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March 2013

Fedora 18 Mate Desktop Spin

A lot of people were asking for Fedora 18 (Spherical Cow) with Mate Desktop Environment pre-installed cd-image. The cd-image comes pre-installed with MATE desktop 1.5.5 version. What is MATE? MATE (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmate]) is a desktop environment forked from the now-unmaintained code base of GNOME 2. The name derives from yerba mate, a species of holly native […]

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Linux Mint Debian Edition 201303 released!

The team is proud to announce the release of LMDE 201303. Screenshots LMDE 201303 Cinnamon Edition   LMDE 201303 MATE Edition  Highlights Update Pack 6 MATE 1.4 Cinnamon 1.6 Installer improvements (graphical timezone and keyboard selection, support for installation on multiple HDD, slideshow, webcam and face picture support) Device Driver Manager Plymouth splash screen If […]

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Install Linux Kernel 3.8.4 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Linux Kernel 3.8.4 brings various changes and bug fixes, you can have a look at them here. As usual, we will upgrade to this new kernel using a simple bash script, but the kernel files can be downloaded from here. Here are some fixes in this latest Kernel:     ALSA: seq: Fix missing error […]

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OpenSUSE 12.3: Now available for download

openSUSE  is a general purpose operating system built on top of the Linux kernel, developed by the community-supported openSUSE Project and sponsored by SUSE and a number of other companies. After Novell acquired SUSE Linux in January 2004, Novell decided to release the SUSE Linux Professional product as a 100% open source project. In 2011 The […]

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Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.8.3 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Linux Kernel 3.8.3 has been released recently bringing more changes and bug fixes. In this article, we will see how to install this new kernel in Ubuntu/Linux Mint. For users preferring to install the kernel manually, please go here Here are some fixes in kernel 3.8.3:     ALSA: vmaster: Fix slave change notification   […]

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Twitter official Windows 8 app is out

Twitter today released its official Twitter app for Windows 8. Here the Official Twitter press release: With Twitter, you can watch the world unfold like never before. ** Get real-time stories, pictures, videos, conversations, ideas, and inspiration all in your timeline.     ** Follow people and your interests to get unfiltered access and unique behind-the-scenes […]

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Kali Linux: Now available for download

Kali Linux is an advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing Linux distribution based on Debian and comes with packed with Gnome as stock (DE Desktop Environment). Kali Linux is developed by Offensive Security, The same people who developed BackTrack. Features More than 300 penetration testing tools: After reviewing every tool that was included in BackTrack, […]

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Install Emacs on Ubuntu/Linux Mint or Fedora/Other RPM based Linux

Emacs (pron.: /ˈiːmæks/) and its derivatives are a family of text editors that are characterized by their extensibility.  manual for one variant describes it as “the extensible, customizable, self-documenting, real-time display editor.” Development began in the mid-1970s and continues actively as of 2013 Emacs has over 2,000 built-in commands and allows the user to combine these […]

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Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.8.1 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Linux Kernel 3.8.1 is the first maintenance release for the kernel 3.8 series that brings various changes and bug fixes. In this tutorial, we will see how to install this new kernel release in Ubuntu/Linux Mint systems using a bash script that will do the installation automatically on your system. But, keep in mind that […]

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Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.8 Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Linux Kernel 3.8 in its stable release has been made available recently which brings many new features for better support with Linux-based operating systems. We are now going to explain how to upgrade to this new kernel using a simple bash script that will download and install kernel files automatically in your system. If this […]

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