Edubuntu 12.04: Let’s Learn It!

The 1st of September is just around the corner. Nowadays, one of the most popular purchases for the pupils and students are computers. Being it Linux Desktop or Laptop, you still have an option to install your own operating system on it, specifically to help your child, or maybe yourself, to prepare the homework. There [...]

Blender Graphics Editor Slices, Dices and Amazes

Blender is such a highly specialized and powerful rendering app that at least two Linux distros are built around it. This cross-platform 3D graphics application matches features and performance of the leading commercial equivalent software packages. Professional-strength rendering software is not a tool for tinkerers.

Quickly Open Large PDF Files Even On Slow Machines With MuPDF

MuPDF is a small and fast PDF viewer that can quickly open large PDF files, even on slow computers.WebUpd8 reader David Reimer writes:Larger PDFs (such as those 20Mb+ ones available at Archive.org/details/texts) run miserably slowly in Evince, or about any other PDF reader/viewer I’ve tried in Ubuntu, to the point of being unusable. With MuPDF, [...]

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 3.6.1

Berlin, August 29, 2012 – The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 3.6.1, a new and improved version of the best free office suite ever. It is available for Windows, Mac and Linux, solving a number of issues and regressions, plus further improving the stability of the program. LibreOffice 3.6.1 is offered in over 100 languages, [...]

First Ever Official RuneScape Live Stream

The first ever official RuneScape live stream is coming this weekend! September’s updates, some brand new concept art and Mod Osborne all come under the magnifying glasses of three experienced players, from 9pm (BST) this Sunday.

Sizzling September!

Miss out on August’s Sizzling Summer rewards? No need to let that rain on your parade! Subscribing throughout September still gets you a raft of roasting-hot rewards.

Some small forum changes

Nothing too drastic this time, only a few measures against spammers. First we’ve replaced the generic questions people have to answer to be able to complete the registration (they were as simple as “What is 1 + 2?”, something that’s used on many sites …

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 (PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support On Fedora 17

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 (PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support On Fedora 17

Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed
for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install
Lighttpd on a Fedora 17 server with P…

Firefox for Android Gets Speedy and Powerful Upgrade for Tablets

We’re proud to announce a redesigned Firefox for Android for tablet devices is now available for download in the Google Play store. The same dramatic improvements that made Firefox for your Android phone super fast are now available for tablets. … Continue reading

Firefox Now Uses Less Memory to Make Browsing Faster

Firefox makes your Web experience faster by reducing memory usage when browsing with certain add-ons. The improvements make browsing smoother and more responsive. Firefox adds features that make it easier for developers to build amazing Web experiences. The new JavaScript … Continue reading

0 A.D. Weekly Report #6

0 A.D. Weekly Report #6 (Week 35)

Wildfire Games, the international group of volunteers developing 0 A.D., are happy to present this week’s 0 A.D. development report.
If you want to find out more about the development of this open-source, cross-platfo…

Ubuntu to drop alternate installer

The alternate installer, required when users want to configure cryptsetup, Logical Volume Manager (LVM) or software-based RAID arrays during installation, may disappear from Ubuntu as early as version 12.10
Read more at H-online

Twitter Perches on Linux Foundation’s Shoulder

Twitter on Tuesday joined the Linux Foundation. However, the move comes just days after Twitter removed its find-friends feature from blogging service Tumblr. Twitter had earlier done the same to Instagram, and has imposed new restrictions on developers.

Ubuntu Alternate CDs Could Be Dropped For 12.10

Steve Langasek, Ubuntu release manager, has proposed on the Ubuntu-devel mailing list to drop the alternate CDs for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal. The alternate CD is a text-mode installer that comes with various advanced options like RAID setup, LVM, install LTSP Server and so on.According to Steve Langasek, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal will be getting [...]

Install GIMP 2.8.2 In Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

GIMP 2.8.2 has been released a few days ago with lots of bug fixes, but without any new features.Among the changes included in the latest GIMP 2.8.2 are:Mention that the image was exported in the close warning dialogFix the visibility logic of the export/overwrite menu itemsRemove all “Use GEGL” menu items, they only add bugs [...]

OpenMW 0.17.0: Changes and Freedom(!?)

video: OpenMW v. 0.17.0 CommentaryThe OpenMW engine re-implementation for proprietary RPG classic Morrowind brings fixes, a pause menu, camera modes and proper player control, potion usage, drain/fortify dynamic stats/attributes mag…

Install PowerTOP 2.1 In Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin Via PPA

PowerTOP is a command line tool that helps diagnose issues with power consumption and provides suggestions on how to improve power usage.PowerTOP 2.1, released a few days ago, introduces support for Intel GPUs and for cores without P-states, a new manual page along with an option to specify workload to run during measurement and an [...]

New Distro Manjaro Linux Based on Arch

There’s a new distro in town and it is not based on Ubuntu. In fact, almost the opposite – it’s based on and completely compatible with Arch Linux. Well, maybe not opposite because they aim to make Arch easy to install and use. The main version features Xfce 4.10, but they also offer GNOME and [...]

Virtualmin 3.94 released

Hi Virtualmin users, Virtualmin GPL version 3.94 is now available for download from http://www.webmin.com/virtualmin.html , or our YUM and APT repositories. This version includes the following new features and bug fixes : * Alias virtual servers that have their own mailboxes and aliases can now be created, rather than always forwarding mail to the destination […]

Canonical Plans To Drop Alternate Ubuntu CDs

Steve Langasek has laid out plans to drop Ubuntu alternate CDs beginning already with the forthcoming Ubuntu 12.10 release…
Read more at Phoronix