2D Puzzle Platformer ‘Beret’ Open Sourced

Beret, a fun puzzle platformer for Linux has been open sourced. The game was already free for Linux and now you can get your hands on code as well. About Beret Beret is a 2D puzzle-platformer game about a scientist named Beret, who has gained telekinetic abilities through his research at the Evil Corporation. He [...]

Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop Customization Guide

At the request of our readers we have decided to revive our usual desktop customization tutorial for the Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating system, because of Unity (again). We know that many of you don’t like how Unity looks and acts, therefore this step-by-step tutorial was created for the Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating system [...]

How to customize Pear OS Linux Panther 3

Pear OS Linux Panther 3 is the latest edition of the desktop Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, but with a desktop appearance that is fashioned after the Mac OS X UI. It has already been reviewed on this website (see Pear OS Linux Panther 3 review). It is the only distribution released this year that [...]

Canonical shares U1DB technical preview

When Canonical announced it was stopping its use of CouchDB, it also announced it would also be dropping DesktopCouch, the desktop API for CouchDB, and creating its own solution, U1DB, to fill the gap. The Canonical developers have now announced that a technical preview of U1DB is available and have given more details of its [...]

Cinnamon: Linux Mint’s next GNOME step

The Linux Mint developers, led by founder Clement Lefebvre, have forked the shell of GNOME 3. The new shell fork, named Cinnamon, is being used as a platform to continue their development of a more GNOME 2-like environment for GNOME 3 users. In Linux Mint 12, the developers introduced MGSE (Mint GNOME Shell Extensions), a [...]

pfSense 2.0.1

pfSense 2.0.1 release is now available. About half the mirrors are synced at the time of posting this, and the remainder will be synced in the next few hours. This is a maintenance release with some bug and security fixes since 2.0 release. This is the recommended release for all installations. As always, you can […]

Red Hat’s quarterly results show continued growth

Red Hat has announced the figures for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2012, the quarter that ended on 30 November. During that period the company generated a turnover of $290 million (£185 million), an increase of 23 per cent over the same period last year. Of this, $246.5 million (£157 million) came from […]

Nine Open Source Discoveries I Made in 2011

When writing about free and open source software, sometimes I seem to spend all my time complaining. So, after last week, when I described 2011 as a whole as a disappointment, I thought I should add some balance by mentioning some of the free software-related discoveries that delighted me during the past year. Many of […]

Linux: 20 Iptables Examples For New SysAdmins

Linux comes with a host based firewall called Netfilter. According to the official project site: netfilter is a set of…

Firefox 9 improves JavaScript performance

As expected, the Mozilla Project has now officially released version 9.0 of its open source Firefox web browser. Based on the Gecko 9.0 rendering engine, Firefox 9.0 brings under the hood changes that improve JavaScript performance by up to 30 per cent; early tests by ExtremeTech confirmed Mozilla’s estimates, but found that it could also […]

VLC Media Player 1.1.13 fixes security vulnerability

Version 1.1.13 of the open source VLC Media Player closes a hole found in previous releases that could be exploited by an attacker to compromise a user’s system. The maintenance and security update addresses a buffer overflow vulnerability in the VLC TiVo demuxer that could be used to crash the application’s process. The VideoLAN project […]

Trepidation 12-20-2011 Download Now Available

After 4 1/2 years, I’ve finally spent my free time over the last several months building this site and getting Trepidation up to date with modern OSes.  You will find everything looks a lot better and sounds a lot better than previous development builds.   This is mostly a maintenance release, primarily to bring the [...]

6 Best BURG Themes and How to Install BURG Themes in Ubuntu 11.10?

BURG is basically a boot loader for Linux based on GRUB. Burg has a highly configurable menu system which works in both text and graphic mode. Simply put, BURG can be extensively customized and there are a number of good quality BURG themes available all over the web for free. Lets find out the best [...]

AbulÉdu 11.08

AbulÉdu is an Ubuntu-based French Linux distribution designed for young children, featuring a collection of educational software running on top of a highly customised GNOME desktop. A new live DVD, version 11.08, was released yesterday and announced on the project’s home page (in French). AbulÉdu 11.08 is based on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with lots of [...]

Trainings Announced for DrupalCon Denver

New hands-on trainings are now open for registration when you register for DrupalCon Denver 2012. A full listing has been added online where you can read more about the trainings going on Monday, March 19, 2012 before the conference kicks off. Trainin…

Mozilla and Google Sign New Agreement for Default Search in Firefox

We’re pleased to announce that we have negotiated a significant and mutually beneficial revenue agreement with Google. This new agreement extends our long term search relationship with Google for at least three additional years. “Under this multi-year agreement, Google Search will continue to be the default search provider for hundreds of millions of Firefox users […]

Amarok 2.5.0 “Earth Moving” released

Announcing Amarok 2.5, our most advanced release ever and the first one to be officially supported on Windows. More info and download links at http://amarok.kde.org/en/releases/2.5 The Amarok Team

Oracle Linux 6 .2

Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 6.2 for x86 (32 bit) and x86_64 (64 bit) architectures. Oracle Linux 6.2 ships with two sets of kernel packages: * Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [kernel-uek-2.6.32-300.3.1.el6uek] o Installed and booted by default * Red Hat Compatible Kernel [kernel-2.6.32-220.el6] o Installed by default Oracle Linux 6.2 […]

Release for CentOS-6.2 i386 and x86_64

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-6.2 for i386 and x86_64 Architectures. Release Notes for 6.2 are available at http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS6.2 – we recommend everyone looks through those once. CentOS-6.2 is based on the upstream release EL 6.2 and includes packages from all variants. All upstream repositories have been combined into one, to […]

Download Firefox 9.0 Final for Linux

Mozilla unofficially released last evening, December 19th, the highly anticipated Mozilla Firefox 9.0 web browser for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows operating systems. There’s no official announcement yet, but the binary and source archives of the final version of Mozilla Firefox 9.0 were made available for download on the official FTP site of the […]