Microsoft and Linux?

Microsoft has always had an awkward relationship with Linux specifically and with free software in general. Maybe awkward isn’t exactly the right word. For many hackers and hobbyists, their first real exposure to Microsoft and its then-CEO Bill Gates came way back in 1976, when he accused others in the then-nascent market for personal computing […]

Finnix Is The First Distro With Linux Kernel 3.0

Ryan Finnie announced a few days ago the immediate availability of a new version of his Finnix Linux distribution, now powered by the recently released Linux kernel 3.0. Dubbed Algoma, the Finnix 102 operating system was released at the end of last week, on July 23rd, and it features a smaller distribution size, support for […]

Mozilla’s Head Is in the Cloud With New Mobile OS Idea

The Mozilla Foundation is looking into creating a standalone mobile operating system for the open Web. A team of programmers from the organization has set up the Boot to Gecko project to work on this idea. This OS is based on the idea that the Web can displace proprietary, single-vendor stacks for application development. The […]

Zen Cart v1.5.0 BETA release now available

We are pleased to announce that the Zen Cart v1.5.0 BETA is ready for poking and prodding. We do expect it that it may have some bugs … that’s why it’s a BETA. As with any BETA software, DO NOT USE ON LIVE SITES!!! Why BETA? This BETA release has a two-fold purpose: – identify […]

Samba 3.5.10, 3.4.14 and 3.3.16 Security Releases Available

Release Announcements ===================== Samba 3.5.10, 3.4.14 and 3.3.16 are security releases in order to address CVE-2011-2522 (Cross-Site Request Forgery in SWAT) and CVE-2011-2694 (Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability in SWAT). o CVE-2011-2522: The Samba Web Administration Tool (SWAT) in Samba versions 3.0.x to 3.5.9 are affected by a cross-site request forgery. o CVE-2011-2694: The Samba Web Administration […]

Choosing the Right Linux Distro for Your Business

In the ever-changing world of business computing, the push to do more with less never seems to let up. In response, some companies are considering deploying Linux. But which distribution? Unfortunately for IT departments, no single Linux distribution is likely to offer a one-size-fits-all solution that works for everyone. Thankfully, though, there are plenty of […]

Android Apps and the Honeycomb Holdup

Android Honeycomb tablets are now on store shelves and vendor websites. Six months from Honeycomb’s release, tablet makers have finally optimized their hardware to fit the new made-for-tablets OS version to their larger-than-smartphone screens. But where are the apps? Buyers of shiny new 8- and 10-inch touchscreen Android tablets suffer from a glaring lack of […]

Get into Fast Paced, Multiplayer Aerial Combat with Linux Game Altitude

Altitude is a 2D side-scrolling airplane shooter game created by Erik Measure and Karl Sabo, the founders of Nimbly Games. The game is a fierce contest of fighter planes, battling for supremacy of the skies in a fast paced combat that is way more fun than a flight simulator. It is a game of steely […]

How to Run Scripts at Ubuntu Startup

Understanding how and which scripts start at boot with Ubuntu is a bit challenging. The transition from System-V init scripts to upstart jobs is not complete nor transparent. Until this whole process is clearer to the Linux administrator you will just have to learn how to work with what is available. There are three ways […]

New ISO images available : Lubuntu

New images have pop up on Finally, Lubuntu is out of the Ubuntu factory (It’s still young images, which for now, are oversized, don’t load the desktop session, and have wrong splash images .. they should be better in the future) For people who don’t know Lubuntu, this is a quick presentation. Lubuntu is […]

Unity Progress Report – Alt-Tab style

Welcome to another installment of the Unity report. This week sees the new alt-tab landing (which is currently bound to ctrl-tab), here’s what it looks like: Unity Contributor Activity This Week Andrea Azzarone just pushed tons of work for improving launcher device management. Andrea has added a ccsm option to show/hide external devices on launcher, […]

Debian 7 ‘Wheezy’ to introduce multiarch support

Debian 7 ‘Wheezy’ to introduce multiarch support During this years annual Debian Conference DebConf11 made the introduction of “multiarch support” a release goal for the coming Debian release 7 “Wheezy” to be released in 2013. Multiarch is a radical rethinking of the filesystem hierarchy with respect to library and header paths, to make programs and […]

MantisBT 1.2.6 Released

Hi all, MantisBT 1.2.6 is a maintenance update for the stable 1.2.x branch. It is recommended that all MantisBT users (including those still using 1.1.x or earlier versions) upgrade to this latest release. This release brings bug fixes and improvements … Continue reading

Mozilla Prepares Its Own Web-Based Operating System

Mozilla has announced today they’re effectively working on the development of their own operating system. Mozilla “Boot To Gecko” is basically a Gecko-based competitor to Google’s Chrome OS operating system. “Mozilla believes that the web can displace proprietary, single-vendor stacks for application development. To make open web technologies a better basis for future applications on […]

Project underway to achieve practical software engineering goals

The government is implementing a programme to develop open source software and help the students achieve practical software engineering goals.National Fund for Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) has provided Rs.37.63 million to execute the programme in National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NU-FAST), an official source on Sunday told APP that the project would […]

Apple iOS versus Android

As Android’s popularity grows its competitors look for ways to slow it down. Things are looking a little rough for Android right now. Its increased popularity is not only attracting millions of new fans but is also attracting unwanted patent attention from competitors unhappy with its success. Earlier this week Apple won a significant patent […]

phpMyAdmin updates close critical security holes

Versions and of phpMyAdmin close a total of four security holes in the open source database administration tool. According to the phpMyAdmin developers, the security releases address two “critical” vulnerabilities that could lead to possible session manipulation in swekey authentication or remote code execution. A “serious” bug that could allow an attacker to […]

DebConf 11 started

DebConf 11 started DebConf 11, the annual Debian conference opened its doors today in Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. As with previous conferences streams of most sessions will be made available, allowing contributors who couldn’t attend the conference to still participate and send in questions and comments via specific IRC channels. The easiest […]

CUPS 1.5.0 Released With Several New Features

For those still in a non-paper-less world, CUPS, the printing system for Linux, Mac OS X, and other operating systems, has been updated. CUPS 1.5 was just officially released today and its release, which is largely developed by Apple, comes just shortly following the Mac OS X 10.7 Lion release. CUPS 1.5 brings several new […]

FreeCol 0.10.1 released

We have just released FreeCol 0.10.1. It is a stable release that fixes many of the bugs reported after the first release of the 0.10. series. Furthermore, the layout of some reports has been improved, and an alternative Colony Report has been added.