Softpedia Linux Weekly, Issue 178

The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: Puppy Linux 5.3.1, Pear OS 3.0 and Kororra 16. In other news: MyUnity will be part of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to easily configure the Unity interface; Google releases Google Chrome 16 web browser; the Amarok developers released the final and stable version of Amarok 2.5 […]

LiMux project exceeds annual target

Munich’s LiMux project has announcedGerman language link that it has exceeded its annual target for migrating the city’s PCs to its LiMux client. To date in 2011, the project has migrated 9,000 systems; it had originally planned to migrate 8,500 of the 12,000-15,000 PC workstations used by city officials in Munich. The LiMux project directors […]

Google launches online Android training

Today I’m thrilled to announce the beta launch of Android Training — a collection of classes that we hope will help you to build better Android apps. From designing effective navigation, to managing audio playback, to optimizing battery life, these classes are designed to demonstrate best practices for solving common Android development problems. Each class explains the […]

Adventures in Self-Publishing: eBook or Dead Tree?

This series highlights aspects of my experience self-publishing The Alexandria Project, available soon as an eBook and in soft and hardcover. You can read the first draft of that book here, and read a new chapter of its sequel every Monday here. If you are of a certain age (and I, most regrettably, am definitely of […]

Microsoft will beat Linux clouds at their own game – with open source

Open… and Shut Amazon may dominate public cloud computing, but not amongst the Microsoft groupies. Microsoft has managed to be an end-to-end cradle-to-grave supplier within the data centre, and is attempting to extend this motherly embrace to the cloud with its Azure platform. Cracks have recently begun to show in this strategy, however, as Microsoft […]

Most Highly Recommended Books About Linux

Ever since we started this blog, we’ve talked about Linux at great length. We’ve provided tips, tutorials, hacks and even some spicy gossip from the magical Penguinland. While that may suffice your geek cravings, the information falls quite short if you’re trying to learn about Linux in greater detail. For learning Linux, you’ll need a […]

Ubuntu 12.04 Developers Working to Improve Energy Efficiency

Ubuntu 12.04 — the next longterm-support (LTS) release of the world’s most popular open source operating system — promises a lot of feature updates, including those involving the Unity interface and the Software Center. But if all goes as planned, your Ubuntu 12.04 laptop might last significantly longer on battery power as well. At least, […]

Big Winners and Losers of 2011

There’s been a couple of those “Winners & Losers of the Year” posts pop up recently and TuxRadar is asking visitors what they think. It’s an interesting topic because it seems as much of a niche as Linux is, there are several smaller niche subsets. Some comment from the perspective of Open Source consulting, from […]

Build a Linux Home Web Server For Under $250

Now-a-days pretty much everyone and their hipster grandmother is blogging, publishing web articles or sharing some sort of digital content…

More Cool ‘Native Client’ Games You Can Play in Linux

Google’s Native Client (NaCl) has already made it possible to play new console style rich 3D games in Linux. Games like Bastion and Pocket Legends now run as fast as native games making full use of 3D graphics hardware through WebGL. Now more such cool native client games are available on Chrome Web Store. Check […]

CoreBreach finally released for Windows & Linux

Version 1.1 of CoreBreach has been finished for Windows and Linux – which means that happy Mac owners can finally compete in CoreBreach with their friends using alternative platforms. The Windows and Linux versions of CoreBreach have been published Desura and other online stores will follow soon. CoreBreach is THE brand-new futuristic “anti-gravity” racing game […]

New Linux Game ‘Wizorb’ Now Available on Desura

Innovative puzzle game Wizorb is now available for Linux on Desura. The game features hybrid Breakout + RPG style gameplay.
Though the official release date for the game is December 19, 32bit Linux builds are already available on Desura for $ 2.99.

‘No Time to Explain’ Season 2 Released for Linux

omg check out this hot scan from the December 1992 issue of Video Electronix Based Gamez and Software Monthly IT IS HERE! Launch trailer: In other news, No Time To Explain Season 2 is out NOW! Everyone who bought No Time To Explain gets it by e-mail. Our Kickstarter supporters got it in our updates […]

Ubuntu One gains music web streaming

The Ubuntu One team has announced that users can now stream music they have stored in Ubuntu One (U1) via the web. When signed in, Ubuntu One users can access the music streaming feature from the Music tab on the U1 dashboard; previously, users were only able to stream audio from U1 using an Ubuntu […]

Canonical to remove Oracle’s Sun Java from users’ systems

The end of licensing for operating system distributors to ship Oracle’s Sun Java JDK packages, combined with October’s announcement of a number of critical vulnerabilities in that software, has led Canonical to announce that, for security reasons, it will be disabling the Sun JDK browser plugin immediately. The Sun JDK is currently distributed through the […]

WoP 1.6 unleashed

World of Padman 1.6. patch is released and available for download as an unified zip file containing binaries for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X operating systems. A dmg for Mac OS X and an installer for Windows will be provided soon. The new version solves some major game play issues and adds new features […]

FreeBSD Foundation’s End-of-Year Newsletter

Dear FreeBSD Community, We are pleased to announce the publication of The FreeBSD Foundation’s 2011 End-of-Year Newsletter. Go to to find out how we have supported the FreeBSD Project and community this year. Please help us continue and increase our support of FreeBSD by making a donation to the Foundation. You can go to […]

Wine release 1.3.35

The Wine development release 1.3.35 is now available. What’s new in this release (see below for details): – Triangular gradients and cosmetic wide pens support in the DIB engine. – All Wine dialogs can now be translated through po files. – Many more scripts added to UniScribe. – JScript using bytecode throughout now. – Several […]

Qt 4.8.0 Released

Qt has reached another important evolutionary milestone today. We are very proud to announce that Qt 4.8.0 has now been released. Many people have worked long and hard to deliver Qt 4.8.0. Today that hard work reaches final release maturity, and we are celebrating! Featuring Qt Platform Abstraction, threaded OpenGL support, multithreaded HTTP and optimized […]

The Real Linux Girl: Friends Told Me That My Place Was in the Kitchen.

Today my blog post is very unusual. I have never done this before. I wanted to, but up until now I have never invited another Linux-related person for interview. Please meet, Irina Sikach, an editor of magazine UserAndLINUX. DarkDuck: Hello Irina. Could you please introduce yourself? Irina Sikach: Hi Dmitry! First, I want to say […]