KDE SC 4.4.5 Released: Ceilidh

KDE Software Compilation 4.4.5 Released: Codename “Ceilidh” KDE Community Ships Fifth Translation and Service Release of the 4.4 Free Desktop, Containing Numerous Bugfixes and Translation Updates June 30th, 2010. Today, KDE has released a new version of the KDE Software Compilation (KDE SC). This is expected to be the final bugfix and translation update to […]

More collaboration among Debian-based distributions: the Derivatives Front Desk

More collaboration among Debian-based distributions: the Derivatives Front Desk The Debian Project has been promoting software freedom and delivering Free Software to users via its releases since 1993, when it was one of the first GNU/Linux distributions ever. It has spawned several distributions [1] which are nowadays based on the work done in Debian, as […]

K3b 2.0 released

Today the reformed K3b team within the KDE Community is proud to release the final 2.0 of the premier disk recording application, codenamed “Komeback”. Although pre-release versions have already enjoyed widespread adoption, we’d like to recap some of the highlights of this release. K3b 2.0 marks the last milestone in the effort to port one […]

OpenShot Linux video editor to add 3D animated titles

The OpenShot developers have announced that they are developing a new feature that would give users the ability to create 3D animated titles in the next version of their open source video editor for Linux. The new feature, called the “Animated Title Editor”, uses version 2.5 of the open source Blender 3D content creation suite […]

Thunderbird 3.1 Adds Filter Bar

Mozilla Messaging released Thunderbird 3.1, bringing improved speed, bug fixes and some new features to the open source email client. The most immediately noticeable feature is the added filter bar, which appears beneath the search bar, within each tab. The filter bar allows for quick message sorting by subject, keyword, sender – all pretty standard. […]

Linux Consulting Dilemma

I live in mountainous Northwest Montana. I have always been intrigued by an attitude from my US Forrest Service friends who each summer tell me they are, “hoping there are lots of big forest fires this summer”. What…I thought Smokey the Bear wanted to prevent forest fires. But no, many of those who work for […]

The Open Source Server Quagmire

For many enterprises, the server OS presents a quagmire: They don’t want to pay too much for the server OS on which they rely, but at the same time, they don’t want their server OS makers going out of business. The big question is whether there’s enough money in open source software to build strong […]

Download The GNU/Linux Advanced Administration PDF Guide

The GNU/Linux systems have reached an important level of maturity, allowing to integrate them in almost any kind of work environment, from a desktop PC to the sever facilities of a big company. In this ebook “The GNU/Linux Operating System”, the main contents are related with system administration. You will learn how to install and […]

IBM releases open source version of TranslationManager/2

OpenTM2 is the name IBM has given to a new open source project for its integrated TranslationManager/2 (TM/2) translation environment. The project’s aim is to promote open standards like TMX in the translation and localisation industry, and to develop an open source translation platform based on such standards. To achieve this, IBM is cooperating with […]

Nexus One First In Line at the Froyo Dessert Bar

Google has begun rolling out Android 2.2 in over-the-air updates to owners of its Nexus One smartphone. Android 2.2, also known as “Froyo,” has several new features, including a few that target the business market. Updates for other Android smartphones will have to wait until their customized interfaces have been tweaked to work well with […]

make your own Custom LiveCD/distro easily Using Novo Builder

Making your own fully customised Debian/Ubuntu based operating system has never been easier using Novo Builder – an easy-to-use GUI ‘Linux Operating System building tool’. Novo was was built to “…allow anyone with the time and interest in designing their own fully customized OS without having to spend a long time learning all the methods [...]

Unattended Ubuntu installations made easy

In creating Ubuntu Linux, Canonical has focused on ease of use, and this extends to the install procedure. To this end, Ubuntu eschewed many of the detailed questions that had discouraged potential Linux users of an earlier era. However, despite relative improvements in that area, the installation is still peppered with questions. This means that [...]

Main frozen for Alpha 2

Two days out from the expected release of Maverick Alpha 2, the milestone freeze is now in effect. Please take care that any packages that you upload to main between now and the Alpha 2 release will help us in the goal of a high quality and timely alpha, and hold any disruptive or unnecessary [...]

Debian Project News – June 28th, 2010

Welcome to this year’s sixth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Bits from the Release Team * Call for volunteers for DebConf10 * Debian Live Web Images Builder * Results from the Debian community poll * FAI workshop 2010 * Debian Project at LSM/RMLL 2010 […]

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 360

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Interview: Karanbir Singh, CentOS project News: Mandriva and OpenSolaris updates, localising Linux Mint, NetBSD testing strategies Questions and answers: TRIM on solid state drives (SSD) Released last week: Peppermint OS One-06172010, wattOS R2, MoLinux 6.0 Site news: Package database update New distributions: OpenELEC.tv,…. Read more at DistroWatch

Has Oracle been a disaster for Sun’s open source?

Companies based around open source are still comparatively young. So it remains an open question what happens to them in the long term. As open source becomes more widely accepted, an obvious growth path for them is to be bought by a bigger, traditional software company. The concern then becomes: how does the underlying open […]

Joomla 1.6 Beta 4 Now Available

The Joomla Project is proud to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 1.6 beta 4 (download). IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a beta version and is not intended to run any type of production site. It is intended to be used for evaluation purposes only. Since the Joomla 1.6 beta 3 release on Jun 14, we […]

KDE SC 4.5 RC1- The (well) hidden features

This is the third in a series of posts about the pre-releases of KDE SC 4.5. This one is about the first release candidate. In the previous posts about beta 1 and beta 2 I went over the new features in 4.5 – few as they are. I also pointed out that one of the […]

Red Hat Still Doesn’t Need Desktop Linux

As we reported last week, Red hat has just reported another robust financial quarter–one of many achieved in a row. Earnings came in at 15 cents a share, or $24.1 million, compared to 12 cents a share expected by analysts, on total revenue of $209.1 million. Once again, Red Hat not only maintained its key […]

Linux Mint 9 KDE RC released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 9 KDE RC. New features at a glance: KDE Network Manager New applications 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 Better look [...]