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Adjust screen brightness in Ubuntu using hotkeys in your laptop

Saturday 11th of April 2015 03:51:48 PM
Enable hotkeys(combination of function key and other special key in your laptop) for adjusting brightness on your laptop in Ubuntu. When you install Ubuntu on your laptop then it may happen that hotkeys for screen brightness control are not working. You can enable them by following instruction provided in the article.

KDE Frameworks 5.9.0 Officially Released with Plasma Framework Improvements

Saturday 11th of April 2015 01:57:26 PM
KDE announced the immediate availability of KDE Frameworks 5.9.0, a collection of over 60 add-on libraries for the Qt 5.x GUI toolkit that can be used by KDE developers to create applications and core components for the famous KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment.

Argonne’s $200 Million Supercomputing Award

Saturday 11th of April 2015 12:03:04 PM
A supercomputer named Aurora is on track to become the fastest system in the United States and possibly the world... with a 180 petaflops system, Aurora, and a secondary system of about 8 petaflops, called Theta.

Flock 2015 conference deadlines

Saturday 11th of April 2015 10:08:42 AM
Flock is the premier Fedora community conference for North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Flock will be held August 12-15 in Rochester, New York, USA. Pre-registration is open for the conference. Attendance is free and open to all. To... Continue Reading →

Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 Cinnamon edition Screencast

Saturday 11th of April 2015 08:14:20 AM
LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) is a very exciting distribution, targeted at experienced users, which provides the same environment as Linux Mint but uses Debian as its package base, instead of Ubuntu. LMDE is less mainstream than Linux Mint, it has a much smaller user base, it is not compatible with PPAs, and it lacks a few features.

Three New Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Were Patched in Ubuntu 14.10

Saturday 11th of April 2015 06:19:58 AM
Immediately after announcing new kernel updates for the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating systems, Canonical has also published details about a kernel update for its Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicon) distribution, urging users to update as soon as possible.

Slackel 6.0.3 Screencast

Saturday 11th of April 2015 04:25:36 AM
Slackel 6.0.3 "Live Openbox" has been released. Slackel is based on Slackware and Salix, and includes the latest 3.14.33 kernel and latest updates from Slackware's 'Current' tree.This release is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures with both fitting comfortably within the size of a single CD. Iso images are isohybrid.The 64-bit iso supports booting on UEFI systems. SecureBoot is however not supported.The 32-bit flavor is also the first live release that supports both i686 PAE SMP and i486, non-PAE capable systems.

Top 5: Password alternatives, Raspberry Pi in space, and more

Saturday 11th of April 2015 02:31:14 AM
This week I talk about the future of password alternatives, open source tools for research, and the Internet of Things, and more.Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get our newest video uploads.read more

Fedora 22 beta status, future of DNF and yum

Saturday 11th of April 2015 12:36:52 AM
Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each. Normally I do... Continue Reading →

Let's Talk About the Steam Machines Failure, the Elephant in the Room

Friday 10th of April 2015 11:39:41 PM
The Steam Machines from Valve is the proverbial elephant in the room that no one is willing to talk about it. Everybody wants Valve to succeed, and many gamers are rooting for them, but not many people actually believe that it will be a success.

Slackel 6.0.3 Openbox Screenshot Tour

Friday 10th of April 2015 10:42:30 PM
This release is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures with both fitting comfortably within the size of a single CD. ISO images are isohybrid. The 64-bit ISO supports booting on UEFI systems. Secure Boot is however not supported. The 32-bit flavor is also the first live release that supports both i686 PAE SMP and i486, non-PAE capable systems. The focus of this release has been to provide a lightweight and fast system and also to be easy for all users. The default web browser included in this release is Midori, while the default e-mail client is Claws-mail. The Internet/network applications also include the Pidgin instant messaging application, the Transmission torrent client, the gFTP for connecting to (S)FTP servers, the Wicd Network Manager for connecting to wireless and wired networks and Sakis3g for connecting to 3G mobile networks.

Bella OS 2.2 Is a User-Friendly Linux Distro Based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

Friday 10th of April 2015 09:45:19 PM
Bella OS 2.2 was announced recently, based on the upstream packages of the Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system. The Bella OS distribution aims to be a beautiful and user-friendly Linux OS tailored for end-users.

10 years of Git, an Open Business Models Initiative, and more news

Friday 10th of April 2015 08:48:08 PM
In this week's open source news roundup, we take a look at 10 years of Git, an Open Business Models Initiative, library open source software, and more!

Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 released

Friday 10th of April 2015 07:50:57 PM
In today's open source roundup: Download Linux Mint Debian Edition 2. Plus: Linux Mint 17.2 now has an official codename. And should you buy a Chromebook?

First OpenStack Kilo RCs Debut

Friday 10th of April 2015 06:53:46 PM
The first Release Candidate (RCs) for the upcoming OpenStack Kilo release are now out. I've seen the RC for Nova (https://github.com/openstack/nova/tree/proposed/kilo), and the RC for Trove at: https://github.com/openstack/trove/tree/proposed/kilo with more set to follow.

A community distribution of OpenStack

Friday 10th of April 2015 05:56:35 PM
If you're interested in installing OpenStack, chances are you are going to want a little help. While it's entirely possible to get OpenStack up and running from the source files, using a distribution which has been packaged for your operating system is likely to make your life much easier.

Linux Mint 2 LMDE Screenshot Tour

Friday 10th of April 2015 04:59:24 PM
LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) is a very exciting distribution, targeted at experienced users, which provides the same environment as Linux Mint but uses Debian as its package base, instead of Ubuntu. LMDE is less mainstream than Linux Mint, it has a much smaller user base, it is not compatible with PPAs, and it lacks a few features. That makes it a bit harder to use and harder to find help for, so it is not recommended for novice users. LMDE is however slightly faster than Linux Mint and it runs newer packages. Life on the LMDE side can be exciting. There are no point releases in LMDE 2, except for bug fixes and security fixes base packages stay the same, but Mint and desktop components are updated continuously.

Open source applied to how movies are made

Friday 10th of April 2015 04:02:13 PM
There[he]#039[/he]s nothing like a new project to make you feel excited about life, and that[he]#039[/he]s definitely how I[he]#039[/he]ve been feeling since I adopted an open source policy in my companies[he]#039[/he] camera and workflow divisions. My background is in cameras. I started out assisting and focus pulling before moving up the ranks to camera operating for F1, BBC dramas, and eventually second unit cinematography for feature theatrical productions.

The State of NVIDIA Optimus on Linux

Friday 10th of April 2015 03:05:02 PM
For those unaware, NVIDIA Optimus is a technology that allows integrated Intel graphics and a discrete NVIDIA graphics card to be built into the same computer (generally a laptop) and switch between the two on-demand. This same technology is also the cause of Linus Torvalds' infamous "finger" gesture directed at NVIDIA themselves. So it's no secret that NVIDIA Optimus technology has a somewhat controversial relationship with the Linux platform. So how is the state of affairs currently?

Introducing Chromixium, an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Distro that Looks Like Chrome OS

Friday 10th of April 2015 02:07:51 PM
Chromixium is a new distribution of Linux based on the upstream Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system, built around the Chromium web browser, and designed from the ground up to look and act like the Chrome OS operating system created by Google.

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Ubuntu 15.10 to Be Called Wily Werewolf

Mark Shuttleworth has just announced the name of the Ubuntu 15.10, the next iteration of the Linux distribution from Canonical, and it's Wily Werewolf. The founder of Canonical used to make these announcements on this personal blog, but he has chosen the Ubuntu Online Summit keynote to make this one. What's interesting about this particular name is the fact that it makes a full circle (almost) to the first Ubuntu release Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog), that dates back to October 2004. Read more Also: Mark Shuttleworth Promises Ubuntu Phone that Turns into PC This Year

Knoppix Topics: An interview with Linux pioneer Klaus Knopper

At this year’s CeBIT trade show in Hanover, Germany, Christopher von Eitzen sat down with Linux legend Klaus Knopper to discuss his popular Knoppix Linux distribution as well as Linux and accessibility in open source software. Designed to boot and run directly from a CD, DVD or USB flash drive without needing to be installed on a computer’s hard drive, Knoppix incorporates automatic hardware detection with support for a wide range of video and sound cards, USB devices and other peripherals and uses and on-the-fly decompression to run entirely in a computer’s memory. The CD version carries up to 2GB of executable software, while the single-layer DVD edition stores up to 10GB of data. The operating system can be used, for example, as a rescue system, to demonstrate Linux, as an educational CD, or installed directly to a system. Read more

LibreOffice 4.4.3 RC2 Is Out, Stable Version Should Arrive Very Soon

The Document Foundation has just announced that the second RC (Release Candidate) for the LibreOffice 4.4.3 branch has been released and is now available for download and testing. Read more