How to Upgrade Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 13.10, Skipping Ubuntu 13.04

The following tutorial will teach all Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) users how to upgrade their healthy installations to the current stable release of the world’s most popular free operating system, Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander). The official support for Ubuntu 12.10 will end sometime around mid-April…

SME Server 9.0 Beta 3 Supports Windows 8 Domain Joining and User Login

SME Server, a simple, powerful, and secure Linux server for networking and communications for small and medium enterprises, is now at version 9.0 Beta 3.

SME Server 9.0 Beta 3 is based on CentOS 6.5 and contains a lot of improvements, changes, and new features.

“The installer has been substan…

OpenSSH 6.5 Is a Feature-Focused Release

OpenSSH, a 100% complete SSH protocol version 1.3, 1.5, and 2.0 implementation which includes sftp client and server support, is now at build 6.5. According to the developers, OpenSSH 6.5 is mainly a feature-focused release, and you should upgrade as soon as possible. Highlights of OpenSSH 6.5: • Support has been added for the key exchange using elliptic-curve; • Support has been added for Ed25519 as a public key type; • A new p…

Install Aptik in Linux Mint 16

Add Aptik to backup or restore PPAs and packages in Linux Mint 16. Read more ….

Install Aptik in Ubuntu 13.10

Add Aptik to backup or restore PPAs and packages in Ubuntu 13.10. Read more ….

LibreOffice 4.2: focusing on performance and interoperability, and improving the integration with Microsoft Windows

Berlin, January 30, 2014 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.2, a new major release targeted to early adopters and another significant step forward for the best free office suite ever. LibreOffice 4.2 features a large number of performance and interoperability improvements targeted to users of all kinds, but particularly appealing for power and enterprise […]

Skype released new version, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives

Install latest Skype 4.2 in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/13.10 Saucy/13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 16/15/14/13/Other Ubuntu based distributionsSkype allows people to communicate with each other by messaging, voice calling and video calling over internet. Skype also provides services for phone calls on the telephone networks. Everybody can call on Skype network free of charge there is […]

Ubuntu’s Mir Works Towards Screen-Casting Support

Mir, the display server currently powering Ubuntu Touch and will be on the desktop side with Ubuntu 14.10, is working on its screen-casting support…

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) to Include open-vm-tools by Default

The applications and packages that are going to be integrated in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) are still being decided, and now it’s time for the open-vm-tools package.

A proposal has been made for the inclusion of the open-vm-tools by default in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr). It may not seem important, but it could be necessary for people who are running a VMware hypervisor.

“Now that open-vm-tools is in main, the obvious question is whether or not we should …

Prepare to Say Goodbye to Fedora Spins

The Fedora Project developers are considering the fate of the Fedora Spins, which might cease to exist in the way they can be found right now. A while ago, a decision had been made to structure the future of the Fedora Project into a different kind of concept, called NEXT. This would ensure a better focus for the development teams, but …

Dropbox 2.6.6 Released on All Platforms, Has Zero New Features for Linux

Dropbox 2.6.6, a client for an online service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere, no matter the platform, is now available for download and testing. A new stable version of Dropbox has been released but, as usual, it’s a pretty dull build, with virtually no Linux improvements in sight. According to the changelog, when the DfB team admin disables desktop multiaccount linking, it will take effect immediately. A few other minor fixes have been…

openSUSE Review, Ubuntu Happenings, and Zorin OS

The newsfeeds were so chocked full of goodies today I only made it half way through. Carla Schroder has a review of openSUSE 13.1 out today and has a screenshot tour of the latest Zorin OS. Linux For You has a look at different Linux career opportunities. Ubuntu 13.04 has reached its end-of-life and […]

Google Chrome 33 Gets Better GTK Tabs for Linux

Google Chrome, a browser built on the Blink layout engine that aims to be minimalistic and versatile at the same time, is now at version 33.0.1750.58 Beta. A new Beta version of Google Chrome has been made available, featuring a great number of changes, improvements, and fixes. According to the changelog, Linux GTK tabs are now always showing the favicon, the application will now check for open browser windows before clearing session data, the connectivity diagnostics…

The DRM Graphics Driver Changes For Linux 3.14

David Airlie has sent in the much anticipated Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) graphics drivers changes for the Linux 3.14 kernel…

GCC 4.9 Shows Little Change For AMD’s Kaveri

Our latest Linux benchmarks of AMD’s new “Kaveri” APU with Steamroller processor cores is comparing the GCC 4.8.2 compiler performance to the very latest GCC 4.9 compiler snapshot to see how the performance is fairing for this next Free Software Founda…

R600g AMD Evergreen Geometry Shaders Proposed

David Airlie at Red Hat has proposed OpenGL Geometry Shaders support for the R600g driver, but right now it only supports the Radeon HD 5000 “Evergreen” GPUs and newer…

Installing Linux: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Good or bad, useful or not, implementation of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface and Microsoft’s Secure Boot extension might well foul the fuel driving consumer migration to the Linux desktop. It was not until I attempted to do a Linux installation on a new Gateway Series DX desktop with Windows 8 installed that I stared that UEFI monster down.

PC-BSD 10.0 Has Been Officially Released

PC-BSD, the popular FreeBSD derivative that focuses on desktop friendliness and ease-of-use, has reached version 10.0 today following the FreeBSD 10.0 release earlier in the month…

Future Of Fedora Spins Is Questioned With Fedora.Next

Red Hat’s Fedora Linux distribution is in the process of being revitalized and will see some major changes this year. We still won’t see Fedora 21 come until at least August and there’s already lots of questions over the future of Fedora under this new…

BSD Release: PC-BSD 10.0

Kris Moore has announced the release of PC-BSD 10.0, a major new version of the project’s desktop operating system based on FreeBSD 10.0: "PC-BSD 10.0-RELEASE is now available for download. Notable features: includes FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE; updated KMS/AMD driver support; ISO file is a hybrid USB file which can….