Watch Ranadheeran: India's first 3D animated video made almost entirely using open source software

It is a pretty well know fact that open source 3D graphics tools like Blender is not just a hobbyist software anymore. The fifth official open movie from Blender Foundation "Gooseberry" is already under active development. In that respect, Ranadheeran is one of its kind. It's probably the first "open" movie to come out of India, created with the sole purpose of showcasing the capabilities of open source 3D graphics tools such as Blender, GIMP etc.

Finally! Get Netflix to work in Ubuntu 14.04 (and Linux) the super easy way!

how to get netflix to work in ubuntu 14.04

This is a dream come true. Though there are ways to make Netflix work in Ubuntu 14.04 (like using Pipelight for example), this must be the easiest. All you need is the latest Google Chrome from dev channel and an extension called User Agent Switcher. That's it! Let's get started.

Borderlands: The Pre Sequel is coming to Linux!

Borderlands The Pre Sequel coming to Linux

The small trickle that started with the introduction Steam for Linux is a full on waterfall now. So many big game titles have already reached our shores, and more are on their way. After many high profile releases such as Civilization V and XCOM: Enemy Unknown for Linux, 2K Games is at it again. The Borderlands franchise is zeroing in on Linux!

Turin becomes the first Italian city to adopt Ubuntu and Open Office, saves millions of Euros!

turin adopts ubuntu over windows

Turin, Italy joins the French city of Toulouse and German city of Munich in the mass adoption of open source and Linux as the official alternatives saving millions of Euros in licensing cost and other charges. News like these are becoming more commonplace these days. Major cities in the world are choosing Linux primarily because of cost-benefits, and Microsoft is finding it harder and harder to explain the huge costs involved with its products.

Ubuntu caught in the wild, this time in a NASA video!

Ubuntu in NASA video

Ubuntu is popping up everywhere. Google's Project Tango video and driverless car project were recent examples. Then there was this news about French Armed Forces' adoption of Ubuntu en masse. Everything points to a brighter future for Ubuntu OS. It almost seems like Ubuntu and Linux are slowly becoming the de facto choice for enterprise users.

Intel Linux Graphics Installer updated, added support for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, better Baytrail performance

Intel Linux Graphics Installer for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Although Intel graphics have always been the least troublesome for Linux users, things are a lot better now when it comes to the driver support for high-end graphics cards from Nvidia and others. But Intel's native graphics installer for Linux is truly one of a kind.

Rainbowstream: Fun to use Terminal based Twitter Client for Ubuntu & Linux

rainbowstream twitter client ubuntu

Rainbowstream is a fun little terminal based Twitter client for Ubuntu. It is similar to Twidge in so many ways and has every capability you expect from a basic Twitter client. 

Meet Kodi, the new XBMC!

xbmc renamed to kodi

Starting from version 14, XBMC Media Center will have a new name: Kodi Entertainment Center or simply 'Kodi'. Since 2002, this nifty little media center application went through three different name changes, Kodi is going to be the final. 

France's 4th largest city, Toulouse, saves a million Euros by migrating to LibreOffice

Toulouse saves a million Euros by migrating to LibreOffice

City of Munich saved more than €11.7 million in a decade and were among the earliest to understand the benefits of adopting open source and Linux. Then came UK with sweeping changes to its policies favoring LibreOffice over proprietary alternatives. Not only that. Just recently, they even adopted ODF as UK's official document format. Governments and public offices around the world are slowly waking up to the hard fact that proprietary software may not be in their best long-term interest after all, even if you ignore the cost-factor. Toulouse, France's fourth largest city, is the latest to jump on the bandwagon.

'cool-old-term': This retro styled Terminal Emulator could be the coolest we've seen yet!

cool-old-term for ubuntu

We've seen Terminal Emulators of all sizes and shapes for Linux, but nothing like this yet. 'cool-old-term' is one gorgeous looking Terminal emulator.