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How To Install Visual Studio Code in Ubuntu 14.04, 14.10, and 15.04

How To Install Visual Studio Code in Ubuntu 14.04, 14.10, and 15.04

So Microsoft released today its first application for Linux (I think).  It’s called Visual Studio Code and it supports the following languages: C++, jade, PHP, Python, XML, Batch, F#, DockerFile, Coffee Script, Java, HandleBars, R, Objective-C, PowerShell, Luna, Visual Basic, and Markdown. Announced at it’s Build Developer Conference., it purportedly will not only allow for


Linux Mint “Not in the Business of Picking Winners”, Continues With Xorg

Since Ubuntu’s announcement of the Mir display manager, the fate of Ubuntu derivatives such as Kubuntu and Linux Mint have been questioned and discussed by both the community and it’s leaders.  Finally, one of those leaders has made its path clear.  Clement Lefebvre has come forward in the Linux Mint Blog to announce that Linux


Play HTML5 Games In Your Login Screen With MDM

MDM, the Mint Display Manager, now offers an awesome features for artists and web developers that want to design attractive login screens for Linux.  MDM now supports themes made with HTML5.  But can you use it?  Well, kind of…  From the Linux Mint Blog: MDM 1.2 will be available in Linux Mint 15 and will


Google Pixel Runs Linux Mint, With Minimal Tradeoffs

There are many of you who were surprised by yesterday’s announcement of the Chromebook Pixel, a high resolution device with extremely limited capabilities for an enormous pricetag.  In fact, many of you who have a filter or immunity to Google’s shiny new things might recognize that the only stand-out feature of this device is the


Cinnamon Goes 2D, Diminishes Mate’s Relevance

Announced via the Linux Mint Blog, Cinnamon 1.6 becomes official.  It comes with a full compliment of new features and improvements to existing ones, including; Workspace Names Cinnamon 2D Configurable Alt-Tab Keyboard Navigation Expo Grid View Configurable Panel Heights Scale, Expo, Brightness Applets Windows Quick-list Notifications Applet Also, Mint has officially unveiled Nemo, Linux Mint’s fork


Why Fedora 18 Will Be The Practical Choice For Vanilla Enthusiasts

You’ve come a long way, baby We all know about the rocky road that Gnome 3 has been travelling on since March of last year.  Not since KDE 4.0 has a desktop environment been met with such community backlash and perceived exodus.  I say “perceived” because that’s what it is.  In the world of Linux, these things


Linux Mint 13 KDE Arrives, But Why?

Just hours ago, Linux Mint announced the delayed availability of Linux Mint 13 “KDE”.  This latest release offers KDE 4.8, artwork improvements, and finally sets your default homepage in Firefox to Yahoo.  This updated KDE release may be very welcome news to users of Linux Mint that have been waiting to join the ranks of