Ubuntu 12.04 Development update

Isn’t a new development release always exciting? We are six weeks into the cycle and things are ticking on quite nicely. Today we will reach Feature Definition Freeze, so all the feature specifications should be written and approved, giving us a clear direction where to go this cycle. Next week we will release Alpha 1, […]

ISPConfig released

ISPConfig is available for download. This release is a bugfix release for ISPConfig 3.0.4. For a detailed list of changes, please see the changelog section below. ===================================================== *** New! The ISPConfig 3 manual is now available! *** Version 1.3 for ISPConfig >= 3.0.4 (Date: 10/25/2011) Author: Falko Timme <ft@falkotimme.com> 333 pages The manual can […]

French government tenders for open source support

The French government has published a request for tenders to provide ICT support. The authorities are looking for a three-year support contract, worth two million euros and covering two-thirds of the country’s twenty-two ministries as well as the Court of Audit. According to Le Monde InformatiqueFrench language link this will include departments ranging from the […]

European Space Agency looks to open source more code

The European Space Agency (ESA) hopes to promote more collaboration by open sourcing more of its software where possible. The effort is one of the facets of a recent case study of ESA by the Open Source Observatory and Repository (OSOR.eu). ESA produces software for its own use to, for example, evaluate and analyse data […]

WordPress 3.3 Beta 4 Available Now

The march toward 3.3 continues! With all our major tickets closed, we are very close to a release candidate. In Beta 4 we’ve fixed a bunch of bugs, cleaned up the UI, added real text in some of the screens that still had placeholder text in Beta 3 (post-update screen, the Dashboard welcome area, new […]

KDE e.V. Quarterly Report for Q3 2011 published

The third Quarterly Report of KDE e.V. for 2011 has been published. It gives an overview of all the activities KDE e.V. supported in the last 3 months. This includes the Desktop Summit in Berlin and various sprints, and also the e.V.’s annual general assembly and an interview with Lydia Pintscher about why KDE rocks […]

Some news about Mandriva

Comming from http://forum.mandriva.com/en/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=136549 by “AshLeDombos” November 18th, 2011, 2:03 pm I bring you some news. English is not my natural language, so I apoligize in advance for my mistakes, and if I have wrote a weird or incomprehensible sentence, just tell me for correcting it. A new COO, Jean-Manuel Croset recently joined Dominique Loucougain, CEO, at the […]

PC-BSD 9.0-RC2 now Available

Kris has announced the availability of RC2. From the announcement: The second release candidate for the upcoming PC-BSD 9.0 is now available for download. This release includes the latest FreeBSD 9.0-RC2 base, along with numerous bug fixes and enhancements. Changelog: Notable changes in this release, in no particular order: Improve username checks in installer to […]

Linux Mint 12 Has Been Released, Download Now

Clement Lefebvre, father of the Linux Mint project, unleashed a couple of minutes ago, November 23rd, the new and highly anticipated Linux Mint 12 operating system, dubbed Lisa. Linux Mint 12 (Lisa) is based on the recently released Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating system and is powered by Linux kernel 3.0, X.Org 7.6 and GNOME […]

ZevenOS 4.0 release announcement

The ZevenOS Team is proud to announce the release of ZevenOS 4.0. This version is based on Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot (11.10) and has a bunch of new features and changes. The base system was updated to Kernel 3.0 which brings a bunch of new drivers aswell as an improved implementation of the ext4 filesystem. Also […]

20 Most Highly Rated Applications to Install from Ubuntu Software Center

Many long-term Ubuntu users(including me) overlook at the fact that, there are plenty of good quality applications available free of cost in Ubuntu Software Center already. If you look at our reviews of applications here, a good number of them require adding and updating third party repositories. Not that those apps are somehow inferior, but […]

Linux Mint Is a Refreshing Palate Cleanser

The Linux community and Linux users are at odds over the transition from GNOME 2 to GNOME 3 as the backbone desktop environment for the OS. Ubuntu’s developers muddied the situation with its newcomer Unity desktop alternative. Given the situation, Linux Mint may offer the best solution if you need time to adjust to the […]

Best Linux email client: 5 reviewed and rated

The email client, along with the word processor, is probably one of the most recognisable pieces of software on the desktop. They come in all shapes and sizes, from standalone lightweight command-line clients, to massive personal information managers (PIMs), that do a lot more than just check email. Email clients are especially important for the […]

GTK+ 3.3.4 released

GTK+ 3.3.4 is now available for download at: ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/3.3/ http://download.gnome.org/sources/gtk+/3.3/ bca709da29aecda87421eadd6762a0aac05fa5422b983b4a798957089a23a2e6 gtk +-3.3.4.tar.xz 76f08e8aae8ab18865593163c2ee0b694b9618a81536fd56c76ddf124a0df669 gtk +-3.3.4.tar.bz2 A development snapshot in the 3.3 cycle. If you are wondering where 3.3.3 went, we’re using odd-micro versions exclusively for git nowadays. ============ GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, […]

Glom 1.20.0

*** Glom With Glom you can design table definitions and the relationships between them, plus arrange the fields on the screen. You can edit and search the data in those tables, and specify field values in terms of other fields. It’s as easy as it should be. More information and screenshots are at http://www.glom.org 1.20.0 […]

Stable kernels 3.0.10 and 3.1.2

The 3.0.10 and 3.1.2 stable kernel updates are available. They both include another set of important fixes, though this particular update is smaller than many.

Doom 3 Source Code Released

id Software has released the source code to id Tech 4, aka the Doom 3 engine, on GitHub:
Have fun tinkering with it!
P.S.: A good dev forum for it is Doom3world.

Android Malware Hits Record Heights, Report Warns

Android malware has increased 472 percent since July, a new report from Juniper Networks warned earlier this week, with the months of October and November shaping up to see the fastest jump in Android malware ever discovered, the company stated. The number of Android malware samples identified in September increased by 28 percent over the […]

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 432

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: A first look at ZevenOS 2.0 “Neptune” News: openSUSE 12.1 feedback, Linux Mint’s GNOME dilemma, Ubuntu health check, interviews with Mark Shuttleworth and Andrew Tanenbaum Questions and answers: File systems for USB flash drives Released last week: openSUSE 12.1, Tiny Core Linux…. Read more at DistroWatch

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 242

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 242 for the week of November 14 – 20, 2011. == Links to UWN ==  * Wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue242 == In This Issue ==  * Ask Mark, Wednesday, 23 November, 1500UTC * Community Council Meeting Time Change * 12.04 Ubuntu Developer Summit Proceedings * Ubuntu 12.04 Development update * Americas Regional Membership […]