50 Open Source Tools To Replace Popular Security Software

While it’s pretty painless to convert from commercial office software to an open source version, if you’d like to replace commercial security products with open source counterparts, you’ll likely have to do some work. You may need to combine several open source tools to get the functionality you get from a single commercial product. Or […]

Siemens Betrays Germans by Legalising Software Patents in Europe

Summary: The scandalous company decides not only to support Microsoft’s ‘Linux tax’ but also to help legalise software patents in Germany THE LEGALITY of software patents in Europe is an issue that we covered this morning. Recently, Microsoft had its FAT software patent approved in Germany (by the court even) and now we find its […]

Novell Might be Sold This Month

Summary: Novell is looking for buyers and takeover bids may be imminent WE are only days away from this Web site’s 10,000th blog post and we are also days away from Novell’s latest results, which would make or break the company. An immoral hedge fund tried buying Novell just days after the company’s previous results […]

MySQL Community Server 5.1.47 and 5.0.91 released

MySQL Community Server versions 5.1.47 and 5.0.91 have been released. Active maintenance of the 5.0 series has ended so this update only contains fixes for security bugs. MySQL 5.1.47 is recommended for use on production systems. Read more at LWN.net

Zen Cart v1.3.9c — Released!

What’s New In v1.3.9c: Download available here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/zencart/files/ BUGSFORUM-1225 – 154055: Missing quotes in coupon_restrict.php language file BUGSFORUM-1227 – 154064: javascript validation of edit account form BUGSFORUM-1231 – 154121: Unknown modifier ‘h’ in layout_controller.php BUGSFORUM-1233 – zenid added at the end of the canonical element if first click is a linked product BUGSFORUM-1235 – session […]

Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring RC isos are available

Here comes the last development release for Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring. A few days left now before final release planned for 3rd of June.  These isos are available on all public mirrors: 32 and 64 bits DVD isos and mini dual iso (both 32 and 64 bits) for Free release (100% Open Source software) live CDs […]

NVIDIA 256 Beta Linux Driver Released

NVIDIA has rolled out its first beta in the expected 256.xx driver series for Linux, Windows, and other supported platforms. Last month we asked what you wanted from the NVIDIA 256.xx driver and while many of the respondents didn’t get their greatest wishes answered, the 256.25 beta driver does offer quite a bit of changes […]

Early Release Schedules For Ubuntu 11.04, 11.10, 12.04 LTS

While the release schedules for Ubuntu Linux aren’t exactly a close secret — new releases generally coming in April and October with the version scheme being YY.MM such as Ubuntu 11.04 for the April 2011 release — Canonical’s Robbie Williamson has laid out tentative release schedules for Ubuntu 11.04, Ubuntu 11.10, and even Ubuntu 12.04 […]

Linux Mint 9 “Isadora” released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 9 “Isadora”.

Linux Mint 9 “Isadora”
New features at a glance:

New Software Manager

30,000 packages
Review applications straight from the Software Manager
APT daemon
Visual improvements

New Backup Tool

Incremental backups, compression, integrity checks
Backup/Restoration of the software selection

Menu improvements

Editable items
Transparent menu
Always start with favorites
“Add to” […]

Ubuntu-based Puppy Linux 5.0 arrives

The Puppy Linux developers have announced the availability of version 5.0 of their independent Linux distribution, code named “Lupu”. Puppy Linux is a popular small release that is around 100 MB in size, focuses on ease of use and can run entirely from RAM. Puppy Linux 5.0 is the first release to be based on […]

Trisquel 4.0 LTS Beta release

This is the first development release of the 4.0 branch, based in
Ubuntu 10.04. As it is a LTS release we are starting our development
cycle earlier, in order have the final version ready for the summer.
By now, the beta desktop Live CD and the netinstall images are
available[1], as well as the first Trisquel mini beta image. […]

Ultimate Edition 2.6 Gamers

We have released a Gamers edition in the past, we now have Ultimate Edition 2.6 Gamers and a page for the releases. Bnjamin_breeg built them both x86 & x64, you can read more about that on the page.
I hope to catch you on our gaming server, for a little Urban Terror beat down
Ultimate […]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #194

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is Issue #194 for the week May 16th -May 22nd, 2010 and is available here.
In this issue we cover:

Ubuntu Mentioned on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory
Audio from UDS Sessions Now Available
Taking a Long Term View of the Release
Next Americas Regional Membership Board Meeting Announced
Why Launchpad Rocks
Kubuntu Maverick All […]

PostgreSQL Weekly News – May 23 2010

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – May 23 2010 == CHAR(10), the PostgreSQL Conference on Clustering, High Availability and Replication is now open for online registration and bookings. July 2-3 2010, Oriel College, Oxford University, UK http://www.char10.org/ == PostgreSQL Product News == Cybercluster 2.0 released. http://www.cybertec.at/en/cybercluster-2-0-synchronous-postgresql-replication Muldi-D 0.129.1, a specification for an object-relational language intended to […]

openSUSE Weekly News 124 is out!

We are pleased to announce: Issue 124 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] For a list of available translations see this page: http://wiki.opensuse.org/OpenSUSE:Weekly_News/124/Translations [0] http://news.opensuse.org/2010/05/22/opensuse-weekly-news-issue-124-is-out

Release for CentOS-5.5 i386 and x86_64

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-5.5 for i386 and x86_64 Architectures. CentOS-5.5 is based on the upstream release EL 5.5 and includes packages from all variants including Server and Client. All upstream repositories have been combined into one, to make it easier for end users to work with. This is just […]

Stable kernels and

The and stable kernel updates are out. Both are large – on the order of 100 patches each – and fix a number of important problems. Read more at LWN.net

Fedora Weekly News 225

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 225[1] for the week ending May 12, 2010. What follows are some highlights from this issue. This week’s issue kicks off with Fedora In the News, offering coverage of Fedora in the trade press over the past week. Stories include coverage of Fedora 14 naming and Fedora 13 highlights […]

eBox 1.4-2 installer released

Hi fellow eBox users, I just wanted to let you know that we’ve done a lot of bugfixing and small improvements since the last 1.4-1 release. Those all enhancements have now been included on a new installer. You can download it as usual in our Download page. Here is a summary of the most relevant […]

PrestaShop v.1.3 RC6 is now available

PrestaShop v.1.3 RC6 is now available Due to several bugs encountered, we published PrestaShop v.1.3 RC5 and RC6 in a row. The available version is now RC6 so, that we invite you to test in order to see the final version published very soon! We can notice the addition of a new feature, Cross Selling, […]