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Cinnamon 2.2 out not, ready for Linux Mint 17

Cinnamon 2.2 releases ahead of Ubuntu 14.04 and in preparation for the Linux Mint version. New version includes many aesthetic and usability updates

How to run XP on Linux Mint with Oracle VirtualBox

For those times when you absolutely must still run Windows XP, one safer way of doing it is to run XP in a virtual machine using the Oracle VirtualBox hypervisor on Linux Mint.

Vlambeer's Procedural Death Labyrinth Nuclear Throne Now Available On Linux, Our Game-play Video

  •; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Apr 14, 2014 3:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Nuclear Throne being on Linux is something I have been asking Vlambeer to do for a while now, and this month it finally happened! Nuclear Throne is a fantastic looking Procedural Death Labyrinth built in Game Maker: Studio.

Win books and participate in Open Library Week

This week will be featuring articles on open source tools for libraries and sharing stories about experiences using open source in the library setting. Our authors come from an array of backgrounds, but they have one thing in common: they know firsthand and want to help more libraries to understand the power of open source. Serving the community, managing the library system, and providing quality care are all aspects of what makes open source a better choice for libraries. We are also running a contest! Enter for a chance to win a book of your choice from O'Reilly Media plus five books for your favorite public or academic library of choice. Wow!

MakuluLinux: Awesome Debian-Based Distro Ships with MATE 1.8

  • TuxArena; By Craciun Dan (Posted by Chris7mas on Apr 14, 2014 1:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Debian
But except for MATE, some very interesting choices make MakuluLinux Imperium Edition stand out: it installs by default applications like Steam, Wine, PlayOnLinux and even the Kingsoft Office suite instead of LibreOffice.

Identifying and Troubleshooting Neutron Namespaces (OpenStack)

I believe this short notice is supposed to explain complicated concepts in pretty simple words. It's really hard to find such kind of HowTo on the Net.

Top 5 open source tools libraries need to know about

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 14, 2014 11:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
There was a time when working in the library I found it very frustrating (as many librarians do) that there were so few options for software that actually did what I needed. In libraries we're so used to there being this vendor=software model. Where one vendor controls a product and while there might be other similar products, they too are controlled by a vendor.  This is why libraries need to take a closer look at open source software.

Regular expressions guide

  • Linux User (Posted by bob on Apr 14, 2014 10:47 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Learn regular expressions to more effectively search through code and the shell

How to monitor a Linux server and desktop remotely from web browser

When it comes to monitoring a Linux box, there are more than enough options to choose from. While there are many production-quality monitoring solutions (e.g., Nagios, Zabbix, Zenoss), boasting of fancy UI, monitoring scalability, comprehensive reporting capabilities, etc., these solutions are probably an overkill for most of us end users. If all you need is […]Continue reading... The post How to monitor a Linux server and desktop remotely from web browser appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to compile and install Nginx web server from source on Linux How to access VNC remote desktop in web browser How to speed up Nginx web server with PageSpeed How to use a custom DNS server on Ubuntu Desktop How to monitor common services with Nagios

Open source achievements based on merit, not age

Lauren Egts is a student who loves technology. She teaches children and adults alike about computer programming, presenting about Raspberry Pi and Scratch at local area Mini Maker Faires and at the Akron Linux User Group. She's enrolled in the Hathaway Brown School's Science, Research, and Engineering program, and is a member of her school's robotics team, The Fighting Unicorns. She also won a 2014 Ohio Affiliate Award for Aspirations in Computing from the National Center for Women in Technology. Learn more about Lauren and her ties to the open source way in this Community Spotlight interview.

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) Arrives on April 17, Three Features to Look For

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Apr 14, 2014 7:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Canonical is preparing the launch of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), one of their most important releases to date, which is scheduled to arrive on April 17.

PeaZip 5.3.0 Released Ubuntu Installation

PeaZip is a free extractor and archiving application using either GTK or Qt interfaces and support for over 150 archiving formats out there, including TAR, RAR, ZIP, ACE, ARJ, DMG, ISO, CAB, LHA and 7-Zip.

PoliArch 14.04 Screenshot Tour

PoliArch 14.04 has been released. PoliArch is an Italian GNU/Linux distribution containing a variety of tools designed to help with management, maintenance and recovery of computer systems. It is based on Arch Linux. bringing Linux support is a great thing

Unless you have been living in a cave for the last few weeks, you would have heard about (formally known as Good Old Games) finally announcing they will be adding Linux support! I think this is a great thing and here's 5 good reasons why.

LiVES 2.2.3 Video Editor Released Ubuntu Installation

LiVES is a feature-full and very powerful video editor written in GTK 3, with support for over 50 formats, rendering effects, and real-time video capturing possibilities.

FSF award given to Garrett for the wrong reasons

The Free Software Foundation has given an annual award this year for work that enslaves people to the demands of Microsoft - something that flies in the face of all that the organisation has stood for since its founding.

The first ever Ubuntu Gaming Project contest (win 3 Steam keys)

Welcome to the first ever Ubuntu Gaming Project contest! Get a chance to win 3 Steam keys. Contest ends on 24:00 of Friday April, 18th.

Why Samsung is the Mitt Romney of the Android world

Is Samsung the Mitt Romney of the Android world? I think they are, and I'll explain why the company gives off the slimy aura of a used car salesman.

HOWTO: Stream to your Chromecast using your Linux PC

  • Thoughts on Technology; By Jeff Hoogland (Posted by Jeff91 on Apr 14, 2014 12:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Multimedia
I recently picked up a Chromecast and one of the things I was looking for was to stream from my laptop to my TV using the device. Thankfully setting this setup is fairly simple thanks to the aide of the TCast Chrome plugin.

10 Minimalist Programs for a Lightweight Desktop

Picking up one entry for each category was no easy task because applications are divided between GTK and Qt, and there are programs that run in the console and do their job perfectly and are more lightweight than a GUI application.

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