Neutron, 0mq and Git deployment – Ubuntu OpenStack 15.04 Charm Release

Alongside the Ubuntu 15.04 release on the 23rd April, the Ubuntu OpenStack Engineering team delivered the latest release of the OpenStack charms for deploying and managing OpenStack on Ubuntu using Juju. Here are some selected highlights from this most recent charm release. OpenStack Kilo support As always, we’ve enabled charm support for OpenStack Kilo alongside […]

Getting started with LXD – the container lightervisor

Introduction For the past 6 months, Serge Hallyn, Tycho Andersen, Chuck Short, Ryan Harper and myself have been very busy working on a new container project called LXD. Ubuntu 15.04, due to be released this Thursday, will contain LXD 0.7 in its repository. This is still the early days and while we’re confident LXD 0.7 […]

Full Circle Magazine #96 – It’s a whopper!

It has arrived. Quite possibly the biggest issue ever. A whopping 63 pages of FCM goodness! Enjoy! This month: * Command & Conquer * How-To : Program in Python, LibreOffice, Using LaTeX, and [NEW!] Programming JavaScript * Graphics : Inkscape. * [NEW!] Chrome Cult * Linux Labs: OwnCloud * [NEW!] Ubuntu Phones – Interview with Cristian Parrino * Review: Precision m3800 DE laptop * Ubuntu Games: Cities: Skylines plus: News, Arduino, Q&A, and soooo much […]

PrivateInternetAccess becomes Linux Mint’s main sponsor

 

I’m happy to announce that PrivateInternetAccess is now the primary sponsor for Linux Mint.

PrivateInternetAccess, PIA, is one of the world’s­ leading VPN providers. The company has been praised for their policy to never log data and for offering some of the lowest subscription prices available. PIA offers 3,180 servers and 16 countries to choose from as well as unlimited bandwidth and up to 5 devices per customer account.

Many of our in-house developers and marketing staff utilize Linux Mint as a desktop.  It is great because everything just works.
We’re big fans of open source and sponsor quite a bit of projects as well as other types of organizations that fight for privacies, civil liberties, etc.  Since some of us were already using Linux Mint, it made sense!

Among other Open Source projects, PIA also sponsors Freenode and GNOME.

We’re proud to welcome PIA as our new sponsor and very grateful for the financial help they’re giving us.

 

Unity 8 Won’t Be Very Different Visually from Unity 7

Unity 8 is not ready for regular use, but Canonical is improving it all the time. Users need to know that despite all the important changes and improvements announced for the Unity 8, it won’t be terribly different from the current implementation. One of the things Canonical learned the hard way is the fact that you don’t radically change the desktop environment and hope that you made the right call. The company changed the desktop […]

LMDE 2 “Betsy” MATE released!

The team is proud to announce the release of LMDE 2 “Betsy” MATE.

LMDE 2 “Betsy” MATE Edition

LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) is a very exciting distribution, targeted at experienced users, which provides the same environment as Linux Mint but uses Debian as its package base, instead of Ubuntu.

LMDE is less mainstream than Linux Mint, it has a much smaller user base, it is not compatible with PPAs, and it lacks a few features. That makes it a bit harder to use and harder to find help for, so it is not recommended for novice users.

LMDE is however slightly faster than Linux Mint and it runs newer packages. Life on the LMDE side can be exciting. There are no point releases in LMDE 2, except for bug fixes and security fixes base packages stay the same, but Mint and desktop components are updated continuously. When ready, newly developed features get directly into LMDE 2, whereas they are staged for inclusion on the next upcoming Linux Mint 17.x point release. Consequently, Linux Mint users only run new features when a new point release comes out and they opt-in to upgrade to it. LMDE 2 users don’t have that choice, but they also don’t have to wait for new packages to mature and they usually get to run them first. It’s more risky, but more exciting.

Important info:

  • Login and password for the live session
  • Gtk theme and icons failing to load
  • Multi-core and multi-CPU support in 32-bit kernel
  • Modprobe errors, warning messages during the boot sequence
  • Yumi multiboot

Make sure to read the “Release Notes” to be aware of important info or known issues related to this release.

System requirements:

  • x86 processor (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor. Linux Mint 32-bit works on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors).
  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 9GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution (1024×768 recommended).
  • DVD drive or USB port

Upgrade instructions:

We’re currently working on an upgrade path for LMDE 1 users.

Announcements will be made on this blog when the upgrade is ready.

Download:Md5 sum:

  • 32-bit: 55d22b55687770f7e60013ccf1575baf
  • 64-bit: c925dad6559f2a76392a997841bf690a

Torrents:

HTTP Mirrors for the 32-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the 64-bit DVD ISO:

Enjoy!

We look forward to receiving your feedback. Thank you for using Linux Mint and have a lot of fun with this new release!

LMDE 2 “Betsy” Cinnamon released!

The team is proud to announce the release of LMDE 2 “Betsy” Cinnamon.

LMDE 2 “Betsy” Cinnamon Edition

LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) is a very exciting distribution, targeted at experienced users, which provides the same environment as Linux Mint but uses Debian as its package base, instead of Ubuntu.

LMDE is less mainstream than Linux Mint, it has a much smaller user base, it is not compatible with PPAs, and it lacks a few features. That makes it a bit harder to use and harder to find help for, so it is not recommended for novice users.

LMDE is however slightly faster than Linux Mint and it runs newer packages. Life on the LMDE side can be exciting. There are no point releases in LMDE 2, except for bug fixes and security fixes base packages stay the same, but Mint and desktop components are updated continuously. When ready, newly developed features get directly into LMDE 2, whereas they are staged for inclusion on the next upcoming Linux Mint 17.x point release. Consequently, Linux Mint users only run new features when a new point release comes out and they opt-in to upgrade to it. LMDE 2 users don’t have that choice, but they also don’t have to wait for new packages to mature and they usually get to run them first. It’s more risky, but more exciting.

