How to upgrade from Linux Mint 17 to 17.1

It is now possible to upgrade the Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 17 to version 17.1. If you’ve been waiting for this I’d like to thank you for your patience. Upgrade for a reason “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. You might want to upgrade to 17.1 because some bug that annoys […]

How to install mod_security and mod_evasive on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

Mod_security is an Apache module that helps to protect your website from various attacks such as cross-site scripting, SQL injection attacks, path traversal attacks etc. Mod_evasive is an Apache module that helps to prevent HTTP DoS (DDoS) attacks or server brute force attacks. Read more ….

How to configure a syslog server with rsyslog on Linux

A syslog server represents a central log monitoring point on a network, to which all kinds of devices including Linux or Windows servers, routers, switches or any other hosts can send their logs over network. By setting up a syslog server, you can filter and consolidate logs from different hosts and devices into a single […]

Open Washing, Kali Story, and Fedora RC4

In the Linuxphere today Adam Williamson announced Fedora 21 Final Release Candidate 4. Lifehacker is running an interview with Kali developer Mati Aharoni and the Linux Foundation released a study on Linux usage trends. Patrick Masson discusses “openwashing” and Linux gaming reaches new milestones. In software news Opera 26 was released, Eric Geier presents firewall […]

News: Linux Top 3: Linux Mint 17.1 Goes GA, Fedora 21 Goes RC, Devuan Forks Debian

A short roundup of distro news. Read more ….

About Linux Weekly News – Revenge Of The Distro Reviewers

This week’s news includes reviews of Linux Mint 17.1, Ubuntu MATE 14.10, Q4OS and Manjaro. There are also a number of how-to guides including how to run Ubuntu GNOME as a rolling distro Read more ….

How To Get Flash And H.264 To Work In Opera Browser (Ubuntu 14.04, 14.10 and 15.04)

Opera 26 (stable) was released for Linux today and if you’ve tried it, you might have noticed that, at least on a pretty fresh Ubuntu installation, Flash and H.264 don’t work.So here’s how to get Flash and H.264 (used for instance by the YouTube HTML5 player) to work with Opera on Ubuntu. The instructions below […]

Opera 26 Released, First Stable Linux Release In More Than A Year

Opera 26 (based on Chromium 39) was released today for Windows, Mac and Linux. This is the first stable Opera version available for Linux since Opera 12.16, which was released almost a year and a half ago.For Linux, the Opera 26 download page only offers Ubuntu 64bit deb binaries. According to the Opera for Linux […]

Readers’ Choices, Linux Philosophy, and Fedora Numbers

Today in Linux news the Linux Journal’s Reader’s Choice Award winners for 2014 were posted. David Both discusses “the Linux philosophy” and Marcel Gagne answers “What is Linux?” Matthew Miller says Fedora 21 “on track” and Anne Nicolas posts an interview with Mageia developer David Walser. The Linux Voice asks if Devuan is a good […]

Why there’s no open-source standard-bearer for the network

Open-source software plays an increasingly prominent role in many areas of modern business IT – it’s in servers, databases and even the cloud. Vendors like Red Hat, Canonical and others have managed to graft open-source principles onto a profitable business model. The former company became the first open-source-centered business with $1 billion in annual revenue […]

How to install and configure PrestaShop on Ubuntu 14.04

How to install and configure PrestaShop on Ubuntu 14.04This document describes how to install and configure PrestaShop on Ubuntu 14.04. PrestaShop is a free, open source e-commerce solution. It supports payment gateways such as DirecPay, Google Checkout, Authorize.Net, Skrill, PayPal, PayPal Payments Pro (Direct) and EBANX Checkout via their respective APIs. Further payment modules are […]

How does Android stack up as a desktop operating system?

In today’s open source roundup: Is Android viable as a desktop Linux distribution? Plus: AnandTech reviews Android 5.0 Lollipop, and ZDNet shows you how to get Linux Mint 17.1 up and running for the first time. Read more ….

Tiny mini-PC boasts quad-core Cortex-A15 SoC

CompuLab unveiled a second-gen Ubuntu and Android ready Utilite2 mini-PC based on a quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600, that shrinks to 3.4 x 3.4 x 1.1 inches. Read more ….

UbuTab: An Ubuntu Tablet With A Terabyte Hard Drive

Separate from the Ubuntu Tablet supposed to come later this month, another crowd-funded Ubuntu Tablet has launched. Unlike most tablets out there, this new third-party Ubuntu Tablet ships with a hard drive to offer more storage capacity… Read more at Phoronix

Let’s Play: Pro Evolution Soccer 2015

Hey there! Welcome to another let’s play!Well, this is a tradition on my blog, because, like every year, i’m going to show you how the latest episode of Pro Evolution Soccer works on Ubuntu!It always worked, but i didn’t think it could work so well this time! Read more ….

How to install GIMP v2.8.14 on Ubuntu

GIMP is a multi-platform image manipulation software (GNU Image Manipulation Program). It is perfect for many photo manipulation tasks, including images composition and construction, photo retouching etc. Unfortunately, version 2.8.14 is not available in core Ubuntu repositories so here is how to install it on Ubuntu 14.04. Read more ….

Are You Wondering Which EPUB Editor To Use In Ubuntu/Linux Mint? Here’s “Sigil” For You

Sigil is a free, open source ebook editor, it is designed to edit books in ePub format. There is another great alternative which also can edit ePub files called Calibre. Sigil is multi-platform editor available for Linux, Windows, and Mac. If you are looking .EPUB editor for editing and creating ebooks in Linux (Ubuntu/Linux Mint), […]

Syncthing GTK Gets HTTPS Support, Syncthing Daemon Auto-Updater And More

Syncthing GTK was updated recently with quite a few improvements, such as HTTPS support on Linux, an auto-updater for the Syncthing binary and much more.Syncthing GTK is a GTK3 & Python GUI for Syncthing, which includes a tray icon / Ubuntu AppIndicator. In case you’re not familiar with Syncthing, this is a cross-platform peer-to-peer file […]

Mutate Is An Alternative To Mac’s New Spotlight, Install In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Via PPA

Most of the Operating Systems now a days offers search within it, Linux is modern desktop which offers many more features than any other Operating System. Ubuntu Unity has its Dash, Gnome Shell desktop also has integrated search, Whisper can be used in Xfce, KDE also offers search from menu, Mate and Cinnamon desktops already […]

Linux Lite 2.2 Final Version Released Based On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Linux Lite team release new version of their OS Linux Lite 2.2, it is an updated build based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and features the Xfce desktop. “Linux Lite 2.2 final is now available for download. This release is a product of the incredible contributions from both the community and the developers. We’ve added Backups, […]