Install OwnCloud 7 with Nginx and PHP-FPM on an Ubuntu VPS

OwnCloud is a web based application that provides services such as file storage, management and sharing. Using OwnCloud you can sync and share your files, calendar… Read more ….

The Perfect Desktop – Linux Mint 17.1 (Qiana)

The Perfect Desktop – Linux Mint 17.1 (Qiana)This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 17.1 (Qiana) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e.that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a […]

Darktable 1.6 Version Released, Install In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Darktable is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.The internal architecture of darktable allows users to easily add modules for all sorts […]

Ambiance Blackout Flat Colors Theme Suite released for Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Ambiance Blackout Flat Colors is a Modern, Fully Dark and Flat “reboot/remake” of the Ubuntu Ambiance GTK 2/3 Themes. It features a modern and clean flat look in your choice of 13 vibrant colors. With fully integrated and tested support for many of the popular desktops Including: Unity, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce, Lxde, OpenBox, Gnome Classic […]

Ambiance & Radiance Flat Colors Themes Suite Released for Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Ambiance & Radiance Flat Colors aims to be a modern and unique theme bringing class and personality to your favorite desktop environment. It features a modern and clean flat look in your choice of 13 vibrant colors: Blue, Spring Blue, Brown, Graphite, Green, Orange, Purple, Pink, Red, Teal, and Yellow. Each color comes in 2 […]

Use Nvidia Graphics Drivers In Ubuntu/Linux Mint For Best Performance

NVIDIA is well-known company all over the world regarding gaming cards. Sometimes it is really difficult to configure manufacturer drivers for NVIDIA cards in Linux, there could be many reasons for this such as kernel upgrade, and so. By default Ubuntu use the open source video driver Nouveau for NVIDIA graphics card. This driver lacks […]

Monthly News – November 2014

News: The release of the Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” were very well received. We were excited to unveil what we had worked on since the previous release and continuing to work on the same package base was a breeze. It was fun also to see people upgrade to 17.1 with […]

High traffic on the package repositories

Our main repository packages.linuxmint.com isn’t currently able to serve connections to everybody. This can result in errors, timeouts and delays in apt-get, and in your update manager. Please switch to a mirror while we fix this situation: From the menu, open “Software Sources” (or type “mintsources” in a terminal) Type your password Click on the […]

Linux Mint 17.1 and the question of the “best” Linux desktop

In today’s open source roundup: Linux Mint 17.1 might be the best desktop distribution this year…or not. Plus: GNOME or KDE in Fedora 21? And Windows 10 users crave features that are already available in Linux. Read more ….

Welcome new and returning members of the Ubuntu LoCo Council!

On the behalf of the Community Council I would like to congratulate and welcome our newly appointed (and newly renewed) members to the LoCo Council: Bhavani Shankar – https://launchpad.net/~bhavi (incumbent) Nathan Haines – https://launchpad.net/~nhaines Thanks to everyone who participated in this recent call for nominees and continue to provide support for LoCo teams worldwide. Originally […]

Skinny Ubuntu Linux ‘Snapped’ up by fat Microsoft cloud

A smartphone-inspired version of Ubuntu Server for Docker minimalists has been revealed with initial backing from Microsoft. Canonical is today expected to unveil the “Snappy” version of Ubuntu Core, a stripped-down server image of just 110MB built for thousands of servers in the cloud. Read more ….

Linux Ruled 2014, Codenames, and Steam Linux Sales

There were lots of interesting tidbits in today’s Linux feeds. Silviu Stahie wonders if Linux’s advancements in 2014 were enough to finally declare it the “year of Linux.” Elsewhere, Larry Cafiero laments Fedora’s decision to forgo codenames and Kevin Fenzi explains what happened to Fedora servers yesterday after release. Jack M. Germain reviews How Linux […]

Is Linux Mint 17.1 really the best desktop of 2014?

I agree that the Linux Mint developers did a great job on it, but I’m not sure I’d call it the best available desktop today for the simple reason that no matter how good a distribution or desktop is, there are bound to be people out there who need something different. Read more ….

Ubuntu Core to bring Snappy and transactional updates to the Cloud

Ubuntu Core and Snappy bring a different angle to Linux Containers, one of the most popular areas of information technology. Read more ….

$35 quad-core hacker SBC offers Raspberry Pi-like size and I/O

Hardkernel’s $35 “Odroid-C1″ SBC runs Android or Ubuntu on a 1.5GHz quad-core Amlogic SoC, and boasts 1GB RAM plus quasi-RPi-compatible 40-pin expansion. Hardkernel’s community-backed Odroid single-board computer (SBC) project has long been a Samsung Exynos operation, having churned out over a dozen Samsung-based hacker SBCs in recent years. These include the $65 Odroid-U3 based on […]

Ubuntu Team Launches Snappy Ubuntu Core for Container, Cloud Deployments

Among Linux distributions, Ubuntu has a fairly sterling reputation as a proven operating system that developers can build around. Just witness the fact that more than half of OpenStack deployments are being built on Ubuntu, according to the OpenStack Foundation.  Google’s Chrome OS is also built around many core operating system technologies from the Canonical […]

Snappy Apps: Ein neues Paketformat für Ubuntu

Snappy Ubuntu Core verwendet ein neues Paketformat, das eine Versionierung der installierten Anwendungen und ein Rollback auf ältere Versionen erlaubt – auch des ganzen Systems. Laut Canonical ist das die perfekte Basis für die hippen Docker-Container. Read more at H-online

Audacious Switches Back To GTK2, Adds New Qt-Based User Interface [Audacious 3.6 Alpha 1]

Audacious is a fast audio player that focuses on high audio quality and low resource usage, which comes with a pretty large plugin list and until now, it shipped with two interfaces: a GTK+ interface and a Winamp 2.x like interface (and so, it supports Winamp 2.x skins). As we pointed out a while back, […]

Snappy Ubuntu challenges CoreOS and Project Atomic on lightweight cloud servers

To make more efficient use of datacenters and cloud hardware, Ubuntu is creating a new, ultra-lightweight Ubuntu server. Read more ….

How to configure rsyslog client for remote logging on CentOS

rsyslog is an open source utility widely used on Linux systems to forward or receive log messages via TCP/UDP protocols. rsyslog daemon can be configured in two scenarios. Configured as a log collector server, rsyslog daemon can gather log data from all other hosts in the network, which are configured to send their internal logs […]