Wary Puppy 5.1.2

I was thinking of this release as a bugfix release of 5.1.1, but when I started to tally the changes, I realised that there are a lot and probably I should have bumped the version to 5.2! Very briefly, a statement about this release: Wary 5.1.2 is the latest of the Wary-series of Puppy Linux […]

Romania to recommend open source “wherever appropriate”

Romania’s minister for Communication and Information Society, Valerian Vreme, said at a conference in Bucharest that the country’s public authorities should “use free and open source systems, such as Linux, when a mature evaluation shows it is the proper solution”. According to a report at OSOR.EU, Vreme said he would not support a law which […]

10 Commercial Apps for Linux That I Never Knew Existed

One thing that keeps Linux in the back foot is the lack of good quality applications that can compete with the best out there. The advent of paid softwares section in Ubuntu Software Center is a start, things like that can kick start application development for Linux in a big way. But things were not […]

Another Comodo SSL registrar hacked

ComodoBR, the Brazilian partner of the Comodo Certificate Authority (CA), appears to have fallen victim to an attack. During the incident, parts of the company’s database, including customer data and submitted certificate requests, were accessed via SQL injection. While the certificate requests don’t contain any information an attacker could misuse, the incident does present a […]

Better Clickpad Support for Ubuntu 11.04

Ever since I got my HP probook 4420s I have been on a search for the Touchpad (or Clickpad as it is called) Nirvana. On Kubuntu 10.10 Out of the box the clickpad was basically useless, right click and middle click did not work. Thankfully though, a work around helped get the most basic functionality [...]

Linux User’s Ubuntu Column #100 with Mark Shuttleworth

To help us celebrate the 100th issue of Linux User & Developer, Ubuntu founder, Mark Shuttleworth, agreed to take the reins from our regular Ubuntu columnist (Dave Walker) and take us through why he believes it was the right decision for Ubuntu to embrace the future with Unity… Linux User’s Ubuntu Column #100 with Mark [...]

Dungeons of Dredmor Trailer #5

As Dungeons of Dredmor approaches a release – and yes, folks, it will still be before Duke Nukem Forever – we have put together this fabulous new trailer to show you what we’ve been working on. Additionally, we now have a website up at http://www.dungeonsofdredmor.com where you are encouraged to sign up to be notified [...]

Cooperative Bug Isolation for Fedora 15

The Cooperative Bug Isolation Project (CBI) is now available for Fedora 14. CBI (http://research.cs.wisc.edu/cbi/) is an ongoing research effort to find and fix bugs in the real world. We distribute specially modified versions of popular open source software packages. These special versions monitor their own behavior while they run, and report back how they work […]

KDE Shows Beta of Summer Release

KDE Ships First 4.7 Beta May 25th, 2011. Today, KDE has released a first beta of the upcoming 4.7 release of the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks, which is planned for July 27, 2011. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team’s focus is now […]

Cloudmin 5.5 released

Hi Cloudmin users, Cloudmin version 5.5 is now available for download from our YUM amd APT repositories. New features in this version include : * When cloning a Xen, KVM, OpenVZ or LXC virtual system, you can now select another host system for the clone to be created on, instead of the source system’s host. […]

Is the Linux Uber-Geek “Administrator” Alive and Kicking?

Are users of desktop-focused Linux distros still best thought of as “adminstrators,” who cherish the idea of performing complex tasks when it comes to maintaining their operating systems and applications? That concept is not a new one. In fact, it’s old. Linux users at large are no longer cave-dwelling uber-geeks clinging to their command-line pasts. […]

Firefox 5 Beta now available for download

Mozilla has successfully reached the beta milestone in its new Rapid Release Cycle strategy that aims release new Firefox versions about every 18 weeks, instead of uncertain feature-oriented, when-it-is-done approach used in the past, that while it has worked ok in the past, is too slow for today web development speed with a lot of […]

Professional exploit packs freely available online

Two weeks after the source code for the ZeuS bot found its way onto the web, the barrier to entry for cyber-crime has been lowered further. Persons unknown have circulated the BlackHole and Impassioned exploit frameworks, which take advantage of various security vulnerabilities in Windows to infect systems with malware such as ZeuS. Threatpost reports […]

Should Your Business Remaster Its Own Linux Distro?

As things stand now, there are more Linux distributions available than most of us know what to do with. However, there are still instances where going along with the crowd and using a ready-made distribution might not be the right fit for your company. Whether it’s from a branding perspective or marketing opportunities, the reasons […]

Unigine OilRush Moves A Bit Further Along

Unigine Corp has released an update today to their first in-house game, OilRush, for those that have pre-ordered this real-time strategy. The Unigine OilRush 0.63 build improves the AI, improves system performance, introduces new maps, adds in new environments and visual effects, among other changes and additions. The list of official changes for OilRush 0.63 [...]

55 Open Source Replacements for Information/Project Management Tools

Experts say that interest in IT project management has grown substantially in recent years. A December 2010 report from Dice.com put project managers fourth on its list of the most in-demand IT jobs for 2011. And a Forrester report found that for 2011, CIO priorities are shifting from cost reduction to improving execution. As a […]

Is Android Really the ‘Open’ Platform?

Much has been claimed by Google ever since the infant days of its Android mobile operating system. The claim it has seemed to champion the most is that its platform is open by nature. One of the biggest complaints about iOS has been Apple’s lockdown policy, so naturally, Google would want to make its platform’s […]

Kubuntu 11.04 Review

Here is a look at everything that is offered with the stunning new release of Kubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal. With the Stability of Ubuntu and the powerful KDE software selection, this distribution is ideal for desktops and laptops. Try downloading the Plasma netbook or Plasma desktop editions for a workspace that will suit your every [...]

Super boot manager – Great tool to Manage Burg, Grub2 and Plymouth in Ubuntu

The SBM is a gui based on buc with the main aim to manage Grub2, Burg and Plymouth.  Using this tool you can install and configure Burg,  change burg theme using many beautiful themes from a  gallery and more.
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Trisquel 4.5.1 update release, now with Mini and Netinstall editions

After more than ten thousand direct downloads since the 4.5 release two months ago, we now publish an incremental update including all the security and bugfix upgrades applied to date, while also expanding the edition set with Mini and Netinstall flavours. Some of the improvements include better support for software RAID and 3G modems, fixed [...]