An offer of $1.2 billion was made today for the acquisition of Opera Software ASA by a Chinese equity investment fund.
Opera Software ASA announced today record revenues for the fourth quarter of 2015, and on the same day, it received a kr10.5 billion ($1.2 billion / €1.1 billion) buyout offer from a Chinese equity investment fund that's made up of several companies.
Opera Software, through Aneta Reluga, proudly announced on February 9, 2016, the promotion of the cross-platform Opera 36 web browser to the Beta channel for all supported operating systems.
Overview of Linux Desktop Environments
I'm going to list a good deal of desktops today, so in order to keep things organized I'm going to group them based on the toolkit they are written in.
Desktops, Rolling vs Stable, and New Internet Security
There is a lot of Linux news to report today as a lot of interesting things have been happening last few days. Over the weekend Jeff Hoogland, Bodhi Linux founder, briefed folks on the many graphical desktops for Linux including his own. Yesterday, Matt Hartley compared and contrasted long term versus rolling released Linux distributions and Jack Wallen said desktop Linux isn't really important anymore. Today, Jack Germain said Mandriva offshoot Rosa is a "real powerhouse" and the LF announced collaboration with the White House on new Internet security measures.
Slackware Live 0.5.1, 1.0 on Its Way
Eric "AlienBob" Hameleers announced Slackware Live Edition 0.5.1 Saturday based on the latest Slackware 14.2 Beta. Hameleers said his livestak is "mostly complete at this point" but still lacks sufficient documentation. That's the goal for stable 1.0. For folks looking for a distro "well equipped to keep systemd out of our distro for a while" but still boots UEFI machines, perhaps Slack Live is the answer. It comes in Slackware default, Xfce, Plasma, and MATE versions, so why not book 'er up?