Ubuntu gets closer to debut in Meizu MX4 phone

The Ubuntu project announced a stable build for Ubuntu Touch phones, a week after Meizu tipped an Ubuntu version of the Meizu MX4 phone due in December. Read more ….

Will the iPhone 6 drive some manufacturers out of the Android market?

In today’s Android roundup: The iPhone 6 may be the final nail in the coffin of some Android manufacturers. Plus: How to run Android apps in Ubuntu, and a review of Sony’s Xperia Z3 phone. Read more ….

How to install Arch Linux the easy way with Evo/Lution

The one who ventures into an install of Arch Linux and has only experienced installing Linux with Ubuntu or Mint is in for a steep learning curve. The number of people giving up halfway is probably higher than the ones that pull it through. Arch Linux is somewhat cult in the way that you may call […]

Short Stack: Mickos speaks out, what’s driving OpenStack popularity and OpenStack in a rack

This was a busy week in OpenStack especially around the HP-Eucalyptus deal. In fact, this very week, Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos had his first post-deal public appearance. We also look what’s driving OpenStack popularity (it has a broad constituency that’s for sure) and the all-new OpenStack in a Rack from Ubuntu and AMD. Read more […]

Ubuntu: 2319-3: OpenJDK 7 update

This update provides stability updates for OpenJDK 7. Read more ….

Install Owncloud on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)

Install Owncloud on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr). ownCloud provides a safe, secure, and compliant file synchronization and sharing solution on servers that you control. Read more ….

OpenMediaVault 1.0 review

The latest version, a milestone release, is OpenMediaVault 1.0. It is based on Debian 7 and uses that distribution’s ncurses installer, just like Ubuntu server. Read more ….

AMD and Canonical create OpenStack in a rack

Want to use OpenStack for your private cloud, but don’t want the headaches of setting it up? AMD and Canonical have a deal for you. Read more ….

How to Build a Linux Media Server

Just about any Linux makes an excellent media server because it’s lightweight and stable, so you can use whatever flavor you’re most comfortable with. Any Ubuntu variant (Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, and so on) is exceptionally nice to set up as a media server because they make it easy to get restricted codecs. I have Xubuntu […]

Jeff Hoogland Leaves Bodhi

Jeff Hoogland, the lead developer of Bodhi Linux, said in a blog post on Friday that “for a variety of reasons,” he is stepping down from the leadership of his “labor of love.”Bodhi Linux, based on Ubuntu, is a lightweight distro leveraging the Enlightenment Desktop. A note on the Bodhi Linux web page says, “We […]

Neon Conky In Three Variants For Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Other Distributions

Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop. Conky is licensed under the GPL and runs on Linux and BSD. Conky can display this info either as text, or using simple progress bars and graph widgets, with different fonts and colours. Conky is able to monitor many […]

Ubuntu Touch Is an OS with a Heart in a World of Mindless Drones

The mobile market seems to be saturated with products and software, and that includes operating systems. The people are pretty much divided into Android, iOS, and Windows Phone users. There are some scraps at the table, but that’s pretty much it. Where will Ubuntu for phones fit in this tight-knit ecosystem? Read more ….

How to harden Apache web server with mod_security and mod_evasive on CentOS

Web server security is a vast subject, and different people have different preferences and opinions as to what the best tools and techniques are to harden a particular web server. With Apache web server, a great majority of experts -if not all- agree that mod_security and mod_evasive are two very important modules that can protect […]

YES, I have ridden the UNICORN: The Ubuntu Utopic unicorn

Ubuntu 14.10, nicknamed Utopic Unicorn, is coming in just a few months. Alpha releases have been available for some time but beta testing started last week, meaning code is generally stable enough for virtual machines and other testing scenarios. Ubuntu’s current release cycle means that the main Ubuntu line usually sits out the first beta […]

Linux TCP/IP networking: net-tools vs. iproute2

Many sysadmins still manage and troubleshoot various network configurations by using a combination of ifconfig, route, arp and netstat command-line tools, collectively known as net-tools. Originally rooted in the BSD TCP/IP toolkit, the net-tools was developed to configure network functionality of older Linux kernels. Its development in the Linux community so far has ceased since […]

Emmabuntus 3-1.00 Screenshot Tour

The Emmabuntüs team is pleased to announce for September 1st 2014, the new Emmabuntüs 3 release 1.00, based on Xubuntu 14.04.1. Our goals: facilitate the work of reconditioning the computers given to humanitarian associations; continue to collaborate with Emmaüs communities; promote the discovery of GNU/Linux by beginners; limit the electronic devices waste to reduce the […]

Ubuntu… the unusual one

For most of us Ubuntu and Canonical are synonyms.However, I was surprised recently when I saw a different Ubuntu. Read more ….

How to install Cacti (Monitoring tool) on ubuntu 14.04 server

Cacti is a complete network graphing solution designed to harness the power of RRDTool’s data storage and graphing functionality. Cacti provides a fast poller, advanced graph templating, multiple data acquisition methods, and user management features out of the box. All of this is wrapped in an intuitive, easy to use interface that makes sense for […]

Setup QCOW2 standard CentOS 7 cloud image to work with 2 VLANs on IceHouse ML2&OVS&GRE System

Notice, that same schema would work for any F20 or Ubuntu QCOW2 cloud images via qemu-nbd mount and increasing number of NICs interface files up to 2,3,… Approach suggested down here is universal. Any cinder volume been built up on updated glance image ( 2 NICs ready ) would be 2 NICs ready as well […]

Black Lab SDK 1.8 released

Today we have released the new Black Lab SDK 1.8. With this release we added a lot of new tools for developing applications for Black Lab Linux and Ubuntu. The Black Lab SDK 1.8 has been tested and is supported on the following distributions: Black Lab Linux 5.x/6.x, Ubuntu 14.04, Kubuntu 14.04 Read more ….