3.3 Definitely On Its Way 3.2.1 was released on June 4 and a new master workspace was branched off for the upcoming 3.3 on June 5. The code in this branch will be stabilized and later become the product release that will find its way onto your desktops. With the feature and UI freeze of June 24, only fixes […]

GhostBSD 1.5 x86 is out.

We have update to Gnome 2.30. Now You can install GhostBSD by terminal commands and a list with pc-sysinstall. The partition Supported to install GhostBSD are UFS, UFS+S (plus soft updates7), UFS+J (plus journaling8), ZFS, and SWAP. A how to install is in the desktop. With GhostBSD in your hard drive you have Linux-f10 compatibility […]

Mozilla releases Firefox 3.6.8 to close critical vulnerability

Just a couple of days after the arrival of Firefox 3.6.7, the Mozilla development team has released version 3.6.8 of its popular open source web browser to close a single, critical rated, vulnerability. According to the developers, a previous fix in 3.6.7, aimed at addressing a plug-in parameter array crash, can itself cause a crash […]

Alien Arena 7.45 released!

Alien Arena 2010 version 7.45 has been released today for windows and linux users! The latest edition of this open sourced, freeware FPS has been updated with a number of important improvements and bugfixes that not only enhance the visual appearance, but greatly improve the performance of the game. Some of the new features in […]

System76 second gen Starling Netbooks look gorgeous, Available to pre-order now

If you’re looking for Ubuntu powered netbook that is as beautiful outside as it is inside then prepare to coo over the latest ‘Starling’ netbooks to hatch from the nest of Ubuntu-dedicated hardware company System76… Starling Netbook First off let’s get the boring bit out of the way: As netbooks go, the Starling is atypical […]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #203

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is Issue #203 for the week July 18th – July 24th and is available here. In this issue we cover: Last call for Maverick server papercuts Ubuntu Maverick open for translation Native readers: extending the Beta MOTU Interview: Maia Kozheva (sikon / LucidFox) An Interview With Silver Fox […]

Dell’s ‘Brilliant’ Windows vs. Ubuntu Analysis

Here in the Linux community, we’re already pretty accustomed to strange behavior from hardware vendors when it comes to our favorite operating system. Sometimes, though, you just have to sit back and scratch your head. The latest example? None other than Dell. After the curious case of its disappearing “love letter” to Linux a few […]

Why Ubuntu Linux Is a Good Business Choice

Chances are good that if someone walked into your office right now and peeked over your shoulder, they would see a Windows operating system on your computer. But, did you know that you have a choice of something other than Windows for that computer on your desk, and that you have the same choice for […]

Is Dell Wavering In Its Support For Ubuntu?

Among the major PC manufacturers, as we’ve noted on OStatic a number of times, Dell–the number two player behind Hewlett-Packard–has shown fairly unflinching support for Linux. It has offered Ubuntu, which has steadily become more graphical, more compatible and easier to use, as a pre-loaded option for a long time. The company even drew headlines […]

Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox RC released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox RC. New features at a glance: Tint2 panel New Thunar Move to Trash and Delete options 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 openSUSE Project welcomes Jos Poortvliet as new Community Manager

We’re proud to announce today that Jos Poortvliet will join the openSUSE project and Novell as openSUSE Community Manager starting on August 1. With Jos we’ve found a leader with excellent community building experience combined with a very welcoming nature, many fresh, promising ideas and a strong drive to grow the openSUSE Project. Jos holds […]

Nexenta Core Platform 3.0 RC3 Released

Hi All, On behalf of the Nexenta project, I’d like to announce the availability of the Nexenta Core Platform 3.0 RC3. You can download the latest iso image from The main changes over the RC2 release include: * ON fixes backported to b134 — Nexenta ON gate repository: * NCP2 stable repository (with […]

The FreeBSD Foundation Semi-Annual Newsletter is Now Available

Dear FreeBSD Community, We are pleased to announce the publication of The FreeBSD Foundation’s 2010 Semi-Annual Newsletter. Go to to find out how we have supported the FreeBSD Project and community so far this year. Sincerely, The FreeBSD Foundation

The 75 “Funnest” Open Source Downloads

It’s summer. And frankly, that means no one’s all that excited about working. Oh goodness no. In honor of the season of laziness, we’ve put together a list of some of the most fun open source downloads you can find. No, none of those office productivity tools here – just lots of games, hobbyists’ tools […]

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 364

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Feature: Taking a Look at openSUSE 11.3 News: FreeBSD elects a new Core Team, TrueCrypt improvements and an alternative to Flash Questions and answers: Adding updates to the install process Released last week: Sabayon, Tiny Core, Peppermint Ice, PC-BSD Upcoming releases: Frugalware Linux 1.3rc1 New distributions: Buluo…. Read more at […]

KDE 4.5.0 RC3 is Out: Codename: “Canny”

Just a very quick update: KDE’s release team has made available the last release candidate before 4.5.0 comes out next week. Please give it another whirl and tell us about problems with this release. Tagging will happen in the next days, so be quick doing that!

When Will Dell Ship Ubuntu 10.04 Systems?

Even as Dell prepares to ship computers with Ubuntu 10.04 pre-loaded, the PC giant is battling rumors that it no longer remains committed to Canonical’s Linux distribution. For Dell, it’s time for a clear, concise statement that specifically describes the company’s history with Ubuntu and next moves with the operating system. Here’s why. UPDATE, July […]

Linux Mint 9 KDE released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 9 KDE. 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 & […]

openSUSE 11.0 has reached End Of Life

Hi, With the release of a rpm security fix on Friday 23rd July we have released the last update for openSUSE 11.0. It is now officially discontinued and out of support. openSUSE 11.0 was released on June 17 2008, making it 2 years and 1 month of security and bugfix support. Some statistics on the […]

Debian Project News – July 26th, 2010

Welcome to this year’s eighth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Debian Day in New York coming up * Mini Debian conference in India * Debian Installer beta1 coming up * “This week in Debian” podcast? * How to make Debian more attractive for users? […]