OpenStack Survey Shows Admins Are Moving to Actual Deployments

In preparation for the recently held OpenStack Summit in Paris, the OpenStack Foundation conducted one of its regular surveys of operators and application developers, who were asked to provide feedback on their experiences. These surveys have traditionally yielded a lot of good information, not just about OpenStack usage but what kinds of tools are being […]

A Guide To Dual Booting Windows 7 And Ubuntu

This guide shows how to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu. It includes steps for backing up, shrinking Windows, downloading Ubuntu, creating a USB and DVD, partitioning and installation. Read more ….

12 Awesome Themes for Mint 17.1 Cinnamon

With Mint 17.1 Rebecca being days away from release, and Cinnamon 2.4 looking so good, here is an overview of some of the best looking themes which allow you to beautify your desktop. Read more ….

How To Use Compiz In Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Or 14.10

If you’re using Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS or 14.10, here’s a quick guide for how to install and configure Compiz. If something goes wrong or you’re not satisfied with Compiz, the article includes instructions for reverting the changes.Install and configure Compiz in Ubuntu MATE 14.04 or 14.10 (/w MATE 1.8)1. Install Compiz (along with some […]

Linux-Based Beautiful Jolla Tablet Registers Fantastic Success on Indigogo

Jolla is a new tablet developed by a team of people who used to work for Nokia and it’s powered by a Linux-driver operating system called Sailfish OS. The recently launched crowdfunding campaign has surpassed any expectations.

The tablet market has been saturated by hundreds of different models. Most for them are actually really bad and they should not even be considered for purchase, but Apple, Google, Samsung, and a few others managed to take over the market share with their products.


SolydX 201411 Is a Rolling Release Alternative to Linux Mint Debian Xfce

SolydX, a Debian-based distribution that features the Xfce desktop environment and uses a rolling release model, is now at version 201411 and is ready for download.

Unlike most of the Linux distributions out there, usually aimed at regular users, SolydX was built as an open source alternative for small businesses, non-profit organizations, and home users.

This is just one of the two distros made by this developer. SolydX comes with Xfce by default and SolydK features KDE as the default deskt…

ClamAV 0.98.5 Is a Powerful Antivirus Solution on Linux

ClamAV, an open source antivirus engine for detecting trojans, viruses, malware, and all kinds of threats, has been updated to version 0.98.5 and is now available for download.

An antivirus solution for the Linux platform might seem odd at first. Technically, there are just a few active viruses right now that could affect the Linux platform, and it’s not that easy to create problems to open source distros.

Even if people don’t use or possess ClamAV, developers usually patch the operating sys…

Mageia 3 Is Now Officially Dead

The Mageia 3 Linux distribution has reached end of life and the developers have announced that the updates and security patches for the operating system have stopped completely.

Mageia 3 was released back in May 2013 and it has been maintained until now. At launch, it came with a number of interesting features, although it did ship with some outdated packages.

For example, the devs integrated Linux kernel 3.8.x, but that particular branch became EOL soon after. On the other hand, Mageia was …

KDE Connect Indicator: Use KDE Connect On Desktop Environments That Use AppIndicators (Unity, Pantheon, Etc.)

KDE Connect is a tool which allows you integrate the KDE Plasma Workspace with your smartphone (Android only for now), via WiFi. With the help of KDE Connect Indicator, you can now use KDE Connect in desktops which support Ubuntu AppIndicators, such as Unity, Pantheon (elementary OS), Xfce (Xubuntu) and so on.For those who aren’t familiar […]

Debian and systemd Adoption Recreated with the Help of a Sexist Barbie Book

The discussions surrounding the adoption of systemd by Debian have been published, commented, and criticized for many months, and someone has made a Barbie parody using the book “Barbie I Can Be A Computer Engineer.” Yes, that exists and it just happened.

Mattel, the company that makes the Barbie dolls, also publishes various books with Barbie as the main character, aimed at small kids.

