Desura open sourced as Desurium

Desurium is the official name for the open sourced Desura client which is now officially open sourced as of today. The source code is available under the GPL V3.

Desura adds more free games – Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory

Desura has now added Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory to it’s line up of free games, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is still one of the best team based shooters available so go check it out.

Cloudmin 6.0 released

Hi Cloudmin users, Cloudmin version 6.0 is now available for download from our YUM amd APT repositories. New features in this version include : * Added the set-replication API command, to switch to standalone, replica or master mode. * EC2 instances and security groups can now be created in VPC (virtual private cloud) subnets, if […]

Mango Open Movie fundraiser halfway

Until February 15th all early pre-orders get a film credit! Order total is going over a 1000 in a…

Fedora 17 to come with Gimp 2.8, KDE 4.8, oVirt and GCC 4.7

In the last two IRC meetings, the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) approved a number of features (1, 2) that developers for the project are trying to implement in Fedora 17. The technical directors for the Linux distribution authorised, for example, the switch to version 4.7 of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), which is expected […]

OpenSSL fixes DoS bug in recent bug fix

The OpenSSL developers have released versions 1.0.0g and 0.9.8t to address a denial of service issue introduced by one of the six fixes included in the version they released earlier this month. The problem was created by the fix for a critical vulnerability in the CBC (“Cipher block chaining”) encryption mode which enabled plaintext recovery […]

Survey: 80% Linux-using enterprises will increase Linux use

Almost 80% of enterprises that use Linux will be increasing their use of Linux over the next five years, and 84% of them increased their Linux use in the past year, despite the economic climate. More of these companies will be reducing the number of Windows servers they use (25.9%) than increasing them (21.7%) too. […]

Linux gains share on enterprise servers — and desktops, too

Linux has vaulted to 1.4 percent worldwide desktop market share from 0.97 percent in July, according to Net Applications. Meanwhile, a new Linux Foundation survey on enterprise adoption of Linux indicates that 84 percent of organizations currently using the open source operating system have expanded their deployments over the last year. Meanwhile, According to the […]

All Hail Debian, King of the Web Server World

There’s nothing like a popularity contest to elicit a wide array of opinions — particularly those of the opposing kind — but recently an example appeared in the Linux blogosphere that seems to be something of an exception. “Debian is now the most popular Linux distribution on web servers,” proclaimed W3Techs in a blog post […]

Black Duck Software Delivers Its Open Source “Rookies of the Year”

Black Duck Software, which focuses on management, governance and analytics for open source software deployments, is out with its “Rookies of the Year” list, naming the top 20 open source projects initiated last year. We’ve kept an eye on this report in past instances, and it usually surfaces several diamond-in-the-rough projects that you may not […]

Postal and Postal 2 For Linux Now Available on Desura

Updated Linux versions of Postal and Postal 2 has been released on Desura. Postal 2 (first person shooter) by Running With Scissors has been banned in many countries in past because of extreme graphic violence but enjoys quite a dedicated fan following. A Postal 2 Linux demo is also available. This updated build which will […]

Joomla 2.5.0 RC1 Released

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla 2.5 RC 1 for download. Version 2.5 is the second release made within the new six-month release cycle that started with the delivery of Joomla 1.6 in January 2011. What is this release for? There are several goals for this release: To allow advance […]

10 Open Source Shopping Carts to Run Your Ecommerce Business

More and more companies have turned to the Web to transact business. And, of course, if you are going to sell on the Web, the right shopping cart can mean the difference between red and black ink. When shopping for your own ecommerce shopping cart software the most important aspect to consider is how well […]

92 Open Source Apps That Replace Everyday Software

If you’ve never tried open source software, you might think that free applications couldn’t possibly be as good as those you pay for. This list might change your mind. Nearly two years ago, we put together a list of 75 Open Source Tools to Replace Apps You Use Every Day. This year, we made that […]

Download and Test LibreOffice 3.5.0 Beta 3

The Document Foundation announced yesterday, January 16th, the immediate availability for download and testing of the third Beta release of the upcoming LibreOffice 3.5 office suite. This news comes from the same press release received by Softpedia in January 16th, were The Document Foundation also announced LibreOffice 3.4.5. LibreOffice 3.5 will be the best free […]

Stable kernel 3.1.10

Stable kernel 3.1.10 has been released with a pile of important fixes. “This is the LAST release of the 3.1 kernel series, please move to the 3.2 kernel series at this time. Again, 3.1.y is end-of-life.”

Black Wednesday

No, it’s sadly not a day for shopping. Today, some of the most visited websites are dark to raise awareness of two bills now making their way through the U.S. Congress. The bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), pose such a great threat to all of us who […]

Red Hat stakes its position on SOPA/PIPA

Two bills pending in the US Congress – the “Stop Online Piracy Act” or SOPA in the House, and the “PROTECT IP Act” or PIPA in the Senate – raise enormous concerns for North Carolina home grown technology companies like Red Hat. At a time when we are working to rebuild confidence in our economy, […]

Another Unigine-Based Linux Game Soon To Alpha

Relics of Annorath, a game announced last year, is nearing its alpha release. This forthcoming MMORPG game is built atop the Unigine Engine and will feature a native Linux client. From the bits of information that is out there now, Relics of Annorath is described by its developers as “MMORPG which plays in a medieval/post-modern […]

Candidates Needed: Drupal Association 2012 elections are on!

Come one, come all! As of January 18, 2012 nominations are open for the 2012 elections of two “at large” directors of the Drupal Association.
The at large directors are intended to represent the Drupal community. Specifics of the election were decided …