New story! Edubuntu 14.04 Screenshot Tour

As the second long-term support release of the Edubuntu, this version will be supported for 5 years, until April 2019. The Edubuntu development team will also provide 'point releases' in sync with Ubuntu to offer new installation media containing all the latest bug fixes and hardware enablement stacks. As usual, Edubuntu inherits most of the changes that occur in Ubuntu. Additionally, this release brings you: Epoptes 0.5.7, an update to the popular classroom management software suite; new major version of LTSP (5.5.x), including numerous bug fixes, speed improvement, lowering bandwidth requirements and improving fat client support.

New story! How to download webcomics from the command line on Linux

Do you never miss a new strip from xkcd? Read webcomics regularly? Or would you like to back up all the strips of your favorite website? Hopefully, the open source community has the solution: a command line program to download all your favorite webcomics from your terminal. Before we begin, remember that you should keep […]Continue reading... The post How to download webcomics from the command line on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to access Amazon S3 cloud storage from command line in Linux How to download YouTube playlist in Linux How to sync Google Drive from the command line on Linux How to check Internet speed from the command line on Linux How to access Dropbox from the command line in Linux

New story! 5 key insights on the transition from Windows to Linux

  • opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 21, 2014 7:28 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
When I began my current job at Algoma University as the systems librarian, I really had no idea what I was getting into. Despite a decade in library information technology (IT), I felt nervous over my primary task: to help develop and administer Evergreen, an open source library catalogue system. The problem? My experience was almost totally in the world of Windows.

New story! Embedded tech and use of Linux at the 2014 GPU Technology Conference

This year I attended my first GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California (it took place the week after the Game Developers Conference). Hosted by NVIDIA, the event featured a range of talks from a large array of market segments including automotive, motion picture, gaming, scientific, cloud, system integrators, and startups.

New story! Learning Emacs

In this tutorial, I am going to talk about setting up emacs so that it will be easier for new users to get to their programming or editing tasks without much barrier.

New story! Oracle issues Heartbleed update

  • Oracle (Posted by bob on Apr 21, 2014 3:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: MySQL
Global Product Security has determined that the following products have used OpenSSL cryptographic libraries which have been reported as vulnerable to CVE-2014-0160. Oracle has issued fixes for these products. Further mitigation instructions required to prevent the exploitation of this vulnerability may also be provided at a later time.

New story! Canonical Pushes Ubuntu 14.04 as XP, Windows 7 Alternative

Hoping to catch the attention of those upgrading from dead-end Microsoft operating systems, Canonical this week released Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for the desktop.

New story! What Would You Do to Improve Linux?

I’ve spent a good share of my time asking myself what would have to change in order to make Linux on the desktop a viable choice for the mainstream user. I became curious enough to ask you a question: if you could wave your magic wand and change only one thing about Linux or even the Linuxsphere in general, what would it be? Let’s take a look at what some of you had to say.

New story! Millie Colourful Puzzle Game Released On Steam For Linux

A joyful, casual puzzle game that will tease both your wits and your memory! Well that's what the developers claim anyway.

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.

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