One of those books is called “Barbie I Can Be A Computer Engineer” and it’s caused quite a stir after some…

Calibre eBook Editor and Converter Now Has a Better Search and Replace Tool

Calibre is a complete application to edit, view, and convert eBook files, and the developer has released a new version with an important feature and a lot of fixes and various improvements.

Calibre is a very complex piece of software that comes with hundreds of features and various functionalities. It might seem like a complete app, but this kind of complexity ensures that there is always something to fix or improve.

Most of the time, the developer makes changes demanded by the community, wh…

Free as in Beer, SUSE News, and 7 Years Uptime

Today in Linux news Jack Germain reviewed Makulu Cinnamon Debian and said it can give Linux Mint Cinnamon some competition. Bruce Byfield said free as in beer has slowed the adoption of Open Source software. The SUSE parent company Attachmate and Micro Focus merger is now complete and Sam Varghese has several interviews from SUSECon […]

Linux Tablet Developer Crowdfunds Mobile App Tools for Ubuntu, Android, iOS

The Demski Group, which is behind the UT One tablet based on Canonical’s open source Ubuntu Linux operating system, is crowdfunding development of a mobile app development tool. Read more ….

KDE Applications 14.12 Beta 3 Is Now Ready for Testing

The KDE Project developers have announced that the 14.12 Beta 3 version of KDE Applications has been released and is now ready for download and testing.

Now that this particular branch of the KDE project is getting closer to the release, some distributions and developers have added the packages to some repositories. Before trying to test it you should check if it’s already available in the local repos.

“Today KDE released the beta of the new versions of KDE Applications. With dependency and …

Fedora 21 Stable to Land on December 9

The Fedora project is preparing to release the latest Fedora 21 version of the operating system and they have nailed down the release date.

Fedora 21 had a bumpy ride until now and the devs had to push back the launch date by a few weeks. This might seem a problem, but it’s actually not. The Fedora people set a few dates for various milestones, but they are not fixed and the devs will break those dates of they feel they can improve the distribution.

“We are now in the ‘Final Freeze’ for Fedo…

FFmpeg Returns To The Official Ubuntu Repositories With Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet

Quick update for Ubuntu users: FFmpeg isn’t available in recent Ubuntu releases but that will change with Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet (currently under development, to be released in May, 2015).FFmpeg is a free software project that produces libraries and programs for handling multimedia data. Due to conflicts in the FFmpeg community, FFmpeg was forked back […]

Live Voyager 14.04.03 Is a Surprisingly Interesting OS Based on Xubuntu – Gallery

Live Voyager 14.04.03 is a new Linux distribution based on Xubuntu 14.04.1 (Trusty Tahr) that features a unique desktop experience and some interesting options.

Surprisingly enough, Live Voyager has been around for quite some time, but it never really got the attention it deserved. One of the reasons might be that it’s actually a French distro, so it never really caught on until it got support for the English language.

The developers have been releasing new versions since the 2012, but not a…

Evolve OS Developer Looking for Funds to Finish a Superb New Operating System – Gallery

Evolve OS is a Linux-based operating system made from scratch that uses a new desktop environment called Budgie. Its developer has put together a fundraiser for the distribution so that he can devote more time to it and eventually make a stable release.

So far, Evolve OS got a few Alpha versions and the developer managed to put together an impressive operating system that has very little in common with the other distros out there.

It comes with what appears to be a simple and clear desktop l…

Gis Weather: Highly Customizable Weather Widget For Your Linux Desktop

Gis Weather is a highly customizable weather widget which supports Gismeteo, Weather and AccuWeather, available for Linux and Windows. The app ships with optional Ubuntu AppIndicator / tray icon which displays the current weather.Features (most are for the widget only):Supports the following weather services:,,;View weather for several days;Detailed weather forecast for today […]

Civilization: Beyond Earth for Linux Is Just Weeks Away

Aspyr Media is working to port Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth to the Linux platform and they say they are weeks away from finishing the work and launching the game.

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth was announced for the Linux platform a while back and the developers from Firaxis and Aspyr Media said that the game should be ready in time for the holidays.

The devs doing the port have been keeping the community up to speed and informing users about the progress made so far, which…