Gnome 3 Will Be Amazing

Today, we had a breakthrough; the boldest, baddest synthesis for a desktop we have ever hit upon. For a desktop redesign with a 6 hr genesis it is relatively concrete, its not handwavy, its not buzzword-y, its not taillight chasing. It is targeted at a whole mess of real pains (both little jabs and big […]

PHP 5.2.13 addresses security holes

An update which fixes around 40 bugs is available for the PHP 5.2 development branch. Version 5.2.13 comes highly recommended for all PHP 5.2.x users, as it includes a number of security-related fixes. These include a bug when validating the safe_mode configuration variable in the tempnam() function which arises when the path does not end […]

Two Open Source Tools for Photographers

digiKam is a truly versatile and powerful application for managing and tweaking photos, but it’s not the only photographic tool around. In fact, there are a few other nifty open source utilities that can make great additions to your photographic toolbox. Here are a couple of such tools worth considering. Using a dedicated tool for […]

OpenSolaris future assured by Oracle

At the OpenSolaris Annual Meeting, held on IRC, Oracle executive Dan Roberts has assured the community about the future of the open source version of Solaris. The statements, available as a log of the meeting, have led Peter Tribble, who had expressed concerns on the lack of communication, to conclude “rumours of its [OpenSolaris] death […]

Ubuntu Linux Now Available to Fed Customers on GSA Advantage

Canonical’s Ubuntu has become third Linux operating system approved by the General Services Administration for use by federal purchasers. It joins Linux distributions from Red Hat and Novell, already available through the GSA Advantage purchasing program.
“This gives government purchasers the option of using Canonical’s Ubuntu as well as its Landscape systems management and monitoring tool,” […]

Install Chromium Web Browser in Ubuntu in 3 Easy Steps(Lucid,Karmic,Jaunty)

So for those who are wondering what Chromium Web Browser is all about, this is the original project from where Google Chrome draws its source code. I would personally prefer Chromium over Google Chrome, because Chromium is devoid of any kind of tracking by Google of different usage statistics, which I think is a breach […]

4 Cool New Features in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx Alpha 3

iPhone & iPod Touch Support
Just last week, I was complaining about Ubuntu’s lack of built-in support for iPhones and newer iPods. Personally, I think this functionality is important if Ubuntu wants to grow in the consumer market. With the release of Lucid Alpha 3, I saw a couple of reports saying that iPhone and iPod […]

Lubuntu (w/ LXDE) 10.04 Lucid Lynx Alpha 3 Released With 4 New Default Apps And New Artwork (Screenshots)

The most important changes in Lubuntu Alpha 3 are 4 new default applications: Chromium for the browser, gnome-mplayer as the default media player, Wicd has been replaced with the Network Manager and Pcmanfm2 as the default file manager but we’ve already told you about that about a week ago.
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20 Breathtaking Ubuntu Studio Wallpaper Collection

For starters, Ubuntu Studio is a multimedia enhanced version of your favorite linux distribution, Ubuntu. And I must say, the basic artwork in Ubuntu Studio that include themes, wallpapers and iconsets, are way better than that in the original Ubuntu itself. Here is a nice collection of 20 Ubuntu Studio Wallpapers you might want to […]

Ubuntu One Music Store FAQ

The developers behind the Ubuntu One Music Store have put a FAQ online, which I’ve reproduced below. I’ve been beta testing the store out for a few days and have bought some singles and albums directly in Rhythmbox. In fact I think I was the first person to buy an album in the store […]

Anarchy in the EULA

I’ve been an avid Linux user for quite some time. In all that time, I have toyed with making my own distribution, and for me there were many problems. One of those problems was honestly wanting to maintain ownership and control of my code. I felt it would be bad policy to release an OpenSource […]

Samba 3.3.11 Available for Download

=================================================================== “I’m very serious about no alcohol, no drugs. Life is too beautiful.” Jim Carrey =================================================================== Release Announcements ===================== This is the latest bugfix release of the Samba 3.3 series. Major enhancements in Samba 3.3.11 include: o “wide links” and “unix extensions” are incompatible (bug #7104). o Fix failing of smbd to respond to a […]

openSUSE Weekly News 112 is out!

We are pleased to announce: Issue 112 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] In this week’s issue: * Honoring openSUSE Wiki Reviewing Contributions * Michal Hrusecky: Public openSUSE 11.3 virtual machine * Jared Ottley: Alfresco PDF Toolkit * How to make Monitor refresh 120htz * Guillaume DE BURE (gdebure): A call for testers KMyMoney […]

Thunderbird 3.0.2 is now available for download

As part of Mozilla’s ongoing security and stability update process, Thunderbird 3.0.2 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux for free download: http://www.mozillamessaging.com/thunderbird/ We strongly recommend that all Thunderbird users upgrade to this release. If you already have Thunderbird, you will receive an automated update notification within 24 to 48 hours. You can also […]

Feodra 13 Alpha slip by one week

Today at the go / no-go meeting[1] we decided to slip the Alpha by one week. This slip is needed to verify blocker bug fixes and validate new builds of software necessary to fix those bugs. We are confident that the fixes we have are valid, however we do not have enough time to prove […]

Mandriva Joins ARM Connected Community

Mandriva, Europe’s leading Linux publisher, today announced it is a new member in the ARM® Connected Community, the industry’s largest ecosystem of ARM technology-based products and services. As part of the ARM Connected Community, Mandriva will gain access to a full range of resources to help it market and deploy innovative solutions that will enable […]

US copyright lobby claims free software undermines respect for intellectual property

As part of a public consultation exercise, US industry association the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA), whose members include lobbying organisations such as the Business Software Alliance, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), has submitted recommendations to the US trade representative for revising the US’ blacklist […]

PTS Desktop Live 2010.1 Released

After releasing Phoronix Test Suite 2.4 earlier this month and delivering the subsequent 2.4.1 update, we have now released PTS Desktop Live 2010.1 “Anzhofen” to the public. PTS Desktop Live 2010.1 makes it extremely easy to benchmark your computer on a completely standardized software stack from a Live DVD/USB environment. The first release of PTS […]

London.gov.uk switches to Drupal open source CMS

London.gov.uk, the official website for the Mayor of London and the Greater London Authority (GLA), has switched to the Drupal open source content management system (CMS). According to the GLA Web Team, switching the site to Drupal is the first significant update since it originally launched in 2001. The GLA team say they are also […]

Use open source? Then you’re a pirate!

There’s a fantastic little story in the Guardian today that says a US lobby group is trying to get the US government to consider open source as the equivalent to piracy. The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA), an umbrella group for American publishing, software, film, television and music associations, has asked with the US Trade […]