Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 360

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #360 for the week March 17 – 23, 2014, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu Stats Bringing Ubuntu App Dev Schools to YOUR LoCo App Dev School in Lima! Ubucon LatinAmerica is coming! Kubuntu: Ladies Polo Shirts Now in […]

Mir 0.1.8 Is Being Prepared For Release

Mir, Canonical’s next-generation display server, is quickly being updated in the Ubuntu Phone world… Read more at Phoronix

Ubuntu 14.04′s Firefox & KDE Will Not Easily Support H.264

While Firefox supports H.264 videos on Linux since last year, the necessary packages to make this happen are not currently part of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS… Read more at Phoronix

Red Hat Wraps Latest Open Source Offerings into Software Collections

Red Hat is out with its latest Sofware Collections package, arriving at version 1.1, and it is embracing Apache httpd and Nginx Web servers, Ruby 2.0, and NoSQL database MongoDB, among other previously unseen offerings. As Infoworld has noted:  “One of Red Hat Enterprise Linux’s big selling points has been its consistency, in the operating […]

Security Exaggeration, Linux on ATMs, and Mac Ubuntu

A lot of Websites are still covering the last couple of Linux security breaches and today Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols said, “It’s not Linux’s fault!” It rarely is. A lot of talk is heard lately about those last XP users and what they will use next, but yesterday ComputerWorld.com said ATMs will likely be migrated to […]

Why the media loves to exaggerate Linux security problems

In today’s open source roundup: The media makes money by exaggerating Linux security problems. Plus: Is Android too much like a PC? And Linux Mint 17 name and release date announced. Read more ….

GOG.com to support Linux

Great news for gamers! GOG.com announced plans to support Linux: We’re initially going to be launching our Linux support on GOG.com with the full GOG.com treatment for Ubuntu and Mint. That means that right now, we’re hammering away at testing games on a variety of configurations, training up our teams on Linux-speak, and generally getting […]

Linux Mint 17 codenamed “Qiana”

Linux Mint 17 will be named “Qiana” and should be available at the end of May 2014. Qiana is pronounced kee-AHN-ah. It was the name of a fashion silk-like material, introduced in the 1970s and popular in the disco-era, when it was made into loud, shiny shirts with pointy collars.  The feminine name is of […]

MintBox 2 available in Europe

MintBox 2 is finally available in Europe and can be ordered directly from Amazon: Amazon.de: €599 Amazon.co.uk: £499 This is great news for European customers as they no longer need to order from Israel or from the USA, thus saving on customs and shipping. Note about stocks: Some of you already spotted it on Amazon. […]

KKEdit: Text Editor Inspired By BBEdit And Gedit [Ubuntu PPA]

KKEdit is an interesting text editor inspired by BBEdit (a Mac-only text editor) and Gedit. The application features jump to function declaration, bookmarks support, search/replace with regex support, option to save/restore sessions and more.Its developer notes:”One of the best text editors I have used is BBEdit but that is only available on the mac, so […]

How To Install Oracle Java 8 In Debian Via Repository [JDK8]

Oracle Java 8 was released yesterday and it can be installed in Debian by using the WebUpd8 Java PPA repository.Usually, the packages available in Launchpad PPAs don’t support Debian because they are built against specific Ubuntu libraries, but since the WebUpd8 Oracle Java PPA contains just an installer, it works on Debian too.Using this PPA […]

XP Users, Fedora Community Hubs, and openSUSE 13.2

In the Linux news today is a new survey of small business owners finds that 11% will switch to Linux when XP is really really officially no longer supported. In other news, Fedora Chris Roberts speaks Fedora changes and Matthew Miller shares plans for the new Fedora “community hubs.” And Jos Poortvliet kicked off the […]

Your personal copy of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu 14.04

You have been waiting for long 2 years!With the coming release of next long-term support version of Ubuntu 14.04 just a month away, many of you already looking for downloading of your own ISO image of the system. Yes, that’s the next version, codenamed Trusty Tahr. Read more ….

Install Pantheon file manager in Linux Mint 16

Add the Elementary OS file manager Pantheon to your Linux Mint 16 computer. Read more ….

Intel Graphics Installer For Linux 1.0.4 Available For Download [Ubuntu 13.10 And Fedora 20]

The Intel Linux Graphics Installer was updated to version 1.0.4 and the new version supports Ubuntu 13.10 and Fedora 20.The Intel Graphics Installer for Linux is a tool developed by Intel that allows users to easily upgrade to the latest graphics drivers for Intel hardware. The installer automatically adds a repository used for upgrading the […]

Data Recovery From Accidentally Deleted Files or Crashed Drives in Ubuntu

Data Recovery From Accidentally Deleted Files or Crashed Drives in Ubuntu
This tutorial will help you to recover data from accidentally deleted data from Linux-file systems. This is a very drastic mistake by any user/admin which costs for huge penaltie…

Makulu, Ubuntu, and Red Hat

Today’s perusal of the headlines revealed a review of MakuluLinux 5, a Debian derivative with unusual default software. In addition, Matt Hartley asks if animosity towards Ubuntu is misplaced and recounts recent controversies. Finally today, another interview with Red Hat CEO and a review of Red Hat clone ClearOS are covered. Jack M. Germain at […]

Is Red Hat Already the Big Fish in the OpenStack Pond?

Other than Amazon and Microsoft, it’s difficult to point to major players on the technology scene who don’t have at least some involvement with the OpenStack cloud computing platform. Just last week, GoDaddy announced its participation in the project, and nearly every week brings new participants. But no player on the OpenStack scene is gathering […]

Lubuntu might be the best Linux distro for Windows XP users

In today’s open source roundup: Lubuntu could be the best replacement for Windows XP. Plus: A review of Portal 2 for Linux, and an interview with the creator of educational distro Ubermix. Read more ….

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 358

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #358 for the week March 3- 9, 2014, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit Mar 11-13th Ubuntu Stats Lubuntu Blog: [Poll] Community wallpaper contest Nicholas Skaggs: A simple look at testing within ubuntu Mark Shuttleworth: #11 […]