Debian-Based Netrunner Linux Gets April 2019 Release with New Look and Feel

The development team behind the Netrunner Linux project released Netrunner Rolling 2019.04, the April 2019’s snapshot of the rolling release version of Netrunner Linux OS based on Arch Linux.

Following on the January 2019 release of Netrunner 19.01, the non-rolling release based on the Debian Testing branch of the Debian GNU/Linux operating system, Netrunner Rolling 2019.04 is here with the KDE Plasma 5.15.3 desktop environment accompanied by the KDE Applications 18.12.3 and KDE Frameworks 5.56 software suites, all built against the Qt 5.12.2 application framework.

Netrunner Rolling 2019.04 also ships with the latest Mozilla Firefox 66.0.3 “Quantum” web browser by default, featuring integration with the KDE Plasma desktop environment and native KDE file dialog support. The Mozilla Thunderbird 60.6 email and news client is present as well in this release, which is powered by the Linux 4.19.32 LTS kernel.

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Ubuntu 19.10 Daily Builds Are Now Available to Download

Canonical just kicked off the development cycle of the next release of their widely-used Linux-based operating system, Ubuntu 19.10, allowing testers and early adopters to download daily build ISO images.

While the Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) just hit the streets at the end of last week, Canonical’s Ubuntu team are already working on the next release, Ubuntu 19.10, which doesn’t have a codename at the moment of writing, but we do know that it will be an “Eoan” animal that start with the letter E.

Until Canonical decided to give Ubuntu 19.10 a proper codename, early adopters and testers can now download the daily build ISO images, which are available for Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server, as well as the official flavors, including Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu MATE… (read more)

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Linux Now Available on More Phones with Samsung’s Latest DeX Update

If you’re looking for a convenient way to run Linux on a phone and thus get the portability that everyone is hoping for without any loss in terms of usability, Samsung’s Linux on DeX project is worth a chance.

With this feature, Samsung basically enables Linux to run on its DeX platform, which allows a smartphone to double as a PC when connected to a bigger screen with a dedicated adapter.

While the standard DeX version is available for all latest-generation Samsung phones, the Linux on DeX project advances slowly, so only a handful of models are supported for now.

The most recent update, however, expands this list to several new Samsung smartphones, including here the full Galaxy S10 lineup. You can thus use the Galaxy S10e, the Galaxy S10, the Galaxy S10+, and even the Galaxy S10 5G to launch Linux on DeX after installing today’s update.

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10 Most Used Nginx Commands Every Linux User Must Know

Nginx (pronounced Engine x) is a free, open-source, high-performance, scalable, reliable, full-featured and popular HTTP and reverse proxy server, a mail proxy server, and a generic TCP/UDP proxy server. Nginx is well known for...

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Kubuntu 19.04 Ships with KDE Plasma 5.15 Desktop, Experimental Wayland Session

The Kubuntu 19.04 official Ubuntu flavor has been released as part of the Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) operating system series with various updated components and improvements.

Featuring the same internal changes as Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo), the Kubuntu 19.04 operating system is here to offers users an updated KDE experience powered by the KDE Plasma 5.15.4 desktop environment and KDE Applications 18.12.3 software suite, built against the Qt 5.12.2 application framework.

Of course, several of the pre-installed applications have received updated versions as part of the Kubuntu 19.04 release, including Mozilla Firefox 66.0 as default web browser and LibreOffice 6.2.2 as default office suite. The Latte Dock 0.8.8, KDevelop 5.3.2, and Krita 4.1.7 apps are also available.

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Ubuntu Kylin 19.04 Adds a New Visual Experience, Latest WPS Office Suite

Chinese Ubuntu users will be happy learn that the Ubuntu Kylin 19.04 operating system has been released as part of the Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) series, a release that adds various enhancements and updated components.

Featuring the same internal improvements as the Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) operating system, Ubuntu Kylin 19.04 shops with a fresh and all-new visual experience through a unified style that revamps the boot animation, login and lock screens, adds a transparency effect to the applications menu, notification area, and taskbar, as well as other smaller enhancements.

“We are bringing a whole new visual experience in this distribution, from system choice, boot up animation, log in program to system desktop, a unified style is presented. Amazing transparency effect is utilized on start menu, taskbar and noti… (read more)

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Xubuntu 19.04 Drops Support for 32-Bit Systems, Ships with Xfce 4.13.3 Desktop

Xubuntu 19.04 arrived as part of the Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) operating system series bringing some important changes to this lightweight official Ubuntu Linux flavor.

Xubuntu 19.04 is here as the first release of the lightweight Ubuntu flavor based on the Xfce desktop environment to no longer offer 32-bit ISO images that would allow users to install the Linux-based operating system on computers from 15 or 20 years ago. Xubuntu 19.04 is now only supported on 64-bit systems.

“In December, the team voted to discontinue 32-bit images for Xubuntu 19.04 and forward. If you want to continue using Xubuntu with 32-bit architectures, Xubuntu 18.04 is supported for 3 years, and the Xubuntu package set can be installed from the Minimal CD,” said the development team in the release notes.

What’s new in Xubuntu 19.04

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Ubuntu MATE 19.04 Brings Improved Out of Box Nvidia GPU Experience for Gamers

The Ubuntu MATE 19.04 operating system has been released as part of the Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) operating system series, a release that adds latest software updates and some interesting new features.

Powered by the stable and well-tested MATE 1.20.4 desktop environment with some improvements and new features from the MATE 1.22 release, which needs more testing to be eligible for inclusion in future Ubuntu MATE release, the Ubuntu MATE 19.04 (Disco Dingo) operating system adds major improvements for owners of AMD Radeon and Nvidia graphics cards.

“During the Ubuntu 18.10 development cycle the Linux kernel, firmware, Mesa and Vulkan were all updated to ensure we offered the best possible support for sipping AMD GPUs. During the 19.04 cycle AMD support has been uplifted again but we have also improved the “out of box” experience for … (read more)

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Strawberry: A Fork of Clementine Music Player

Strawberry is an open source music player for Linux and Windows. It’s a fork of Clementine, a popular music player on Linux once upon a time. Read more about it.

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