Emmabuntus 12.04.4-1.07 Screenshot Tour

The Emmabuntu?s team is pleased to announce the 6th maintenance release of Emmabuntu?s 2 1.07 based on Xubuntu 12.04.4. This distribution was designed to make the refurbishing of computers given to humanitarian organizations, especially Emmau?s communities (where the name comes from), and to promote the discovery of Linux by beginners, but also to extend the […]

Create Safe & Easy Shares Using Samba For Windows Machines

In the past I shared howto create samba share between Windows and Linux machines so both can read/write, and also shared a program called Nitroshare which allows to send/receive files between Linux/Mac/Windows without any complicated configurations. So this time I came up with another secure and easy method to share your data with network Windows […]

Install E17 GTK theme in Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives

Install E17 Gtk theme in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/13.10 Saucy/Linux Mint 16/other related Ubuntu derivatives (GTK)E17Gtk theme is specifically designed for E17 desktop environment, it is dark theme with sharp corners and it looks very fine. It’s metacity(borders) doesn’t work under GTK 3.8.x, so I replaced them with GnomishDark theme borders only for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy. […]

First Ubuntu phones

The first Ubuntu phones are the Meizu MX3 and BQ Aquaris. Check out our photos of Ubuntu software in action, as well as prototypes of the forthcoming phones. Read more ….

How to Avoid Breaking Ubuntu

Unless you’ve been granted magical powers, odds are you’ve broken your operating system installation at one point in your life. And despite Ubuntu’s stability, it’s entirely possible to break a fresh installation. Read more ….

DistroWatch Weekly

Linux distributions are flexible and modular in nature, allowing them to squeeze into all sorts of interesting niches. Some distributions package as much software as possible, others remain lean, some focus on the desktop market while others operate best in the server room. This week we take a look at projects working in a variety […]

The magic of the disappearing Linux distros

Today in Open Source: Do too many Linux distros disappear? Plus: Proper Linux advocacy, and photos of the new Ubuntu phones. Read more ….

LibreOffice 4.2.1 is available to Install using PPA On Ubuntu

The official repository of LibreOffice 4.2.x series has been updated with the latest version “LibreOffice 4.2.1″. So, if you would like to install the latest stable version of LibreOffice 4.2.x series using PPA on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr, please follow installation instructions down below. Before […]

Another Malys icons flavor UniWhite available for Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Install Malys-UniWhite icon set in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/13.10 Saucy/13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 16/15/14/13/other Ubuntu derivativesUniwhite icon set is modified version of Malys-uniblue icon set. Malys had created two versions Uniblue and Uniblack for Linux but those doesn’t fit with dark themes, so desm0tes from deviantart moded this icon theme to light-grey color for dark […]

Orchis GTK theme designed by Moka Project team, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Install Orchis theme in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/13.10 Saucy/12.10 Quantal/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 16/14/13/other related Ubuntu derivatives (GTK)Orchis GTK theme is designed by Moka Project team, they create high quality GTK3 themes for Linux and known as great theme designers. Orchis is also available in software center but it is recommended to use project PPA in order […]

New Beautiful icons set “Square” compatible with Gnome and KDE, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Install Square icon set in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/13.10 Saucy/13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 16/15/14/13/other Ubuntu derivativesThere are plenty of cool icon sets available for Linux, But “Square” icon set which is new and just released few days back is new competitor of good looking icons. It is elegant, well polished and looks great with all […]

LibreOffice 4.2.1 Has Been Released | Bugfix Release

The first maintenance release of the latest LibreOffice 4.2.x series which brings some bug fixes for Linux, MAC OS X and Microsoft Windows. Check the release notes for LibreOffice 4.2.1 and Download Link down below. A few weeks ago we have posted about the major release of LibreOffice version 4.2.0 which brought many improvements to […]

Cantata 1.3.0 Music Player Released with 87 Fixes Ubuntu Installation

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, 1.3.0.1, was put out a few moments ago. This release comes with 87 fixes and improvements. Read more ….

Watsup System Monitor Software With a Floating Window

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 […]

Ubuntu desktop moving application menus back into application windows

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 […]

LibreOffice 4.2.1 is already available, to improve the experience of early adopters

Berlin, February 20, 2014 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.2.1, three weeks after the availability of LibreOffice 4.2. The first minor release – based on a shorter cycle than expected – solves over 100 problems, introduced by the larger than usual code refactoring of the LibreOffice 4.2 family. The changelog is available here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/4.2.1/RC1 […]

You’ll NEVER guess who’s making the first Ubuntu mobes in 2014

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 […]

Canonical announces first Ubuntu smartphone manufacturers

The first native Ubuntu smartphones are expected to be in customers’ hands in 2014. Read more ….

First Ubuntu Phone manufacturers announced

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 […]

What Makes a Classic Linux Desktop ‘Classic’?

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 […]