Distribution Release: KaOS 2015.04

Anke Boersma has announced the release of KaOS 2015.04, the latest update of the project’s rolling-release Linux distribution featuring KDE’s Plasma 5 desktop: “A nice way of celebrating the second…

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Building a game engine, a twist on classic arcade games, and more gaming news

Hello, open gaming fans! In this week’s edition, we take a look at the benefits of developing an open source game engine, a new release that combines three arcade classics,…

Distribution Release: ExTiX 15.2

Arne Exton has announced the launch of ExTiX 15.2, currently available in two editions, KDE and LXQt. The two editions are based on packages from the recently frozen Ubuntu 15.04…

Six Clicks for Linux beginners: Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet

The easiest desktop operating system to use of all may be Ubuntu. Latest topics for ZDNet in Linux

SuperX OS Greases the Classic Linux Wheel

SuperX OS is a solid Linux distribution that dispels all of the criticisms about using free open source operating systems. SuperX is a relatively new distro developed by Libresoft. Based…

Distribution Release: Hanthana 21

Danishka Navin has announced the release of Hanthana 21, code name “Sinharaja”. The new release is based on Fedora 21 and is available in several desktop flavours. “This new release,…

Distribution Release: Toutou Linux 6.0 “SlaXen RCX”

Toutou Linux is a lightweight operating system based on the Puppy distribution. Toutou is optimized for French speaking users and provides a friendly user interface based upon Openbox. The latest…

How to monitor OpenVZ limits with vzwatchd on Debian and Ubuntu

Vzwatchd is an OpenVZ monitoring daemon that informs the server administrator by email when a limit of the container is reached. OpenVZ is a Linux Kernel virtualisation technology that is…

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9 reasons to use KDE

I really like the command line interface (CLI) in Linux. It bestows great power upon its users, and I spend a good deal of time availing myself of those powers….

Distribution Release: Scientific Linux 7.1

Pat Riehecky has announced the release of Scientific Linux 7.1, a distribution compiled from the source code for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 and enhanced with extra scientific applications: “Scientific…