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

Cinnamon 2.2 in Mint 17 ‘Qiana’ Overview & Screenshots

Cinnamon has come a long way in terms of both usability and responsiveness, and Mint 17 ‘Qiana’ stands proof of this. As mentioned in my review of Mint 17 KDE edition, this release will be supported for five years, and it will also be the base for development of future Mint releases. Read more ….

Ubuntu 14.10 Will Not Ship With Open-Source OpenCL Support

While Fedora 21 is planning for open-source OpenCL support “out of the box”, the same can’t be said for Ubuntu 14.10. Ubuntu developers aren’t looking for any stock OpenCL support be made available in the next distribution release… Read more at Phoronix

DuckDuckGo may be the next big thing in search engines

In today’s open source roundup: DuckDuckGo may eventually give Google a run for its money. Plus: A screenshot tour of Peppermint Five, and helpful tools for new Linux engineers. Read more ….

Community Donations Funding Report, Q1 2014

When users visit the Ubuntu download page from our main website, ubuntu.com, they are given the option to make a donation to show their appreciation and help further the work that goes into making and distributing Ubuntu. Donations ear-marked for “Community projects” made available to members of our community, and events that our members attend. […]

How to Use Parental Controls on Ubuntu Linux

The Internet serves as a vast reserve of knowledge and information. From the latest news to funny videos of cats playing pianos, pretty much everything can be found on the World Wide Web. However, the dangers of the Internet are rarely talked about openly. Read more ….

Make VLC Automatically Save / Restore Playback Position With Srpos Plugin

VLC is a great media player but it lacks a minor, yet pretty important feature, some would say: an option to resume playback from where you left off.However, VLC supports plugins and there is one called Srpos (available for Linux and Windows) which does just that: it allows VLC to automatically save the playback position […]