Canonical, OIN’s 1st Associate Member, Commits to Freedom of Action in Open Source

OIN has just announced a new associate membership program, and Canonical is the first associate member: OIN Associate Members, such as Canonical, demonstrate support and commitment to limiting the effects of patent disputes in Linux. Canonical’s activities and those of all companies seeking to adopt and use Linux will be facilitated as OIN works closely [...]

Ubuntu’s vmbuilder Script

One of the coolest features of Ubuntu on servers is vmbuilder, which makes it super-easy to roll out guest machines.  Here’s a look at this tool, and some thoughts on where it fits in to Ubuntu’s enterprise strategy. If you’ve ever administered a virtual server, you’ll like agree that virtualization is great, but actually creating [...]

Fixing Papercuts in Ubuntu Server Edition

ust about a year ago, Ubuntu developers undertook the first “100 Papercuts” campaign to fix trivial bugs on the desktop.  But servers get papercuts, too, and the server team has been working for the last several months on its own papercut-eradication effort.  Here’s a look at what’s been done so far, and what’s planned for [...]

Firefox 3.6.4 with Crash Protection Now Available

Today, Mozilla is happy to release Firefox 3.6.4, the latest security and stability release for Firefox, used by nearly 400 million people around the world to browse the Web. This release provides crash protection for Windows and Linux users by isolating third-party plugins when they crash. Results from our beta testing show Firefox 3.6.4 will […]

PC-BSD 8.1-RC1 Now Available

The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 8.1-RC1 (Hubble Edition), running FreeBSD 8.1-RC1, and KDE 4.4.4 Version 8.1 contains a number of enhancements and improvements. For a full list of changes, please refer to the changelog. Some of the notable changes are: FreeBSD 8.1-RC1 KDE 4.4.4 Numerous fixes to the installation […]

Zenwalk Core 6.4 is ready !

Zenwalk Core 6.4 is ready ! Zenwalk Core is a one of a kind complete 300MB base Zenwalk system designed to build high-performance / high-security non-GUI Linux servers, or to be used as the base of your own custom light-speed Desktop System. You’ll be amazed how it can be installed in just 10 minutes using […]

Best and Free Programming Ebooks with Open Source Licenses

We all learn many things from reading the conventional books. But now the trend has changed, and with electronic media so powerful we have Ebooks that can be read on computers or mobile devices. Today in WebDesignish we are presenting very useful and recommended list of programming Ebooks with open source licenses, like Creative Commons, […]

Market Share

I consistently find myself looking up statistics for OS market share around this time every year. Every year numbers change. Every website reports different numbers from the last, and the only thing that one can assuredly deduce is that it is impossible to accurately gauge how many systems are running a specific OS. With that […]

Tip of the YEAR for Fedora and Red Hat/CentOS users

I’m calling this the tip of the year because it’s easy to do and dramatically improves the Web-browsing experience in Firefox for users of Fedora, Red Hat and CentOS. I wish I had figured it out years ago because it’s a simple way to increase your scrolling speed in the browser. I asked an open […]

Comparing Linux Photo Managers…Which Is The Best For Your Everyday Use?

When you work with large amounts of photos, it can get tiresome to have to manually manage the file and directory structures. To help resolve this, many people use photo managers such as Picasa, DigiKam, and iPhoto. There are several options for Linux, so we’ve decided to check out each of the major photo management […]

Top 30 Dark Gnome Themes GTK 2.x

Found a lot of themes while surfing websites for the best Dark Gnome Themes, those themes will required GTK 2.x , Emeraled, compiz for extra visualization. you can make your own customization using Emeraled or basically customize theme from Appearance Preferences. Also you will find on many of those themes coming with icons pack and […]

OpenOffice at the crossroads

OpenOffice.org is a flagship for free and open source software, released under free software licenses and achieving downloads in the hundreds of millions. OO.o is a success by most measurements, but there have long been murmurings of discontent among developers resulting in complaints of “non-responsiveness and lack of leadership” on the project. The argument is […]

Mozilla designer says Google Chrome uses speed tricks

An interface designer interning at Mozilla has suggested that the company mimic gimmicks in Google’s Chrome to make users think Firefox starts up faster. In an entry on his personal blog that was reposted to Mozilla’s uber-blog, Planet Mozilla, John Wayne Hill, an Indiana University masters student interning this summer at the open source company, […]

UFO: Alien Invasion 2.3 released

The UFO:AI development team is proud to announce the release of UFO: Alien Invasion Version 2.3. Two years in the making, this version features loads of new content, a dramatically improved rendering engine and extensive improvements to nearly every aspect of the game’s campaign and battle systems. A few highlights of what’s new in version [...]

Ubuntu Maverick changes

Every six months Ubuntu releases a new version. October’s proposed release includes a few key changes Ubuntu Lucid was released in April and the next release of the popular Linux operating system is now looming large. Planned for final release in October this year, Ubuntu 10.10, otherwise known as Maverick Meerkat, is already available as [...]

Ubuntu 10.04 Upgrade: Best Practices Checklist

Have you been thinking about upgrading your computer to Ubuntu 10.04? I recently made the leap, at the prompting of my Update Manager. The process went fairly smoothly, but I did have to deal with a couple of minor annoyances. Since you never know exactly what may happen when you decide to upgrade, here are [...]

Element OS – An Ubuntu Based Distro For HTPCs

Element OS is a 32 bit Xubuntu based distro for HTPCs(Home Theatre PCs). It maintains compatibility with Ubuntu repositories. It uses the Advanced Packaging Tool(APT) with Element’s own custom repositories and the Ubuntu repositories. Element OS …

The Spirit of Ubuntu

My father-in-law Ron is 88 years old, a member of what Tom Brokaw called The Greatest Generation, those who survived the Great Depression and went on to fight World War II — in Europe, in Ron’s case. Time is taking its toll now on all of those folks: limited mobility, slower reaction times, often reduced [...]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #198

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is Issue #198 for the week June 13th – June 19th and is available here. In this issue we cover: Welcome New Ubuntu Members Field experiment: fix an Ubuntu bug Call For Testing: Karmic Firefox Users (or willing to install Karmic in a VM) Community Leadership Summit 2010 [...]

Editing PDFs On Ubuntu

It would be great if all PDF files could be easily manipulated without relying on bloated, proprietary, update-obsessive applications (I’m looking at you, Adobe).  But the fact that that’s not the case doesn’t mean Ubuntu users are out of luck when it comes to editing PDFs.  Here’s a look at some of the PDF editors [...]