For me, the release of Mageia 3 was one of the most anticipated releases of the first half in 2013, after Debian Wheezy and Ubuntu Raring Ringtail. The release announcement of Mageia 3 promises of absolutely the very latest version of Linux kernel and applications, another reason for me to test Mageia’s to ascertain it’s [...]
Howto Install Dictionary in Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04/Any Ubuntu Version/Linux Mint 15/14/13and Setup to Offline Dictionary GNOME Dictionary is a DICT client written in C by Emmanuele Bassi and others. It is part of the free software GNOME desktop suite, inside the gnome-utils meta-package. This allows users of GNOME to look up words on dictionary sources. Gnome-dictionary [...]
Install Gnome Shell 3.8 and Shell Extensions in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail/Linux Mint 15 Gnome 3.8.2 has been released and apart from the various Gnome libraries, services and core parts that have been upgraded, we should take a look on the applications and utilities that are also part of Gnome. GNOME 3.8.2 is full of [...]
Mint isn’t just an outstanding Linux desktop, it’s the best new desktop operating system of any kind available now. Read more ….
I’ve spent just about a month with this new HP Pavilion g6-2210us laptop that shipped with Windows 8. That means UEFI and Secure Boot. And new hardware. We all know how difficult Linux can be with new hardware. Read more ….
If you want an old-style, hard-working, windows, icons, menus, and pointer desktop, then what you want is Linux Mint 15. Read more ….
This week I have had the pleasure of installing, exploring and now reviewing Emmabuntus 2. Based on Xubuntu 12.04, Emmabuntus focuses on ease of installation, use and an abundance of software. Read more ….
Debian GNU/Linux, the world’s largest Linux distribution and the ultimate cooperative software project that extends across many countries on all continents, has recently released a new stable version. Continuing its time-tested tradition of stability and reliability over cutting-edge features, “Wheezy” represents a new milestone in the evolution of open-source software and it is the subject [...]
In this tip, we will see how to easily and quickly log off the current user session from the Unity Launcher under Ubuntu 13.04/12.10 using a simple bash script and Unity launcher file having a ‘.desktop’ extension. Read more » Read more at upubuntu
In this article i will not discuss what steganography is in detail because it is not the purpose of this article but i will teach you how to hide your files inside an image. Read more ….
It is time to test the third sibling in the Ubuntu family, the one named Kubuntu. So far, we’ve had Ubuntu, which was somewhat bland. Then we also had Xubuntu, which worked like a charm, except for a kernel oops thingie affecting the entire range, a silly thing to coincide with the official release. The [...]
Some forks do better than others. In the case of the Madriva fork known as Mageia, it’s doing quite well, this week releasing its third major update in less than three years. Read more ….
From the release number, you can probably guess that it is based on Ubuntu Desktop 13.04. But what you cannot guess from the name or release number is that it ships with its own desktop environment called HY-D-V1. It also makes it super easy to test-drive other desktop environments from the same installation, without ever [...]
Ubuntu 13.04 debuted in April. And Ubuntu 13.10 (code-named Saucy Salamander) is expected in October 2013. Canonical’s long-term vision (starting with Ubuntu 14.04) is a single code base for smart phones, tablets and PCs. The big question mark: When will Ubuntu PC makers like System76 and ZaReason jump into the Linux tablet market? The question [...]
In this tutorial, we will see how to record your Android device’s screen using a simple Java application called androidscreencast, you can get more information about it here. Read more » Read more at upubuntu
Linux Kernel 3.9.3 has been released recently bringing more updates and bug fixes. As usual, we will see how to install it under Ubuntu/Linux Mint using a simple a bash script, but if you want to install it manually, go here. Read more » Read more at upubuntu
Install Kingsoft Office in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 15/14/13 and previous Ubuntu/Mint versions Kingsoft Office is an office suite developed by Zhuhai based Chinese software developer Kingsoft. Components include: Kingsoft Writer, Kingsoft Presentation and Kingsoft Spreadsheet. Kingsoft Office personal version is completely free. With the Kingsoft Office suite, you can view, edit, and [...]
Install Plus1 and Futura Themes on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 15/14/13 Both themes are well designed by nale12. Futura theme contains two versions blue and red, literally it’s look like windows 8 theme. futura theme offers version for GTK3/2, Metacity, Unity, Xfwm4, and Openbox. Author mentioned Plus1 theme is inspired by Google Plus [...]
In this tutorial we will see how to install 12 nice MediterraneanNight themes for Gnome 3.6.x from PPA. The themes are packed in one package that can be easily installed from our PPA, then use Gnome Tweak Tool to enable any one of them. Read more » Read more at upubuntu