KolibriOS – A tiny operating system on a 1.44MB floppy

KolibriOS is is an operating system that fits on a single 1.44MB Floppy (many applications are compressed) and runs with 8MB of Ram !!! The surprise is that the system come with a graphical environment complete with text editors, system utilities, games, browser, media players and lots of other stuff. Read more at UNIXMEN

Google donates two million dollars to Wikimedia

The Wikimedia Foundation has received another major donation. Today Google announced that it is donating two million dollars to the non-profit organisation behind Wikipedia. “Wikipedia is one of the greatest triumphs of the internet,” explained Google co-founder Sergey Brin, “This vast repository of community-generated content is an invaluable resource to anyone who is online.” Wikipedia […]

Google Adds a Little Sparkle to Chrome for Linux

Google has updated the beta version of its Chrome for Linux with a variety of fixes designed to make the browser more reliable, the company announced Thursday. Version 5.0.307.7 of Chrome for Linux addresses several bugs that were problematic in the previous version. One fix, for example, changes an out of memory killer mechanism so […]

Penguin Photo Contest

Introducing Linux Journal’s penguin gallery contest. That’s right — penguins. Real, virtual, 2D, 3D, with fish, without fish, etc., etc. Submit your penguin photo or artwork and be entered to win some pretty cool LJ goodies. From February 17 through February 28, 2010, upload your best penguin photo or artwork to the Linux Journal Flickr […]

SimplyMEPIS 8.5 beta5

MEPIS has announced SimplyMEPIS 8.4.97, the fifth beta of MEPIS 8.5, now available from MEPIS and public mirrors. The ISO files for 32 and 64 bit processors are SimplyMEPIS-CD_8.4.97-b5_32.iso and SimplyMEPIS-CD_8.4.97-b5_64.iso respectively. Deltas, requested by the MEPIS community, are also available. Warren Woodford reported: “We are coming down the home stretch on the development of […]

Number Two Always Tries Harder: openSUSE Milestone 2 released

Friends all over the place, late last month we released the first milestone of openSUSE 11.3, now we follow up with the second. Milestone 2 is part of the milestones where we track new releases in the open source universe and test the building of our various distribution images with them. While milestone 1 introduced […]

Firefox 3.5.8 and 3.0.18 now available for download

As part of Mozilla’s ongoing security and stability update process, Firefox 3.5.8 and Firefox 3.0.18 are now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux for free download: Firefox 3.5.7: http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/ Firefox 3.0.17: http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/all-older.html We strongly recommend that all Firefox users upgrade to these releases. If you already have Firefox, you will receive an automated update notification […]

SeaMonkey 2.0.3 Security Update

As part of Mozilla’s ongoing stability and security update process, SeaMonkey 2.0.3 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux as a free download from www.seamonkey-project.org. We strongly recommend that all SeaMonkey and old suite users upgrade to this latest release. If you already have SeaMonkey 2.0, you will receive an automated update notification within […]

5 New Things about Windows 8 and Ubuntu 10.04

We all know that Canonical and Microsoft are going to launch there products in few months , So i thought of writing a post about new products Windows 8 and Ubuntu 10.04
About Windows 8 :
It’s no surprise that Microsoft has been working on Windows 8 for a while, moving from general planning to more in-depth [...]

Simple Lightweight Graphical Latex Editor Ubuntu Linux : Gummi

Most of the research workers and Engineering Students need to make their Project Work and thesis work in Latex. Now Latex is not a nightmare, Lot of Graphical Front end softwares are available for Latex. Here You can See a simple Lightweight Lates Editor for Linux Users. It is written in python
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Element 1.0

After many months of testing and experimentation, the final release of Element version 1.0, an Ubuntu-based distribution designed for home theater or media center personal computers, is available for end users: “This version is based on and thus binary compatible with Ubuntu 9.10. Featured software in this release includes Linux kernel 2.6.31, XFCE 4.6.1, XBMC [...]

Ubuntu launch single sign on service

Canonical has announced that it is unifying the login process for Ubuntu and Canonical related sites into the OpenID based Ubuntu single sign on. The new single and centralised login service will replace existing Launchpad logins, but as part of the transition, current logins will continue to work. Canonical plans to build on the OpenID [...]

Lubuntu: Not Just for Lusers

For a long time, the Ubuntu family has had three members–Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu (sorry Edubuntu; we’re not counting you). But that may change, with a new project, Lubuntu, vying for official endorsement by Canonical. Here’s a look at Lubuntu, and thoughts on what its future may hold.
The Lubuntu project, which was established [...]

Ubuntu: Canonical’s Partner Program Scores 2 Wins

Canonical’s channel partner program for Ubuntu, the fast-growing Linux distribution, took two promising steps forward this week. One step involves a vote of confidence from a key consulting company. The other step involves a key move in the government market. Here are the details.
On the consulting front, The Linux Box of Ann Arbor, Mich., has [...]

Fedora Weekly News 213

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 213[1] for the week ending February 14, 2010. What follows are some highlights from this issue. We begin this issue with a few announcements, including dnssec-conf updates in Fedora 11 and 12, release of Fedora 12 re-spins, and a number of Fedora development announcements. In news from the Fedora […]

Free Software Foundation Europe says I ♥ Free Software

It might be a day too late for Valentine’s Day, but it’s never too late to show your love for Free Software. The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) asked users to show their love for Free Software on Valentine’s Day — but there’s no reason why that can’t run all year long. The foundation has […]

Important Change to KDE’s Security Policy

KDE’s Security Policy has had a small update. The change is as follows: Information about security vulnerabilities will no longer be published via the Dot at http://dot.kde.org. This change was made to reflect actual practices. Although the security policy has stated that security information would be published via the Dot, a review has shown that […]

WordPress 2.9.2

Thomas Mackenzie alerted us to a problem where logged in users can peek at trashed posts belonging to other authors. If you have untrusted users signed up on your blog and sensitive posts in the trash, you should upgrade to 2.9.2.  As always, you can visit the Tools->Upgrade menu to upgrade.

5 things that make Drupal different from all the other CMSs.

There are lots of content management systems out there. Most of which are open source and normally get the job done. However, Drupal stands out amongst them for a host of reasons, five of which are Community All the open source CMS out there have user communities that help out each other. However, the Drupal […]

Nouveau offers experimental 3D support in Fedora 13

Red Hat employee Adam Williamson reports in his his blog that the “Rawhide” development branch of Fedora has recently started to offer basic and experimental 3D support for various NVIDIA graphics chips via the “Nouveau” open source graphics driver recently integrated into the Linux kernel’s main development branch. Williamson is responsible for Fedora’s quality assurance. […]