Ubuntu 11.10 Features Improved Unity Interface

Mark Shuttleworth proudly announced last evening on his blog that the Unity interface introduced in the Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) release, will be much improved for the upcoming Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating system. Even if many Ubuntu users hate the new Ubuntu interface, Canonical’s goal for the Unity shell is to make it easy […]

BlankOn Linux 7.0

BlankOn Linux 7.0 has been released. BlankOn is an Ubuntu-based Indonesian desktop distribution with support for most Indonesian languages, the two official languages of Timor-Leste (Portuguese and Tetun), as well as English and simplified Chinese. It also includes six non-Latin writing systems (Bugis, Batak Toba, Bali, Sunda, Rejang and Jawa), a StarDict dictionary for Bahasa […]

Tuquito 5

Mario Colque has announced the release of Tuquito 5, an Argentinian distribution based on the latest stable Ubuntu. This is a CD edition that includes the most commonly used applications, the LibreOffice office suite, an audio player, and printer drivers. Missing from the CD (but installable with just one click) are audio and video codecs, […]

Firefox 6 arrives officially, but it’s hard to tell

Firefox 6 is now officially available from Mozilla after its early appearance over the weekend, but it’s hard to tell as the Mozilla announcements don’t refer to the version number, instead referring to the latest “Firefox update”. In the release posting on the Mozilla blog, the version number is not mentioned. The change is a […]

Help for osCommerce administrators

osCommerce systems are currently being targeted by a mass hacking attack – online shop administrators need to act immediately. This…

Linux Mint 11 LXDE released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 11 LXDE. Linux Mint 11 LXDE New features at a glance: The Software Manager UI improvements New splash screen Fonts category More accurate package information More application icons by default More accurate search by default The Update Manager Performance boosts Improved dependencies handling Better […]

SeaMonkey 2.3 Release — New Features and Fixes

The SeaMonkey project is proud to present SeaMonkey 2.3: The new major release of the all-in-one Internet suite is available for download now! Building on the same Mozilla platform as the newest Firefox release, it delivers the latest developments in web technologies such as HTML5, hardware acceleration and improved JavaScript speed. SeaMonkey 2.3 is available […]

Thunderbird 3.1.12 security update now available

As part of Mozilla’s ongoing security and stability update process, Thunderbird 3.1.12 is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux for free download. We recommend that users keep up to date with the latest stability and support versions of Thunderbird, and encourage all our users to upgrade to the very latest version. * Latest Thunderbird:http://mozilla.org/thunderbird * […]

Firefox 3.6.20 security update now available

As part of Mozilla’s ongoing security and stability update process, Firefox 3.6.20 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. * […]

Debian Community celebrates its 18th birthday

Debian Community celebrates its 18th birthday The Debian Project is pleased to mark the 18th anniversary of Ian Murdoch’s founding announcement [1]. Quoting from the official project history [2]: “The Debian Project was officially founded by Ian Murdock on August 16th, 1993. At that time, the whole concept of a ‘distribution’ of Linux was new. […]

Firefox 6 available, version 8 to offer add-on control

The latest version of Firefox is available to download from the Mozilla.org FTP server. The versions seem complete with translations available in a range of languages and with versions for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. Firefox 6 will be officially released to the world on Tuesday when it will appear in the automatic update […]

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 418

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: King Kongoni News: Gentoo for crickets and laptops, Fedora delays Btrfs introduction, Ubuntu Unity changes, new direction for Unity Linux Tips and tricks: Mixing RPM packages made for different distributions Released last week: ConnochaetOS 0.9.0, Frugalware Linux 1.5, Monomaxos 6.0, Parsix GNU/Linux…. Read more at DistroWatch

Romanian government tender prohibits open source

According to a report on OSOR.eu, the EU’s Open Source Observatory and Repository, an IT procurement tender issued by the Romanian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MAI) explicitly bans the use of open source software in any offer made in response. The tender concerns the development of an “Information System of Romanian Criminal Records (Rocris)”, with […]

New Plans For Linux Long-Term Kernel Releases

Greg Kroah-Hartman has laid out his plans this morning for handling Linux kernel releases in the future that will be supported for the long-term. The proposal is quite simple and is not handled radically different from now with regards to kernel releases that are maintained for extended periods of time. Greg’s proposal is to basically […]

GTK+ 3.1.12

GTK+ 3.1.12 is now available for download at: ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/3.1/ http://download.gnome.org/sources/gtk+/3.1/ 7638343115cc845170ff9a2222c5b456efdc301d26a8f6a39c222afe2041a3db gtk +-3.1.12.tar.xz aefdfa7222792197aa542a79ae11df16fa600f80454d6feda51309a5ebe015aa gtk +-3.1.12.tar.bz2 Another release in the 3.1 development cycle. ============ GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application suites. GTK+ […]

CentOS-5.6 Continuous Release i386 and x86_64

The CentOS-5.6 Continuous Release ( CR ) repository is now available on mirror.centos.org. This repository contains rpms to be included in the next CentOS-5.x release. Because these include security and bugfix updates, we strongly recommend everyone using CentOS-5 install and update their system using this repository. ——————— Download and Install: Installing the CR repository needs […]

How Linux mastered Wall Street

When it comes to the fast-moving business of trading stocks, bonds and derivatives, the world’s financial exchanges are finding an ally in Linux, at least according to one Linux kernel developer working in that industry. This week, at the annual LinuxCon conference in Vancouver, Linux kernel contributor Christoph Lameter will discuss how Linux became widely […]

10 Linux Server Distros That Could Save You a Bundle

Businesses require reliability, stability and compatibility. It’s no wonder business owners prefer to stick with the status quo: It’s what works for them. Those entrepreneurs who take the time to research the possibilities outside that status quo find a treasure trove of free and low-cost alternatives. When it comes to software, Linux is at the […]

Google buys Motorola for $12.5 billion

Google has announced it is acquiring Motorola Mobility, the mobile phone company and “dedicated Android partner”, for $12.5 billion. Google CEO Larry Page says the acquisition will allow it to “create amazing user experiences that supercharge the entire Android ecosystem.” As well as the mobile phone design and manufacturing capability, Google will also be acquiring […]

Mozilla Readies Its New Public License

Not only is Firefox 6.0 complete, but Mozilla’s new public license may also be ready. Mozilla has made available its release candidate of the Mozilla Public License 2.0. Read more at Phoronix