Those trying to run Netflix from Chrome/Firefox on different Linux distributions should now see broader compatibility for this popular streaming service without having to alter your HTTP user-agent strings.
A ton of code hit the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries' (EFL) Git tree yesterday with the latest feature activity.
An updated version of the Xfce4 session manager was released this Easter weekend.
While there was the KDE-aligned Shashlik effort for trying to get Android apps running on the Linux desktop, Anbox is a new initiative made public this week by a Canonical developer for running Android programs on the Linux desktop.
UBports is one of the leading teams right now planning a fork of the Unity 8 desktop now that it's being abandoned by Canonical. While a lead Mir developer hopes Mir will stick around and see compatibility with Wayland and Mark continues to believe in Mir, the UBports team is looking at getting Unity 8 on Wayland.
Xfce-test is a Xubuntu 17.04 based container image designed for Docker that makes it very easy to deploy some of the latest Xfce Git components.
Version 2.3 of the OpenShot open-source non-linear video editor is now available for all supported platforms.
MATE 1.18 is now available as the latest version of this GNOME2-forked open-source desktop environment.
Xfce developers have restored work on their Parole Media Player as the primary media player for this lightweight desktop environment.
Gentoo Linux developer Hanno Böck, who also writes for Golem and runs The Fuzzing Project as a software fuzzing initiative to find issues in software, presented today at FOSDEM 2017 over some Linux desktop security shortcomings and how Microsoft Windows 10 is arguably more secure out-of-the-box.
The Solus desktop environment has delivered innovations on a number of fronts, including its work on the Budgie desktop that has a growing following. While Budgie Desktop started off as being based upon GNOME, now the developers are working to decouple from GNOME and begin making use of the Qt tool-kit.
Well, that happened sooner than anticipated.
It's been a half year since the debut of PulseAudio 9.0 while the release of PulseAudio 10 is coming soon.
For those curious about the most viewed GNOME and KDE news of 2016, we have you covered.
Earlier this month we wrote when Cinnamon 3.2 was tagged in Git while now finally the Linux Mint developers have formally announced this next version of their GNOME3-derived desktop.
A few weeks back we wrote briefly about Enlightenment landing a new launcher named Luncher. The Samsung developers have now posted more details about this project.
Raspberry Pi's Raspbian Debian-based Linux distribution had been using xcompmgr as its compositing window manager on the desktop, but now they will likely be switching to the Compton fork for better performance.
While it's likely a long time before Xfce 4.14 gets released with full GTK3 tool-kit integration, there are some new Xfce4 package updates available this week.
For fans of Linux Mint's Cinnamon Desktop Environment, the latest Cinnamon 3.2 release was tagged today in preparation for Linux Mint 18.1 shipping later this year.
The Enlightenment project has introduced a new launcher/taskbar/iconify manager called Luncher.
Back in September the Enlightenment project's EFL library added atomic mode-setting and nuclear page-flipping support to provide a "perfect rendering" and a "buttery smooth" experience. Earlier this month was then an update on the Ecore_Drm2 state while coming out this week is a Samsung OSG blog post explaining more about the atomic mode-setting details.
Xfce4-panel 4.12.1 has been released as a "long overdue maintenance release" while Xfce 4.14 is still in its infancy.
Flatpak 0.6.13 is now available as the latest big release of this app sandboxing tech for the Linux desktop previously known as XDG-App.
Tom Hacohen of Samsung's Open-Source Group is presenting at this week's Embedded Linux Conference about Enlightenment's EFL as a UI toolkit for the embedded world.
Jolla is looking to push out Sailfish OS releases faster and thus today announced "Fiskarsinjoki" in early access form.
LXQt developers have done a desktop memory consumption comparison to show that Qt programs are not necessarily bloated.
Blender 2.78 is now officially released to end out September for this open-source, cross-platform 3D/animation program.
Today the Raspberry Pi Foundation formally announced the Raspberry Pi PIXEL, their own desktop that will be used in future Raspbian spins.
It has been nearly one year since the LXQt 0.10 release while today it was succeeded by LXQt v0.11, the newest version of this lightweight, Qt-powered desktop environment.
The Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) now has support for atomic mode-setting and nuclear page-flipping!
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