Linux Deepin 10.06

Linux Deepin is a Chinese community distribution based on Ubuntu and designed for desktop users. After three release candidates, Linux Deepin 10.06 was announced today. It is based on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and a fresh installation (instead of upgrade from version 9.12) is recommended for users. It supports installation from USB devices and thus one […]

eBox 1.5 installer released

Hi fellow eBox users, As many of you were expecting, we’re now glad to announce the availability of the first installer CD for eBox Platform 1.5! You can download the new installer, as usual, from our Downloads [0] page. eBox Platform 1.5 is a development version based on Ubuntu 10.04 and it will become eBox […]

FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE Available

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE. This is the second release from the 8-STABLE branch which improves on the functionality of FreeBSD 8.0 and introduces some new features. Some of the highlights: – zfsloader added – zpool version of ZFS subsystem updated to version 14 – NFSv4 […]

Firefox 3.6.8 now available for download

Firefox 3.6.8 is now available as a free download for Windows, Mac, and Linux from www.firefox.com. As always, we recommend that users keep up to date with the latest stability and support versions of Firefox, and encourage all our users to upgrade to the very latest version. If you already have Firefox, you will receive […]

PC-BSD 8.1 Released

The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 8.1 (Hubble Edition), running FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE, and KDE 4.4.5 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-Release KDE 4.4.5 Numerous fixes to the installation […]

VLC Media Player updated to V 1.1.1

One month after version 1.1.0, code named “The luggage”, was released and more than 17 million downloads later, the VideoLAN Project has announced the first point update of the 1.1.x branch of its popular VLC Media Player to version 1.1.1. VLC is a free open source cross-platform multimedia player for various audio and video formats. […]

Debian Linux Benchmarked Against Debian GNU/kFreeBSD & FreeBSD

Back in January, we published the first benchmarks of Debian GNU/kFreeBSD: the spin of Debian that replaces the Linux kernel with the FreeBSD kernel while retaining most of the same GNU user-land and it uses the GNU C library. With those original tests comparing Debian GNU/Linux to Debian GNU/kFreeBSD, the Linux version ended up winning […]

Simple Systems Administrators Toolbox

Over the years I’ve come to appreciate the value of simplicity in systems administration. The more simple a setup is, the more likely it will be stable and easy to fix and maintain. If a setup is so complicated that it takes serious brainpower just to comprehend, chances are that there is going to be […]

10 best Linux distros for 2010

Hardware compatibility, ease of use, the size of a software repository. These three attributes are unique to each Linux distribution. But at the same time, each Linux distribution is at liberty to take and mix whatever it wants from any other. This creates a rather unique situation, where good ideas quickly spread, and bad ones […]

Morevna – An Open Source Anime Project Using Open Source Tools Only

Morevna is an open source anime project made using open source tools like Synfig, Blender, GIMP and Krita. Unlike Project London Movie, Morevna is not only created using free and open source tools, but Morevna anime will also be released and distributed as free content. This project definitely deserves a lot of appreciation. Read more […]

UK Gov. to switch entirely to FOSS ?

British Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party David Cameron has called on civil servants to make suggestions on how the government can save money. The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has published a list of ideas to “help get more for less” in order to “tackle the deficit” as part of the […]

Malaysian Government has reached 97% OSS Adoption — WOW!

When I started working on GNU C++ in 1987, I could almost feel the course of history changing with every line of code I wrote. When I started Cygnus Support in 1989, I was convinced that it was only a matter of time before companies began to realize that proprietary software restrictions did nothing to […]

Disable Login Screen User List Ubuntu

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. Disable Login Screen User List Ubuntu I recently wrote an article outlining how to remove the login screen user list in the KDE login screen. This article outlines the same steps, but specific to the GNOME login screen. The instructions here have been tested on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS as […]

Gitso – Frontend to reverse VNC connections

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. Gitso – Frontend to reverse VNC connections Gitso is a frontend to reverse VNC connections. It is meant to be a simple two-step process that connects one person to another’s screen. First, the support person offers to give support. Second, the person who needs help connects and has their […]

A Newbie’s Getting Started Guide to Linux

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. A Newbie’s Getting Started Guide to Linux Learn the basics of the Linux operating systems. Get to know what it is all about, and familiarize yourself with the practical side. Basically, if you’re a complete Linux newbie and looking for a quick and easy guide to get you started […]

How to reset forgotten Ubuntu password

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. How to reset forgotten Ubuntu password Continuing my previous post “how to reset Windows password using Ubuntu“, in this post I’ll give solution “how to reset Ubuntu password“. It’s really easy to reset Ubuntu password! Just log in root mode. And in Ubuntu this can be done by logging […]

How to Create a Survey Form With Google Docs And Embed It to Your Site

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. How to Create a Survey Form With Google Docs And Embed It to Your Site If you are a webmaster, there will be times when you need to conduct a survey to gather feedbacks from your reader. While there are plenty of online services that allow you to create […]

Ghosting The Machine

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. Ghosting The Machine Ghosting The Machine This is a short but potentially extremely handy guide to ghosting one Linux box to another (or simply making a full backup of a desktop/server). You might have a small office where you customise one desktop just how you like it and need […]

Ubuntu 10.04 Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. Ubuntu 10.04 Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend Ubuntu 10.04 Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend This tutorial explains the installation of a Samba fileserver on Ubuntu 10.04 and how to configure it to share files over the SMB protocol as well as how to add users. Samba is […]

How To Run Your Own Name Server With ISPConfig 3 And Fast Hosts

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. How To Run Your Own Name Server With ISPConfig 3 And Fast Hosts How To Run Your Own Name Server With ISPConfig 3 And Fast Hosts This tutorial shows how you can run your own name server for domains that you register with fasthosts.com. Of course, this works with […]