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Day of the Tentacle Now Available On Linux

Tuesday 12th of July 2016 01:29:12 PM
Day of the Tentacle Remastered is now available for the first time on Linux, and can be found on Steam and Humble . It should also be up on GOG as soon as they set it live.

How not to get help in open source

Tuesday 12th of July 2016 12:32:01 PM
Open source communities can be very friendly places, but there are right and wrong ways to ask for help.In her lightning talk at Great Wide Open 2016, Emily Dunham shares the most common ways people shoot themselves in the foot while looking for help with an open source project:read more

Ubuntu Touch OTA-12 to Land Next Wednesday, OTA-13 Brings Libertine Improvements

Tuesday 12th of July 2016 11:11:58 AM
The Ubuntu Touch saga continues, and today we would like to inform our readers about some of the latest changes coming in the next major update, the OTA-13, as well as about some good news.

Google aims to train two million Indian Android devs by 2018

Tuesday 12th of July 2016 09:51:55 AM
2000 universities and 4000 academics are already aboardGoogle will train two million Android developers across India over the next three years.…

Here's How to Install Any Linux Operating System on Your Chromebook

Tuesday 12th of July 2016 08:31:52 AM
Chromebooks are very cool and incredibly cheap portable laptops, powered by Chrome OS, a Linux kernel-based operating system, but it might turn out that Chrome OS is a very limited operating system.

Bug smashing, birthday celebrations, and more OpenStack news

Tuesday 12th of July 2016 07:11:48 AM
Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? There is a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack. Here's a sampling from some of our favorites.

Pirate swarms at risk from new patent

Tuesday 12th of July 2016 05:51:45 AM
NBC has patented new technology which targets large-scale swarms of torrent users in the hunt for copyright infringers.

PCLinuxOS 64 Trinity 2016.07 Community Edition Switches to Linux Kernel 4.6.3

Tuesday 12th of July 2016 04:31:41 AM
After announcing the release of the PCLinuxOS 64 Xfce 2016.07 and PCLinuxOS 64 LXDE 2016.07 distributions, the time has come for you to download PCLinuxOS 64 Trinity 2016.07 Community Edition.

Linux Kernel 4.7 final got delay in release,last candidate released

Tuesday 12th of July 2016 03:11:38 AM
Linux kernel 4.7 final is soon to be released and now here is some announcement about Linux Kernel 4.7 by Linus Torvalds. The Release Candidate Linux kernel 4.7 rc7 is here.

Best Graphical Web Browsers for Linux

Tuesday 12th of July 2016 01:51:35 AM
As we know, we can’t do any work in system without browser help like, for browsing something, checking mails, net banking access, chatting, etc.., here I’m going to show you modern web browsers which are active, under development and widely using in Linux Desktops.

Latest Vivaldi Browser Snapshot Improves Tab Hibernation on GNU/Linux Distros

Tuesday 12th of July 2016 12:54:24 AM
Vivaldi released a new snapshot version for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows, bringing multiple fixes and improvements.

Mini-PC runs Ubuntu on quad-core Bay Trail Atom

Monday 11th of July 2016 11:57:13 PM
Mele has launched a “Star Cloud PCG03” mini-PC that runs Ubuntu on a quad-core Atom Z3735F with 2GB RAM, 64GB eMMC, three USB ports, Ethernet, and WiFi. Shenzhen Mele Digital Technology Ltd. has released an Ubuntu 14.04 equipped Star Cloud PCG03 mini-PC based on its earlier Windows-based Mini PC PCG09 and Mini PC PCG03. Like […]

Linux Mint 18: The best desktop -- period

Monday 11th of July 2016 11:00:02 PM
You could keep worrying about being forced to upgrade to Windows 10, or you could try the best of all Linux desktops: Mint 18.

Server class COM supports 16-core Xeons, packs dual 10GbE

Monday 11th of July 2016 10:02:51 PM
Advantech’s server-class SOM-5991 COM Express module runs Linux on up to 16-core Xeon D-1500 processors, and offers dual 10GBase-KR ports and PCIe with NTB. We’ve seen a number of embedded boards supporting server-class Xeon E3-1200 SoCs from Intel’s Skylake architecture, such as Seco’s COMe-B09-BT6 COM Express Basic Type 6 module. Yet, Advantech’s SOM-5991, which uses […]

5 hacks for landing your tech dream job

Monday 11th of July 2016 09:05:40 PM
Azat Mardan, a technology fellow at Capital One and author of more than a dozen books, has a few pieces of advice for tech professionals still looking for the right job.read more

Linux Mint 18 reviews roundup

Monday 11th of July 2016 08:08:29 PM
Linux Mint 18 has been out for a little while now, and the reviews have started to come in. Find out what reviewers think about the latest version of Linux Mint. Is it the best Linux Mint yet?

Snapd 2.0.10 Snappy Tool Now Available in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Here's What's New

Monday 11th of July 2016 07:11:18 PM
Canonical's Michael Vogt was happy to announce that the snapd 2.0.10 Snappy tool from Ubuntu Core has successfully landed in the main software repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).

How to install ONLYOFFICE 8.9.0 with Docker on Ubuntu

Monday 11th of July 2016 06:14:07 PM
This tutorial describes the ONLYOFFICE installation process with Docker. Docker that allows you to deploy all ONLYOFFICE components on a single Linux machine easily and helps to avoid dependency errors.

Plug-and-play server provides access to millions of digital documents in Africa

Monday 11th of July 2016 05:16:56 PM
The WiderNet project, which is affiliated with WiderNet@UNC at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides resources, coaching, training, computers, and educational materials to schools, clinics, libraries, and homes in underserved areas of the world. In this interview, Cliff Missen, the Director of the WiderNet Project, explains how the non-profit helps improve digital education and communications for international communities.read more

What’s up with nano?

Monday 11th of July 2016 04:19:45 PM
As expected, the recent state of events where nano transitioned maintainership to Benno Schulenberg, and the project left GNU, has a lot of people speculating about what happened, and more disappointingly, making some pretty nasty assertions about motivations. I want to try and give a brief update on them to hopefully calm things down.

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Introduction to Modularity

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Our First Look at Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon

Now that I’ve had about a week to play around in Mint 18, I find a lot to like and have no major complaints. While Cinnamon probably isn’t destined to become my desktop of choice, I don’t dislike it and find it, hands down, the best of the GNOME based desktops I’ve tried so far. Anybody looking for a powerful, all purpose distro that’s designed to work smoothly and which can be mastered with ease would be hard pressed to find anything better. Read more

The subtle art of the Desktop

The history of the Gnome and KDE desktops go a long way back and their competition, for the lack of a better term, is almost as famous in some circles as the religious divide between Emacs and Vi. But is that competition stil relevant in 2016? Are there notable differences between Gnome and KDE that would position each other on a specific segment of users? Having both desktops running on my systems (workstation + laptop) but using really only one of them at all times, I wanted to find out by myself. My workstation and laptop both run ArchLinux, which means I tend to run the latest stable versions of pretty much any desktop software. I will thus be considering the latest stable versions from Gnome and KDE in this post. Historically, the two environments stem from different technical platforms: Gnome relies on the GTK framework while KDE, or more exactly the Plasma desktop environment, relies on Qt. For a long time, that is until well into the development of the Gnome 3.x platform, the major difference was not just technical, it was one of style and experience. KDE used to offer a desktop experience that was built along the lines of Windows, with a start center on the bottom left, a customizable side bar, and desktop widgets. Gnome had its two bars on the top and bottom of the screen, and was seemingly used as the basis for the first design of Mac OS X, with the top bar offering features that were later found in the Apple operating system. Read more