Trisquel 5.0 LTS alpha images ready for testing

The first development release for Trisquel GNU/Linux 5.0 STS, codename “Dagda”, is now ready for testing. All the artwork comes from the 4.5 release unmodified, so it qualifies as an alpha release. The files can be downloaded from here: Please list bugs and suggestions here: and comment your changes at […]

Microsoft Makes A Video For Linux’s 20th Birthday

The Linux Foundation is celebrating 20 years of Linux and as a part of the celebration, they are accepting videos as part of a video contest. One of the video submission came form none other than Microsoft itself. The video is very interesting. It starts off with the animosity between Microsoft and Linux. Microsoft presented […]

Can We Trust Microsoft?

Tuxradar has asked another intriguing question this week: Is it time to start trusting Microsoft? This was spurred by the news that Microsoft has contributed a lot of code to Linux 3.0. They’ve been trying to get their hypervisor drivers into the kernel for quite a while, but faced various challenges of their own making. […]

5 Basic SSH Security Tips

SSH (Secure Shell) is designed with security in mind. In the old days, people often used Telnet to connect to…

CrossOver 10.1 Released, Games Version Updated Too

CodeWeavers this week has announced the release of CrossOver 10.1.0 and CrossOver Games 10.1.1. CrossOver Games 10.1 was originally released back in March, but the 10.1.1 release is now available for this gaming-oriented software to run your favorite Windows titles under Linux and Mac OS X. CrossOver 10.1 is also now available with a similar […]

Initial planning for Ubuntu 12.04

The Ubuntu developers have fixed both the location and date of the Ubuntu 12.04 Developer Summit and the release date of the next version of Ubuntu. This, the second summit in 2011, will take place at The Caribe Royal in Orlando, Florida, from 31 October to 4 November 2011. Ubuntu 12.04 will be released on […]

How To Install OpenERP 6 On Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server

Recently at, we’ve been setting up several new instances of OpenERP for customers. Our server operating system of choice is…

Linux 3.0 Delayed for Late Breaking Patch

“Why do we always find the subtle bugs just before a release? Looks like I won’t be releasing 3.0 today, just because Hugh found this incredibly subtle pathname lookup bug. We have a patch, we understand the problem, and it looks ObviouslyCorrect(tm), but I don’t think I want to release 3.0 just a couple of […]

Loosing work because I use Linux

I am starting graduate school this fall. New school, new town and this means I am looking for a new job. My girlfriend saw a mention of the website They offer a web based tutoring service for high school students. I have a fair bit of tutoring experience (and I am a certified high […]

Oracle Introduces Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1

New Release Advances Usability and Flexibility of Open Source, Cross-Platform Virtualization Software Redwood Shores, Calif. – July 19, 2011 News Facts Further demonstrating its commitment to enhancing the world’s most popular, open source, cross-platform, virtualization software, Oracle today announced Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1. New capabilities within Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1 significantly increase the usability and […]

Red Hat Confirms Plans for North America Partner Conference

Red Hat is gearing up to host a major North America Partner Conference (Oct. 26-28, Miami). The event signals a shift for Red Hat, which previously lumped partners and customers together at the annual Red Hat Summit. Here’s the update along with some insights from The VAR Guy. Yes, the annual Red Hat Summit and […]

OnLive Is Hiring More Engineers For Linux Client

OnLive, the cloud gaming platform where games are rendered and stored on servers, already has Windows and Mac OS X clients, but a Linux client is in the works. Back in March there was a job posting by OnLive where one of the responsibilities dealt with feature design and development for multiple platforms, including Linux. […]

Apache Alternatives for Serving PHP

Do you have problems serving more than two pages per second on your WordPress or Drupal blog? Do the sites of your competitors serve pages faster than yours? Their secret weapon may be a different web server and PHP combo than Apache and mod_php. But don’t worry – you can turn to one of these […]

Screencasting Stars of the Linux World

Are you still taking screenshots? That is sooo last decade. Today if you want to showcase your application, your gaming skills, or even your astonishing new desktop wallpaper collection, you need a screen recorder (or screencasting tool) to capture full-motion video and audio of your desktop. You’ll find several solid options, but which one works […]

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Release Schedule

The release schedule for the upcoming Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating system has been published on the Ubuntu wiki. The distribution will be released at the end of April 2012. Even if the codename for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has not been chosen yet, we already have the release schedule on our hands. Ubuntu 12.04 will be […]

PCLinuxOS Phoenix XFCE Edition 2011-07 – Final is here

PCLinuxOS Phoenix Edition 2011-07 is now available for download, PCLinuxOS Phoenix Edition 2011-07 features the following updates. What’s new: XFCE 4.8 Desktop Environment – Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly. Xfce embodies the […]

Mageia 2 Release Details Revealed

After an extensive discussion with the community on the Mageia developmental mailing list, Anne Nicolas revealed the results concerning Mageia release and support cycles as well as the release schedule for Mageia 2. The consensus was to use basically the same cycle used in Mageia 1. Three proposals where given for discussion: Proposal 1: 6 […]

Fedora Weekly News 281

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 281[1] for the week ending July 13, 2011. What follows are some highlights from this issue. In announcements this week, details on the upcoming FUDCon APAC 2011 and call for bids for FUDCon LATAM and FUDCon APAC 2012, as well as systems outage notification. In development-related announcements, details on […]

Quest Software Invests in Open Source, Business Intelligence

Quest Software, owner of PacketTrap MSP, has quietly invested in Jaspersoft, which develops open source business intelligence software. The big question: Will Quest eventually connect the dots between PacketTrap, managed services and BI software capabilities? To be clear: Jaspersoft has multiple investors — including Red Hat, SAP and numerous venture capitalists. Also, Jaspersoft has received […]

Version 3.2 of Android for tablets released

Android SDK tech lead Xavier Ducrohet has announced that the Android Platform 3.2 mobile operating system has been released. The developers have made the corresponding SDK (Software Development Kit), including an emulator, available to download. Like its series 3 predecessors, the operating system that is mainly developed by Google has been optimised for tablet PCs. […]