Mageia and you at the 15th LSM

The 15th Libre Software Meeting is coming up! LSM (in French RMLL for « Rencontres mondiales du logiciel libre ») is a non-commercial cycle of conferences, round tables and workshops based on Libre Software and its uses. Its aim is … Continue reading

Cinnamon Desktop Is Available For Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise (PPA)

Cinnamon is a GTK+-based desktop environment. It originally started as a fork of the GNOME Shell, which is a user interface and was initially developed by (and for) Linux Mint. Cinnamon provides many features, including: Desktop effects, including animations and transition effects; A movable panel equipped with a main menu, launchers, a window list and […]

How to Install Skype in Ubuntu Linux

Skype is a chat a client which allows people to communicate with each other through plain chatting and voice or video chat. Millions of users and businesses use Skype to make free video & voice calls, send instant messages and share files with other Skype users. Skype Package is available in the default repositories of […]

Zorin OS 9 RC Screenshot Tour

We are excited to unleash the Zorin OS 9 Core release candidate. This is a pre-release version of the next-generation Zorin OS. We have built it to get your feedback on what we have created so far. The main focus for Zorin OS 9 has been on stability and the refinement of Zorin OS’ wide […]

Pulling Mageia 4.1 out of the hat

While most of the world is turned towards Brazil to enjoy the World Cup, Mageia has been preparing its own major worldwide event: Mageia 4.1 has been released! If you were not expecting it, you might wonder what this unnanounced … Continue reading

How to Install Enlightenment 19 Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

This tutorial will describes how to install Enlightenment 19 desktop environment in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Enlightenment Desktop Environment is an advanced window manager with minimal effect, clean, fast, modular and very extensible window manager for X11 and Linux. Read more ….

Is Ubuntu’s Unity Really All That Bad Nowadays?

Now, don’t get me wrong – when it comes to choice of desktop interface it’s a very subjective matter and often a matter of taste and what you, as the user, finds most comfortable and/or productive. Still, browse through various forums, comment sections or blogs across the internet concerning Unity or even Linux desktops in […]

Should Canonical release a MATE version of Ubuntu?

In today’s open source roundup: Will we see a MATE version of Ubuntu? Plus: Linux versus Windows and consoles in gaming, and Firefox 30 released. Read more ….

Nokia with Windows

The Borg Meet Bill Gates

“Star Trek Lost Episodes” transcript. – Picard: “Mr. LaForge, have you had any success with your attempts at finding a weakness in the Borg? And Mr. Data, have you been able to access their command pathways?” – Geordi: “Yes, Captain. In fact, we found the answer by searching through our archives on late Twentieth-century computing […]

If Microsoft Made Cars

At a recent computer expo, Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated: “If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving twenty-five dollar cars that got 1000 miles to the gallon.” In response to Bill’s comments General Motors issued a press […]

Is Windows a Virus?

No, Windows is not a virus. Here’s what viruses (viri?) do: 1.They replicate quickly — okay, Windows does that. 2.Viruses use up valuable system resources, slowing down the system as they do so — okay, Windows does that. 3.Viruses will, from time to time, trash your hard disk — okay, Windows does that, too. 4.Viruses […]

The last man without Windows 95

There was a knock on the door. It was the man from Microsoft. – “Not you again,” I said. – “Sorry,” he said, a little sheepishly. “I guess you know why I’m here.” Indeed I did. Microsoft’s $300 million campaign to promote the Windows 95 operating system was meant to be universally effective, to convince […]

A Long time Ago, in a Galaxy far, far away…

- Luke: “You used to program.” – Ben: “I was once a software engineer the same as your father.” – Luke: “My father wasn’t a software engineer.  He was a custodian at Lockheed-Martin.” – Ben: “That’s what your Uncle told you.  He didn’t hold with your father’s ideals.  He thought he should go to work. […]

Microsoft Keyboard revealed!

Microsoft Corporation has just announced a new PC keyboard designed specifically for Windows. In addition to the keys found on the standard keyboard, Microsoft’s new design adds several new keys which will make your Windows computing even more functional. The keys in development are:     1.GPF key–This key will instantly generate a General Protection Fault […]

Foot-and-mouth virus

Atlanta, Ga. Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Symantec’s AntiVirus Research Center today confirmed that foot-and-mouth disease cannot be spread by Microsoft’s Outlook email application, believed to be the first time the program has ever failed to propagate a major virus. “Frankly, we’ve never heard of a virus that couldn’t spread through Microsoft […]

Microsoft Announces New, Configurable Blue Screen of Death!

In a surprise announcement today, Microsoft President Steve Ballmer revealed that the Redmond-based company will allow computer resellers and end-users to customize the appearance of the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), the screen that displays when the Windows operating system crashes. The move comes as the result of numerous focus groups and customer surveys done […]

Bardinux 3.4 Screenshot Tour

Bardinux 3.4 is available. Bardinux, a project of the Office of Free Software at the Universidad de La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain, is a Kubuntu-based distribution. It follows Kubuntu’s long-term support release and is designed primarily for the students of the university. Read more ….

Cloud 5: Ubuntu leads OpenStack, Microsoft partners with Salesforce and falling cloud prices

This week, we look at Ubuntu and OpenStack , Microsoft connecting with Salesforce and the true impact of falling cloud prices. Read more ….

Paint Like Advanced Paining Program “Pinta” Reached To Stable Version 1.5

Install Pinta Image Editor in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/14.10/13.10/13.04/12.10/12.04/Linux Mint 17/16/15/14/13/other Ubuntu derivativesPinta is an open-source, cross-platform bitmap image drawing and editing program inspired by Paint.NET which aims to work as an simpler, easier-to-use alternative to GIMP. It is easy to use multi-platform painting program. Pinta is lighter, powerful and simpler than open-source image editor GIMP. […]