OpenSSL 1.0.0 released

OpenSSL version 1.0.0 released ============================== OpenSSL – The Open Source toolkit for SSL/TLS The OpenSSL project team is pleased to announce the release of version 1.0.0 of our open source toolkit for SSL/TLS. This new OpenSSL version is a major release and incorporates many new features as well as major fixes compared to 0.9.8n. […]

Zenwalk 6.4 BETA is ready for testing !

Zenwalk 6.4 BETA is ready for testing ! Zenwalk 6.4 BETA provides many enhancements at system and application levels. The brand new kernel is featuring the new BFS scheduler, designed for the best desktop interactivity on multi-core CPUs while taking the most of lower spec machines. You’ll notice better responsiveness of graphical applications, better […]

Watching OpenSolaris: What’s the Story?

Oracle needs to start coming clean about its plans for OpenSolaris. Even after the close of the Sun deal, very little is being said about OpenSolaris and with Oracle tightening restrictions on Solaris 10, the company needs to come clean with the community. As of last week, Oracle put the kibosh on unrestricted use of […]

Apple releases Mac OS X 10.6.3 with QuickTime X, OpenGL improvements

Apple on Monday released Mac OS X 10.6.3, the latest software update to its Snow Leopard operating system, bringing improvements in the reliability and compatibility of QuickTime X and addressing compatibility issues with OpenGL-based applications. Apple said the 10.6.3 update is recommended for all users of Mac OS X Snow Leopard. The update weighs in […]

Stop Wine-ing: 15 Games for Linux

While gaming on Linux has suffered some recent setbacks with id Software and Atari seemingly having abandoned the Linux platform, there are some bright spots on the horizon. (See Commercial Gaming, Coming Soon to Linux?.)
Many believe that Wine and other Windows emulation solutions may be their only recourse for high-quality gaming enjoyment. That, however, it […]

Italian tablet PC runs Ubuntu Linux

Italy-based Ekoore is shipping a tablet PC that runs Ubuntu Linux or Windows on an Intel Atom N270. The Ekoore ET10TA10 offers a 10.2-inch, 1024 x 600 backlit touchscreen, as well as 1GB of RAM, flash expansion, a 160GB hard disk drive (HDD), and WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, and USB connections, says Ekoore.
With the Apple iPad […]

Secret Future Ubuntu User Interface Plans Revealed!

Recently, a really, really long discussion took place on Launchpad, Ubuntu’s bug-tracking system, about the Ubuntu user interface design team’s sudden and controversial decision to move window buttons from the right-hand side to the left. It’s been widely reported that Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu’s “SABDFL” (a South African word which roughly translates in English to “BADASS”), […]

Mac OS X 10.6.2 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 Performance

While we are just weeks away from delivering the most comprehensive Mac OS X vs. Windows 7 vs. Linux benchmarks, and Apple is on the heels of releasing the major Mac OS X 10.6.3 update (update: well, soon as this article went live, Apple just happened to push out Mac OS X 10.6.3), for those […]

Canonical: Making Ubuntu Progress with Oracle?

I’m not suggesting that a blockbuster Canonical-Oracle relationship is set to emerge. But there are indications that Canonical continues to make some Ubuntu progress with MySQL — the open source database now owned by Oracle. Here’s some of the anecdotal information I’ve heard.
First, a little background: As you likely know, Canonical is polishing Ubuntu 10.04 […]

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2.2 Beta released

Linux specialist Red Hat has announced the release of the first beta for version 2.2 of its Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization product. The latest development release of its virtualisation solution adds several new features and capabilities, including support for both virtual server and virtual desktop environments from the same management platform. Read more at H-online

Skype Open-Source Update Expected Soon

Back in November there was an official announcement from Skype concerning an open-source Linux client. Details since then have been scarce on what exactly Skype plans to provide as open-source software, with some speculating just the user-interface/front-end side will be opened up. Skype though has continued in recent months of providing new Linux betas of […]

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 347

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Feature: An introduction to Igelle 1.0 News: Solaris no longer free, OpenSolaris 2010.03 delays, Fedora leadership change, Ubuntu user interface musings, new features in Mint 9 Questions and answers: Wiping hard disks Released last week: Sabayon Linux 5.2, FreeBSD 7.3, SliTaz GNU/Linux 3.0…. Read more at DistroWatch

Catalyst vs. Mesa Performance With Ubuntu 10.04

Over the past two weeks, we have published a variety of articles looking at different aspects of the open-source Linux graphics stack. These articles range from comparing the Gallium3D and classic Mesa performance to comparing the kernel mode-setting and user-space mode-setting performance. Today we are continuing with this interesting Linux graphics coverage by publishing benchmarks […]

Ubuntu 8.10 reaches end-of-life on April 30, 2010

Ubuntu announced its 8.10 release almost 18 months ago, on October
30, 2008. As with the earlier releases, Ubuntu committed to ongoing
security and critical fixes for a period of 18 months. The support
period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 8.10 will reach end of life
on Friday, April 30, 2010. At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices […]

Articles of regional Free Software law violate the Italian Constitution

On March 26th, 2009, the Northwestern Italian Region of Piedmont issued a regional law dealing with “ICT pluralism, adoption and promotion of Free Software, portability of digital documents in Public Administrations”. The reasons why Free Software and open, therefore “portable” digital formats are important for all citizens, even if the concept is still unknown in […]

Software Patents Complication Shows Why Linux Needs the FSF

Summary: Contrary to common misconceptions, the FSF’s philosophy and work actually defend Linux from the patent attacks it currently faces from Apple, Microsoft, and possibly their henchmen at Intellectual Ventures SEVERAL days ago, TuxRadar (a Linux Format magazine Web site) decided to run a strange poll with a strange introduction that can be seen as […]

Who is the enemy of FLOSS today?

The question in the title of this post was raised by myself recently, after I decided to accept a paid Microsoft ad on one of my Linux websites: and (obviously) I was called a traitor. For years the free and open source software people would say that the number one enemy, the devil on […]

PostgreSQL Weekly News – March 28 2010

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – March 28 2010 == == PostgreSQL Product News == dtester 0.1, an event-driven asynchronous test harness, released. == PostgreSQL 9.0 Feature of the Week == You can now use anonymous code blocks via DO in PL/pgsql, PL/Perl, and PL/LOLCODE. == PostgreSQL Jobs for March == == PostgreSQL Local […]

VirtualBox 3.1.6 released!

Oracle today released VirtualBox 3.1.6, a maintenance release of VirtualBox 3.1 which improves stability and fixes regressions. See the ChangeLog for details.

Xonotic – Nexuiz the Free

The first piece of news is that console Nexuiz will be re-written from scratch, because some coders decided against giving permission for a proprietary port (Slashdot , interview). This means no code contributions to Nexuiz.
Secondly, Nexuiz has been forked under the name Xonotic. Because philosophy, because management, because change.
I can’t complain! Git repository instead of […]