Barry Kauler has announced the release of Quirky 8.1. Quirky is a sister project to Puppy Linux and offers a lightweight, user friendly desktop experience. The latest version, Quirky 8.1, diverges from past Quirky releases by supplying download images for Raspberry Pi 2 & 3 computers and not….
Wallets at the ready as Humble Gems Bundle is now live, a pay-what-you-can-be-bothered-to-palooza offering a selection of hitherto undiscovered indie gaming marvels. Alright, they’re all games that you’ve probably heard of before, certainly if you’re an active fan of the indie gaming scene. You get to set the price for Technobabylon, Odallus: The Dark Call, and the mighty mockin’ power rangers […]
Each release, the Fedora Design team works with the community on a set of 16 additional wallpapers. Users can install and use these to supplement the standard wallpaper. The Fedora Design team encourages submissions from the whole community. Contributors then use the Nuancier app to vote… Continue Reading →
We reported last week that Canonical has started offering live kernel patch services for users of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system running a 64-bit version of the OS and Linux kernel 4.4 LTS.
Steven Shiau has announced the release of Clonezilla Live 2.4.9-17, the latest stable version of the project’s specialist Debian-based distribution designed for disk cloning and backups: “This release of Clonezilla Live (2.4.9-17) includes major enhancements and bug fixes. Enhancements and changes: the underlying GNU/Linux operating system has been….
Mirantis recently signed a major deal with NTT, but the company is also laying off some of its employees.
Many people think that Gentoo is just another Linux distro, but it is wrong. Gentoo Linux is a special, different and powerful Linux distribution, because it isn’t like other systems that have pre-compiled software and tools for easy management, in Gentoo the user must configure everything.
A team of researchers from the VUSec Group at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands, the Graz University of Technology in Austria, and the University of California in Santa Barbara has demonstrated not only are Rowhammer attacks possible on ARM, but they’re even easier to pull off than on x86.
Good News for Openstack lovers, latest version OpenStack ‘Newton’ has been released… this is the 14th release of openstack (open source cloud software)
Many programs work under WINE with absolutely no configuration. The second WINE is installed, it can flawlessly run them. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case, and applications are constantly being updated, so the list of flawless applications is always changing. It’s a good thing that WINE can be configured to accommodate potentially troublesome programs.
A big update to Flatpak, the fledgling Linux application distribution framework, has been released. This post, Flatpak Unboxes Major Changes In Its Latest Release, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
There are quite a few lightweight linux distributions around but why should you care especially when most of our PCs that are on the market boast some very fast multi-core processors, large volumes of RAM and very fast Solid State Drives. Sure they can bring new life to old machines but there are many other […]
Reddit is …Well it’s Reddit: there’s little else like it on the internet. Thos of us who use Reddit probably do so a tab, in a browser, because that’s how the site works best. Many desktop Reddit apps exist, but few translate the unique experience of using the service to the desktop in a way that really works. Until now, perhaps? A Desktop […]
In recent years, hardware virtualization has become commonplace in thecomputing industry and more available to end users. Theidea behind it is a noble one. Why invest in allocating more serverhardware and not utilize it to its full potential, when instead you canconsolidate it all onto one or a few servers and share their resources?
SafeEyes is an application that tries to protect your eyes from eye strain (asthenopia) by reminding you to take breaks while you’re working long hours at the computer. It was created as a free and open source Linux alternative for EyeLeo, a Windows-only app.SafeEyes is an AppIndicator / tray app, and from its menu you […]