RHEL 5.11 Beta, Gaming News, and Fedora Playground

In today’s Linux news, Red Hat announces the “beta availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11.” Several gaming posts caught my attention and Ryan Lerch says try out new kernel features in the new Fedora kernel-playground. The first Linux.com Linux poetry contest winner was announced and his poem posted. And another Deepin review pops up. […]

How to install Linux Mint alongside OSX on the MacBook Air

This is a step by step guide showing how to install Linux Mint alongside OSX on the MacBook Air. The guide covers backing up your drive, how to get Linux Mint, how to create a bootable Linux Mint USB drive, how to partition the disk, how to boot into the live session, how to install […]

How to configure a NFS server and mount NFS shares on Ubuntu 14.04

How to configure a NFS server and mount NFS shares on Ubuntu 14.04Network File System (NFS) is a popular distributed filesystem protocol that enables users to mount remote directories on their server. The system lets you leverage storage space in a different location and write onto the same space from multiple servers in an effortless […]

First step reached for Mageia 5: alpha 1 is available for tests

Time has come again for ISO testing! Here is the first step towards Mageia 5. Most of your favorite software has been updated to their latest versions. There is still a long road ahead, but all in all, this first alpha … Continue reading

How to configure an NFS server and mount NFS shares on Ubuntu 14.04

How to configure an NFS server and mount NFS shares on Ubuntu 14.04
Network File System (NFS) is a popular distributed filesystem protocol that enables users to mount remote directories on their server. The system lets you leverage storage space in a d…

Nvidia Releases Major Linux Driver with Numerous Improvements

Nvidia has just announced the immediate availability for download of the Nvidia 340.24 video driver for Linux-based operating systems. The release includes numerous bugfixes, as well as a handful of improvements.

New features include support for controlling the FXAA (Fast Approximate Antialiasing) availability based on applications, using the GLAllowFXAAUsage application profile key, as well as the __GL_ALLOW_FXAA_USAGE environment variable, introduces support for G-SYNC capable monitors, an…

How to add two-factor authentication from WiKID to X2Go remote desktop on Ubuntu

Securing X2Go On Ubuntu Precise With WiKID Two-Factor Authentication
In this document we are going to demonstrate how to implement two-factor authentication from WiKID for remote desktop on an Ubuntu 12.04 server using X2Go.

SparkyLinux GameOver 3.4 Can Be Installed on UEFI Machines

Paweł Pijanowski had the pleasure of announcing last evening, July 7, the immediate availability for download of the 3.4 release for the GameOver edition of his SparkyLinux operating system. Powered by Linux kernel 3.14.7, the 3.4 release of SparkyLinux GameOver includes all the upstream updates from Debian Testing software repositories as of July 3, 2014.Support for installation on computers with the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) has been added, systemd is now used as the defau…

Black Lab Linux Enterprise and Black Lab Linux Education 5.0.3 Officially Released

PC OpenSystems LLC had the pleasure of informing us earlier today, July 7, about the brand-new maintenance releases of the commercial Black Lab Linux Education and Black Lab Linux Enterprise operating systems. The 5.0.3 release of the Enterprise and Education editions of the Black Lab Linux distribution is here to keep these operating systems stable and reliable for small and medium-sized business, as well as for various educational institutions, such as schools and universities.It includes a …

How to configure Automatic Updates On Debian Wheezy

How to configure Automatic Updates On Debian Wheezy
This tutorial shows how to configure a Debian Wheezy system to have package updates installed automatically without user interaction. In addition to that I will show you what needs to be done to have …

Download VLC 2.1.5 for Linux

The famous VLC Media Player software has just reached version 2.1.5 earlier today, as the source archive pop up in the official FTP server of the project. This means that VLC 2.1.5 is ready for download on Linux platforms, with binary packages for Windows and Mac OSes probably coming in a day or two. According to the official changelog, VLC 2.1.5 fixes compilation issues on the OS/2 operating system, adds various stability improvements for the QTSound capture module, no longer renames MP3 co…

Deepin 2014 Is One of the Most Modern Distributions of Linux

Deepin, a Linux distribution that tries to provide users with a unique, stable, fast, safe, and user-friendly desktop experience based on the latest HTML5 technologies, has reached version 2014 and is available for download from Softpedia.

Key features of Deepin 2014 include support for multiple languages, 10 in total, which are fully integrated in the ISO image, the brand new Deepin Desktop Environment 2.0 with its amazing theme, starter Chinese phonetic search, intuitive hot zone settings,…

Linux Kernel 3.16 RC4 Is Now Ready for Testing

The fourth RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming Linux 3.16 kernel was announced last evening, July 6, by none other than Linus Torvalds, the father of the Linux kernel.

According to the official changelog, which is quite huge, Linux kernel 3.16 RC4 includes mostly updated drivers (SCSI, GPU, USB, and sound), filesystem improvements (mostly Btrfs and EXT), several architecture updates (mostly ARM), as well as various other minor fixes and tweaks.

“Things have calmed down nice…

Linux Kernel 3.15.4 Is Now Available for Download

Along with Linux kernels 3.10.47 LTS, 3.4.97 LTS, and 3.14.11 LTS, Greg Kroah-Hartman had the pleasure of announcing last evening, July 6, that the fourth maintenance release of Linux 3.15 kernel is also available for download and upgrade.

Linux kernel 3.15.4 is a pretty big release and brings fixes and improvements for various architectures, including x86, PowerPC, and MIPS, several updated drivers (iSCSI, PCI, Watchdog, InfiniBand), multiple sound fixes, as well as filesystem patches, most…

Linux: Offizielle Ubuntu-Variante mit Mate-Desktop

Von der nächsten Ubuntu-Version 14.10 soll es erstmals auch eine offizielle Variante mit Mate-Desktop geben. Wer Ubuntu mag, aber mit Unity nicht warm wird, kann nun eine erste Alpha der Distribution mit dem Gnome-2-Fork als Desktop-Oberfläche testen. Read more at H-online

Linux Kernel 3.14.11 Is Now an LTS (Long-Term Support) Release

Good news for users of the Linux 3.14 kernel, as it has been declared by Greg Kroah-Hartman as an LTS (Long-Term Support) release, which means that it will be supported with patches and improvements for several years to come. “I’m going to be maintaining the 3.14 kernel as a ‘longterm’ kernel for the next two years, so mention that on the kernel.org site,” Greg Kroah-Hartman said in a short email on July 3, 2014. The renown kernel maintainer also had the pleasure of …

FreeBSD 9.3 RC3 Released with Several Bug Fixes

Glen Barber has announced the immediate availability for download of the third and probably the last RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming FreeBSD 9.3 operating system.

FreeBSD 9.3 RC3 fixes a bug for axge range checks, as well as for loop header parsing, fixes a bug related to the “exclude loopback addresses rather than loopback interfaces” functionality, and updates the oce package.

In addition, it fixes a bug in uhso that will prevent memory use after mtx_destroy() a…

Linux Kernel 3.10.47 LTS Includes ReiserFS and NFS Improvements

Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the immediate availability for download of the Linux 3.10.47 LTS (Long Term Support) kernel, along with the Linux kernels 3.4.97 LTS, 3.14.11 LTS and 3.15.4. Linux kernel 3.10.47 includes several architecture improvements, for MIPS, PowerPC and x86, various updated drivers (InfiniBand, PCI, WatchDog and iSCSI), several filesystem improvements (mostly NFS, but also ReiserFS and UBIFS), an IPv4 patch, as well as minor improvements. “I’m announcing the re…

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…