openSUSE 12.1 RC1 available!

A few weeks after our last milestone was released as beta 1, the first Release Candidate of openSUSE 12.1 is now floating over the web! What’s new The next release of openSUSE is expected to bring a large number of improvements and changes. Many of these are the ‘usual’ updates any Linux distribution offers. These […]

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – October 23 2011 ==

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – October 23 2011 == PGDay.SoCal is scheduled at this year’s Southern California Linux Exposition (SCALE10X) held in the LAX Hilton Hotel in the city of Los Angeles, California, on Friday January 20th, 2012. Please send your talk submissions to pgday-submissions AT googlegroups DOT com. https://sites.google.com/site/pgdayla/ The schedule for Postgres Brazil […]

New roadmap for Mageia 2 published

The Mageia project has announced that version 2.0 of its Mandriva Linux community fork will be delayed. In a post on the Mageia Blog, the developers say that they have decided to postpone the final release of Mageia 2 following more details about the release dates for other major projects, such as GNOME and KDE, […]

What’s new in Linux 3.1

Among the most prominent advancements of Linux 3.1 are the kernel’s 3D support for new NVIDIA graphics chips and virtualisation enhancements for KVM and Xen. About !!! weeks after the version jump to 3.0, Linus Torvalds has now released the second kernel in the 3.x series. Without the break-in at kernel.org, the new version would […]

Towns 0.30

Hi, here is the current changelog for the upcoming Towns 0.30 alpha. – Balance: Walls are now built in the masonry (with 2 stones) – Balance: The arrival of immmigrants is checked every 3 in-game hours (instead of every in-game day) – Balance: When a citizen (or soldier) dies. The global happiness is reduced by [...]

Magazines and ebooks come to the Ubuntu Software Centre

Ubuntu sponsor Canonical has announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with the Pearson Technology Group and Linux New Media to provide ebooks and magazines to the Ubuntu Software Centre. Canonical says that several ebooks, including “The Official Ubuntu Book” and “Ubuntu Unleashed: 2011 Edition”, have already been added to the Software Centre; magazines [...]

Blender 2.60a release is a bugfix release for 2.60

The 2.60a release is a bugfix release for 2.60 3D window: Armature-bones with wire draw type were not displaying in solid view mode – r41113 3D window header: After collapsing the pull-down menus, no icon available to make them show again. – r41117 Dopesheet: Fixed crash when moving keys in editor – r41128 Audio export: […]

All About Jobs and Hiring in Linux Land

Well it’s been a busy month of October here in the Linux blogosphere. There’s been the ongoing Windows 8 secure boot saga — which just last week gained the voice of the Free Software Foundation. There’s also been the long-awaited arrival of Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot,” with all the associated angst about Unity and Linux […]

Linux 3.1 released with NFC support

Released several weeks late due to malware attacks on kernel.org in August, the Linux 3.1 kernel is out now, with a variety of enhancements to performance, virtualization, and power management. It also includes support for near field communication (NFC), the OpenRISC open source CPU, Nintendo’s Wii controller, and 3D acceleration with Nvidia GEForce graphics processor […]

Microsoft signs up Compal in patent deal, claims to get cut from half of all Android devices

Microsoft has signed a patent agreement with $28 billion Taiwanese original device manufacturer (ODM) Compal Electronics. With this tenth Android agreement, over half of all Android devices are now being made by companies that have signed Android-related licensing pacts with Microsoft, claims the company. Compal Electronics has a $28 billion business, and represents 16 percent [...]

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Gets 5 Years Support

Canonical, through Allison Randal, announced on October 21st, that the next LTS (Long Term Support) versions of the Ubuntu operating system will be supported for 5 years. This is wonderful news, as all Ubuntu LTS releases from now on, starting with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin), will be supported for 5 (five) years, instead of [...]

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 428

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: The latest lrom Ubuntu and Kubuntu News: LibreOffice looks to expand to new platforms, routers running FreeBSD, the new Qt Project, a talk with the father of SSL Opinion: The missing “GNU/” Released last week: Sabayon Linux 7 “Core”, Kororaa Linux 15.1,…. Read more at DistroWatch

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 238

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #238 for the week October 17 – 23, 2011, and the full version is available here. In this Issue we cover: Ubuntu 12.04 to feature extended support period for desktop users Precision Planning; Prepping for 12.04 LTS Mobile schedule for UDS Seven Years Old Community Council Election Results [...]

Andy Rubin: Android 4.0 to be open sourced by year end

Speaking at this week’s AsiaD conference in Hong Kong, Andy Rubin, Google Senior VP of Mobile and the man in charge of Android development, confirmed that the source code for the next major update to Android, version 4.0, will be available as open source “a couple of weeks” after the recently announced Galaxy Nexus smartphone […]

Mandriva 2011 Powerpack is Coming

With Mandriva’s new management and focus and considering their last release versions, one might have wondered if Mandriva Powerpacks would continue to be offered. Well, it appears it will. Many previous purchasers received an email today saying as much. In an email titled, “Mandriva Linux Powerpack survey,” many previous Powerpack purchasers were asked to partipate […]

PHP 5.4 and Zend Framework 2.0 Gearing up for Release

It has been more than two years since the last major release of PHP, with PHP 5.3 debuting in June of 2009, which means it’s almost time for a new major release. PHP 5.4 is currently in beta and will make multiple improvements over the current PHP 5.3 release. “There are a lot of improvements […]

Softpedia Linux Weekly, Issue 170

The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: Ubuntu GNOME Shell Remix 11.10, Sabayon 7 CoreCDX, SpinBase, ServerBase and OpenVZ Editions and Kororaa 15.1. In other news: Canonical announced the date and goals for the next Ubuntu Hardware Summit event; the GNOME Project unleashed the GNOME 3.2.1 desktop environment. Softpedia Linux Blog news […]

Linux 3.2 Kernel May Be Of A Worrying Size

After going through ten release candidates, the Linux 3.1 kernel should be released by early next week. However, with the Linux 3.1 kernel release cycle having been dragged on by more RCs than normal and the Kernel.org hacking incident, the Linux 3.2 kernel may end up being abnormally large and its worrying Linus Torvalds. In […]

Review: Edubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot”

Well, it’s that time of year again: it’s October, so another edition of Ubuntu has been released. This includes its official derivatives, like Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, and Edubuntu. Today I’ll be testing Edubuntu because I feel like it doesn’t get reviewed enough, yet it provides the same experience and support as standard Ubuntu, aside from [...]

Ubuntu 11.10 Powered Webbook Sells at $190

South African Vodafone affiliate, Vodacom, announced the immediate availability of a Webbook device powered by the newly released Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating system. The 10-inch netbook runs the newest version of Ubuntu, on a Cortex A8-based Freescale i.MX51 CPU @ 800-900MHz, with 512MB of system RAM, 4GB of flash storage, and a Vodacom SIM [...]