In today’s open source roundup: Linux Mint 17.1 might be the best desktop distribution this year…or not. Plus: GNOME or KDE in Fedora 21? And Windows 10 users crave features that are already available in Linux. Read more ….
A smartphone-inspired version of Ubuntu Server for Docker minimalists has been revealed with initial backing from Microsoft. Canonical is today expected to unveil the “Snappy” version of Ubuntu Core, a stripped-down server image of just 110MB built for thousands of servers in the cloud. Read more ….
I agree that the Linux Mint developers did a great job on it, but I’m not sure I’d call it the best available desktop today for the simple reason that no matter how good a distribution or desktop is, there are bound to be people out there who need something different. Read more ….
Ubuntu Core and Snappy bring a different angle to Linux Containers, one of the most popular areas of information technology. Read more ….
Hardkernel’s $35 “Odroid-C1″ SBC runs Android or Ubuntu on a 1.5GHz quad-core Amlogic SoC, and boasts 1GB RAM plus quasi-RPi-compatible 40-pin expansion. Hardkernel’s community-backed Odroid single-board computer (SBC) project has long been a Samsung Exynos operation, having churned out over a dozen Samsung-based hacker SBCs in recent years. These include the $65 Odroid-U3 based on […]
To make more efficient use of datacenters and cloud hardware, Ubuntu is creating a new, ultra-lightweight Ubuntu server. Read more ….
rsyslog is an open source utility widely used on Linux systems to forward or receive log messages via TCP/UDP protocols. rsyslog daemon can be configured in two scenarios. Configured as a log collector server, rsyslog daemon can gather log data from all other hosts in the network, which are configured to send their internal logs […]
The new version of Mint may be the best Linux desktop ever. Heck, it maybe the best desktop operating system ever, period. Read more ….
How to install the new Pydio 6 release on Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)This guide explains how to configure Pydio in Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn). Pydio (formerly AjaXplorer) is a mature open source software solution for file sharing and synchronization. With intuitive user interfaces (web / mobile / desktop), Pydio 6 provides enterprise-grade features to gain […]
This marks the first time Linux Mint has not used the newest version of Ubuntu for a release. But if you paid attention to the curious approach of Linux Mint 17.0, you’ll know that was the plan all along. These days, Mint will not be changing its Ubuntu base again until the next LTS release—Ubuntu […]
In today’s open source roundup: Fedora 21 available for download. Plus: Ars Technica reviews Linux Mint 17.1, and VLC for Android released. Read more ….
Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS available to download and install in your computer, it released based-on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS featuring MATE desktop environment 1.8.1. and brings with new features and fixes many bugs. Read more ….
Linux Mint 17.1 builds on the innovations that first debuted in Linux Mint 17 earlier this year, with usability, interface and performance gains in several areas. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the improvements in the Linux Mint 17.1 release. Read more ….
This guide shows how to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8.1. It is an update to my original guide, as time has moved on and things have become a little easier. Read more ….
That’s the gist of this tutorial – how I upgraded the kernel in Ubuntu 14.10 from 3.16 to 3.17.1. It’s a very simple task, but one that can cause a minor headache – if you’re using some fancy hardware that requires special drivers. Read more ….
For the second year in a row, Mozilla is a partner in the Hour of Code, and we hope you’ll join us. This campaign launched in 2013, to align with Computer Science Education Week, and to demystify code and show … Continue reading
Here is it, ladies and gentleman, this is what you have been waiting for, the fastest and most beautiful Xfce on the whole planet. Thought only true love could make you weak in the knees? Wait till you fire up this baby. There is a reason this version is code-named ‘the concorde’ or ‘the bullet’ […]
Unsettings is a graphical configuration program for the Unity desktop environment that lets you change some of the Unity settings. Unsettings can only change your user’s settings, you can’t use it to change global settings or do anything else that needs root privileges. You can use Unsettings to change the themes for GTK, window manager, icons and […]
VLC media player (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG, DivX/Xvid, Ogg, and many more) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. However in recent years it has also become a extremely powerful server to stream live and on demand video in several formats […]
Configurable Menu is one of the best applet’s I’ve found in Linux Mint Cinnamon. I’ve been using it for about three weeks on Linux Mint 17 installed on my laptop. And I’ve just installed it on a test installation of Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon in VMware. Read more ….