LMDE’s “gnome2-frozen” repository discontinued

In the latest Update Pack to Linux Mint Debian (UP4) released in March, MATE 1.2 and Cinnamon 1.4 were made available as well as an option called “gnome2-frozen” which allowed users to stick to Gnome 2 and skip the Update Pack altogether. Moving forward and in preparation for Update Pack 5, this repository is now […]

News: Linux Top Three: Peppermint, Mint and Arch Linux Get Updates

Linux distro world is no longer just about Red Hat, Ubuntu and SUSE

The Perfect Desktop – Linux Mint 13 KDE

The Perfect Desktop – Linux Mint 13 KDE

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 13 (Maya)
desktop (KDE version) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e.
that has all the software that people need to do the things the…

Development: svn.gnome.org is no more

Although we’ve migrated to Git a long time ago, we still had
svn.gnome.org up and running. I’ve killed svn.gnome.org just now. The
svn repository data is still available to sysadmins, but not how long
we’ll keep it.

GNU Founder Richard Stallman Speaks Out on Valve Steam

Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman has not traditionally been one to compromise when it comes to software freedom. But in a recent post on the GNU website, the pragmatic side of Stallman seemed to emerged when he admitted that having more proprietary games available for Linux might not be totally, completely bad. Has RMS […]

An Easy Guide to Getting Going with the Thunderbird Email Client

As we reported in early July, Mozilla has pulled back on further development of its long-standing Thunderbird email platform, despite the fact that it has more than 20 million users. Mitchell Baker, Chair of the Mozilla Foundation, has a blog post up about the topic. Despite Mozilla’s pullback, though, Thunderbird is a mature email client […]

Video Review: Linux Mint 13 Xfce

This is my first look at Linux Mint 13 Xfce. I currently use Linux Mint 12 on my Linux Box and I enjoy using it. The Xfce Desktop is alot lighter than KDE and others. Linux Mint provides a few different blends of Desktop managers. All are available for free to download at their site […]

Mid-2012: Arch Linux vs. Slackware vs. Ubuntu vs. Fedora

At the request of many Phoronix readers following the release of updated Arch Linux media, here are some new Arch Linux benchmarks. However, this is not just Arch vs. Ubuntu, but rather a larger Linux distribution performance comparison. In this article are benchmark results from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, CentOS 6.2, Fedora 17, Slackware 14.0 Beta, […]

Wine 1.5.10 Released

The Wine development release 1.5.10 is now available.
What’s new in this release:

New version of the Gecko engine based on Firefox 14.
Support for OpenGL in the DIB engine using libOSMesa.
Off-screen rendering is now the default in Direct3D.

Ubuntu 13.04 Developer Summit: 29th Oct – 1st Nov

Canonical just announced earlier today that the next UDS (Ubuntu Developer Summit) event for the Ubuntu 13.04 operating system will take place, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Digital Media Company Finds New Ways to Deliver Content

Most business owners say they’re fueled by belief in their products, but eChristian cofounders Todd Hoyt and Cory Verner give it a whole new meaning. The two entrepreneurs started the company in 2005 to sell Christian audio content online. Since th…

Ubuntu, RHEL, SUSE, Amazon Linux On The Amazon EC2 Cloud

After providing benchmarks last week of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on different Amazon EC2 instance types, up today are more benchmarks from the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud. Rather than just tossing out a lot of Amazon EC2 numbers of the different instance types to judge their performance, this article offers benchmarks of different Linux distributions on […]

Ubuntu 13.04 Planning To Happen In Copenhagen

Ubuntu developers will be meeting in Copenhagen later this year to hash out their plans for Ubuntu 13.04…
Read more at Phoronix

Install MyUnity On Linux Mint 13 (Maya)

Install MyUnity On Linux Mint 13 (Maya)

This tutorial shows how you can install MyUnity,
the extended Unity desktop configuration tool, on Linux Mint 13.
MyUnity can usually only be used on Ubuntu operating systems, however
you can get it to run und…

Debian Project News – July 30th, 2012

Welcome to this year’s fifteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Debian Med team report from LSM * DebConf13 Logo Contest: final round voting * Rapsberry Pi + Debian = Raspbian! * Interviews * Other news * Upcoming events * New Debian Contributors * Release-Critical […]

Development: How to avoid the TextCha on the Wiki / live.gnome.org

To avoid needing to fill in that TextCha, make sure your wiki name is
listed on the following page:

Anyone on the page can add new people, so just ask someone on there to
add you. I added a bunch of names to…

Travel bursaries for LibOCon

This is to inform you about travel bursaries for the LibreOffice Conference. We are trying to enable as many contributors as possible to join us in Berlin, to meet their community friends, to listen to exciting lectures, and to work on the future of the best free office suite, LibreOffice. Unfortunately, we are a rather […]

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – July 29 2012 ==

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – July 29 2012 == == PostgreSQL Product News == Barman 1.0.0, a backup and recovery manager for PostgreSQL, released. http://www.pgbarman.org Repmgr 1.2.0 and 2.0beta, an HA and replication cluster management software for PostgreSQL, released. http://www.repmgr.org == PostgreSQL Jobs for July == http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-jobs/2012-07/threads.php == PostgreSQL Local == PostgreSQL Session will be […]

GNOME’s Future: Open Source Desktop Interface In Doubt?

GNOME, the project responsible for what has been one of the open-source world’s most popular desktop interfaces for well over a decade, is teetering on the edge of crisis mode. At least, that’s what one developer suggests in a recent personal blog post ominously titled “starting into the abyss.” Does GNOME, despite its rich and […]

Disable update manager in the notification area in Linux Mint 13

How to disable update manager in the notification area in Linux Mint 13