You know, like it works in the sci-fi movies. When I log in: "hello, xxx" when I shut down: "good night, xxx" stuff like that.
I just installed ubuntu. I hear that's entry-level linux, but I hope it's good enough to let this happen. If there's no easy way to do it, how much would I have to learn in order to do it myself?
I'm hoping other people have done this and there's something I can download to do it.submitted by SarcasticLizard
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Some of you noticed that the ROSA company has silently pushed the ROSA Desktop Fresh R5 GNOME computer operating system onto its servers last week without making a public statement about what new features and improvements introduced in the refreshed distribution.
Jacque Montague Raymer, the developer of the MakuluLinux computer operating system has published earlier today a new video on YouTube, this time showcasing an upcoming edition of its Linux distribution, MakuluLinux Unity.
Evince 3.14.2 Is an Important Bugfix Update for GNOME 3.14
The GNOME development team announced recently the immediate availability for download and update of the second maintenance release of Evince document viewer for their GNOME 3.14 desktop environment. Evince 3.14.2 is a mainly a bugfix release that repairs several issues discovered in the previous version of the software.
Qomp Simple & Easy Music Player Reaches Version 0.8
Qomp (Quick Online Music Player) is a minimal music player written in Qt, with a basic interface, support for local files and online music streams.
ownCloud Client 1.8 Will Bring HIDPI, Qt 5.4, and Desktop Sharing Support
ownCloud, through Klaas Freitag, has announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Release Candidate (RC) version of the forthcoming ownCloud Client 1.8 for all supported computer operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
flareGet Download Manager Receives Numerous Fixes
flareGet, a full-featured, advanced, multi-threaded, multi-segment download manager and accelerator for Linux and other platforms, has received an update and quite a few fixes.
HomeBank: A Personal Money And Finance Account Manager
HomeBank is a free, open source, personal finance and money management application that can be used to manage your daily and monthly finance details easily as well as effectively. It has built-in powerful filtering tools and graphs that will help you to analyze your everyday transactions. It is a cross platform tool which will work on almost all common devices and operating systems, including Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, and Mac OS X.
Nautilus File Manager Gets Another Bugfix Release Ahead of GNOME 3.16
Almost a month ago, we announced the release of Nautilus (Files) 3.16 Beta 1, which brought various fixes and improvements to the default file manager application of the forthcoming GNOME 3.16 desktop environment. Today, we announce the second Beta release of Nautilus 3.16.
Git 2.3.3 Is Now Available for Download with a Handful of Changes
The third maintenance release of the stable Git 2.3 branch has been released bringing several bug fixes and performance improvements to the world’s most popular distributed revision control system that lets developers interact with GitHub to upload the source code of their programs.
- andatool: Searching forever and ever
- clockwork: Easier to fudge
bashmount: Another seemingly roundabout solution
Mounting volumes from the console, without the need for background daemons or automounting tools, has been near the forefront of my Linux experience for years now. If it makes any difference, I’ve tried other options but still rely on mostly the same solution and setup that I did eight years ago.
- talkfilters: All that computing power, and this is what you come up with?
- peat: Pete and Repeat are sitting on a fence. …
- color-invaders.sh: A script! and a site!
logintop10: Drum roll, please …
It should be fairly obvious what’s happening there: logintop10 parses through your wtmp file (which was at /var/log/wtmp on my Arch system) and comes back with an array of login statistics. Output is to an HTML file of your choosing, with very clean formatting and with a little color here and there.
- Bonus: A dozen more remainders
9 Quirky Linux Commands You Need to Know (And Will Love)
Make ASCII art, talk to your computer and play text adventures. Your Linux command line isn’t just for work: it can be weirdly entertaining, if you know the right commands.
CherryTree: A Powerful Notepad For Easy Note Taking
Since there is still no official version for Linux, many apps are trying to be Evernote alternatives, more or less successfully. Although it’s possible to run Evernote in Wine, it’s a good idea to find a native note-taking app for Linux that suits your needs.
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- How To Install OpenFire On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- How To Install Jenkins In Ubuntu 14.10 And CentOS 7
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- Troubleshooting syslog-ng
Once a piece of software is installed on a user's system, how do you keep it updated? While Linux users typically have a package management system to pull latest versions from a repository of their choice, users of other systems aren't so lucky. We have developed an open source tool to assist in this process, based on an open source protocol from Google know as Omaha.
Several years ago Google released an open source protocol called Omaha (otherwise known as Google Update) as a part of its Chromium project. The protocol is intended to make the updating process of complicated desktop software easier.
The Hero of Kendrickstone 40% Off on Steam Ending March 20
The Hero of Kendrickstone is a single-player interactive, text-based novel game launched on Steam on March 13, in which you have to save the city of Kendrickstone from an evil wizard.
- Linux Now Has Over 1000 Titles On Steam
First-person Puzzler Parallax - Game No. 1000 On Steam For Linux
Last week we celebrated 1000 games on Steam for Linux. But as Liam says, quality is more important than quantity. So I took a look at game no. 1000: Parallax.
