Setup QCOW2 standard CentOS 7 cloud image to work with 2 VLANs on IceHouse ML2&OVS&GRE System

Notice, that same schema would work for any F20 or Ubuntu QCOW2 cloud images via qemu-nbd mount and increasing number of NICs interface files up to 2,3,… Approach suggested down here is universal. Any cinder volume been built up on updated glance image ( 2 NICs ready ) would be 2 NICs ready as well […]

Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 soll “Betsy” heißen

Die nächste Debian-Ausgabe von Linux Mint wird erstmals zu Debian Stable wechseln und damit ähnlich wie das Ubuntu-basierte Linux Mint auf einen langen Release-Zyklus setzen. Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 soll den Codenamen “Betsy” tragen. Read more at H-online

Black Lab SDK 1.8 released

Today we have released the new Black Lab SDK 1.8. With this release we added a lot of new tools for developing applications for Black Lab Linux and Ubuntu. The Black Lab SDK 1.8 has been tested and is supported on the following distributions: Black Lab Linux 5.x/6.x, Ubuntu 14.04, Kubuntu 14.04 Read more ….

Full Circle #88 is out NOW!

This month:* Command & Conquer* How-To : Minimal Ubuntu Install, LibreOffice, and GRUB2.* Graphics : Blender and Inkscape. * Linux Labs: Ripping DVDs with Handdrake, and Compiling a Kernel * Arduino plus: Q&A, Security, Ubuntu Games, and soooo much more. ALSO: Don’t forget to search for ‘full circle magazine’ on Google Play/Books.   Read more at Full Circle

Kubuntu 14.10 Beta 1 and Kubuntu Plasma 5 Now Available for Download

Kubuntu 14.10 Beta 1 (Utopic Unicorn) has been released and its developers have provided both the KDE 4.14 branch and the new Plasma 5 for testing. Kubuntu 14.10 Beta 1 (Utopic Unicorn) is based on KDE 4.14.x and nothing really changed about this fact. It’s also worth noting that the devs are providing a Plasma 5 preview for users who want to see what the future of the distribution looks like. There are still a number of problems that are still plaguing the operating system, but they will be…

How To Build PHP 5.6 (PHP-FPM & FastCGI) with Zend OPcache And APCu For ISPConfig 3 On Debian 7 (Wheezy)

How To Build PHP 5.6 (PHP-FPM & FastCGI) with Zend OPcache And APCu For ISPConfig 3 On Debian 7 (Wheezy)
ISPConfig 3 has a builtin feature to support multiple PHP versions on one server and select the optimal PHP version for a website. This feature…

Ubuntu Launcher 0.5.5 for Android Will Transform Your Phone in Ubuntu – Gallery

Ubuntu Launcher 0.5.5 is an app launcher developed for Android devices, which aims to bring the Unity functionality to phones.

Many users might have something against the Unity desktop environment that’s being used in Ubuntu, but the truth is that Unity comes with a great app launcher. Coincidentally, the same kind of launcher might work very well on phones and a similar implementation is being done for Ubuntu Touch.

It’s going to be a few months until Ubuntu for phones is available in store…

LibreOffice 4.3.1 Has More than 100 Fixes and DOCX Embedded Objects Support

The Document Foundation announces that the stable version of LibreOffice 4.3.1 has been released and is now available for download.

The developers from The Document Foundation have released a new update for the 4.3 branch of LibreOffice and they have implemented quite a few fixes and other various changes. The development cycle for this latest update has been rather short and the devs managed to repair most of the issues that have been found.

