5 Linux Tutorials For Beginners

Here are 5 useful Linux tutorials for beginners / resources which will help newbies get their feet wet in Linux….

Is the Shade Coming Down on the Windows Era?

If the human brain can be compared to a search engine, it seems fair to say that most of us tend to scan the news each day for search terms and phrases that support our existing point of view. That, indeed, could explain why a recent post over at the Linux Foundation has drawn so […]

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.9 GA Announcement

Red Hat is pleased to announce the availability of the latest update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, release 4.9 (with kernel-2.6.9-100.EL) for a family of products including: – Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 for x86, AMD64/Intel(r) 64, Itanium Processor Family, S/390, System p and System z – Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 4 […]

Parted Magic 5.10

It seems like it’s been longer than a month, but it’s time for a new release. The most notable changes are the Linux 2.6.37 Kernel, GParted 0.8.0, and the move back to Firefox as the default web browser. We updated some programs and here is the list: fsarchiver-0.6.12, gzip-1.4, hdparm-9.37, xz-5.0.1, conky-1.8.1, ntfs-3g-2011.1.15, linux-2.6.37, gdisk-0.6.14, […]

GNU Guile 2.0.0 released

We are pleased to announce GNU Guile release 2.0.0, the first of a new stable series and the result of almost 3 years of work. It provides many new noteworthy features, most notably the addition of a compiler and virtual machine. The Guile web page is located at http://gnu.org/software/guile/, and among other things, it contains […]

Linux Foundation announces Android Builders Summit and Embedded Linux Conference

The Linux Foundation has announced the 2011 Android Builder Summit to take place from 13 to 14 April at the Hotel Kabuki, San Francisco. Following the Embedded Linux Conference, the ABS will run for one and a half days, starting at 1 pm on the 13 April. The ELC runs from the 11 to 13 […]

Money gone, people gone: Oracle’s open-source blowback

Oracle loves open-source projects and technologies – it’s just not crazy about other people running them. Now, Oracle has a growing reason to dislike the projects themselves and it’s got everything to do with the two things Oracle values most: money and control. Oracle has said that customers are picking the former Sun Microsystems’ open-source […]

Mozilla Official Says Internet Explorer 9 is Two Years Too Late

Delivering solid proof that open source browsers are leading innovation in the browser arena, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome have carved deeply into Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser market share over the past couple of years, and now the folks behind Firefox are practically delivering a eulogy for Internet Explorer. With Mozilla’s majorly updated Firefox 4 […]

No more desktop Linux systems in the German Foreign Office

In response to a questionPDFGerman language on “the use of open source software in the Foreign Office and other Government departments” submitted in parliament by the SPD (Social Democrats, the main German opposition party), the German government has confirmedPDFGerman language that the German Foreign Office is to switch back to Windows desktop systems. The Foreign […]

Intel Graphics On Linux Still Behind Windows, With Sandy Bridge

Now that I finally have Sandy Bridge graphics working under Linux, thanks to another H67 motherboard and Core i5 2500K processor from Intel that don’t exhibit the earlier problems, there’s many Linux benchmarks available. Overall the Core i5 2500K graphics under Linux with the latest kernel / DDX / Mesa are fast, for being Intel […]

Comfusion 3

Comfusion is a Spanish Ubuntu-based distribution formerly known as Uberyl. The latest release, version 3, is the project’s first stable build in over two years and it comes with a number of major changes. Firstly, there is a choice of desktop environments which includes GNOME, the full-featured desktop for modern computers, LXDE, a lightweight desktop […]

Dress Up Your Documents with Free Graphics Tools and Resources

If you think back to what you were doing with documents 10 years ago, and then think about what you’re…

A Kernel By Any Other Name

For legacy reasons we standardized our environment on Ubuntu Server. Generally when a new Ubuntu LTS release comes out, we, like many others, start deploying any new installations on the new release while we start planning upgrades for our most out-of-date servers. When 10.04 (lucid) was released, we already had everything up to 8.04 (hardy), […]

Debian volatile replaced by new updates suite

Debian volatile replaced by new updates suite The Debian Volatile archive is discontinued starting from the upcoming Debian release 6.0 (“Squeeze”). It is replaced by the suite squeeze-updates on the official mirrors. Its management will move to the Debian Release Team, who already manage regular updates to Debian stable and oldstable. The squeeze-updates suite is […]

Open Source Finds a Friend in Big Government

Major federal agencies in the U.S. are gradually getting the hang of dealing with open source technology — a situation that bodes well for commercial open source providers. In a recently released “report card,” Open Source for America says that a handful of top level cabinet departments have achieved a high level of success in […]

AMD Catalyst 11.2 Linux Driver Released

AMD has just issued their Catalyst 11.2 Linux driver update. It’s now available from AMD.com but their release notes as usual are of little use, so here’s the Phoronix scoop on this month’s update. Within Catalyst 11.2 you should find: – A much smaller driver package. The unified x86/x86_64 driver package available from AMD’s web-site […]

Firefox director to leave Mozilla

Mike Beltzner has announced that he plans to leave his position as Director of Firefox at Mozilla Corporation, once Firefox 4 is released. Beltzner has been with Mozilla since 2005, when he joined the company from IBM to lead the development of user experience on Mozilla projects. He became Director of Firefox in 2008 and […]

53 Open Source Replacements to Spice Up Your Desktop

With so many new devices – with so many new interfaces – coming out all the time, is your desktop starting to seem a little, well…boring? Are you frustrated by how slow and buggy Windows is? Are you tired of winter weather and wish that something – anything – would change? If so, this list […]

Starting with Mageia: download it!

As promised, the first ISO of Mageia, Alpha 1 (code name Cantine) should be available soon on a mirror near you (or rather, on a mirror on the same planet as you): 32 bits DVD iso and 64 bits DVD iso (live CD will come for next releases). Another piece of good news, we have […]

SystemRescueCd 2.0.1

François Dupoux has released an updated version of SystemRescueCd, a Gentoo-based live CD with a collection of utilities for data rescue and disk management tasks. As always, the new version comes with updated Linux kernels as well as the brand new GParted 0.8.0 and X.Org Server 1.9.4. From the changelog: “Updated standard kernels to 2.6.35.11 […]