The Next OTA For Ubuntu Touch Will Change Libertine Scope to Desktop Apps

With all supported devices already rocking the OTA-12 Ubuntu Touch update which rolled out a few days ago, Canonical engineers responsible for the Linux-based mobile operating system are already shifting their focus on the next OTA build dubbed OTA-13. The next build will surely bring in a huge chunk of new and innovative features as

Introducing Wire: The Ideal Alternative to Skype for Linux

There are good number of VoIP applications in the market today but the one that does an excellent job at competing with (and out-featuring) Skype is  Wire . An open-source cross-platform security and design-focused application for easy and modern communication. Wire was launched in 2014 for Android, iOS, and desktop and maintained in Switzerland by a team of engineers who have premium

Why Microsoft Won’t Use the Linux Kernel for Windows

There are a number of reasons why Microsoft won’t use the Linux kernel for Windows. For one there is a huge difference in the technical aspects of the Linux Kernel and the NT kernel. Another reason would be the issues of licensing involved if Microsoft has to switch over to using the Linux kernel for

Green Recorder – A Simple Desktop Recording Tool for Linux Systems

Green Recorder is a functional desktop screen recorder for Linux systems that was built using GTK+ 3, FFmpeg, and Python. It support video and audio recording on almost all Linux interfaces and Wayland support (GNOME session) will be added soon. The supported video and audio formats are: mkv, avi, mp4, wmv and nut. You can

To Distro or Not to Distro? Things to Consider

Have you ever thought of starting your own Linux distribution? Perhaps you’ve spotted a need in the Linux ecosystem, or perhaps you feel as if the years of tweaks and customizations you’ve put into your personal OS installation would be ideal for others. Whatever the reason, you have a distribution or an idea for a

The 12 Lords of the Programming World

We often take the contributions people have made to making our lives easier for granted and the Universe seems to have a way of rewarding those who entertain us more than those who help us. But it’s all good, because here at FossMint , we know how to pay homage to those who have led

Ubuntu 17.04 – My First Experience and Customization

Canonical made the Zesty Zepus publicly available some time last year. Since then the major released changes came only to the alpha flavors. Even though I don’t pay much attention to alpha and beta releases I enjoy keeping myself abreast of Canonical’s moves. I have the Xenial Xerus, the Yakkety Yak, and the Zesty Zepus

An Alternative App Installer for Ubuntu: GDebi Package Installer

One useful feature of the Open Source Community is the availability of alternatives to various famous apps, especially for free. Be that as it may, not all freeware are created equal. Some come with extra features, others with just the features you need. Some are buggy in their performance, and others are as stable as

Flat-Plat is The Best Material Design Theme for Linux

These days many modern themes and icon sets are drawing inspiration from Google’s Material Design (and ultimately from Minimal Design), with the intention of providing users with an optimally designed User Experience. One would assume that the prevalence of this design trend will make it difficult to pick a theme but the opposite has been the case for

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