LibreOffice 4.3.1 is just maintenance release, wh…

Summer has come and passed…

…the lazy will never last. September 19th! That’s the last day when we will accept artwork submissions! We’re looking for a new default background that will be shipped with Mageia 5. We might also pick one or two runners up … Continue reading

Linux Mint Debian to Be Called “Betsy”

Linux Mint developers have decided to give a separate codename for their operating system based on Debian and it’s going to be Betsy. Regular Linux Mint releases, like Cinnamon, MATE, KDE, and Xfce, are based on Ubuntu, but the developers are also working on a couple of other Linux Mint distros based on Debian. They haven’t got it completely off the ground just yet, but they are working on it and they are hoping to prove a good alternative to the Ubuntu base. “The upcoming release of LM…

Calibre 2.1.0 eBook Reader, Editor, and Converter Is Simply the Best

The Calibre eBook reader, editor, and library management software is now at version 2.1.0 and it bring numerous fixes after the huge release that was made only a week ago. The Calibre developer decided to go straight to version 2.0 last week and he made quite a few changes and improvements to the software that really warranted that jump. As it was to be expected, such a big update also brought with it quite a few problems. This update is about bug fixing, although Calibre 2.1.0 also packs a f…

Ubuntu 14.10 Beta 1 (Utopic Unicorn) Official Flavors Are Out

The Ubuntu 14.10 Beta 1 (Utopic Unicorn) flavors have been released and users can now download and test them properly. As it was to be expected, not all of the Ubuntu flavors have been released. The only participants to this new development release are Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, UbuntuKylin, Xubuntu and the Ubuntu Cloud images. Canonical is no longer releasing intermediary Ubuntu versions for quite a while now, with the exception of the final Beta, which arrives right before the offici…

Ubuntu 14.10 Preview, Wallen Walkback, and the Pantheon

Today in Linux news, Terry Relph-Knight takes the new Ubuntu 14.10 Beta 1 for a test-drive and wrote up his opinion. Jack Wallen today said, “Linux on the desktop isn’t dead.” In other news, Bryan Lunduke spent his last week running the Pantheon desktop environment and shared his thoughts today. And finally today, Bruce Byfield […]

Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Beta 1 Officially Released, Experience a Retrospective Future – Gallery

Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Beta 1, a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that uses the MATE desktop environment, has been released and is now available for download. It might seem like an official flavor of Ubuntu, but it’s not there yet. The Ubuntu MATE developers, which included a MATE and Ubuntu devs, are seeking to gain official Ubuntu flavor status, but they are not there yet. Still, they are following the release schedule for the regular Ubuntu versions and they have now made available their firs…

Valve Releases New Steam Client Update with a Ton of Bug Fixes

Valve has just released a new stable version of the Steam distribution platform, bringing numerous changes and improvements just a few days after another major update was made available for the client. Valve usually goes through quite a few Beta versions before deciding to release a new stable client update, but this time the development cycle was very short. Not many features have been implemented. In fact, the current update seems to be more about bug fixing than anything else. Unlike most…

Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) beta-1 released!

The first beta of the Utopic Unicorn (to become 14.10) has now been released! This beta features images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, UbuntuKylin, Xubuntu and the Ubuntu Cloud images. Pre-releases of the Utopic Unicorn are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent […]

Gigolo – Easily Manage Local And Remote Filesystem Connections

Article by Himanshu Arora first posted on Sometimes a computer system is connected to so many file-systems (in parallel) that managing these connections becomes a complex task. If a user’s work involves interacting with local, external and remote file-systems then he/she would definitely feel a need for a connection management software to manage all […]

PHP 5.6 Major Update Officially Released

PHP 5.6, an HTML-embedded scripting language with syntax borrowed from C, Java, and Perl, with a couple of unique PHP-specific features thrown in, is now available for download.

The PHP 5.x branch includes a new OOP model based on the Zend Engine, a new extension for improved MySQL support, built-in native support for SQLite, and many more features. This branch of PHP has been in the works for quite some time and it’s nice to see that the stable version is now out.

According to the changelog…

Squid 3 Exploit Closed in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Canonical has published details in a security notice about a Squid 3 vulnerability in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems that has been found and fixed.

The Ubuntu developers have closed a small problem with Squid, which could have been made to crash, if it received specially crafted network traffic.

According to the security notice, “Matthew Daley discovered that Squid 3 did not properly perform input validation in request parsing. A remote attacker could send craft…

How to use on-screen virtual keyboard on Linux

On-screen virtual keyboard is an alternative input method that can replace a real hardware keyboard. Virtual keyboard may be a necessity in various cases. For example, your hardware keyboard is broken; you do not have enough keyboards for extra machines; your hardware does not have an available port left to connect a keyboard; you are […]