the Pop!_OS Linux distribution, talks about what prompted the move away from Ubuntu and provides some insights into the end-goal of Pop!_OS.
Julian van der Merwe, 08 Feb 2024 01:25
Kubuntu 24.04 will have to make use of KDE Plasma 5.27, with the switch to Plasma 6 coming in October with Kubuntu 24.10 (Image: FOSS Torrents).

Linux distribution Kubuntu 24.04 will use KDE Plasma 5 instead of Plasma 6

Due to inconsistencies in the release cycle of Ubuntu 24.04 and Plasma 6, Kubuntu 24.04 LTS must be released with KDE Plasma 5 instead of the new Plasma 6 desktop. The switch to Plasma 6 for the Ubuntu flavour Kubuntu will not tak...
Alexander Pensler, 07 Feb 2024 13:18
The rolling release distribution openSUSE Tumbleweed has received numerous package updates in January 2024 (Image: openSUSE).

openSUSE Tumbleweed: New features of the rolling release Linux distribution at a glance for January 2024

Users of openSUSE Tumbleweed received an update to the Linux kernel 6.7 in January. The Mesa open source graphics library and the systemd system service have also been updated to the current versions.
Alexander Pensler, 02 Feb 2024 14:30
The release of KDE Plasma 6 at the end of February is getting closer and closer (Image: KDE/Fabio Morales).

KDE Plasma 6 Linux desktop environment available as Release Candidate 2

The KDE team has released the second release candidate of KDE Plasma 6, including KDE Frameworks 6 and KDE Gear 24.02. This should be the last pre-release version before the official release at the end of February.
Alexander Pensler, 01 Feb 2024 15:23
The new Nemo Actions Organiser in Linux Mint 22's Cinnamon desktop (Image: Linux Mint).

Linux Mint 22 to be released in summer 2024, based on Ubuntu 24.04 LTS

The developers of Linux Mint have announced the first information about version 22 of the Linux distribution. In addition to the codename, the Linux Mint team also revealed a new feature for the Nemo file manager.
Alexander Pensler, 01 Feb 2024 13:17
EndeavorOS Galileo Neo ships with Linux kernel 6.7.1, Firefox 122 and the Mesa graphics stack version 23.3.3 (Image: EndeavorOS).

EndeavourOS Galileo Neo released: New version of the rolling Linux distribution based on Arch

The EndeavorOS team has released "Galileo Neo", which updates the Live USB version for installing the Arch Linux-based rolling distribution. In addition to bug fixes, it includes the latest Linux 6.7 kernel.
Alexander Pensler, 31 Jan 2024 12:42
Official support for Ubuntu 23.04 ends today, January 25, 2024 (Image: Canonical).

Linux: Ubuntu 23.04 reaches end of support, upgrade to Ubuntu 23.10 recommended

As of today, January 25, 2024, Ubuntu 23.04 has reached the end of support and will no longer receive security updates. Linux users still using Ubuntu 23.04 are advised to upgrade to version 23.10.
Alexander Pensler, 25 Jan 2024 16:41
Proton 8.0-5 brings HDR support to a handful of new games (Image: UGreen).

Valve: Proton 8.0-5 introduces HDR support for Linux and the Steam Deck OLED

The latest stable version 8.0-5 of Valve's Proton compatibility layer for Windows games on Linux includes support for new games, as well as HDR support for several titles.
Alexander Pensler, 25 Jan 2024 15:07
In addition to a passkey function, Firefox 122 offers an extended search, better translation functions and the detection of fake Amazon reviews (Image: Mozilla).

Mozilla releases version 122 of the Firefox browser with support for passkeys

Mozilla Firefox version 122 is now available for Windows, macOS and Linux. In addition to several security fixes, users can look forward to new features, including support for passkeys.
Alexander Pensler, 25 Jan 2024 13:13
Linux Mint 21.3 as an "Edge" version also runs on newer computers thanks to the Linux 6.5 kernel (Image: Linux Mint).

Linux Mint 21.3 Edge-ISO with Linux kernel 6.5 released for download

Linux Mint has released an "Edge" ISO of its latest release 21.3 "Virginia" with the Linux 6.5 kernel. This means that the popular Linux distribution based on the Cinnamon desktop can also be used on newer laptops or PCs.
Alexander Pensler, 25 Jan 2024 11:47
MX Linux, here the "Flagship" edition with the XFCE desktop, is a resource-saving and user-friendly Linux distribution, especially for older computers (Image: MX Linux/Distrowatch))

MX Linux 23.2 with the latest PipeWire 1.0 multimedia system breathes new life into old laptops

Version 23.2 of the MX Linux distribution, which is particularly suitable for older notebooks and PCs, is now available for download. Based on Debian 12.4, it includes an up-to-date kernel and the PipeWire 1.0 multimedia system.
Alexander Pensler, 22 Jan 2024 13:18
The X1-Carbon with AMS for multicolour printing is Bambu Lab's flagship product (Image Source: Bambu Lab)

