Download Linux Kernel 3.6.4 Now

Greg Kroah-Hartman announced yesterday, October 29, the immediate availability for download of the fourth maintenance release for the stable Linux 3.6 kernel series. Linux kernel 3.6.4 introduces a lot of various fixes, as well as driver improvements, sound fixes, and improved ARM support. Highlights of Linux kernel 3.6.4: &…

Linux Mint signs a partnership with ThinkPenguin

Linux Mint signed a new partnership with ThinkPenguin. ThinkPenguin is an American company that sells Linux computers and related products and services and ships them Worldwide. For each Linux Mint branded item sold, or computer running Linux Mint, ThinkPenguin donates 10% of the sale to our project. The Penguin-Wee running Linux Mint You can visit […]

Linux Mint Store

In partnership with CompuLab, ThinkPenguin, OSDisc and HELLOTUX, we are proud to announce a new section on our website: The Linux Mint Store. All the Mint products sold by our partners are now browsable on the website As a GNU/Linux distribution, we specialize in distributing, packaging and developing software. We’re extremely focused and we do […]

Ubuntu Windows Installer Gets a Second Chance at Ubuntu Developer Summit

Wubi is a tool made by Canonical and it’s the Ubuntu Windows Installer. It wasn’t all that popular and there were even rumors about discontinuing it, but now it seems that it could be updated and improved.

When Canonical released Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal), they went after Windows 8 with a powerful slogan, “Avoid the pain of Windows 8.” What are they doing for the people who already have a Windows operating system.

Canonical developed Wubi (Windows in…

EEF Criticizes Online Shopping in Ubuntu 12.10

It seems Canonical‘s eleventh hour rush to address user concerns regarding search integration into Ubuntu 12.10 may not have been as successful as the company presumably hoped. Despite the changes, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has issued a statement and list of demands for further disclosure from Canonical. Will the company ever make peace […]

PrestaShop and Jirafe Host an Amazing E-commerce Event in San Francisco

When it comes to e-commerce events, there’s one thing our experience has taught us… if we host it, they will come. Over the weekend, PrestaShop teamed up with our friends from Jirafe in order to deliver an incredible e-commerce event … Read more

EFF calls Ubuntu Shopping Lens a "major privacy problem"

The EFF has criticised Canonical for its recent inclusion of the shopping lens feature in Ubuntu 12.10 and the way the company is handling data collected by the software
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Ubuntu Needs To Improve OpenGL Drivers For Gaming

Discussions were held this morning in Copenhagen at the Ubuntu Developer Summit about improving audio and graphics support for Ubuntu Linux in order to propel the distribution as a first-rate gaming platform…

Osmos Arcade Game Added to Steam for Linux Database

Osmos, a physics-based arcade game that features some amazing visuals and a minimalist, electronic soundtrack, has been added to the Steam for Linux database. The player takes the role of a mote and it has just one purpose, absorb other motes. The only way to propel yourself is by ejecting matter. The downside is that the size of the mote will shrink and other motes will be able to absorb you. Osmos features 47 levels, not to mention the bonus content. The player will…

Ubuntu Looks To Improve Its Windows Installer

Ubuntu developers are hoping to redesign Wubi, the Ubuntu Windows Installer, for the Ubuntu 13.04 release in April…

Linux 3.7-rc3: Some Of You Need To Change Your Names

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.7-rc3 kernel on Sunday evening. There isn’t much that stands out about this release, but there is a small comedic rant by Linus about the names of some kernel contributors…

Finnix 106 Distribution Is Based on Linux Kernel 3.5

Version 106 of Finnix, a small, self-contained, bootable Linux CD distribution for system administrators, based on Debian testing, has just been released.

The new version of Finnix, 106, has very few changes, with the exception of a new Linux kernel, 3.5, and a small fix for a system freeze which occurred if the system’s disk included an extended partition.

Besides these changes, Finnix 106 also integrated Project NEALE, which is an effort of the developers to build …

Installing Applications in Ubuntu

There are a number of ways to install applications on the Ubuntu desktop. You can use the Ubuntu Software Center, apt-get from the command line or download applications from the Internet. This article will help you work through each of those options.

Mozilla Thunderbird 16.0.2 Lands in Ubuntu, Download Now

On October 29, in a security notice Canonical published details about Thunderbird vulnerabilities for its Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 11.04, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating systems. According to Canonical, several security issues were fixed in Thunderbird, which allowed a remote attacker to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks or to exploit the vulnerability in order to bypass security protections and perform cross-origin reading of the Location objec…

Tasque 0.1.12 Now Uses Xbuild

Tasque, a simple task management application (TODO list) for the Linux Desktop, has just reached version 0.1.12.

Tasque 0.1.12 has a lot of fixes, but the most important change is the decision to use xbuild for the build. Developers say that an interface for autotools build is in place, so “./configure && make && make install” still work.

Highlights of Tasque 0.1.12:

• gtk-update-icon-cache is not run anymore after install;
• configure che…

Download Files (Nautilus) 3.6.2 Stable Now

The GNOME developers behind the Nautilus project (now known as Files) have announced that 3.6.2 version is now available for download. Nautilus may have changed its name to Files, but it will take a long time for users to get used to it. In any case, Files 3.6.2 is finally here and it comes with just a few fixes. Highlights of Files (Nautilus) 3.6.2: • The default location for remote shares is now opened when mounting; • Symbolic links are…

Code of Conduct review during Community Roundtable on Wednesday morning

The Community Council has continued to work merging the Code of Conduct and the Leadership Code of Conduct. This was discussed at UDS last cycle and there was a call for feedback to the community last month. The current revision is available here for review: We will be doing a review in person at […]

Better Transcoding with Rygel 0.17.1

Rygel, a home media solution (UPnP AV MediaServer) that allows users to easily share audio, video, and pictures to other devices, is now at version 0.17.1.

DLNA/UPnP devices are making their presence known and in the last few years more and more devices started supporting the technology.

The devices that support the DLNA/UPnP techno…

BackBox Linux 3 review

Because it is based on Ubuntu, its installation program is Ubiquity, Ubuntu’s graphical installer. But the version of Ubiquity in BackBox 3 is the pre-Ubuntu 12.10 version, so full disk encryption and automatic LVM configuration are not supported.

Linux Lite 1.0 Screenshot Tour

Linux Lite is available. Linux Lite is a beginner-friendly Linux distribution based on Ubuntu LTS and featuring the Xfce desktop.