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Kubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Beta 1 - Bring KDE Plasma 5 as Default Desktop

Kubuntu 15.04 vivid vervet beta 1 has been released by Kubuntu Devs Team brings KDE Plasma 5.2 as default desktop environment, also include KDE Applications 14.12 containing all favourite applications from KDE. This is the 14.12.2 update with bugfixes and translation updates. Several applications have been ported to KDE Frameworks 5 but those which aren't should fit in seamlessly. Kubuntu 15.04 still development by Kubuntu Developer, it will available in stable version on april 2015.

Kubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Beta 1 video overview and screenshot


Vivaldi Technical Preview 2 Released, Install In Linux To Give A Try

Vivaldi Technical Preview 2 Released, Install In Linux To Give A Try

Vivaldi is a new web browser built by an Opera founder. The browser that is specially built for developers but everyone can use it. The browsers is rapidly being developed and its second technical preview has been released. Install in Linux to give it a try. You will like it.

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SteamOS A Linux Distribution For Gaming


SteamOS is a Debian Linux kernel-based operating system in development by Valve Corporation designed to be the primary operating system for the Steam Machine game consoles. It was initially released on December 13, 2013, alongside the start of end-user beta testing of Steam Machines.

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Install Steam In Ubuntu/Linux Mint And Play Amazing Games On Linux

Install Steam In Ubuntu/Linux Mint And Play Amazing Games On Linux

You are using Linux and thinking Linux does not support gaming.! If so, let me tell you that you are not aware of Steam. Steam is a gaming client that lets you play amazing games on Linux system. There are hundreds of free and paid games that you can play without searching the entire web. All at one place and easy to install! So let's get started!

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Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Vivid Vervet Beta 1 Released, Ubuntu MATE Is Now Official Flavor

ubuntu 15.04 beta released with official release for MATE

Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet MATE Beta 1 released today with other flavors of Ubuntu like KDE, Xfce, LXDE and GNOME desktop environment. Although, as usual Ubuntu unity has not taken part in Beta release. And first time Ubuntu MATE is an official releaed.

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Task Coach 1.4.2 Released, Install In Ubuntu/Linux Mint To Organize Tasks

task coach 1.4.2 install in linux

Do you struggle managing your tasks? Don't remember what and when to do it? Then, Task Coach is for you.Task Coach is free, cross-platform and open source to-do list manager that can manage your simple and complex tasks easily. With features like, breaking bigtasks into small ones make completing tasks much better and easier.

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First patchlevel release Univention Corporate Server 4.0-1

The first patchlevel release of UCS 4 has been released pooling more than 80 errata updates since UCS' last major release in November 2014


  • Update of the UCS basis through the integration of the Debian "Wheezy" 7.8 point update
  • Simplification of the UCS system setup
  • Improvements of the integrated tool "Active Directory Connection": This tool is perfect for everyone who wants to extend an existing Windows server environment with additional Enterprise applications via the Univention App Center. For example, groupware solutions such as OX App Suite or Zarafa which are installed via the Univention App Center can thus be managed via Microsoft Active Directory including all existing user identities.
  • Simplification of UCS cloud setups: Cloud setup information from cloud service providers is now directly transmitted to UCS. Thus, cloud service providers can provide their customers with a pre-configured and ready-to start UCS-based cloud installation.

Further information in the Univention forum


Upgrade of "free for personal use" license of Univention Corporate Server 4.0

From now on, UCS users who are using the “free for personal use” license for private purposes can extend the number of administrated users and clients in one UCS domain to 50 each. Beforehand, the number was limited to 5 users and 5 clients per license.

With this upgrade, users can much better exploit UCS’ potential for IT administration. Users who already use a “free for personal use” license, can order the upgrade simply by requesting it via Univention's contact form.

Download and test of UCS at: UCS download










The Next Generation Penetration Testing Distro.

The most advanced, powerful and yet beautiful penetration testing distribution ever created.Lined up with ultimate collection of tools for pro Ethical Hackers and Cyber Security Experts.

Simplify security in your IT infrastructure with Cyborg. Its real strength comes from the understanding that a tester requires a strong and efficient system,that benefits from a strong selection of tools, integrated with a stable linux environment.




It has 700 + tools while other penetration distro have 300+ and also dedicated tools for and menu for mobile security and malware analysis . Also it is easy to compare it with others as to make a better OS than others ,we have to outperform them. 


Distro Features:-

*Exploitation Toolkit:- Toolkit to test the integrity of your IT Infrastructure.Best exploit of for best results

*Reverse Engineering:- Reversing the core code for the analysis by going backwards through the development cycle

*Forensics:- Uncover the Digital evidence. Investigate them and interpreting electronic data for use in a court of law.

