Chrome 73 Released

Now the Android version of popular browser has Lite page mode that speeds up website download and reduces traffic consumption
13 March 2019   220

Google has released another update Chrome.

  • The Android application has Lite pages mode for optimizing pages, speeding up their loading and reducing traffic, as well as a new download manager.
  • Settings for account management and synchronization are collected in a separate section - Sync and Google services.
  • Improved video mode “picture in picture”. A floating window can now make web applications (PWA): chat rooms, instant messengers, video conferencing. And added the button "Skip advertising".
  • It is forbidden to load external resources in scripts provided by extensions. Extension developers now need to use background handlers.

The previous version was released in late January.

Solus 4 & Budgie 10.5 to be Released

Solus is an independent Linux distribution that uses Budgie as the desktop environment and eopkg for managing packages
18 March 2019   138

Solus 4 Linux distribution, which is not based on packages of other distributions and developing its own desktop Budgie, installer, package manager and configurator, is now available. The code of the project’s developments is distributed under the GPLv2 license, the C and Vala languages ​​are used for development. Additionally, assemblies with GNOME, KDE Plasma and MATE desktops are provided. The size of an iso-image is 1.4 GB (x86_64).

To manage the packages, the eopkg package manager (fork PiSi from Pardus Linux) is used, which provides the usual tools for installing / removing packages, searching the repositories and managing the repositories. Packages can be allocated to thematic components, which in turn form categories and subcategories. For example, Firefox is assigned to the network.web.browser component, categorized as network applications and subcategories of applications for the Web. More than 2000 packages are offered for installation from the repository.

Budgie’s desktop is based on GNOME technologies, but uses the GNOME Shell developments, panel, applet, and notification system implementations. Budgie uses the Budgie Window Manager (BWM), which is an extended modification of the base Mutter plugin. The basis of Budgie is a panel that is close in terms of organization of work to classic desktop panels. All elements of the panel are applets, which allows you to flexibly customize the composition, change the placement and replace the implementation of the main elements of the panel to your taste. Available applets include the classic application menu, a task switching system, an area with a list of open windows, viewing virtual desktops, a power management indicator, a volume control applet, a system status indicator, and a clock.