How to install the new Pydio 6 release on Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)

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 […]

Linux Mint 17.1 review—less change is good change

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 […]

Fedora 21 released

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 : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

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 Freshens Up Linux Desktop

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 ….

The Complete Guide For Dual Booting Ubuntu And Windows 8.1

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 ….

How to upgrade Ubuntu 14.10 kernel to version 3.17.1

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 ….

Mozilla Joins Hour of Code

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

MakuluLinux 7.0 Xfce Screenshot Tour

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 0.09 Version Is Now Available For Ubuntu 15.04/14.10/14.04/12.04

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 […]

Install VLC 3.0.0/2.2.0 media player + skins in Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives

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: Install the best menu for Linux Mint 17/17.1 Cinnamon

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 ….

Installing Odoo version 8 on Ubuntu 14.04

These are step by step instructions for how to install Odoo on Ubuntu 14.04. This seems to be the most widely used distribution for Odoo users. This will get you up and running in short order as it will only take about 30 minutes (depending on your Internet connection). Odoo is a continuation of the […]

How to create a custom backup plan for Debian with backupninja

Backupninja is a powerful and highly-configurable backup tool for Debian based distributions. In the previous tutorial, we explored how to install backupninja and how to set up two backup actions for the program to perform. However, we should note that those examples were only “the tip of the iceberg,” so to speak. In this post […]

Ubuntu 14.10 PXE server installation

Ubuntu 14.10 PXE server InstallationThis guide explains how to configure PXE server in Ubuntu 14.10 PXE Server, stands for preboot execution environment, is used to enable a network computer to boot only from a network interface card. This method will be very helpful, if a System Administrator wants to install many systems which doesn’t have […]

Linux Minty Fresh, Zuul Logo & Weighing In on SCALE

Over at OpenStack, a discussion initiated by Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph goes into the possibility of a logo for Zuul, OpenStack’s pipeline-oriented project gating and automation system. Because she gets asked during presentations, “What is the logo for Zuul?” Elizabeth has picked up the baton and gone to bat, to woefully mix sports metaphors, on behalf […]

How to install mod_security and mod_evasive on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

Mod_security is an Apache module that helps to protect your website from various attacks such as cross-site scripting, SQL injection attacks, path traversal attacks etc. Mod_evasive is an Apache module that helps to prevent HTTP DoS (DDoS) attacks or server brute force attacks. Read more ….

How to configure a syslog server with rsyslog on Linux

A syslog server represents a central log monitoring point on a network, to which all kinds of devices including Linux or Windows servers, routers, switches or any other hosts can send their logs over network. By setting up a syslog server, you can filter and consolidate logs from different hosts and devices into a single […]

News: Linux Top 3: Linux Mint 17.1 Goes GA, Fedora 21 Goes RC, Devuan Forks Debian

A short roundup of distro news. Read more ….

About Linux Weekly News – Revenge Of The Distro Reviewers

This week’s news includes reviews of Linux Mint 17.1, Ubuntu MATE 14.10, Q4OS and Manjaro. There are also a number of how-to guides including how to run Ubuntu GNOME as a rolling distro Read more ….