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Wine 5.0 for Linux released with major gaming improvements

Today, the Wine Project officially released Wine 5.0 as stable for the Linux, macOS, Android (limited support), and FreeBSD platforms.  The announcement comes after a year of development by the Wine team comprising bi-weekly development releases.

CentOS 8 (1911) derived from RedHat Linux 8.1 Enterprise released

With the release of RedHat Linux 8.1 Enterprise, we knew that it was only a matter of time for CentOS v8 (1911) to be released. Now that it is finally here let's have a look at what this new update has in store for us.

A brand-new desktop theme in works for Ubuntu 20.04

As we get closer to the release of Ubuntu 20.04, we're finding out more and more information about how the new operating system update would look like. From what we've learned thus far, there's a new desktop theme in the works that will give the users a fresh look and feel of Ubuntu.

Linux Lite 4.8 released a day ahead of Windows 7 EOL

The timing of the release of Linux Lite 4.8 could not have been more perfect.  With Microsoft ending support for the popular Windows 7 operating system.  While the company hopes that existing Windows 7 users will upgrade to Windows 10, many users are reluctant to do so, tired of the copious amount of updates, not to mention their perception that the software giant's data collection methods are aggressive and dubious.  For these users, the newly released Linux Lite 4.8 is a tempting alternative.

Tails OS 4.2, featuring improved automatic updates, released

Earlier this week, the Tails Project released the newest version of their security-focused Linux distro, Tails 4.2.  They advised users to upgrade as soon as possible, as the latest release fixes multiple security vulnerabilities found in the previous version, Tails 4.1.1.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS “Focal Fossa” set to remove Python 2

As much of the world was celebrating a new year on January 1, 2020, Python 2 reached end-of-life.  Python 2's EOL, although expected since the official announcement from Guido van Russom, Python's principal author and creator back in 2014, has Ubuntu and Debian developers scrambling to end their distros dependencies on Python 2.

SuperTuxKart 1.1 open-source 3D Kart Racing game released

STK is a popular free and open-source 3D kart racing game similar to Mario Kart.  STK is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) 3.0 with plans to dual-license under both GPL and Mozilla Public License (MPL) 2.0.

Dell launches XPS 13 Developer Edition with Ice Lake, Fingerprint Reader

On New Year's Day, Dell announced the availability of a new redesigned Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition for 2020. While the XPS 13 featuring Windows 10 won't be available until January 7, the XPS 13 Developer Edition will be available tomorrow.