LXLE 14.04 review – new paradigms

LXLE has been kicking around for a while now and, for a supposedly lightweight distro, it’s looking fearsomely feature-packed right now. Having said that, it’s hard not to love LXLE, as it’s treading the line between resource efficiency and usability pretty well, and is borderline addictive when it comes to the DE itself. The clue’s […]

Is the IRS scheming to destroy open source projects?

In today’s open source roundup: The IRS targets open source projects. Plus: Install Linux Mint on your Macbook Air, and what’s new in Linux Deepin 2014. Read more ….

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 ….

(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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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…

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.

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

Deepin 2014 Final Version Has Been Released (Based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

Deepin is a Linux distribution that aims to provide an elegant, user-friendly, safe and stable operating system for global users. Based on HTML5 technologies, Deepin team has developed a series of new special software, such as Deepin Desktop Environment, Deepin Music Player, DPlayer, Deepin Software Center etc.Deepin team has announced the availability of the final […]

Linux Foundation introduces Linux for cars

The connected car is shifting into high gear, and the Linux Foundation wants an open-source platform in the pole position. The non-profit consortium recently announced the debut of Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a customizable, open-source automotive software stack with Linux at its core. There have been Linux-based car systems before. The difference here is that […]

Linux Mint 17 KDE Overview & Screenshots

Linux Mint 17 ‘Qiana’ KDE and Xfce editions were released late last month, just a few weeks after the main editions (Cinnamon and MATE) were put out. This release will have the same lifespan as the distribution which is based on, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, so it will be supported until 2019, for no less […]

Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Alpha 1 Screenshot Tour

Ubuntu MATE Remix Alpha1 is ready to download! Ubuntu MATE Remix is a stable, easy-to-use operating system with a configurable desktop environment. Ideal for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops and netbooks and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor. With modest hardware requirements it is suitable for modern workstations and older hardware […]

More NSA Fallout, Linux Time Warp, and the Ultimate OS

In tonight’s news, the Linux Journal publishes more on the NSA surveillance of Linux users and the Electronic Frontier Foundation throws in their thoughts too. Wired.com has a look back at Linux including a funny video. And finally, Gary Newell asks if you want to help fund the ultimate operating system. The Linux Journal seems […]

Transmageddon 1.3 Video Transcoder Released Ubuntu Installation

Transmageddon, a video transcoder written in GTK using GStreamer, has reach version 1.3 just a few moments ago. Initially released as 1.2, it was re-tagged as 1.3 after VAAPI encoding has been enabled. To see the full announcement, read this post on the Transmageddon blog. Read more ….

Ubuntu 14.04 vs. 14.10 Snapshot Performance Comparison

For some brief benchmarking during Independence Day in the US, I ran some tests comparing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS stable against a fresh development snapshot of Ubuntu 14.10… Read more at Phoronix