Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 soll "Betsy" heißen

Die nächste Debian-Ausgabe von Linux Mint wird erstmals zu Debian Stable wechseln und damit ähnlich wie das Ubuntu-basierte Linux Mint auf einen langen Release-Zyklus setzen. Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 soll den Codenamen “Betsy” tragen.

Read more at H-online

Canonical Has Yet To Land X.Org Server 1.16 For Ubuntu 14.10

X.Org Server 1.16 didn’t land in the Ubuntu “Utopic Unicorn” archive in time for this week’s Ubuntu 14.10 Beta, but Canonical developers still seem to be working on testing and landing the updated xorg-server package for Ubuntu 14.10…

Read more at Phoronix

Split Ubuntu(Gnome) Terminal Screen And Work Like A Professional Using "TMUX" Or "Screen"

Tmux Terminal MultiplexerTmux is a terminal multiplexer, it enables a number of terminals (or windows) to be accessed and controlled from a single terminal. Tmux is intended to be a simple, modern, BSD-licensed alternative to programs such as GNU screen. Tmux may be detached from a screen and continue running in the background, then later reattached.When Tmux is started it creates a new session with a single window and displays it on screen. A status line at the bottom of the screen shows information on the current session and is used to enter interactive commands.A session is a single collection of pseudo terminals under the management of Tmux. Each session has one or more windows linked to it. A window occupies the entire screen and may be split into rectangular panes, each of which is a separate pseudo terminal. Any number of TMUX instances may connect to the same session,

Read more at Noobs Lab

Gimp 2.8.14 Stable and Gimp 2.9.1 (Development) Available For Ubuntu/Linux Mint Via PPA

GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. GIMP works on many operating systems and it is translated in many languages. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is written and developed under X11 on UNIX platforms. Both stable and development version is available via 3rd party repositories.Changes in GIMP 2.8.14:Fix libtool versioning (forgot to bump gimp_interface_age)Fix brush sizes when used from plug-insMake XCF loading more robust against broken filesMake sure the widget direction matches the GUI languageRemove the option to disable the warning when closing a modified imageFix canvas overlay widgets (like the text options) for tabletsMake DND work

Read more at Noobs Lab

Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Beta 1 Officially Released, Experience a Retrospective Future – Gallery

Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Beta 1, a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that uses the MATE desktop environment, has been released and is now available for download.


Linux Mint Debian to Be Called "Betsy"

Linux Mint developers have decided to give a separate codename for their operating system based on Debian and it’s going to be Betsy.


Black Lab SDK 1.8 released

Today we have released the new Black Lab SDK 1.8. With this release we added a lot of new tools for developing applications for Black Lab Linux and Ubuntu. The Black Lab SDK 1.8 has been tested and is supported on the following distributions: Black Lab Linux 5.x/6.x, Ubuntu 14.04, Kubuntu 14.04


Full Circle #88 is out NOW!

This month:* Command & Conquer* How-To : Minimal Ubuntu Install, LibreOffice, and GRUB2.* Graphics : Blender and Inkscape.
* Linux Labs: Ripping DVDs with Handdrake, and Compiling a Kernel
* Arduino
plus: Q&A, Security, Ubuntu Games, and soooo much more.
ALSO: Don’t forget to search for ‘full circle magazine’ on Google Play/Books.


Read more at Full Circle

BitTorrent Sync 1.4 Gets Simplified Folder Sharing, Redesigned UI

BitTorrent Sync 1.4 was released recently and it features a revamped sharing workflow which makes it easier to share folders with others, along with a redesigned user interface.In case you’re not familiar with BitTorrent Sync (BTSync), this is a tool that can be used to synchronize files between computers using the BitTorrent protocol, available for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, NAS and mobile devices. Because it synchronizes the files directly between computers (so without using cloud servers) and the connection is encrypted with AES-128 in counter mode, using a unique session key, BTSync is advertised as a highly secure way of synchronizing your data. However, because the application is not open source, many will argue with this statement.More about BTSync. With BitTorrent Sync 1.4, sharing got a lot easier: you no longer have to use Keys (formerly called Secrets) to give others access to folders, though that option is still available. Now you simply send a link to the person you want to share the folder with, he/she clicks it and BTSync walks them through the remaining steps (if any). For each folder you share, you can select if you want to give the other(s) full read / write access or

Read more …

Ubuntu Flavors 14.10 Utopic Unicorn Beta 1 Released

The first beta for the Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicon flavors (Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Lubuntu and Ubuntu Kylin) was released yesterday. Let’s take a quick look at what’s new.The article also includes Ubuntu MATE 14.10 beta 1, even though it isn’t an official Ubuntu flavor yet.Xubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn Beta 1Changes in Xubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn beta 1:The display dialog has been updated, multiple dispays can now be arranged by drag and drop;The power manager can now control the keyboard-backlight and features a new panel plugin, which shows the battery’s status, other connected devices with batteries and controls the display’s backlight brightness;Xubuntu minimal install available – information on installation and testing will follow shortly;Inxi, a tool to gather system information, is now included by default;To allow users to use pkexec for selected applications instead of gksu(do), appropriate profiles are now included for Thunar and Mousepad;The display dialog has been updated, multiple dispays can now be arranged by drag and drop;The themes now support Gtk3.12;The alt-tab dialog can now be clicked with the mouse to select a window;Setting-related menu items earlier available only under Settings manager are now shown and searchable in Whiskermenu;Presentation mode in Xfce4 power manager is now working;apt-offline

Read more …