Debian Switches Back To GNOME As Default Desktop Environment

Debian switched to Xfce as the default desktop environment back in November 2013. But that didn’t last long because a few days ago, Debian restored GNOME as the default desktop, based on preliminary results from the Debian Desktop Requalification for Jessie.According to Joey Hess, the Debian developer who performed this change, the main reasons for […]

Counter Strike: Global Offensive Available For Linux

Valve finally released Counter Strike: Global Offensive for Linux.Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is  an objective-based multiplayer first-person shooter in which players join either the Terrorist or Counter-Terrorist team. CS:GO uses the Source engine and it was initially released in August, 2012, as the fourth game in the Counter-Strike franchise.Compared to the previous games in […]

Geeknote: Command-Line Evernote Client

Geeknote is a command-line client for Evernote, useful to add notes to Evernote via Bash scripts, cron, applications that can’t directly use the Evernote SDK or to simply manage your Evernote notes from the command-line.The tool supports all basic Evernote functions: it can create or delete notes, create notepads and tags, search notes (with filters) […]

NSS Updated To Allow Native HTML5 Netflix Playback In Ubuntu

A while back we wrote about enabling HTML5 playback for Netflix in Ubuntu, but that required updating NSS and using an user-agent extension in Google Chrome. Well, NSS 3.17 landed today in Ubuntu 14.04 and 12.04, and thanks to this, Netflix should soon use native HTML5 playback in Ubuntu, without requiring any tweaks.Right now, the […]

Wasteland 2 Officially Released

After 2,5 years of development, Wasteland 2, a single player post-apocalyptic RPG developed and published by inXile Entertainment, was released today and is available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X on GOG.com, Steam or Humble Bundle Store.Wasteland 2 is the direct sequel to 1988’s Wasteland RPG, which is considered to be the inspiration behind […]

Gamepad Keyboard/Mouse Mapping App `AntiMicro` Sees New Release

AntiMicro 2.6 was released recently, getting two new turbo modes, an option to invoke the Game Controller mapping window from command line as well as experimental uinput support.For those not familiar with AntiMicro, this is an application that can be used to map keyboard and mouse buttons to gamepad buttons, useful for playing games with […]

Ozon OS “Hydrogen” Alpha Available For Testing

Numix Project and Nitrux S.A. released Ozon OS “Hydrogen” alpha yesterday. Ozon OS Ozon OS “Hydrogen” alpha is based on Fedora 20 and it uses GNOME Shell and Gnome apps by default, customized with various extensions. The newly released alpha is aimed at developers and ships with only part of the Atom Shell: Atom Dock, […]

Popcorn Time 0.3.3 Released With Support External Media Players And Chromecast, More

Popcorn Time 0.3.3 was released today and it comes with quite a few new features, including support for external players such as VLC, XBMC, MPlayer, mpv and others, Chromecast and Airplay support, 3 new themes and more.As a reminder, Popcorn Time is an open source Netflix-style torrent streaming application for Linux, Windows and Mac. The […]

Keyboard Modifiers State indicator For Ubuntu: Xkbmod Indicator

Unity doesn’t ship with a keyboard modifiers state indicator by default, so Abdellah Chelli has recently created such an indicator, called Xkbmod Indicator, useful for users with disabilities who need use sticky keys.Xkbmod Indicator indicates the state of the following modifier keys: Shift, Caps Lock, Ctrl, Alt, Num Lock, Super and AltGr (and locked AltGr; […]

Tribler BitTorrent Client To Become Anonymous, Version 6.3.1 Released

A year after the previous release, a new Tribler version was released recently and it includes new features, bug fixes as well as work towards anonymous streaming (using a built-in Tor-like network).For those not familiar with Tribler, this is an open source, decentralized peer-to-peer client based on the BitTorrent protocol, supported by EU and Dutch […]

Borderlands 2 Game Is Coming To Linux / Steam OS

It looks like Borderlands 2 , a popular video game released in 2012, is coming to Linux / Steam OS.The Borderlands 2 steamdb history page shows that Linux was recently added to the config oslist file:49531/config/oslist: linux49531/name: Linux Content49533/config/oslist: linux49533/name: Linux ExecutableIn fact, the game already shows up for Linux users in their Steam library, […]

Download MEGAsync For Linux Desktops (MEGA.co.nz Linux Sync Client)

MEGA is a cloud storage and file hosting service founded by Kim Dotcom (who was also behind Megaupload), which offers 50 GB of storage for free, along with various paid plans. More about MEGA.The mega.co.nz website doesn’t offer a sync client for Linux desktops however, MEGAsync for Linux showed up on their servers recently (without […]

Ambiance & Radiance Colors Themes Updated With Xfce Fixes

Quick update for Ambiance & Radiance Colors fans: the theme pack was updated (version 14.04.6) today with quite a few Xfce fixes such as: fixed window borders on non-Debian distros, fixed Xfce GTK3 indicator background and more.For those not familiar with Ambiance & Radiance Colors, this is a theme pack that provides Ubuntu’s Ambiance and […]

(Linux) Deepin 2014.1 Released With Bug Fixes And Minor Enhancements

(Linux) Deepin 2014.1 was released today with numerous bug fixes meant to improve the system stability and performance as well as a few interesting enhancements / new features. Users who have already installed Deepin 2014 don’t have to reinstall – a simple upgrade via the Deepin Store or command line (sudo apt-get dist-upgrade) is enough […]

Kazam Screencaster Gets Webcam And YouTube Live Support, On-Screen Mouse Click And Keyboard Indicator

Kazam is a GStreamer-based screen recording and screenshot tool for Linux. The application supports recording the entire screen (with multi-monitor support), a window or an area and features:customizable framerate; option to show/hide the mouse when recording;record sound from speakers and/or microphone;keyboard shortcuts;configurable delay before capturing;automatic file saving;supports mp4 (H264), webm (VP8) and avi (RAW, HUFFYUV […]

LightDM: How To Disable The User List Or Guest Session

Quick tips for Ubuntu / LightDM users: if you want to hide the LightDM login screen user list and / or the Guest Session for security concerns, because there are too many users or whatever other reason, here’s how to do it.Default LightDM login screen (Unity Greeter) with user list and Guest Session enabled1. To […]

Freya Beta 1 Available for Developers & Testers

It’s been exactly one year since the release of the second version of elementary OS. On this, the day of our Lunaversary, we’re proud to make the first beta of elementary OS Freya publicly available for developers and testers. Link to original source

Distribution Release: DEFT Linux 8.2

Stefano Fratepietro has announced the release of DEFT Linux 8.2, an updated build of the project’s Lubuntu-based distribution featuring a collection of open-source utilities for digital forensics and penetration testing: “Hello, it’s hot here in Italy as well as in other countries, and a lot of people are…. Read more …

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 569

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: First impressions of Deepin 2014 News: Fedora Magazine encourages people to join Ask Fedora, Gentoo developer weighs in on using LibreSSL, FreeBSD team issues quarterly report, Ubuntu launches 8th edition of The Official Ubuntu Book Questions and Answers: Encrypted package downloads Released…. Read more …

(Linux) Deepin 2014 – See What`s New [Video, Screenshots]

Deepin 2014 (based on Ubuntu 14.04) was released recently and comes with a huge list of changes and improvements, including a new Control Center, an updated dock and application launcher, new default icon theme, new default applications and more. Let’s take a look at what’s new!Deepin, previously known as “Linux Deepin”, is a Chinese Linux […]