Ubuntu 15.04 Flavors Now Available for Download

Arriving with the final stable release of Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet are downloads for a colorful array of official community flavors. And this year there’s an extra spin in motion. Ubuntu MATE (pronounced Maah-tay) was formally welcomed into the official Ubuntu flavors club earlier this year. Ubuntu MATE ships with a fork of the older GNOME […]

Ubuntu 15.04: Minor improvements, major controversy

It’s the fourth month of an odd-numbered year. You know what that means, right? You got it, the .04 release of a non-Long Term Support (LTS) Ubuntu. This time around, it’s 15.04–Vivid Vervet. Unlike the last release, 14.10, this particular iteration of Canonical’s platform is mired in a bit of controversy. In particular, I’m talking […]

Distribution Release: Ubuntu Studio 15.04

The development team behind Ubuntu Studio has announced the availability of Ubuntu Studio 15.04. The new release ships with the Xfce 4.12 desktop environment and a new meta package which draws in all required dependencies for a multimedia workstation. “Another short term release is out. Not much is….

OSCON Moves, Nokia’s on the Phone & More…

Back then, Nokia’s back was pretty much against the wall with no wiggle room, forcing it to make rash moves like hiring Microsoft’s Stephen Elop — a wolf in sheep’s clothing if ever there was one — who drove the company to the brink of bankruptcy for his once and future masters in Redmond.

Development Release: OpenMandriva Lx 3 Alpha

The OpenMandriva community has announced the availability of OpenMandriva Lx 3 Alpha. The new release includes initial UEFI support, a shift to using Python 3 as the default Python interpreter and the distribution has made Clang the default compiler, replacing GNU’s GCC. This release of OpenMandriva is the….

House Passes Cybersecurity Bill Despite Privacy Protests

House of Representatives voted 307-116 to pass the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, a bill designed to allow more fluid sharing of cybersecurity threat data between corporations and government agencies… But privacy critics say it also threatens to open up a new backchannel for surveillance of American citizens, in some cases granting the same companies legal […]

Fix Missing libgcrypt11 Causing Spotify, Brackets And Other Apps Not To Work / Install In Ubuntu 15.04

In Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet (any flavor, be it Xubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Kubuntu, etc.), libgcrypt11 is no longer available in the repositories (it uses libgcrypt20 only) and some applications like Spotify, Brackets and others cannot be installed or they don’t run unless libgcrypt11 installed:$ spotifyspotify: error while loading shared libraries: libgcrypt.so.11: cannot open shared object […]