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Linux Mint 17.1 : Simplicity at the Best - Review
06/13/2015 07:19 PM

Linux Mint 17.1 is an Ubuntu 14.04.x based GNU/Linux distribution featuring Mate and Cinnamon Desktop environment. A review of Linux Mint 17.1 written by Jack Wallen published in linux.com says that Linux Mint 17.1 is simpler than any previous releases.   Linux Mint is a special kind of Linux distribution—one that has gone a very long way to hold true to the form, function, and spirit

Chapeau 22 'Indurain' Released; Based on Fedora 22
06/13/2015 07:12 PM

Chapeau team announced release of Chapeau 22, the latest stabled release of Fedora based GNU/Linux distribution that ships several third party packages to make it 'usable'. New release of Chapeau is based on recently released Fedora 22 workstation and it includes of all features of Fedora 22. At the same time it includes some third party features like steam support, multimedia support

KaOS ISO 2015.06 ISO is Available Now
06/13/2015 06:59 PM

KaOS developers announced release of KaOS 2015.06 ISO, the latest stable shipment of KaOS. KaOS is a US based, independently evolved rolling GNU/Linux distribution featuring KDE as default desktop environment. KaOS shares an ISO with each major upate, so that people those who migrate into KaOS from other operating systems won't face any issue. At the same time, existing users can upgrade

linux_logo : A wonderful Utility for Printing ANSI Logos of GNU/Linux Distribution
06/13/2015 12:11 PM

You might have seen several logos throughout your life. Most of the GNU/Linux distributions have well known logos. Sometimes you may have seen logos made of ASCII characters. Have you ever thought that making ANSI logos can be super easy? Yes, It can be. There is a command line utility named linux_logo that help us to create colorful ANSI logos for different GNU/Linux distributions. An

How to start your life as a Linux Admin
06/12/2015 09:46 PM

A linux job is dream of many people. Some prefer to have a linux job for money and for some it is a passion. There are several job opportunities in Linux World. One of the shining job in Linux field is being a Linux System Admin.  An article published in linux.com lists 7 Steps to start your career as a Linux System Admin. These steps includes, install linux in your system, learn

Linux File Systems : What, Why and How
06/12/2015 09:33 PM

In operating system, file system is a strategy used for storing data in storage devices. There are numerous number of file systems developed for different platforms. Each file system differ by their approach, security policies, organization ..etc. An article written by Narad Shrestha, published in tecmint magazine gives an overview of popular file systems used in GNU/Linux platform. These file

Unity 8 Fixes Privacy Issues with Online Search
06/11/2015 08:44 PM

Unity is the default desktop environment used in world's most popular GNU/Linux distribution, ie Ubuntu. Unity's online search feature has got serious criticism due to it's privacy policies. Unity 8, the latest version of Unity, will be fixing privacy issues related to online search feature. According to a news article published in softpedia linux section: The search in Unity has been

How to Get Your Open Source Project Noticed
06/11/2015 08:34 PM

There are several open source projects developed by thousands of developers across the world. To make an open source project popular, to make it get noticed, some efforts should be taken. An article written by Michael Boelen, published in blackducksoftware lists some tips for making your open source project popular. Nowadays it is easy to start an open source project. People over the

Why Linux is more Popular than GNU
06/11/2015 12:06 AM

An article written by Christopher Tozzi, published in thevarguy investigates reason for popularity and wide acceptability of Linux project initiated by Linux Torvalds over GNU project lead by Free Software Foundation. In author's opinion, GNU project is less popular because of uncompromising nature of Richard Stallman, the founder of Free Software Foundation, with his ideology. If you

System76 Introduces Fastest Ubuntu Laptop in Planet
06/10/2015 08:21 PM

System76 is an hardware company that make laptops running on Ubuntu. Recently, System76 announced a brand new laptop, namely Serval WS. This laptop is supposed to be fastest Ubuntu laptop available in planet. According to claims of company, Serval WS will be much faster than Mac OS systems and it will provide a new experience for professional gamers and others. According to a news article

