What’s New In Gimp 2.8.6 | [How To]: Install Gimp 2.8.6 on Ubuntu Using PPA

Gimp is a free and open-source image editor. Gimp is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop image editor, if you have moved recently from Microsoft Windows to any Linux distributions. Also, it works with various platforms. Check what’s new in Gimp 2.8.6 and Download links down below. This release of Gimp brings many bug fixes, […]

Data Dealer, an interesting project to fund!

The the last Kickstarter game project we featured was sadly not successful and with only 11 days to go it doesn’t look too good for Data Dealer either. But this HTML5 and CC-by-SA licensed game project comes with a pretty cool idea and is quite playabl…

GCC Compiler Tuning On The AMD A10-6800K APU

For those curious about how the system performance is impacted by applying compiler optimizations to the AMD A10-6800K “Richland” APU, here’s some benchmarks of GCC 4.8.1 on Ubuntu Linux…

DRM Changes In Linux 3.11 Might Be The Biggest Ever

The in-kernel DRM graphics driver changes lined up for the Linux 3.11 kernel are possibly the biggest set of Direct Rendering Manager changes ever, but it looks unlikely that the VIA KMS driver will be merged for this release…

KDE Commit-Digest for 9th June 2013

Dot Categories: DeveloperIn this week’s KDE Commit-Digest:

XWayland 2D Performance Appears Better Than XMir

In the past few days I delivered X.Org vs. XMir Ubuntu Unity benchmarks on Intel hardware and Nouveau / NVIDIA. The benchmarking also found that 2D was also slower with XMir than simply running an X.Org Server. Benchmarks now carried out of X.Org vs. X…

Mozilla Webmaker: We Want You to Break Things

When you think about it, the idea behind “view source” is incredible. Not only can you, with the click of a button, instantly reveal a site’s code; you can copy, paste, tweak and make that code into something all your … Continue reading

Unity On XMir Performance For Nouveau Gallium3D

On Friday I delivered the first benchmarks of Ubuntu’s Unity desktop running on XMir — the X.Org Server compatibility layer for talking to the Mir Display Server. Those benchmarks showered there was noticeable performance overhead to running XMir with…

Arch-Based Manjaro Prepares For Next Release

Manjaro Linux is a distribution that makes it very easy to play with Arch. Manjaro is to Arch as Sabayon or Calculate Linux is to Gentoo. Manjaro makes it very easy to deploy an Arch-based desktop using Xfce and other lightweight components, a theme th…

Colored-Plastic icons for Ubuntu 13.10/13.04/12.10/12.04/Linux Mint/Ubuntu derivatives

Install Colored-Plastic icons in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy/Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 15/14/13/Any Ubuntu & Mint Version/ and Ubuntu derivatives Colored-plastic icon set is designed by same developer of Apple-art and Hi-lights icons. This icon set is colorful, well designed and looks good with all kind of light and dark themes. Unfortunately developer stopped working […]

XenServer Is Now Fully Open-Source

Citrix has announced this week that XenServer 6.2 is now fully open-source software…

Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon review

This article is a review of the Cinnamon edition, and starts by taking a look at the installation program. Keep in mind that all Linux Mint editions share the same installation program, so everything that’s written here for the Cinnamon edition also applies to the MATE edition. And also to the KDE and Xfce editions, […]

Fedora vs. Ubuntu Linux Benchmarks On Intel Haswell

Our latest Intel Core i7 4770K “Haswell” Linux benchmarks come in the form of comparing the performance of Ubuntu 13.04, an Ubuntu 13.10 development snapshot, and Fedora 19.

Some examples of how to use the paste command

The paste command, by its definition, is used to merge lines of files. This is a useful tool for mergin a single file and also set of files. In this articles, we will see how to use the paste command for handling both a single file and multiple files. Use paste with a single file […]

Next Ubuntu release to have Mir as default

The next release of Ubuntu, version 13.10, will have the new display server Mir as the default, according to Olli Ries, the engineering director for Ubuntu and Mir. Read more ….

Intel Core i5 CPU update sweetens MintBox mini-PC

The Linux Mint project and CompuLab announced an updated version of their MintBox mini-PC, which comes with Linux Mint pre-installed. The MintBox 2 switches to a faster Intel Core i5 processor, doubles the storage to a 500GB HDD, adds a second gigabit Ethernet port, and bumps the price up to $599. Read more ….

AMD Southern Islands vs. NVIDIA Fermi/Kepler On Gallium3D

Yesterday I posted benchmarks of the AMD RadeonSI Gallium3D driver looking at the open-source driver performance for the Radeon HD 7000 series graphics cards. The performance is comparatively very poor right now compared to earlier generations of AMD R…

LXDE-Based Lubuntu Will Not Ship Mir Display Server

The LXDE-based derivative of Ubuntu Linux has no plans to be using Mir, regardless of XMir or not…

Qt For Tizen Adds In More Features, Functionality

Launched in May was the Qt for Tizen project to bring the vibrant Qt5 tool-kit to the Tizen open-source Linux platform. After its first alpha release last month, the Qt for Tizen developers have made a heck of a lot of progress and already released Qt …

Install/Upgrade to Kernel 3.9.8 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Another update for Kernel 3.9 series has been released recently which we will see how to install it in Ubuntu/Linux Mint systems. Kernel 3.9.8 brings the following fixes: Read more » Read more at upubuntu