Many Linux users prefers using the command line to schedule shutdown the computer, while, other users would prefer using a graphical user interface to do so, and here’s an extension for Gnome shell user interface will help you to easily set a time for auto-shutdown the computer. No more waking up to ending credits of [...]
Mozilla Firefox 21 web browser for desktop and mobile were released a few days ago, the Desktop and Mobile releases are packed with some new features, several enhancements and security fixes. Check How to install/update Mozilla Firefox 21 for many Linux distribution such as “Fedora, CentOS, RHEL, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, …” and the release notes [...]
LibreOffice is free and open-source office suite, it works for many operating systems such as “Linux, MAC OS X, and Microsoft windows”, The stable release of LibreOffice 4.0.3 is currently available to install using PPA on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin. Check the installation instructions and [...]
Linux Mint 15 with code name “Olivia” has been released, This release is based on the long term support release Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin. It comes with several new features and improvements to “Cinnamon” Linux Mint’s user interface. Check what’s new in Linux Mint 15 and Download links down below. Recently Linux Mint team has [...]
Skype is one of the most popular voice over IP software which allows you to make voice/video calls, also it support instant messaging between contacts, recently Microsoft has released a new version of Skype which brings more stability and improvements to conference calls. Check what’s new in Skype 4.2 down below and Download link. What’s [...]
The release of KDE 4.10 includes a new software development toolkit called PlasMate. After briefly testing this SDK, I can say that I am highly impressed. A massive number of features are available and already working well. PlasMate has only now reached version 0.1 Alpha 3 at the time of my tests. For all the [...]
Gnome 3.8 seems like the version that everyone was waiting for. All the essential missing features are finally available, and I expect users will be at least moderately impressed. After a few days testing Gnome 3.8, I am happy to present all the latest and greatest features for your amusement. Gnome 3.8 Activities Overview The [...]
Quick tip: new VLC versions are released quite frequently and even though some don’t introduce any new features, there are important bug fixes in each release (you can find the VLC changelogs HERE). If you want to always have the latest stable VLC version in Ubuntu, here are some PPAs you can use.Ubuntu 13.04: you [...]
Install Plane-Gtk3 theme on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 15/14/13 (Gtk 3 + Gnome Shell) Plane-Gtk3 offers theme for GTK 3/2 and Gnome Shell 3.6 version, This theme has two dark and white GTK versions. This theme is well designed, clean, elegant made by wfpaisa. Developer mentioned it is based on Android Stencil [...]
Install Slidewall live wallpaper utility in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 15/14/13 Slidewall is an application to make slideshow wallpapers. It’s written in python, it returns Ubuntu-compatible xml files and also provides a minimal wallpaper changing daemon for gnome 3. Slidewall is an wallpaper changer for Unity and Gnome desktop. Created with Unity [...]
By default, the Menu in Linux Mint 15 MATE will show either the favorite applications or the applications list when you launch it up, depending on its last session. If you prefer to always see the favorite applications, you just need a little tweak. Read more ….
Version 0.8.5 fixes a number of bugs under Ubuntu 13.04. The developers recommend that users of the latest Ubuntu version should upgrade their version of Ubuntu Tweak as soon as possible
In the week ending 8 June – whatever happened to Google’s commitments to open standards, Tavis Ormandy found another Windows hole, Shuttleworth closed Ubuntu Bug One and the Raspberry Pi got a new installation system Read more at H-online
It’s surprisingly easier to do than KDE. Unfortunately, this only works for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS “Precise Pangolin” and its derivatives, and not any newer versions, so enjoy this while you can! Read more ….
Recently, the Humble Indie Bundle 8 has been released, which now contains 11 exciting games for Linux. As always, some of the game titles are making a Linux debut and can either be downloaded directly from the HIB website or be redeemed in the Ubuntu Software Center and on Steam. Read more ….
While working on the Infinality article, I’ve noticed that “slow”, who is behind the Infinality PPA for Ubuntu, maintains another PPA for OpenJDK7 which comes with a patch that improves the font rendering for Java / Swing applications in Linux.Using this patched OpenJDK, the font rendering for Java / Swing applications should look almost native [...]
High Availability NFS With DRBD + Heartbeat
This document describes information collected during research and development of a clustered DRBD NFS solution. This project had two purposes: HA NFS solution for Media-X Inc.; develop a standard tool kit a…
Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu Community Manager, has posted a video today in which he shows the current state of Ubuntu Phone OS running on a Galaxy Nexus.In the video you can see some of the core functionality like receiving a phone call and text, multitasking, as well as some apps like the weather app, web [...]
Following Rahul Sundaram’s recent update on DNF, the new Fedora software manager, comes Richard Hughes and his bullet points on the subject. A lot of brains were stormed in the making of this list and it appears that “users” are first in mind. Hughes’ blog post read like a Christmas list as he began trying [...]
Install Darktable 1.1.4 in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 15/14/13 and Darktable 1.0.5 Ubuntu 11.10/11.04/10.04/Mint 12/11/9 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 [...]