In a very short time, Mozilla has gathered quite a lot of hardware partners around its Firefox OS mobile platform, and a growing number of carriers, some of which are among the biggest telecom players in the world. These range from Deutsche Telekom to Telefónica. Now, Mozilla and a key group of hardware and telecom […]
Today in Open Source: Linux Mint may have to license Ubuntu binary packages. Plus: Firefox 26 available for download, and a Linux Mint 16 Xfce RC screenshot tour. Read more ….
A couple of days ago I was telling you about the possibility of Canonical forking GNOME Control Center and GNOME Settings Daemon for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. Well, this was confirmed by Robert Ancell, Technical Lead at Canonical, on the Ubuntu Desktop mailing list.The forks will have a limited lifespan and there won’t be any […]
This guide explains how to install and configure postgreSQL database server and PhpPgAdmin in ubuntu server 13.10. PostgreSQL is a powerful and reliable object-relational database system. It’s a great alternative for MySQL databse server. It is as easy to set up, performs better and offers far more features. Read more ….
In my Inbox today was a multi-recipient “call to boycott PCLinuxOS.” I figured it was the usual complaints about the strict forum rules or persons feeling ostracized by developers and managers, but no. I’m still in a bit of shock as to what I read next. PCLinuxOS is being accused of allowing a criminal hacker […]
The recently released Mint 16, nicknamed Petra, might be the perfect Linux desktop for newcomers. At its core is Ubuntu 13.10, but on top of this are desktops Mate and Cinnamon, the latter being the Mint project’s homegrown user interface. Ubuntu gives a stable foundations on which to build, allowing the project to focus more […]
We’re always in need of folks to review current instructions provided in the Ubuntu Server Guide and suggest improvements. Please do check out the following link and help out where you can. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DocumentationTeam/SystemDocumentation/UbuntuServerGuide The subjects we need the most help with this cycle are the following (also documented above): Zentyal Network Authentication – Samba and […]
Canonical has been very bold over the past years about expressing plans to bring Ubuntu to new kinds of devices, ranging from smartphones to TVs to tablets. It also recently went on a widely publicized campaign to get an Ubuntu phone crowdfunded. Now, in what may represent a milestone for the company, Mark Shuttleworth has […]
The latest open-source project being forked by the Ubuntu developers at Canonical is the GNOME Control Center. In Ubuntu 14.04, there will now be the Unity Control Center… Read more at Phoronix
The MintBox 2 is here, and it’s more powerful than ever. Just how much power are you getting for nearly £400 though? Read more ….
ownCloud, a free software alternative to proprietary web services such as Dropbox, Google Drive and others that you can install on your own server, has reached version 6.ownCloud 6For those not familiar with ownCloud, this is a tool that you can install on your server (there are also desktop and mobile sync clients) which comes […]
Linux Mint Xfce, a modern, elegant, and comfortable operating system based on Ubuntu and Debian, has just reached version 16 RC. Read more ….
Allan Day, UX Designer at Red Hat and GNOME contributor, posted an updated set of designs for the GNOME Files app, which he calls Nautilus Next.In the mockups (this is not real code yet and it can change later on), a new lists and grids design is presented, in which:the thumbnails are larger and clearer;the […]
Today in Open Source: Will Microsoft lose its Android revenue? Plus: Linux Mint 16 Xfce RC released, and a review of openSUSE 13.1 GNOME. Read more ….
In this tutorial, we will see how to install XAMPP for Linux 1.8.3 with support of PHP 5.5 under the following distros: Ubuntu 13.10 – Ubuntu 13.04 – Ubuntu 12.10 – Ubuntu 12.04 or older Linux Mint 16 – Linux Mint 15 – Linux Mint 14 or older Any other Linux-based distributions. XAMPP is simply […]
Linux Mint 16 RC (Xfce) was quietly released. The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 16 ‘Petra’. Linux Mint 16 is the result of 6 months of incremental development on top of stable and reliable technologies. This new release comes with updated software and brings refinements and new features to make […]
More work to properly support Nvidia Optimus landed in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. 1. nvidia-prime 0.5 has been released today with a new feature that allows users to switch between the integrated and discrete GPU (“prime-select” command line tool). Other changes include:improved hardware detection – make sure the the laptop uses Nvidia Optimus and Nvidia […]
Despite Sebastien Bacher’s (software engineer at Canonical) initial proposal to stay on GTK 3.8 for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, GTK 3.10 landed in the Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr proposed repositories.According to an Ubuntu Desktop mailing list message, the rationale behind updating GTK to version 3.10 in Ubuntu 14.04 is to make “app developers happier (and we […]
Today in Open Source: PCLinuxOS 2013.12 released. Plus: PCLinuxOS 2013.12 MATE screenshot tour, and Linux Mint 16 KDE RC released. Read more ….
The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 16 “Petra” Xfce RC. Linux Mint 16 Petra Xfce Edition Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment which aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly. This edition features all the improvements from the latest Linux […]