Bambu Lab allows "one-way ticket" to installing third-party firmware on X1 3D printers

Bambu Lab has announced that it will be offering customers the option to install ‘X1 Plus’, a 3rd-party, open-source firmware for its X1 series of 3D printers. A switch to X1 Plus would involve some sacrifice, as it will permanent...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 16 Jan 2024 17:19
OpenSUSE Leap 15.6 will be followed in 2025 by Leap 16 based on the Adaptable Linux Platform (Image: openSUSE).

openSUSE Leap 16 is expected to be released next year based on the Adaptable Linux Platform

Today openSUSE announced in a blog entry "The course is set for openSUSE Leap" that Leap 15 will be followed next year by Leap 16, which will be based on the Adaptable Linux Platform (ALP).
Alexander Pensler, 15 Jan 2024 14:23
Asahi Linux is a distribution specially tailored to Apple devices with M1/2 chips (Image: Asahi Linux).

Asahi Linux improves battery life and graphics features on Apple Silicon Macs

Since the release of Asahi Remix 39 in December, the development team has made progress in running Linux on Apple Silicon hardware. There are updates for HDMI support, battery life, graphics functions and much more.
Alexander Pensler, 15 Jan 2024 12:00
The beginner-friendly Linux distribution Linux Mint is available in version 21.3 (Image: Linux Mint).

Linux Mint 21.3 "Virginia" with Cinnamon 6.0 Desktop available for download

The beginner-friendly Linux distribution Linux Mint 21.3, codenamed "Virginia", has officially been released in version 21.3. In addition to the new Cinnamon 6.0 desktop with numerous improvements and the Hypnotix TV app has been ...
Alexander Pensler, 15 Jan 2024 10:32
The Raspberry Pi 5 has more than enough power to be a useful addition to your home network (Source: Raspberry Pi)

4 Raspberry Pi 5 projects to make use of the power of one of the best SBCs out there

CheckMag The Raspberry Pi 5 is a single board computer that has seen a significant boost to performance this generation. With support for PCIE devices, massive overclocking headroom, a physical on / off switch and an active cooling option,...
David Devey, 13 Jan 2024 02:00
Deepin Linux has started integrating a number of promised AI features, becoming the first Linux distribution to officially hop aboard the AI bandwagon. (Image source: Deepin Linux)

Deepin Linux AI features challenge Windows Copilot with programming assistant and AI photo editing

Deepin Linux has introduced an AI coding assistant in its deepin-IDE development environment and an AI image editor in the Image Viewer app. This makes it the first Linux distribution to step fully into the world of AI, with a ver...
Julian van der Merwe, 05 Jan 2024 06:35
Researchers create software to detect fake art using AI/ML techniques. (Source: Ugail et. al Heritage Science)

Group of worldwide researchers create AI-powered software to detect fake Raphael masterpieces

A group of worldwide researchers have created image analysis software powered by AI/ML technology to detect fake art masterpieces. They have used their software on a Raphael painting and discovered that one section was likely pain...
David Chien, 30 Dec 2023 10:20
Fedora Asahi Remix brings a polished, flagship Linux desktop to Apple silicon devices, including the MacBook Pro. (Image source: Apple/Asahi Linux)

Fedora Asahi Linux Remix frees Apple silicon Macs from Apple's walled garden with full release

The Asahi Linux Project has released its Fedora Remix for Apple computers with Apple silicon. The official release is based on Fedora 39 and ships with KDE Plasma and Wayland by default, although GNOME 45 is also available. Asahi ...
Julian van der Merwe, 20 Dec 2023 21:55
Sipeed starts taking pre-orders for Lichee Pocket 4A (Image source: Sipeed)

Sipeed intros Lichee Pocket 4A RISC-V gaming handheld

Lichee Pocket 4A has joined Sipeed’s lineup of devices powered by RISC-V processors. At the core, it’s a gaming handheld with a 7-inch display, integrated game controllers, and a Sipeed LM4A module. While there’s no official word...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 14 Dec 2023 19:05
Linux is also getting the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (Image: Unsplash)

Linux gets a Blue Screen of Death

Linux is getting a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), as has been known from Microsoft Windows for many years. However, this function is currently still marked as 'experimental'.
Alexander Pensler, 12 Dec 2023 01:21
PCSX2 can now emulate more than 99% of PlayStation 2 games (Image source: Overclock3d)

PCSX2 becomes compatible with over 99% of PlayStation 2 games

The developers of PCSX2, an open-source and free PlayStation 2 emulator, have announced that it is currently compatible with over 99% of PS2 games. Specifically, 1.23% of the games now have a “Perfect” rating, while 97.92% are cla...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 11 Dec 2023 19:04

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