Fedora Weekly News 276

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 276[1] for the week ending May 25, 2011. What follows are some highlights from this issue. We begin this issue with news from the Fedora Project, including details on the official release of Fedora 15 (Lovelock), and some events happening around Fedora board elections. In development news, details on […]

Xvid 1.3.2 is available!

Hello! This is Xvid 1.3.2 release. This is Xvid 1.3.2 bugfix release. It fixes and replaces the previous 1.3.1 stable release. Changes since 1.3.1: * xvidcore – Updated implementation of IDCT/FDCT to match error spec of MMX/SSE code – Added “make info” to unix Makefile – Removed debian directory from release tarballs – Made multi-threading […]

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – May 29 2011 ==

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – May 29 2011 == == PostgreSQL Product News == pgmp 1.0, a multiple-precision arithmetic system for PostgreSQL, released on PGXN. http://pgmp.projects.postgresql.org/ http://pgxn.org/dist/pgmp/ == PostgreSQL Jobs for May == http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-jobs/2011-05/threads.php == PostgreSQL Local == PG Session 2, on PostGIS, will be held on June 23rd in Paris. The CfP is open! […]

Say Hello To Linux 3.0; Linus Just Tagged 3.0-rc1

For anyone that was doubting Linus Torvalds would finally part ways with the Linux 2.6 kernel series, you lost your bets. On the eve of Memorial Day in the United States and his departure to Japan for LinuxCon, Linus Torvalds just tagged Linux 3.0-rc1 in Git. It was just one week ago that Linus Torvalds […]

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 407

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Thoughts on inverted jellyfish, or my week with SimplyMEPIS 11.0 News: Best features in Fedora 15, prolonging agony of Linux Mint, Mageia 1 ready for launch, interview with Mark Shuttleworth, Gentoo weekly newsletter, Tiny Core Linux GUI installer Questions and answers: LibreOffice…. Read more at DistroWatch

How Unity, Compiz, GNOME Shell & KWin Affect Performance

Those that follow my Twitter feed know that over the weekend I began running some benchmarks of the various open-source and closed-source graphics drivers. But it was not like the usual Phoronix benchmarks simply comparing the driver performance. Instead it was to see how each driver performed under the various desktops / window managers now […]

Free Giveaway Of Unigine’s New Linux Game Continues

Last week we launched another Unigine OilRush giveaway contest whereby we’re giving away copies of this forthcoming real-time strategy that has native support for Mac OS X / Windows / Linux with its impressive graphics renderer. This contest is in celebration of the seventh birthday of Phoronix later in the week. There’s still time to […]

New opensource linux space sim

Procedural space sim with land-able, real-sized planets, with detail down to meters. Sort of like Infinity the quest for earth, but, single player,free, and on Linux. Game-play is similar to Frontier elite in scope and openendness (what’s a better right spelt word for that?) but not a clone. This looks to be one of the […]

The Sins of Ubuntu

Canonical Ltd., the company behind Ubuntu Linux, estimates that the product has over 12 million users worldwide. And why not? Ubuntu is free and it runs more than ten thousand applications. It has a vibrant user community, websites covering everything you might ever need to know, good tutorials, a paid support option, and more. Yet […]

Super OS 11.04 released

Here it is, the new Super OS 11.04 New features: NEW: Based on Ubuntu 11.04 (see the Ubuntu 11.04 release notes and known issues) NEW: Unity 3D, the new interface introduced in Ubuntu 11.04 NEW: LibreOffice, replacing OpenOffice.org NEW: Ayatana overlay scrollbars, to reduce used screen space UPDATED: Firefox 4, Google Chrome 11 and Opera […]

Super OS 11.04: Ubuntu 11.04 With Muscles

Hacktolive.org announced today, May 30th, the stable and final version of Super OS 11.04, their Ubuntu 11.04 based Linux distribution with “super powers.” Super OS 11.04 includes extra apps, patches, utilities and other useful packages that are missing from a standard Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) default installation. Among the applications included in the new Super […]

Skype installs third party software against users’ wishes

Over the weekend, a Skype partner firm used the VoIP software’s auto-update function to install a program on users’ systems – even against users’ express wishes. EasyBits has been responsible for online gaming on the Skype platform since 2006. Now, the company’s stand-alone “EasyBits Go” games centre has been installed on Skype for Windows users’ […]

KDE 4.7 – A First Look At Beta 1

On the 25th of May 2011, KDE released the first beta of KDE SC 4.7. As an ardent KDE fan – so prepare for this article to be horribly biased – I’ve hunted down the openSUSE packages and installed it on a test machine. The test machine is a circa 2 year old Dell XPS […]

Angry Birds Game Makes Open Source More Sexy

During this time, Linux was not as lucky as MacOSX and Windows in attracting the gamers. Moreover, when the popular game Angry Birds released by Rovio Mobile on the iPhone platform (IOS), Android, and then on the Mac and Windows, arguably the desktop Linux users could only wished it, when the popular game can be […]

Starting A FOSS Project? Then Know Your Licenses

you’re working on an open source project, one of the early decisions you must make is which license the project will be released under, and choosing the perfect license is more complex than ever. The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is out with a set of easy-to-follow guidelines for making the decision, and we’ve provided guidelines […]

4 money-saving, open source business intelligence suites

Business intelligence (BI) is one of those buzzphrases that sound super-cool, but are often misunderstood. What is business intelligence and should you care? Do you need to drop a giant bucket of money on BI? Smart, bold decisions There is little that is magical about making wise decisions for your business. The fabled steely-eyed rock-ribbed […]

SpaceZero update. version 0.80.02

SpaceZero is a Real Time Strategy 2D space combat, multiplayer (two players by now) net game. The objective is to conquer the space, defeating all enemies. At starting point you have only one ship and one planet, but you have gold to buy more ships to conquer more planets. All the ships can be controlled […]

Canonical and Ubuntu Needs to Settle Down

I am not averse to changes. I like experimenting with new applications and features every now and then. I have no problem with that. But that is not the case with majority of Computer users out there. For them, Computer is just a tool to get things done in a much faster and efficient manner. […]

The Five Pillars Of Ubuntu Server 11.10

With a few weeks having passed since UDS Budapest where a lot of details concerning Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Oncelot” were figured out and debated, and the features definition freeze now in effect, Canonical has announced the five core areas they’ll be working on in this development cycle as it pertains to the Ubuntu Server release. […]

Ubuntu Ocelot takes shape

Plans for the next release of Ubuntu Linux are taking shape. A look at what users can expect Earlier this month (May 2011), Ubuntu developers from around the world gathered at the Ubuntu One Developer Summit with the primary purpose of laying down plans for the next release of the operating system. Although not yet […]