Budgie Jumping | LUP 120

Budgie Jumping | LUP 120

A member of the Vivaldi browser project joins to discuss their new release. The man behind Solus comes on to follow up on our review, discuss the big plans for the future, creating a custom distribution & the problem with derivatives.

GIMP turns 20 this week and we ask if it’s just time to accept that some OSS projects will never topple their commercial competitor & why that’s just fine by us. We’re still thankful for the GIMP.

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This build is a feature-complete release of the next major version of Chapeau built from Fedora Workstation 23 and includes the latest packages from the RPMFusion testing repos and the Chapeau 23 repo.

Follow Up / Catch Up

Open-Source AMDGPU Linux Driver Released, Supports the Latest AMD GPUs

The announcement has been made on the X.Org Announce mailing list of the X.Org Foundation, and according to Mr. Dänzer, the brand new xf86-video-amdgpu 1.0.0 driver has been forked from the open-source xf86-video-ati AMD Radeon graphics driver to support the AMDGPU kernel driver introduced in Linux kernel 4.2.

Help Fedora test Wayland!

Before GNOME on Wayland becomes default in Fedora, we need to ensure the transition is smooth and the user won’t recognize a difference. So we need reports on deficiencies that occur on Wayland but not X11. Kamil Páral of the Fedora QA team has written a comprehensive guide how to debug Wayland-related problems.

Fluency on the command line is a skill often neglected or considered arcane, but it improves your flexibility and productivity as an engineer in both obvious and subtle ways. This is a selection of notes and tips on using the command-line that we’ve found useful when working on Linux. Some tips are elementary, and some are fairly specific, sophisticated, or obscure. This page is not long, but if you can use and recall all the items here, you know a lot.

Antergos Linux Close to ZFS Support

ZFS kernel modules were added in preparation for ZFS support in Cnchi v0.14

hey alan your troubles are over!


A New Web Browser for Our Friends Vivaldi – For Linux

Vivaldi launches its first beta

After 50 snapshots and 4 Technical previews, Vivaldi has now reached Beta.

We cannot thank you enough for all the support we have gotten from our community. We couldn’t have done it without you. Special thanks goes to the Sopranos (our volunteer test team) for always being willing to test our internal builds and give us valuable feedback.

Download Vivaldi Beta from here and spread the word for us


This Week in Solus #11 | Solus Project

We are also planning on rolling out Budgie Next this week.


Many of you have been curious when Solus 1.0 will be out. It was announced by Ikey that, assuming Murphy doesn’t interfere again, we will have Solus 1.0 out before Christmas!


VeltOS is sporting the beautiful and easy-to-use Budgie Desktop, themed with Numix. Budgie is built to stay out of the way of you and your programs, allowing you to focus on the task at hand.

VeltOS does not come with bloatware—only what you need. If there is anything we forgot, chances are one of the thousands of applications available for Arch Linux will suit your needs.

Linux Academy

Is it time to accept sometimes OSS tools won’t ever be good enough?

GIMP is 20 Years Old, What’s Next?

This week GIMP celebrates its 20th anniversary. There has been a lot of excitement, but there are also some concerns about project’s future. Some reasonable, difficult questions have to be addressed.

LibreOffice getting ready for the next 1,000 hackers

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The extraordinary growth of LibreOffice developer’s community, with a monthly average of over 16 new hackers contributing to the code since September 2010, is the result of a global mentoring effort by some of the project founders. After five years and 1,000 new developers, though, the complexity has changed, and the project needs to invest on mentoring a new generation of coders.

Tired of the 1990s look of LibreOffice? Here’s how you can contribute.

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