New MDM login screen for my Linux Mint 13 boxview story

http://www.linuxandlife.com – Linux Mint 13 uses the new login manager - MDM. According to the official site of Linux Mint, MDM has more features than any other login manager currently available but I am not so sure about that because I sincerely dont care much about the login managers. The only thing I can say is that the default login screen of MDM is quite ugly (just my personal opinion). (Distributions)

Compare usage of memory by window managersview story

http://unix.stackexchange.com – I'd like to test a few window managers to see which of them takes less memory and CPU in certain time period (so is better choice for older computers). I'd like to make the tests myself (not to read a review). Could you please advise me: Which application for testing would you use to have precise results How would you use it (in case it isn't intuitive, e.g. choice of switches or settings) (HowTos)

How Energy Management Averted a Data Center Crisisview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – I thought that you might be interested in a real-life data center situation that arose recently in China: We’d been approached by a customer who wanted to lower its data center PUE to below 1.5 for a variety of reasons, not least of which included reducing energy costs and carbon emissions. (IT news)

Mplayer for beginnersview story

http://crunchbanglinux.org – Just for fun I will put a little how-to on using mplayer/mplayer2 for the first timer. But we will stay minimal, no GUI, just the command line.I guess the app is already familiar to you, maybe you use it already with a graphical frontend like SMplayer or Gnome MPlayer etc. to watch movies. But we will be more interested how to use this little player just from our best friend, the CLI. (HowTos)

Channel Partner Program Roundup: Avaya, Sonus, Motorolaview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Is it Thursday already? It must be time for the weekly Channel Partner Program Roundup, a far-from-complete collection of what’s happening with channel partner programs. (IT news)

Are Password Managers Really Worth It?view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Given the current spate of password thefts, I'm wondering, again, if I should use a password manager. I'm curious about opinions about them. Are they really secure? Every one I've looked at relies on a master password. That becomes your most important password, but it is also the only password you can't manage with the password manager. (Hardware)

Indie Linux Developer Tries New Open Source Fundraising Modelview story

http://www.linuxfoundation.org – Software developer and Linux Action Show podcaster Bryan Lunduke will open source his software if he can attract $4,000 per month in subscriptions. What’s wrong with Linux? Software developer Bryan Lunduke has often lectured on this topic on his podcast, the Linux Action Show, and at conferences. (General)

Mageia 2 reviewview story

http://www.linuxbsdos.com – Mageia 2, the second edition of the Linux distribution forked from Mandriva Linux, was released late last month, May 22 to be exact. Made available for download, were Live CD installation images for KDE and GNOME 3, and other ISO installation media that allows you to install desktop environments and window managers other than KDE [...] (General)

MATE vs Cinnamonview story

http://www.linuxbsdos.com – MATE and Cinnamon are two recent additions to the list of desktop environments and window managers available for Linux and BSD distributions. You see, in the free software/open source community, there is nothing like too many options. The more, it appears, the better. The aim of this article is not to present a point-by-point comparison [...] (General)

Mint 13 Reviews Roundupview story

http://blog.linuxmint.com – Reviews give us a lot of feedback and we pay special attention to them. (Distributions)