KDE e.V. and GNOME Foundation to Co-Host 2011 Desktop Summit in Berlin

GNOME and KDE are teaming up again to host the 2011 Desktop Summit in Berlin, Germany. Due to the success of the 2009 Desktop Summit the projects will co-locate GUADEC and Akademy once again in August, 2011 for the largest free software desktop event ever. The 2009 Desktop Summit was a fantastic opportunity for the […]

GNOME Census: Who writes GNOME?

Nearly Consulting, which specialises in community relations and free software strategy, has published the results of its GNOME Census. According to Nearly Consulting founder Dave Neary, the census report analyses how developers participate in the GNOME project and looks for patterns within the project itself. The report found that more than 70% of developers identified […]

Wine 1.3.0 Begins A New Development Cycle

It was just two weeks ago that Wine 1.2.0 was released as the second major stable release of Wine in the nearly two decades that this free software project has been around, but the developers are now out today with their first development release of Wine 1.3. The Wine 1.3.0 release already pulls in a […]

NVIDIA’s Dead Open-Source Driver Gets Updated

Back in March an announcement came out of NVIDIA as they were getting ready to launch the GeForce GTX 400 “Fermi” graphics cards that they would be dropping support for the xf86-video-nv driver. The xf86-video-nv driver really didn’t provide much of a feature set and was far behind the Nouveau KMS and Gallium3D drivers even […]

Richard Stallman answers your top 25 questions.

Thanks so much to RMS for taking the time to answer our questions and thanks to the community at /r/gnu for all the questions. You can read more about RMS, FSF, and GNU at stallman.org, GNU.org ‘s GNU/Linux FAQ, and FSF.org. – 1. corevette: If you could have one proprietary package/software released as Free Software, […]

opentaps Open Source ERP CRM Quarterly Update

I wrote in our last quarterly update that Our main goal for opentaps 1.5 is to make it easier: easier for users to get up and running and easier for developers to start extending opentaps. Let’s see how we’re doing… We are now getting ready to release opentaps Open Source ERP and CRM 1.5M1, the […]

Ubuntu Empire Strikes Back

The old “Ubuntu doesn’t contribute back” argument cropped up again when Dave Neary released a report of the talk he gave at GUADEC on the contributions made to the GNOME desktop environment. He found that Red Hat and Novell contributed the most and that Ubuntu and Mandriva (primarily a KDE distribution) was among the lowest. [...]

Dell release OpenManage Server Administrator for Ubuntu

Dell has announced the release of its proprietary OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) 6.3 for Ubuntu 9.10 or later. OMSA is a web browser or command line driven system administration tool for servers. The .deb packaged and community supported release was completed with a “generous donation” of several weeks of engineering time by Canonical, which allowed [...]

Editor’s Note: Ubuntu, the Bad Selfish Linux

You know it’s a weird news week when I defend Canonical. Once again they are under attack for not contributing enough, and for ascending to peaks of glory on the backs of Real Linux Contributors. Um, yeah. I’m not much of an Ubuntu fan, but this latest barrage seems based more on peeve than substance. [...]

Ubuntu’s two big advantages over Windows and Mac

I’ve been using the latest version (10.04) of Ubuntu Linux since April and there’s a lot to like about it. I announced earlier this year that I was giving desktop Linux another look, and I went with Ubuntu because it is the Linux distribution most focused on a desktop OS. I have lots of observations [...]

Opinion: Re: Canonical release cycle for Ubuntu Server

Even though my goto operating system for servers is Red Hat Enterprise Linux, lately I have been working with Canonical’s Ubuntu Server 10.04 and I will admit that it has so far been a great experience. Just like what is expected of a server operating system, it is not intended for the general user base [...]

Linux Mint 9 KDE Review and Screenshots

In my opinion Linux Mint is one of the top 3 distributions out today for basic desktop usage. It features incredibly useful Mint-specific tools that make it the perfect distro for beginners. All flavors of Linux Mint usually come with a jaw dropping look and feel. I decided to look at both of these while [...]

Warzone 2100 2.3.3 will be released shortly!

We’ve been having a few issues with 2.3.2. Specifically, it sometimes loads similarly-named maps instead of the map you selected, burn damage is sometimes calculated incorrectly, and there is some corruption that has to do with features (so don’t kill them! ) and finally, it looks like the SP game is broken as well, on [...]

Script For Automatically Setting Up A Perfect Server On OpenSUSE 11.3 And Installing ISPConfig 3

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. Script For Automatically Setting Up A Perfect Server On OpenSUSE 11.3 And Installing ISPConfig 3 Script For Automatically Setting Up A Perfect Server On OpenSUSE 11.3 And Installing ISPConfig 3 Here’s a little script that automates the task of setting up a Perfect Server – OpenSUSE 11.3 x86_64 [ISPConfig [...]

The Perfect Desktop – OpenSUSE 11.3 (GNOME)

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. The Perfect Desktop – OpenSUSE 11.3 (GNOME) The Perfect Desktop – OpenSUSE 11.3 (GNOME) This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 11.3 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they [...]

Installing Nginx With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 13

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. Installing Nginx With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 13 Installing Nginx With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 13 Nginx (pronounced “engine x”) is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows [...]

Integrating eAccelerator Into PHP5 And Lighttpd (OpenSUSE 11.2)

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. Integrating eAccelerator Into PHP5 And Lighttpd (OpenSUSE 11.2) Integrating eAccelerator Into PHP5 And Lighttpd (OpenSUSE 11.2) This guide explains how to integrate eAccelerator into PHP5 and lighttpd on an OpenSUSE 11.2 system. From the eAccelerator project page: “eAccelerator is a free open-source PHP accelerator, optimizer, and dynamic content cache. [...]

Recovering deleted images from flash cards

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. Recovering deleted images from flash cards Chances are if you have a digital camera writing images to a SDHC card, or some similar card, at some point you’ve accidentally deleted images from it. Here we’re going to walk-through the process of retrieving deleted images from a card using the [...]

Smuxi -User-friendly and cross-platform IRC client for sophisticated users for GNOME/GTK+

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. Smuxi -User-friendly and cross-platform IRC client for sophisticated users for GNOME/GTK+ Smuxi is an irssi-inspired, flexible, user-friendly and cross-platform IRC client for sophisticated users, targeting the GNOME desktop. Smuxi is based on the client-server model: The core application (engine) can be placed onto a server which is connected to [...]

Create your own Linux from Scratch (Download free PDF Guide)

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database.
Create your own Linux from Scratch (Download free PDF Guide)
Linux from Scratch describes the process of creating your own Linux system from scratch from an already installed Linux distribution, using nothin…