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 […]

Thunderbird 68 arrives late in Ubuntu

At the end of August 2019 the ESR version 68 (ESR stands for Extended Support Release) of the popular mail client Mozilla Thunderbird was released. The release is a continuation of a development that started with Thunderbird 60. The user interface now comes with the settings moved into a tab (as seen before in Firefox). […]

Ubuntu 19.04 benefits from a fresh Gnome Desktop

On April 18, 2019, Ubuntu 19.04 alias “Disco Dingo” was released. Like each of the semi-annual upgrades of the popular Linux distribution, it comes with refreshed software packages and a new kernel (Linux 5.0.0). But it’s the standard desktop Gnome, that makes it worth updating. Already released in March, Gnome 3.32 brings a number of […]

After 15 years, Inkscape 1.0 is on the horizon

Nine months after the last release the developers of Inkscape have released an update to version 0.92.4. However, some other news may be more exiting for users of the vector graphics program: After 15 years of existence of the Inkscape project with 0.x version numbers the Alpha version 1.0 is now released for testing. Neither […]

Mozilla Thunderbird enters new era with build-in delay

Ever since Mozilla more or less put their email client on the sidetrack, it’s been pretty quiet about the Thunderbird. If anything, there was rather bad news about the stalled development, the old-fashioned design and dragged bugs. This might change with the long-awaited version jump from Thunderbird 52 to 60. This is literally “breaking” news, […]

Ubuntu 18.10 brings fresh software

On 19 October 2018 Ubuntu 18.10 “Cosmic Cuttlefish” was published. Other then ist LTS predecessor 18.04, this version is only supported for nine months. However, it brings fresher software through the bank. At the heart of the system is Kernel 4.18, which works with numerous driver and performance improvements. Ubuntu’s standard desktop has been updated […]

LibreOffice 6.1: news for the eye and under the hood

Just over six months after the release of LibreOffice 6, version 6.1 has been published – or, as the Document Foundation, the group behind the office package, proudly reports, the second major release of the 6 family. The upgrade will not land in the official repositories of Ubuntu 18.04. However to install it, you may […]