The Mageia 3 Linux distribution has reached end of life and the developers have announced that the updates and security patches for the operating system have stopped completely.
SolydX 201411 Is a Rolling Release Alternative to Linux Mint Debian Xfce
SolydX, a Debian-based distribution that features the Xfce desktop environment and uses a rolling release model, is now at version 201411 and is ready for download.
Linux-Based Beautiful Jolla Tablet Registers Fantastic Success on Indigogo
Jolla is a new tablet developed by a team of people who used to work for Nokia and it's powered by a Linux-driver operating system called Sailfish OS. The recently launched crowdfunding campaign has surpassed any expectations.
WordPress 4.0.1 Updates Millions of Sites for 8 Flaws
Millions of open-source WordPress site owners received email notifications over the last 24 hours advising them of a site update. The new WordPress 4.0.1 update provides multiple security fixes and data-hardening improvements to help secure WordPress sites. The WordPress 4.0.1 update is the first incremental update for WordPress since the 4.0 release in September. The 4.0.1 update provides 23 bug fixes and an additional 8 security vulnerability fixes.
How To Install IceCat On Any Distro
Many GNU/Linux users are concerned over the recent privacy issues raised by Mozilla implemented, targeted ads in Firefox. GNU IceCat offers an excellent alternative for privacy minded users, but can be difficult to install if your distro lacks a package. Here is a guide for installing it on any distro: http://www.cupoflinux.com/SBB/index.php/topic,2422.0.html
Wake Up Lil SUSE, Minty Goodness, and Caine Mutiny
Today in Linux news Simon Phipps discusses what the merger completion means for SUSE and Dedoimedo.com reviews openSUSE 13.2. Linux Mint 17.1 update was released a couple of days ago and Chris Hoffman and Craciun Dan cover what's new. Matt Weinberger has a layman's guide to Docker "without getting lost in the weeds, and without breaking out the diagrams" and Jamie Watson reviews Caine Linux.
12 Awesome Themes for Mint 17.1 Cinnamon
With Mint 17.1 Rebecca being days away from release, and Cinnamon 2.4 looking so good, here is an overview of some of the best looking themes which allow you to beautify your desktop.
Most of these are available online, and you can install them from Menu -> Preferences -> Themes. There are also some themes from gnome-look.org, and to install those you need to download the archive and uncompress it inside the ~/.themes folder. I specified the themes which are are from gnome-look.org