Distribution Release: Tails 0.15

A new version of Tails, a Debian-based live system with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user, has been released: "Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 0.15, is out. All users must upgrade as soon as possible. Changes: Tor upgrade to Major new….

Qt 5.0 Release Still Planned By Year’s End

Lars Knoll has laid out his plans for branching the Qt 5.0 code-base and seeing the long-awaited update to the popular open-source toolkit see the light of day before year’s end…

Amazon EC2 Linux OS Comparison

In preparation for the imminent release of Phoronix Test Suite 4.2-Randaberg, final validation testing was done on a variety of Linux operating systems in Amazon’s EC2 compute cloud. Many of the official Linux images were benchmarked from the c1.xlarge High-CPU Extra Large Instance, including Amazon Linux AMI 2012.09, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3, Ubuntu 11.10, […]

Splashtop introduces remote Ubuntu to Android and iPhone

Want to run an Ubuntu Linux game or check on your Ubuntu server remotely from your Android or Apple smartphone or tablet? Splashtop’s Streamer for Linux software is for you

Free Festive Aura for All Members

While away December’s cold winter days with the Festive Aura’s daily XP boost!

Community Round-Up 29/11

Wintery Weekend events, one million Facebook likes and boss hunting – it’s time for another weekly edition of the RuneScape Community Round-Up!

File Roller 3.6.3 Improves Nautilus Interactions

File Roller, an archive manager for the GNOME desktop environment which can be used to create, modify, and view the content of archives, is now at version 3.6.3. Highlights of File Roller 3.6.3: • A crash that occurred when pasting a deleted file has been fixed; • The “next” button has been repaired; • file-roller can now delete directories; • The properties panel no longer shows an incorrect number of files; &bu…

Fedora 19 Planned For Release In Late May

While Fedora 18 isn’t even being released until January of 2013, plans have already been decided to try to aim for the Fedora 19 release in late May of 2013…

15 years of KDE e.V. – Growing Up

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Yesterday (November 27, 2012) was the 15th birthday of KDE e.V. (eingetragener Verein; registered association), the legal entity which represents the KDE Community in legal and financial matters. We published interviews with two of the founding members (Matthias Ettrich and Kalle Dalheimer) on the why, what and when of KDE e.V. in the beginning. Today, emeritus board member Mirko Böhm shares his thoughts in the video interview (transcript included). Tomorrow there will be interviews with current e.V. Board members.

Top 3 Windows Games Launched in 2012 That Run Well on Linux

Even if a lot of games have been launched for Linux this year and more are expected to arrive in 2013, the Windows platform is still home for the best titles. Until this status quo changes, there will always be Wine.

Wine is a framework that can be used to run Windows applications in a Linux environment. Some titles work b…

Red Hat Launches OpenShift Enterprise

Red Hat has announced that OpenShift, an enterprise-ready PaaS product designed to be installed on-premise within customer datacenters or private, public or hybrid clouds, is now available. OpenShift can be used to streamline and standardize developer workflows, facilitating and increasing IT service delivery velocity, which in turn affects the productivity of businesses. Back in May 2012, Red Hat promised that it would provide something that would satisfy the on-pre…

Xen Cloud Platform 1.6 Is Now Available for Download

The Xen Cloud Platform, a turnkey open source virtualization solution that provides out-of-the box virtualization and cloud computing, is now at version 1.6. Xen Cloud Platform 1.6 also features the Xen Hypervisor, an API toolstack for cloud, storage and networking solutions. Highlights of Xen Cloud Platform 1.6: • XCP now has Storage XenMotion technology which allows users to freely move running virtual machines, without the need for shared storage;…

The Back Story On The Open NVIDIA Tegra Driver

New details have been shared with Phoronix about the back-story that led to the work on the open-source NVIDIA Tegra DRM graphics driver that will be introduced in the Linux 3.8 kernel…

Introducing Turing Linux OS

Turing Linux, a small distribution based on the idea of the Universal Turing Machine, by way of VirtualBox, has reached version 0.2 Alpha.

As the name suggests, this Linux distribution celebrates the life and achievements of Alan Turing, the father of computer science.

Turing Linux is based on Debian Squeeze, and for now it uses Fluxbox window manager and SLiM login manager.

It’s available in three different flavors, each one containing evermore inc…

Post-Thanksgiving Roundup: Counting Open Source Blessings

Beyond the most radically geeky segments of society, few Americans are likely to have thought of software when they counted their blessings this Thanksgiving. For most people, computers are hardly in the same category as food, shelter and loving friends and family. That said, a recent blog post got me thinking about the software projects […]

Dell Laptop is $70 Cheaper with Ubuntu Linux

More than five years after it began selling PCs with Ubuntu Linux preinstalled in the United States, Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) has compiled a lackluster record in the eyes of many Linux advocates when it comes to promoting open source alternatives to Windows. Yet as a Canonical employee recently pointed out, Dell is now offering a […]



Install PPA-Purge With Multi-Arch Support In Ubuntu

The ppa-purge package available in the official Ubuntu repositories is not multi-arch aware, so purging PPAs like xorg-edgers or gnome3 doesn’t work correctly on 64bit systems.A few hours ago, thanks to Tim Lunn’s work, a branch that adds multiarch support has been merged into the main ppa-purge branch, fixing this bug. The fix should be […]

How To Upgrade From Linux Mint 13 (Maya) To 14 (Nadia) With apt

How To Upgrade From Linux Mint 13 (Maya) To 14 (Nadia) With apt

This tutorial shows how you can upgrade from Linux Mint
13 (Maya) to Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) with apt. Please note that this is
not the recommended way, and it might break your system, h…

Dear Esther: Another Source Engine Game On Linux

Dear Esther, a unique first person adventure game powered by Valve’s Source Engine, will soon be released as a native Linux client. Currently the company is seeking out testers to try out the Linux port…