Peach OSI 14.04 Screenshot Tour

Peach OSI 14.04 is available. Peach OSI is an Ubuntu-based desktop Linux distribution with an OS X-like user interface. Short list: Firefox and Midori Browsers, Libre Office, DigiKam, Blender, Banshee, Ardour3, gMusic Browser, wxBanker Finance Manager and more. Read more ….

GOGs offers up Linux games, Steam Controller speculation, and more

Back in March, the digital games distribution site GOG.com (which, believe it or not, is owned by Poland’s CD Projekt RED) announced it would be adding support for Linux. This week, ahead of schedule, 50 games were released on the site with support for Ubuntu and Linux Mint. Most of the games on the list […]

Ubuntu: 2296-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

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

LXLE 14.04 review – new paradigms

LXLE has been kicking around for a while now and, for a supposedly lightweight distro, it’s looking fearsomely feature-packed right now. Having said that, it’s hard not to love LXLE, as it’s treading the line between resource efficiency and usability pretty well, and is borderline addictive when it comes to the DE itself. The clue’s […]

Is the IRS scheming to destroy open source projects?

In today’s open source roundup: The IRS targets open source projects. Plus: Install Linux Mint on your Macbook Air, and what’s new in Linux Deepin 2014. Read more ….

How to blacklist a module on Ubuntu/Debian Linux

There maybe a time when you need to disable some modules from being loaded during your system’s boot time. In this “how to” we will discus some of the few ways how to blacklist module including its dependencies, that is, disable permanently module from loading during the boot time. Read more ….

How to simulate key press and mouse movement in Linux

Have you ever dreamed of your computer doing stuff automatically for you? Probably not if you just watched Terminator. But except for that, scripting and task automation are every power user’s dreams. If a lot of solutions exist today to fit such goal, it is sometimes hard to pick the simple, smart, and efficient one […]

How to install Linux Mint alongside OSX on the MacBook Air

This is a step by step guide showing how to install Linux Mint alongside OSX on the MacBook Air. The guide covers backing up your drive, how to get Linux Mint, how to create a bootable Linux Mint USB drive, how to partition the disk, how to boot into the live session, how to install […]

How to configure a NFS server and mount NFS shares on Ubuntu 14.04

How to configure a NFS server and mount NFS shares on Ubuntu 14.04Network File System (NFS) is a popular distributed filesystem protocol that enables users to mount remote directories on their server. The system lets you leverage storage space in a different location and write onto the same space from multiple servers in an effortless […]

Deepin 2014 Final Version Has Been Released (Based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

Deepin is a Linux distribution that aims to provide an elegant, user-friendly, safe and stable operating system for global users. Based on HTML5 technologies, Deepin team has developed a series of new special software, such as Deepin Desktop Environment, Deepin Music Player, DPlayer, Deepin Software Center etc.Deepin team has announced the availability of the final […]

Linux Foundation introduces Linux for cars

The connected car is shifting into high gear, and the Linux Foundation wants an open-source platform in the pole position. The non-profit consortium recently announced the debut of Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a customizable, open-source automotive software stack with Linux at its core. There have been Linux-based car systems before. The difference here is that […]

Mageia 5 artwork call: important update

Due to a recent change in Flickr’s login and upload policies, it is no longer possible to use Facebook or Google accounts to access the group. Users must now sign up for and log in with a Yahoo account. While … Continue reading

Linux Mint 17 KDE Overview & Screenshots

Linux Mint 17 ‘Qiana’ KDE and Xfce editions were released late last month, just a few weeks after the main editions (Cinnamon and MATE) were put out. This release will have the same lifespan as the distribution which is based on, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, so it will be supported until 2019, for no less […]

Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Alpha 1 Screenshot Tour

Ubuntu MATE Remix Alpha1 is ready to download! Ubuntu MATE Remix is a stable, easy-to-use operating system with a configurable desktop environment. Ideal for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops and netbooks and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor. With modest hardware requirements it is suitable for modern workstations and older hardware […]

Transmageddon 1.3 Video Transcoder Released Ubuntu Installation

Transmageddon, a video transcoder written in GTK using GStreamer, has reach version 1.3 just a few moments ago. Initially released as 1.2, it was re-tagged as 1.3 after VAAPI encoding has been enabled. To see the full announcement, read this post on the Transmageddon blog. Read more ….

Cinnamon 2.2 in Mint 17 ‘Qiana’ Overview & Screenshots

Cinnamon has come a long way in terms of both usability and responsiveness, and Mint 17 ‘Qiana’ stands proof of this. As mentioned in my review of Mint 17 KDE edition, this release will be supported for five years, and it will also be the base for development of future Mint releases. Read more ….

DuckDuckGo may be the next big thing in search engines

In today’s open source roundup: DuckDuckGo may eventually give Google a run for its money. Plus: A screenshot tour of Peppermint Five, and helpful tools for new Linux engineers. Read more ….

How to Use Parental Controls on Ubuntu Linux

The Internet serves as a vast reserve of knowledge and information. From the latest news to funny videos of cats playing pianos, pretty much everything can be found on the World Wide Web. However, the dangers of the Internet are rarely talked about openly. Read more ….

CoreOS: Linux for the cloud and the datacenter

Linux has long been both the cloud and the datacenter’s favorite operating system, but it wasn’t until CoreOS came along that anyone designed a Linux just for the cloud and datacenter. If you manage a cloud or a datacenter, chances are you run CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), or […]

How to find and kill misbehaving MySQL queries

Sometimes the complexity of a relational database system can be overwhelming. Fortunately, sometimes that complexity is an advantage, as with MySQL’s tools for managing queries. To view the currently-running queries, log in to the MySQL console and run the ‘show processlist’ command: mysql> show processlist; The first column you should look at is ‘Time’, which […]