10 Reasons Why Not to Install Linux

Has Jonquil went off the deep end and started advocating people not use Linux now? The answer is no, not in the least. However I recognize there are some user requirements Linux doesn’t cover, and think it’s important to share these incompatibilities with those who would install Linux so we can ensure they’re getting the […]

TeamViewer 7 Beta Available For Linux [Remote Desktop Tool]

TeamViewer is an application for remote control, desktop sharing and file transfer between computers, great for meetings, presentations, support and more. It runs on Windows, Mac OSX, Linux (even though it comes in a .deb or .rpm, it uses Wine which comes bundled with it) as well as Android or iPhone. The application is free […]

Android Is Finally Coming Back to Linux Kernel

Tim Bird in collaboration with many Linaro and individual developers, including Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman, announced the beginning of the Android Mainlining Project, to include Android’s patches and features into the mainline Linux kernel. As many of you know, the Android drivers were no longer accepted in the mainline Linux kernel, starting with Linux […]

Are You Using Firefox 9.0? If So, Get the Updated Version 9.01

Only one day after releasing its Firefox 9.0 browser, Mozilla has delivered a version 9.01 update, in the wake of problems experienced by users on all three major platforms: Windows, the Mac and Linux. Various reports charactize the problems as crashes and instability at handling toolbars. In any case, if you’re using version 9.0 you […]

LibreOffice mega Christmas inteview

In many countries in the world, Christmas is celebrated as time of peace. In olden days, in the Northern hemisphere, it was the mid-winter celebration – looking towards the new light to come. Nowadays, sharing presents is a popular activity at Christmas time. So, let’s look at what presents LibreOffice has left under the tree… […]

Best Real-Time Strategy Games for Android

From the seminal Age of Empires Series to the massively popular StarCraft, real-time strategy games have always enjoyed a huge fan base. Whether it be prepping your soldiers for a tough battle ahead, or launching a full-blown attack on your enemies, there’s never a dull moment in this genre of gaming. Also, since fans of [...]

Ubuntu IVI Remix Beta 2 Officially Released

Canonical, through Lars Anderson, announced last evening, December 21st, the immediate availability for download of the Ubuntu In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) Remix operating system. Ubuntu IVI Remix is an In-Vehicle Infotainment operating system, based on Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) and supports Intel and ARM processors. The final release will be available to car makers in Q1 [...]

Ubuntu Tweak 0.6.0 released!

After more than two years’ cycle of design and development, Ubuntu Tweak 0.6 finally comes! Back to two years ago, we made the mock-up of the future Ubuntu Tweak and told the concepts behind the new design.  Later we improved the design and started coding. Although the progress was slow, and I had to maintain the 0.5 [...]

Wargus – Open-Source Warcraft II On Linux

An update has been released to Wargus, an open-source version of the Warcraft II game that was originally released back in the 90′s. Pali Rohár has taken over the Wargus project as the open-source version of Blizzard’s Warcraft II. It works under Linux too. However, you do need a copy of the game’s CD for [...]

Tweak Your Ubuntu Unity Desktop With MyUnity

One of the reasons that many hated the Unity desktop in Ubuntu is because there is a lack of customization option. People switched from Windows/Mac to Linux is mainly because Linux offers them an environment where they can customize everything to their liking. When Canonical reduced your ability to do what you want with your [...]

0 A.D. Alpha 8 Game Brings Significant Changes

Wildfire Games has released their eighth alpha release of their 0 A.D. ancient warfare game. It’s been a while since their last alpha release (three months), but before calling it a year they put out 0 A.D. Alpha 8 and it’s codenamed Haxāmaniš. New features in this open-source game include a batering system, improved AI, [...]

Canonical Focuses on Multi-Monitor Support In Ubuntu

Just a day after questioning whether multiple monitors are really necessary, I learned the design team at Canonical had purchased not two but six monitors to attach to a single computer. Fortunately, this seeming excess should benefit Ubuntu users — if not me personally — by improving the multi-monitor experience in Ubuntu. Here’s a look [...]

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – December 25 2011 ==

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – December 25 2011 == HTSQL 2.2, a high-level query language for relational databases, released. http://htsql.org psycopg2 2.4.3, a Python connector for PostgreSQL, released. http://initd.org/psycopg/articles/2011/12/12/psycopg-243-released/ == PostgreSQL Jobs for December == http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-jobs/2011-12/threads.php == PostgreSQL Local == The fifth annual “Prague PostgreSQL Developers Day” conference, organized by CSPUG (Czech and Slovak PostgreSQL […]

GNOME 3.3.3 Development Release

GNOME 3.3.3 Development Release =============================== Right on time for your end-of-the-year celebrations, here comes the third development release of the 3.3 development cycle. Have fun discovering the latest developments, and see you next year! To compile GNOME 3.3.3, you can the jhbuild [1] modulesets [2] (which use the exact tarball versions from the official release): […]

KDE Makes First 4.8 Release Candidate Available, Adds Secret Service

Today KDE released the first release candidate for its 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. Compared to Beta2, RC1 contains hundreds of fixes. Please give this release another good round of testing to help us release […]

The Scribus Special Edition of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

The PCLinuxOS Magazine is a product of the PCLinuxOS community, published by volunteers from the community. The magazine is lead by Paul Arnote, Chief Editor, and Assistant Editor Meemaw. The PCLinuxOS Magazine is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share-Alike 3.0 Unported license, and some rights are reserved. The Scribus Special Edition is a compilation of […]

Open Source Apps: the Monster List

It’s become something of an annual tradition at Datamation to end the year with a gigantic compilation of all the open source software we’ve surveyed over the past twelve months or so. (See 2010′s Open Source Apps: the Ultimate List and 2009′s Open Source Software: The Monster List.) This year’s retrospective is bigger than ever […]

phpMyAdmin 3.4.9 fixes XSS vulnerabilities

Version 3.4.9 of phpMyAdmin has been released, closing two security holes in the open source database administration tool. The update fixes vulnerabilities in the phpMyAdmin setup interface and the export panels in the server, database and table sections that could be exploited for cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. Read more at H-online

Mozilla updates Thunderbird to version 9.0

Mozilla has announced the arrival of version 9.0 of its open source Thunderbird news and email client. The update is based on the new Gecko 9 rendering engine and adds support for theming in the compose and address book windows using Personas, which are lightweight skins. Other changes include better keyboard support for handling attachments, and […]

Announcing the Stop That Hero! Alpha

“Bringing Evil Back.” It’s been a long time coming, but I’m proud to announce the playable alpha release of the first major game for GBGames: “Stop That Hero!”, a deceptively simple strategy game that puts you in the role of the evil villain. As your evil spreads and you conquer the various territories in the [...]