Mozilla Reaches Out for Help with its New License

Mozilla is calling for help in its effort to update its open source license to version 2.0, after more than a decade spent with an older version. You can find documentation and a call for your input at the Beta 1 Draft page for MPL 2.0. To comment, you can use Mozilla’s dedicated Comments tool. […]

Tuquito 4.1

Mario Colque has announced the release of Tuquito 4.1, an Ubuntu-based desktop distribution from Argentina. The biggest change of the new release, now based on Ubuntu 10.10, is the availability of a lightweight, CD edition of Tuquito featuring the LXDE desktop with the Openbox window manager. Other improvements include: update to GNOME 2.32; new welcome […]


Conquest is a simultaneous turn-based strategy game placed in a dark and distant future. Play the role of a futuristic commander. Divide your armies and conquer the world. Position satellites to reveal your opponents. Launch missiles to annihilate large troop formations, but watch out for incoming drop pods behind your back. Standing in your path […]

WoP 1.5 ready for downloading!

You had to wait a long time, far too long already. But now the time has come, WoP, in version 1.5, is available for download – for Windows and Linux. The Mac users have to wait a little bit longer unfortunately, but, rest assured, we haven’t forgotten you! We had planned to publish WoP 1.5 […]

Zentyal 2.0 Virtual Machine images available!

Hi Zentyal community members, The Zentyal team is glad to announce the return of the VM images that were already available for eBox 1.4 and are now updated with the latest 2.0 packages. You can download disk images for VirtualBox and VMware as usual and this time we also provide a disk image for KVM […]

Putin Orders Russian Move to GNU/Linux

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin signed a plan for transition of power structures and the federal budget [to] free software. According to the document, the introduction of Linux in government should begin in II quarter 2012. Today it became known that Prime Minister Vladimir Putin signed a document which describes the timetable for the transition of […]

A New Open-Source AMD OverDrive Utility For Linux

AMD has allowed their Radeon GPUs to be overclocked on Linux since 2008 when using their Catalyst driver with OverDrive support. Previous to that there was Rovclock for overclocking select ATI Radeon ASICs using an open-source program along with support for tuning the video memory timings and other options, which was a program written via […]

12 Commands Every Linux Newbie Should Learn

It’s a testament to how far Linux has come that users today don’t typically have to use the command line if they don’t want to. Such is the quality of the graphical user interfaces in many modern Linux distributions that there’s simply no need, in general. Yet the command line can be a highly efficient […]

2010’s Biggest Linux Thing

Well another year is drawing to a close, and that means it’s time to begin taking stock of all that has passed in 2010. It was an eventful year for those of us in the Linux community, that’s for sure — so eventful, in fact, that it’s almost difficult to remember all the many significant […]

FreeBSD 7.4/8.2-RC1 Available…

The first Release Candidate for the FreeBSD 7.4/8.2 release cycle is now available. For 7.4-RC1 the amd64, i386, pc98, and sparc64 architectures are available, for 8.2-RC1 those architectures plus ia64 and powerpc are available. Files suitable for creating installation media or doing FTP based installs through the network are available on the FreeBSD mirror sites. […]

For Commercial Software Firms in 2011, Open Source is Ripe for Picking

While our recent roundup of 2010’s biggest open source events emphasized the fact that two large, public U.S. companies focused primarily on open source–Sun Microsystems and Novell–lost their independence, 2011 promises to be the year that open source takes on massive appeal to commercial software companies and entrepeneurs who want to build companies. In fact, […]

Ubuntu update policy change is probably a good thing

Despite some premature reports on the net, Canonical isn’t moving to a rolling release schedule for Ubuntu. However, the organisation is open to making some changes to the way that some software packages are updated. It’s seems likely that a mechanism that supports the adding of up to date application packages outside of the normal […]

Xonotic 0.1 Preview Released

Today is an exciting day for us, as we are proud to bring you the first preview of Xonotic! There is a lot to tell, but since this release has already grown to a whopping 1.3GB – we will provide you with a download link right away. Please continue reading while it downloads. DOWNLOAD XONOTIC […]

PostgreSQL Weekly News – December 26 2010

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – December 26 2010 == Happy Boxing Day from the PostgreSQL Weekly News! == PostgreSQL Product News == psycopg2 2.3.2 a Python connector for PostgreSQL, released. == PostgreSQL Jobs for December == == PostgreSQL Local == FOSDEM is one of the biggest Free and Open Source event held annually […]

WordPress 3.1 Release Candidate

The first release candidate (RC1) for WordPress 3.1 is now available. An RC comes after the beta period and before final release. That means we think we’re done. We currently have no known issues or bugs to squash. But with tens of millions of users, a variety of configurations, and thousands of plugins, it’s possible […]

Kororaa is back!

That’s right folks, Kororaa is back. I know that you’ll be looking for something Linux related to do over your Christmas holidays and New Year so I’ve just released the first installable Live DVD x86_64 beta for testing. The final release will be Kororaa 14 (derived from Fedora 14), codenamed Nemo. As with the original […]

KNOPPIX 6.4.3 / ADRIANE 1.3 – Live CD / DVD

Klaus Knopper has announced the release of KNOPPIX 6.4.3, a popular Debian-based live CD/DVD (featuring the lightweight LXDE desktop) which has recently celebrated its 10th birthday: “The anniversary edition of KNOPPIX is now available as a DVD and CD image.” New features in this release: “The current version has been completely updated from Debian ‘Lenny’, […]

LibreOffice 3.3 RC2 is available!

LibreOffice3.3 RC2 has been released, this release comes with some improvements and bugfixes.libreoffice-logo ” The Document Foundation is happy to announce the second release candidate of LibreOffice 3.3. This release comes with lots of improvements and bugfixes,and a very substantial reduction in size for the Windows installer. As usual, be warned that this is beta […]

Drupal 7.0 RC 3 Released

We are proud to present to you the third (and likely final) release candidate of Drupal 7.0. Big news since last time! We’re back down to 0 critical issues again! We’ve announced a January 5 release date for Drupal 7! There are release parties being thrown worldwide on January 7. Please set one up in […]

22 ways to convert your friend to Linux

Are your friends convinced that they should be paying for their operating systems because Linux sounds too complicated or because they think it won’t do what they want it to? Fear not, here’s your guide to brining your friends over to the light side… 1. First you need a non-geek friend If your idea of […]