Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Xfce RC released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Xfce RC. Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca Xfce Edition Linux Mint 17.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable […]

Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” KDE RC released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” KDE RC. Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca KDE Edition Linux Mint 17.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable […]

Get A Global Menu In MATE 1.8 With TopMenu (PPA For Ubuntu And Linux Mint)

One of the most requested MATE features is the addition of a global menu applet. However, such an applet (called TopMenu) already exists, though it’s not available in any PPA and that prevents many Ubuntu / Linux Mint users from installing it.To make it easier to install, I’ve packed TopMenu in a PPA for Ubuntu […]

Paper: New Material Design Inspired GTK Theme

Paper is a new material design inspired GTK theme, which is currently in beta. “Its design is mostly flat with a minimal use of shadows for depth”, mentions its website, and it was developed primarily for the GNOME (Shell) desktop.Ideally, you’ll need a complete GNOME 3.14 / 3.12 desktop to see what Paper is all […]

Ubuntu MATE 14.04.1 LTS to Get Official PowerPC Support, Dust Your Old Mac

Ubuntu MATE 14.04.1 LTS was released a few weeks ago and it became an instant success within the Linux community. Now, it looks like a developer is looking to make the new operating system work on older PowerPC powered machines.

The PowerPC architecture was used in a number of devices in the last 20 years, but Apple is best known for integrating it for many years in the Macs. Now the company is no longer using PowerPC and they have switched to Intel for a few years, but that doesn’t mean that…

KDE Applications 14.12 Officially Released, New Era Is Starting

The KDE Project developers have just announced that KDE Applications 14.12 has been released and is now ready for download and it comes with a number of important changes and structural modifications.

The KDE project is now looking a little bit different after having been restructured. The former KDE Workspaces, Platform and Applications have been transformed into KDE Frameworks 5, KDE Plasma, and KDE Applications. This would ensure a much bigger independence for the KDE developers who will s…

Imitate Fake Hollywood Terminal Hacking Melodrama with This Amazing App for Ubuntu

We all know that Hollywood movies are the worst place to see some accurate depiction of anything from real life and that includes computer terminals. Well, there is a solution for that now and we can only hope that some misguided producer will see the new “hollywood” package made for this exact purpose.

Hollywood movie producers invest a lot of time and money in custom interfaces and GUIs that don’t really do anything, but they think they’re nice and interesting on film. Most of the time, som…

Mutt Exploit Closed in Supported Ubuntu OSes

Canonical has published details in a security notice about a Mutt vulnerability in Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating systems that has been found and corrected.

The Ubuntu developers have issues a small update for a small problems that would cause the Mutt email client to crash after receiving a special kind of email. As usual, it recommended that users upgrade as soon as possible.

“Jakub Wilk discovered that the write_one_header function in mutt…

Users Can Backup Linux Systems with Clonezilla Live 2.3.1-18

Clonezilla Live, a Linux distribution based on DRBL, Partclone, and udpcast that lets users perform bare metal backup and recovery with very little effort has been upgraded to version 2.3.1-18 and is now ready for download.

The latest Clonezilla release is a stable one and the developers have made a large number of changes and improvements to it, and that includes a fresh Linux kernel, which was to be expected. In fact, this version is actually the sum of all of the previous dev releases.

“T…

Last Chance to Get the Tower Defense FPS Sanctum 2 with an 80% Price Cut

Sanctum 2, a first-person tower defense game developed and published by Coffee Stain Studios on Steam, is now available on Steam for Linux with a ridiculous 80% price cut.

Sanctum 2 is one of the best looking games on the Linux platform and it all has to do with the fact that is using the Unreal 3 engine. It was the first game with this type of engine that was released for Linux users and it showed that it’s possible. It opened up the way for more games powered with this technology.

“Pick fr…

SuperTuxKart Finally Gets a New Graphical Engine

SuperTuxKart, a free 3D kart racing game, with many tracks, characters, and items for gamers, has been updated and the developers are making some very important changes to it.

