Linux Desktop Testing Project (LDTP) 2.0.4 released

Hello, About LDTP: Linux Desktop Testing Project is aimed at producing high quality test automation framework (using GNOME / Python) and cutting-edge tools that can be used to test Linux Desktop and improve it. It uses the Accessibility libraries to poke through the application’s user interface. We strive to help in building a quality desktop. […]

NexentaStor Community edition 3.0 released

Hi All, On behalf of NexentaStor team, I’m happy to announce the release of NexentaStor Community Edition 3.0. This release is the result of the community efforts of Nexenta Partners and users. With the addition of many new features, NexentaStor CE is the *most complete*, and feature-rich gratis unified storage solution today. This is a […]

Former MySQL CEO: More successful open source startups needed

Open source is no longer considered the wild underdog, but it will need more new companies making money off the trend, the one-time CEO of MySQL stressed Wednesday at the EclipseCon 2010 conference. Panelists from the software industry pondered the future of open source during a late-afternoon session at the Santa Clara, California, conference. Panelist […]

Revitalizing Debian Project News

Hi! Okay, the first steps are taken. And we could start to create our missed newsletter. So here is a rough documentation on how to do that. As already explained, we’ll use svn and a alioth project for creating them. * If you are a DD everything should already be fine; you have an account […]

Red Hat announces fourth quarter and fiscal year 2010 earnings

American Linux distributor Red Hat has announced its earnings for the fourth quarter and for the full fiscal year ending on the 28th of February 2010. Jim Whitehurst, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat, said that, “With double digit revenue growth and record billings, our fourth quarter capped off a year of solid […]

Fedora Project Leader stepping down

After holding the position for over two years, Paul W. Frields has announced that he will be stepping down as the Fedora Project Leader (FPL). According to his announcement post on the Fedora Advisory Board mailing list, Frields, while thanking his peers, managers and the community for the support he’s received, says that he is […]

Less is more. But still less.

One of the driving mantras for us is “less is more”. I want us to “clean up, simplify, streamline, focus” the user experience work that we lead. The idea is to recognize the cost of every bit of chrome, every gradient or animation or line or detail or option or gconf setting. It turns out […]

Am I really running Ubuntu?

If people ask me what distribution of Linux I run on my laptop I tell Ubuntu but in all honesty that’s not entirely true and I’ll explain that later.
I have been using Ubuntu for a couple of years, mostly because when I was looking for a distribution for my laptop it was Ubuntu which just […]

Ubuntu Server Aims for the Enterprise

Canonical, the lead commercial sponsor of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, is out with a new study this week looking at how users view and use their server platform.
The Ubuntu Server study comes at an opportune time as the next major release of Ubuntu codenamed the Lucid Lynx is scheduled for release at the end of […]

Ubuntu 10.04: The Perfect Consumer Operating System?

The upcoming release of Ubuntu 10.04 is on the way and with its new theme, looks simply stunning. With an online music store built in, integrated cloud backup services and a strong focus on social networking, could this finally be the release consumers have been waiting for?
It’s true, I’ve given Ubuntu a thrashing from […]

openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 4 Release

The fourth of seven scheduled milestone releases for 11.3 was completed and released on schedule. Milestone 4 focuses on switching to upstart as init daemon. Here’s what you may find interesting in the new release: * OpenOffice.Org has been updated to 3.2.1 Beta1 with new features * NetworkManager has been updated to version 0.8 with […]

Fedora Weekly News 218

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 218[1] for the week ending March 21, 2010. What follows are some highlights from this issue. First off, Fedora Weekly News will be changing our release schedule. Look for availability of new issues coming out on Wednesday each week, instead of Monday. This is to allow our beat writers […]

Interview: CrunchBang Creator Explains Switch to Debian Sources

MY fondness for CrunchBang Linux is well documented, so when the release of the first alpha version of the next generation of this fine UK-based distribution was announced I was excited, to say the least. Regulars on the CrunchBang forum have known for some time that distro leader Philip Newborough was considering ending his creation’s […]

Magnolia CMS 4.3 gets Groovy

Version 4.3 of the open source Magnolia CMS has been released as both a community and enterprise edition. According to Magnolia’s CTO Boris Kraft, the new release introduces a number of architectural changes to the Java based content management system in preparation for the transition to version 5.0 – due later this year. One major […]

Building on a Linux brand

A feature of free and open source software is that anyone can make a copy of the software, rebrand and market it and sell it to the world, as long as they abide by the terms of the original license(s) under which it was distributed. Most, but not all, of the distributions that Distrowatch currently […]

Open-Source Software Vendor Red Hat Updates JBoss Platforms

Open-source software vendor Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) updated a trio of its JBoss products this week with new SOA, Web server and developer tools. The new updates include the JBoss SOA Platform 5.0, Enterprise Web Platform 5.0 and JBoss Developer Studio (JBDS) 3.0 releases. At the core of Red Hat’s product updates are features and enhancements […]

GIMP 2.8 development still under control

A while back I announced the creation of a schedule for GIMP 2.8 development. I’ve made sure to keep this schedule up to date, and after a bunch of initial adjustments such as postponing some feature and adding others, the schedule has now stabilized a bit. The estimated date for a release candidate is still […]

xTuple Expands ERP Software With Cloud Computing, Drop Ship

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software vendor xTuple extended the functionality of its flagship product, xTuple ERP, to include time and expense management, drop ship purchasing, and more. xTuple ERP 3.5 is designed with an eye toward automating time-intensive routine tasks that normally fall on employees to do manually. Users of the xTuple’s PostBooks accounting edition […]

Desktop Linux For The Windows Power User

Well, it’s that time of year again, when the latest version of Ubuntu is released. Version 9.04 of arguably the world’s most popular Linux distribution is now available for free download. I’ve had more than a week to check it out and am thoroughly impressed. Ubuntu 9.04, codenamed Jaunty Jackalope, is a solid release and […]

AMD Catalyst 10.3 For Linux Released

AMD has just put out their monthly update of the Catalyst Linux driver. Though as we already know based upon AMD giving Ubuntu a new driver, the support for X Server 1.7 is not coming until next month, which also offers official Eyefinity support and other changes. As such, Catalyst 10.3 isn’t too interesting… Read […]