Amazon, Microsoft Data Centers Go Down Without Much Fanfare

It finally happened. We had a fairly significant cloud outage the other day and we didn’t have a lot of hand-wringing about the perils of cloud computing. Could it be that we have finally reached a point where we don’t have to defend the future of cloud computing each time a data center has problems, […]

Does Linus Run Linux Mint?

Last week we discovered that Linus Torvalds has dumped the GNOME desktop for Xfce. Now today we find that he has dumped Fedora for Linux Mint. It was known for several years that Linus ran Fedora, he had stated so in interviews. He told Caitlyn Martin, “I’ve used different distributions over the years. Right now […]

GNOME & KDE Developers Meet Over Beer In Berlin

The 2011 Desktop Summit is coming to a close at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. This was the second time that GNOME and KDE developers joined to host a Linux desktop summit of around 1,000 participants. The official description from the summit web-site, “The Desktop Summit 2011 is a joint conference organised by the GNOME […]

Thunderbird Confirmed as Default Mail App For Ubuntu 11.10

After spending several months in limbo e-mail application Thunderbird has been confirmed as the official e-mail application Ubuntu 11.10. Mike Conley, the driving force behind integrating Thunderbird with the Ubuntu desktop, shared the news on his blog, writing: – “[The] first alphas were just to get a sense of how Thunderbird would work as the […]

Hadoop cluster with Ubuntu server and Ensemble

A while back I started experimenting with Ensemble and was intrigued by the notion of services instead of machines. A bit of background on Ensemble from their website: Ensemble is a next generation service orchestration framework. It has been likened to APT for the cloud. With Ensemble, different authors are able to create service formulas […]

3 Level Snake Game Made By Me Using Pygame API

Few weeks back I made out the basic of the snake game in python and released it on the Web under the file name “”. Now I  have Upgraded it into a 3 Level Game. I test it on windows  and its working completely fine over there too. Download the “Game.Zip” file to play all the three […]

FreeBSD Foundation’s Semi-Annual Newsletter

Dear FreeBSD Community, We are pleased to announce the publication of The FreeBSD Foundation’s 2011 Semi-Annual Newsletter. Go to to find out how we have supported the FreeBSD Project and community so far this year. Please support the Project by making a donation to the foundation. Please go to to find out how […]

Samba 3.6.0 Available for Download

Release Announcements ===================== This is the first release of Samba 3.6.0. Major enhancements in Samba 3.6.0 include: Changed security defaults ————————- Samba 3.6 has adopted a number of improved security defaults that will impact on existing users of Samba. client ntlmv2 auth = yes client use spnego principal = no send spnego principal = no […]

The Six Best Linux Community Server Distributions

One question we get a lot: What are the best community server distributions? That question isn’t as simple as it sounds. What makes a distro “the best”? Why community distributions, specifically? It’s not a simple question — but read on and we’ll point you to six distros that will help you reach a satisfying answer. […]

8 Best CAD Apps for Linux

Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer technology for the process of design and design-documentation. But are there any good free CAD apps for Linux? Strangely, that is one of the questions we often receive in our mail. We will try to list not just the free CAD apps here, but also the non-free […]

Top 5 Ubuntu Alternatives

The following article will list five of the best alternative operating systems to the popular Ubuntu OS, personally selected by the author. We’ve written this article to help some of our readers in finding a good alternative to the current release of the Ubuntu operating system, because of the Unity interface. Personally, I use Ubuntu […]

dyne:bolic 3.0 beta 4 – experienced testing welcome! + ESP

re all, it has finally come the time we all look together at what is going to be the dyne:III development cycle for the dyne:bolic operating system, so please, if you have some experience of GNU/Linux desktop systems and some hardware to try it on, take time to look around and comment on these ISO […]

Great Linux Games | LAS | s18e01

Linux isn’t known for gaming, today we change that forever! We’ve got a batch of games that will keep you fragging for hours!
Then – We load you up on the details for the next Ubuntu release and the Gnome 3 outburst heard around the world!
All th…

Is Canonical Weighing Other E-Mail Options with Thunderbird?

Few people are as passionate about their e-mail clients as they are about, say, browsers or phones. But that certainly doesn’t mean all mail apps were created equal, as Canonical showed recently when it commissioned a comparison of the open source clients Thunderbird and Evolution. Here’s a look at some of the findings. The Thunderbird […]

Plans for KDE’s fifth generation announced

As part of the Desktop Summit currently taking place in Berlin, the KDE development team has announced that work on the fifth generation of KDE is to commence. The new generation is not scheduled to include any fundamental changes of the type seen in KDE 4.0 and GNOME 3.0. Instead, it will be ‘KDE Frameworks […]

Stable kernels and

Stable kernel is out, with the usual long list of fixes. The kernel is primarily for those using the .33-rt kernel. “Note, as the -rt tree should soon be “stable” and based off of the 3.0 kernel release, it is unknown how much longer I will be maintaining this branch. You have been […]

PostgreSQL Weekly News – August 07 2011

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – August 07 2011 == Consistent State and the US PostgreSQL Association will be holding a training day October 21, 2011. PostgreSQL Conference Europe 2011 will be held on October 18-21 in the Casa 400 Hotel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It will cover topics for PostgreSQL users, developers and contributors, […]

Canonical Working to Put Ubuntu on the ‘App Development Map’

Ubuntu may be marketed as “Linux for human beings,” but Canonical is working hard to make it the open source platform of choice for app developers as well. And it’s now calling on those who fall into the latter category to offer feedback on how Ubuntu can better meet their needs. Read on for details. […]

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 417

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Here’s looking at Linvo, kid News: Portable gaming with linuX-gamers Live, TuxRadar’s best distro award, improvements in Debian GNU/kFreeBSD, RAW image processing on openSUSE Tips and tricks: (Xfce) interface woes Released last week: KNOPPIX 6.7, Vine Linux 6.0, Pure OS 4.0 Upcoming…. Read more at DistroWatch

MONOMAXOS Greek Linux Operating System 2011 VER 6.0-Eng

MONOMAXOS Greek Linux Operating System 2011 VER6.0 (based on Ubuntu 11.04).This is the sixth edition of MONOMAXOS Linux Operating System localized for the Greek language that comes out as a Live DVD.Supports playback of every kind of multimedia material (including HD video) and any kind of internet content out of the box and and can […]