Valve has rolled out another updated version of Steam for Linux gamers…
Update for Ubuntu 14.04 users: I’ve updated Nemo (with Unity patches) as well as the Nemo extensions from the WebUpd8 Nemo PPA to the latest 2.2.0 version.Nemo is the default Cinnamon file manager and normally, it needs Cinnamon to be installed, even if you want to use it in a desktop environment such as Unity or GNOME (Shell). The Nemo version in the WebUpd8 Nemo PPA uses some patches that make it work properly under Unity, without Cinnamon dependencies (the only dependency used is Cinnamon Translations). It should also work on other desktop environments, but some patches add extra Unity functionality and also I’ve only tested it under Unity.Nemo 2.2.0 has received improvements such as: HiDPI support, a recent place sidebar item, tab switching using ctrl+(shift+)+tab, a new folder button was added to the toolbar and various bug fixes.Install Nemo 2.2.0 in Ubuntu 14.04Unfortunately, the latest Nemo 2.2.0 can’t be compiled successfully on Ubuntu versions older than 14.04, that’s why our PPA has Nemo 2.0.8 for Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10 and 13.10.Important: if you’re using any Cinnamon PPA, you must purge it before using the PPA before. Also, don’t install this in Linux Mint!To install Nemo 2.2.0 in Ubuntu 14.04, use
Leolik provides, for quite a few Ubuntu releases now, a patched NotifyOSD package which adds some extra features to Ubuntu’s notification bubbles: change the notifications position, size, colors, adds an option to close the notifications on click and more. The PPA was updated recently for the latest Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.The patched NotifyOSD adds the following features to Ubuntu’s default notifications (all are optional of course):close on click: the notifications can be configured to close when clicked on;themes support: change color, width, height, font size, opacity, icon size and more;working timeout option (“-t”);change the notification position: top-right, middle-right, bottom-right, bottom-left, middle-left and top-left corners;prevent the notification bubbles from fading out when the mouse pointer hovers over them.To configure the patched notifications, you can use NotifyOSDConfig, a tool developed by Amandeep Grewal that gives you access to all the configuration options supported by the patched NotifyOSD. Back in February, NotifyOSDConfig was finally updated, after years in which it missed this functionality, with options to change the notifications position.Below you can watch a quick video I’ve recorded in Ubuntu 14.04, demoing the patched NotifyOSD as well as the configuration tool, NotifyOSDConfig:(direct video link; for more videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel)Get configurable NotifyOSD notifications
CherryTree is a powerful notes-taking application written in Python and GTK, which organizes your notes into so-called nodes and has rich-text markup formatting options, support for tables and images and many other features.
In today’s open source roundup: Ars Technica’s Steam Gauge reveals game popularity and play time. Plus: A review of Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS, and how to customize Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.
Cern, "the European Organization for Nuclear Research" and probably best known for the Large Hadron Collider, has chosen Red Hat for its mission critical systems according to a report on ComputerWorlduk.com. Elsewhere, folks are still all worked up over Heartbleed, but some say its beyond the little guy – so relax. Finally today, Chris Clay at ZDNet.com has deployed CentOS on his desktop. How’d that work out? Antony Savvas at Computerworld UK reported today that the Cern organization is deploying Red Hat products to provide a "reliable and stable platform." According to Savvas’ article, Cern is using Red Hat for some of their most important applications such as the 600 database, application, and backup servers in Geneva. It also runs the LDC logging server as well as the financial and personnel severs for the 11,000 employees and users. Read the rest of the ComputerWorld UK report for more details. A large number of articles are still expressing heartache over the Heartbleed bug. Larry Seltzer asks if OpenSSL is secure given its dominance and importance "to the everyday proper function of the Internet" and suggests an alternative might be the answer. The EETimes.com says OpenSSL Shows the Cost of ‘Free,’ saying,
Virtual Hosting With Proftpd And MySQL (Incl. Quota) On Ubuntu 14.04LTSThis document describes how to install a Proftpd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota with this setup. This tutorial is based on Ubuntu 14.04LTS.
For this new Long-Term Support release, major changes have been implemented, not only in Ubuntu, but in its derivatives as well. Trusty will be supported for five years for Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Ubuntu Kylin, while the other flavors using a different desktop environment will be supported as well, if only for three years. These include Xubuntu and Lubuntu.
It’s a container world now