How Ubuntu 12.04 Is Trying To Drop Power Usage

After illustrating Linux power regressions and other problems for months, with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS developers at Canonical are finally taking a serious look at Linux power management and how it can be bettered. Going back to the last Ubuntu Developer Summit they began working out ways to improve the energy efficiency of Ubuntu Linux. They’re […]

Ubuntu’s HUD: Why It’s A Great Idea

Let’s have a look at Unity Heads-Up Display (HUD). By now, I’m sure most readers will have seen the screenshot of HUD and the old Machintosh, and some may have read or heard the expression WIMP for the first time. And you’ve most likely read at least one article under headings such as Ubuntu replaces […]

Video Review: Xubuntu 11.10 – Elegant, Simple XFCE

Short video on Ubuntu‘s little brother/sister Xubuntu 11.10 with it’s XFCE Desktop Manager. Fast and Simple is what I feel Xubuntu 11.10 is. Fast to load and simple to use. Runs well on a VM if thats all you have. Enjoy and download it free tod…

Ubuntu creator warns businesses to be wary of cloud lock-in

Cloud infrastructure was always meant to be based on open standards, and organisations that choose to buy capacity from public clouds that only support one standard are creating problems for themselves in the future, according to Ubuntu creator Canonical. “All the world’s biggest clouds are built on open source technology,” said Canonical’s vice president Chris […]

Wesnoth 1.10

Almost two years have gone by since we released Wesnoth 1.8. To thank you for more than 5 million downloads via, we now proudly present Wesnoth 1.10. You can look at the (translated) release notes to get an idea about what has changed since 1.8. For those who just want to play, the new […]

id Software’s Main Linux Game Developer Resigns

Timothee Bessett, the id Software developer that was responsible for porting many of id Software’s popular games like Doom 3 and Quake 4 to Linux, has resigned from the popular game company. On his blog Timothee Bessett (also known as “TTimo”) just had a brief statement posted yesterday regarding his resignation from id Software. “I […]

Warzone 2100 3.1 beta1 has been released!

The 3.1 series is the first based on the new netcode, with new terrain renderer and many other changes. Configuration uses a new directory, if you want to use old mods/maps/savegames, you need to copy them (see FileLocations). Note that savegames from 2.3 and 3.0 are incompatible, only those from newer master snapshots might still […]

Towns 0.40 released!

Towns the fun little town building game with RPG elements has had a big update!

Classic gaming: OGS Mahjong

A somewhat neglected topic here on FreeGamer are classic puzzle games, and OGS Mahjong is definitely one of the gems of this genre.
The stable 0.9 release of this game can be expected shortly, so brush up your Mahjong skills or take the opportunity to …

We Review Open-Source RTS Game 0 A.D.

Do you think gaming on Linux has improved over the past few years? Although variety and graphics might be a little off that available for OS X and Windows there’s no denying that with every passing month Linux as a gaming platform grows ever more viable. 0.A.D is a completely open-source RTS available for Linux, […]

Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.4 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the fourth update of its stable distribution Debian 6.0 (codename “squeeze” ). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments to serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available. Please note that this update […]

Year of the Meetup

We hereby declare 2012 as the Year of the WordPress Meetup. You’ll want to get in on this action. So what is a WordPress Meetup? Basically, it’s people in a community getting together — meeting up — who share an interest in WordPress, whether they be bloggers, business users, developers, consultants, or any other category of person able to say, “I use WordPress in some way and I like it, and I want to meet other people who can say the same.

GNOME 3.3.4 Development Release Is Here

The GNOME Project announced a few minuntes ago, January 26th, the immediate availability for testing of the fourth development release of the upcoming GNOME 3.4 desktop environment, which brings various fixes and improvements. With a delay of one week, the GNOME 3.3.4 desktop environment is ready for testing and it brings updates to main components, […]

How Open Source Licenses Affect Your Business and Your Developers

Copyleft licenses have been the most popular choice for new open source projects. Recently, however, developers and companies seem to be moving from the GPL in favor of less restrictive permissive licenses for open source projects. What’s behind the trend and how does it impact your business? Read more at CIO

Linux Foundation: How to contribute to open source projects

The Linux Foundation has published a paper titled “Upstreaming: Strengthening Open Source Development “. In the ten-page PDF document, the two authors explain, among other things, why it is in the best interest of everyone involved that in-house improvements to open source software be submitted back to the original authors of that software (upstream) for […]

Creating Your Own Distributable Ubuntu DVD (Relinux)

This article is about how to create a DVD image of your machine with the exact same software included on the disk. This can be done using a software called Relinux. Relinux is a fork of the recently discontinued Remastersys. 1 Preliminary Note The image created with Relinux can under no circumstances be greater than […]

Bringing Ubuntu (GNOME) Classic To 12.04 LTS?

A discussion for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has been ignited about bringing back an “Ubuntu Classic” option that would attempt to mimic the old GNOME 2.x experience. Meanwhile in the Fedora camp there is a discussion about a Unity desktop port to their distribution. While Ubuntu’s Unity interface has come a long way since it made […]

DrupalCon Denver Final Sessions Are Posted

The final session selections for DrupalCon Denver were announced this week. DrupalCon will take place March 19-23, 2012. Get your tickets soon so that you don’t miss out on over 100 sessions across 8 tracks! This year we have added tracks specifical…

Release 4.8: Features, Stability, Performance

The latest set of KDE releases has been announced. It includes major updates to Plasma Workspaces, Applications, and the Development Platform. Version 4.8 provides many new features, as well as improved stability and performance. Check out the highlights below and read the full announcement. Dolphin gets a new display engine (click for larger) Adaptive Power […]

Samba 3.6.2 Available for Download

=================================================================== “Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.” Laurence J. Peter ================================================================== Release Announcements ===================== This is the latest stable release of Samba 3.6. Major enhancements in Samba 3.6.2 include: o Make Winbind receive user/group information (bug #8371). o Several SMB2 fixes. Changes since 3.6.1: ——————– […]