Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" has been released today as part of the usual six month release schedule of the Linux distribution. New users can download the latest version directly from the Ubuntu website where the desktop version can be downloaded as a 32-bit or 64-bit release. Both downloads have a size of about 700 Megabyte [...]
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Linux systems are called distributions of which there are plenty. A couple of popular ones are Ubuntu, which is probably the most popular system right now, Linux Mint, Debian or OpenSuse. The Linux category features news, reviews, software, tutorials and everything else of interest to existing and future Linux users.
What is holding back Linux the most is without doubt also one if the system's greatest strenghts: diversity. New users may find the number of Linux distributions to choose one from overwhelming to say the least.
If you take an interest in the Linux world you have probably already noticed that Ubuntu 12.10 has been released. The new version of the popular Linux distribution comes with a set of new and improved features, of which at least have been controversially discussed by the community. Integration of Amazon results in searches is [...]
When it comes to learning foreign languages, I never came upon a more learning intensive language than Japanese. This can be partially attributed to the foreign characters, and to the fact that you have to get your head around multiple alphabets and thousands of Kanji signs. Japanese learning software can help students tremendously in the [...]
Windows users have several options at hand when their system does not boot anymore. They can try to boot into Safe Mode, use System Restore to recovery the system to a previous state, or use repair options on the Windows CD to repair the issue. When Windows 8 gets released, options get even better with [...]
Breaking News: Adobe just made an announcement on the official Air and Flash Player Team Blog that changes are coming to Flash Player on Linux. The company has partnered up with Google to "develop a single modern API for hosting plugins within the browser". PPAPI (code-named Pepper), adds a layer between the browser and underlying [...]
The operating system FreeBSD 9.0 has been released yesterday. The new version introduces several new technologies, feature additions and updates, including USB 3.0 support, the TRIM command for the Fast File System which improves interaction with Solid State Drives (SSDs), an update to Storage Pool Allocator version 28 which adds support for data deduplication and [...]
When Microsoft released a late alpha, but generally stable version of the Windows 8 Developer Preview the other week a great many people, including myself, were greatly surprised. This is because it goes against everything Windows chief Steven Sinofsky generally believes. But it was very clear why Microsoft had made this decision. They know full [...]
It is easy to type in multiple languages in Ubuntu. This tutorial will guide you through the simple steps to adding keyboard languages to Ubuntu and show you how to modify the settings for keyboard shortcuts to toggle between languages. You can switch between different keyboard layouts, preview and print the layouts, and alter settings [...]
Despite the problematic relationship between Microsoft and Linux vendors over the years, it's not always been a case of frosty relationships. Previously Microsoft decided to work closely with Novell on the Enterprise version of SUSE Linux, and now the company has renewed their alliance with SUSE by purchasing $100 million of support. This support will be [...]
If you are using a mouse, trackball, or touchpad with extra buttons in Windows, chances are the manufacturer has created software to configure the buttons. Rarely do they create such software for Linux. Btnx (button x) can be used to configure the mouse buttons in Linux for a variety of pointing devices. With a three [...]