Intel Sandy Bridge RC6 Is Good To Go

It looks like the debacle concerning RC6 power-savings support for Intel Sandy Bridge hardware is finally behind us. Intel thinks everything is worked out and ready to be enabled upstream (again) with the next Linux 3.4 kernel cycle and Canonical has enabled RC6 by default in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Here are some tests showing the […]

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: 32-bit vs. 64-bit Performance

While most x86 hardware shipping in the past few years has been x86_64-capable, Canonical has continued recommending the 32-bit version of Ubuntu Linux over the 64-bit version. With Ubuntu 12.04 LTS “Precise Pangolin” this will hopefully change where the 64-bit version becomes recommended as the default spin. In this article are some updated benchmarks showing […]

Announcing Jennifer Hodgdon as Drupal core committer!

As the Documentation Team lead, Jennifer “jhodgdon” Hodgdon has done a fantastic job of not only keeping Drupal core’s API documentation high-quality and consistent, but also of on-boarding new Drupal core contributors through the “Novice” issue queue….

Canonical’s Ticking Time Clock

Bug #1 – Microsoft has a majority market share.” – Ubuntu bug tracker. Much has changed since Canonical started on its quirky quest to “fix bug #1.” Seven years ago Microsoft was seen as stagnant, ripe for plucking. Longhorn was still MIA, and Microsoft users were busy patching XP against the latest threats. Apple? Apple […]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 254

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #254 for the week February 20 – 26, 2012, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Sound theme results Ubuntu in your pocket Ubuntu 12.04 Countdown banner competition Ubuntu 12.04 Development Update Awesome Unity Contributions We had a great Fix-It Friday! […]

The New Face of Ubuntu

Canonical expects to start rolling out the first phase of Ubuntu’s new heads-up display in the April release of Ubuntu 12.04. But HUD will supplement Unity, Ubuntu’s default desktop interface, rather than fully replace it. The move to radically change the desktop’s default interface is being made out of necessity, according to Canonical’s founder and […]

OpenERP 6.1 adds new web client

OpenERP, the open source enterprise management software suite, has announced the release of its new version 6.1, a significant software upgrade meant to help businesses increase their productivity and implement a fully integrated software management in a few clicks. With 1800 free applications, OpenERP covers most business needs: CRM, Accounting, Manufacturing, Human Resources, Warehouse Management, […]

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 445

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: A look at SalineOS 1.6 News: Ubuntu on mobile phones and business desktops, Unity 5.4, interviews with Fedora’s Robyn Bergeron and Mint’s Clement Lefebvre Questions and answers: Handling magnet links in Linux Released last week: PCLinuxOS 2012-02 “Phoenix Xfce”, DragonFly BSD 3.0.1,…. Read more at DistroWatch

Softpedia Linux Weekly, Issue 188

The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: SystemRescueCd 2.5.0, Descent|OS 2.1 and Dream Studio 11.10. In other news: the final and stable version of Transmission 2.50 BitTorrent client has been released; the GNOME Project announced the first Beta of the upcoming GNOME 3.4 desktop environment. Softpedia Linux Blog news includes articles about […]

7 Do’s and Dont’s For Linux Users

I once read a book called “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey which explains the qualities that a person has to imbibe to be highly successful in life. It is a great book which provides inspiration to people to act and make positive changes in their lives. Guess what, Rami Taibah has […]

Gnash 0.8.10 GNU Flash player released

Gnash 0.8.10 has just been released. Gnash is the GNU Flash player, a free/libre SWF movie player, with all the source code released under GPLv3 or later. Gnash is available as both a standalone player and also as a browser plugin for Firefox (and all other Gecko based browsers), Chromium and Konqueror. Currently Gnash has […]

GNOME 3.4 Beta 1 Released

The GNOME Project announced a few minutes ago, February 24th, the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Beta release of the upcoming GNOME 3.4 desktop environment, which brings assorted improvements and features. The GNOME 3.4 Beta 1 release is ready for testing and it brings updates to main components, such as GNOME […]

Wesnoth 1.10.1: Maintenance Release

Wesnoth 1.10.1 has been released. This is a bugfix release for the stable 1.10 series. For information about further changes in this release, please visit this forum thread. We offer two versions of changelogs: a rather nice to read players changelog that only includes changes every player will probably notice (and often feels empty because […]

WarZone 2100 3.1 beta4 has been released! (And beta3 has been skipped.)

3.1 beta3 has been tagged but not published due to problems, so now here’s beta4. Changes since beta2: New shortcuts to select units (you need to reset your key configuration for them to become active) and lots of bugfixes, see the changelog below. If you notice issues with savegames, please try if they’re reproducible with […]

Ubuntu’s Bold Mobile Gambit

There’s no denying the magnitude of Linux’s impact on the world of personal computing so far, but you know something has changed when headlines like these begin appearing: “Ubuntu for Android: This, ladies and gentlemen, is the future of computing” read one. “Ubuntu for Android shows us the future of computing” read another. Indeed, after […]

MyUnity 3.0 Supports Ubuntu 12.04 and Themes

Softpedia has been informed this morning, February 27th, by Fabio Colinelli that the fabulous MyUnity Unity configuration utility for the Ubuntu platform reached version 3.0, supporting desktop themes and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin). Looks like the Italian developer worked very hard on the new version of MyUnity, completely redesigned its interface and brining built-in […]

Ubuntu Command Center: Gnome Control Center

Ubuntu 12.04 is all about pixel perfecting everything and focusing on the quality of the overall release. This is important since it is a LTS release which would be used by companies and users all over the world for a long time. From the view point of a user and sys-admins, it is important to […]

Dream Studio 11.10 Official Release is proud to announce the official release of Dream Studio 11.10. This exciting new version of Dream Studio ( has all the features that have made past releases one of the most successful multimedia software packages out there, including: multi-user, pulseaudio-integrated realtime audio via JACK, for use with programs like Ardour; the renowned Cinelerra […]

wattOS-R5 release info

Greetings all – for those of you who are new to wattOS, many of the fourm entries might already contain answers to your questions. (Be sure to look specifically at R5 areas. Some of the previous version fixes, tweaks, etc. will work in the newer versions. Dont forget to use the search function in the […]

Canonical Demonstrates Ubuntu for Android at MWC

The highly anticipated Mobile World Congress event takes place these days (February 27th – March 1st) in Barcelona, Spain, and this is the first time for Canonical to be present at the show. Canonical’s booth is located in Hall 7 at stand 7C87, where the company will demonstrate its new product, Ubuntu for Android, the […]