New story! Lubuntu 14.04 Screenshot Tour

Announcing the release of Lubuntu 14.04, a lightweight variant of Ubuntu that provides the minimalist LXDE desktop and a selection of light applications. Based on the lightweight LXDE desktop environment; PCManFM, a fast and lightweight files manager using GIO/GVFS; Openbox, a fast and extensible default window manager of LXDE; LightDM, a simple GTK+ greeter; Firefox, the famous web browser; based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Improvements since Lubuntu 13.10: LTS Support (3 years), and more.

New story! Microservers and the hurry up and wait conundrum

  • ZDNet; By Larry Dignan (Posted by bob on Apr 20, 2014 4:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: ARM, Linux
Fifteen years ago Linux was going to take over the world. Today, Linux is everywhere and no one blinks when a company builds on an open source stack. Microservers may be the same way. But this revolution will take some time to play out. In our microserver special report, Nick Heath noted that microservers, ARM and Intel-based, are being used for specific workloads such as serving Web content, but enterprises are all about multipurpose computing for a wide range of applications.

New story! Emmabuntüs: A philanthropist’s GNU/Linux

Emmabuntüs is a desktop GNU/Linux distribution which originated in France with a humanitarian mission. It was designed with 4 primary objectives – refurbishing of computers given to humanitarian organizations like the Emmaüs communities, promoting GNU/Linux among beginners, extending the life of older equipments and reducing waste by over-consumption of raw materials.

New story! Out in the Open: Inside the Operating System Edward Snowden Used to Evade the NSA

Tails is a kind of computer-in-a-box. You install it on a DVD or USB drive, boot up the computer from the drive and, voila, you’re pretty close to anonymous on the internet. At its heart, Tails is a version of the Linux operating system optimized for anonymity. It comes with several privacy and encryption tools, most notably Tor, an application that anonymizes a user’s internet traffic by routing it through a network of computers run by volunteers around the world.

New story! The Heartbleed drama queens

The media's coverage of Heartbleed has gone way over the top and has regressed into mindless bashing of open source software.

New story! Ubuntu Kylin 14.04 Screenshot Tour

Ubuntu Kylin is an official flavour of Ubuntu developed specially for users in China and, unlike other official variants, generously promoted on the Ubuntu website. What's new in version 14.04? "In this final release, the Linux kernel is upgraded to 3.13 and Unity is upgraded to 7.2. Specifically designed for efficient Chinese input, 14.04 LTS uses the Sogou Input Method, a typing tool that provides intelligent predictive search and auto-completion. Sogou, combined with the Kingsoft WPS office suite, makes Ubuntu Kylin 14.04 LTS even faster and easier to use when creating documents and browsing the web.

New story! Enable one-click minimize feature in Ubuntu 14.04

Here's how you can enable the one-click to minimize feature in Ubuntu 14.04.

New story! Use LightDM lock screen instead of Unity in Ubuntu 14.04

How to switch back to the old lock screen in Ubuntu 14.04.

New story! Linux & SteamOS Earn The 400 Games Badge

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Apr 20, 2014 2:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
An interesting little note is that when you look into how many games Steam has that are now on Linux, the figure has surpassed 400!

New story! Create Vector Graphics with Open Source Software

  • LinuxLinks.com; By Steve Emms (Posted by sde on Apr 20, 2014 12:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews, Roundups
This article identifies the finest open source vector graphics editors. Vector editors are ideal for technical illustrations, diagramming, flowcharting, artistic illustrations, promotional posters, banners, signage, logos, typography, vehicle wraps and layout. Bitmap editors are more suitable for retouching, photo processing, photorealistic illustrations, collage, and illustrations drawn by hand with a pen tablet.

New story! Install tweak tools in Ubuntu 14.04

  • ITworld; By Jim Lynch (Posted by jimlynch on Apr 19, 2014 10:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Add GNOME Tweak Tool and Unity Tweak Tool to your Ubuntu 14.04 system.

New story! More on Google’s Search Algorithm (does it favor Google+?)

Can search results this high really have another explanation?

New story! Hands on with Ubuntu 14.04: The best Ubuntu desktop ever

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Apr 19, 2014 7:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
I still find Ubuntu with Unity the best desktop of all for users who don't know computers and just want something easy to use.

New story! OpenSSL and Linux: A Tale of Two Open-Source Projects

The Heartbleed bug has cast a bright and not entirely flattering light on the open-source movement’s incentive model. When a crucial and ubiquitous piece of security code like OpenSSL — left vulnerable for two years by the Heartbleed flaw — can be accessed by all the world’s programming muscle, but only has one full-time developer and generates less than $2,000 in donations a year, clearly something is amiss. But then there’s Linux.

New story! Add applications to panel, desktops or favorites in Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon

  • ITworld; By Jim Lynch (Posted by jimlynch on Apr 19, 2014 3:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Mint
How to add programs to the panel, desktop or favorites in Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon.

New story! Heartbleed: Security experts reality-check the 3 most hysterical fears

  • Network World; By Tony Bradley (Posted by bob on Apr 19, 2014 1:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Heartbleed has dominated tech headlines for a week now. News outlets, citizen bloggers, and even late-night TV hosts have jumped on the story, each amping up the alarm a little more than the last one. But while it's true Heartbleed is a critical flaw with widespread implications, several security experts we've spoken with believe the sky-is-falling tone of the reporting is a bit melodramatic.

