PostgreSQL Weekly News – February 13 2011

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – February 13 2011 == Selena Deckelmann is offering an online class through CodeLesson: http://codelesson.com/courses/view/introduction-to-postgresql == PostgreSQL Jobs for February == http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-jobs/2011-02/threads.php == PostgreSQL Local == NYPUG is having a meetup on February 15, 2011 at 6:15PM at the Yodle offices on 50 W 23rd St, New York, NY. More info […]

Mandriva Newsletter January 2011

Mandriva Newsletter January 2011 : Discover every quarter the core of the Mandriva activity, news, product and event services, practical resources, etc … In this issue: * Mandriva Linux 2010.2 * Mandriva Enterprise Server 5.2 * Mandriva Pulse 2 v 1.3.0 * Mandriva at FOSDEM 2011 * Mandriva Brazil and the Classmate PC * Mandriva […]

GTK+ 3.0.0 released

GTK+ 3.0.0 is now available for download at: http://download.gnome.org/sources/gtk+/3.0/ ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/3.0/ sha256 sums: ec0729bf28f09a16e0b0a6a588556c7cee091f40426505b3694a9488bf6cbf67 gtk +-3.0.0.tar.bz2 d294155389c9ba4765c0b26805967f2dae1d84565f5d4095d489f94619406df9 gtk +-3.0.0.tar.gz What is GTK+ ============ 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 to complete application suites. GTK+ has been […]

Fedora Weekly News 262

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 262[1] for the week ending February 9, 2011. What follows are some highlights from this issue. We begin the issue with announcements, including opening bids for the next FUDCon EMEA, notification of some changes to the packaging guidelines, and a call for ideas for the next Google Summer of […]

SimplyMEPIS 11.0 beta2 Uploaded for Testing

Morgantown, WV, Feb 8, 2011 — Warren Woodford has released SimplyMEPIS 10.9.90, the second beta of MEPIS 11.0. This beta is available from MEPIS and public mirrors. The ISO files for 32 and 64 bit processors are SimplyMEPIS-DVD-TEST_10.9.90_32.iso a…

WordPress 3.0.5 (and 3.1 Release Candidate 4)

WordPress 3.0.5 is now available and is a security hardening update for all previous WordPress versions. This security release is required if you have any untrusted user accounts, but it also comes with important security enhancements and hardening. All WordPress users are strongly encouraged to update. Three point oh point five Enhances security Three point […]

Debian 6.0 debuts FreeBSD version, splits off suspect packages

The Debian Project announced a stable version 6.0, code-named “Squeeze,” available for the first time in a preview FreeBSD version as well as the usual GNU/Linux implementation. Debian 6.0 also offers a faster, dependency-based boot system, streamlines installation procedures, and splits off non-open source firmware from the kernel for separate download, permitting completely “free” installations. […]

Johannesburg Stock Exchange to move to Linux

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has announced that it is moving to an all Linux based trading platform when it relocates to Johannesburg. The JSE currently operates out of London and runs on the TradElect platform which is based on Microsoft .Net and SQL Server 2000. It plans to move to MilleniumIT’s Millennium Exchange platform […]

Open source app store

Linux vendors look to improve user experience with a common Linux app store. Apps are the big thing in technology right now. Any company that has an operating system but doesn’t have a dedicated app store is doing it wrong. Traditionally app stores were limited to mobile devices such as the iPod and Android platform […]

Five operating systems that time forgot

While you’re cursing the slow boot times of your modern PC or wondering why you can’t have 50 applications open at once without the system taking a hit, cast your mind back to the operating systems of old. Here are five operating systems we fondly remember. Actually, that’s a lie. One of them had us […]

X.Org Server 1.9.4 Released; 1.9.5 Expected

Before ending out last week, Jeremy Huddleston released X.Org Server 1.9.4. At least one more release, X.Org Server 1.9.5, is also expected before this branch is retired in favor of X Server 1.10, which will be released in the coming weeks. X.Org Server 1.9.4 isn’t too exciting as it just pulls in about two dozen […]

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 391

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: First impressions of Saline OS 1.0 News: Debian 6.0 coverage, Ubuntu 11.04 killer features, CentOS and Mageia release delays, upgrading to Mandriva “Cooker”, testing GNOME 3 Questions and answers: Keeping laptops cool with cpufreqd Released last week: Debian GNU/Linux 6.0, aptosid 2011-01…. Read more at DistroWatch

Tread Carefully in Shopping for Early Android Tablets

If you caught the Super Bowl over the weekend, and paid attention to the advertisements–which always go for a pretty penny–you no doubt saw Motorola’s ad for its Android tablet, and other ads featuring the open source Android mobile OS. Aside from the notable fact that a Linux-based operating system was right there in between […]

Is PCLinuxOS on the Ropes?

PCLinuxOS has suffered from its share of issues over the years. With difficulties ranging from personnel shake-ups to hosting problems, it seems developing and managing a Linux distribution can be challenging work. Perhaps sometimes it’s more trouble than its worth. PCLinuxOS is a popular distribution, at one time wildly so and rivaled Ubuntu for the […]

ArtistX 1.0

Marco Ghirlanda has announced the release of ArtistX 1.0, an Ubuntu-based live DVD containing some of the best free multimedia and graphics software available today: “After many years of continuous development and nine versions, the ArtistX 1.0 multimedia studio on a DVD is finally here. It’s an Ubuntu-based live DVD that turns a common computer [...]

Click here to find out more! 19 Awesome Open source games for Linux

This is a nice collection of 19 open source games for Linux that contains most addictive, fun and refined games. For some of these games, also installation steps are included. tux-gamer Enjoy 1-Astromenace: AstroMenace is my favorite one, it is a modern 3D scrolling space shooter with ship upgrade possibilities. You can improve your ship [...]

The Tragedy of ‘Microsoft Trained Brain Syndrome’

There are few things more tragic in this world than seeing a friend or family member suffer at the hands of some debilitating ailment or disease. Such conditions rarely come up here in the Linux blogosphere, but the past few weeks have been a rare exception. It was no physical ailment, however; rather, it was [...]

PostgreSQL Weekly News – February 06 2011

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – February 06 2011 == Simon Riggs interviewed in O’Reilly GMT http://www.oreillygmt.eu/open-sourcefree-software/all-about-postgresql-%E2%80%93-the-world%E2%80%99s-most-advanced-open-source-database/ == PostgreSQL Product News == PGSI 1.6.0, a tool which reports overall impact of PostgreSQL queries on a server, released: http://bucardo.org/wiki/Pgsi == PostgreSQL Jobs for February == http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-jobs/2011-02/threads.php == PostgreSQL Local == Selena Deckelmann will be speaking on PostgreSQL […]

Camp KDE 2011 Announced

We are excited to announce Camp KDE 2011 which will be held April 4 and 5, 2011 in San Francisco, California at the Hotel Kabuki. Camp KDE is co-located this year with the Linux Foundation’s Collaboration Summit which takes place April 6 and 7. Held annually in the United States, Camp KDE provides a regional […]

New cloud applications drive popularity of the AGPL license

Diaspora, the hottest new open source project, is licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License or AGPL. So are two other new, popular cloud applications, RapidFTR and ownCloud. Add to that popular forges Launchpad and Gitorious. According to Black Duck data, the number of AGPL projects grew 74% in 2010. The numbers and profiles […]