High traffic on the package repositories

Our main repository packages.linuxmint.com isn’t currently able to serve connections to everybody. This can result in errors, timeouts and delays in apt-get, and in your update manager. Please switch to a mirror while we fix this situation: From the menu, open “Software Sources” (or type “mintsources” in a terminal) Type your password Click on the […]

Linux Mint 17.1 and the question of the “best” Linux desktop

In today’s open source roundup: Linux Mint 17.1 might be the best desktop distribution this year…or not. Plus: GNOME or KDE in Fedora 21? And Windows 10 users crave features that are already available in Linux. Read more ….

Welcome new and returning members of the Ubuntu LoCo Council!

On the behalf of the Community Council I would like to congratulate and welcome our newly appointed (and newly renewed) members to the LoCo Council: Bhavani Shankar – https://launchpad.net/~bhavi (incumbent) Nathan Haines – https://launchpad.net/~nhaines Thanks to everyone who participated in this recent call for nominees and continue to provide support for LoCo teams worldwide. Originally […]

Skinny Ubuntu Linux ‘Snapped’ up by fat Microsoft cloud

A smartphone-inspired version of Ubuntu Server for Docker minimalists has been revealed with initial backing from Microsoft. Canonical is today expected to unveil the “Snappy” version of Ubuntu Core, a stripped-down server image of just 110MB built for thousands of servers in the cloud. Read more ….

Linux Ruled 2014, Codenames, and Steam Linux Sales

There were lots of interesting tidbits in today’s Linux feeds. Silviu Stahie wonders if Linux’s advancements in 2014 were enough to finally declare it the “year of Linux.” Elsewhere, Larry Cafiero laments Fedora’s decision to forgo codenames and Kevin Fenzi explains what happened to Fedora servers yesterday after release. Jack M. Germain reviews How Linux […]

Is Linux Mint 17.1 really the best desktop of 2014?

I agree that the Linux Mint developers did a great job on it, but I’m not sure I’d call it the best available desktop today for the simple reason that no matter how good a distribution or desktop is, there are bound to be people out there who need something different. Read more ….

Ubuntu Core to bring Snappy and transactional updates to the Cloud

Ubuntu Core and Snappy bring a different angle to Linux Containers, one of the most popular areas of information technology. Read more ….

$35 quad-core hacker SBC offers Raspberry Pi-like size and I/O

Hardkernel’s $35 “Odroid-C1″ SBC runs Android or Ubuntu on a 1.5GHz quad-core Amlogic SoC, and boasts 1GB RAM plus quasi-RPi-compatible 40-pin expansion. Hardkernel’s community-backed Odroid single-board computer (SBC) project has long been a Samsung Exynos operation, having churned out over a dozen Samsung-based hacker SBCs in recent years. These include the $65 Odroid-U3 based on […]

Ubuntu Team Launches Snappy Ubuntu Core for Container, Cloud Deployments

Among Linux distributions, Ubuntu has a fairly sterling reputation as a proven operating system that developers can build around. Just witness the fact that more than half of OpenStack deployments are being built on Ubuntu, according to the OpenStack Foundation.  Google’s Chrome OS is also built around many core operating system technologies from the Canonical […]

Snappy Apps: Ein neues Paketformat für Ubuntu

Snappy Ubuntu Core verwendet ein neues Paketformat, das eine Versionierung der installierten Anwendungen und ein Rollback auf ältere Versionen erlaubt – auch des ganzen Systems. Laut Canonical ist das die perfekte Basis für die hippen Docker-Container. Read more at H-online

Audacious Switches Back To GTK2, Adds New Qt-Based User Interface [Audacious 3.6 Alpha 1]

Audacious is a fast audio player that focuses on high audio quality and low resource usage, which comes with a pretty large plugin list and until now, it shipped with two interfaces: a GTK+ interface and a Winamp 2.x like interface (and so, it supports Winamp 2.x skins). As we pointed out a while back, […]

Snappy Ubuntu challenges CoreOS and Project Atomic on lightweight cloud servers

To make more efficient use of datacenters and cloud hardware, Ubuntu is creating a new, ultra-lightweight Ubuntu server. Read more ….

How to configure rsyslog client for remote logging on CentOS

rsyslog is an open source utility widely used on Linux systems to forward or receive log messages via TCP/UDP protocols. rsyslog daemon can be configured in two scenarios. Configured as a log collector server, rsyslog daemon can gather log data from all other hosts in the network, which are configured to send their internal logs […]

Canonical Announces Snappy Ubuntu Core, A Transactionally Updated Flavor For The Cloud

Canonical announced “snappy” Ubuntu Core yesterday, a new cloud-optimized Ubuntu edition that uses transactional updates.Below you can watch the snappy Ubuntu Core introductory video in which Ubuntu and Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth explains how snappy Ubuntu Core works:(direct video link)But what exactly is snappy Ubuntu Core? This new Ubuntu cloud flavor uses Ubuntu Core (a […]

Fedora 21 Released, Work on 22 Already Begun

The top story today is the release of Fedora 21. Jamie Watson said it was worth the year-long development wait and it was so anticipated that Fedora infrastructure suffered a major service disruption. Servers were reported down today at 4:41 PM but all systems were a GO by 7:21 this evening. Adam Williamson also posted […]

Best Linux Desktop of 2014: Linux Mint 17.1

The new version of Mint may be the best Linux desktop ever. Heck, it maybe the best desktop operating system ever, period. Read more ….

How to install the new Pydio 6 release on Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)

How to install the new Pydio 6 release on Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)This guide explains how to configure Pydio in Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn). Pydio (formerly AjaXplorer) is a mature open source software solution for file sharing and synchronization. With intuitive user interfaces (web / mobile / desktop), Pydio 6 provides enterprise-grade features to gain […]

Linux Mint 17.1 review—less change is good change

This marks the first time Linux Mint has not used the newest version of Ubuntu for a release. But if you paid attention to the curious approach of Linux Mint 17.0, you’ll know that was the plan all along. These days, Mint will not be changing its Ubuntu base again until the next LTS release—Ubuntu […]

Fedora 21 released

In today’s open source roundup: Fedora 21 available for download. Plus: Ars Technica reviews Linux Mint 17.1, and VLC for Android released. Read more ….

Canonical Introduces Transactional Updates with Ubuntu Core, Snappy

A new flavor has joined Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux family in the form of Ubuntu Core. Tailored for the cloud, the open source operating system provides a new way for developers to deploy and update applications through Snappy, a transactional-update platform. read more Read more at The VAR Guy