How to set up RainLoop webmail in Ubuntu server

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 […]

High-Delight and Hi-Light handcrafted icons updated, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives

Install High-Delight icons in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/13.10 Saucy/13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 16/15/14/13/12/Any Ubuntu & Mint Version/ and Other Ubuntu DerivativesThese icons are designed by the same creator of Hi-Light icon set. Both are kind of similar in design but artwork is different for both sets. Developer rebuilt most of the icons in this version and […]

Mylo Xylo round icon theme for Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives

Install Mylo Xylo theme in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/13.10 Quantal/13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 16/15/14/13/other Ubuntu derivativesMylo-Xylo icons are round colorful icons designed for Gnome desktop and based on All-black icon set. It is under development and should not expect it as complete icon set but creator mentioned that version 1.0 will be complete set. You […]

WineHQ 1.7.12 released, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives

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 – an Upcoming Linux Distribution Featuring a New Desktop Environment

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 […]

Linux init-system shocker: Mark Shuttleworth announces that Ubuntu will follow Debian and adopt systemd

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 ….

Shuttleworth says Ubuntu will switch to systemd

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 ….

Ubuntu moving to systemd

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 Explains Why Linux Mint and All Other Distros Must Sign a License Agreement

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 ….

Install VMware Player 6.0.1 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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 […]

Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.13.3 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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     […]

Ubuntu vs. Rolling Release Distributions

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 […]

Pearson, edX, Educational Testing Service,, and more to align with the Open Badge standard

Today, we’re proud to announce a number of major educational and workforce development organizations including Pearson, edX, Educational Testing Service (ETS), and more have committed to adopting the Open Badges standard. This news was announced today at the Open … Continue reading

Ubuntu mobile takes two steps forward, one step backward

Vodafone joined Ubuntu’s Carrier Advisory Group, as Ubuntu demoed more progress on a unified desktop and mobile UI — but a Debian decision on init could further isolate Ubuntu. Canonical has yet to sign up any vendors or carriers for upcoming smart phones running Ubuntu, which is not surprising, considering the first Ubuntu phone release […]

How to install Anaconda 1.9 in Ubuntu 13.10

The latest version is Anaconda 1.9. It comes with more than 125 Python packages used in data analytics, including NumPy, SciPy, Pandas, PyTables, h5py, Matplotlib and IPython. Read more ….

Revenue Diversification the Mozilla Way

As a Mozillian, I’m proud that each new product discussion begins by asking whether it creates value to our users. It is a part of who we are and is what makes us different. Our initiatives are always aimed at … Continue reading

Has Linux Conquered the Cloud?

Linux on the desktop may have missed its adoption time line, but Linux in the cloud is a win-win proposition for the post-PC movement. Microsoft’s Azure may be the only real threat to Linux cloud dominance — all other major cloud software platforms are based on Linux and open source software. Some enterprise Linux distros […]

Unofficial Google Drive: Grive-Tools available for Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives [PPA]

Install Grive and Grive Tools 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 derivativesMonths back Pear OS developer created Syncdrive which was GUI for Grive, and its PPA was maintained by NoobsLab team. Unfortunately Pear OS has been sold and Syncdrive is no more supported, I received a lot of queries that […]

Emerald decorator and themes available for Ubuntu/Linux Mint via PPA

Install Emerald and themes (Pack, hoverglass, Avalon) 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 derivativesEmerald is a window decorator that allows for a wide variety of new looks to be added to application windows. Emerald project is a window decorator that provides the borders to your windows normally provided by Metacity […]

To upgrade or not to upgrade?

Mageia 4 was released recently. I made a fresh reinstall of my own KDE 64-bit system. Am I satisfied with the results? I’d say yes. Will I upgrade my Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon soon? The answer is “no”. Read more ….