Budgie Desktop Now Can Be Install On Ubuntu 14.04/14.10/Linux Mint 17

Budgie is default desktop environment of the Evolve OS Linux distribution, and it is Evolve OS project. Budgie desktop is designed for modern user, it focuses on minimal, elegance, and simple desktop. The main point of this Budgie desktop is that it’s not forked from any other project but rather one written from scratch with […]

Ubuntu 15.04 Codename Announced: Vivid Vervet

The development codename of an Ubuntu release takes the form “Adjective Animal”. Initially these weren’t in alphabetic order – until Dapper DRAKE (6.06).Mark Shuttleworth has announced the codename for the next Ubuntu release (15.04): Vivid Vervet:”Vexatious at times, volant and vogie at others, a vervet gets in anywhere and delights in teasing cats and dogs […]

Tor GUI `SelekTOR` Sees New Major Release

SelekTOR, an open source Java-based GUI front-end for Tor, was updated to version 3.12 (now 3.12e) recently and it includes new advanced options as well as a new Tor Monitor panel that shows the Tor client startup info and its current status.For those not familiar with SelekTOR, here’s a quick list of features:automatically sets up […]

How to Install Kchmviewer 7.1 in Ubuntu 14.04

Although the CHM format is not used anymore very much, and even less on Linux, there are still documents and help files which may need a dedicated application for opening these files. Kchmviewer is one of them, and it has recently been updated to version 7.1. Read more ….

Unity Privacy Indicator 0.4 Released With New Privacy Settings

Privacy Indicator was updated recently with new privacy settings, such as enabling / disabling the Ubuntu GeoIP service or storing HUD usage data, clear Alt-F2 history and more.For those not familiar with Privacy Indicator, this is an Ubuntu AppIndicator especially created for Unity, which allows you to control various privacy aspects.Until this release, the indicator […]

PeaZip 5.5 Overview & Ubuntu Installation

The latest version of PeaZip, release 5.5, a powerful, open-source file archiver and compression tool, shipped today with new features for the backend, the file manager, and the extraction and archiving tools. Read more ….

DigiKam 4.4.0 Review & Ubuntu Installation

DigiKam is a free, open-source, full-fledged photo manager that blends well in KDE, and comes with very powerful tools for organizing and manipulating photographs. Read more ….

Amazon Web Services Aims for More Open Source Involvement

In 2006, Amazon was an E-commerce site building out its own IT infrastructure in order to sell more books. Now, AWS and EC2 are well-known acronyms to system administrators and developers across the globe looking to the public cloud to build and deploy web-scale applications. But how exactly did a book seller become a large […]

Pushbullet + FCM = WIN!

If you’d like to know the very second FCM is out, and on all of your devices then install Pushbullet and subscribe to the Full Circle Magazine channel: https://www.pushbullet.com/channel?tag=fcm I’m not sure if I can push a 15MB PDF through Pushbullet, but I’ll give it a first try when FCM#90 is out (31st). There’s also […]

VirtualBox 4.3.18 Has Been Released With Lots Of Fixes

Virtualbox 4.3.18 has been released and bringing many different fixes for major operating systems such as Ubuntu Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. The potential misbehavior after restoring the A20 state from a saved state has been fixed, virtualbox does not crash anymore in linux hosts with old versions of the linux kernel, a few […]

FlightGear 3.2 Ships with 5 New Aircraft, Countless Features Ubuntu Installation

FlightGear is a free, open-source flight simulator that comes with over 400 aircraft, worldwide scenery, multi-player environment, detailed sky and aircraft modeling, and a powerful scripting language. Read more ….

How to create and use Python CGI scripts

Have you ever wanted to create a webpage or process user input from a web-based form using Python? These tasks can be accomplished through the use of Python CGI (Common Gateway Interface) scripts with an Apache web server. CGI scripts are called by a web server when a user requests a particular URL or interacts […]

MS Project Alternative “RationalPlan Single” Project Management Software Is Now Available For Free

RationalPlan is an alternative product to Microsoft Project, it is project management software that follows the general recommended guidelines from project management domain. This software is available for Linux, Mac OS, and Windows. The aim of this software to help project managers to complete their projects within time and budget, to make the process of […]

Through Partnerships and More, Red Hat Can Compete with Tech Titans

Just in case you thought the OpenStack cloud computing race wasn’t crowded enough, Oracle stepped up the competition recently by making its Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux distribution generally available. Based on the OpenStack Icehouse release, it allows users to control Oracle Linux and Oracle VM through OpenStack in production environments. As observers have digested […]

Right Side of History, Fedora 21 Looking Good, and KWayland

In a bit of a slow news day today we still found out that Fedora 21 is looking good. Jim Zemlin says “Linux is on the right side of history” and The Document Foundation says, “Thanks” for the all the cool dough. In other news, Jack Wallen tries to make sense of Ubuntu release cycles […]

How to Install MariaDB in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

MariaDB is a Open Source database Server & It is 100 % compatible with MySQL, drop-in replacement to MySQL database server. Read more ….

0 A.D. Alpha 17 – Big Changes, Speed Up Ubuntu Installation

0 A.D. is a free, open-source real-time strategy game which takes place approximately between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D., with beautiful 3D graphics, 12 different civilizations, and a gamestyle which is very similar to the one of Age of Empires, but also incorporating new elements as well. Read more ….

AMD Catalyst AI Performance With “Tonga” On Ubuntu Linux

Along with today’s R9 285 GPU scaling tests from Ubuntu, other Linux graphics tests I ran from the AMD Radeon R9 285 GCN 1.2 graphics card is a check whether to see Catalyst AI is doing much on Linux… Read more at Phoronix

Cost of Windows, Bit by POODLE, and Torvalds on Torvalds

The big story today is POODLE, a web vulnerability bug that could affect Linux users. Mageia 5 Beta 1 is delayed again and Linux Mint gets an improved update manager. GNOME 3.14.1 and KDE 5.1 updates were released. Libby Clark has the best quotes from Linus at LinuxCon and Zorin OS 9 “Lite” is “one […]

Play Cool Games in Firefox, and Name Your Price for Them

                    Humble Bundle, a donation-based roundup of really great games available for Android, Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, has been on our radar here at OStatic for a while. We covered it here, back when the folks behind the games decided to let users name […]