The most ambitious Linux Mint yet is one of the best desktop distros ever made. Linux Mint is at a tipping point. Our interview with Clem and his team revealed their plan to move away from the GNOME back-end. They feel it’s been holding them back somewhat, and now that Cinnamon and MDM are feature [...]
Monit is a free open source tool used to manage and monitor processes, programs, files, directories and filesystems on a local or remote LINUX/UNIX systems. Monit conducts automatic maintenance and repair and can execute meaningful causal actions in error situations. Read more ….
Since the beginning the Linux desktop era, users and pundits have been asking when the year of the Linux desktop would be here. This past week saw three different answers to that question with the release of Linux Mint 15, Fedora 19 beta and the closing Ubuntu bug #1. Read more ….
Install VLC 2.0.7 Media Player in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 15/14/13 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 [...]
Install MDM display manager and MDM themes in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise MDM is a cameout as a Display Manager few months ago which is developed by Linux Mint team, it is based on GDM. It provides graphical configuration tools, theme ability, remote, automatic and timed login, event scripting, language selection and [...]
Cinnamon 2.0 will be a completely independent desktop environment, Clement Lefebvre reveals to Linux User & Developer in an exclusive interview. He went on to indicate that most importantly, recent developments have caused the team to finally move to making the code base independent of GNOME, so basically, in [Cinnamon] 2.0 you won’t be running [...]
It’s official: Microsoft’s near-monopoly on personal computing is over. At least, so says Ubuntu founder (and space traveler) Mark Shuttleworth, who has declared Ubuntu’s infamous Bug #1 — titled “Microsoft has a majority market share” — closed. Actually, Shuttleworth’s ruling says much more about Canonical’s future focus on tablets, smartphones and the cloud than it [...]
I had to laugh at the notion that a Linux distribution operated by a multi-national for-profit company that’s pretty much wholly owned by a charismatic billionaire could ever be considered, by any stretch of the imagination, a community thing. Read more ….
Install Linux Mint Driver Manager in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Driver Manager was developed for Linux Mint 15. Mint-Drivers relies on the same Ubuntu back-end and works the same way as software-properties-gtk. It just looks a bit better than Ubuntu Additional drivers. The “Driver Manager” is an independent application, separate from “Software Sources” and [...]
At a press conference today in Taipei, The Foxconn Technology Group announced their support for Firefox OS, Mozilla’s open Web mobile operating system based on HTML5 and other Web technologies. The partnership includes collaboration on the use of the Firefox … Continue reading
The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 15 ‘Olivia’. Linux Mint 15 is the most ambitious release since the start of the project. MATE 1.6 is greatly improved and Cinnamon 1.8 offers a ton of new features, including a screensaver and a unified control center. The login screen can now be [...]
Last year, I installed and wrote a review for Linux Mint 13 Maya, the MATE version. It had worked really well on my laptop so even when Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” was released, I still kept using Maya. But after a year, I think its the time for an upgrade, and on the same occasion [...]
Install Nemo File Manager in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Other Ubuntu based Distributions Nemo is a complete fork of Nautilus and its goal is to extend the Cinnamon user experience to desktop and file management. Nemo has features like: compact view, all desktop icons, etc.. which are missing in Nautilus 3.6 version, Open [...]
Canonical’s founder is making controversial moves which are helping Microsoft’s PR. The Shuttleworth position can be summarised as follows:2004: come join me, we’ll beat an illegal monopoly together.2013: I’m friends with Microsoft now, never mind that monopoly. Read more ….
XAMPP is free and open-source web development bundle, it includes Apache HTTP web server, MySQL, PHP, Perl, Python. OpenSSL, and many more web modules. XAMPP software bundle “distribution” easily provides all these web modules with a few commands. So, don’t bother installing Apache, MySQL, PHP …etc one by one. Read more ….
I found lots of people struggling to get catalyst driver work in Ubuntu 13.04. This issue has been persistent for some laptops, ever since Ubuntu 13.04 came out, specially for Intel, AMD dual graphics setup. For people, who have been looking at catalyst drivers ever since http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1930450 post was published, should not be that hard [...]
Install Smoothly Light + Dark theme on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric/Linux Mint 15/14/13/12 (GTK theme) Smoothly theme is designed for GTK and avialable in two versions smoothly-dark and smoothly light, It is available for GTK 3.8/3.6/3.4/3.2 version. Smoothly (Black) GTK-3.4 requires unico-1.0.2 and adwaita themes engine and Smoothly GTK-3.2 requires [...]
Install Box conky in Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/Ubuntu 12.04/11.10/11.04/Any Ubuntu Version/Any Linux Mint 15/14/13 We have conky collection with easy installation to make Linux awesome. Box conky was only available for some environments but after some modification NoobsLab is providing for all desktop environments (Unity, Gnome Shell, Mate, Gnome Classic, Cinnamon and others). Box conky shows Analog Clock, [...]
‘Let’s focus on our own excellence, not someone else’s product’. Ubuntu headman and part-time astronaut Mark Shuttleworth has declared victory over Microsoft’s domination of the PC industry, noting that the competitive landscape today is far different from what it was when Ubuntu launched in 2004.… Read more ….
In this tutorial i will show you how to install local repository in Ubuntu 13.04 server in two methods. If you use external hdd then it will your portable repository. You can use it in multiple locations other than your LAN. Both are easy to install and configure, finally pick one of them for your [...]