Softpedia Linux Weekly, Issue 175

The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: Linux Mint 12 and Parted Magic 2011_11_24. In other news: The final version of the PS3 Media Server 1.50.0 for Linux was announced; Softpedia presented the features of the upcoming Linux Mint 12 (Lisa) operating system. Softpedia Linux Blog news includes articles about Wine 1.3.33. […]

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 433

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Boot up, little SUSE (openSUSE 12.1) News: Linux Mint versus Ubuntu in tech media, interview with DPL Stefano Zacchiroli Opinions: Secure boot for Linux? Released last week: Linux Mint 12, ZevenOS 4.0 Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 12.04 Alpha 1 New additions: Semplice Linux…. Read more at DistroWatch

Ubuntu and Android Users Should Jump On New Firefox Updates

If you’re a Firefox fan and you happen to be in the middle of a long Thanksgiving weekend, you can take advantage of some new updates. In February of this year, Mozilla announced its shift to a new, rapid release cycle, and the company has stuck to the plan. You can now get Firefox 8, [...]

Work Is Underway on Ubuntu TV, with Mark Shuttleworth Watching

If Google and Apple can boost the concept of revolutionizing television, then why can’t the Ubuntu community do so as well? That’s exactly what a gaggle of Ubuntu developers are doing, and they have the blessing of Mark Shuttleworth in the effort. In fact, you can find Shuttleworth’s collected TV developer ponderings right here on [...]

Thunderbird 8.0 Officially Lands in Ubuntu 11.10

After Firefox 8 officially landed in Ubuntu 11.10 last week, earlier today (November 28th) Canonical announced that the Mozilla Thunderbird 8.0 email client is now available on the official software repositories of the Oneiric Ocelot operating system. All Ubuntu 11.10 users can now upgrade (by running the Software Update app from the Settings icon) their [...]

Ubuntu vs LinuxMint: Distrowatch Ratings Don’t Matter, Dude!

Some publication stirred the bee’s hive when they cited Distrowatch ratings as an indicator that Ubuntu is losing it’s popularity to LinuxMint and other Linux-based distributions. One needs to be extremely careful while taking into account Distrowatch’s ratings because that is not the ‘goal’ or ‘purpose’ of Distrowatch. It provides info about the latest releases. [...]

Linux Mint signs a partnership with DuckDuckGo

Linux Mint signed a new partnership with DuckDuckGo. The search engine features some revolutionary ideas and is now the default search engine in Linux Mint 12. Here’s a quick introduction to DuckDuckGo, its philosophy and its features. No tracking Unlike all major search engines, DuckDuckGo does not collect or share personal information. There is no [...]

Linux Mint 12 “Lisa” released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 12 “Lisa”. Linux Mint 12 “Lisa” New features at a glance: Gnome 3 and MGSE MATE Artwork improvements Search engines For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 12“. Important info and release notes: [...]

Improving Accessibility Major Focus for Next Ubuntu Release

I’m not sure many people become Ubuntu users because of its accessibility features. But that doesn’t mean Linux developers ignore this issue; on the contrary, as Canonical employee and “Ubuntu Community Manager” Jono Bacon noted recently, accessibility technologies are a key focus of the upcoming 12.04 release. Here’s a look at what to expect. Tools [...]

Full Circle issue 55 is here!

Issue #55 is OUT! This month: * Command and Conquer. * How-To : Program in Python – Part 29, LibreOffice – Part 9, Backup Strategy – Part 3, Audacity Basics, and Quick Home Server. * Linux Lab – VOIP at Home. * Review – BackTrack vs BackBox. * I Think – Did you update your [...]

openSUSE Weekly News Issue 203 is out!

We are pleased to announce: Issue 203 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] In this Issue: openSUSE 12.1: All green Board Election Kernel Log: real-time kernel goes Linux 3.0 and many more … For a list of available translations see the Translations Section in the actual Weekly News. [0] http://bit.ly/tS50UR (in PDF) [0] http://bit.ly/tmKG35 […]

Amarok 2.5 beta 1 released – please test!

Hi all, we are pleased to announce the release of Amarok 2.5 beta 1: http://amarok.kde.org/en/releases/2.5/beta/1 Please test extensively[1] and help us making the next Amarok version rock A testing list can be found here: [1] http://amarok.kde.org/wiki/Development/TestingRegards, Myriam. – Proud member of the Amarok and KDE Community Protect your freedom and join the Fellowship of FSFE: […]

PrestaShop 1.4.6

Release Notes for PrestaShop 1.4 ——————————– #################################### # v1.4.6.2 – 10647 (2011-11-25) # #################################### Added Features: [+] MO : Shopping Flux / MailJet Fixed bugs: [-] BO : fixed bug #PSCFI-4154 – submit image product bug [-] SQL : fixed primary keys issue on Cart_product #################################### # v1.4.6.1 – 10553 (2011-11-23) # #################################### Added Features: […]

GNOME 3.3.2 Development Release

GNOME 3.3.2 Development Release=========================== Here comes the second development release of the 3.3development cycle. This time with some new exciting features (Hello boxes!), and some cleanup work; no more gconf in mutter/metacity/gnome-shell. So go ahead and please download, compile and test this release! To compile GNOME 3.3.2, you can the jhbuild [1] modulesets [2] (whichuse […]

KDE Makes 4.8 Beta1 Available for Testing

Today KDE released the first beta for its renewed Workspaces, Applications, and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team’s focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing new and old functionality. Highlights of 4.8 include, among other things: Qt Quick in Plasma Workspaces — Qt Quick is making […]

Akademy 2012 in Tallinn, Estonia

The KDE community is proud to announce that next year’s Akademy will be held in Tallinn, Estonia from the 30th of June to the 6th of July. Akademy is the annual world conference held by the KDE community to celebrate the Free Software desktop and work towards the future of KDE. Akademy 2011 in Berlin […]

Linux: 25 PHP Security Best Practices For Sys Admins

PHP is an open-source server-side scripting language and it is a widely used. The Apache web server provides access to files and content via the HTTP OR HTTPS protocol. A misconfigured server-side scripting language can create all sorts of problems. So, PHP should be used with caution. Here are twenty-five php security best practices for […]

Flight Simulator X-Plane 10 Released with New Features

Popular Flight Simulator X-Plane 10 has been released for Linux with many new features and fixes. There are many changes in this release so I will list down main additions here. New Features in this Release New system for auto-generating plausible scenery for the entire world A new, highly-detailed cloud and weather rendering system A [...]

Game Sales and lower game prices – get it while it’s hot!

Currently there are a few game sales going on I would like to point out to you lovely readers to enjoy. Dungeons of Dredmor – 50% off on Desura. The Polynomial – Space of the Music – 50% off on Desura – New Release Thunder Fleets – 50% off on Desura Also MyGameCompany is going [...]

Ubuntu Linux losing popularity fast. New Unity interface to blame?

Don’t panic Ubuntu fans but your favorite desktop Linux distribution has fallen to fourth place in DistroWatch’s latest ranking. Ubuntu has been overtaken by Fedora, Mint, and openSUSE. Mint now holds the number one spot in all of DistroWatch’s rankings going back at least a year, which leads us to wonder why. One reason behind [...]