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New Out Of Box Software (NOOBS) for your Raspberry Pi

By • Jun 6th, 2013 • Filed under: Open-Source, Raspberry Pi

You get your Raspberry Pi for a few dollars, then you drop into your SD card whatever Raspberry Pi supported Linux distribution you can possibly get in there. No hands tied. Commoners stick with one of these more or less official distributions; Raspbian “wheezy”, Arch Linux ARM, Pidora, RISC OS, switching from one Linux distribution [...]

Linux Mint 15 with New Software and Driver Managers Released

By • May 29th, 2013 • Filed under: Linux Mint

The Linux Mint team has released today Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” desktop operating system with upgrades to the MATE and Cinnamon desktop environments as well as new applications for managing software and drivers. Last I covered the release of the first and only Linux Mint 15 RC.

LibreOffice 4.1.0 Update comes with many Improvements

By • May 27th, 2013 • Filed under: Linux Mint, Open-Source, Ubuntu

For Ubuntu, Windows and Mac. The first Beta for LibreOffice 4.1.0 is now available for the Linux platform. This Beta comes with many new features and tons of bug fixes. LibreOffice 4.1.0 BETA can be installed in parallel to LibreOffice 4.0, but not run simultaneously.

Microsoft releases Skype for Linux 4.2

By • May 22nd, 2013 • Filed under: Linux Mint, Ubuntu

For Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuse, CentOS: Microsoft’s Skype division has released a “major” update of Skype for Linux, its proprietary voice, video and text messaging client. The newly released Skype for Linux 4.2 comes with tons of improvements, many bug fixes – and several little tweaks called features. In this release Microsoft claims to have “increased” [...]

Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” RC released

By • May 16th, 2013 • Filed under: Linux Mint, Open-Source

Linux Mint 15 is right around the corner. Today the Linux Mint team announced the release of Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” RC. Linux Mint 15 is considered by its creators as “the most ambitious release since the start of the Mint project”. “MATE 1.6 is greatly improved and Cinnamon 1.8 offers a ton of new [...]