09 Mar

Firefox vulnerabilities USN-2917-1

A security issue (Firefox vulnerabilities) affects these releases of Ubuntu (also Lubuntu) and its derivatives (versions 15.10, 14.04 LTS and 12.04 LTS), that could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a malicious website.

Francis Gabriel discovered a buffer overflow during ASN.1 decoding in NSS. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2016-1950)

34 vulnerabilities were discovered and fixed using 45.0+build2. But you don’t have to worry, as upgrades will come in the next hours. More information (and downloads) here.

01 Dec

Ubuntu font 0.84

The guys from Design Canonical team have been busy these days, upgrading our desktop font to cover more alphabets, completing the Unicode sets for Hebrew, Arabic and Cyrillic. This change will arrive with Lubuntu 16.04, but we can get this updated font now, version 0.84, just downloading the package and uncompressing it in the ~/.fonts folder.

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02 Apr

Ubuntu One shutting down

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Ubuntu One is about to close. Canonical can’t continue offering this service anymore. This is really annoying to all of us, who trusted in their (excellent, by the way) service, the high transfer ratio and the space. But for this blog this can be awful, because all the links in this site are pointing to files hosted in this service, and now I have to migrate all of them.

I’d like to apologize for advance if any link may be unavailable, it’ll be temporary. I’ll ask for your comprehension and I’m open to any advice or call of attention at any missing link. Don’t hesitate to ping me about broken links, I’ll fix them as soon as posible.

You can read all the information at the Ubuntu One blog.

06 Mar

Ubuntu community survey 2014

Another year, our fellow (and Ubuntu member) Nathan Heafner prepared the Ubuntu community survey, a simple and quick test  (no more than 2 minutes, trust me) whose results will help a lot to the entire community of those (like us!) who make Ubuntu and its flavours more secure, useable and beautiful. You’ll be asked about your preferred desktop (I’m sure it’s LXDE for Lubuntu), web browser, if you prefer using a mail client or not, if you want a startup sound, etc.

Please, feel free to answer these questions here.

27 Feb

Trusty Tahr β1

It’s here, the beta 1 for Lubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) for testing, as well as other flavours (Kubuntu, Xubuntu and UbuntuGnome) and I must (as always) remind you this is not suitable for production environment. Some changes you can find in this release are:

  • New pcmanfm (1.2.0 version), with a lot of new features (folder settings, dual pane view, menu editing)
  • New lxsession-default-apps with a new user interface
  • An update of the artwork (new icons, theme update, more compatibilities…)

You may check the full release notes. Or here to see the list of applications included in the distribution. I’d also like to remember that our wallpaper contest is still open in the Flickr pool so you can submit your wallpaper (only a few days left!) and the five selected ones will be included in the final release. Hurry up!

15 Feb

Trusty Tahr artwork last sprint

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We’re about to “freeze” the artwork for this upcoming release, the Trusty Tahr. In a few days we’ll present the Community Wallpaper Contest so anybody should upload his own creation.

You can read here all the details of this artwork release. Also, I will upgrade the download links in this blog (sorry, can’t handle everything so fast) so other Linux (not Ubuntu) may use it. More information to come. Stay tuned!

30 Dec

Unified Box theme

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Unified means that Box is getting more complete and global. Now we included full support for Unity and Metacity. Now you can use it with Ubuntu and everything will work fine. Look how the Unity controls look on maximixed windows over the panel:

You can download Box icons and Box theme at the Artwork section. The current version is 0.42+bzr384, which means you should our PPA to keep it uptodate, because I’m planning to improve it a lot more.

The only negative part is that Unity-Tweak-tool or Gnome-Tweak-Tool “don’t see” the theme, you need to use Ubuntu-Tweak. Instructions on a terminal for everythng:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:lubuntu-art/daily
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:tualatrix/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y ubuntu-tweak lubuntu-artwork

And that’s all for this moment. Feedback apreciated.

09 Mar

Linux Mint 12 LXDE

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According to its website, “this is the first release of Linux Mint using Hybrid ISO images.

Traditionally, tools such as ‘Startup Disk Creator’ or ‘UNetbootin’ were needed to install Linux Mint via USB. With hybrid images, you can simply use the “dd” command or a graphical frontend to make a bootable USB stick with no efforts which acts exactly like a liveDVD”.

Linux Mint 12 LXDE is based on Ubuntu 11.10, with kernel 3 and LXDE 0.5.0 customized as the usual greenish theme. You can download Mint here and see the new features here.