Bare Metal Backup and Recovery Distro Clonezilla Live 2.1.2-31 Gets New Linux Kernel

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 2.1.2-31.

Clonezilla Live 2.1.2-31 is not a major release and includes only minor enhancements, bug fixes, and a brand new Linux kernel.

Highlights of Clonezilla Live 2.1.2-31:

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

LLVM Clang 3.4 SVN Compiler Optimization Level Tests

To complement the LLVM 3.4 SVN compiler benchmarks from yesterday that were looking at the impact of using the SLP Vectorizer that’s soon to be enabled by default for some optimization levels, here are some more LLVM Clang compiler development benchmar…

Red Hat Releases Libvirt 1.1.1

Libvirt, a collection of software tools that provides a convenient way to manage virtual machines and other virtualization functionality, such as storage and network interface management, is now at version 1.1.1.

Libvirt 1.1.1 is no different from all the other releases. The developers have managed to implement a large number of fixes and new features.

Highlights of Libvirt 1.1.1:

• Device removal or deletion events have been added;
• Inte…

5 Profitable Tips to Drastically Improve SEO for your Online Store

In order to be profitable online, customers must be able to discover your store. This is why practicing various strategies for SEO, Search Engine Optimization, are crucial for your store’s success. Kick start your online store with PrestaShop Addons’ SEO … Read more

Mozilla Firefox 23 Beta 10 Released for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X

The tenth beta release in the new Firefox 23.x branch has been made available for download by Mozilla for all available platforms.

The binaries for Mozilla Firefox 23.0 Beta 10 can be downloaded and run without having to install anything.

Mozilla has yet to release the particular changes in this latest version of Firefox, but users will be able to downloaded the official binaries.

A detailed list of upcoming features and other various changes can be found…

Google Drive Client `Insync` For Linux Out Of Beta, Gets Selective Sync Support

Insync is an unofficial Google Drive client that “extends Drive’s web functionality to your desktop by integrating tightly with Windows, Mac and Linux so you can get work done”.Insync for Linux: Nautilus integration / Ubuntu appindicatorInsync for Linux is out of beta and it now offers the same features available for the Windows and Mac […]

Whisker Menu Update Brings Support For Opening The Menu Using A Keyboard Shortcut, Other Enhancements [Xfce]

Whisker Menu is an alternative to the Xfce application menu that features a search function so you can easily find the application you want to launch. The menu also supports browsing apps by category, you can add applications to favorites and more. The menu is used by default in Linux Mint 15 Xfce.The application was […]

Canonical Works to Expand Ubuntu Touch Linux Ecosystem

Ubuntu Linux for tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices is coming. And its arrival may be sooner rather than later, as Canonical engineers appear intent on redoubling their efforts to make Ubuntu Touch work on a wide profile of hardware, rather than the handful of devices that it currently supports. Here’s a look at the […]

Inktank, Canonical Host Ceph Cloud Storage Training

Ceph, the open source distributed storage system for the cloud and Big Data, is designed to store information remotely.  But Inktank, the company behind the project, hopes to promote the software through a series of hands-on workshops called Ceph Days, which will occur this fall in three international cities.  And Canonical, the vendor for Ubuntu […]

Nouveau Driver Gets Multi-Screen Reverse Optimus

The latest release of the open-source NVIDIA X.Org driver is now xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.9. Features of this new update include multi-screen reverse Optimus support and NVIDIA “NVF0” EXA and X-Video hardware acceleration…

The Ubuntu Edge Campaign Is Not Looking Good

The Ubuntu Edge crowd-funding campaign has started with record smashing numbers, but the tempo of the pledges has subsided and the projections are not all that favorable.

Canonical has started the campaign with great enthusiasm and some great offers and it has managed to get past the $7 million (€5,27 million) mark with relative ease.

The company has also introduced a number of new pledges that have provided some incentives for potential buyers, and which have gi…

Ubuntu Desktop To Drop PowerPC Support

The Ubuntu desktop images for the IBM PowerPC architecture are set to be eliminated…

Couchbase’s Bob Wiederhold: Riding High on Big Data With NoSQL

NoSQL might well be called "the little database engine that could." It is quietly proving it is on track as Big Data transitions to cloud-based data storage and management. NoSQL is increasingly considered a viable alternative to relational databases, but it is still a relatively small category in a growing world of database technologies.

install Linux Kernel 3.10.4 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Linux Kernel 3.10.4 is the fourth maintenance release for the kernel 3.10 series that brings more updates and bug fixes. Read more » Read more at upubuntu

Multiplayer Survival Horror FPS Centration to Arrive on Steam for Linux

Centration, a multiplayer survival horror sandbox game developed by Angry Engineers Entertainment, will arrive on Steam for Linux.

According to the developers, players will be able to join dozens of others from all over the world to crew a space station in orbit around a gas-giant in the far-flung solar system, Keplar-16. The main goal is to survive by any means necessary.

There is no information about the launch date, but the game has managed to pass through the Stea…

Texmaker 4.0.3 Gets New Features

Texmaker, a Qt4 program that integrates many tools needed to develop documents with LaTeX, in just one application, is now at version 4.0.3.

Texmaker 4.0 includes unicode support, spell checking, auto-completion, code folding and a built-in pdf viewer with synctex support and continuous view mode.

The application has been ported to Qt5 and a number of features have been implemented since the previous release.

Highlights of Texmaker 4.0.3:


FreeNAS 9.1.0 RC2 Gets Improvements for the ZFS Filesystem

FreeNAS, a free implementation of a minimal FreeBSD distribution, has just reached version 9.1.0 RC2.

FreeNAS 9.1.0 RC2 has introduced a large number of functional changes in comparison with the 8.x branch.

Highlights of FreeNAS 9.1.0 RC2:

• The distribution has been synced with version 9.1-STABLE of FreeBSD;
• The ZFS filesystem has received various improvements, including TRIM support, enhanced drive removal notification, LZ4 compression…

Linux Kernel 3.2.49 LTS Is Out

Ben Hutchings has announced the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.2.49 LTS (Long Term Support). Linux kernel 3.2.49 LTS brings a lot of fixes, driver improvements, sound fixes, and support for various devices. Highlights of Linux kernel 3.2.49 LTS: • A memory leak that occurred if SGL had zero length entries has been fixed; • The decoding of compounds across page boundaries is now working properly; • The AMD …

GStreamer 1.1.3 Features Better Chroma Subsampling

GStreamer, a development framework for creating applications such as media players, video editors, and so on, has finally reached version 1.1.3.

The GStreamer project has announced that a new API and ABI-stable 1.x series, which makes up the GStreamer multimedia framework, has been released.

Highlights of GStreamer 1.1.3:

• The stream-start event now has optional flags;
• The stream-start event now has an optional group-id field;

Cross-Device Synchronization For DMA-BUF Still Coming

Cross-device synchronization support for DMA-BUF is still being worked on for a future Linux kernel release…