Jolicloud: Cloud enabled and not just for netbooks

There’s a Linux distribution for every occasion and the main purpose of Jolicloud is to present a web enabled GUI for netbooks and similar devices. I’m going to take a look at a preview release of the forthcoming 1.1 version. Under the hood, it’s based on the Ubuntu long term service release (10.04), and the [...]

CADuntu (2D CAD Drawing Tool) Becomes LibreCAD, Gets Ubuntu PPA

CADuntu is a 2D CAD drawing tool based on the community edition of QCad ported to Qt4 and works natively on OSX, Windows and Linux. Starting today, CADuntu has a new name: LibreCAD and it can easily be installed in Ubuntu, getting a PPA for Lucid, Maverick and Natty. Even though LibreCAD is quite new [...]

Linux Gaming: Native vs. Wine vs. Windows 7 Performance

Linux gaming has a bright future ahead with the forthcoming Unigine games, successful indie campaigns, and many other Linux-native game titles being just out on the horizon. Right now though if you are a dedicated PC gamer looking to satisfy your entertainment appetite under Linux, more than likely you find yourself using the Wine program [...]

Dofus : MMORPG for Linux with Huge Online Community

Dofus is a massively multi-player online role playing game (MMORPG) for Linux with thousands of players across the world playing it everyday. The game is quite popular and have one of the fastest growing online community. About Dofus Dofus is a flash based MMORPG developed by French Company Ankama Games. The game was initially released [...]

PostgreSQL Weekly News – December 19 2010

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – December 19 2010 == PostgreSQL 9.0.2, 8.4.6, 8.3.13, 8.2.19, 8.1.23 updates released. If you are using Hot or Warm Standby, or PITR, you should upgrade as soon as possible. The 8.1 series is now end-of-life, and users are encouraged to upgrade to a newer major version as soon as possible. […]

PCLinuxOS 2010.12 holiday CDs available

We baked up some fresh ISOs for PCLinuxOS. They are gui hot and delicious. PCLinuxOS 2010.12 holiday CDs are now available for KDE 4, Gnome, LXDE, XFCE and Enlightenment desktops featuring the latest updates from the PCLinuxOS software repository.  All CD features kernel 2.6.33.7bfs kernel for maximum desktop performance. Nvidia and ATI fglrx driver support. […]

GCC 4.5.2 Released

The GNU Compiler Collection version 4.5.2 has been released. GCC 4.5.2 is a bug-fix release containing fixes for regressions and serious bugs in GCC 4.5.1. This release is available from the FTP servers listed at: http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html Please do not contact me directly regarding questions or comments about this release. Instead, use the resources available from […]

New EU Software Rules Give FOSS the Inside Track

The European Union has announced public procurement rules for technology that appear to favor open source. The European Interoperability Framework sets out interoperability standards to create a trusted information exchange between public administrations of member countries. The EIF encourages open specifications for the framework. Members of the Business Software Alliance, which offer proprietary software, are […]

My Top Five Favorite Distributions for 2010

Ms. Carla Schroder shared a list of her “bestest distros” recently, so I thought I might follow suit. She called hers “not-usual” and looking at her list, I’d say my choices are probably a little more usual. In any case, here are my top five favorite Linux distributions for 2010, in no real order. 1. […]

Novell Names its First Annual ‘Dister’ Award Winners, with Cash Prizes

We’ve covered Novell’s SUSE Appliance Program, which encompasses SUSE Studio before, and now the “roll-your-own-Linux” efforts behind the program are coming to fruition. Novell has announced the winners of its first annual ‘Dister’ awards, which celebrate “innovators and inventors” who use SUSE Studio to build creative SUSE Linux-based software offerings. Novell is handing out two […]

Creating and Reading eBooks on Linux with Calibre

Many of us are hoping for an eBook reader under the tree. A Kindle, a Nook, or perhaps just an Android device that runs eBook software. But if you don’t get the gadget of your choice, or if you want to create content to fill one, you’ll find plenty of eBook software for Linux as […]

Zero Ballistics 2.0 For Linux Finally Released

The Linux gaming news continues to pour in this week. While we’re still busy with our exclusive copy of Unigine OilRush and waiting to see what the surprise is for Humble Indie Bundle #2 raking in more than one million dollars, we have just received word that Zero Ballistics 2.0 has been released. Zero Ballistics [...]

Here’s A Video Of Unigine OilRush On Linux

Ask and you shall receive. Following yesterday’s holiday surprise and this morning’s exclusive preview of Unigine OilRush, we now have up an in-game video recording we mad today of this forthcoming real-time strategy game. As said in today’s initial review of Unigine’s first game (for Linux, Windows , and PlayStation 3 platforms), in the coming [...]

Warsow 0.6 is here!

Yeehaa, the moment you’ve all been waiting for is here! After a combined effort of over 16 months of dedicated developing by our amazing team of dedicated hobbyists, and contributions from our own community, we can now all welcome the next milestone of War§ow: 0.6! As with every major release, there are many improvements. For the [...]

New development release: oi_148

Project OpenIndiana is pleased to announce the next development release – oi_148. oi_148 has seen a lot of improvements in documentation and processes to enable more people to contribute releasing more development knowledge to the community instead of being locked in a small number of people’s heads.  If you want to help with OpenIndiana please […]

Bank of America Rep Responds To No Linux Support

This isn’t exactly fresh news but I think some of you might find this interesting. Before we get into it, a couple of things to keep in mind: 1. The Bank of America is a Silver member of The Linux Foundation. 2. Tim Golden — Senior vice president at Bank of America sits on the […]

What’s New in Dropbox 1.0 for Ubuntu

The folks over at Dropbox released version 1.0 yesterday. This release has been a long time coming and is a major upgrade for Windows, Mac and Linux. For Ubuntu users, the biggest changes include the introduction of selective sync, Indicator Applet support, and a much more efficient client-side engine. Selective Sync In the past, Dropbox [...]

Ubuntu’s Natty release

It’s still a few months off but the next release of Ubuntu Linux could be an important one New versions of Ubuntu Linux are released every six months and most of these are incremental steps forward as Ubuntu tries to evolve into a mainstream desktop operating system. Some have been more exciting than others but [...]

Canonical announces Ubuntu Developer Day

Canonical today announced Ubuntu Developer Day to take place in India on the 27th of January. Ubuntu Developer Day will be the largest event in Bangalore next year that focuses on getting developers productive on this massively growing platform. The day will have a strong technical focus, with confirmed topics including:  How Canonical works [...]

Alien Arena 2011 Released – Overview & Screenshots

Alien Arena 7.50 (a.k.a. Alien Arena 2011) was released yesterday and it comes with several new notable features regarding the physics engine, as well as two new maps, updated player and skins models, new music for various maps, revamped in-game IRC cl…