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deepin linux 15 Alpha 2 Released
11/29/2015 12:06 AM

The deepin community announced availability of deepin 15 Alpha 2, latest development release of Ubuntu based elegant Chinese GNU/Linux distribution featuring custom made efficient desktop environment, media player, software center..etc. From release announcement: deepin 15 Alpha 2 is thoroughly changed with a brand new system architecture. System performance and resources occupation have

Ubuntu MATE 15.10 Review
11/28/2015 11:56 PM

The dedoimedo portal has published a review of recently released Ubuntu MATE 15.10. The reviewer is not happy with Ubuntu MATE 15.10. In this review, he is complaining about frequent crashes, several bugs , bad package management in this distribution. Or befriended a sheep in the best of Balkan fashion, and they got married and lived happily ever after. Or something. But it is high

Elive Linux 2.6.12 Beta Released
11/28/2015 12:21 PM

The Elive team announced availability of Elive Linux 2.6.12 Beta, latest development release of Debian based GNU/Linux distribution that features Enlightenment as default desktop environment. From official release announcement of Elive 2.6.12: This version includes bugfixes in the installer handling special cases and some improvements in the overall speed process. The desktop has now the

Kwort Linux 4.3 Released
11/28/2015 12:14 PM

The Kwort team announced release of Kwort Linux 4.3, latest stable release of CRUX based GNU/Linux distribution that combines robustness and easy to extend features of CRUX with powerful and useful application, that helps to create a simple system for advanced users. From release announcement: As always we remain fast, stable, and simple and now we have grown up a little to include a

KDE Plasma 5.5 Brings Windows 8 Metro Inspired Theme.
11/27/2015 09:46 PM

KDE developer Kai Uwe has published a blog post, in which he talks about a Windows 8 Metro Inspired sidebar and appearance. Presently there are themes and packs, that makes KDE Plasma to mimic Unity Shell and GNOME shell. It appears that a metro inspired look and feel is a fresh idea for KDE. This is an experimental Metro-inspired (Metro, U-Bahn, get it?) sidebar. Its name kinda shows how

PAM: Pluggable Authentication Modules
11/27/2015 09:37 PM

The Linux Voice journal has published an article on Pluggable Authentication Modules(PAM). Pluggable Authentication Modules (known to its friends as PAM) is one of those technologies that most users are entirely unaware of, like the engine management computer in their Volvo. Basically, PAM provides a framework within which an application can assemble one or more stacks of PAM modules to

5 Reasons for using Linux Mint
11/27/2015 09:33 PM

If there is some fact in distrowatch ranking, Linux Mint is most visited GNU/Linux distribution in distrowatch's portal for a while. What makes it so popular? Even more popular than it's base distribution, ie, Ubuntu. The dototot portal has published an article, which lists 5 points that makes Linux Mint popular. The stigma that Linux is difficult to use is well deserved, but is becoming

Oracle Linux 7.2 Released
11/26/2015 10:52 PM

The Oracle® announced general availability of Oracle Linux 7.2, latest update to Oracle Linux 7.x series. Oracle Linux is an enterprise GNU/Linux distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. According to official release announcement, following are some features of this release. The, makedumpfile can now use sadump format for kernel dumps of more than 16 TB of physical memory During

OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 Review
11/26/2015 09:34 PM

The ordinaltechnic portal has published a review of recently released OpenSUSE Leap 42.1, new kind of distribution from openSUSE family that combines power of openSUSE with latest and greatest technologies. openSUSE's regular release this year, now given the name "Leap" has some major changes designed to increase stability, while providing up-to-date, if not leading edge, software.

Creating a Twitter Client using Python
11/25/2015 09:10 PM

The Linux Voice magazine, one of the leading open source magazine, has published a tutorial for writing a desktop twitter client using python. This tutorial make use of two libraries, namely Tweepy, a twitter python API and EasyGUI a easy to use GUI API for python. Now you may be thinking “Why would I want to use Python with Twitter?” Well, dear reader, quite simply we can use Python to

The UX Principles behind Ubuntu Phone
11/25/2015 09:03 PM

Ubuntu based smart phones are around for a while. Ubuntu phones are known for it's unique user experience. Canonical, the team behind Ubuntu is concentrating their efforts to provide same user experience across different platforms including laptops, tablets, smart phones..etc. An article published in sitepoint portal, looks into different aspects of Ubuntu phone user experience. Open

KaOS 2015.11 is Available Now
11/25/2015 08:54 PM

The KaOS team announced availability of KaOS 2015.11, latest monthly build of independently developed rolling GNU/Linux distribution featuring KDE as default desktop environment. From official announcement: As always with this rolling distribution you will find the very latest packages for the Plasma Desktop, this includes Frameworks 5.16.0, Plasma 5.4.3 and KDE Applications 15.08.3. Most

The NixOS - A purely functional Distribtuion : Review
11/24/2015 11:17 PM

Latest issue of distrowatch weekly(issue 637), features a review of NixOS which is a less known GNU/Linux distribution that is unique in the way it's handling packages and configuration. NixOS is built over Nix Package manager, and it is completely declarative which makes package managing easier. The NixOS Linux distribution is not a project which gets talked about a lot, perhaps because

Netrunner 17 'Horizon' Released
11/24/2015 08:31 PM

The Netrunner team announced release of Netrunner 17 'Horizon', latest stable release of Kubuntu based GNU/Linux distribution featuring a well tweaked plasma as default desktop environment. This release is applicable only for 64 Bit distributions, while 32 bit release continue as Netrunner 16, till release of Netrunner 18 LTS. Netrunner 17 ‘s codename is chosen as an indication of a mature

6 Web Browsers for GNU/Linux Distributions
11/23/2015 11:42 PM

The Linux Voice, one of the leading open source magazine has published a comparison of different web browsers that can be used in GNU/Linux platforms. This comparison covers different aspects of web browsers like availability of add-ons, compatibility with web standards ..etc Web browsers shape the way we view and interact with the internet. They have grown along with the internet as it

Linux Lite 2.6 Review
11/23/2015 09:31 PM

The Every Day Linux User portal has published a review of Linux Lite 2.6, a lightweight GNU/Linux distribution based on Ubuntu LTS. In this review, reviewer wonders what would make somebody choose Linux Lite over Linux Mint. That is all you really need to know about the purpose of Linux Lite. It is built for the Everyday Linux User which is why this is the best platform for review

CRUX 3.2 Released
11/23/2015 09:26 PM

The CRUX team announced release of CRUX 3.2, latest stable release of a lightweight GNU/Linux distribution targeting experienced Linux users. The primary focus of this distribution is keeping it simple, which is reflected in a straightforward tar.gz-based package system, BSD-style initscripts, and a relatively small collection of trimmed packages. As per official release notes of CRUX

Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf leaves scary experimentation for next year : Review
11/22/2015 03:27 PM

The arstechnica portal has published a review of recently released Ubuntu 15.10 'Wily Werewolf'. This review observes that, as usual spring releases, this release does not bring much new features, instead it just brings refinements for existing features. This means, next year will witness for a release that will experiment features like Unity 8 and wayland. Canonical recently released

Xubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf - Not a silver bullet : Review
11/22/2015 03:19 PM

The dedoimedo portal has published a review of recently released Xubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf. This review approaches Xubuntu 15.10 as a serious distribution, since it has shown significant improvement in recent past. But this review concludes that, Xubuntu 15.10 is disaster comparing to previous Xubuntu releases. Xubuntu is our third test bunny for the season. We've tried Ubuntu, and it was

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