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Ubuntu 14.10 Preview, Wallen Walkback, and the Pantheon

Today in Linux news, Terry Relph-Knight takes the new Ubuntu 14.10 Beta 1 for a test-drive and wrote up his opinion. Jack Wallen today said, "Linux on the desktop isn't dead." In other news, Bryan Lunduke spent his last week running the Pantheon desktop environment and shared his thoughts today. Show More Summary

It's Elementary, with Sparks, and Unity

In today's Linux news Jack Wallen review Elementary OS and says it's not just the poor man's Apple. Jack Germain reviewed SparkyLinux GameOver yesterday and said it's a win-win. Linux Tycoon Bryan Lunduke testdrives Ubuntu's Unity today in the latest entry in his desktop-a-week series. Show More Summary

Linux Satisfaction, Beginners' Guide, and Download Managers

Today Recently in Linux news, Jack Wallen asks, "Will Linux ever be able to give consumers what they want?" Mark Gibbs relates his experience installing Ubuntu on an older netbook. Linux.com has a complete beginner's guide to Linux and Rob Zwetsloot looks at four popular download managers. Show More Summary

Fedora 21 Delayed, New User Questions, and Variety

Today in Linux news, Fedora 21 has been delayed by another week. Jos Poortvliet says users should be testing, not developers. OMG!Ubuntu! answers the four most often searched Ubuntu questions, Pisi Linux 1.0 is almost ready, and Nenad Latinovi? suggests a wallpaper changer. Show More Summary

Best Desktop for You, Qubes Most Secure, and Fedora on TV

Today in Linux news, Jack Wallen has some advice for choosing the best Linux desktop for you. Softpedia.com says Qubes 2 is probably the most secure operating system out there. Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS and KDE Frameworks 5.1 were released....Show More Summary

Distro Hopping, Ubuntu's #1, and Open Source Death

Today in Linux news, Softpedia is reporting that Ubuntu is the fasting growing operating system in India. Tarus Balog says it seems like "the ideal of open source software" is dead. Linux.com has the top 10 Open Source software titles...Show More Summary

Unity vs. Modern UI: Should You Choose Ubuntu Or Windows 8?

For a good amount of people, Windows and Linux can both do everything that a user needs. For those who this applies to, the choice between Windows 8 and Ubuntu can primarily come down to the user experience, which is largely attributed to the desktop environment. Show More Summary

Setting Up a VPN Server on Ubuntu Using OpenVPN

Below is a setup for OpenVPN on Ubuntu 14.04. With some modifications, it should work on most flavors of Linux  Much of the setup came from https://help.ubuntu.com/14.04/serverguide/openvpn.html with a couple of modifications to work out any bugs I ran across. Keep in mind this is for a routed VPN.

GOG's Mistaken Giveaway, Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, and Wayland in KDE

Today in Linux news, GOG accidently marked a lot of games as free in cost after their big Linux announcement. Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS was released today. GCC and Patrick Volkerding win awards. And finally today, Sebastian Kügler recently blogged about getting KDE Plasma working under Wayland. Show More Summary

Distro Watch: The Best Linux Distributions For 2014

We’re halfway through 2014, and a handful of Linux distributions have already made a big splash in the community. Which distributions are the best ones for this year? Let’s take a look. Ubuntu This may seem like a choice all too common,...Show More Summary

5 Reasons Why New Linux Users Will Love Deepin

Technologically speaking, Ubuntu is a pretty good Linux distribution. But sometimes you might wish that the user experience in Ubuntu could be better. There are plenty of Ubuntu-based derivatives that try to solve this problem in their own ways, but one distribution that’s gaining some special attention is Deepin. Show More Summary

This Is What It's Like To Be A Woman CEO In The Male-Dominated Open-Source Software World

Jane Silber is the CEO of Canonical, a 650-employee software company best known for two things. Its Linux operating system, named Ubuntu, that competes with Windows and Macs, and its bold plan to take on Apple, Google, and Microsoft with soon-to-be released phones/tablets/internet TV devices. Show More Summary

Convert Your Ubuntu Linux to a Mac With Macbuntu

2 months agoTechnology / Internet : ShanKrila

Originally posted 2010-10-25 07:00:00. As a fan of technology, I am not tied to any particular OS. I use Windows XP on my work laptop, Ubuntu Linux 10.04 on my work desktop, run Windows 7 on my home desktop and Mac OS X on my 21.5” Apple iMac. I like to try the best of [...]

How To Synchronize Files On Ubuntu With OneDrive

Microsoft just bumped up the amount of free storage you get with OneDrive, which may be incentive enough for you to use it on your favorite Linux distribution. However, Microsoft doesn’t have an official client for Ubuntu. Enter OneDrive-d. Show More Summary

Ubuntu Timekpr Controls Computer Access For Kids, Not Just Internet Access

There’s a newly-revived Linux parental control utility that controls the access to the computer account itself, not just Internet access. If you want your kid to stay off the computer when you tell them to, you need Timekpr. Historically,...Show More Summary

Ubuntu's Ties to OpenStack Bring it to IBM's Servers and Beyond

It's no secret that Ubuntu Linux already has a disproportionately large presence in the OpenStack arena. Within the OpenStack ecosystem, users go with Ubuntu 55 percent of the time as their host operating system, according to the OpenStack Foundation's survey, a surprising statistic that Matt Asay discussed in a recent post. Show More Summary

New Linus Interview, LinuxQuestions.org, and Floundering Ubuntu

Linus Torvalds, father of Linux and hero to the masses, says find something you love so you'll stick with it. In a new interview with the IEEE Computer Society Torvalds speaks of Linux, Open Source, and developing them. In other news...Show More Summary

Linux Domination, Ubuntu Uncertainty, and Nerdy Enlightenment

There are some interesting stories today in Linuxville. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is reporting that Linux dominates on supercomputers more than ever. Arstechnica says "Mint 17 is the perfect place for Linux-ers to wait out Ubuntu uncertainty." Linux Tycoon Bryan Lunduke reviews Enlightenment 17 and Jamie Watson says Makulu Linux 6 makes him smile. Show More Summary

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