Fedora 16 Will Be Verne, Not A Beefy Miracle

The Fedora 16 name voting has ended. One of the leading proposals for the Fedora 16 codename was to call it a Beefy Miracle, but that will not happen. The Fedora 15 successor will be called Verne. Verne had 2204 votes where as Beefy Miracle was in second with 1662. Coming up in third was […]

Progress On The Unigine Dilogus Linux Game

Besides the Linux gaming news today of the Humble Indie Bundle #3 launch and it already pulling in over $250k USD (it’s now blown past $280k and is well on its way to crossing $300k any minute), there’s more news: the Dilogus game is progressing. For those that don’t remember Dilogus, since it’s name isn’t [...]

FreeCol 0.10.0-alpha2 released

We have released FreeCol 0.10.0-alpha2, the second pre-release of the upcoming version 0.10.0. It corrects many problems reported with the first pre-release, but is still not stable. The rewrite of the colony production code, in particular, will pro…

Warsow 0.61 released!

Three months have passed since 0.6 release, so it’s time for a maintainance release already! 0.61 fixes bunch of bugs like lag spike when changing song, WarsowTV disconnects, mysterious crash in wdm1 and few other maps and a lot more. Also lots of small polishing, like removing stuttering/lag when clicking ‘join game’ in the UI. [...]

Warsow 0.7 engine switch – april fools

I’ve been lately busy trying to optimize the engine we’re currently using for Warsow – Qfusion. After months of unsuccessfull attempts at bringing its performance at least on par with our open source rivals, we’ve collectively decided that the next version of Warsow will use the CRX engine, the same engine that powers Alien Arena. [...]

Wesnoth 1.9.5: Development Release

Wesnoth 1.9.5 has been released. This is the sixth release of the 1.9.x development series. It includes huge, groundbreaking changes. Please have a look this forum thread to get a rough idea about those big changes (and some known problems). We offer two versions of changelogs: a rather nice to read players changelog that only [...]

An Open-Source MMORPG Using The Unigine Engine

Project Bossanova has high hopes to develop “the first 3D game built especially with Linux as the first priority. It will set the standard in gameplay, graphics, compatibility, community integration and more.” In addition, they plan to have the game, now announced as RunServer’s MMT, to be open-source. This is an MMOPRG game and it’s [...]

Ubuntu 11.04 beta review – Natty Narwhal’s naughty but nice…

Ubuntu 11.04 is one of the most controversial and highly anticipated releases of the popular Linux distro. And the first beta of Natty Narwhal gives you a chance to preview many of its innovations – including the brand new Unity interface… Ah, spring! Snowdrops and crocuses pop up everywhere, the birds start their usual frantic [...]

Elementary OS – Distro Review

It’s been awhile since I had the time to install another distribution and really put it through it’s paces enough to write a full review of it. After crying wolf about a lack of information on the Elementary OS website, I felt I owed it to their team to give the disc a (free) download [...]

PostgreSQL Weekly News – April 10 2011

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – April 10 2011 == Austin PUG will be meeting April 13: http://pugs.postgresql.org/austinpug NYCPUG will meet April 14 at 6pm. Details and RSVP below: http://www.meetup.com/postgresql-3/events/17219508/ == PostgreSQL Product News == MicroOLAP Database Designer 1.8.0 Beta for PostgreSQL released. http://microolap.com/products/database/postgresql-designer/ pgbouncer 1.4.1, a lightweight connection pooler for PostgreSQL, released. http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pgbouncer/ PostgreSQL Multiple […]

Ubuntu 8.04 reaches end-of-life on May 12 2011

Ubuntu announced its 8.04 Desktop release almost 36 months ago, on April 24, 2008. For the LTS Desktop releases, Ubuntu committed to ongoing security and critical fixes for a period of 36 months. The support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop will reach end of life on Thursday, May 12, 2011. [...]

Wine release 1.2.3

The Wine maintenance release 1.2.3 is now available. What’s new in this release (see below for details): – Translation updates. – Various bug fixes. The source is available from the following locations: http://ibiblio.org/pub/linux/system/emulators/wine/wine-1.2.3.tar.bz2 http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wine/wine-1.2.3.tar.bz2 Binary packages for various distributions will be available from: http://www.winehq.org/download You will find documentation on http://www.winehq.org/documentation You can also get the […]

SimplyMEPIS RC2 Out

SimplyMEPIS 11.0 RC2, aka 10.9.96, has been uploaded. This is considered to be a minor update. The primary change since RC1 is the update to a 2.6.36.4 kernel that includes an experimental version of the aufs driver, which makes it possible to run the DVD with a read/write filesystem. Automatic x configuration should work better […]

Try Mageia 1 Beta1 right now!

As has been stated in the Mageia roadmap, Mageia 1 Beta1 is now available for tests. The first Mageia stable release is planned for 1st of June (which is now quite near!). Our focus is always on improving distribution content but also lots of work was done on localisation support (locales, main applications, Asian locales). […]

KDE Ships April Updates, Congratulates GNOME

KDE has made available an update to the 4.6 series of the Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE applications, and the development frameworks. The changelog tells us that this update is worth installing for the fixes in Okular, Dolphin and Kopete, among others. 4.6.2 is a recommended update for everyone running 4.6.1 or earlier versions. […]

How to Install GNOME 3 on Ubuntu 11.04

The following tutorial will teach you guys how to install the highly anticipated GNOME 3 desktop environment on the Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system. GNOME 3 is the next evolution of the GNOME desktop environment, and it has been released on April 6th, 2011, on mirrors worldwide. GNOME 3 is a light desktop environment [...]

Review: Linux Mint Xfce 201104

Just over 2 weeks ago, I wrote about how Linux Mint is moving the Xfce edition to a Debian base. Well, a few days ago, they released the official Linux Mint Xfce 201104. For those of you who didn’t read that post, in short, Linux Mint Xfce is now Debian-based instead of Ubuntu-based. The developers [...]

Mark Shuttleworth talks Narwhals

Natty Narwhal (Ubuntu 11.04) removes GNOME, adds new kernel, and offers a major patch for scheduling processes. Mark Shuttleworth talks to Linux User about all this, Debian relations and the future of Ubuntu… Mark Shuttleworth talks NarwhalsMark Shuttleworth has been a busy man since last we spoke to him in 2009, but at least this [...]

Canonical abandons ShipIt program! NO MORE FREE CDs

Canonical has announced, “with some regret” that it is terminating the ShipIt program and for Ubuntu 11.04, users will no longer be able to apply for a free CD claiming “Technology moves on and as we look at ways to spread Ubuntu further, a CD distribution programme, especially one of that size and delivered in [...]

ZaReason Teo Pro Netbook Proves Its Netbook Mettle

It’s been nearly a month since I started testing the Teo Pro netbook, and the verdict is in: well-rounded, well-balanced and girlfriend-approved. What gives this machine such high marks? Read on for the full details … For a quick refresher, check out the preview article early in March 2011. To recap, however, my ZaReason Teo [...]