Samba 4.0 alpha 16

We are proud to a announce another alpha release of Samba 4, alpha 16. What’s new in Samba 4 alpha16 ============================= Samba 4.0 will be the next version of the Samba suite and incorporates all the technology found in both the Samba4 alpha series and the stable 3.x series. The primary additional features over Samba […]

Debian moves to LibreOffice

Debian moves to LibreOffice The Debian project is proud to announce that the transition from to LibreOffice has now been completed. LibreOffice has already been available for “testing” and “unstable” since March and has now been backported to Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”, too. Rene Engelhard, Debian’s LibreOffice maintainer and member of LibreOffice’s Engineering Steering Committee, […]

Fedora Weekly News 279

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 279[1] for the two weeks ending June 22, 2011. What follows are some highlights from this issue. In Development announcements, a reminder of end of life for Fedora 13, details on a few outages and infrastructure updates, and details on FESCo and Fedora Board elections. Fedora In The News […]

MediaWiki 1.17.0 released

We are proud to announce the first stable release of the 1.17 series. Selected changes since MediaWiki 1.16 that may be of interest: * A new installer has been introduced. It has a wizard-style interface which is translated into many languages. Many shortcomings in the old installer were addressed with this rewrite. Note that it […]

Mozilla Delivers New Version of Firefox – First Web Browser to Support Do Not Track on Multiple Platforms

Mozilla, a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to making the Web better, today released a new version of Mozilla Firefox for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. The new version of Firefox comes on the heels of the wildly successful release of Firefox 4, which had more than 200 million downloads on Windows, Mac and Linux and […]

Thunderbird 3.1.11 update is now available

Thunderbird 3.1.11 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux for free download from  This release makes several improvements to Thunderbird’s performance, stability and security. We strongly recommend that all Thunderbird users upgrade to this release. If you already have Thunderbird 3.1, you will receive an automated update notification within 24 to 48 hours. […]

Firefox 3.6.18 security update now available

As part of Mozilla’s ongoing security and stability update process, Firefox 3.6.18 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux for free download. As always, we recommend that users keep up to date with the latest stability and support versions of Firefox, and encourage all our users to upgrade to the very latest version, Firefox […]

Webconverger 8 based on Artax

Webconverger 8 allows you to deploy Firefox 4.0.1 in a kiosk environment. This release uses a lot of upto date Debian packages from Progress Linux. Between 7.2 to 8.0 there are several highlights such as: Firefox 4.0.1 Updated Adobe flash to 2.6.39 linux kernel A few extra locales, like South African English This ISO’s […]

Perl 5.14.1 and 5.12.4 arrive

The Perl developers have updated the current stable development branch of Perl, version 5.14, with Perl 5.14.1. While the developers recommend that users of version 5.12 upgrade to 5.14 when convenient, it has not stopped them producing 5.12.4, a maintenance update for what was the previous stable development branch. Perl 5.14.1 is an update to […]

PC-BSD: Devil With Human Face

This blog is mostly about Linux. You can guess it from the name: Linux Notes from DarkDuck. Linux world is huge. But it is not the only world of Operating Systems on the Open Source Software universe. I have already visited “neighbours” from another world, world of BSD: FreeSBIE. That time I was impressed with […]

Planeshft 0.5.7

Good news for all the PlaneShifters! A new release is ready! 0.5.7 has been just released with some interesting new features and updates, in particular: We added more realistic textures (normal maps) to the following levels: Ojaveda, Hydlaa Arena, the three cave levels, the blackflame temple, the death realm, gugrontid guildhouse, law guildhouse, simple guildhouse, […]

First glimpse of Ubuntu Software Centre 5.0!

One thing in Ubuntu, which has always hit rock bottom in terms of popularity, is Ubuntu Software Centre. The reason often cited is its weak design and layout. Lot of attempts were made, but none of them brought a wind of change in perception among the user community. The guys at Canonical have been under […]

Is Ubuntu on the way out?

A distinguished Website is asking the question: “Is Ubuntu on the way out?” They cite Distrowatch’s Page Hit Rankings as the catalyst for this query. According to said PHR, Ubuntu has fallen to the number three position in the one month tally behind Linux Mint and Fedora. The the past year Mint has remained in […]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 221

Wiki page: == In This Issue == * Ubuntu 11.10 Development Update * Call for Nominations for the Americas Regional Membership Board * Ubuntu Stats * LoCo News * Michigan LoCo sponsorship of MUG * Launchpad News * New requirements for Ubuntu Certification * An Interview with Alan Bell * Delivery channels for OpenStack […]

Download Firefox 5 Final for Linux

Ladies and gentlemen, a few minutes ago (June 20th) Mozilla unleashed the stable version of the highly anticipated Mozilla Firefox 5.0 web browser for Linux, Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Yes! The final version of Firefox 5 is finally here, and it brings support for CSS animations, which will lead to amazing Web experiences. It […]

6 Torrent clients for Linux

When people talk about BitTorrent probably thinks to download movies and music, often illegally and without permission of the copyright.But there is also a legitimate and legal torrenting you can do, especially on Linux.Forexample, most Linux distributions are available through the same ISO images via BitTorrent. Having a good BitTorrent client is imperative if you […]

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 410

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: What’s cooking? It’s SliTaz News: Funtoo improves on Gentoo, Scientific Linux gains mindshare, Mint updates rolling-release editions, Debian and Bodhi interviews Questions and answers: Personal firewall applications Released last week: Tiny Core Linux 3.7, Parted Magic 6.2, AVLinux 5.0 Site news: Annual…. Read more at DistroWatch

GCC 4.6.1 RC Arrives; Official Release Not Far Off

Version 4.6.1 of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is imminent. A 4.6.1 status report issued this morning signals there are no outstanding P1 regressions and that this point release branch is now frozen. The GCC 4.6.1 release candidate was subsequently issued. From this morning’s report, there are no P1 regressions known for 4.6.1, which are […]

PostgreSQL Weekly News – June 19 2011

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – June 19 2011 == The first Commitfest of the 9.2 cycle has begun. Review a patch! PostgreSQL 9.1 beta 2 is out. Test! == PostgreSQL Product News == pgbouncer 1.4.2, a lightweight connection pooler for PostgreSQL, released. == PostgreSQL Jobs for June == == PostgreSQL Local […]

Ad Bard, The Advertising Network Serving FOSS Only Ads, is Shutting Down

Ad Bard was a breath of fresh air in the already crowded advertising networks arena lead by behemoths like Google Adsense. In 2009 when Ad Bard network first came into existence, FSF proudly proclaimed, “The Free Software Community now has an ethical alternative to ad networks that promote proprietary software.” Ad Bard was a truly […]