Barbie becomes a Debian developer and creates systemd

In today’s open source roundup: Barbie enters the systemd fray. Plus: A Linux desktop based on Google’s Material Design, and what’s in Linux Mint 17.1? Read more ….

OpenStack Survey Shows Admins Are Moving to Actual Deployments

In preparation for the recently held OpenStack Summit in Paris, the OpenStack Foundation conducted one of its regular surveys of operators and application developers, who were asked to provide feedback on their experiences. These surveys have traditionally yielded a lot of good information, not just about OpenStack usage but what kinds of tools are being […]

A Guide To Dual Booting Windows 7 And Ubuntu

This guide shows how to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu. It includes steps for backing up, shrinking Windows, downloading Ubuntu, creating a USB and DVD, partitioning and installation. Read more ….

12 Awesome Themes for Mint 17.1 Cinnamon

With Mint 17.1 Rebecca being days away from release, and Cinnamon 2.4 looking so good, here is an overview of some of the best looking themes which allow you to beautify your desktop. Read more ….

How To Use Compiz In Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Or 14.10

If you’re using Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS or 14.10, here’s a quick guide for how to install and configure Compiz. If something goes wrong or you’re not satisfied with Compiz, the article includes instructions for reverting the changes.Install and configure Compiz in Ubuntu MATE 14.04 or 14.10 (/w MATE 1.8)1. Install Compiz (along with some […]

KDE Connect Indicator: Use KDE Connect On Desktop Environments That Use AppIndicators (Unity, Pantheon, Etc.)

KDE Connect is a tool which allows you integrate the KDE Plasma Workspace with your smartphone (Android only for now), via WiFi. With the help of KDE Connect Indicator, you can now use KDE Connect in desktops which support Ubuntu AppIndicators, such as Unity, Pantheon (elementary OS), Xfce (Xubuntu) and so on.For those who aren’t familiar […]

Free as in Beer, SUSE News, and 7 Years Uptime

Today in Linux news Jack Germain reviewed Makulu Cinnamon Debian and said it can give Linux Mint Cinnamon some competition. Bruce Byfield said free as in beer has slowed the adoption of Open Source software. The SUSE parent company Attachmate and Micro Focus merger is now complete and Sam Varghese has several interviews from SUSECon […]

Linux Tablet Developer Crowdfunds Mobile App Tools for Ubuntu, Android, iOS

The Demski Group, which is behind the UT One tablet based on Canonical’s open source Ubuntu Linux operating system, is crowdfunding development of a mobile app development tool. Read more ….

FFmpeg Returns To The Official Ubuntu Repositories With Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet

Quick update for Ubuntu users: FFmpeg isn’t available in recent Ubuntu releases but that will change with Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet (currently under development, to be released in May, 2015).FFmpeg is a free software project that produces libraries and programs for handling multimedia data. Due to conflicts in the FFmpeg community, FFmpeg was forked back […]

Gis Weather: Highly Customizable Weather Widget For Your Linux Desktop

Gis Weather is a highly customizable weather widget which supports Gismeteo, Weather and AccuWeather, available for Linux and Windows. The app ships with optional Ubuntu AppIndicator / tray icon which displays the current weather.Features (most are for the widget only):Supports the following weather services: Gismeteo.com, Weather.com, AccuWeather.com;View weather for several days;Detailed weather forecast for today […]

Step By Step Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) LAMP Server Setup

Step By Step Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) LAMP Server Setup Read more ….

Another Debite Quits, Scientific Linux Flop, Mageia 3 EOL

Another day brings another Debian resignation. In other news, Mageia 3 is reaching its end-of-life and The Var Guy has some highlights from SUSECon. Dedoimedo.com says Scientific Linux 7 is “poorly executed” and Mozilla says losing Google partnership promotes choice and innovation. And Softpedia.com said today that Ubuntu’s Unity is starting to look like a […]

DARPA Is Using Ubuntu to Build Humanoid Robots

DARPA, or the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is involved in a number of interesting projects, including robotic technology, and it looks like Ubuntu is playing an important role. Read more ….

Zentyal Server 4.0 : Linux Business Server Based on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

Zentyal Server 4.0, a small Linux business server that can be configured as Directory Server, Domain Controller, Zentyal Mail Server, Gateway, Unified Threat Manager (UTM), Unified Communications Server or a combination of them, has been released with many improvements, better and easier web management console, bug fixes and is now available for download. Read more […]

Run Linux on Android – part 1

If you can’t wait for the launch of the official Ubuntu smartphones (the first models are supposedly due later this year), don’t want to shell out for a new phone anyhow, or would prefer to use a different version of Linux on a portable device, there is an alternative. It’s possible to run a variety […]

Enterprise Survey Shows Much Continuing Interest in the Cloud

As we approach the end of 2014, one of the biggest open source stories of the year has to be the rise of open platforms for cloud computing. OpenStack, in particular, grabs most of the headlines in this area, but CloudStack and other platforms are seeing much adoption as well. IDG Enterprise is out with […]

systemd to Stay, FreeBSD Millionaires, and Fedora Love Letter

Today was another busy day in Linuxville. The results of the Debian general resolution on decoupling systemd are in and Phoronix.com is reporting that FreeBSD just received a million dollar donation. Joe Casad says TOR isn’t as anonymous as users think and Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols comments on the latest Top500 supercomputer list. Ubuntu 15.04 gets […]

Canonical might switch to systemd in Ubuntu 15.04

In today’s open source roundup: Ubuntu 15.04 might be the first version that uses systemd. Plus: The advantages and disadvantages of rolling release distributions, and eleven Linux games on sale on Steam this week. Read more ….

Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS Released : Supported Until 2019

The final version of Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS has been released and announced by Ubuntu MATE team few days ago, this release based-on Ubuntu 14.04 featuring MATE desktop environment 1.8. Unlike Ubuntu MATE 14.10 will supported for nine month, come with LTS version it will be support until 2019. Read more ….

How to install CMS Made Simple on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

CMS Made Simple is an open source content management system, based on PHP and MySQL. Read more ….