Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS available to download and install in your computer, it released based-on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS featuring MATE desktop environment 1.8.1. and brings with new features and fixes many bugs. Read more ….

Ubuntu Developer Tools Center Renamed To Ubuntu Make, Sees New Release

Ubuntu Developer Tools Center, a project to allow easy installation of common developer tools, has reached version 0.2. With this release, the project was renamed to Ubuntu Make, based on name proposals from the community.For now, Canonical is focusing on Android developers with Ubuntu Make, allowing easy installation of Android Studio and Eclipse, but in […]

Nuvola Player 2.5 Released With Spotify Web Player And Grooveshark Mobile (HTML5) Support

Nuvola Player 2.5 was released yesterday, bringing support for new services such as Spotify Web Player, Grooveshark Mobile (HTML5) and others, as well as improvements for some already existing services.For those not familiar with Nuvola Player, this is a cloud music player which integrates various cloud music services such as Google Play Music, Grooveshark, Amazon […]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 395

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #395 for the week December 1 – 7, 2014, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Welcome New Members and Developers Ubuntu Stats Ubuntu Global Jam Dates – 15.04 cycle Ubuntu Cloud News Costales: A tiny home computer with Ubuntu: “imp” […]

Linux Mint 17.1 Freshens Up Linux Desktop

Linux Mint 17.1 builds on the innovations that first debuted in Linux Mint 17 earlier this year, with usability, interface and performance gains in several areas. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the improvements in the Linux Mint 17.1 release. Read more ….

The Complete Guide For Dual Booting Ubuntu And Windows 8.1

This guide shows how to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8.1. It is an update to my original guide, as time has moved on and things have become a little easier. Read more ….

How to upgrade Ubuntu 14.10 kernel to version 3.17.1

That’s the gist of this tutorial – how I upgraded the kernel in Ubuntu 14.10 from 3.16 to 3.17.1. It’s a very simple task, but one that can cause a minor headache – if you’re using some fancy hardware that requires special drivers. Read more ….

MakuluLinux 7.0 Xfce Screenshot Tour

Here is it, ladies and gentleman, this is what you have been waiting for, the fastest and most beautiful Xfce on the whole planet. Thought only true love could make you weak in the knees? Wait till you fire up this baby. There is a reason this version is code-named ‘the concorde’ or ‘the bullet’ […]

Unsettings 0.09 Version Is Now Available For Ubuntu 15.04/14.10/14.04/12.04

Unsettings is a graphical configuration program for the Unity desktop environment that lets you change some of the Unity settings. Unsettings can only change your user’s settings, you can’t use it to change global settings or do anything else that needs root privileges. You can use Unsettings to change the themes for GTK, window manager, icons and […]

Install VLC 3.0.0/2.2.0 media player + skins in Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives

VLC media player (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG, DivX/Xvid, Ogg, and many more) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. However in recent years it has also become a extremely powerful server to stream live and on demand video in several formats […]

Configurable Menu: Install the best menu for Linux Mint 17/17.1 Cinnamon

Configurable Menu is one of the best applet’s I’ve found in Linux Mint Cinnamon. I’ve been using it for about three weeks on Linux Mint 17 installed on my laptop. And I’ve just installed it on a test installation of Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon in VMware. Read more ….

Linux Mint 17.1 OEM images available

The following OEM installation images are now available: Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon OEM 64-bit Linux Mint 17.1 MATE OEM 64-bit Reminder: OEM images are for computer vendors and manufacturers. They allow Linux Mint to be “pre-installed” on a machine which is then used by another person than the one who performed the installation. After an […]

CentOS Rolls Along as openSUSE 12.3 Nears EOL

Karanbir Singh today announced the inaugural release of CentOS rolling builds. CentOS will be releasing monthly respins of CentOS to include “all security, bugfix, enhancement and general updates.” In other news, openSUSE 12.3 nears the end of its support and hit game BioShock Infinite looks to be heading to a Linux machine near you. The […]

Installing Odoo version 8 on Ubuntu 14.04

These are step by step instructions for how to install Odoo on Ubuntu 14.04. This seems to be the most widely used distribution for Odoo users. This will get you up and running in short order as it will only take about 30 minutes (depending on your Internet connection). Odoo is a continuation of the […]

How to create a custom backup plan for Debian with backupninja

Backupninja is a powerful and highly-configurable backup tool for Debian based distributions. In the previous tutorial, we explored how to install backupninja and how to set up two backup actions for the program to perform. However, we should note that those examples were only “the tip of the iceberg,” so to speak. In this post […]

Ubuntu 14.10 PXE server installation

Ubuntu 14.10 PXE server InstallationThis guide explains how to configure PXE server in Ubuntu 14.10 PXE Server, stands for preboot execution environment, is used to enable a network computer to boot only from a network interface card. This method will be very helpful, if a System Administrator wants to install many systems which doesn’t have […]

Linux Minty Fresh, Zuul Logo & Weighing In on SCALE

Over at OpenStack, a discussion initiated by Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph goes into the possibility of a logo for Zuul, OpenStack’s pipeline-oriented project gating and automation system. Because she gets asked during presentations, “What is the logo for Zuul?” Elizabeth has picked up the baton and gone to bat, to woefully mix sports metaphors, on behalf […]

Install Cinnamon 2.4 (Stable) In Ubuntu 14.04 Via PPA

Quick update for Ubuntu 14.04 users who want to try the latest Cinnamon 2.4 (stable): the two Cinnamon stable PPAs we covered a while back were updated recently with the latest Cinnamon 2.4 (2.4.5).Unfortunately there’s no Cinnamon 2.4.5 (stable) PPA for Ubuntu 14.10. The alternatives are to either add the Cinnamon Nightly PPA (unstable) or […]

Fedora 21 a GO after Another RC, New Development Tick-Tock

The big news today is that a fifth release candidate for Fedora 21 was needed, but Fedora 21 was given a GO for the December 9 release. Fedora folks are also talking about a ‘”Tick-tock” release cadence’ for future versions, which would alternate feature releases with “release engineering and QA process and tooling.” A few […]

QLLauncher: Quake Live Launcher For Linux

QLLauncher is a Quake Live launcher for Linux which comes with various tweaks that should improve the game’s performance. Furthermore, the tool supports downloading and updating Quake Live along with other useful features. For those not familiar with Quake Live, this is a free to play (with optional subscription options that include more arenas, game […]