Apple's Decision to Open Source Swift Receives Good Response
06/10/2015 08:11 PM

Apple, one of the leading organization in IT industry, announced it's decision to open source Swift. Swift is a nascent computer programming language introduced by apple last year. Apple's decision to open source Swift has got a good response from open source developers across the globe. According to news published in bloomberg For the second straight year, Apple drew a huge round of

An Introduction to Kdenlive timeline
06/09/2015 08:29 PM

An tutorial written by Seth Kenlon, published in opensource.com gives a detailed introduction of Kdenlive time line. Kdenlive is a non linear video editor developed specifically for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and BSD systems. Editing in Kdenlive is done both in the monitors and in the timeline. Your initial cuts are made while reviewing your footage and placing clips into the timeline in the

Growth of Red Hat - The Open Source Giant
06/09/2015 08:21 PM

An article written by Jono Bacon, published in opensource.com shows light in to growth of Red Hat, The Largest Open Source Organization in the world. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to another gripping installment of my Six Degrees column. As usual, thanks for the support. So far you folks have helped Slashdot three out of four of these columns, and every one has hit the

Fedora 22 KDE Spin Review
06/08/2015 11:23 PM

A review of Fedora 22 KDE Spin, written by Jesse Smith, published in distrowatch weekly news letter. The Fedora Project recently launched Fedora 22, the latest release of the popular, Red Hat sponsored distribution. The new version of Fedora brings with it a number of new and interesting features. The Workstation edition of the project offers users improved desktop notifications and the

80 Monitoring Tools for GNU/Linux System Admins
06/08/2015 11:15 PM

An article written by Jonathan Sundqvist, published in serverdensity blog lists, 80 useful monitoring tools for GNU/Linux System Admins. The industry is hotting up at the moment, and there are more tools than you can shake a stick at. Here lies the most comprehensive list on the Internet (of Tools). Featuring over 80 ways to your machines. Within this article we outline:

Running Windows Binaries in GNU/Linux using Wine
06/08/2015 11:11 PM

WINE is a compatibility layer for running Windows binaries on different posix based systems like GNU/Linux, BSD, Mac OS X ..etc. An article written by Jack Wallen, published in linux.com describes installing and using WINE in GNU/Linux systems. Back in the mid 90s and early 00s, Linux, being a fledgling operating system, suffered from a severe lack of useful applications. This issue

Peppermint: Desktop Linux for the cloud generation - Review
06/08/2015 10:50 PM

A Review of Peppermint Linux published in zdnet. Peppermint Linux is a Lubuntu LTS based GNU/Linux distribution that combines Google Chrome concepts into a Desktop operating system. If you don't mind being joined to Google at the hip, there's a great Linux-based cloud desktop operating system called Chrome OS. It's on Chromebooks. If, however you want a Linux-based cloud desktop

7 Top GNU/Linux Distributions of 2015
06/07/2015 09:43 PM

An article written by Brendan Hesse, published in digitaltrends lists 7 Best GNU/Linux distributions of 2015. The selection of GNU/Linux distributions listed in this articled seems to fair. However, it may change from person to person. Ah, Linux. The third of the holy triumvirate of PC operating systems, along with Windows and Mac OS. Each have their own pros and cons, and each has

rbash - A Restricted Bash Shell
06/07/2015 09:34 PM

An article written by Avishek Kumar, published in tecmint magazine gives a brief overview of rbash - a restricted bash shell for GNU/Linux and Unix systems along with some relevant examples. Linux Shell is one of the most fascinating and powerful GNU/Linux powered tool. All the application, including X, is built over shell and Linux shell is so powerful that the whole

OpenSourceFeed : Weekly News Feed 9
06/07/2015 09:28 PM

10 Popular LightWeight GNU/Linux distributions 06/06/2015 09:53 PM An article written by Shashank Sharma, published in tecradar magazine lists 10 Popular Light Weight GNU/Linux distributions for running in low end/old hardware. Modern Linux distros are designed to appeal to a large number of users. As a result, they have become too bloated for older machines or systems with

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