Linux in Mint Condition | LAS 394

Linux in Mint Condition | LAS 394

Linux Mint 17.3 proves you can based a Linux desktop on a stable core (Ubuntu 14.04) & still deliver an innovative and polished desktop. We take back some of our concerns about Linux Mint & discuss the areas where they are pushing user experience forward.

Plus Mozilla plans to dump Thunderbird, the big release that completely ignores Windows & more!

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New features in Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon

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Linux Mint 17.3 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop experience more comfortable to use.

Linux Mint 17.3 available for download.

APT, the Advanced Package Tool from the Debian project, is for managing packages by using a lot of separate tools to accomplish various tasks. In the past, users needed to know multiple command structures like apt-get, apt-cache, apt-config, and many more to utilize the full feature-set of APT.


Runs Linux

Race Cars Runs LINUX!

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Hi guys, I found a cool project run by castrol edge. They are racing two cars on a race track with the drivers wearing virtual reality helmets. Cameras and sensors on the cars feed information into an Ubuntu laptop inside the car and generate the VR display. Thanks for producing the great content that gets me through a 300 mile a week bus commute to school.

Desktop App Pick

Free Astronomical Observatory Software

Alexander Wolf has had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the first maintenance release of Stellarium 0.14, the best free and open-source astronomical observatory software.

According to the internal release notes, which we’ve attached at the end of the article for reference, Stellarium 0.14.1 is mostly a bugfix update that resolves some of the issues reported by users since the previous release of the software, Stellarium 0.14.

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LAS Jacket Returns!

Celebrate your new year with Linux on your mind and on your body!

We are excited to offer this LAS zip up hooded jacket that will ship from the

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Mozilla Wants To Split Off Its Thunderbird Email/Chat Client, Says Mitchell Baker Memo

“I believe Thunderbird should would thrive best by separating itself from reliance on Mozilla development systems and in some cases, Mozilla technology,” Baker wrote in her open memo, posted on Mozilla’s public governance forum. “The current setting isn’t stable, and we should start actively looking into how we can transition in an orderly way to a future where Thunderbird and Firefox are un-coupled.”

Baker, who says she uses Thunderbird to organize vast parts of her life, now believes that the email client will thrive best if it does not rely on Mozilla for development resources and, in some cases, on Mozilla technology. “The current setting isn’t stable, and we should start actively looking into how we can transition in an orderly way to a future where Thunderbird and Firefox are un-coupled,” she wrote in Mozilla’s public governance forum on Monday.

Mozilla ends the advertisements in Firefox new tab tiles

Apple’s Swift programming language is now open source

As promised earlier in the year, Apple’s Swift team has now posted source code for the Swift compiler and standard library functions and objects.

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