How to blacklist a module on Ubuntu/Debian Linux

There maybe a time when you need to disable some modules from being loaded during your system’s boot time. In this “how to” we will discus some of the few ways how to blacklist module including its dependencies, that is, disable permanently module from loading during the boot time. Read more ….

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11 Beta Officially Released

On July 9, Red Hat had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download and testing of the Beta release of the last maintenance version for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 distribution, which is supported for 10 years.

The current version of the long-term supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 operating system is 5.10. The distribution will be officially provided with software updates, bug fixes, security patches, and general improvements for three more years, until March 31, …

(Linux) Deepin 2014 – See What`s New [Video, Screenshots]

Deepin 2014 (based on Ubuntu 14.04) was released recently and comes with a huge list of changes and improvements, including a new Control Center, an updated dock and application launcher, new default icon theme, new default applications and more. Let’s take a look at what’s new!Deepin, previously known as “Linux Deepin”, is a Chinese Linux […]

How to simulate key press and mouse movement in Linux

Have you ever dreamed of your computer doing stuff automatically for you? Probably not if you just watched Terminator. But except for that, scripting and task automation are every power user’s dreams. If a lot of solutions exist today to fit such goal, it is sometimes hard to pick the simple, smart, and efficient one […]

Kwort Linux 4.1 Is Powered by Linux Kernel 3.13.7

The first maintenance release of Kwort Linux 4, an open source operating system based on the CRUX distribution and designed to be clean, robust, and extendable, has been officially announced by its creator and maintainer, David Cortarello.

Kwort Linux 4.1 is here to bring an updated kernel, new versions of existing packages, as well as various other improvements, bug fixes, and security patches, all in order to keep the distro stable and reliable.

According to the very short changelog, Kwor…

First Alpha of Mageia 5 Arrives with KDE 4.13.2 and GNOME 3.13.3

The Mageia development team, through Anne Nicolas, announced a couple of days ago, July 8, that the first Alpha of the upcoming Mageia 5 Linux kernel-based operating system has been officially released and is available for download and testing from the usual places.

Mageia 5 Alpha 1 is powered by Linux kernel 3.15.2, uses systemd 208-15 as the default init system, updates the Plasma desktop to the current stable release at the time of this writing, KDE 4.13.2, and the GNOME graphical environ…

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition Now in Beta for Linux

Peter Mulholland announced yesterday, July 9, that the first Beta of the soon-to-be-released native port of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition game is available for download and testing from the Steam for Linux client. The first Beta of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition brings support for more gamepads and fixes some issues in xpad, supports multi-monitor configurations, and improves the overall stability of the game, even though there still are issues with t…

Linux Kernel 3.14.12 LTS Brings Updated Nouveau and Radeon Drivers

Now that the 3.14 branch of the Linux kernel has been declared LTS (Long Term Support), which means that it will be supported for a few years with patches, updated drivers, and general improvements, a new maintenance version is available for download. Linux kernel 3.14.12 LTS brings better support for ARM, ARM64, and x86 architectures numerous updated drivers, improvements for the EXT4, CIFS, and NFS file systems, as well as networking and sound enhancements. It was released along with the L…

KDE Ships the Release Candidate of KDE Plasma 5

KDE was proud to announce on July 8 that that RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming Plasma 5 graphical desktop environment, which is now known as KDE Applications and Platform, is available for download and testing. Plasma 5 Release Candidate comes one day after the announcement of the final release of KDE Frameworks 5, a collection of next-gen KDE libraries that have been optimized and modularized for easy integration in Qt apps. This is the last development release of the next-ge…

CentOS 7 KDE Live CD Screenshot Tour

As you already know, the CentOS 7 enterprise-ready operating system was announced recently on Softpedia and it’s based on the publicly available sources of the award-winning Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 distribution.

This article is the second in a series of two original screenshot tour blog posts for the CentOS 7 Linux distro. It will give you a visual tour of the KDE Live DVD edition of the highly-acclaimed OS.

