PHP 5.3.8 Released!

The PHP development team would like to announce the immediate availability of PHP 5.3.8. This release fixes two issues introduced in the PHP 5.3.7 release: * Fixed bug #55439 (crypt() returns only the salt for MD5) * Reverted a change in timeout handling restoring PHP 5.3.6 behavior, which caused mysqlnd SSL connections to hang (Bug […]

MantisBT 1.2.7 Released

Howdy all, MantisBT 1.2.7 is a security update for the stable 1.2.x branch. All installations that are currently running any 1.2.x version are advised to upgrade to this release. Net.Edit0r from BlACK Hat Group posted a vulnerability report for an XSS issue in search.php. All MantisBT users (including anonymous users that are not logged in […]

PostgreSQL Weekly News – August 21 2011

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – August 21 2011 == == PostgreSQL Product News == MyJSQLView 3.30, a GUI tool that can be used with PostgreSQL, released. http://dandymadeproductions.com/projects/MyJSQLView/ pgpool-II 3.1.0 beta1, a connection pooler and more, released. http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pgpool/ A German language tutorial for PostgreSQL 9.0 has been released. http://workshop-postgresql.de pgwatch 1.0beta2, a monitoring tool for PostgreSQL, […]

openSUSE Weekly News 189 is out!

We are pleased to announce: Issue 189 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] In this Issue: openSUSE Conference 2011 Google Summer of Code Reports Sebastian Kügler: Plasma Active on OpenGL ES and many more … For a list of available translations see the Translations Section in the actual Weekly News. [0] http://bit.ly/qvYE4u (in PDF) […]

Fedora Weekly News 284

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 284[1] for the week ending August 17, 2011. What follows are some highlights from this issue.   We start this week’s issue off with development announcements, including details on Fedora 16 Alpha and updates for Evolution in Fedora 16 and rawhide. In Ambassador news, highlights from discussion including regional […]

PHP 5.3.7 Released!

The PHP development team would like to announce the immediate availability of PHP 5.3.7. This release focuses on improving the stability of the PHP 5.3.x branch with over 90 bug fixes, some of which are security related. Security Enhancements and Fixes in PHP 5.3.7: * Updated crypt_blowfish to 1.2. (CVE-2011-2483) * Fixed crash in error_log(). […]

Thunderbird 6 takes flight

Following the release of Firefox 6, Thunderbird 6 has swiftly followed to refresh the Mozilla email client. The latest version of Thunderbird is based on the Gecko 6 engine, the same as Firefox 6. Windows 7 users will find an improved theme, support for Windows 7 Jump Lists added to the mail platform, and a […]

Samsung Continues Sponsoring Enlightenment

In late 2009 we figured out Samsung has been sponsoring the development of Enlightenment, the stacking window manager popular with some Linux enthusiasts. Since then the Enlightenment project has been more open about the gratuity provided by Samsung, and this major electronics vendor keeps paying them. Enlightenment is used on some of their mobile devices. […]

Stable kernel 3.0.3

Stable kernel 3.0.3 has been released with important fixes throughout the tree.

Will Google Build an Uber Android?

The initial response to Google’s surprise announcement on Monday that it had inked a deal to acquire Motorola Mobility for US$12.5 billion was that it was a move largely to protect itself from the increasing patent attacks against Android. That could be why all five major manufacturers of Android devices appear to be thrilled with […]

Do You Like Tux the Penguin?

In another episode of Open Ballot, TuxRadar is now asking its readers “Does Tux help or hinder Linux?” They concede that penguins are cute, but is Tux a good mascot for an operating system? “Would a more conventional logo make us look more professional?” Well, I think Linus Torvalds’ view is germane to the debate. […]

67 Open Source Replacements for Really Expensive Applications

Why spend thousands or even hundreds or thousands of dollars on a closed source application when you can get a comparable open source app for free? Even if you need commercial support, many open source programs now offer paid support that costs much less than the alternatives. For this list, we looked for quality, open […]

Softpedia Linux Weekly, Issue 160

Welcome to the 160th issue of Softpedia Linux Weekly! The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: Tiny Core Linux 3.8, Gentoo Linux 11.2 LiveDVD, Monomaxos 6.0 and Network Security Toolkit 2.15.0. In other news: Softpedia prepared a Top 5 Ubuntu Alternatives article for newbies in Linux; Canonical announced the it will replace […]

Countdown for Mandriva 2011 started!

As you know, we plan to release Mandriva 2011 at 29 Aug. Since announce about RC2 our development team made a lot of significant changes in distribution. I will explain them day by day. Guilherme Moro, Alexander Kurtakov and David Walluck made huge job and updated java stack in Mandriva. This titanic job affected more […]

A Fork Of GNOME 2: The Mate Desktop

A lot of people hate Canonical’s Unity desktop, but a lot of people also hate the current state of the GNOME 3.0 Shell too. For those that are still fond of the GNOME 2.x environment, there is a fork of GNOME2 that’s been little talked about up to this point. This fork is called the […]

Innovative Adventure Game TRAUMA Released for Linux

TRAUMA, a really immersive photographic and cinematic adventure game has been released for Linux. Designed by Krystian Majewski, TRAUMA tells a story of a young woman who survives a car accident. Recovering at the hospital, she has dreams that shed light on different aspects of her identity – such as the way she deals with [...]

Thunderbird 6.0 has been released! PPA Ubuntu

Mozilla has released today Thunderbird 6.0, this new release of the the open source cross-platform email client and news reader comes with some new features and many bugs fix. The latest version of Thunderbird has the following changes: Thunderbird is based on the new Mozilla Gecko 6 engine Several theme improvements for Windows 7 Support [...]

Ubuntu 11.10 Oneric Ocelot Alpha 3 Quick Review

Ubuntu 11.10 Oneric Ocelot Alpha 3 was released few weeks ago. I decided to properly install Ubuntu 11.10 Oneric in my netbook along with Ping-Eee OS this time around instead of just experimenting it with a USB install. I have been using Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha 3 as my primary OS for almost 2 weeks now [...]

PartedMagic: A Swiss Army Knife for Hard Drive Resuscitation

I started out looking for a handy disk partitioning tool to repair a colleague’s ailing computer. I ended up finding…

GIMP Single-Window Mode Almost Ready, Hardware Acceleration Planned

Single-window mode has been a feature requested and planned for GIMP for quite a while. The work has been continuing for so long that many almost forgot its coming. But for those still hoping for this feature, their wait may soon be over. Martin Nordholts, Android engineer and Open Source developer, recently posted that the […]