SuperTuxKart has been around for a very long time, and for many years, it was one of the few racing games available on the Linux platform. Think of it like Solitaire for Windows. It wasn’t something out of the ordinary, but it was fun and it allowed users to play a game in rather restrictive operating systems that didn’…

Trinity Desktop Environment R14 Released, but It’s Still Trapped in the Past

Trinity, a desktop environment for Unix-like operating systems with a primary goal of retaining the overall KDE 3.5 computing style, has finally reached version R14.0.0 and is now ready for download.

Younger Linux users might not know that KDE was forked a few years back into the Trinity Desktop Environment. The developers had a very simple reason for this fork, as they wanted to preserve the design of the KDE 3.5 desktop.

KDE used to look a lot more like the Windows counterpart and part of …

Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” KDE RC Is Out, Features Rather Boring KDE Experience

The first RC for Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” KDE has been released and the developers invite everyone to download and test the new version.

Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” KDE RC uses KDE 4.14 as the default desktop environment and it looks like users will have to keep employing this old version for a while. KDE SC 4.14.3 was made available a couple of weeks ago, but it’s the last one in the series.

Things changed after this version, and the KDE project is now separated into a few distinct parts. It…

It’s Christmas in FOSS-land!

Or Hannuka or Kwanzaa or the solstice or… you get the picture. Whatever holiday you celebrate, it’s here! And in the spirit of warmth and light and giving, Mageia is embarking on (what we hope will be) a yearly tradition … Continue reading

Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Xfce RC Is Out and Ready for Testing – Screeenshot Tour

The Linux Mint developers have just outed the first and probably only RC for the Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Xfce edition. Users can now download the images and test the new release.

Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Xfce RC was announced just a few days ago and the developers have been quick to release it. The reason for this speed is the fact that the 17.1 branch is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, just like the previous iteration. Keeping only to Ubuntu LTS releases was a very good decision and now the de…

Beautiful New KDE Plasma Desktop Gets Its December Update

The KDE Community just announced that Plasma, the desktop for the KDE project, is now at version 5.1.2 and it comes with a large array of changes, improvements, and various fixes.

The KDE project is going through some changes and developers decided to split all the components in KDE Applications and Platform, KDE Frameworks, and KDE Plasma.

This means that there won’t be a single KDE SC release, with the same version for all the components. Now, Plasma 5.1.2 has been made available, and KDE …

Civilization: Beyond Earth for Linux Launches Tomorrow, December 18

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth, the latest title in the Civilization franchise, is finally coming to the Linux platform and the released date is tomorrow, December 18.

The Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth game was ported for Linux users by Aspyr Media, the same studio that also did the Mac OS X port and a number of other ones. They are starting to get some proper experience for the porting process and they even had great success with DirectX 11-only games, like Civilization: Bey…

FFmpeg 2.5.1 Arrives with Updated Libraries

FFmpeg is a complete solution to record, convert, and stream audio and video. A new stable version has been released and the devs have upgraded most of the packages that are provided.

FFmpeg 2.5.1 is just a maintenance update for the 2.5.x branch that was made available just a few days ago. The codename for the of this one is “Bohr” and users will certainly see a lot more of it once developer start to integrate it in operating systems.

“2.5.1 was released on 2014-12-15. It is the latest stab…

Tails 1.2.2 Distro Keeps the Users Anonymous Online and Offiline

Tails, a live Linux distribution system that aims to preserve your privacy and that helps users to surf the Internet anonymously, has been upgrade once again and this time it’s mostly about a new SSL certificate that has been implemented.

Tails is a Linux distro based on Debian and Tor technologies that is designed to keep users safe from prying eyes, either online or offline. It received a large number of improvements in the past few months and it became rather famous after Edward Snowden hi…

Distance Is a Crazy New Survival Racing Game for Linux

There are few racing games with Linux support on Steam, but that has been corrected by a new title called Distance that aims to provide Linux users with an unforgettable experience that blends the history and future of racing games.

Distance is described as a survival racing game and that is probably as close to a genre that you can get. Players need to finish the race everyone is hunting everyone with weapons that can be found all over the track.

This might feel somewhat familiar and you wo…