SUSE, the open source software company, has been sold to a Swedish private equity firm. EQT Partners will acquire SUSE from current owners Micro Focus in a deal worth $2.5 billion USD and is expected to close in early […]
Google is now a Platinum member of The Linux Foundation. A long-time member of the non-profit organisation, Google has chosen to increase the amount of money it donates to the foundation from $100k a year to […]
Did you know that the average Ubuntu install takes just 18 minutes? That’s one of several nuggets of information Canonical has collected (and now revealed) thanks to the new “Ubuntu Report” tool included in Ubuntu […]
Microsoft is buying GitHub. According to a Bloomberg report Microsoft has agreed to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion. The code hosting site was recently valued at $2 billion. Update: It’s now official. But should open source software […]
Do you use Ubuntu Studio? Chances are you don’t — but the team behind the creatively curated community spin hope that’ll change in the near future. Plans are afoot to “reboot” Ubuntu Studio for its […]
It just got a whole heap easier to find and install Flatpak apps on Linux distros like Ubuntu. A new version of the Flathub website is now live on Flathub.org, albeit in beta. The improved front-end […]
What kind of email user are you: piler or filer? “Pile…File… what?” you’re probably thinking. I know I was when Geary pinged over a new user survey asking me this exact same question. But it all […]
LibreOffice 6.0, the latest version of the hugely popular open-source office suite has been downloaded almost 1 million times in two weeks.
Linux support for Wacom Smartpads, like the Bamboo Slate and Bamboo Spark, is in the works thanks to a new open source project from Red Hat developers.
Monterail and Thunderbird are now working on the same team. Yes, that Monterail, the Poland-based development company whose stunning Thunderbird mock-up went viral last year, before becoming a real, working Thunderbird theme. “We got in touch […]
If you're creative and want to give something back to the Linux community, now's your chance as the Fedora 28 wallpaper contest is open for entries.
A new Ubuntu flavor that uses the Unity 7 desktop by default is under discussion. The plans have already won backing from a former Unity developer.