Car computer runs Ubuntu 10.10, offers GPS and HSDPA

Vic has begun selling an Ubuntu Linux-based, double-DIN car computer with GPS and 3G HSDPA for approximately $410. Based on an Intel Celeron M processor with 2GB of DDR2 memory, the NaviSurfer II Ubu-3G offers a 250GB hard disk drive, a seven-inch, 800 x 480 touchscreen, and extensive connectivity including multiple camera inputs, says the […]

Is Ubuntu playing with fire?

How’s that for an incendiary headline? Before I continue, here’s how I got here: First I tested the Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Alpha image, which I thought way too raw for a release two months and barely two weeks away, with the Unity layer on top of GNOME barely functional. Then I tried a pre-alpha of […]

Customise Ubuntu with Ubuntu Tweak

Customisation is an inherent part of Linux, but if you’re not comfortable working without your mouse, tweaking aspects of your desktop can be tricky. That’s where Ubuntu Tweak comes in. It’s a nifty little app that helps you modify aspects of your Ubuntu installation. It breaks your desktop into various categories and enables you to […]

Vista Phony 7 is Just a Very Costly Experiment

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 is failing pretty badly, costing Microsoft a lot of money, and even disapponting its few existing users whose devices are now getting bricked by an update As something smelly & dirty hits the fan, Microsoft turns to patents and it’s easy to see why. Microsoft has not got so much left […]

Linux Mint 11: “Katya”

Linux Mint 11, based on the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal”, will be released in May this year under the codename “Katya”.
Origins: Russian name. Greek origins, associated with the meaning “pure”.

Linux Mint signs a partnership with eUKhost

Linux Mint signed a new partnership with eUKhost. The UK hosting company is now the number #1 Linux Mint sponsor and provides our project with a powerful dedicated server for a value of $894/month. eUKhost becomes the number #1 Linux Mint sponsor The server is located in Milton Keynes, UK. It runs Debian Lenny in […]

First Zentyal 2.1 Beta available!

First Zentyal 2.1 Beta available! Hi fellow Zentyal users, We’re glad to announce the availability of the first packages and installer CD images for Zentyal 2.1! You can download the new installer for 32 and 64 bit architectures from our new Beta Downloads page ( You can also install the 2.1 packages on an existing […]

PostgreSQL Weekly News – February 20 2011

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – February 20 2011 == == PostgreSQL Product News == pgpool-II 3.0.2, a connection pooler and more, released. PL/Proxy 2.2, a write-scaling clustering system for PostgreSQL, released. == PostgreSQL Jobs for February == == PostgreSQL Local == PGDay is scheduled at this year’s Southern California Linux Exposition (SCALE) […]

GTK+ 3.0.1

GTK+ 3.0.1 is now available for download at: 2bd0a197dc2a7e981790a720552bfd540a77b6edaa382dd7450366ee23e35121 gtk +-3.0.1.tar.bz2 678fa6e51be2750699eefb095f0c4ff74073d82a1696e35235807c0f0f3515be gtk +-3.0.1.tar.gz This is the first bug fix release in the stable 3.0 series. ============ GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for projects ranging from small one-off tools […]

Wine release 1.3.14

The Wine development release 1.3.14 is now available. What’s new in this release (see below for details): – Many cleanups to address Valgrind and Clang warnings. – Support for creating compressed cabinet files. – Translation updates. – Various bug fixes. The source is available from the following locations: Binary packages for various distributions […]

Fedora Weekly News 263

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 263[1] for the week ending February 16, 2011. What follows are some highlights from this issue. In announcements from the Fedora Project, details of Planet Edited, mass rebuild and mass rebranching status updates, and pointers to Fedora events globally. In Ambassador news, coverage of traffic from the Ambassador and […]

LibreOffice Raises 10000 Euros for Foundation in One Day

The Document Foundation announced their intention of becoming a legal non-profit foundation to allow it to accept donations and financial assistance as well as pay employees and rent without having to suffer the tax liabilities levied upon businesses. Since startup capital is required, they began asking for donations to reach their goal. And so far, […]

Stable kernels,, and released

Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the release of the,, and stable kernels. They contain lots of fixes all over the tree. Also, this will be the last of the 2.6.36.x stable kernels: “[…] you should move to the .37 kernel series as this is the last .36 kernel to be released. It’s now […]

MeeGo: “We will find other partners”, says Intel CEO

Intel’s CEO, Paul Otellini told analysts that Intel “will find other partners” for the MeeGo project after Nokia’s decision to drop the Linux based operating system as its primary smartphone platform, and switch to using Windows Phone 7. Otellini said “The carriers still want a third ecosystem and the carriers want an open ecosystem”, according […]

Work stalls on Unity ports for Fedora and openSUSE

Individual developers working on the Unity shell ports for Fedora and openSUSE have both decided to stop work for the time being. Adam Williamson, working on the Fedora port, said in his blog that since his Unity work was entirely voluntary and his work ethic fluctuates, he has lost motivation for the moment. He mentions […]

Canonical to disable GNOME donations in Banshee

The Banshee developers have announced that they have chosen to allow Canonical to disable the Amazon store in Banshee on Ubuntu. This was the alternative to agreeing to have Canonical take 75% of the revenue from the affiliate code embedded in media player’s Amazon store support. Last August, the Banshee developers configured the media player’s […]

Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS released

“I am in the present. I cannot know what tomorrow will bring forth. I can know only what the truth is for me today. That is what I am called upon to serve, and I serve it in all lucidity.” – Igor Stravinsky The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 10.04.2 […]

Bleeding Edge: Universal Software Installer for Ubuntu

Bleeding Edge is a Linux script designed for the popular Ubuntu operating system, for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. It installs players, codecs, media players, fonts, drivers, etc. It also cleans up the system. Bleeding Edge is a graphical software installer, an application that will make your life easier, allowing you to install the most […]

Dual-core Smartphone Runs Android and Ubuntu

“ARM is showing off a test handset at Mobile World Congress, which runs Android 2.3 and Ubuntu 10.04 at the same time on a Texas Instruments OMAP 4 chip. ARM envisages a time when the only computer you’ll ever need is your smartphone and with Nvidia announcing it will be putting quad-core mobile processors into […]

Microsoft bans free software from Windows Phone Marketplace

A ban on GPL3 and similarly compatible, copyleft licensed software has been found in the terms of use for Microsoft’s Windows Phone Marketplace. The terms, noted in a posting on open source evangelist Jan Wildeboer’s blog, were originally noticed in a discussion among Nokia developers who were evaluating the issues involved with Nokia’s switch to […]