PC/OS 10.1 Beta 2

Roberto Dohnert has released the second beta build of PC/OS 10.1 “OpenWorkstation”, a Xubuntu-based desktop Linux distribution: “We have released beta 2 of PC/OS 10.1. With this release we have updated to the Ubuntu 9.10 base. We have removed Xsplash and GDM 2.28 and went to GDM 2.20; this is until GDM 2.28 has its […]

From OS X to Ubuntu: 2 Years Later

A little more than 2 years ago, I made a switch away from Mac OS X to Ubuntu Linux. Since then, I have used Ubuntu Linux about 98% of the time on my personal and work computers. I still have to support Windows on some computers at work, I kept my Macbook (which rarely got […]

Ubuntu Finally Getting A New Default Theme Starting With Lucid

In a recent interview (as of yesterday, 19 February) for DellVlog, Mark Shuttleworth says Ubuntu will finally change the default theme from Human to a “light theme”. Here is the entire interview:
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Ubuntu MeMenu to Encourage Social Media Broadcasting

It seems that a huge segment of the world’s population has gone Twitter and Facebook crazy. People are busy updating their statuses, sending each other links, and trying to see how many “friends” and “followers” they can get. We are becoming social “broadcasters”, constantly bombarding our “friends” with 140 character chunks of information. In […]

Ubuntu Netbook Remix enlightens ARM support

Canonical is developing a new 2D ARM interface based on Enlightenment Foundation Libraries for the upcoming Ubuntu 10.04 (“Lucid Lynx”) version of Ubuntu Netbook Remix. In other Ubuntu news, Ubuntu Live CDs in Lucid Lynx will boot 33 percent faster, and The Linux Box will market Ubuntu in the U.S.
With a lack of open source […]

Ubuntu Switches to Yahoo! Search … Kinda

There’s been a lot of noise recently in the Ubuntu community about the announcement that Canonical is planning to switch the default search engine and home page in Firefox to Yahoo! Search. People are tweeting about it, podcasting about it, and generally getting worked up. Some think that it’s the end of the world […]

Ubuntu Linux is not suitable for you if…

This write up is a response to the 14th comment on a post I made on Jan 28. I thought my reply should actually be shared with you in case you are also thinking along the same lines like him (or her??). I am actually going to assume that Mr. Anonymous is using Ubuntu but […]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #181

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is Issue #181 for the week February 14th – February 20th, 2010 and is available here.
In this issue we cover:
* Debian Import Freeze in effect
* Feature Freeze in place – Alpha 3 freeze ahead
* New MOTU
* Ubuntu single sign on service launched
* Ubuntu Stats
* Meet Jelmer Vernooij
* Sikuli […]

openSUSE Weekly News 111 is out!

We are pleased to announce: Issue 111 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] In this week’s issue: – openSUSE News: Number Two Always Tries Harder: openSUSE Milestone 2 – Linux User & Developer/Kunal Deo: Another ten essential Python tips – Gabriel Burt: Banshee Community Extensions – How to Make sure I didn’t get a […]

Wine release 1.1.39

The Wine development release 1.1.39 is now available. What’s new in this release (see below for details): – Support for registry symbolic links. – Many MSI fixes. – Build process improvements. – MSXML cleanups and fixes. – A number of MSHTML improvements. – Various bug fixes. The source is available from the following locations:

Nexenta Core Platform 3.0 Alpha5 Released

Hi All, On behalf of the Nexenta project, I’d like to announce the availability of the Nexenta Core Platform 3.0 Alpha5, the fifth release in the NCP3 cycle. You can download the latest iso image from http://www.nexenta.org/projects/site/wiki/DownloadUnstable The main changes over the Alpha4 release include: * move from Opensolaris b131 to b133 * nexenta-on-source changes […]

Mistelix, a DVD authoring and Slideshow creating application for Linux

Mistelix is an open source DVD authoring application with also Theora slideshow creation capabilities for GNU/Linux systems. So, using this you can create DVD projects with videos and slideshows that can be played on DVD players. Because of its slideshow feature you can even create a slideshow out of a collection of pics that can […]

Amarok 2.3 Beta 1 released

The Amarok Project developers have released the first beta for what will become version 2.3 of their popular open source music player for the KDE desktop, code named “Altered State”. According to the developers, they decided to release the next version of Amarok as version 2.3 instead of 2.2.3 because of the “considerable visual changes […]

Stop Fighting Linux and Learn Your Distro

Is Linux frustrating for you? Do you find yourself spending time trying to figure out why package updates broke or undid changes you’ve made? You’re not alone, but we have good news: it doesn’t have to be that way. Let us show you how to start getting along with your Linux distro. What we’re talking […]

Five nice and useful plugins for Gimp

One of the big advantages of The GIMP is the fact that it can be easily extended with new functionality. So with sufficient addons (particularly plugins), you can achieve a lot of functionality found in other editors. Last month i did show a collection of useful plugins for Gimp and today i will show you […]

10 things you should know about Linux security

I like using Linux, it makes me feel secure. But there are still things even Linux users have to watch out for. I know Linux is much better than windows when it comes to security. But still sometimes I feel like we may feel to safe on our OS. There certainly are some issues we […]

Will the Decade’s Best Distros Please Stand Up?

We may be halfway through February already, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to look back at the past 10 years and ponder what has been. No indeed! Bloggers did plenty of backward-gazing last month as well, of course, but recently a fresh example came up that caught Linux Girl’s attention. “Best Linux distributions […]

Apache Project Releases PDF Tools

When I think about the Apache Software Foundation, I usually think of the flagship project and serving Web pages, but there’s a lot more going on over at the ASF besides the ubiquitous HTTP Server. Case in point, the project recently released PDFBox 1.0, a Java library for working with PDF documents. The PDFBox project […]

OpenSource Operating Systems

Well, I figured that I should take an opportunity to introduce a few opensource OSs that really haven’t been in the lime light much. We all know about Linux and many of us also know about Darwin and BSD. Still some know about OpenSolaris. Which ever ones you know or don’t here’s a chance to […]

10 Cool Firefox Add-Ons

This is a must-read for Firefox fans! We’ll review 10 cool add-ons that will make your cross-platform Mozilla web browser even better. We’ll review add-ons to help fix annoyances, save time, discover advanced functionality, and stay connected. Lets get started! #1 NewTabURL to control your new tab page One of my pet peeves about tabbed […]