Easily Create Your Own Custom Short URL With Bit.ly Pro (No Web Host Required)

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Fedora Weekly News 259

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 259[1] for the week ending January 19, 2011. What follows are some highlights from this issue. In announcements, we have the release of EPEL 6! The Ambassadors group welcomed two new member this weeks, both representing the USA. The Ambassadors were looking at Test Days and Fedora Classroom, and […]

PC-BSD 8.2-RC2 Available for Testing

The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of the second Release Candidate for PC-BSD 8.2. This will be the last beta version prior to release which is expected some time in the next 2-3 weeks. In addition to some fixes in response to previous 8.2 testing snapshots, RC2 contains the following software components: […]

So long, Drupal 5.x (End of Life Announcement)

On January 15, 2007 (Drupal’s 6th Birthday), Drupal 5.0 was released. Neil Drumm acted as the Branch Maintainer for the past four years up until one final commit on January 6, 2011 to clarify the PHP compatibility. When Drupal 7 was released that meant that Drupal 5 was no longer supported. This announcement is merely […]

Foursquare open sources two development tools

Location-based social networking service foursquare has released two of its development tools as open source: Rogue and Fully-Loaded. According to foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai, who announced the releases via Twitter (1,2), Rogue is a query domain-specific language (DSL) written in Scala for constructing and executing find and modify commands against MongoDB in the Lift web […]

Linux 2.6.38 eliminates last main global lock, improving performance

The first release candidate for the upcoming Linux 2.6.38 kernel is now out and it could further improve Linux performance. With 2.6.37, the Big Kernel Lock (BKL) was removed, but apparently there is at least one more big global lock that needed to come out. In 2.6.38 there is a new RCU (Read/Copy/Update)-based path name […]

Open Source: OpenERP Launches SaaS Version for Partners

OpenERP, as you may guess from the name, sells a suite of business applications built on open source code, ensuring low-cost apps for the customer and flexible deployment for the administrator. But OpenERP has always been limited by its status as an on-premises product. Not anymore. OpenERP v6, available now, is a hosted SaaS version […]

Hacking, Old-Schoo

When you mention hacking in the general public, the image most people think of is a nerdy guy breaking into a computer system from his bedroom. This month, I take a look at some of the tools available to do exactly that. Of course, this is for information purposes only, so please don’t do anything […]

Unity Linux 2011 Alpha Released!

The developers at the Unity Linux project are pleased to announce a brand new alpha snapshot of the upcoming 2011 release. The 2011 alpha release provides a few big updates to core packages, but the emphasis on the 2011 release will be the beginning of structural changes to the core. These changes are being done […]

Shadow Clones is a Fun Alien Shooter with Nice Soundtrack

Shadow Clones is a 3D top down shooter where you play a role of space commando left alone on a military base infested with aliens on Mars. The game is inspired by classic game Alien Shooter and involves clearing your way through hordes of aliens. You start with a simple pistol in the game and [...]

Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal – First Impressions

At the time of writing this article, Ubuntu 11.04 codenamed “Natty Narwhal” is still very much in its nascent stages of development. I really wanted to take it for a spin and write about my first hand impressions on latest build Ubuntu Natty. I installed Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal Alpha 1 in my USB drive [...]

PrestaShop v.1.4 Beta 5 is now available!

The final version of PrestaShop 1.4 is fast approaching… This week we are pleased to announce to our beloved community the release of PrestaShop v.1.4 Beta 5. Among some improvements to note: – One Page Checkout optimization – URL rewriting management enhancement – Localization packs optimizations – PayPal module improvement – Smarty update to v.3.0.6 […]

Latvian Government Departments “Must Accept Documents in ODF”

Summary: Exciting news from Latvia, confirming that the country is indeed committed to decisions which were made regarding free access MANY congratulations go to the Latvian people, some of whom regularly send us mail with valuable input and an appeal for help in the form of coverage that sheds light on what goes on there. […]

Web site to showcase GNOME 3

The GNOME Project has published a web site gnome3.org, to showcase the forthcoming GNOME 3 desktop environment, due for release in April 2011. The web site currently contains a simple overview of the features of the new version of GNOME, plus an FAQ section and a page that describes how to download and compile the […]

Available Now: VirtualBox 4.0.2

Last evening, January 18th, Oracle updated its popular and powerful VirtualBox virtualization software to version 4.0.2. This new maintenance release brings lots of stability improvements and many bugfixes over previous versions. VirtualBox 4.0.2 binaries are available for download (see the link at the end of the article) for Linux, Solaris, OpenSolaris, Windows and Macintosh platforms. […]

Main development phase of Linux kernel 2.6.38 completed

Exactly 14 days after Linux version 2.6.37 was released, Linus Torvalds has published the first beta version of kernel 2.6.38, which is expected to be completed at the end of March or beginning of April. With this release, the merge window for the development cycle has come to an end and Torvalds has now integrated […]

Mandriva Provides an Educational Solution for Schools and OEMs

Mandriva has announced on January 18th a new OEM distribution, designed for Intel ClassMate PC and several others educational netbooks, which was integrated with Mandriva-Mythware Educational Solution educational application. Mandriva-Mythware Educational Solution is a distribution based on the same kernel as its famous big brother, Mandriva Linux. It’s a tool designed to be used as […]

Five WordPress Plugins to Make You a Better Blogger

Open source blogging platform WordPress is popular with millions of bloggers worldwide for its versatility and ease of use. One of the best things about self-hosting a WordPress blog on your own server is its nearly infinite tweakablilty. Post-deployment plugins turn a standard blog into a useful interactive and engaging site for readers. Here are […]