Zorin OS 9 Core Review: As good as Linux Mint 17!

While I was looking around for some review of recent linux distribution I found this nice blog: http://mylinuxexplore.blogspot.it/ it’s a blog dedicated to Linux Distro review and for what I’ve read the articles are really well made and accurate, so in short take a look at this great blog by arindam sen. Here I’ve republished his last article […]

Setup FTP server using VsFtp and Configure Secure FTP connections on Ubuntu 14.04 Server

vsftpd is a GPL licensed FTP server for UNIX systems, including Linux. It is secure and extremely fast. It is stable. Don’t take my word for it, though. Below, we will see evidence supporting all three assertions. We will also see a list of a few important sites which are happily using vsftpd. This demonstrates […]

Microsoft Lobby Denies the State of Chile Access to Free Software

Fresh on the heels of the entire Munich and Linux debacle, another story involving Microsoft and free software has popped up across the world, in Chile. A prolific magazine from the South American country says that the powerful Microsoft lobby managed to turn around a law that would allow the authorities to use free software. The story broke out from a magazine called El Sábado de El Mercurio, which explains in great detail how the Microsoft lobby works and how it can overturn a law th…

XBMC 13.2 “Gotham” Is Out, One of the Last with This Name – Gallery

The final version of XBMC 13.2 “Gotham,” an open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media that is available for multiple platforms, has been released.

The XBMC developers have managed to release a stable version of XBMC after several Betas and an RC. This is just a bug fix release and no new features have been added to the software, but users should really update nonetheless.

In fact, this is one of the last XBMC releases to have this name. The XBM…

m23 14.2 comes with support for Qiana and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

The latest version of m23 extends the spectrum of supported client distributions by adding support for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Linux Mint 17 Qiana. Read more ….

Happy 21st Birthday, Debian!

The Debian project has just celebrated it’s 21st birthday, making it one of the oldest open source projects in existence.Debian is one of the most used Linux distributions in the world, even if it might not seem like it. It’s not the friendliest operating system out there, but it’s good and stable enough and many other projects use it as their base. Everyone has heard of Ubuntu, but not all of its users known that in fact it’s based on Debian. Now, Valve also decided to build their own distro …

Install Latest Rhythmbox and Third-Party Plugins for Rhythmbox in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Rhythmbox is free software released under GNU General Public License, designed to work well under the GNOME Desktop using the GStreamer media framework. Rhythmbox is a very easy to use music playing and management program which supports a wide range of audio formats (including mp3 and ogg). Originally inspired by Apple’s iTunes, the current version […]

Road to Elf City – Episode 4

Ithell and Amlodd are the clans covered by Mod Elfborne today, in Episode 4 of the Road to Elf City.

Next Week’s Kernel Summit Will Try To Take On The 2038 Problem

Taking place next week is the Linux Kernel Summit in Chicago alongside the 2014 LinuxCon North America. We’ll be providing live coverage next week while one of the early kernel summit sessions already being discussed online is a goal of trying to furth…

Podcast – Plague’s End

Plague’s End – this week’s epic RuneScape quest – is the topic of today’s podcast. Mods Osborne, Stu, Sarah and Giara answer your questions.

Media player dev kits run Ubuntu, Android on Cortex-A9

Toshiba announced wireless-enabled development kits based on its dual-core Cortex-A9 “TZ5000 ApP Lite” SoC, supporting Ubuntu and Android 4.4, respectively. The RBTZ5000-2MA-A1 (Linux) and RBTZ5000-6MA-A1 (Android) kits are anchored with two vastly different development boards. The Ubuntu-based “2MA” version is a full-featured, 90 x 55mm board while the “6MA” (Android) module is a mere 57 […]

FreeGameDev.net Outage (Fixed)

**Update 2014-08-12 22:17**It seems all is back to normal! Thanks 123-reg for sorting out it quickly although nobody emailed me or updated the support ticket, but stellar support nonetheless.If you want a domain name host, then I can happily recommend …

Peppermint OS 5: Light, Refreshing Linux

The Peppermint OS is built around a concept that may be unique among desktop environments. It is a hybrid of traditional Linux desktop applications and cloud-based apps. This innovative approach puts the latest release, Peppermint OS 5, well ahead of the curve. It brings cloud apps to the Linux desktop with the ease and flexibility of a Chromebook, and it supports installed software as well.

Samba Patched, LibreOffice 4.2.6, and Best Browsers

Today in Linux news, a Samba vulnerability was patched and LibreOffice 4.2.6 was released. Allan Day posted lots of GUADEC pictures and Opensource.com interviewed Michael Tiemann. Katherine Noyes searches the community for the best browsers and OMG!Ubuntu! has Five GOG.com Linux Games Everyone Should Play. Arstechnica.com yesterday reported of a critical vulnerability in Samba saying […]

GNU C Library Exploits Closed in All Ubuntu Supported OSes

Canonical has said that a number of GNU C Library vulnerabilities have been found and corrected in its Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating systems.

The developers have identified some security issues with the GNU C Library and an update has been pushed into the repositories.

“Stephane Chazelas discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled locale environment variables. An attacker could use this issue to possibly bypass certain restrictions such as…

Solomon’s General Store – Pack Sale – Up to 65% Off!

Make haste! Get your hands on various packs at discounted prices in the Solomon’s Store Pack Sale.

The Linux 3.16 Kernel Has Been Released

As anticipated, the Linux 3.16 kernel has been released this Sunday afternoon…

Google Chrome 38 Dev Increases Scrollbar Control Zone for Mouse on Linux

The Development branch of Google Chrome, a browser built on the Blink layout engine that aims to be minimalistic and versatile at the same time, is now at version 38.0.2107.3 for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. Google Chrome usually features three distinct branches: Dev, Beta, and Stable. The development branch is where all the new features, changes, and other improvements are made, so it’s no wonder that a new version has popped up so quickly after the previous one. Despite the small ve…

Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Alpha 2 Screenshot Tour

We are delighted to announce the release of Ubuntu MATE Alpha2. Most things, more than in Alpha1 at least. The .iso image should boot (from DVD or USB), the Live session should work, the installer should work and the installed system should also work. Notice the heavy use of “should”, YMMV. Read more ….

Belkin’s WRT54G Router Successor Is Crap On The Software Front So Far

Belkin revived the Linksys WRT54G in a new 802.11ac model earlier this year and one of its selling points has been the OpenWRT support as what made the WRT54G legendary. However, OpenWRT developers and fans are yet to be satisfied by this new router…