Install XBMC 12.0 Frodo in Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04/11.10/Linux Mint

Install XBMC 12.0 Frodo in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric/Linux Mint 14/13/12 and Previous XBMC version in Previous Ubuntu versions XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. XBMC is available for Linux, OSX, and Windows. Created in 2003 by a […]

Geometry Shaders For Mesa Not Yet Ready

While there’s been early code available for several months, Mesa support for OpenGL Geometry Shaders still isn’t ready for merging into mainline Mesa…

AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta Driver For Linux Released

An AMD Catalyst “13.2 Beta 3” driver has surfaced on the Internet for Linux users relying upon this binary blob for graphics acceleration on Radeon and FirePro graphics hardware…

Fedora 18 vs. Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 13.04 Benchmarks

As the next chapter after the Fedora 17 vs. Fedora 18 benchmarks for the Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution, here are benchmarks comparing Fedora 18 to Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.04 on two separate PCs… Read more at Phoronix

XBMC 12.0 `Frodo` Stable Released. Use It On Ubuntu, Raspberry Pi, Android And More

XBMC Media Center 12.0 “Frodo” has been released today with HD audio, Live TV and PVR support and many other enhancements. Also, the application is now available for Android and Raspberry Pi (although there are no official Raspberry Pi builds provided by XBMC).Here are the new features and improvements in the latest XBMC 12.0 “Frodo”:Support […]

CKEditor 4.0.1 Is Available for Download, Features Numerous Bug Fixes

CKEditor, a ready-for-use HTML text editor designed to simplify web content creation, has reached version 4.0.1.

CKEditor is a WYSIWYG editor that brings common word processor features directly to the web pages and enhances the website experience wit…

20% off MintBox Basic

In collaboration with CompuLab, we are starting the year with a 20% sale on the MintBox Basic, with a price reduced from $476 down to $379.
For more information on the mintBox please visit:
You can order the mintBox f…

Developers Still Pursue Linux Kernel With LLVM/Clang

Open-source developers are still pursuing the feat of building the mainline Linux kernel with the LLVM/Clang compiler rather than GCC…

FxMovieManager 6.2 Is Based on FFmpeg 1.1

FxMovieManager, an application written to help users manage movie files and video clips, has just reached version 6.2.

FxMovieManager 6.2 includes a twin-panel file manager, a playlist, and a simple frontend to Mplayer. Both the file manager and the playlist can display thumbnails of movie files.

Highlights of FxMovieManager 6.2:

• The code of the internal player has been updated to use version 1.1 of the FFmpeg library;
• The appearance i…

Serious Sam 3: BFE Receives Another Major Update on Steam for Linux

Serious Sam 3: BFE is a very serious first-person shooter, as the name suggests. It’s developed by Croteam and it’s one of the launch titles for Steam on Linux.

The Croteam studio has been hard at work and it is trying its best to make Serious Sam 3: BFE one of the best shooters for Linux.


Mozilla Firefox Flicks Global Video Competition Returns

We are proud to announce the return of Firefox Flicks, Mozilla’s global video competition  that invites Firefox fans and filmmakers to create short videos, or “Flicks,” that help tell the Firefox story. Last year was a huge success and we … Continue reading

Setting Up A Standalone Storage Server With GlusterFS And Samba On Debian Squeeze

Setting Up A Standalone Storage Server With GlusterFS And Samba On Debian Squeeze
This tutorial shows how to set up a standalone storage server on
Debian 6.0, using GlusterFS and SAMBA, and custom scripts and settings
to make life easier.

Porteus 2.0 RC2 Is Based on Linux Kernel 3.7.5

Porteus, a portable Linux operating system which can be installed on a USB device, CDROM, SD card or hard drive, and based on the Linux Live Scripts, has just reached version 2.0 RC2.

Porteus 2.0 RC2 has been released for the 32-bit and 64-bit architectures and it’s the first distribution in the series based on Slackware 14.0.

Highlights of Porteus 2.0 RC2:

• Linux kernel has been updated to version 3.7.5;
• A bug with linuxrc not ejecting…

I-Nex: Tool To List Hardware Information In Linux, Similar To CPU-Z

I-Nex is an application that gathers information for hardware components available on your system and displays it using an user interface similar to the popular Windows tool CPU-Z.I-Nex can display information for the following components: CPU, GPU, Motherboard, Sound, Hard disks, RAM, Network and USB as well as some system info like the hostname, Linux […]

Sublime Text 3 Beta Available For Download

Sublime Text is probably among the best text/code editors available for Linux, and it’s cross-platform so it works on Windows and Mac OS X too. Sublime Text 2 stable was released about 7 months ago and since then, its developer has been working on a new version: Sublime Text 3. Even though Sublime Text is […]

New OpenGL Support In Mesa 9.1

Mesa 9.1 was branched yesterday, ahead of the official release next month, which effectively puts an end to new feature development on this next release. For those that haven’t been keeping up with Mesa’s Git activity over the past half-year, here’s a …

Slax 7.0.5 Distro Features Improved Software Center

Slax, a modern, portable, small and fast Linux operating system with a modular approach and outstanding design, is now at version 7.0.5.

Slax 7.0.5 has been dubbed Green Horn and it arrived fairly quickly after the previous version, bringing a few needed changes and a personalized Software Center.

Highlights of Slax 7.0.5:

• KDE SC has been updated to version 4.9.5;
• Mozilla FireFox has been updated to version 18.0.1;
• A new f…

FOSDEM 2013 Is Coming Up This Weekend

The annual Free Open-Source Developers’ European Meeting (FOSDEM) is coming up this weekend in Brussels, Belgium. This is one of the best Linux and open-source events in the world…

SOFA Statistics 1.3.2 Implements Backup Function

SOFA or Statistics Open For All, a user-friendly open-source statistics analysis and reporting tool, is now at version 1.3.2.

Highlights of SOFA 1.3.2:

• The application can now backup SOFA data, reports, and variable and project details, via an extension plug-in;
• Minor GUI bugs on the start screen have been fixed;
• On the current version of Quantal, the background images in the report table themes show in the web browser but not in the b…

XBMC 12.0 Released With HD Audio, PVR, Android

After going through some development releases in the past few months, XBMC 12.0 “Frodo” was officially released this morning. XBMC 12.0 packs in a heck of a lot of features for this open-source cross-platform multimedia software…