As its name suggests, CentOS 7 KDE Live flavor is built around the KDE Pla…

Chrome Remote Desktop steuert jetzt auch Linux-Systeme

Mit der Browser-Erweiterung Chrome Remote Desktop lassen sich jetzt auch Linux-Rechner fernsteuern. Bislang klappt das zumindest mit Ubuntu- und Debian-Systemen für die ein passendes Paket bereitsteht. Read more at H-online

Why did Microsoft join the Linux Foundation’s AllSeen Alliance?

When people think of open source they don’t usually associate Microsoft with it. But the company recently surprised many when it joined the Linux Foundation’s open source AllSeen Alliance. The AllSeen Alliance’s mission is to create a standard for device communications. Has Microsoft changed its attitude toward open source in general or is there another […]

VirtualBox 4.3.14 RC1 Works with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

On July 9, Oracle has announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the first RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming VirtualBox 4.3.14 virtualization software for Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X operating systems. According to the official changelog, VirtualBox 4.3.14 RC1 can now be compiled in the recently released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 operating system. It brings USB performance fixes, several improvements to the 3D components, and properly detects th…

Linux Kernel 3.10.48 LTS Improves Support for Radeon GPUs

The 48th maintenance release of the Linux 3.10 kernel was officially announced last night, July 9, by Greg Kroah-Hartman. This build comes along with the Linux kernels 3.4.98 LTS, 3.14.12 LTS, and 3.15.5, for which we have separate announcements on Softpedia. Linux kernel 3.10.48 LTS has been released to fix two issues in the EXT4 filesystem, update several Radeon, Wireless, SCSI, USB, and TTY drivers, as well as improve support for the ARM, ARM64, and x86 hardware platforms. In addition, it…

How to install the latest GIT version on CentOS

How to install the latest GIT version on CentOSGit is a fairly popular free open source distributed Version Control System (VCS) expressly designed to tackle projects of varying scales (from the small ones to the significantly large ones)with incredibl…

CentOS 7 GNOME Live CD Screenshot Tour

Now that the CentOS 7 Linux kernel-based operating system has been officially released, the time has come to enjoy some screenshots of this beautiful distribution of Linux based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Today we’ll start our series of CentOS 7 screenshot tours with the standard Live CD edition, which is built around the modern GNOME desktop environment with the controversial GNOME Shell user interface. The Live CD has been designed to fit on a CD, but it can also be deployed to …

Linux Kernel 3.4.98 LTS Brings Updated Wireless Drivers and Better PowerPC Support

Greg Kroah-Hartman, the renown kernel maintainer, had the pleasure of announcing on July 9 the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.4.98 LTS (Long Term Support). Linux kernel 3.4.98 LTS is here to introduce better support for the PowerPC (PPC) computer architecture, several updated wireless, Radeon, ACPI, SCSI, and USB drivers, improvements to the CIFS and NFS filesystems, as well as networking enhancements, especially for Bluetooth and Wireless. “I’m announcing the r…

Deluge 1.3.7 BitTorrent Client Has Been Officially Released

Deluge, a free, open source, and multi-platform software project that acts as a full-featured and lightweight BitTorrent client on GNU/Linux, BSD, Windows, and Macintosh operating systems, has reached version 1.3.7 after four months of development. Deluge 1.3.7 fixes the compatibility with Python Twisted 13.1, resolves an issue with rejected dotted filenames by the extractor component, repairs an error that appeared if the listen interface was whitespace, and the encryption level has been tw…

Linux Kernel 3.15.5 Is Now Available for Download

The fifth maintenance release of the current stable Linux kernel package, version 3.15, was announced last evening, July 9, by none other than Greg Kroah-Hartman. The release introduces numerous improvements and bug fixes. Looking through the changelog, we can notice that Linux kernel 3.15.5 introduces a plethora of updated drivers, especially for Intel i915, AMD Radeon and Nvidia video cards, Bluetooth improvements, sound fixes, wireless tweaks, Btrfs and EXT4 enhancements, as well as ARM a…

CentOS 7 Is Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, Available Only for 64-bit Platforms

The CentOS development team, through Karanbir Singh, had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the award-winning CentOS 7 Linux operating system, which is based on publicly available sources of the recently released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 distribution. CentOS 7 is a community-derived Linux OS designed with both desktop and server deployment in mind. This release comes with a brand new numbering scheme, which allows its developers to release regular maintena…