Indian State Tamil Nadu Switches To Linux From Windows XP

Linux India

Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has decided to switch to Linux. The move is influenced with the end of support for Windows XP. State’s Information Technology Department has suggested to opt for Bharat Operating System Solutions Linux (BOSS Linux) as a Windows XP replacement for all state owned computers. Hardware constraint is one of the […]

Canonical Closes Down Ubuntu One File Services

Ubuntu One shut down

Ubuntu One cloud storage will be closed down, as per the latest announcement by Canonical. Starting from today one cannot purchase extra storage or music from the Ubuntu One store. Canonical will refund the unused fee for the ongoing subscription for extra storage. Existing users (both free and premium) can download their file from Ubuntu […]

Cube Lets You Install Linux Applications Offline

Camicri Cube Linux

If you are a Linux user with 24 hour internet connection, installing applications, updating the system is easier for you. What if you have limited data connectivity or what of your computer cannot be connected to internet. Yes, that too happens! In a large part of the world, people download the software and applications on […]

Over 10000 Unix Servers Infected With Trojan, 500,000 Computers At Risk Daily

Unix Linux server hack

A widespread cybercriminal campaign has seized control of over 25,000 Unix servers worldwide, reported ESET. Dubbed as “Operation Windigo”, this malicious campaign has been going on for years and uses a nexus of sophisticated malware components that are designed to hijack servers, infect the computers that visit them, and steal information. ESET security researcher Marc-Étienne Léveillé says: […]

GOG.com To Release Over 100 Games For Linux By Fall

Linux Gaming with GOG.com

Great news for Linux lovers. Popular computer game sale and distribution platform GOG.com has announced the plan to release over 100 game titles for Linux by this fall. These titles will include games that already have Linux client available as well as some of the classic PC games, as announced by GOG.com: …going to include […]

Canary Islands Saves 700,000 Euro With Open Source

Canary Islands switches to Open Source

Government of Spanish autonomous region Canary Islands, a popular tourist destination in Europe, has saved around 700,000 euro by switching to Open Source software, reported La Provincia. Last year, the IT department successfully concluded the switch to a cluster of computers, running free and open source software. This cluster of servers and workstations is used for […]

Numix Announces New Linux Distribution

Numix Linux Distribution

Team behind Numix Project has unveiled the plan for a new Linux distribution. If you do not know already, Numix is known for its beautiful GTK and icon themes which is undoubtedly one of the best themes for Ubuntu. This yet-to-be-named new Linux distribution will be developed in partnership with Nitrux and it is one of the […]

Pennsylvania High School Distributes 1,700 Ubuntu Laptops to Students

OpenSource Pennsylvania Linux

Penn Manor School in Pennsylvania, USA, has distributed 1,700 laptops to its student under 1:1 Laptop Program. All of these 1,700 laptops run Ubuntu 13.10 along with bunch of Open Source applications. Under this 1:1 Laptop Program, each student received an Acer TravelMate TMB113 laptop running Ubuntu 13.10. School’s IT team spent part of their winter […]

Ubuntu 14.04 Wallpaper Contest Kicks Off

Ubuntu 14.04 wallpaper contest

Ubuntu 14.04 wallpaper contest is open for entries. As the tradition goes, Ubuntu starts a wallpaper contest before the release of each version. Photographers and digital artists from all over the world submit their entries. A handful of entries are chosen and then these entries are included in the default wallpaper set in the upcoming […]