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 […]

HP Delivers Reference Architecture for OpenStack Running on Ubuntu

 HP has been emerging as more and more of a partner to Canonical in the OpenStack arena. Canonical announced the opening of its Ubuntu OpenStack Interoperability Lab (OIL) late last year, and it features some really heavy-hitting tech partners, including HP. Now, HP has vouched for Ubuntu Linux as a platform for deploying OpenStack with […]

CoreOS: Linux for the cloud and the datacenter

Linux has long been both the cloud and the datacenter’s favorite operating system, but it wasn’t until CoreOS came along that anyone designed a Linux just for the cloud and datacenter. If you manage a cloud or a datacenter, chances are you run CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), or […]

How to find and kill misbehaving MySQL queries

Sometimes the complexity of a relational database system can be overwhelming. Fortunately, sometimes that complexity is an advantage, as with MySQL’s tools for managing queries. To view the currently-running queries, log in to the MySQL console and run the ‘show processlist’ command: mysql> show processlist; The first column you should look at is ‘Time’, which […]

HP and Canonical Document OpenStack Cloud Deployment for Ubuntu

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) signaled its endorsement of Ubuntu Linux as a platform for deploying the OpenStack cloud operating system with the release this week of a new reference architecture, which provides detailed instructions on setting up an OpenStack …

Manage Linux Containers with Docker on Ubuntu

Manage Linux Containers with Docker on Ubuntu
This guide explains how to install Docker and manage virtual machines effectively. Docker is a Open Source Linux virtualistaion platform for developers and system administrators to build, deploy, and execut…

Preview: Running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 In Amazon’s EC2 Cloud

For those in need of a quick and easy place to experiment and trial Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0, which was released as stable earlier this month, it’s easy to do so within Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud. It’s running well using a Xen HVM instance and so I have run some preliminary benchmarks against SUSE […]

Some new Special Editions

Just a quick note to bring your attention to some new Special Editions from Brian and Patrick:   http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-BL01/ —- http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-py07/ —- http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-py08/ —- http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-py09/   Read more at Full Circle

Cinnamon Desktop Is Available For Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise (PPA)

Cinnamon is a GTK+-based desktop environment. It originally started as a fork of the GNOME Shell, which is a user interface and was initially developed by (and for) Linux Mint. Cinnamon provides many features, including: Desktop effects, including animations and transition effects; A movable panel equipped with a main menu, launchers, a window list and […]

Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Xfce released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Xfce. Linux Mint 17 Qiana Xfce Edition Linux Mint 17 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to […]

New Linus Interview, LinuxQuestions.org, and Floundering Ubuntu

Linus Torvalds, father of Linux and hero to the masses, says find something you love so you’ll stick with it. In a new interview with the IEEE Computer Society Torvalds speaks of Linux, Open Source, and developing them. In other news today, LinuxQuestions.org turns fourteen and Petros Koutoupis says Canonical is “a company in dire […]

Linux is Everywhere – Supercomputers to Mobile Phones

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, writing for ZDNet, once again reminds us that Linux dominates supercomputers. SJVN linked to the latest Top500 group results, showing Linux makes up for 97% of the five hundred fastest computers in the world. This is the biggest of the big iron, the top supercomputer has 1,024,000 GB of RAM and 3,120,000 […]

How to Install Skype in Ubuntu Linux

Skype is a chat a client which allows people to communicate with each other through plain chatting and voice or video chat. Millions of users and businesses use Skype to make free video & voice calls, send instant messages and share files with other Skype users. Skype Package is available in the default repositories of […]

Zorin OS 9 RC Screenshot Tour

We are excited to unleash the Zorin OS 9 Core release candidate. This is a pre-release version of the next-generation Zorin OS. We have built it to get your feedback on what we have created so far. The main focus for Zorin OS 9 has been on stability and the refinement of Zorin OS’ wide […]

Thunderbird Email Encryption with GnuPG2

Thunderbird Email Encryption with GnuPG2
This tutorial describes the configuration of Thunderbird and GnuPG2 to send and receive encrypted email.