Introduction To The Linux Mint Cinnamon Desktop

This tutorial is supposed to guide the reader through the features of the Cinnamon desktop, Mint’s new desktop environment to be used in Linux Mint 13. Cinnamon concentrates on holding on to classic design and functionality in times where Gnome 3 and Unity come up with different innovations to the user interface. This document comes […]

Cinnamon 1.3 released

Cinnamon 1.3 is out! This is another major update for Cinnamon. Read below for a brief overview of the new features and major improvements. Applets improvements In Cinnamon 1.3, every panel component is an applet. This means you can remove the default menu or window list and replace them with 3rd party applets. Another important […]

Ubuntu for Android to Star at Mobile World Congress

According to Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical is moving quickly ahead with its plans to bring Ubuntu to platforms going well beyond just desktop computers. In his latest blog post, Shuttleworth notes: “We’ll show Ubuntu neatly integrated into Android at Mobile World Congress next week. Carry just the phone, and connect it to any monitor to get […]

Top 5 Ubuntu pre-installed Laptop companies

While Canonical has a well established business desktop scenario with Ubuntu, finding laptops with preinstalled laptops is sometimes a challenge. Laptops are usually available in two formats. First is the ODM (Original Design Manufacturers) who make the laptops. Second, is OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) who purchase from ODM but install their own brand of CPU, […]

Dwarf Fortress 0.34.01

After almost a year of work a new version of Dwarf Fortress has been released. Changes include tombs, dungeons, vampires and werewolves for adventure mode and many bugfixes and improvements for fortress mode.

Canonical Continues to Push Ubuntu for the Cloud

The jury may still be out on what exactly cloud computing even means, but that isn’t stopping most IT movers and shakers from churning out incessant reminders of how important the cloud is. Canonical, which this week released a new publication highlighting the way Ubuntu fits into the cloud, is no exception. Here’s a look […]

Ubuntu’s Business Desktop Remix: Taking a Closer Look

In case there was any doubt that the long-term success of Canonical is tied in large part to Ubuntu’s viability as a desktop solution for businesses, Canonical CEO Jane Silber recently announced a new official spin of Ubuntu tailored at just that market. Will Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix soon find its way to an office […]

Cloudmin 6.1 released

Hi Cloudmin users, Cloudmin version 6.1 is now available for download from our YUM amd APT repositories. New features in this version include : * The Change Password page can now be used to set the password Cloudmin uses to login to a system, as well as changing the actual password. It has also been […]

Debian Project News – February 20th, 2012

Welcome to this year’s fourth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Goodbye Lenny! * Debian GNU/Hurd on the rails * DPL and legal work * Multiarch-ready dpkg * GPL in Debian: a study * Interviews * Other news * Upcoming events * New Debian Contributors […]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 253

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 253 for the week February 13 – 19, 2012. == Links to UWN == * Wiki page: == In This Issue == * Ubuntu Server Survey 2012 * Ubuntu 12.04 Development update * Ubuntu 10.04.4 (Lucid Lynx) LTS released! * Community Acknowledgments and Success Stories * Ubuntu […]

Blender 2.62

The Blender Foundation and online developer community is proud to present Blender 2.62. The 2.6x series is being targeted at including all work that happened in branches or patches past years. The Cycles render engine now has layers/passes, you can track objects inside videos now, have much better and faster boolean intersections and use great […]

Oracle commutes end of life on Java 6

Oracle has postponed the planned end of life for Java SE 6. Originally, JDK (Java Development Kit) and Java SE 6 were due to reach end of life in July 2012, but that date has been pushed back to November 2012. Oracle says the move is to allow more time for the transition to JDK […]

OpenArena 0.8.8 released!

– Mac is back! – Two new single player campaign tiers – New maps: am_lavaarena am_lavactf am_lavactfxl am_mckinleyish2 am_spacecont am_thornish mlca1 mlctf1beta oa_bases3p3ta oasago1 oa_thor pul1duel-oa pxlfan – New player model: Neko. – Specular maps have been added to many player and weaponsmodels. These can be disabled by turning off detail textures. – Invulnerability powerup […]

TORCS version 1.3.3 released

TORCS version 1.3.3 is available for download. The most important changes are new content (two tracks, new car), a pure command line mode (for AI training and testing) and bug/security fixes, hit Read More below to review the full set of changes. The security fixes are relevant if you download and install content from the […]

FreeCol 0.10.5 released

FreeCol 0.10.5 has been released. This is mainly a bug-fix release to fix serious game corrupting bugs in 0.10.4.
A few other bugs have been fixed, and the amount of lumber delivered when a forest tile is cleared is now more Col1 compatible.


VLC reaches 2.0

VLC reaches 2.0 VLC 2.0 “Twoflower” is a major new version of our popular media player. With faster decoding on multi-core, GPU, and mobile hardware and the ability to open more formats, notably professional, HD and 10bits codecs, 2.0 is a major upgrade for VLC. Twoflower has a new rendering pipeline for video, with higher […]

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 3.5: “the best free office suite ever”

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 3.5, the third major release of “the best free office suite ever”, which shows to end users the improvements derived from the development strategy adopted since September 2010. LibreOffice 3.5 derives from the combined effort of full time hackers – the largest group of experienced OOo code developers – and […]

Softpedia Linux Weekly, Issue 187

The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: Finnix 104, Scientific Linux 6.2 and Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS. In other news: The Document Foundation released the LibreOffice 3.5 office suite; the VideoLAN organization announced the release of VLC 2.0 Media Player. Softpedia Linux Blog news includes articles about Nvidia 295.20, Firefox 10.0.1, Ubuntu Server […]

PC Linux OS 2012.02: nice and stable

There are not so many distributions in the Linux galaxy which have names directly showing the purpose of the distribution’s creation. I honestly do not think that Bodhi is going to enlighten anybody or Fedora can stay on your head. As opposed to these, PCLinuxOS directly says that it is a Linux operating system intended […]

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 444

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: First look at Asturix 4 and On desktop News: Debian’s position on software patents, Fedora 17 alpha testing, overview of Cinnamon, FreeBSD package management with pkgng Questions and answers: End of support for Kubuntu Released last week: Scientific Linux 6.2, Tiny Core…. Read more at DistroWatch