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

  • on Thu Jun 6, 2013

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 to the other from time to time. To make things easier for the noobs, if they aren’t already, the Raspberry Pi foundation has released New Out Of Box Software, NOOBS, a new installation system for Raspberry Pi that allows “noobs” to jump from one Pi supported operating system to the other using a simple boot menu. More

Linux Mint 15 with New Software and Driver Managers Released

  • on Wed May 29, 2013

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. More

LibreOffice 4.1.0 Update comes with many Improvements

  • on Mon May 27, 2013

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. More

Microsoft releases Skype for Linux 4.2

  • on Wed May 22, 2013

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” the stability of the Skype for Linux client “when logging in from a Microsoft account”. More

Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” RC released

  • on Thu May 16, 2013

Linux Mint "Olivia" 15

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 features, including a screensaver and a unified control center”. Also making their debut in Linux Mint is the Software Sources and Driver Manager features. More