Salix 14.1 RC2 Is a Fast and Beautiful Distro Based on Slackware

Salix 14.1 RC2 is GNU/Linux distribution based on Slackware that is simple, fast, easy to use, and based on the Xfce desktop environment. The OS is now ready for testing and comes with a few important changes. The previous Release Candidate in the series was launched only a couple of weeks ago, but the development is going smoothly and a number of features have been integrated. Among the most important changes is the upgrade for the Linux kernel, for the 64-bit versio…

Adjust the Laptop’s Brightness Automatically in Ubuntu with Your Webcam and WildGuppy 1.0

WildGuppy is a very handy application that will help laptop Ubuntu users better manage the screen luminosity by linking it to the embedded webcam.

It may not seem like much, but the ability to set your computer to automatically change its brightness in accordance with the ambient lighting is an extremely desired feature. If you think about it, phones have had this ability for quite some time and it’s strange why it never got properly implemented in Linux.

There are a …

Omni-Channel: The Future of Commerce

In recent years, technological development has brought significant changes in consumer behavior. Currently consumers are becoming much more educated in their purchasing decisions, seeking information on products they buy online. They compare prices, generate product reviews and choose how, when … Read more

UK Government Committed to Open Document Format, Microsoft Is Not Happy

The United Kingdom government is taking the first steps to switch from Microsoft Office proprietary formats to ODF format, in an effort to steer the entire governmental apparatus towards a more open source world. The proposal to switch to Open Document Format has been posted on the Cabinet Office website, which is a department of the government that supports the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister and ensures the effective running of government. You can’t get any more bureauc…

piCore 5.2 Is the Smallest Linux Distro for Raspberry Pi

Team Tiny Core has announced that piCore 5.2, the Raspberry Pi port of Tiny Core Linux, has been released and is available for download, featuring a large number of changes and improvements. If you are not familiar with the Tiny Core family of Linux distributions, you need to know that this is a modular-based system with community-built extensions. It usually implements the latest Linux kernel vmlinuz 3.0 and a 5MB core.gz. The development team produces a few distribu…

Last Chance to Get Strike Suit Zero Space Opera on Steam for Linux with 75% Price Cut

Strike Suit Zero, a space opera arcade game developed and published by Born Ready Games on Steam for Linux, is now available with a whopping 75% discount, but only for a few more hours. The developers from Born Ready Games have discounted the game before, but this latest price cut is the biggest so far. Strike Suite Zero has started its life as a Kickstarter project, and its developers managed to raise enough money in order to make it and release it. Even if the initi…

Steam Hardware Survey Updated to Show Separate OSes, “Others” Category Has Been Removed

The Steam Hardware Survey published by Valve at the beginning of every month has just received a small update that will allow users to better distinguish the platform usage. Up until now, the Steam Hardware Survey showed all of the platforms, displayed in the order of usage. As you can expect, the Windows platforms were always on top, followed by Mac OS X and, finally, by Linux. The Steam for Linux client has been out for a little over a year, and…

Ubuntu Unity to bring back local menus

When Canonical introduced its new Ubuntu Unity interface, a major design element was a global, universal menu that all apps would use. Things have changhed. Canonical is switching back to local app menus. Read more ….

Ubuntu: 2122-1: FreeRADIUS vulnerabilities

Several security issues were fixed in FreeRADIUS. Read more ….

Canonical Working Hard to Promote Ubuntu Touch Image with Android 4.4 Support

Ubuntu for phones and tablets has hit a small roadblock and it’s been quite a while since the last stable and promotable images. It’s hard work, but it seems that we might get a new stable version with Android 4.4. Getting a new Ubuntu for phones and tablets stable image promoted is proving to be quite a challenge, mostly because of the problems encountered with the support for Android 4.4. “Some desktop only updates are still flowing in through CI Train, howeve…

First Beta of Epiphany 3.12 Web Browser Brings a Revamped Location Bar

The first Beta release of the upcoming Epiphany 3.12 web browser application that’s part of the GNOME desktop environment has been released with many interesting features, several bugfixes, and updated translations. Epiphany 3.12 Beta 1 revamps…

Anjuta IDE 3.12 Beta 1 Released for Testing with Several Fixes

The development team behind the Anjuta IDE (Integrated Development Environment) application has announced that the first Beta release of the forthcoming 3.12 version is available for testing.

Anjuta IDE 3.12 Beta 1 removes unneeded weak pointer for run-program, automatically sets the default setting for project directory, author, version, and email in the project wizard, the new window action is no longer disabled, adds a missing image for an icon located next to recent projects,…

GNOME Display Manager 3.12 Beta 1 Brings FreeBSD Build Fixes

The GNOME Project has announced that the first Beta release of the upcoming GDM (GNOME Display Manager) 3.12 login manager for the GNOME desktop environment is available for download and testing. It is an unstable release that mostly fixes bugs discovered in previous versions. First of all, we should mention that the GNOME Display Manager 3.12 Beta 1 release brings many code cleanups and fixes several memory leaks that were discovered in previous builds. Second of all, it fixes co…

Ubuntu Developers to Implement Qt 5.2.1 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Ubuntu developers are really keen on getting the newly released Qt 5.2.1 into Ubunu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), and it’s very likely that they will manage to do it, even if the distribution has entered feature freeze. The integration of Qt 5.2.1 into the development branch of Ubunu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and, subsequently into the stable release, is no small feat. This is important for a lot of reasons, but probably the most notable aspect of this change is the fact that Qt 5.2.1 fe…

The Third “Ubuntu App Showdown” Is Now Happening

The latest Ubuntu App Showdown is now taking place for trying to promote more applications for Ubuntu’s SDK that’s important for their mobile endeavours as well as their Linux desktop…

ArchBang 2014.02.26 RC Is So Light It Could Fly – Screenshot Tour

ArchBang 2014.02.26 RC, a simple GNU/Linux distribution which provides you with a lightweight Arch Linux system combined with the Openbox window manager, has been released and is ready for testing. The new Release Candidate for the ArchBang Linux distribution is now ready for testing, and from what we’re seeing, it’s even faster than the previous versions. The developers have kept the desktop simple and straightforward. Regular users migrating from other operating sys…

Ignore Microsoft, Dice on Linux, and Ubuntu Menus

It was one of those slow news days in the feeds and searches, but there were a few eye catchers. PCPro is running a piece telling LibreOffice to just ignore Microsoft’s attempts to retain their monopoly in UK government offices. In what’s turning into a series on Linux jobs, Libby Clark talks to the Dice […]

LibreOffice 4.2.2 RC1 Officially Released, Ubuntu Users Can Download It Now

The Document Foundation has announced that the first Release Candidate version for LibreOffice 4.2.2 is now available for all platforms. Shortly after launching a new important stable build of the best office suite on Linux, LibreOffice, the developers from The Document Foundation have pushed a new version, in a new branch. As usual, there are a lot of minor improvements for the office suite, and most of them are internal fixes that are not all that visible for the re…

Intel Works On RandR Implementation For Wayland’s Weston

The latest work by Intel employees on Wayland is adding an RandR protocol, similar to the X RandR protocol, to the Weston compositor…

Hitler Furious About GIT and Linus Is the Funniest Thing You’ll See Today

Everyone who has been on YouTube is familiar with the Hitler parodies on various subjects, but it seems that not even GIT is above ridicule. The video of Hitler dishing out some very hard comments about GIT has been released for quite a while, but it’s interesting that people who have used GIT at least once can relate to what he is saying.*Please be advised that, due to some instances of language that may offend, discretion is recommended when watching the cl…