Cantata, a Qt-based music player for MPD (Music Player Daemon), has reached version 1.3.0 just yesterday, and a fix for compiling it in KDE, 220.127.116.11, was put out a few moments ago. This release comes with 87 fixes and improvements. Read more ….
Watsup is a simple system monitor software, it displays the CPU load, HDD I/O rates, temperature and network I/O rates in a small floating window overlays in top of any windows or panels. So, this is a really good option in case you want to keep track of your system resources all the time. There […]
The intent of moving application-specific menus into the global menu bar was to leave more room for content in applications. But even for people who liked the design, it has grown more problematic over time with the proliferation of bigger monitors, according to Canonical employee Marco Trevisan. The Ubuntu desktop team is bringing the application […]
The first smartphones running Ubuntu will ship this year, Canonical now says – although the Linux vendor’s hardware partners are hardly the first companies you might guess. In January, Ubuntu community manager Jono Bacon said that getting major carriers on board with the upstart mobile OS was “longer-term,” and that the first Ubuntu smartphones would […]
The first native Ubuntu smartphones are expected to be in customers’ hands in 2014. Read more ….
Canonical announced its initial Ubuntu Phone manufacturers — Meizu and BQ — and said the first mid- to high-end phones would ship by the end of this year. Some images of the Ubuntu Touch UI running on a Meizu MX3 smartphone were leaked on Weibo in early January (see image below). Now, the connection has […]
Based on the figures in LinuxQuestions’ Members Choice Awards, 84% of Linux desktop users prefer a classic desktop. By contrast, innovations like GNOME 3 or Ubuntu’s Unity lag far behind. Which raises the question: what accounts for the popularity of the classic desktop, and what are the implications for the design of graphical interfaces? Read […]
Webmail is undoubtedly an essential part of any mail server. While native email client software has typically more features compared to webmail services, accessing IMAP or SMTP server ports via an email client from outside of the trusted network can sometimes be tricky. Moreover, while you need a designated workstation, laptop, or mobile device to […]
Install Wine 1.7.12 in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/13.10 Saucy/13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 16/15/14/13/and other Ubuntu derivativesWine lets you run Windows software on other operating systems. With Wine, you can install and run these applications just like you would in Windows. Wine enables Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, and Solaris users to run Windows applications without a copy […]
Evolve OS is a new upcoming Linux distribution based on openSUSE and sporting a new desktop environment based on the Gnome 3 stack. You may immediately be thinking, is this yet another ‘Ubuntu Killer’ promising a lot and ultimately delivering little? But Evolve OS has a different philosophy and some interesting ideas. Read on to […]
You can knock me over with a feather right at this very moment: Mark Shuttleworth announced in his blog that Ubuntu will follow Debian in adopting systemd as its init system, even though Ubuntu itself coded the alternative Upstart. Read more ….
The head of Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution and the creator of the upstart init system, has announced that it will switch its init system to the Red Hat-developed systemd. Read more ….
the decision is for systemd, and given that Ubuntu is quite centrally a member of the Debian family, that’s a decision we support. I will ask members of the Ubuntu community to help to implement this decision efficiently, bringing systemd into both Debian and Ubuntu safely and expeditiously. It will no doubt take time to […]
Canonical has issued an official explanation for the reason why Linux Mint developers have to sign a license agreement in order to continue to distribute the package straight from the Ubuntu repos. Read more ….
VMware Player has been updated to version 6.0.1 recently which resolves some known issues. To check what has been fixed in this latest update, go here. In this tutorial, we will see how to install VMware Player 6.0.1 in the following distros: Ubuntu 13.10/13.04/12.10 or older Linux Mint 16/15/14 or older VMware Player 6.0.1 Installation […]
Fixes in Linux Kernel 3.13.3: powerpc/mm: Fix compile error of pgtable-ppc64.h powerpc/thp: Fix crash on mremap drm/mgag200: fix typo causing bw limits to be ignored on some chips drm/vmwgfx: Fix the driver for large dma addresses drm/i915: VLV2 – Fix hotplug detect bits […]
Here in my office, I have two different desktops running Linux. One is running Arch Linux and the other is running Ubuntu. Both distributions are fully up to date, with Ubuntu running the latest release. Each desktop has its assigned tasks throughout my work day, with the Arch box serving as my daily use PC […]
Today, we’re proud to announce a number of major educational and workforce development organizations including Pearson, edX, Educational Testing Service (ETS), Workforce.io and more have committed to adopting the Open Badges standard. This news was announced today at the Open … Continue reading