Canonical Survey Reveals Worldwide Ubuntu Server Trends

Who uses Ubuntu, where and why? That’s a question a lot of parties in the open source channel likely ask themselves. It’s also one that’s hard to answer, since public data on Ubuntu deployment is scarce. But it became a little less so recently with the publication of the results of Canonical’s latest survey of […]

New Blender Open Movie training DVD: "Humane Rigging"

Nathan Vegdahl – of BBB & Sintel fame – is completing an in-depth learn-rigging DVD video training!

Ubuntu 10.04.4 (Lucid Lynx) LTS released!

“Dear Lucid, Our Time Is Right Now” – Evans Blue The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS, the fourth maintenance update to Ubuntu’s 10.04 LTS release. This release includes updated server, desktop, alternate installation CDs and DVDs for the i386 and amd64 architectures. The Kubuntu team is proud to […]

Blender 2.62 released

This new Blender release gives you new Cycles features, object motion tracking, improved UV…

Upcoming Debian Bug Squashing Parties

Upcoming Debian Bug Squashing Parties The Debian Project is pleased to announce that in the next few months Bug Squashing Parties ([1] “BSP”s) will take place in several countries. The main focus of a Bug Squashing Party is to triage and fix bugs, but it is also an opportunity for users less familiar with the […]

Mango Open Movie: Get your movie credit!

All DVD orders until February 15th end of day – UTC time – will be eligible to get a film credit….

“Wheezy” artwork contest: call for proposals

“Wheezy” artwork contest: call for proposals An important part of any operating system is its look and feel. Debian is no exception. If you’ve ever wanted to influence the look and feel of an operating system, now is your chance. The Debian Project is calling for contributors to design graphics for the next release of […]

Kazam 1.2.0, stable release

Unstable branch reached maturity and should be stable enough for a separate release. Stable branch will receive only critical fixes that don’t add new functionality. Stable release can be found in stable PPA ( or you can download a tarball package ( Updated on 2012-02-11.

Stable kernels 3.0.21, 3.2.6 and

Stable kernels 3.0.21, 3.2.6 and are out, all with important fixes in many areas.

Stable kernel and 61

For those still using the 2.6.27 kernel, has been released, quickly followed by to fix the inevitable build error. There’s lots of fixes that have gone in since was released last April.

Dreamlinux 5.0: a leap to the dream

There are a lot of Linux distributions based on Debian. The most famous of them are Ubuntu, some flavours of Linux Mint and Aptosid. There are many more less known, for example, Kademar. Another Debian derivative which I have already written about is DreamLinux. I cannot say that my previous attempt to run DreamLinux was […]

Mozilla Issues Critical Update for Firefox 10

The open source Mozilla Firefox 10 web browser is the first of a new era for Firefox. Firefox 10 is an ESR (Extended Support Release), with at least 42 weeks of support. In contrast with Mozilla’s new rapid release cycle new non-ESR releases are out every six weeks. Barely two weeks after being released, Mozilla […]

Comice OS 4.0-b Beta 1 – available now

Comice OS 4.0-b Beta 1 is available to download. This version fixes several bugs discovered in the first version.   CHANGELOG – Fixed a bug on boot (GRUB) – Fixed a bug with the driver manager – Fixed a bug during the end of installtion – Fixed some configurations files – Fixed sources.list and lsb-release […]

Softpedia Linux Weekly, Issue 186

The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: Comice OS 4.0, Sabayon 8, CrunchBang 10 R20120207 and Parsix GNU/Linux 3.7r2. In other news: Google released the Google Chrome 17 web browser, bringing faster browsing and safer downloads. Softpedia Linux Blog news includes articles about KDE Development book, Retroblazer FPS, Snowlinux 2 RC, Openshot […]

NVIDIA Releases 295.20 Linux Drivers

NVIDIA this morning formally released the 295.20 display drivers for Linux x86/x86_64. Among the highlights to the NVIDIA 295.20 update are Tesla X2090 support, color depth 30 (10 bits per component) support for the GeForce 8 series and newer, improved performance for interactive tools in Mudbox, and many bug-fixes. Details in full and download links […]

7 More of the Best Free Linux Task Management Tools

Task management tools are a branch of computer software which enable users to create a list of tasks to be completed. This list is sometimes known as a to-do list or things-to-do. For the purposes of this article, the term ‘task manager’ should not be confused with monitoring software which provides information about programs and […]

FreeCol 0.10.4 released

FreeCol 0.10.4 has been released. This is primarily a bug-fix release.
A detailed change summary is available here.

Download FreeCol 0.10.4

At long last, Skulltag goes open source!

Behold! What has been discussed and requested countless of times in the past, finally happens: Skulltag is open source now! And this not only covers the current version of the code, but includes the full history from our SVN repository. In particular, the full source of all public and all official beta builds made since […]

Trimble Yuma Tablet: It’s Rugged, and Runs Ubuntu

As we reported late last year, Canonical is very interested in taking Ubuntu to tablets, TVs and other new devices. And recently, the Spark tablet has been drawing a lot of interest as a Linux-based, open platform device that can compete with Apple’s iPad. Now, the rugged Yuma tablet (shown here) is drawing some buzz. […]

LinuxMint Vs Ubuntu: A Growth Analysis

When Linux Mint fans trumpeted that it was the most downloaded Linux distro in recent years, the distro was throwing itself open to debate on the ways and mechanisms by which it became the most downloaded or most viewed distro on opensource platform watchdog-Distrowatch. Linux Mint 11 and now Linux Mint 12 are great versions […]