50 Open Source Apps You Can Use in the Cloud

The cloud computing boom has brought a surge of opportunity to the open source world. Open source developers and users are taking advantage of these opportunities in three key ways. First, many open source applications are now available on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) basis. For open source project owners, hosting apps in the cloud offers a […]

French social security now run on PostgreSQL and Red Hat Linux

According to a report from the Open Source Observatory and Repository for European public administrations (OSOR), France’s social security system, the Caisse Nationale d’Allocations Familiales (CNAF), is now using the open source PostgreSQL database management system (DBMS). The IT firm Bull is assisting CNAF and says that the PostgreSQL system is currently running nearly one […]

Pidgin 2.7.6 fixes MSN connection issues

The Pidgin development team has issued version 2.7.6 of its open source instant messenger application. According to the developers, this maintenance release includes a variety of bug fixes and updates, including some that address an issue that prevented the IM client from connecting to Microsoft’s MSN network. Pidgin 2.7.6 features the addition of support for […]

Ubuntu to Become a Rolling Release

Mark Shuttleworth recently told reporters that Ubuntu will likely be moving from its current six-month release schedule to daily updates. A step of this nature would help Ubuntu keep up with the rapidly changing and increasing complex software and hardware landscape. This is especially true as Ubuntu finds itself on more mobile and smartphone devices. […]

Active Directory Integration Evolves for Ubuntu 10.10

Among the most rapidly evolving niches in the Linux enterprise market is integration with Microsoft Active Directory. We last visited this area back in July 2010, but a lot has changed since then, with new partnerships announced and new software released. Here are some of the highlights of these developments, with a focus on their […]

BackTrack 4 R2

Yes, the time has come again – for a new kernel, and a new release of BackTrack. Codenamed “Nemesis”. This release is our finest release as of yet with faster Desktop responsiveness, better hardware support, broader wireless card support, streamlined work environment. We could go on for pages on saying how great the new version […]

Install Pidgin 2.7.7 in Ubuntu (With MSN Certificate Fix And Multiple MSN Logins)

Pidgin 2.7.7 was released, fixing the “Unable to validate certificate” error for omega.contacts.msn.com (so if the Pidgin (MSN) Omega.contacts.msn.com Certificate Errors fix didn’t work for you, try the new Pidgin 2.7.7). Pidgin 2.7.7 also comes with support for MSNP16, including Multiple Points of Presence (MPOP) which allows multiple simultaneous sign-ins for MSN. A complete changelog […]

openSUSE Weekly News 150 is out!

We are pleased to announce: Issue 150 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] In this week’s issue: * Manu Gupta: Aloha openSUSE Medical * Sirko Kemter: OpenRheinRuhr 2010 * Linux.com/Jack Wallen: How to Configure Wireless on Any Linux Desktop * Thomas Schraitle: Checking EPUBs * h-online/Richard Hillesley: Health Check: openSUSE – Community before code […]

Glom 1.19.2

*** Glom With Glom you can design table definitions and the relationships between them, plus arrange the fields on the screen. You can edit and search the data in those tables, and specify field values in terms of other fields. It’s as easy as it should be. More information and screenshots are at http://www.glom.org 1.19.2 […]

Novell, Attachmate and openSUSE

As published on http://news.opensuse.org/2010/11/22/novell-agrees-to-be-acquired-by-attachmate-corporation/ Is this thing on? *tap* *tap*. Good evening friends, this is your openSUSE Board [1] speaking. If you didn’t hear yet, Novell [2] has agreed to be acquired by Attachmate Corporation [3]. What does that mean for the openSUSE Project? We don’t know exactly yet because our crystal ball is currently […]

PostgreSQL Weekly News – November 21 2010

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – November 21 2010 == == PostgreSQL Product News == DiffKit 0.8.2, a table comparison tool with support for PostgreSQL, released. http://www.diffkit.org PostgreDAC 2.6.0, a Delphi/C++ builder for PostgreSQL, released. http://microolap.com/products/connectivity/postgresdac/download/ == PostgreSQL Jobs for November == http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-jobs/2010-11/threads.php == PostgreSQL Local == The PostgreSQLFr Call for Projects has begun. Projects must […]

Novell Sold – What Will Become of openSUSE?

It was announced this morning that Novell has sold off some portion of its intellectual properties to CPTN Holdings, (backed by Microsoft) for $450 million. The remainder of Novell assets will be acquired by Attachmate Corporation for about $2.2 billion. This should be of no surprise as Novell staked a For Sale sign in their […]

MEPIS 11.0 Alpha 3 Released to Testers on MEPIS Anniversary

It was 8 years ago today that the MEPIS Linux project started when Warren Woodford decided to build a version of Linux that would be easy to try from CD, easy to install from the live environment, and easy for everyone to use. Over the years there have been reports of SimplyMEPIS being the first […]

Nouveau Now Supports Overclocking Your GPU

While the Nouveau driver may not yet have a stable Gallium3D or DDX driver release nor does it have capabilities like stabilized power management or OpenGL 3.x, if you want to overclock your NVIDIA graphics card with this open-source driver, you can now do so today. Martin Peres who has been working on Nouveau power […]

Previous Article What Open Source Community is the Healthiest?

When thinking of an open source developer, most us of probably think of a male in his 30’s, overweight, long beard, and socially awkward. While this is just a stereotype and not a true reflection of all open source developers, there is some truth in the weight category. I believe that many open source developers […]

Mozilla re-assesses its mission

Following the publication of Mozilla’s audited financial statements for 2009, Mitchell Baker, Chairperson of the Mozilla Foundation, has taken the opportunity to re-examine Mozilla’s mission, its successes, opportunities and challenges. Baker says “Mozilla exists to build individual empowerment, control and opportunity into the fabric of the Internet. We build great products as a public asset. […]

PCLinuxOS to Get a 64-bit Version

Bill “Texstar” Reynolds, founder and lead developer of PCLinuxOS, said in a blog post today that a new 64-bit version is in the works. Details are sketchy at present, but users have been asking for this for a long time. Reynolds said that he has finished building the first 1000 packages. First he “upgraded gcc […]

5 Unusual games for Linux

We often hear that there are no games on Linux, or that are much worse than their counterparts for windows, so today I want to show some unusual games that run perfectly on our favorite operating system. Caph Caph is a sandbox game, based on physics. The game target is to make contact red object […]

Canonical Works to Clarify the Ubuntu Brand

If Microsoft had titled its flagship operating system “Microsoft,” while also referring to its user and developer communities as”Microsofts,” that would be a bit confusing for everyone involved. As Canonical employee Matt Zimmerman recently noted, however, this is exactly the sort of branding dilemma that plagues the various products, organizations and ideas associated with Ubuntu […]

Just Another Ubuntu-based Distro or Something More

Jeff Hoogland, professed Linux Geek, has grown frustrated at the lack of inclusion of his favorite window environment in modern distributions. He said only Austrumi and PCLinuxOS offer a recent release with E17. So, instead of waiting for someone else to do it, he just developed one with E17 Beta himself. But is this just […]