Free Software Foundation Relaunches Software Directory

The Free Software Foundation today announced the relaunch of The Free Software Directory. For years The Free Software Directory allowed users to search and browser for software that meets their Free Software Definition, which is basically what most think of as Open Source software, but an update was needed. The directory has been in place […]

ZaReason Working to Release First True Open Source Tablet

There’s no denying the open source world lags far behind the proprietary universe when it comes to tablets and touch-enabled devices. But as ZaReason CEO Cathy Malmrose explained recently, that may soon change, as she and her employees are working hard to release a Linux-friendly tablet. Here are the details. It’s true that open source […]

Intel Announces Support for Tizen, Officially Killing MeeGo

Intel has decided to support Tizen, another open source platform, and dropped MeeGo, its mobile open source OS baby. Partner this latest news with Intel’s ambiguous support of Android, the question begs to be asked: What is Intel’s intention? Here’s the breakdown on Intel’s lack of mobile monogamy and the details on just what Tizen […]

Developers pause automatic Firefox updates

In a post on the Mozilla Add-ons Blog, developer Justin Scott says that a number of users are experiencing problems with add-ons after upgrading to version 7 of Firefox, which was released earlier this week. While the extensions and their data are still there, they are no longer visible; the flaw was first reported on […]

First Look: GNOME 3.2

The first major revision of GNOME 3 offers tighter integration of online services into the desktop environment. The development team has also introduced many minor enhancements and resolved a number of irritating idiosyncrasies. The GNOME Project has released GNOME 3.2, the first major revision of the third generation of GNOME which first saw the light […]

AMD Catalyst 11.9 Driver Is Now Available

There’s a new AMD Linux driver blob available for those that haven’t yet fetched it, but it’s not particularly exciting, unless you’re using GNOME3. The new AMD Catalyst 11.9 for Linux driver should fix up some of the GNOME 3.x issues that have long been experienced for months. But don’t expect a perfect experience yet […]

Red Hat’s Jolly Journey to the Billion-Dollar Club

It’s been clear for some time now that Red Hat is well on its way to being the first all-open source vendor to achieve billion-dollar revenues, but that doesn’t mean the FOSS community can’t cheer every time it gets a step closer. Take last week, for instance. Red Hat reported its second quarter results on […]

Linux fans file ACCC complaint over Win8 boot

A number of Australian Linux users have filed a formal complaint with the national competition regulator over what many perceive to be restrictive practices introduced in upcoming Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system which may stop many mass-market computers from being able to boot alternatives such as Linux. Microsoft recently revealed it would support a PC […]

Ubuntu Font Family 0.80 released – with Ubuntu Mono

Hello all, Ubuntu Font Family version 0.80 has been released, download the .zip from: This is made available under the Ubuntu Font Licence 1.0, you are expressly encourage to share, modify and remix. Source code and licensing details can be found on the website above. Release notes and changelogs for this 0.80 release can […]

Ubuntu One now works on Windows!

It’s been a long time coming but today we are thrilled to tell you that the much anticipated Ubuntu One official client for Windows is now available for download. A question we get asked a lot is…..why an Ubuntu One Windows client? Well there are a few reasons: The most important is we listen to […]

LibreOffice reaches it first birthday

It is now one year since the Document Foundation was created and LibreOffice forked from OpenOffice. On 28 September 2010 much of the community of the OpenOffice project split away from the control of the main sponsor Oracle to develop a free open source suite under the auspices of the newly created Document Foundation. Support […]

Who Will Lead Free Software in the Future?

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and Richard Stallman’s leadership are common topics on the Internet. However, perusing the usual criticisms and defenses of Stallman in a discussion last week on Facebook and Google+, I had a blinding flash of the obvious: What, I wondered, happens when Stallman no longer leads? Will new intellectual leaders emerge, […]

GNOME 3.2 Released

GNOME 3.2 Released ==================== Today, the GNOME Project celebrates the release of GNOME 3.2, the latest version of the popular, multi-platform free desktop environment and of its developer platform. With this timely release, we are continuing our very successful, reliable six month release cycle into the GNOME 3 era. GNOME 3.2 is the first major […]

Fedora Weekly News 286

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 286[1] for the three weeks ending September 21, 2011. What follows are some highlights from this issue.   In announcements this week, nominations for the release name for Fedora 17 is open; some changes to the packaging guidelines, and details on the Fedora 16 beta go/no go meeting. Fedora […]

Apache Software Foundation announces ApacheCon Keynotes

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Apache powers half the Internet, terabytes of data, teraflops of operations, billions of objects, and enhances the lives of countless users and developers. Established in 1999 to shepherd, develop, and incubate Open Source innovations “The Apache Way”, the ASF oversees 150+ projects led by a volunteer community of over 350 […]

Mandriva Directory Server 2.4.2 now available

Mandriva announces the immediate availability of a new release of the Mandriva Directory Server (MDS), an easy to use, powerful and secure solution for managing identities, directory services and network services within the enterprise. This new release features enhancements in the mail, network and password policies modules. The mail module features a more complete solution […]

FreeBSD 9.0-BETA3 Available…

The third BETA build of the 9.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available. Since this is the first release of a brand new branch I cross-post the announcements on both -current and -stable. But just so you know most of the developers active in head pay more attention to the -current mailing list. If you notice […]

Ensign 1

Ensign 1 is multiplayer space combat game featuring dog fights from within the cockpit, as well as first person shooting action after you’ve docked on large space stations. I’ve kept this game on the dl since it’s still a relatively fresh idea for us. But I’ll slowly start leaking some information about this as it […]

Ubuntu 11.10 Boot Performance: It’s Slowing Down

When Ubuntu 11.04 was released, Phoronix provided Bootchart results for five different systems showing the boot performance from Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS through Ubuntu 11.04. Since Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, the boot time has unfortunately increased. This boot performance benchmarking between Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 11.10 is using the same systems as the recent Ubuntu 11.10 performance […]

New Thunderbird updates now available

Mozilla, a global, non-profit organization dedicated to making the Web better, today released updates to Thunderbird for Windows, Mac, and Linux. You can find more details in this announcement blog post: * Thunderbird: You can download Thunderbird from the following links: * Latest Thunderbird: * Thunderbird 3.1.15: We strongly recommend that all […]