If you want an old-style, hard-working, windows, icons, menus, and pointer desktop, then what you want is Linux Mint 15. Read more ….
The development of Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) has just started, but there is only one solid piece of information about it, and that is the version of the Linux kernel used.
Ubuntu 13.04 has a custom version of Linux kernel 3.8, a branch which has been deemed EOL (end of life) already. Canonical is planning to stay ahead of the curve with the next version of Ubuntu.
“For now, we’ll plan on targeting the v3.10 kernel for Saucy but will strongly re-evaluate a …
Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical, took the time to answer a few question from the community, during an Ubuntu Open Week session.
During the Ubuntu Open Week, Canonical developers have a transparency exercise with the community and they share a lot of interesting information.
Mark Shuttleworth himself has decided to talk about Canonical’s relationship with GNOME and KDE develoepers.
“We’ll work as closely with both GNOME and KDE as w…
Heavy Gear Assault, a game developed Stompy Bot Productions on the Unreal 4 engine, will arrive on Linux, if they manage to raise enough money on Kickstarter.
Besides the details about this interesting game developed with the old Heavy Gear titles in mind, another piece of information has a lot more weight.
Unreal 4 is the next-generation engine developed by Epic Game and if Unreal Engine 3 is anything to go by, the next installment will be a huge hit.
Most Linux users are familiar with the Enlightenment desktop environment, but most people don’t know about the conflict between users who say GIF with a soft “j” and the rest of the world. The two aspects are closely related.
It’s not every day that someone has the courage to speak up about this really big problem, the pronunciation of the word GIF (Graphics Interchange Format).
The creator of the GIF format, Steve Wilhite, has put an end to th…
Untangle Gateway Platform, a Linux-based network gateway with pluggable modules for network applications like spam blocking, web filtering, anti-virus, anti-spyware, intrusion prevention, VPN, SSL VPN, and firewall, is now at version 9.4.1.
Untangle Gateway Platform 9.4.1 is just a bugfix release, but the users have been advised to updated as soon as possible.
Highlights of Untangle Gateway Platform 9.4.1:
• A sporadic failure of python RPC calls (mo…
Don’t Starve, a new action adventure developed by Klei Entertainment, is now available on Steam for Linux and has received a hefty update.
Don’t Starve is a 2D action game in which the players don’t receive any kind of instructions or help. Their only task is to stay alive.
Highlights of the latest Don’t Starve update:
• The foundation for a new explorable game area underground has been set;
If you’ve been in the market for a portable computer, you may very well have considered buying a Chromebook. And, if you favor a particular Linux distro, perhaps Ubuntu or Mint, you may be interested in buying a $200 or $250 Chromebook only to put your favorite flavor of Linux on your new system. (The [...]
Mesa, an open-source implementation of the OpenGL specification and a system for rendering interactive 3D graphics, is now at version 9.1.3 Mesa 9.1.3 is just a bug fix release for the previous version and, consequently, no new features have been added. Highlights of Mesa 9.1.3: • A Mesa 9.1 performance regression, on KWin’s Lanczos shader, has been fixed; • The Solaris build has been fixed; • A script has been added to generate…
This week I have had the pleasure of installing, exploring and now reviewing Emmabuntus 2. Based on Xubuntu 12.04, Emmabuntus focuses on ease of installation, use and an abundance of software. Read more ….
Debian GNU/Linux, the world’s largest Linux distribution and the ultimate cooperative software project that extends across many countries on all continents, has recently released a new stable version. Continuing its time-tested tradition of stability and reliability over cutting-edge features, “Wheezy” represents a new milestone in the evolution of open-source software and it is the subject [...]
In this tip, we will see how to easily and quickly log off the current user session from the Unity Launcher under Ubuntu 13.04/12.10 using a simple bash script and Unity launcher file having a ‘.desktop’ extension. Read more » Read more at upubuntu
GitLab, a fast, secure and stable solution based on Ruby on Rails & Gitolite and distributed under the MIT License, is now at version 5.2.0.
GitLab doesn’t shy away from the fact that it is inspired by GitHub and the project is even hosted there.
According to one of the developers, Valeriy Sizov, GitLab is made by people from all over the world and take pride in the fact that critical issues are fixed within 24 hours.
Highlights of GitLab 5.2.0:
PhpMyFAQ, a scalable open source FAQ software using PHP and available for many databases, is now at version 2.8.0.
phpMyFAQ 2.8.0 supports various database systems (PostgreSQL, SQLite, MariaDB, MS SQL Server, and MySQL) and comes with a comprehensive content management system.
Highlights of phpMyFAQ 2.8.0:
• The PHP requirement is now version 5.3.3 or later;
Unity Tomboy Lens has been updated to work with the latest Unity available in Ubuntu 13.04. Also, the lens now supports Dash previews so you can quickly take a look at your note contents by right clicking the note in Dash.The lens allows you to search and open notes via Unity Dash and the notes [...]
Roundcube Webmail, a browser-based multilingual IMAP client with an application-like user interface, is now at version 0.9.1.
Roundcube Webmail 0.9.1 provides full functionality for an e-mail client, including MIME support, address book, folder manipulation, message searching and spell checking.
Highlights of Roundcube Webmail 0.9.1:
• A problem with a security warning that displayed for valid images, has been fixed;
Sikuli is a tool available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X which automates tasks using images: you take a screenshot of what you want to click, right click, hover, drag and drop and so on and Sikuli performs those actions automatically, when you need it, either by using the GUI or running it via [...]
VueScan, an easy-to-use replacement for the software that usually comes with scanners and that supports most flatbed scanners, printer/scanners and film scanners, has reached version 9.2.19.
VueScan 9.2.19 is a minor release in the series as it doesn’t bring any performance improvements for the Linux platform, just small fixes and changes.
Highlights of VueScan 9.2.19:
• A problem with the infrared alignment on Epson Perfection V700/V750 has be…
Google Chrome, a browser built on the WebKit layout engine that aims to be minimalistic and versatile at the same time, is now at version 28.0.1500.20 Dev. A new Development version of Google Chrome has been launched, and it integrates a large number of functional changes and improvements. Highlights of Google Chrome 28.0.1500.20 Dev: • A crash bug, that has been happening with –disable-rich-notifications, has been fixed; • A sysroot…