TLP 0.5 Released, Install It In Ubuntu [Tool That Helps Save Battery Power]

TLP, a tool that applies various settings and tweaks that help your laptop save battery power, was updated to version 0.5 which includes better support for some ThinkPad models as well as some new features and bug fixes.Changes in the latest TLP 0.5:tpacpi-bat: auto detection of all ThinkPad models (v2.1);tlp-stat: include newer models in tpacpi-bat […]

Windows 8 Update Might Delete GRUB2 and Set UEFI to Secure Boot

A user who was dual-booting Xubuntu and Windows 8 has reported that one of the latest updates for Windows 8 has actually deleted the GRUB and switched UEFI to secure boot. Linux users are not strangers to the problems caused by dual-booting. It’s a well-known fact that if you install Windows on a PC or laptop that already has a Linux operating system it will delete the boot loader. It can be fixed easily, but the GRUB, for example, recognizes Windows operating systems and in…

Chaos Reborn, a TBS Game from the Creator of XCOM, to Arrive on Linux

Chaos Reborn is a new turn-based action strategy game developed by the creator of the original XCOM. The project is now up on Kickstarter and the community must contribute if they want this project to exist. Chaos Reborn is actually based on another v…

JetGetters Game Is Just Cause 2 Meets Battlefield 4

tinyBuild Games, a small development company from Seattle, is trying to raise funds for a new game called JetGetters, which is a combination of a flying sim and Just Cause 2. You might have heard of tinyBuild Games before, because they are also the developers of No Time To Explain. Now they have returned with a new gameplay concept that will basically allow players to hijack other players’ vehicles in mid-air. The reason why the developers from tinyBuild Games say tha…

The Unity8 and Scopes Combination in Ubuntu Looks Awesome

One of the most interesting features of the new Unity8 and of Ubuntu Touch is Scopes, and the latest implementation of this feature shows the great progress that Canonical has been making on this end. Scopes in Ubuntu Touch is one of the things the user sees when he first turns on the phone, so it’s no wonder that Canonical has been putting a lot of effort into this very visible feature, and all the work is starting to show. The build that features these beautiful upgr…

Ubuntu “Trusty Tahr” Final Beta Gets Frozen

As of Monday afternoon the Ubuntu “Trusty Tahr” final beta freeze entered into effect… Read more at Phoronix

Escape Goat 2 Arrives on Linux as the First Game Published by Double Fine Productions

Escape Goat 2, a 2D platformer developed by MagicalTimeBean and published by Double Fine Productions, has been released on Steam for Linux. Escape Goat 2 is actually the first title published by Double Fine Productions, a company that has been focused on building games. This publishing start might prove to be very productive for the company if it continues to promote high-quality games. The name of the IP actually represents the gameplay, in some way. The players take…

MX-14 “Symbiosis” Linux OS Wants to Resurrect Your Old Computer

MX-14, a fast, lightweight, and easy-to-install Linux Live CD distribution based on Debian Stable and MEPIS, for Intel-AMD x86-compatible systems, is now available for download. Formerly known as antiX, The new MX-14 operating system has been released…

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) Hits Final Beta Freeze

The final Beta version for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and all its flavors is almost upon us and the development cycle has just entered the final freeze. When Ubuntu enters feature freeze it means that no new features are accepted by the developers into the main repositories. This usually happens at the end of a development cycle and it’s put in place so that devs can focus on fixing existing issues and to stop major bugs and issues affecting the final release of the distributi…

Linux Kernel 3.14 Delayed One More Week, RC8 Version Now Available for Download

Linus Torvalds has announced the immediate availability of the eighth and most likely the last Release Candidate in the 3.14 branch of the kernel, although this should have been the final version. People have been waiting for Linux kernel 3.14 not just because it sounds a lot like the number Pi. It comes with a host of very important features, and the Linux distribution maintainers can’t wait to get their hands on the new version. Linux kernel 3.14 will most likely fe…

OpenMandriva Lx 2014 Beta Is a Breath of Fresh Air with a KDE Soul

The first Beta version of OpenMandriva Lx 2014, a fully-featured Linux desktop and server sponsored by the OpenMandriva Association, has been released and can now be tested by users.

The declared goal of OpenMandriva is to facilitate the creation, improvement, promotion, and distribution of free software and open source in general and the OpenMandriva Lx is the perfect tool to do just that.

You mustn’t confuse the former Mandriva community and operating system with Op…

Reviews, Indecent Proposal, and Ubuntu Graduation

Today brings two new reviews. Jesse Smith reviews Linux Mint Debian Edition 201403 in today’s Distrowatch Weekly and Jamie Watson posts his latest hands-on. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols says folks don’t care about operating systems anymore. Matt Hartley has a few suggestions for those ready to graduate from Ubuntu. All this and more in tonight’s Linux […]

Microsoft should fear Android on the desktop

In today’s open source roundup: Android might be a viable replacement for Windows on the desktop. Plus: Why Chromebooks are better than Windows, and Ubuntu tablets will appear at the same time as Ubuntu phones. Read more ….

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 360

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #360 for the week March 17 – 23, 2014, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu Stats Bringing Ubuntu App Dev Schools to YOUR LoCo App Dev School in Lima! Ubucon LatinAmerica is coming! Kubuntu: Ladies Polo Shirts Now in […]

Mir 0.1.8 Is Being Prepared For Release

Mir, Canonical’s next-generation display server, is quickly being updated in the Ubuntu Phone world… Read more at Phoronix

Windows 9 Design Concept Looks Awesome, Has Unity and GNOME Elements – Video

A lot of Windows 8 and 9 concepts have been popping out all over the Internet and some of them are really good, like the one we’re about to show you, but most of them have something in common. They share some similarities with a number of already established Linux elements. It’s very clear that the guy who made this Microsoft Windows 9 Design Concept has put a lot of effort into it and it looks a lot better than anything that could be made even by the Redmond company. …

BattleBlock Theater Insane 2D Action Platformer to Get a Linux Version

BattleBlock Theater, a 2D action platformer developed and published by The Behemoth studio, will be released on Steam for Linux. BattleBlock Theater is not your average 2D platformer and the developers are close to a final release, although the “sometime soon” announcement on the Steam website is rather cryptic. “Shipwrecked. Captured. Betrayed. Forced to perform for an audience of cats? Yes, all that and more when you unlock BattleBlock Theater! Th…

Debian 7.4 “Wheezy” Live CD Officially Released

The Debian project has just released the Live CD version of the recently launched Debian 7.4 in several separate images with various flavors. Debian 7.4 was just a maintenance update, just like all the previous releases in this branch, but until now users only had access to the installation version. This makes it harder for people to test an OS because they need a separate system or Virtual Box, for example. Each new version goes through the same motion, so the Live v…

Mozilla Thunderbird 24.4.2 Official Lands in Ubuntu

Canonical published details about the Thunderbird vulnerabilities in its Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.10, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems and made a new version of the email client available. The Thunderbird email client received a small update a few days ago, and now the Ubuntu repositories have finally received that version. As usual, a lot of vulnerabilities have been patched and users have been asked to upgrade as soon as possible. For example, “an out-of-…

New Mir and Unity8 Improvements Released by the Ubuntu Developers

Canonical is working on the next iteration of Unity, and the Ubuntu developers have implemented a large number of changes for it and for the Mir display server. The new Unity8 desktop environment developed by Canonical is only working on the Mir display server, so a lot of the fixes affect both components. Ubuntu developers have been making great progress on Unity8, although that progress can only be visible on the Touch platform. Both Mir and Unity8 will have to wait…