Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” released ! May 29th, 2013

Linux Mint 15 is the most ambitious release since the start of the project. MATE 1.6 is greatly improved and Cinnamon 1.8 offers a ton of new features, including a screensaver and a unified control center. The login screen can now be themed in HTML5 and two new tools, “Software Sources” and “Driver Manager”, make […]

wattOS R7 Is an LXDE Ubuntu 13.04 Remastered Distro

wattOS, a lightweight, energy saving Linux distribution designed to not only bring your old computer back to life, but also to eat up as little power as possible, is now at version R7.

The most important change in wattOS R7 is the fact that now the distribution is based on Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail).

Highlights of wattOS R7:

• The distribution features a custom LXDE desktop;
• Printing, user management, multi-monitor support, power man…

Munich's Migration from Windows to Linux Is Finally Over

The City of Munich has announced that they’ve finally completed the switch to an open source desktop, after years of Microsoft domination.

The announcement has been made by Peter Hofmann, the head of the migration project, at the Linux Tag conference in Berlin.

“We took small steps, instead of a big bang approach. We prefer quality over time and choose making it ourselves over waiting or spending,” said Peter Hofmann.

Munich is now using a distribution c…

Shuttleworth Closes Bug #1, Microsoft’s Market Share

Interestingly, this morning Mark Shuttleworth decided to close Ubuntu’s Bug #1 on Launchpad, the bug report created by him in 2004 about Microsoft having a majority market-share. He feels that the Windows creator is no longer commanding the market, but…

Multiple Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Fixed for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS OMAP4

On May 30, Canonical announced that a couple of vulnerabilities had been found in the Linux kernel packages, affecting the OMAP4 kernel of the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system.

Several Linux kernel vulnerabilities affected the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) OMAP4 operating system: CVE-2013-2094 and CVE-2013-1929.

For example, a buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in the Broadcom tg3 Ethernet driver for the Linux kernel. A local u…

KDE Vivaldi Tablet Upgraded, Closer To Release

The KDE Vivaldi Tablet, which has been a project led by Aaron Seigo for having a Linux-friendly tablet powered by Plasma Active and Mer Core, is finally getting closer to hopefully seeing the light of day…

Ubuntu's #1 Bug Closed by Shuttleworth, Microsoft Goes Cowering in a Corner

The number one bug on Launchpad for the Ubuntu project has been closed by Mark Shuttleworth and a “fix” has been released.

When the Ubuntu project was started, Canonical had a very clear purpose and that was to take from Microsoft’s market share.

“Microsoft has a majority market…

Angst and Anxiety Over Ubuntu’s Chosen Path

After all the bold moves Canonical has made regarding Ubuntu in the past few years, it’s not exactly any secret that a significant portion of the Linux community remains unconvinced as to the wisdom of its chosen path. Indeed, it was just a few weeks ago that the project decided to launch its very own package format and installer, resulting in more than a few raised eyebrows among FOSS fans.

Clonezilla Live 2.1.2-10 Is Available for Download

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 2.1.2-10.

Clonezilla Live 2.1.2-10 is not a major release and only includes minor enhancements and bug fixes.

Highlights of Clonezilla Live 2.1.2-10:

• The underlying GNU/Linux operating system has been upgraded to a newer version. The distribution is based on the Debian Sid repository, up until May 30,…

Get Waking Mars on Steam for Linux with 75%

Waking Mars, a game developed by the Tiger Style studio is available on Steam for Linux and now it can be bought with a 75% discount.

A Linux version has been promoted with the multiplatform Humble Bundle, Android 4, and the Steam version of Waking Mars followed soon after.

Waking Mars combines a 2D platformer with a puzzle game. The players will have to find the right balance in each level in order to achieve a stable ecosystem.

We reviewed Waking Mars f…

Getting Started With Fedora

It takes some time to setup the perfect desktop, and admittedly every person’s definition of perfect is going to be a little bit different. Between importing your music and files, configuring preferences for the look and feel of the environment, and getting used to a new systems idiosyncrasies, a new desktop operating system can put […]

Irrational Games Confirms That BioShock Infinite Will Not Arrive on Linux

BioShock Infinite is probably the best title in the series, but it seems that Irrational Games have no intention of porting it on the Linux platform.

The Linux fans have started to gather on the official Irrational Games forums, lobbying intensely about a Linux port. After dozens of support messages, one of the members of the Irrational Games team has put to rest any hopes of a Linux port.

“Unfortunately, we currently do not have plans to port BioShock Infinite …

Dynamic Hooks with the __call() Method

Original article written by Vincent Augagneur-Core Developer Translated to English by Benjamin Utterack-Community Manager When developing a module for PrestaShop that appears in different locations, or hooks, in the back or front office, we use the integrated hook system in PrestaShop to … Read more

Suricata 1.4.2 Released with Minor Improvements

Suricata, a high-performance Network IDS, IPS and Network Security Monitoring engine that is open source and owned by a community-run non-profit foundation – the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF), is now at version 1.4.2.

According to the developer, Suricata 1.4.2 is just a bugfix release, with very few new features and changes.

Highlights of Suricata 1.4.2:

• “nocase” is no longer forcibly used on http_host;
• If uppercase…

New Google Chrome 28 Beta Makes Better Use of the GPU

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 28.0.1500.29 Beta.

A new Development version of Google Chrome has been launched, and it integrates a large number of functional changes and improvements.

Highlights of Google Chrome 28.0.1500.29 Beta:

• The toolbar model now supports the extraction of URL-like search terms;
• A fadeout effect for textvie…

Mandrake, Mandriva Archives Safe

For those that still hold some nostalgia for Mandriva/Mandrake, there’s good news. The OpenMandriva project was able to obtain a lot of the files before their server was scrapped. An archive has been set up by the OpenMandriva gang for all to share. On the OpenMandriva.org Website today, Anurag Bhandari posted that Mandriva’s and Mandrake’s […]

Linux Mint “Most Ambitious” 15 Released

Linux Mint 15, codenamed Olivia, was officially released earlier today. The announcement sounded a bit familiar saying, “Linux Mint 15 is the most ambitious release since the start of the project. MATE 1.6 is greatly improved and Cinnamon 1.8 offers a ton of new features, including a screensaver and a unified control center. The login […]

User-Facing Features Coming To GNOME 3.10

Many user-facing features coming to the GNOME 3.10 desktop are starting to see the light of day. Here’s some of them…

Intel Ivy Bridge: UXA vs. SNA – Updated Benchmarks

With the testing of the very latest Intel X.Org graphics driver, the SNA 2D acceleration back-end for the Ivy Bridge graphics is now the clear-cut winner for the Linux desktop over using the default UXA back-end…

How to Install Third-Party Apps in Arch Linux

The following tutorial will teach Arch Linux users how to install third-party packages on their newly installed Arch Linux operating system. This is for Arch Linux beginners only, of course. So, now that you’ve installed the Arch Linux distribution, we will teach you how to install third-party applications in this awesome Linux operatin…