Canonical Announces Snappy Ubuntu Core, A Transactionally Updated Flavor For The Cloud

Canonical announced “snappy” Ubuntu Core yesterday, a new cloud-optimized Ubuntu edition that uses transactional updates.Below you can watch the snappy Ubuntu Core introductory video in which Ubuntu and Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth explains how snappy Ubuntu Core works:(direct video link)But what exactly is snappy Ubuntu Core? This new Ubuntu cloud flavor uses Ubuntu Core (a […]

Fedora 21 Released, Work on 22 Already Begun

The top story today is the release of Fedora 21. Jamie Watson said it was worth the year-long development wait and it was so anticipated that Fedora infrastructure suffered a major service disruption. Servers were reported down today at 4:41 PM but all systems were a GO by 7:21 this evening. Adam Williamson also posted […]

Best Linux Desktop of 2014: Linux Mint 17.1

The new version of Mint may be the best Linux desktop ever. Heck, it maybe the best desktop operating system ever, period. Read more ….

How to install the new Pydio 6 release on Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)

How to install the new Pydio 6 release on Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)This guide explains how to configure Pydio in Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn). Pydio (formerly AjaXplorer) is a mature open source software solution for file sharing and synchronization. With intuitive user interfaces (web / mobile / desktop), Pydio 6 provides enterprise-grade features to gain […]

Linux Mint 17.1 review—less change is good change

This marks the first time Linux Mint has not used the newest version of Ubuntu for a release. But if you paid attention to the curious approach of Linux Mint 17.0, you’ll know that was the plan all along. These days, Mint will not be changing its Ubuntu base again until the next LTS release—Ubuntu […]

Fedora 21 released

In today’s open source roundup: Fedora 21 available for download. Plus: Ars Technica reviews Linux Mint 17.1, and VLC for Android released. Read more ….

Canonical Introduces Transactional Updates with Ubuntu Core, Snappy

A new flavor has joined Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux family in the form of Ubuntu Core. Tailored for the cloud, the open source operating system provides a new way for developers to deploy and update applications through Snappy, a transactional-update platform. read more Read more at The VAR Guy

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 […]