NASA’s open source space applications challenge

NASA, the US space agency, is organising an international open source application competition next year which it hopes will deliver a new generation of software to address global issues. The agency plans to liaise with other space agencies to create the International Space Apps Challenge that will encourage “scientists and concerned citizens” to create new […]

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – September 25 2011 ==

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – September 25 2011 == Security releases 9.1.1, 9.0.5, 8.4.9, 8.3.16 and 8.2.22 are out. Update ASAP if you’re affected. Details below. http://www.postgresql.org/about/news.1355 == PostgreSQL Product News == MicroOLAP Database Designer 1.8.1 for PostgreSQL released, now with support for PostgreSQL 9.1. http://microolap.com/products/database/postgresql-designer/ == PostgreSQL Jobs for September == http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-jobs/2011-09/threads.php == PostgreSQL […]

GTK+ 3.2.0

GTK+ 3.2.0 is now available for download at: http://download.gnome.org/sources/gtk+/3.2/ ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/3.2/ bce3c1a9be6afd7552c795268656d8fdd09c299765a7faaf5a76498bb82ed44c gtk +-3.2.0.tar.xz b285074ffefb4ff4364f6dd50fe68c7e85b11293e0c1dd3bdeac56052344dadb gtk +-3.2.0.tar.bz2 What is GTK+ ============ 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+ has been designed from […]

Kernel.org Still Struggles To Return

It’s been nearly one month since Kernel.org was hacked — the home to the Linux kernel source-code repository, among other services — but it’s still not back online yet. Accessing Kernel.org will simply result in a “Down for maintenance” message. It’s also in a similar manner for Linux.com, which was exploited earlier this month. LinuxFoundation.org […]

Linux Mint signs a partnership with UnixStickers.com

Linux Mint signed a new partnership with UnixStickers.com. The Italian company specializes in Linux related stickers and ships the official Linux Mint stickers Worldwide. The stickers are extremely cheap and of very good quality. For each Linux Mint sticker sold, UnixStickers.com also donates €0.10 to our project.   The Linux Mint sticker used on a [...]

Ubuntu Tweak 0.6 beta is ready for testers and … developers!

  Ubuntu Tweak 0.6, as I written at April 1st (First look at the next generation of Ubuntu Tweak!), is almost done, even part of the development document is ready. Now please allow me to introduce the highlights of Ubuntu Tweak 0.6 (and screenshots): New UI New clips feature: first screen information All features are [...]

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 424

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Hello again, Chakra News: Debian readies point release, Fedora and openSUSE beta delays, Ubuntu’s Wayland progress, the state of Gentoo Security: Beauty and the BEAST – Is TLS 1.0 compromised? Interviews: The new and improved Linux Counter Released last week: IPCop 2.0.0,…. Read more at DistroWatch

Will Linux Be Locked Out of Windows 8 PCs?

No sooner had bloggers decided that Microsoft’s widely trumpeted Windows 8 wouldn’t pose any serious threat to Linux than a whole new wrinkle emerged. “Wrinkle” is actually a bit of a euphemism, in this case; in fact, it was the prospect of a computing landscape that could change life as Linux users know it. Namely? [...]

Ubuntu 11.04 vs. Ubuntu 11.10 Benchmarks

At the request of many Phoronix readers, here are some benchmarks comparing the 64-bit performance of Ubuntu 11.04 versus a recent development build of Ubuntu 11.10. Six different systems were benchmarked for this comparison. On each of the six systems, clean installations of Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 11.10 were performed. Each Ubuntu installation was tested [...]

Grub Customizer 2.2 released and installation instructions included

The goal of this project is to create a complete and intuitive graphical grub2/burg configuration interface. The main feature is the boot entry list configuration – but not simply by modified the grub.cfg: to keep the dynamical configuration, this application will only edit the script order and generate proxies (script output filter), if required. What […]

Its time to test out ghostbsd 2.5!

The BETA2 is out. Ready for testing. Take in note its base on the FreeBSD 9.0 and the system still buggy. Some security issue can occur. you can install GhostBSD by typing ginstall in terminal for the new text base installer or clicking on the GhostBSD Installer icon for GUI installation. If you see typo […]

CorsixTH – Beta 8

The most noticeable new feature in this release is VIP visits! Happy gaming! Note that the Debian packages are not yet available, but will be soon. Downloads Operating System Download Type Link Windows Installer (both 32-bit and 64-bit) CorsixTH-Beta8-Installer.exe OS X Universal Package CorsixTH-Beta8-OSX.dmg Linux 32-bit (x86) Debian Package corsix-th_0.8-beta-1_i386.deb Linux 64-bit (amd64) Debian Package [...]

Intel Has Buggy HiZ Support Published

Chad Versace of Intel has published a set of nineteen patches to the Mesa mailing list that implement HiZ and depth resolve support for the Intel Linux graphics driver. Unfortunately, it’s not without some regressions. While the patches are there for hierarchical Z (HiZ) support on Intel hardware, the feature isn’t enabled by default as […]

Kubuntu 11.10 ‘Low Fat Settings’ Package Promises Speed Boost, Lower Memory Usage

A new settings package available to install Kubuntu 11.10 claims to reduce memory usage and speed up boot times. The package, aptly (no pun) named Kubuntu-Low-Fat-Settings, provides a set of ‘configuration options that …reduce memory usage as well as speed up KDE’s loading time’ by as much as 32% and 33% respectively. The aim of [...]

Virtualmin 3.88 released

Hi Virtualmin users, Virtualmin GPL version 3.88 is now available for download from http://www.webmin.com/virtualmin.html , or our YUM and APT repositories. This version includes the following new features and bug fixes : * Updated the phpMyAdmin script installer to version 3.4.3.2. * When a virtual server is disabled, any cron jobs run by its owner […]

openSUSE Weekly News Issue 194 is out!

We are pleased to announce: Issue 194 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] In this Issue: Hackweek 7 “Happy Pony” openSUSE? Women in openSUSE Wunderlist ToDo Manager and many more … For a list of available translations see the Translations Section in the actual Weekly News. [0] http://bit.ly/rtqthY (in PDF) [0] http://bit.ly/oVgwZT (in HTML […]

Red Hat signs giants to anti-VMware open-source project

Red Hat is taking on VMware with five enterprise heavyweights through a vendor-neutral virtualisation community project based on its RHEV-M stack. Red Hat has been joined by Cisco, IBM, Intel, NetApp and SuSE to lead oVirt Project, planning on building a pluggable hypervisor management framework along with an ecosystem of plug-in partners around its virtualisation […]

Linux 3.1 release delayed for kernel.org and Linus’ vacation

The Linux kernel is developed and released at a rapid pace that seems to almost never slow down. For the upcoming Linux 3.1 kernel, it’s a pace that will be just a bit slower in terms of the actual release due to a number of factors. For one, kernel.org remains offline after a reported hack […]

Fedora 16 Delayed by Two Weeks Too

openSUSE isn’t the only one working to overcome the challenges associated with developing a modern but stable operating system. Distinguished Fedora code monkey (I think that’s the title he prefers) Adam Williamson recently blogged about the issues delaying release and it appears their hurdles may be a bit higher than openSUSE’s. In his blog post […]

Microsoft responds to secure boot accusations

Recent suggestions that Microsoft is attempting to lock out Linux through the use of secure boot in Windows 8 have been refuted by Steven Sinofsky, president of the company’s Windows and Windows Live division. In a Building Windows 8 blog posting introduced by Sinofsky, he diplomatically refers to “some comments about how Microsoft implemented secure [...]