HTML5 Login Screens with MDM

In brief MDM now supports HTML5 themes. This allows artists to design beautiful login screens with animations, dynamism and all the technologies which are already available to web designers! Introduction and background info about MDM In Linux Mint, MDM is the default display manager. It is the software which is responsible for the login screen, […]

Terminal 0.2 Released

A new version of Pantheon’s Terminal app has just been released. With this release, the terminal gains many new settings, several bug fixes, and a few new features. read more Link to original source

Canonical Releases Daily Builds for Ubuntu Touch OS

Canonical is now releasing daily builds for its Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview, just like they do with the desktop version of Ubuntu.

This may seem like a hassle at first, especially if you would like to keep your phone or tablet up to date, but it also means that Canonical is dedicated to the task of updating the system and are trying to get the community involved.

Canonical’s Sergio Schvezov has explained that the daily builds are available for download on cdimage, …

PrestaShop v1.4.10 – Refined and Improved

At PrestaShop, we harbor an attitude of growth and positive change. At the same time, we don’t easily forget what brought us here, to this amazing point. Together, with your amazing support and knowledge, we have grown and evolved to … Read more

No more physical Ubuntu Developer Summits – moving to the cloud

Canonical is moving the Ubuntu Developer Summit to the cloud as it switches to an all-online format for the planning meetings for Ubuntu releases
Read more at H-online

Distance – First Greenlit Racing Game – Will Be Launched on Linux

Distance, the first game that managed to get through the tough Steam Greenlight program, will also be arriving on Linux.

Distance is developed by Refract Studios and it claims to be a spiritual successor of Nitronic Rush, but it was also described as Trials Evolution + Rush 2049 + Halo + Tron.

If that makes any sense, then you should know that Distance combines arcade racing with the explorations of an entire new world. Players will get to control a car that can boost…

Linux 3.8 File-System Testing From A SATA 3.0 HDD

Most often when carrying out any Linux file-system benchmarks — or really, any benchmarks in general — on Phoronix it’s using solid-state storage. SSDs are just too great to pass up with their incredible performance. However, for those still using ro…

Runner2 Is the First Steam Game Launched on Three Platforms

BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, a game developed Gaijin Games and published on Steam, has become the first title to be launched on three different platforms, after Valve announced Steam for Linux.

BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is a direct sequel for the original BIT.TRIP RUNNER and it’s made by the same studio.

This new release features improved graphics, but still retains some of the 8-bit style that made the…

Canonical and XDA Developers Looking for Official Partnership

After releasing Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview, Canonical is now doing what every other company should be doing, and that’s getting in touch with the community. The relationships between companies and the communities that spawn around the products have always been a little thin, with very few exceptions. Canonical has understood very quickly that if they want to succeed, they will have to court the XDA developers community and get their help. “I as…

64-bit ARM Version Of Ubuntu/Debian Is Booting

The 64-bit ARM (AArch64) port image of Debian/Ubuntu has surfaced. Debian-based Linux is now ready to play in a 64-bit ARM world, months ahead of any hardware appearing for the general public. Similar to x86_64, Linux is the first operating system ready for the new architecture… Read more at Phoronix

Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) OMAP4 Vulnerability Fixed by Canonical

Canonical announced that a couple of vulnerabilities had been found in the Linux kernel packages, this time affecting the OMAP4 kernel of the Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) operating system.

The CVE-2013-1763 Linux kernel vulnerabilities affected Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) OMAP4.

According to Canonical, the system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.

An unprivileged user could have sent a netlink message, resulting in an out-of-…

Tiny Core Linux 4.7.5 Is Available for Download

Robert Shingledecker announced the immediate availability for download of the Tiny Core 4.7.5 Linux operating system.

Tiny Core is a distribution that is highly modular and made use of with community-built extensions. Its ultimate goal is to create an operating system that is both easy to use and very small.

Highlights of Tiny Core Linux 4.7.5:

• The utologin has been updated and now it can use getty;
• The permission on busybox.conf has b…

Fuduntu: An Innovative Old Linux Revisited

If you subscribe to the view, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” perhaps Fuduntu is the Linux distro most ideal to your computing needs. Fuduntu was first released in 2010 as a Fedora-based Linux distribution. Its developers forked it the following year. The result is a Linux distro that has a user desktop experience somewhere between Fedora’s functionality and Ubuntu’s user-friendliness.

Clonezilla Live 2.1.0-26 Is Based on the Latest Debian Sid Repository

Clonezilla Live, a Linux distribution based on DRBL, Partclone and udpcast, that allows users to do bare metal backup and recovery, is now at version 2.1.0-26. As usual, a new version of Clonezilla Live, in this case 2.1.0-26, comes with a lot of changes and major updates to the operating system. Highlights of Clonezilla Live 2.1.0-26: • The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository as of F…

LFTP 4.4.4 Has UDP Tracker Support

LFTP, a sophisticated file transfer program with command line interface that supports FTP, HTTP, FISH, SFTP, HTTPS and FTPS protocols, has reached version 4.4.4.

Every operation made with LFTP is reliable, which means that, if any non-fatal error occurs, the operation is retried automatically.

Highlights of LFTP 4.4.4:

• Support has been added for the TLS SNI extension;
• UDP tracker support has been added;
• cls -a option has b…

Distribution Release: Clonezilla Live 2.1.0-26

Steven Shiau has announced the release of Clonezilla Live 2.1.0-26, a new stable build of the project’s live CD with specialist open-source tools for disk cloning tasks: "Stable Clonezilla Live (2.1.0-26) released. This release includes major enhancements and bug fixes: the underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded, this….

Phoronix Test Suite 4.4 (Forsand) Final Officially Announced

The final version of the Phoronix Test Suite 4.4 (Forsand) was announced on February 26.

Michael Larabel from Phoronix.com has announced the final version of his benchmarking suite, Phoronix Test Suite 4.4 (Forsand), bringing quite a few new features and fixing the rest of the bugs and problems.

Phoronix Test Suite 4.4 brings the following changes:

• Improvements have been implemented for detecting installed libraries for external dependency handling…

Canonical Updates Linux Kernel for Ubuntu 12.10

A security vulnerability that was discovered in the Linux kernel affecting the Ubuntu 12.10 LTS (Quantal Quetzal) operating system, was announced by Canonical.

CVE-2013-1763 is the kernel vulnerability found in the Linux kernel packages. The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.

Mathias Krause discovered a bounds checking error for netlink messages requesting SOCK_DIAG_BY_FAMILY. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to crash …

GCC 4.8 To Bump Up Speed On NVIDIA’s Tegra 3

How’s the NVIDIA Tegra 3 performance with its four Cortex-A9 cores performing under the forthcoming GCC 4.8 release? Here’s some new benchmarks, similar to the recent compiler testing with the ARM Cortex-A15…

Google Chrome 26.0.1410.12 for Linux Fixes Asynchronous DNS Resolver

Google Chrome, a browser built on the WebKit layout engine that aims to be minimalistic and versatile at the same time, is now at version 26.0.1410.12.

The beta version of Google Chrome is now out for Linux users, bringing some interesting changes for this particular branch.

Highlights of Google Chrome 26.0.1410.12:

• “Ask Google for suggestions” spell checking feature has been improved;
• Asynchronous DNS resolver has been fixed on Linux;…