post-image Canonical have just released the latest version of your trusted Linux Distribution, Ubuntu 15.04. When the development started, many people thought this is the version we are going to get the new and improved Unity 8! But, unfortunately, Unity 8 didn't make it to Vivid Vervet. Like their previous release, the new Ubuntu 15.04 is focused on bug fixes and improvements. Not many new features to tempt you. For normal users, it might be another boring release. But for power users there's something major... systemd We can call this a new revolution changing the Linux world. A new…

post-image At the beginning of this year, I started a small survey to find out what are the most popular Linux distributions of Sri Lanka. I posted a poll in the OMG Linux group and received a lot of responses. So, today I thought about publishing the results! The winners of 2015 Distribution Elections are... #1 Ubuntu As you can see Ubuntu is the clear winner here. It received close to 50% of total votes. Why? Many people think it's only because it's for beginners and most of the users are newbies. Yes, in one way it is true. But we…

post-image Sometimes we share interesting stuff on our social media accounts. Most of the time, we just type it in plain text and post. We have seen others posting their stuff nicely typed on top of a stunning photo. How did they do this? Do we need to have photo editing skills? Do we need to know Photoshop? Nah... Now it's easy as 1..2..3! To add text to photos like this, people use photo editing tools like Photoshop. But you don't have to. Buffer have a simple online tool called Pablo which can make your life much easier. Simply…

post-image For all Sri Lankans, this is a very special day! According to our culture, the Sinhala and Hindu new year is today! The day where the whole country celebrates, do good deeds, eat with the family, start work, and perform many special tasks together! In Sri Lanka, we celebrate our new year when the Sun moves from the Meena Rashiya (House of Pisces) to the Mesha Rashiya (House of Aries) in the celestial sphere. All the ancient civilizations followed the stars in order to organize their lives. Our ancient Sinhala people also used stars to do many things like predicting…

post-image Most of us waited for almost an year for this news! The Elementary team have spent almost an year perfecting the next version of their famous operating system. Say hello to Elementary OS Freya! Today, in a live event, the team have announced the final release of Freya and the new re-designed website. Some Linux distros try to be bleeding edge, some try to be stable, some try to balance them, some try to focus the developers, etc. Elementary OS is a Linux Distribution focused more on stability and the look and feel. They try to make things consistent and…

post-image If you are a Linux user who use Gnome based DEs you might have heard about Numix. A clean flat, elegant GTK theme. The theme have a dark variant which is the most popular and a premium light variant which you need to pay. Because it's so popular many people have built cool new themes based on Numix. Numix Solarized is one of them. Solarized is a color palette made with sixteen colors. The author calls it “Precision colors for machines and people.” : Solarized is a sixteen color palette (eight monotones, eight accent colors) designed for use with terminal and…

post-image The internet is a very dangerous place. If you go there ( or if you live there ) you need to be very, very careful! Think twice before you put down your foot. There are nasty landmines everywhere you go. Normally in the real life there are a lot of ways you can scam someone. But in the Internet there are a lot more and it's even easier to get away with it. 1) Antivirus or System Cleaner scam Trust me I have experience on this. Sometimes you might have seen popups saying that there are malware found in your machine. Not…

post-image Finally the new Ubuntu 14.10 is here. For GNOME lovers the official Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 have also been released. But... As usual, you won't get the latest version of GNOME with it. Why? Actually you can't just take it and put it into the OS like we do with the other stuff. GNOME is a desktop environment. A lot of apps depend on it. Normally this is not a big problem. But Ubuntu have customized GNOME a lot to fit their Unity shell. With every release you need to patch it to work with these others apps. GNOME…

post-image Canonical have just released the next major version of Ubuntu, the Utopic Unicorn! Earlier they used names of real animals. But a Unicorn is a mythical animal. Or is it?? Anyway, if you stayed with us you might already know that there's no major changes in this release. Some call it the Unchanged Unicorn. But still there are some behind the scene upgrades and fixes which you might want to see. Hybrid Graphics Support : Ubuntu already have a good support for hybrid graphics. The new Ubuntu 14.10 have more improved support for hybrid graphics. Good news for laptop users!…