How to Install Thunderbird Beta on Ubuntu Linux

The following tutorial will teach Ubuntu users how to install the latest Beta release of the popular Mozilla Thunderbird email and RSS client on their systems.

Following our “How to Install Firefox Beta on Ubuntu Linux” guide, we have decided to make another universal tutorial, this time for the email client app from Mozi…

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 (PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support On OpenSUSE 12.2

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 (PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support On OpenSUSE 12.2

Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed
for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install
Lighttpd on an OpenSUSE 12.2 serv…

KDE KWin Now Handles OpenGL Over EGL

With GLX set to be deprecated in the not too distant future and EGL being in use with OpenGL ES on mobile platforms, KDE’s KWin compositing window manager now has support for using desktop OpenGL over EGL instead of GLX…

Which Linux Do I Turn To In My Hour of Need

Ubuntu has developed itself out of the hearts and minds of many users, myself included. So, what do I do now?
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AutoFDO Optimizations For The GCC Compiler

A patch has emerged that provides “AutoFDO” support for the GCC compiler for automated feedback-directed optimizations…

Commit Digest: Issue 208

This week… 2185 commits, in 228 projects, by 268 happy hackers (and 806 were translation commits).

Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller added code to handle missing decoders to Transmageddon.
A new mining activity, by Peter Albrecht, landed in gcompr…

A Patch-Set Making Btrfs ~20% Faster

A revised patch-set was published a few days ago that can make meta-data operations for the Btrfs file-system approximately 20% faster…

How to Install Firefox Beta on Ubuntu Linux

The following tutorial will teach Ubuntu users how to install the latest Beta release of the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser on their systems.
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Distribution Release: Hanthana Linux 17 "LXDE"

Danishka Navin announced the release of Hanthana Linux 17 "LXDE" edition, a lightweight live CD built from Fedora 17 and featuring the LXDE desktop environment: "Hanthana Linux live CD, the newest member of the Hanthana Linux family comes out today. While our regular DVD release is a complete….

Live streaming – The Future of RuneScape – Tonight!

Join us live from Jagex HQ to talk about the future of RuneScape and what we have planned for the world’s greatest adventure.

GNOME Foundation: GNOME.Asia Summit 2013 – Call for Hosts

Hello :)

The GNOME.Asia Committee is inviting proposals to host the GNOME.Asia
Summit during the 2nd quarter of 2013. The GNOME.Asia Summit is the
featured annual GNOME Conference in Asia. The event focuses primarily on
the GNOME desktop, and also cov…

GNOME: GNOME Asia Summit 2013 – Call for Hosts

The GNOME.Asia Committee is inviting proposals to host the GNOME.Asia Summit during the 2nd quarter of 2013. The GNOME.Asia Summit is the featured annual GNOME Conference in Asia. The event focuses primarily on the GNOME desktop, and also covers appli…

Ubuntu App Charts for August 2012

Ubuntu Developer Center monthly publishes a list of the most downloaded commercial and free applications from the Ubuntu Software Center. In August, to no surprise, the majority of the applications in the list were games.
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Emacs Vulnerability Fixed in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 11.10

Canonical has published in a security notice details about an Emacs vulnerability for its Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 11.10 operating systems.According to Canonical, Emacs could be made to run programs, as your login, if it opened a specially crafted file.Hiroshi Oota and Paul Ling discovered that the Emacs package incorrectly handled search paths and it incorrectly handled certain eval forms in local-variable sections. A local attacker could execute arbitrary…

Mesa 9.0 Gets A Release Date That’s Very Soon

Ian Romanick of Intel has shared his revised plans for releasing Mesa 9.0…

Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.6 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the sixth update of its stable distribution Debian 6.0 (codename “squeeze”). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available. Please note that this update does […]

Calibre Plugin of the Week: Import List

Calibre is one of the best eBook management software available right now, but its strength lies in the abundance of plugins available for it. This week we’ll take a look at an interesting extension called “Import List.” According to the developer, this plugin allows users to match existing or create empty books in Calibre, based on lists of books from external sources.The plugin can be used to import straight from the clipboard, from a CSV File, and even from a We…

Download Slackware Linux 14.0 Final

Slackware Linux, a complete 32-bit multitasking “UNIX-like” system that is currently based around the 3.2 Linux kernel series, is now at version 14.0. Following months of testing and a year after the previous stable version, the new and improved Slackware Linux 14.0 is finally here, featuring some interesting updates.Highlights of Slackware Linux 14.0:• Linux kernel 3.2.29 LTS is now used in the distro;• X.org has been updated to version…

Damn Small Linux 4.11 RC2 is Available for Testing

Damn Small Linux, a very versatile 50MB mini desktop oriented Linux distribution initially developed as an experiment, is now at version 4.11 RC2.The developer of DLS (Damn Small Linux) 4.11 RC2 has tried to make the new version of the distribution a little friendlier to legacy hardware. Highlights of Damn Small Linux 4.11 RC2:• apt-restore command has been fixed;• The default mirror has been updated to the ftp link becasue it has been more r…

Wine 1.5.14 Fixes Alan Wake

Alexandre Julliard announced on September 28th a new development version of the Wine app, which brings assorted bugfixes and improvements, among which we can mention:• The URL cache behavior has been vastly improved;• GIF image support has been improved;• More parser features have been added in the shader compiler;• Optimizations in JavaScript have been implemented;• Various bug fixes.Wine 1.5.14 also brings bug fixes for…