4MLinux 9.0 Allinone Edition Has Been Declared Stable

Zbigniew Konojacki announced the stable release of the 4MLinux 9.0 Allinone Edition operating system, which includes the 4MLinux 9.0 Media Edition, 4MLinux 9.0 Game Edition, 4MLinux 9.0 Rescue Edition, and 4MLinux 9.0 Server Edition distributions. 4MLinux 9.0 Allinone Edition has been officially released with the ability to install development packages with a single mouse click. Keep in mind though that some packages can be used by both webmasters and programmers. In addition, this stable r…

Ultimate Edition 4.2 Is Based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and MATE 1.8

TheeMahn proudly announced last evening, July 6, the immediate availability for download of the Ultimate Edition 4.2 Linux operating system, distributed as a Live DVD ISO image only for the 64-bit (x86_64) hardware platforms. Dubbed Ultimate Edition 4.2 Lite, the brand new release of this Linux-based operating system is now derived from the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) distribution and uses MATE 1.8.0 as its default desktop environment. The good news is that Ultimate Edition 4.2 is now an…

First Alpha of Scientific Linux 7 Is Available for Download

The first Alpha version of the upcoming Scientific Linux 7 operating system was announced by Pat Riehecky a few days ago on the mailing list for Scientific Linux developers worldwide. The release is based on the publicly available sources of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 distribution.

Scientific Linux 7 Alpha has been released only for the 64-bit (x86_64) hardware platform and includes all the features and fixes that were implemented in the upstream RHEL 7 release, except for certain packag…

Linux Kernel 3.4.97 LTS Arrives with Updated Drivers and PowerPC Improvements

Greg Kroah-Hartman announced yesterday, July 6, that a new maintenance release for the Long Term Support 3.4.97 branch of the Linux kernel is available for download, urging users to upgrade to it as soon as possible. According to the official changelog, Linux Kernel 3.4.97 is a small release that introduces PowerPC and x86 improvements, updates several drivers, and fixes the NFS (Network File System) and UBIFS (Unsorted Block Image File System) filesystems, as well as a few minor issues that…

New Linux Kernel Vulnerability Patched in Three LTS Ubuntu Distros

The Ubuntu development team announced a couple of days ago, on July 5, in a security notice that they have updated the Linux kernel packages on the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx), Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin), and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating systems, fixing a security issue that was found recently in the upstream Linux kernel packages. A flaw was recently discovered in the ptrace syscall function of Linux kernel 2.6, 3.2, and 3.13, affecting only x86_64 processors. This co…

SystemRescueCd 4.3.0 Officially Released with GParted 0.19.0

François Dupoux had the pleasure of announcing on July 7 that a major release of his popular SystemRescueCd Linux operating system designed for rescue and recovery tasks has been made available for download. SystemRescueCd 4.3.0 replaces the previous release, 4.2.0, and introduces several important fixes and improvements, which have been listed in the official release announcement. The most important feature of this build is probably the brand new GParted 0.19.0 partition editor soft…

Deepin 2014 Final Version Has Been Released (Based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

Deepin is a Linux distribution that aims to provide an elegant, user-friendly, safe and stable operating system for global users. Based on HTML5 technologies, Deepin team has developed a series of new special software, such as Deepin Desktop Environment, Deepin Music Player, DPlayer, Deepin Software Center etc.Deepin team has announced the availability of the final […]

Linux Foundation introduces Linux for cars

The connected car is shifting into high gear, and the Linux Foundation wants an open-source platform in the pole position. The non-profit consortium recently announced the debut of Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a customizable, open-source automotive software stack with Linux at its core. There have been Linux-based car systems before. The difference here is that […]

Mageia 5 artwork call: important update

Due to a recent change in Flickr’s login and upload policies, it is no longer possible to use Facebook or Google accounts to access the group. Users must now sign up for and log in with a Yahoo account. While … Continue reading

Linux Mint 17 KDE Overview & Screenshots

Linux Mint 17 ‘Qiana’ KDE and Xfce editions were released late last month, just a few weeks after the main editions (Cinnamon and MATE) were put out. This release will have the same lifespan as the distribution which is based on, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, so it will be supported until 2019, for no less […]

Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Alpha 1 Screenshot Tour

Ubuntu MATE Remix Alpha1 is ready to download! Ubuntu MATE Remix is a stable, easy-to-use operating system with a configurable desktop environment. Ideal for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops and netbooks and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor. With modest hardware requirements it is suitable for modern workstations and older hardware […]

More NSA Fallout, Linux Time Warp, and the Ultimate OS

In tonight’s news, the Linux Journal publishes more on the NSA surveillance of Linux users and the Electronic Frontier Foundation throws in their thoughts too. Wired.com has a look back at Linux including a funny video. And finally, Gary Newell asks if you want to help fund the ultimate operating system. The Linux Journal seems […]

Transmageddon 1.3 Video Transcoder Released Ubuntu Installation

Transmageddon, a video transcoder written in GTK using GStreamer, has reach version 1.3 just a few moments ago. Initially released as 1.2, it was re-tagged as 1.3 after VAAPI encoding has been enabled. To see the full announcement, read this post on the Transmageddon blog. Read more ….

Ubuntu 14.04 vs. 14.10 Snapshot Performance Comparison

For some brief benchmarking during Independence Day in the US, I ran some tests comparing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS stable against a fresh development snapshot of Ubuntu 14.10… Read more at Phoronix

Cinnamon 2.2 in Mint 17 ‘Qiana’ Overview & Screenshots

Cinnamon has come a long way in terms of both usability and responsiveness, and Mint 17 ‘Qiana’ stands proof of this. As mentioned in my review of Mint 17 KDE edition, this release will be supported for five years, and it will also be the base for development of future Mint releases. Read more ….

Manage two factor authentication in your serverfarm with privacyIDEA easily

Manage two factor authentication in your serverfarm with privacyIDEA easily
In this howto I will show, how you can use a privacyIDEA installation to add two factor authentication for many of your servers in your serverfarm.
privacyIDEA is a modular so…

Ubuntu 14.10 Will Not Ship With Open-Source OpenCL Support

While Fedora 21 is planning for open-source OpenCL support “out of the box”, the same can’t be said for Ubuntu 14.10. Ubuntu developers aren’t looking for any stock OpenCL support be made available in the next distribution release… Read more at Phoronix

DuckDuckGo may be the next big thing in search engines

In today’s open source roundup: DuckDuckGo may eventually give Google a run for its money. Plus: A screenshot tour of Peppermint Five, and helpful tools for new Linux engineers. Read more ….

Community Donations Funding Report, Q1 2014

When users visit the Ubuntu download page from our main website, ubuntu.com, they are given the option to make a donation to show their appreciation and help further the work that goes into making and distributing Ubuntu. Donations ear-marked for “Community projects” made available to members of our community, and events that our members attend. […]

How to Use Parental Controls on Ubuntu Linux

The Internet serves as a vast reserve of knowledge and information. From the latest news to funny videos of cats playing pianos, pretty much everything can be found on the World Wide Web. However, the dangers of the Internet are rarely talked about openly. Read more ….