SMPlayer reached to version 14.3.0, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint (PPA)

Install SMPlayer 14.3.0 with YouTube and Mplayer support in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/13.10 Saucy/Ubuntu 12.10/Ubuntu 12.04/Linux Mint 16/14/13 and other Ubuntu derivativesSmplayer is a complete media player for Windows and Linux. It uses the award-winning MPlayer as playback engine which is capable of playing most video and audio formats (avi, mkv, wmv, mp4, mpeg… see list). […]

Which Linux Mint apps can replace Windows XP software?

In today’s open source roundup: How to replace Windows XP applications with Linux Mint alternatives. Plus: Wine and Linux gaming, and why GNOME 3.12 won’t be in Ubuntu 14.04. Read more ….

Crowdfunding an open source laptop, a new Apache project, and more

Open source news for your reading pleasureMarch 29 – April 4, 2014In this week’s edition of the open source news roundup, we look at the end of Ubuntu One, a totally-open laptop, Microsoft’s recent steps toward openness, and more. Read more ….

Drag-and-Drop Cloud Orchestration with Ubuntu Juju

Canonical, the Ubuntu Linux and Juju Development/Operations (DevOps) program parent company, is turning Juju into a tool that makes setting clouds up a drag-and-drop operation. Read more ….

Linux Mint programs for Windows XP users

Yes, many of your Windows programs aren’t available on Linux, but some of them are and there are Linux programs that can do just as well as your old XP software. Read more ….

Microsoft should fear Android on the desktop

In today’s open source roundup: Android might be a viable replacement for Windows on the desktop. Plus: Why Chromebooks are better than Windows, and Ubuntu tablets will appear at the same time as Ubuntu phones. Read more ….

Goodbye to a good friend

It’s with great sadness that this month we said goodbye to one of our own. John Bowden (aka Led43) lost his battle with cancer on Saturday 8th March. John was one of life’s good guys. An enthusiastic supporter and contributor, … Continue reading

Why the media loves to exaggerate Linux security problems

In today’s open source roundup: The media makes money by exaggerating Linux security problems. Plus: Is Android too much like a PC? And Linux Mint 17 name and release date announced. Read more ….

Your personal copy of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu 14.04

You have been waiting for long 2 years!With the coming release of next long-term support version of Ubuntu 14.04 just a month away, many of you already looking for downloading of your own ISO image of the system. Yes, that’s the next version, codenamed Trusty Tahr. Read more ….

Install Pantheon file manager in Linux Mint 16

Add the Elementary OS file manager Pantheon to your Linux Mint 16 computer. Read more ….

Lubuntu might be the best Linux distro for Windows XP users

In today’s open source roundup: Lubuntu could be the best replacement for Windows XP. Plus: A review of Portal 2 for Linux, and an interview with the creator of educational distro Ubermix. Read more ….

uGet Download Manager version 1.10.4 got magnet link support, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives

Install uGet Download Manager in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy/13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 16/15/14/13/other Ubuntu DerivativesuGet (formerly called urlgfe) is a download manager. uGet is a very Powerful & Lightweight download manager application with a large inventory of features. uGet is an Open Source download manager application for GNU/Linux developed with GTK+. It allows you to […]

HOWTO: Add Bodhi’s Enlightenment Desktop to Ubuntu 14.04

The following is how you can add the latest Bodhi desktop to your existing Ubuntu 14.04 install. Read more ….

Ubuntu: 2131-1: IcedTea Web vulnerability

IcedTea Web could be made to expose or alter sensitive information. Read more ….

Install Linux Kernel 3.13.6 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Fixes in Kernel 3.13.6:     drm/radeon: fix audio disable on dce6+     drm/radeon: fix CP semaphores on CIK     PM / hibernate: Fix restore hang in freeze_processes()     i7300_edac: Fix device reference count     ARM64: unwind: Fix PC calculation     i7core_edac: Fix PCI device reference count     ACPI […]

Ubuntu: 2130-1: Tomcat vulnerabilities

Several security issues were fixed in Tomcat. Read more ….

Early Look at How Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Is Shaping Up

The next Ubuntu Long-Term Release, codenamed Trusty Tahr, will be released on April 17th, 2014 and will ship with several notable features, while mainly focusing on stable main components rather than bleeding-edge software, a very good decision which fits perfectly such a big release. Read more ….

Ubuntu Keeps MySQL, Why XP Won’t Go Away & More…

It appears that the police in Tallahassee, Florida have been busy tracking folks by their cell phones without bothering to show up before a judge and ask for a warrant. Why would they violate the constitutional rights of their citizens this way? Evidently because they were using technology on loan and had signed a non-disclosure […]

Popcorn Time lets you stream torrent movies on your Linux desktop

In today’s open source roundup: Popcorn Time brings streaming torrent movies to Linux. Plus: A review of Linux Mint Debian Edition 201403, and should you recommend Linux to friends? Read more ….

Install Fotoxx 14.03.2 photo editor in Linux Mint 16

Fotoxx is a free and open source photo editing application. Here’s how you can install Fotoxx 14.03.2 in Linux Mint 16. Read more ….