Five Biggest Open Source Developments in 2012

As trite as countdown lists can be, ending the year just wouldn’t feel right without churning out one of my own. In that spirit, I’ve spent a while reflecting upon the most important developments in the open source world in 2012. If you can stomach another one of these essays on the eve of the […]

MediterraneanDark/FlatStudioDark: Two Amazing Dark GTK 3.6 Themes For Ubuntu 12.10/Linux Mint 14

Today, we will see two nice themes that were already ported to GTK 3.6 and are compatible with Ubuntu 12.10 or Linux Mint 14. The first theme is MediterraneanDark and the second is FlatStudioDark which will be enjoyed by fans of dark themes. You can use them with Unity or Gnome Shell. MediterraneanDark  —- FlatStudioDark  […]

Phoronix 2012 Year-End Summary

Here’s the final planned Phoronix news post until 2013, so let’s go over the most popular happenings of 2012…

KTAP: A New Dynamic Tracing Tool For Linux

KTAP is an experimental project that’s a new dynamic tracing tool for Linux. KTAP has several different design principles from SystemTap, one of the current most common dynamic instrumentation and tracing tools for Linux. This new project might satisfy…

FreeBSD 9.1 Officially Released

While it’s arriving late, FreeBSD 9.1 has been officially released just in time for 2013…

1 week with Mint Nadia XFCE

On the 21 of December Linux Mint 14 Xfce has been released, codename Nadia.This release of Mint is based on Ubuntu 12.10 and shipped with the XFCE desktop environemnt as my readers probably know I’ve installed Mint 13 XFCE on my new desktop and so I’ve decided to upgrade my installation to this new release. […]

Install Enlightenment 17 in Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10/Linux Mint 14/13/12 (New Release)

Install Enlightenment Desktop in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04/Ubuntu 11.10/Linux Mint 14/13/12 (New Release) Enlightenment is not just a window manager for Linux/X11 and others, but also a whole suite of libraries to help you create beautiful user interfaces with much less work than doing it the old fashioned way and fighting with traditional toolkits, not […]

Install Curlew Multimedia Converter from PPA in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

In Linux, there are many good media converters that will help us convert our video and audio files to any other formats we want. Today, we will introduce another media converter called Curlew which comes with an easy-to-use GUI written in Python capable of converting between many audio and video formats because it is based […]

Unvanquished Lays Out Open Game Plans For 2013

The Unvanquished project laid out plans this weekend for 2013 so that their impressive cross-platform first person shooter can be done with the alphas by January of 2014…

How to Rebuild Nvidia Driver’s Kernel Module

The following tutorial will teach all users of the Ubuntu Linux operating system how to manually rebuild the kernel module of the Nvidia graphics driver after updating the Linux kernel packages. Read more ….

BSD Release: FreeBSD 9.1

FreeBSD 9.1 has been released: "The FreeBSD Release Engineering team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE. This is the second release from the stable/9 branch, which improves on the stability of FreeBSD 9.0 and introduces some new features. Some of the highlights: new Intel GPU….

Nouveau Gets More Improvements For Linux 3.8

Over this weekend a new DRM pull request was submitted by David Airlie for the Linux 3.8 kernel…

Install Curlew Multi-Converter in Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Any Ubuntu based Distro (New Release)

Install Curlew Multi-Converter in Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04/11.10/11.04/10.10/10.04/Linux Mint/Any Ubuntu based Distro (New Release) Curlew is multi-converter tool, it is based on ffmpeg. Curlew is easy to use, free and open-source multimedia converter for Linux. Curlew converter can convert to over 117 different formats. New in this Version: Added tool-tip information about the file when cursor moved over […]

How to Rebuild Nvidia Driver's Kernel Module

The following tutorial will teach all users of the Ubuntu Linux operating system how to manually rebuild the kernel module of the Nvidia graphics driver after updating the Linux kernel packages. Why was this tutorial created? Well, it was written especially for those times when Canonical issues a new kernel update, leaving Nvid…

Install Ubuntu-Tweak 0.8.3 in Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10/Linux Mint

Install Ubuntu-Tweak 0.8.3 in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Ubuntu 11.10/Linux Mint 13/12 (New Release) and old versions on previous Ubuntu versions. Ubuntu Tweak is an application designed to config Ubuntu easier for everyone. It provided many useful desktop and system options that the default desktop environment isn’t provided. At present, It is only designed for Ubuntu […]

Install Wine 1.5.20 in Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10/Linux Mint (New Release)

Install Wine 1.5.20 in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/11.10/11.04/Linux Mint (New Release) Wine lets you run Windows software on other operating systems. With Wine, you can install and run these applications just like you would in Windows. Wine enables Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, and Solaris users to run Windows applications without a copy of Microsoft Windows. […]

Install SMPlayer 0.8.3 in Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10/Linux Mint

Install SMPlayer 0.8.3 with YouTube and Mplayer support in Ubuntu 12.10/Ubuntu 12.04/11.10/11.04/10.10/10.04/9.10/9.04/All Linux Mint versions SMPlayer is a complete media player for Windows and Linux. It uses the award-winning MPlayer as playback engine which is capable of playing most video and audio formats (avi, mkv, wmv, mp4, mpeg… see list). It uses its own codecs, […]

How to remove Webapps in Ubuntu 12.10

This guide describes how to remove Webapps in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal. Dconf editor is needed. Webapps allow you to integrate Facebook, Reddit and other websites. Read more ….

The Problems Right Now For Gaming On Linux

While 2013 is shaping up to be the best year for gaming on Linux with so many major milestones just ahead of us, it’s not without some unfortunate sore points still present for gaming and the Linux desktop…

Distribution Release: AgiliaLinux 8.1.1

AgiliaLinux 8.1.1 has been released. AgiliaLinux is a Russian Slackware-derived distribution with a custom, dependency-resolving package manager and support for several pre-configured desktop environments. Changes in this release include: fixed proble…