Ubuntu Font Family Licensing FAQ

The Ubuntu Font Family is the first time that a libre typeface has been designed professionally and explicitly with the intent of developing a public and long-term community-based development process. When developing an open project, it is generally necessary to have firm foundations: a font needs to maintain harmony within itself even across many type [...]

Canonical welcomes new partners following latest Ubuntu 10.10 release

Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, announced today the signing of several significant partnerships following the release last month of Ubuntu 10.10. Boxed Ice, Opsview, Riptano, Unoware, Vladster, Wavemaker and Zend all joined as Canonical Software Partners, their applications delivering solutions for business and personal use, and supported by commercial companies providing the highest level [...]

12 Ubuntu derivatives you should consider

It’s no secret that Ubuntu 10.10, or Maverick Meerkat, is one of the most user-friendly Linux distributions of all time for business and home users. What many people don’t realize, however, is that there are several other Linux distributions out there that are also based on Ubuntu and offer many of the same advantages. Some [...]

French Gendarmerie switch 85,000 PCs to Ubuntu and save €€€

France’s Gendarmerie Nationale recently decided to review its IT infrastructure policies. Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, now reports the police force has upgraded its 85,000 PCs to Ubuntu Desktop Edition, removing its reliance on the Microsoft operating system completely. As well as simplifying maintenance and improving ease of use, Ubuntu Desktop Edition is saving “les [...]

phpBB 3.0.8 released

Hi everyone, We are pleased to announce the release of phpBB “Patience is a Virtue” 3.0.8. This new version is a maintenance release fixing a large number of bugs as well as improving on usability and performance. Unfortunately we have also discovered a security issue in the previous version affecting boards which have the flash […]

NetBSD 5.1

On behalf of the NetBSD developers, I am pleased to announce that NetBSD 5.1 is available for download. NetBSD 5.1 is the first feature update of the NetBSD 5.0 release branch. It includes security and bug fixes, as well as improved hardware support and new features. Some highlights include: – RAIDframe parity maps, which greatly […]

Appointment to the Fedora Board

The Fedora Board consists of five elected seats and four appointed seats. As part of the normal Board succession process[1], one Board appointment is made before elections and the other is made after the election cycle. I’m happy to announce that Toshio Kuratomi has accepted the responsibility of serving on the Fedora Board. Toshio is […]

PrestaShop won the Open-source Award in the E-commerce category!

PrestaShop received on Tuesday the Open-Source Award of the best Open-Source E-commerce application, facing 4 other projects, including Magento and OpenCart. Thank you to our Community which supported our software! This prize, by Packt Publishing, is a real encouragement to our entire team, following the release of the 1.4 Alpha 2 of PrestaShop, a future […]

LibreOffice Beta 3 available for testing

The Document Foundation is happy to announce the third beta of LibreOffice 3.3. This beta comes with lots of improvements and bugfixes. As usual, be warned that this is beta quality software – nevertheless, we ask you to play with it – we very much welcome your feedback and testing! Please, download suitable package(s) from […]

London Stock Exchange hires 81 C++ developers for delayed Linux system

The London Stock Exchange has hired 81 open source software staff for the development of the delayed Linux-based system being implemented on its cash markets. The developers on the new system will work in a C++ environment, on which the new Millennium Exchange Linux matching engine will operate. Some development is also being conducted “externally”, […]

A young and pretty Linux server OS that takes a bit of work

Review Zentyal 2 is something a little bit different, although it too has changed its name recently: version 1 was called e-Box. A decade younger than its rivals, it is based on Ubuntu, but its developers skip the normal semi-annual releases, and only use the Long Term Support ones that Canonical releases every other year. [...]

7 of the Best Free Linux Document Management Systems

Document Management is an information technology that has taken over from legacy systems of manual or server based file sharing, the electronic filing cabinet, to control policies and procedures. It is one of the functions provided by Enterprise Content Management. A document management system enables individuals and businesses to manage documents, making it easy to […]

Mozilla Earns $104 Million

It’s often easy to forget that even though Mozilla gives away its flagship product, the Firefox web browser, Mozilla itself still generates millions in revenues from Firefox usage. Mozilla today publicly released its financial statements for 2009, reporting $104 million in revenue for the year. The 2009 revenue tally is a 34 percent increase over […]

Slew of new business tools coming to Ubuntu

If you use Ubuntu in your company, you’re already familiar with its many advantages for businesses. But guess what? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet, as they say. Particularly in the wake of the release last month of Canonical’s user-friendly Ubuntu 10.10, or Maverick Meerkat, partners have been virtually lining up outside the company’s door to [...]

Microsoft FUD at the End of its Life Cycle

Summary: Microsoft lies about GNU/Linux, which means it ran out of fear tactics and is now just using libel/slander tactics SEVERAL weeks ago we showed that Microsoft had resorted to the last phase in its competition against software freedom [1, 2]. By choosing to go this way Microsoft only alienates more people as opposed to [...]

Fedora Weekly News 252

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 252[1] for the week ending November 17, 2010. What follows are some highlights from this issue. Starting off with announcements, a welcome to new Fedora Program Manager Robyn Bergeron (yay Robyn!), who takes over from John Poelstra. Tim Burke of Red Hat also thanks the Fedora community for their […]

GNOME 2.32.1 released

Pleased to meet you! The first update to GNOME 2.32 (and my own first release) is now available. It provides bug fixes, translation updates and the usual care and kindness that our brave GNOME developers and contributors deserves to details. More information about the GNOME schedule is available here: http://live.gnome.org/Schedule The GNOME 2.32 release notes […]

Mandriva development news

After long period of silence, Mandriva is pleased to give you some official news about the next Mandriva Linux version. And, to compensate for all the time without news, we will give you two releases at once. Yes, you read it right. In the coming months, not one, but two Mandriva releases will be released! […]

Red Hat warns of hole in OpenSSL

In an advisory, Linux distributor Red Hat has warned that a security vulnerability in OpenSSL can potentially be remotely exploited to break into a server. Affected versions include OpenSSL 0.9.8f to 0.9.8o, 1.0.0 and 1.0.0a. Updating to OpenSSL 0.9.8p or 1.0.0b closes the hole. The problem is caused by a race condition in the OpenSSL […]

7 Brilliant GNOME GTK Themes

One of the most common queries I get from our readers is regarding the availability of quality themes in Ubuntu. As you all know there are plenty of themes out there and the difficult thing is to choose good from bad. So here is our collection of 6 brilliant GNOME GTK themes you should definitely […]