Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 391

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #391 for the week November 3 – 9, 2014, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Joining the Ubuntu Online Summit Ubuntu Stats Ubuntu Cloud News Alan Pope: Ubuntu Scopes Contest Wishlist Ben Howard: GCE Anyone? Didier Roche: Just released Ubuntu […]

ownCloud Client 1.7.0 Released With Selective Sync Support

ownCloud is a free software alternative to various proprietary web services and it includes file management (with built-in file sharing), music streaming, calendar, contacts and more, all running on your own server. The ownCloud Desktop Client allows synchronizing ownCloud (server) with your computer. To use it, you must firstly install ownCloud on your server.ownCloud Client […]

Qt4 Music Player `Yarock` 1.0.0 Released With Improved Design, Advanced Library Search

Yarock 1.0.0 was released recently, getting an updated design with new icons, advanced library search and other interesting changes.For those not familiar with Yarock, this is a Qt4 music player “designed to provide an easy and pretty music collection browser based on cover art”. The player provides multiple views such as artists, albums, tracks, genre, […]

An Everyday Linux User Review Of Ubuntu 14.10

I have been using Ubuntu 14.10 since it was released on the 23rd October, 2014. During that time I have been trying to work out how to write this review because on the face of it, nothing much has changed. I was half tempted to just post a link to my review of Ubuntu 14.04 […]

SimpleAudioPlayer 1.10.3 Released Overview & Ubuntu Installation

SimpleAudioPlayer is a KDE music player with a simplistic interface which provides two components: a player and a file browser. The latest release is a small incremental update which features a new find function. Read more ….

Install VirtualBox in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS & 14.10

VirtualBox (Oracle VM VirtualBox) is a virtualization software for x86 & AMD64 / Intel based system from Oracle. Virtualbox allows us to run multiple operating system at the same time. Read more ….

Details Emerge on UT One Ubuntu Linux Tablet

Details continue to emerge on the UT One, the tablet with an Intel processor that will run on Canonical’s Ubuntu operating system. Here are the latest revelations on what will very possibly be one of the first x86-based mobile devices powered by an open source Linux distribution (yeah, Android is not really a Linux distribution). […]

Kubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn : Released With KDE 4.14 and KDE Plasma 5

Kubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn was released and announced by Kubuntu team, as official ubuntu flavor based on Ubuntu 14.10 that uses the KDE desktop environment bring with new features and updates. it now ready to download and install on your computer. Read more ….

Matlab Alternative Softwares For Linux/Ubuntu/Linux Mint

For numerical computation, data analysis, usually Matlab software is used but it is not necessarily best software available. The main thing is that Matlab is commercial and expensive. Students of Machine learning always wondering what other alternative available for them that is powerful and can be free of cost, which means students don’t have to […]

Lubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn : Simple, Lightweight and Support for Low-end Machines

Lubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn is an linux distribution derived from Ubuntu 14.10. As official ubuntu flavor that uses the lightweight LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) window manager has been released with new features and bug fixes. Read more ….

Ubuntu 14.10 review

I haven’t done a review of Ubuntu in a while, so the release of Ubuntu 14.10 last week game me a good excuse to do just that. Code-named Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.10 is the last Ubuntu release this year. Read more ….

Is KDE 5 Ready, Repo Dark Sides, and Black Lab Linux

Today in Linux news Chris Hoffman looks at the “hidden dark side of Linux software repositories” using Ubuntu and ownCloud as examples. Jack M. Germain test drives Black Lab Linux, an Ubuntu compatible distribution aiming for ease of use. Jos Poortvliet answers “Where is KDE 5 and when can I use it?” Phoronix is reporting […]

Joyent Open Sources its Central Cloud and Container Tools

While the OpenStack Summit in Paris has generated a lot of news this week, cloud-focused company Joyent has announced that it is open sourcing its core technology. Joyent’s platform can compete with OpenStack and other cloud offerings, and facilitates efficienet use of container technologies like Docker. Joyent has been an IaaS/PaaS cloud player worth watching, and […]

Install KeystoneJS on an Ubuntu 14.04

In this blog post we show you how to install KeystoneJS on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with the latest version of Nginx as a reverse proxy. KeystoneJS is a Node.js content management system and web application platform built on MongoDB and Express. Read more ….

The Perfect Server – Ubuntu 14.10 (nginx, BIND, Dovecot, ISPConfig 3)

This tutorial shows how to prepare an Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) server (with nginx, BIND, Dovecot) for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Read more ….

A New Icon Theme “Vibrancy-Colors” Available For Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Vibrancy Colors is a bold, modern & beautiful “vibrant” icon theme. Vibrancy is a mixture of many amazing open source icon projects/themes into a new beautiful icon theme. It is meant to be modern clean and customizable. It was built with RAVEfinity Color GTK Themes in mind or any theme you see fit. And is […]

Ubuntu Touch Tablets: The Next Step for the Cash Register?

The days of the big mechanical cash register are long gone; even platen scanners are no longer considered a necessity for retail services, with big box retail chains like OfficeMax stores eschewing the glass and laser counter for a simple hand scanner. Many retailers already use Ubuntu or Linux operation systems for their point of sale […]

For Microsoft Office on Android, Google Docs is the Problem

Microsoft has been in the news lately for warming up to Linux and open source, as new CEO Satya Nadella (shown here) seeks to change policies at the company. If you’ve followed the company for any length of time, you may also have seen that it just completely switched up its strategy with the Office […]

Jessie Freeze, Reviews, and Linux Outlaws Quitting

Today in Linux news, Debian 8 is frozen and Canonical confirms an Ubuntu tablet is in the works. Two reviews landed yesterday on the Kano Linux computer, one today on Ubuntu, and another on openSUSE 13.2. Linux Australia is now censoring its mailing list and Jack Wallen says Ubuntu 14.10 was a boring release because […]

Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 Screenshots Tour

Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 Screenshots Tour Read more ….