Yes! You read it correct. The minimalist Linux distribution CrunchBang Linux has been discontinued. CrunchBang Linux, popularly known for its abbreviated symbol #!, is based on Debian and comes with Openbox window manager. The dark themed Linux was/is a popular Linux choice for many experience Linux users.
Earlier this month I told you about three beautiful Linux OS releasing in 2015. Among the three, Evolve OS has just released its first beta version. Evolve OS is not based on the popular choice of Ubuntu or Fedora. Instead it is built from scratch and it uses PiSi package manager. It is also introducing […]
MEGA is a cloud storage service launched by the founder of controversial file sharing website Megaupload, Kim Dotcom. MEGA claims to provide end to end encryption and thus keeping your data private. The encryption key is held by the user instead of the cloud service provider, claims MEGA. Features of MEGA cloud service Following are some […]
End of 2014 is approaching and it’s time to look for what’s coming in year 2015 for Linux. Well, there will be plenty of things such as Ubuntu Phone, Tizen Phone, Linux based DIY microcomputers, new Linux releases etc. Among all these, there are three beautiful Linux distributions that are slotted for a stable release […]
Year 2014 is coming to an end and this is the time to summarize some of the biggest Linux stories in year 2014. All year round we have followed some good, some bad and some ugly stories related to Linux and Open Source. Let’ have a quick recap on how was the year 2014 for […]
Microsoft has announced its upcoming operating system Windows 10. The name ‘Windows 10’ has surprised many as people were expecting it to be called Windows 9 as the current version is Windows 8.1. Most plausible reason for this is to avoid conflicts with old codes that dealt with Windows 95. Windows 10 promises some features […]
Step by step, screenshot guide to show you how to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows with UEFI.
Watching Netflix on Windows is easy. You can use the web browser or the desktop app but its not the same story in Linux. It does not work by default in Linux as Netflix requires Microsoft Silverlight and since it’s “the Microsoft”, it is obviously not available on Linux. So is there no way we can […]
Ubuntu 14.04 features include plenty of eye candy and some performance boost. Its successor 14.10, on the other hand, doesn’t offer a lot of new things when compared to 14.04. If you are doing a clean install, you may wonder about what things to do after installing Ubuntu 14.04. Requirements vary from person to person, depending […]
Ubuntu 14.04 is due to release in a week or so. Some of you might be curious about what’s new in Ubuntu 14.04. I have upgraded Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 beta and have been using it for some days now and I would say it’s pretty impressive, both in terms of looks and performance. Curious? […]
Wondering about switching to Linux? Here are 10 reasons why you should switch to Linux from Windows.
Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP. Which means your computer won’t be getting any software updates including security updates. That would leave your computer running Windows XP even more vulnerable to virus and malware. Now, you have only few options to replace Windows XP. And those are: Continue running Windows XP and make your […]
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, not only for Unity but GNOME Shell themes as well. This yet-to-be-named new Linux distribution will be developed […]
9 tips that will speed up Ubuntu 14.04 to give you an overall improved system performance.
I don’t understand the point of reinventing the wheel if you can’t make it better. Linux Mint has reinvented the wheel (Ubuntu) in a better one. Pear OS, on the other hand, while reinventing the wheel has focused so much on its look that the wheel is not ‘roll-able’ any more.
Pear OS is an Ubuntu based Linux distribution that mimics Apple’s OS X completely. OS X is known for its elegant looks and it is no surprise that some Linux distribution try to imitate it. Elementary OS Luna also takes inspiration from OS X but Pear OS completely imitates it. Since I always prefer to […]
Can’t decide Linux Mint or Ubuntu? Here are 5 things that makes Linux Mint a better Linux desktop for beginners than Ubuntu.
Linux usage is growing, and so is the acceptance of Open Source products. All year round in 2013, we have seen various news stories which hints that popularity of Linux and Open Source is growing. There were also some incidents which were not pleasant. In this article of Year 2013 for Linux series, we shall […]
In the first of Year 2013 For Linux series, we saw fourteen new Linux distributions that had their first stable release in 2013. In this article we shall see the Linux distributions which will no longer be developed. Call it a good news as there are only two Linux distributions which will be discontinued. Lets […]
Year 2013 is coming to an end. I’ll be covering a series of articles under the title of Year 2013 for Linux. I’ll try to consolidate how good or bad was the year 2013 for Linux. We’ll go through all the main stories related to Linux that happened in 2013. I’ll start the series with […]
Linux Mint 16 Petra has been released recently. Based on Ubuntu 13.10, Linux Mint comes with Cinnamon and Mate desktop environments (separately). I was using Ubuntu 13.10 before and replaced it with Linux Mint 16 to try my hands on it. [Read: How to install Linux Mint 16 in dual boot with Windows 8]. After […]
Brief: This guide shows you how to dual boot Linux Mint with Windows with legacy BIOS system. If you are not sure, read this to know if you have BIOS or UEFI system. Last week I switched from Ubuntu to Linux Mint. For the sake of experimenting, I have been switching between Linux distributions quite frequently […]
When I bought Nexus 7, the first thing on my mind was to install Ubuntu touch on it. But to do that, Nexus 7 has to be rooted first. In this article, I’ll show you how to root Nexus 7 2013 in Ubuntu Linux. This tutorial was performed with a Dell Inspiron running Ubuntu 13.10 […]
Ever since I bought Nexus 7 2013 WiFi (Flo) model, I wanted to install Ubuntu on it. This cannot be done without rooting Nexus 7. And it is always better to root Nexus devices with an unlocked bootloader. In this post, I’ll show you how to unlock bootloader of Nexus 7 2013 in Ubuntu Linux. […]
