Lucid Alpha 3 released

Welcome to Lucid Lynx Alpha 3, which will in time become Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
Pre-releases of Lucid are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable
system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even
frequent breakage. They are, however, recommended for Ubuntu developers and
those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs.
Alpha 3 […]

Ubuntu goin’ gray, like the Mac OS way?

A source from inside the Ubuntu team has informed a blogger that there will be an important announcement coming from Canonical regarding a possible rebranding of Ubuntu. A lot of enthusiasts are quick to speculate that the changes will be all about the color schemes used by Ubuntu and that it may go from brown […]

An Update On The Boot & Power Performance In Ubuntu 10.04

In December we wrote that Ubuntu 10.04 already shortened the boot time, which has been a great focus amongst Canonical and Ubuntu developers as they strive for a ten second boot. A lot has changed since that article was published last year, including the introduction of Plymouth and many kernel mode-setting improvements along with the […]

The Grand App Writing Challenge

From Jono Bacon’s blog :
Yesterday I gave my talk on opportunistic developers on (which I plan on repeating next week). In that session I floated the idea of having a fun challenge next week when Ubuntu Opportunistic Developer Week happens. The idea was pretty popular, so I wanted to share it here.
The idea is […]

PrestaShop v.1.3 alpha 2 is now available!

The new alpha version of PrestaShop v.1.3 is now available. New bugs of the alpha 1 have been fixed since last week, including: * Saving the client address now only in the “cart” * Removed the mention of the amount to reach for obtaining the free postage in the case of virtual products * Ajout […]

PostgreSQL 9.0 Alpha 4 Available Now

The fourth alpha release for PostgreSQL version 9.0, 9.0alpha4, is now available. This alpha contains several new major features added since the previous alpha. Please download, install, and test it to give us early feedback on the features being developed for the next version of PostgreSQL. Features added in Alpha4 include: Streaming Replication for binary […]

Samba 3.4.6 Available for Download

================================================================= “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas A. Edison ================================================================= Release Announcements ===================== This is the latest stable release of Samba 3.4. Major enhancements in Samba 3.4.6 include: o “wide links” and “unix extensions” are incompatible (bug #7104). o Fix printing with 64 bit clients (bug #6888). o […]

SimplyMEPIS 8.5 Reaches RC1

MEPIS has announced SimplyMEPIS 8.4.98, RC1 of MEPIS 8.5, now available from MEPIS and public mirrors. The ISO files for 32 and 64 bit processors are SimplyMEPIS-CD_8.4.98-rc1_32.iso and SimplyMEPIS-CD_8.4.98-rc1_64.iso respectively. Deltas are also available. Warren said: “Major packages have not changed since beta5, but we have made a number of minor tweaks to improve the […]

World’s Funniest Computer Pictures

World’s Funniest Computer Pictures: Humor time! Since a lot of you have enjoyed our list of funny computer quotes, I decided to keep the momentum going by posting some of the world’s funniest computer-related pictures. Several of the funny images that I’m going to share to you have been collected over the years and have […]

The Apache Software Foundation Announces the 15th Anniversary of the Apache HTTP Web Server

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) — developers, stewards, and incubators of 138 Open Source projects — today announced the 15th anniversary of the Apache HTTP Web Server. The ASF’s first project became the world’s most popular Web server software within the first six months of its inception. The Apache HTTP Server today powers nearly 112 […]

OpenArena 0.8.5 patch released!

– New effects: rocket smoke, shotgun sparks, flares
– New maps
– Improved maps
– Improved CTF skins for Angelyss
– New skins for Beret and Assassin
Sorry it took so long.

Stable kernel

The stable kernel update is available. There are over 90 fixes in this update, quite a few of which are security-related. Subscribers can refer to our detailed summary for more information on the changes in this release. Read more at

The 2.6.33 kernel is out

At last, Linus has released the 2.6.33 kernel. “The most noticeable features in 2.6.33 are likely the Nouveau and DRBD integration (and a _lot_ more people will notice the Nouveau part of that). And the Radeon KMS parts aren’t considered experimental any more. Oh, and the AS IO scheduler is gone, since keeping it around […]

7 of the Best Free Linux Configuration Management Tools

System administrators are responsible for the maintenance and operation of a computer system and network. This is a major task with a huge number of decisions to be made regarding the configuration of the system. Configuration Management is a term that may not be familiar to many Linux users. But for system administrators the concept […]

Bruce Perens: Inside Open Source’s Historic Victory

Hall agreed to serve pro bono publico (at no charge, for the public benefit), and asked the court for a declaratory judgment that the patent was unenforceable. Katzer responded by bringing a SLAPP suit against Jacobsen. SLAPP is a law that was meant to defend little folks sued by big rich companies, but is increasingly […]

Linux kernel R&D worth over 1bn euros

How much would it cost the European Union to cobble together the Linux kernel from scratch? The development costs would reach over a billion euros (or about £900m, or $1.4bn USD), according to researchers from the University of Oviendo, Spain. Jesús García-García and Mª Isabel Alonso de Magdaleno are set to present this open source […]

Debian project at CeBIT 2010

———————————————————————— The Debian Project Debian Project at CeBIT 2010 February 22nd, 2010 ———————————————————————— Debian Project at CeBIT 2010 The Debian project is happy to announce that it will again be represented at the CeBIT IT fair in Hanover, Germany, this year. At the booth of Univention GmbH[0] in hall 2 stand B36[1], […]

MantisBT 1.2.0 Released

MantisBT Release Notes 1.2.0 Stable Release ————————————————- This release marks the first official release in the 1.2.x series of MantisBT. 1.2.0 is a major feature release for MantisBT, and includes many bugfixes and enhancements over the 1.1.x stable branch. All users of 1.1.x are highly encouraged to upgrade as soon as possible. A full changelog […]

Fedora Weekly News 214

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 214[1] for the week ending February 21, 2010. What follows are some highlights from this issue. In Announcements, we start off with an invitation to contribute Fedora 13 Talking Points from the Fedora Marketing team. Also of note is the Fedora 13 branching and freezing that happened last week, […]

PostgreSQL Weekly News – February 21 2010

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – February 21 2010 == The final commitfest for 9.0 is winding down. Thanks to all the reviewers, etc., who are participating. == PostgreSQL Product News == dataPro 1.6.1, a visual database management, development and conversion program, released. tail_n_mail 1.7.1, a monitor for PostgreSQL log files, released. boxinfo 1.1.10, […]