AMD, Canonical Partner on Ubuntu OpenStack Cloud Server

A major hardware manufacture is now selling a computer with Ubuntu Linux preinstalled, and this time, it’s an OpenStack server. That’s what Canonical and AMD launched this week with the introduction of a server preinstalled with Ubuntu OpenStack private cloud software. read more Read more at The VAR Guy

Distribution Release: Slackel 6.0.2 “Openbox”

Dimitris Tzemos has announced the release of Slackel 6.0.2 "Openbox" edition, an updated build of the project’s lightweight Slackware-based Linux distribution: "Slackel 6.0.2 Openbox has been released. This is an update release. Includes the Linux kernel 3.14.18 and latest updates from Slackware’s ‘Current’ tree. Slackel 6.0.2 Openbox 32-bit….

GNOME vs KDE, Linux Myths, and the Linux Toilet

In tonight’s Linux news Matt Hartley dispels those persistent Linux myths. Bruce Byfield uses KDE and GNOME projects’ financial statements to analyze their priorities and direction. Ubuntu community wallpapers for 14.10 are beginning to be chosen and some guy built a Linux toilet in hopes of getting a job. In our top story tonight, Thomas […]

In the OpenStack Race, Red Hat’s Advantage Remains Support

Red Hat is on track to be the big winner in the OpenStack cloud computing race, at least it is according to a report from Steve Ashley of Baird Equity Research. Its abiity to cater to datacenters and its long experience dealing with the open source community are primary reasons why, according to Ashley. Ashley […]

Replace GRUB With BURG to Beautify Boot Menu, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint via PPA

Burg is boot loader forked of GRUB loader. It uses a new object format which allows it to be built in a wider range of OS, including Linux/Windows/OSX/Solaris/FreeBSD, etc. It also has a highly configurable menu system which works in both text and graphic mode. Additional features like stream support and multiple input/output device are […]

Systemd Cheatsheet, This Week’s Fedora Delay, Ubuntu Disparaged

There’s a lot to talk about today in Linux news. First up, Fedora 21 is delayed again. Matthew Miller and Matthew Garrett were interviewed. Ancor Gonzalez Sosa says openSUSE says Factory installations now outnumber Tumbleweed since going rolling. Ubuntu was spotted on national television and LinOxide has a colorful Systemd to SysVinit cheatsheet. Fedora 21 […]

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD

The latest solid-state drive in our office is the Corsair Force LX 256GB SATA 3.0 that’s been put through its paces under Linux and is working out quite well.

WIne 1.7.26 Implements More Of DirectWrite, C Runtime Improvements

A new bi-weekly Wine development release is available today that has several bug fixes affecting a handful of different Windows gamers, for anyone still dependent upon Wine for Linux gaming this weekend…

Cantata 1.4.1 Music Player Released with Multiple Fixes

Cantata 1.4.1, a client for the music player daemon (MPD) that originally started as a fork of QtMPC, has been released and is now available for download. Cantata 1.4.1 can be compiled with KDE support or as a pure Qt4 application. The previous update was very generous and introduced quite a few new features, and it looks like the current one is also quite extensive. According to the changelog, an unused var warning that occurred when compiling without online services has been fixed, MPDScri…

New Gentoo, Just Peachy, and Tuxmachines Now

A new Gentoo liveDVD was released last week featuring Linux 3.15 and KDE 4.13. Jack Wallen follows Jack Germain in tests of a new “fresh and juicy” Linux. The Reg test drives Ubuntu 14.10. And finally today, Christine Hall takes a look at my old Website,, under its new management. It feels so […]

Feedback on dds textures required

Should Flightgear switch to dds texture format?

What is this about?

The FG development team is considering to switch the format for terrain textures from png to dds. This would offer a number of significant advantages:

– dds is a compressed format, hence the download size of the FG base package may be decreased
– compressed dds can be directly used by many graphics cards, reducing also GPU memory consumption
– dds stores all texture resolution levels, i.e. no lower resolution levels have to be generated when the texture is used, hence it loads much faster into memory
– the …
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GParted Live 0.19.1-4 Is Now Ready for Download and Testing

GParted Live, a small bootable GNU/Linux distribution for x86-based computers that can be used for creating, reorganizing, and deleting disk partitions with the help of tools that allow managing filesystems, has just been updated to a stable version, 0.19.1-4.The GParted developers have released a new development version of GParted Live and they have made a number of important modifications. In fact, there has been a new release almost every day in last few days, which is rather unsual.”T…

Peach OSI Is Fresh and Juicy

Peach OSI is a new Linux distro that stands apart from the crowd. Its first stable version was just released in June — yet it displays more performance traits and sophistication than many Linux distros that have been searching for an audience for years. In the crowded Linux distro field, it is very rare to find a newcomer that is not like any of the others.

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: 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 […]