SeaMonkey 2.0.4 Security Update

As part of Mozilla’s ongoing stability and security update process, SeaMonkey 2.0.4 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux as a free download from 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 […]

Firefox 3.5.9 and 3.0.19 now available for download

As part of Mozilla’s ongoing security and stability update process, Firefox 3.5.9 and Firefox 3.0.19 are now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux for free download. As always, we recommend that users keep up to date with the latest stability and support versions of Firefox, and encourage all our users to upgrade to the very […]

GNOME Journal Issue 19 is out!

The GNOME Journal team is pleased to announce the publication of our latest issue! Issue 19 features six new articles, including two by first-time GNOME Journal authors. You can read these new articles at : * “GNOME Miro Community” by Will Kahn-Greene * “Canonical, Upgrading GNOME Bugzilla, and Commercial Sponsorship” by Sumana Harihareswara * […]

Thunderbird 3.0.4 is now available for download

Thunderbird 3.0.4 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux for free download: As part of Mozilla’s ongoing security and stability update process, we strongly recommend that all Thunderbird users upgrade to this release. If you already have Thunderbird 3.0, you will receive an automated update notification within 24 to 48 hours. You can […]

OXID eShop 4.3.0 e-commerce platform released

The OXID eShop developers have announced the release of version 4.3.0 of their e-commerce web platform. The latest version of OXID eShop includes a number of changes based on feedback from the community, such as improvements to search engine optimisation (SEO). Other updates include icon generation updates, changes to the address fields, and several performance […]

SimplyMEPIS 8.5 Goes Gold

MEPIS LLC has announced the availability of SimplyMEPIS 8.5 from MEPIS and public mirrors. The ISO files for 32 and 64 bit processors are SimplyMEPIS-CD_8.5.01-rel1_32.iso and SimplyMEPIS-CD_8.5.01-rel1_64.iso respectively. Deltas are also available. On behalf of the MEPIS Community, Paul Brooks was on hand to say: “This is one of the best releases ever. The Community […]

Google Summer of Code 2010: Student application deadline announced

Google has announced that the deadline for student applications for this year’s Google Summer of Code (GSoC) event is Friday, the 9th of April at 19:00 GMT. Each year Google seeks students and mentors from the FLOSS community to take part in it’s annual GSoC event, which takes place over the period of three months. […]

PHP blunders with random numbers

Security expert Andreas Bogk warns that, despite recent PHP improvements, the session IDs of users who are logged into PHP applications remain guessable. Upon close examination, the alleged improvements display frightening weaknesses. PHP assigns a session ID in order to allow individual page calls to be allocated to a specific logged-in user. To prevent attackers […] celebrates Document Freedom Day

March 31st is Document Freedom Day (DFD), a day for document liberation marked around the world. It will be a day for us all to educate our friends and neighbours of the importance of open document formats. uses the OpenDocument Format (ODF), and that means at least one hundred million people around the world […]

A Sys Admin’s Guide to the Server OS of Your Dreams

If you were to design your dream enterprise server OS from scratch, what would it be like? Without knowing exactly what it would be used for it’s hard to get too specific, but in general terms you’d probably want an OS with the following attributes, in no particular order: 1. Free (as in beer): Why […]

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 Expands Technology Innovation Spanning Physical, Virtual and Cloud Environments

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the availability of the fifth update to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5. Adding features designed to operate across physical, virtual and cloud deployments, the update offers enhanced virtualization and interoperability capabilities combined with […]

Ubuntu in its own words

Ubuntu 10.04 is now about five weeks away, which means the announcement of Lucid+1 (our vote is still for Manky Monkey) is around the corner. To kill the time between now and the announcement of what’s to come in the next version, we decided to take a look at the keywords used to describe previous […]

PC/OS 10.1.1 Released

We are pleased to announce the delivery of PC/OS OpenWorkstation 10.1.1 PC/OS GNOME 10.1.1 as well as PC/OS WebStations 10.1.1. With this release we bring many bug fixes and enhancements to the platform. This release is a bug fix and precursor to the release of PC/OS 11. Some of the highlights of this release include.
Linux […]

Jolicloud Robby Pre-Final released today

Following a number of important updates we announced last week, including our new HTML5 ready web app platform, a new network manager with 100+ 3G card models supported,  a new desktop mode, today we are shipping Jolicloud Robby Pre-Final. It’s now available on our download page.
By the way, our Windows installer Jolicloud Express has been translated in English, […]

10 Alternative Web Browsers for Ubuntu Linux

With the Lucid Lynx release of Ubuntu just around the corner, we decided to take a look at some alternative browsers for Linux (some of them making their first appearances in the Ubuntu repositories with the 10.04 release). While Firefox is arguably still the champion of Linux web browsers, it can sometimes be slow and […]

An Easy and Inexpensive Quad-Core System for Debian or Ubuntu GNU/Linux

My son’s hand-me-down motherboard recently gave up the ghost, and I decided that was a good excuse for an upgrade. Shopping around, I found that multi-core CPUs were finally in my price range, so I decided to build him a quad-core system. This build worked out extremely well, with almost no configuration problems, not even […]

Canonical, Upgrading GNOME Bugzilla, and Commercial Sponsorship

You may have noticed the spiffy new GNOME Bugzilla. Sumana Harihareswara presents the story of how and why it came to be.
GNOME is asking for donations to hire a sysadmin. That’s because GNOME’s technological infrastructure—like source control, bug tracking, web and mail servers—make the rest of GNOME possible. Recently, Canonical found its efforts blocked by […]

KDE SC 4.4.2 Released

KDE Software Compilation 4.4.2 Out Now: Codename “Colibri” KDE Community Ships First Translation and Service Release of the 4.4 Free Desktop, Containing Numerous Bugfixes, Performance Improvements and Translation Updates March 30th, 2010. Today, KDE has released a new version of the KDE Software Compilation (KDE SC). This month’s edition of KDE SC is a bugfix […]

Quanta Plus review

Pros: Quanta Plus is fast, stable, and filled with very useful features. It’s probably the best web IDE for Linux available today Cons: Although it is packed with features, there are some basic ones missing – such as support for SVN Quanta Plus is an open source web development package from the KDE team. The […]

SUSE Studio is powerful OS instance builder

We first saw SUSE Studio in beta at VMWorld in 2008, a skunkworks tool for building SUSE instances. It’s come a long way since then. Watch a slideshow of what we loved and hated about SUSE Studio Today, Novell’s SUSE Studio is a Web-based virtual appliance/ISO image creator using SUSE Linux. It has no parallels […]