Facebook To Buy Ubuntu For $3 Billion

Facebook buys Ubuntu

It seems Mark Zuckerberg (founder and CEO of Facebook) is not done shopping just yet. After buying WhatsApp and Oculus Rift, Mark Zuckerberg’s next target is Canonical, parent company of world’s most popular Linux distribution Ubuntu. This is revealed in an exclusive report by Business Insider. When asked about Facebook’s intention behind Ubuntu’s acquisition, Zuckerberg said: […]

2048 Now Available For Offline Play In Ubuntu

2048 for ubuntu offline

2048 is the latest fad worldwide. This tiny game is played by moving the tiles up and down, left and right. The aim of this puzzle game is to reach 2048 by combining tiles with matching number. So 2+2 becomes 4, 4+4 becomes 16 and so on. Sounds simple but trust me its hell of […]

Guide To Install Ubuntu 13.10 In Dual Boot Mode With Windows

Guide to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows

Continuing my experimentation with different Linux distribution, I installed Xubuntu last week. Xubuntu is a variant of Ubuntu with Xfce desktop environment instead of the default Unity. Light on resources, Xubuntu can be a good Linux alternative of Windows XP. I prefer to install Linux in dual boot with Windows. I hardly use Windows but […]

Fix E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock [Quick Tip]

Problem: The other day a reader asked me that she had troubles with this kind of error: E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock – open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock directory /var/cache/apt/archives/ She was trying to follow one of the tips mentioned in things to do to after installing Ubuntu 13.10 when […]

War Of Words Breaks Out Between Ubuntu And Linux Mint

War of words between Linux Mint and Ubuntu

It seems Ubuntu is in news for wrong reasons these days. Last week, Canonical (parent company of Ubuntu) sent trademark violation notice to a website criticizing Ubuntu for privacy issues. Today, in a mailing list, Canonical engineer Oliver Grawert has termed Linux Mint a vulnerable system and Linux Mint team is obviously not happy with […]

How To Install VMware Player In Ubuntu 13.10

VMware Player Logo

VMware Player is the best application for desktop and server virtualization in Linux. I prefer it more than Oracle’s VirtualBox. In this small tutorial, we are going to see how to install VMware Player in Ubuntu 13.10. With a virtual machine application like VMware, you can run another operating system inside the current OS. For […]