GameGadget, New Open Source Linux Based Gaming Handheld Coming this Year

A new Linux based gaming handheld GameGadget has been announced today by Blaze Europe that will allow you to install your favorite games from iTunes style app store called GameGadgetGames.
Developers will be able to publish games easily via this servic…

Lubuntu 11.10 Review: You Don’t Have To Quit Ubuntu

I have been playing with couple of distros in the past week. I tried Linux Mint, Fedora 16 and openSUSE (Gnome as well as KDE). I found each distro to be the leader in its own class. For disclosure, I am a long time Ubuntu user and have been switching between Fedora 16 and openSUSE [...]

New Kernel Vulnerabilities Affect Ubuntu 10.10 and 8.04 LTS

It appears that new vulnerabilities were found in Linux kernel, this time affecting the Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) and Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) operating systems. The following Linux kernel vulnerabilities affect the Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) operating system: CVE-2011-1585, CVE-2011-1767, CVE-2011-1768, CVE-2011-2491, CVE-2011-2496, CVE-2011-2525, and CVE-2011-3209. The following Linux kernel vulnerabilities affect the [...]

Canonical Moves One Step Closer to Mobile, TV Computing

It’s official: Canonical’s foray into the world of phones, tablets and even TVs has begun. Or at least, that’s what the introduction of formal development channels for these categories suggests. Here’s the latest, and what it says about Ubuntu’s future. It’s been pretty clear for a while that Canonical was steering Ubuntu in the direction [...]

Will Ubuntu PCs in Retail Succeed Where Mail Order Failed?

In recent weeks Canonical has announced major initiatives to sell Ubuntu PCs in Asia and Europe, just like it tried — and mostly failed — to do five years ago in the United States. But will things be different this time? Here are some thoughts. Five years ago, when Dell began shipping laptops and desktops [...]

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – November 20 2011 ==

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – November 20 2011 == FOSDEM 2012 – PostgreSQL Devroom: Call for Speakers is open until December 20, 2011. https://www.postgresql.eu/events/callforpapers/fosdem2012/ == PostgreSQL Product News == plpgsql_lint beta released. https://github.com/okbob/plpgsql_lint == PostgreSQL Jobs for November == http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-jobs/2011-11/threads.php == PostgreSQL Local == The fifth edition of the Italian PostgreSQL Day (PGDay.IT 2011) will […]

Zentyal 3.0 Roadmap published

Hi Zentyal community, As advanced in the Zentyal Summit few days ago, the main development lines for  Zentyal 3.0 are going to be the upgrade to Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS, better integration with Ubuntu in general, and the improvements on the Desktop and User experience. You can find more details at: http://trac.zentyal.org/milestone/3.0 Note that this [...]

FreeBSD 9.0-RC2 Available…

The second of the Release Candidate builds for the 9.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available. Since this is the first release of a brand new branch I cross-post the announcements on both -current and -stable. But just so you know most of the developers active in head and stable/9 pay more attention to the -current […]

Softpedia Linux Weekly, Issue 174

The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: Linux Mint 12 Release Candidate and openSUSE 12.1. In other news: Softpedia introduced MyUnity, a small system utility for Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) which allows you to configure the Unity interface; Mandriva unleashed Mandriva Linux Powerpack 2011. Softpedia Linux Blog news includes articles about Firefox […]

Comparison of major Linux package management systems

One of the major differences between various Linux distributions is package management. Many times, this is the reason somebody steers away from one distribution to another, because he/she doesn’t like the way software is installed or because there is software needed that isn’t available in the distro’s repositories. If you are a beginner in the […]

Linux Live USB Creator Review

Linux is quite a versatile operating system. It is one of the only current operating system that allows you to use a USB key or create a Live environment to give you the “try before you buy” feel. There are very few Linux distributions out there that allow you to use it while in Windows […]

5 great FPS game for Linux

It’s some time that i don’t do a roundup of games, and so today i want to present you some of the best FPS available for Linux. Like i always say, the time where Linux games were not comparable with the Windows counterpart is past, and now , with the right hardware, you can play [...]

BIND 9 denial of service being seen in the wild

The BIND 9 DNS name server is undergoing a concerted denial of service attack, according to this Internet Systems Consortium advisory. “Organizations across the Internet reported crashes interrupting service on BIND 9 nameservers performing recursive queries. Affected servers crashed after logging an error in query.c with the following message: “INSIST(! dns_rdataset_isassociated(sigrdataset))” Multiple versions were reported […]

How to Install Firefox 9 in Ubuntu 11.10 and 11.04

The following tutorial will teach Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) and Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) users how to update their systems to the Mozilla Firefox 9.0 web browser. At the request of many of our readers, we’ve created the following tutorial, based on our previous success on how to install Firefox 8 on Ubuntu 10.10 and [...]

Zombie Grinder: New Zombie Shooting Action Game for Linux with Some Cool Retro Graphics

Zombie Grinder is a new action game for Linux game featuring fast paced zombie shooting combat and retro 16 bit style graphics. The game will feature numerous weapons, ammunition types, achievements and will allow up to 4 player online co-op. Devs have presented the game at MineCon and a special pre-alpha demo has been released [...]

OpenDungeons finally has a new Website!

OpenDungeons finally has a new Website! And as you can see, we even have a blog now (and we are even planning to use it frequently for posting release news, big development milestones and open tasks). The new website should make it easier for new players to get an overview of the game and for [...]

Summoning Wars Version 0.5.5 released

We have finally release version 0.5.5 ! It contains several significant improvements, above all a completely revised GUI. Get it from the download page. I’d like to thank all contributors who worked on this release. Have fun playing!

A New Commercial Game For Linux That’s Not An FPS

There’s a new commercial game coming to Linux that’s not yet-another-first-person-shooter. Besides not being an FPS, one of the most common genres of Linux native commercial games, the game studio behind this title claims “there are some technical details about this game that make it completely unique within Linux.” What’s the game and who’s behind [...]

Steel Storm 2 Game Coming For Linux

There’s going to be a successor to Steel Storm, an indie action shooter game. Steel Storm 2, however, will be a first person shooter. Development is still early on for Steel Storm 2, but it’s now been publicly announced and there’s a teaser web-site. The teaser site reads “Steel Storm 2 is an old-school FPS [...]

Will your computer’s “Secure Boot” turn out to be “Restricted Boot”?

Please sign our statement to show your support! Microsoft has announced that if computer makers wish to distribute machines with the Windows 8 compatibility logo, they will have to implement a measure called “Secure Boot.” However, it is currently up for grabs whether this technology will live up to its name, or will instead earn […]