Linux Lite 4.4 Slated for Release on April 1st, Based on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS

Linux Lite project leader and founder Jerry Bezencon announced today the availability of the first development version of the upcoming Linux Lite 4.4 operating system.

Based on the Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system, Linux Lite 4.4 will be released in a month from the moment of writing and promises to offer users an up-to-date live and installation media that also brings various minor changes to artwork with an updated Papirus icon theme and to software selection with the addition of the Sound Juicer CD ripper app.

However, the biggest change of this new development cycle for Linux Lite is the move from Beta releases to RC (Release Candidate) releases to match the build quality of pre-release images much better. The RC build number will be displayed on the default wallpaper, login screen, and boot splash screen, which will be removed in the final rel… (read more)

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Mozilla Thunderbird 60.5.2 Now Available on Linux, Windows, and macOS

Mozilla has recently released a new update for its Thunderbird email client on all supported platforms, including Windows, Linux, and macOS.

With this new release, Thunderbird reaches version 60.5.2, and although the bigger changes take place on Windows, all users are recommended to update as soon as possible.

First and foremost, there’s one important refinement for Windows users. The Thunderbird team at Mozilla explains that in the previous builds of the email client, the application could crash when users tried to send an email to a specific recipient.

To reproduce the bug on an older version of Thunderbird, you can just head over to Send To Mail Recipient, and the application should crash without any error message. Keep in mind that this behavior only happens on Windows, and Linux and macOS clients should work just fine.

Two known issues

Additionally, the new update resolves a bug that was introduced in Thunderbird… (read more)

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The World Of Data

Whether big or small, data is undoubtedly a big part of our lives. And in this highly technologically-savvy world, data has become digital and proliferates the world both online and offline. With the growing number of data being shared on a daily basis, the issue on storage is a problem we always face especially if the storage capacity of your device can’t keep up with your data use. Gone were the days when devices have so little storage capacity, storage is much bigger now and you can always buy a secondary storage device if your device does not have enough storage space.

The use of flash drives and external hard drives have become the norm now. People usually purchase them for additional storage, so they can clear their device and add more files that will eventually be transferred to a secondary storage much later. Most tech users are always on the lookout for the best secondary storage at a reasonable price because it can free them of their constant worries of running out of storage space. Most external hard drives (EHDs) have bigger storage space now and they are generally reasonably priced too. They are fairly easy to use, so you won’t have any difficulty transferring your files from one device to the other.

The Seagate 8TB USB 3.0 desktop external hard drive is down to $129.99 on Amazon. This hard drive has been selling for around $150 since a drop in late September. Before that, it regularly sold for as much as $180. Today’s deal is the best price we’ve ever seen.

Seagate’s drive is meant to be as easy to use as possible. It has plug-and-play compatibility, so you can just immediately start using it, as well as drag-and-drop utility so it’s easy to get your data where you want it. It transfers at USB 3.0 speeds and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. You’ll need to reformat it to get it to work with Mac. Users give it 4.6 stars based on 99 reviews.


Data saved on a secondary storage will likewise stay safer because these devices are rarely used to connect to the …

Purism Announces PureBoot to Help You Better Secure Your Linux Computers

Purism announced PureBoot, a centralized, highly secure, and complete boot process for its Linux-powered computers and everyone else who wants to better secure their Linux PCs. 

Dubbed “the high security boot process,” PureBoot promises to be a complete and secured solution for more secure boot process on laptop and desktop computers that run a Linux-based operating system, including Purism’s Debian-based PureOS, which comes pre-installed with the Librem 13 and Librem 15 laptops.

PureBoot is not a new software, but a collection of software and security standards that Purism already uses on its Linux laptops, including the Librem Key USB security token, a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) chip, the coreboot free BIOS replacement, the Heads t… (read more)

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KDE Plasma 5.15.2 Desktop Environment Released with 23 Bug Fixes, Update Now

The KDE Project released today the second maintenance update to its latest KDE Plasma 5.15 desktop environment with more bug fixes and minor improvements.

The KDE Plasma 5.15.2 update is here just one week after the KDE Plasma 5.15 desktop environment got its first point release to add yet another layer of bug fixes in an attempt to improve the overall stability and reliability of the popular graphical desktop used by numerous GNU/Linux distributions.

“Plasma 5.15 was released in February with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience. This release adds a month’s worth of new translations and fixes from KDE’s contributors. The bugfixes are typically small but important,” reads today’s announcement.

Highlights of the K… (read more)

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HP and 33 Other Organizations Join The Linux Foundation

Collaborating on the open-source world has become a priority for more companies, including the ones that previously hated this ecosystem (I’m looking at you, Microsoft!), so nonprofits like The Linux Foundation keep expanding regularly with the addition of new members.

This week, TLF announced that no less than 34 organizations decided to support its projects and join the effort, including famous names like HP and BlockStream.

Of these 34 new members, 29 of them will join The Linux Foundation as Silver members, while the other 5 will act as Associate members.

“We are extremely excited to see 34 more companies make the commitment to open source by joining the Linux Foundation,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director, the Linux Foundation. “These organizations, which represent a huge range of industries from around the globe, will contribute valuable resources and knowledge to an already expansive open source ecosystem.”

You can find the full list of members, includin… (read more)

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How to Install VirtualBox 6.0 in Fedora 29

VirtualBox is a powerful, free, open source, feature rich, high performance and cross-platform x86 and AMD64/Intel64 visualization software for enterprise and home use. It runs on Linux, Windows, Macintosh, as well as Solaris hosts....

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Mageia 7 Linux Gets Second Beta Release with Linux Kernel 4.20, LibreOffice 6.2

The Mageia project released over the weekend a new beta version of the upcoming Mageia 7 Linux operating system series, which is expected to launch sometime this year.

Mageia 7 beta 2 comes approximately three months after the first beta release with updated components, which include the latest Linux 4.20 kernel series, the Release Candidate (RC) version of the upcoming Mesa 19.0 graphics stack, RPM 4.14.2 system-wide package manager, as well as the KDE Plasma 5.14.2, GNOME 3.30, and Xfce 4.13.4 desktop environments.

Also included in Mageia 7 beta 2 is the Mozilla Firefox 64.0 and Chromium 70 web browsers, along with the recently released LibreOffice 6.2 office suite. Various programming languages were updated as well in this new devel… (read more)

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