Fuduntu Is A Fedora 14 Remix For Netbooks And Laptops

We’ve covered Ubuntu-based remasters which add a lot of tweaks, default applications and eye-candy. Today, I’ve tested something different: Fuduntu. Fuduntu is a Fedora 14 remix (remaster) designed especially for Asus Eee (but you can of course use it on other netbooks and any laptop/desktop computer) and comes with some interesting performance tweaks by default. […]

India to implement open standards

The Indian government has agreed a policyPDF on the use of open standards for e-governance. The strategy aims to make all government services accessible to Indian citizens in their locality and ensure the “efficiency, transparency and reliability” of these services. The policy states that, in addition to interdepartmental cooperation and collaboration, this also requires the […]

Black Duck Software acquires SpikeSource

Open source specialist Black Duck Software has announced that it has acquired SpikeSource, an application development software tools and services provider. Black Duck’s third acquisition, the second in three months, comes just over a month after the purchase of Ohloh.net open source software directory. Under the terms of the deal, Black Duck now owns all […]

AMD Catalyst 10.11 Linux Driver Released

As was pointed out in our forums, the AMD Catalyst 10.11 Linux driver has tipped up today. This driver, with its installer package approaching 120MB in size, is now available for download at AMD’s web-site. The release notes on the Catalyst 10.11 Radeon/FirePro graphics driver for Linux is not available at this time. However, if […]

Spotlight on Linux: Fedora 14

Fedora is the open source community driven testbed for Red Hat Enterprise Linux containing many of the technologies that will become available and commercially supported in RHEL. This means that Fedora is oftentimes considered “cutting edge.” Despite its business class roots and developer appeal, many regular desktop users find Fedora just the right fit due […]

Libre Graphics Magazine 1.1

The Libre Graphics Magazine has launched. “This is one purpose of a Libre Graphics Magazine: to serve as a catalyst for discussion, to build a home for the users of Libre Graphics software, standards and methods. In such a magazine, we may unite all our previously disparate successes, all the successes which have, until now, […]

GNU Robbo 0.66

GNU Robbo 0.66 has been released. GNU Robbo is a free open source reimplementation of Janusz Pelc’s Robbo for the Atari XE/XL which was distributed by LK Avalon in 1989. Changes: Significantly reduced the memory usage Added localisation to the level designer Added support for Maemo 5 Fremantle Added preliminary support for Alex (a Robbo [...]

Linux Mint 10

Whenever a new version of Ubuntu is released, you can be sure a new version of Linux Mint will soon follow. This time around it’s Linux Mint 10. Linux Mint, as you may already know, is one of the most popular Ubuntu remasters. It’s known for its excellent tools, great selection of software and bundled [...]

Ubuntu: Innovative or reckless?

Ubuntu chief Mark Shuttleworth is making some bold and potentially risky decisions about the future of Ubuntu Linux. It’s been almost a year since Mark Shuttleworth relinquished the reins at Canonical, stepping down as CEO to take a more hands-on approach in the company that is the backer of the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Judging [...]

Canonical and Convirture Partner On Ubuntu Virtualization

Canonical has made a lot of headlines lately as it pushes desktop Ubuntu in uncharted directions. Lest the company’s commitment to the server market be questioned, however, it recently announced a partnership with Convirture for delivering enterprise-grade virtualization infrastructure based on Ubuntu. Here’s the scoop, and why it matters. But first, a little reminiscing: as [...]

Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”: Call for Upgrade and Installation tests

Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”: Call for Upgrade and Installation tests The Debian project is proud to announce, that its upcoming release Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” has entered the final phase of its development cycle and is nearly in its final form. We now seek the help of our users to find the remaining bugs related to upgrades […]

(IN)SECURE Magazine Issue 28 released

(IN)SECURE Magazine is a freely available digital security magazine discussing some of the hottest information security topics. Issue 28 has just been released. Download it from: http://www.insecuremag.com The covered topics include: – Database protocol exploits explained – Review: MXI M700 Bio – Measuring web application security coverage – Inside backup and storage: The expert’s view […]

PrestaShop v.1.4 Alpha 2 is available!

PrestaShop takes the leap! Discover today PrestaShop v.1.4 alpha 2. This new version, real milestone for our software, contains more than 50 new features! New partners joined our solution to help you in every important step of your online activity: customer relationship, payment, marketing, shipping… Our team has also developed a lot of new modules […]

Open Source and the Federal Budget Squeeze, Part 1

Local, state, and federal government agencies across the U.S. share the common goal of serving the public. They also share another contemporary fact of life: They are running out of money. As a result, efficiency is becoming a major goal in government at all levels, and information technology appears to be a key target for […]

Two Versions Of Mandriva Coming Soon

Mandriva was recently forked into a new distribution called Mageia Linux where several Mandriva developers parted ways with this distribution once known as Mandrake due to the uncertainty of the future direction of Mandriva Linux with its corporate backer having underwent some financial hardship. While there isn’t yet a release of Mageia, the Mandriva Cooker […]

Oracle asks Apache to reconsider its position on Java

Oracle considers the Apache Software Foundation’s (ASF) request that other members of the Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee vote against Oracle’s proposed standardisation of the currently developed Java 7 a cause for further development delays. In an open post Don Deutsch, Oracle’s Vice President of Standards and Architecture, asks Apache to “reconsider their position […]

Macpup 511

Johnny Lee has announced the release of Macpup 511, a Puppy-based distribution featuring the Enlightenment 17 window manager: “Macpup 511 is based on Puppy Linux 5.1.1 ‘Lucid Puppy, an official Woof build of Puppy Linux that is binary-compatible with Ubuntu 10.04 packages. It contains all of the applications from Lucid Puppy. Extra applications, like Firefox, [...]

Ubuntu-ready netbook moves to dual-core Atom

System76 is shipping a new version of its Ubuntu Linux-ready Starling Netbook equipped with a dual-core Intel Atom N550 processor, starting at $384. Meanwhile the company has begun shipping to the U.K, and is contemplating developing a tablet PC. The new Starling Netbook is almost identical to an upgraded model that System 76 released in [...]

vtiger CRM 5.2.1 is released

5.2.1 is a maintenance release and includes around 25 bug fixes and security updates. This version is a important step in our efforts to release more frequent updates to vtiger CRM. Please refer to the 5.2.1 Release Notes for more details. vtiger CRM 5.2.1 Downloads vtiger CRM 5.2.1 EXE – (for windows) – Standalone installer bundled with Apache, […]

PostgreSQL Weekly News – November 14 2010

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – November 14 2010 == The Commitfest for November 15 through December 15 is beginning. Start reviewing those patches! https://commitfest.postgresql.org/action/commitfest_view?id=8 Think reviewing patches is too complex? Think again! You can help! http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Reviewing_a_Patch The PostgreSQLFr Call for Projects has begun. Projects must target PostgreSQL and the French-speaking community. Mail appel-projets-2010 AT postgresql […]