Weave 1.0 now available for download

Mozilla has released Weave 1.0, the Firefox extension and service that provides Firefox user data synchronization among computing devices like laptops, desktops, and starting tomorrow, with Firefox for Maemo release, mobile devices. It is also great for users who dual-boot, and what don’t want to bother remembering where they did what. So far, synchronization includes […]

The choices inside Ubuntu

Hearing that the next Ubuntu release will use Yahoo! as the default search engine in Firefox leaves me with a twinge of uneasiness. My misgiving — and it’s a small one — is not so much with the decision as with why it was made.
In itself, the decision is trivial enough. If you dislike Yahoo!, [...]

Another Small Victory for Ubuntu Server Edition

Each day, the drumbeat for Ubuntu Server Edition is getting slightly louder. In recent weeks, a growing list of ISVs (independent software vendors) has vowed to support Canonical’s Linux server operating system. The latest example involves Mailspect launching antispam and email archiving solutions for Ubuntu Server.
First, some background: Canonical faces an uphill battle as it [...]

Ubuntu Server Evaluation

The Ubuntu server is the most innovative distribution for servers. It enables administrators to gain access to cutting edge technology and implement that with new ideas. If you are looking for the latest and greatest, this is the server option for you.
Focus: rating 9
The Ubuntu focus is to provide an Enterprise level server that is [...]

Canonical copyright assignment policy ’same as others’

Canonical chief executive Mark Shuttleworth has called for an uniform copyright assignment policy for contributors to free and open source software projects.
He told iTWire that while many companies and institutions used such assignment to include contributions in projects of which they were the primary copyright owner and contributor, “they all use divergent contracts, and it [...]

Stable kernels 2.6.32.7 and 2.6.27.45

Stable kernels 2.6.32.7 and 2.6.27.45 have been released. The 2.6.32.7 update is rather large, consisting of 98 patches, which Greg Kroah-Hartman explains as follows: “This release is brought to you by the very appreciated efforts of the Debian, Gentoo, and Novell kernel teams, who spent a lot of time to flush out patches that were […]

openSUSE Weekly News 109 is out!

We are pleased to announce: Issue 109 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] In this week’s issue: * openSUSE News: Wanted: Linux Community Manager * Sirko Kemter: Art-Team meeting * Worldlabel.com/Dmitri Popov: OpenOffice.org Extensions for Business Users * Ben Kevan: Installing KDE 4.4 RC2 on openSUSE and Kubuntu Linux * LinuxFoundation: Sign Up for […]

Why PostgreSQL is a better enterprise database than MySQL

When it comes to open source databases, MySQL gets the lion’s share of attention. MySQL is an easy-to-use database, and a lot of open source Web applications are geared towards it. The other primary open source database is PostgreSQL which, while widely known, doesn’t have the same mindshare that MySQL has obtained. This is unfortunate, […]

Linux market share grows vs. Windows and Mac OS X shrinkage

We’re told Linux is the only OS with a growing market share: Windows and Mac OS X actually shrank. The Net Applications report also shows Windows 7 already dwarfing all versions of Mac OS combined. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers review the data. Your humble blogwatcher selected these bloggy morsels for your enjoyment. Not to mention […]

Alfresco to drop GPL, goes LGPL

Alfresco has announced that it is changing the licensing of the community edition of its enterprise content management system from GPL to LGPL. The move was announced by the company’s CEO, John Newton, in a posting on his blog. He explained that the company had initially gone with the GPL licence three years ago as […]

Try Gstyle Project, A New Gnome Theme Manager

Gstyle is a new full Gnome theme manager with some really great features which I am sure you will love if you like to customize your Desktop look constantly. Gstyle can automatically download and install wallpapers, Xsplash, GTK themes, icon themes, full themes, mouse pointers and more from gnome-look, deviantart, customize.org and others, or directly […]

M’sia govt touts 95 percent OSS adoption

Some 95 percent of Malaysia’s government agencies have adopted open source software (OSS), but the remaining 5 percent have not warmed to the concept–and is unlikely to anytime soon, according to a government official. During her presentation at the GovTech 2010 conference here Thursday, Tan King Ing, deputy director of ICT policy and planning at […]

VirtualBox 3.1.4 Beta Brings 40+ Fixes

VirtualBox 3.2 isn’t yet around, but the Sun (well, Oracle) engineers are going to be releasing a 3.1.4 release shortly. To get some tests out there prior to the final release they have issued a beta of VirtualBox 3.1.4, which offers 40 fixes/additions. VirtualBox 3.1.4 is positioned to have SMP stability fixes, 3D support improvements, […]

Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS released

The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, the
fourth maintenance update to Ubuntu’s 8.04 LTS release. This release
includes updated server, desktop, and alternate installation CDs for the
i386 and amd64 architectures. Ubuntu 8.04 LTS continues to be maintained
through 2011 for desktops and 2013 for servers through online updates, but
this [...]

Microsoft Corporation: Sex, Drugs, and Corruption

Summary: Prostitution, orgies, drug use, and other shocking details about life at Microsoft
TWO years ago, Microsoft was visited by the authorities under unusual circumstances:
Microsoft Building Searched By Feds Investigating High-Priced Hookers
[...]
Federal investigators executed a search warrant at Microsoft’s Mountain View, Calif., offices [...]

OpenOffice.org Extensions for Business Users

OpenOffice.org is an excellent all-around productivity suite as it is, but you can add a few useful features using extensions to make it better suited for use in a business environment. Here are a handful of extensions worth considering if you are using OpenOffice.org as a business tool. Read more at WorldLabel

AMD Catalyst 10.1 Driver For Linux Released

AMD has done their monthly roundabout and released the ATI Catalyst 10.1 Linux driver. Found in the Catalyst 10.1 driver change-log is “Ubuntu 9.10 production support”, even though AMD seeded them with an unreleased Catalyst driver since September and the official Catalyst releases since October have worked just fine with Ubuntu 9.10… Read more at […]

Oracle Ropes In Sun

Oracle announced on Wednesday the completion of its $7 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems. At a briefing on its plans, Oracle pledged to reenergize Sun’s brand name, products and other assets. Further, Oracle said it will continue its commitment to open systems and Java. “We’ll invest in Java One; it’ll just go global,” Oracle Copresident […]

PC-BSD 8.0-RC Released

The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 8.0-RC (Hubble Edition), running FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-P2, and KDE 4.3.4 PC-BSD 8.0 contains a number of enhancements and improvements over the 7.x series. For a full list of changes, please refer to the changelog. Some of the notable changes are: FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-P2 KDE 4.3.4 Brand […]

PrestaShop v.1.3 is now available!

The PrestaShop team is pleased to announce the release of its e-commerce software 1.3 alpha 1 version! Discover in this article a complete report about the novelties this new version contains, among the new modules, new PrestaShop partnerships, and new software features. Please note, this version is an alpha one, this means that this is […]