Ubuntu 24.04 promises stability until 2036

Ubuntu 24.04, nicknamed “Noble Numbat”, was released on April 25, 2024. Its special feature is the name suffix “LTS” (Long time support), which means that Ubuntu manufacturer Canonical is committed to maintaining this version for a very long time. Canonical has just extended this extended maintenance period from ten to “at least” twelve years (for […]

KDE Plasma 6 published

Nearly ten (10!) years after the release of Plasma 5, the KDE project has published its successor on 28 February 2024. Plasma 6 is a completely overhauled version of the most important Linux desktop alongside Gnome, with its foundation transitioning from Qt 5 to Qt 6. Qt (pronounced “cute”) is – similar to Gtk in […]

Thunderbird 115 ignites the supernova

The rejuvenation of the email client Thunderbird, unbundled from the Firefox browser, which started in 2019, has reached its temporary climax. Version 115 of the well-known program, released on July 11, 2023, not only relies on a renewed code base that should allow for faster development in the future, but also features a new user […]

Ubuntu 23.04 appears with new installer

Ubuntu 23.04 with the nickname “Lunar Lobster” was released on schedule on April 22, 2023. For the first time, the new installer is used on the desktop.

Ubuntu 22.10: fresh Gnome and the comeback of the Unity desktop

Ubuntu 22.10, nicknamed “Kinetic Kudo” and released on time on October 20, 2022, looks like a pure rejuvenation cure compared to the long-term (LTS) version 22.04 released six months ago. For example, the new audio platform Pipewire is on board for the first time in Ubuntu, and the Gnome desktop is finally up to date […]

Firefox celebrates version 100

A reason to celebrate for the Mozilla Foundation: Version 100 of the Firefox browser was released on May 3, 2022. Apart from the round number and the usual model maintenance, there are few real innovations, and if there are, they rather affect Windows and OS-X. The most noticeable change for Linux users is the scrollbars, […]

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is out

Ubuntu 22.04, nicknamed “Jammy Jellyfish”, has been released as planned on April 21, 2022 as the third LTS version with the Gnome desktop since Unity was discontinued. While the official blog post from Ubuntu sponsor Canonical mainly refers to server and IOT versions, the still popular Ubuntu desktop has also got a new release including […]

Ubuntu 21.10 is out, bringing Gnome 40 and transitioning to a Firefox Snap

As scheduled on October 21, 2021, Canonical has released version 21.10, nicknamed “Impish Indri”, of Ubuntu. This is the first time the popular Linux distribution brings the heavily revised version 40 of the Gnome desktop to the screen. This Gnome version already appeared in March 2021, but did not make it into Ubuntu 21.04. The […]

Darktable 3 is a beautiful Christmas gift

Version 3 of the popular photo management an RAW processing software Darktable was released on December 24, 2019, and what a beautiful christmas gift for photographers it is. On the outside, the program sports a rewritten GUI suitable for 4K and 5K monitors with three new themes (gray, dark, darker). On the inside, according to […]