Fedora 18 Mate Desktop Spin


A lot of people were asking for Fedora 18 (Spherical Cow) with Mate Desktop Environment pre-installed cd-image. The cd-image comes pre-installed with MATE desktop 1.5.5 version.

What is MATE?

MATE (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmate]) is a desktop environment forked from the now-unmaintained code base of GNOME 2. The name derives from yerba mate, a species of holly native to subtropical South America used to prepare a beverage called mate.The renaming is necessary to avoid conflicts with GNOME 3 components. Several GNOME applications have been forked and renamed:

Application :

The cd-image is only available in x86_64/amd64. If you want to install Mate Desktop Environment on 32-Bit/i386 system. enter the command given below in Terminal:


yum install @mate-desktop

Application :

Download (only direct download is available):

alternative link

You can visit the project homepage: Project homepage

If you have any question leave a comment below


Linux Mint Debian Edition 201303 released!


The team is proud to announce the release of LMDE 201303.



*LMDE 201303 Cinnamon Edition*
*LMDE 201303 MATE Edition*

  • Update Pack 6
  • MATE 1.4
  • Cinnamon 1.6
  • Installer improvements (graphical timezone and keyboard selection, support for installation on multiple HDD, slideshow, webcam and face picture support)
  • Device Driver Manager
  • Plymouth splash screen

If you’re new to LMDE, welcome to Linux Mint Debian!

LMDE in brief

  • Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) is a semi-rolling distribution based on Debian Testing.
  • It’s available in both 32 and 64-bit as a live DVD with MATE or Cinnamon.
  • The purpose of LMDE is to look identical to the main edition and to provide the same functionality while using Debian as a base.


1. Is LMDE compatible with Ubuntu-based Linux Mint editions?

No, it is not. LMDE is compatible with Debian, which isn’t compatible with Ubuntu.

2. Is LMDE fully compatible with Debian?

Yes, 100%. LMDE is compatible with repositories designed for Debian Testing.

3. What is a semi-rolling distribution?

Updates are constantly fed to Debian Testing, where users experience frequent regressions but also frequent bug fixes and improvements. LMDE receives “Update Packs” which are tested snapshots of Debian Testing. Users can experience a more stable system thanks to update packs, or switch their sources to follow Testing, or even Unstable, directly to get more frequent updates.

4. How does LMDE compare to the Ubuntu-based editions?


  • You don’t need to ever re-install the system. New versions of software and updates are continuously brought to you.
  • It’s faster and more responsive than Ubuntu-based editions.


  • LMDE requires a deeper knowledge and experience with Linux, dpkg and APT.
  • Debian is a less user-friendly/desktop-ready base than Ubuntu. Expect some rough edges.
  • No EFI, GPT or secureBoot support.

Additional notes:

  • About the installer: The live installer is developed from scratch with Debian in mind. It’s configurable and it can be re-used by other Debian-based distributions. We noticed a lack in live technologies and in live Debian installers, so we’re happy to take the lead on this. If you’re a developer and you’re interested in using it, have a look at its source repository and don’t hesitate to contact us so we can help you fork it and merge upcoming changes between our two projects.
  • About bugs: Please use this blog to report bugs.
  • Dedicated chat room: #linuxmint-debian is open to LMDE users on irc.spotchat.org.

Download links:


MD5 sums:

  • Cinnamon 32-bit: b82ad03d022c7ad56ef8195642494f41
  • Cinnamon 64-bit: 559d2f78c8f209eff56300d92d86458f
  • MATE 32-bit: 06ae51a79afb8cf71ebc21e78fb630b0
  • MATE 64-bit: 6f35b278e027ce6c26456f41346faf76

Please report if any link turns invalid!


Install Linux Kernel 3.8.4 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint


Linux Kernel 3.8.4 brings various changes and bug fixes, you can have a look at them here. As usual, we will upgrade to this new kernel using a simple bash script, but the kernel files can be downloaded from here.

Here are some fixes in this latest Kernel:

  • **    ALSA: seq: Fix missing error handling in snd_seq_timer_open()**

  • **    tty: serial: fix typo “SERIAL_S3C2412”**

  • **    ext3: Fix format string issues**

  • **    USB: storage: fix Huawei mode switching regression**

  • **    USB: cdc-wdm: fix buffer overflow**

  • **    dcbnl: fix various netlink info leaks**

  • **    rtnl: fix info leak on RTM_GETLINK request for VF devices**

  • **    vxlan: fix oops when delete netns containing vxlan**

  • **    tcp: fix double-counted receiver RTT when leaving receiver fast path**

  • **    ARM: davinci: edma: fix dmaengine induced null pointer dereference on da830**

  • **    ARM: w1-gpio: fix erroneous gpio requests**

  • **    powerpc: Fix cputable entry for 970MP rev 1.0**

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Linux Kernel 3.8.4 Installation (Main)

Enter these commands from the terminal under Ubuntu/Linux Mint :

cd /tmp

wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/kernel-3.8.4 -O kernel-3.8.4

chmod +x kernel-3.8.4

sudo sh kernel-3.8.4

sudo reboot

Removing  Linux Kernel 3.8.4 (Uninstall)

To remove kernel 3.8.4 from your system, enter this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.8.4*


OpenSUSE 12.3: Now available for download


**snapshot1openSUSE ** is a general purpose operating system built on top of the Linux kernel, developed by the community-supported openSUSE Project and sponsored by SUSE and a number of other companies. After Novell acquired SUSE Linux in January 2004, Novell decided to release the SUSE Linux Professional product as a 100% open source project. In 2011 The Attachmate Group acquired Novell and split Novell and SUSE into two autonomous subsidiary companies. SUSE offers products and services around SUSE Linux Enterprise — their commercial offering that is based on openSUSE Linux.

The initial release of the community project was a beta version of SUSE Linux 10.0, and as of March 13, 2013 the current stable release is openSUSE 12.3.

[edit] The following requirements should be met to ensure smooth operation of openSUSE 12.3

Pentium* III 500 MHz or higher processor (Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or higher or any AMD64 or Intel64 processor recommended)

  • Main memory: 1 GB physical RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • Hard disk: 3 GB available disk space for a minimal install, 5 GB available for a graphical desktop (more recommended)
  • Sound and graphics cards: supports most modern sound and graphics cards, 800 x 600 display resolution (1024 x 768 or higher recommended)
  • Booting from CD/DVD drive or USB-Stick for installation, or support for booting over network (you need to setup PXE by yourself, look also at Network install) or an existing installation of openSUSE, more information at Installation without CD

The GRUB bootloader co-operates with other operating systems on the same machine. openSUSE can be installed on one free harddisk partition, while preserving existing installations on other partitions

Click the button below to download openSUSE