Open Source File, Sync and Share Project Adds Cloud Text Editing and More

ownCloud, the popular open source file, sync and share project, today announced improvements to its functionality and stability, enabling users to get even more out of their privately-hosted and owned file-sharing cloud. Available for download now, ownCloud Version 3 enables users to share files and folders with others from their privately controlled infrastructure. Major new […]

OpenShot 1.4.1 Has Been Released

I am proud to announce that OpenShot 1.4.1 has been released! This was originally going to be a quick and simple bug fix release, but instead, has grown into a more full-featured release. This has been a very busy month for OpenShot, with a trip to SCALE 10x, a couple presentations, and now a new […]

Google Earth 6.2 Released With A New Way Of Rendering Imagery, More

Google Earth is an application that provides a virtual globe, map and geographical information which you can use to travel the wold virtually, see images, 3D buildings, maps and more. Google Earth 6.2 was released a few days ago and the most important change is a new way of rendering imagery which fixes an old […]

Pentaho Open Sources Key Tools for Big Data Analytics

Among open source tools for business, Business Intelligence (BI) platforms are rapidly increasing in popularity. These applications are used to better understand historical, current and future aspects of business operations. The tools typically offer ways to mine database- and spreadsheet-centric data, and produce graphical, table-based and other types of analytics regarding business operations. Among the […]

Mandriva Bankruptcy Crisis Diverted, For Now

Mandriva users have been anxiously awaiting word from corporate whether the first user-friendly distribution would be forced to cease operations. The decision, which has been postponed twice in the last week, has finally come down. Too bad it’s really a “good news, bad news” situation. Jean-Manuel Croset, Mandriva COO, today blogged that the bankruptcy has […]

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 441

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: PC-BSD 9.0 “Isotope” News: Ubuntu’s HUD, Linux Mint’s Cinnamon, Arch Linux for hardcore users Statistics: sales in 2010 and 2011 Questions and answers: AppArmor, home movies, tabs in Vim, syntax highlighting Released last week: GhostBSD 2.5 Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 12.04 Alpha…. Read more at DistroWatch

OpenRA, Free and Open Source RTS Game Engine Supporting C&C and C&C: Red Alert

OpenRA is a free and open source real time strategy game engine supporting early Westwood games like Command & Conquer (C&C) and Command & Conquer: Red Alert. Almost an year back, I tried OpenRA but couldn’t get it to work. Recently I gave it a shot again and was pleasantly surprised at the level of […]

Ubuntu 11.10 vs. Mac OS X 10.7.2 Performance

After delivering benchmarks last week that were comparing the Intel Sandy Bridge performance of Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion” vs. Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot” when it came to the Sandy Bridge OpenGL graphics performance, here’s a comparative look at the performance of Ubuntu 11.10 against Mac OS X 10.7.2 from the Intel Sandy Bridge-based Mac. […]

Ubuntu Should Be Forked!

I have been a long time Ubuntu user, been using it since 2006. I loved it and have been installing it on user’s PC’s until version 11.04 came out with Unity. Before you get a wrong impression let me make it clear that I love to try new things as long as they don’t come […]

How to install Ubuntu the way you’ve never done it before.

I will tell you from the very start. This is neither my idea, nor my realisation. But I like it so much that I decided to share it with the wider public. Have you ever installed any GNU/Linux distribution? Have you ever installed Windows? Have you noticed the difference? I think you know what I […]

More Ideas About Ubuntu HUD Design, Mock-up

Ubuntu team knows how to stay in news. Two months before the release of Ubuntu 12.04, Mark has exploded a bomb which is making everyone talk about Ubuntu. This time its HUD in the spot-light. Both sides, those against the idea of messing up with Ubuntu UI and those who support it are trying to […]

Ubuntu’s New ‘HUD’ Factor: A Step Forward or Back?

Some of us here in the Linux blogosphere may have hoped for a quieter 2012 than 2011 turned out to be, but so far at least, it doesn’t look like we’re getting our wish. January appears to have started the year off with a bang. Do we get a little break now that it’s the […]

Canonical Promotes Standard Ubuntu Branding with New Website

When it comes to branding, the open source world is rarely at the front of the pack. Free software hackers tend to be much better at writing code than they are at designing logos, inventing names and developing elegant color schemes. But Canonical has long stood out as an exception, and its latest stride — […]

PostgreSQL Weekly News – January 29 2012

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – January 29 2012 == There will be a PostgreSQL track at FOSDEM, February 4-5 in Brussels, Belgium, along with speakers from the PostgreSQL community on the main track. The PGCon CfP has been extended through January 31, 2012. PGDay NYC will be held April 2, 2012 at Lighthouse […]

Samba 3.6.3 Security Release Available

Release Announcements ===================== This is a security release in order to address CVE-2012-0817 (Memory leak/Denial of service). o CVE-2012-0817: The Samba File Serving daemon (smbd) in Samba versions 3.6.0 to 3.6.2 is affected by a memory leak that can cause a server denial of service. Changes since 3.6.2: ——————– o Jeremy Allison <> * BUG […]

Softpedia Linux Weekly, Issue 184

The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: Chrome OS Linux 1.8.1017. In other news: The openSUSE Project announced the official release schedule for the upcoming openSUSE 12.2 operating system; Spain’s Extremadura administration announced that they will move 40,000 PCs to Debian Linux; the KDE Project announced the release of KDE Software Compilation […]

First open tablet released by KDE developer

As I noted earlier in the week, my recent blog posts have been slowly leading up to something, and here’s what that something is: The first tablet computer that comes with Plasma Active pre-installed. It’s name is “Spark”, in recognition of it being the start to an even bigger flame. It sports an open Linux […]

A Fight between email clients. Here’s how to choose the one that best suits your needs and to your Linux box

How many emails do you read daily? I bet more than a few dozen … Some people might have multiple accounts from the same provider, like Google, Yahoo and others … For those who maybe have two accounts scattered on Google, Hotmail and others and those who, like me, have some accounts of famous service […]

Adventures in Self-Publishing, Chap. 8: Designing the Interior of your Book

Last week we talked about how to design covers for books – eBooks, soft cover books and hard cover books. If you’ve written a book, or are thinking of writing one, odds are good that you’ve already spent some time thinking (or worrying) about what the covers of your book should look like. But how […]

Simple Linux Auditing

Basic Linux system auditing is a bit tricky and data collected and information of that is out of place and…