Rhythmbox 0.13.2 “Dagger” released

Hi, Rhythmbox 0.13.2 (“Dagger”) is now available from http://download.gnome.org/sources/rhythmbox/0.13/ f422e47d7e238ebe862650efbcb83672bca704df0a37c3391ad0e386c20b19e3 rhythmbox-0.13.2.tar.bz2 4ad881cfbe19abcbe21abcfb37f753476b928141cea662c732867c9f4363aacb rhythmbox-0.13.2.tar.gz Highlights: * Much improved Last.fm (and Libre.fm) plugin (Jamie Nicol’s GSoC project) * Support for DACP (iTunes remote) (Alexandre Rosenfeld’s GSoC project) * Zeitgeist plugin (developed by Markus Korn, Laszlo Pandy and Michal Hruby) * New podcast sub-sources showing newly posted and […]

openSUSE Weekly News 147 is out!

We are pleased to announce: Issue 147 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] In this week’s issue: * From the Developer to the User and back – Announcing Project Bretzn * SUSE Studio: Gold rush * Jos Poortvliet: oSC successful? Absolutely! * ServerWatch/Joe Brockmeier: Using Strace to Trace Problems * h-online: KDevelop 4.1 adds […]

Wine release 1.3.6

The Wine development release 1.3.6 is now available. What’s new in this release (see below for details): – Support for GStreamer filters. – Mapping of standard cursors to native desktop cursors. – Improved support for installers with services. – Many MSXML improvements. – Decoder for TGA-format images. – Translation updates. – Various bug fixes. The […]

SeaMonkey 2.0.10 Security Update

As part of Mozilla’s ongoing stability and security update process, SeaMonkey 2.0.10 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux as a free download from www.seamonkey-project.org. We strongly recommend that all SeaMonkey and old suite users upgrade to this latest release. If you already have SeaMonkey 2.0, you will receive an automated update notification within […]

Fedora Weekly News 249

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 249[1] for the week ending October 27, 2010. What follows are some highlights from this issue. Our issue starts with announcements from the Fedora Project, including a call for volunteers to help with the upcoming Fedora elections, Fedora 15 release name voting information, and the 2011 Fedora Scholarship. In […]

MeeGo 1.1 Release

Today we are announcing the project release of MeeGo 1.1. It provides a solid baseline for device vendors and developers to start creating software for various device categories on Intel Atom* and ARMv7 architectures. MeeGo v1.1 IVI MeeGo v1.1 Netbook MeeGo v1.1 Handset This release includes: Core OS 1.1 – consolidated common base operating system […]

Marketing an open source business

When it comes to running an open source business, the question I’m asked second most often is “How do you market your services?” (The first is “How do you make money selling free software?”) I wish I had a concise, step-by-step answer, but I don’t. The best I can do is to relate some of […]

Mozilla: Firefox 4 delayed until ‘early 2011′

After missing the scheduled release date for the seventh beta, Mozilla has confirmed that version 4 of its open source Firefox web browser has been further delayed. Originally expected to arrive by the end of this year, the revised release schedule now says that the major update to the browser will shift to release candidate […]

Oracle goes in hard on Google Java suit

Oracle has updated its patent infringement suit against Google. Now the enterprise software corporation has point-blank accused the ad broker of directly copying its Java code, according to reports. According to InfoWorld, the originally vague suit now includes specific examples of code that Oracle claims Google had filched to use in Android, with examples thoughtfully […]

6 of the Best Free Linux Server Provisioning Tools

Server provisioning is a set of actions to prepare a server, taking it from bare metal to a functioning system complete with an operating system, data and software. It does not take long for users to recognise that setting up more than a couple of machines is extremely time consuming. System administrators realise this extremely […]

Open Source for Amercia Honors Open Source Advocates

Open Source for Amercia was established to promote the awareness and use of Free and Open Source Software and technologies in the U.S. Federal Government. The organization is made up of industry leaders, familiar companies, academic institutions, various associations. Some names you might recognize associated with OSFA are Mark Shuttleworth, Stormy Peters, Jono Bacon, Simon […]

A new Flavor: openSUSE Invis Server

Beside many other amazing things which happened at the openSUSE Conference 2010, Stefan Schäfer gave a talk about his project called Invis Server. It is a very specific server solution for the small and medium business, based on the openSUSE distribution. The Invis Server is perfect software for all production installations in small business use […]

Kubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Review

Maverick ships with KDE SC 4.5 installed, the most stable and attractive version of the KDE 4 series to date. The Kubuntu developers do not modify the KDE interface at all. There is no Kubuntu theme for KDE. For those who like the default Plasma theme, this is ideal. For those who do not, they [...]

Is Canonical Off its Rocker with its Unity Decision?

In our recent post Unity and the Community, Jon discussed the fact that Canonical will be shipping Unity as the default desktop for Ubuntu 11.04, and some OStatic readers who favor GNOME as a desktop environment are miffed. For example, reader BastetFurry writes: “Either someone makes a branch distro with GNOME or its bye-bye Ubuntu [...]

Firefox 3.6.12 and 3.5.15 security updates now available

Firefox 3.6.12 and Firefox 3.5.15 are now available as free downloads for Windows, Mac, and Linux. We strongly recommend that all Firefox users upgrade to these latest releases to stay secure. If you already have Firefox, you will receive an automated update notification within 24 to 48 hours. These updates can also be applied manually […]

Zen Cart v1.3.9h — Released! ** Contains important Security Updates!

What’s New In v1.3.9h: Download available here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/zencart/files/ Contains new Security Fixes Updates include: CHANGE-74 – Fix unsanitized inputs in some forms CHANGE-84 – Add security token to forms, to prevent CSRF/XSS attacks CHANGE-86 – Add session cookie handling switches to Sessions configuration screen in Admin to allow server-specific customization of cookie handling BUGSFORUM-1530 – […]

Thunderbird 3.1.6 and 3.0.10 updates now available for download

Thunderbird 3.1.6 and Thunderbird 3.0.10 updates are now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux for free download from www.GetThunderbird.com. Fixes a critical security issue that could potentially allow remote code execution. This issue does not affect email or newsgroups but could be triggered through browser-like features or add-ons. * Thunderbird 3.1.6: http://getthunderbird.com/ * Thunderbird 3.0.10: […]

Yocto Project aims to standardize embedded Linux builds

While announcing its merger with the Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (CELF) today, the Linux Foundation launched an open source build system project called the Yocto Project. Based on the Poky Linux build system, the CELF- and Intel-driven Yocto Project aims to provide open source tools to help companies make custom, Linux-based embedded systems for ARM, […]

AISL, the Italian Association of Free Software companies is born!

AISL, the Italian Association of Free Software companies, recently debuted at the SMAU exhibit, the Italian leading ICT to discuss items related to digital technologies for business. As results clearly from the FAQ, AISL is born to bring under the same roof Italian IT companies promoting, creating and selling free software-related services. AISL will participate […]

Fedora 14 Has Gone Gold

Fedora 14 has gone gold. According to Adam Williamson, Red Hat Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, the Fedora 14 Final Release Go/No-Go Meeting resulted in the unanimous decision that RC1 should be declared Gold. Attendees were pleased that the quality tests had gone so smoothly and this is the first time a first release candidate would […]