*Stress Testing:- Determine the amount of stress your computer, network, program or device can bear.

*Mobile Security:- Penetrate the mobile security and fix the vulnerabilities of it . Mobile Security covers every known platform for smartphones.

*Wireless Security:- Secure your wireless world. Cyborg have top level tools to test your security.

















Fedora 21 VS Ubuntu 14.10 ( performance /User experience)

Hi Linuxites, 

would like to share my recent observations between Fedora 21 ( just released ) vs UBuntu 14.10. 

Configuration of my machine :: SONY VAIO VPCEB1E03, core i3 ( 1st generation), 8GB ram, 320gb HDD,

Background :: Just one week back installed Ubuntu 14.0 on my laptop by erasing windows 7.  Impressed with the  look and feel of Ubuntu, within few minutes able to use it.  Today installed fedora 21 official release on the same m/c by erasing Ubuntu 14.10.  My observations are like the following.  Just trying to settle down whether i have to go with UBuntu way or fedora way (?) .  Lets see what i have decided!!

Performance / User experience  ( UBuntu 14.10 vs Fedora 21-5 official release )

Ubuntu 14.10::

Looks impressive, Terminal window is beautifully coloured, graphics are good, heavy weight icons Seems, everything is OK, graphics drivers are installed no  issues.  But, I am facing few problems, like fan control always my FAN is running very fast and making noise, RAM is eaten up around 1.8 to 2.2 GB.  Started rhythm box music player, after playing sometime closed it. Executed top command, and it is showing still music player is running and utilizing CPU (??), I have to manually shut down the player.   Now, coming to application search box , when I type from keyboard my letters are being displayed very slowly, applications display is very very slow at this moment, my FAN makes so much noise.  Disabled web searching options in the settings, still i have same issues.  Software updates are installed without any issues.  GCC 4.9.1 is working fine.  kernel 3.16.x

Fedora 21-5 ( Official release ) ::

Instsalled, compared to Ubuntu installation seems this is fast.  everything is fine.  Now, repeated same actions from GNOME window manager.  graphics drivers are installed no issues.  surprisingly regarding FAN control, my fan is so silent and it is not making any noise, so so so quiet.  RAM is around 780MB is eaten up when I opened firefox, rhythm box music player and few terminals.  it was never above 1 GB.. thats impressive(same applications were opened with Ubuntu 14.10 also, it was RAM hungry 1.8 GB to 2.2GB).  applications are closed and immediately disappeared from my TOP command menu.  The surprising and I like very much is application search box.... Unlike in UBuntu Unity desktop search option, the Fedora 21 search is very fast , display is very fast, text input is very fast, i have tested really half an hour and seems, everything is awesome. FAN is not making any noise very quiet.  I havent even disabled web searching.  Software upadtes are installed without any issue.  Well, one awkward situation with fedora 21 is without using GNOME TWEAK TOOL, i cannot get my minimize and maximize buttons in terminal.  Fedora terminal windows are good,  but compared to Ubuntu terminals they are less attractivre. GCC 4.9.2 is working fine.  Kernel is 3.17.x

Conclusion :

I am a computer engineering graduate and software architect.  I thought i will stick to UBuntu because of its impressive looks.  But, due its resource hungry nature  and slow response times from desktop point of view, I think i will stick to FEDORA 21.  btw, I have two more laptops which run REDHAT ENTERPRISE LINUX 7.0 and SUSE ENTERPRISE LINUX 12.0 commercial versions, using core i7 and core i5 respectively .  RHEL 7.0 is more impressive from user experience point of view compared to all others.  

UBuntu applications and Fedora 21 applications are almost all are same.  Same packages, same utilities, i think I can do everything with both the versions from LINUX POINT OF VIEW. 

If UBUntu improves its response times with its window manager Unity , then it will become a great desktop compared to other versions.  Seems, UBuntu team is concentrating only on good looks without bothering about response times.  Their  team should concentrate on improving  response times. 

For the moment next 6 months, i will stick with fedora 21 only, Lets see what UBuntu 15.04 will come up with an answer to Fedora 21. 



Univention Corporate Server 4.0 released

This major release includes many new features. For example:

  • complete redesign of the Univention Management Console
  • virtualization of OpenStack and Amazon EC2 environments
  • based on Debian GNU/Linux 7.7 (Wheezy)
  • centralised management functions for the App Center
  • simplified installation process via Debian installer and web-based system configuration
  • performance boost of the OpenLDAP directory (mdb as storage backend by default)
  • support of UEFI SecureBoot for installation processes

Release notes at:


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