- Steam for Linux Goes Past 1,000-game Mark
The GOL Nouveau Experiment
I've messed with the open source Nouveau driver once in a while but recently I decided I'd like to properly test how well Nouveau would be able to handle my day-to-day computer activities.
Larian Studios Detail Why The Linux Port Of Divinity Is Taking So Damn Long
It's no secret that a lot of people are impatiently waiting for the promised Linux port of Divinity: Original Sin, but we have a little more insight as to why now.
Bundle Stars 'Crimson Bundle' Has 5 Linux Games For Cheap
Bundle Stars do have some really sweet deals now and then, and the Crimson Bundle is certainly one of them.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Claptastic Voyage Trailer
It will release for Linux at the same time as Windows thanks to Aspyr Media, and it now has a trailer.
Spec Ops: The Line Looks Like It's Coming To Linux
It looks like yet another bigger game is heading to Linux, and it's Spec Ops: The Line this time! A Third-Person modern military Shooter designed to challenge players' morality by putting them in the middle of unspeakable situations.
Creator of Blizzard - Linux Petition Insults Blizzard CEO After He Responded
A petition aimed at Blizzard, which was asking for Linux support, has gathered a lot of attention from the Linux community, but not for the important answer from Blizzard's CEO. The author of the petition made the stupidest and most uncalled-for comments following Mike Morhaime's response.
Age of Wonders III Turn-Based Strategy to Land on Linux in April
Age of Wonders III, a turn-based fantasy strategy developed and published by Triumph Studios, will arrive on the Linux platform.
- Shadow Of Mordor Wins GDC Game Of The Year, Linux Version Due This Spring
Sentinels Of The Multiverse, A Mix Of Comics & A Card Game Ported To Linux
Sentinels of the Multiverse is quite a fun looking title that was ported to Linux last month, and sadly it got buried in my growing inbox.
- Dying Light Major Patch Released, Performance Finally Okay On Linux (UPDATED)
Nightside Is That RTS Game I’ve Been Waiting For On Linux
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- H-Craft Championship Free & Open Source Racer New Version
- Outland, A Fast-paced, Dynamic Platformer Now Available On Linux
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel New DLC Arriving On March 24
Aspyr Media have confirmed it will all launch on Windows, Mac and Linux together! Good to see them keeping up with the DLC./blockquote>
Dying Light Gets AMD Radeon Support and Major Performance Improvements
Dying Light is an FPS developed and published by Techland on Steam for Linux. The makers of the game have just released a new patch that comes with some important performance improvements.
Pre-Sequel Claptastic Voyage DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Also Launches in Linux
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel has been a great success on the Linux platform, especially since it was released alongside all the other platforms. Now the latest DLC announced will be made available on Steam for Linux as well.
Velocity 2X Shoot Em Up Coming To Linux Thanks To Sierra & FuturLab
Velocity 2X is a great looking shoot em up that was previously only on Sony consoles, and now FuturLab is teaming up with Sierra to bring it to other platforms, and that includes us too!
Why Are We Still Dual Booting?
The Linux community is one full of passion. From the outside it may seem strange why a small percentage of people around the world care so much about an operating system, after all it's merely a tool or set of tools used to complete certain tasks.
- cp437: Turning frogs into handsome princes, since 2013
- *angbands: Band of brothers
- mediocrity: A worthy foray into the genre
The Evolve OS development team, through Ikey Doherty, had the pleasure of announcing earlier today the immediate availability for download and testing of a new Beta release for the upcoming Evolve OS Linux distributions. Evolve OS Beta 1.1 is now powered by Linux kernel 3.19.1 and systemd 218. In addition, this new Beta release of Evolve OS includes the GCC 4.9.2 and Clang/LLVM 3.5.0 compilers.
A new development version for the next maintenance release of the acclaimed LibreOffice 4.4 office suite has been announced today, bringing a wide range of enhancements and bugfixes that improve the overall stability of the software on all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
5.1 also makes many small interface changes, documented in the gallery above. Notification and volume controls have seen improvement, and the OS has been tweaked and polished all over.
In addition, 5.1 brings built-in support for dual SIMs (previously something OEMs had to add) and HD Voice support.
Android 5.1 is one of the smaller minor version Android updates, down there with versions 4.2 and 4.3. But it brings a few nice changes and thankfully seems to solve many of the Nexus 6 performance problems.
TuxMachines: OnlyOffice Another Free Office Suite for Linux (Complete Selfhost Office Solution - OwnCloud Compatible)
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Dell has offered a Linux (Ubuntu) option on some laptops (and servers) for a few years now. Considering my general love for all things Linux, combined with my (often) overpowering desire to play with new hardware, it's rather odd that I've never gotten my hands on a Linux-powered Dell laptop.
That rather egregious offense has now been remedied.
Right in front of me sits the Dell M3800 Mobile Workstation – a 15.6-inch laptop that doubles as a Linux-powered desktop replacement.
No. "Desktop Replacement" doesn't really do this rig justice. This beast of a machine is a desktop destroyer.