M.A.R.S. – A Ridiculous Shooter

Can a game that has “ridiculous” in the title be bad? No. It can not! Even though I’m no fan of the multiplayer (zero-)gravity-shooter genre, I enjoy playing M.A.R.S., which features AI enemies and wingmen, various weapon types, upgrades and a pretty cool game mode, where a huge cannon will shoot at the planet of [...]

Updated Debian GNU/Linux: 5.0.7 released

Updated Debian GNU/Linux: 5.0.7 released The Debian project is pleased to announce the seventh update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (codename “lenny”). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems. Please note that this update does not constitute a new version […]

Wine release 1.3.8

The Wine development release 1.3.8 is now available. What’s new in this release (see below for details): – Icons in the “open with” menus. – Man pages for all installed binaries. – Support for schemas in MSXML. – Many installer fixes. – Translation updates. – Various bug fixes. The source is available from the following […]

Fedora Weekly News 253

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 253[1] for the week ending November 24, 2010. What follows are some highlights from this issue. In announcements, notice that Toshio Kuratomi has been appointed to the Fedora Board, moving /var/run and /var/lock to tmpfs in Rawhide, and lots of information regarding the various Fedora elections now ongoing.We have […]

KDE 4.6 Beta1 Brings Improved Search, Activities and Mobile Device Support

KDE releases 4.6 beta1 of Workspaces, Applications and Development Frameworks, bringing significant improvements to desktop search, a revamped activity system and a significant performance boost to window management and desktop effects. Efforts all across the KDE codebase pay off by making KDE’s frameworks more suitable for usage on devices. The release provides a testing base […]

KDE releases ownCloud 1.1

Frank Karlitschek has just released ownCloud version 1.1, which contains many new features, bugfixes and improvements. It is suitable for everyday use. ownCloud is a web-based storage application similar to Google Docs, Dropbox or Ubuntu One with one major difference – all your data is under your own control. Read Frank’s blogpost for more information […]

WordPress 3.1 Beta 1

It’s that time in the release cycle again, when all the features are basically done, and we’re just squashing bugs. To the brave of heart and giving of soul: Won’t you help us test the new version of WordPress? As always, this is software still in development and we don’t recommend that you run it […]

Moodle 2.0 is now available!

Well, after about two and a half years of work by hundreds of people, I’m proud to say that we have a Moodle 2.0 ready for you to download. All the functional QA tests have passed, all the 3873 unit tests are passing, and enough people think it’s finished, so it must be finished.  The last […]

Kernel.org gets major system upgrades

Earlier this month, the kernel.org infrastructure received several major system upgrades in the form of new servers for Mirrors1 and Mirrors2 of mirrors.kernel.org, as well as an upgraded master back end machine and a second dynamic web infrastructure box. According to a post on the Google Open Source Blog, Chief Kernel.org administrator John “Warthog9” Hawley […]

Things for which I’m Grateful

Today was Thanksgiving in America, and for many Americans it’s a time to reflect on our blessings and things for which we are grateful. As I pondered I realized many of mine had Linux flavor. So I thought I’d share some Linux and Open Source Software things that have enriched my life so much. First, […]

Attachmate: Novell’s openSUSE project is safe

Following the announcement that it would acquire Novell, the Attachmate Corporation has confirmed that, if the acquisition closes successfully, the openSUSE project will continue to operate as it always has in the past. In an official statement, the Attachmate Corporation Chairman and CEO Jeff Hawn said, “The openSUSE project is an important part of the […]

Welcome aboard Ultimate Edition 2.8 Gamers

Happy Thanksgiving.  Please be forewarned at time of posting Ultimate Edition 2.8 Gamers it is not fully mirrored so expect slower download speeds.  Typically it takes 5 hrs or more to mirror across all 31 servers & sorry for the redundant screenshots. Description: Ultimate Edition 2.8 Gamers is unlike any other gamers edition built in [...]

Ubuntu: Rolling release rumours wrong

Several online publications including the Register, Lifehacker and Phoronix have recently run stories quoting Canonical’s Mark Shuttleworth as having said that the Ubuntu Linux distribution may be moving to a rolling release schedule. These stories are apparently based on comments made several days ago in conference calls with Shuttleworth. The stories have prompted a response [...]

Good News For Linux Gamers This Thanksgiving

I anticipated this being a slow Linux news day here in the United States with Thanksgiving being today and most US employees being on holiday this half of the week, but there ended up being an interesting email in my inbox this morning and it presents a new reason for Linux gamers to be thankful [...]

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 381

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Raiders of the lost OpenBSD News: Debian “Squeeze” in last-minute testing, PCLinuxOS to get 64-bit edition, Mandriva switches to RPM 5.x Questions and answers: Getting a Linux tablet PC Released last week: NetBSD 5.1, Untangle Gateway 8.0 Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.4 Milestone…. Read more at DistroWatch

KDE Experts Needed for EU Research Project

The EU research project, ALERT, is looking for KDE experts to assist research on free and open source software collaboration processes. The goal of the ALERT project is to develop methods and tools that improve FLOSS coordination by maintaining awareness of community activities through real-time, personalized, context-aware notification. KDE provides one use case for applying […]

KDE Part of Google Code-in

This year, KDE is delighted to have been chosen to take part in Google Code-in. Following the success of Google Summer of Code in previous years, Google Code-in is a new program to encourage pre-university students to contribute to free software communities. Like other participating organizations, KDE has provided a list of tasks that can […]

Miramar (Thunderbird 3.3) Alpha 1 available for testing

We’re happy to announce Miramar Alpha 1, an early version of our next Thunderbird. Miramar Alpha 1, available here for download, is for testers, extension developers, and other friends who are curious to follow the development of the next release of Thunderbird. Miramar Alpha 1 is built on top of the next generation of Mozilla’s […]

Novell CEO: ‘Business as usual’ after Attachmate merger deal

Novell will honour all contractual obligations with its Australian customers and forge ahead with product development following the signing of a definitive merger agreement with Attachmate, according to Novell CEO, Ron Hovesepian. In a letter to customers, the chief executive wrote that the merger, valued at $US2.2 billion, would in no way affect the company’s […]

Tuxtorial – An easy way to create and share tutorials for GNU/Linux

Tuxtorial makes it easy to write and share tutorials for software in Linux. An intuitive desktop application helps you gather screenshots, code fragments, and outputs from shell commands, without disturbing the natural workflow. Edit and annotate screenshots, write instructions, and stitch everything together using the integrated Storyboard. Instantly publish your tutorial online when finished. Read […]