Install MATE 1.8 desktop in Ubuntu 13.10

MATE 1.8 has been released, here’s how you can install it in Ubuntu 13.10. Read more ….

Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 201403 review

Prominent features of this release are support (in the installer) for computers with UEFI firmware and for GPT partitions. But the installer, as you will read in the next section, is the weakest part of this distribution, a problem it shares with most distributions that are based on Debian. Read more ….

Canonical Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Beta 1: What’s In It?

Ubuntu 14.04 beta 1 brings some changes to GNOME, but the big focus is on maintaining the status quo for this long-term support release. Read more ….

Best Linux distros to replace Windows XP?

In today’s open source roundup: Is Ubuntu 14.04 the best Linux distro to replace Windows XP? Plus: Is XFCE better than GNOME or KDE? And a review of Mageia 4. Read more ….

qBittorrent 3.1.9 Has Been Released | Bug Fixes

qBittorrent is a bittorrent client for Linux, MAC OS X and Microsoft Windows platforms. A new release is available to download, it brings some bug fixes and a minor change to the toolbar. Check the changelog and download options for qBittorrent version 3.1.9 down below. qBittorrent is Qt4 based application, it supports searching for torrent […]

Critical crypto bug leaves Linux, hundreds of apps open to eavesdropping

Hundreds of open source packages, including the Red Hat, Ubuntu, and Debian distributions of Linux, are susceptible to attacks that circumvent the most widely used technology to prevent eavesdropping on the Internet, thanks to an extremely critical vulnerability in a widely used cryptographic code library… GnuTLS developers (urge) all users to upgrade to version 3.2.12. […]

Change Desktop Background Directly From The Panel | A Wallpaper Manager

Changing desktop background has never been easier. “Wallpaper Manager” application allows you to choose wallpapers from multiple online and offline sources. Check the main features of “Wallpaper manager” and DEB packages for Debian based distributions such as “Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS Luna, ..etc”. Wallpaper Manger | Key Features Most of wallpaper manager functions are […]

Are there enough users for Linux Mint Debian Edition to survive?

In today’s open source roundup: Linux Mint Debian Edition 201403 has been released. Are there enough users for it to survive? Plus: Take screenshot tours of LMDE 201403 Cinnamon and MATE. Read more ….

Install Nvidia Display Driver 334.21 (New Stable Release) Manually On Ubuntu/Linux Mint

In this tutorial, we will see how to install the closed source driver developed by Nvidia which has reached version 334.21 and added support for the following GPUs:     GeForce GTX 750 Ti     GeForce GTX 750     GeForce GTX 745     GeForce GTX TITAN Black For more information about this […]

How to install Ubuntu and Minecraft on the HP Chromebook

The HP Chromebook is great for people who spend most of their computing time on the internet. The boot time is virtually instant, the performance is fantastic. Sometimes though you need an application that isn’t available on the web. This guide gives an overview of the HP Chromebook and the ChromeOS operating system, as well […]

Linux Mint 201403 Debian Cinnamon Screenshot Tour

The team is proud to announce the release of LMDE 201403. Highlights: update pack 8; Cinnamon 2.0; MATE 1.6; latest Mint tools and improvements; support for EFI and GPT. If you’re new to LMDE, welcome to Linux Mint Debian! LMDE in brief: Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) is a semi-rolling distribution based on Debian ‘Testing’; […]

Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 Alpha Release – Give E19 a try

As promised I’ve put together our first Bodhi Linux disc that is built on top of the upcoming Ubuntu 14.04 release. Keep in mind this is a very early image not intended for production machines. There will be issues. Read more ….

Toggle Between Automatic and Manual Proxy Settings | Proxy Switcher | Gnome Shell Extension

A Gnome Shell extension for switching between manual and automatic proxy settings.  All you need to preset your manual and automatic proxy settings from the network manager, and, install the gnome shell extension “Proxy Switcher” from Gnome Shell extensions website. Before installation make sure the Gnome Shell integration is working fine with your web browser. […]

Beta 1 downloads released for Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME 14.04

In today’s open source roundup: Ubuntu 14.04 beta 1 spin downloads and screenshots. Plus: The self-destructing Boeing Black Android phone, and 3D Linux printers. Read more ….

JDownloader for Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives

Install JDownloader in Ubuntu 14.04/13.10/13.04/12.10/12.04/Linux Mint 16/15/14/13/12/other Ubuntu derivativesJDownloader is free download manager written in Java and it’s cross-platform. Its developer community is very huge and trying to make it as easy and fast as possible. It allows user to start, stop or pause downloads, set bandwith limitations, auto-extract archives and much more. It offers […]

Browse Internet as Nobody knows what you are doing, Simple SOCKS Proxy setup under Linux

There are plenty of tools and services available to surf web as anonymous but most of them make your Internet speed slow and you may don’t have fast Internet. Proxies are known to surf web anonymously. Actually proxies act just like a filter between your device and rest of the web. I don’t use any […]

Lubuntu 14.04 Beta 1 Screenshot Tour

Lubuntu 14.04 Beta 1 is available. Lubuntu is a fast, lightweight and energy-saving variant of Ubuntu using the LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) desktop. It is intended to have low-resource system requirements and is designed primarily for netbooks, mobile devices and older PCs. Read more ….

Linux rules the universe by behaving exactly how the user wants

Although the Head Up Display (HUD) will remain the default, Canonical will be bringing back the local menus as an option. Read more ….

Fear and Open Source Intellectual Property in Las Enterprise

Not unlike Hunter S. Thompson’s drug-addled road trip to Las Vegas to cover the Mint 500 figuring out intellectual property in technology is a wild ride. I thought about this for a while and since I am not a lawyer (IANAL) especially not one of the caliber of Dr. Gonzo’s sidekick lawyer Raoul Duke so […]

Elegant Theme for Plank Dock Launcher | Numix Theme + A Wallpaper

Numix is a beautiful theme for Plank dock launcher. The color of this theme looks appropriate with “Name of the Doctor” wallpaper color, which is designed by Namix team as well. Check the installation instructions and Download links for “Numix” Plank theme and “Name of the Doctor” wallpaper down below. Download “Name of the Doctor” […]