Linux Mint 11 ships with retro GNOME 2.32 UI

The Mint project released the final Linux Mint 11, which is based on Ubuntu 11.04, but skips over the Unity and GNOME 3 desktops in favor of GNOME 2.32.1. Linux Mint 11 offers UI updates to the Software Manager and Update Manager, while also speeding the latter, and supplies new default apps in LibreOffice, Banshee, […]

Canonical Chief Designer Hits the Road

Ubuntu’s head designer, Ivanka Majic, is leaving for an extended motorcycle trip through America, and whether she will return to Canonical remains unclear. In a blog post, Majic says that she plans a three month honeymoon with her ​​husband, traveling via motorcycle from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. “I am taking what I believe is […]

AriOS 3.0 Beta Available for Download

I’m happy to announce AriOS 3.0 Beta is now available for download and testing. AriOS 3.0 Beta is based on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal and comes with a carefully designed and customized GNOME 2 session that uses the elegant Avant Window Navigator as the main panel (without Unity). Finding files and launching applications is handled […]

Linux Mint 11 – Vital Service or Prolonging Agony?

Linux Mint 11 was released earlier this morning with some new features and lots of updates. One update that’s been skipped is immediately apparent – big interface change. Two major distributions have shaken their base a bit with their latest releases and some folks just don’t like to shift their computing into a higher gear […]

Wine release 1.3.21

The Wine development release 1.3.21 is now available. What’s new in this release (see below for details): – Support for installation rollbacks in MSI. – 8- and 16-bit bitmap formats in the DIB engine. – Fixes in the XInput2 mouse support. – Better support for text shaping in Uniscribe. – Improvements to the Item common […]

Zenwalk Gnome 7.0 is ready !

Zenwalk Gnome 7.0 is out! We are proud to provide Zenwalk gnome 7.0 based on gnome 2.32.1. It is the last step before going to gnome 3.0. Zenwalk gnome is still like the standard Zenwalk edition, a clean and clear desktop. Hal support has been removed. Networkmanager was preferred instead of wicd. Rhythmbox has been […]

openSUSE renames its Build Service

The openSUSE Project has announced that the openSUSE Build Service will be renamed the Open Build Service, retaining the well-known OBS acronym. Jos Poortvliet, the openSUSE community manager, said that the rename is “a small but important step in the right direction for us”, noting that the idea for the name change came from community […]

Skype ends support for open source Digium Asterisk

Skype has terminated its partnership with Digium, effectively killing Skype for Asterisk, which integrated Skype’s VOIP service with the open source PBX/telephony platform. While some analysts see Microsoft’s impending acquisition of Skype as the source of the schism, others argue that Skype has never been an open source supporter, and had already been backing away […]

Lubuntu 11.10 release schedule

The key dates for the development of Lubuntu 11.10 – the official LXDE-based ‘Ubuntu’ spin – have been published to the Lubuntu mailing list. As with the Ubuntu release schedule these dates are subject to change over the coming months. We will reflect any changes in this post. The dates, which largely stay in sync […]

Bodhi Linux 1.1.0 Released

Two months after our 1.0.0 release the Bodhi team and I are proud to announce the availability of Bodhi Linux 1.1.0. This is the first of our quarterly scheduled update releases to keep the software on the Bodhi live CD current. The live CD includes a number of package updates including: Linux Kernel 2.6.39 Enlightenment […]

Popular Linux Game ‘Frogatto’ Updated to Version 1.1

At long last, Frogatto 1.1 is out! It’s available for Mac and Windows, Linux (just source for now, but you can help provide something better), and OpenPandora on the download page. It has also been submitted to the iOS App Store and Mac App Store for review. In this release we’ve added arcade mode, made […]

Hedge fund star calls for Microsoft’s Ballmer to go

Influential hedge fund manager David Einhorn has called for Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer to step down, saying the world’s largest software company’s long-time leader is stuck in the past. Microsoft, which was the largest U.S. company by market value in the late 1990s, has seen its stock stand still for the past 10 […]

Microsoft Failed in the Hardware Business

While Microsoft has many obviously problematic areas, it is notably hardware that has consistently been trouble for this software monopolist. Some of the most glaring examples of Microsoft’s hardware ineptness have been the Xbox, Zune, and KIN. All of these treasures have brought failures, both in sales as well as in build quality. We have […]

Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) end-of-life reached on April 30, 2011.

This note is just to confirm that the support period for Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) formally ended on May 1, 2011 and Ubuntu Security Notices no longer includes information or updated packages for Ubuntu 9.10. The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 9.10 is via Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx). Instructions and caveats for the upgrade […]

Linux Mint 11 “Katya” released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 11 “Katya”. Linux Mint 11 “Katya” New features at a glance: One click install for multimedia codecs and extra applications The Software Manager UI improvements New splash screen Fonts category More accurate package information More application icons by default More accurate search by default […]

GNOME 3.0.2 released

Hi! This is the second update to GNOME 3.0. It contains the usual mixture of bug fixes, translations updates and documentation improvements that are the hallmark of the rock solid stable GNOME releases, many thanks to our wonderful team of GNOME contributors! Also, thanks to all the people that help me in this my first […]

WordPress 3.1.3 (and WordPress 3.2 Beta 2)

WordPress 3.1.3 is available now and is a security update for all previous versions. It contains the following security fixes and enhancements: Various security hardening by Alexander Concha. Taxonomy query hardening by John Lamansky. Prevent sniffing out user names of non-authors by using canonical redirects. Props Verónica Valeros. Media security fixes by Richard Lundeen of Microsoft, Jesse Ou […]

Drupal 7.2 and 6.22 released

Drupal 7.1 and 6.21, maintenance releases which fix security vulnerabilities are now available for download. Drupal 7.2 and 6.22 also fix other issues reported through the bug tracking system. Download Drupal 7.2 Download Drupal 6.22 Upgrading your existing Drupal 7 and 6 sites is strongly recommended. There are no new features in these releases. For […]

Android Seen Reaching for Its Wallet

Google will unveil a mobile payment service on Thursday in New York, according to a recent Bloomberg report. This will be available on Android smartphones from Sprint Nextel. The service will let Android smartphone owners with the NFC feature enabled pay for goods and redeem coupons through their handsets. Google will roll out the service […]

gLabels Does the Job but Wouldn’t Make Patrick Bateman Sweat

It is rare that I lament about a task I cannot do in Linux better than when I used that Redmond OS that rhymes with lindows. But you can hear me pining for those commercial and shareware programs every time I have to create a printing job around business cards or mailing labels on my […]