The Ubuntu GNOME Remix — an ISO is imminent

I hoped Ubuntu would do the right thing and start an official derivative featuring the GNOME 3 environment. That has not happened.
But there is a new project, the Ubuntu GNOME Remix, offering a PPA today and an ISO install image at some point in the n…

Linux Mint 201104 Xfce

Linux Mint Debian Edition has proven to be a popular release for the Linux Mint developers. It’s certainly at the top of my list of favorite distros. Linux Mint Debian edition uses the GNOME desktop and, as good as it is, it’s just not right for some folks (especially those on older or slower computers). […]

Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) Features

The following article will present to Ubuntu fans all over the world, a few interesting features and facts for the next version of Ubuntu OS, the Ubuntu 11.10, dubbed Oneiric Ocelot. Mark Shuttleworth announced the Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating system on March 7th, 2011. Ubuntu 11.10 will be released on October 13th, 2011. Ubuntu […]

10 Addictive Games from Chrome Web Store

Speaking of games, Linux users never had much of a choice. But the ever growing importance of web as a platform and web browsers as the tool is encouraging. Even if the big league game developers completely ignore Linux in the future as well, Games, like other applications, could become totally platform independent. Chrome Web […]

Skype Ubuntu Messaging Menu / NotifyOSD Integration

There’s a very old thread @ Ubuntuforums which includes a python script to get NotifyOSD notifications for Skype. Since the first post, the python script has been improved by many users and it now provides both Ubuntu Messaging Menu integration (with all the features the Messaging Menu provides like the envelope icon changing color when […]

Video: The Future of OpenStack and Why Ubuntu Linux has come first.

I’ve been following the open source OpenStack cloud effort since it was first announced in June of 2010. I mean come on, how many times does a tech journalist like me get to interview NASA about enterprise open source tech? Over the course of the last year, I’ve seen OpenStack grow from its NASA/Rackspace base, […]

18 of the Best Free Up-and-Coming Linux Games (Part 3 of 3)

Linux has an ever-expanding library of tens of thousands of free games, many of which are released under an open source license. Of course, a significant proportion of these titles are still in an early stage of development. Even relatively simple games can take several years to mature especially if the development is primarily being […]

10 Things That Make Ubuntu The Best Alternative Operating System

While Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS have conquered the smart phone world, Microsoft Windows is still the reigning champion on the desktop. In recent years, Ubuntu Linux has become increasingly popular as a replacement for Windows. Ubuntu is an operating system which features a number of advantages that make it an appealing alternative for everyday […]

New OpenDiagnostics Live CD Release :: 394 MB

Added mc, lftp, mdadm, a few others I can’t remember off the top of my head. Updated ClamAV to 0.97 and virus defs are good as of today. Updated metasploit to latest SVN head Updated kernel to latest and lucid is fully updated. Download Here I have been doing a lot of research into AutoIt […]

Fedora Weekly News 275

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 275[1] for the two weeks ending May 18, 2011. What follows are some highlights from this issue. FWN is back after a hiatus last week! In announcements from the Fedora Project, important details on changes to requirements for all Fedora contributors, as well as country requirements for steering committee […]

openSUSE Weekly News 176 is out!

We are pleased to announce: Issue 176 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] In this Issue: openSUSE Conference 2011 to be creative and open! Manu Gupta: My GSoC Project – SaX3 Linux Tag 2011 Will Stephenson: Have you BURPed yet today? and many more … For a list of available translations see the Translations […]

Red Hat Delivers Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) today announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1, the first update to the platform since the delivery of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 in November 2010.  With Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1, Red Hat continues to set the standard in flexibility, performance and quality that customers around […]

5 Skype alternatives for Linux users

While many people use Skype for its free voice over IP (VoIP) services, Linux users have a love/hate relationship with it. Yes, Skype will run on some versions of Linux, but it doesn’t run on all of them, and the Linux version (2.2-beta) lags far behind the Windows version (Skype 5.3). That’s three major generations […]

Linux Kernel 2.6.39 Officially Released

We are proud to announce today, May 19th, the immediate release of the highly anticipated Linux kernel 2.6.39. Among the new features included in Linux kernel 2.6.39 we can mention new drivers for high-end AMD graphics cards, ipsets to simplify firewall maintenance and implementation, improved EXT4 file system, new drivers for better hardware support, and […]

Fedora 15 Goes Gold, and That’s Not All

Several exciting announcements came out of the Fedora project today, the most exciting of which is that the Fedora Go / No-Go meeting resulted in a Go. In addition, the new Contributor Agreement was finalized and posted. A newish community project made its existence widely known as well. After the Go / No-Go meeting yesterday […]

Google plans to close Android hole as soon as possible

Google says that it has started “to roll out a fix which addresses a potential security flaw that could, under certain circumstances, allow a third-party access to data available in Calendar and Contacts”. The fix will roll out globally over the next few days, said a Google spokesperson in an official statement. No user action […]

Ubuntu 11.10 Release Schedule Published

While we have had an early Ubuntu 11.10 release schedule (along with one for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) going back to last May, the official release schedule for Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Oncelot” is now available. The official Ubuntu 11.10 release schedule is available from the Ubuntu Wiki with the various release dates. The first alpha release […]

Ubunchu: manga about Ubuntu Linux

“Ubunchu!” is a Japanese manga series featuring Ubuntu Linux. Three school students in a system-admin club  are getting into Ubuntu! International Editions We have the official distribution site for the international editions.   You may find “Ubunchu!”  in your native language at the site below. Episodes The Original Japanese editions and the source files […]

Top Games for Linux!

Alien Arena: Awesome graphics and very addictive Alien Arena is a free first person shooter. It has a 1950′s science fiction atmosphere. You can play online deathmatch or play single player mode against bots. The game engine is open source but other content is proprietary. There are over 50 maps that you can choose from […]

Canonical’s Launchpad Streamlines Translation of Ubuntu

If you’re a native English speaker like me, you may not think very often about what it takes to make software available in a language you understand. For the rest of the world, however, translation is a big deal — especially in the open source ecosystem, where few projects have the resources to pay professional […]