Canonical Alienates Their Major Asset.

I’ve long lamented the fact that Linux lacks any real marketing strategy. Of course, when a product is free of cost, there is no ROI so what’s the point? Canonical beat the odds with Ubuntu. The fan-base became so large, so fast that Universal Awareness of Ubuntu can be credited to a simple grass-roots effort […]

YAAAUU (Yet Another Article About Ubuntu Unity)

I tried. I really did. I tried to like Ubuntu’s new Unity interface and tried hard to make it work. Unity felt ok on the Acer Netbook — the small screen is a good match for the new vertical application launcher. It was sort of ok on the larger Dell Latitude E6500s laptop. It was […]

Desktop Linux Gamer’s Guide

MyGaming takes a look at some of the great games out there for Linux and Ubuntu gamers So you’ve installed one of the popular Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu, and you’ve activated your graphics drivers; now what? While mainstream gaming has not quite found it’s way onto Ubuntu there are a number of worthy titles […]

Defense Contractor Heeds Microsoft’s Patent War Cry

Microsoft scored a victory Monday when defense contractor General Dynamics’ Itronix division agreed to pay it licensing fees for using the Android operating system. Itronix makes rugged mobile computers for military, law enforcement, first responder and field service use. Microsoft’s assertions of patent rights over Android and subsequent demands for licensing fees are controversial. Some […]

PCLinuxOS KDE 2011.6 is now available for download

PCLinuxOS KDE 2011.6 for 32 and 64 bits computers is now available for download. A 64 bit only release will be available in the coming weeks. PCLinuxOS KDE 2011.6 features the following updates. The PCLinuxOS 2011.6 Desktop   What’s new: Kernel – The kernel was updated to version Additional kernels are available from our […]

WordPress Plugins for Usability & Traffic

After you’ve installed plugins to configure your WordPress site for your server and protect your site from spam, it’s time to get your site up to speed. You may have guessed this will partly require more plugins. Some will be for the purpose of visibility, to help people find you. Others will enable you to […]

GCC 4.6.1 Compiler Released

As expected when mentioning the GCC 4.6.1 release candidate one week ago, GCC 4.6.1 has been officially released this Monday morning. GCC 4.6.1 is now available from their source mirrors and the changes can be found on this web-page. GCC 4.6.1 consists of just bug-fixes, regression fixes, and documentation updates to this dominant open-source […]

The WebGL Battle in the Great Browser Wars

Even on the sunniest, most peaceful days here in the Linux blogosphere, it’s a pretty safe bet that the Great Browser Wars are still being waged somewhere, whether or not we can actually overhear the particular skirmish of the moment. Last week, however, the din of the battle roared loud enough for all to hear […]

Pidgin IM client 2.9.0 closes security vulnerability

The Pidgin development team has announced the release of version 2.9.0 of its open source instant messenger application. This latest maintenance and security update addresses a potential denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability caused by corrupt buddy icons. According to the developers, using a specially-crafted GIF image file as their buddy icon, a remote attacker could cause the […]

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 411

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Mageia the Magnificent? News: Debian “Squeeze” updated to 6.0.2 Opinions: Dear Ubuntu Released last week: Sabayon Linux 6, Scientific Linux 5.6, Porteus 1.0 Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha 2, Mandriva Linux 2011 RC1 Site news: Annual package database update New distributions: NetRam…. Read more at DistroWatch

Dev-corner: How to request art for your FOSS game project (and how not to)

During my tenure thus far as the head of, I’ve run into a lot of different requests for art by various projects. I’d like to start out by saying this: Please, if you need art for your FOSS project, don’t hesitate to come ask us! That’s why we’re here. That being said, there are […]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 222

== Links to UWN == * Wiki page: == In This Issue == * Call for Testing Maverick Language Pack Updates * Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric) Development Update * Ubuntu Oneiric Open for Translation * Ubuntu Cloud Portal: Graphics Ninjas invited to help * Ubuntu Stats * LoCo News * LoCo Council Meeting Digest * […]

PostgreSQL Weekly News – June 26 2011

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – June 26 2011 == == PostgreSQL Product News == HTSQL 2.1-RC1, a high-level query language for relational databases, released. MicroOLAP Database Designer 1.8.0 for PostgreSQL released. psycopg2 2.4.2, a Python connector for PostgreSQL, released. == PostgreSQL Jobs for June == == PostgreSQL Local == CHAR(11), the […]

openSUSE Weekly News 181 is out!

We are pleased to announce: Issue 181 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] In this Issue: * openSUSE Milestone 2 * Google Summer of Code Reports * Sebastian Kügler: Plasma Active updates * ZDNet/Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Firefox 5: New, but improved? * and many more … For a list of available translations see the […]

Softpedia Linux Weekly, Issue 153

Welcome to the 153rd issue of Softpedia Linux Weekly! The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: Porteus 1.0 and Sabayon Linux 6.0. In other news: Mozilla officially releases Firefox 5 web browser for Linux, Macintosh and Windows platforms; Canonical updates the Mozilla Firefox web browser in Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal), to version […]

Stable kernel

The stable kernel update – the first 2.6.34 update since mid-April – is now available. It contains a very long list of important fixes.

Free Knowledge requires Free Software and Free File Formats

People sometimes ask me why I’m so adamant that Wikipedia must always use free software, even when in some cases it might be the case that proprietary software might be more convenient or better suited for some particular need that we have. After all, the argument goes, our primary mission is to produce free knowledge, […]

Tutorials: GameTree Linux – Part 3 – Debugging and crash logs

Sometimes, a game just doesn’t wanna run or install. And sometimes, it gives an error, which could help you identify the problem about running or installing the game. How? Well, when the game crashes, it usually gives an error, and GameTree Linux helps you showing “# new alerts”, where # is a number. Of course, […]

LulzSec Used Ubuntu

In the latest (and seemingly final) batch of documents dumped on The Pirate Bay by computer hacker outfit ‘LulzSec’, a familiar looking operating system can be seen in use. A screenshot included in the file dump named ‘ owned.png’, which appears to show a hacked resource relating to the US Navy, shows Firefox running under […]

Unigine OilRush Needs More Time To Drill

The official release date for Unigine’s OilRush real-time strategy game has been June or July of this year in the midst of summer. Recently though we’ve been reporting that it’s looking like the release date may slip for this visually-intense game with a native Linux client. After talking with Unigine Corp, it looks like a […]