Important info:

  • Login and password for the live session
  • Gtk theme and icons failing to load
  • Multi-core and multi-CPU support in 32-bit kernel
  • Modprobe errors, warning messages during the boot sequence
  • Yumi multiboot

Make sure to read the “Release Notes” to be aware of important info or known issues related to this release.

System requirements:

  • x86 processor (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor. Linux Mint 32-bit works on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors).
  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 9GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution (1024×768 recommended).
  • DVD drive or USB port

Upgrade instructions:

We’re currently working on an upgrade path for LMDE 1 users.

Announcements will be made on this blog when the upgrade is ready.

Download:

Md5 sum:

  • 32-bit: 334c3f022eacdb24df81d3ad876ecbb9
  • 64-bit: 5e5d617c6c6daed27cba9c1aca75c4ca

Torrents:

HTTP Mirrors for the 32-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the 64-bit DVD ISO:

Enjoy!

We look forward to receiving your feedback. Thank you for using Linux Mint and have a lot of fun with this new release!

Linux Mint 17.2 codenamed ‘Rafaela’

The second 17.x point release will be Linux Mint 17.2 codename ‘Rafaela’.

Rafaela is a feminine form of Raphael, which is of Hebrew origin and which meaning is “God has healed”.

The name Raphael is attested as far back as c. 1350 BCE. It was made popular by many illustrious characters and historical figures:

  • An archangel in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
  • An Italian master painter and architect in the High Renaissance
  • A Spanish tennis player
  • A Ninja Turtle :)

Linux Mint 17 and Linux Mint 17.1 users will have the choice to upgrade or not, and that upgrade will be both easy and safe.

What is Ubuntu Snappy?

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably heard about this new thing from Canonical called “Snappy” Ubuntu Core, but at the same time trying to understand exactly what it is may leave you cross-eyed, especially with the buzzwords such as “cloud”, “containers” and “apps” floating about. Once you get a handle on it, it’s obvious […]

GTK 3.14, Nautilus 3.14 Land In Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet [Quick Update]

Quick update for Ubuntu users planning to use Ubuntu 15.04: GTK 3.14 has landed in Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet. And of course, the default Ubuntu themes, Ambiance and Radiance, have been updated with GTK 3.14 support.Furthermore, Nautilus, an application that wasn’t updated in quite a while and was still at version 3.10, has been updated […]

Reviewing 2014, Penguin Porn, and Dropping Distros

Today in Linux news are several reviews of the events of 2014. Elsewhere Linux.conf.au lost its hashtag to an adult entertainment awards and another Linux security flaw is making the news rounds. KDE 3-clone Trinity desktop saw a new release and Bruce Byfield asks why the number of Linux distributions are declining. The most interesting […]

Snappy Ubuntu Arrives for Google Cloud, Optimizes Docker Use

As we’ve reported before, more than half of OpenStack deployments are being built on Ubuntu, according to the OpenStack Foundation, which backs the claim up with survey results. Ubuntu’s popularity with the cloud crowd is not lost on Canonical, which recently launched a new “snappy” version of Ubuntu Core. This minimalist take on Ubuntu can […]

Red Hot Red Hat, Mageia Gives Back, and Linux Awards

Today in Linux news, the Mint project announced the release candidate for 17.1 KDE. In other news the Mageia project donates 250€ to GCompris and TheStreet says Red Hat stock is poised to become “red hot” in 2015. LinuxQuestions.org announced their 2014 Members Choice Awards today and Bruce Byfield has some tips for KDE users. […]

How to Install Openbravo ERP on an Ubuntu VPS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Openbravo ERP on an Ubuntu VPS . Openbravo ERP is an open source ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) web-based business solution for small and medium sized companies released under the Openbravo Public License. Read more ….

Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Xfce RC released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Xfce RC. Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca Xfce Edition Linux Mint 17.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable […]

Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” KDE RC released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” KDE RC. Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca KDE Edition Linux Mint 17.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable […]

Get A Global Menu In MATE 1.8 With TopMenu (PPA For Ubuntu And Linux Mint)

One of the most requested MATE features is the addition of a global menu applet. However, such an applet (called TopMenu) already exists, though it’s not available in any PPA and that prevents many Ubuntu / Linux Mint users from installing it.To make it easier to install, I’ve packed TopMenu in a PPA for Ubuntu […]

Paper: New Material Design Inspired GTK Theme

Paper is a new material design inspired GTK theme, which is currently in beta. “Its design is mostly flat with a minimal use of shadows for depth”, mentions its website, and it was developed primarily for the GNOME (Shell) desktop.Ideally, you’ll need a complete GNOME 3.14 / 3.12 desktop to see what Paper is all […]

2015 Predictions and Coming Attractions

As 2014 draws to a close a few folks are looking ahead to 2015. Jack Wallen pens his predictions for Linux next year. Phoronix has gathered a few Fedora 22 tidbits and OMG!Ubuntu! has some for Ubuntu 15.04. Dedoimedo.com reviews Kali Linux and the Hecktic Geek tests Fedora 21. And finally today, Dedoimedo picks his […]

Linux Mint 17.1 MATE Edition : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Linux Mint 17.1 MATE Edition is the latest version of Linux Mint featuring MATE desktop environment 1.8.1. Released with many new improvements, software update and new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. Based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and powered Linux Kernel 3.13, Linux Mint 17.1 will be supported until 2019. Read […]