New story! Kubuntu 14.04 Screenshot Tour

Welcome to Kubuntu 14.04 LTS, a brand new long-term supported version with the latest KDE software to enjoy. Long-term support means that bug fixes and security updates will be added for the next 5 years, so you can be safe to use it until 2019. New releases of important KDE software will also be available from the Kubuntu Updates and Kubuntu Backports PPAs.

New story! Microsoft Abandons Windows 8.1: Take Immediate Action Or Be Cut Off Like Windows XP

Microsoft MSFT -0.97% has been on a roll lately. Office for iOS (and soon Android), free Windows licenses for small devices, universal Windows and Windows Phone apps, Siri rival Cortana, even a promise to eventually return the start menu before Windows 9. But when it comes to Windows 8, it seems the company has a permanently loaded pistol aimed squarely at its feet.

So it fits that just one week on from the launch of ‘Windows 8.1 Update 1’ (the smart upgrade mouse and keyboard users have long awaited) stupidity would strike once again.

New story! Ubuntu 14.04 ships with tablet support and improved touch

Canonical released Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, with five-year support, enhanced touchscreen support, and the first stable build of Ubuntu for Tablets. Back in November 2011 when Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth announced Ubuntu would support apps that ran on smartphones and tablets, as well as desktop PCs, Ubuntu 14.04 was heralded as the “convergence” release that would […]

New story! Open source trounces proprietary software for code defects, Coverity analysis finds

Forget bad headlines generated by the Heartbleed flaw, when it comes to code defects open source is still well ahead of proprietary software, generating fewer coding defects for every size of project, according to a new analysis by scanning service Coverity.

New story! Disable online searches from Ubuntu 14.04 Dash

Here's how you can use a script to disable online searches in the Ubuntu 14.04 Dash.

New story! Heartbleed: Security experts reality-check the 3 most hysterical fears

Everything's been hacked! Change all your passwords but not yet! Security experts cut through the Heartbleed hype. But while it's true Heartbleed is a critical flaw with widespread implications, several security experts we've spoken with believe the sky-is-falling tone of the reporting is a bit melodramatic.

New story! Valve Has Turned On The Greenlight For 34 More Linux Games This April

That's right folks Valve are bringing the easter cheer lighting the way for another 34 Linux games to come out on Steam!

New story! Ubuntu 14.04: Smoother than earlier versions (Gallery)

It's smooth, pretty, and, in short, it's the nicest Ubuntu Linux desktop that's ever been.

New story! Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 Screenshot Tour

The Ubuntu GNOME team is proud and happy to announce the release of Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS. Ubuntu GNOME is an official flavour of Ubuntu, featuring the GNOME desktop environment. Ubuntu GNOME is a mostly pure GNOME desktop experience built from the Ubuntu repositories. This is our very first long-term support (LTS) version. Features: Most of GNOME 3.10 is now included, the few missing bits of 3.10 are available in PPA.

New story! Linode Enters High-Performance Cloud Hosting Market with SSD, RAM Updates

Cloud hosting provider Linode has relaunched its services with a $45M investment in SSD storage, more memory, better CPUs and other high-performance upgrades for its cloud infrastructure.

New story! OpenStack Icehouse brings new features for the enterprise

Deploying an open source enterprise cloud just got a little bit easier yesterday with the release of the newest version of the OpenStack platform: Icehouse. To quote an email from OpenStack release manager Thierry Carrez announcing the release, "During this cycle we added a new integrated component (Trove), completed more than 350 feature blueprints, and fixed almost 3000 reported bugs in integrated projects alone!"

New story! Xubuntu 14.04 Screenshot Tour

The Xubuntu team is pleased to announce the immediate release of Xubuntu 14.04. Xubuntu 14.04 is an LTS (Long-Term Support) release and will be supported for 3 years.

New story! Ubuntu Linux Has What It Takes to Challenge Windows on the Desktop

Canonical is no stranger to trying to attract Windows users to the Ubuntu Linux platform. Back in 2008 with the Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Herron" LTS, Canonical introduced a technology called "Wubi," which is a Windows-based installer for Ubuntu.

New story! IPSEC/L2TP VPN on Ubuntu 14.04 with OpenSwan, xl2tpd and ppp

  • Raymii.org; By Remy van Elst (Posted by relst on Apr 18, 2014 7:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This is a guide on setting up an IPSEC/L2TP vpn server with Ubuntu 14.04 using Openswan as the IPsec server, xl2tpd as the l2tp provider and ppp or local users / PAM for authentication. It has a detailed explanation with every step. We choose the IPSEC/L2TP protocol stack because of recent vulnerabilities found in pptpd VPNs and because it is supported on all major operating systems by default. More than ever, your freedom and privacy when online is under threat. Governments and ISPs want to control what you can and can't see while keeping a record of everything you do, and even the shady-looking guy lurking around your coffee shop or the airport gate can grab your bank details easier than you may think. A self hosted VPN lets you surf the web the way it was intended: anonymously and without oversight.

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