This week’s news looks at Microsoft borrowing features from Linux and a blogger spends a week with Fedora. There are also tutorials for installing the Steam music player, creating a UEFI bootable Ubuntu USB drive and how to set up 2 factor authentication. Read more ….
CAINE 6.0 ‘Dark Matter’ is out. CAINE (Computer Aided INvestigative Environment) is an Italian GNU/Linux live distribution created as a project of digital forensics. CAINE offers a complete forensic environment that is organized to integrate existing software tools as software modules and to provide a friendly graphical interface. Changelog: Linux kernel 3.16; based on Ubuntu […]
Todo.txt is a popular, minimalistic todo list format in which the data is stored in a simple text file. Since todo.txt is both machine and human-readable, you can check out your tasks with a simple text editor from any OS, synchronize it with cloud sync tools such as Dropbox, etc.QTodoTxt is a simple Todo.txt GUI, […]
Marker is a cross-platform screenshot tool which allows you to easily annotate and share screenshots via Google Drive. The application is developed by Insync, the company behind the popular cross-platform Google Drive client ‘Insync’ and it’s not free and open source software but it’s free to use.Marker features:capture fullscreen or area screenshots;annotations: add text and […]
Logic Supply unveiled four Ubuntu-ready, Mini-ITX industrial PCs based on Intel Celeron (Bay Trail and Ivy Bridge) and Core (Haswell-ULT and Haswell) CPUs. Do aesthetics matter in on the factory floor? Logic Supply, which has been selling Ubuntu Linux ready embedded computers for years, has answered with a resounding yes with a new line of […]
Unvanquished, a shoot ‘em up game available for Linux, Windows and OS X, has reached Alpha 32, bringing several new fixes, a new model for the SMG, and updated textures for the mantis. Read more ….
The systemd fallout is getting to creator Lennart Poettering, who is sounding quite disillusioned. Sean Michael Kerner scored an interview with The Document Foundation’s Italo Vignoli on the future of LibreOffice. Jesse Smith reviewed PC-BSD 10.0.3 in today’s Distrowatch Weekly and Paul Venezia imagines Linux servers as “transient processes and services.” And finally today, we […]
Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #386 for the week September 29 – October 5, 2014, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Nominations open for two positions on the Ubuntu IRC Council Welcome New Members and Developers Ubuntu Stats LoCo Forums Cloud Images and Bash Vulnerabilities […]
Android’s march to the top of the mobile platform market share heap has been nothing short of spectacular. It’s one of the most successful open source stories ever. However, not everyone understands exactly how the market for Android and devices running it works. As a case in point, would you ever guess that huge payments […]
This guide shows how to create a UEFI bootable Ubuntu USB drive. This method guarantees that when you install Ubuntu it will be in EFI mode. Read more ….
One of the first safety measures that any sysadmin may want to implement in their production servers is a mechanism to detect file tampering – not only the content of files, but also their attributes. AIDE (short for “Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment”) is an open source host-based intrusion detection system. AIDE checks the integrity of […]
Is there still a future for GNOME 3, the open source Linux desktop that was once massively popular, yet in recent years has seen its preponderance wane in favor of alternatives such as Xfce and Canonical’s Unity? Recent indicators say yes. read more Read more at The VAR Guy
UbuTricks is a program that helps you install the latest versions of several games and applications in Ubuntu. UbuTricks is a Zenity-based, graphical script with a simple interface. Although early in development, its aim is to create a simple, graphical way of installing updated applications in Ubuntu 14.04 and future releases. Read more ….
QupZilla is a relatively new WebKit-based web browser written in Qt, which makes it perfect for KDE users. QupZilla looks just great, and it seems to be a perfect browser for those users who prefer a more different approach when it comes to the interface look and feel. QupZilla stands out with an interface that […]
Thoughts on 14.10, Unity, Gnome, Mate, and the meaning of life, which as we all know, is installing an OS on your hardware again and again because it is so much fun! Read more ….
The release of GNOME 3.14 on September 24 has earned good marks and Elementary OS is still getting positive reviews. Gearhead Mark Gibbs introduces users to Debian GNU/Linux. We have Scott Dowdle and Christian Schaller on Fedora 21 Alpha and Phoronix is reporting Rahul Sundaram suggests using Dash instead of Bash. We have more on […]
Other than the continuous scrambling to fix Shellshocked — if nothing else we in the FOSS world are both quick to respond to fixes and quick to come up with great names for epic bugs — this has been a relatively quiet week on our side of the digital street. Yeah, we can laugh at […]
This is an overview of document viewers and e-book readers for Linux, but also several CHM viewers. Currently there are 8 applications reviewed here. Notice that I didn’t include ChmSee in this review, since it was announced that it is no longer maintained, and as such it doesn’t come included in the latest Ubuntu repositories […]
TimeShift is a system restore utility designed for Linux (Debian/Ubuntu). It offers functionality similar to the System Restore feature available in MS Windows and The Time Machine Tool which is for Mac OS. It is similar to applications like BackInTime, rsnapshot and TimeVault but with different aim. TimeShift takes snapshots of the system as user […]