The Linux Mint project yesterday unveiled version 15 of the increasingly popular desktop operating system, with upgrades to the MATE and Cinnamon desktop environments as well as new applications for managing software and drivers.Code-named “Olivia,” Linux Mint 15 is based on the most recent version of Ubuntu and will be supported until January 2014. Linux [...]
Cinnamon is a user interface. It is a fork of GNOME Shell, initially developed by (and for) Linux Mint. It attempts to provide a more traditional user environment based on the desktop metaphor, like GNOME 2. Cinnamon uses Muffin, a fork of the GNOME 3 window manager Mutter, as its window manager from Cinnamon 1.2 [...]
In this tutorial, we will see how to install GetDeb and PlayDeb in Ubuntu 13.04/12.10 or older and Linux Mint 15/14 or older. GetDeb and PlayDeb are two websites where users can find free applications and games that are not available in the official Ubuntu repositories. Read more » Read more at upubuntu
In case you have never heard about Emmabuntus before, it is a distro based on Xubuntu and according to the email I got, the aim of Emmabuntus is to be user-friendly and light-weight so it can be used on old computers. Read more ….
In this tutorial, we will see two ways for recording audio coming from the microphone under Ubuntu/Linux Mint. If you have more suggestions, please use the comment form below. Getting Started First of all, make sure your microphone is connected to your computer and well configured. Also, make sure the mic is not muted by [...]
There was a time when I, probably like many of you, would change my desktop theme more often than I’d change my socks. Read more ….
Kuka announced a 20,000 Euro Kuka Innovation in Mobile Manipulation Award for innovative mobile manipulation applications using its Kuka YouBot service robot. The open source Kuka YouBot is equipped with omnidirectional wheels and one or two 5-DOF manipulator arms, and runs Ubuntu Linux and ROS (Robot Operating System) on an Intel Atom-based Mini-ITX board. Read [...]
Tor Browser Bundle, a software for a secure and anonymous browsing experience, has been updated to version 2.3.25-8 bringing more changes and bug fixes. Users who were experiencing Firefox crashes will no longer see this behavior with this new release. Here are the new updates in Tor Browser Bundle: Update Firefox to 17.0.6esr Update HTTPS [...]
That person, who came from Microsoft, became VP of Ubuntu some months ago. Read more ….
“I am having problems in connecting the Galaxy Tab to ubuntu vis usb cable” ; this is a common question around the web and specially in android forums. Sometimes you need to transfer files from your computer to your android device and vice versa. Read more ….
Ubuntu 13.04 users are fortunate enough to have a file synchronization tool installed by default. As many of you already know, Ubuntu One is a very convenient cloud file storage service. If you happen to be unfamiliar with Ubuntu One, I have pointed out several details so users can accurately choose the service that fits [...]
In this brief guide, we will see how to use the terminal to install VMware Player 5.0.2 in the following Ubuntu/Linux Mint distributions: Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04 or older Linux Mint 15/14/13 or older Any other Ubuntu-based distro.. Read more » Read more at upubuntu
Linux Kernel 3.9.2 is the second maintenance release for the Kernel 3.9 series that has been made available recently. Here are some changes in this latest release taken from the changelog of Linux 3.9.2: Read more » Read more at upubuntu
Artyom Zorin has announced the release of Zorin OS 6.3 “Core” edition, an easy-to-use desktop Linux distribution based on Ubuntu’s latest LTS (long-term support) release and enhanced with a custom start menu and other user-friendly utilities: “The Zorin OS team is pleased to announce the release of Zorin OS 6.3 Core, our operating system designed [...]
Barely a week after the big Debian Wheezy release and Google is already making a big move in its direction. The Google Compute Engine (aka Google’s Cloud) is moving to Debian. “For fast performance and to reduce bandwidth costs, Google is hosting a Debian package mirror for use by Google Compute Engine Debian instances,” Jimmy [...]
If you cannot install new packages using the terminal under Ubuntu 13.04/12.10 or older and you receive this type of error: (…) You might want to run ‘apt-get -f install’ to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: (…) Read more » Read more at upubuntu
If you find difficulties installing Google Chrome in Ubuntu 13.04, you can find here how to install it using the terminal. The problem lies in the libudev0 package dependency which is required by Google Chrome to run in Ubuntu 13.04. Read more » Read more at upubuntu
What makes Linux Mint so awesome? That, in itself, is quite a question. After all, why do we use Linux? It’s one of those questions that can only be answered from the point of view of an individual’s personal approach to their experiences with the operating system itself. Read more ….
As you might have seen in Jonathan’s blog post we discussed Mir in Kubuntu at the “Mataro Sessions II”. It’s a topic I would have preferred to not have to discuss at all. But the dynamics in the free software world force us to discuss it and obviously our downstream needs to know why we [...]
In this tip, we will see two ways for changing the MAC address either using a few terminal commands or simply from the network manager under Ubuntu 13.04/12.10 or older. For Linux Mint users, you can use the terminal way to change the MAC address. Getting Started 1. Method 1 (CLI) Turn off your [...]