Linux

Mint’s new features

The Linux Mint team has been hard at work recently, preparing updated media for both the project’s main editions (which are based on Ubuntu) and Linux Mint Debian Edition. Some of the features Mint users…

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Debian swaps out Icedove for Thunderbird

For some time now the Debian distribution has shipped a re-branded version of the Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail application, called Icedove. The Icedove package contained no trademarks of the Mozilla organization and could be patched or…


Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS released

The second maintenance update of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (long-term support) release is now ready for download: The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop,…


Ubuntu coming to the Fairphone

Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu operating system, will be showcasing an interesting device at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of February. The Canonical booth will be featuring the Fairphone 2…


Tails migrating to 64-bit

The Tails distribution is a Debian-based project which is used to anonymously browse the web, scrub meta-data from files and securely transfer files. The Tails project has announced their distribution will soon shift from providing…


Ubuntu backports Snap

Snap packages have been supported by the past couple of Ubuntu releases. Snap packages handle their own dependencies and offer a number of security features which make them appealing, particularly for distributing software not available…


Arch to phase out 32-bit

Barttomiej Piotrowski has announced through the Arch Linux developer mailing list that the popular rolling release distribution will be phasing out support for computers running 32-bit CPUs. “Due to the decreasing popularity of i686 among…


The Enviable Pedigree of UNIX and POSIX

Technology can be a fickle thing. Spurred by perpetual innovation, the one constant in the tech industry is change. As such, we can expect that whatever is the hottest thing in the industry today—Cloud, Big…


Chatbots Take Businesses By Storm

They’re not human, but they sure seem like they are when we chat with them. Chatbots will become virtual butlers of many companies thanks to their ability to process natural language. Companies like Facebook are…