New Trinity Desktop Shows How Windows XP Should Have Been

Trinity, a desktop environment for Unix-like operating systems with a primary goal of retaining the overall KDE 3.5 computing style, has advanced to version R14 RC1 and is now ready for testing.

The Trinity Desktop Environment was forked out of KDE a long time ago. The main reason was to preserve the KDE 3.5 desktop design after the developers started to make some modifications that didn’t please everyone.

The same thing happened with GNOME 2, which was forked into MATE, after the developers…

Step By Step Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) LAMP Server Setup

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SUSE No Longer Has to Reboot After Kernel Update Thanks to Live Patching

SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching has been implemented for customers of the SUSE operating system and it represents a real step forward in developing a distro that doesn’t really need to be rebooted.

If you are a Linux user, then you know that one of the few things that actually require you to reboot your machine is the kernel update. The kernel sits at the core of the operating system and updating or patching it without rebooting is a very difficult task.

Well, that doesn’t seem to be the…

Another Debite Quits, Scientific Linux Flop, Mageia 3 EOL

Another day brings another Debian resignation. In other news, Mageia 3 is reaching its end-of-life and The Var Guy has some highlights from SUSECon. Dedoimedo.com says Scientific Linux 7 is “poorly executed” and Mozilla says losing Google partnership promotes choice and innovation. And Softpedia.com said today that Ubuntu’s Unity is starting to look like a […]

Zentyal Server 4.0 : Linux Business Server Based on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

Zentyal Server 4.0, a small Linux business server that can be configured as Directory Server, Domain Controller, Zentyal Mail Server, Gateway, Unified Threat Manager (UTM), Unified Communications Server or a combination of them, has been released with many improvements, better and easier web management console, bug fixes and is now available for download. Read more […]

DARPA Is Using Ubuntu to Build Humanoid Robots

DARPA, or the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is involved in a number of interesting projects, including robotic technology, and it looks like Ubuntu is playing an important role. Read more ….

Run Linux on Android – part 1

If you can’t wait for the launch of the official Ubuntu smartphones (the first models are supposedly due later this year), don’t want to shell out for a new phone anyhow, or would prefer to use a different version of Linux on a portable device, there is an alternative. It’s possible to run a variety […]

As Philae, Mageia 3 is running out of batteries…

As you all know, we can’t maintain Mageia releases forever. And it’s time to say goodbye to Mageia 3. After Wednesday the 26th of November, this release won’t benefit from any more security or bugfix updates. This will allow QA … Continue reading

Enterprise Survey Shows Much Continuing Interest in the Cloud

As we approach the end of 2014, one of the biggest open source stories of the year has to be the rise of open platforms for cloud computing. OpenStack, in particular, grabs most of the headlines in this area, but CloudStack and other platforms are seeing much adoption as well. IDG Enterprise is out with […]

Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Is Now Based on Linux Kernel 3.18 RC

The development for Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) has started already and the developers are still gathering various pieces from Debian upstream to implement. They are also tracking the Linux kernel development and are looking to implement the latest version.

It’s difficult to determine right from the start what Linux kernel will be added in the final version of an upcoming Ubuntu version, but Canonical is trying to get the latest one. There are some time limits regarding the kernel freeze on t…

Google Chrome 40 Dev Is Out with Lots of Fixes

Developers have released a new version in the Google Chrome 40.x development branch and they have made a number of improvements to the application.

Now that the stable version of Google Chrome has been promoted to 39.x, user are looking at the 40.x branch to see when it will be moved to the Beta channel. It seems that we’ll have to wait a little more for that to happen, especially if we take a look at just how consistent the latest changelog really is.

From the looks of it, the new Google Ch…

dpkg Developer Resigns from Debian Technical Committee over Systemd

Ian Jackson, a Debian developer and member of the Debian Technical Committee, has handed his resignation following the vote to preserve the freedom of choice for init systems.

A number of resignations have shook the Debian community these days and they can all be traced back to the decision to implement systemd as the default init system, which was reached a few months ago.

The feeling was initially that this entire systemd discussion would eventually come to an end, and that the devs and th…

Trine Enchanted Edition Beta for Linux Now Available

Famous studio Frozenbyte has announced that Linux users can now play the Trine Enchanted Edition, one of the best 2D adventure games made in the past few years.

The Frozenbyte developers have made two games in this series and they have released a few DLCs. The first title in the series, simply called Trine, was very well received by the community and got quite a following.

The studio then released a second game, with much better graphics and controls. These eventually landed on the Linux pla…

Porteus Is Slackware-Based Bleeding Edge Modular Distro That Loads Completely in RAM

Porteus, a portable Linux distro that can run from a USB device, CD ROM, SD card, or hard drive, and that is based on Slackware, has just received a new testing version and is now available for download.

Porteus is not your average operating system. It is designed to be small and very fast, while integrating all the latest packages and updates.

The fact that it’s portable allows users to run it from virtually any kind of medium, not just hard disks. Being so small is a big plus for the distr…

OpenELEC 5.0 Beta 3 Now Using Kodi and Linux Kernel 3.17.3

OpenELEC 5.0 Beta 3, an embedded operating system built specifically to run the KODI media center, the open source entertainment media hub, has been released and is now available for testing.

The openELEC distribution is moving from the XBMC base to the new Kodi and the developers have made a serious effort to get all the references to the old media hub purged from the operating system.

The functionality and the interface will remain the same, but Kodi comes with a number of improvements tha…

DARPA Is Using Ubuntu to Build Humanoid Robots – Video

DARPA, or the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is involved in a number of interesting projects, including robotic technology, and it looks like Ubuntu is playing an important role.

DARPA is sponsoring the development of humanoid robots, and Atlas is just one of them. It’s designed and built by Boston Dynamics in collaboration with DARPA, and its makers have made great progress.

In the end, the US military is funding the development of these robots, so it’s likely that they will eve…

systemd to Stay, FreeBSD Millionaires, and Fedora Love Letter

Today was another busy day in Linuxville. The results of the Debian general resolution on decoupling systemd are in and Phoronix.com is reporting that FreeBSD just received a million dollar donation. Joe Casad says TOR isn’t as anonymous as users think and Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols comments on the latest Top500 supercomputer list. Ubuntu 15.04 gets […]

Canonical might switch to systemd in Ubuntu 15.04

In today’s open source roundup: Ubuntu 15.04 might be the first version that uses systemd. Plus: The advantages and disadvantages of rolling release distributions, and eleven Linux games on sale on Steam this week. Read more ….

Unity 8 Is Starting to Look More like a Desktop for Ubuntu – Video

Canonical is working on the next generation of Unity for Ubuntu, which is going to arrive by default in a couple of years. Until then, the upcoming Unity 8 is taking some baby steps in becoming a full-fledged desktop environment.

Unity 8 is the desktop used on phones and tablets that run Ubuntu Touch. The way it’s designed right now makes perfect sense, but only for those platforms. In order to accommodate desktop users, developers need to make some adjustments.

It still has a long way to go…

Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS Released : Supported Until 2019

The final version of Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS has been released and announced by Ubuntu MATE team few days ago, this release based-on Ubuntu 14.04 featuring MATE desktop environment 1.8. Unlike Ubuntu MATE 14.10 will supported for nine month, come with LTS version it will be support until 2019. Read more ….