SeaMonkey 2.4 Release — New Features and Fixes

The SeaMonkey project is proud to present SeaMonkey 2.4: 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 2.4 is available […]

Firefox 3.6.23 security update now available

As part of Mozilla’s ongoing security and stability update process, Firefox 3.6.23 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. * […]

New Firefox update available

Mozilla, a global, non-profit organization dedicated to making the Web better, today released an update to Firefox for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. Mozilla Firefox provides a speedy Web browsing experience for users and new tools to help developers create faster websites and Web apps. You can find more details in the announcement blog posts: […]

Survey says: Innovators prefer Android

According to market analyst Nielsen’s August market data, more than half (56 percent) of the smartphones acquired over the most recent three months ran Android. Perhaps the market analyst’s most interesting observation, though, is that innovators prefer Android to iOS by a margin of 40 to 32 percent. In terms of competition among the top […]

Five topnotch replacements for GNOME 3 or Ubuntu Unity

You’ve heard the talk, the complaints, and the scathing reviews. Both GNOME 3 and Ubuntu Unity have been met with a hailstorm of bad publicity — so much so that people are turning away from adopting Linux — at least Linux that uses either of these two desktops. So if you want to switch to […]

Award-winning Airtime releases new packages for Ubuntu & Debian

Award-winning Airtime releases new packages for Ubuntu & Debian Airtime 1.9.4 has been released with new DEB packages for Ubuntu and Debian that keep installations automatically updated with the latest version. Airtime is Sourcefabric’s open source radio software for scheduling, automation and remote station management via any web browser. It can be downloaded free from […]

The KDE vs. GNOME Schism In Free Software

For those looking for an interesting read today, Martin Gräßlin, the maintainer of KDE’s KWin and known for his insightful blog posts, has written about fighting the schism in free software; in particular, the KDE vs. GNOME battle. Martin writes that the schism between different Linux desktop environments is still in place. Martin also calls […]

GNOME 3.2 Has A New File Manager Available

While not replacing the Nautilus file manager or playing a major role within the soon-to-be-released GNOME 3.2, there is a new GNOME file manager available. This new GNOME file manager just had its first official release and it’s being called the Emperor file manager. The file manager is inspired by Midnight Commander while having a […]

Petition to End Software Patents in the US–On the White House’s official website for petitioning the government, there is a petition to return sanity to the US software industry by overturning software patents. The petition calls for the patent office to cease issuing software patents and to void all previously issued software patents. Sign now. Full story »

5 Open Source Android Games worth Trying Out

The Android Marketplace offers a variety of games to choose from. Even though many of those games are absolutely free, only a handful of them are open source. While that may not bother many Android users, there are a lot of FOSS enthusiasts who love to have everything that’s open source. So, whether you’re an […]

FreeCol 0.10.3 released

FreeCol 0.10.3 has been released. This is a bug-fix release which does not add any new features.

Download FreeCol 0.10.3

Speed Dreams 2.0 Beta 1 is up!

#Speed Dream 2.0 #Beta 1 is now available for #testing on #Windows (2.0.0-b1-r3937): #Ubuntu #packages will follow. Speed Dreams is a 3d cross-platform, open source motorsport simulation and racing game. It is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). For the moment, the supported platforms are Linux (x86, x86_64) and 32 bit Windows. […] Hacked to Serve Malware

Well, this is embarrassing. has been hacked (fixed by now), and was turned into a platform serving malware to unsuspecting visitors. The criminals did this by injecting a script which redirected visitors to a website which uses the BlackHole exploit pack, which probes the browser used and serves up an appropriate exploit. Computer security […]

Dell and Intel team on next-gen Linux supercomputer cluster

The University of Texas has teamed up with Intel and Dell to build a Linux supercomputer cluster, as part of the NSF’s “eXtreme Digital” program. Due in 2013, the “Stampede” comprises several thousand Dell Zeus servers, each with dual eight-core Intel Xeon E5 CPUs, plus Intel’s new parallel computing “MIC” co-processors, and will be “the […]

Owning the stack: The legal war to control the smartphone platform

In the last few weeks, the smartphone industry appeared to produce more lawsuits than phones. Apple briefly managed to stop the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in all of Europe, and is now going after the whole Galaxy line. Back Stateside, Google first complained that Microsoft and Apple were using “bogus patents” to […]

GNOME 3 Theme Added to Ubuntu 11.10

Canonical added the default GNOME 3 desktop theme, Adwaita, to the default themes of the upcoming Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating system, due for release on October 13th, 2011. Yes, you heard right: Adwaita is now part of the default themes of the upcoming Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating system, alongside other popular themes, such […]

Announcing the Ubuntu App Developer site

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of a significant milestone in the ongoing effort of making Ubuntu a target for app developers: the new Ubuntu App Developer site. should now be the central point of reference for any topics related to application development. From creation to publication: porting, sharing, contributing, finding information… a site […]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 234

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #234 for the week September 19 – 25, 2011, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 (Oneiric Ocelot) Released. Ubuntu 11.10 Development update Ubuntu Stats LoCo News Launchpad News Daniel Holbach: Community Council: Nominations Jono Bacon: Unity […]

Tiny Core Linux 4.0 Makes the Switch to the Linux 3.0.3 Kernel

Tiny Core Linux 4.0 has been released. The latest major release brings plenty of updated packages, including the switch to the latest Linux 3.0.3 kernel. Another interesting new feature is the ability to search by simply starting to type what you’re looking for in both AppBrowser and ab, the command-line tool for AppBrowser. The new […]

Puppet Enterprise 2.0 arrives with new GUI

Puppet Labs, the company behind the open source Puppet configuration management tool, has announced the “release” of version 2.0 of its commercial Puppet Enterprise product. Puppet Enterprise 2.0 (PE 2.0), which will be generally available on 21 October, is a major update with several new features and a new graphical user interface (GUI). The company […]