Zenwalk 6.4 is ready !

Zenwalk 6.4 is ready ! Zenwalk 6.4 provides many enhancements at system and application levels, while confirming the maturity and features stability of Zenwalk. 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 […]

OLPC rules out Windows for XO-3

One Laptop Per Child won’t use Microsoft’s Windows OS on its upcoming XO-3 tablet, which will run Linux, OLPC’s CTO said Thursday. OLPC’s chairman Nicholas Negroponte last year said that the organization was “urging” Microsoft to make a full version of Windows available for the earlier XO-2, which was also based on the Arm processor. […]

An Open Source Principle: One Good Thing Leads To Another

Remember the 1980s Fixx song One Thing Leads To Another? The lyrics to that song play with the idea that one misbegotten thing, such as a lie, can lead to more insidious things. Perhaps the flip side of that idea has some merit, too, and exploring the fertile territory that surrounds a good idea can […]

Linux Mint 9: Solid, Simple, Shiny

It’s lean, it’s very green, and it’s one of the better Linux distros for users who just want a good desktop right out of the box. Linux Mint 9, dubbed Isadora, was released on May 18th with plenty of new features and software.
Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu, but it does have its own […]

Peppermint OS One-05222010

We’re proud to offer the first official Peppermint OS respin, featuring a fully updated system a few bug fixes, and a few new features.  We’re going to be respinning the ISO every few weeks in order to make sure that fresh downloads will reflect the improvements we’re making.  […]

Qimo 2.0 is now available!

After much hard work, and some delay, we are pleased to bring your the second version of our popular Linux Desktop for Kids!
Special Thanks
First off, I’d like to thank Brian Hall for once again providing the amazing artwork that makes Qimo so special and appealing to children of all ages.  I would […]

Ubuntu One

Ubuntu One is the next step in personal cloud computing, which in the developers view ” simplifies your digital life” to quote the homepage of the project. It is worth reading up on all the information on the site, however I will explain in detail the features of it as well as the upsides and […]

Netbook Ubuntu: Web Client or Real Computer?

Over the past year, Ubuntu has become one of the centers for usability design on the Linux desktop. You might criticize this effort because it takes place in the distribution, rather than as contributions to the GNOME desktop, but at least it is happening. Moreover, this effort is being discussed far beyond the outer reaches […]

Rethinking the Ubuntu Developer Summit

This is a repost from the ubuntu-devel mailing list, where there is probably some discussion happening by now.
After each UDS, the organizers evaluate the event and consider how it could be further improved in the future. As a result of this process, the format of UDS has evolved considerably, as it has grown from a […]

Review: Ubuntu 10.04 Server Edition

Ubuntu 10.04’s release last month brought a number of much-discussed changes to desktops.  But the latest LTS (Long Term Support) release also marked an important milestone for Ubuntu Server Edition.  Here’s a look at Ubuntu 10.04 on servers, with some thoughts on what works well and where there’s room for improvement.
LTS releases are arguably much […]

Canonical, Ubuntu: We’re More Than Mark Shuttleworth

Amid heightened competition in the Linux market, Canonical — the promoter of Ubuntu Linux — is growing up and pushing beyond the massive shadow of founder Mark Shuttleworth (pictured). Here’s the evidence and some perspective from The VAR Guy.
First, a little background: The Linux market seems to have reached an inflection point. Novell and Mandriva […]

Novell vs. Mandriva: Don’t Confuse 2 Potential Linux Sales

Novell, promoter of SUSE Linux, is listening to potential takeover bids. Mandriva, promoter of a Linux distribution that has 3 million users, is in discussions with potential investors. As a result, some pundits think Mandriva Linux and Novell SUSE Linux face similar business challenges. The VAR Guy begs to differ. Here’s why. First, some background: […]

Apple’s GPL Snafu and Opportunity

Apple is finding itself on wrong end of the Free Software Foundation (FSF). An iPhone port of GNU Go has made its way into the App Store, which is all good — except that the terms of the App Store conflict with the GNU General Public License. In case you missed it, the FSF sent […]

SME Server 7.5 Release Announcement

SME Server 7.5 Release Announcement =================================== May 25 2010 The SME Server development team is pleased to announce the release of SME Server 7.5. This release is based on CentOS 4.8. The release should be obtained from your closest mirror, see http://wiki.contribs.org/SME_Server:Download This page also has a torrent link. Bug reports and reports of potential […]

Catalyst 10.5 For Linux Is Out: Nothing Exciting

AMD has just put out their Catalyst 10.5 Linux driver update. Unfortunately, there isn’t anything too exciting in this release. Officially, the only new feature in Catalyst 10.5 for Linux is “early look” support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop / SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1. There are, however, resolved issues pertaining to […]

Fedora Weekly News 227

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 227[1] for the week ending May 26, 2010. What follows are some highlights from this issue. This week’s issue kicks off with many announcements from the Fedora Project over the past week, including much detail on the release of Fedora 13, amongst many other items. In news from the […]

Slackware 13.1 released

[Thanks to David Yingling for reminding me to send out this notice :-)] — Yes, it’s that time again! After many months of development and careful testing, we are proud to announce the release of Slackware version 13.1! We are sure you’ll enjoy the many improvements. We’ve done our best to bring the latest technology […]

KDE SC 4.5 Beta 1 Relased

KDE SC 4.5 Beta 1 Relased KDE has released a first test version of the released that will be out this summer, in August. KDE SC 4.5.0 is targeted at testers and those that would like to have an early look at what’s coming to their desktops and netbooks this summer. KDE is now firmly […]

Linux trading system to save London Stock Exchange £10m a year

The London Stock Exchange has said its new open source-based trading system will save it at least £10 million annually, as well as driving new business. Millennium Exchange, a Linux and Sun Solaris Unix-based platform, which uses Oracle databases, is being rolled out across all of the LSE’s electronic trading systems, replacing the slower TradElect […]

FLOSS for Medium Businesses : challenges and opportunities

Last Friday, I did a presentation to a group of medium businesses. The audience was about 20 IT directors of businesses between 100 and 500 employees (Medium Businesses . A first presentation was made by another presenter about Open Source in general : basic principles, licence/freedom, ecosystem, business model. As a consequence, we could say […]