Firefox 3.6.6 now available for download

Firefox 3.6.6 is now available as a free download for Windows, Mac, and Linux from This release makes a small change to the crash protection feature introduced in Firefox 3.6.4, increasing the amount of time that Firefox will allow a plugin to remain frozen before terminating it. For more information, see the Mozilla Blog […]

Fedora 11 End of Life

This announcement is a reminder that as of 2010-06-25, Fedora 11 has reached its end of life for updates. As planned, last update pushes to Fedora 11 were made in advance[1] of this date. No further updates, including security updates, will be available for Fedora 11. Fedora 12 will continue to receive updates until approximately […]

The Unofficial Fedora FAQ Returns!

Hello Fedora Users!! It has been a long time! Today I updated the Unofficial Fedora FAQ for Fedora 11, 12, and 13: Fedora 13: Fedora 12: Fedora 11: As always, contains lots of straightforward and useful information on how to play DVDs, listen to MP3s, install Flash, and lots of answers […]

Thunderbird 3.1 is now available for download

Mozilla Messaging is proud to announce that Thunderbird 3.1 is now available for download from Thunderbird 3.1, based on the Gecko 1.9.2 platform, was built by a community of passionate contributors, experienced developers, security experts, localization and support communities, and thousands of active testers. Some of the new features: New Quick Filter toolbar New […]

Fedora Weekly News 231

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 231[1] for the week ending June 23, 2010. What follows are some highlights from this issue. In this week’s FWN, we start off with news from the Fedora Planet, including a posting on yum’s “history” command, discussion on how to handle the Fedora Project’s microblogging accounts, and an update […]

GNOME 2.30.2 released!

================================================================== GNOME 2.30.2 Stable Release ================================================================== This is the second and last update to GNOME 2.30. It contains many fixes for important bugs that directly affect our users, documentation updates and also a large number of updated translations. Many thanks to all the contributors who worked hard on delivering those changes in time. We hope […]

SeaMonkey 2.0.5 Security Update

As part of Mozilla’s ongoing stability and security update process, SeaMonkey 2.0.5 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux as a free download from We strongly recommend that all SeaMonkey and old suite users upgrade to this latest release. If you already have SeaMonkey 2.0, you will receive an automated update notification within […]

NVIDIA Promotes 256.35 Driver To Official Release

A few days back NVIDIA released the 256.35 Linux display driver as a release candidate for their 256.xx driver series that brings OpenGL changes, VDPAU improvements, and other enhancements. Today, NVIDIA has promoted the 256.35 driver as being an official, stable release. Read more at Phoronix

Red Hat launches new customer portal

Enterprise Linux specialist Red Hat has announced the launch of a new global customer portal ( Discussing the customer portal, Red Hat Global Support Services VP Marco Bill-Peter said, “Today’s delivery of our new customer support portal is another step forward in driving value for our customers through our subscription model,” adding that, “We believe […]

Community Asking Mandriva More Directions

Following the  “leak” about – among other subjects – negotiations involving  LightApp and Linagora, the Mandriva Linux French-speaking Users Association  appreciated the reaction of the top management of Mandriva in May to communicate about current matters Today, one month later, no new official news has been published although the situation seemed unsustainable. The new […]

8 Linux-based Live CD/DVD and USB Distros For All Occasions

If you’re new to the Linux or open source community, you might not have heard of live disc or USB distributions yet. They let you run a operating system on PCs without installing anything on the hard drive. It loads directly from the CD/DVD disc or USB flash drive. Many full Linux desktop distros, such […]

Mandriva Saved By New Investors

After weeks of concern about the “catastrophic state of it’s finances” and an indefinite delay in the release of version 2010.1, the French website LeMagIT is reporting that Mandriva has been saved by new investors. The article quotes Mandriva Director General Arnaud Laprévote: “Today the company found investors who decided to invest in the company, […]

50 Open Source Tools That Replace Popular Education Apps

The educational community has discovered open source tools in a big way. Analysts predict that schools will spend up to $489.9 million on support and services for open source software by 2012, and that only includes charges related to operating systems and learning management systems. Teachers, professors and home schoolers are using open source applications […]

Small Business: How Red Hat Will Attack Microsoft Stronghold

At first glance, Microsoft’s software portfolio — Windows, Office, Small Business Server and Exchange — still dominates the small business market. But Red Hat CEO Jim Whiteshurst says his company has found a back door into the small business market. Perhaps surprisingly, it doesn’t really involve desktop Linux. Here’s how Whitehurst sees Red Hat gaining […]

PlaneShift 0.5.4

PlaneShift team is very proud to announce a new update for our clients and servers!! The new release is called 0.5.4 and is a solid upgrade from previously available 0.5.3. Here is a detailed list of changes. Please note that you can upgrade from 0.5.3 but follow the instructions in our download page for this. […]

BOFH: Servers Under Siege

BOFH is a top-down shooter that takes place in a school. You’re a mean administrator and have to shoot bad guys, take their weapons and disarm bombs attached to server stacks by finding notes that tell you in what order to cut the wires! Now this might sound overly simple, but the enemy AI make […]

FreeCol 0.9.3 released

FreeCol 0.9.3 has been released. We have just released FreeCol 0.9.3. This release fixes several bugs, including a combat bug that made it possible to capture colonies that still had armed defenders. The handling of keyboard accelerators was improved in several ways. Keyboard accelerators are now available for virtually all mapboard actions, including movement, a […]

Bill Gates doesn’t work at Microsoft anymore

Love him or hate him, Bill Gates was, and still is, the face of Microsoft. What Microsoft doesn’t want you to know though is that Gates has almost nothing to do with the company anymore. That’s what comes across loud and clear in the recent Fortune overview of the world’s richest man. Instead of plotting […]

The Unbuntu SEO Experiment

The Unbuntu SEO Experiment: Since Ubuntu is without doubt the most popular Linux distribution at the moment, a lot of people are making search queries about it using keywords like ubuntu forums, install ubuntu, ubuntu howto, etc. However, there are also plenty of people who are making mistakes while searching for Ubuntu. –They sometimes misspelled […]

New Post-Release Repository For New Applications Starting With Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

When a developer creates a new application, he must start writing it very early in the Ubuntu development stages to be able to get his application in the official Ubuntu repositories (Universe) or else the only way he can provide that application to the current Ubuntu release is through a PPA – which is not […]