What happens when you don’t find your favourite application in the list of ‘open with’ applications? Ever thought how to add an application in the list of open with applications in the right click menu? A lot of my how to articles include screenshots. While I use Gimp for resizing and compressing the image, I […]
SolusOS, a Debian based beginner friendly Linus distribution, is taking its last breath. SolusOS founder Ikey Doherty announced that SolusOS will no longer be developed due to lack of man power. It is with a heavy heart that I must announce the closure of SolusOS. Simply put, there is no longer enough manpower to fulfil […]
Ubuntu 13.10, codenamed Saucy Salamander has been released as per its schedule on 17th October. If you did not upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10 and instead you did a clean install of Ubuntu 13.10, you might be wondering what are the things to do after installing Ubuntu 13.10. This is one of the […]
You might think it is a bit late to write on how to root Samsung Galaxy S2 in Ubuntu Linux because its been over 3 years since its release and there are already Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4 in market. But it was only recently when I decided to root my Samsung Galaxy S2 after […]
The first stable release of Elementary OS Luna has charmed a lot of Linux users with its sheer beauty. Many people have dubbed it as the Mac OS for Linux. While there are ways you can make Linux look like Mac OS, Elementary OS has the look and charm of its own. In the series […]
Linux is not “geeks only” anymore. It is also “suits friendly” or at least “uniform friendly” in France. French national law enforcement agency Gendarmerie is now running over 37,000 desktops on Linux. Interestingly, Gendarmerie uses a custom Linux based on Ubuntu, GendBuntu. Gendarmerie has been adopting Open Source approach for some time now and as […]
Valve announced a Linus based Gaming operating system SteamOS. Read more about it.
Pear Linux is an Ubuntu based distribution that imitates Mac OS. Loosely it could be dubbed as the Mac OS for Linux. Even the logo of Pear OS (a missing bite from a pear) resembles Apple’s logo, Don’t believe me, look at the screenshot of Pear OS 7below: Like most of the other Linux OS, […]
This is a good news indeed. IBM has pledged $1 billion investment in Linux and other related Open Source technologies. The announcement was made by IBM Fellow and Vice President of Power Development Brad McCredie at Linuxcon in New Orleans. Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation said: IBM’s continued investments in Linux for […]
The article was originally written for an earlier version of eOS but it is equally applicable to install elementary OS Freya in dual boot with Windows. elementary OS Freya stable version has been released. It is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. By now, you might have see the new features introduced in Freya. If you are impressed […]
Most of us, if not all, separate our online identity. Most of us have two or more email IDs to separate work and personal stuff. Similarly, you may also have more than one Skype account to separate work and personal stuff. And in that case you might wonder how to run two skype instances at […]
Important: Hulu has stopped development of its desktop app. Do not install it anymore. Though Hulu desktop app is no longer available, you can still watch it in Linux in web browser. Use this trick to watch Hulu in Ubuntu based Linux and this follow this tutorial for watching Hulu in Arch Linux based distributions. […]
When you change the DNS configuration using /etc/resolv.conf file, you must have noticed that the changes are not permanent. A reboot and your changes might revert to the original settings. I had this issue when I changed the DNS setting to watch Netflix outside USA. Editing resolv.conf solved my problem but for the moment only. […]
One of the most common problem faced after installing Ubuntu is network problem. Some times you will have no wireless network in Ubuntu and some times very slow wireless connection and some time it will fluctuate between fast and slow. If you are lucky, it could be fixed by installing propriety drivers in Ubuntu but […]
If you did not know it already, let me break this ‘news’ to you: Linux is not virus proof. As Linus Torvalds say, all OS suck but Linux sucks less, similarly Linux is less vulnerable to virus or malware as compare to others (means Windows). A recent example that we have seen the Linux security […]
XnRetro adds retro and vintage effects to images in Linux. Read more to find how to use it.
With the world going gaga over Cloud storage, a number of operating systems are also providing their own cloud storage along with dedicated cloud players like Dropbox. Ubuntu has it’s own Ubuntu One (Ubuntu One is now closed down), Apple has iCloud and Microsoft has OneDrive. Problem comes with inter-portability. While Ubuntu One is available on […]
The other day I was trying to extend my root partition of Ubuntu which I dual boot with Windows 8. The partition extension was successful except that I screwed up the Grub configuration. When I booted in my laptop after the partition changes, I was welcomed by the Death Screen of Linux saying: error: no […]
Can’t decide which Ubuntu to choose, Ubuntu LTS or Ubuntu latest? Here is the answer to your question.
There are many things to love in Ubuntu 13.04 but there are few things which you will hate in Ubuntu 13.04. Here is a list of 7 things I dislike in Ubuntu 13.04.
Ubuntu 13.04 brings lots of eye candy and a bit of performance improvement. Here is a list of must to do things after installing Ubuntu 13.04.
Social lenses, improved performance, new apps and many more. Find out new features introduced in Ubuntu 13,04.
A list of must have free Ubuntu books for beginners. Improve your Ubuntu experience with these awesome free guides and manuals.
A simple tutorial to explain how to install KDE Desktop environments in Ubuntu 12.10.
Getting worried about children accessing porn on internet? Here is one of the most easy way to block porn using content filtering on Linux with OpenDNS.
World’s most popular music streaming service Spotify doesn’t support Linux (as of yet). In fact, it promised to start working on Linux support long back. But with time all it could come up with was “preview release” of Spotify. Its been over a year and still we have no native client for Spotify. Still, the […]