Windows’ Endgame. Desktop Linux’s Failure

“After nearly a decade, Microsoft’s reign as a monopoly is over.” … “The latest real-world data on web usage confirms that Microsoft’s once-dominant position in the world of personal computing is crumbling.” That’s not me, the Linux guy speaking. No, that’s Ed Bott, who’s as much a Windows fan as I am a Linux fan. [...]

Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop Customization Guide

At the request of our readers we have decided to revive our usual desktop customization tutorial for the Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system, because of Unity! This step-by-step tutorial was created for the Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system and it will teach you how to change the looks of your Linux desktop into [...]

Wesnoth 1.9.7: Development Release

Wesnoth 1.9.7 has been released. This is just another release of the 1.9.x development series. It might include some larger changes, but you will only notice those if you actually test this release yourself. Please have a look this forum thread to get a rough idea about those big changes. If you are using Mac [...]

Ubuntu Oneiric Open for Translation

After the first language packs have now been generated, we’re pleased to announce that our current development release, Ubuntu Oneiric, is now open for translation: Translation schedule. Remember that according to the release schedule translatable messages might be subject to change until the User Interface Freeze on the week of the 25th of August. Language packs. During the [...]

10 of the Best Free Linux Physics Tools

Physics is a natural science concerned with the study of matter and energy applying laws that govern natural phenomena. It encompasses the study of the universe from the largest galaxies to subatomic particles, covering mechanics, radiation, heat, electricity, sound, magnetism and the structure of atoms. A good background of physics is essential in understanding our […]

Microsoft says WebGL isn’t secure enough

In the spirit of the famous articlePDF by Edsger Dijkstra, Microsoft says, in a piece entitled “WebGL considered harmful”, that the 3D technology is not secure enough for its products. The blog post lists three reasons for this conclusion: first, browser support for WebGL gives web applications direct access to hardware; second, there could be [...]

Linux Deepin 11.06 Beta 2

Linux Deepin is a Chinese community distribution based on Ubuntu and featuring the GNOME desktop and numerous usability enhancements. The second beta version of Linux Deepin 11.06 was just released this Monday. There are two major changes: the ISO image is now generated with the Hybrid mode so that users can easily boot their computers [...]

GNOME 3.1.2 released

GNOME 3.1.2 Development Release =============================== Fourth update to GNOME 3.0, first update of the development release available at last (as it was delayed). To compile GNOME 3.1.2, use jhbuild [1] and the modulesets and .jhbuildrc file used on this release [2]. [1] http://library.gnome.org/devel/jhbuild/ [2] http://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.1.2 If you want to know what is new on this […]

PrestaShop v.1.4.3

Version 1.4 of PrestaShop is very successful with over 60 migrations per day! The PrestaShop team is pleased to announce the release of v.1.4.3! Update your shop now and make the most of the latest developments in terms of performance and improving security. PrestaShop v.1.4.3 is famous for its reliability and number of optimisations: – […]

Ubuntu 11.10 Will Be Distributed As Hybrid CD/USB Images

Colin Watson announced recently that starting with June 16th, 2011, all daily builds and final releases of the Ubuntu operating system will be distributed as hybrid CD and USB ISO images. The “hybrid ISO” feature was present in all major Linux distributions, except Debian and, of course, Ubuntu. It was missing from all Debian-based distributions [...]

Book Overview: Ubuntu Unleashed 2011 Edition

Ubuntu Unleashed 2011 Edition: Covering 10.10 and 11.04 (6th Edition) is a book written by Matthew Helmke, Andrew Hudson and Paul Hudson. With over 700 pages, The 2011 Edition is the perfect Ubuntu manual and it covers Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 from A to Z, including installing, configuring, desktop applications, system administration, games, Ubuntu as [...]

ARM server startup tries jumpstarting datacenter software ecosystem

The ARM onslaught attack on the datacenter proceeds apace, as ARM server vendor Calxeda (formerly Smooth Stone) announces that it’s teaming up with Canonical and nine other software vendors to form a “Trailblazer Initiative” aimed at creating a full-blown ARM server ecosystem. Canonical’s role in the effort arises from the fact that Calxeda has selected [...]

Greenie 9N

Greenie 9N is finaly here! Based on Ubuntu, but not as actual Ubuntu. Greenie is using classic and solid GNOME 2.32.1 istead of GNOME 3 or Unity. Several new applications (FBReader, gToDo, Adobe Reader, Audacity), new versions of Firefox and all other software and new, much darker artwork, is now a part of Greenie. Also [...]

Zorin OS 5 Gaming and Multimedia released

The Zorin OS Team are proud to release Zorin OS 5 Gaming and Multimedia which bring a lot of new and enhanced features to Zorin OS, our operating system designed for Windows users. This release utilizes the GNOME 2.X Classic environment instead of Ubuntu’s Unity shell. Zorin OS 5 Gaming includes over 40 of the best [...]

LibreOffice 3.3.3 is ready for download

The Document Foundation announces the availability of LibreOffice 3.3.3, a new release of the most stable version of the free office suite for personal productivity, targeting corporate users. LibreOffice 3.3.3 is already available for download at the following address: http://www.libreoffice.org/download. According to Thorsten Behrens, a developer and member of the TDF Steering Committee, “LibreOffice 3.3.3 […]

Linux 3.1 Kernel Looking To Bring New KVM Option

Back in April I reported on a lightweight QEMU-free Linux KVM host tool. This written-from-scratch solution is designed to just boot guest Linux images with the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) while being just a few thousand lines of code. A second version of the Native Linux KVM Tool has been released and it’s being targeted […]

Ubuntu 11.10 Development Update

This week has been busy. Lots of bits and pieces are coming together in Oneiric and the status overview might give you an idea how each feature is progressing. If you look at the release schedule for Ubuntu 11.10 you can see that Oneiric is still in the development phase, where most of the heavy [...]

The racing simulator rFactor on Mac and Linux!

Don’t get left in the dust Mac and Linux users, play rFactor today with CrossOver Games! Arguably, one of the best computer racing simulators, rFactor aims at being one of the most accurate simulator of its time. Play with a computer steering wheel, joystick or even a keyboard. To learn more about rFactor, visit the [...]

Why Gnome, Ubuntu and the like don’t understand “usability”

Lately there has been some uproar about the ‘dumbing down of interfaces’..KDE4 didn’t offer the settings 3 did, Gnome dumbs everything down, and maybe Apple did the same the last decade. I couldn’t tell because I never touch anything Apple, and the only time I did the software crashed and all this dumbing down for [...]

Bodhi Linux 1.1.0 : Ubuntu and Enlightenment based Promising Linux distribution

Bodhi Linux is a relatively new GNU/Linux distribution being developed by Jeff Hoogland. I had read couple of reviews of Bodhi Linux earlier, but comment from the maintainer of Bodhi Linux in the review of MacPup 520 Linux ( you can read this review here ) , made me take notice of Bodhi Linux, and [...]