PostgreSQL Weekly News – July 25 2010

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – July 25 2010 == == PostgreSQL Product News == Another PostgreSQL Diff Tool 2.0 Beta 2, a tool for database diffs, released. JASPA 0.1RC1, a Java GIS which can use PostgreSQL, released. MyJSQLView 3.22, a GUI tool that can be used with PostgreSQL, released. Simpycity 0.3.1, a […]

openSUSE Weekly News 133 is out!

We are pleased to announce: Issue 133 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] In this week’s issue: * Timeline for openSUSE’s strategy discussion * Sirko Kemter: Improve the distribution design 2 * Alex Barrios: openSUSE present in the Especial Edition of CIBESS * python4kids: WhyPy? * KDENews/Stuart Jarvis: Ever wanted your ownCloud? For a […]

India develops world’s cheapest “laptop” at $35

India has come up with the world’s cheapest “laptop,” a touch-screen computing device that costs $35. India’s Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal this week unveiled the low-cost computing device that is designed for students, saying his department had started talks with global manufacturers to start mass production. “We have reached a (developmental) stage that […]

Eight free open source books

Want to learn more about open source? Download some books for free. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to open source or a long-time user, there is always more to learn about. We scoured the Web for the best open source books. All of these are free books that can be downloaded and shared. 1 […]

Ten Reasons to Dump Windows and Use Linux

Now is a particularly good time to ditch Windows for good, for workstations as well as servers. For instance, now that Microsoft stopped supporting Windows Server 2003 on July 13, you’ll need to find something different to use for your servers. Whether it’s switching from Windows Server 2003 to 2008 or to Linux-based servers–or changing […]

Compiere Open Source failed?

Recently, Consona acquired Compiere. Is this a failure of Open Source business model? What decisions led to the current situation? In this first chapter of a three part blog series, I will provide some details and insight into the inner workings of commercial open source companies. In the open source environment, many business models have […]

GPLv3 now dominates at Google Code #oscon

Google’s open source programs manager Chris DiBona (pic left) took the stage at OSCON today and he had some interesting things to say, about licensing. I’ve heard DiBona speak on open source licensing several times over the years. This time his talk wasn’t about licensing specifics, but rather about adoption. According to data presented by […]

Mozilla shows new ‘tab candy’ Firefox interface

Future versions of Firefox are set to adopt a new tab design that will transform the browser’s interface, a senior Mozilla developer has announced. Called ‘Tab Candy’, the new idea is to place tabs inside the browser window, grouping them according to particular associations. The effect is rather like viewing thumbnails, which allows users to […]

Last release for PHP 5.2 & updates for 5.3

The users of PHP 5.2 should upgrade to 5.3 at their earliest convenience, as the active support of the 5.2 series came to an end with the release of version 5.2.14 earlier today. PHP 5.2.0 was released almost four years ago and according to the release announcement, the developers say that, in future, any further […]

WordPress PHP 4 and MySQL 4 End of Life Announcement

Our approach with WordPress has always been to make it run on common server configurations. We want users to have flexibility when choosing a host for their precious content. Because of this strategy, WordPress runs pretty much anywhere. Web hosting platforms, however, change over time, and we occasionally are able to reevaluate some of the […]

The Legend of Edgar 0.65.

When Edgar’s father fails to return home after venturing out one dark and stormy night, Edgar fears the worst: he has been captured by the evil sorcerer who lives in a fortress beyond the forbidden swamp. In The Legend of Edgar, you take on the role of Edgar as he ventures across the world, battling […]

Warzone 2100 2.3.2 has been released!

The Warzone 2100 Project brings you 2.3.2. One of the new features in this release is an option to rotate the screen using the middle mouse button. Those of you with no middle mouse button will be able to rotate the screen by holding down the left and right mouse buttons at the same time. […]

Frogatto 1.0 Released !

Frogatto is a new free source (but not art) 2d platform game released for GNU/Linux, Windows, MacOS and even iPhone ! Frogatto is now a fully playable, fun, classic adventure platformer with over thirty levels, version 1.0 representing the first stable version of the game. Frogatto also contains a fully functional editor that allows you […]

Sauerbraten “Cube 2″ 2010 Update Released

If you are looking to do some Linux / open-source gaming this weekend but are looking for something new besides the recent release of VDrift, the Sauerbraten developers are out with their first update in 14 months. Sauerbraten 2010-07-19 “Justice Edition” has been released with plenty of changes. Sauerbraten, which is also commonly referred to […]

Canola Media Center Works Surprisingly Good in Ubuntu 10.04 “Lucid Lynx”

Canola is a open source media center application which was primarily built for smart phones and netbook devices. To be frank, I had never heard about Canola before and so I decided to give Canola Media Center a spin in my laptop powered by Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. I had never heard about Canola Media […]

Seven Ubuntu Derivatives worth Checking Out

One of the mottos the Linux community has is “if you don’t like it – then fork”. While this is interesting idea it has created as many Ubuntu derivatives as the day is long. Don’t believe me? Check Distrowatch – as I am posting this four of the eight “new releases” listed on the front […]

Dell drops Ubuntu PCs from website… for now

Dell has stopped selling consumer PCs preloaded with Ubuntu from its website, and doesn’t know when they’re coming back. A search for Ubuntu on the Dell UK website returns only one laptop – the Dell Latitude 2100 from the company’s business range. Dell insists that it’s continuing to sell Ubuntu systems, but only over the […]

Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.5 Released, Features PPA Purge Integration

A new version of Ubuntu Tweak has been released today: 0.5.5. There’s no official announcement yet, but the new version is now available in the Ubuntu Tweak stable PPA. Looking and the BZR changelog, there’s only one new major feature in Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.5: PPA Purge (which was also available in the WebUpd8 PPA by […]

Manhattan OS (Based On Ubuntu) Makes It Easier To Convert Users To Linux [Review]

Manhattan OS is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu created by Kevin McDole, a frequent WebUpd8 reader and commenter. Manhattan OS is in fact inspired by everything we post here, at WebUpd8. Initially I though this review would be really easy to do since I am very familiar with everything in Manhattan OS, but I […]

Linux Mint 10: “Julia”

Linux Mint 10, based on the upcoming Ubuntu 10.10 “Maverick Meerkat”, will be released in November this year under the codename “Julia”.
Origins: Gens Julia was one of the most ancient Patrician families at Ancient Rome, and the gens of the f…