openSUSE Weekly News Issue 202 is out!

We are pleased to announce: Issue 202 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] In this Issue: openSUSE 12.1 – All in green Plasma Activities in Balsam Professional Open Source WYSIWYG Visual Editor for UI Mockups and many more … For a list of available translations see the Translations Section in the actual Weekly News. […]

Wine release 1.3.33

The Wine development release 1.3.33 is now available. What’s new in this release (see below for details): – Support for text output in the DIB engine. – Improved support for HTTP proxies. – New version of the Gecko engine. – A number of cursor fixes. – Some fixes in bidirectional text layout. – Various bug […]

GNOME 3.2.2 released

GNOME 3.2.2 stable release ================= Third update to GNOME 3.2, second of the stable release. To compile GNOME 3.2.2 use jhbuild [1] and the modulesets files used at this release [2]. If you want to know what is new on this release, you can check the release notes of those modules: core – http://ftp.acc.umu.se/pub/GNOME/core/3.2/3.2.2/NEWS apps […]

Open Source, Abundance and Open Innovation

Open source and innovation are locked in a dynamic and symbiotic relationship. Open source, community-based development evolved to meet developer needs for access and openness. While early open source represented innovation in development processes — and, of course, was enabled by the emergence of the Internet and Web search — it did not always result […]

Indian Government To Popularise Use Of Open Source

India may not be a huge contributor to the development of Open Source and Linux, despite being and IT force, it is definitely becoming a big user of Open Source. Emerging economies like Brazil already champion the adoption of Open Source and India is not far behind. The Indian government recently prepared a draft for […]

Google releases Android 4.0 source — and Honeycomb too

Google released Android 4.0.1 (“Ice Cream Sandwich”) code to open source, along with the Android 3.x (“Honeycomb”) code that it has kept under wraps since it arrived on Android tablets earlier this year. The release follows the Nov. 11 introduction of Android native development kit (NDK) v7, which has been upgraded for Android 4.0 with […]

Gaming on Ubuntu 11.10 – Still a long way to go?

Cahilig.net has listed a comprehensive 100 “best free and high quality” games that run on Linux, but will all of them be gratifying if you’re running Ubuntu 11.10? I have my misgivings. I’ve been a fan of vehicle simulation and racing games during my days as a Microsoft Windows user, and decided to try out [...]

Kubuntu 12.04 LTS and Lubuntu 12.04 Highlights

As we’ve stated in our previous article, Allison Randal from Canonical announced a few days ago the highlights for the upcoming Kubuntu 12.04 LTS and Lubuntu 12.04, as well as for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS and Edubuntu 12.04 LTS (presented in a separate article). Without any further ado, let have a closer [...]

Fedora 16 Review: When An Ubuntu User Tries Fedora

Fedora 16 was released a few days ago and I was looking forward to this release. I used to be a Fedora user in the early days, when I had more time to play with my PC. Ever since I switched to Debian and then Ubuntu, I just fell in love with apt-get’s smart dependency [...]

HealthCheck Ubuntu – The search for unity

Ubuntu has over 20 million users around the world and is by far the most popular Linux distribution on the planet, but for the first time since the release of Warty Warthog in October 2004, an Ubuntu release is not being greeted with universal acclaim and there are mutterings of discord among the Ubuntu community. [...]

Linux Mint chief not carried away by success

Given the rave reviews that Linux Mint has been getting recently, it would be perfectly understandable if the man driving the distribution was a little swollen-headed by this time. But Clement Lefebvre appears to have both his feet planted very firmly on the ground as he guides the team that produces what is now predicted [...]

5 Things I Would Like to See Improved in Ubuntu Software Center

Ubuntu Software Center had a complete makeover recently. But I have to admit, even with all those changes, it still feels unfinished. In our earlier Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot review, we did shared our concern with the unfinished nature of Ubuntu Software Center and had promised a more elaborate take on the issue. So here [...]

Is Linux Mint the Most Popular Distro?

Ubuntu has been at the top of the Linux popularity contest for much of the past five years, but that’s starting to change as Linux Mint’s popularity grows. As the sands of Linux popularity shift, development on other distros and key components of Linux continued to move forward last week. 1. Linux Mint It’s never [...]

Jason Warner Interview About Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop

During the Ubuntu Development Summit for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Jason Warner, Ubuntu Desktop Manager at Canonical, gave an interview to Amber Graner, an Ubuntu contributor involved in the community since February 2009. In the interview, Jason Warner talks about the desktop interface in the upcoming Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) and what users should expect [...]

DrupalCon Denver Scholarship Deadline is Tomorrow and Sprint Lead Applications Now Being Accepted

DrupalCon Denver is just 5 months away. While the organizing team is committed to keeping the event affordable – with a low ticket price of $350 and affordable hotel options – there are even lower cost options for some members of the Drupal community.

openSUSE Project Releases openSUSE 12.1

openSUSE Project Releases openSUSE 12.1 ​ Latest distribution includes platform innovations and tools enabling users to run cutting edge Linux-based operating systems in physical, virtual and cloud environments ​ World-Wide, Web, November 16, 2011 — The openSUSE Project, a global open source community, announced today the general availability of openSUSE 12.1. The stable, complete and […]

Stable kernels 3.0.9 and 3.1.1

Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the release of the 3.0.9 and 3.1.1 stable kernels. Both contain many fixes (more than 250 patches each) throughout the tree. As always, all users of the 3.0 or 3.1 series must upgrade.

Softpedia Linux Weekly, Issue 173

The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: Fuduntu 14.12, Fedora 16, and Sabayon Linux 7 LXDE, E17 and Awesome Editions. In other news: The Document Foundation announced the immediate availability for download of LibreOffice 3.4.4 open source office suite; Softpedia took a first look at the upcoming Linux Mint 12 (Lisa) operating […]

Introducing MyUnity: Ubuntu’s Unity Configurator

MyUnity is a small system utility for Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) that can handle the customization of the Unity Launcher and Panel. MyUnity is an independent configurator (yes, that means you don’t need other third party tools) and above all it just works. See below the highlights section to see what exactly MyUnity allows you [...]

First Look: Linux Mint 12

Clement Lefebvre, father of the Linux Mint project, announced a few days ago that the upcoming Linux Mint 12 (Lisa) operating system will feature a new desktop interface built on top of the GNOME 3 desktop environment. So, we’ve downloaded a development version of the Linux Mint 12 distribution and took it for a test [...]